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  • Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The "The Ronald and The Donald Double Down" Edition

    05/06/2016 10:58:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    on Johnson’s dreams of the “Ronald and the Donald Show” are all coming true! This week’s blunder is Johnson's move to double down on his support for Donald Trump. While other Republicans seem put off by Trump's overt racism, sexism, and xenophobia, Johnson looks forward to campaigning with "The Donald." In Eau Claire this week, Johnson reaffirmed his vow to stump with Trump as Republican nominees, saying that together they'll "make this country great again." And if that wasn’t clear enough, he went out of his way to embrace Trump again today saying he would endorse the Republican party’s nominee....
  • Ron Johnson won't rule out break with Trump, says 2016 campaign 'depressing'

    03/01/2016 1:09:23 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies ^ | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has declined to rule out a future break with his party's presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump -- a shift from Johnson's past statements that he would back whoever the GOP nominates. Following Trump's reluctance to disavow a former Ku Klux Klan leader in a Sunday TV interview, Johnson told radio host Charlie Sykes that he's happy to disavow any form of white supremacy. Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said he's "praying" for leaders who won't be divisive and -- without naming Trump -- said he's demoralized by the current state of the presidential race. "It's depressing to see how...
  • BREAKING. Rand Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Chair Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:01:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 128 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8,1016
    Just in: Rand Paul's New Hampshire state chairman Sen. Avard has endorsed Ted Cruz's campaign, he tells a crowd here...
  • Book Discussion on Ron Brown's Body [Jack Cashill]

    09/13/2015 1:49:13 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 39 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | May 26, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    Jack Cashill spoke about his book Ron Brown’s Body: How One Man’s Death Saved the Clinton Presidency, published by WND Books. The book examines Ron Brown’s career as President Clinton’s fundraiser and commerce secretary. During his talk, Mr. Cashill attempted to answer questions surrounding the controversial death of Mr. Brown such as the details surrounding the plane crash and the purpose of his trade missions. After the discussion, the author answered questions from members of the audience.
  • Johnson Comments on Immigration Bill Vote (2013: WI Senator wants to stop deporting families)

    12/21/2014 2:17:48 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2013 | Senator Ron Johnson
    Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 744, the Immigration Reform Bill: "America is a compassionate society, and no one wants to separate families by deporting moms and dads or husbands and wives. As a result, I support immigration reform and a path to legal status for people whose only crime was to enter the country illegally when they came here to work. I also recognize that our current immigration laws are not working – not for American workers, not for employers, and not for immigrants who want to come to America and play...
  • Dewhurst picks up endorsement from Ron Paul, Jerry Patterson

    05/09/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    David Dewhurst picked up a pair of big endorsements ahead of the May 27 runoff election for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. The endorsements came from former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul and also Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
  • Ron Paul to campaign for Cuccinelli on Monday

    10/30/2013 6:07:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies ^ | 10/30/2013 | By David Sherfinski
    Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a tea party and libertarian hero, will campaign for Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II on Monday — a day before voters go to the polls to choose Virginia’s next governor. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, will also make appearances on behalf of Mr. Cuccinelli in the days leading up to Election Day. Mr. Walker is scheduled to campaign with Mr. Cuccinelli in Prince William and Spotsylvania counties Saturday, and Mr. Rubio is scheduled to appear in Warrenton and Culpeper Monday. News of the appearances was first reported by...
  • Ron Paul precisely nails Obama/Syria strategy

    09/03/2013 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 13 replies ^ | 9-2-13 | Ron Paul
    The president made it clear that Congressional authorization is superfluous, asserting falsely that he has the authority to act on his own with or without Congress. That Congress allows itself to be treated as window dressing by the imperial president is just astonishing.
  • Free Advice for Mitt... And Worth Every Penny!

    10/16/2012 11:03:30 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 13 replies
    Vanity | 10/16/12 | pgyanke
    I'm sick of seeing the posts on FaceBook and elsewhere of the Ron Paul people taking their votes and going home. What? This will help America get her house in order? How many of these kooks will it take before Romney loses real support he needs to put him over the top? The main reason people want Ron Paul is so he can take on the Fed and fiscal issues. Mitt, give him his chance. Sew up the remaining wounds from the primary (Paul Ryan was a great salve to conservatives) and announce the intention to make Ron Paul Secretary...
  • Is Ron Paul Serious???

