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Ron Paul Warns GOP Not To "Capitulate" On Taxes, Won't Rule Out Indy Bid (Hannity radio interview)
realclearpolitics.com ^ | Nov.18, 2011

Posted on 11/18/2011 4:43:24 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Ron Paul with Sean Hannity discussing the economy and the election. Paul talks about the lack of attention he receives, if he is not ignored altogether. Paul says he and his staff were "annoyed" by the fact that he only received 89 seconds to speak at the last Republican debate.

Paul warned his Republican colleagues in the Congress that they better keep their pledge to not raise taxes. He says if they do "capitulate" on taxes then people will make them pay.

"I have no intention of doing that," Paul says of a third-party run if he doesn't get the Republican nomination. However, when asked several times by Hannity to rule out an independent bid, he would not.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 3rdparty; elections; gop; hannity; idiot; paul; ronpaul; rossperot; seanhannity
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1 posted on 11/18/2011 4:43:28 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Libertarians are Liberals.
Libertarians care more about being Socially Liberal than they do about being Fiscally Conservative.
If a Libertarian runs a strong third party campaign, it just means that votes are siphoned away from the Republican.
This is how Obama gets his second term.
We’ve been here before.

Bill Clinton became president with 43% of the vote.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 4:46:15 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is vote for roupaul over mittens or zero in the general...

Flame away.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 4:47:40 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is vote for roupaul over mittens or zero in the general...

Flame away.


4 posted on 11/18/2011 4:47:42 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: ClearCase_guy

YUP! Ross Perot.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 4:48:32 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: cableguymn

I would walk ten miles uphill in the snow barefooted to vote for Dr Ron.


6 posted on 11/18/2011 4:50:09 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"


7 posted on 11/18/2011 4:51:48 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Give me a Mittens/Gingrich ticket and I'll be voting for Paul.

8 posted on 11/18/2011 4:56:16 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: ClearCase_guy

I heard the interview, and Paul isn’t going to run. He kept repeating he had no intention or plans to run and didn’t want to. Hannity kept on asking if he would say that under absolutely no circumstances would he run, and Paul kept saying he had no intention to run.

Stupid radio and a useless line of inquiry. If there is any out at all involved in the “no intention”/”no plans” response it would probably involve developments about as remote as an invasion by space aliens. Paul will stay on the reservation if for no other reason than to help Rand’s prospects for the future.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 4:58:28 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: cableguymn

A vote for IndyPaul is a vote for four more years of Zero...


10 posted on 11/18/2011 4:59:51 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Snickering Hound

That’s probably why he’s not ruling it out. If Romney is on the ticket, the GOP will be in real turmoil with the base, and Rep. Paul would have good reason to run as an independent.


11 posted on 11/18/2011 5:03:01 PM PST by Huck (Not sure if I can pick one.)
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To: fhayek
A vote for IndyPaul is a vote for four more years of Zero...

And in 1968, a vote for Nixon ended up being a vote for Johnson, the same inept handling of Vietnam, none of the Great Society was repealed and in fact Nixon created the EPA.

12 posted on 11/18/2011 5:06:11 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: fhayek

So says you. I see a hell of a lot of people that flat out refuse to vote for mittens.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 5:06:20 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: ClearCase_guy

You have that right! But Ron Paul is already siphoning votes from real contenders. The GOP isn’t going to elect a Libertarian like Paul. He knows it, but gets to keep the money after his failed bid. Doesn’t matter what his numbers look like in Iowa. Paul is a non-starter.


14 posted on 11/18/2011 5:13:34 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: nkycincinnatikid

Have you considered keeping your shoes on and driving up the hill?

Never mind, walking barefooted in the snow might be ‘normal’ for Paul supporters.


15 posted on 11/18/2011 5:13:37 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Even the threat of this makes me ill.


16 posted on 11/18/2011 5:15:43 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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To: fhayek
A vote for IndyPaul is a vote for four more years of Zero...

And a vote for Romney/Gingrich is a vote for four years of Romney/Gingrich.

17 posted on 11/18/2011 5:16:46 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If there is a RINO on the GOP ticket, I’m voting 3rd Party by writing in Sarah Palin as my choice for President.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 5:20:10 PM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I refuse to vote for mittens under ANY circumstance. If Dr. Paul runs obey, though he HAS said he will NOT, I will vote for him if mittens is the nominee. Is that clear enough?

