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  • Filmmaker Oliver Stone would vote for Ron Paul over Obama

    01/24/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by Justaham · 42 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1-24-12 | Jonathan Easley
    Filmmaker Oliver Stone, known for his liberal political views, said he would vote for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul over President Obama should Paul win the Republican nomination. In an interview with Rock Cellar magazine, Stone was asked if an economic collapse would lead to the fall of the American “empire.” “I think it’s a given,” Stone said. “There’s no way that we can continue this spending spree. In fact, I think in many ways the most interesting candidate — I’d even vote for him if he was running against Obama — is Ron Paul. Because he’s the only one...
  • Ron Paul Denies Saying He Wouldn’t Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid in Pakistan — But Here’s the Video

    01/17/2012 10:03:54 AM PST · by mnehring · 42 replies
    (Videos at link) Last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina may be one that causes Ron Paul some problems in the “honesty” department.Mr. Paul‘s truthfulness is being questioned after he told Fox News’ Brett Baier that he never said that he would not have given the order to go into Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden: There‘s just one small problem with Paul’s denial, he did say it, several times.Back in May of 2011, and featured here on The Blaze, Ron Paul said three times in a two minute discussion of the topic, that as President of the United States,...
  • Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For

    01/13/2012 7:26:17 PM PST · by mnehring · 89 replies
    Most people already know that Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain in the 2008 general election. While I don’t necessarily agree with that decision, especially from a contender for the GOP nominee, I can certainly understand it. Lord knows I hated every nice thing I had to say about John McCain and wasn’t entirely pleased about pulling the lever for him (which is a dramatic understatement). Most people assume that Paul endorsed Libertarian candidate Bob Barr in 2008, which is partially true. However, that is not the entire story. Paul also endorsed three other candidates.The first of those was...
  • 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...
  • Ron Paul backed Cynthia McKinney in 2008

    01/05/2012 6:06:35 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2012 | Don Surber
    Sarah Palin admonished Republicans not to ridicule Congressman Ron Paul. Sarah Palin is wrong. Ron Paul is a disloyal phony who has earned whatever contempt real Republicans have for him and his dangerously naive ideas about foreign policy. Ron Paul has shunned the party in the past, as he was the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988 and in 2008 he rejected the McCain/Palin ticket, instead embracing Cynthia McKinney and other third-party candidates for president 2008. Like a kid who is losing a game, Ron Paul took his ball and went home in 2008. But Missus Palin, sadly, seemed to be...
  • 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?
  • The trouble with my uncle, Rick Santorum [he believes in the right to zot Paulbots]

    If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/03/the-trouble-with-my-uncle-rick-santorum/#ixzz1iQWyj61b
  • Progressives and the Ron Paul fallacies

    01/02/2012 8:05:11 PM PST · by birddog · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | 12/31/2011 | Glenn Greenwald
    As I’ve written about before, America’s election season degrades mainstream political discourse even beyond its usual lowly state. The worst attributes of our political culture — obsession with trivialities, the dominance of horserace “reporting,” and mindless partisan loyalties — become more pronounced than ever. Meanwhile, the actually consequential acts of the U.S. Government and the permanent power factions that control it — covert endless wars, consolidation of unchecked power, the rapid growth of the Surveillance State and the secrecy regime, massive inequalities in the legal system, continuous transfers of wealth from the disappearing middle class to large corporate conglomerates —...
  • Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For

    12/21/2011 11:15:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | December 21, 2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    Most people already know that Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain in the 2008 general election. While I don’t necessarily agree with that decision, especially from a contender for the GOP nominee, I can certainly understand it. Lord knows I hated every nice thing I had to say about John McCain and wasn’t entirely pleased about pulling the lever for him (which is a dramatic understatement). Most people assume that Paul endorsed Libertarian candidate Bob Barr in 2008, which is partially true. However, that is not the entire story. Paul also endorsed three other candidates. The first of those...
  • New Ron Paul Ad ("Big Dog")

    12/05/2011 8:40:15 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 68 replies · 1+ views
    New Ron Paul Ad ("Big Dog")
  • Ron Paul Defends Occupy Wall Street and Middle Class at Republican Debate

