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The visionary: Ron Paul
Washington Post ^ | 12-21-10 | U.S. Army Major (ret.), Don Vandergriff

Posted on 12/21/2010 9:17:42 AM PST by AmericanHunter

The visionary: Ron Paul

Question: Considering all spheres of endeavor, who would you nominate as Leader of the Year in 2010? Why?

Congressman Ron Paul should be named Leader for 2010. Congressman Paul is a man of character. He does not retreat from his opinion in the face of hostile opposition and corporate-controlled media's "ignore strategy," unlike the rest of the so-called leaders of both major parties. In April 2007, when Fox News hosted the Republican debate held in Florida, there was an effort to assemble an anti-Ron Paul crowd and twice he was booed for his non-interventionist foreign policy. This is a sharp contrast to the feelings of the majority of Americans, who want an end to militarism and who want to bring the troops home from Iraq.

Furthermore, bringing the troops home should not be seen as a retreat or surrender as some have suggested. Despite hostile crowds, Paul was able to make his points and perform well, and won the Fox post-debate poll. As a leader, Congressman Paul is well researched and versed in an array of issues, while also having an incredible grasp of the U.S. Constitution and its impact on economics, government and war. This understanding serves as a baseline for everything he advocates. He handily beat all Republican candidates three years ago in the debates--as a matter of fact, he embarrassed them.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: kook; ronpaul; ronpaul24hrs

1 posted on 12/21/2010 9:17:45 AM PST by AmericanHunter
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To: AmericanHunter

I don’t support Surrender Monkeys.


2 posted on 12/21/2010 9:20:18 AM PST by McGruff
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To: McGruff; AmericanHunter

Nor do I.


3 posted on 12/21/2010 9:23:37 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: McGruff

The Major’s response to that: “Furthermore, bringing the troops home should not be seen as a retreat or surrender as some have suggested.”


4 posted on 12/21/2010 9:24:44 AM PST by AmericanHunter
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To: AmericanHunter

RON PAUL: CODE PINK’S FAVORITE REPUBLICAN!!


5 posted on 12/21/2010 9:27:42 AM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: SandRat
Nor do I.

Same here. I support Ron Paul.

I wonder how many here disagree with this....

Congressman Paul has a solid vision of war and how our foreign policy should be waged. He said, "If you want to go to war, you should go to war properly. Declare it, win it, and get it over with."

6 posted on 12/21/2010 9:29:11 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: AmericanHunter

How can anybody trust libertarians when their favorite
“son” loads up legislation that he knows will pass and
gives the pork while giggling “I voted against it.”?

***

Shrimp boats Is Acomin
Their Sails are in sight.
Shrimp Boats is acomin
there will be dancing tonight.

** Ron Paul version.

Shrimp Boats is acomin
Their pork is in sight.
Shrimp Boats is acomin
They will be drugged up tonight.


7 posted on 12/21/2010 9:32:58 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Gondring
His financial ideas had me but when he opened his yap on foreign policy he irrevocably lost any hope of my support.
8 posted on 12/21/2010 9:33:38 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Gondring

Ron Paul just voted for the infestation of queers into the Military.

I’d get banned if I said exactly how much I detest this Libertarian.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 9:34:16 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: AmericanHunter

10 posted on 12/21/2010 9:34:28 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: McGruff

Sun Tzu - Art of War:

“There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare”

“Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished. “

http://suntzusaid.com/book/2


11 posted on 12/21/2010 9:34:55 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: AmericanHunter

A whole thread about a Paul worshiper’s letter to the editor that got published in the WaPo?


12 posted on 12/21/2010 9:35:29 AM PST by Allegra (I painted red and green stripes on my biceps.)
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To: AmericanHunter

A whole thread about a Paul worshiper’s letter to the editor that got published in the WaPo?


13 posted on 12/21/2010 9:35:37 AM PST by Allegra (I painted red and green stripes on my biceps.)
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To: AmericanHunter

Enough said.

14 posted on 12/21/2010 9:35:39 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: AmericanHunter


15 posted on 12/21/2010 9:37:30 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Reagan Man

16 posted on 12/21/2010 9:37:36 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Dixie Yooper

That graphic is both funny and true.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 9:38:21 AM PST by AmericanHunter
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To: AmericanHunter

Uh, no.

