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Ron Paul Super PAC Secretly Funded By Gay Billionaire Peter Thiel
On Top ^ | February 29, 2012 | Staff

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.


TOPICS: California; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; homosexuals; lping; paultards; ronpaul
The picture becomes clearer and clearer.
1 posted on 02/29/2012 1:41:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 02/29/2012 1:42:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Add closet homosexual to the list.
3 posted on 02/29/2012 1:48:22 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

( 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!


4 posted on 02/29/2012 1:58:46 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 2:02:55 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; TheOldLady
Peter Thiel of the colored font we use!



6 posted on 02/29/2012 2:04:59 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

character assassination is a liberal tactic, useful when the facts don’t favor one’s position

unworthy of FR.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 2:23:01 PM PST by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.”


8 posted on 02/29/2012 2:23:45 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: CzarChasm; 2ndDivisionVet

Who did a character assassination? Is something untrue in this article?


9 posted on 02/29/2012 2:24:59 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: CzarChasm; 2ndDivisionVet; Persevero
When an Internet site with a gay flag in its logo called "ON TOP" outs serial presidential nomination candidate Ron Paul's secret super PAC supporter as a "gay billionaire," I only have 2 questions:

- How long has this relationship existed?

- And who's ON BOTTOM?

10 posted on 02/29/2012 2:54:04 PM PST by drpix
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To: drpix
Clarification/Correction:

outs serial presidential nomination candidate Ron Paul's secret super PAC supporter as a known "gay billionaire,"

11 posted on 02/29/2012 2:58:53 PM PST by drpix
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I actually don’t see homosexuality by itself as a deal breaker in politics.

Neither would I if that was Cut and Run's only problem. He is also a blame America first truther. A big pork barrel spender. An anti-American, anti-military terrorist sympathizer. An ows supporter.
I am not a one issue voter, but when a person looks at the complete picture of the surrender monkey it is IMPOSSIBLE to come even close to supporting him.
12 posted on 02/29/2012 3:08:35 PM PST by John D
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
http://static.quickmeme.com/media/social/qm.gif

Ron Paul and his supporters are against AGE OF CONSET LAWS, especially between Gay men and BOYS
http://www.dailypaul.com/70100/age-of-consent?page=1

13 posted on 02/29/2012 3:13:16 PM PST by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
http://static.quickmeme.com/media/social/qm.gif

Ron Paul and his supporters are against AGE OF CONSENT LAWS, especially between Gay men and BOYS
http://www.dailypaul.com/70100/age-of-consent?page=1

14 posted on 02/29/2012 3:13:28 PM PST by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh...so?


15 posted on 02/29/2012 3:14:30 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: John D

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.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 3:19:47 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Persevero

Yup that sentence is a contextual impossibility.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 3:54:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

No wonder RuPaul has the support of the Occupackers.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 4:02:24 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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19 posted on 02/29/2012 4:04:10 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: onyx
L O L !!!
20 posted on 02/29/2012 4:11:47 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.”


GOProud. Annie’s people.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 6:27:03 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul voted to end Don’t Ask don’t tell. Despite almost 20 years of claiming he supported it.

He and his supporters are homosexuality.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 6:42:04 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul voted to end Don’t Ask don’t tell. Despite almost 20 years of claiming he supported it.

He and his supporters are pro homosexuality.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 6:42:47 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: CzarChasm
character assassination is a liberal tactic, useful when the facts don’t favor one’s position

Oh? Whose character is being assassinated here? The homosexual billionaire or the phony politician who is the beneficiary of his largesse?
24 posted on 02/29/2012 7:05:13 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: CzarChasm

How are the facts “character assasination” bud?


25 posted on 02/29/2012 7:26:45 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: CzarChasm

Let me guess? I don’t love the constitution...


26 posted on 02/29/2012 7:34:32 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: 2ndDivisionVet

The pervert Paul is not a conservative, is not a Constitutionalist, and is not supportive of the traditional values of our Founders. He is a leftist who seeks to pervert and corrupt the conservative movement with sly ways of painting leftist positions as being conservative positions. The pervert Paul is a Code Pink anti-American leftist who supporters tend to even march at times side by side with Marxists at anti-war rallies.

