Daily Clips: February 3rd, 2016

Goodbye, Rand: Rand Paul 2016… a dream that never left the ground. I’ll never forget the morning when Paul Constant and I went to Town Hall to hear the libertarian tell the audience, “If you doubt me on the 2nd Amendment, come into my house unannounced.” Good grief.

In a party (and country) where security is prioritized over privacy, where crude use of hard power is preferred over isolationism, where “big government” is actually preferable to small government, Rand never had a shot.

Farewell, sweet Rand. Just like your father, your opinions never connected with enough of the US population to ever have a chance. See you in 2020.

Obama makes his first visit to US mosque today: A savvy move by Obama. Here he is emphasizing the importance of inclusion in our society, while the GOP is mired in a campaign to degrade and dehumanize Muslims. Honestly, I’m surprised he hasn’t visited a mosque prior to 2016. Seems like a missed opportunity to shame his opponents’ xenophobia.

Poll says most voters open to a political revolution to redistribute wealth: 

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.