If the nominee is anyone BUT Dr. Paul, Obummer stands a good chance of getting reelected and CWII starting...


19 posted on 11/18/2011 5:22:42 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, GOP should NOT cave on taxes, no conservatives are not going to back Paul.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 5:24:16 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If he runs as an independent, the three people who would vote for him will not make a difference to either main stream candidate.


21 posted on 11/18/2011 5:26:14 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: cableguymn

Amen!


22 posted on 11/18/2011 5:26:25 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: dcwusmc

Are you trying to say here that only Paul can beat BHO?


23 posted on 11/18/2011 5:28:06 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: dcwusmc

I think CWII is almost assured, no matter what happens with the electoral process. The 50-state union is living on borrowed time.


24 posted on 11/18/2011 5:29:56 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Roll the stone away, Let the guilty pay, It's Independence Day)
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To: cableguymn

He’ll steal more votes from Obama than from the GOP.


25 posted on 11/18/2011 5:31:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That kook is a great asset to Obama. He pollutes and dilutes the GOP race. He has never had any chance of winning and never will. His only support is the same cult that always promotes him.


26 posted on 11/18/2011 5:32:03 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: svcw

I’m saying he’s the only one running who fully honors the Constitution. I believe he COULD READILY beat Obummer and I believe his 1.5 trillion and 3-4 department cuts in year one of his administration are the only things that can PEACEFULLY restore the republic.


27 posted on 11/18/2011 5:33:57 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m losing faith in any GOP candidate doing anything to reverse the course we the United States is heading towards.

A third party candidate who appeals to both sides and wants to put America first would be great.

Ross Perot could have a great shot of doing this had he not got out because of threats to his family and than got back in and asked the Admiral to join him as VP.

Watched some of “Unreasonable man” about Ralph Nader’s 08 bid. In that film he talks about being threatened and offered millions of dollars to drop out by several sources because they knew it would hurt Gore.

We need to be saved and this two party, same party of nitwits don’t give a crap about anyone but their jobs.


28 posted on 11/18/2011 5:35:55 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: Gator113

I don’t want to jump to the presumption that you are a moron.
So let me explain that if election day happens to be clear and sunny and I live in Coral Gables next to the polling station I would put on my shorts and vote for Ron Paul barefooted.
But if I lived in, say Alaska ten miles from the polling station and someone like you had stolen my vehicle, or slashed the tires and taken my shoes because of some pathetic foot fetish.
Then on my Oath if Ron Paul Paul were the Republican nominee I would walk barefooted to vote for him.
I know, I know,
I am a anti semetic jew hating nazi.
I know your tactics, save your breath.


29 posted on 11/18/2011 5:39:27 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: nkycincinnatikid

Now thats funny.


30 posted on 11/18/2011 5:41:25 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Many of the things Dr. Paul says are appealing, but he is a better talker and conversationalist than a serious leader. He just is too much a NUT, and a dangerous nut at that. He thinks that we can get along with Iran by being more friendly to them. He is clueless on real-world foreign policy. That is dangerous, and could be fatal for America.

If the race is between Obama and Paul, I will seriously consider moving to Poland — and I do not even speak Polish! Or maybe I will go to Lithuania. Who knows.


31 posted on 11/18/2011 5:45:51 PM PST by docbnj
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To: dcwusmc
3-4 department cuts

Unlike Perry, bet the old man could name the departments he wants to cut.

No matter who wins, the GOV will continue to explode with more BS departments.

32 posted on 11/18/2011 5:46:18 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: JohnBrownUSA

If they nominate Newt or Romney, I’m done with the republicans. If I wanted to pay for abortions, I don’t need them to force me to pay for them.


33 posted on 11/18/2011 5:47:40 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: COBOL2Java

Meet the new twirp, same as the old twirp...


34 posted on 11/18/2011 6:02:17 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: nkycincinnatikid

Your beginning wasn’t very good, kinda flat. Your ending, well, it sucked.

BUT, that stuff in the middle was absolutely hilarious.

Just so you’ll know, I kinda like Paul, except for that sanity thing. ;>)

Seriously, you should vote for the candidate that you believe in and trust the most, but if your going to make it public that you’re a Paul supporter, you need to be ready for the wisecracks and jokes.

I meant you no harm, but Paul is such a target rich environment that guys like me just can’t help it. I know, I know, it’s a self control issue...LOL

Cheers.........


35 posted on 11/18/2011 6:07:29 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Republican circular firing squad continues.


