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Tea Party 'Revolution' Targets Ron Paul in GOP Primary
Fox News ^ | February 19, 2010 | By Judson Berger

Posted on 02/19/2010 7:58:47 PM PST by onyx

The Texas congressman who rattled the GOP establishment with his libertarian-leaning outsider run for president has suddenly found himself the target of the anti-incumbent Tea Party movement some credit him with helping inspire.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; bigot; blameamericafirst; gopprimary; iq0musthatepaul; lronpaul; moonbat; nazi; paul; paulestinians; racist; ronpaul; ronpaulisaskinhead; shrimpboats; stupidpaulhaters; texas; truther; tx2010; youknowhesnuts
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1 posted on 02/19/2010 7:58:47 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

These kooks are lost. Ron Paul is an Icon who leads in free thought and anti-government. This Tea Party thing is just about history.


2 posted on 02/19/2010 8:01:54 PM PST by ReyTurner
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To: onyx

“Fundraising reports showed he (Ron Paul) had $1.9 million on hand, compared with the $15,508 Graney had amassed. The two other candidates, Wall and John Gay, had less than that.”

Ron Paul isn’t going anywhere, except back to congress.


3 posted on 02/19/2010 8:02:53 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: SoCalPol; CAluvdubya; STARWISE; SE Mom; maggief; hoosiermama; Freedom'sWorthIt; Clyde5445

He has three Tea Party connected challengers for his seat in Texas Congressional District 14.

:)


4 posted on 02/19/2010 8:03:23 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: ReyTurner; All

>>These kooks are lost. Ron Paul is an Icon who leads in free thought and anti-government. This Tea Party thing is just about history.<<

*whistles*

Hey guys! Looks like paulbot made it past the shield a few weeks ago —was it down for maintenance or something?

Someone want to escort him out while we track down his lobotomy doctor???


5 posted on 02/19/2010 8:05:10 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: onyx

How exactly did “Mr. One Percent” rattle the GOP establishment?


6 posted on 02/19/2010 8:06:27 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: freedumb2003

Uh hmm, I’m not a “paulbot” per se but at least I’m not some RNC lackey.


7 posted on 02/19/2010 8:07:42 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: onyx
Paul is spot-on when it comes to monetary and fiscal policy.

When it comes to national security/defense/sovereignty, he's a bizarre lunatic.

8 posted on 02/19/2010 8:07:50 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: onyx

How can anybody trust libertarians when their favorite
“son” loads up legislation that he knows will pass and
gives the pork while giggling “I voted against it.”?


9 posted on 02/19/2010 8:07:58 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: saganite
Ron Paul isn’t going anywhere, except back to congress.

Lord, I hope you are RIGHT. We need his voice now in Congress more than ever...& having his son in the Senate would be an incredible double-victory!

I just hope that the TPM isn't becoming as infested w/ neocons as the GOP has been as a party.

10 posted on 02/19/2010 8:08:39 PM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: Patrick1
The only thing Ron Paul rattles is his own cage.
11 posted on 02/19/2010 8:08:42 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: freedumb2003

ReyTurner
Since Jan 21, 2010

nOOb Paulbot invader. Let’s see if he is as revolting as the others.


12 posted on 02/19/2010 8:08:58 PM PST by davetex (Arm up, Ammo up, Practice up, We're on our own.)
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To: ReyTurner
These kooks are lost. Ron Paul is an Icon who leads in free thought and anti-government. This Tea Party thing is just about history.

They're not kooks, but Ron Paul is and you're wrong about the Tea Party movement.

13 posted on 02/19/2010 8:09:24 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The AMs better gird up — looks like we have another paulbot invasion coming.

LOL


14 posted on 02/19/2010 8:10:11 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: randomhero97
Uh hmm, I’m not a “paulbot” per se but at least I’m not some RNC lackey.

Calls him an "Icon" and bashes the Tea Party. Who to believe -- you or my own lyin' eyes?


15 posted on 02/19/2010 8:12:27 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: davetex

>>nOOb Paulbot invader. Let’s see if he is as revolting as the others<<

So far following the same obnoxious playbook as his predecessors.


16 posted on 02/19/2010 8:13:29 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ReyTurner

As much as I can proscribe to Ron Paul’s fiscal and monetary policies, he’s off the reservation when it comes to our national security and sovereignty. Here’s a snippet from an interview wherein Paul says DEMOCRATS WOULD DO A BETTER JOB at investigatory oversight and lends further credence to the 9/11 “truthers.”