But get back to me after he audits the Fed. That by itself has to be worth some kind of award. I’ll be the first to give him credit for it. If he’ll just do it.


18 posted on 12/21/2010 9:38:21 AM PST by marron
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To: AmericanHunter
He handily beat all Republican candidates three years ago in the debates—as a matter of fact, he embarrassed them.

Ok. Somebody is off his medications. Or a Ron Paul supporter. Or both.

19 posted on 12/21/2010 9:40:28 AM PST by McGruff
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

“when their favorite “son” loads up legislation that he knows will pass and gives the pork while giggling “I voted against it.”?”

Are you referring to John Cornyn or John Boehner?

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/12/fox-news-asks-cornyn-so-are-you-for-earmarking-or-what.php

Cornyn’s earmarks came to $100mm plus, but he voted against earmarks.


20 posted on 12/21/2010 9:42:58 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: AmericanHunter

Heard some TV Christmas greetings from the military. The greetings were coming from some 175?? countries. Now isn’t that a crock? Time to throw our world policeman badge on the ground and return to our borders.


21 posted on 12/21/2010 9:43:24 AM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Diogenesis; Allegra



"Maybe if I stand here long enough, someone will tell me what this sign means."


22 posted on 12/21/2010 9:44:15 AM PST by shibumi (Trailerpark Viking Overlord Pablo (with His Dark Yet Whimsical Band of Cut Throats))
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To: Gondring

I like Ron Paul, he is my Congressman. He is pretty much right on most issues but occationly he’s way way wrong. As much as I like Ron Paul I don’t think he has the executive experience or the leadership skills needed to be president of the USA.


23 posted on 12/21/2010 9:44:45 AM PST by jpsb
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To: cowtowney
Ron Paul!
24 posted on 12/21/2010 9:47:20 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: AmericanHunter

25 posted on 12/21/2010 9:50:40 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: AmericanHunter

“Ron Paul: A Fudge-Packer in Every Foxhole!”


26 posted on 12/21/2010 9:50:46 AM PST by dblup
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To: AmericanHunter

27 posted on 12/21/2010 9:58:22 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Merry CHRISTmas!)
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To: AmericanHunter

The guy is a frigging truther. I can’t support a fool like him. I also can’t support libertarians. The only thing I agree with them on is their support of gun rights. Other than that they are for open borders, gay marrage, abortion on demand, legalization of all drugs. They are more liberal than liberals.


28 posted on 12/21/2010 10:01:45 AM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: AmericanHunter

I think we need Ron Paul no one else is interested in exposing the truth about the Fed.

Panic at the Princeton Club

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2010/12/panic-at-princeton-club.html


29 posted on 12/21/2010 10:02:46 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: AmericanHunter

The pervert Paul intentionally distorts the positions of the Founders in order to appease and give support to Islamic dictators and terrorists. He is a Code Pink type 100%. Besides his anti-American foreign policy positions he then goes on to vote for an un-Constitutional attack on our military based upon his perverted moral belief that homosexuality should be treated equal to heterosexuality.


30 posted on 12/21/2010 10:22:24 AM PST by TheBigIf
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To: AmericanHunter
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Speaking of a lot of money, the battle about the money they're spending on Capitol Hill and, ironically, this guy is being targeted as maybe spending the most or at least earmarking the most for his constituents. He says it isn't fair.

But we thought it only fair to give him his due and explain what is going on. I'm talking about Texas congressman and former presidential candidate, Ron Paul.

Congressman, the rap is that you're a porker, that — that a lot of pork, $73 million-plus, went to your district. Is that true?

REP. RON PAUL, R-TEXAS: Well, it might be.

But I think you're missing the whole point. I have never voted for an earmark. I voted against all appropriation bills. So, this whole thing about earmarks is totally misunderstood.

Earmarks is the responsibility of the Congress. We should earmark even more. We should earmark every penny. So, that's the principle that we have to follow and the — and the responsibility of the Congress. The whole idea that you vote against an earmark, you don't save a penny. That just goes to the administration and they get to allocate the funds.

31 posted on 12/21/2010 10:23:03 AM PST by McGruff
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To: AmericanHunter
A little Ron Paul: The "visionary" (snicker)...

>In the space of 24 hours, Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) has voted for tax hikes, against censure for Charlie Rangel, and defended Julian Assange.

