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  • Ron Paul in 2009: “I Wouldn’t Have Risked American Lives” To End The Holocaust

    12/27/2011 9:32:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 177 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/27/11 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    On the evening of Sept. 16, 2009, I was invited to a function for Rand Paul’s U.S. Senate campaign at the headquarters of Americans for Tax Reform. I had been invited by a friend of mine via Facebook who was a passionate supporter of Ron Paul. Within minutes of arriving, I saw Rep. Paul enter the room, followed by an entourage of several college students. I immediately walked up to Paul and introduced myself, and Paul smiled at me and shook my hand. I told him that I had always wanted to ask him a question, and that it was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Paul in 1995: Say, have you read The Ron Paul Survival Report?

    12/26/2011 8:49:26 AM PST · by TBBT · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/26/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I don’t think I’ll ever run for public office — but if I do, I think I’d hire Andrew Kascynski as my oppo researcher. That’s not just because he’s good, but mainly to keep him from working for my opponent. Andrew just started a new gig at Buzzfeed, and his maiden post unearths another 1995 interview in which Ron Paul promotes the newsletters he claims now not to have read at all at the time: This is similar to the clip Andrew found last week, in which Paul promoted his newsletters with very specific recollections of what they contained. In...
  • Ron Paul Is Crazy. Admit It.

    12/26/2011 9:17:36 AM PST · by TBBT · 103 replies
    sfweekly.com ^ | 12/26/2011 | Peter Jamison
    Congressman Ron Paul grabbed the lion's share of headlines among GOP presidential candidates last week, and not just because he is the latest improbable figure to challenge the inevitable nomination of Mitt Romney. The conservative Weekly Standard ran a rehash by writer James Kirchik of an article he wrote for the New Republic in 2008 that collates, to deadly effect, the astoundingly bizarre, racist, and anti-Semitic comments Paul broadcast in a series of newsletters he published for two decades. Paul implausibly claims the newsletters (written in the first person and bearing his name) were produced by others, but it really...
  • Ron Paul Dogged By Racism Charges

    12/25/2011 8:00:22 AM PST · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 29 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 11:17 AM | By Martin Gould
    Ron Paul may be flying high in the Iowa polls, but his newsletters from the early 1990s continue to haunt him. On Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate stormed out of an interview with CNN when chief political analyst Gloria Borger pressed him on claims that he made disparaging comments about blacks and Jews, among other incendiary remarks found in the letters. Though the newsletters were published under several names — including “Ron Paul’s Freedom Report,” “The Ron Paul Political Report,” “The Ron Paul Survival Report” and “The Ron Paul Investment Letter”— the Texas congressman has insisted that he knew nothing...
  • Video - Newsletters, Statements Cause Campaign Trail Problems for Ron Paul

    12/24/2011 7:58:48 AM PST · by TBBT · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/24/2011 | Fox News
    Ron Paul is facing new questions on the campaign trail about inflammatory newsletters dating back to the 1980s, as the outsider Republican candidate gains steam in Iowa just days before the caucuses. The newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s, under names like Ron Paul's Freedom Report and the Ron Paul Investment Letter, contained several instances of racially charged language and other offensive statements. While the newsletters have attracted renewed scrutiny in the media over the last few days, Newt Gingrich piled on Friday, saying the missives raise "fundamental questions" about the libertarian-leaning Texas congressman. "These things are really nasty, and...
  • Ron Paul on Morton Downey Show in 1988

    12/24/2011 6:23:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 10, 2011 | VoteRonPaul12
    Part 1Part 2Part 3
  • Ron Paul's Truther Squad Includes Everyone Who Votes For Him in Iowa

    12/24/2011 6:14:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    Columnist-to-the-World Mark Steyn and I chat on air almost every week. The transcript of those interviews are always posted, both at HughHewitt.com and SteynOnline.com. Here’s a lengthy excerpt from yesterday’s conversation about Ron Paul, which begins as I play a tape of a question asked of the would-be Iowa upset winner about 9/11: Q: Okay, and one more question. Why don’t you come out and tell the truth about 9/11? RP: Well, I can’t handle the controversy. I have the IMF, the Federal Reserve to deal with, the IRS to deal with, because no, I just have more, too many...
  • Occupy DC flies al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah flags

