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Ron Paul, old coot who warned of economic turmoil, thinks he was right
LA Times ^ | 3/5/09 | Andrew Malcom

Posted on 03/10/2009 5:14:19 PM PDT by pissant

Remember Ron Paul? Congressman Ron Paul?

The long-term libertarian-like representative from Texas who's even older than McCain? The guy with a leased blimp who sought the Republican presidential nomination last year and came within something like 1,000 delegates of upsetting the Arizonan.

Paul lasted a lot longer than Romney, who had to write off some $40 million of his own dough.

And Paul's hundreds of thousands of dedicated supporters way-outraised that preacher Huckabee who's now all over Fox News, which, btw, is the network that barred Paul from its New Hampshire GOP debate because he had no chance. Although, to be fair and balanced, Paul had done better in Iowa than Giuliani or that D.A. Thompson guy, what's his name Frank or Fred. Thank goodness Fox protected its viewers from this Texan, who used to be an ob-gyn.

So Paul marched all the way to St. Paul, past that ex-New York mayor, who the mainstream media said was the certain GOP nominee until he wasn't; Giuliani made it only a few hours past Florida.

Here's how silly Ron Paul is: He set a budget for his campaign and lived within it. Flew commercial. Stayed at Super 8's. No motorcades.

In fact, he ended with no deficit, which is how he thinks the federal government should operate.

In point of fact, Paul ended his campaign with a surplus. Can you imagine anything so silly in this day and age?

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Ron Paul is 100% correct on how to deal with the phony "crisis". Tighten your belt, cut spending, cut taxes.
1 posted on 03/10/2009 5:14:19 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Your buddy is getting good press in the LA Times?? Whoa Nelly


2 posted on 03/10/2009 5:15:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Paul called the meltdown years ago.


3 posted on 03/10/2009 5:16:43 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: rabscuttle385; djsherin; bamahead; murphE; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Captain Kirk; Gondring; ...

Ron Paul Ping!


4 posted on 03/10/2009 5:16:44 PM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: pissant

That old kook. He is right on the money. Unfortunatly a lot of old coot conservatives still are being led to slaughter bey the Republican Party collaborators.


5 posted on 03/10/2009 5:17:10 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: pissant

Wonder how many, knowing what we know this very minute and the nature of King Barack the Quack, would vote for the “old coot” now?


6 posted on 03/10/2009 5:17:35 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: pissant

Ron Paul would be a really good guy, except for when his screws seem to come undone ... If it weren’t for those periods he would be a leader.


7 posted on 03/10/2009 5:17:47 PM PDT by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Not much of a recommendation!
8 posted on 03/10/2009 5:19:43 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: mysterio

His own?


9 posted on 03/10/2009 5:19:57 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: pissant

***You can listen for yourself on the video below. But in a nutshell, here’s the craziness Paul peddles: “We should be cutting spending. We should be trying to live within our means and not just try to spend our way out of a recession that was brought upon us by too much spending and too much borrowing and too much printing-press money.”***

Man what a kook!


10 posted on 03/10/2009 5:20:13 PM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: Tarpon
If it weren’t for those periods he would be a leader.

And if he had ovaries and no Y chromosomes, he'd be a woman.

11 posted on 03/10/2009 5:20:34 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: pissant

I thought Ron Paul’s prognostication was that we’d have runnaway inflation as a result of all this.


12 posted on 03/10/2009 5:21:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: pissant

Sometimes I think Ron Paul’s only problem is that he only speaks the truth - and we American’s have become so accustomed to being lied to that we’re get a little uncomfortable with that.


13 posted on 03/10/2009 5:22:42 PM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Cool, a paleo hater. You should post the thorazine pic. That’s always a compelling argument.


14 posted on 03/10/2009 5:22:46 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: pissant

He was right and I like what he has to say about many things. It is just where he jumps in with the kook parade that I can’t follow him.


15 posted on 03/10/2009 5:23:09 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: pissant

Ron Paul may be an old coot to the LAT, but if he replaced Obama as President tonight, the Dow would be around 4000 points higher tomorrow before the opening bell ceased ringing.


16 posted on 03/10/2009 5:23:20 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: pissant

RP is completely wrong when it comes to foreign issues. RP would rather ignore the rest of the world for as long as humanly possible. RP is fine on most economic issues, but he’s always been too controversial on most of the other issues, with his Libertarian slant.


