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Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Cites More of Same
CNBC ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Javier David

Posted on 10/12/2012 1:31:28 PM PDT by Innovative

Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul pointedly refused to endorse his party's presidential contender, Mitt Romney, arguing that neither he nor President Barack Obama would make necessary cuts to public spending that would avert a fiscal catastrophe.

"No," the iconoclastic Libertarian bluntly told CNBC’s "Futures Now," when asked about whether he was prepared to endorse Romney. He accused both the former Massachusetts governor and the president of being captive to similar interests.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; derp; elections; libertarians; lronpaul; lunatic; nutjob; obama; paul; paulestinians; paultards; romney; ronpaul; thirdparty; youknowhesnuts
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Doesn't he get it, that by not endorsing Romney, he is effectively endorsing Obama?!

Claiming that there is no difference between Romney and Obama, as he is doing, is sheer insanity.

1 posted on 10/12/2012 1:31:32 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Ron Paul was


2 posted on 10/12/2012 1:35:15 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Innovative

He’s a sore loser and a poor example to have an (R) next to his name. Put your big boy pants on Dr. Paul and deal with it.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 1:38:51 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Innovative

Paul had a couple of good ideas, but the primary voters spoke ages ago and rejected him. Get with the program or STFU. Paul needs to put his bruised ego aside and work to defeat the Kenyan Caliph.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 1:41:04 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Innovative

Eff Ron Paul.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 1:41:22 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Innovative

It all depends on whether people intend to pull their panties back up and fight Romney where he needs to be fought.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Innovative

Ron Paul has the same problem as Obama!
They are both self absorbed!


7 posted on 10/12/2012 1:43:53 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Innovative

I dislike Ron Paul, but I don’t blame him for not endorsing Romney.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Innovative

Ron Paul.........the new Ralph Nader.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 1:45:34 PM PDT by jmranchman (Im your huckleberry.....Thats just my game....)
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To: Innovative

We hear that same lame excuse for voting for (and endorsing) the RINO that’s at the head of the ticket every four years.

Some of us are old enough to remember when we didn’t have to vote against the evil of two lessers.

If I were in Paul’s spot, I wouldn’t be endorsing either one of these clowns either.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 1:46:16 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Antoninus
I dislike Ron Paul, but I don’t blame him for not endorsing Romney.

I agree with you completely.

I'm not voting for Romney; rather, I'm voting against the Communist Racist.

Haven't sent any money to Romney campaign either. And I don't intend to.

11 posted on 10/12/2012 1:52:12 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Innovative

You don’t respect Paul anyway so why do you care who he endorses or doesn’t?


12 posted on 10/12/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: All

Frankly, nobody really cares and Ron Paul’s intellectual and political reach is statistically insignificant.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 1:53:08 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Innovative

Does anyone really care what this habitually self-gratifying political nit-wit does?


14 posted on 10/12/2012 1:54:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Biden disrespect wasn't limited to Ryan. It was an insult to me and every other U. S. Citizen.)
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To: Innovative

Thanks Ron - enjoy ruling the island of your mind.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 1:55:08 PM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: Innovative

FURP! You crazy old fart!


16 posted on 10/12/2012 1:55:29 PM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: pgkdan

Your tagline: “A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!” is absolutely correct. It’s amazing that some people don’t get it — or they are just pretending not to and really do want to give Obama a second term: Ego is more important to them than the survival of the country.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 2:05:31 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Ron Paul is a slimeball.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 2:06:38 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Innovative

Good for him. Endorsing a socialist because he might be better than a marxist is just taking the slow road to perdition.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 2:08:49 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: Innovative; All

My son in Special Forces says a lot of military he knows were Ron Paul supporters because of his get out of foreign countries approach. Romney is more in favor of more military intervention than Obama, though not by much.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 2:10:01 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Innovative

No one is required to endorse anyone. His call. While I disagree with Paul on lots, he seems to be the only candidate who actually had unshakeable convictions.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 2:13:55 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Innovative

Is Ron Paul still a Congressmen? Be terrible if he lost his House election this time around. After all, I don’t agree with him 100 percent on everything. And according to Ron, even if you’re up against Satan and Soros, who needs a candidate whose views aren’t perfect?


