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  • (Video) Cain tells crowd to 'be respectful'

    10/29/2011 6:16:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2011
    As Ron Paul Supporters try to interrupt and boo Cain's Speech, he tells them in a gentlemanly manner to be "respectful"
  • Herman Cain Heckled by Ron Paul Supporters in Alabama; Tells them, “Just be Respectful” – Video

    10/29/2011 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 29, 2011 | Brian
    Here is video of Herman Cain being heckled by Ron Paul supporters as he tried to give a speech today in Alabama. Cain told them, “With all due respect, I’m going to give this speech today, thank you very much.” He was interrupted again, and told the Paul supporters, “Are you all going to let me do my speech or not?” He added: “All I’m asking for is the respect for me to give my comments and my speech. . . Just be respectful.”
  • Ron Paul is For Amnesty and Has a Terrible Record on Illegal Immigration

    08/28/2011 7:17:37 PM PDT · by mnehring · 86 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was first elected in 1976 but has never authored any legislation to stop illegal immigration. This has occurred despite the fact he represents Texas which has the nation’s longest border with Mexico. He is against the E-Verify program to stop employers from hiring illegal aliens. In fact, he is against all laws prohibiting employers from hiring illegal aliens. He opposes Arizona’s get tough policies and the deportation of people who are here illegally. If a state wants open borders that is fine with him. NumbersUSA gives him an “F” rating on immigration. When he ran for...
  • Why is Ron Paul running again? 5 theories

    04/27/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 173 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/27/11 | Staff
    The Texas libertarian is widely seen as a longshot candidate for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination. So why is he preparing for another White House campaign?....
  • NH: Romney volunteer defects to Ron Paul

    07/12/2010 3:51:44 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 72 replies · 4+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 12, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Former Mitt Romney supporter realizes Ron Paul is more in-line with Constitutionalism, American values and individualist freedom. What say other Freepers?
  • Forget Sarah Palin: It's Rand Paul's moment and Ron Paul's opportunity

    05/18/2010 2:09:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 152 replies · 2,672+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-05-17 | Brent Budowsky
    Behind the scenes the insider Republican establishment is now in an uproar as the odds are high that Rand Paul wins the Republican nomination for senator from Kentucky. This would be a major embarrassment to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and raises a big question about 2012: Why is Sarah Palin getting so much attention, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) so little, from the national media and pundit classes? Certain pundits appear strangely infatuated with Palin, but it seems to me that if Ron Paul runs for president in 2012, he could win a plurality of delegates in a multi-candidate field....
  • The Constitution For Dummies (i.e. Ron Paul Supporters)

    04/25/2010 7:13:20 AM PDT · by big black dog · 58 replies · 843+ views
    I will freely admit that I did a bad, bad thing last week. Well, it wasn't a really "bad" thing unless you were one of those that fell for it I guess. What did I do that was so bad? I set up the Paulbots. Yes, evil rotten me, I know. When I wrote "Earmarking Our Way to Oblivion" I purposefully left out any mention of Ron Paul even though I knew he was just as dirty as all the rest. See, Mr. Paul's own earmark fetish was certainly no real secret to anyone paying attention and with enough desire...
  • Elect more nonconforming libertarian-Republicans

    04/03/2010 10:51:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 213 replies · 2,534+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2010-04-03 | Bonnie Alba
    "If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." — Ronald Reagan Nonconformist: of or characterized by behavior or views that do not conform to prevailing ideas or practices. Recently Fox's Glenn Beck offered citizens a quiz to pinpoint where they fall in their political beliefs. The Nolan Chart ( provides questions which when answered honestly will place the responder somewhere on the political spectrum depicting conservative-libertarian-liberal-statist-centrist sections. Citizens who consider themselves conservative might be surprised to find they're somewhere between conservative and libertarian. Commentators have had a difficult time labeling tea party citizens....
  • Healthcare Reform Passes (Ron Paul)

    03/22/2010 10:04:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 979+ views
    Following months of heated public debate and aggressive closed-door negotiations, Congress finally cast a historic vote on healthcare late Sunday evening. It was truly a sad weekend on the House floor as we witnessed further dismantling of the Constitution, disregard of the will of the people, explosive expansion of the reach of government, unprecedented corporate favoritism, and the impending end of quality healthcare as we know it. Those in favor of this bill touted their good intentions of ensuring quality healthcare for all Americans, as if those of us against the bill are against good medical care. They cite fanciful...
  • Ron Paul Snaps Up 800 Tickets for Southern Republican Leadership Conference