[From Michelle Malkin regarding Paul in which he stated Democrats would do a better job with investigatory oversight and further lending credence to the 9/11 truther movement and the “America had it coming” crowd:]

“CALLER: I want a complete, impartial, and totally independent investigation of the events of September 11, 2001 . I’m tired of this bogus garbage about terrorism. Ask Michael Meacher about how he feels about this bogus war on terrorism. Can you comment on that please?

HON. DR. RON PAUL: Well, that would be nice to have. Unfortunately, we don’t have that in place. It will be a little bit better now with the Democrats now in charge of oversight. But you know, for top level policy there’s not a whole lot of difference between the two policies so a real investigation isn’t going to happen. But I think we have to keep pushing for it. And like you and others, we see the investigations that have been done so far as more or less cover-up and no real explanation of what went on.”


17 posted on 02/19/2010 8:13:48 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Patrick1

LOL. Heck if I know. Ron Paul is the true embodiment of a Republican In Name Only.

If he had any honor, he’d run as the Libertarian he is.


18 posted on 02/19/2010 8:13:49 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Ron Paul is OK as a congressman from Texas. He’s good on fiscal matters and the Federal Reserve. His kookie ideas on other matters aren’t that important while he is just one vote in congress.

The problem is that he has delusions of grandeur, and keeps running for President. This has produced a Ron Paulite movement all over the country with a constant tendency to siphon away 3 or 4% of the vote from Republicans and help elect Democrats.

If Ron Paul had just stuck to congress, he would be fine. He’s a voice that’s needed on fiscal matters. But on the national stage, he is a persistent nuisance and spoiler.

If real conservatives want to get rid of him, I presume that’s the reason.


19 posted on 02/19/2010 8:15:37 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: onyx

It’s really turning into a frenzied free-for-all, isn’t it.

I wish they’d come here are take on my sometime RINO House candidate. He’s running unopposed by any other R’s so far.


20 posted on 02/19/2010 8:16:38 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: ReyTurner; Admin Moderator
CALLING ALL KITTIES...

He's a ripe one, he is...

21 posted on 02/19/2010 8:16:59 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: freedumb2003
Is that you in the black shirt, or the one w/ the green bandana in the back center? You're definitely not the one on the Right!


Neocon PaulHaters
foaming @ the mouth

22 posted on 02/19/2010 8:17:34 PM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
How can anybody trust libertarians when their favorite “son” loads up legislation that he knows will pass and gives the pork while giggling “I voted against it.”?

Excellent point.

Ron Paul is a man without honor.

He runs as a Republican, when in fact, he's a Libertarian, so why doesn't the coward run as a Libertarian? He's the true RINO.

23 posted on 02/19/2010 8:17:56 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Mengerian

Ron Paul lamely attempts to defend his own district’s million$ of earmarks with Neil Cavuto: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,508604,00.html


24 posted on 02/19/2010 8:18:48 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: onyx

{snicker!}


25 posted on 02/19/2010 8:19:04 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Cicero

“This has produced a Ron Paulite movement all over the country with a constant tendency to siphon away 3 or 4% of the vote from Republicans and help elect Democrats.”

Ahem, this is only true when they do something dumb like vote for LP candidates in close races.

Keeping them in the GOP and part of the coalition actually helps the situation.


26 posted on 02/19/2010 8:19:19 PM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: saganite
Ron Paul (R) * Cash on Hand: $2,552,339
Timothy M. Graney (R) Cash on Hand: $1,536
John Gay (R) Cash on Hand: $2,242
Gerald Wall (R) Cash on Hand: $1,242
* Incumbent

Linky

Ron Paul isn’t going anywhere, except back to congress.

Yep.
TX-14th is Ron Paul's as long as he wants it and keeps breathing ...

27 posted on 02/19/2010 8:20:00 PM PST by dread78645 (Evolution. A doomed theory since 1859.)
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To: ChrisInAR

When did you stop beating your wife?

You paulbots... *shakes head*


28 posted on 02/19/2010 8:20:11 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: onyx
:-)

 

Kitty
29 posted on 02/19/2010 8:20:46 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: onyx

THis is the BEST thing the Tea Party folks in Texas could do! While Paul is great on economic and political liberties, his foreign policy ideas are a complete disaster! If they can put up a candidate that holds to a similar vision on economics and domestic policy, but who is strong on national defense, I’ll support him or her for SURE! Can’t vote in Texas — but they’d have my backing in other ways!


