Skip to comments.Ron Paulís Diem Mirabilis
Posted on 12/03/2010 12:29:06 PM PST by OldDeckHand
In the space of 24 hours, Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) has voted for tax hikes, against censure for Charlie Rangel, and defended Julian Assange.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
How many Republicans show their their Inner Liberal in 24 hours? Ron Paul has compiled a world record!
Your average Paultard probably applauds what Assange is doing.
To be fair (and you all know I am no Ron Paul fan) he didn’t vote for the tax hike per say. Pelosi’s spin on her little tax cut extention is voting against her way is a tax hike.
You can replace that with his voting against condemning North Korea’s attack on SK.
There are a lot of Ron Paul supporters in the Tea Party movement.
I think he has the potential to split the Tea Party vote in the GOP primaries.
Hear ye, hear ye. Every conservative who supports Ron Paul, enter, stand and be recognized.
I thought you meant RAND Paul.
I doubt it, I don’t see Paul being much of an issue.
This is horse$#!+. Paul voted for censure of Rangel. He voted for extending the middle class tax cuts. And he said that we can’t prosecute Assange for treason because he’s Australian.
Any one read what his rationale for the tax hike vote was?
I never saw it.
In the same way Kerry was for it, before he was against it.
Paul was part of the contingent that moved censure be reduced to reprimand. After that resolution failed, he then voted for censure.
He voted against Pelosi’s limited extension for only ‘middle class’, joining the Republicans demanding a full extension (I can’t believe I am defending Paul but right is right)..
Ron Paul wrote on his Twitter:
“Re: Wikileaks- In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.”
I have not. He voted for the House bill that raised taxes on anyone making (I think) over $1M - could be wrong on that $1M, it may have been something more or less.
Thanks. There is often method to seeming madness in the legislature.
They need a complete hose down of the stinking house and start doing business there like honest reasonable people.
(not a criticism of Paul, but the whole institution).
So, in a ‘free society’ it is OK to steal something from someone else (even if it is just information) or commit treason (Bradley or the hackers) IF someone out there claims a moral high ground that it is ‘truth’.
Our nuclear secrets are ‘truth’ per say, maybe they should stolen and published for the world to see?
Mike Church is taking a libertarian position and seeming to let Assausage get a pass as well.
To be accurate, to vote against the Nancy version of the partial extension of the Bush era tax cuts is hardly a vote "against" tax cuts, specifically or generally.
Likewise to vote for an amendment to change the censure to a reprimand and then, that amendment failing, voting for a censure isn't accruately described by NRO.
As a conservative that has been a critic of doctrainaire, ideological libertarianism quit often, I have a lot of problems the the Libertarian Party. I have likewise found the Liberty Caucus and self-styled libertarian Republican Ron Paul to be a troublesome as the worst leftist in Defense issues in general, but this blog is painting with a broad brush and as others have said, may be acting like National Rommney Online.
After a reading of the Espionage Act by Mark Levin, I think the WikiLeaks head can be charged with espionage as a foreign national and should be.
Ha ha! You both have good points.
Paul voted for censure of Rangel.
Paul voted for a motion to change "censure" to "reprimand." So he tried to stop Rangel from being censured. When that motion lost he gave in and voted for censure, but it wasn't the outcome he wanted.
He voted for extending the middle class tax cuts.
Yeah, Ron Paul and Nancy Pelosi are big tax-cutters. Get real. The Pelosi-Paul team voted to keep taxes the same for lower income levels but jack rates on "the rich". Nice class warfare there, buddy.
So in other words, Ron Paul believes that the strategic foreign policy planning between the POTUS, Dept. of Defense, State Dept. and Joint Chiefs of Staff ... should be publicly furnished to Ahmadinejad, Putin, Jong Il, etc?
So he voted for censure and against tax increases. Paul always votes against tax increases. He’s never voted for one.
Ron Paul voted FOR Pelosi's tax hike scheme.
He just did.
Unless you believe that Nancy Pelosi is a tax-cutter?