    03/05/2010 3:21:20 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies · 1,507+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | Friday March 5, 2010
    In the wake of his somewhat surprising — and very soft-peddled — victory in the CPAC straw poll, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is gearing up for a big showing at the next GOP cattle call. Paul’s Campaign for Liberty has purchased 800 tickets for the event, held next month in New Orleans, at a total cost of $92,000. If 800 Paul fans show up, would it be enough to win the event’s straw poll? Well, in 2006, Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) won the straw poll with a 36.9 percent plurality — of only 1,427 ballots. An email with some info...
  • Ron Paul Your Spaceship Called, They're Ready To Beam You Up

    02/25/2010 9:30:03 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 54 replies · 1,065+ views ^ | February 24, 2010 | Sammy Benoit
    Whenever I post something negative about Ron Paul (which is just about every time I post about him), I get the NASTIEST comments and emails. He doesn't have a lot of supporters but those that do support him do so with a passion. That isn't particularly bothersome, after all people should have some passion. Problem is Ron Paul is a "drooling crazy " type. This guy must have of fallen out the crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down. Today while he questioned Fed Chair Ben Bernanke Paul turned on his Crazy overdrive and made some absolutely...
  • Fed Chairman Bernanke Should Apologize to Ron Paul

    02/24/2010 8:45:22 PM PST · by Captain Kirk · 52 replies · 766+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | February 24, 2010 | Robert Wenzel
    It seems in vogue these days to apologize for wrong doings. I am not really sure why Tiger Woods apologized on worldwide television to golfers, his wife, his mother, to me, to the entire world, for what appears a personal matter, but I tell you who needs to apologize publicly is Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. He needs to apologize for his snarky, condescending attitude toward Congressman Ron Paul when Paul , 1. asked Bernanke about allegations that the Federal Reserve was involved in funneling money to Saddam Hussein, when Hussein was a favorite of the U.S., and 2....
  • Ron Paul People (Southern Avenger)

    02/22/2010 11:33:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 99 replies · 1,606+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-02-22 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    When Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was censured by various GOP county committees in his own state recently, Graham dismissively blamed it on “Ron Paul people.” When Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist was defeated in a Republican straw poll by challenger Marco Rubio in December, Crist complained it was nothing more than “Ron Paul people” At this year’s 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C/, there were plenty of “Ron Paul people,” enough to deliver the congressman a first-place victory in the annual CPAC straw poll, long considered a decent gauge of conservatives’ mindset. But...
  • Ron Paul Wins Over the Tea Party Movement: Why Incumbents Should Worry

    02/22/2010 6:28:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 286 replies · 2,991+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | February 22, 2010 | Mary Kate Cary
    Over the weekend, Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll for president. Many pundits immediately dismissed the win, for a lot of reasons. (The Atlantic did a roundup of all the "he's irrelevant" comments.) My take on Ron Paul is this: He says a lot of off-the-wall stuff, but his bottom line is that he's a limited-government libertarian. And he's not Mitt Romney, the establishment GOP choice. I think that's why he won. Joe Scarborough likes to say that if you look at where Ross Perot did well in 1992, those are the same places that tea party candidates are...
  • Analysis of Ron Paul's CPAC Straw Poll Victory (my title)

    02/22/2010 6:39:17 AM PST · by statestreet · 19 replies · 521+ views
    The Judge Report ^ | February 22, 2010 | Robert N. Going
    For the most part, CPAC ran smoothly, but there's one thing they don't do well, and that's straw polls. In 2008 Romney stacked it by purchasing many, many CPAC tickets for his friends. I don't know how they did it previously, but this year voting was cut off at noon on Friday, before probably half of the attendees were credentialed. As a result, only about 25% of the attendees voted (2,500 out of 10,000), so those who like work for a living and could only come for the big events on Saturday, didn't get counted. But ALL the Ron Paul...
  • Ron Paul: In Your Straw Heart, You Know He's Right

