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Posted on 03/18/2010 10:38:36 AM PDT by RaceBannon
IT HAS ONLY RECENTLY BEEN FOUND OUT BY CONNECTUCUT VOITERS THAT SENATORIAL CANDIDATE PETER SCHIFF HAS BEEN ENDORSED WITH ADAM KOKESH, THE EX-MARINE WHO TOLD ARMY TROOPS TO DESERT THEIR UNITS IN ANSBACH GERMANY.
MANY PEOPLE HAVE REFUSED TO BELIEVE THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO MEN: ADAM KOKESH AND PETER SCHIFF.
THE ARTICLE BELOW IS FROM PETER SCHIFF'S OWN WEBSITE. THE CONNECTION IS CLEAR
New American | Article by Thomas R. Eddlem
As recently as two years ago, Congressman Ron Paul introduced a bill to audit the Federal Reserve Bank that headed to oblivion. Year after year beginning in 1983 the bill never even won a committee hearing. Dr. Paul was ignored in Washington, and was a lonely voice for freedom back in his Texas congressional district. Times have changed. Ron Paul is on a political roll. The bill Dr. Paul introduced in the current Congress to audit the Federal Reserve Bank (H.R. 1207) has more than 300 cosponsors including every House Republican and more than 100 Democrats and the backing of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank. Frank has promised a committee vote, and it has a better-than-average chance of House passage this year. Dr. Pauls new book End the Fed sailed into the top twenty of Amazon.coms sales figures more than a month before it was available. It debuted on both Amazon.com and New York Times bestseller lists, and sales remain strong even today. His old presidential campaign has rolled over into a Campaign for Liberty that has raised more than $4 million since its founding in February of this year.
More importantly, his presidential campaign evidently inspired dozens of candidates for congressional office across the nation who seek to reform Congress from a constitutionalist perspective. And several of them are both well funded and being taken seriously by the political establishment.
Rand Paul Prime among these constitutionalist Ron Paul candidates is the Congressmans third child, Dr. Rand Paul. While the elder Dr. Paul was an obstetrician by trade before being elected to Congress, Dr. Rand Paul is an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist). The 46-year-old Dr. Rand Paul announced his candidacy for the open U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky in August. Days before Dr. Pauls announcement, incumbent Republican Jim Bunning had bowed out of a reelection contest after Kentuckys establishment Republican Senator Mitch McConnell (who is also the Senate Minority Leader) had made fundraising in Washington difficult for Bunning. Over the past year, Bunning said, some of the leaders of the Republican Party in the Senate have done everything in their power to dry up my fundraising. The simple fact is that I have not raised the funds necessary to run an effective campaign for the U.S. Senate. Time magazine on July 29 explained that the some leaders Bunning was talking about was his fellow Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell: He quietly signaled to Republican moneymen that they ought to wait Bunning out. Party leaders in Washington met with a potential primary opponent.... McConnells strategy ultimately worked.
Dr. Rand Paul is the founder of the conservative Kentucky Taxpayers United and has also campaigned for his father, so he isnt a stranger to politics. But he hasnt seen McConnell open the monetary floodgates from Washington on his behalf either. Politico.com has noted that the GOP establishment has lined up behind Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Perhaps Grayson is favored by the Washington Republican establishment because Graysons campaign website is bereft of mention of bringing the federal government back within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution. By way of contrast, Rand Paul has made the Constitution a centerpiece of his campaign. The Federal Government must return to its constitutionally enumerated powers and restore our inalienable rights, the younger Dr. Paul says on his campaign website, in an echo of his fathers principles. America can prosper, preserve personal liberty, and repel national security threats without intruding into the personal lives of its citizens.
The fact that the establishment isnt behind him hasnt hurt Rand Paul in the crucial fundraising part of the race; he raised more than $1.1 million by the end of the third quarter of this year. Graysons Washington fundraising, which included a $500 per plate fundraiser hosted by McConnell on September 23, has been matched by Dr. Pauls vibrant Internet strategy dollar-for-dollar thus far. We actually outraised both Democrats and our primary opponents this past quarter, Dr. Paul told The New American.
