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Ron Paul won't seek congressional term in 2012
thefacts.com ^ | Tue Jul 12, 2011 | John Tompkins

Posted on 07/12/2011 9:20:57 AM PDT by sunmars

LAKE JACKSON — After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat.

Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012.

“I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul said. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.”

His announcement will give enough time for anyone with aspirations for his seat to think about running, he said. Paul didn’t want to wait for filing in the 2012 primary to let people know he wasn’t seeking reelection.

“I didn’t want to hold off until in December,” he said. “I thought it shouldn’t be any later than now.”

Paul has served 12 terms in Congress. District 14 encompasses a 10-county area along the Gulf Coast.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: buhbye; goodriddance; gtfo; paul; ronpaul; youknowhesnuts
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1 posted on 07/12/2011 9:21:00 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Ron Paul is a nutter....he had made a promise when he was elected he’d only serve 2 TERMS...little liar.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 9:25:48 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: sunmars
That's great news!

After his resounding primary defeat (again) we can look forward to only hearing from him when he frequents the Alex Jones show.

Maybe he can get a gig on MSNBC as a resident "Republican" who does nothing but sit on his hands.

3 posted on 07/12/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: shield
Ron Paul is a nutter....he had made a promise when he was elected he’d only serve 2 TERMS...little liar.

He's king of the earmarks, too.

What do Libertarians think of lying?

4 posted on 07/12/2011 9:28:06 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: sunmars
After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives...

Serving? More like riding the incumbent re-election gravy train.

5 posted on 07/12/2011 9:29:21 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: sunmars

Adios, whack job.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 9:29:50 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (A Movement that does not move cannot call itself a Movement.)
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To: Moonman62

This Libertarian has had enough of him and his Alzheimer’s induced dementia.

Good riddance, you old pest!


7 posted on 07/12/2011 9:31:47 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (A Movement that does not move cannot call itself a Movement.)
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To: humblegunner

Whoa! This time when the circus leaves town, it’s REALLY leaving town.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 9:32:52 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Moonman62

I’m a Libertarian - and guys like Ron Paul scare the crap out of me.

And frankly, I think his supporters can be more annoying than the obots. Thank goodness there are so few of them.


9 posted on 07/12/2011 9:32:52 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: svcw

When I first became aware of Ron Paul, I thought I’d never say this. I tried to think of what I wanted to say here, and finally came to the conclusion, your comment on the other thread said it best.

Finally!


10 posted on 07/12/2011 9:33:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: sunmars
Ron Paul would be good haberdasher.
11 posted on 07/12/2011 9:33:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: sunmars

What is the meaning of all of this? Paul has bupkas chance of winning the nomination, let alone the White House! I just wish he’d take McNuts, Grahamnesty and the Maine twins with him!


12 posted on 07/12/2011 9:36:05 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Servant of the Cross

He has no choice.

There is a spanking-new mental health facility in Lake Jackson.

He’s afraid to go back there. Might get netted.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 9:36:30 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Ron Paul would be good haberdasher.

Yes, I can see that. Or a funeral director. Definitely not a cobbler though.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 9:39:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: sunmars

Ron Paul likes to pretend he’s an outsider, but he’s just as establishment as the rest of the Beltway Blatherers.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 9:42:30 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Ron Paul would be good haberdasher.

And I'd take my hat off to him if only he'd have chosen that vocation instead...

16 posted on 07/12/2011 9:42:37 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: sunmars

As Bugs Bunny woud say,

“So long, Screwie! See ya in St. Looie!”


17 posted on 07/12/2011 9:48:00 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Servant of the Cross
Question: What do these two men have in common?

Answer: Neither has a chance in hell of being president but their supporters aren't smart enough to realize that.