    02/21/2010 6:39:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 47 replies · 999+ views
    Reason ^ | February 21, 2010 | Nick Gillespie
    Still, if the GOP is interested in actually doing something more glorious than its multi-year FUBAR when George W. Bush and the Republicans were fully in charge of the federal government, they'd do well to listen very closely to Dr. No. However rotten Obama and the Dems poll, the GOP should never think anyone believes them when they say they are the party of small government and, for god's sake, we're well past the sad-sack culture-war days of various Republican geniuses like Newt Gingrich (4 percent!) talk up flag-burning amendments (the First Amendment is not a suicide pact with square...
  • US conservatives prefer Paul to Palin: poll

    02/21/2010 7:20:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,458+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A straw poll of US conservative activists saw Texas congressman Ron Paul emerge as the preferred Republican presidential candidate to run against President Barack Obama in 2012. Some 31 percent of the more than 2,000 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees who participated in the poll voted for the outspoken libertarian. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate in 2008, came in third with 7.0 percent, some way behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (22 percent), who had won the CPAC poll for the last three years. There were boos among the crowd as the...

    02/21/2010 10:58:32 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 36 replies · 746+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2/20/2010 | Mox News
    Video of Ron Paul at CPAC.
  • Republicans throw up a rival for Sarah Palin (CPAC/GayPAC's Ron Paul)

    02/21/2010 12:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 1,192+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 22, 2010 | Brad Norington, Washington correspondent
    SARAH Palin may be a darling of the political Right, but another outspoken critic of big government has emerged as the favourite of many mainstream US conservatives for the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2012. Ron Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas known for his strong libertarian views, won the annual straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington yesterday with 31 per cent of the 2400 votes cast. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who has topped the poll three times previously, finished second with 22 per cent. Ms Palin, the Republican vice- presidential candidate in 2008, came...
  • The 2012 Presidential Campaign Started This Weekend, And Ron Paul Is In The Lead

    02/21/2010 9:46:44 AM PST · by blam · 59 replies · 1,114+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2-21-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    The 2012 Presidential Campaign Started This Weekend, And Ron Paul Is In The Lead Joe Weisenthal Feb. 21, 2010, 10:40 AM Congratulations to anti-Fed, libertarian Congressman Ron Paul, who just won the first "primary" of the 2012 election! Well, technically it wasn't a primary, it was a straw poll held at CPAC, the huge conservative convention that's been going on the last few days. In the straw poll, Paul easily whipped second-place finisher Mitt Romney -- the former PE chief and liberal Massachusetts governor, who's trying to ride Scott Brown's coattails to a second chance at his party's Presidential nomination....
  • Dont Fall For The Results Of The CPAC Straw Poll (Left Co-opted To Make Us Look Like Them)

    02/21/2010 6:52:51 AM PST · by Three if by government · 66 replies · 1,213+ views
    feb 21 2010 | TJ
    All I am hearing now from this wonderful conference at CPAC where many patriots came out and spoke to the heart of how we can work together to stop the Obama agenda are the results of this straw poll. These people dont represent a bunch of kooks like the left and to see that a man like Ron Paul win a poll that represented this event is all a bunch of nonsnese (results were booed) that is intended to undermine us. I dont know how they came up with the numbers but my gut tells me that the left co...
  • The Face Of Alinksy At CPAC (Ron Paul and Gay Rights)

    02/21/2010 8:45:57 AM PST · by Three if by government · 48 replies · 1,206+ views
    feb 21 2010 | TSM
    When I began hearing headlines out of CPAC about the gay rights activist and the support for Ron Paul in the straw poll which is being trumpeted by the left media with such joy I began to think back to something I heard regarding Alinky tactics in "Rules For Radicals". Dont send out people to events to protest against the opposition send out people in support that will undermine their beliefs and divide their supporters. In this example I believe they sent out people in KKK outfits in support of a republican cadidate to undermine him and make him look...
  • Ron Paul wins straw poll at conference of conservative activists

    02/20/2010 4:20:13 PM PST · by cajuncow · 43 replies · 1,180+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-20-10 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- Rep. Ron Paul won the most support for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in an unofficial straw poll of conservative activists attending an annual conference.</p>
  • Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    02/20/2010 2:42:51 PM PST · by onyx · 702 replies · 15,479+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/2010 | FOX NEWS CHANNEL
    Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2012 Presidential Straw Poll
  • Troll Posting "Government Wasteful Spending Eliminated By Ron Paul"

