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Get Clean for Ron
The American Spectator ^ | January 3, 2012 | W. James Antle, III

Posted on 01/03/2012 7:14:35 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

The young Paulistas gathered to receive their marching orders. Get a haircut. Wear a tie. Be polite. Don't gratuitously annoy mainline Republicans. Leave the discussion of political philosophy to the candidate. Your job, they were instructed, is to win votes for Ron Paul.

That was the scene as described to me in New York City this summer. Since then, it has become standard operating procedure for the activists once dismissed as the "Ron Paul kids" during their long march through the GOP.

"No tats," one young Paul volunteer told the New York Times he was advised. No "fraternizing in the dorms, nothing like that." No scruffy beards, boozing or even impolitic tweets either. Don't do anything that will hurt the cause. Instead ask yourself, "What would Ron Paul do?"

In 1968, door-knocking hippies cut their hair and dressed in the wardrobe of the establishment in order to support Eugene McCarthy's antiwar candidacy for the Democratic nomination. Their slogan was "Get clean for Gene."

McCarthy didn't make it to the White House, but he did unseat a sitting president with a stronger-than-expected showing in New Hampshire. Paul has already moved into the top tier in Iowa and New Hampshire. Few will be surprised if he eclipses his 2008 tally of more than 1 million votes.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: liberals; libertarian; paul2012; paulbots; thirdparty; wwrpd
I believe a lot of Ron Paul’s support is cynical (follow the money). Young people "looking forward" to no jobs in the Obama depression, or working on degrees in areas where government money could fund a study, a program (their professors have sucked on this tit for decades) -- instead of being “wasted” to support the "evil" military and “misguided” war on drugs -- which also ties into what they've been taught in many institutions of higher education -- so many useless degrees and “green” thinkers believing that Ron Paul is the Rx for what ails the country. So they're leaving support for Barack “hope and change” Obama at the school house/no job market door and flocking to Ron Paul which has the sweetener of hurting those “evil-rich” conservatives who are destroying the planet and are ready to “bomb” the world.

The problem for them is -- they never will get the money; it always finds another home. With the debt and deficit ballooned out of sight, that money isn't heading in their direction. The naturally productive ones will eventually “grow up” and realize the truth about living in a safe, free market society but many will hang fast to the hope (libertarians for sure) that once the "war on drugs" and the "evil military complex” have their wings clipped, some of those trillions of “wasted” dollars will certainly flow to them. It won't and their lot will be worse. We have for too long been building “me-me-itis” generations, whose values and goals are nurtured and fanned by teachings of socialist professors spawned in the Sixties who have multiplied themselves with our youth.

So Ron Paul is their cup of tea. They’re only one step away from OWS (most likely have a foot in both camps already). If Ron Paul definitively said, "I will not run third Party," much of his support would evaporate today. Which is precisely why he has not ruled it out.

1 posted on 01/03/2012 7:14:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All

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2 posted on 01/03/2012 7:14:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I say let the little wack job run third party....and take the wackos in the pubie party with him....we don't need to have trash around.
3 posted on 01/03/2012 7:17:39 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is like a career criminal wearing a suit to a trial. You’re not fooled and still recognize what they are.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 7:18:56 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If Ron Paul definitively said, "I will not run third Party," much of his support would evaporate today. Which is precisely why he has not ruled it out.

Yep! "But both parties are controlled by the same people. So, it doesn’t really matter who wins between Romney and Zero...Our only hope is a third-party candidate. I’m not saying a third-party candidate would win. I’m just saying that’s our only hope."

5 posted on 01/03/2012 7:19:46 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t worry I have somewhat of a dynamite Plan B in my mind, if this Paul decides to go third party which will end up having more votes being siphoned away from Obama and than it would be retarding the votes for conservatives against Obama. It involves a little political intrigue so I am not going to give it out here on open forum, but believe me, if successful, it could have a considerable effect of eating deeply into the support of extreme leftists who might otherwise compromise and vote for Obama, but instead would park their votes with Paul. It is not the end of the world if Paul jumps the shark and runs independent. Make Lemonade!!


6 posted on 01/03/2012 7:21:10 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting him like McCain, FR is over)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Ron Paul runs on the GOP ticket, he uses platforms like CPAC and uses the party to spout his views which are not republican nor conservative and therefore should never be allowed to run on the GOP ticket,.
Let him run on his own ticket, the ticket of liberal socially , foreign and make drugs legal, marry what you want and basically have anarchy.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 7:22:43 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
. . . “green” thinkers believing that Ron Paul is the Rx for what ails the country.

If that's the case they have not studied up on the candidate they so zealously cut their hair for:

Unfortunately, decades of misguided federal action have helped lead to skyrocketing fuel prices, making it even more difficult for hardworking families to make ends meet.

Washington’s bureaucratic regulations, corporate subsidies, and excessive taxation have distorted the market and resulted in government bureaucrats picking winners and losers.

