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Ron Paul Is A Crackpot
Youtube ^ | August 11, 2011 | Chatter4

Posted on 08/13/2011 10:01:23 AM PDT by chatter4

Great video, well worth hearing. Ron Paul's remarks about Iran, followed by commentaries of Levin, Rush and Beck all in one place.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: 911truther; congress; elections; libertarians; obama; randpaultruthfile; rimjob; ronpaul; ronpaultruthfile; talkradio; teaparty
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1 posted on 08/13/2011 10:01:24 AM PDT by chatter4
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To: chatter4

why? Because he didn’t threaten to nuke Iran immediately upon his election? Sometimes the truth hurts.


2 posted on 08/13/2011 10:04:10 AM PDT by RC one (whatever.)
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To: chatter4

Ron Paul knows the constitution.

But.

Evidence suggests he is an anti-semite.

No thanks.


3 posted on 08/13/2011 10:05:45 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: chatter4

Paul has no chance of winning the nomination and he should be banned from any future debates since he takes time away from other candidates who are serious, and potential, candidates.


4 posted on 08/13/2011 10:08:31 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: chatter4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9S7yhD5M9A


5 posted on 08/13/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: chatter4

His supporters are even worse. Go check out Ron Paul forums and read the slime these people spout - sometimes you’d think you were on DU or Daily KOS. The anti-war, drug legalization stuff mixed with Federal Reserve conspiracy theories are beyond bizarre.

Ron Paul is a libertarian. He brings absolutely nothing to the Republican party. Virtually none of his supporters will actually vote for the actual GOP nominee. The ones who actually understand what Paul stands for will vote for the Libertarian candidate, and the rest (most of the college mushheads) will vote for Obama.

The very best thing that could happen would be for Paul to be honest, leave the GOP and run as a libertarian. At least then his supporters would be doing us a favor of depriving Obama of the ignorant pot head, peacenik “youth” vote.


6 posted on 08/13/2011 10:11:58 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: chatter4

This is news?


7 posted on 08/13/2011 10:13:23 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: Signalman

Paul is a major distraction in the debates. He is wasting the time of other candidates who have to comment on his crackpot views.His son should get the old fool to get off the stage. Other candidates should refuse to participate in any later debate that includes Paul.


8 posted on 08/13/2011 10:15:22 AM PDT by 2007 Crusader (2007 Crusader)
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To: Longbow1969

IF FR had a “like” button, I’d use it for your post.


9 posted on 08/13/2011 10:15:55 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: RC one
why? Because he didn’t threaten to nuke Iran immediately upon his election? Sometimes the truth hurts.

No, because he isn't a conservative. He does not belong in the Republican party.

Paul is just using the Republican label because he knows no one would pay any attention to him as a Libertarian. Every other Republican primary candidate will endorse the eventual GOP nominee (and it won't be Paul), but Ron Paul likely won't and his supporters will end up voting Libertarian or for Obama.

Go away Ron Paul, go back to the Libertarian party where you belong.

10 posted on 08/13/2011 10:18:40 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

You are dead on here. Paul is only running as a Republican because the Libertarian party is a joke. He has no business in the debates or the GOP primary. He is just using them for a platform to promote his stupidity.


11 posted on 08/13/2011 10:20:49 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: RC one

Most here on FR wont even listen to anything positive about RP. They hate him because they’ve drank the neocon cool-aid and don’t even realize it. I voted for him in the last primary.

There are two unwritten rules here.

1. You can’t like RP.
2. You can’t ever say anything bad about Israel.


12 posted on 08/13/2011 10:24:00 AM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul.)
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To: RC one

Other than that, feel free to speak your mind.


13 posted on 08/13/2011 10:25:31 AM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul.)
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To: Longbow1969

Here in Austin, it is common to see “911 Inside Job” and Ron Paul bumper stickers. The cars are usually beat up pieces of crap driven by mutilated freaks.

They are sick puppies without exception.


14 posted on 08/13/2011 10:27:04 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: chatter4

All the way.

