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Ron Paul: In Your Straw Heart, You Know He's Right
Reason ^ | February 21, 2010 | Nick Gillespie

Posted on 02/21/2010 6:39:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

Still, if the GOP is interested in actually doing something more glorious than its multi-year FUBAR when George W. Bush and the Republicans were fully in charge of the federal government, they'd do well to listen very closely to Dr. No. However rotten Obama and the Dems poll, the GOP should never think anyone believes them when they say they are the party of small government and, for god's sake, we're well past the sad-sack culture-war days of various Republican geniuses like Newt Gingrich (4 percent!) talk up flag-burning amendments (the First Amendment is not a suicide pact with square pieces of cloth made in China!)and English-only rules (because, seriously, how can you be a real American if you don't speak the mother tongue of Great Britain?). Ron Paul pulled well in the Republicans primaries and among the youth of America precisely because he offered something distinct from the sad sacks he was running against.

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TOPICS: Candidates
KEYWORDS: apaulling; apaulogia; apaulogist; braindeadzombiecult; libertarian; partyhijack; paulbearers; paulestinians; rino; ronpaul; strawpaul

1 posted on 02/21/2010 6:39:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: bamahead

An interesting editorial about Ron Paul’s surprise straw poll victory.


2 posted on 02/21/2010 6:40:08 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ron Paul is the Benny Hinn of politics.


3 posted on 02/21/2010 6:41:56 PM PST by AmishDude
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To: Clintonfatigued

yeah, his 1% turnout last time bodes well for the party in 2012. Let’s look to VA, NJ and MA success for guide to winning elections, not a nutcase. Yes, Paul has a solid view of limited government, but his brand of libertarian conservationism is a major loser at the ballot box.


4 posted on 02/21/2010 6:43:05 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: Clintonfatigued

You want small government? Gold will be the only currency, and the army and police will be citizen volunteers bearing their own personal weapons. The Feds can run the post office and the customs house.


5 posted on 02/21/2010 6:43:25 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: Clintonfatigued

He;s right about some things and wrong about others.


6 posted on 02/21/2010 6:44:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: proxy_user
The Feds can run the post office and the customs house.

We don't need a post office and who needs tariffs?

7 posted on 02/21/2010 6:45:54 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: AmishDude

I thought he was a little like Lyndon LaRouche


8 posted on 02/21/2010 6:46:06 PM PST by GeronL (I pledge allegiance to the Principles of the Bill of Rights and to protect and defend it...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Great. Another hippie driven surge for ru Paul. Should go about as well as Ross Perot’s second go around.


9 posted on 02/21/2010 6:46:08 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Clintonfatigued

10 posted on 02/21/2010 6:46:32 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: proxy_user

I don’t think we need a government-run Post Office any more.


11 posted on 02/21/2010 6:46:54 PM PST by GeronL (I pledge allegiance to the Principles of the Bill of Rights and to protect and defend it...)
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To: proxy_user

total number of us dollars in circulation: $1.75 Trillion

total value of all worldwide gold: $5.4 Trillion.

I don’t see ever having gold currency (only) again.

[btw, European M3 money supply total value: is $8.625 trillion USD]


12 posted on 02/21/2010 6:48:10 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Clintonfatigued

What surprised? 48% of the attendees said they were students and for some reason he has much support there.


13 posted on 02/21/2010 6:48:56 PM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: AmishDude
'Ron Paul is the Benny Hinn Hill of politics.'

There. Fixed it for ya.


14 posted on 02/21/2010 6:49:25 PM PST by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Losertarians monkey wrenching the process and peeling off a flank of the GOP. Has are wRONg Paul’s results any different than the left’s Dennis Kucinich or Ralph Nader?


15 posted on 02/21/2010 6:50:42 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not a fan of Ron Paul, but zt least they didn’t go with Romney again.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 6:55:45 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Drango

Hey, I like that! “Losertarians” It just fits so well!

parsy, who LOLing


17 posted on 02/21/2010 6:56:41 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ron Paul is a nutty squirrel with incoherent ideas.