22 posted on 10/12/2012 2:15:28 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: bkopto

“I’m not voting for Romney; rather, I’m voting against the Communist Racist. “

You’re lucky. My state labels the choices as voting FOR Obama or FOR Romney, so I can’t vote AGAINST a candidate - only FOR a candidate. I wish we had an AGAINST choice...


23 posted on 10/12/2012 2:16:08 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

It’s his EGO, not his “unshakable convictions”.

No self respecting anyone other than really stupid people or marxists would want to give Obama a second term.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 2:16:27 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: cripplecreek
It all depends on whether people intend to pull their panties back up and fight Romney where he needs to be fought.

Based on how fast people on here ran to worship at the altar of Romney, I'm guessing no.
25 posted on 10/12/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: pgkdan


26 posted on 10/12/2012 2:22:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: NVDave; RKBA Democrat
He is the problem the Libertarians/Ron Paul crowd always have. They are so busy arguing their political theology they lose any contact with practical political reality.

Romney or Obama will be the next President.

Romney is a pragmatic business man. We will have to work daily to keep his feet to the fire but he will listen to us. Obama is a fevered far Leftist ideologue who will work tirelessly against us.

If Obama is reelected by 2016 we will be so far over the fiscal cliff there will be no climbing back. Romney sees the chart below as a problem. 0bama thinks the problem is we have not spent enough!

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FY 1992-1993 Bush 1 and Dem Congress. FY 1994-95 Clinton and a Dem Congress. FY 1996-2001 Clinton and a GOP Congress. FY 2002-2003 Bush 2 and GOP House/Dem Senate. FY 2004-2007 Bush and a GOP Congress. FY 2008-2011 Obama and Dem Congress. FY 2012+ Obama/GOP House/Dem Senate.

Obama added planks favoring Gay Marriage and taxpayer funded abortion on demand up to birth to the 2012 Democrat Party platform.

By contrast the 2012 GOP platform is the most Conservative one in their history. No matter how much one might hate Romney, no one with a brain would refuse to see the stark difference between Romney and Obama on both fiscal and social issues.

With Romney Fiscal and Social Conservatives have a seat at the table, while Obama will actively promote everything real Conservatives are against.

By 2016 everything Conservatives claim to be so passionate about will be legislated. As Roe V Wade should of taught Conservatives once something is legislated it become almost impossible to undo.

Once 2016 rolls around the Judiciary will be so packed with Obamabots anything Conservatives DID manage to legislate would simply be undone by Judicial Fiat.

If Obama is reelected there will be nothing left to win.

After another 4 year term of Obama the USA will be a European style 1 party state with a state directed media, that will allow just enough political window dressing from a “loyal opposition” to keep their peon classes passive.

And those around here who feel their political sour grapes from the 2012 GOP Primaries are more important then the future of our country will have been the active allies of that destruction

27 posted on 10/12/2012 2:31:17 PM PDT 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: Innovative
Ron Paul is right, but it's like I said to a friend last night: the debt train is going to smash into a mountain at 100 mph, regardless. If Romney wins, it may hit at only 50 mph and there will be survivors. If Obama wins, it will hit at 150 mph but instead of trying to slow the train he will waste his remaining money buying expensive cushions for the passengers - who will all die of broken necks, anyway.

Ron Paul has a third plan to deliberately derail the train, which might save the train itself to run again after major repairs but also might kill even more passengers than a slower speed crash. And the ineducable passengers hate Paul's plan, enjoy going at Obama's speed, and would rather pretend there will be no crash at all - so Romney's plan is the best option available that might actually be adopted.