In every debate I have ever had with a Pautard they could never defend his position on forcing homosexuality upon our military and Paul’s statements that he thinks that homosexual beahvior has to be treated equally to hetereosexual behavior. This thinking is anti-Constitutional and the Founders of this nation would have been appalled at the pervert Ron Paul and yet this corrupt politician conitinues to be able to keep on a charade at being a Constitutionalist.


27 posted on 03/01/2012 7:37:40 AM PST by TheBigIf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
perhaps I misinterpreted what you meant by
The picture becomes clearer and clearer.

Care to elaborate?

28 posted on 03/01/2012 12:07:02 PM PST by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

perspective:
- a billionaire donating $2.3M to a cause is the same ratio as the average middle class American donating $200 to a cause
- only 25% of all super PAC donations come from billionaires
- this guy’s donation to Paul’s PAC is no more significant than casino billionaire Adelson’s $10M donation to Newt’s PAC

Frankly, I don’t like anyone that’s running. But I like weak logic and guilt-by-association even less. ;)


29 posted on 03/01/2012 12:18:52 PM PST by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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To: CzarChasm

Rand Paul Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2850000/posts

GOProud Cheers Romney & Paul
http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2012/01/goproud-cheers-romney-paul.html

GOProud Congratulates Romney for Standing up For Gay Americans
http://www.gaypatriot.net/2012/01/08/goproud-congratulates-romney-for-standing-up-for-gay-americans/

GOProud Backer Peter Thiel Is The Main Money Man For Ron Paul Super PAC
http://legalnews.findlaw.com/article/09Jhca42eG8JU?q=Ron+Paul

GOProud Statement on Victory of Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) in Michigan and Arizona Primaries
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=333237480044748

Gay GOPs still backing Romney
http://www.keennewsservice.com/2012/03/01/gay-gops-still-backing-romney/


30 posted on 03/01/2012 12:28:41 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: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting links, so you're saying that gay donors make the candidates gay also? Perhaps some virus transmitted via money? :D

Hedge fund chiefs lead donors group backing Romney
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/02/02/hedge_fund_moguls_top_list_of_donors_to_super_pac_supporting_mitt_romney/

One of the most prominent of its donors was Paul Singer, founder of the hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. and chairman of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He gave $1 million to the PAC. Singer, who is a fund-raiser and adviser to Romney, has given hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and contributed to numerous Republican politicians. He is also known for supporting gay marriage. Singer’s son is gay, and Singer was one of three wealthy Republicans who helped bankroll New York’s campaign to legalize gay marriage, donating $425,000 and marshaling other Republican donors, the New York Times reported.

Michigan, Arizona: Gay GOPs still backing Romney
http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=51868

Super PAC top donors
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/super-pac-donors-revealed-who-are-the-power-players-in-the-gop-primary/2012/02/21/gIQAPU3BSR_story.html

Some of these guys are supporting candidates they believe in (to quote Ron Paul, "There are no group rights, there are only individual rights" - which he probably lifted from Ayn Rand "The smallest group is the individual"), others are probably just hedging their bets.

31 posted on 03/01/2012 12:57:46 PM PST by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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To: CzarChasm

You can’t be that obtuse. Show me where I said either Congressman Ron Paul or Governor Mitt Roomney were homosexuals. I’ll wait.


32 posted on 03/01/2012 1:04:51 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: CzarChasm

You said:

“(to quote Ron Paul, “There are no group rights, there are only individual rights” - which he probably lifted from Ayn Rand “The smallest group is the individual”), “

After Ron Paul voted with the democrats to end DADT he is quoted as saying (I’m paraphrasing) that homosexual behavior should be treated equally to heterosexual behavior. His exact quote could be found online but the meaning is basically the same.

The pervert Ron Paul shows himself to be a liar. He doesn’t stand for individual rights but for special rights granted per a person’s BEHAVIOR. And a person’s perverted sexual beahvior even!

