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Ron Paul plays to packed house as supporters await victory
Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/2/12 | James Oliphant

Posted on 01/03/2012 5:53:09 PM PST by traviskicks

While other candidates were speaking at coffeehouses and diners on the day before the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul was greeted by a crowd of 500 and scores of national media who packed a downtown hotel ballroom for a morning event.

“This is almost like a real rally,” the Republican presidential hopeful exclaimed. “This is great!”

Polls show Paul in a position to pull off an upset victory in the caucuses Tuesday night, an accomplishment that, if it happens, would amount to one extremely sharp stick in the eye of the GOP establishment.

The turnout had Paul’s supporters crowing.

“For somebody that doesn’t have a chance, this is some crowd,” said Monte Goodyk of Sully, Iowa. “This is the beginning of the second revolution.”

Paul was introduced by his son, Rand Paul, the U.S. senator from Kentucky.

“There’s energy. It’s overflowing. And it’s coming tomorrow,” Rand Paul told the crowd. “We’re going to win in Iowa tomorrow.”

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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1 posted on 01/03/2012 5:53:22 PM PST by traviskicks
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To: bamahead
“This is the beginning of the second revolution.”

Sic Semper Tyrannis!

Libertarian Ping
2 posted on 01/03/2012 5:56:52 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: traviskicks

IB4TZ


3 posted on 01/03/2012 5:59:59 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: traviskicks
2008 results:

2008 – Mike Huckabee (34%), Mitt Romney (25%), Fred Thompson (13%), John McCain (13%), Ron Paul (10%), Rudy Giuliani (4%), and Duncan Hunter (1%)

Meaningless....

4 posted on 01/03/2012 6:01:16 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: traviskicks
2008 results:

2008 – Mike Huckabee (34%), Mitt Romney (25%), Fred Thompson (13%), John McCain (13%), Ron Paul (10%), Rudy Giuliani (4%), and Duncan Hunter (1%)

Meaningless....

5 posted on 01/03/2012 6:01:16 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: traviskicks
Queue Admiral Ackbar..."It's a Trap".

Ron, I am in Bed with George Soros, Paul gets plenty of attention suddenly...

Please pay no attention to the man behind the (Iron) curtain.

6 posted on 01/03/2012 6:02:50 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: traviskicks

“This is almost like a real rally,” the Republican presidential hopeful exclaimed. “This is great!”

Was he clapping his little hands together? The Kucinich stealth voters must be laughing their asses off.

Paul-Kucinich 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4DRZP9JgBA


7 posted on 01/03/2012 6:03:44 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: traviskicks

Why are they crowing, it means nothing.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 6:03:48 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: traviskicks

You all do realize that there are over three million people living in Iowa, right? 500 is hardly a huge crowd.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 6:04:09 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: IrishPennant

“Today Iowa, tomorrow Israel!”

-Ron Paul’s new slogan


10 posted on 01/03/2012 6:04:22 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: IrishPennant

You forgot the endorsement of David Duke and Code Pink.


11 posted on 01/03/2012 6:05:20 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: traviskicks

So, when all the same day registrants, liberal activists and bused in college students upset a few caucuses will it really matter?


12 posted on 01/03/2012 6:05:41 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: traviskicks

Either Ron Paul wins, or conspiracy theorists will twist and turn the final results to a Ron Paul win. In either case, Ron Paul wins.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 6:06:35 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Jim Robinson
IB4TZ

Are you being sarcastic? Are you aware Paul wants to abolish the IRS, cut 1 trillion in spending, rein in the federal reserve, and abolish 5 cabinet agencies? These are conservative principles. If people are being zotted for posting these types of stories on a conservative website I truly fear for our republic, IMHO.
14 posted on 01/03/2012 6:09:14 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: traviskicks

Obviously FR is not RP friendly, for whatever reason, but like Palin said, if he’s the nominee I’ll vote for him.

That’s more than can be said for mittens.


15 posted on 01/03/2012 6:09:27 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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To: svcw
You forgot the endorsement of David Duke and Code Pink.