So this libertarian is supporting Romney without question - he's certainly no John McCain. But we had better hope the American people have vast reservoirs of creative energy waiting to be tapped, because it's going to take another Internet-sized economic boom by 2014 to stave off disaster, and any President is just a brakeman, not an engineer.

28 posted on 10/12/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Antoninus
Based on how fast people on here ran to worship at the altar of Romney, I'm guessing no.

No one ran to worship Romney. Mature adult minds realized that 85% of something was much better then 100% of what we oppose. Romney is the only game in town now. Sad as that is, it is the practical reality. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, "if Obama decided to invade hell, I would at least give the devil favorable mention on this website."

On the other hand, childish minds decided that it was more important to stroke their egos and cling to their sour grapes that their candidate of choice did not win the 2012 GOP nomination then oppose a President who is actively working to destroy everything they CLAIM is important to them

29 posted on 10/12/2012 2:36:23 PM PDT 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: Innovative
It's too bad these folks aren't aware that by not voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket, they are actually giving Obama a gift, with the possibility of his having four more years as commander-in-chief so he can annihilate our military strength, help the muzzies destroy Israel completely, continue non-stop to issue executive orders, take control of the internet, allow Eric Holder to continue as Attorney General, and continue to carry his criminal empire from the Oval Office. If that's what they truly want for their country, they're crazy.

Bottom line: I cannot allow Obama to hurt the members of our armed forces any longer.

30 posted on 10/12/2012 2:43:04 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Innovative

ron paul belongs in the same rubber room as biden


31 posted on 10/12/2012 2:48:10 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Innovative

Excluding a congressional district Ron Paul has never been a serious contender for anything....his support is a foot wide and one inch thick!!!


32 posted on 10/12/2012 2:51:36 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Innovative

Ron who????????


33 posted on 10/12/2012 2:51:52 PM PDT by bikerman (How will Democrats stand up to terrorism when they can’t even face Fox News?”)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Yup.


34 posted on 10/12/2012 2:57:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Antoninus

I was a supporter of Paul- or at least of a more libertarian policy approach within the GOP- and I fully support Romney. I have donated to his campaign. Romney is by no means my ideal candidate, but he is much more likely to support policies I favor than Obama.

My support of Romney is pragmatic, and I support him with no illusions...


35 posted on 10/12/2012 2:58:44 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Antoninus

I was a supporter of Paul- or at least of a more libertarian policy approach within the GOP- and I fully support Romney. I have donated to his campaign. Romney is by no means my ideal candidate, but he is much more likely to support policies I favor than Obama.

My support of Romney is pragmatic, and I support him with no illusions...


36 posted on 10/12/2012 3:02:58 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Innovative

If this was about Ron Paul’s ideology, he would endorse Gary Johnson, who must be virtually identical ideologically to Ron Paul. Since he isn’t, this seems calculated solely to keep the “Ron Paul” brand going. Ron Paul has to remain a rebellious outsider in order to keep his fan base and regular donations coming in. He has to keep his fans thinking that there’s no one else out there as good as him.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 3:07:38 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: Antoninus
Based on how fast people on here ran to worship at the altar of Romney, I'm guessing no.

I saw a statement posted earlier that "The light of freedom shines from his eyes". I had to check and make sure I hadn't stumbled into the DU on a thread about Obama.

Support in an effort to get rid of Obama is one thing but worship as a savior will lead to nothing good. He's still the same liberal we all knew he was six months ago.
38 posted on 10/12/2012 3:23:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RKBA Democrat

“Endorsing a socialist because he might be better than a marxist is just taking the slow road to perdition.”


Romney is in no way a socialist and, when you make that accusation, you severely weaken our arguments and credibility against genuine socialists like Barney Frank.

Just on 2cnd Amendment alone, he has been endorsed by the NRA and this is from GOAL, Gun Owners Action League:

GOAL statement:

“During the Romney Administration, no anti-Second Amendment or anti-sportsmen legislation made its way to the Governor’s desk.

