Skip to comments.Ron Paul Super PAC Secretly Funded By Gay Billionaire Peter Thiel
Posted on 02/29/2012 1:41:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Ron Paul's super PAC is secretly funded by San Francisco gay billionaire Peter Thiel, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and invested early in Facebook, has given $2.6 million to Endorse Liberty, the super PAC which has released several ads attacking Paul rivals Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, without ever meeting Paul.
The German-born Thiel is a 44-year-old conservative Christian who has previously supported gay rights causes and artificial intelligence research.
He has great insight, Jimmy LaSalvia, the executive director of gay GOP group GOProud, told the paper. He also is inquisitive, and most of the conversations I've had with him have been him asking questions. He gathers a lot of information.
Thiel, who currently helms Clarion Capital, a global hedge fund, has provided more than half of Endorse Liberty's proceeds.
I think Peter has a gift for seeing trends, said Endorse Liberty founder Jeffrey Harmon. PayPal and Peter's early investment in Facebook are examples of the vision. I believe Peter can see that Ron Paul is the future of the Republican Party.
Others interviewed by the paper disagreed with Harmon's assessment of Thiel.
You're only a genius if people don't know about your bad bets, said Wade Randlett, a fundraiser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, who noted Thiel has lost a gigantic amount of money in his own hedge fund.
Paul has previously denied any knowledge of racist and homophobic writings in the newsletters he published in the 1980s and 90s.
( by San Francisco gay billionaire Peter Thiel,
The German-born Thiel is a 44-year-old conservative Christian who has )
He is either a homosexual or a Conservative Christian.
Not possible to be both at the same time!
I actually don’t see homosexuality by itself as a deal breaker in politics. Just like any single issue situation, as long as the rest of what they advocate is acceptable, and they “recuse” themselves from debates that call their conservatism into question, then fine.
Even an issue as dramatic as abortion is not a deal breaker, because though the extremes on the issue insist it is a black and white issue, it isn’t. There is a big gray area in the middle.
And just because someone isn’t crystal clear on one extreme or the other does not mean they are “the enemy”.
It’s also important to realize that there *are* some issues that *are* deal breakers, with *no* gray area.
For example, they must be loyal to the United States as it was and is. Not some weird possible US of the future, and not “the internationale”. This includes the recognition that America has friends and enemies in the world, as well as many we truly do not care about one way or another.
Second, they must be firm believers in the US having a powerful defense against its enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Third, that the federal government is far too large and far too expensive, needing massive reductions in girth as well as the unconstitutional authority it has given itself.
As long as they embrace these things, most anything else that is legal that they advocate can be excused, unless of course they feature it among their agenda.
character assassination is a liberal tactic, useful when the facts don’t favor one’s position
unworthy of FR.
“The German-born Thiel is a 44-year-old conservative Christian who has previously supported gay rights causes “
He is under no circumstances a “conservative Christian.”
Who did a character assassination? Is something untrue in this article?
- How long has this relationship existed?
- And who's ON BOTTOM?
outs serial presidential nomination candidate Ron Paul's secret super PAC supporter as a known "gay billionaire,"
Ron Paul and his supporters are against AGE OF CONSET LAWS, especially between Gay men and BOYS
Ron Paul and his supporters are against AGE OF CONSENT LAWS, especially between Gay men and BOYS
And yet, right now Paul is providing a very useful service. While he could never get the nomination, he might very well prevent either the onerous Romney, or the less repulsive but still not very good Santorum from getting a first ballot nomination.
Since 60-70% of the convention delegates will be conservative, after the first ballot they are free to vote for a real conservative that conservatives want. This is the RINO nightmare, as they will get nothing.
So no matter what else Paul is, he may be doing us a favor.
Plus, mixed in with all the “yargleblargle” he does have some impressive moments of clarity, pointing out the glaringly obvious to the other candidates and demanding they either agree or disagree with it. This displaces the marshmallow fluff with serious issues.
Yup that sentence is a contextual impossibility.
No wonder RuPaul has the support of the Occupackers.
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