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YAF kicks out Ron Paul
Politico ^ | February 12, 2011 | Byron Tau

Posted on 02/13/2011 8:42:44 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A prominent conservative activist group has given Ron Paul the boot.

The Young Americans for Freedom has voted the Texas congressman off its national advisory board in the aftermath of his straw poll win at CPAC over his positions on national security issues. Continue Reading

"It's a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative/libertarian stalwart has fallen more out of touch with America's needs for national security then our current socialist presidential regime," said the group's national director Jordan Marks.

The dispute between Paul and the the group seems to stem from Paul's anti-war activities and the prominence of his supporters at conservative events like CPAC.

"Rep. Paul is clearly off his meds and must be purged from public office. YAF is starting the process by removing him from our national advisory board. Good riddance and he won't be missed," added Marks.

"I hadn't heard of YAF doing anything in years, I thought they were defunct. Young Americans for Liberty is the group of the future," said Ron Paul's political director (and in-law) Jesse Benton in an email to POLITICO.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiwar; conservatism; cpac; libertarianism; losertarian; nationalsecurity; ouster; ronpaul; yaf
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1 posted on 02/13/2011 8:42:47 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Why are Ron Paul's supporters so, generally, rude and antisocial?
They have a right to their opinions, of course, but they remind me of “code pink” or other Leftie organizations -— they do not respect our right to disagree with them!
2 posted on 02/13/2011 8:46:09 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Paul’s speech at CPAC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5KyWxU-bkg


3 posted on 02/13/2011 8:50:19 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Kansas58

While so much for the Young Americans for Freedom.


4 posted on 02/13/2011 8:50:51 AM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A prominent conservative activist group has given Ron Paul the boot.

As well they should.

Ron Paul is no conservative.

5 posted on 02/13/2011 8:52:34 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Don’t much care where they kick Ron Paul


6 posted on 02/13/2011 8:55:14 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Kansas58
Why are Ron Paul's supporters so, generally, rude and antisocial?

They're a strange lot, aren't they? Thge attack like a pack of hyenas at the slightest criticism of Paul, screeching "Neocon! Neocon!" when I'll wager about 95% of the Paulinistas don't even know what a neocon is.

...but they remind me of “code pink” or other Leftie organizations...

That may not be by accident. The Code Pinkos tend to like Ron Paul. There generally are some of Paul's cult in attendance at any significant Code Pink or A.N.S.W.E.R. rally. Paul did, after all, endorse people like Adam Kokesh, Bob Barr, Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney.

7 posted on 02/13/2011 8:57:14 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: dragnet2

Most of Ron Paul’s supporters are on Stormfront, with a well organized wing of radical islamists on the side.

But of course you know this.


8 posted on 02/13/2011 8:59:47 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
From the comments left at Politico, "Ron Paul had it right when he said that the system renames everything the opposite of what it really is."

Yes, and including claiming Ron Paul is a "conservative" or a "Patriot."

Plain and simple, he's a nutcase cult leader leading a bunch of other nutcases around by the nose.

If the Paultards have their way, we'll see four more years of Obama.

9 posted on 02/13/2011 9:04:50 AM PST by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This guy (ron paul) has always been on the outside edge of sanity.....i consider myself a small “L” libertarian / conservative / strict constitutionalist...but, this guy gives us all a bad name....I hate to say it, but he should just go away, like gingrich should...and romney.....and mcpain....and many others to numerous to list here


10 posted on 02/13/2011 9:06:03 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Most of Ron Paul’s supporters are college-aged men who want to feel justified in their refusal to serve their country. Like the draft dodgers of the 60s, they can mask their cowardice with claims of noble philosophical disagreement. But you know they’re liberals because only a liberal would call out Dick Cheney as a “war criminal.” That’s a give-away that they’re really just liberals who’ve infiltrated CPAC.


11 posted on 02/13/2011 9:06:56 AM PST by MNnice
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To: Hardraade
Most of Ron Paul’s supporters are on Stormfront

Hmmm, just yesterday I was told his supporters are college liberals and leftist..

Now I'm told their extreme right wing nazis?

Which is it?

12 posted on 02/13/2011 9:07:46 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MNnice
"Like the draft dodgers of the 60s, they can mask their cowardice with claims of noble philosophical disagreement."

Makes sense.

13 posted on 02/13/2011 9:11:33 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Allegra

Ron Paul is as Conservative as they get on social issues. He does happen to be right on foreign policy, but he is too many years too late. The moment the US joined the UN, it became entangled in the mother of all foreign entanglements.


14 posted on 02/13/2011 9:11:37 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: Kansas58

They’re young. That’s not an excuse, but it’s a fact. Remember, they are the future of the Conservative Movement.


