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Ron Paul Launches TV Ads
KWTX TV ^ | 08/07/07 | uknown

Posted on 08/07/2007 5:44:31 PM PDT by CJ Wolf

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul began running television campaign ads Tuesday in Iowa.

The spots for the Texas congressman began just days before a straw poll in the first presidential nominating state.

The 30-second ads will be in rotation in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City.

Campaign spokesman Jesse Benton declined to reveal the cost.

The ad features Paul speaking to a crowd of supporters while an announcer repeats the Texan's fiscally conservative campaign themes.

Various statements flash across the screen, including "Stop the national I.D. Card."

Benton said the ad, the first of two for TV, will be accompanied by similar radio spots.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
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1 posted on 08/07/2007 5:44:32 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: CJ Wolf
So in other words he lies about his real agenda to pretend he is something he isn’t.

Curious, does his ad mention he wants to abolish the Fed Reserve?

That his foreign policy is to run away and hide and hope the bad men around the world kill him last?

2 posted on 08/07/2007 5:49:33 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ("Todays (military's) task is three dimensional chess in the dark". General Rick Lynch in Baghdad)
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To: MNJohnnie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glfw5iXE0uU

You can see it at that link.


3 posted on 08/07/2007 5:50:43 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: CJ Wolf

So in short, NO he doesn’t tell the truth. He just another politican saying what he thinks people want to hear.


4 posted on 08/07/2007 5:52:49 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ("Todays (military's) task is three dimensional chess in the dark". General Rick Lynch in Baghdad)
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To: MNJohnnie

I have no idea what you are talking about. But maybe that’s what you want to hear.


5 posted on 08/07/2007 5:55:56 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: CJ Wolf
Addressing the keyword vandal who accused Paul of being a truther : Paul doesn't support the theories of the truthers.
6 posted on 08/07/2007 5:56:06 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: George W. Bush; Xenalyte

Hiya!


7 posted on 08/07/2007 5:59:14 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: mysterio

That keyword vandal is quick.


8 posted on 08/07/2007 5:59:55 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: MNJohnnie

My name is Ron Paulnut and I approve this message: To al Qaeda and the enemies of the US, you have nothing to fear from me, I will make our military surrender to you. If I had my way, Saddam would still be in power to rape and murder the innocent. He was not a threat to us or the world, just his people of Iraq, which I do not care about. I am no friend of Israel, so they better get used to the fact, I will let them get wiped off the map. Vote for me and I will let our international friends down. I am Ron Paulnut and I approve this message.


9 posted on 08/07/2007 6:01:10 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: CJ Wolf

Whoa, he refused his congressional pension? That’s impressive!! We should ask the other candidates if they will do the same!


10 posted on 08/07/2007 6:01:19 PM PDT by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: jrooney

Nice more insults and trash talk. Is any other candidates running ads for this poll?


11 posted on 08/07/2007 6:02:12 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: jrooney

You don’t have anything ingelligent to say, so why don’t you go play in your sand box


12 posted on 08/07/2007 6:05:15 PM PDT by CenTexConfederate
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To: CJ Wolf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv0YH7tikY8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_Fsv7iwZRc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtXjm77Wo4k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1bohDo_NDs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDjpsZkJ0Tw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWfIhFhelm8

Ron Paul’s Earmarks
August 6, 2007; Page A12

Texas Congressman Ron Paul — libertarian gadfly and current Republican Presidential hopeful — has made a name for himself as a critic of overspending. But it seems even he can’t resist the political allure of earmarks.

After reporters started asking questions, the Congressman disclosed his requests this year for about $400 million worth of federal funding for no fewer than 65 earmarks. They include such urgent national wartime priorities as an $8 million request for the marketing of wild American shrimp and $2.3 million to fund shrimp-fishing research.

When we called Mr. Paul’s office for an explanation, his spokesperson offered up something worthy of pork legends Tom DeLay or Senator Robert C. Byrd: “Reducing earmarks does not reduce government spending, and it does not prohibit spending upon those things that are earmarked,” the spokesman said. “What people who push earmark reform are doing is they are particularly misleading the public — and I have to presume it’s not by accident.”

