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Ghoulish Ron Paul doubles down on Chris Kyle, invokes Jesus
Twitchy ^ | 2/4/2013 | Michelle Malkin (*I* *LOVE* *HER*)

Posted on 02/05/2013 3:32:55 AM PST by Lazamataz

When a politician gets in trouble for dancing on the grave of a military hero, one generally expects furious backpedaling to mitigate the damage. However, it appears that former Rep. Ron Paul is feeling liberated from such concerns now that he is out of Congress. The new and improved Paul is more callous than ever, with an extra helping of sanctimony and a healthy dollop of anti-military sentiment. Not content to merely blame the victim for his own murder, Paul responded to the uproar he caused by adding fuel to the fire. In a posting on Facebook which he personally signed, Paul blamed “unconstitutional and unnecessary wars” for Kyle’s murder and even went so far as to associate his political policies with Jesus Christ.



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We are in the political age of the Double Down. When you make a political mistake like Obamacare, do not adjust your beliefs to fit reality, like Bill Clinton did. Simply DOUBLE DOWN!

And when a tragic 'coincident' shooting occurs, do not learn from other anti-gun fights where your party had its ass handed to it. Simply DOUBLE DOWN.

And when scandal after scandal such as Fast & Furious (MurderGate) and the sacking ot the Libyan embassy (BenghaziGate) emerge, do not accept responsibility or answer any questions. Simply DOUBLE DOWN.

And now Ron Paul. He makes heinous remarks (that don't even have a glancing relationship with reality, by the eway) and dishonors the honored dead, a fine military man. And instead of realizing his mistake and becoming contrite, she SIMPLY DOUBLES DOWN.

This asshat is the reason I cut ALL ties with libertarianism. He is proof that libertarianism flirts far too closely with moonbattery liberalism.

1 posted on 02/05/2013 3:32:59 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz
I'd like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent post:


2 posted on 02/05/2013 3:37:13 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Lazamataz
I never understood and certainly never subscribed to the Ron Paul fever of the last few years.

ANYone that seems to capture primarily a youth vote is suspicious in my book

3 posted on 02/05/2013 3:38:59 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Old Sarge

Thank you kind sir!


4 posted on 02/05/2013 3:44:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: knarf

I feel there was a Ross Perot effect. Perot actually had a patriotic intent, and some durn good ideas, even if a few of his views were batty. I feel that Paul latched on to that discontent with the (obviously broken) “two party but not really, we are just kidding, it’s really ONE party” system that Perot made much more legitimate.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 3:47:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Old Sarge

Commander Riker in my opinion is worse the Ron paul. Guy with no brains acting like he does


6 posted on 02/05/2013 3:49:19 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

That will be enough, Q.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 3:51:35 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

"These humans are so amusing."

8 posted on 02/05/2013 3:57:18 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t you all know that Ron Paul’s quote was taken out of context? /PAULBOTISM


9 posted on 02/05/2013 4:01:13 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yes, he’s dancing on the edge dangerously close to the rhetoric of the Westboro Baptist Church. Not quite there, but creeping ever close.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 4:12:19 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Lazamataz

His attitude regarding military matters is summed up in these tweets. He’s a man who could always be counted on to ridicule any suggestion of standing up to international bullies. Furthermore, I’ve always gotten the sense that he thinks soldiers are either fools to be pitied or stupid jocks. This why I never even considered him to be a real candidate for president.


11 posted on 02/05/2013 4:14:00 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Lazamataz

Ron Paul is one ugly REMF.

We see the real face of Ron Paul.

Thank goodness no one let him out of the sand box and he finally went away.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 4:22:16 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

I don’t think he was a REMF, I don’t think he ever served, did he?


13 posted on 02/05/2013 4:27:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

Ron Paul twists scripture. He ignores the fact that at His second coming, Christ fully intends to physically destroy all of His enemies. He made that abundantly clear, as does all of scripture. It is not His will that any should perish, but those that continue to reject Him and to follow evil will indeed utterly perish.

That doesn’t sound like a “policy of non-violence” to me.

The early Christians of Asia and Africa either could not or would not defend themselves. They were annihilated.

The Christians of Europe fought, and subsequently brought the Gospel, with its consequent earthly blessings, to the entire world.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 4:29:38 AM PST by EternalVigilance (God rules, without remorse.)
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To: Candor7

Ron Paul supporters were legion, and they just kept trying, but most Americans saw him for what he was-—a nut.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 4:30:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: EternalVigilance

Sometimes you say some pretty good stuff, bro. :)


16 posted on 02/05/2013 4:33:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: servo1969
kerry
17 posted on 02/05/2013 4:33:16 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Lazamataz

“... as Christ preached ...”

