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Ron Paul, man for the times, announces exploratory on Hannity
The US Report ^ | Apr. 26, 2011 | Kay Day

Posted on 04/26/2011 7:43:00 AM PDT by Crush

Texas Congressman Ron Paul appeared on the Sean Hannity Show on Monday, and the Libertarian leaning Republican confirmed possibilities for a 2012 presidential run.

“We are going to announce I’m going to form an exploratory committee,” Paul said. That announcement will presumably happen, according to Politico, on Tuesday afternoon in Iowa at the Holiday Inn near the Des Moines airport.

Paul is making the talk show rounds, appearing on programs like 'Fox and Friends' and dropping by the chatty den 'The View'. Along the way, Paul is also promoting and signing his latest book, ‘Liberty Defined.’

On 'Fox and Friends' Tuesday morning Paul pointed out two of the biggest problems in the U.S.—“militarism and welfarism.” He rightfully said the Federal Reserve does not have constitutional authority to print money and as far as a theme goes, not much has changed for Paul over the years.

“Freedom is the issue,” he said. Asked about the issue of “militarism,” Paul posed a question: “What if China did to us what we do in other countries?”

Paul’s dialog with Hannity was the most substantive, with the congressman responding to questions about entitlements, the war in Libya and troops in Saudi Arabia. Paul wants to “address spending overseas” and that approach will resonate with fiscal conservatives. He gave a nod to former CIA analyst-turned author Michael Scheuer as “the most knowledgable person about Osama bin Laden.” Scheuer, like Paul, has a non-interventionist platform on matters such as Libya.

Asked about the desire by some to introduce aspects of Sharia law into the judicial system, Paul said, “We have to defend our principles.” He does however acknowledge the right of the developer at the Ground Zero Mosque to put the building there. Paul said the mosque is “a private property issue” and we shouldn’t believe...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; hannity; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; michaelscheuer; morethorazineplease; paulkucinich12; ronpaul; shrimpboats; spotthelooney
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1 posted on 04/26/2011 7:43:04 AM PDT by Crush
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To: Crush

KOOK ALERT!


2 posted on 04/26/2011 7:43:52 AM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Crush

ANOTHER BIG TIME LOSER.


3 posted on 04/26/2011 7:44:54 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: Crush

4 posted on 04/26/2011 7:45:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Crush

Get aboard the Crazy Train.


5 posted on 04/26/2011 7:45:34 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Crush

Funny headline


6 posted on 04/26/2011 7:45:42 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: VRWCmember

I rather enjoy his debate comedy. It’s gold.


7 posted on 04/26/2011 7:45:55 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Crush

8 posted on 04/26/2011 7:46:41 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: A. Morgan

The Kook. Is the only one that will go after the “Command and Control” agencies of the Federal Monster. The GOP is back at its old tricks of trying to save the Monster. In modern war you go at the Enemy command and control first. GOP will not. I will vote for the Kook over the Cowards. He will lose but at least I will have tried.


9 posted on 04/26/2011 7:47:49 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Crush

Man for what times? Isn’t he like a hundred and twenty?


10 posted on 04/26/2011 7:47:49 AM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Crush

The Stormfront & Jihad candidate. Just what the world needed.

Wonder how much Obongo pays *him* to be spoiler?


11 posted on 04/26/2011 7:48:17 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

Man for the end of times.


12 posted on 04/26/2011 7:50:03 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Crush
Over the years, Ron Paul has had SOME good ideas, but unfortunately, overall he is a "crackpot".
13 posted on 04/26/2011 7:50:09 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: mulligan

Notice the GOP RINOS are talking about the things the Kook was talking about 5 years ago. Does that mean they are Kooks too? Or maybe. Just a little behind Ron Paul. Maybe after Obamas next term after the GOP does its Flop. The next RINO will talk about what the Kook talks about now.


14 posted on 04/26/2011 7:51:37 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Crush
Paulhroids rejoice!

Jihad Ron is your guy!

15 posted on 04/26/2011 7:53:06 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Crush
“We are going to announce I’m going to form an exploratory committee,”

Yeah. Exploring for his mind.


16 posted on 04/26/2011 7:53:22 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Crush

Well the first 8 posts could be written by liberals as they only used Saul Alinsky tactics. Just attack without any substantive details in fact.

Has the FR become just a right leaning DU?