    04/26/2012 8:48:37 PM PDT · by publius321 · 36 replies ^ | April 27, 2012 | Scott Ryan
  • Ron Paul Flyer Written In Arabic Outside Michigan Mosque Touts His Desire To Cut Aid To Israel…

    02/29/2012 6:18:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 2/29/12 | zip
    In typical sleazebag fashion the English side of the flyer makes no mention of Israel. Via Big Peace: Ron Paul, who has consistently engaged in anti-Semitic nonsense over the course of the past few decades, has largely attempted to hide his anti-Semitism throughout his campaign. No longer. Ron Paul has issued this Arabic-language flyer outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan [seen above].
  • For Romney and Paul, A Strategic Alliance Between Establishment and Outsider

    RENO, NEV. — The remaining candidates in the winnowed Republican presidential field are attacking one another with abandon, each day bringing fresh headlines of accusations and outrage. But Mitt Romney and Ron Paul haven’t laid a hand on each other.
  • Paul plans D.C. detour to vote against debt increase

    01/17/2012 2:48:24 PM PST · by JakeS · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 17 January 2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    Rep. Ron Paul will drop off the campaign trail in South Carolina on Wednesday and fly back to Washington to cast a vote against raising the debt ceiling, his campaign said Tuesday. ... Mr. Obama said late last month the federal government was once again close to breaching the legal limit on how much it can borrow, and he requested Congress raise the ceiling again. Opponents would need to pass a resolution disapproving of the increase and have it signed into law, or else override a presidential veto, to bloc the increase — which is highly unlikely. But returning to...
  • Ron Paul…Conservative Killer! And Just Plain Crazy

    01/13/2012 1:30:02 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-13-12 | Curt
    Rush Limbaugh blasts Ron Paul as the Conservative Killer: ...the majority of people that voted him were not Republican. And in another poll, the percentage of Ron Paul voters who say they will vote for the Republican nominee is... like 80% of Tea Party voters in New Hampshire said no matter who the Republican nominee is they're voting for it. The Ron Paul number is 40%. Now, as I say, I've gotta double confirm. It's ostensibly Rasmussen and we're double-checking this, but what I know so far, or what I've been told is that Ron Paul supporters, 40% say...
  • Ron Paul's bizarre appearance on "The Morton Downey Jr. Show" (July 4, 1988)

    01/13/2012 10:35:15 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 1988 | Me
    Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul ranting, raving and screaming for drug legalization 24 years ago on "The Morton Downey Jr. Show". With special guest appearance by Charles Rangel, as The Voice of Reason. Lunacy on parade (on all sides in this freak show of a debate). Ron Paul on Morton Downey Jr. - 1988
  • Ron Paul Myth: Military Donations Favor “the Crazy Ol’ Uncle”

    01/05/2012 10:35:29 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-11 | Wordsmith
    Open Secrets reveals Ron Paul's top 3 contributors as being the following: US Army $24,503 US Air Force $23,335 US Navy $17,432Unfortunately, this doesn't really tell us how many individual donors contributed. Isn't it the case that Open Secrets only counts those (around 11,270) who give $200 or more (FEC- $250?)? I think about a third of donors don't bother listing their workplace on their contribution form. And a combined $65,000 in military campaign donations accounts for very little as a percentage of the millions that the Paul campaign has raised. In 2008, much was made by the Paul...
  • Ron Paul: "Nothing to fear from global currency" (C-SPAN 3/13/2001)

    01/03/2012 9:16:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 19, 2011 | C-Span
    This clip, taken from C-Span, from a House session dating back to March 2001, shows Ron Paul stating there is nothing to fear from a global currency.... as long as it's backed by gold, of course. Listen at 0.32 (more in your face numerology), where Paul states there being nothing to fear from a "single, worldwide currency." He then goes on to praise the wonders of globalism, which he also claims is nothing to fear. Is the establishment running scared of Ron Paul, or is that what "they" would like you to think? Is it so absurd to think they...
  • And Now An Endorsement For Ron Paul...

