Skip to comments.Ron Paul's Influence Grows
Posted on 05/06/2009 5:01:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
lthough he officially abandoned his presidential bid last summer, Texas Congressman Ron Pauls star continues to brighten. Once shunned by the mainstream media and marginalized by the national leadership of the Republican Party, the modest pediatrician-turned-congressman has become something of an éminence grise these days, feted and fawned over by the likes of Fox News, which once dismissed him as a quack.
The reason? Dr. Pauls unexpected fundraising prowess during his presidential campaign turned more than a few heads, and the bestseller status of his book The Revolution: A Manifesto attracted further attention. But besides the growth of his Campaign for Liberty and the swelling ranks of followers, recent events have proven Congressman Paul right time and time again. What once seemed to those with no understanding of so-called Austrian economics as dour paranoia has turned out to be spot on, as the Mother of All Speculative Bubbles has imploded.
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Ron Paul Ping
My problem with him is that I listened too much.
In before the paleo haters.
It would have been interesting if his message came from someone with a better delivery. While he was right to be gloomy his style just isn’t going to win. But if you find someone with that message who can deliver it in a positive manner you will have a winner.
What is up to now .0000000002% of the vote?
I just love it when people who consider themselves to be reasoned, adopt the talking points of the left.
Haters? Good grief...
Ron Paul doesn’t have the charisma to win. His views has a better chance if he teams up with Palin. Educate her about his views
Ron Paul is way too kooky, and he earmarked himself $400M in Porkulus.
***Bachmann recently took both Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to issue on the constitutionality of their actions.***
What a great clip that was. Geithner is a joke. A tax cheat that says we’re going to go after tax cheats. He can’t even come up with an answer as to where he gets the authority to do what he’s doing. Most people at least would have said the Interstate Commerce Clause or the Necessary and Proper Clause (though they would still be wrong). He just stumbled and sounded like a moron.
I’m glad to see Bachmann taking an interest in Austrian economics and Thomas Wood’s book, Meltdown. Hopefully we can get some more people up there that don’t blame this crisis on capitalism. And hopefully they can make the case that we haven’t really been practicing capitalism for a long time.
I tend to agree. I feel like in all the clips I watch him in, he tries to say too much. Obviously I understand why, but it males it difficult to convey a single point strongly. We need a Daniel Hannan IMO.
Say what you will but when the Nov crash came, Paul proved his prescience.
***Ron Paul is way too kooky, and he earmarked himself $400M in Porkulus.***
And why would the leadership (or whoever) approve these earmarks. It doesn’t make sense to me. They know he’s going to vote against the bill so why not give that money to people who are actually going to vote yes? The money is already appropriated so I understand why he submits requests (though I wish he wouldn’t), but why are his requests approved?
well,he is right on some things,would be great in a cabinet post,he is not presidential material. I will always remember people being corralled by the media,that mccain was a contender and I can’t help thinking they will start early to do it again.They are setting up,or will set up a conservative/libertarian that will be CRUSHED in a general election,and laugh at us till the cows come home.They used a moderate first,but resistance is growing against moderates,no matter how much they push it,so the logical thing is to give us what we think we want instead of what history and common sense say we need, someone who talks the talk and can’t win,we need new people who can win!
How about the people who hate anti-semites? Ron Paul is a Nazi.
Ron Paul's Influence Grows
Obama will make anybody look good.
“Ron Paul is a Nazi.”
And you are F.O.S.!
What does that say about the frigging idiots who vote for a candidate that has charisma instead of a known track record... Voting for charisma is what got the country Obama.
Not really. But we are a big tent party, after all. ;)
Ron Paul will never be President. Get a new idol.
Ron Paul is a libertarian that has to be in the Republican Party to get elected. His economic ideas are fine, but the rest of it is off in kook land. And I LIKE THE GUY. He’s just not presidential material. He was my congressman for several years, and I voted for him, but when you talk of war, he’s not the guy. He is a zealot that would have us actually follow the Constitution. What’s up with that? Square peg in a round hole.
But it took Goldwater to start a movement.
And you have a problem with that?
He had a photo-op with the founder of Stormfront. He’s the most anti-Israel member of the House next to Dennis Kucinich. He said Israel killed “innocent civilians” in the Lebanon War and that America was also responsible because she sold her weapons! He doesn’t think Irans nuclear program should be destroyed, he’d rather we left it alone. His positions promote a second Holocaust! Ron Paul is a Nazi.