I like everything he says but being a purist ain’t gonna get you along in the world.


15 posted on 08/13/2011 10:29:26 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: crghill

I don’t hate RP. He appears to be a good guy. However, he is a delusional about foreign policy and boarders on anti-semitism frequently.


16 posted on 08/13/2011 10:29:42 AM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: Longbow1969

duh why don’t you just say you don’t like Ron Paul


17 posted on 08/13/2011 10:30:44 AM PDT by jrd
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To: 2007 Crusader

“Paul is a major distraction in the debates.”

I agree, and at the risk of annoying some, I think the same thing about Herman Caine.

I don’t know how they set the criteria for these things and I admit it would be a difficult task.

But hopefully as things move along some of these folks will start to be excluded.

I do like Rand Paul so much, but his father really comes across like a crackpot. LOL, that is really the exact word for him. A nice old fashioned word for a crazy person.

Maybe he’s not actually a crazy person, but he sure comes across like one.

And I grew up in NYC so believe me, I know from crazy people. I’ve actually been in the Bellevue hospital psych ward. Luckily for me, as a visitor!


18 posted on 08/13/2011 10:31:04 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: chatter4

Ross Perot with a better haircut.


19 posted on 08/13/2011 10:31:39 AM PDT by festusbanjo (Attn: Current Occupant 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., let this serve as your eviction notice eff.11/06/2012)
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To: svcw

Thank you for your kind reply. I respect your opinion because of the civility you showed in expressing it. My opinion differs from yours but I am grateful we can have a civil exchange about the subject.

Thanks!


20 posted on 08/13/2011 10:32:16 AM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul.)
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To: RC one

Truth liberates. Stupid hurts.


21 posted on 08/13/2011 10:33:36 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: crghill
Freerepublic is a Conservative forum. The idol known as RON PAUL to his drones is a libertarian. See any disconnect there?
22 posted on 08/13/2011 10:34:02 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: chatter4

The big problem with Ron Paul’s proposed policy is that if every tin-pan dictator had a nuke, this world would be a much more dangerous place than it is. If Iran gets the bomb, then the Saudis will need one, the Syrians will need one, the Egyptians will need one, Turkey will need one, Libya will need one, and every other dictatorship in the region will need one. Eventually, one of them will use it. If they all have nukes, then we will be looking fondly on the time when the ME was only a powder keg, because we will be looking at Armageddon. And the fact that we made it thru the Cold War without a nuclear disaster is not very convincing. We came very close on several occasions, and it was not an isolationist policy that got us thru the danger.


23 posted on 08/13/2011 10:35:56 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: lormand
There is probably a strong correlation between Ron Paul supporters and Alex Jones followers.
24 posted on 08/13/2011 10:36:23 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: lormand

See any disconnect in the majority of the Republican party and traditional conservative values? Your GOP goddess Ann Coulter now sits on the GOProud board.

So, where are the true conservatives?


25 posted on 08/13/2011 10:37:22 AM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
IF FR had a “like” button, I’d use it for your post.

That would be cool.

26 posted on 08/13/2011 10:40:13 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: Longbow1969

Every car I’ve seen sporting a “Paul” sticker also had “9/11 Was An Inside Job” and assorted crazy “Aliens Are Real!” stuff.

I don’t want the King of the Crackpots in the WH.


27 posted on 08/13/2011 10:43:18 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: lormand

Ha!

See my post #27!

:))


28 posted on 08/13/2011 10:45:10 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Ron Paul frequents the Alex Jones show. The guy who works next to me absolutely loves both Alex Jones and Ron Paul. I found out thru him that many Ron Paul drones don’t vote in the general election because like all past Ron Paul for President endeavors, Ron Paul looses and doesn’t win a single state’s primary.

So, let’s just withstand his drones for one more election cycle but keep educating them in the meantime.


29 posted on 08/13/2011 10:46:48 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Longbow1969; kabar; Kartographer
Sometimes, when I believe this country might have a chance, no matter how slim, I read a post like yours and get slapped back to reality.