    01/02/2012 1:47:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 1/2/12 | Ace
    Ron Paul's greatest liability is Ron Paul, but his second greatest liability are his hippie-Nazi cultists. Not all of his supporters are hippie Nazis, but the aggressive ones are. Since "Audit the Fed" wants to boost Ron Paul, I'm promoting his comments to the front page. Quick, everyone! Get on this train before it fills up. I call this prose poem "Jewess." It's about Elena Kagan. Oh for Christ's sake. She's a jewess. AND a bulldyke. She has no integrity whatsoever. Chief Justice John Roberts: Epic. Fail. I call this sonnet "Hebe Community." I am merely observing the untidy little...
  • Ron Paul's Crazy Libertarianism

    12/30/2011 4:25:13 PM PST · by grumpa · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Off Grid Blogger ^ | December 30, 2011 | Off Grid Blogger
    We did a series back in February on libertarianism. Ron Paul’s ascendency in Iowa begs that we revisit this issue. I recently told a friend that I might hold my nose and vote for Ron Paul because he is the only one talking about drastically cutting the federal bureaucracy. I take it all back! The more we learn about this guy, the more troubling are his views. We argued in our series that libertarianism is based on a moral foundation of sand. And that is exactly what Paul’s views reflect. On the surface, conservatives ought to like him. He says...
  • A Rankled Ron Paul Grapples With Radio Caller’s Newsletter Questions

    12/29/2011 6:44:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/29/11 | Mediaite
    As his ascent grows increasingly questionable in light of scrutiny of his foreign policy stances and several-decade-old newsletters, it appears the questions about the latter have become inescapable for Rep. Ron Paul, even from garden variety political enthusiasts. Rep. Paul appeared today on Iowa’s WHO-AM with host Jan Mickelson and had to confront repeated questions on how it was possible for him not to know the content of his newsletter. The caller initially asked, simply, how confident Rep. Paul was that the newsletters– not released while Rep. Paul was in Congress, but in the interim between his initial term and...
  • 2009: Ron Paul Goes On Iranian TV To Attack Israel, Praise Suicide Bombers, Hamas Terrorists

    12/29/2011 5:10:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/29/11 | Iranian TV
    On Jan 5 2009 Ron Paul conducted an interview with Iranian state owned English language propaganda channel, Press TV, where he urges ending support of Israel, defends Hamas and tactics of suicide bombing, states that Hamas is innocent and the Israeli state are the aggressors.
  • 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...
  • Rep. Paul says defense bill assures ‘descent into totalitarianism’

    12/27/2011 7:25:47 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 140 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12/26/11 09:25 | Jonathan Easley
    GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul warned that the National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed by Congress this month, will accelerate the country’s “slip into tyranny” and virtually assures “our descent into totalitarianism.” “The founders wanted to set a high bar for the government to overcome in order to deprive an individual of life or liberty,” Paul, the libertarian congressman, said Monday in a weekly phone message to supporters. “To lower that bar is to endanger everyone. When the bar is low enough to include political enemies, our descent into totalitarianism is virtually assured. The Patriot Act, as bad as...
  • Ron Paul Wishes Israel Didn't Exist

    12/26/2011 3:12:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 12/26/11 | Yitzchak Benhorin, Ynet News
    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul negates Israel's right to exist, Eric Dondero, who served as a senior aide to the 76-year-old Texas congressman for over 12 years, said on Monday. In a blog posted in Rightwing News, Dondero said that while Paul was, in his opinion, neither a racist nor an anti-Semite, he is very much anti-Israel. "I worked for the man for 12 years (and) I never heard a racist word expressed towards Blacks or Jews come out of his mouth… I can categorically say that I never heard anything out of his mouth, in hundreds of...
  • Video surfaces of Ron Paul talking about racist newsletters in 1995, far earlier than he said he

    12/23/2011 1:04:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/23/11 | Aliyah Shahid
    A blast from the past is blowing a big hole in Ron Paul's campaign. A recently surfaced video from 1995 shows the GOP presidential hopeful discussing controversial newsletters that he claimed this week he didn't even read until about 2001. The Texas congressman has come under fire in recent days for the newsletters, called Ron Paul's Political Report, Ron Paul's Freedom Report and the Ron Paul Survival Report, which went out under his name in the late 1980s and early 1990s during his time in and out of office.
  • In 1995 Ron Paul Touted His Newsletter

    12/22/2011 8:48:59 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 12-22-2011 | SeanG200
    In 1992 Ron Pauls newsletter said this: ======================== Paul, writing in his independent political newsletter in 1992, reported about unspecified surveys of blacks."Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action,"Paul wrote. Paul continued that politically sensible blacks are outnumbered "as decent people." Citing reports that 85 percent of all black men in the District of Columbia are arrested, Paul wrote: "Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume...
  • The Madness of Ron Paul

