Skip to comments.Paulbots Crash Adelson Caucus
Posted on 02/06/2012 10:02:51 AM PST by SJackson
Last nights late-evening caucus for Jewish voters who couldnt participate in the morning caucus due to Shabbat conflicts cranked up the typical anti-Jewish paranoia of the Ron Paul community to a new level. Not only were the conspiracy theorists out in full force on the Ron Paul fan-sites (but I repeat myself), they also showed up en masse at the special caucus, which was hosted at a school run by Gingrich-backer Sheldon Adelson:
Next came about 25 passionate speakers for Paul. In short order, the scene in the auditorium began to feel like a revival meeting for anti-government paranoiacs.
The first one accused the government of genocide. Another complained that Paul was the victim of media bias, as evidenced by the fact that in the GOP debates, When they go on Ron Paul the lightings dimmer. Another accused the government of using our own men as guinea pigs.
As Gingrich, across town, was vowing bitterly to continue his campaign, a Paul supporter was testifying: Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney run the two-legged race together at Bohemian Grove! Theres not a bit of difference between those two puppets! I got one word to describe my support for Ron Paul, and that is: End the Fed!
And what about all those predictions that Adelson was going to steal the caucus for Gingrich (and the alternative theories that the late-evening caucus was a distraction so that the establishment could pocket Nevada for Romney)? Shockingly enough, they never came to pass. The Adelson school caucus went overwhelmingly to Ron Paul, by 58 percent. Meanwhile, Romney won the state by a landslide, and his win was projected before the nighttime caucus even began.
As Jonathan wrote last week, the late-evening caucus to allow Orthodox Jews to vote was the right thing to do. But critics were also right to question the ethics and constitutionality of requiring participants to fill out forms saying they missed the earlier voting for religious reasons.
However, Ron Pauls robocall to his supporters asking them to crash the caucus and the vile anti-Jewish paranoia about it on the pro-Paul websites shows exactly why the Republican Party should keep Paul and his fans at arms-length. Should Paul supporters have the right to attend the late-evening caucus, just like the Orthodox Jewish voters it was designed to accommodate? Sure. But they should have done so because they honestly had a voting conflict, not to disrupt the event, and definitely not based on psychotic Jewish conspiracy theories.
The candidate of anarchy. Rules don't apply to Paulbots. As I commented on an earlier thread
Of course it does. Here in Illinois if I'm hospitalized 6 days before an election I could get an emergency absentee ballot, four days before I can't. Establlished rules are meant to be followed, even by Ron Paul supporters. As I noted earlier I think the robocall was contemptable, deliberately giving false information. Your recourse under our system is in the courts, and I wish you well. Not yelling, screaming and disrupting as the media has reported some supporters, not necessarily you, were doing.
BTW, since the Paul campaign knew about this in time for a robocall, and I presume was disturbed by it, why they didn't take legal action. It's not difficult, rather than mobilize the troops under false pretenses.
look for this type of behaivior in the future.
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If I stood on him, I’d throw my boots away rather than trying to clean them.
I don't hold Ron Paul fully accountable for this phenomenon, any more than Robert Taft, Douglas MacArthur, and Joe McCarthy were fully culpable for the racists, conspiracists, and anti-Semites among their supporters. All four men were and are better than their fringe elements. Nevertheless, all four inadequately disciplined those fringe supporters. For example, General MacArthur, while deeply conservative, was no anti-Semite. However, his senior staff (e.g. General Wedemeyer) was filled with officers who believed that the Jews were collectively responsible for the world's ills.
Wow. Dealing with a real genius here.
Since the Paul campaign robocled supporters under false presences, he bears quite a bit of responsibility, though he likely didn’t know about it. I agree that Buckley and Reagan were correct.
One would have to be blind as a bat to think the neo-conservatives have faded in influence and political power? Have you missed the US wars for Democracy in the Balkans, Iraq, Afpak, Libya and next up Syria/Iran and then who the frick knows where!
BTW, skanky Commentary writers Alana Goodman and Jennifer Rubin are shining examples of why the Republican Party is dying!
I wonder why GOP protesters wearing space alien masks haven’t shown up at Ron Paul for President demonstrations and meetings, while waving signs about their support for Ron Paul “because he’s one of us!” “Space Aliens for Ron Paul!” “We’re from another planet too!” “Zaphod Beeblebrox for Vice-President!” “Pay attention to our weird causes!”
The RuPaulista SS strikes again.....
Wonder how long it will take before this crap gets violent...
Haha, this is ridiculous! This is a perfectly sound response to a corrupt caucus that was held in the private school of Gingrich’s main financial backer! And criticizing this corruption is “anti-semtism”? Some so-called conservatives on here have lost their minds. Good for the Ron Paul people for crashing this sham caucus.
Your sympathy for breaking the laws of Nevada and perjury isn't surprising, though I've usually described paulbots as anarchists, toltalarians fits too. Laws don't apply to them.
Iopscusa may be right. Look at history. Reagan, neoconservative. Two terms. Bush I, neoconservative. GWB, the worst neoconservative. Five out of eight elections. This time around, of the four remaining, three neoconservative and Ron Paul who's in a distant, well not 2nd or 3rd. The dropouts, neoconservative.
Honestly, the democrat party is the place for paulistinians, not the GOP.
It is the true believers ability to shut his eyes and stop his ears to facts that do not deserve to be either seen or heard which is the source of his unequaled fortitude and constancy. He cannot be frightened by danger nor disheartened by obstacles nor baffled by contradictions because he denies their existence. Strength of faith, as Bergson pointed out, manifests itself not in moving mountains but in not seeing mountains to move. And it is the certitude of his infallible doctrine that renders the true believer impervious to the uncertainties, surprises and the unpleasant realities of the world around him.
Thus the effectiveness of a doctrine should not be judged by its profundity, sublimity or the validity of the truths it embodies, but by how thoroughly it insulates the individual from his self and the world as it is. What Pascal said of an effective religion is true of any effective doctrine: it must be contrary to nature, to common sense, and to pleasure.
Ike's (another neocon) reaction to the book
In it, he points out that dictatorial systems make one contribution to their people which leads them to tend to support such systems - freedom from the necessity of innforming themselves and making up their own minds concerning these tremendous complex and difficult questions
Could be summed up by Ignorance is Bliss.
Since you're on the thread, should have included you in post 16
My formatting mistake, Could be summed up by Ignorance is Bliss was my comment, not President Eisenhowers.