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Letís Stop Taking Ron Paul Seriously
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Michael van der Galien

Posted on 03/05/2010 5:38:58 AM PST by Michael van der Galien

The Daily Beast published a fairly interesting interview with Congressman Ron Paul today. I strongly recommend you read it: if you didn’t think Paul was crazy before today, you will know better from now onwards. Quote:

Paul was quick to come to the defense of Medina, his former top campaign volunteer who lost yesterday’s primary against Perry and Hutchison. Medina, who ran on the platform of abolishing private property taxes and the notion that Texas should be able to ignore “unconstitutional” federal laws, was surging in the polls before Glenn Beck asked her on his radio show if she was a 9/11 “truther.” She didn’t disavow the possibility that the government had something to do with the attacks, and was quickly denounced by Beck. (“The fastest way back to 4 percent. Holy cow,” Beck said after hanging up with her.)…

“I think she was unfairly punished by it for those that read more into it,” Paul said. “He sort of set her up for that. At the same time, the followups, the people who wrote about it and just assumed she committed the greatest crime in the world: I think the reaction was every bit as a big of a problem as the question. Why would a question like that be asked in a governor’s race in Texas?”

Dear Congressman, I am terribly sorry to be rather blunt, but here it goes: are you completely and utterly insane? Are you actually defending a Truther? And somehow you still expect us to take you seriously? Are you kidding me?

(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; medina; paulisatruther; pentagonshooter; ronpaul

1 posted on 03/05/2010 5:38:58 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

He defends a truther because he is a truther.


2 posted on 03/05/2010 5:41:50 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Michael van der Galien

What does Medina believe about the Kennedy assassination. If she thinks the mafia was involved, it means she’s utterly, totally insane! I don’t want anyone who believes that there was more than a single lone gunman reducing my taxes!


3 posted on 03/05/2010 5:43:15 AM PST by MichiganConservative (When in the course of ... events, it becomes necessary ... to dissolve the political bands which ...)
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To: Michael van der Galien
I strongly recommend you read it: if you didn’t think Paul was crazy before today, you will know better from now onwards.

No, I knew he was insane and have said so on numerous occasions. That often elicits straw-man arguments from Paulites.

4 posted on 03/05/2010 5:46:09 AM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Just another self-promoting newbie with a weird blog.


5 posted on 03/05/2010 5:46:58 AM PST by devere
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To: Michael van der Galien

I’ve never taken him seriously.


6 posted on 03/05/2010 5:47:39 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Oh boy. now you’ve done it. The Ru Paul FReepers will be livid here, so put on your flame suit.


7 posted on 03/05/2010 5:50:25 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Michael van der Galien
Thanks for that post. Gotta save that one for future reference when going head to head with a Paulbot on FR.

Ron Paul is the “Ernest T. Bass” of politics. An annoying little gnat. And there is no shaking his zombie followers back to their senses.

8 posted on 03/05/2010 5:51:42 AM PST by NavyCanDo (Palin 2012 Teleprompter Not Required)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Name me a politician we SHOULD take seriously.


9 posted on 03/05/2010 5:52:29 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
"Name me a politician we SHOULD take seriously."

McCain and Graham.

The two true conservatives and the leaders of the GOP.

10 posted on 03/05/2010 5:58:45 AM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL)
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To: DManA
I would suggest the current Lt. Governor of California, since the office is vacant at the present time.

Folks in Rio Vista will soon realize that not one politician is trust worthy for any extended period of time.

Thus, limiting the term of office is the only real solution.

11 posted on 03/05/2010 5:59:28 AM PST by pointsal ( try MagicJack if you have had enough of Verizon)
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To: subterfuge

“The Ru Paul FReepers will be livid here, so put on your flame suit.”

No way. All of them are in the back room down at IHOP. They will be out shortly to announce that Ron Paul has won The Republicans for Strawberry Syrup strawpoll.


12 posted on 03/05/2010 6:00:08 AM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: VicVega

LOL. Good one.

Upon reflection I would say we should take Barry seriously, and fight him every step of the way.


13 posted on 03/05/2010 6:02:04 AM PST by DManA
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To: NavyCanDo
Ron Paul is the “Ernest T. Bass” of politics. An annoying little gnat. And there is no shaking his zombie followers back to their senses.

Well said. There just is no hope for the Paulie WalNUTS.

14 posted on 03/05/2010 6:02:07 AM PST by youturn (McConnell: "Tiger Woods and John Edwards had a better year than the stimulus did.")
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To: pointsal
limiting the term of office is the only real solution.

There seems to be an absolute law of entropy that effects every pol that takes office. They all drift or gallop to the left. Cripes, even Barry Goldwater ended up a RINO at the end of his life.

15 posted on 03/05/2010 6:05:05 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
Upon reflection I would say we should take Barry seriously, and fight him every step of the way.

You would think so.

But right now the two conservatives are working on other issues like Amnesty, Global Warming and getting chewable vitamins off the street.

16 posted on 03/05/2010 6:06:12 AM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL)
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To: DugwayDuke

LOL!


17 posted on 03/05/2010 6:08:57 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Ron Paul's Women -- The Daily Beast thread


18 posted on 03/05/2010 6:12:56 AM PST by deport
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To: Michael van der Galien

To the headline: when should he have ever been taken seriously.


19 posted on 03/05/2010 6:30:52 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I never took him seriously.


20 posted on 03/05/2010 7:53:55 AM PST by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: MichiganConservative
“I don’t want anyone who believes that there was more than a single lone gunman reducing my taxes!”

lol, you would rather pay high taxes than allow some idiot who has strange ideas about ancient history reduce them?

I don't care who reduces my taxes as long as they are reduced.

21 posted on 03/05/2010 8:32:45 AM PST by monday
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