On the other hand, good libertarians should want to start cutting somewhere. The problem with earmarking is that each year the habit grows by leaps and bounds so that it now represents real money. It is also a gateway to political corruption — a la Duke Cunningham, and other Congressmen currently under investigation for trading favors for earmarks.

Mr. Paul is one of Congress’s better fiscal conservatives. So the fact that even he feels obliged to grab multiple earmarks is all the more reason to keep fighting for transparency in the earmark process, as well as for the line-item veto, which would give Presidents a chance to impose some spending discipline from outside Congress.


13 posted on 08/07/2007 6:06:49 PM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: MNJohnnie

Does he wave the white flag the blame America first traitor


14 posted on 08/07/2007 6:13:39 PM PDT by italianquaker (RON PAUL: "IT will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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15 posted on 08/07/2007 6:20:19 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Rudy: tough on terror, scared of Iowa, wets himself over YouTube)
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To: MNJohnnie

He wants to abolish the Federal Reserve?

Oh, that’s bad. We wouldn’t want to be confused with a capitalistic country;<)


16 posted on 08/07/2007 6:22:43 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: MNJohnnie
So in short, NO he doesn’t tell the truth. He just another politican saying what he thinks people want to hear.

Oh, darn, we just can't fool you, can we? LOL.
17 posted on 08/07/2007 6:24:57 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Rudy: tough on terror, scared of Iowa, wets himself over YouTube)
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To: MNJohnnie
Johnnie, why do you care?

He's not going to win, right?

What's the worry?

18 posted on 08/07/2007 6:25:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: italianquaker; MNJohnnie; jrooney

Okay, you’ve brought freerepublic down to the level of the “Koz.” Now, why don’t you demonstrate your genius by explaining why we were attacked by 17 Saudis on 9/11?


19 posted on 08/07/2007 6:27:34 PM PDT by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
Why don't you look at the context of Ron's earmarks.

All Congressmen gives money back to their district. It's what they do.

But Paul has led the fight to limit the federal government overall so states would have more money to take care of these problems themselves. You know, so Congressmen wouldn't have to fight over table scraps to give back to their districts.

20 posted on 08/07/2007 6:28:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek

Not sure of the technicalities with ‘earmarks’ and how they are applied/granted etc. but he has always said that as long as they are part of the legislative strategy—he will forward any constitutient request without favor or prejudice.

It is not inconsistent with a libertarian philosophy to allow his voters access to the same trough from which others feed.


21 posted on 08/07/2007 6:32:46 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: jrooney
To al Qaeda and the enemies of the US, you have nothing to fear from me

He is the only one who submitted a declaration of War.
His position is declare war and fight it like you mean it.
Bush has lost this War by letting media lies go unchallenged.
I am a Veteran, it is my DUTY to support Ron paul. I take my oath seriously.

22 posted on 08/07/2007 6:43:49 PM PDT by JoinJuniorAchievement ( Don't trust what they say on the campaign trail, look at how they voted.)
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To: CJ Wolf
Wow! The antis got in on the second post of the thread...now THAT's vigilance.

Good thing there's a cadre of operatives keeping the web properly indoctrinated on all things Paul. Otherwise we might, you know, have a trend back toward constitutional government or something.

23 posted on 08/07/2007 6:44:05 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: JoinJuniorAchievement; Allegra
His position is declare war and fight it like you mean it.

And on Sunday's debate, Ru Paul cried to cut and run.

Interesting.

24 posted on 08/07/2007 6:49:08 PM PDT by humblegunner (Word up!)
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To: Oberon

Bump for that trend...


25 posted on 08/07/2007 6:49:35 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: JoinJuniorAchievement

I am a VETERAN too and it is my duty not to let him anywhere near the keys to the whitehouse.


26 posted on 08/07/2007 6:49:57 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: Natchez Hawk

“It is not inconsistent with a libertarian philosophy to allow his voters access to the same trough from which others feed.”

