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Ron Paul Reportedly Goes Off On Reporter For Interrupting His Breakfast
Mediaite ^ | December 29, 2011 | James Krugnale

Posted on 12/29/2011 12:10:54 PM PST by Kaslin

National Journal reporter Beth Reinhard got a chilly reception from Republican frontrunner Ron Paul when she ran into him eating his breakfast all alone at the Des Moines Embassy Suites. Reinhard asked the unaccompanied candidate whether his supporters would support the eventual nominee if it wasn’t him, which drew a sharp retort.

“Right now, the only thing that bothers me is people who don’t respect my privacy enough to leave me alone for five minutes when I’m eating breakfast,” Paul allegedly responded. Reinhard reports the Republican hopeful coldly went back to reading his USA Today.

RELATED: Dick Morris Calls Ron Paul ‘The Most Liberal, Radical Left-Wing Person’ To Run For President In The Last 50 Years

Reinhard was not amused by Paul’s curmudgeonly reply:

Charming. (By the way, if this were to happen to Romney, which it wouldn’t, a SWAT team would immediately surround the reporter to oversee damage control.)

Paul, wearing a white shirt and jeans, insists he doesn’t have time for even one question because he needs to shave before a morning television appearance. A few minutes later, he tries to get the waitress’s attention and fails. Oh bother, he shrugs. And that’s exactly why the people who love the Texas congressman/tea party icon/libertarian standard-bearer love him so intensely. He’s just a cranky old man who wants to eat his eggs in peace before he sets out to save the world.

Paul’s quirky morning routine drew scrutiny on Twitter, such as this snarky response from Washington Post blogger Aaron Blake:

(h/t National Journal)


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crabby; kook; libertarianism; mental; ronpaul

1 posted on 12/29/2011 12:10:58 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“Can’t I just eat my waffle?!”

Birds of a feather...


2 posted on 12/29/2011 12:12:28 PM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: Kaslin

The important “alert” from this is that Paul reads “USA Today,” by choice. That, alone, should disqualify him from any Republican race.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 12:14:06 PM PST by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t mess with Grandpa before he’s had his Coffee,Bowl of Oatmeal and Prunes.......(Also don’t mess with Mittens before he’s combed his hair and put on a fresh pair of magic undies!) LOL


4 posted on 12/29/2011 12:14:18 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Kaslin

I guess Romney can now say Ron Paul is “always angry” as well!


5 posted on 12/29/2011 12:14:32 PM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Kaslin

Such a lovable old coot.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 12:14:49 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

Beth should follow him into the men’s room to see if he has a wide stance.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 12:15:57 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Tigerized


"I understand the Congressman's complaint completely. My subordinates were bothering me when I was having fresh strawberries for breakfast"
8 posted on 12/29/2011 12:16:01 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Kaslin

In a way I agree with RP on this. Common courtesy is something reporters don’t understand. BOTOH he could have just had b’fast in his room.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 12:19:21 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: RavenATB

With all due respect, as a frequent traveler any hotel that had a newspaper available always has USA Today. With that being said, why would he even bother to read the bird cage liner?

Don’t get me wrong, he is about as wrong headed to lead our country as the interloper was. Free Republic is the only newspaper I need to read. Everything else is just opposition research.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 12:19:24 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: jakerobins

Hey let me tell ya, those prunes work..mix that with oatmeal and coffee and no wonder Paul was so cranky, he had to go potty


11 posted on 12/29/2011 12:20:09 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin
“Right now, the only thing that bothers me is people who don’t respect my privacy enough to leave me alone for five minutes when I’m eating breakfast,”

For once I have to agree with Ron Paul.......The damn media feel they have carte blanche to do whatever they want, whenever they want. I would have also used a vast number of expletives......

12 posted on 12/29/2011 12:20:09 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: Kaslin

How many times has Ron Paul run for President?


13 posted on 12/29/2011 12:20:58 PM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: RavenATB

I refuse to read or subscribe to any Gannett which USA Today is


14 posted on 12/29/2011 12:20:58 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone willing to tell off a presstitute can’t be all bad.

In Ron Paul’s case, this random act of being ones self Is his redeeming aspect.

