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  • The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 21 May 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll:...
  • World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, Federal Reserve

    05/27/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT · by lula · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 May 2013 | Alex Newman
    A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve. The network has seized control of the media to cover up its crimes, too, she explained. In an interview with The New American, Hudes said that when she tried to blow the whistle on multiple problems at the World Bank, she was fired for her efforts. Now, along with a network of fellow whistleblowers, Hudes is determined to expose and end the corruption. And she is...
  • Anybody know of this?? President Obama Indicted by Federal Court?"

    01/30/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 79 replies
    you tube ^ | 30-jan-2013 | In2thevast1975
    Mr. Lyndon Larouche, a well respected journalist and political activist received word from his sources within the United States government that President Barack Hussein Obama has been indicted by a Federal Court
  • Oh What A Tangled Web (Clinton in Iran)

    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border. Iranian intelligence agents quoted in this GRU report confirm that the C-12 Huron aircraft is still in their possession in Ahvaz, but will only admit that the plane was “forced to land because of technical problems.” The US Navy Seal member reported killed...
  • 3 GOP Electoral College members say they may not vote for Republican ticket of Romney/Ryan

    09/13/2012 10:03:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2012 | AP
    At least three Republican electors say they may not support their party’s presidential ticket when the Electoral College meets in December to formally elect the next president, escalating tensions within the GOP and adding a fresh layer of intrigue to the final weeks of the White House race. The electors — all supporters of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul — told The Associated Press they are exploring options should Mitt Romney win their states. They expressed frustration at how Republican leaders have worked to suppress Paul’s conservative movement and his legion of loyal supporters. “They’ve never given Ron Paul...
  • Speculation Mounts That Ron Paul Will Launch Third Party Presidential Bid On Tuesday’s Tonight Show

    09/04/2012 7:42:04 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 148 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/4/2012 | Noah Rothman
    Speculation is mounting that Texas Rep. Ron Paul will mount a third party bid for the presidency as pressure from his supporters builds ahead of his appearance Tuesday night on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno. According to a report, Paul’s supporters were deeply upset by how the libertarian Texas Representative was treated at the Republican National Convention last week. 300 of them joined in a conference call on Sunday night planning to urge Paul to launch a last-minute independent bid for the White House. In order for Paul to appear on the ballot in all 50 states, he would...
  • RNC Sham 2012

    08/30/2012 11:48:58 PM PDT · by W.C.S. · 66 replies
    The Convention is where delegates are meant to cast votes for the nominee, yet the Tampa Bay Times Forum was already plastered with embedded Romney banners, and additional 'Mitt' signs for people to hold were also smuggled in to make it appear that many are behind him. All Ron Paul material was promptly confiscated. Six states filed to put Ron Paul into nomination while the rules still said it only took five states. Realizing this, the RNC met early Tuesday morning to change the rules in order to make the minimum needed as eight states, which Ron also would have...
  • Breitbart's Loesch Confronts Protester Who Disrupted Romney Speech (VIDEO)

    08/30/2012 9:49:14 PM PDT · by GVnana · 39 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/30/2012
    Video at link.
  • Code Pink Protesters Just Interrupted Mitt Romney's Convention Speech

    08/30/2012 8:43:10 PM PDT · by libh8er · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8.30.2012 | Grace Wyler
    TAMPA, FLA. — A group of protesters from the women's rights group Code Pink interrupted Mitt Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention tonight. That the protesters were able to obtain credentials to the convention — let alone one that enabled them to get so close to the stage — and that they were able to sneak in huge pink signs is actually a pretty incredible feat given the level of security at the Republican convention.
  • Paperwork filed to nominate Ron Paul at RNC

    08/28/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | August 28, 2012 | newtham
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wayne Terhune Delegation Chair, Nevada Six States Nominate Congressman Ron Paul for President at the Republican National Convention TAMPA, August 28, 2012-- Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates from five states are required to nominate a candidate for President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was presented with the forms over an hour before the call for nominations. “We are excited to get Dr. Paul nominated,” said...
  • Message from Ron Paul about the Convention (He's planning on taking it over)