17 posted on 03/10/2009 5:23:33 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: The Duke

Ron’s got a few other problems as well. But when it comes to gov’t scope and spending, he’s my kind of guy


18 posted on 03/10/2009 5:24:10 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Down a ways, it said — “Paul warned all during his campaign about a looming economic disaster if government just kept growing and growing and printing more money like Republicans and Democrats wanted. Many said he was loony. His noisy followers too. Today, just because the old geezer predicted correctly, Paul thinks someone will listen to him? Get real!

Paul was on Bloomberg TV on Wednesday, and he absolutely amazed the reporters by patiently explaining that we got into this national financial whirlpool by spending too much government money, and so the solution was probably not to spend even more government money. Ever heard anything so wacky?”

Well, this problem did not start during the campaign of Ron Paul (i.e., government spending). We’ve been in debt in this country, overall, for decades. The so-called “prosperity” was no more than “fake money” — i.e., money that wasn’t ours, but borrowed and “thus” — we lived “high on the hog” for a while — looking real “prosperous” in this country.

I posted something about an interview on a radio about someone saying how he’s been warning about the coming disaster for at least a decade or more and how foreign interests now own most of our country.

He was also saying that Obama just received an “ultimatum” from Europe that the U.S. had to give up its sovereignty and come under the jurisdiction of a world-body financial system (and also give up our currency as a world currency) — “or else” — which meant that they would no longer help us fund the debt. And that would cause a *crash* bigger than what we’ve seen so far. They gave Obama — 100 days — for his answer, before the “or else” kicks in...

The article posted is at...

Update on Global Government [Europe gives Obama a 100-day Ultimatum]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2203045/posts


19 posted on 03/10/2009 5:24:20 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Tarpon
Ron Paul would be a really good guy, except for when his screws seem to come undone

And if your Aunt had balls she'd be your Uncle.

Ron Paul has been dead on the money a lot more often than any other "main stream" Republican including President Bush.

L

20 posted on 03/10/2009 5:25:49 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Brilliant

The economic turmoil is just starting to bubble.


21 posted on 03/10/2009 5:26:38 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
RP is fine on most economic issues,

Like TARP I and Earmarks?

22 posted on 03/10/2009 5:27:05 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

No, she’d still be your aunt, just with balls


23 posted on 03/10/2009 5:27:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Paul’s predictions are like playing darts with a shotgun.. of course he predicted a downturn, every single FReeper did too.. but he also predicted ‘pinkback currency’ with tracking chips, confiscation of all currency in order to force people to use the tracking chip currency, trilateral commission running the world, $5k per oz gold, etc.. Sure, he predicted it, but frankly, the same credit can be given to tens of thousand of FReepers and they aren’t burdened with all of the hundreds of other nutty predictions that go along with it..

We could just as well say Pissant predicted it.


24 posted on 03/10/2009 5:27:28 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Oh well. If the LA Times is going to give a small gov’t guy a hearing, I’m all for it.


25 posted on 03/10/2009 5:28:29 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Brilliant

The monetary base has skyrocketed. The banks pyramid on top of that, so if they start loaning, look out.


26 posted on 03/10/2009 5:28:58 PM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: djsherin

“If...” But I thought the premise of the article was that he’s been proven right. The monetary base has increased, but it can decrease too.


27 posted on 03/10/2009 5:30:43 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: pissant; Lurker

***No, she’d still be your aunt, just with balls***

So she would have probably voted for Obama... unless she was born that way.


28 posted on 03/10/2009 5:31:04 PM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: mysterio

Why should I bother? I mean, you’ve already daydreamed a response from me that even you could easily attack.

Figures that a Paulestinian’s straw man would be lame.


29 posted on 03/10/2009 5:31:47 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: Brilliant
"I thought Ron Paul’s prognostication was that we’d have runnaway inflation as a result of all this.",

Ahh, the old "he guessed it right, but his timing was off so he is a complete idiot" canard.

The same "argument" was used against those who warned of the current economic calamity and called it earlier than it happened.

Because people were even more stupid and greedy than anyone could imagine and kept the pyramid rising a couple years longer than any sane person could have guessed, all those prognosticators were a bunch of chicken-little idiots.

Give it a little time, we will have all the inflation anyone (whose placed the correct bets) could ever hope for, and certainly more than anyone can currently imagine.

