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Sarah Palin: Ron Paul is the "Only One" Willing to Rein in Spending
Townhall ^ | 1/27/12 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 01/28/2012 6:42:03 PM PST by traviskicks

Appearing on Fox News this morning, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin surprised her acolytes by singing the praises of the most libertarian-leaning GOP presidential candidate…Ron Paul.

I still sense his desire to be more of an isolated-type country and not be as aware and active on the international scene when it comes to protecting our allies like Israel and doing all that we can.

That is my hesitancy there still with Ron Paul's candidacy. However, on the domestic front, he is the only one who has been so adamantly passionate about doing something about the suffocating debt, about doing something about reining in government growth and actually slashing budgets - $1 trillion a year, he's been specific about until we get our hands around this - I respect that.

I appreciate it. His austerity measures that he wants to see Congress adopt in order to rein in government and let the private sector actually grow and thrive and hire more people.

Fresh off his strongest debate performance to date, Sarah Palin’s kind words could not have come at a better time. The Texas Congressman, who has abandoned all hopes of winning Tuesday’s presidential primary in Florida, is seeking delegates elsewhere by campaigning in Maine for the next two days. Paul, of course, is a long shot to win the Republican nomination, but a surprising victory in the Pine Tree State on February 4th could revive his faltering candidacy.

On the other hand, there is at least some reason to believe that Sarah Palin’s remarks may strike a chord with conservatives. After all, the former governor’s assertion that Ron Paul is the only Republican contender serious about cutting the size and scope of government is in some respects true. Indeed, his proposals to cut $1 trillion from the national debt and eliminate five federal departments are bold ideas that Tea Partiers and fiscal conservatives everywhere can embrace. While his isolationism is a deal breaker for some, reining in government spending has been a staple of his campaign since announcing his candidacy last summer.

In any event, if Ron Paul hopes to ride his newfound momentum to victory in 2012, he faces an uphill battle. Nevertheless, I suppose a little love from Sarah Palin can’t hurt.


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To: Jim Robinson
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51 posted on 01/28/2012 8:04:31 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Claud
Grave reservations about his foreign policy, we all know the score there. But he is really the ONLY one who has been talking about the kind of deep, massive cuts that need to be made.

Its his non-interventionist foreign policy that allows Ron Paul to cut a trillion dollars from the budget so quickly. Half those cuts are going to be in defense spending.

52 posted on 01/28/2012 8:05:30 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: traviskicks

If the race for the nomination were to come down to Paul vs Romney (God forbid), I would vote for Paul. I would buy me a football helmet a size too small, pick up some Thorazine, chocolate flavored, dress in a dark blue Spandex uniform with a yellow cape, put on a hockey mask and head out to the streets to support him.


53 posted on 01/28/2012 8:06:35 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: traviskicks

It is smart to pick up Paul’s ideas that are good and leave the rest by the wayside. Perry has excellent ideas, too.


54 posted on 01/28/2012 8:23:01 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: NVDave

We need to eliminate Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Education, Energy, Transportation, HHS, HUD, and Homeland Security.


55 posted on 01/28/2012 8:23:40 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP
The top 2 government departments I want to eliminate are the EPA and the IRS.
56 posted on 01/28/2012 8:28:20 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: ROTB
Newt should pick up on this, and run hard with it.

You bet.

Gingrich has been nibbling at the edges of replacing the EPA with a smaller department. He's wrong. KILL IT and don't create another department to replace it. Otherwise it will just grow into what we have now.

57 posted on 01/28/2012 8:32:11 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: NVDave

Eliminate the EPA and IRS first.

But before that deport illegals and stop importing from China or make the currencies from China and the U.S. equal or their true value.


58 posted on 01/28/2012 8:32:40 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: mac_truck

We need more Rumsfeld snake eaters and less make-work.

Artillery shells at $80,000 a pop because Ohio needs government make-work? In this era of supersonic aircraft (missiles) and gigantic ME air bases it seems that the only reason to fight the last world war by steaming nearly a dozen carrier groups designed for WWII’s Pacific Theater in virtual littoral zones is to provide a career path for Admirals. Each carrier nowadays cost more than the entire 1945 fleet yet pension collectors launch a new carrier with a third of its heads non-functional? WTF?