You've taken the words out of my mouth. Paul, and his ilk, think the world be a better place without any secrets. The problem is all this would mean is that America would be a place with no secrets, while our enemies - and yes Ron, we have enemies - would hold onto theirs. It's idiotic.
Moreover, Paul ignores the fact that foreign leaders tell us things in confidence, and agree to things in confidence. Why? Because sometimes those leaders have but a tenuous hold on their own country, barely keeping at bay the crazy-ass muzzies who literally want to blow the world up. When that leader is exposed the way the Yemeni leader was exposed in this recent leak, it makes the world a more dangerous place, and it hurts our national security. Ron Paul doesn't believe in national security, apparently.
You’re not seriously going to put up facts against an internet blogger’s one and a partial sentence opinion are you?
Perhaps this blurb is totally untrue.
Ron Paul voted with Pelosi and against the Republicans. In other words, Ron Paul voted to raise taxes on anyone making more than $250K..
So much for his claim he 'never votes to raise taxes'. (about as BS as some of his other claims.)
What a douche. Here’s hoping Rand fell faaaaaaar from the tree.
RP isn’t a libertarian, he’s a contrarian. If this gets him yet another shot on the Alex Jones show, he’ll be happy.
Paul voted for a tax increase by voting against a tax increase. That makes sense to you? I’m tired of the game of mischaracterizing votes and statements which this National Review guy did in spades. The writer should be ashamed of himself. What Paul did was not go along with the Republican House leadership’s strategy. That is not the same as voting to increase taxes and the writer of the article knows it. So do you.
Or, perhaps not.
Foster published an comment later in the story I posted. It says in part...
"...Paul voted against censure before he voted for it. He voted for a net tax hike, period. And I'll leave it to readers to decide if Paul was merely stating the technicality that Assange can't be prosecuted for treason because he's Australian...."
If you want to explore what Paul said about Wikileaks, you might want to start with this story...
Maybe it's me, but that seems like a full-throated defense of Assange.
Maybe that’s why Libtard and Libertarian sound somewhat alike. There may well be reasons consistent in Ron Paul’s mind that justify each of those votes. At the same time, there’s more to the world than conforming with Ron Paul’s world view. Unfortunately, libtards tend to pass laws to make you conform while poor old Ron just tilts at the windmills.
What I think this is about is a campaign to keep Paul from a chairmanship where he can question the Federal Reserve. Paul should be in the chairmanship and he is the guy to ask the questions. He’s a political maverick and he’s the guy to do it. They don’t want that apparently.
He voted for the bill that raises taxes on anyone making over $250K per year but extends the tax cuts for people making less than $250K per year. That was Pelosi's bill he voted for. The Republican alternative, which he rejected, extended the tax cut to all tax payers.
In other words, the result of the bill Paul voted for is that people making over $250K will see an increase in their taxes.
The Libertarian influence in some of the Tea Parties is the only thing that really scares me about the movement. One of the TP groups that emails me event updates has a link to a Truther site on their home page.
Wear a helmet, that wall you are banging your head against is pretty hard...
Daniel Foster—not giving context, being deliberately misleading. Making a mental note to not trust him in the future.
Libertarians are destroying the fashion sense of America! The man can’t even find shoes that fit him! He’ll be wearing a Boob Belt next.
The fact is, Paul voted for a tax increase by voting for a tax increase.
He didn't vote for a tax cut of any kind - he supported Nancy Pelosi's position of raising some taxes and keeping some taxes the same.
It's really, really simple to understand.
For instance, I was at one meeting where an otherwise sharp guy speculated that with the Chinese one-child policy, desperate Chinese men would arrive at our shores to abscond with American women.
Just had to laugh at the mental picture of these young Chinese men chasing after some of our overweight white women...
Sadly this one had a bunch of bong hittin’ kids (followers)...
That must have been Paul's evil twin.
Has he ever Tweeted about the Rosenbergs?
You say "deliberately misleading". I say "cutting through the Paulian obfuscation".
Paul voted against censure.
Paul voted to raise people's taxes.
Paul clearly supports what Assange did.