30 posted on 02/19/2010 8:22:26 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Caipirabob; ChrisInAR

Another N00b paulbot in Post 22: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2455426/posts?page=22#22 — probably the one who cut the power to the shield.

They are like roaches! You have to get them all or they breed and the infestation starts all over again.


31 posted on 02/19/2010 8:23:20 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ReyTurner
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Ron Paul is a "complete" self-serving Political Idiot ...


Any Questions ?


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32 posted on 02/19/2010 8:23:32 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Angels and Ministers of Grace, Defend Us ....)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks onyx.


33 posted on 02/19/2010 8:23:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Who do you like ? (with a brain?)


34 posted on 02/19/2010 8:25:14 PM PST by ReyTurner
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To: onyx
Typical NeoLeft PaulBots Have confronted this type in person many times.
35 posted on 02/19/2010 8:26:10 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Cicero
The problem is that he has delusions of grandeur, and keeps running for President. This has produced a Ron Paulite movement all over the country with a constant tendency to siphon away 3 or 4% of the vote from Republicans and help elect Democrats.
If Ron Paul had just stuck to congress, he would be fine. He’s a voice that’s needed on fiscal matters. But on the national stage, he is a persistent nuisance and spoiler.

Oh yeah, he's a damn nuisance and a garbage can for malcontent voters, but those people will always find another similar candidate like Chuckie Baldwin or Bob Barr, but not one quite like Ron Paul who abuses (cheats) his way into the debates by running and holding elected office as a Republican.

If real conservatives want to get rid of him, I presume that’s the reason.

Yes, according to the article and the quoted challengers, they're sick of national grandstanding.

At least he's willing to debate with them. Of course he loves to debate...lol.

36 posted on 02/19/2010 8:27:05 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: DTogo
Wow. Thanks for posting that eye-opener. I can scratch that I support his fiscal policies now, too. That only leaves support for his monetary policy, and that might even be questionable.

The continued research on Paul is revealing a duplicitous and dark side of him.

37 posted on 02/19/2010 8:27:18 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: onyx

Good. He is the Lyndon LaRouche of the right.


38 posted on 02/19/2010 8:28:08 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: jazusamo

ROTFLOL.


39 posted on 02/19/2010 8:28:38 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

I am not sure why the tea party would target Ron Paul. You may not agree with everything thing about him, but on the core issue of smaller government you have to like him.


40 posted on 02/19/2010 8:28:49 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

How about strong national defense?


41 posted on 02/19/2010 8:30:49 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Mengerian

The only frank and honest Conservative I see out there now is Michelle Bachmann, and maybe Sarah.


42 posted on 02/19/2010 8:31:26 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: onyx

If Ron Paul had his way, America would:

1) Legalize prostitution in every community
2) Sell heroin at 7-Elevens
3) Screw every one of our allies

Who votes for this loon?


43 posted on 02/19/2010 8:32:26 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: TruthHound

>>1) Legalize prostitution in every community
2) Sell heroin at 7-Elevens
3) Screw every one of our allies

Who votes for this loon?<<

Well, if we merge his platform planks we could all legally screw prostitutes at every 7-11.


44 posted on 02/19/2010 8:34:43 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: TruthHound

45 posted on 02/19/2010 8:37:47 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: DTogo
Indeed. I wholly concur with you.

I'm also a big Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN) fan, but he's a darkhorse in the ‘12 field. He's genuine and authentic - no showboating, no frills.

46 posted on 02/19/2010 8:38:08 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: freedumb2003

LOL.


47 posted on 02/19/2010 8:38:14 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

HAHAHAHAAHAHA! So much for the Paulbots taking over the Tea Party. But I’m willing to bet they hang around and make enough noise to raise the chatter of ‘extremists’ by the MSM.


48 posted on 02/19/2010 8:40:03 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: onyx

The ONLY ones who credit him with starting the movement are his own starry eyed worshippers.


49 posted on 02/19/2010 8:40:55 PM PST by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: ReyTurner; Admin Moderator

Ok, N00b, I’m calling your kook ass out. You’ve already done your best to try and paint Free republic as sympathetic to that Stack nutjob on the Facebook thread, and now you’re here pushing anti-government crap. I hope the mods stick to you like flies on horse dung.


50 posted on 02/19/2010 8:42:10 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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