18 posted on 07/12/2011 9:49:13 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: humblegunner
Yea. He doesn't want a repeat of the last time they caught him.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 9:50:10 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: sunmars
This isn't good news at all. While there may be plenty of specific policies that one may agree or disagree with Paul about, he was one of the only unambiguously clear Constitutionalists in Washington, and is in no small part responsible for the increased resurgence of Constitutional conservatism and libertarianism - including among a notable younger audience - which is a remarkable achievement. Paul could be counted on to foster Constitutionally-consistent policies even when the specific outcome was unpopular. That kind of principle, and ideological consistency, is sorely lacking in a place too often governed by 'grand bargains,' and 'across the aisle' partnerships that always resort in an expansion of federal power. I didn't always agree with Paul, but I very much liked him being in D.C.; I for one will miss his voice.
20 posted on 07/12/2011 9:50:40 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: All
Yeah, yeah. Yuck it up FReepers.
If it wasn't for Dr. Paul, there'd be no Tea Party movement in this country.
BTW, I do NOT support Paul's presidential run this time around.
21 posted on 07/12/2011 9:52:35 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Servant of the Cross
This time when the circus leaves town, it’s REALLY leaving town.

Kucinich and Franken are leaving too?

22 posted on 07/12/2011 9:53:13 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“If it wasn’t for Dr. Paul, there’d be no Tea Party movement in this country.”

Yep...


23 posted on 07/12/2011 9:54:40 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: americanophile

I agree. It would have been good to have his voice in Congress when the new Republican President begins his term in 2013.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 9:54:46 AM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: humblegunner
America, enjoy the circus. This is the last tour for the whole band of performers.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 9:54:46 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: americanophile
This isn't good news at all.

The statist-GOP wing of FR doesn't care about all that. They'd rather focus on taking Dr. Paul's foreign policy statements out of context instead of focusing on the greater good he has done for the re-emergence of the conservative-libertarian movement.

26 posted on 07/12/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Bushbacker1
What is the meaning of all of this? Paul has bupkas chance of winning the nomination, let alone the White House! I just wish he’d take McNuts, Grahamnesty and the Maine twins with him!

That would be the best day of my life if they all decided to leave.

But onto this topic I bet you that loony tune Paul actually believes he'll win the Presidency.

What are all the losers who go to CPAC and the other fake "conservative" conventions going to do???

I don't even consider them libertarians. These are drug addicts who go to CPAC, vote in the straw poll to try and legitimize the position of legalization.

And for so called libertarians on Free Republic. Every person who smoked pot in High School that I was friends with back then turned to other drugs.

Pot leads to coke, heroin, meth, ect... Legalization would equal the death of America.

27 posted on 07/12/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: sunmars

He will go out in style, having a last fling on the millions that his cult members send him.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 9:56:57 AM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: sunmars
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29 posted on 07/12/2011 9:57:45 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: sunmars

Ron, buddy, just go away. We don’t need another doddering old fool in the race. Why don’t you run on the Libertarian ticket like you should?


30 posted on 07/12/2011 9:59:00 AM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: lormand
sit on his hands

You forgot the "h" in sit and hands should be "conservatives"...

31 posted on 07/12/2011 9:59:57 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: antiRepublicrat
This time when the circus leaves town, it’s REALLY leaving town.

Kucinich and Franken are leaving too?


With Barney Frank bringing up the rear.
32 posted on 07/12/2011 10:00:44 AM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: americanophile

Dr. Paul is best if we get a true conservative in the White House and he is made temporary “czar of shutting down superfluous government agencies” and “Ft. Knox / Federal Reserve inspector”.


33 posted on 07/12/2011 10:01:02 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
My problem with Ron Paul is legalization.

Drugs destroy families and lives. I have zero respect for anyone pro-legalization. It decimated my friendships because all my "friends" cared about was getting high.

Yeah, the issue is personal since my ex friends drug use affected me as all of our friendships were destroyed because all they cared about was getting high.

I don't know about your view that he started the tea party movement, but like I said my issue is his constant ranting about legalization.

Why do you think George Soros has funded every drug legalization proposition???

34 posted on 07/12/2011 10:01:17 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: sunmars

Don’t believe him, folks. He will be running for the Office of Emperor of the Universe. His mysterious horde has probably arranged it as we slept.


35 posted on 07/12/2011 10:01:43 AM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
If it wasn't for Dr. Paul, there'd be no Tea Party movement in this country.