    12/24/2011 5:31:10 AM PST · by LSUfan · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times (Inside the Ring) ^ | 21 Dec 2011 | Bill Gertz
    INSIDE OCCUPY D.C. People monitoring the Occupy D.C. movement tell Inside the Ring that the two encampments are fast becoming health hazards. Numerous protesters also recently were sickened with unusual respiratory illnesses. The major emerging problem for the leftists camped out in tents at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza is rats. The rodents appear to be moving into the area by the hundreds, and their numbers are increasing daily. The McPherson camp appears be where more radical leftists are based. An observer familiar with the McPherson camp said one distinctive smell coming from the park area is that of methamphetamine...
  • Ron Paul on the racist newsletters in Texas Monthly

    12/23/2011 6:26:56 PM PST · by sourcery · 14 replies
    The Capital Free Press ^ | 2011-12-16 | Patrick McEwen
    Last night in his post debate interview with Sean Hannity, Ron Paul was asked once again about the racists newsletters that were published in his name in the early 1990′s. I have heard this subject discussed multiple times and have come to a personal conclusion about his answer to questions and his responsibility for those words. However, this time in his answer, Paul cited a source with information about them that I wasn’t familiar with, a piece done in a magazine called Texas Monthly a decade ago. Here is the portion of the transcript with the relevant question and answer...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Vote for my dad ("He won't falter, he won't bend"). Watch Video

    12/23/2011 7:11:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2011 | Allahpundit
    Effective. A filial endorsement is endearing, if predictable, and Rand’s already prominent enough as a national figure that his stamp of approval qualifies as a rare “mainstream” thumbs up for his pop. The message is smart, too: No policy specifics, just a promise that Ron will stick to his principles because that’s what he’s been doing for 50 years. True enough; whatever his other faults, the fear that President Paul would “evolve” in office is absolute zero. Quite a contrast with the likely nominee.They’re going for the Iowa tea-party vote here, I take it, but I don’t know how helpful...
  • Ron Paul: Traitor Bradley Manning Is A "Hero" and a "Patriot"

    12/20/2011 2:49:26 PM PST · by TBBT · 108 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 12/20/2011
    Bradley Manning gave all the sensitive intelligence he could to WikiLeaks, which of course outed it all, in stages. The last bit outing -- of the real names of our agents working in hostile countries, against their own governments or terrorist groups which have the favor of the government -- was supposedly an "accident," but that information was outed all the same. People have been killed, obviously. Because Bradley Manning was all butthurt or something. Bradley Manning is a narcissistic, sociopathic coward and traitor with the blood of murder on his delicate little hands. But that's not the Bradley Manning...
  • Why Ron Paul Can Never Be President In 12 Quotes

    12/20/2011 3:57:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2011 | John Hawkins
    Ron Paul is doing surprisingly well this year in some of the early primary state polls. There's a simple reason for that: Most people in the conservative media have concluded he can't win the nomination, they don't want to get yelled at by his supporters, and so they've laid off of him while most of the other candidates have had to face ferocious criticism. I'd be content to ignore Paul, too, except for the fact that there's an outside chance he could win Iowa, which is of course, perfectly ridiculous. Why is that ridiculous? Ron Paul is absolutely, unconditionally unelectable....
  • Is Michele Bachmann a Compulsive Liar or Just Clueless?

    12/16/2011 1:53:50 PM PST · by conservativeBC · 62 replies
    The Bachmann Cometh ^ | Friday, December 16, 2011 | conservativeBC
    The answer is none of the above. The moonbats, the commies, the gays, the socialists and the Marxist are quaking in their boots in fear of this great women. This explains the latest hit piece from from the commie run Huff Post. Is Michele Bachmann a Compulsive Liar or Just Clueless? When people say factually inaccurate things, you can often tell whether they're deliberately mischaracterizing the truth or whether they just don't know what they're talking about. With Michele Bachmann, I really can't quite tell. They are in full panic folks, and are doing everything they can to stop...
  • Video: Bachmann takes down Ron Paul on Iran (Plus a wrap-up of last night's debate)