30 posted on 03/10/2009 5:31:49 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (The cosmos is about the smallest hole a man can stick his head in. - Chesterton)
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To: pissant

bump! :)


31 posted on 03/10/2009 5:31:53 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: pissant

Fair enough, I just hope they don’t dig too deep when siding Paul with the right or we’ll all look like fools. I wouldn’t be surprised if they pick him out in order to set up him as an image of the Obama opposition to then slap up the pics with him and Black or start posting some of his conspiratorial writings..


32 posted on 03/10/2009 5:31:53 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: pissant; screaminsunshine; mysterio; Wolfie; Howard Jarvis Admirer; rabscuttle385; djsherin; ...

The Old Man was right.


33 posted on 03/10/2009 5:33:36 PM PDT by ProCivitas (Pro-Family = Natural Marriage + Fathers' Rights + Pro-Life + Traditional Divorce Standards)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
RP is completely wrong when it comes to foreign issues.

Oh sure...Look at what the leadership has done for the past 10 years...They've developed fantastic foreign policies...Look at our genius trade policies. That's done wonders for the American economy...And look how much the world really respects the U.S now.

Not to mention our foreign policy when it comes to our neighbor Mexico. What a great relationship they have cultivated!

34 posted on 03/10/2009 5:34:39 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: mnehring
"every single FReeper did too"

Not the shills of the crony capitalists who swarm this site like roaches when the lights go out.

Not the blithering idiots who blame everything on the MSM or Obama or [insert least favorite Democrat here]

35 posted on 03/10/2009 5:35:33 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (The cosmos is about the smallest hole a man can stick his head in. - Chesterton)
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But when it comes to gov’t scope and spending, he’s my kind of guy

Absolutely.

36 posted on 03/10/2009 5:35:54 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Proud 1%er... Reagan Conservatism is the only way forward.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

OK, so 99,999 FReepers out of 100,000 predicted it.. Ever ask why the very, left LA Times gives him so much attention? Why Paul over everyone else who called it? Why not Hunter, Thompson, Friedman or Buckley (if you want to go back to historical predictions), etc, etc, etc? What is the difference? Who has the baggage that can be used against the Right?


37 posted on 03/10/2009 5:37:43 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Paulestinian

Cool, name calling.

Jefferson was a paleo-libertarian. Do you hold him in similar contempt?
38 posted on 03/10/2009 5:41:24 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: The Duke

Bingo,and some here will hide in the basement and post.


39 posted on 03/10/2009 5:41:37 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (If I had any further to go,I'd be there.)
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To: pissant
and came within something like 1,000 delegates of upsetting the Arizonan

lol

40 posted on 03/10/2009 5:42:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: pissant

good press? this sounds tongue-in-cheek to me


41 posted on 03/10/2009 5:42:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: mnehring

Maybe the LA Times is finally so desparate that they are willing to try anything ... like telling the truth.


42 posted on 03/10/2009 5:43:58 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (The cosmos is about the smallest hole a man can stick his head in. - Chesterton)
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To: djsherin

Kook is what the globalists call a constitutional conservative.


43 posted on 03/10/2009 5:44:03 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Lurker

but Ron Paul is also 10% insane


44 posted on 03/10/2009 5:44:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: GeronL
but Ron Paul is also 10% insane

I'll take 10% insane over 90% stupid any day.

So that leaves me Ron Paul.

You get Steele, Snowe, Collins, Specter, and McCain.

Feel better?

45 posted on 03/10/2009 5:48:26 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

I’ll never get Snowe, Steele, Collins, McCain and Spectre


46 posted on 03/10/2009 5:49:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: pissant

We coulda had a Ronald Reagan economic policy with an Obama foreign policy....BUT NOOOO!! The man closest to the Founding Father’s was’nt “conservative” enuff.


47 posted on 03/10/2009 5:53:37 PM PDT by mo
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To: dragnet2

The worldwide leftist MSM as well as the leftist political indoctrination in schools at every level worldwide, thanks to worldwide, worsening political correctness, are both major contributors to anti-Americanism.


48 posted on 03/10/2009 5:54:16 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: mo
We could have had a Ronald Reagan domestic and foreign policy on steroids.


49 posted on 03/10/2009 5:58:06 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Lurker
The problem with putting a Ron Paul out as a leader is he pops a screw, goes kooky, at the most inopportune time, then the media piles on — And brands all his followers as kooks.

It's why he couldn't get wide traction in the election, he marginalized himself.

We need solid, articulate leaders, not just people who are right about some things.

I do agree he is making more sense about the right thing to do with the current financial mess than most.

50 posted on 03/10/2009 5:59:41 PM PDT by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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