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Five Myths About Ron Paul
The Washington Post ^ | 12/9/11 | Nick Gillespie

Posted on 12/13/2011 10:58:28 AM PST by BatMite

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JUST SAY NO to flip-floppers, insider lobbyists, and serial adulterers!
1 posted on 12/13/2011 10:58:34 AM PST by BatMite
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To: BatMite
Just say no to bat crazy Neo Isolationist Know Nothings.
2 posted on 12/13/2011 10:59:40 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: BatMite

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.


3 posted on 12/13/2011 11:04:25 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: BatMite

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.


4 posted on 12/13/2011 11:04:52 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: BatMite
One fact about Ron Paul:

He is a loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.

5 posted on 12/13/2011 11:06:18 AM PST by pfflier
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To: MNJohnnie

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...


6 posted on 12/13/2011 11:08:37 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: BatMite

I’d take Paul over any of the current crop of losers vying for the Pub nomination.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 11:09:35 AM PST by circlecity
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To: pfflier

He is a loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.

He is a serial loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 11:09:35 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: BatMite

#6. He’s sane.


9 posted on 12/13/2011 11:11:17 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: BatMite
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....

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.

10 posted on 12/13/2011 11:12:35 AM PST by class8601_nuke (don't just be critical, be prompt critical.)
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To: BatMite

Signed up yesterday to promote RuPaul?


11 posted on 12/13/2011 11:12:44 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: BatMite

I say “No” to Truthers.


12 posted on 12/13/2011 11:12:51 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: BatMite; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

Welcoem to FR.
RonPaul spam monkies need not apply.


13 posted on 12/13/2011 11:13:06 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: BatMite
Say 'goodbye', Ron...

... "Goodbye Ron."

14 posted on 12/13/2011 11:15:26 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: BatMite
Oh, Bats... you just got yourself put on a list.

I'm a Ron Paul fan myself, but I don't talk about him here. It's not worth getting shouted down, or purged.

15 posted on 12/13/2011 11:16:00 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: BatMite
Ron Paul seems like the odd duck because he is in fact the only sane candidate in the race.

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.

16 posted on 12/13/2011 11:17:34 AM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Darksheare; BatMite
RonPaul spam monkies need not apply.

Yep, but that may be re-apply.

17 posted on 12/13/2011 11:17:34 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: BatMite
"the book sold well and drew respectful notices not just from folk singer Arlo Guthrie and actor Vince Vaughn"

Arlo Guthrie supporting Ron Paul???? Wow, either ole' Arlo has turned over a new leaf or the world has turned upside down. I love Arlo's music and he makes me laugh, but this is the guy who wrote a Christmas song comparing Santa to a hippie commie (Pause for the Claus)...
18 posted on 12/13/2011 11:19:10 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: MNJohnnie
Not to defend Mr. Paul who sometimes seems to go out of his way to ignore legitimate concerns of Israel and to put too much blame on US polices, but isolation is not a dirty word. For a long time, some our greatest conservatives like Robert Taft tended toward isolationism. It's true that total isolation is not possible or desirable, but neither is absolute interventionism and a lot of people think we should move our national conduct toward the isolation direction.

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!

19 posted on 12/13/2011 11:20:04 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: BatMite

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.


20 posted on 12/13/2011 11:21:28 AM PST by kidd
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To: BatMite
Say, that's a GREAT idea you have; join FR to post favorably about Ron Paul! Like NOBODY has ever done that before.

Welcome to FR.

IBTZ

21 posted on 12/13/2011 11:23:35 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: jazusamo; BatMite

They usually do.
Captain Kirk...
Truthfreedom...


22 posted on 12/13/2011 11:24:27 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: BatMite

I have to ask myself how this guy ever even got elected to office.


23 posted on 12/13/2011 11:24:31 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: kidd
I disagree that the muder of an unborn human is a states-right issue.

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.

24 posted on 12/13/2011 11:25:28 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

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.


25 posted on 12/13/2011 11:25:54 AM PST by ThinkingBuddha
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To: BatMite

1. Bat

2. Guano

3. Crazy


26 posted on 12/13/2011 11:26:25 AM PST by Grunthor (We dont LOVE Newt - heck we barely even like him. He's just the best of a rotten bunch)
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To: BatMite

Ron Paul -earmark king.
Ron Paul -TRUTHER.
Ron Paul -Soft on islamic terrorism.


27 posted on 12/13/2011 11:26:33 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: BatMite

28 posted on 12/13/2011 11:27:19 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I don't support Ron Paul because I don't believe we can disengage from the world. But apparently Ron Paul says "no" to truthers as well... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhQ8xi312l8 I keep hearing FReepers call him a truther and I never knew one way or the other, so I googled it, found this and his answer is perfectly reasonable.

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.

29 posted on 12/13/2011 11:27:35 AM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
"I have to ask myself how this guy ever even got elected to office."

After you have asked yourself, and having received no answer, you might consider asking the voters in his District.

30 posted on 12/13/2011 11:27:47 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: BatMite

Enjoy your short stay and electrifying exit.


31 posted on 12/13/2011 11:28:58 AM PST by Grunthor (We dont LOVE Newt - heck we barely even like him. He's just the best of a rotten bunch)
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To: BatMite

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:batmite/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

Hey, you suddenly shut up.
Why?
Cat got your tongue, and your innards?


32 posted on 12/13/2011 11:29:44 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: BatMite

ROn Paul is PRO-HOMOSEXUAL and thus is NOT a conservative.


33 posted on 12/13/2011 11:31:06 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Oberon

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.


34 posted on 12/13/2011 11:33:30 AM PST by kidd
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To: BatMite

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.


35 posted on 12/13/2011 11:36:10 AM PST by ventanax5
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To: douginthearmy
clearly you can't hand democracy over to a people who don't know how to properly use a toilet.

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.

36 posted on 12/13/2011 11:36:26 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Darksheare; All

Seems the noob got the zot


37 posted on 12/13/2011 11:36:40 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Designer; Darksheare; TheOldLady

He already rode the lightning bolt. That was a short stay.


38 posted on 12/13/2011 11:39:01 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

If that was the case then why did we rebuild their military with our modern tactics and weapons?


40 posted on 12/13/2011 11:40:57 AM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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To: kidd
No. Don’t be an ass.

I try to follow that principle, but I slip up sometimes.

41 posted on 12/13/2011 11:45:51 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
So Paul did not tell ...

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!

42 posted on 12/13/2011 11:52:06 AM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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To: BatMite

#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.


43 posted on 12/13/2011 11:53:41 AM PST by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: douginthearmy

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?


44 posted on 12/13/2011 11:56:26 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: pfflier

Yeah and Newt and Romney aren’t nutjob egomaniacs. Sure.


45 posted on 12/13/2011 12:03:07 PM PST by edwords
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To: BatMite
The 5 facts about R-U-N Paul:

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.

46 posted on 12/13/2011 12:04:35 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: BatMite
IATZ. Such a short stay.

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.

47 posted on 12/13/2011 12:06:48 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

The US military including US Special Forces have spent the last 7-8 years training the Iraqi military. Draw your own conclusions.


48 posted on 12/13/2011 12:08:51 PM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; jazusamo

Hmm.. that means he’s been here before.


49 posted on 12/13/2011 12:13:11 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: BatMite
“JUST SAY NO to flip-floppers, insider lobbyists, and serial adulterers! “

And Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a traitorous bastard. He said “911 prompted glee in the Bush administration”.

Enough talk about him.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2818292/posts

50 posted on 12/13/2011 12:13:30 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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