    03/16/2009 8:42:25 PM PDT · by Grizzled Bear · 42 replies · 1,115+ views
    03/16/2009 | pendexusa
    Check out the FReep Mail I just recieved. This dweeb just joined us to FReep mail Ron Paul links. Who else received this? Where are all these trolls coming from? Is there a full moon out tonight? Grizzled Bear Government Wasteful Spending Eliminated By Ron Paul From pendexusa | 03/16/2009 8:34:12 PM PDT new Hello, Ron Paul is for the people, unless you want your children to have human implant RFID chips, a National ID card and create a North American Union and see an economic collapse far worse than the great depression. Vote for Ron Paul he speaks the...
  • Ron Paul's forces quietly plot GOP convention revolt against McCain

    05/12/2008 6:45:32 AM PDT · by tlb · 173 replies · 189+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 12, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    quietly, largely under the radar of most people, the forces of Rep. Ron Paul have been organizing across the country to stage an embarrassing public revolt against Sen. John McCain when Republicans gather for their national convention in St. Paul at the beginning of September. Paul's presidential candidacy has been correctly dismissed all along in terms of winning the nomination. He was even excluded as irrelevant by Fox News from a nationally-televised GOP debate in New Hampshire. But what's been largely overlooked is Paul's candidacy as a reflection of a powerful lingering dissatisfaction with the Arizona senator among the party's...
  • Ron Paul Uprising

    05/07/2008 12:50:59 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 164 replies · 179+ views
    Santa Fe Reporter ^ | May 7, 2008 | Dave Maass
    Will a GOP uprising take place at the Republican National Convention? As the mainstream media obsesses over the Democratic Party’s brewing civil war, supporters of Republican presidential candidate US Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, are already staging their own quiet uprising at GOP conventions across the nation. If, by a strange twist of fate, the Republicans’ presumptive nominee, US Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., fails to win the first ballot at the national convention, “all hell will break loose,” one Santa Fe County delegate tells SFR. In New Mexico, Paul would need to collect 15 percent of the popular vote to win...
  • [Ron] Paul Campaign Never Ended, Spokesman Says

    05/06/2008 8:31:40 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 106 replies · 255+ views ^ | 6 May 08 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    As the Democratic presidential candidates held pre-primary rallies yesterday in Indiana and North Carolina, and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain spoke to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, another major-party presidential candidate continued his own quest for nomination, headlining a "Freedom Rally" on a Fort Wayne, Ind., university campus. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) told supporters in early March, through a Web video, that he knew he was no longer in the running for the presidency, and aides said his campaign would be "winding down." But it turns out Paul never stopped running for president.
  • Ron Paul's Missouri supporters take charge of weekend county caucuses

    03/18/2008 8:24:59 AM PDT · by kc8ukw · 64 replies · 772+ views ^ | March 17, 2008 | Dave Helling
    Ron Paul’s Missouri supporters aren’t giving up. Despite his distant fourth-place finish in the state’s presidential primary, with just 4.5 percent of the vote, more than a thousand Paul supporters crowded into Republican county caucuses last weekend, electing hundreds of delegates to upcoming congressional district and state conventions.
  • Protesters block Huckabee (guess who's?)

    01/01/2008 6:00:32 PM PST · by Baladas · 48 replies · 80+ views
    CNN ^ | December 31, 2007
    DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) ­ – Anti-war protestors and Ron Paul supporters both kept Mike Huckabee from entering his Iowa campaign headquarters through the front door Monday. Three people who managed to break inside — holding a sign that said "What Would Jesus Bomb?" — were arrested and led away, yelling and singing. Around two dozen Ron Paul supporters outside chanted 'Legalize the Constitution.'
  • Bad Blood at Huckabee and Paul

    01/01/2008 10:17:34 AM PST · by mnehring · 25 replies · 31+ views
    The corner of Sixth and Locust is probably the tensest spot in downtown Des Moines. And the frostiness has little to do with the subfreezing Midwestern winter and everything to do with presidential politics. For housed alongside each other on the bottom floor of a 73-year-old office building at 405 Sixth Avenue-and sharing the bathrooms in the basement— are the Iowa headquarters of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Both Republican candidates — one the most socially conservative in the race; the other, a Libertarian — moved in around the same time last summer.
  • Ron Paul supporters mistakenly 'hijack' unsanctioned Republican event

