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Andrew Sullivan Endorses Ron Paul: ‘We Need More Decency Among Republicans’
Mediaite ^ | December 14, 2011 | Alex Alvarez

Posted on 12/15/2011 11:08:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Political blogger Andrew Sullivan has made an endorsement among this year’s ever-thinning field crop of GOP presidential contenders, and it’s none other than Ron Paul.

On his Daily Beast blog “The Dish,” Sullivan writes that, initially, he had his eye on Jon Huntsman, praising for the former governor of Utah’s tax reform proposals and his experience with foreign relations (particularly where China is concerned, as well as his level-headed approach and — as Sullivan puts it — his “conservative position” when it comes to global warming. However, Sullivan has been less than enthused with what he describes as Huntsman’s “mediocre campaign” and apparent inability to connect with voters on a widespread level.

Sullivan is also sure to note that he does not support many of Paul’s “nuttier policy proposals,” adding that the candidate has “had associations in the past that are creepy when not downright ugly.” That said, he believes Paul is a candidate of principle, as well as one who remains consistent and genuine:

And I see in Paul none of the resentment that burns in Gingrich or the fakeness that defines Romney or the fascistic strains in Perry’s buffoonery. He has yet to show the Obama-derangement of his peers, even though he differs with him. He has now gone through two primary elections without compromising an inch of his character or his philosophy. This kind of rigidity has its flaws, but, in the context of the Newt Romney blur, it is refreshing. He would never take $1.8 million from Freddie Mac. He would never disown Reagan, as Romney once did. He would never speak of lynching Bernanke, as Perry threatened. When he answers a question, you can see that he is genuinely listening to it and responding – rather than searching, Bachmann-like, for the one-liner to rouse the base. He is, in other words, a decent fellow, and that’s an adjective I don’t use lightly. We need more decency among Republicans.

Agree? And, regardless of how you feel about Paul as a candidate compared to his GOP rivals, how do you predict he’d fare against Barack Obama?


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: andrewsullivan; huntsman; nutroots; ronpaul
I don't know how everyone missed this one.
1 posted on 12/15/2011 11:08:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the libertarians weren’t on tonight.


2 posted on 12/15/2011 11:09:32 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROFL, well to begin with, who on earth looks to Andrew Sullivan to define and judge “decency”???????


3 posted on 12/15/2011 11:23:19 PM PST by Enchante
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least you know where Paul stands....he’s not a squish like Gingrich, Romney, or Perry. He actually believes in something and does not pander for votes.

What a horrific field this is. Marco Rubio could jump in the race right now and win it with only the states he can still get on the ballot.


4 posted on 12/15/2011 11:25:38 PM PST by teg_76
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To: Enchante

I didn’t mean “how did we miss this” in a good way. Andrew Sullivan is as repulsive as the slime that gathers in a Nairobi truck stop urinal. His endorsement should be the final nail in the coffin of any candidate.


5 posted on 12/15/2011 11:29:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: teg_76

“At least you know where Paul stands....”

Umm, you think that might be the problem??

It NEVER ceases to amaze me that jimrob alows non-conservative Paulbots to ‘mingle’ with the decent folk here.


6 posted on 12/15/2011 11:39:49 PM PST by Mtner77
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know how everyone missed this one.

I did my best but you just had to post it. lol

7 posted on 12/15/2011 11:46:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Absolutely Nobama; Allegra; BlackElk; humblegunner; mnehring; 50mm

Lookie here!

RuPaul has won the endorsement of a disease ridden pseudo intellectual faggotblogger.

Whodathunkit?


8 posted on 12/15/2011 11:46:59 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I didn’t mean “how did we miss this” in a good way. Andrew Sullivan is as repulsive as the slime that gathers in a Nairobi truck stop urinal. His endorsement should be the final nail in the coffin of any candidate.

I would think that the crazy-old-uncle rant in the latest debate would have done it, but Paulbots are a strange lot.

The guy seriously sounded like some whackjob who'd been off his meds for a while.

9 posted on 12/15/2011 11:51:04 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

oh don’t worry, I never took you for an admirer of Andrew Sullivan!

I enjoy your threads and comments on FR....


10 posted on 12/15/2011 11:51:41 PM PST by Enchante
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To: teg_76
At least you know where Paul stands....he’s not a squish like Gingrich, Romney, or Perry. He actually believes in something and does not pander for votes.

Paul has a squish making recommendations for him, the butt boy andy sullivan, and you call those three squishy.

Paul is a libertarian loon that believes that unicorn sh*t tastes like grape jelly.

Can you actually see this old bitter nitwit being the President of the US?

11 posted on 12/15/2011 11:59:33 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: USS Alaska
We should thank Ron Paul for telling us that we've been bombing Iran though.
I didn't know that.
12 posted on 12/16/2011 12:13:16 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: USS Alaska
"Can you actually see this old bitter nitwit being the President of the US? "

Well, let's see here. If somebody told you six years ago that we'd have a Moslem Marxist Criminal Alien as the President would you have believed it?
13 posted on 12/16/2011 12:46:03 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Enchante
ROFL, well to begin with, who on earth looks to Andrew Sullivan to define and judge “decency”???????

I just wondered who Sullivan meant by "we." Was he speaking for all the other deranged HIV+ lapsed Catholic wannabe obstetricians with Palin Derangement Syndrome?

14 posted on 12/16/2011 1:05:29 AM PST by TChad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
His endorsement should be the final nail in the coffin of any candidate.

Or maybe it matters naught. Don't look now, but he's in second place, closing in on Newt and pundits are predicting he might win Iowa. Also means nothing. Howard Dean won Iowa and imploded.

15 posted on 12/16/2011 2:57:31 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: USS Alaska
Can you actually see this old bitter nitwit being the President of the US?

That kind of thinking gave us Obama in 2008.

16 posted on 12/16/2011 2:59:25 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Decency? Homosexuality? Hmmmmm

A case of the pot calling the kettle black


17 posted on 12/16/2011 3:02:16 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This places all of his attacks on Sarah Palin in a wholly new light.


18 posted on 12/16/2011 3:13:13 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: shibumi
RuPaul has won the endorsement of a disease ridden pseudo intellectual faggotblogger.

Who else would endorse him? His other biggest fan, OBL got his due a few months ago.
19 posted on 12/16/2011 3:26:13 AM PST by John D
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To: BigSkyFreeper
That kind of thinking gave us Obama in 2008.

How so?

I don't believe that Ron Paul should be any where near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and that is why we have obama?

20 posted on 12/16/2011 5:55:48 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: USS Alaska
How so? McCain is an old bitter nitwit.
21 posted on 12/16/2011 5:59:53 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A lecture on decency in politics from the guy who accused Sarah Palin of lying about her pregnancy?

I laughed.


22 posted on 12/16/2011 6:03:51 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
How so? McCain is an old bitter nitwit.

Agreed, but he's not running in 2012 and as much as I didn't like it, I voted for that bitter old nitwit in 2008 [actually. I voted for Sarah and mcpain happened to be on the same ballot}.

I still miss your point about my thinking that Paul is a bitter old nitwit, helped put obama in the white hut.

23 posted on 12/16/2011 9:55:14 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Gomer Huckleberry won Iowa last time. Now he plays a bass guitar on weekends.


24 posted on 12/16/2011 12:00:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: shibumi

Paint me a shade of “not shocked”.


25 posted on 12/17/2011 3:20:15 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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