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  • A Ron Paul Finance Scandal?

    02/21/2012 8:31:47 PM PST · by mnehring · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call's Jonathan Strong reports that Ron Paul's office has a history of billing both US taxpayers and outside groups for the same flights -- and that he's been confronted about it: In March 2005, David James called Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) Congressional office for some documentation. James's nonprofit group, the Liberty Committee, had paid for one of Paul's flights, and James needed a receipt or boarding pass to document the expense. He'd been pushing Paul for the paperwork and now, on the phone, he was "putting his foot down.... ....David James wants Liberty Committee's money back, and is really...
  • Ron Paul about Rick Santorum: Is this dude serious?

    02/21/2012 12:36:59 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Something about Rick Santorum must really get under Ron Paul’s skin. This weekend, the Texas congressman said Santorum’s voting record in the Senate was “atrocious.” Today, his campaign released an ad to run in Michigan that calls Santorum “fake,” a fiscal conservative poser.
  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/21/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by freedommom · 33 replies
    stars and stripes ^ | 2/16/2012 | seth robson
    CAMP ZAMA, Japan – The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion...
  • Associate Confronted Rep. Ron Paul About Flights (Mr. ideolgical purity caught double expensing)

    02/21/2012 7:18:36 AM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 21, 2012 | Jonathan Strong
    In March 2005, David James called Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) Congressional office for some documentation.James’s nonprofit group, the Liberty Committee, had paid for one of Paul’s flights, and James needed a receipt or boarding pass to document the expense. He’d been pushing Paul for the paperwork and now, on the phone, he was “putting his foot down.”“So I called the office manager,” James recalled. “They knew me, like, as well as they knew Ron. And I said, ‘Liberty Committee is paying for this expense. I need to get the boarding pass or the ticket or something.’”The office manager said Paul’s...
  • Ron Paul: Social issues are a loser in the election (watch Video)

    02/20/2012 6:31:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/20/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Yesterday on CNN's State of the Union, Candy Crowley asked Ron Paul about the new focus in national politics on social issues and whether a national debate focusing on them would help Republicans in November. Paul called it a "losing position" but neglects to mention that he has campaigned on his opposition to abortion at least since the Ames straw poll, an omission caught by CNS News: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Do you–are you uncomfortable–certainly Rick Santorum is the one who has been in the forefront of some of this talk on social issues, but there have been...
  • Ron Paul on Social Conservatism: 'I Think It's a Losing Position'

    02/20/2012 11:56:59 AM PST · by mnehring · 140 replies · 1+ views
    ( - Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Texas.), who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that social conservatism is "a losing position" for the Republican Party. "Do you--are you uncomfortable--certainly Rick Santorum is the one who has been in the forefront of some of this talk on social issues, but there have been others in the race," Crowley asked Paul. "Are you uncomfortable with this talk about social issues? Do you consider it a winning area for Republicans in November?" "No," said Paul. "I think it's a losing position. "I mean,...
  • Egyptian Pres. Candidate..States If Not for Holocaust, Jews Would Have Annihilated the Germans

    02/20/2012 9:41:09 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2-9-12 | Al-Faraeen TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian presidential candidate Tawfiq Okasha, owner of Al-Faraeen TV, which aired on Al-Faraeen TV on February 9, 2012: Tawfiq Okasha: Hitler's principle was that the best race must become master of the world, and must spread worldwide. Hitler established German Nazism on this, in order to rule and own the world. On the other hand, we find that this is precisely the same philosophy as that of the Israelites and the Jews, who say: We are the Semitic people, we are the best people in the world, and we must rule and own...
  • GOP Scrambles under Allegations of Voter Fraud in Maine Caucuses

    02/19/2012 7:20:19 PM PST · by Spartan79 · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Minnesotans for Global Warming ^ | February 15, 2012 | Minnesotans for Global Warming
    I haven't seen this posted earlier here; if not, this is certainly something that Freepers will probably be interested in. (I stumbled upon it surfing by a web site that primarily focuses on AGW issues, but has the occasional OT post). Moderator: if this has already been aired out here, please delete.
  • Santorum, Just War, and False Equivalence

    02/18/2012 2:06:46 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 3 replies
    BLOG & MABLOG ^ | Saturday, 18 February 2012 | Douglas Wilson
    One of the things that needs to be removed from the discussion of Ron Paul's views of foreign policy is a false equivalence that has become something of a meme in these discussions. It is a false equivalence, not because there could never be an equivalence, but rather because it is being assumed to be an automatic equivalence. Read more...
  • Have Ron Pauliens become PSYOP Victims?