    12/12/2007 10:42:48 AM PST · by mnehring · 40 replies · 483+ views
    Those in the YouTube crowd may have seen the clip of supporters of fringe Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (dubbed "Paultards" by Wonkette) inundating a recent San Francisco Republican Alliance straw poll. The unexpected cavalcade of Paul people led organizer Gail Neira to call the whole thing off. While observing outraged Paul advocates roaring "You're a disgrace!" at a flustered woman wearing a Santa hat is its own special kind of funny, that was far from the only hoot. The real joke was that the Paul people wasted their outrage lambasting Neira as a representative of the dishonorable party establishment....
  • Reasoning with the Ron Paul Cult is like?

    12/11/2007 10:32:20 AM PST · by april15Bendovr · 182 replies · 1,845+ views
    Reasoning with the Ron Paul Cult is equal to Reasoning with Al Gore about the Environment Linsay Lohan about addiction Jack Cafferty about the War in Iraq Baghdad Bob, Same problem as Jack Cafferty above Amadinejad about the Holocaust Convincing Heavens Gate there was no UFO on the trail of the Hale Bop comet coming to give them a ride. And last Trying to convince Ru Paul he is really a man and not a women.
  • Libertarian National Committee Invites Ron Paul to Seek LP Nomination

    12/09/2007 11:57:26 AM PST · by logician2u · 75 replies · 232+ views
    Ballot Access News ^ | December 9th, 2007
    Third Party Watch reports that the Libertarian Party National Committee just unanimously passed a resolution, which reads, in part, "In the event that Republican primary voters select a candidate other than Congressman Paul in February of 2008, the Libertarian National Committee invites Congressman Paul to seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, to be decided in Denver, Colorado, during the Memorial Day weekend of 2008." Third Party Watch has an eyewitness reporter at this meeting, which has been going on this weekend in Charleston, South Carolina. The Paul resolution was authored by former Congressman Bob Barr.
  • Ron Paul cultists will have NO effect in this election.

    12/08/2007 12:42:48 AM PST · by Cyclops08 · 19 replies · 685+ views
    Vanity | Vanity
    OK. From what I am gathering, Ron Paul loony toons are NOT going to vote for any Republican candidate if their lord Paul doesn't win. RP himself said he could not guarantee support for the GOP Nominee should he lose. Furthermore, I do not believe most of the core RP supporters are even Republicans to begin with. They constantly despise and disparage anyone but RP. With such an inability to support a party, how can they expect the party to support them should they win? I believe the core of the RP support is Libertarian, with a healthy does of...
  • RON PAUL WINS ANOTHER ROUND [so says a commie at The Nation]

    11/29/2007 9:26:18 AM PST · by nsmart · 233 replies · 518+ views
    The Nation ^ | 11/28/2007 | John Nichols
    Arizona Senator John McCain tried to resuscitate his ailing campaign for the Republican presidential nomination by attacking Texas Congressman Ron Paul's anti-war stance during Wednesday night's CNN/YouTube debate. But, as in previous Republican debates where leading contenders have stumbled in their attempts to attack the renegade congressman, it was Paul who ended up drawing the cheers of the crowd. Playing his Thanksgiving visit to Iraq for political points, McCain tore into Paul for arguing -- as part of a discussion about spending -- that bringing the troops home from Iraq would save "a trillion dollars." Just as former New York...
  • Paul says he won’t support GOP nominee (Like Anybody Cares!!)

    11/24/2007 1:24:22 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 218 replies · 214+ views
    The Carpetbagger Report ^ | November 24, 2007 | Steve Benen
    Last month, during a Republican debate, Ron Paul was asked whether he promised to support the GOP nominee next year, no matter who emerges from the primary process. “Not right now I don’t,” Paul said, “not unless they’re willing to end the war and bring our troops home.” Apparently, in the ensuing weeks, “not right now” has become “no.” Paul called his Republican presidential rivals, including frontrunner Rudy Giuliani, “neo-conservatives” whom he couldn’t support in the general election should his own bid fail. “They think we’re supposed to spread our goodness through force,” Paul said. For example, none will pledge...
  • Hundreds Attend Paul's Rally At U. Nevada Reno