Matthew 10:34

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 4:36:40 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: EternalVigilance

And Christ preached to mankind. Paul should be bravely addressing the world instead of hiding.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 4:37:28 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Can you believe we once fussed and fought with one another???

Now we love one another.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 4:41:47 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz
I don’t think he was a REMF, I don’t think he ever served, did he?

Yeah, he was a USAF flight surgeon for two or three years, then some time in the reserves.

That's pretty far from the pointy end of the spear.

21 posted on 02/05/2013 4:49:59 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
And Christ preached to mankind. Paul should be bravely addressing the world instead of hiding.

He's already done enough damage for one lifetime.

22 posted on 02/05/2013 4:53:26 AM PST by EternalVigilance (God rules, without remorse.)
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To: Candor7

What Ron Paul said is stupid and unforgivable.

I’d like to know why you feel the need to trash non combat veterans service. Is services, supply, logistics, intelligence, etc not important?


23 posted on 02/05/2013 4:55:37 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Lazamataz; servo1969

Amazing, isn’t it? I agree with servo1969.

I believe RP served in the AF at some point in time (medical field?).


24 posted on 02/05/2013 5:00:39 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Paul should be bravely addressing the world instead of hiding.

Huh? I'm surprised in you! With comments this heinous, Paul should be hiding under a rock!

25 posted on 02/05/2013 5:09:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m surprised I survived. I had no clue. LoL!

Ah but now, now understand your Greatness.

Laz you are a national treasure!


26 posted on 02/05/2013 5:16:32 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Lazamataz

The Rock of Gibraltar.


27 posted on 02/05/2013 5:18:46 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Lazamataz

Ron Paul is detestable. Even his own son has distanced himself from the contemptible old coot.

*******Paul’s son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has told Breitbart News exclusively, “Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country. Our prayers are with his family during this tragic time.”*********

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/04/Rand-Paul-responds-Ron-Paul


28 posted on 02/05/2013 5:26:41 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thanks, but I’m no treasure. I’m just a jerk with a keyboard. ^_^


29 posted on 02/05/2013 5:27:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Old Sarge

I will also join in the applause for Laz’s post.


30 posted on 02/05/2013 5:35:52 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: Lazamataz
Thanks, but I’m no treasure.

Yes you are. And when the Antique Road Show comes to town, I'm going to see how much I can get for you.

Good morning.

8^)

5.56mm

31 posted on 02/05/2013 5:36:20 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Lazamataz

The two-dimensional, broken-clock, collective-member of Congress and the armed forces would qualify for double unintended consequences, per his twisted lunatic logic. There are plenty of swordsmen on the planet willing to hold his head up.


32 posted on 02/05/2013 5:38:07 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Lazamataz

Nay!
You The Best!


33 posted on 02/05/2013 5:42:32 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Lazamataz

Being a (L), myself, I find his Tweets (and I’m presuming these ARE his Tweets, not some page/intern/etc.) are beyond the pale.

I’ve understood Dr. Paul’s stances in the past, but there was no call for defaming a fallen soldier. Should we be trying to install ‘democracy’ across the globe? No. Do you win wars with the current RoE? No. Are we the World Police? No. But he should have left this poor soldier out of his condemnation for our current policy.

But, to cut ties with the a party because of one man’s stupid tirade....you must be a lone man in the woods by now. With the current GOP, Tokyo Rove, etc., there are damn few parties that still uphold and defend the Constitution. IMHO, you’re throwing the baby out with the bath water.


34 posted on 02/05/2013 5:42:49 AM PST by i_robot73
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nah, Ron Paul thinks that our enemies will stop being aggressive once they understand “the Fed.”


35 posted on 02/05/2013 5:48:03 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nah, Ron Paul thinks that our enemies will stop being aggressive once they understand “the Fed.”


36 posted on 02/05/2013 5:48:39 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: M Kehoe
Yes you are. And when the Antique Road Show comes to town, I'm going to see how much I can get for you.

(dissolved into laughter....)


37 posted on 02/05/2013 5:55:58 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

I left the LP for the same reasons.


38 posted on 02/05/2013 6:10:56 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Lazamataz
This asshat is the reason I cut ALL ties with libertarianism. He is proof that libertarianism flirts far too closely with moonbattery liberalism.

Ron Paul's recent comments are indefensible, but why would they occasion the abandonment of a political philosophy? If some republican says something stupid should we all abandon conservatism? When the Westboro Baptists say something stupid should we all abandon Christianity? Sorry, but that really doesn't seem to make much sense to me. Libertarian ideals of laissez-faire economics and the pursuit of limited government which exists to protect the rights of the governed don't cease to be philosophically sound simply because somebody tweeted something stupid.