RP will not get my vote, unless the GOP does not offer up anyone who has not been corrupted by Progressives.

We do not need a slightly less Progressive like McCain but someone who will promise to lead the country back to what the Founders intended.

Just mindless attacks on RP will not help.


17 posted on 04/26/2011 7:53:47 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: screaminsunshine
Paul: "On 'Fox and Friends' Tuesday morning Paul pointed out two of the biggest problems in the U.S.—'militarism and welfarism.'"

You: The Kook. Is the only one that will go after the “Command and Control” agencies of the Federal Monster...In modern war you go at the Enemy command and control first."

I love it. This "KOOK" is anti-militarism, an isolationist, yet you use militant remarks in defending him. Sheesh!

You want to vote for a kook, go for it. You and the rest of the loonies out there.

18 posted on 04/26/2011 7:54:39 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: screaminsunshine
"Notice the GOP RINOS are talking about the things the Kook was talking about 5 years ago."

Awesome, so Ron Paul and GOP RINOs have something in common.

For us Conservatives, both groups (RINOs and Ron Paul & his drones) can go to Hell!

19 posted on 04/26/2011 7:55:25 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Crush

“Ron Paul, man for the times,...”

What times? the final destruction of Israel and the Jews? You know, us guys who “run” everything?


20 posted on 04/26/2011 7:57:14 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: Crush

The bad news is; now Rand Paul won’t run, which he was considering. Rand’s voice and ideas would be good for the debate.


21 posted on 04/26/2011 7:57:35 AM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Crush

The bad news is; now Rand Paul won’t run, which he was considering. Rand’s voice and ideas would be good for the debate.


22 posted on 04/26/2011 7:57:43 AM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: lormand

A...MEN!


23 posted on 04/26/2011 7:58:09 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: lormand

I never can quite understand what Conservatives get so riled up about when a man comes out and wants to follow the Constitution. That is all he wants to do. As far as I can tell. He seems to me to be for a little tiny Federal Government. Real small. I like that. I guess Conservatives want a huge Federal Government to do their bidding just like the Rats.


24 posted on 04/26/2011 7:59:39 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Wurlitzer
"Just mindless attacks on RP will not help."

WTF are you NOT reading?

Can we rewind the tape on this guy and post for you statement after statement which puts him deeply in the kook category?

Ron Paul has one huge fatal flaw...he is a "Blame America First" moron. Ron Paul is completely oblivious to the Islamic Caliphate which fits his isolationists views.

Has some FR members become "useless idiots" to Islam?

What about Ron Pauls acceptance of Pork Barrel money? I'm sure that is what the Founders wanted right?

Ron Paul - Working for Islam, whether he knows it or not

25 posted on 04/26/2011 8:01:21 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: lormand
The only exploratory committee RP should have is a team of proctologists to locate and extract his head...
26 posted on 04/26/2011 8:02:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Crush

I thought he was directing his ‘mental attributes’ towards the Fed. Can he keep his psychoses straight?


27 posted on 04/26/2011 8:03:29 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Crush

Man for what times? RP is not rational.


28 posted on 04/26/2011 8:03:35 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: bcsco

You like the Command and Control agencies? EPA, DOE, Commerce, Energy, Interior, IRS, The Fed, DHS, TSA, HHS, and on and on. There is the source of our problem. Paul will attack it. Babble about the budget and 20 year plans are a joke to me. Guess I am just a Loonie.


29 posted on 04/26/2011 8:04:18 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Wurlitzer

You offered no substantial response in post#17. Seemed a bit hypocritical.


30 posted on 04/26/2011 8:06:08 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Crush
It was only four years ago that Hannity was whining about everything and anything connected to Ron Paul.

How times have changed. (Did Sean bring up the subject of 'snowballs'? LOL!)

31 posted on 04/26/2011 8:06:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: screaminsunshine
"I never can quite understand what Conservatives get so riled up about when a man comes out and wants to follow the Constitution."

Rule # 1) Never accept the premise of an argument from a liberal, or Paulhriod.

Ron Paul is a lunatic isolationist and American apologist. Surely you can find a real libertarian to support rather than someone who fools you into thinking he is a constitutionalist, but accepts tax payer funding for "Wild Shrimp" research.

