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Voting for Ron Paul -- and Against the GOP Establishment
Yahoo! ^ | Jan. 3rd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 01/03/2012 2:53:26 PM PST by stillafreemind

Maybe it's time for a GOP rebellion. Why should voters listen to the GOP or Rove when they helped us into this soup? Does anyone think Romney has the guts to cut a trillion dollars in spending? Would he or Gingrich demand a declaration of war before putting troops in harms way? Are either of them going to get back to the Constitution, or just give it timely lip service?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: apaulling; apaulogia; apaulogists; caucus; gop; iowa; larouchies; paul; paulkucinich12; paulmckinney12; ronpaul
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Getting ready to eat an early supper and take off for the Iowa caucus in my township.

Think I should take popcorn 'cause the "chitchat" could be interesting. Will be interesting to see if any minds get changed before the vote.

1 posted on 01/03/2012 2:53:28 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Will there be free lessons in Farsi and Arabic?


2 posted on 01/03/2012 2:55:13 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: stillafreemind
Voting for Ron Paul -- and Against the GOP Establishment

Voting for Ron Paul -- and For Obama

3 posted on 01/03/2012 2:55:41 PM PST by TonyInOhio ( Capabilities, not Intentions)
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To: stillafreemind

I think your free mind has lost itself.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 2:57:18 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: stillafreemind

I believe Newt quotes the Constitution quite often and refers to the history of our country. I have no fear Newt will serve our country quite well and as intended by the founding fathers and the Constitution. GO NEWT!


5 posted on 01/03/2012 2:57:39 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: stillafreemind
I could really get behind a Paul/Napolitano ticket.
You What?!?!
6 posted on 01/03/2012 2:58:08 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: stillafreemind

Yahoo-Obama beating the Leftist drum for RuPaul, the stalking horse.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 2:58:53 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: stillafreemind

Yawn. Sorry, I only vote for candidates with real eyebrows.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 3:01:22 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: stillafreemind

Voting for Ron Paul is like...voting for Ron Paul.

Cripes.

A free mind is a terrible thing to waste.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 3:02:04 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: stillafreemind

OK, say Iran is beginning to lob nukes at Israel, but didn’t declare war on the US. What Would Paul Do?


10 posted on 01/03/2012 3:02:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: stillafreemind
You should have posted the first couple of paragraphs.....

FIRST PERSON | As a conservative Iowa voter, time is up, and it's time to vote. I supported Sarah Palin and Herman Cain, and had to start looking for yet another candidate. I want smaller government and a sharp decline in spending. I expect a budget to be balanced, and I want the government to follow the Constitution. I find that my list leads me to Ron Paul. Stunned? I know I am.
 
To vote for Paul is to be called unpatriotic, crazy, bordering on treason, a Democrat and so much more. I'm not excited about my Paul vote; I am resigned to it. The GOP helped take down Palin and Cain. They are giving us Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich from which to choose. The GOP did the same thing with John McCain. They knew he couldn't win, yet they forced him on us. Vote for our candidate or you will help elect a democrat. Sorry, Karl Rove and GOP, I'm not falling for that again.
 
 
 
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Only a dope could wite this.
 
 

 


11 posted on 01/03/2012 3:02:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: SmithL

This doesn’t mean Janet Napolitano does it?


12 posted on 01/03/2012 3:03:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Antoninus

Yikes, a free mind, or a pot filled, smoked filled, dellusional mind. Get a grip, really?


13 posted on 01/03/2012 3:04:40 PM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: stillafreemind

He’s got the Bevis and Butthead vote locked up.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 3:05:50 PM PST by Leep
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To: HiTech RedNeck

EWWWW! (snicker)


15 posted on 01/03/2012 3:06:41 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
This doesn’t mean Janet Napolitano does it?
I can't imagine who else she's talking about, and it shows that Tomfeld is as much a barking moonbat as Paul.
16 posted on 01/03/2012 3:07:11 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: Antoninus

If I could, I would vote for Paul in Iowa too. It will be nice to tell the establishment Republicans (many who are here at FR) that the Democratic party has a “big tent” too, have at it.

I see no other viable candidate in the GOP that will amount to any kind of change. Bachmann never ceases to shoot herself in the foot. Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney have proven over and over that they will take the path of least resistance, and nobody, I mean nobody, takes Perry or Huntsman serious.

Basically, if you are for the status quo, but you just want to put a big R in front it, vote for anyone but Paul. If you really want to shake it up, vote for Paul.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 3:07:18 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Responsibility2nd
"I want smaller government and a sharp decline in spending. I expect a budget to be balanced, and I want the government to follow the Constitution."