    10/19/2011 1:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    death and taxesmag.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By DJ Pangburn
    Rep. Ron Paul is definitely the only Republican candidate who has displayed a degree of sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and last night he proved it on a national stage by addressing resident Republican crazy man (one of many), Herman Cain.
  • Paul proving to be a force in 2012 GOP contest

    10/02/2011 2:55:51 PM PDT · by Baladas · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Ron Paul, antagonist of the Federal Reserve and advocate for the gold standard, probably won't capture the Republican presidential nomination. But with his libertarian leanings energizing a small though growing group of passionate conservatives, the quirky Texas congressman is proving to be a force in the 2012 contest. Four months before the initial voting, Paul is having such a big impact on the race that some Republican operatives are convinced that he will play spoiler in important states, siphoning votes and attention from his rivals for months to come and helping determine the nominee. He's empowered...
  • "An unconstitutional killing: Obama's killing of Awlaki violates American principles" Ron Paul

    10/02/2011 2:11:40 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 154 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/2/11 | Ron Paul
    .....I don't trust Obama with determining what protections I should be allowed as a citizen any more than I trust him with our general defense, the economy, health care, job growth - or anything else. The usual justification for such abuse of the rule of law is that the post-9/11 period demands a different code of conduct to ensure people's safety. But politicians can always find excuses for why they should be allowed to disobey the Constitution..... Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2011/10/02/2011-10-02_an_unconstitutional_killing.html#ixzz1Zeydd8Ny
  • Ron Paul criticizes Obama for U.S. role in killing of Awlaki

    09/30/2011 3:09:34 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 104 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 SEPT 2011 | Michael Muskal
    Ron Paul, the Texas congressman who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, on Friday criticized the Obama administration’s action in killing Anwar Awlaki, the American-born cleric who advocated jihad against the United States. Paul was the strongest critic on the Republican side in condemning the attack, which was praised by other candidates including Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a libertarian like Paul, also questioned the tactic of killing a U.S. citizen without due process.
  • Rep Ron Paul (R)(TX-22) "No evidence Iran is developing a nuclear weapon"

    09/29/2011 5:36:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Ron Paul was on WMAL this morning and he just said there is no evidence Iran is developing a nuclear weapon. He also said that Iran needs to develop weapons because the countries around them have nuclear weapons. Then he said if they did get nuclear weapons it would not matter since Stalin had nuclear weapons and we never used them. I guess he does not understand the concept of Nash equilibrium.
  • A Tea Party Conservative's Defense of Ron Paul...and His Supporters

    09/24/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 167 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/24/11 | Russ Paladino
    I want to state at the outset that this essay is not intended to be an endorsement of Ron Paul. While I respect and admire many of his positions and his fidelity to the Constitution, I have strong misgivings about some of his stances on national security. If you could hear the debates between myself and my 20-year-old son, a passionate Ron Paul supporter, you would readily accept the sincerity of my disclaimer. That said, as the political season has heated up, I've been surprised at the tone of the discourse as it relates to Ron Paul. In fact, I...
  • GOP Front Runner Ron Paul

    09/20/2011 1:42:54 PM PDT · by toma29 · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Paul ^ | 09/20/2011 | anti_keynes
    After Ron Paul's statistical tie to win the Iowa straw poll, his overwhelming victory in the California straw poll, and his victory by forfeiture in the Texas straw poll... (as well as every internet poll, google trend analysis, etc etc) We declare that the GOP Front Runner is Ron Paul. Please refer to him as GOP Front Runner Ron Paul all over the web and anywhere else you can. The evidence supports this.
  • AP Interview: Tough talk from Paul on Perry

    09/02/2011 3:53:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/2/11 | STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is likening his home state opponent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to a "candidate of the week." Paul, a Texas congressman, is advising GOP primary voters to look closely at Perry's record over the last decade. Paul says a lot has changed in Texas under Perry's watch — and much of it isn't good.
  • Imperialist war and intervention in Libya: Crimes of NATO and the paradox of shame...