Personally, I've washed my hands of the whole affair, but I still focus on placing the right bets in order to at least enjoy a prosperous future.

If this country ever really embraced reform, it would destroy my existing portfolio. But, I sleep well at night knowing that your opinion is shared by those who control the political process.

Therefore, and I tell this to everyone, bet on the status quo. That means ever larger gov't, ever larger deficits, ever larger debt. That means currency devaluation, inflation (commodities, not leveraged instruments ie mortgages) and social unrest. That in turn means greater police power, which means more profits for suppliers - both military & domestic.

Once again, I must thank you for clarifying the issues. Nothing is worse than uncertainty - it makes for poor investment planning, and ultimately, a chitty, impoverished life.

30 posted on 08/13/2011 10:47:07 AM PDT by semantic
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To: Reddy

“Evidence suggests he is an anti-semite.”

Curious as to what that evidence is. Because he would cut off foreign aid to all countries including Israel?


31 posted on 08/13/2011 10:48:47 AM PDT by all the best
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To: chatter4

“Ron Paul Is A Crackpot”

And the Pope’s catholic


32 posted on 08/13/2011 10:50:29 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: chatter4
Two reasons we didn't attack the USSR. 1)They had nukes before we had any chance to do anything about it. 2)The USSR built nukes to maintain a standoff with us. Iran is building nukes to use them.

Apparently RP is too stupid to see that.

33 posted on 08/13/2011 10:57:57 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: crghill
There are two unwritten rules here.

1. You can’t like RP.

Ron Paul is libertarian, not a conservative. This is a conservative forum.

I know Paulbots get angry when they can't spam forums with nonsensical, conspiratorial nonsense, but this just isn't the place for a bunch of libertarian drivel. It's bad enough I have to deal with paulspam on even the weather and gaming forums I frequent, so thank God paulbots get some push back here and can't spam at will without being called on it.

34 posted on 08/13/2011 11:07:40 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Paul is one of those who live in the shadow of Obama, 10% facts 90% nonsense. His supporters grasp onto the 10% and ignore the 90% hyperbole and rhetoric.

Obama and Paul are on opposite ends of the teeter-totter trying to rock everyone else in between.

He’s an empty suit.


35 posted on 08/13/2011 11:10:13 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: chatter4

Ron Paul isn’t at all concerned about Islamic nations joining the nuclear club because he believes “mutually assured destruction” (MAD) will prevent a nuke disaster in the U.S., just like it did during the Cold War. This of course ignores a couple of facts -— 1) cult-crazed Islamics (like the Iranian mullahs and their puppet Ahmadinejad) don’t have the same self-preservation instincts as our old Soviet foes; and 2) the great potential for nuclear arms to end up in the possession of terrorist orgs. The Cold War doctrine of “MAD” doesn’t apply in these circumstances, obviously. In the era of Islamic fanaticism combined with advanced nuclear tech, the type of isolationism RP advocates is suicidal.


36 posted on 08/13/2011 11:11:35 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: lormand

What about “Global Warming” Newt Gingrich ?

Is he a conservative? Lots of people on here like Newt

Talk about crackpots. Newt’s a big one.

What about mcCain? Lots of people on here liked him 3 years ago. Is he conservative?

Why about pro-abortion Romney ? Is he conservative? He leads some polls.


37 posted on 08/13/2011 11:19:08 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: Longbow1969

Rational debate requires the debaters to rise above disparaging comments and childish name calling. I sense that such debate may be above you.


38 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:36 AM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul.)
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To: semantic
Once again, I must thank you for clarifying the issues.

Err, your welcome...

Was there something in my post you were actually disputing, or was this just a not so cleverly disguised (yet extremely whiny) post in defense of Ron Paul?

39 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
Consider a few things -- and before you start flaming me -- understand that I do not support Paul, and I would not vote for him unless he were the nominee and therefore the only choice:
40 posted on 08/13/2011 11:21:42 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Not forbidden by the laws of Physics, so, it must be OK.)
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To: crghill
Rational debate requires the debaters to rise above disparaging comments and childish name calling. I sense that such debate may be above you.