    12/21/2011 8:44:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Adam Yoshida
    I believe that Texas Congressman Ron Paul and his followers have good intentions. However, as any conservative can attest, having good intentions does not exempt a person from the consequences of his actions or views. Given that, by diverting and dividing the right at a time when we can ill afford to be distracted, the extremist views held by Paul and his merry band of libertarian Bolsheviks are very dangerous. Libertarianism is an important strand of conservative thought, and to have its principal representative at a moment such as this be as extreme a figure as Representative Paul is, in...
  • Ron Paul Watch: Paul Campaign Solicitation on Neo-Nazi Hate Site (Paul bought ad on Neo-Nazi site)

    12/14/2011 9:43:31 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 26 replies
    Flap's Blog (Ron Paul Watch) ^ | 10-20-2007 | "Flap"
    Why does Congressman Ron Paul have campaign ads on a White Nationalist Neo-Nazi Bulletin Board ( which is listed as a hate site? Stormfront is owned by Don Black, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who was a member of the American Nazi Party in the 1970s. In 1981, Black was arrested as he prepared to board a boat stocked with weapons and ammunition to invade Dominica in what he and his accomplices dubbed Operation Red Dog. Black was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the attempted invasion. He created the website after...
  • Ron Paul Ain't the Tea Party (Rush Limbaugh blasts Ron Paul)

    12/06/2011 8:28:54 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 54 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 12-6-2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is Will in Amanda, Ohio, as we stay on the phones. Hi, Will. Welcome to the program. CALLER: Hey, Rush? Hey, Rush, at best you don't understand the Tea Party movement, and at worst you're trying to co-opt the Tea Party -- and I hate to say that because I've listened to you for a lot of years -- but the Tea Party movement is about trust, justice, and constitutional leadership; and Newt Gingrich is the RINO's RINO. He's taken several hills from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, he plays both sides of the aisle, he's well known...
  • Do States Have a Right to Do Wrong?

    11/22/2011 7:37:49 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    During the Thanksgiving Family Forum (TFF) this past Saturday, moderator Frank Luntz asked the Republican candidates a very interesting Tenth Amendment question: “Do states have a right to do wrong?” In case you missed it, the TFF was another unusual event in what is proving to be a very unusual campaign season. Held in a church in Des Moines, Iowa, and with all the GOP contenders in attendance except for Mitt Romney and John Huntsman, it was not a debate as much as a discussion – and a rather intellectual one. The candidates were asked about their faith, trials and...
  • Let Our Farmers Grow - Industrial HEMP act - Ron Paul

    10/21/2011 1:47:36 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 48 replies
    The Oklahoma Observer ^ | October 21, 2011 | RALPH NADER
    Congressman Ron Paul introduced H.R. 1831, the “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011,” on May 11. It is a simple bill at just two pages in length, and it would legalize the growing of industrial hemp in the United States. Currently farmers can grow industrial hemp only if they have received a permit from the DEA – a prospect that the agency has made all but impossible for decades. Otherwise, it is illegal to grow. Although Rep. Paul has introduced several bills like this one in the past, there are several reasons that this bill should be passed now. Hemp...
  • Mitt Romney and Ron Paul Tie Among 18-29 Year-Old Republicans

    09/29/2011 2:38:28 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    Copyright 2011, Reason Magazine ^ | September 28, 2011, 2:30PM | Emily Ekins
    In the latest Reason-Rupe survey, respondents who self-identify as Republicans were asked if they were voting today in the 2012 Republican primary for president, which of the following candidates would they favor? Ron Paul and Mitt Romney tied for first place among Republican respondents aged 18-29 with 19 percent each. Older Americans are most likely to favor Mitt Romney or Rick Perry. Young Americans are also more likely than older Americans to say they do not know for whom they will vote, at 22 percent. Ron Paul's ability to gain favor among young Republicans may foreshadow a re-shaped Republican coalition...
  • Once a fringe candidate, Paul shaping 2012 race

    08/15/2011 3:48:22 PM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 14, 2011 | Philip Elliott
    Ron Paul, once seen as a fringe candidate and a nuisance to the establishment, is shaping the 2012 Republican primary by giving voice to the party's libertarian wing and reflecting frustration with the United States' international entanglements. The Texas congressman placed second in a key early test vote Saturday in Ames, coming within 152 votes of winning the first significant balloting of the Republican nominating contest. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota won the nonbinding Iowa straw poll, but Paul's organizational strength and a retooled focus on social issues set him up to be a serious player in the campaign. "I...
  • A Fresh, NEW PAUL for President anyone?

