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Ron Paul won't seek congressional term in 2012
thefacts.com ^ | Tue Jul 12, 2011 | John Tompkins

Posted on 07/12/2011 9:20:57 AM PDT by sunmars

LAKE JACKSON — After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat.

Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012.

“I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul said. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.”

His announcement will give enough time for anyone with aspirations for his seat to think about running, he said. Paul didn’t want to wait for filing in the 2012 primary to let people know he wasn’t seeking reelection.

“I didn’t want to hold off until in December,” he said. “I thought it shouldn’t be any later than now.”

Paul has served 12 terms in Congress. District 14 encompasses a 10-county area along the Gulf Coast.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: buhbye; goodriddance; gtfo; paul; ronpaul; youknowhesnuts
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1 posted on 07/12/2011 9:21:00 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Ron Paul is a nutter....he had made a promise when he was elected he’d only serve 2 TERMS...little liar.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 9:25:48 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: sunmars
That's great news!

After his resounding primary defeat (again) we can look forward to only hearing from him when he frequents the Alex Jones show.

Maybe he can get a gig on MSNBC as a resident "Republican" who does nothing but sit on his hands.

3 posted on 07/12/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: shield
Ron Paul is a nutter....he had made a promise when he was elected he’d only serve 2 TERMS...little liar.

He's king of the earmarks, too.

What do Libertarians think of lying?

4 posted on 07/12/2011 9:28:06 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: sunmars
After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives...

Serving? More like riding the incumbent re-election gravy train.

5 posted on 07/12/2011 9:29:21 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: sunmars

Adios, whack job.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 9:29:50 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (A Movement that does not move cannot call itself a Movement.)
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To: Moonman62

This Libertarian has had enough of him and his Alzheimer’s induced dementia.

Good riddance, you old pest!


7 posted on 07/12/2011 9:31:47 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (A Movement that does not move cannot call itself a Movement.)
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To: humblegunner

Whoa! This time when the circus leaves town, it’s REALLY leaving town.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 9:32:52 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Moonman62

I’m a Libertarian - and guys like Ron Paul scare the crap out of me.

And frankly, I think his supporters can be more annoying than the obots. Thank goodness there are so few of them.


9 posted on 07/12/2011 9:32:52 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: svcw

When I first became aware of Ron Paul, I thought I’d never say this. I tried to think of what I wanted to say here, and finally came to the conclusion, your comment on the other thread said it best.

Finally!


10 posted on 07/12/2011 9:33:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: sunmars
Ron Paul would be good haberdasher.
11 posted on 07/12/2011 9:33:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: sunmars

What is the meaning of all of this? Paul has bupkas chance of winning the nomination, let alone the White House! I just wish he’d take McNuts, Grahamnesty and the Maine twins with him!


12 posted on 07/12/2011 9:36:05 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Servant of the Cross

He has no choice.

There is a spanking-new mental health facility in Lake Jackson.

He’s afraid to go back there. Might get netted.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 9:36:30 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Ron Paul would be good haberdasher.

Yes, I can see that. Or a funeral director. Definitely not a cobbler though.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 9:39:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: sunmars

Ron Paul likes to pretend he’s an outsider, but he’s just as establishment as the rest of the Beltway Blatherers.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 9:42:30 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Ron Paul would be good haberdasher.

And I'd take my hat off to him if only he'd have chosen that vocation instead...

16 posted on 07/12/2011 9:42:37 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: sunmars

As Bugs Bunny woud say,

“So long, Screwie! See ya in St. Looie!”


17 posted on 07/12/2011 9:48:00 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Servant of the Cross
Question: What do these two men have in common?

Answer: Neither has a chance in hell of being president but their supporters aren't smart enough to realize that.

18 posted on 07/12/2011 9:49:13 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: humblegunner
Yea. He doesn't want a repeat of the last time they caught him.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 9:50:10 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: sunmars
This isn't good news at all. While there may be plenty of specific policies that one may agree or disagree with Paul about, he was one of the only unambiguously clear Constitutionalists in Washington, and is in no small part responsible for the increased resurgence of Constitutional conservatism and libertarianism - including among a notable younger audience - which is a remarkable achievement. Paul could be counted on to foster Constitutionally-consistent policies even when the specific outcome was unpopular. That kind of principle, and ideological consistency, is sorely lacking in a place too often governed by 'grand bargains,' and 'across the aisle' partnerships that always resort in an expansion of federal power. I didn't always agree with Paul, but I very much liked him being in D.C.; I for one will miss his voice.
20 posted on 07/12/2011 9:50:40 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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