    06/17/2012 2:17:16 PM PDT · by Hildy · 116 replies
    YouTube | June 16, 2012
    MESSAGE FROM RON PAUL This is the only man who can screw up beating Obama. I've experienced, first hand, the tactics of his foot soldiers. They are as bad as the Occupy Wall Street Crowd.
  • Ron Paul supporters arrested as La GOP Shreveport convention splits in two

    06/05/2012 1:17:51 AM PDT · by Casie · 91 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | James Plummer
    Chaos erupted in Shreveport today as police officers arrested state GOP delegates who support Ron Paul for the party's 2012 presidential nomination. The dispute arose after the state party's central committee issued "supplemental rules" earlier this week concerning the delegate selection process. A press release from the Ron Paul campaign this afternoon referred to the 11th hour changes as "illegal rules." After fights in the Rules Committee Friday, state party chairman opened the convention moving to pass the new rules, when the majority of delegates moved to elect a new convention chair. When Villere refused to yield the dais, the...
  • Ron Paul Scoops Up 83% of Available Delegates in Minnesota

    05/23/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Updated 23 May 2012 | NY Times Election Coverage
    Don't look now, but Ron Paul has just secured 30 of 36 delegates in Minnesota. Although he won only four counties and finished 18% behind Rick Santorum, the February 7 caucus winner, superior organization has enabled him to stuff the delegate rolls with committed Paulistas.This follows his February 4 narrow caucus loss in Maine, where Paul's delegates still managed to secure 21 of 22 committed delegates.
  • Ron Paul Supporters Boo Romney Son Off Stage at Ariz. GOP Convention

    05/13/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 212 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul booed one of Mitt Romney’s adult sons off the stage Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party convention as he tried to consolidate support for his father. Josh Romney’s speech to state GOP members was cut short by jeers from Paul backers at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported. The state’s convention was to elect delegates for the national convention in August, where the former Massachusetts governor is expected to wrap up the nomination to take on President Barack Obama. “We cannot afford four more years of President Obama,” said Josh Romney,...
  • Ron Paul Dominates At-Large Delegate Slate [in Iowa]

    05/11/2012 1:36:20 PM PDT · by jjotto · 23 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | May 5, 2102 | Craig Robinson
    Iowa Republicans have a total of 28 delegates to this year’s national convention in Tampa, Florida. Two delegate selection committee members from each of the state’s four congressional districts met at the Republican headquarters in Des Moines today to draft the slate of 13 at-large delegates that must be ratified by convention delegates at the state convention on June 15th. Each state is awarded delegates based on a number of factors. Each state starts with ten delegates, five for each U.S. Senator. States are then awarded three delegates for every congressional district. The three members of the Republican National Committee,...
  • Ron Paul supporters capture majority of Nevada’s national delegates

    05/06/2012 5:07:18 PM PDT · by redreno · 73 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 05/06/2012 | By Anjeanette Damon
    Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul captured the majority of Nevada’s national delegates early Sunday, overwhelming likely nominee Mitt Romney with an organized contingent who easily took control of the state convention. Paul’s supporters won 22 of the 25 national delegate slots up for election at the state convention in Sparks on Saturday. Romney won three. Another three automatic delegates are expected to support Romney, meaning Romney will have six supporters in the delegation and Paul will have 22.
  • Ron Paul Could Still Win Enough Delegates To Deny Mitt Romney The Republican Nomination

    05/07/2012 9:31:44 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 34 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 5/7/2012 | The American Dream
    Despite what you may have heard from the mainstream media, Mitt Romney does not have the Republican nomination locked up. In fact, he is rapidly losing delegates that almost everyone assumed that he already had in the bag. To understand why this is happening, you have to understand the delegate selection process. Each state has different rules for selecting delegates to the Republican national convention, and in many states the "voting" done by the public does not determine the allocation of delegates to particular candidates at all. And the truth is that delegates are the only thing that really matters...
  • Ron Paul Could Still Win Enough Delegates To Deny Mitt Romney The Republican Nomination