    07/31/2011 7:31:33 AM PDT · by publius321 · 15 replies ^ | July 30, 2011 | by Scott Ryan
    Rand Paul has done an outstanding job as a freshman US Senator. He has stood his ground; he has not waivered and in every interview I have thus far seen, he has done an OUTSTANDING job articulating his remonstrance of why he could not support –any- of the bills put forward in the House or Senate. We have a few historical precedents in this nation of sons of previous Presidents succeeding their former Presidential fathers and many such examples in the House and Senate. I think that Rand Paul has clearly demonstrated himself worthy of a NEW precedent, one in...
  • A Fresh, NEW PAUL for President anyone?

    07/30/2011 2:26:39 PM PDT · by publius321 · 58 replies
    Senator Rand Paul has done an outstanding job as a freshman US Senator. He has stood his ground; he has not waivered and in every interview I have thus far seen, he has done an OUTSTANDING job articulating his remonstrance of why he could not support –any- of the bills put forward in the House or Senate. We have a few historical precedents in this nation of sons of previous Presidents succeeding their former Presidential fathers and many such examples in the House and Senate. I think that Rand Paul has clearly demonstrated... (continued)
  • Ron Paul's VP Prospect?

    06/20/2011 7:06:28 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 63 replies ^ | 6/17/2011 | Alix Steel
    NEW YORK (TheStreet ) -- If Ron Paul were to win the GOP presidential nomination, there's a chance he wouldn't have to worry about geographical balance on his ticket. Paul, a Texas congressman and critic of the Federal Reserve, mentioned a former New Jersey judge and current Fox News talk show host -- Andrew Napolitano -- as a potential running mate, in an interview with TheStreet's Alix Steel in Washington this week. Paul, though, did say he hadn't "thought it through." Andrew Napolitano Judge Napolitano is not only the author of books titled Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When The Government...
  • Ron Paul asks "When is Bernanke Going to Admit Fed Policy is a Total Failure?"

    04/30/2011 11:03:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    global economic analysis ^ | 4/30/11 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    Ron Paul: "Bernanke continues to ignore his culpability for the inflation all Americans suffer due to the Fed's relentless monetary expansion"
  • Smearing Ron and Rand Paul

    02/18/2011 7:24:57 PM PST · by Ex-expromissor · 80 replies
    Slate ^ | February 18, 2011 9:31 AM | David Weigel
    Another day, another vitriolic and personal David Horowitz attack on a conservative who doesn't meet his purity test. Today he amplifies Gary Bauer's call to action against a proposal from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., to cut foreign aid to Israel.
  • Ron Paul Is A Vicious Anti-Semite and Anti-American and Conservatives Need To Wash

    02/17/2011 4:46:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    newsreal ^ | 2/17/11 | David Horowitz
    Long ago Bill Buckley drummed the anti-Semites out of the conservative movement, and the movement thrived as a result. But the Jew-haters have returned. For years the Texas crackpot, Ron Paul, has been attacking America and Israel as imperialist powers — the Great Satan and the Little Satan, and calling for America’s retreat from the battle against our totalitarian enemies. At the recent CPAC conference Paul’s Jew-hating storm-troopers swarmed the Freedom Center’s table to vent their spleen against Israel as a Nazi state. Now Paul is making a priority of withdrawing aid for Israel — the only democracy in the...
  • ESPN Broadcaster Ron Franklin Pulled From Air After Calling Jeannine Edwards 'Sweetcakes,’

    01/03/2011 10:09:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 1/3/11 | Newscore
    Veteran ESPN broadcaster Ron Franklin was pulled from the air before Saturday's Fiesta Bowl after he called ESPN sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards "sweetcakes" during an off-air spat, Sports By Brooks reported Sunday. Franklin and Edwards were scheduled to work together for Friday's Chik-fil-A Bowl and the incident occurred in a pre-game production meeting also attended by ESPN announcers Ed Cunningham and Rod Gilmore. When the conversation turned to the subject of Gilmore's wife Marie being elected mayor of Alameda, Calif., Edwards tried to join in but was shut down by Franklin, according to the report. “Why don’t you leave this...
  • Too Much Government in the Gulf

    06/21/2010 10:41:38 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 5 replies
    Sadly, the disaster in the Gulf continues this week as BP’s efforts at containment keep hitting snags and residents along the coast scramble to clean up and defend their shores and wildlife. Many have criticized the federal government in the past weeks for not doing enough. The reality is there is only so much government can do to help, yet a lot they can do to prolong the problem and misdirect the pain. For example, in the interest of “doing something” the administration has enacted a unilateral ban on offshore drilling. This is counterproductive. I am proud to cosponsor legislation...
  • Is Ron Paul Neck in Neck With Obama in 2012?

