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Texas Rep. Ron Paul captures CPAC presidential preference straw poll by huge margin!!
The Washington Times Online Edition ^ | 2/12/2011 | By Ralph Z. Hallow

Posted on 02/12/2011 8:03:58 PM PST by Benchim

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday.

The poll, sponsored this year for the first time by The Washington Times, is seen as one of the earliest tests of grassroots popularity among the party’s dominant conservative wing, and Mr. Paul, who ran unsuccessfully for the nomination in 2008, has traditionally done well in the CPAC voting.

The Republican lawmaker, long a favorite of the party’s libertarian wing, took 30 percent of the votes cast, followed by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 23 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has said he will not be a candidate in 2012, and New Mexico former Gov. Gary Johnson tied for third, with 6 percent of the vote.

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To: Benchim

For all the good it did him last time.


51 posted on 02/12/2011 9:09:01 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

I just watched Paul’s speech on YouTube and I couldn’t find a thing I disagreed with.


He must have left out the part where he blamed the US for bringing the 9/11 attacks on itself. (Or maybe you agree with him that it really was Reagan and Bush and Clinton and Bush who “made” the nice Arabs do it.)


52 posted on 02/12/2011 9:11:38 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Engineer_Soldier

I just watched Paul’s speech on YouTube and I couldn’t find a thing I disagreed with. It’s a breath of fresh air to know a Constitutionalists still exists in politics!

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Others can decide...Here’s his CPAC speech...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5KyWxU-bkg


53 posted on 02/12/2011 9:21:53 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

“It’s a breath of fresh air to know a Constitutionalist still exists in politics!”

Yep. I love it, but that very concept is what drives all of these neocons so batsh!t crazy.


54 posted on 02/12/2011 9:25:21 PM PST by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: freedumb2003
Crazy PAC marginalizes itself.

Crazy PAC marginalizes itself further.
It's gone from FudgePAC to Jack-in-the-Box-ClownPAC.

55 posted on 02/12/2011 9:28:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: FreeInWV

Yep. I love it, but that very concept is what drives all of these neocons so batsh!t crazy.

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Yep, they do the big chicken real good.

CPAC speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5KyWxU-bkg


56 posted on 02/12/2011 9:28:27 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Benchim

To show how worthless the CPAC straw poll is all you have to do is look back at this time in 2007 when Romney came in first and Giuliani came in second. McCain who did not attend, came in 5th and was booed when his name was mentioned - yet look who won the primaries and carried the nomination.

Conclusion - enjoy the moment Paul and Paulbots because thats all you’ll get.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/03/AR2007030301078.html


57 posted on 02/12/2011 9:36:18 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

McCain was nearly bankrupt and ready to fold up, then Giuliani imploded. All of the establishment support then reached down into the gutter and pulled McCain out, pushing the other candidates aside. McCain had no grassroots support at all. It was all establishment. I truly hope that’s not what you want.


58 posted on 02/12/2011 9:47:47 PM PST by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: Benchim

This thread deserves to get fried...extra crispy.


59 posted on 02/12/2011 9:50:23 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Benchim

Proving once again that the C in CPAC doesn’t stand for Conservative.


60 posted on 02/12/2011 9:52:11 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: Benchim

Great to see Ron Paul and his worshipers are already prepping to keep Obama in office another four years. /sarc

How can anybody take Ron Paul serious after he suggested voting for Cynthia McKinney and now aligns himself with Ralph Nader?

http://www.ronpaul.com/2011-01-20/ron-paul-and-ralph-nader-a-libertarian-progressive-alliance/

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100728/NEWS01/307280103/Ralph-Nader-queries-Rand-Paul-about-support-for-father-Ron-Paul-s-bills

http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/20066/Call-it-the-Green-Tea-Party/


61 posted on 02/12/2011 9:57:47 PM PST by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: DakotaRed

Paul/Kucinich’12?


62 posted on 02/12/2011 10:09:44 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
"Paul/Kucinich’12?"

If he'll align himself with fellow nutcase Ralph Nader, why not Kucinich as well?

Who knows, maybe he run on an amnesty for bin Laden ticket as well.

63 posted on 02/12/2011 10:20:13 PM PST by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: DakotaRed

lol - nothing surprises me anymore.


64 posted on 02/12/2011 10:25:49 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Benchim
Ron Paul is the choice of U.S. conservatives like Øbamacare will fix the deficit.