Not enough to justify a vote for him, though.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 12:21:48 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Kaslin

If he doesn’t want to be bothered maybe he shouldn’t eat in public places. What does he expect? He is running for president. Has common sense escaped these nominees?


16 posted on 12/29/2011 12:22:26 PM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

LOL! Hey I know I have a better outlook on life and spring in my step when I have had my Morning BM...LOL(Dogs agree as well always so happy after he’s done his morning Obama)


17 posted on 12/29/2011 12:25:53 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: SkyDancer

Well if you read it, he wasn’t really eating his breakfast. He was reading a newspaper. For all we know, he might have already finished been finished with his breakfast.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 12:26:37 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: formosa

What does he think is going to happen if he IS elected president? Or if he is even the nominee?


19 posted on 12/29/2011 12:28:34 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

We heard Dick Morris make that statement about Paul’s liberalism. He didn’t hold back, and it was pretty terrifying. What’s Paul doing running on a Republican ticket, anyhow?


20 posted on 12/29/2011 12:29:01 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: trisham
Yes, "Unkle Ron" is harmless.......(Just don't let him get anywhere near the NUKES button!)
21 posted on 12/29/2011 12:29:01 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

No kidding. What a wacko.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 12:31:28 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

I am no fan of paul but beth is nothing but a flaming lib(stenographer for the miami herald so who do you believe both suck


23 posted on 12/29/2011 12:31:38 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: TexasCajun

This is the 3rd time. The first time was in 1988 when he rar under the Libertarian ticket, then in 2008 and now


24 posted on 12/29/2011 12:32:00 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: RavenATB

AFAIK, Embassy suites does not stock the WSJ.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 12:32:39 PM PST by delapaz
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To: TexasCajun
This century, last century or both...

I think he started running against Roosevelt...

The first one...

26 posted on 12/29/2011 12:33:05 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: formosa

Excellent point


27 posted on 12/29/2011 12:33:06 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Only 3 times.

...it seems like a billion times already.

28 posted on 12/29/2011 12:34:25 PM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Kaslin

I’m no fan of Ron Paul but kudos to him for slapping down a reporter that doesn’t even have the courtesy to let him eat his breakfast. That said, if I was running for president, I’d stick to room service to ensure my privacy. Nothing worse than being asked questions with your mouth full.


29 posted on 12/29/2011 12:35:13 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 38 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: jakerobins

LOL..me too!! But in all seriousness, what the heck is the GOP doing? Now I know that ANYONE can run but really, Ron Paul? This guy makes Obama look centrist, what the hell are they thinking, that he will just disappear? Enough kooks are actually cheering this guy on, its scary


30 posted on 12/29/2011 12:35:32 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin
This is the 3rd time. The first time was in 1988 when he rar under the Libertarian ticket, then in 2008 and now

And why exactly isn't he running on the Libertarian ticket this time around since Paul is in fact a libertarian? Kinda deceitful that he uses the (R) label to get noticed when everyone knows full well he won't support the eventual GOP nominee - and nearly half his support is coming from liberal and independent crossover voters.

31 posted on 12/29/2011 12:38:18 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Kaslin

[ Ron Paul Reportedly Goes Off On Reporter For Interrupting His Breakfast ]

I don’t blame him.. should have thrown OJ at them..


32 posted on 12/29/2011 12:38:52 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Kaslin

***Reinhard asked the unaccompanied candidate whether his supporters would support the eventual nominee if it wasn’t him, which drew a sharp retort.***

Truth be told - Ron Paul has no clue who his supporters are. Let me help him out. With all due respect, Dr.Paul - you are a pawn in the game of drive by dirty tricks. The anarchists are using you and your campaign for their own ends.

It is not real. Grow up not old.


33 posted on 12/29/2011 12:40:00 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Kaslin

“And you damn kids - stay offa my lawn too!”


34 posted on 12/29/2011 12:42:03 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Hey let me tell ya, those prunes work..mix that with oatmeal and coffee and no wonder Paul was so cranky, he had to go potty.”

I think you have hit upon something there.