Ron Paul votes to homosexualize the US Military

Ron Paul hearts Debra Medina

Ron Paul: Ground Zero Mosque Opponents are “Islamophobes.”

32 posted on 12/21/2010 10:37:15 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: cowtowney; Allegra; mnehring; TheBigIf
There are plenty of reasons for removing Joihn Cornyn from his Senate seat. He is a dishonest two-faced elitist liberal wasting a Texas senate seat as surely as Hutchison wastes hers. He got his way in sustaining the career of Alaska's despicable Moocowski against the will of GOP voters there. As head of RNSCC, he has engineered the nominations of elitist windtunnel after elitist windtunnel. One of many results of John Cornyn, regardless of how he casts his own vote is that the likes of LAMAR!!! and Corker and Isakson and the rerst of the toxic waste in the GOP caucus are there to vote for the START treaty to disarm the US and trust our Russian "friends" without qualification. A good approximation of what El Run Paulie would be doing if he were in the Senate to sell out the country.

PaleoPaulie, meanwhile, apparently imagines himself living in the 1700s when he would no doubt have wanted to patch things up between the colonists and George III to avoid all that expensive, well, bloodshed, don't you know? Had he lived in later times, he would have gladly surrendered to the Brits in 1812, to the Kaiser in WWI, to Hitler/Tojo in WWII, to Uncle Ho in Vietnam, to the communists any old time at all and later to the Islamofascist lunatics. He is as anti-American as any of them and a liar on earmarks, right-to-life, marriage, and all the issues that really count other than military where he actually has the nerve to tell his despicable views against our nation and its military.

33 posted on 12/21/2010 2:18:16 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: AmericanHunter

Didn’t cheat? Is that why he voted for Piglosi’s tax hike bill or the repeal of DADT? Is that why he cheered the hacker Assange on and encouraged him to continue his criminal acts?


34 posted on 12/21/2010 2:21:49 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

cheat should be retreat.
need to stop freeping on my phone.


35 posted on 12/21/2010 2:22:30 PM PST by mnehring
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To: McGruff
We should earmark even more. We should earmark every penny.

He just loves his redistribution doesn't he?

36 posted on 12/21/2010 2:24:08 PM PST by mnehring
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To: AmericanHunter
Congressman Paul is a man of character.

You mean the person who says he is against earmarks, but shoves in as many he can get into every bill around?
37 posted on 12/21/2010 2:31:24 PM PST by John D
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To: AmericanHunter
How about outright treason in time of war??? Congressman Valladingham of Ohio was expelled from the North during the Civil War for less than paleoPaulie does every day before breakfast.

I wish PaleoPaulie well in his upcoming hearings on the Fed so long as he musters the uncharacteristic discipline to stick to the subject and that he be promptly and permanently severed from public life and attention thereafter as a lifetime achievement award for his almost unrelieved track record of being an eccentric libertoonian anti-American fool. His vote for fudgepacking in the military is only his latest crime against sanity and morality. Somehow, one has confidence that it won't be his last.

The major is obviously a delusional idiot and hopefully enjoys permanent residence at a nice rest home segregated from normal Americans who do not share his delusions.

38 posted on 12/21/2010 2:35:15 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: Gondring
I wonder how many here disagree with this.... Congressman Paul has a solid vision of war and how our foreign policy should be waged. He said, "If you want to go to war, you should go to war properly. Declare it, win it, and get it over with."

I would support that vision, but the true Ron Paul wants to surrender before the fight has begun. He blames America for every problem in the world. Other than Obama nobody has accused America of more wrong doing than cut and run.
39 posted on 12/21/2010 2:36:33 PM PST by John D
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To: marron
Uh, no. But get back to me after he audits the Fed. That by itself has to be worth some kind of award. I’ll be the first to give him credit for it. If he’ll just do it.

You know he won't. He has been in congress for how many years? What has he ever done? Answer: Nothing, except fill every bill around with as much pork as possible.
40 posted on 12/21/2010 2:41:00 PM PST by John D
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To: AmericanHunter

Was this supposed to posted under humor?


41 posted on 12/21/2010 2:44:02 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Was this supposed to posted under humor?

Well cut and run is the biggest joke in town.
42 posted on 12/21/2010 2:46:39 PM PST by John D
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