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  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 3:29:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Brian's Right Perspective ^ | December 26, 2011 | Brian
    As if there are any more reasons to show that Ron Paul should not be the GOP Presidential candidate, there is this bit from 2008 in which Paul endorses four(!) candidates for President, including the Marxist whack-job Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader. How unhinged to you have to be, intellectually, to endorse not only four people, but four whom also hold diametrically opposing views on the role of government. This alone shows that Ron Paul is not a serious thinker. In fact it shows him to be a reactionary flame thrower, willing to completely abandon principles when he doesn't get...
  • Ron Paul: Unfit to Command

    01/23/2012 3:55:45 PM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone · 6 replies
    All Voices ^ | January 22, 2012 | R.G. Yoho
    When it comes to budget issues and the Federal Reserve, Congressman Ron Paul has no peer among the Republican candidates. And should a fist fight ever break out during their debates, Dr. Paul undoubtedly has the skills to patch up the wounded. However, that is where his expertise ends.
  • Is Ron Paul the New Lyndon LaRouche?

    01/15/2012 11:28:12 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/5/2012 | Michael Rubin
    Lyndon LaRouche was a prolific writer who developed a cult-like following and eight times, between 1976 and 2004, sought the presidency, seven times for the Democratic ticket. He wrote and spoke often about the economy and spun wild conspiracy theories. For example, he said Queen Elizabeth was a drug dealer. The Nation’s Bob Dreyfuss, a LaRouche acolyte who dedicated his first book to his former boss and had it published by LaRouche’s publisher, argued in it that Bernard Lewis, perhaps the most influential living historian of the Middle East, was a nefarious force behind Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran’s Islamic Revolution....
  • Is There Any Other Republican Candidate Who Can Cut Government Spending, Deeper than Ron Paul?

    01/02/2012 7:22:11 AM PST · by pinochet · 123 replies
    Ron Paul has said that he will cut a trillion dollars in federal spending, the largest spending cuts proposed by any candidate so far. For years, Americans have elected Republicans who have promised to reduce the size of the federal budget, but have failed to keep their promises, once they get into office. How many remember Papa Bush's promise of "No new taxes?". How many times have Republican Presidential candidates lied, about promising to abolish the Department of Education. Ron Paul's critics are not doubting that he will cut the federal budget. They are simply complaining that his spending cuts...
  • Ron Paul, Reagan, and Republican Youth

    01/02/2012 4:58:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2011 | Star Parker
    In the twenty plus years that I have worked as a conservative activist, I’ve spoken on almost 200 university campuses. Usually these are talks to campus Republican and conservative groups. Over time I have observed changes in attitude among many young Republicans and I believe the shifts in attitude I see help explain the rise of Ron Paul. When I first started lecturing early in the 1990’s, leading heroes of Republican youth were Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley, Jr. Individual freedom, respect for constitutional limitations on government, and traditional values was the message. There was a sense of purpose....
  • Gingrich Wouldn’t Vote for Ron Paul, But Wants to See Condoleezza Rice Debate

    12/31/2011 2:41:25 PM PST · by presidio9 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 28, 2011 | Elicia Dover
    Newt Gingrich likely became the first candidate to say he would not vote for Ron Paul if the Texas Congressman were the nominee on Tuesday when he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that “the choice of Ron Paul or Barack Obama would be a very bad choice for America.” Gingrich was critical of Ron Paul’s foreign policy and the recently surfaced newsletters printed under Paul’s name, which had racist remarks on them. Gingrich also said in Columbia, S.C. that Paul should explain “how he could have had a decade of newsletters that had his name on it that he apparently wasn’t...
  • The Ron Paul Coalition: Six Groups That Back the Texas Congressman

    01/01/2012 5:22:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/1/2012 | Alexandra Jaffe, Lara Seligman and Matt Vasilogambros
    Ron Paul's supporters have donated millions of dollars and provided countless hours of work boosting his presidential bid – all for a man who, according to many top political analysts, cannot win the Republican nomination or the presidency, no matter how well his campaign performs in the early states.It begs an important question: Who are Ron Paul’s supporters, and why do they back him?While Paul’s critics often deride his supporters as fringe, the campaign’s appeal extends into many quarters. Here’s a look at six key groups – some larger and some smaller – that provide support for Paul in Iowa.1.   ...
  • Someone Finally Bothered To Attack Ron Paul (Huntsman campaign video)

    01/01/2012 8:13:18 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 8 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/1/12 | Zeke Miller
    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is emerging as the strongest critic of Rep. Ron Paul in the Republican field, with a hard-hitting new video that collects some of the libertarian candidate's incendiary remarks through the years.
  • Paul Voters Not Necessarily Party Voters

    12/30/2011 12:41:42 PM PST · by presidio9 · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2011 | MARK LEIBOVICH
    With Representative Ron Paul performing solidly in Republican presidential polls – and near the top in Iowa – a recurring question nags at political wise-guys: Will the Texas libertarian’s corps of loyal and energized supporters be an asset to an eventual Republican nominee? Or will they be a liability if that nominee is not named Ron Paul — meaning, they will vote only for Mr. Paul as a third-party or write-in candidate, or stay home altogether, which would probably help the prospective Democratic nominee, President Obama? Based on discussion with a dozen supporters at candidate events across the state —...
  • Former Aide: Ron Paul is 'Most Certainly Anti-Israel'