I am just hitting 50 years of age and receiving AARP minutia in the mail, which gives me the right to blame all forgetfulness on a shrinking brain.

Thanks for pointing that out, ah, ah, ah....svcw. :)

16 posted on 01/03/2012 6:09:56 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: traviskicks

I wonder how many Bradley Manning supporters were bussed in for the morning event.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 6:11:08 PM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: traviskicks

And destroy our military putting our country at risk.

FURP!!


18 posted on 01/03/2012 6:11:46 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: traviskicks

If you think anti-Semitic Ron Paul, who did an interview with Iranian TV, sympathizes with them over sanctions, and says they would be justified in closing the Strait of Hormuz AND having a nuclear weapon is anything but a lunatic, then I would suggest some very careful self-examination.

That should answer the sarcasm question for you.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 6:14:12 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: traviskicks

About 500 supporters, BIG DEAL. Bachmann had 9 people at her last rally.

GEAUX BUDDY ROEMER. He’s a cinderfella story.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 6:14:20 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: traviskicks

Occupy parasites and out of state leftist interlopers are most of Ron Paul’s support in Iowa


21 posted on 01/03/2012 6:16:41 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: traviskicks
Dude!

This like so cool.

Everyone is like voting for like the old dude who wrote the Constitution and stuff...

So we will have free pot and discount Twinkies!

RON...

Uh...

Like dude, what is his nam...

Wait dude...

Hey are going to eat those Nachos?

No?

Way!

Hey they are still warm!

NACHOS RULE!!!!

PARTY ON!!!!

22 posted on 01/03/2012 6:17:58 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: muddler

Gee
Do you think it may be the following
9-11 truther thing
Racist newsletter
Calling the troops - war criminals
Trashing Reagan
Supporting Iran and its bomb program
Jew-israel hating
Code Pink supporter thing
And Lots more


23 posted on 01/03/2012 6:20:46 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: DouglasKC

>> 2008 results: &etc Meaningless....

Heh. Good point.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 6:26:36 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: traviskicks
So Iowa has coalesced their conspiracy theorists, dope smokers, white supremacists, anti-national defense, and crossover Democrats into a single cult for the crackpot Paul.
25 posted on 01/03/2012 6:26:44 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: traviskicks
"Are you aware Paul wants to abolish the IRS, cut 1 trillion in spending, rein in the federal reserve, and abolish 5 cabinet agencies?"

Ron Paul always mentions the military first when cutting the size of our government. Either you are a total dupe, or you are purposely avoiding mention of this to further the ruse that Ron Paul's voice deserves to be heard here on FR. What the hell has Ron Paul done the entire time he has served in Congress, which he first ran on a "term limit" platform? He is as hypocritical as he is a kook. His supporters are openly asking for support from democrats now.

I vote for a fast and swift zotting for all Ron Paul cultists.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 6:30:04 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: traviskicks

Good for Ron Paul. I am sure the milk-toast, big-government, what would Jesus drive Republicans will ultimately win... But, some people are getting wise.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 6:31:27 PM PST by There You Go Again
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To: CatherineofAragon

>> If you think anti-Semitic Ron Paul... is anything but a lunatic, then I would suggest some very careful self-examination.

While we’re on the subject of self examination: did you know that Ron Paul supporters can give themselves a free colonoscopy merely by opening their eyes? :-)


28 posted on 01/03/2012 6:31:41 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ncalburt

You forgot the big one.

GOP hates the thought of a libertarian.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 6:32:00 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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To: ejonesie22
LOL

He's that old dude on those posters where we get our bong supplies

Seriously, the "Planet K" head shop here in North Austin is right next to the highway and you can see Ron Paul campaign signs all over it.

30 posted on 01/03/2012 6:33:40 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: traviskicks

500? Is there really a Klavern that large in Iowa?


31 posted on 01/03/2012 6:34:51 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: muddler

Paul is no libertarian .
He is crazy fraud who hates the US military , Jews . 9-11 victims who he blames , and any other race he trashed in his newsletter !
He is an embarrassment to this country .


