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Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Sees "Essentially No Difference"
The New American ^ | 10-12-12 | Jack Kenny

Posted on 10/12/2012 3:00:10 PM PDT by kingattax

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To: Erik Latranyi
Is he even practicing these days?

Yeah...I'd say he's traded in his stethoscope for the political soapbox.

I'm not saying Ron Paul is a bad representative, or a bad physician or a bad person. But his presidential campaigns are little more than vehicles to steer his supporters' political donations into his coffers. I'm just surprised so few of them actually see it.
61 posted on 10/12/2012 4:13:05 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: MNJohnnie
"[Romney] will listen to us"

Talk about losing touch with reality.

62 posted on 10/12/2012 4:15:04 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: montanajoe

Hard to believe you don’t see any difference between the communist and the republican. A communist by the way who supports marxist and islamic terrorists, and has the full support of the looney liberals who don’t give a rat’s ass about anything you stand for. Why are you even here?

63 posted on 10/12/2012 4:16:23 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: kingattax

64 posted on 10/12/2012 4:20:58 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Kirkwood
“Why are you even here?”

Because this is a Conservative not a Republican site.

If the owner chooses to make this a Republican site then I would not be here.

May you should take your concerns that there are Conservatives here and not just Republicans up with the owner...

65 posted on 10/12/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blamed Flamed Shamed didn't vote for R/R or O/B)
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To: kingattax

I always have thought that this little gollum was insane. This does nothing to change my opinion of the little man.

66 posted on 10/12/2012 4:35:41 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: montanajoe

This is the great thing about you Ron Paul supporters.

Once we pin you down with the facts, you always resort back to your emotion based drivel. The Paul crowd, and the Left, share that character flaw. You assume emotion based drivel screamed at volume make up for a complete lack of reason and fact.

The veneer of reason the Paul crowd affects is about a millimeter thick.

67 posted on 10/12/2012 4:37:19 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: C. Edmund Wright

What’s with the sunglasses? You going for the Clancy look?

68 posted on 10/12/2012 4:39:00 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Erik Latranyi
Ron Paul thinks radical islam is only angry because of our foreign policy and not the inherent evil of their religion. That makes Ron Paul unqualified to be a dog catcher.

I'm certainly no fan of Paul, but it should be pointed out that the Republican nominee thinks there is no connection between Islam and jihadism.

69 posted on 10/12/2012 4:46:56 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The only wasted vote is one that doesn't represent you.)
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To: kingattax
How can a person who DESPISES leftism, moral corruption, and the pretentious tomfoolery of the left even SAY such a thing?

The problem is the media and the punditry have created a false narrative. Conservatives have bought it. Voters have been told that there is a clear choice. On one side is a Democratic party that believes government should take extraordinary measures to stimulate the economy and alleviate the effects of unregulated greed among the big Wall Street banks. On the other side is a Republican party offering radical free market policies that would cut government spending to the bone and take us back to gilded age of robber barons and sweatshops.

The portrayal of the Democrats is for the most part accurate. They really do believe that government should act despite the fact that every time such policies have been enacted they have failed. One only has to compare the responses to the depression of 1920 and 1929. One resulted in a quick recovery, the other lead to fifteen years of stagnation that was only relieved by the demobilization at the end of World War II and the explosion of prosperity in the 1950s brought about by the reduction of federal economic management.

It is the image of the Republicans that bothers me. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are being portrayed as champions of free markets. Nothing could be further than the truth. Ryan's proposed budget has been criticized as “drastic.” The truth is even Fox News recognizes that Ryan's budget plan doesn't actually slash the budget. Even the “cuts” are pushed out years from now, when Ryan and company are long gone. In reality, the Republicans wouldn't know a real budget cutting plan if it bit them on the anal sphincter, and would not vote for it if they saw it. Further, there is NOTHING “free market” about Mitt Romney. He is pro-big business, corporatist and state union with business, but “free market” is nothing that even comes close. I said six years ago that Romney would NEVER get the nomination of Republicans,as he was a socialist. He still is. Hasn't moved. The republican party has. The so called “conservatives” show what the libertarians have said all along. You have no principles when it comes to seizing power and will sell out anything. You are just statist power freaks, like the left. The only thing Romney has going for is that he is not Obama. This will result in a victory which winds up being an unmitigated disaster for those who think they are “saving the country.”

How can I say this? Well, Romney is going to win the WH, due to the horrific ineptitude, muddleheaded leftism, and general incompetence of the current resident. All the freepers are going to cheer and congratulate themselves that “disaster has been averted.” Hooray!

The problem is that the policies of Romney will only hasten the coming collapse. Perhaps the stupidest hope of conservatives is that they are “buying time” with Romney. FOOLS AND DUNDERHEADS!!! THERE IS NO TIME. The state of bankruptcy is HERE.... NOW. The next president is going to preside over an economic catastrophe that is going to make the great depression look like a happy picnic. There is no avoiding it. The worst is yet to come. There will be a collapse worse than 2008 and if Romney is President what the majority of the people will believe is that his “free market” plan did not work. All they will know is Romney's “radical capitalism” caused a disaster and the very idea of genuine free market solutions will be set back for decades, if not generations.