39 posted on 02/05/2013 6:21:39 AM PST by cothrige
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Patton is NOT dead
40 posted on 02/05/2013 6:21:39 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Lazamataz

Yep he “served”:
Paul earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University’s School of Medicine in 1961, and completed his medical internship at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh.[12][13] Paul served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1965 and then in the United States Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968. Paul and his wife then relocated to Texas, where he began a private practice in obstetrics and gynecology.[13]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul
“Flight Sugeon” in the “Guard” (means he is/was a Uber-REMF!).


41 posted on 02/05/2013 6:25:08 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Lazamataz

If I were Rand, I’d have the old man committed or at least disable his twitter acct. He’s been nuts for a long, long time but this is over the top.

(I assume you purposely misused the pronoun ending Paragraph 4?)


42 posted on 02/05/2013 6:25:14 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: i_robot73

I’m with you on this. There’s plenty of places to make a stand against the dumber aspects of our foreign policy, but standing atop the grave of a dead serviceman isn’t one of them. I get the spirit of what he’s saying, but absolutely the wrong venue.


43 posted on 02/05/2013 6:29:26 AM PST by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: cothrige

I hear your point. I will cogitate on it.


44 posted on 02/05/2013 6:35:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

As I have stated here, as well. I looked at libertarianism for about 3 years before I saw that they were stupid in the sense of answering a direct attack that the enemy stated was an act of war, and they take nonconservative views towards family issues and abortion, voting more in line with the left than not. Sorry, libertarians, but it just doesn’t cut it. Kyle was not shooting(as a sniper) for the fun of it. He trained to protect his troops against other snipers. You couldn’t even say anything good about him trying to help a fellow soldier, either. How very crass of you, Mr. Paul.


45 posted on 02/05/2013 6:50:16 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Venturer

I’ve found it is sometimes easier to have sensible discussions with liberals than with Paulsheviks.


46 posted on 02/05/2013 7:01:05 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Lazamataz

In all fairness, I think RP is less a peacenik than he is an old fashioned isolationist, along the lines of Pat Buchanan.

This has a long and storied American history going way back.

Its first big impulse came with the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection. The US quickly defeated Spain, and booted them out of the Philippines; but it then had to deal with the Muslim “Moro Pirates” in its swampy interior. A nasty, protracted and bloody occupation that taught the US a lot about unconventional warfare.

This gave rise to the Anti-Imperialist League, which lasted from 1898-1902, and at its peak claimed 30,000 members. Their big fear was that the US was following Europe’s failed footsteps in becoming a colonial power.

Then when World War I was ongoing, but the US was not yet involved, the anti-war isolationist movement wanted no part of “European wars” between royal houses, but after the US joined the war, using the excuse of “unrestricted submarine warfare”, the anti-war movement pretty much collapsed into something like Code Pink.

However, inspired by the Russian revolution, socialists of the IWW were eventually able to muster a coalition with the labor unions into a large block, which the US government then split up by getting the cooperation of union leader Samuel Gompers.

After the war, the socialists were still active, since socialist-communism didn’t yet have the horrific reputation it has today. And they were able to apply pressure to significantly downgrade the US military and ignore foreign nations and their strife.

But even with World War II, where opposition to the war was heavily suppressed, there is still an undercurrent with the attitude that “If foreigners want to kill other foreigners, let them. Not our problem.”


47 posted on 02/05/2013 7:19:14 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Lazamataz

Yes, Laz, he served his obligatory time, as the government helped him through medical school.


48 posted on 02/05/2013 7:47:03 AM PST by tillacum
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; All

I hate to say this, but we no longer have the luxury of having the ocean of protecting us. It ended when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor..


49 posted on 02/05/2013 7:53:18 AM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: KevinDavis

That much is obvious. But their greater impulse is for the US to “go Canadian”, and just not involve ourselves with foreigners any more, for any reason other than a small amount of balanced trade and a bit of tourism. If we ignore them hard enough, eventually they will ignore us, is their rationale.

Don’t look for rationality or reason in that, and while it isn’t really as xenophobic as it looks, it is just not as xenophilic as is the pestilence that is “internationalism” today.

Up to a point, there is a bit of sense in what they are saying. For example, if Europe wants to ruin itself by recreating royalism, except with gray EU bureaucrats as the “nobles”, and everybody else as peasants, well, no skin off our nose. Likewise, if the Africans in country ‘A’ wish to exterminate the Africans in country ‘B’, our responsibility is little more than to diplomatically deplore the situation.

Granted, they do have some degree of isolationism, seeing no need for the US to import foreigners when we have unemployment here.

Our primary concern should be both to prevent nuclear war, because radioactive isotopes tend to travel great distances; and likewise that no extraordinary contender to world domination arises, at least enough to threaten us.

As long as that happens, we should mind our own business, is the theory.


50 posted on 02/05/2013 10:44:21 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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