59 posted on 01/28/2012 8:33:25 PM PST by Milhous
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To: Democrat_media

I watched a video about how the Chinese companies were bidding on the bridges and construction jobs from the stimulas etc. and the Chinese workers won over Americans to build these....I was livid!


60 posted on 01/28/2012 8:35:15 PM PST by caww
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To: Democrat_media

“make the currencies from China and the U.S. equal or their true value.”

Careful there, the intrinsic (true) value of both paper currencies is zero.


61 posted on 01/28/2012 8:41:14 PM PST by Milhous
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To: caww
Communist China keeps their currency artificially low so China workers can earn 80 dollars per month and pay 20 dollars for an apartment (per month). What U.S. company can compete with that? China has 25% economic growth . The U.S. has growing debt and Obama just ratified ACTA which is will destroy the Internet and censor the Internet worse than SOPA.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2838717/posts

Obama Ratifies the ACTA Global Internet Censorship Agreement(W/O Senate)
The Real Agenda ^ | January 26, 2012 | Luis R. Miranda

Posted on 01/27/2012 6:18:00 AM PST by Texas Fossil

In another example of how little Barack Obama cares about the United States Constitution and the role of Congress -as bad as it can be- the current U.S. president ratified the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA. President Obama had signed the first binding draft of ACTA last October 1, 2011, also in secret.

As we reported yesterday, ACTA is much more dangerous than SOPA, PIPA or OPEN, because it is the accord that legalizes internet censorship on a global basis. That is why presidents around the planet have received an signed the agreement without any review from their congresses or the people. This globally reaching agreement is often equalled to NAFTA or CAFTA because it standarizes the policies that will govern information trade, just as the other agreements define the rules of the circulation of goods and services between the United States and partner nations.

We need to get rid of democrat Obama, get rid of the IRS , abolish the EPA, deport illegals , end trade with China and most other countries, stop ACTA. That's for starters.

62 posted on 01/28/2012 8:46:13 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: TomasUSMC

Bingo! We have a winner.


63 posted on 01/28/2012 8:51:23 PM PST by anchorclankor (From the main part of Missouri)
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To: Democrat_media

Chinese companies should not have been allowed to bid...since we are borrowing from them to begin with ..a conflict of interest. However rreality and how international finaces etc. work, it’s simply payback for borrowing the money.

I remember when our representatives were making “emergency” trips when China kept threatening to stop the funds....there was some vast “conditions” set without a doubt...and this is likely one of them , in order to keep the cash flow going to our government.

It truly sickens me to no end China has this stronghold on our country and it’s people....and they twist the knife whenever it suits them to do so.


64 posted on 01/28/2012 9:03:51 PM PST by caww
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To: SatinDoll

I’d be ok with that.


65 posted on 01/28/2012 9:14:49 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: traviskicks

Non-Interventionism is not Isolationism.


66 posted on 01/28/2012 9:16:44 PM PST by Chewbacca (woof woof. That's my other wookie impression.)
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To: traviskicks
Get real, folks. Paul won't be offered Secretary of the Treasury and he wouldn't accept it if offered.

He's too damn old.

That high-intensity job calls for a younger, stronger person with a proven financial and economic background in business and/or government. Someone with proven conservative credentials...and one who knows how to pick his way among the minefields of national and international banking, the Fed, the budget, trade, the market, Wall Street, etal....not just a talker on same.

And why would he trade a cushy congressman's job for a politically dead-end cabinet post that is a magnet for intense criticism all the time?

Give the old boy a break.....he's lucky to last the length of the campaign without some Geritol or Jack Daniels or both....although I hear he's in pretty good shape for his age.

No matter...no one will be calling him Mr. Secretary next year or in the future.

Leni

67 posted on 01/28/2012 9:21:33 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Talisker

Gadzooks, man. That was about as much fun as being tongued by Uncle Funny at cuzzin’s funeral. I had to read your posting history to be sure you weren’t simply drunk when you wrote.
Looks like you’re not. Alcohol wears off once in a while!


68 posted on 01/28/2012 9:39:39 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Buuuump!