Rand Paul is quick to say that his first problem was name recognition, though he told The New American we are now probably very close to being on a par with our primary opponent now. Of the two, Grayson has been far better known in Kentucky; hes been the Secretary of State for five years. Therefore, even though Graysons polling numbers were stronger back in August, 40 percent to Dr. Pauls 25 percent according to an August poll, Rand Paul is being given a good chance of prevailing by professional political observers. Dr. Paul has numbers to back up his statement that hes pulled up to a par with Grayson. An October Rasmussen poll put Pauls and Graysons favorability percentages within the polls margin of error, and a November WHAS11/Survey USA poll put Paul ahead at 35 to 32 percent.
If the younger Dr. Paul survives the Republican primary, he has a better-than-even chance of winning the GOP-leaning Kentucky general election. Democrats who face a Republican candidacy of Rand Paul would not only face a united conservative base but also significant crossover from some traditionally Democratic voting groups, especially those opposing unnecessary wars and assaults on civil liberties under the guise of the war on terror. Dr. Paul told The New American that he maintains a bipartisan appeal that criticizes both parties when they are at fault, On the stump I promise that I will vote against any budget that is not balanced, either Republican or Democrat. The crossover phenomenon may even impact the primaries, as many have changed from independents or Democratic registration to vote for him in the primary. We re-register people a lot of the time, and there is a lot of crossover.
Peter Schiff Another well-funded Ron Paul presidential campaign supporter is Connecticut-based Peter Schiff, who had been an economic adviser to the Ron Paul presidential campaign. Schiff has become an Internet sensation on his own as president of Euro-Pacific Capital, largely because he accurately predicted the current economic recession with astonishing precision on a variety of financial television talk shows. He not only predicted the current recession in 2006 and 2007, he also explained why it would happen to pundits who often laughed at him for predicting the housing boom would go bust. In 2008, some of his friends put together a montage of his television clips called Peter Schiff Was Right and posted it on YouTube. The clips received several million views and dramatically increased demand for Schiffs guest appearances on national television shows.
Schiff is an acolyte of the free-market Austrian School of economics, is for ending Americas military interventions abroad, and is emphatic about returning the federal government to the limits of the U.S. Constitutions delegated powers.
Schiff announced in September that he would run for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut against longtime incumbent Christopher Dodd. Dodd would ordinarily be considered a safe incumbent. On paper, Dodd is an entrenched Democrat in a Democratic-leaning state, but the 28-year incumbent is considered highly vulnerable this time around. As chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, he was the Senator who could have and should have raised the alarm about the housing bubble. But instead, Dodd built a cozy relationship with sub-prime lender Countrywide. Although technically cleared of ethics violations in a recent investigation concluded August 7, the Senate inquiry criticized Dodds efforts as less than cautious. The committee does believe that you should have exercised more vigilance in your dealings with Countrywide in order to avoid the appearance that you were receiving preferential treatment based on your status as a senator, the Senate Ethics Committee concluded. Dodd also has personal health issues to deal with this time around. Last summer he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, so he may not be able to wage as vigorous a campaign as in the past.
As a result of Dodds recent missteps, Schiff will have to get in line to have a crack at him. The Republican Party smells blood, and a number of other Republicans have declared their candidacies as well. Among the better known are World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon and former Congressman Rob Simmons, who appears to be the early front-runner. Schiffs greatest challenge may be winning the Republican primary. With his financial background and his accurate economic predictions, hes the perfect constitutionalist foil for the leftist Dodd in a general election. But despite already having raised more than $1.1 million in Internet donations for his campaign, he barely registers in polling data. Thats perhaps expected, since hes a political novice in the Republican Party and outside his coterie of YouTube followers hes virtually unknown in Connecticut.
Schiff will definitely need that impressive $1.1 million hes already raised, and more, in order to introduce himself to more Connecticut primary voters if he wants to win. Hell also have to mobilize a local army of volunteers in Connecticut. If he can do that, Schiff could become the next Senator from Connecticut.
Adam Kokesh Adam Kokesh is best known as an Iraq War veteran who returned opposed to the war and was a keynote speaker at Ron Pauls Rally for the Republic that competed with the Republican National Convention in the summer of 2008. He volunteered for service in Iraq, where he witnessed the bureaucracy, waste, and corruption in the U.S. reconstruction of that country. According to his campaign website, he emerged from the military a strict noninterventionist in foreign policy and defender of Congress constitutional authority to declare war:
Inherent with the right to self-defense is the right to collective self-defense, and in the world that we live in, this is the most important function of the federal government. To ensure that this power is used responsibly, Congress, as the best representation of the people, was given the exclusive power to declare war.... The executive branch has set a dangerous precedent by taking powers that are supposed to be vested in the Congress. By not abiding by the Constitution and using the collective wisdom of the Congress to ensure judicious use of force, we find ourselves spending hundreds of billions more than is necessary for legitimate defense.