    12/16/2011 8:02:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I can't guarantee you that this will be the last video we post from last night's debate, but it's probably going to be the most memorable — after Rick Perry's gestalt-grasping clip in which he declared himself the “Tim Tebow of the Iowa Caucuses,” that is. In this clip, Michele Bachmann goes after Ron Paul on Iran and national security as if she takes him seriously. Paul is reduced to sputtering a non-sequitur about how wrong it is to declare war on 1.2 billion Muslims, which isn’t at all what Bachmann said, and more or less becomes unable to complete...
  • Ron Paul is striking chords with Iowa GOP voters

    12/12/2011 5:06:42 PM PST · by americanophile · 87 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Monday, 12.12.11 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    WAVERLY, Iowa -- Iowa Republican voters are taking Ron Paul very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that few would be surprised if he finished a strong second - or even won - the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. The 76-year-old Texas congressman's potential is evident in recent statewide polls that show him in or near second place, trailing former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and in a virtual tie with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Paul's strength is also apparent anecdotally - he draws big, diverse crowds, like one recently in this small northeastern Iowa town. People in the audience...
  • Indie candidacy could cast a Paul on election

    12/11/2011 11:05:29 AM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/11/2011 | George F. Will
    Small vote totals for independent candidacies can have huge potential consequences. Which brings us to Ron Paul. He is now nationally known,has a large base of small donors, and his intense supporters probably could get his name on most states’ ballots. He is not seeking re-election to his House seat, so what has he got to lose? Well, his candidacy might guarantee Barack Obama’s re-election, and this might hurt the career of his son Rand, the freshman senator from Kentucky. Other than that, however, Ron Paul may think what his ideology implies — that Obama is only marginally more mistaken...
  • Ron Paul Goes Full Metal Truther

    12/10/2011 3:53:36 PM PST · by mnehring · 191 replies
    I’ve been waiting for quite a while for Ron Paul to just come out and admit he’s a 9/11 truther. Frankly, I thought it would happen a long time before now. It has taken so long, in fact, that I had started to doubt whether he would ever do it. However, I guess his Iowa polling numbers must have him feeling his oats, because he finally let slip (apologies to those who cannot view the video in IE, we are working to fix the technical issue. Original video may be found here): And it’s… just think of what happened after...
  • Botched raid costs Minneapolis $1 million

    12/10/2011 4:26:35 PM PST · by bamahead · 50 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | December 9, 2011 | COREY MITCHELL and RANDY FURST
    The Minneapolis City Council approved a $1 million settlement Friday after a botched drug raid in 2010 in which an officer threw a "flash-bang" grenade into a Minneapolis apartment burning the flesh off a woman's leg. The payout to Rickia Russell, who suffered permanent injuries, was the third largest payout for alleged Minneapolis police misconduct on record. --SNIP-- On the night of Feb. 16, 2010, 18 officers were executing a search warrant on the apartment at 5753 Sander Drive based on a tip that narcotics were being sold at the address by someone named David Conley. In what Bennett called...
  • Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite (Will try to shut down numerous W. Coast ports)

    12/09/2011 10:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Global Post ^ | December 9, 2011 | Stephanie Rice
    OAKLAND — As anti-Wall Street protesters attempt to regroup and settle in for winter after a series of police raids that stripped much of the movement of its signature camps, protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback. On Dec. 12, Occupy movements from Seattle to San Diego say they will shut down their local ports, temporarily stopping the flow of capital on the West Coast. Organizers say they aim to disrupt the business of the “1 percent” — in this case, the corporations that own shipping terminals and do business at the ports. If successful, shutting down the...
  • Ron Paul's army rises up as Palin gives Santorium thumbs up (Video)