69 posted on 01/28/2012 9:39:49 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TomasUSMC

“The moslums are very afraid that Paul might win or that his idea of cutting all foreign aid might carry through. Once America cuts aid to Israel, it also cuts the leash that America has had on Israel’s military, one which it has used to rein in Israel again and again when they were on the brink of permanently destroying their enemies. With no more leash, Israel would be UNLEASHED and they could no longer afford to wait. Israel would crush Islam and free the Arab people from the 7th century prison they have been held in.

Go Ron Paul”

____________________

You are either Drunk.... Or Insane....

There is no third choice.


70 posted on 01/28/2012 10:08:54 PM PST by Mtner77
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Bingo. The more you listen to RP, the more sense he makes, especially n money matters.


71 posted on 01/28/2012 10:10:37 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Mtner77; TomasUSMC

“You are either Drunk.... Or Insane....

There is no third choice.”

Time to consign the “only two choices, lessor of two evils, Hegelian dialectic” to the dustbin of history.

I thoroughly enjoyed TomasUSMC’s ..... nuanced ..... logic, as most RP supporters (such as Palin) probably do.


72 posted on 01/28/2012 10:21:15 PM PST by Milhous
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This feels so righteous I do believe I'll shout it out one more time.

Palin supports Paul


73 posted on 01/28/2012 10:24:00 PM PST by Milhous
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To: TomasUSMC

The moslums are very afraid that Paul might win or that his idea of cutting all foreign aid might carry through. Once America cuts aid to Israel, it also cuts the leash that America has had on Israel’s military, one which it has used to rein in Israel again and again when they were on the brink of permanently destroying their enemies. With no more leash, Israel would be UNLEASHED and they could no longer afford to wait. Israel would crush Islam and free the Arab people from the 7th century prison they have been held in.

FR needs a "Like" button.

BTW - cutting all foreign aid also stops Israel's enemies from using our money to attack Israel.

74 posted on 01/28/2012 11:23:18 PM PST by uptoolate (For the record: I have complete assurance that nothing can pluck me from His hand)
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To: Jim Robinson
***Neuter the Fed . . . drastically reducing government and regulations***

...and let us not forget the EPA, the biggest socialist scam and waste after the Dept of Edu!!! ...AND the NLRB! Put them on Charon's ferry and wash them down the River Styx!

Never stop kicking against the pricks!!!

75 posted on 01/29/2012 5:11:21 AM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Milhous

I was a SP fan when many were calling her a fraud, and worse. If she now embraces that bat$hit loony-tunes Ron Paul, I’ll be forced to concede that they were right. However, until she EXPLICITLY endorses Paul, I’m not going to throw in the towel.


76 posted on 01/29/2012 1:26:48 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

Ya you are right, ‘supporting’ Paul’s foreign policy is perhaps not the gist of that piece, but I like his slant and approach to some of Paul’s foreign policy positions, especially regarding the alternative/ current ‘conservative’ views.


77 posted on 01/29/2012 1:44:33 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: TomasUSMC

You know, rush limbaugh had a great piece a few years back talking about how wars only end when one side is defeated and yet it is apparent no ‘victor’ has been allowed for the past 50 years in the Arab Israeli conflict, generally due to outside meddling influences, mostly egotistical politicians wanting to be seen as peacemakers and Arab tyrants seeking to keep Israeli boogeyman in the forefront rather than their own socialist dictatorships. Paul said the same recently in an interview with haartz or some such Israeli newspaper. I will try to find these links.

We could ask ourselves the reasons he is considered by some to be ‘anti-israel’ and perhaps we would find the same reason that many black leaders continually advocate policies for their ‘people’ that keep a sizable portion of them subjugated, dependent and in intellectual, moral, and financial poverty 150 years after the end of slavery. Sometimes those seen as most ‘against’ are actually most ‘for’ and vice versa, yet in a electorate dominated by political emotions and insecurities it takes history to prove who is right in the long haul.


78 posted on 01/29/2012 2:11:59 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: caww

It truly sickens me to no end China has this stronghold on our country and it’s people....and they twist the knife whenever it suits them to do so.

ditto


79 posted on 02/11/2012 7:11:56 AM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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