    05/07/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 127 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 5/7/2012 | Staff
    Despite what you may have heard from the mainstream media, Mitt Romney does not have the Republican nomination locked up. In fact, he is rapidly losing delegates that almost everyone assumed that he already had in the bag. To understand why this is happening, you have to understand the delegate selection process. Each state has different rules for selecting delegates to the Republican national convention, and in many states the "voting" done by the public does not determine the allocation of delegates to particular candidates at all. And the truth is that delegates are the only thing that really...
  • Ron Paul Wins By Cheating: The Message From Missouri

    03/25/2012 7:20:17 AM PDT · by mnehring · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Even though he was defeated in every primary and caucus, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is still claiming he will win several states because of delegate support.  The Paul campaign is now predicting victory in Minnesota and Maine, and says he is close to victory in Iowa, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, North Dakota and Missouri. The Paul team is highly organized and his claims should not be dismissed. In Taney County, Missouri, the results of the February 7th election were Santorum 58%, Romney 23% and Paul 11.5%. The result was reversed on March 17th when the Texan won 100% of the...
  • Ron Paul Is Secretly Taking Over The GOP — And It's Driving People Insane (Maine)

    02/16/2012 8:34:06 AM PST · by opentalk · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 15, 2012 | Grace Wyler
    By now, it is clear that the Maine caucuses were a complete mess. Evidence is mounting that Mitt Romney's 194-vote victory over Ron Paul was prematurely announced, if not totally wrong. Washington County canceled their caucus on Saturday on account of three inches of snow (hardly a blizzard by Maine standards), and other towns that scheduled their caucuses for this week have been left out of the vote count. Now, it looks like caucuses that did take place before Feb. 11 have also been left out of final tally. As the full extent of the chaos unfolds, sources close to...
  • Don't vote for the Republicrats.

    01/27/2012 9:33:42 PM PST · by Concentrate · 20 replies
    1/27 /12 | Me
    Haven't you had enough?
  • The RNC Should Give Paul What He Wants

    01/23/2012 10:22:32 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 22 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 1/23/2012 | Shout Bits
    Rep. Ron Paul is running stronger than any other libertarian GOP candidate ever, including his own several bids. Still, everyone, even he, knows that Paul will not become President. Paul's various stump and post-election speeches never allude to his governance, only the message he and his liberty minded supporters are sending to the Washington establishment. Campaigning is hard work for a 76-year-old, so why does Paul do it? Paul wants a seat at the RNC table, maybe a prime time slot for his son, and if they know what is good for them, they should oblige. If Paul continues to...
  • Mark Levin's Ameritopia is getting slammed by the Paultards on Amazon - Vanity

    01/17/2012 7:41:55 PM PST · by WayneM · 32 replies · 3+ views
    Amazon ^ | Self | Self
    The Paultards are in in full force and are slamming Mark's new book which cam out today. Not for what it contains, but because he has spoken out strongly agains Ron Paul's own brand of craziness.
  • PaulBots Swarming Drudge Poll "Go Vote"

    01/16/2012 11:43:08 PM PST · by MaxMax · 73 replies ^ | 1/17/2012 | MaxMax
    Paulbots are flooding Drudge Report poll over tonights debate winner.
  • Is Ron Paul the New Lyndon LaRouche?

    01/15/2012 11:28:12 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 49 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....
  • Ron Paul launches ‘South Carolina’ money bomb

    01/14/2012 3:12:39 PM PST · by traviskicks · 52 replies
    The State Column ^ | 1/14/12 | staff
    Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, launched his “South Carolina” money bomb Saturday. The “South Carolina” money bomb is the latest in a series of money bombs that have raised funds for campaign events and ad buys in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Although Mr. Paul has not set a fundraising goal for the “South Carolina” money bomb, the Texas congressman has hauled in more than $160,000 as of 9am EDT Saturday. Mr. Paul’s most recent money bomb, the “Tea Party” money bomb, had a fundraising goal of $4...
  • "Only Ron Paul.....Only Ron Paul......"