"Only a dope could write this"

We are doomed to Marxism, very sad, I'm glad I'm old.

18 posted on 01/03/2012 3:08:37 PM PST by jpsb
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I took it to mean Judge Napolitano.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 3:13:05 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: Outraged At FLA

“If I could, I would vote for Paul in Iowa too. It will be nice to tell the establishment Republicans (many who are here at FR) that the Democratic party has a “big tent” too, have at it.”

Guess what? If you think FR is loaded with ELITES....you are a libertarian. There. Feeeeel better now?


20 posted on 01/03/2012 3:13:19 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes there will be and paul will be handing out autographed prayer rugs with a built in compass pointing to mecca.

LLS

21 posted on 01/03/2012 3:13:59 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Outraged At FLA
"Basically, if you are for the status quo, but you just want to put a big R in front it, vote for anyone but Paul."

I don't like telling people what they are "for". But if you vote Romney, Santorum or Perry you will get status quo no matter what you are for. If you vote Newt you might get change, if you vote Paul you will make the ruling class heads explode.

But Paul needs to wise up about Islam and Iran or more then elite heads might be exploding.

22 posted on 01/03/2012 3:14:20 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

I’m glad you’re old too.

Racist, jew hating, Iran friendly, pot smoking, trufer endorsing, liberal ideals need to kick the bucket.

BTW, I thought you put me on your “ignore” list?

I guess I just make too much sense for you to ignore, huh?


23 posted on 01/03/2012 3:15:19 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: jpsb

“But Paul needs to wise up about Islam and Iran or more then elite heads might be exploding.”

You couldn’t get odds on that in Vegas at any price.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 3:16:22 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hey..if you like those two paragraphs..hop to it.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 3:17:15 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
It is really amazing all the Paul nut cases here and on Drudge. It is real simple a vote for Paul is a vote for Obama.
26 posted on 01/03/2012 3:17:15 PM PST by JIM O
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To: stillafreemind
Dummy writer with a dummy supposition. Ron Paul can barely attract flies, much less conservative voters, and in no way can he get the GOP nomination.

Ergo - dummy article. Obviously a lose-lose all the way around.

We're in the nomination process, and only a well known, well financed, very qualified conservative candidate has any hope of gaining the GOP nomination... that damned sure isn't Ron Paul.

'Conservatives' have cut their own throats by getting behind candidates that historically won't cut it with the general public - that has preferred former governors as presidential candidates. The few senators, and or members of the House that have been elected, have generated little enthusiasm, and won through dubious means or circumstances at the time.

Perry is the only conservative that ~might~ have a chance with the general public. Any other candidate will most likely lose the general election. History looms quite large behind that statement. But of course, voters aren't very smart these days, paying little attention to their forefathers or history itself.

27 posted on 01/03/2012 3:17:27 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: stillafreemind; All
Well, I looked at this Fox News article today. It said: Voting for Ron Paul...

According to NARAL Pro-Choice America...Paul voted "anti-choice" 93 times in the House, out of 106 opportunities.

Source Fox News today: Santorum, Paul Compete to Prove Pro-Life Credentials

Hmmm...So Ron Paul agreed with the pro-abortion industry 1/8th of the time, eh??? (13 out of 106, times...about 12.3%)

That's being "pro-life"????

28 posted on 01/03/2012 3:19:54 PM PST by Colofornian (Martyrs don't die in shootouts Sacrificial lambs aren't armed J. Smith fired 1 of 2 guns as he died)
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To: stillafreemind

That racist anti-national defense pro-dope isolationist nutcase has zero chance of getting the nomination but if he did, Obama would win all 57 states by a wide margin.

I would NOT vote for Paul under any conditions, EVER!


29 posted on 01/03/2012 3:20:06 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: stillafreemind

Oh, I like ‘em all right.

They show the sheer hypocritical lunacy of a Paul-tard.

One minute endorsing some of America’s most conservative citizens - then the next endorsing a liberal nut-case.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 3:20:13 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: jessduntno
Guess what? If you think FR is loaded with ELITES....you are a libertarian. There. Feeeeel better now?

Guess what, if you think those here supporting Romney, Gingrich and Santorum care about the Constitution over their "team" then you are deranged. There. Feel less retarded now?
31 posted on 01/03/2012 3:22:41 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Racist, jew hating, Iran friendly, pot smoking, trufer endorsing, liberal ideals need to kick the bucket."

Wow, I can feel the love. Guess the no personal attacks rule is no longer in force. Sorry to tell ya, yeah I am be older but I am in very good shape, so hopefully you will have a long wait waiting for me to "kick the bucket".