Having said that, he is more qualified than the current occupant - but so is Katie Couric.

He is far less qualified than Sarah Palin.


18 posted on 02/21/2010 7:00:11 PM PST by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: Notwithstanding

I agree with Gillespie that when the GOP does regain power than can’t act like liberals. Buying votes, worrying about what the MSM things about them, wild spending.

But I also agree with others that Paul is a nut. Nationally libertarians have a real problem as long as Islamo Fascism is on the hunt.


19 posted on 02/21/2010 7:07:35 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: Notwithstanding

I just don’t get the Palin idolization. Sorry. But I do not think she is qualified at ALL to be president.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 7:08:38 PM PST by merry10
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To: Clintonfatigued

Of all the B$, oh sure, let ersatz “reason magazine’ make decisions in the electoral process.

Heck who needs national borders? A national language..pfft..overrated..Abortion..more please..

Off with ya.


21 posted on 02/21/2010 7:13:14 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The only thing I found interesting about the article is that it didn’t report that Ron Paul is nuts.


22 posted on 02/21/2010 7:14:05 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Ron Paul
23 posted on 02/21/2010 7:15:24 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: merry10
Sorry to hear you say that Merry10..

and just whom do you think is qualified to be President?

24 posted on 02/21/2010 7:35:30 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Servant of the Cross
Ron Paul is not only nuts...he is an OLD man who should try to enjoy retirement

Murtha, Lauthenburgh, Byrd, and the rest of the old missed out on the good life....RETIREMENT

25 posted on 02/21/2010 7:39:29 PM PST by haircutter
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To: GeronL

I agree and would love to see the USPS ended, but -unlike so much of what goes on in Washington these days- at least maintaining a post office is a enumerated power.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 7:42:08 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: TheVitaminPress

Doesn’t mean they have to do it. It works if UPS, FedEx and email are doing it.


27 posted on 02/21/2010 7:46:21 PM PST by GeronL (I pledge allegiance to the Principles of the Bill of Rights and to protect and defend it...)
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To: All
Mr. Nick Gillespie says:

(because, seriously, how can you be a real American if you don't speak the mother tongue of Great Britain?)

BECAUSE: Immigration and Nationality Act of 27 June 1952 (the McCarran-Walter Act) and subsequent amendments governs naturalization. Under this act, applicants must demonstrate basic ability in written English.

Mr. Nick Gillespie says:

talk up flag-burning amendments(the First Amendment is not a suicide pact with square pieces of cloth made in China!)

Suicide pact with the First Amendment? I'm not grovin' on that analogy.

It's about respect, respect for the men and women who have died under that flag

Respect for country, because that's what that square piece of cloth represents.

If you are angry at the USA, why would you want to destroy her or that which represents her?

Speak against the laws, congress, the President but to symbolically destroy the USA, it's disgusting?

I agree with Ron Paul on some things... some I haven't decided if I agree, or disagree, and some... I strongly disagree with.

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28 posted on 02/21/2010 7:58:10 PM PST by Irenic
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To: GeronL

Oh yeah I agree and would love to see them shut down, my only point was that -unlike that medicare prescription drug fiasco and “health care reform”- providing for the post office isn’t unconstitutional.


29 posted on 02/21/2010 8:01:57 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: GeronL

Ping


30 posted on 02/21/2010 8:04:21 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: TruthHound

31 posted on 02/21/2010 8:04:52 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: merry10
I just don’t get the Palin idolization. Sorry. But I do not think she is qualified at ALL to be president.

I hear ya brother. We already have a celebrity president now. I sure as hell won't vote for one on the other side of the spectrum.
32 posted on 02/21/2010 8:06:36 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: All

Palin is the best qualified conservative that is a potential candidate.

Paul is a fruitcake.


33 posted on 02/21/2010 8:15:21 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It wasn’t especially surprising, he usually does well in events like these. The Paulists somewhat discredit themselves by making a big deal out of it.