Kokesh has echoed Rep. Pauls position on the Federal Reserve Bank, called for a smaller government role in the management of healthcare, and pronounced a nuanced view about the immigration issue.
Kokesh has an uphill battle as a Republican in New Mexicos heavily Democratic Third District against freshman Democrat Ben R. Luján. Luján hasnt had much time to dig in as an incumbent, but his northern New Mexico district hasnt been won by a Republican since 1996. Kokesh, in his favor, was able to tell The New American that he has raised over $100,000 in donations in the first few months of his candidacy. What was shocking for me was that for the third quarter we actually beat Luján, he told The New American. That goes a long way toward making up for the $100,000 Washington, D.C., fundraiser Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer hosted earlier this year for Luján. Neither candidate is even close to the $1 million or so theyll have to raise to wage winning a House campaign, but Kokeshs early fundraising numbers suggest that he wont be at a financial disadvantage on this front.
Kokesh told The New American that the traditional political wisdom in New Mexico is that if you want to play and you want to win, youre going to run as a Democrat. Yet, the state has elected conservative Republicans occasionally because a lot of those people would be Republicans anywhere else. Kokesh notes that the local Democratic Party still postures as pro-gun and as socially conservative, and he sees a great potential for a crossover vote, just because of those Democratic voters that have been sucked into the machine.
And Kokeshs anti-war, noninterventionist foreign policy, and pro-civil liberties positions just may have the decisive bipartisan appeal hell need. People [are] calling to say they are changing their party registration so they can vote in the primary for him, he told The New American. But if people can see through to the principles of the Constitution, the liberal media is still seeing things in terms of the phony left-right spectrum. The local weekly news magazine Santa Fe Reporter published an article on congressional candidates called The Early Birds on July 29, labeling Kokesh a right-winger. They gave me a 4.2 out of 5 for being true conservative, Kokesh said, then two or three months later, they wrote about how I had all of these liberal ideologies. The Marine Corps veteran says, To me one of the biggest frustrations and also one of the most rewarding things about this race is taking on the left-right spectrum.
Also in Kokeshs favor is the expectation that most analysts believe 2010 will be a Republican year, just as 1994 and 1996 were. Count Kokesh as an underdog, but he may have a shot.
Other Candidates These are only three of the better known among more than a dozen candidates nationwide who have been inspired by Ron Pauls 2008 candidacy to run for the House or Senate. It has almost taken on the form of a slate in some quarters, as Internet fundraisers like ThisNovember5th.com are seeking to raise funds for more than a dozen candidates on the same day as Ron Pauls 2007 money bomb when he raised a then-record $4 million in a single day. The idea of Internet money bombs has proliferated among the constitutionalist movement, often resulting in more frequent but smaller one-day fundraising numbers for candidates. This years money bomblets have netted from tens of thousands to several hundred thousand dollars on a single day for the better-known candidates. And while this article will be at press on November 5, tens of thousand dollars were pledged two weeks in advance of the day. But ThisNovember5th.com is only one of many independent efforts to raise funds for constitutionalist candidates and enable them to become independent of the Washington, D.C., fundraisers and not beholden to power-brokers in the same quarters.
Among the ThisNovember5th.com candidates is Marine Corps veteran David W. Hedrick, who is running against five-term liberal Democratic Congressman Brian Baird of Washingtons Third Congressional District. Before announcing his candidacy, Hedrick confronted Baird at an August 18 town hall, telling him: I also heard you say that you were going to let us keep our health insurance. Well thank you! Its not your right to decide whether I keep my current plan or not. Thats my decision. But thats not all. Directly confronting the claim made by some leading Democrats that attempts to disrupt town hall meetings display a fascist tendency, he also told Baird:
A little history lesson. The Nazis were the National Socialist Party. They were leftists. They took over finance. They took over the car industry. They took over the health care in that country. If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a swastika, maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve of her own arm.