Libertarians - Organized Anarchists

32 posted on 04/26/2011 8:07:24 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Wurlitzer
>>>>>>Has the FR become just a right leaning DU?

FR is a bastion of conservatism, you fool. Its always open season on liberals like Trump and loons like Ron Paul. The last thing America needs is an imperialist or isolationist foreign policy, respectively.

33 posted on 04/26/2011 8:07:57 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: screaminsunshine

Where did I say I liked these government agencies? Don’t put words in my mouth. Paul will attack it. The man has no chance of being president. None. Nada. Zip. The man is a loon. Period. Enough said.


34 posted on 04/26/2011 8:09:11 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: lormand

I always go Libertarian until they lose then vote the lesser of the two evils. The guy Johnson from New Mexico is Libertarian but does not get the Dander up like Paul. I am hoping Rush will pick a candidate this time. He is the main Conservative I like.


35 posted on 04/26/2011 8:10:49 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: screaminsunshine
I am hoping Rush will pick a candidate this time. He is the main Conservative I like.

Huh? You need someone else to make your choices for you? You can't make objective decisions on your own? Now I know why you're so in love with Ron Paul.

36 posted on 04/26/2011 8:14:09 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Crush
Ron Paul would be one of our greatest presidents . . .

. . . if only it was 1912 rather than 2012.

37 posted on 04/26/2011 8:16:44 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Wurlitzer

The founders where not isolationists.


38 posted on 04/26/2011 8:17:39 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Crush

Paul’s kool aid drinking followers are tiresome. Almost all of us say he has some good ideas but is kooky to the hilt on others. And yet, all the Paulista’s can do is say we are RINO’s.

That’s akin to Obama’s kool aid drinkers calling all attacks on Obama as racist. Same kindergarten type reasoning.

Besides, on terror and foreign policy, Paul is LEFT of the average RIINO. Same on some social issues. And libertarians think about this: until every nation is libertarian on foreign policy - no nation can afford to be libertarian on foreign policy.

And what do Paul’s Islamist buddies think about his book “Liberty Defined.” How do THEY define liberty? Just sayin...


39 posted on 04/26/2011 8:17:39 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush contributor)
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To: bcsco

HUH? I assure you Rush is no Paul supporter.

Likes some of his ideas, but not supporter at all.


40 posted on 04/26/2011 8:19:21 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush contributor)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I never said Rush was a Paul supporter. I was questioning the poster’s need to have someone pick his candidate for him.


41 posted on 04/26/2011 8:21:21 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Crush
Ron Paul, man for the times...

If it's 1860.

Post 1865? Not so much...

42 posted on 04/26/2011 8:23:51 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You say your'e conservative, but you support liberals. Should I believe your words or your actions?)
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To: screaminsunshine
Did you think that he would pull Geithner in and drill him out of a job? I did. Ron Paul needs to take his first step. Do what he said he would. It's all BS as of now.
43 posted on 04/26/2011 8:24:25 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Crush

Has it bee n 4 years already?

44 posted on 04/26/2011 8:29:08 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: Crush

I would NOT vote for Ron Paul as County Dog Catcher, if our county were overrun with Chihuahuas. Not even if he were running unopposed.


45 posted on 04/26/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Howie66

I wish it was the other Paul. Oh well.


46 posted on 04/26/2011 8:44:07 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: lormand

lormand, perfect response. You gave detailed reasons for your position. That is what I expect to see on FR.

I posted my comment because I had read the first 8 replies and all could have been written by Saul Alinsky(may he never rest in peace)


47 posted on 04/26/2011 8:44:54 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: allmost

No, I clearly identified that there were 8 Saul Alinsky type posts. How is that hypocritical? That was my objection and I stated it.


48 posted on 04/26/2011 8:48:19 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Invincibly Ignorant
Man for what times? Isn’t he like a hundred and twenty?

You beat me to it. Hero worship has ruined the GOP. Now, it's doing the same to libertarians. He's got a valuable role to play, but another run is just silly.

49 posted on 04/26/2011 8:48:38 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Reagan Man

“FR is a bastion of conservatism, you fool.”


Well another Saul Alinsky attack! How FR of you to call me a fool after I simply pointed out that there were 8 initial attack posts with ZERO substance and that is what I would expect on DU but not FR.

In your brilliant mind how does that make one a fool?


50 posted on 04/26/2011 8:53:43 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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