    07/05/2011 3:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Paris Post (Translated from French) ^ | June 29, 2011 | Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)
    At a time when the American people to tighten their belts, teachers receive their order of dismissal, the vital statistics of the American people reveals a social security crisis in the making, with the government of the United States threatening to default on its debt, our President and Congress decided that a new war, this time against the Libyan people, is appropriate. This comes at a time when, according to estimates, the U.S. spends $3 billion per week for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The president and Congress continue to fund the war against Libya, despite the announcement by...
  • Tea Party Leaders Look to Bachmann, Paul and Perry (no support for Palin, boos for Romney)

    06/27/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 100 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-06-27 | Kate Zernike
    Who is the Tea Party candidate for president? If a gathering of about 100 Tea Party leaders in Washington on Monday gives any indication, it’s Representative Michele Bachmann (who just announced her candidacy), with Representative Ron Paul and Gov. Rick Perry vying for a close second (and probably edging her out on fervency of support). Leaders from Tea Party groups in about 40 states gathered in the Washington offices of FreedomWorks, the libertarian advocacy group that cultivated the Tea Party movement. (snip) A (completely unscientific) voice-vote straw poll of the (possibly unrepresentative) group, conducted by reporters, found almost no support...
  • Cynthia McKinney Blasts Obama On Libyan TV

    05/25/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | May 24, 2011 | Casey Gane-McCalla, Lead Blogger
    LIBYA-Former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential nominee, Cynthia McKinney blasted President Barack Obama for his involvement in the bombing of Libya and his economic policies on a pro-Khaddafi television station. CNN reports: “I want to say categorically and very clearly that these policies of war … are not what the people of the United States stand for and it’s not what African-Americans stand for,” she told state TV. “Under the economic policies of the Obama administration, those who have the least are losing the most. And those who have the most are getting even more,” she said. “The situation...
  • Who is Ron Paul?

    05/20/2011 5:51:19 AM PDT · by haujo01 · 11 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 5/20/11 | Frank DeMartini
    ...Perennial presidential candidate, Ron Paul is the standard bearer of the Libertarian movement in this country and a Conservative Republican Congressman from Texas. His first official run for President occurred in 1988 on the Libertarian ticket. Since then, he ran again in 2008 as a Republican and is now officially seeking the Republican nomination in 2012. Even with this assumed notoriety, at this point, Paul is still not that well known (although that may be changing) and as such, is considered a ‘dark horse’ candidate. And, this is why I ask: Who is Ron Paul and really, what does he...
  • Ron Paul: "the president wanted to punish Texas"

    Presidential Candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was in League City today speaking to the North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce. Paul spoke before a packed house in LaBrisa’s large banquet room and then fielded questions from the audience in a town-hall style format. Paul began his speech talking about America’s out of control debt and that we hit the debt ceiling yesterday which drew a smattering of boos from the conservative crowd. He vowed that we would not vote to raise the debt ceiling and compared the situation America is in to a doctor prescribing more drugs for a patient...
  • Ron Paul's VP?

    05/16/2011 3:16:29 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 54 replies
    vanity | May 16, 2011 | ChocChipCookie
    Pretend, if you will, that somehow Ron Paul has won the Republican nomination for President. Who on earth would he choose as his running mate? He's such a lone ranger and so out-there with a lot of his views that I can't think of a compatible VP candidate. What say you?
  • Ron Paul's Lapses Give Libertarianism a Bad Rap

    05/16/2011 6:56:14 AM PDT · by mnehring · 32 replies
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, now officially seeking the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, says that the raid which killed Osama bin Laden "was absolutely not necessary." In the same radio interview, Paul conjectured that the United States could have convinced Pakistan to turn over bin Laden. The congressman added a bizarre non-sequitur. What if [bin Laden] had been in a hotel in London? So would we have sent the... helicopters into London because they were afraid the information would get out? Can Ron Paul not distinguish between steadfast ally Britain and a Pakistani regime poisoned by duplicitous people? The London scenario...
  • WSJ poll: Can Ron Paul win the GOP presidential nomination? (86.7% yes, 13.3% no)

    05/14/2011 8:43:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Texas congressman announced on "Good Morning America" that he is launching an official campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. As the founding father of a libertarian movement that paved the way for the tea party, Mr. Paul thinks his odds have improved since his last campaign in 2008. He said people are finally “agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years. The time is right.” What do you think? Could Ron Paul be the nominee?