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Rep. Paul Casts Sole ‘No’ Vote on Oil Spill Subpoena Power
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/23/2010 | Tennille Tracy

Posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:21 PM PDT by speciallybland

When the House agreed to give subpoena powers to President Barack Obama’s newly formed oil-spill commission, 420 members voted for the plan and only one voted against it: Texas Republican Ron Paul.

A spokeswoman for Paul declined to elaborate on the congressman’s vote.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; lping; paul; ronpaul

1 posted on 06/23/2010 10:38:25 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: bamahead

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2 posted on 06/23/2010 10:39:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: speciallybland

This commission will be a colossal waste of time. 0 will be show-boating. My guess, he’ll probably subpoena Bush and Cheney, just cause.


3 posted on 06/23/2010 10:41:43 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: speciallybland

I think wRONg PAUL is an idiot and a losertarian...but he is correct on this vote. (but not much else)


4 posted on 06/23/2010 10:44:52 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: speciallybland
Most sane people would not give these handpicked leftist freaks with absolutely no relevant experience with regards to their positions permission to step on their lawn. A near unanimous vote...
5 posted on 06/23/2010 11:01:31 PM PDT by allmost
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To: speciallybland

Republicans cave in again. Go Tea Party.


6 posted on 06/24/2010 1:04:30 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ..
Lone voice in the wilderness...yet again.



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7 posted on 06/24/2010 6:08:50 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: taxesareforever

“Go Tea Party”

The ‘Tea Party’ is not a utopian solution to all the problems in this country. We need conservative constitutionalists. Many so called ‘Tea Partiers’ fail to meet that description, and we also see ‘Tea Party’ candidates trying to bash the real conservatives.


8 posted on 06/24/2010 6:17:29 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Drango
he is correct on this vote. (but not much else)

So...you think he's wrong when he's ...

Is that you, Mr. President?
9 posted on 06/24/2010 9:46:35 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: speciallybland; rabscuttle
We can always hope that next session, Rep. Paul will have at least a few new members of Congress voting with him and against further concentration of power in the District of Criminals.

Being a minority of one does tend to make a person feel lonely. I've been there, done that. But when you know you're right, you feel a little sorry for those who for whatever reason do not understand fully the issue they voted on.

There's a brief section in Barry Goldwater's book, The Conscience of a Conservative, where Sen. Goldwater tells of being the only vote against a change to labor law that was supposed to reduce the power of corrupt unions. He was concerned that a half-way fix was worse than no fix at all, since it would remove the pressure and it was unlikely they would revisit the issue at a later time and do it right.

When the bill went to the House, it was rejected and the Landrum-Griffin bill substituted in its place.

Whatever may be said about Goldwater going liberal in his later years, he was a man of great integrity, as is Dr. Paul.

(Google books, I found, provides the very pages I summarized above from Goldwater's book. Go here to read it, and the rest of the chapter on labor. Fascinating stuff, and still relevant today.)

10 posted on 06/24/2010 9:53:36 AM PDT by logician2u
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

So,what is your plan? Until a better movement gets underway the Tea Party gets my support. Who’s getting yours? By the way, we will never see a movement that we totally agree with. That’s not going to happen. If you are going to wait for a new movement that you agree with, good luck.


11 posted on 06/24/2010 10:29:33 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: taxesareforever

Movements do not need ‘names’...and I am not knocking everything about ‘Tea Parties’. We do not need a new party. We need conservative candidates and conservative winners in the battle for Congress.

Tea party candidates are not always the best candidate in these primaries, and the tea party candidates and the conservative candidates have often been beating up on each other rather than focusing on issues.

It is time to focus on issues and select candidates who focus on the issues in the way that we would focus on issues.

It is time for us to select candidates on the Republican ticket who represent our best conservative, constitutional interests.

Why Republican? Because right now a third party would maintain status quo in DC - continued control by the leftist demoncrat majority.


12 posted on 06/24/2010 3:28:05 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: logician2u

Goldwater never went liberal. It his later years, as abortion became a more heated political issue, he made it clear he was pro-choice, which to him was consistent with the idea of favoring personal liberty. He presumably always held this view, but it wasn’t really part of the political discourse back when he ran for President. I’m not necessarily endorsing this view, but I don’t think it makes him liberal.


13 posted on 06/24/2010 5:09:36 PM PDT by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: Drango
I think wRONg PAUL is an idiot and a losertarian...but he is correct on this vote. (but not much else)

Unnecessarily Stalinesque on the first point, right on the 2nd, completely wrong on the 3rd.

Have a good day.

14 posted on 06/24/2010 6:11:31 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Drango
I think wRONg PAUL is an idiot and a losertarian...but he is correct on this vote. (but not much else)

Unnecessarily Stalinesque on the first point, right on the 2nd, completely wrong on the 3rd.