    12/03/2011 9:45:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    AllVoices ^ | December 3, 2011 | Stephanie Ealy
    (VIDEO AT LINK: "New song for the Ron Paul campaign by Jordan Page.") Take it or leave it, Sarah Palin's got a following, platform and a voice in America and she chose to use it with positive comments about Rick Santorum's campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination through Hannity--but will that slow down Ron Paul's momentum? Maybe she and some others don't realize that, take it or leave it, Ron Paul has an army of supporters who continue to rise up tweeting, YouTubing and shouting "Ron Paul 2012," at events and on street corners as they wave signs for...
  • Libertarian Case For Jon Huntsman[and conservative case for zotting the retread morons who like him]

    12/02/2011 10:07:47 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 50 replies
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | 12/2/11 | Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes
    Last May, when Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was pondering a White House bid, Jason Sorens of the University of Buffalo wrote a commentary that went largely unnoticed. Wanting to "take a look at Jon Huntsman," who has been "widely viewed as a 'moderate' Republican, but whose" policies "stake out a position that may be more libertarian than Daniels'," Sorens concluded that after former Gov. Gary Johnson and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Huntsman offered the most libertarian credentials — besting even Daniels. Sorens's views deserve recognition in New Hampshire, a generally conservative state with decisively libertarian leanings, as our first-in-the-nation presidential...
  • When preaching small government, stay out of marriage

    12/01/2011 11:18:07 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 40 replies
    Daily Iowan ^ | 11/1/11
    If the Republican presidential contenders wish to remain truthful to their rhetoric of decentralization of power in Washington, they should take a break from wooing social conservatives and stand for states' rights in regard to gay marriage. Because many likely Iowa caucus-goers describe themselves as very conservative on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion, many candidates feel they need to reach out to the far-right if they plan to get the presidential nod. However, a staunch, conservative position on social issues will likely hurt them in the long run, because it undermines their more-appealing small-government policies.... The three...
  • Ron Paul: Imposing Sanctions And Blockades Are Acts Of War (Hurl, you will)

    11/29/2011 11:48:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    EurAsia Review ^ | November 29, 2011 | Congressman Ron Paul
    Many people have the misconception that sanctions are an effective means to encourage a change of behavior in another country without war. However, imposing sanctions and blockades are not only an act of war according to international law, they are most often the first step toward a real war starting with a bombing campaign. Sanctions were the first step in our wars against Iraq and Libya, and now more sanctions planned against Syria and Iran are leading down the same destructive path. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) latest report, just out this month, there is no evidence...
  • Senate majority rejects GOP bid to block EPA (with the help of 6 RINOs)

    11/11/2011 4:48:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 11, 2011 | Dina Cappiello (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican attempt to block a regulation intended to curb power plant pollution that blows downwind into other states. By a 56-41 vote, senators defeated a resolution by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who said the step was needed to rein in what he called the Obama administration's overzealous job-killing approach to environmental protection. "We are simply asking that the clean air regulations already on the books stay in place and we do not make the regulations so onerous that they put utility plants out of business and we have an...
  • VIDEO: Ron Paul on running third party: "I don’t want to do it. That’s a pretty good reason"

    11/06/2011 6:56:37 PM PST · by martosko · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2011 | Jeff Poor
    On this week’s edition of “Fox News Sunday,” Texas Rep. Ron Paul put rumors of a third-party presidential run to rest, saying he had no interest in running as a third party candidate. But that doesn’t mean he would support the eventual GOP nominee. Speculation about that potential endgame has swirled since Rep. Paul first announced that he would not be running for re-election to Congress. “Probably not unless I get to talk to them and find out what they believe in,” Paul said of whether he would support the Republican nominee — presuming it’s not him.
  • Paul says friendship best way to deal with Iran (Things that make you go hmmmmm ....)