    12/26/2011 4:24:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    A former senior aide to GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has decided to "set the record straight" in a 'tell all' post on the Right Wing News blog -- and in the process, has confirmed that Paul wishes "the Israeli state did not exist at all." Eric Dondero served as former senior aide to Paul when he was a U.S. Congressman from 1997 to 2003, and worked closely with the candidate as an aide since 1988. "I've noticed in some media that my words have been twisted and used for an agenda from both sides," Dondero wrote, explaining from the...
  • What Ron Paul Thinks of America

    12/23/2011 9:15:58 AM PST · by mnehring · 85 replies · 5+ views
    It seemed improbable that the best-known American propagandist for our enemies could be near the top of the pack in the Iowa contest, but there it is... ...Hear Dr. Paul on the subject of the 9/11 terror attacks—an event, he assures his audiences, that took place only because of U.S. aggression and military actions. True, we've heard the assertions before. But rarely have we heard in any American political figure such exclusive concern for, and appreciation of, the motives of those who attacked us—and so resounding a silence about the suffering of those thousands that the perpetrators of 9/11 set...
  • White Supremacists Rally Around Ron Paul's Newsletter Scandal

    12/22/2011 2:48:33 PM PST · by TBBT · 17 replies
    theatlanticwire.com ^ | 12/22/2011 | ADAM MARTIN
    Ron Paul's latest flap over a series of racist newsletters has won him the support of a group no politician wants on their side: White supremacists. And it's not the first time, either. The Republican presidential candidate is a perennial favorite among those on the white supremacist message board Stormfront, where he's getting all kinds of unabashed support for his campaign, his newsletters, and his political persona in general. Paul has already said he doesn't want white supremacists' support. But like it or not, he's got it. And stories like the newsletter thing really seem to lock that support down...
  • Is Ron Paul A Republican or a Libertarian?

    12/22/2011 12:33:42 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 31 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 12/21/2011 | Bill Knowles
    Thanks to glowing commentary from Ron Paul suppporters I have been called a coward, a traitor, a neocon, a nazi, that I'm sick and a 'demeanor' of the modern day Thomas Jefferson all because I said what a lot of Republicans are thinking but won't say: Ron Paul is a Libertarian and not a Republican. (For the record, with due respect to the Congressman, Ron Paul couldn't hold Thomas Jefferson's quill pen.) Congressman Paul turned his back on the GOP in 1987 and resigned. Instead of trying to fix the problems that he cites in his resignation, he bolts and...
  • Congressman Ron Paul calls Wikileaks & Bradley Manning Heros

    12/22/2011 1:11:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 2011 | Ron Paul
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  • Video: Ron Paul bails out of interview with CNN after being pressed on racist newsletters

    12/21/2011 6:55:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, the same bit jumped out at me as jumped out at Ace:Borger: “These things are pretty incendiary.” Paul: “That’s because of people like you.”Really? Only liberal/media types should find the newsletters offensive? He can’t mean that because he keeps saying that he disavows the content. I think he means that the newsletters are water under bridge which everyone rightly should, and would, never mention again if not for the media repeatedly bringing them up. Which is interesting for a few reasons. One: Every other candidate’s dirty laundry has been aired and re-aired over the past few months and...
  • Ron Paul in January: Say, that Bradley Manning is a patriotic, heroic kind of guy, isn’t he?

    12/21/2011 6:45:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    This clip has been making the rounds last night and today, but it’s not new — it’s actually from a clip featured by Wikileaks, for obvious reasons, last January. Still, it’s not as if the parameters of the Bradley Manning case have changed significantly in the last eleven months, or at least not in any way that mitigates Manning’s alleged crimes. The enlisted soldier transmitted a vast trove of classified government communications, primarily diplomatic cables but also some internal military information, and sent it to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Jazz Shaw has a good update on the case...
  • Ron Paul taps former patients for new antiabortion ad [video]

    12/21/2011 5:16:52 PM PST · by presidio9 · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 21, 2011 | Kim Geiger
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential campaign is out with a new ad today featuring former patients of Paul, who as an OB-GYN has delivered more than 4,000 babies. The 60-second Web video features Laura Mays and three other former patients of Paul’s medical practice in Brazoria County, Texas. They attest to Paul’s character as a doctor and as a politician. "Some people need to have a good word said about them," Mays says. “Ron is the sort of person that, his life is his good word.” Kara Gore, another former patient, says Paul “not only protects unborn life, but he...
  • Here's The Real Story Behind Ron Paul's Racist Newsletters

    12/20/2011 12:26:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 12/20/2011 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    So as Ron Paul is on track to win the Iowa caucuses, he is getting a new dose of press scrutiny. And the press is focusing on the newsletters that went out under his name in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They were called the Ron Paul's Political Report, Ron Paul's Freedom Report, the Ron Paul Survival Report and the Ron Paul Investment Letter. There is no doubt that the newsletters contained utterly racist statements. Some choice quotes: * "Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95...