Here's your sign:


65 posted on 02/12/2011 10:34:54 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Benchim

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.


66 posted on 02/12/2011 11:07:37 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Benchim

“The Republican lawmaker, long a favorite of the party’s libertarian wing, took 30 percent of the votes cast”

So, when 70% choose someone else, how is it that getting 30% is such a big deal.

Is there much of a chance that Palin, Romney, Huck, etc. supporters (the 70%) going to switch to Paul? Not much.

So, that other 70% IS going to switch around between the various “not Paul” candidates, leaving Paul with his big 30% MINORITY.

And, that’s only now, before any real campaigning begins.

The Paul 30% at CPAC at this date means NOTHING.

The 70% still means somthing - 70% don’t want Paul.


67 posted on 02/12/2011 11:10:30 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Benchim
Ron Paul's wife gets even.


68 posted on 02/12/2011 11:25:04 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Only two things come from Texas and I see you're wearing an "I Heart Austin" t-shirt)
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To: Benchim
Doctor Ron Paul is our Man!! and his son is the VP!!

ROFL

69 posted on 02/13/2011 12:35:03 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: mnehring
I am glad to know that Ron Paul is from the government and he is here to help.

LOL - this reminds me of four years ago. The Paul Cult did the same thing - spammed these straw polls and then posted jubilant threads about how they spammed him to "victory" and how he was going to be our next president, blah, blah, blah....

They are pretty entertaining, though. :)

70 posted on 02/13/2011 12:41:06 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Benchim
Palin quit her job. She is a loser. IT IS ALL DR.RON PAUL TO VICTORY!!!

ROFLMAO!

Stop...my sides are hurting from laughing so hard.

71 posted on 02/13/2011 12:42:36 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Benchim

Here’s a little secret:
The organizational structures that support the positions of Ron Paul and Mitt Romney paid the entrance fees for over half the paid attendees this year, (also in 2008). Only paid attendees can vote in the CPAC straw poll.

Regular working conservatives don’t have free time like the poll stuffing Libertarian & Romney activists who have the time, freedom, and paid means to spend a week walking around a convention center in DC.


72 posted on 02/13/2011 1:38:58 AM PST by Drago
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To: Benchim

let the Ron Paulistas celebrate!!! Smash Jewish babies against the wall perhaps?


73 posted on 02/13/2011 2:33:52 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Benchim

I prefer his son, Rand


74 posted on 02/13/2011 3:46:14 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Benchim

Ron Paul and his spambots won a poll at a Gay event. What does that mean?

I hate Ron Paul and all his Paulrhiod suicide monkeys who follow him.


75 posted on 02/13/2011 5:26:52 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Benchim

Ron Paul and his spambots won a poll at a Gay event. What does that mean?

I hate Ron Paul and all his Paulrhiod suicide monkeys who follow him.


76 posted on 02/13/2011 5:27:06 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: mnehring

Taco Bell ran out of Burritos last night. The Paulrhiods stayed up all night celebrating.


77 posted on 02/13/2011 5:32:55 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Benchim

Ron Paul’s win shows the utter pointlessness of straw polls, and, probably, the pointlessness of CPAC. Ron is NOwhere. He will always be NOwhere. As the proverbial stopped clock is, so is Ron Paul.


78 posted on 02/13/2011 5:33:47 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Benchim

AstroTurfing is what this is. It seems that Ron Paul’s treasonous statements and associations don’t bother you, so I’m not surprised that you and other Paulrhoids would grasp on to this as somethin valid. You traitors are sick f€$&s.


79 posted on 02/13/2011 5:38:54 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Benchim
Ron Paul is a LIBertarian, don't you know the LIBertarian position on abortion? It's the same position as LIBertarian’s kissing cousins, the anarchists, i.e, killem if it's “inconvenient”.

Why don't you take your suicide hero worship to another more suitable forum like some antisemitic, and Truther sanitarium?

80 posted on 02/13/2011 5:48:54 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Benchim

This is hugh and series!!!


81 posted on 02/13/2011 5:50:45 AM 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: Engineer_Soldier

There is no such thing as an “idiot second amendment guy” . What did the guy do wrong other than shock the likes of Chris “Mr. Tingles” Mathews?