36 posted on 11/18/2011 6:07:43 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: Gator113

OK to Cheers, nuff said


37 posted on 11/18/2011 6:12:43 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Proud2BeRight

Obama has no greater asset in this race than Willard Romney.


38 posted on 11/18/2011 6:21:38 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: oneamericanvoice
You have that right! But Ron Paul is already siphoning votes from real contenders.

No, he's not siphoning votes. Go talk to a Ron Paul supporter, you'll find that they don't care about any other candidate. If Paul wasn't running, they wouldn't be voting.
39 posted on 11/18/2011 6:42:43 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: VicVega
Watched some of “Unreasonable man” about Ralph Nader’s 08 bid. In that film he talks about being threatened and offered millions of dollars to drop out by several sources because they knew it would hurt Gore.

Gore could have won if he'd simply won his own state.

We need to be saved and this two party, same party of nitwits don’t give a crap about anyone but their jobs.

That's where we are headed - both parties only caring about lobbyists and winning the next election.
40 posted on 11/18/2011 6:44:04 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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41 posted on 11/18/2011 6:51:33 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: af_vet_rr
Gore could have won if he'd simply won his own state.

They touch on that and losing Clinton's state too.

42 posted on 11/18/2011 6:53:05 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: Huck
That’s probably why he’s not ruling it out. If Romney is on the ticket, the GOP will be in real turmoil with the base, and Rep. Paul would have good reason to run as an independent.

Please walk me through this.... What would be his good reason to mount an inevitably losing independent run that would throw the country to four more years of 0bama and possibly three more Supreme Court appointments? If Ogabe ends up appointing a five justice majority you can forget about the America we used to know and love. It will be over at that point. Over.
43 posted on 11/18/2011 7:32:41 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: achilles2000

If the GOP House agrees to raise taxes, he has said he wouldnt rule out a possible 3rd party run.

But if the GOP house does raise taxes, Ron Paul is the least of our issues. We likely wont win in 2012 anyway in that case. The party will be a mess. The libertarians will be mad. The conservatives will be mad. The fiscal conservatives will be mad. Only the moderates will be happy.


44 posted on 11/18/2011 8:46:37 PM PST by floridarunner01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
He’ll steal more votes from Obama than from the GOP.

Exactly....

The College Dolts have no place to go, hows that Hopey Changey workin' for them now, jobless living in Mom's basement.

Ron Paul on the other hand:
* Allows them to vote from someone who is anti-war / isolationist in foreign policy.
* Allows them to vote for someone who is Pro-Dope.

The Anti War Stoner vote goes to Paul instead of Oboingo...

45 posted on 11/18/2011 11:56:09 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So LIBERAL-tarian Paul is now trying to blackmail us into nominating him! No thanks. If it is not you, whomever we do nominate will shred Obama up and win anyway. With Paul as third candidate the GOP nominee wins by 8 points; without a third party he wins by 11 points.
46 posted on 11/19/2011 5:09:52 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Trod Upon
If Ogabe ends up appointing a five justice majority you can forget about the America we used to know and love. It will be over at that point. Over.

That horse left the barn a long time ago. "It" has been over for some time now.

47 posted on 11/19/2011 5:50:51 AM PST by Huck (Not sure if I can pick one.)
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To: nkycincinnatikid
Then say HELLO to 4 more years of Obama!!

Ron Paul has done nothing but raise money and run for President in the last 25 years..believe me, my hubby is 78 years old, and I have canceled checks he has given to Ron Paul...I put a stop to it after his 3rd run for president...my hubby and I live only on SS...

I have allot of Christmas cards from him ($25 donation or more) I have family pictures, and also Ron Pauls family Christmas Cook book ($100 donation or more)

He is nothing but a fund raising machine...JMHO

48 posted on 11/19/2011 6:18:42 AM PST by southphilly
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To: svcw
"Are you trying to say here that only Paul can beat BHO?"

That's what I think.

Look at it this way: The Republicans cannot win by nominating a "moderate", which is another way of saying "liberal lite".

Ron Paul is the exact opposite of Obama and any other liberal, so he has the best position to articulate real differences between conservativism and liberalism.

If a RINO is nominated, we lose (again!).

49 posted on 11/19/2011 6:54:54 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Designer
he has the best position to articulate real differences between conservatism and liberalism.

When has Paul done that, he is not a conservative he is a libertarian.

50 posted on 11/19/2011 7:06:58 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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