Hahahaha. Do you think algore invented the internet too? Ever hear of Rick Santelli?


Not a single LRon Paul voter present. (although some nasty-faced 0bama union people are)

36 posted on 07/12/2011 10:02:07 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: shield

It’s sad that so many so called “conservatives” continually bash the only man who’s actually stood for Constitutionally limited government in the house for the last 30 years.


37 posted on 07/12/2011 10:02:37 AM PDT by Brett11
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To: Servant of the Cross

Why is Justin Bieber and Harry Potter in the picture? They are far more sane than the others in the picture.


38 posted on 07/12/2011 10:05:35 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Hahahaha. Do you think algore invented the internet too? Ever hear of Rick Santelli?

Ever hear of the Ron Paul Money Bomb on December 16, 2007 - in honor of the original Tea Party date?

The activism, support, and money Ron Paul generated during his campaign.

It was Ron Paul's 2008 campaign that birthed the modern Tea Party movement. Rick Santelli simply fired the starting gun.

39 posted on 07/12/2011 10:06:19 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Really???? That’s quite a stretch even for a paulnut.


40 posted on 07/12/2011 10:07:42 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: sunmars

He could sell balloons.


41 posted on 07/12/2011 10:08:36 AM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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To: dusttoyou

Ad hominems won’t get you anywhere.


42 posted on 07/12/2011 10:08:44 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Dengar01

If you don’t support drug legalization, then contact your state rep and urge him to draft a bill that has harsh penalties for the sale and use of drugs. But don’t advocate unconstitutional power grabs by the federal government. The 18th amendment was passed precisely because members of Congress realized that they didn’t have the Constitutional authority to ban alcohol with a simple federal law. The original intent of the commerce clause does not give Congress the authority to ban drug use within a specific state. The federal war on drugs is a clear assualt on the 10th amendment, and it should be opposed by all true conservatives.


43 posted on 07/12/2011 10:10:35 AM PDT by Brett11
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To: sunmars

The LINO (Libertarian in Name Only) is leaving?? Jeez, he is what is wrong with the LIBERTARIAN PARTY. I hope a real LIBERTARIAN/CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN will get his seat!!


44 posted on 07/12/2011 10:11:03 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Palin/Bachman 2012....What would the NAGS say? :-))
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To: Dengar01

I don’t care about Paul’s stand on drug legalization. To me, this is a secondary issue that will be duked out between the conservatives and libertarians down the road. If you’re worried about this now, you are not looking at the bigger picture of how conservatives and libertarians must unite to stop the progressive movement, and that’s what Paul has done, to bring both groups together.


45 posted on 07/12/2011 10:13:42 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Brett11
A little LRon, and his version of the Constitution ....

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.”

Ron Paul wouldn't have approved Osama bin Laden operation

46 posted on 07/12/2011 10:16:23 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Yuck it up FReepers. If it wasn't for Dr. Paul, there'd be no Tea Party movement in this country.

Really? I call BS! Thank you Rick Santelli, not Ron Paul...you can't rewrite history!

47 posted on 07/12/2011 10:17:53 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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THEY’RE NOT DONATING MONTHLY!


** help .. click **

48 posted on 07/12/2011 10:21:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Dengar01

Because something has socially negative consequences, it justifies the presence of a massive, unaccountable police state?

Are you for banning alcohol and tobacco? I don’t know anyone who did not experiment with these drugs before moving on to marijuana and harder drugs.

Also, by the same logic, I assume that you are a supporter of the ban on incandescent light bulbs. I don’t know anyone who used drugs who did not have incandescent light bulbs in their homes.


49 posted on 07/12/2011 10:21:55 AM PDT by oblomov
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that's the first good decision he has made...and soon he will have to drop out of Presidential run as well...resign your Congressional seat now Dr. Paul...

In fact anyone running for President in 2012 and serving in Congress at the same time should be made to chose one or the other...not both!!!

50 posted on 07/12/2011 10:22:41 AM PDT by haircutter
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