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Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?
NY Mag ^ | 12/13/10 | Dan Amira

Posted on 12/13/2010 11:36:14 AM PST by pissant

Long before the tea party movement grabbed half a dozen Senate seats, before its early proponents ever even dreamed of wearing Colonial-era garb in public, there was longtime Texas Republican Ron Paul, the one guy in Congress trying to abolish the Federal Reserve and shrink the government into near nonexistence. Paul won a devoted-bordering-on-cultish following during his 2008 presidential run, one which, obviously, didn't work out. But now Paul is telling the Times that "it’s at least 50-50" that he'll try again in 2012, and this time, with the movement built largely on his libertarian philosophy now a real force in American politics and expected to be decisive in the Republican primaries.

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1 posted on 12/13/2010 11:36:17 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Some people can DREAM


2 posted on 12/13/2010 11:38:07 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: pissant
It's not worth much at all. Sorry, pissant.
3 posted on 12/13/2010 11:38:20 AM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: pissant
You are incorrigible

And she is ineluctable.

4 posted on 12/13/2010 11:38:54 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: pissant

Most Conservatives are not going to go for Dr. Paul’s isolationist views on foreign policy.

I will say that he is right about a whole lot more than he is wrong though.


5 posted on 12/13/2010 11:39:01 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pissant

Yeah, he could possibly split the vote & let Romney in. Which would be dumb as crap of him.


6 posted on 12/13/2010 11:39:08 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: pissant

>>>FWIW

Another big fat zero.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 11:40:23 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: pissant
"Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?"

This is a serious question? Or, a wishful thought?

8 posted on 12/13/2010 11:40:50 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: pissant
Palin has been attacked thoroughly. To the point of Assange at wikileaks even posting her private emails (he was an msm darling then). She is in control of her destiny IMO.
9 posted on 12/13/2010 11:41:05 AM PST by allmost
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To: pissant
Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?

RuPaul is no match for the Palin.

10 posted on 12/13/2010 11:41:22 AM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: pissant
Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?

Depends on what Ron Paul uses... certainly not with charisma.

11 posted on 12/13/2010 11:41:22 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: pissant

Even with pistols at ten paces, I think Palin would win so the short answer is “no”.


12 posted on 12/13/2010 11:41:22 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: pissant

Ron Paul is right one maybe one point.
He’s ‘WAY wrong on about 50 others.

I find it hard to believe he got elected to any higher office
than operator of the ring-toss concession at a local carnival.


13 posted on 12/13/2010 11:41:53 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: NeoCaveman

The pictures on your page are 404.

“she is ineluctable.”

That’s dumb.


14 posted on 12/13/2010 11:42:36 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: pissant

BWAHHAHAHHAH..

Ahh..no, but thanks for the laugh.


15 posted on 12/13/2010 11:44:06 AM PST by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: pissant
Who?
16 posted on 12/13/2010 11:44:13 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: pissant

Sarah Palin has bits of Ron Paul in her stool.


17 posted on 12/13/2010 11:44:55 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: All

He’ll be 77 flippin years old at inauguration. Oh please, make it stop.


18 posted on 12/13/2010 11:45:15 AM PST by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: RoadKingSE

Exactly.


19 posted on 12/13/2010 11:45:45 AM PST by benewton
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To: pissant
Who are you serving today, pissant?

Obama, Romney or Ron Paul?


20 posted on 12/13/2010 11:46:11 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
OK, I need to update my homepage. Fair enough.

That’s dumb.

in·e·luc·ta·ble 

–adjective incapable of being evaded; inescapable: an ineluctable destiny.

21 posted on 12/13/2010 11:47:04 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: pissant

KOOK PAUL needs help to tie his shoes.

Suicide is not a viable foreign policy...
until he wakes up to that point, he’ll remain a KOOK!!!


22 posted on 12/13/2010 11:47:45 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (Mr. Al NotSoSharp... your RACE CARD has been Declined...it's Over the LIMIT!!)
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To: pissant
Now this is really reaching, we're talking about a guy who couldn't even manage to take down Myth, the Huckster or McLame.
23 posted on 12/13/2010 11:48:13 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Most Conservatives are not going to go for Dr. Paul’s isolationist views on foreign policy

Isolationism is a foreign policy adopted by a nation in which the country refuses to enter into any alliances, foreign trade or economic commitments, or international agreements, in hopes of focusing all of its resources into advancement within its own borders while remaining at peace with foreign countries by avoiding all entanglements of foreign agreements. In other words, it asserts both of the following: 1. Non-interventionism – Political rulers should avoid entangling alliances with other nations and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial self-defense. 2. Protectionism – There should be legal barriers to control trade and cultural exchange with people in other states.

Nonintervention or non-interventionism is a foreign policy which holds that political rulers should avoid alliances with other nations, but still retain diplomacy, and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial self-defense. This is based on the grounds that a state should not interfere in the internal politics of another state, based upon the principles of state sovereignty and self-determination. A similar phrase is "strategic independence".[1] Historical examples of supporters of non-interventionism are US Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who both favored nonintervention in European Wars while maintaining free trade. Other proponents include United States Senator Robert Taft and United States Congressman Ron Paul.[2]

- Wikipedia -

Dr. Paul is a non-interventionallist, not a isolationist - there's a difference.

24 posted on 12/13/2010 11:48:46 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Don't blame me - I voted for Ron Paul!)
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To: pissant
Ron Paul is absolutely on a tear lately. I have no problem predicting that in 2012 he will at least double his pledged delegate count in the GOP presidential primary from 14 to 28.