Governor Romney did sign five pro-Second Amendment/pro-sportsmen bills into law. His administration also worked with Gun Owners’ Action League and the Democratic leadership of the Massachusetts House and Senate to remove any anti-Second Amendment language from the Gang Violence bill passed in 2006.”

http://www.goal.org/newspages/romney.html


39 posted on 10/12/2012 3:36:13 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

That Bohemian corporal named Schicklgruber had unshakeable convictions, too.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 3:41:09 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: oblomov

I felt very much the same, spent some time researching his actions as governor and was quite relieved to find a great deal more conservative actions that I had realized. You might find this comforting as well.


The Club for Growth on Romney’s term as Governor, quotes regarding cutting size of government, entitlement reform, tax reform:

“On balance, his record comes out more positive than negative, especially when one considers that average spending increased only 2.22% over his four years, well below the population plus inflation benchmark of nearly 3%.”

“Governor Romney receives credit for reducing actual spending unilaterally in Fiscal Year FY2003, even though he entered office halfway into the fiscal year, because of the tremendous spending cuts he forced down the Legislature’s throat in January of 2003. Facing a $650 million deficit he inherited from the previous administration, Romney convinced the unfriendly State Legislature to grant him unilateral power to make budget cuts and unveiled $343 million in cuts to cities, healthcare, and state agencies. This fiscal discipline continued in 2004, in which Romney continued to slash “nearly every part of state government” to close a $3 billion deficit.”

“To his credit, Romney attempted to cut down on government spending by streamlining many duplicative and wasteful elements of Beacon Hill. Some of his more ambitious proposals were rejected by his über-liberal Legislature. These include: his plans to overhaul the wasteful Boston Municipal Court and close underused courthouses; merge the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority with the Highway Department; decentralize management of the University of Massachusetts; streamline the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission; and phase out the obsolete Worcester State Hospital where employees outnumber patients nearly 3 to 1.”

“Governor Romney successfully consolidated the social service and public health bureaucracy and restructured the Metropolitan District Commission. Romney even eliminated half of the executive branch’s press positions, saving $1.2 million. He also used his emergency fiscal powers to make $425 million worth of cuts in 2006, taking particular aim at local earmarks, instead of allowing the Legislature to dip into the state’s $1.2 billion rainy day fund. While there is no question that Governor Romney’s initial fiscal discipline slacked off in the second half of his term, on balance, he imposed some much-needed fiscal discipline on a very liberal Massachusetts Legislature.”

“Romney fought for legislation that would bring Massachusetts’ welfare system up to date with federal standards by increasing the number of hours each week recipients must work and establishing a five-year limit for receiving benefits. Much to his credit and to the dismay of many Massachusetts liberals, Romney successfully forced Medicaid recipients to make co-payments for some services and successfully pushed for legislative action forcing new state workers to contribute 25% of their health insurance costs, up from 15%. Governor Romney also deserves praise for proposing to revolutionize the Massachusetts state pension system by moving it from a defined benefit system to a defined contribution system.”

“In May of 2004, Mitt Romney proposed cutting the state’s income tax rate from 5.3% to 5.0%—a measure Massachusetts voters had approved in a 2000 referendum, but was blocked by the State Legislature in 2002. The proposed tax cut would have provided $675 million in relief over a year and a half. When the Massachusetts Legislature refused to budge, Romney proposed the same tax cut in 2005 and again in 2006 with no success. Romney was more successful when he took on the State Legislature for imposing a retroactive tax on capital gains earnings. After a bloody fight, Romney succeeded in passing a bill preventing the capital gains tax from being applied retroactively, resulting in a rebate of $275 million for capital gains taxes collected in 2002.”

more at link....

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/whitepapers/?subsec=137&id=905


41 posted on 10/12/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Actually, Ron Paul is not a nit-wit. I agree with most of his positions, especially the position of the need to cut down government drastically and to take control of the Federal Reserve before our US dollars become complete trash. I would have felt much better if Romney or Ryan explained to people how the printing of the Fed is acting like a huge tax on the Middle Class and on the poor, and this de facto tax by itself destroys the Obama talking points of “fighting” for the Middle Class, before even getting to the Obamacare taxes.