15 posted on 02/13/2011 9:14:02 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
"Ron Paul is as Conservative as they get on social issues. "

I don't know. He seems pretty squirrely on the homosexual marriage front. He voted against DOMA. I don't think he has any principled opposition to homosexual marriage.

16 posted on 02/13/2011 9:14:55 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Ron Paul is as Conservative as they get on social issues. He does happen to be right on foreign policy...

LOL. OK.

17 posted on 02/13/2011 9:16:53 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra; All

Like libs, they can dish criticism, but they can’t handle it..


18 posted on 02/13/2011 9:18:13 AM PST by KevinDavis (If you buy a car from GM, you are supporting Obama..)
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To: dragnet2

There is no such thing as a “right wing Nazi”. Nazi, as we all know, is short for National SOCIALIST German Workers Party.

Ron Paul’s arguments against the war aren’t those of Code Pinko’s. Paul argues against the war on two fronts: 1) There was no declaration of war 2) We can’t afford the war anymore.


19 posted on 02/13/2011 9:19:40 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: dragnet2

It is both- anarchists reside on both the left and the right. Just look at a WTO protest for example. You have a weird confluence of Bolshevism styled anarchists who are that way to simply over-throw the current system and extreme right who want no forms of government at all.


20 posted on 02/13/2011 9:20:38 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Absolutely Nobama
I think you are wrong on that point.
I see reasonable, smart young people and many conservative forums who seem far more mature than the Pauliacs!
21 posted on 02/13/2011 9:23:51 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: MNnice

I disagree. While service in the military is the highest form of patriotism, not serving doesn’t make anyone less patriotic.

(By the way, there is no draft, so therefore, comparing Ron Paul’s supporters to draft dodgers is a real stretch.)


22 posted on 02/13/2011 9:24:09 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: mnehring
Can I be honest?

If you're against it, I'm for it..

LOL!

23 posted on 02/13/2011 9:25:14 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: KevinDavis

Bingo. I like Ron Paul in that crazy uncle kind of way, but I can’t say the same for a lot of his supporters.


24 posted on 02/13/2011 9:25:49 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: dragnet2
Actually, much of modern liberalism is anti Israel and anti organized religion, including the Jewish religion.
Hitler didn't care much for Christians, either.

The Muslims in Hitlers day mostly sided with Hitler.

Socialism/Communism and Islamic radicalism have much in common.

25 posted on 02/13/2011 9:27:32 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I'm not a huge Ron Paul fan or anything but it seems to me he's not so much anti-war as he is anti-quagmire.

I highly doubt Paul is opposed to American defending herself when necessary.

I don't know that for sure.

26 posted on 02/13/2011 9:27:54 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: OldDeckHand

I’ll give you that. I sometimes scratch my head on some of his stances.


27 posted on 02/13/2011 9:28:02 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: Kansas58
they do not respect our right to disagree with them!

First, you give a lecture on rudeness and anti-social opinions and then you pontificate, without a shred of evidence that that Ron Paul supporters (wihtout qualifiers) "do not respect our right to disagree with them!" If you want to have a respectful conversation count me in. One pointer, however. Try to apply this standard to yourself. You might make more headway.

28 posted on 02/13/2011 9:31:20 AM PST by Captain Kirk (Q)
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To: Allegra

Honestly, I just don’t know what to make of Ron Paul. However, I’d trust Ron Paul to run the country a heck of a lot faster than I would John McPain, Lindsey Grahamnesty, Olympia Snowejob, and the rest of the RINO herd.


29 posted on 02/13/2011 9:36:30 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: Captain Kirk
Experience.
It has been my experience that the Paul crowd tries to disrupt any political gathering that I have been to.
The interrupt.
They make rude comments during speeches.
I am right on this, and the vast majority of Freepers reading this Blog will, more than likely, give you their own stories of how the Ron Paul crowd “does not play well, with others”.
You can state your views, all you want, in a civil manner, but -— most Paul supporters want to run the “sand box” and kick anyone out who does not agree.
30 posted on 02/13/2011 9:37:48 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58
Actually, much of modern liberalism is anti Israel and anti organized religion, including the Jewish religion. Hitler didn't care much for Christians, either.

So lets recap, Ron Paul and or liberals are liberal college kids, Nazis, leftist, Anti-Jewish Hitler supporters, and on another thread last night, I was told their right wing zealots.

Got it!

31 posted on 02/13/2011 9:39:31 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Well, you know the retarded left are in cahoots with all the other retards, the national-socialists, the jihadists, the paulestinians, and generally all the stinking dregs of society.

Thus, you have your stormfronters managing Ron Paul’s blimp project and Cindy Sheehan boinking Lew Rockwell.

Repellent, but not real complicated.


32 posted on 02/13/2011 9:39:43 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Shh...the Republican Party is becoming the War Party, the more wars, the better.