The Founders would have strongly opposed Paul and condemned him as a pervert.


33 posted on 03/01/2012 1:12:20 PM PST by TheBigIf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

What do we need to do in order to make the government more massive and all-encompassing so that people like Mr. Thiel can no longer spend their own money however they want? After all, we cannot have anyone going around inventing something people need, making billions off their own genius, and then spending that money in support of their own self-interest. It is bad enough that the government allows Mr. Thiel to keep any of this money in the first place, especially if the guy is going to go around doing stuff like this.

Or let’s put it another way. Here’s a guy supporting someone I don’t like! Let’s throw rocks at him!


34 posted on 03/01/2012 3:50:00 PM PST by BaBaStooey ("Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light." Ephesians 5:14)
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To: TheBigIf
The exact quote does not mean what you want it to mean; emphasis mine, to make the point a little clearer:
Ron Paul: “I have received several calls and visits from constituents who, in spite of the heavy investment in their training, have been forced out of the military simply because they were discovered to be homosexual. To me, this seems like an awful waste. Personal behavior that is disruptive should be subject to military discipline regardless of whether the individual is heterosexual or homosexual. But to discharge an otherwise well-trained, professional, and highly skilled member of the military for these reasons is unfortunate and makes no financial sense.”
Frankly, I don't think gays belong in the military, and I don't think that women belong in the military - for completely different reasons that don't matter, because I don't run the military.

The problem I have with people's condemnation of Paul - and I'm not singling anyone out in particular here, as FReepers tend to be fairly rational creatures - is that they get upset at what other people said he said, instead of what he actually said.

The other day there were hundreds of oh-my-god-he's-an-evil-bastard-that-wants-you-to-die-in-a-tornado articles, none of which actually quoted what the man said ("There's no such thing as Federal money").

Now, before you dismiss all of this as the ravings of a Paulite, you should know that (a) I've always been a libertarian, and (b) I've only started to like Paul as a choice recently because [1] I stopped listening to what others said he said, and started reading what he actually said, and [2] the other GOP choices all look like more-of-the-same to me. Even Newt (sorry Newt, you'd make a great cabinet member though).

But I didn't intend to hijack the thread, I just thought the initial smearing by association was ridiculous. Have a great week!
35 posted on 03/08/2012 2:15:50 AM PST by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"You can't be that obtuse"

That's funny, that's exactly what I thought when I read your original commentary
The picture becomes clearer and clearer.
Which you still haven't explained. I'll wait.
36 posted on 03/08/2012 2:17:21 AM PST by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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To: CzarChasm

You can “wait” until Fluking Hell freezes over. Get over yourself, numbskull.


37 posted on 03/08/2012 2:20:34 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (The common notion that free speech prevails in the US makes me laugh.~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clearly, I have offended you somehow. Not my intention.

Have a great weekend!


38 posted on 03/09/2012 12:12:44 AM PST by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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To: CzarChasm

You have grabbed the wrong quote, that is all. The pervert Paul has said that he believes that homosexual behavior should be treated equal to heterosexual behavior (though I am paraphrasing).

Even the quote you are giving clearly states such as well though. Why would he say ‘regardless’ of whether behavior is homosexual or heterosexual unless he is implying that they should be treated equally.

This position of Paul’s is 100% not consistent with the Founders of this nation. They would view Paul as a pervert.

But since you think that I am not giving Paul’s real poisiton on his vote to end DADT then why dont you explain his real position. Why should we disregard whether or not the behavior is homosexual or heterosexual?

You claim that Paul is being misrepresented but the reality is that the pervert Paul misrepresents himself. He is not aligned with the Founders of this nation in regards to National Security or in regards to our God given rights. He is a corrupt and perverse liar in this regard.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 7:37:58 AM PST by TheBigIf
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To: TheBigIf

I think the point of what Paul said was the behavior should be evaluated, not proclivities.

If I grabbed the wrong quote, perhaps you’d be so kind as to post the right quote.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 9:22:32 PM PST by CzarChasm (My opinion. No charge.)
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