It is however inconsistent with a candidate who claims to be the staunchest defender of the Constitution. Either Paul belives these are un-Constitutional or not. If he thinks they are un-Constitutional, then he shouldn’t foward these earmarks.


27 posted on 08/07/2007 6:54:54 PM PDT by DugwayDuke (A patriot will cast their vote in the manner most likely to deny power to democrats.)
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To: CJ Wolf
A recent RP update newsletter:
Thanks to the generous donations of supporters around the country, the campaign has purchased 500 red tickets and will make them available at no charge to eligible Iowan residents who have yet to purchase a ticket for the straw poll. In addition to voting, this red ticket will allow access to the Hilton Coliseum where the candidate speeches will be delivered.

Subject to the provisions below, these tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis to those of you currently without tickets. Please contact our field coordinator, Heather Olson, at heather@ronpaul2008.com and you will receive a voucher for a ticket that can be picked up at the straw poll.
In addition, the grassroots raised $10,000 for tickets and then a CA lawyer offered to buy up to $5,000 in tickets, totaling another 428 tickets on top of these 500 the campaign already bought. Although some lib idiots like NPR keep saying the tickets are only $25 (the 1999 price), they're $35 each.

In the last open GOP primary in 1999, the straw poll was attended by over 40,000. But only 23,000 ballots were cast.

So 928 tickets is 4% of 23,000. Unless attendance is much higher than in 1999, we have a decent baseline. In 1999, there was no strong favorite among the college kids. We'll see how strong RP's support is with them.

Despite claiming he's not participating, Giuliani is doing a lot of campaigning. If his numbers look good, I bet he'll show up. And even though he remains undeclared, the Iowa GOP decided to put Fred Thompson on the ballot. Well, their fundraiser, their choice.
28 posted on 08/07/2007 6:55:13 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Rudy: tough on terror, scared of Iowa, wets himself over YouTube)
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To: jrooney
To al Qaeda and the enemies of the US, you have nothing to fear from me

He is the only one who submitted a declaration of War.
His position is declare war and fight it like you mean it.
Bush has lost this War by letting media lies go unchallenged.
I am a Veteran, it is my DUTY to support Ron paul. I take my oath seriously.

29 posted on 08/07/2007 6:56:26 PM PDT by JoinJuniorAchievement ( Don't trust what they say on the campaign trail, look at how they voted.)
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To: George W. Bush

Do you have any idea why Paul would begin ads a few days in advance of the Straw Poll?..... Seems that money would be better spent in getting the tickets and giving them to supports who would attend and vote in the poll..... And or the event you mentioned on I believe it was Fri. night.


30 posted on 08/07/2007 6:56:45 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: jrooney
I am a VETERAN too and it is my duty not to let him anywhere near the keys to the whitehouse.

You can't stop the bum rush. Paul has a burgeoning group of supporters and he's raised more money than all of other GOP candidates besides Rudy McRomney & Fred, and Fred technically isn't a candidate yet. Paul's campaign has zero debt.

Like it or not, people don't want to see a long-term committment in Iraq. Bush has let the liberals frame the debate, from Abu Ghurab to Gitmo to prosecuting our Marines over BS allegations.

We need Paul & his supporters. Please, stop bashing the man, disagree with his call for an immediate withdrawal but there's no need to trash him. Paul brings a crucial voting bloc back to the GOP who haven't voted GOP since probably 1984 for Reagan. Unless Fred is the nominee, they're not going to vote for the GOP nominee.

31 posted on 08/07/2007 6:59:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: italianquaker
Does he wave the white flag the blame America first traitor

Obviously you have a very dim understanding of what is going on around you.
Ron Paul gave Rudy a reading assignment, perhaps you should educate yourself with the reading assignment as well.

32 posted on 08/07/2007 6:59:54 PM PDT by JoinJuniorAchievement ( Don't trust what they say on the campaign trail, look at how they voted.)
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To: deport

See my #28.


33 posted on 08/07/2007 6:59:57 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Rudy: tough on terror, scared of Iowa, wets himself over YouTube)
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To: jrooney
I am a VETERAN too and it is my duty not to let him anywhere near the keys to the whitehouse.