You heard it hear first: Paul will surge from 0.8% of GOP delegates to as much as 1.6%, minimum. Take it to the bank.

25 posted on 12/13/2010 11:48:58 AM PST by wideawake
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To: pissant
That whole American troops are war criminals crap he spewed after the 90-91 war pretty much sinks Paultard with all but the Berkely crowd.
26 posted on 12/13/2010 11:49:20 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: pissant

Not any more than a Red Rider BB Gun could take down an F-22.

LLS


27 posted on 12/13/2010 11:49:42 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: pissant
FWIW

You can dream. I'll just laugh. Give it up, pissant.

28 posted on 12/13/2010 11:49:59 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Kartographer

Exactly..LOL! Actually, what will destroy Sarah is having her hair fixed by Bristol in the field, that there is a showstopper, the end, she might as well pack it up and go back to Alaska and stay and call Barbara Bush and tell her thanks for the advice....ROTFLMAO!


29 posted on 12/13/2010 11:50:08 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: pissant

Palin might not run, and she might not win the primary if she does run, and she might not win the general election if she does win the primary... but no matter WHAT happens with Palin, it’s not going to have ANYTHING to do with ANYTHING that Ron Paul does or doesn’t do.


30 posted on 12/13/2010 11:50:30 AM PST by samtheman
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To: MrEdd

That’s the only way I have ever heard him speak of our troops.


31 posted on 12/13/2010 11:51:25 AM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: pissant

In a word, NO


32 posted on 12/13/2010 11:51:25 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: RoadKingSE; DTogo

I like to see a debate between the two it would be like watching a cage match between a grizzly and an old goat!


33 posted on 12/13/2010 11:51:34 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: pissant
Ron Paul would have to demonstrate intelligence, knowledge, and most of all sanity regarding foreign affairs before I would even consider voting for him.

Gov. Palin has my vote, if she wants it.

34 posted on 12/13/2010 11:51:50 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Related to INELUCTABLE
Synonyms: certain, inevitable, ineludible, inescapable, necessary, sure, unavoidable, unescapable


35 posted on 12/13/2010 11:52:12 AM PST by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: bcsco

Find me one statement I’ve ever made in support of Ron Paul for President. It does not exist.


36 posted on 12/13/2010 11:52:17 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Dr Paul was just appointed to the very position his country needs him in now.

And that position is NOT president.


37 posted on 12/13/2010 11:52:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: pissant

I thought that Friday was the day for the Official Silliness Thread.


38 posted on 12/13/2010 11:53:12 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: pissant

Problem is Ron Paul attracts all sort of whackos

Aka 911 truthers

Rats would crucify him using these whackos to paint all
republicans as crazy

Be Christine O’Donnell times 100


39 posted on 12/13/2010 11:53:19 AM PST by njslim
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
ineluctable

40 posted on 12/13/2010 11:53:51 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: pissant
Doubtful.

I don't see Palin EVER standing on a podium next to Douglas Kuncinich like Dr. Paul did.

41 posted on 12/13/2010 11:55:06 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: pissant

“Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?”

No, he can’t. I’ve bno doubt we’ll see more such nonsense from the media as 2011 progresses.


42 posted on 12/13/2010 11:59:15 AM PST by MeganC (January 20, 2013 - President Sarah Palin)
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To: pissant

Hope not... I’m a fan of both. :D


43 posted on 12/13/2010 12:01:21 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: pissant

NOt a chance. Its FAR to late for that.

Srah now has a serious run at the candidacy. No one can top her in the line,simply beause they have been tpo cowardly to start early enough, by engaging the issues and America as she has.Palin has completed her rights of passage. Paul has not, and he has no way to do so in the time left.


44 posted on 12/13/2010 12:02:11 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/brack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: MrB

Agreed. The Federal Reserve is in dire need of oversight, and he is apparently the first American since Andrew Jackson who is willing to take on the job.

I also have the highest respect for his very strong pro-life views.

So far as being an isolationist vs non-interventionist, I think it was entirely fair and proper for Dr. Paul to oppose the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan in the Congress as his conscience dictates when that action was put to a vote.

But once the majority supported the President’s decision to act, by continuing his opposition he became an isolationist.


45 posted on 12/13/2010 12:03:39 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oberon

You poor soul. ;o)


46 posted on 12/13/2010 12:05:20 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant; All
We know the reason to do this is to divide the conservative votes ... thus allowing the progressives (that unite, no matter what or who they are behind their party candidate) and then once again they will win. For the Republicans to divide their votes is insane. Only one candidate per party is to be in the running after the primaries.

LOOK at what happened to HILLARY. It was almost impossible, yet she was leading, then they threw out Florida's votes and Ohio's(?) was it? Their votes too saying their primaries were too early, and Voila! Obama was suddenly the front runner and then the Candidate.

No bookie would have backed that bet. It happened. We all know the Clinton's have strong backing. Presto Chango it was all Obama.

If we did not experience it we would never believe it, would we?

47 posted on 12/13/2010 12:11:38 PM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: pissant

I don’t know if Ron could but I’d like to try (giggity)


48 posted on 12/13/2010 12:11:40 PM PST by Moleman
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To: NeoCaveman; buffyt; E. Pluribus Unum

(a) i just wanted to see those pictures

(b) really!? lol. ok. must read my dictionary more.


49 posted on 12/13/2010 12:13:08 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: pissant

“Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?”

No.


50 posted on 12/13/2010 12:14:07 PM PST by eCSMaster
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