    11/06/2011 11:18:41 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 47 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/06/11 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul says "offering friendship" to Iran, not sanctions, would be a more fruitful to achieving peace with Tehran. The Texas congressman says fears about Iran's nuclear program have been "blown out of proportion." He says tough penalties are a mistake because, as he says was the case in Iraq, they only hurt the local population and still paved a path to war. When asked on "Fox News Sunday" what he would do to deter Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions, Paul said "maybe offering friendship to them." Paul's remarks put him at odds with both the Bush and...
  • Ron Paul declared winner of Illinois Republican straw poll

    11/06/2011 12:41:43 PM PST · by South40 · 109 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/6/2011 | Andrew Stern
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ron Paul was declared the winner on Saturday of a weeklong Republican presidential straw poll in Democratic President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois. Texas Congressman Paul won 52 percent of the combined 3,649 online and in-person votes cast between October 29 and Saturday evening. He won 66.5 percent of the votes cast over the Internet and 8 percent of those cast in person. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney earned 7 percent of the online votes cast and 35 percent of the in-person votes, winning the most in-person votes cast at 22 locations, the party said. Businessman...
  • Herman Cain Heckled by Ron Paul Supporters During Campaign Speech

    10/31/2011 8:31:36 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on October 30, 2011 at 7:34am | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain had a bit of tough time on the campaign stump Saturday — supporters of rival candidate Ron Paul repeatedly shouted him down and heckled him, such that Cain cut in and told them to “be respectful.”
  • Dylan Ratigan calls both the Dem and Repub economic plans, "reckless, irresponsible and stupid."

    In a conversation with a show panel about the country's debt and credit downgrade, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan passionately calls both the Democratic and Republican economic plans, "reckless, irresponsible and stupid."
  • Ron Paul wins both tallies at GOP straw poll in Iowa

    10/29/2011 9:32:37 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/29/11 | CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis
    In the Iowa voters result, Paul took 82%. Following him were Herman Cain with 14.7%, Rick Santorum with 1%, Newt Gingrich with 0.9%, Michele Bachmann with 0.5%, Rick Perry with 0.5%, Gary Johnson with 0.2%, with Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman 0%. The total number of votes cast in that tally was 430.
  • Editorial: Ron Paul's $1 trillion in cuts

    10/28/2011 2:09:20 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 10-28-2011 | Orange County Register editorial boarad
    The odds of Ron Paul being nominated by Republicans and defeating President Barack Obama are, in the words of one news service, "beyond remote." Perhaps. But Mr. Paul's "Plan to Restore America" is breathtaking, nevertheless. Candidates whose success may be less remote would do well to adopt this plan in large measure...
  • Ron Paul: As Sleazy As Bill Caligula

    10/27/2011 8:17:34 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 163 replies
    Absolutely NonPaul ^ | 10/26/11 | Alan Levy
    There are many things to dislike about the walking disaster known as Ron Paul. He surrounds himself with with whack jobs like anarchist Lew Rockwell and the detestable Thomas Woods, his pet professor, who wants to replace the Constitution with the failed Articles of Confederation. He has accepted campaign donations from Neo-Nazi (also known as National SOCIALISTS for those you out there who were abused by our public school system, like me) organizations like Stormfront and Vanguard News Network
  • WTH! Peter Schiff stumping for Herman Cain?

    10/14/2011 10:18:53 PM PDT · by casablanca · 36 replies
    Daily Paul ^ | 9.29.11 | Rich Trix
    I mean seriously? Ron Paul drops in one poll and now Schiff is infatuated by Herman Cain! Just listened to his show and the first 10 minutes are like listening to some alien that has taken over Schiff's body. When you support a candidate you don't advocate another candidate or imply that your candidate is less electable than another. Slowly, bit by bit, my love for Schiff is diminishing. I gave him $300 bucks for his campaign in Connecticut and made hundreds of calls for him. Now he's just launched his own SuperPAC and now he talking about how Herman...
  • What Are We Doing? The Tea Party In Peril

    10/24/2011 7:19:18 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 44 replies
    http://blogforliberty.com ^ | Oct 17, 2011 | XPhobic76
    The Tea Party was a beautiful happening! So beautiful was the sight of watching our citizens rise up in opposition to a federal government that has lost any sense of restraint that it is easy to forget that the enlightenment, which made it all possible, came at a heavy price – the expansion of government, debt, and an obscene redistribution of wealth from the people to a few select financial firms and companies. All the hope that the Tea Party provided, along with the labor, sacrifice, and treasure that was involved in organizing it, will be for naught if we...
  • Palin endorses Ron Paul's position on international militarism