82 posted on 02/13/2011 6:04:17 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: FreeInWV
Neocon is a name made up by suicide monkeys to rationalize their weak, isolationists and suicidal policies. It's also code word for "the Joos" To hide the fact that Paulhriods are flaming lunatics, they come up with BS and lots of hyperbole, e.g., neocons want war in every country all the time.

I would rather have 10 divisions of Chinese military in front of me versus 1 Pualhriod behind me.

What wil, you Paulhriods (the hemmohiods of American Politics) do when Ron Paul goes down in flames again? Cry in your boyfriend's diapers?

83 posted on 02/13/2011 6:15:22 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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Here are the six (that I’ve seen so far) topics about dingbat’s CPAC straw poll win:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2672783/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2672784/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2672811/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2672812/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2672858/posts


84 posted on 02/13/2011 6:31:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: lormand

Any person who straps an assault rifle to their back in order to show up to a rally is an idiot. It’s kind of like a story I heard about somebody getting fired from an armored car company for showing up with a shotgun (as they were allowed to furnish their own weapon) and two Rambo straps of shotgun shells; it was way over the top.

The second amendment bans the federal government from restricting the gun rights of individual citizens within the states. However, it doesn’t ban states from regulating the crap out of them. Idiots who flaunt like this turn public perception against us gun owners and makes it easier for liberals to pass referendums, etc to restrict our rights.


85 posted on 02/13/2011 11:10:06 AM PST by Engineer_Soldier ("Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Engineer_Soldier
The second amendment bans the federal government from restricting the gun rights of individual citizens within the states. However, it doesn’t ban states from regulating the crap out of them.

The Second Amendment guarantees the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms, unrestricted. The states are thereby prohibited from placing restrictions on the citizenry. At least that's the way I read it.

86 posted on 02/13/2011 11:18:25 AM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: upsdriver
The Second Amendment guarantees the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms, unrestricted. The states are thereby prohibited from placing restrictions on the citizenry. At least that's the way I read it.

In the original system (pre Civil War), the Constitution was mainly an agreement between the states (as sovereign "mini nations") and the administration of the federation of the states (what we know as the giant federal government today thanks to the outcome of the Civil War). The people of each state developed their own constitutions for each state that became their individual agreement with the state. Back then, the individual wasn't that concerned with the federal government because it was pretty powerless and the state was very powerful.

87 posted on 02/13/2011 11:32:23 AM PST by Engineer_Soldier ("Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: lormand

There is more to being conservative than being hawkish and having an expansionist foreign policy. So many here would willingly elect any liberal who has those criteria. Just look at Bush, Giuliani and McCain. Or even Lieberman for that matter (if he tacked on a GOP after his name). People have grown sick of having such politicians pushed on us.

Personally I am grateful to the Paulheads, libertarians and Tea Party folk who rattled the GOP establishment and stopped its progression down that path.


88 posted on 02/13/2011 12:06:58 PM PST by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: FreeInWV
Maybe you Paulhriods get away with it elsewhere, but not here, not with me.

Conservatives DO NOT believe in war in every continent, in every country for any reason. We don't believe our troups should be in places where they don't need to be. We just don't like blaming America for Islamic radicalism as does Ron Paul. Conservatives don't believe in Abortion, open borders, social engineering and most of all TRUTHERS, as does Ron Paul.

Ron Paul just got his ass given to him by the YAF (Young Americans for Freedom). Here's what the National Director says about Ron Paul...

"“Rep. Paul’s refusal to support our nation’s military and national security interests border on treason, aside from his failure to uphold his oath to the United States Constitution and defend our country and citizens against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” Marks continued."

Yep, they just expelled this traitor from their board. Good riddance. It's time for Ron Paul to finish the leap leftward and pack his Paulhroids with him. He also ripped him for being a truther.

Why the hell to Paulhroids spam this forum with their leftist bullshit?

89 posted on 02/13/2011 6:07:44 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Engineer_Soldier
"Any person who straps an assault rifle to their back in order to show up to a rally is an idiot."

It's a rally!!!! More people should do it IMO, not less. We should applaud the guy, not join the symphony of chattering knees! Why not 10000 guys peacefully showing up to a rally, as did the guy you are calling an idiot.

You made MY point by making the "armored car" analogy, thanks. No, he was not going to work, he was going to A RALLY!

Rallies - where people show up to support various constitutionally protected freedoms.

We are off topic...Ron Paul is a cheese eating surrender monkey.

90 posted on 02/13/2011 6:23:54 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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