    11/21/2007 1:23:37 PM PST · by Captain Kirk · 15 replies · 236+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 21, 2007
    More than 600 people came out Tuesday afternoon for a rally held by presidential hopeful Ron Paul. Paul, the Texas representative who's gaining attention for his online and grassroots support, spoke to the crowd about ending the war in Iraq, limiting government regulation and gaining economic stability. "We don't need to sacrifice," Paul said, drawing applause from the audience. "What we need is freedom to make our own decisions."
  • The Myth about Ron Paul being Weak on National Defense/Foreign Policy

    11/21/2007 8:56:05 AM PST · by shoffma1999 · 103 replies · 87+ views ^ | November 16, 2007 | Noel Gibeson (Virginia State Campaign Chairman for Ron Paul 2008)
    <p>Critics of Ron Paul too often say he is weak on national defense. However the opposite is true. Ron Paul is pro-national defense and pro-America. This is an important issue that has too often been swept under the carpet by detractors for their own political agendas.</p>
  • What will it take to convince the Paulbots?

    11/20/2007 5:04:58 AM PST · by OCCASparky · 231 replies · 173+ views
    Vanity ^ | 20 November 2007 | OCCASparky
    Let's get it out of the way right now, and call it what you want. Whether I'm stating the obvious, bashing, whatever you want to call it, it has to be said. Ron Paul is nuts. Certifiable. Clinically insane. Either that or his followers are, or both. Here's a guy who claims to be a consitutionalist yet seems to be totally unaware of what the Constitution says, based on his promises of what he'll do when (if) elected president. His domestic policies SOUND good, but upon closer review are based on outdated and overly simplistic policies that died around the...
  • Ron Paul's grass-roots groundswell

    11/17/2007 10:59:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 545+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | November 17, 2007 | George Bennett
    The meeting of Ron Paul activists was well under way when organizer Steven Talcott Smith offered the kind of basic advice you probably wouldn't hear at a gathering of any other Republican presidential candidate's supporters. "By the way," Smith told the Internet-driven "meet-up" of about 40 people at a library west of Boynton Beach, "by the end of this year everybody in this room should plan to be a Republican." Florida's Jan. 29 Republican primary is, not surprisingly, limited to registered GOP voters. But a Republican pedigree or a familiarity with the elections process cannot be taken for granted with...
  • Why the Ron Paul Campaign is Dangerous

    11/11/2007 12:39:35 PM PST · by PlainOleAmerican · 828 replies · 761+ views
    NewsBull ^ | November 11, 2007 | JB Williams
    I hate wasting this much press time on Ron Paul. But the Paul campaign is becoming a real threat to the Republican primary process and if allowed to continue, he will take votes away from the most conservative Republican candidates in the party, not the most liberal. This is bad for the party and the country. (snip) So, how Republican is Republican candidate Ron Paul? If he’s funded largely by anti-war leftists, from Democrat stronghold districts and counting on Democrats, Libertarians and members of the Green Party to win the Republican nomination, not very…
  • [Ron] Paul: A seller of ideas

    11/13/2007 7:11:27 AM PST · by traviskicks · 237 replies · 311+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/13/07 | Lisa Anderson
    They call him Dr. No -- no big government, no big spending, no flouting the Constitution. And no interest in slick political image. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) sticks to serious principles and says what he thinks. Someone is listening he raised millions in one day on the Internet. No more Department of Education. No more Federal Reserve Bank. No more Medicare or Medicaid. No more membership in the United Nations or NATO. No more federal drug laws. And, no more U.S. troops in Iraq -- or anywhere else on foreign soil. The Internal Revenue Service would be history in...