    01/14/2012 7:27:09 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 109 replies · 1+ views
    My borderline personality disorder | 1/14/12 | Alan Levy
    When one chooses to waste his valuable time on God's green (and not to mention cooling) earth by speaking to a Paultard, without fail, the following words will be spoken or typed: "Only Ron Paul....." "Ron Paul is the only....." The above lines are usually followed with an absurd claim, like "Only Ron Paul understands the Constitution!" or "Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who can break Wayne Gretzky's scoring records while teaching Gordon Ramsay how to cook!". (Some of the more hardcore cultists would never take their political savior's name in vain and only refer to the old...
  • Ron Paul picks up major evangelical endorsement heading into South Carolina

    01/13/2012 6:25:26 PM PST · by jmc813 · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Greely Gazette ^ | 1-13-2012 | Jack Minor
    Ron Paul picked up a major endorsement from an evangelical leader when Dr. James Linzey, president and founder of the Military Bible Association, endorsed the candidate. Lizney, who served as a military chaplain for over 24 years and retired with an honorable discharge, has hosted Operation Freedom, a television program in Europe. Before founding the Military bible Association, he travelled the world as an evangelist. In a statement to Congressman Paul declaring his endorsement, Lizney said, “Having thoroughly examined your political philosophy and finding that your platform is 100% in line with the Constitution of the United States of America,...
  • POLL: Paul surges, Santorum Plunges in South Carolina (Drudge Headline)

    01/13/2012 11:40:02 AM PST · by traviskicks · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Mitt Romney leads the South Carolina Republican presidential primary with 29%. Newt Gingrich is in second place with 25% and Ron Paul is in third place with 20%. Paul has gained the most and Rick Santorum has lost the most since the last American Research Group survey on January 4-5. In that survey, Paul was at 9% and Santorum was at 24%. Gingrich and Romney are tied among self-identified Republicans with 29% each, followed by Paul with 18%. Paul leads among independents and Democrats with 29%, followed by Romney with 27%, Gingrich with 12%, and Rick Perry with 11%. Gingrich...
  • Ron Paul supporters, OWS protesters join forces to harass Gingrich, Santorum

    01/12/2012 12:07:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Monday, militant Ron Paul supporters joined forces with Occupy Wall Street protesters to harass former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Fox News reported that Gingrich was forced to cancel an appearance at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters when Ron Paul supporters and Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the entrance: About 40 protesters showed up Monday evening carrying placards reading "Ron Paul" and "Occupy." One played speeches by presidential candidate Ron Paul from a loud speaker. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the former House speaker's private security detail decided to cancel the event because of...
  • RON PAUL Changes the Republican Party, or Not?

    01/10/2012 10:50:31 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 94 replies
    Graewoulf | January 10, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Rep. Dr. Ron Paul is the only Candidate now running who: 1.) Has a comprehensive platform that will cut BASELINE Federal spending. 2.) Insists that all of the planks in his platform are consistent with the US Constitution. 3.) Accepts the fact that the USA can no longer financially afford to be the World’s policeman. 4.) Fully understands how to dismantle the disastrous Federal medical “entitlements” of Medicare, Medicaid, and the illegal Obama”care.” 5.) Has a comprehensive plan to abolish or dramatically shrink 5 Federal Departments, or Bureaus. These positions set Dr. Paul apart from the rest of the Candidates...
  • Occupy (and Ron Paul) Protesters Surround Santorum and Family After Final New Hampshire Pitch