    10/22/2011 5:09:11 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | October 22, 2011 | Michael Krebs
    “You’ve got to give it to Ron Paul," Palin said. "Whether you agree with everything he says or not, at least he is one there in Congress trying to make our President stick to the law and understand that Congress does have a role to play in these foreign policy decisions that are made and Ron Paul, I think hit the nail on the head, when he came out and said Obama had better be careful when he interjects himself and our country in other nations’ business.”
  • WATCH: Ron Paul Wants To Kill Costly Federal Student Loan Program (VIDEO)

    10/23/2011 7:06:25 PM PDT · by alexmai · 47 replies · 2+ views
    His point is actually correct, a large part of the reason many schools way over-charg­e for tuition is that they know student will be lent them money and the students will often spend 50-60K a year “(or more) on tuition as opposed to finding the best deal for their money because the figure “i can just borrow it” not taking into account the crippling effects of being in your mid-twenti­es with 300K or so in debt. getting of the student loan program (for but the truly neediest cases,, and even then limiting it to no more than 15K a year)...
  • Herman Cain Caught Lying in GOP Debate

    10/12/2011 3:52:57 PM PDT · by marty60 · 126 replies
    John Galts Blog via open salon ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2011 4:05PM | Joh Galts Blog
    Herman Cain has been caught lying in last night's GOP debate. Cain, who was the former deputy chairman and then chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve throughout the 1990's, had been opposed to an audit of the Fed. He had also said that Ron Paul supporters frequently ask him "annoying questions" about a Fed audit, even accusing the Paul campaign of sending agents to harass him at every event he attends. According to the Daily Caller: The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of Cain’s book, “This is Herman Cain,” which goes on sale Oct. 4. In the manuscript,...
  • Mexico and the War on Drugs: Time to Legalize

    10/22/2011 1:39:00 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | 10/18/'11 | Vincente Fox
    70 minute VIDEO- Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox speaks on ending the drug war.
  • Cautiously, Libertarians Reach Out to Occupy Wall Street

    10/21/2011 6:48:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 20 2011 | Conor Friedersdorf
    With a left-leaning populist movement taking to the streets in cities around the country, conservatives are mostly content to bash the protestors as unemployed hippies jealous of their betters. In contrast, a few savvy figures with libertarian messages appreciate that although they may or may not succeed in influencing Occupy Wall Street, a limited alliance does make sense if possible, and a better opportunity to engage persuadable leftists has never before presented itself. Prof. Larry Lessig, the Harvard academic and political activist, is among the observers calling on Occupy Wall Street and the tea party movement to recognize what they...
  • Rick Perry and Ron Paul Sought Energy Subsidies They Now Condemn

    10/21/2011 9:42:30 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    By: Noah Rothman ^ | Oct 20 2011 | By: Noah Rothman
    The Washington Post reports today that presidential hopefuls, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) lobbied for federal energy subsidies for a Texas firm in 2008. Now, as presidential candidates, both are campaigning against federal subsidies on practical and philosophical grounds. Perry's Economic Plan Includes a Flat TaxPaul's Plan Cuts $1 Trillion From the Federal BudgetRon Paul Message Catching On With Republicans?In 2008, both Paul and Perry pressed Bush's energy secretary to approve an $18.5 billion federal loan guarantees set aside for nuclear power production. Several companies pressed for loan guarantees including Texas-based NRG Energy. Paul and Perry...
  • Michael Medved: The GOP Self-Destructs (In the Nevada Debates)

    10/19/2011 3:43:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/19/2011 | Michael Medved
    Not a single candidate came out ahead in last night’s Vegas slugfest—Romney looked petty, Perry looked desperate, and Cain was obviously lying to himself about his 9-9-9 plan. After a seemingly endless series of eight prior candidate encounters, one of the GOP presidential contenders finally came up with an ingenious debate strategy that counts as fearless, distinctive and utterly original: attacking Ronald Reagan over the arms-for-hostages deals during Iran-Contra. Near the conclusion of a deeply damaging slugfest that weakened every candidate on stage, Congressman Ron (“Dr. Demento”) Paul outrageously trashed the Gipper’s memory in response to pre-debate Herman Cain comments...
  • ROBERT REICH: The Republican Economic Plan Is An Austerity Death-Trap