42 posted on 10/12/2012 4:16:20 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Innovative

Ron Paul has done more to divide the Republican party than any other living politician I know.

Obama has done more to UNITE the Republican party than any other living polician I know.

Ironic, aint it?


43 posted on 10/12/2012 4:56:13 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: winner3000

Yes, Ron has some good points. And sadly, he is also wigged out on others. I can’t back him, and I try not to encourage others to do so. Ron destroys his good side, with his bad side, so at the end of the day, I have to say I don’t really care what he supports. I don’t care what his opinion is. He’s useless to me. He leads folks astray more than he leads them in the right direction. Sorry, but that’s my take on it.


44 posted on 10/12/2012 5:13:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Biden disrespect wasn't limited to Ryan. It was an insult to me and every other U. S. Citizen.)
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To: Innovative

Good. The owner of this site doesn’t endorse Romney either. Funny, the Mitt cheerleaders don’t seem to be jumping down his throat.


45 posted on 10/12/2012 5:27:22 PM PDT by jmc813
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To: Innovative

Ron Paul has done more to divide the Republican party than any other living politician I know.

Obama has done more to UNITE the Republican party than any other living polician I know.

Ironic, aint it?


46 posted on 10/12/2012 6:31:37 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: MNJohnnie

My point is that I keep hearing this same, tired, shopworn bullshit every four years. EVERY four years since ‘84, the GOP runs another idiot RINO with a brilliant pedigree of northeastern liberal connections, Ivy League degrees and so on and EVERY four years, mealy-mouthed propagandists like you pop out of the woodwork like bedbugs, giving these same excuses why we should vote for “our” ripe-suck candidate, because their ripe-suck candidate is worse.

After decades of this BS, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you. Ryan’s performance last night cemented that fact. Ryan was supposed to be the “man with the math” and last night, all I saw was another step-n-fetchit junior-league politician. I strongly suspect that, in fact, Ryan can’t do math, he has some junior staffer doing it for him. If I’d been in that debate, I would have pulled the whole thing in on Biden’s head by telling the audience that Biden LIED when he said that he (Biden) didn’t vote for either war - when in fact, he voted for BOTH of them. Ryan let that one slip right on by... why? Because the elites don’t like to really draw blood on each other.

I’m not a Libertarian. I just am smart enough to see that there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between two elitist stooges from Harvard who want to feed on the carcass of America. Ryan’s budget plan relies on business plans by the Underpants Gnomes to achieve his rates of GDP growth which the US has rarely sustained for any appreciable time, and goes way too easy on spending cuts. At least Paul had the balls to call out the level of spending cuts actually necessary to start talking about getting down to sane budget levels quickly. Ryan doesn’t. Romney isn’t. No one is.

I estimate that the US tips over before 2016 under Obama and maybe a year or two later under Romney/Ryan as their plans stand now. I don’t see the GOP in Congress getting serious about spending cuts, and I don’t see the GOP talking about replacing Crybaby Boehner anytime soon, either.


47 posted on 10/12/2012 8:26:18 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Innovative

Since he is not seeking re-election, there isn’t much the GOP can do to him, but his son is still in the party. It should be made clear to the son that how his father acts when the party needs his endorsement will have a direct effect on his son’s political future.


48 posted on 10/12/2012 8:50:47 PM PDT by krogers58
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To: jmranchman

Ron Paul has always struck me as being about the same age as Ralph Nader.

All this doesn’t matter, though... RP is very yesterday, and what he says won’t even affect such die-hards as FReepers.


49 posted on 10/12/2012 9:36:50 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: SamuraiScot

I support PRINCIPLED left and right wingers like RP, Kuchinich, Paul Wellstone, and Taranto for Congresscritters. I believe that havin their principled voices there is very important. However, as president - NO NON NO


50 posted on 10/12/2012 9:42:19 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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