    01/09/2012 8:47:36 PM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, January 9, 2011 | Shushanna Walshe
    Rick Santorum had his final rally tonight before Granite Staters start voting Tuesday morning in the first-in-the-nation primary. Supporters and press mobbed the candidate as he made his way around the packed restaurant and bar here. As he exited his final primary eve event, he was surrounded by a mix of protesters from the Occupy movement and Ron Paul supporters. As he walked out of Jillian’s in downtown Manchester, his staff surrounded him and the protesters tried to form a circle around the former Pennsylvania senator. They chanted, “Bigot, bigot!” and “Shame, shame!” as he made his way to his...
  • Ron Paul Caller Slips Through. (Another Dumb Liberal Who Thinks She Can Fool Rush)

    01/09/2012 1:12:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | January 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Portland, Oregon, this is Sarah. It's great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: (silence) RUSH: Sarah, hello? Testing, one, two, three. CALLER: (static) RUSH: Are you there? CALLER: Hello? RUSH: This is not Sarah. Let's move on to somebody -- CALLER: Yes, I'm here. RUSH: Oh, you are Sarah? CALLER: Yes. RUSH: What were you doing? CALLER: I'm sorry, I was on the phone -- on my cell phone with my son. But okay I'm off the phone with him, and, um, I'm with you. RUSH: Well, how do you know I was trying...
  • New Paul S.C. ad hits Santorum on 'betrayal'

    01/06/2012 1:40:51 PM PST · by seanmerc · 27 replies ^ | 6 Jan 2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Ron Paul's campaign is out with this new ad in South Carolina, which hits Rick Santorum on his "record of betrayal." "One serial hypocrite exposed," the ad says, showing clips of Newt Gingrich. "Now another has emerged: Rick Santorum, a corporate lobbyist and Washington politician. A record of betrayal."
  • Palin: GOP Should Not Alienate Ron Paul Voters

    01/04/2012 1:16:42 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 344 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 4, 2012 | Staff
    Sarah Palin said she wasn't surprised at Rick Santorum's success in Iowa, and warned that the GOP should not take Ron Paul's supporters lightly. Speaking on Fox News before Iowa's final numbers were in, she called Santorum "spot-on" with his policies toward Iran and praised his "social conservative" positions. Her strongest comments came for Paul, however, saying "the GOP had better not marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters after this" because "a lot of Americans are war-weary and we are broke" and Paul has reached that constituency well. She warned that the GOP "better work with them."
  • Ron Paul plays to packed house as supporters await victory

    01/03/2012 5:53:09 PM PST · by traviskicks · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/2/12 | James Oliphant
    While other candidates were speaking at coffeehouses and diners on the day before the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul was greeted by a crowd of 500 and scores of national media who packed a downtown hotel ballroom for a morning event. “This is almost like a real rally,” the Republican presidential hopeful exclaimed. “This is great!” Polls show Paul in a position to pull off an upset victory in the caucuses Tuesday night, an accomplishment that, if it happens, would amount to one extremely sharp stick in the eye of the GOP establishment. The turnout had Paul’s supporters crowing. “For somebody...
  • Voting for Ron Paul -- and Against the GOP Establishment

    01/03/2012 2:53:26 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jan. 3rd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Maybe it's time for a GOP rebellion. Why should voters listen to the GOP or Rove when they helped us into this soup? Does anyone think Romney has the guts to cut a trillion dollars in spending? Would he or Gingrich demand a declaration of war before putting troops in harms way? Are either of them going to get back to the Constitution, or just give it timely lip service?
  • Young Ron Paul volunteers descend on Iowa

    12/31/2011 9:13:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 29, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    NEWTON, Iowa -- As they waited for a bus dubbed the "Constitution Coach" to pick them up at the Des Moines airport and bring them to their makeshift lodgings late Tuesday, about two-dozen college-aged Ron Paul volunteers mingled in the cold night air. The sudden appearance of a reporter's notebook and tape recorder drew comments befitting a group of young people who proudly wear their skepticism on their sleeves. "What's the article you're going to be writing, man?" "Yeah, what's the spin, bro?" Asked where they had flown in from, the answers ranged from California to Virginia -- with one...
  • TRENDING: Ron Paul: Santorum is 'very liberal'