35 posted on 12/29/2011 12:46:48 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Longbow1969
And why exactly isn't he running on the Libertarian ticket this time around since Paul is in fact a libertarian?

I don't closely track how the Libertarian party subdivides itself (you know - there are RINOs within the Republican Party? Are how the Tea Party isn't the same as the Republican Party?).

However, some of the key cogs in Paul's own 'libertarian' group, who ran his organization and spoke for him, described themselves as "paleoLibertarians." They were supposed to be the Libertarians without the potheads, filling in that void with more "fear-the-New-World-Order" conspiracy types. And disgruntled militia types. And people who sign their emails with "BJB" for "Burn Jew Burn," and other, well, types that for *some reason* Ron Paul seems to attract.

36 posted on 12/29/2011 12:49:13 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Kaslin

A clue for Ron:

If you become president, you give up much of your private and personal life. It comes with the territory.

Get used to it.


37 posted on 12/29/2011 12:55:19 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Kaslin

If he only had the courage to talk to our enemies that way.


38 posted on 12/29/2011 12:57:42 PM PST by John D
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To: RavenATB

The hotel leaves that rag outside your door in the morning. Prolly just grabbed it as he closed the door.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 1:02:18 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: jakerobins

Prunes. Prunes?

Thank you for reminding me of my morning prunes.

Do you have any idea where I set those things down?


40 posted on 12/29/2011 1:04:28 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

.(Just don’t let him get anywhere near the NUKES button!)

the danger is that he would DESTROY all of our nukes:
(use whiny voice)
“Of course they hate us, we have all those nuclear weapons. I say get rid of them all so they know they don’t have anything to be afraid of and that we mean them no harm and that we won’t be attacking them.”


41 posted on 12/29/2011 1:35:05 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Optimist; All

We should get rid of the nukes?? Are you frakin serious?? I expect this on the DU, but not on this site..


42 posted on 12/29/2011 2:03:57 PM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: KevinDavis

A person running for public office should not expect privacy in a public place. Want to be alone? Order room service.


43 posted on 12/29/2011 2:57:28 PM PST by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Tigerized

You took the words right out of my fingers! Now I have nothing to say:)


44 posted on 12/29/2011 4:13:44 PM PST by calex59
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To: Kaslin

Jeff Dunham’s “Walter.”


45 posted on 12/29/2011 4:14:20 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
For once I have to agree with Ron Paul.......The damn media feel they have carte blanche to do whatever they want, whenever they want. I would have also used a vast number of expletives......

Really? How badly did you diss Bozo when he said, "Can't I just eat my waffle?"? I bet you were right in there giving him he**. Well, just because Paul is a Republican doesn't make it ok for him to be rude. The fact is, if you run for President you have to put up with the media and all of their pushiness. Ron Paul was out of line, he is running for the nomination for the Republican party for President of the USA, does he expect the media to just leave him alone? Bozo was wrong with his waffle comment and Ron Paul is wrong about this.

46 posted on 12/29/2011 4:37:43 PM PST by calex59
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To: KevinDavis; Optimist; All

Mr. KD, please learn how to read and comprehend what you read. Optimist was talking about what Ron Paul wants and what he would say. It is obvious if you just read his comment.


47 posted on 12/29/2011 4:40:17 PM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

“You took the words right out of my fingers!”

Sorry ‘bout that...

Am I the only one who thinks Ron Paul has been occupied by the ghost of Lyndon LaRouche?

Rick


48 posted on 12/29/2011 4:41:32 PM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: KevinDavis

not sure by your comment that you understand the “quote” is typical of a Ron Paul whiny rant about how “they” hate us because we are “over there” and they hate Israel because “they feel threatened” by Israel’s nukes


49 posted on 12/29/2011 4:43:42 PM PST by Optimist
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To: calex59
Really? How badly did you diss Bozo when he said, "Can't I just eat my waffle?"? I bet you were right in there giving him he**.

To be quite truthful my friend, I have no idea what you are refering to......so kiss my ass! And while we're on the subject, you can kiss my cat's ass too...

I don't know who you think you are dumbshit but it's obvious you got kicked out of the bar early tonight........

50 posted on 12/29/2011 5:13:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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