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Paulbots Crash Adelson Caucus
Commentary ^ | 2-6-12 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 02/06/2012 10:02:51 AM PST by SJackson

Last night’s late-evening caucus for Jewish voters who couldn’t 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 lighting’s 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! There’s 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 Paul’s 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.


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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.


1 posted on 02/06/2012 10:02:59 AM PST by SJackson
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To: mnehring; Absolutely Nobama

look for this type of behaivior in the future.


2 posted on 02/06/2012 10:09:57 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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3 posted on 02/06/2012 10:18:57 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: SJackson

Ron Paul.

If I stood on him, I’d throw my boots away rather than trying to clean them.


4 posted on 02/06/2012 10:35:24 AM PST by EnglishCon
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To: SJackson
In the 1960s, William Buckley drained what had been the swamp of anti-liberal politics from numerous groups: libertarians, objectivists, conspiracists, Old Right isolationists, etc. Buckley is no longer with us, nor is Reagan. The ex-Democrats who allied with conservatism in the 1970s, the so-called neo-conservatives, and the Religious Right have faded in influence and political power. Irving Kristol and Jerry Falwell have passed on. The electoral base created by Reagan is aging. The reclaimed land is reverting to swamp land.

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.

5 posted on 02/06/2012 10:39:35 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: All
I got one word to describe my support for Ron Paul, and that is: End the Fed!

Wow. Dealing with a real genius here.

6 posted on 02/06/2012 10:42:21 AM PST by Sister_T
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To: SJackson
There is an article posted here this weekend that Paul and Romney are in cahoots. Seems like a good strategy to send Paultards to crash Newts deal, keeping Mittens hands clean.
7 posted on 02/06/2012 10:51:24 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: SJackson
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!"

Etc.

8 posted on 02/06/2012 11:01:05 AM PST by Thud
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To: Wallace T.

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.


9 posted on 02/06/2012 11:02:00 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: Wallace T.

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!


10 posted on 02/06/2012 11:14:18 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Thud

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!”


Because nobody would notice ?


11 posted on 02/06/2012 12:09:30 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: SJackson

The RuPaulista SS strikes again.....

Wonder how long it will take before this crap gets violent...


12 posted on 02/06/2012 12:53:49 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: SJackson

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.


13 posted on 02/06/2012 1:32:33 PM PST by billybudd
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To: billybudd
You know perfectly well the charge of antisemitism was based on the comments by Paulbot(s) in Las Vegas, looking at the attendees, that these were the people from Goldman Sachs, and that these are New York lawyers. Why don't you mention that, rather dishonestly attribute the claim to the nature of of the caucus. It's entirely possible they were Goldman people and New York lawyers, but given the willingness of the Paul campaign to accept support from racists/Holocaust deniers/Klansmen/Jewhaters, it's not an unreasonable conclusion, though unsubstantiated.

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.

14 posted on 02/06/2012 4:34:28 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: iopscusa; Wallace T.
One would have to be blind as a bat to think the neo-conservatives have faded in influence and political power?

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.

15 posted on 02/06/2012 4:38:55 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: mnehring; RaceBannon; Absolutely Nobama
Since I used the toltarian word rather than the likely more accurate anarchist term, a favorite quote from Eric Hoffer, probably a neocon, though I haven't a clue as to his political allegiance.

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.


16 posted on 02/06/2012 4:55:03 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: EnglishCon; Wallace T.
EnglishCon, don't throw away good boots, you'll regret it.

Since you're on the thread, should have included you in post 16

17 posted on 02/06/2012 4:56:51 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: SJackson

My formatting mistake, Could be summed up by Ignorance is Bliss was my comment, not President Eisenhowers.


18 posted on 02/06/2012 5:02:29 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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19 posted on 02/06/2012 5:46:15 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: iopscusa
The term, neo-conservative, is not a synonym for interventionist. The Balkan wars, the Libyan intervention, and the focus on Afghanistan were conducted by Democrat administrations. The foreign policy advisers used by Obama and Clinton come from the Kennedy-Johnson tradition of liberal interventionism. The main difference between liberal interventionists and their Republican counterparts is in the lesser degree of aggressiveness and the greater reliance on UN or NATO blessing for military action. Both Clinton and Obama learned the lesson of not adequately responding to international terrorism from Carter's weak response to the Iranian hostage situation and were more likely to use force. In some respects, we are seeing a replay of the 1960s, when Goldwater was seen as being extreme in his stance towards Communist aggression. Within six months after defeating Goldwater partly on the basis of being more level-headed toward the Reds, Johnson committed the U.S. to a full scale ground war against the Communists in Vietnam. Substitute Muslims for Communists and you have the same pattern five decades later.
20 posted on 02/07/2012 6:33:07 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: iopscusa

Neoconservatives retain power as the pets of the left and media. Hence they conspired to keep Thad McCotter out of the debates and paint Michele Bachmann as a lunatic. However, Ron Paul is no conservative and has prostituted himself to the left recently.


21 posted on 02/07/2012 9:31:07 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Wallace T.

Sadly, many neoconservatives are so enthralled with their deluisions of Middle East democracy that they are allies of the Muslim Brotherhood. They supported our war for Al Qaeda in the Maghreb against Libya and refused to stand up for Mubarak and the peace treaty with Israel.


22 posted on 02/07/2012 9:36:27 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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