    04/14/2010 4:45:32 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 125 replies · 1,457+ views
    CBS News ^ | 4/14/10 | Brian Montopoli
    A Rasmussen Reports poll pitting libertarian-leaning Republican Rep. Ron Paul against President Obama for the 2012 presidential election finds the two men within one point of each other among likely voters.
  • Ron Paul Wins Over the Tea Party Movement: Why Incumbents Should Worry

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

    02/21/2010 10:58:32 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 36 replies · 746+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2/20/2010 | Mox News
    Video of Ron Paul at CPAC.
  • Is Ron Paul a Conservative Republican or is Opposition to the Fed Something Else?

    12/06/2009 9:15:17 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 90 replies · 1,418+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 12/06/2009 | MIchael Nichols
    As a former conservative turned free-market libertarian, I have always been intrigued by Ron Paul's strong advocacy for the free market. After all, conservatives claim to stand on the same principles. So, I found it quite odd during the Republican presidential debates of 2008 when all of the other candidates actually had answers for how they would better "run" the economy. Having lived in Russia, China, and Europe, each candidate's answer scared me to death. Had they somehow missed the memo about how planning economies doesn't work, has never worked, and never will work? Cold War, anybody? The proper answer...
  • Ron Paul: Troofer?

    07/21/2009 9:14:52 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 58 replies · 1,556+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 7-21-09 | Little Green Footballs
    An idiot from a “9/11 Truth” group cornered Ron Paul recently and asked why he hasn’t “come out about the truth about 9/11.” Paul’s answer: he has too much to do, and he can’t handle the controversy....
  • Libertarians Gone Wild (Ron Paul's insane cameo in the upcoming Bruno movie)

    03/17/2009 5:16:21 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 3 replies · 557+ views
    Slate ^ | 3/16/09 | Christopher Beam
    Note: This article contains spoilers about Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming movie, Bruno. Presidential candidates will do almost anything for publicity. But Ron Paul's appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming Bruno movie suggests he draws the line at making sex tapes with gay Austrian TV hosts. In a five-minute scene, comedian Cohen tries—and fails—to seduce the Texas congressman and former Republican presidential candidate in a Washington hotel room. A spokeswoman for Paul confirmed the appearance but declined to discuss details, which were provided by two people who attended a test screening last week. The film, slated for release in July, is...

    02/20/2009 7:42:27 AM PST · by FromLori · 21 replies · 1,257+ views
    Lonsberry ^ | 2/20/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    I probably should have just listened to Paul Harvey. Though it wasn’t actually Paul Harvey. It was Ron Chapman. And that’s probably the problem. I understand Ron Chapman is a radio legend somewhere, but I don’t live there. So, to me, he’s just an insufferable bore. But I should have been listening anyway. Instead I got an idea. An idea that had been kind of simmering in my head for a week or so. I was trying to think of a way to show that I wasn’t happy. That I was tired of bailouts. That I didn’t want to pay...
  • Remembering a Sixties Terrorist

    10/06/2008 5:42:47 PM PDT · by AfterManyASummer · 75 replies · 2,383+ views
    <p>I read occasionally of former Weatherman Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, both now not only accepted, despite their bombing campaign against America in the 1960s and 70s, but successful , establishment educators whose opinions on social issues are taken seriously. Every time I see Ayers’ name I shudder with fear and rage and realize that I will never be able to erase the mark he left on my life one evening 40 years ago.</p>
  • Ways to achieve energy independence (Barf Alert!)

    07/02/2008 8:40:26 PM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 18 replies · 115+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2008 | Ron Klein
    This year, we have an obligation to stand together behind a new declaration — a declaration of energy independence. We, as a nation, face an energy crisis, and I know that if we harness the same American ingenuity and commitment this country was founded on, we can solve this crisis. We have two responsibilities: Bring down gas prices in the short term and break our national addiction to oil in the long term. Moving toward clean, affordable alternative energy will strengthen our national security, revive our economy and preserve our environment, and the time is now. I announced a plan...