In fact, much of the “pain at the pump” Americans are now feeling is due to federal policies designed by environmental alarmists to punish traditional energy production – like oil, coal, and natural gas – in hopes of making energy sources they favor more “economical.”

Sadly, even with $4.00 a gallon gasoline, many are attempting to make our energy crisis even worse by working to impose job-destroying carbon taxes, or a “Cap and Tax” system.

As long as we allow federal regulations and bureaucratic red tape to get in the way of energy exploration, our country will never solve its energy crisis, and Americans will continue to pay the price in high costs.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 7:23:32 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Paulistas

Is it 'Paulistas', 'Paulbots', or 'Paultards'?

The intellectual exercise of making fun of someone's name is beyond my grasp.
Doesn't Paul say enough stupid stuff already?

9 posted on 01/03/2012 7:24:41 AM PST by laotzu
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Actually, that would be fourth party. There is already a new party, seemingly tied to Trump, laying the early groundwork to be on the November ballot.


10 posted on 01/03/2012 7:25:16 AM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: laotzu

Paulistinians is my vote.


11 posted on 01/03/2012 7:26:07 AM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
   
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12 posted on 01/03/2012 7:36:24 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<0> - - -)
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To: Ingtar

Paulettes. :)


13 posted on 01/03/2012 7:44:34 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I can't remember , doesn't it take pot a month or so to clear the blood stream..

Wait, it doesn't say clean and sober...

"Nice tie dude!"

"Thanks dude, I tied it myself..."

"Um, dude, like it's a clip on..."

"I know dude..."

14 posted on 01/03/2012 7:50:02 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: laotzu

I prefer “Paulestinians.” Given Paul’s views on the Middle East, it’s appropriate.

}:-)4


15 posted on 01/03/2012 7:54:51 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yep, if I had no prospects of employment, was living in my mom’s basement, and spent more time playing video games and “hanging out” on Facebook than anything else, I suppose Ron Paul’s ravings would sound pretty good. Kinda like Abbey Hoffman and Jerry Rubin’s ravings did in the late 60s...

Being a young, idealistic, inexperienced, know-it-all dope hasn’t changed much in 40 years.


16 posted on 01/03/2012 7:56:32 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
No TATS ?!?! Are you kidding me?!?

Ron, RON, you stinkin' HYPOCRITE!!!! ;)

17 posted on 01/03/2012 8:01:38 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: ejonesie22

How do you clip a tie on a T-shirt? Inquiring minds and all...


18 posted on 01/03/2012 8:11:38 AM PST by bcsco
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To: mkjessup

Really like that tagline!


19 posted on 01/03/2012 8:13:40 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

FreepMail


20 posted on 01/03/2012 8:13:49 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: bcsco

Dude...

I knew I forgot something...

Got any nachos....


21 posted on 01/03/2012 8:14:07 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: bcsco

Dude...

I knew I forgot something...

Got any nachos....


22 posted on 01/03/2012 8:14:19 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22
Got any nachos.... Yeah, but Mom's been hiding them on me. I'll get back at ya, dude.
23 posted on 01/03/2012 8:20:13 AM PST by bcsco
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To: bcsco
Really like that tagline!

Well thanks FRiend, feel free to use it as you wish, should the notion strike you, and Happy New Year! ;)
24 posted on 01/03/2012 8:24:58 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: mkjessup

And a Happy New Year to you.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 8:26:46 AM PST by bcsco
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26 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:06 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: laotzu

Re: “Is it ‘Paulistas’, ‘Paulbots’, or ‘Paultards’? “

In the 2008 campaign I coined the term “Ronpaulians”, kind of like how I describe Tea Party activists as “Teapers”.
That sure beats what the left calls us IMHO.

Neither one of those terms ever really caught on, but I still use ‘em. After all; I made ‘em up so I ‘spect I’m entitled to.

As for appearances, at our 2008 State Convention, one of our native Ronpaulians was seen in his gray wool CSA uniform leaning on the side of the main entrance placidly toking on a doobie.

“The South gonna RAHZZ AG’IN, duuuuuuude!”

I’m not sure if that’s the image they really want to project, but it’s apparently not at all uncommon.

I’m not at all sure what kind of a President Paul would make, but he certainly would be interesting!


27 posted on 01/03/2012 9:13:35 AM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

so this can be used to show of kook paul is and earned name since they will not fight back. This also prevents them from trying to use “viral pr” by talking up paul.

They are uncivilized savages trying to act civilized.
(see “mirror mirror” from the original star trek.)


28 posted on 01/03/2012 10:08:45 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A polished turd gathers no respect. Talk reason to them long enough, and they will slip back into their moonbat-speak. It’s a fact of their biology. It’s also how we out so many Paultards on FR, and why there have been so many ZOT’s recently.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 12:26:11 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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