    01/02/2012 1:14:10 PM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 99 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 2nd, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - Ron Paul dinged rival Rick Santorum Monday for being a "very liberal" candidate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator and staunch social conservative voted for too much spending during his time in Congress. Speaking to CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash before a campaign event with his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the White House hopeful said his rival had taken positions counter to true conservative ideas. I mean, have you looked at his record? Go look at his record," Paul said. He continued: "He spends too much money. He wasn't leading the charge to slash the budgets and...
  • Will his 'Paulbots' torpedo Ron Paul in Iowa?

    12/30/2011 12:11:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | December 28, 2011 | Micah Sifry
    Four years ago, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul had raised $8.3 million by the end of the third quarter of 2007. One-third of that came in small, unitemized contributions of under $200 each -- the proverbial "small donor" giving that is the mark of a grass-roots based campaign. In the 2012 cycle, he has raised $15.4 million through September 30, of which 41% has come in amounts under $200. Four years ago, according to the Campaign Finance Institute (my source for all these numbers), by September 30 Paul had a little more than 7,000 itemized individual donors -- the people...
  • Ron Paul: Propagandist, Prophet, Psych Patient, or Precursor of Pyrotechnic ZOT?

    12/27/2011 11:11:10 AM PST · by ChenangoShooter.308 · 62 replies
    Foriegn Policy Journal ^ | 12-24-2011 | Jeremy R. Hammond
    "Ron Paul is “the best-known American propagandist for our enemies”, writes Dorothy Rabinowitz in a recent Wall Street Journal hit piece. To support the charge, she writes that Dr. Paul “assures audiences” that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 “took place only because of U.S. aggression and military actions”. It’s “True,” she writes, that “we’ve heard the assertions before”, but only “rarely have we heard in any American political figure such exclusive concern for, and appreciation of, the motives of those who attacked us”—and, she adds, he doesn’t care about the victims of the attacks. The vindictive rhetoric aside, what is...
  • 'Mischief' voters push Paul to front of GOP race

    12/26/2011 4:38:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 50 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/26/2011 | Byron York
    Ron Paul is surging in the Republican presidential race. Just not among Republicans. The Texas congressman is leading some polls in Iowa and is in a tie for second in New Hampshire. A candidacy once dismissed as sideshow is now being taken very seriously; the front page of Monday's Des Moines Register featured a huge spread under the headline "COULD RON PAUL WIN?" Given Paul's views on the Fed, the gold standard and social issues, not to mention his isolationist foreign policy, the polls have left some politicos wondering whether Republican voters have somehow swerved off the rails. But there's...
  • You Might Be A Paultard If....

    12/26/2011 8:04:16 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 115 replies
    The Force | 12/26/11 | Alan Levy
    (With all due apologies to Jeff Foxworthy) .....You've memorized Ron Paul's economic platform, but your supervisor doesn't think you're ready to man the shake machine yet. .....You fail a remedial history class at the local vo-tech when every one of your answers on the final exam is "Ron Paul". .....Your mother calls down to your basement "apartment" to tell you that dinner is ready and you scream back, "I'll eat when I'm ready, you Zionist pig! What's the matter, don't you believe in freedom ?" .....You think bong water is an acceptable alternative to aftershave. .....You like to tell people...
  • What, If Anything, Could Convince a Ronulan Not to Vote for Ron Paul

    12/26/2011 7:29:22 PM PST · by TBBT · 75 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/26/2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    The latest Ron Paul revelation is that, apparently, he would not have sent American troops to Europe in World War II to stop the Holocaust. I mean, we’re getting to the point where this sort of thing isn’t even surprising anymore. To me, the key passage in this particular story is this: Paul then looked at me, and I politely thanked him for his time. He smiled at me again and nodded his head, and many of his young followers were also smiling, and nodding their heads in agreement. Clearly, I was the only one in the room who was...
  • Who’s afraid of Ron Paul? Apparently, Auburn University

