Skip to comments.Five Myths About Ron Paul
Posted on 12/13/2011 10:58:28 AM PST by BatMite
Ron Paul is the Rodney Dangerfield of Republican presidential candidates.... Why, despite a small but devoted set of supporters, does this 76-year-old obstetrician turned politician routinely get no respect from the media and GOP operatives?...
1. Ron Paul is not a "top-tier" candidate.
...Paul is doing increasingly well in national and state-level polls.... And now that Cain has dropped out, Paul's stock is likely to keep climbing. The congressman is no less a top-tier candidate than anyone else in the race.2. Ron Paul is a doctrinaire libertarian.
...Paul parts company with many libertarians on many issues. These include immigration, where he favors ending birthright citizenship and reducing the number of newcomers until the welfare state is dismantled. Paul says abortion law should be settled at the state level, but in Congress in 2005, 2007, 2009 and this year he introduced the Sanctity of Life Act....3. Ron Paul's call to "end the Fed" is crazy.
...Paul's bill to audit the Fed, which has been introduced three years in a row and hasn't passed, but had more than 300 co-sponsors in the House in 2009. Paul introduced a new version in January that has 195 co-sponsors drawn from both parties....4. Ron Paul is anti-military.
Unlike his fellow, er, top-tier candidates Gingrich and Romney, Paul served his country in uniform, as an Air Force captain.... While Pentagon brass might oppose his defense cuts, troops seem to like what he is saying....5. Ron Paul has strong youth support because he wants to legalize drugs.
Paul's popularity among younger voters he's called a "rock star" on the college circuit stems from the idealism of his politics. Kids rally behind his faith in the future, belief in the individual and confidence in bottom-up decision-making....
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The #1 myth about Ron Paul is that he has any chance at all, under any circumstances, to be the President of these United States.
I agree with Ron Paul of fiscal issues.Period.
However his foreign policy views leave a lot to be desired.
Furthermore, I have seen too many of his supporters in Austin vote for Obama in 2008 after Paul was defeated by McCain.
He is a loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.
You and I don’t agree all that often, but when you’re right you’re right, and here you certainly are right.
The number one myth about Paul is that more than a handfull of people are bat-s**t-crazy enough to vote for him.
What I personally admire about Ron the most, is his dedication to destroying himself in the eyes of every American.
Keep up the good work Ron. Only a few folks left...
I’d take Paul over any of the current crop of losers vying for the Pub nomination.
He is a loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.
He is a serial loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.
#6. He’s sane.
Like John F'n Kerry, John S McCain and John P Murtha? Service does not predict conservatism. I do appreciate his service to our nation though.
Signed up yesterday to promote RuPaul?
I say “No” to Truthers.
Welcoem to FR.
RonPaul spam monkies need not apply.
I'm a Ron Paul fan myself, but I don't talk about him here. It's not worth getting shouted down, or purged.
He's the only one who truly supports the Constitutional and its original intent.
Yeah, that makes him an oddball when compared to the others. I'll vote for that kind of oddball.
Yep, but that may be re-apply.
The interventionists are right when they say that the oceans and distance are not as insulating as before but they are gravely wrong when they imply that our geographical separation means nothing. Our location means we can still insulate our security to a greater degree than any other great power and the aim of American policy should be to avoid conflict. If we cannot avoid war, our policy should strive for America to be the LAST power to enter a general war, not the FIRST!
I will support the GOP nominee, so long as they don’t move the party further to the left (such as Romney and Huntsman would).
Ron Paul would be my least favorite amongst those I would support. He is honorable, a solid fiscal conservative and a Constitutionalist. However he significantly lacks reality on the 911 attacks and the consequences of modern warfare. I disagree that the muder of an unborn human is a states-right issue. And Ron Paul flip-flopped on his self-imposed term limits.
Welcome to FR.
They usually do.
I have to ask myself how this guy ever even got elected to office.
So you mean that you side with the Supreme Court ruling on abortion, then? Because before the SCOTUS ruled in Roe v. Wade, abortion was an issue that was decided by the states.
The founding fathers never envisioned us being the world policeman. Where in the constitution are we required to take care of other nations problems? Ron Paul is not isolationist, he is non- interventionist .big difference.
Ron Paul -earmark king.
Ron Paul -TRUTHER.
Ron Paul -Soft on islamic terrorism.
As a former Bush supporter and pro-Iraq war to the point that I enlisted and deployed 3 times, my position is somewhere between Paul's and Bush's. I don't think we can disengage, but clearly you can't hand democracy over to a people who don't know how to properly use a toilet. I think Reagan was also somewhere between Bush and Paul. Reagan was for a strong foreign policy but he didn't send troops to every craphole thinking he could change backwards cultures by goodwill.
After you have asked yourself, and having received no answer, you might consider asking the voters in his District.
Enjoy your short stay and electrifying exit.
Hey, you suddenly shut up.
Cat got your tongue, and your innards?
ROn Paul is PRO-HOMOSEXUAL and thus is NOT a conservative.
No. Don’t be an ass.
Murder is illegal and we have the right to life, as is noted in the Declaration of Independence. To allow some states the right to kill the innocent is against the intent of the Founding Fathers.
Ron Paul was upset with Newt telling the truth about the palestinians.
He basically said this does not help the dialogue .
So what he is saying why bring in the truth , it only hurts the legitimacy of the Lie.
That was the latest stated purpose for the invasion but was that the real purpose? It seems to me that the real purpose was just to bomb Iraq halfway back to the stone age so that it would be less of a threat to Israel.
Seems the noob got the zot
He already rode the lightning bolt. That was a short stay.
If that was the case then why did we rebuild their military with our modern tactics and weapons?
I try to follow that principle, but I slip up sometimes.
I have no idea. Passive aggressive much? Shheesh. I said I wasn't a supporter. I posted a link to a video where Paul gave a perfectly reasonable response. Signing off this thread!
#1 - Ron Paul thinks that Iran wants to be a nuclear power for peaceful reasons.
#2 - Ron Paul thinks a border fence would be used to keep us in.
#3 - Ron Paul packs the budget full of pork for his district, then votes no on the budget.
#4 - Ron Paul is takes money from neo-nazis and has anti-Semitic ghost writers speak for him.
#5 - Ron Paul thinks that Iran wants to be a nuclear power for peaceful reasons.
Now, I realize that it technically only 4 reasons, but #1 and #5 are so critical as they must be repeated.
I suppose they wanted to make the Shiites strong enough to keep the Sunnis from returning to power. Isn’t the current military of Iraq weaker than the military before the invasion?
Yeah and Newt and Romney aren’t nutjob egomaniacs. Sure.
1) R-U-N Paul is NOT a conservative. He's a Libertarian.
2) R-U-N Paul blames America for 9/11/01 - some people paid close attention to his words during the 2008 campaign. His campaign was aligned with the Truthers.
3) R-U-N Paul is an Isolationist. He believes that withdrawing from the rest of the world will result in countries that do not like America to magically change.
4 R-U-N Paul lies about being anti-pork. He has put pork into bills, voted against them knowing they would pass, but then claims he's anti-pork. He's a liar.
5) R-U-N Paul supports allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons. R-U-N Paul is batsh!t crazy and should NOT be in Congress, let alone anywhere near the White House.
Here's a truth about crazy LRon the surrender monkey: Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday evening that Bush administration officials were gleeful after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks because it gave them a pretext to invade Iraq.
The US military including US Special Forces have spent the last 7-8 years training the Iraqi military. Draw your own conclusions.
Hmm.. that means he’s been here before.
And Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a traitorous bastard. He said “911 prompted glee in the Bush administration”.
Enough talk about him.