This is foolishness in the extreme.

You think you are saving us. In fact, you may be destroying a belief in free markets for generations.

Enjoy your victory, suckers.

Folks who talk about voting “the lesser of the two evils” need to learn to think past the next election. You are in fact voting for the GREATER of the two evils, no matter how much you protest to the contrary.

70 posted on 10/12/2012 4:47:36 PM PDT by AK_47_7.62x39 (There are many moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam. -- Geert Wilders)
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To: montanajoe
If one of the Conservatives justices were to die in O’s term the GOP if they had any balls couls filibuster the nominees.

Dude, you're thinking is loopy. Even if the GOP had the nads to filibuster one attempted liberal replacement for Scalia, Thomas or Kennedy, they can't keep doing that for his whole term. And defeating one bad nominee doesn't guarantee the next attempts will be better. And the Supreme Court isn't the whole ball of wax either - there are all the circuit and appellate appointments too. You are taking an awful chance just assuming that Obama won't be able to replace a conservative judge. Additionally, Ginsburg will likely step down. That means there is at least a chance that Romney will be pressured by conservatives to nominate a conservative replacement that might shift the balance in our favor. Obama will replace Ginsburg with another leftist.

71 posted on 10/12/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Cicero
No essential difference.

Maybe Ron Paul feels like the Freeper who posted this:

Who cares who wins. There is no alternative to corrupt governmant just a variation... The house and even Rayn just voted to give Obama every dime he wanted. Obama hasnt been the irresponsible one the republicans in the house are by feeding his communist plans with every stinking dime he wanted. They are culpable and cannot be trusted with our liberty anymore than the left.

I am convinced evil is evil and I will not support evil whether its an R or a D.

I'm out of this round. The country is dead either way.

There are plenty of similarities between Mitt Romney and President Obama. During Romney's term as governor in Massachusetts he did just what President Obama did - force everyone to buy health insurance. The Romney health reforms caused havoc for independent contractors and small businesses in MA. Now he says he's against Obamacare, lets hope he's telling the truth now.

However, as liberal as Romney is, he's less bad than Obama, and sitting out the election is of course a bad idea. One don't have to be "for" Romney, just against Obama.

There is no need for Ron Paul to endorse anybody, since for most voters hearing that Ron Paul endorses a candidate doesn't help the candidate. But we all know what Ron Paul thinks of the current administration's policies, and that may steer some of his supporters away from the Democrats.

72 posted on 10/12/2012 4:51:54 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Longbow1969
Of course Obama will replace Ginsburg with a leftist but that wont change the balance of the court. Romney will replace Ginsburg Scalia and Kennedy with leftists and the game is up.

Look at Romney's appointments while he was governor of Massachusetts. Liberals all..

I don't believe what any politician says I look at their record Romney appoints liberal judges..

73 posted on 10/12/2012 4:54:35 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blamed Flamed Shamed didn't vote for R/R or O/B)
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To: kingattax
Ron Paul, the maverick Texas congressman

The last time I heard the term "MAVERICK" was a week before the MSM's poster boy against Bush lost his bid for president........Two years of hearing "The Maverick John McCain" got to be pretty nauseous.......

Do we now have a new "MAVERICK" in our party?

74 posted on 10/12/2012 4:57:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: montanajoe

F#@* all the Losertarians who come here to FR and spew their filth.

75 posted on 10/12/2012 4:57:57 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: kingattax

The crazy uncle speaks. Go back to the basement RP, nobody cares what you have to say. Your occutard followers will vote for you. Go hang out with them.

What we need to do is kick this fool out of the Republican party. He needs to go back to his own party.

76 posted on 10/12/2012 5:15:26 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

well said. Wow. anyone that prefers Obama to Romney has no business posting at this site

77 posted on 10/12/2012 5:20:14 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Drango
I always liked Reagan's three legged stool explanation for what a Conservative is had to have the morality of a social conservative, the intelligence of a fiscal conservative and the world view of a military/defense conservative.

I was always a bit confused as to how libertarians have come to be identified as conservatives over the years as they are a one legged stool by Reagan's definition

78 posted on 10/12/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blamed Flamed Shamed didn't vote for R/R or O/B)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Pardon the joe Biden moment but
The differences are black & white.
There’s no comparison on issues, values, leadership, and moral values.

79 posted on 10/12/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: montanajoe
A little L Ron history of POTUS endorsements ...

Paul will give his seal of approval to four candidates: Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr, independent candidate Ralph Nader and Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.

And alliances .....

LRon Paul Wants Kucinich In His Cabinet

Nader, who has recently called this progressive-liberaltarian coalition "the most exciting new political dynamic" in the US today …….. "I believe in coalitions," Rep. Paul echoed.

And LRon has got his own endorsement .....

maher would vote for LRon

I am so glad this boil on the butt of the GOP has run his last race.

80 posted on 10/12/2012 5:28:59 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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