Meanwhile, R.J. Harris is opposing three-term incumbent Republican Tom Cole in Oklahomas Fourth Congressional District. A veteran commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitanos Freedom Watch Internet show on Fox News website, Harris encapsulates his decision to run against a fellow Republican in a video advertisement: How can we Republicans demand to replace the Democrat bailout voters without doing anything about our own? If we dont clean our own house, we can expect the Democrats to do it for us. Cole voted for the Bush bailout bill, the TARP legislation. Harris calls himself a constitutional conservative Republican and says, I will never vote for bailouts, required servitude, taxation without representation or give your money to foreign governments. However, Tom Cole has voted for all of these things.
Jake Towne of Pennsylvanias 15th District will also try to make Republicans honest by running against liberal Republican incumbent Charlie Dent (The New Americans Freedom Index rating: 40 percent).
Minuteman founder Chris Simcox, though not a newcomer to politics as a result of the Ron Paul 2008 presidential bid, has announced a challenge against John McCains Senate seat in Arizona and has been put on the ThisNovember5th.com fundraising list.
Dr. Mike Vasovski in South Carolinas Third District will run in a crowded Republican primary for an open congression-al seat.
Other House of Representatives candidates ThisNovemer5th.com will be raising funds for include John Dennis (California), Jaynee Germond (Oregon), David Ratowitz (Illinois), Bob Parker (Missouri), and both Collins Baily and Robert Broadus of Maryland.
* * * Ron Paul and his dedicated followers were the tail of the GOP dog during the 2008 campaign, but a proliferation of Paulite constitutional candidates in 2010 may find the tail wagging the dog.
Peter Schiff’s own website endorses Adam Kokesh.
Schiff’s supporters have been saying it isn’t true.
Here is direct proof that Schiff endorses Kokesh. This article is from Schiff’s website;
In the last two weeks, I have been working on keeping New Mexico voters aware of an EX-Marine named Adam Kokesh who is running for the national Congressional seat in the Farmington New Mexico area.
Kokesh is a member of IVAW, (Iraq Veterans Against the War). He openly marched in demonstrations against his country after returning from Iraq. He was arrested for bringing an illegal weapon to a college campus and having it stolen from his car, and then had a Military trial and lost a stripe for it since he brought it back illegally from Iraq.
Kokesh went to an Army base and openly stood in a Chow Hall and videotaped himself calling on the troops to desert in time of War and posted in online and on the IVAW blog under his own name.
Kokesh also led a demonstration in DC in front of a recruiting station where his public stated goal was to prevent any recruiting from going on that day. Kokeshs accomplices that day berated several Blue Star Mothers, (Mothers of Soldiers/Marines/Airmen/Sailors serving in time of war) and told them their sons should die in Iraq.
First hand witness accounts here :
Video taken by the Left Wing protesters is found here:
http://www.dc-sds.org/ (see the bottom of the page)
They did this in the presence of Kokesh and with his approval. After this verbal abuse, the protestors broke the windows of the recruiting station. Kokesh left the scene and participated in a die in. He also led IVAW members through the streets of DC wearing uniforms of our military service while he still had reserve time to finish before his time of Military obligations were over.
He was asked about this by a Marine officer who wanted to determine why he did what he did and were the allegations true. Kokesh admitted this was true and told the Major to GO F__ HIMSELF in his e-mail response. He ALSO posted that e-mail exchange online on the IVAW website.
A website was created in the last 3 weeks to expose this fraud in an attempt to derail his candidacy in New Mexico. That website is found here:
Please go there to see the information we have gathered, to include photographs and videos of him at these events.
Since investigating this man, I have repeatedly found references to Peter Schiff next to Adam Kokesh. I realize that Schiff was a Ron Paul supporter, but I was unaware until the last few days just how much Ron Paul was connected to both of them.
I agreed to support an endorsement of Peter Schiff for the sole reason that I thought a RINO like Rob Simmons was bad for our nation. However, I must completely remove my support knowing now that Schiffs associations, even by proxy, are with an organization that openly supports a traitor, Adam Kokesh.