Rational debate to paulbots = spamming every forum they can find with a bunch conspiratorial nonsense.

Come on guys, at least stay off the sporting, gaming and weather forums. Nothing worse than going to forums to follow the news on the NFL training camps or a newly forming tropical depression and having to sort through a bunch of paulspam.

41 posted on 08/13/2011 11:27:30 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
No, because he isn't a conservative. He does not belong in the Republican party.

Yeah, well, it seems the conservatives don't belong there either, if the Republican voting record is any indication.

42 posted on 08/13/2011 11:28:35 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Longbow1969
Ron Paul is libertarian, not a conservative. This is a conservative forum.

Actually, it's a Republican forum. Conservatives don't favor big government.

43 posted on 08/13/2011 11:30:39 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Longbow1969
Ron Paul is libertarian, not a conservative. This is a conservative forum.

Actually, it's a Republican forum. Conservatives don't favor big government.

44 posted on 08/13/2011 11:30:44 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: crghill
Most here on FR wont even listen to anything positive about RP. They hate him because they’ve drank the neocon cool-aid and don’t even realize it.

But there are some here who realize it, and in fact push the neocon Kool-aid.

How the neocons shills come suddenly crawling out of the woodwork making frenzied attempts to marginalize Ron Paul at the very mention of his name!

Their overreaction reminds me of something Winston Churchill once said:

"They are afraid of words and thoughts! Words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home, all the more powerful because they are forbidden. These terrify them. A little mouse – a little tiny mouse! – of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic."

Come to think of it, Winston Churchill was also marginalized between WWI and WWII, and his constant warnings about the growing danger of Germany only invited ridicule from his contemporaries.

But as England and the world soon found out--Churchill was right.

And Ron Paul is right.

45 posted on 08/13/2011 11:31:13 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Mr. Mojo

brilliant post!!!

while some of RP’s economics points may be valid,
he clearly has no understanding of Islam whatsoever!


46 posted on 08/13/2011 11:32:13 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: chatter4

Ron Paul is the most Conservative candidate in the field at the moment. He is actually FOR small govt, he doesn’t just talk the talk about it.

Palin is my first choice, Paul is my second.


47 posted on 08/13/2011 11:34:04 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: FredZarguna
Not all of Paul's supporters are going to vote for 0bama or for the Libertarian Party.

Most will, and you know it. Just read the Ron Paul forums. These people have absolutely no use for any of the Republicans who may actually win the GOP nomination. And Paul's strongest base of support is college kids (and perhaps young techie types) who are focused mostly on his social libertarian agenda - drug legalization and isolationist/peacenik policies. I would suggest that the overwhelming vast majority of these kids will AGAIN end up voting for Obama as the lesser of 2 evils between the Republican and Democratic party. Oh sure, the people who truly understand what Ron Paul represents won't vote for Obama, but they'll end up voting for the Libertarian candidate.

Libertarianism is an important component of the Republican party and is the source of a great many ideas (some good, some not) and energy (some good, some not.)

I really want to agree with you here, but I ask you this - if Ron Paul is supposed to be a Republican yet won't even endorse the eventual nominee of his own party, what good is he? What good is he to Republicans if the supporters he supposedly brings simply bail the minute he loses the nomination? What good is he if his supporters won't even likely vote for Republicans downballot because they can't vote for socially conservative candidates?

Everyone knows Paul is simply using the Republican party label because no one would even pay attention to him if he ran as the Libertarian he truly is. I don't mind candidates having a libertarian streak, but Ron Paul isn't a conservative with some libertarian views, he is a straight up Libertarian candidate dishonestly using the GOP label.

48 posted on 08/13/2011 11:42:07 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Age of Reason
Typical RP-bot post. No substance, all character assassination.

This is the age of the death of reason.

49 posted on 08/13/2011 11:43:09 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Typical RP-bot post. No substance, all character assassination.

I see my post has struck a tender nerve.

50 posted on 08/13/2011 11:57:14 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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