    12/22/2011 4:09:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-22 | Peter Bonilla
    When someone complained about a student’s Ron Paul poster in his dorm room window this fall, Auburn University in Alabama had the opportunity to take a principled stand for free speech. Of course, since we’re dealing with a university, you can probably guess that it instead chose to double down on an unwise, needlessly restrictive, and unfairly enforced policy at odds with the spirit of the First Amendment. Auburn undergrad Eric Philips probably thought he wasn’t doing anything particularly noteworthy when he hung a banner supporting Representative Ron Paul’s presidential candidacy in his residence hall window. ’Tis the eve of...
  • Will Ron Paul kill the caucuses?

    12/20/2011 7:48:33 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies
    Conservatives and Republican elites in the state are divided over who to support for the GOP nomination, but they almost uniformly express concern over the prospect that Ron Paul and his army of activist supporters may capture the state’s 2012 nominating contest — an outcome many fear would do irreparable harm to the future role of the first-in-the-nation caucuses. 2012 unbound: A novel campaign In spin rooms, bar rooms and online forums, the what-to-do-about-Paul conversation has become pervasive as polls show him at or near the top here just weeks before the January 3rd vote.
  • Ron Paul Plows to Lead in Iowa; Young Voters Sowing the Seed

    12/19/2011 12:27:14 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 137 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 19th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    When it comes to foreign affairs, Ron Paul is the most mocked of the GOP field. The argument could be made that Paul only wants to follow the Constitution. He does not believe we should fight a war unless it is declared a war by Congress. As a former military man, Paul says he wants a strong defense, but wants to bring troops back home from around the world. Paul's philosophy on foreign affairs continues to be his biggest stumbling block with older voters and his GOP rivals. An article earlier this year in USA Today stated that Paul has...
  • GOP will take off the gloves if Ron Paul wins Iowa

    12/18/2011 9:57:35 PM PST · by Fred · 163 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 121811 | Tim Carney
    The Republican presidential primary has become a bit feisty, but it will get downright ugly if Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucuses. The principled, antiwar, Constitution-obeying, Fed-hating, libertarian Republican congressman from Texas stands firmly outside the bounds of permissible dissent as drawn by either the Republican establishment or the mainstream media. (Disclosure: Paul wrote the foreword to my 2009 book.) But in a crowded GOP field currently led by a collapsing Newt Gingrich and an uninspiring Mitt Romney, Paul could carry the Iowa caucuses, where supporter enthusiasm has so much value. If Paul wins, how will the media and the...
  • Ron Paul, enemy of Iowa

    12/16/2011 10:21:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 16, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Iowa radio host and weathervane of the state's evangelical political opinion raises fears for Iowa's first-in-the-nation status should it select Ron Paul on caucus day. "One thing is for certain," Deace writes. "if a candidate with Paul’s foreign policy views wins the Iowa Caucuses that will be the final nail in Iowa’s first in the nation status. Like it or not, the media and the Republican Party itself will simply discredit the results and start the process over in New Hampshire." Chris Wallace made a similar point on Fox News before last night's debate: "The Ron Paul people are not...
  • The Case for Ron Paul

    12/10/2011 10:02:06 AM PST · by Gennie · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2011 | Jason McNew
    The Case for Ron Paul By Jason McNew Ron Paul, a physician, has earned himself the name "Dr. No" by refusing to vote for any bill which assumes powers other than those given in Article I, Section VIII of the Constitution. When one takes a sober look at our country today, it's easy to see why Dr. Paul would behave this way. Take note that there is no authority in the Constitution for the setting of interest rates (as the Federal Reserve does) -- interference which led directly to the housing bubble (which Ron Paul predicted). Despite U.S. participation in...