34 posted on 02/21/2010 8:30:22 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: haircutter

The conservative side has yet to provide a candidate for 2010 that will get me to start making phone calls or volunteer again. I sat at a headquarters until 745 pm election night in 2008. What I know about Sarah Palin right now - her consistent and useless knee jerk reactions every time anyone says anything about disabilities she does not agree with are doing her a disservice. I don’t want another rock star president, and while she performed well with her acceptance speech, and her debate against Biden - since then I haven’t seen anything great from her. After a while every time you show up and all you can say is “How’s that hopey changey thing workin’ out for ya?” (which she did not invent) then yes, you are a lightweight. By the way, I was one of those enamored by her and saw her twice. Let’s hear more from her on energy and foreign policy and weapons development and defense and homeland security.


35 posted on 02/22/2010 4:20:52 AM PST by merry10
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To: rbmillerjr

How is she the best qualified?


36 posted on 02/22/2010 4:21:39 AM PST by merry10
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To: merry10
Very well put. I do agree.

These are serious times. We can't gamble in 2012.

37 posted on 02/22/2010 4:23:37 AM PST by riri (Resistance-It's the New Black)
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To: merry10

I said Palin was the best qualified conservative.

Name one better.


38 posted on 02/22/2010 4:40:45 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: rbmillerjr

Dick Cheney.


39 posted on 02/22/2010 8:48:57 AM PST by merry10
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To: merry10

Ummm

lol

He’s not running.


40 posted on 02/22/2010 9:31:46 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: Clintonfatigued
We need a new political party. One where Ron Paul is welcome. The anti-freedom, pro-big government Republican Party of George Bush and John McCain just needs to die.
41 posted on 02/22/2010 11:54:36 AM PST by Zanton (a polite & open-minded, but fierce, advocate of classical liberalism & libertarianism)
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To: Clintonfatigued
We need a new political party. One where Ron Paul is welcome. The anti-freedom, pro-big government Republican Party of George Bush and John McCain just needs to die.
42 posted on 02/22/2010 11:54:56 AM PST by Zanton (a polite & open-minded, but fierce, advocate of classical liberalism & libertarianism)
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To: Zanton

(sorry for the double-post!)


43 posted on 02/22/2010 11:55:38 AM PST by Zanton (a polite & open-minded, but fierce, advocate of classical liberalism & libertarianism)
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To: rbmillerjr

Ummmmmmmm

Neither is she.

If she does, and she is the nominee, we won’t see the White House for a long, long time.


44 posted on 02/22/2010 11:58:56 AM PST by merry10
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To: rbmillerjr

and again, when she comes out and speaks she doesn’t really say anything.


45 posted on 02/22/2010 12:08:36 PM PST by merry10
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To: merry10

She talks about

less spending
budget deficits being too big
Pro Life
Strong military.

All I see your posting history champion consistently is Gay Rights lol


46 posted on 02/22/2010 1:20:15 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: rbmillerjr

Yep, knew you’d go and review my posts to see what I know and what I stand for. I did figure that out from your less than coherent sentence (a la Palin). Let’s talk about geting the economy strong. What does she know about a strong military? What does she know of DoD acquisition and why it takes so long to get a weapon system developed and fielded? Everyone talks about the budget deficits being too big, including Meg Whitman and Carly Forina. Michelle Bachman is WAY more suited to the presidency than Palin. Do you think the book Game Change was only about John Edwards? The best things about Palin are her shoes and her family. She is supposed to be the advocate now for children with special needs and their families; please point to me where she has attended any conference for children with special needs, understands the special education process. I’ve been living that process for 15 years - but I’m not “running for office” as you say she is - if she really wants to be a strong voice, then she should start advocating for children to get the education they are entitled to under IDEA (if she does know what that means).


47 posted on 02/22/2010 4:14:40 PM PST by merry10
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To: Zanton

>>We need a new political party. One where Ron Paul is welcome<<

haha, good luck with that.


48 posted on 03/24/2010 8:38:26 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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