    11/09/2007 11:27:46 AM PST · by LSUfan · 270 replies · 2,874+ views
    The Ron Paul Political Report | October 15, 1991 | Ron Paul
    The Ron Paul Political Report October 15 1991 Volume V Number 10 Page 7 American Values? During the Iraq war, American troops were instructed to use specially equipped tanks to bulldoze the trenches that held Iraqi soldiers- Not a single American was hurt, so meager was the resistance. Thousands of Iraqis, teenagers coerced into the army by the dictator Hussein, were buried alive, while the unprecedented military tactic was hidden from the public through media censorship. Captain Benny Williams, who Led the charge was awarded the Silver Star for his role. Also hidden: the apparent fact that many of the...
  • The Ron Paul Revolution

    11/01/2007 6:38:53 AM PDT · by traviskicks · 60 replies · 313+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 11/1/07 | Joel Stein
    It sometimes seems as if someone is playing a cruel practical joke on Ron Paul. He goes to a college and delivers the same speech he's given for the past 30 years of his political career, the one espousing the Austrian school of economics. Only now the audience is packed with hundreds of kids in RON PAUL REVOLUTION T shirts who go nuts — giving standing ovations when he drones on about getting rid of the Federal Reserve and returning to the gold standard. After a speech at Iowa State last month, when nearly half the crowd had to stand...
  • Republican Ron Paul Airs First Ads

    10/30/2007 2:50:51 PM PDT · by Baladas · 16 replies · 120+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/30/07 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Underdog Ron Paul is airing the first TV ads of his presidential campaign, hoping to capitalize on a fundraising surge and promote his blend of anti-war, anti-spending libertarianism in New Hampshire. The two 30-second spots are part of a $1.1 million series of five ads that the Republican congressman intends to air in the state in November and December. One ad, called "Catching On," features New Hampshire residents voicing their support, including a self-described undeclared voter who says he will vote in the Republican primary simply to cast a ballot for Paul. The ad says nothing about...
  • Flush With New Millions, Underdog Vies to Compete (NYT on Ron Paul)

    10/25/2007 11:39:02 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 87 replies · 164+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/07 | JULIE BOSMAN
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 — If media muscle is any measure of a candidate, Representative Ron Paul of Texas is getting ready to flex his. In the last two weeks, Mr. Paul — a Republican presidential candidate — has spent nearly a half-million dollars on radio advertisements in four early primary states, the first major media investment of his campaign. On Tuesday night, he will take a seat opposite Jay Leno. And on Monday, a campaign spokesman said, he will roll out his first major television advertising campaign, spending $1.1 million on five new commercials to be shown in the New...
  • GOP Debate: Fox Viewers Say Ron Paul Won

    10/21/2007 9:56:55 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 248 replies · 2,088+ views ^ | Oct 21 07 | Larry Fester
    The Fox News Republican Presidential debate in Orlando Florida revealed that the GOP nomination is still up for grabs. According to Fox News Viewers text voting after the debate, Ron Paul won with 34%, Huckabee came in second with 27%, and Giuliani third with 11%. The Republican debate also revealed that the Republican contenders think America is going bankrupt if spending policies are not changed. Debate Highlights: Fred Thompson touted his “100% pro life voting record” and said “Our basic rights come from God not government”. Thompson tagged Rudy Giuliani for supporting “Sanctuary Cities” and “federal funding for abortion” and...
  • Are Ron Paul's boos America's cheers?

    10/21/2007 7:21:29 PM PDT · by sdnet · 45 replies · 383+ views ^ | October 21st, 2007 | Steve Adcock,
    Anyone who watched the Fox News-sponsored presidential debate Sunday night surely took notice of the booing that ensued during Ron Paul's discussion of America's policy of interventionism and meddling in the affairs of other nations. Certainly nobody likes to be booed, but are those boos indicative of a candidate who represents a positive future for America? Paul correctly noted that America's foreign policy is outrageously expensive, and without huge funding funneled towards an already-bureaucratic military, we simply will not be able to afford our current course of action around the world. Paul also opined, much to the disgust of the...
  • A Tough Crowd Greets Ron Paul (Values Voter Summit)

    10/20/2007 11:26:32 AM PDT · by Old 300 · 35 replies · 28+ views ^ | October 19, 2007, 5:14 PM | David L Miller
    Ron Paul caters to a select group of Republican voters -- small-government conservatives with strong libertarian leanings. They populate places like rural New Hampshire and the Mountain West. And, odds are, they're not at this weekend's Values Voter Summit. The people in attendance are typically suburban and are often indifferent toward many of the issues Paul, a Texas congressman, talks about, like monetary policy. And in the case of the Iraq War, Paul and evangelical voters are on opposite sides of the argument: Paul has opposed the war in the start, while a recent CBS News poll found that evangelicals...