33 posted on 02/13/2011 9:40:19 AM PST by garbanzo (You better hold on; This one's about to get bumpy.)
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To: Captain Kirk

More to the point:

WHEN HAS RON PAUL EVER ASKED HIS FOLLOWERS TO BEHAVE LIKE GROWN UPS?


34 posted on 02/13/2011 9:41:15 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: mnehring

The “extreme right” doesn’t exist. The Right has nothing to do with anarchy, they want the federal government within its boundries as set forth by the Constitution. That’s not an extremist view.


35 posted on 02/13/2011 9:41:42 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: Kansas58

It’s possible. I don’t really think Ron Paul or his supporters are really that much of an issue.


36 posted on 02/13/2011 9:43:51 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: Kansas58
You can state your views, all you want, in a civil manner. Despite your purple prose defense of civility, it is revealing that did not bother to condemn (or even recognize) the only "uncivil comment in the entire article: "Rep. Paul is clearly off his meds and must be purged from public office

Again, if you are going to lecture others on civility, you should at least hold people you agree with to the same standard.

37 posted on 02/13/2011 9:45:18 AM PST by Captain Kirk (Q)
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To: garbanzo

Do I have to turn in my decoder ring now ? :)


38 posted on 02/13/2011 9:46:11 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: garbanzo

I think the most important thing we should do as Republicans/Libertarians/Tea Partiers is stay united. If we don’t, America will will slide into socialism.

Defeating Barack Hussein Obama should be our main and only goal until 2012. We can squabble with the Paulistas later. Our country is in massive trouble. If Obama is reelected, all bets are off and America is finished.


39 posted on 02/13/2011 9:52:52 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (I'll be civil when the left stops trying to destroy America.)
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To: Hardraade

lol...


40 posted on 02/13/2011 10:04:17 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Can I be honest? If you're against it, I'm for it..

Can I be honest, I'm not surprised. So much of the Paul side of the house is about personality instead of principle (even though they claim the latter). Their view of the Constitution is what Paul says it is. No matter what he does, he is right because he is Paul. I even saw them twist three ways from Sunday to justify his voting for Nancy Pelosi's tax hike bill. That crew is quick to take snippets of quotes made by Paul and form a philosophy around it even though the full quote has a much different meaning (the infamous George Washington's farewell address is a good example of this.) You try to bring up the Federalist Papers and they go back to 'what Paul says' about something.

Frankly, it is one of the things that bug me about Paul more than even some of his policy disagreements. He is getting entire generations of college kids to look to a guy from government as the solution. Heck, I was messing with some the other day on Facebook and posted a joke slogan - "Ron Paul 2012, he is from the government and he is here to help" and they jumped all over it like wildfire thinking it was brilliant.

He has the power to make a generation of at least Libertarians who are self empowered (and may even grow up to be Conservatives)- instead, he is making a generation of Paulartarians who are Paul-empowered and he is lapping it up.

41 posted on 02/13/2011 10:04:43 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Allegra
That may not be by accident.
The Code Pinkos tend to like Ron Paul.

Is Ron Paul, The Lyndon LaRouche of the GOP Conservatives?
just askin'


42 posted on 02/13/2011 10:11:36 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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43 posted on 02/13/2011 10:13:56 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Kansas58
It has been my experience that the Paul crowd tries to disrupt any political gathering that I have been to. The interrupt. They make rude comments during speeches.

Rude comments?? Oh no!!!

Lets all sit around hold hands and talk nicy nicy, while we watch our standard of living implode, watch our economy tumble down range out of control, while we gawk at our lawless violent borders, as our corrupt foreign polices blow up in our faces, while government grows into an all controlling behemoth...

Lets have some tea, everyone smile and remember, be polite!! Lets all bring party favors to the warm polite discussion!!


44 posted on 02/13/2011 10:15:11 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Great news, great explanation!


45 posted on 02/13/2011 10:16:05 AM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIAing)
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46 posted on 02/13/2011 10:19:38 AM PST by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: OldDeckHand
I don't think he has any principled opposition to homosexual marriage.

He's a Libertarian. The Libertarian message has been, to my ears at least, "Up with drugs, down with borders, and everybody do their own thing."

So I presume homosexual marriage would fall under the last category.

47 posted on 02/13/2011 10:21:15 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Perfectly stated.

btw, those who say Paul's supporters are like draft dodgers sound stupid. We do NOT have a draft.

48 posted on 02/13/2011 10:26:27 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: apocalypto

I think we should spend less time attacking each other and MORE time attacking the treasonous left.


49 posted on 02/13/2011 10:49:55 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Right is always right....The Left is a bunch of commie finger sniffers.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

RINOs probably think it’s an extremist view, along with the Democrats.


50 posted on 02/13/2011 11:10:57 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Valentine's Day: when you buy stuff you can't afford for somebody who won't [NSFW] anyway.)
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