The words of Navy SEAL Commander, Capt Larry Baily speak it well for me. The details of this letter written by Capt Baily are verifiable by anyone who desires to look:
Peter Schiff is joined at the hip of Adam Kokesh and the Ron Paul political types. I find that form of governing to be an abomination, one that I will choose a RINO over any day before I vote for someone who openly supports treason, either directly or by proxy. Schiffs association with Ron Paul and Kokesh are undeniable, for they attended the same events and are on the same videos from these events and have appeared together on Judge Napolitanos Webcast TV show together endorsing each other through their presence and associations.
I will openly oppose anyone who supports Peter Schiff from this day forward for these reasons. This is not a joke nor is it intended to be a threat, but I guarantee you, any organization that endorses Peter Schiff will be exposed for endorsing the traitor, Adam Kokesh, either by direct action or by proxy.
As one of the original founders of the Hartford Tea Party, this is an issue where I must draw the line. This is not a negotiable issue for me. This is about treason and the supporting of a traitor through association.
Peter Schiffs association with Ron Paul bothered me because Ron Paul is someone who once had great ideas but has most recently joined hands with 9/11 truthers. He is also a believer in aliens and UFOs, something I find to be in interesting topic and fun to watch on movies but logically absurd. To know fully, and with video evidence and open plain stated testimony by the men themselves available, association with any of Ron Pauls people is an association with the suborning of treason by its connection to Adam Kokesh.
Please consider my words. Think real hard. We all know our nation is at stake, but I will NOT support anyone who supports treason in any form or ignore it for political expediency.
Wow, will pass it on.
Will you be in D.C. for the march Saturday re: HCare?
Schiff's campaign is already dead. Why don't you spend your considerable energy on #hcr?
Well that answers that.
Hey, ever think about taking a typography or journalism course? Here’s a summary:
1/Knock off the “caps lock”. Too hard to read.
2/If you can’t shoot your wad in less than 1,000 words (preferably 500), no one will bother to listen to you.
Your advice is meant to be friendly
and I am ignoring it because I chose to use big letters to emphasize words and phrases in a typical internet custom.
When an entire post is “emphasized,” there is no emphasis, and you lose a substantial number of potential readers whom you inadvertently give the impression that you aren’t smart enough to manipulate a computer keyboard.
An entire post is NOT emphasised, jut the start of one.
get over it, who made you the net nanny?
No, your entire post IS in caps. You posted the New American article as a separate comment.
We are trying to help you understand, for your own good, that typing in all caps is, by “typical internet custom,” considered irritating and rude, and makes people disinclined to read your posts. It is pretty much immaterial to us whether anybody actually does read your posts or not, we’re just trying to do you a favor. Take it or leave it.
New Mexico list PING!
(Please let me know if you wish to be added or removed)
Thanks for the ping. Birds of a feather. Tend to stick together.
I guess that tells us more than we wanted to know about Schiff’s traitorous submission to the globalists.
HEY, SIR, I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR YEARS AND KNOW WHAT CAPS MEAN.
And I will use them when I deem appropriate, not when YOU do.
"And I will use them when I deem appropriate, not when YOU do. Get it?"
And people will continue to be annoyed by and ignore your posts. Get it?
Have a nice day.
Gee, a national opinion magazine posts an endorsement of Schiff and Kokehead. Schiff publishes the article on his website. He did this:
A. Because Schiff endorses Kokehead, or
B. The magazine endorses Schiff.
Wow. Some of the retards and their circular firing squads around here never cease to amaze me.
No candidate is perfect. I also have a problem with the tendency of libertarian-leaning candidates to be anti-war, but you need to look at the big picture here. Peter Schiff is by far the best guy for dealing with the impending economic catastrophe coming our way. The Senate desperately needs someone who can explain economics to them using terms their simple minds can understand. Schiff is great and breaking down economic concepts into common sense terms that anybody, even liberals and houseplants, can understand.
Did you even read the original article that was posted?
Yes, Schiff - the candidate out to end the fed - is traitorously sudmitting to the globalists... because he posts an article which endorses him but which also happens to endorse an anti-war isolationist.
I’m sure, instead you are supporting the lockstep-with-liberals Republican (20% lifetime ACU score!) Simmons? Or maybe you’re just going full-throttle bat-sh!t communist-globalist on us and supporting Blumenthal? Oh, I know... you’re supporting the Hollywierdo woman who pays grown men to wear pajamas and pretend they’re beating the crap out of each other, while she hires them all the hookers she can wrastle up.