Then you do *not* understand your oath.

34 posted on 08/07/2007 7:02:12 PM PDT by JoinJuniorAchievement ( Don't trust what they say on the campaign trail, look at how they voted.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That’s a fact.


35 posted on 08/07/2007 7:02:43 PM PDT by KDD (Ron Paul for President.)
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To: JoinJuniorAchievement

Thank you for your service.


36 posted on 08/07/2007 7:03:21 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: jrooney

Thank you for your service too.


37 posted on 08/07/2007 7:04:22 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
Ron Paul’s Earmarks

How do you suppose he's going to vote on them?

38 posted on 08/07/2007 7:05:16 PM PDT by JTN ("I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of bubble gum.")
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To: George W. Bush

Thanks..... I see then he is buying tickets. That’s the way to go I think. What the public thinks/feels means nothing if they aren’t there at the straw poll to vote. Now come Caucus time in Jan that is a different situation. Have fun and hope you enjoy the event.


39 posted on 08/07/2007 7:05:27 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: CJ Wolf

Weren’t some examples previously posted that contradict his position of being a constitutionalist?

If so, someone please remind me.


40 posted on 08/07/2007 7:07:11 PM PDT by FreepersareproAmerica
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To: JoinJuniorAchievement

Thank you for taking your Oath to uphold the Constitution seriously.


41 posted on 08/07/2007 7:07:39 PM PDT by John Farson (Ron Paul for president)
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To: deport
eems that money would be better spent in getting the tickets and giving them to supports who would attend and vote in the poll....

I would not dream of letting Ron Pauls campaign pay for my vote. I paid for my own bumperstickers, yard signs, buttons and even local ads.
I do everything I can to keep Ron Paul's campaign from having to spend money.
Multiply his 2.4 million by a few thousand of us.
Campaign finance reform was a attack on the 1st amendment, thank you very much, McCain and F Thompson!
No Veteran can vote for either man. We took an Oath.
This is the first election where our Oath has come into play.

43 posted on 08/07/2007 7:08:58 PM PDT by JoinJuniorAchievement ( Don't trust what they say on the campaign trail, look at how they voted.)
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To: JoinJuniorAchievement

Ru Paul is a joke but these threads do make for a laugh


44 posted on 08/07/2007 7:12:03 PM PDT by italianquaker (RON PAUL: "IT will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: Natchez Hawk

According to the constitution, isn’t it the Congress that’s supposed to have the authority that the FED currently has?

Supposedly, there are some flaws with the FED and private companies connected to the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and groups like that, have control over it.

Woodrow Wilson stated in his memoirs that the creation of the Federal Reserve was a bad idea.


45 posted on 08/07/2007 7:12:27 PM PDT by FreepersareproAmerica
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To: jrooney
Hey...is it true that "rooney" is Japanese for "loony"?

(I know it's a sophomoric thing to say, but I figured I'd fight fire with fire.)

46 posted on 08/07/2007 7:12:36 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: italianquaker
Hey quakes...word on the street is you don't know your backside from a hole in the ground.

I'm just sayin'.

47 posted on 08/07/2007 7:13:56 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: JoinJuniorAchievement

“He is the only one who submitted a declaration of War.”

You got a copy or a cite for that? In the speech I read, Ron Paul proposed Letters of Marque and Reprisal so I’d really like to see where he actually submitted a DoW. BTW, a resolution authorizing force fulfills the Constitutional requirement.


48 posted on 08/07/2007 7:14:22 PM PDT by DugwayDuke (A patriot will cast their vote in the manner most likely to deny power to democrats.)
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To: italianquaker
Ru Paul is a joke but these threads do make for a laugh

That's because it doesn't take much for you to laugh. You probably still have one of those pre-school toys that makes animal sounds when the arrow lands on it.

49 posted on 08/07/2007 7:14:50 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: George W. Bush

Why did only half the people vote while in attendance GWB?
Were the tickets required before a vote could be cast?


50 posted on 08/07/2007 7:14:54 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile.)
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