    10/19/2011 3:56:09 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-19-2011 | Robert Reich
    ROBERT REICH: The Republican Economic Plan Is An Austerity Death-Trap Robert Reich Oct. 19, 2011, 6:25 PM Ron Paul’s newly-unveiled economic plan – promising to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in year one (presumably that means 2013) – is only slightly more ambitious than what we’re hearing from other Republican candidates. They’re all calling for major spending cuts starting fifteen months from now. What are they smoking? Can we just put ideology aside for a moment and be clear about the facts? Consumer spending (70 percent of the economy) is flat or dropping because consumers are losing their...
  • Vanity: Is Ron Paul anti-Semitic?

    10/19/2011 4:48:20 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 67 replies
    I've heard the accusations, but is it true? I don't support him for POTUS by the way, I'm just curious what others think.
  • Paul says deep budget cuts needed to preserve national security, prevent violent protests

    10/19/2011 4:54:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-10-18 | Justin Sink
    Ron Paul said Wednesday that “the budget threat and the domestic economy is the biggest threat to our national security.” He also accused his Republican opponents as having "a lack of understanding of economics" in response to Newt Gingrich's charge that his plan to cut defense spending was "suicidally stupid." "Just think of how the economy brought the Soviets down on their knees," Paul said during an interview on Fox News. "They had all the military power they wanted but economically it was unsustainable and their empire collapsed so I would say that he is looking at the wrong problem...
  • Ron Paul’s economic plan (Dems, RINOs line up to defend Big Government)

    10/18/2011 9:54:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-10-18 | Suzy Khimm
    Ever wonder what Ron Paul’s America would look like? Then read the budget outline that Paul released as part of his 2012 presidential bid. It promises to cut $1 trillion during his first year in office, balance the budget by 2015, withdraw us from all foreign wars and eliminate five Cabinet-level agencies in the process. Economists across the political spectrum say the impact of such drastic government spending cuts would be majorly disruptive and harmful to the economy in the short term. “At the scale he’s talking about, it’s unlikely you could have an immediate reduction in government without hurtling...
  • Ron Paul Money Bomb Scheduled for October 19 (Black This Out' money bomb in progress!)

    10/18/2011 9:20:19 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 28 replies
    Gather ^ | 8/19/10 | Bill Turner
    A Ron Paul money bomb is scheduled for October 19, 2011, in an effort by the campaign to gear up for the frenetic beginning of the primary season. In an email from Rand Paul, Paul's son and the junior Senator from Kentucky, the campaign highlights how not only the vintage media but the Republican establishment is seeking to create a media blackout of sorts on Paul. In response to those efforts, the Paul campaign is calling the theme for this money bomb "Black THIS out."
  • Debate Score: Perry For the Win

    10/18/2011 7:08:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 416 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10-18-2011 | Bryan Preston - OP/ED
    Debate Score: Perry For the Win Bryan Preston October 18, 2011 There were two Ricks on debate stage tonight, and both came in loaded up and ready to hunt. Rick Santorum threw a blizzard of punches at Mitt Romney early over his claim that as president, Romney, the author of RomneyCare, would repeal ObamaCare. The punches landed and the damage showed on Romney’s face. Rick Perry came in loaded up to speak aggressively for his energy plan, and spoke with an energy and conviction that has not come through in previous debates. Romney came under the most intense fire he...
  • Ron Paul Has a Good Idea (Rush Limbaugh)

    10/17/2011 3:20:14 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 23 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 10/17/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Tony in Edmonds, Washington, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here, sir. CALLER: Hi. Hi, Rush, thanks for having me on. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: Hey, I was wondering how you would recommend the Republicans' candidates campaign at this point in regard to governing once we take control in January 2013. I mean, we're gonna be out of cash, this $2.4 trillion debt increase that we gave this guy -- RUSH: You're not gonna believe my answer. CALLER: Yeah, we're gonna be burned through all that. What's gonna happen here? RUSH: You're not gonna believe...