Sad to see FR reduced to mindless, idiotic, personal attacks on Freeper that would just like to see a return to small constitutional government. When I joined this group it was dedicated to protecting and defending the Constitution of the USA. As a USMC vet I took an oath to do just that. An oath I intent to keep as best I can.

32 posted on 01/03/2012 3:25:04 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Outraged At FLA

“Guess what, if you think those here supporting Romney..”

Figure we got lots of those here, do you?

Ask not for whom the Short Bus rolls...it rolls for thee.


33 posted on 01/03/2012 3:26:05 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: stillafreemind

I attended the Iowa cauces some years ago....Folks like yourself were generally seated in the back, WAAAAAY in the back.


34 posted on 01/03/2012 3:27:13 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: stillafreemind
Voting for the Ralien (victim of at least 2 Alien Abductions), doesn't speak well for those with more than two brain cells.

He's the Dennis Kookcinich of the Republican Party.

35 posted on 01/03/2012 3:27:33 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Outraged At FLA

I understand your position, kinda like cutting off you penis in protest of homosexual sex....neat.


36 posted on 01/03/2012 3:27:47 PM PST by BilLies ( (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!))
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To: jessduntno
"Figure we got lots of those here, do you?" Being here much longer than you, I KNOW they are here.
37 posted on 01/03/2012 3:27:57 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

“Being here much longer than you, I KNOW they are here.”

You’re BRAGGING about getting senile? OK...whatever floats your boat.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 3:29:03 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: BilLies

Or perhaps voting for someone who is not identical to their opponent?

Have it though, a vote for RomneySantorumGingrichObama is a vote for RomneySantorumGingrichObama..


39 posted on 01/03/2012 3:30:03 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: jessduntno

Are you actually capable of making a point or only when mommy and daddy are watching your Internet time?


40 posted on 01/03/2012 3:31:12 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

“Are you actually capable of making a point or only when mommy and daddy are watching your Internet time?”

Made my point. You didn’t like it, so I thought it was time to play with the geezer. You seemed to like it.


41 posted on 01/03/2012 3:33:02 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

Uh huh... Anyway, back to sanity.. Go Paul 2012!!


42 posted on 01/03/2012 3:34:14 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: SmithL

Probably Judge Napolitano he’s been barking at the moon lately. From what I can tell, he’s Paulette.


43 posted on 01/03/2012 3:35:00 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Outraged At FLA

Please, don’t feed the fool.


44 posted on 01/03/2012 3:35:08 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Outraged At FLA; jessduntno; Jim Robinson
Guess what, if you think those here supporting Romney, Gingrich and Santorum care about the Constitution over their "team" then you are deranged. There. Feel less retarded now?

Your outrage is misplaced. "Those here"? Like the owner of this site and forum?

You think that Jim Robinson doesn't care about our Constitution?

You're for Ron Paul, which makes you just as stupid as the rest of his lunatic followers.

45 posted on 01/03/2012 3:36:03 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: stillafreemind

Why does crackpot Ron Paul trample the US Constitution? Sadly he must obviously think “provide for the common defence” means ignoring enemies and threats and being unprepared to defend US interests around the world.


46 posted on 01/03/2012 3:36:14 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Outraged At FLA

“Uh huh... Anyway, back to sanity.. Go Paul 2012!!”

Uh huh. A libertarian.
Drink your prune juice and go take a nap.
Ignore that funny feeling in your tummy, it will pass.


47 posted on 01/03/2012 3:36:35 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: jpsb
"Racist, jew hating, Iran friendly, pot smoking, trufer endorsing, liberal ideals need to kick the bucket."
 
Wow, I can feel the love. Guess the no personal attacks rule is no longer in force
 
 
 
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Really? A personal attack? Tell me. Of all these lovely qualities "Racist, jew hating, Iran friendly, pot smoking, trufer endorsing, liberal ideals" which one(s) apply to you?
 
I made no claim you had any of these values. But you readily took offense. Tells us all we need to know about YOU. Look. You have been FReeping all day with your support for Ron Paul.
 
Why not take a real stand and post a 1000 word vanity in support of Paul? Yeah. It can be your opus.
 
 


48 posted on 01/03/2012 3:37:33 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: traderrob6

;)


49 posted on 01/03/2012 3:38:27 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA; Jim Robinson
Uh huh... Anyway, back to sanity.. Go Paul 2012!!

Outraged PaulTARD, but aren't you all? LOL.

Lunatics.

50 posted on 01/03/2012 3:39:13 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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