Have a good day.

15 posted on 06/24/2010 6:11:48 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian
I fully agree.

To some, though, being pro-life is sufficient evidence that a person is conservative and being pro-choice is all that's needed to be labeled a liberal.

You and I know it's not that simple.

16 posted on 06/24/2010 7:14:41 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

“It is time for us to select candidates on the Republican ticket who represent our best conservative, constitutional interests.”

I agree. However, we are normally left with either the GOP candidate or the Tea Party candidate. It would be better if our selection was like picking out a nice apple at the store. But that isn’t going to happen any time soon since it appears the GOP desires that their candidate have a pocket full of his/her own money before they will support him/her.


17 posted on 06/24/2010 11:25:59 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: taxesareforever

First of all, the ‘Tea Party’ is a movement, not a political party. The moment it becomes a ‘Party’ the Dims will have a lock on Gov’t in DC until there is finally a revolution.

Second, I stand by what I said earlier, the ‘Tea Party’ candidate is not always the best conservative choice.

Third, ALL monetary political support should go to the best candidate, not to the GOP, whether we are talking primary or general election.


18 posted on 06/25/2010 4:28:30 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

You are right, the Tea Party is not a political party. You are also right that the Tea Party does not always pick the best candidate. That is, the best candidate according to you. However, the GOP also does not pick the best candidate and often picks the incumbent or the one with the deepest pocket.

I also agree that the GOP money should go to the best candidate. Again, the GOP does not always pick the most conservative candidate. They often go with the one who will not buck party dictate which means he/she is not the best candidate.

So my question to you, is, who do you think endorses the most conservative candidates? The Tea Party or the GOP?


19 posted on 06/25/2010 11:16:05 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: taxesareforever

I don’t like political endorsement by political entities, especially in the primaries. An over simplistic answer to your question is ‘We do.’

As far as picking the most conservative candidate, or the most preferred candidate, I think I am right 99+% of the time :)...and sometimes my opinion is not so humble...

For instance, Juan McLame is not the right choice in AZ, and I think Palin was wrong to endorse him.

What defines conservative constitutionalism?
1. Fiscal & economic conservatism; reign in gov’t spending - spend less and less; no Federal bailouts of things like banks and car companies....and get rid of the Fed Reserve.
2. Socially conservative...get rid of welfare; repeal Obamacare, and no replacement with a ‘GOP’ version; No he’n & he’n r her’n & her’n marriages and no partner ‘rights’. No abortions.
3. No laws at federal, state or municipal level that violate any of the 1st 10 ammendments to the Constitution (freedom of speech, fredom of religion, right to own and bear arms etc etc etc).
4. Reduce the size of gov’t at all levels (fed, state, local)
5. Enforce immigration laws. No amnesty. Send illegals back to Mexico or wherever they came from. Build a fence. Armed patrols. Shoot smugglers. Protect citizens whose property is on or near the border. Profile.
6. Now it is your turn...add to this list.


20 posted on 06/25/2010 12:47:14 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

7. Reduction in income tax.

8. No economy killing cap and trade BS.

9. Eliminate the EPA and the Department of Education. (Really, really wishful thinking. Anyone who wants to get elected won’t advocate this)

I understand Palin endorsing McCain even though we believe she was wrong. We have to hold our noses over some things that are just plain political.


21 posted on 06/25/2010 11:58:56 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: taxesareforever

7. Eliminate the IRS - Tax on our labor is illegal and unconstitutional. The IRS is a foreign owned corporation. (Revised)

9. Eliminate ALL depts and agencies not authorized by the Constitution. (Revised)

When 9 is accomplished the budget is immediately balanced, and with the IRS and income tax gone.


22 posted on 06/26/2010 3:27:07 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

We are in TOTAL agreement! What’s the name of our party? :)


23 posted on 06/26/2010 2:06:18 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: taxesareforever

Are you running? I’ll be your campaign manager.

The party name needs to be short, memorable, and pack a punch. It needs to reek ‘motherhood and apple pie’.

What we are not...
Libertarian
Democrat (Socialist/Communist)
Rino
Moderate
Establishment Republican

What we are...
Conservative (by earlier defining comments)
Constitutionalists
We favor restoration of the Republics
No taxation on labor
No estate taxation
We favor very small gov’t at all levels
We favor an armed citizenry
No FDA and no interference or obstructions when it comes to alternative medical practices. Drug companies and hospitals liable for patient deaths and drug interactions and side effects
No licensing (vehicles, drivers, occupational)
No FICA

etc etc etc

Yes, what’s the name?


24 posted on 06/26/2010 6:02:40 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Could there already be one?

American Patriot Party


25 posted on 06/26/2010 11:32:39 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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