In after paleo hating sloganeers.
You need someone with charisma, salesman skills to educate ppl of your views. It doesn’t matter if you’re the smartest person in the room who’s also a bore when listening to
That was sarcasm.
Yeah his influence sure grows, he’s the only republican Cindy Sheehan can stomach. Birds of a feather.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Cindy Sheehan endorses Ron Paul over Barack Obama
Sheehan: I dont want to even discuss who is likely to be the Republican nominee, because besides having little foreign policy difference between any of them and Hillary, anyone of them would be a complete disaster on matters of war and peace, with the possible exception of Ron Paul (Tx).
That wasn't Dr. Paul's goal anyway.
- Tea Parties? Those were born in the Ron Paul campaign
- His campaign was 2nd only to Obama's in Internet fundraising, grassroots organizing, and political presence (Where were the bloggers and grassroots support for the other Republican candidates?)
- Sarah Palin likes him - LINK
He sure beats the hell out of everyone else out there that is perceived to be a republican "leader"...
Oh HELL no....
Oh, come on. You held your nose and voted for McCain didn't you? At least with Paul, you would agree with him on most things.
Paul is good on most domestic issues (not earmarks), but his foreign policy is indefensible, a deal breaker.
Nope...I voted for the number two in the hopes McCain would have a stroke....
sorry...I’m brutally honest....
Ron Paul and I part ways on the battle of the barbary coast.
According to Ron pauls logic....jefferson sending the navy to fight the Islamic pirates without congressional approval would be illegal......
Jefferson sent them...and “informed” congress later....
“It is not our job to remove Saddam Hussein- that is the job of the Iraqi people. It is not our job to remove the Taliban- that is the business of the Afghan people”
I dont agree with Paul on the time of day...
Anyone who has the loyalty of 9/11 truthers is no hero of mine...
I love Jefferson and I am an avid reader of his material. Ron Paul is nothing compared to him...NOTHING! I would say the same about almost all the present day politicians, but I just have to reinforce that.
I don’t hate the man, but I don’t understand why some people adore him.
Who would send those marines today?
Ron paul wouldnt....Palin would...
Yeah... that must be why the GOP keeps winning... If people would pry themselves away from American Idol or Entertainment Tonight for a few minutes maybe they can make a choice that's good for the country instead of good for themselves.
Most of the places the Marines would be sent these days are not places we should be! We need to stop being the worlds police force and take care of our own house FIRST!
If the founders, including Jefferson came back today, who do you think they would see as more of an ally that bases their actions on the Constitution... Ron Paul, or any of the other idiots currently on the scene... The choice would be pretty clear.
Like his stances or not... He is the closest you will get to a politician actually following Constitutional principles.
“Most of the places the Marines would be sent these days are not places we should be!”
You mean the the coast of somalia?
“We need to stop being the worlds police force and take care of our own house FIRST!”
Ah yes...like Ron Paul eh?
It’s up the people of Iraq to do something about saddam...
It’s up the people of afganistan to do something about the taliban....
It’s up the people of germany to do something about hitler......
It’s up the people of Japan to get rid of the emperor....
Oh...the logic kinda falls apart there...
He’s making a HELL of a lot more sense and impact than the GOP leadership right now...that’s for sure.
They are completely clueless...
...Bravo, If I was into hero or idol worship, Goldwater would be on top of the list...
The reason we are in our current position, Constitutionally, is that the government injects its self in matters that do not have any direct national security concerns to the United States. and as usual people such as yourself start throwing out the 'ole straw dogs...
...Each one of the conflicts you just listed have or had a direct impact on our national security, I could go on to list many of the "missions" the military have been given that have no such vital impact and should be dealt with by other countries, but I'm sure you would try to find some remote justification... just as the government usually does.
Ron paul says iraq invasion illegal...
I cant help it if your werent paying attention.
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER.
Making stupid ASSumptions, such as that I support Ron Pauls views on Iraq is what will make you look like an idiot. Especially since I have already pointed out in my last post that the Iraq war was in our national interest.
As with any politician, someone can disagree with some of their stances but still support the candidate, no one has the perfect magic bullet. But if you want to get back to a Constitutional Government as a lot of you purport, then you must know and understand that the Founders were non-interventionist... period. There is no gray area, attack if only if you are attacked.
So, please save the petty attempts at self-aggrandizing to yourself.
Interesting logic basis to say the least...