32 posted on 01/03/2012 6:35:45 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Nervous Tick
did you know that Ron Paul supporters can give themselves a free colonoscopy merely by opening their eyes? :-)

Now that's funny, I'd bet some of his supporters even laughed. ROFL!!

33 posted on 01/03/2012 6:38:00 PM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: muddler
You can bash the GOP all you want, I can even help, but as a Conservative, I hate Libertarians, or as I more accurately call them, anarchists. However, Ron Paul makes for a very poor libertarian, and we all know he will never be mistaken for a Conservative.

Question:
Why do self described libertarians support Ron Paul?

Answer: They are participants of a cult, not an ideology.

34 posted on 01/03/2012 6:46:16 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: jazusamo; Nervous Tick
did you know that Ron Paul supporters can give themselves a free colonoscopy merely by opening their eyes? :-)

Does that explain the Paul for President posters I've been seeing?


35 posted on 01/03/2012 6:49:17 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: traviskicks

oh noes, anybody but Ron Paul.


36 posted on 01/03/2012 6:52:31 PM PST by RC one (I will not vote for the gun grabbing, draft dodging, pro-choice, so called Republican Mitt Romney.)
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To: lormand
as a Conservative, I hate Libertarians

And note that when Paul had a staff of twelve putting out his $1 million/year newsletter, the key staffers didn't call themselves Libertarians. They were 'paleoLibertarians.' That mean Libertarian without the pot smokers, but adding the neo-Nazis, the KKK, the conspiracy theorists, the militia, the racists, the anti-Semites, the One World Order-ers, and other delightful segments that Paul's staff felt just weren't getting an adequate say in the Libertarian party.

37 posted on 01/03/2012 6:53:12 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Nervous Tick
While we’re on the subject of self examination: did you know that Ron Paul supporters can give themselves a free colonoscopy

You mean Dr Paul is a switch-hitter?

38 posted on 01/03/2012 6:53:39 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: Scoutmaster; Nervous Tick
Does that explain the Paul for President posters I've been seeing?

To a T. That pic is worth many words. :-)

39 posted on 01/03/2012 7:01:20 PM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: lormand

Is the Paultard on the left in that pic wearing a loincloth!?


40 posted on 01/03/2012 7:02:24 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Jim Robinson

Then why do so many in the military support RP?


41 posted on 01/03/2012 7:05:04 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: cowtowney

Did Chuck Norris endorse Ron Paul? Thought he would go for Perry or Newt.


42 posted on 01/03/2012 7:16:08 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: cowtowney

You must love spam. You eat it up.


43 posted on 01/03/2012 7:29:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: cowtowney

I know paulistas and the LSM say that. I know many Vets and some active and not a one supports the turkey.


44 posted on 01/03/2012 7:32:15 PM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: ncalburt
What? Yo' bama is running as a "Republican?"

The only difference between RP and BHO is the letter behind their names/so-called party affiliations.

45 posted on 01/03/2012 7:35:30 PM PST by madison10
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To: jazusamo
That pic is worth many words.

I had the choice of a boring Sugar Bowl or Photoshop. I chose Photoshop.

46 posted on 01/03/2012 7:49:16 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: muddler

If Ron Paul were the nominee, I’d do the same thing I did last time: Vote for every race except President.


47 posted on 01/03/2012 7:50:42 PM PST by onehipdad (Who is John Galt?)
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To: cowtowney
Then why do so many in the military support RP?

Two answers: (a) "So many" isn't frequently used as a synonym for "a paltry few'' and (b) Veterans and Military Families for Obama has been losing members, as I understand it. I wonder where they've been going?

48 posted on 01/03/2012 7:53:22 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

Well here is a fact check as of July 2011

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2011/jul/23/ron-paul/ron-paul-says-members-military-have-given-him-far-/


49 posted on 01/03/2012 8:06:37 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: onehipdad

That is exactly what I’ll do if it’s mittens or the newt.


50 posted on 01/03/2012 8:11:58 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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