    02/18/2012 9:36:34 AM PST · by Ben Barrack · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Barrack Now ^ | 2/18/12 | Ben Barrack
    Ron Paul supporters are a very passionate bunch. They're all in for their guy. A large majority of them are 9/11 Truthers who believe the United States government is responsible for 9/11. When you point out to them that there are a lot of Muslims and communists who share that view, they dismiss it. When anti-Semitic musings were revealed to have been published in his newsletters, his supporters dismissed it. When Eric Dondero, formerly a very close aid to Ron Paul, wrote that the Republican presidential candidate is "most certainly Anti-Israel, and Anti-Israeli in general," his supporters dismissed it. When...
  • Amid Rivalry, Friendship Blossoms on the Campaign Trail (Ron and Mitt Romance)

    02/17/2012 8:05:16 PM PST · by mnehring · 13 replies
    LAKE JACKSON, Tex. — Once there was a challenge of a softball game from the Ron Paul clan to the Mitt Romney clan. “They didn’t show up,” Mr. Paul says. “We didn’t schedule it. We really razz them about that, ‘You guys chickened out!’ ” When Mr. Paul’s campaign jet broke down last year in Wolfeboro, N.H., Mr. Romney’s wife, Ann, offered to let Mr. Paul, an aide and one of his granddaughters stay the night at their summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee. When Mr. Romney arrived later, he offered his jet to take them home to Texas. Mr....
  • In Washington state, Paul decries 'war on drugs'

    02/16/2012 8:13:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is decrying the "war on drugs" in a speech to supporters in Washington state. The Texas congressman told more than 1,000 people at a rally Thursday night in Vancouver, Wash., that Americans should be able to make their own decisions on such matters.
  • Bix Weir Says The Ron Paul Tidal Wave Is Here

    02/17/2012 10:00:53 AM PST · by appeal2 · 18 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 02/17/2012 | Bix Weir
    Bix Weir of fame was with us yesterday and explained that Ron Paul is actually ahead in the delegate account for the Republican Presidential Nomination. It seems that his supporters have been working the system and getting Ron Paul delegates installed even when others have won the popular count! If this is true, it could be a major election game changer. Time will tell if Dr. Paul has the winning electoral special sauce. Bix is expecting major market gyrations in March. He believes that a global financial realignment will be rearing its ugly head and that this will further...
  • The Long Slog: Projecting the Republican Race Through June

    02/16/2012 3:07:54 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    Had evangelical Christians had their way in 2006’s Pennsylvania Senate election, then-Sen. Rick Santorum (R) would have been reelected in a landslide: among the quarter of the electorate that identified themselves as such, Santorum won 59% to 41%. The trouble for Santorum was that, of the non-evangelical three-fourths of the electorate, Santorum lost to his opponent, Democrat Bob Casey, by two to one. Santorum was defeated in that race by about 17 points — one of the worst drubbings in modern history for an incumbent senator (see chart at this link). If anything, looking at a year when Santorum did...
  • 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...
  • Gingrich: Winning Michigan Remains a Feasible Goal

    02/16/2012 4:19:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Presidential candidate NewtGingrich says even though rivals RickSantorum and Mitt Romney are currently leading the pack in the important primary state of Michigan — which is also Romney’s home state — the former House speaker has not given up on his chances. Gingrich, who has dumbfounded political pundits before with his repeated surges, also told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Wednesday that he continues to confidently look to Super Tuesday. “I’ll be in Michigan campaigning next week — we have every reason to believe we’re going to be competing there effectively — and we’re going to have a number of...
  • Maine Republicans Urged to Reconsider Romney Win in Caucus Poll

    02/14/2012 7:30:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 3+ views
    National Journal ^ | February 14, 2012
    The Maine Republican Party is being urged to reconsider its announcement that presidential candidate Mitt Romney won a preference poll of state caucus-goers, the Bangor Daily News reports. The Maine GOP said on Saturday that Romney had defeated Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, 39 percent to 36 percent, or less than 200 votes, in the state’s weeklong caucuses. To be counted, party officials said the meetings had to be concluded by Feb. 11. According to the newspaper, some communities that followed caucus procedure were still not counted in the final tabulation. In addition, one county was forced to postpone its caucus...
  • Ron Paul: I would discourage attack by Israel on Iran

    02/06/2012 4:12:36 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 06, 2012
    Speaking over the weekend on CNN, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said he would seek to discourage an attack on Iran by Israel, citing a comments from Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, who said a nuclear Iran wouldn’t necessarily be an “existential threat”. “You don’t go to war over these kinds of things,” said Mr. Paul. “I would try to use the foreign policy and military experts who say this would be a fallacy and use the people in Israel who are saying these things as well to show that people should stop and think before they start a war.” The...
  • (Rasmussen Poll) Michigan GOP Primary: Santorum 35%, Romney 32%

    02/14/2012 11:31:26 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 110 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/14/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, following his wins last week in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, has now jumped ahead of Mitt Romney in Michigan's Republican Primary race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Santorum with 35% of the vote to Romney’s 32%. Well behind are Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 13% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 11%. Only one percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Early Voting Starts Wednesday in Tennessee

    02/13/2012 9:02:55 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 8 replies
    February 14, 2012 | Tennessee Nana
    Republican candidates listed on my local ballot Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Charles Buddy Roemer, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum
  • Kudlow: A King Dollar GOP?

    02/13/2012 5:19:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | February 13, 2012 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Out on the campaign trail, Fed head Ben Bernanke is an unpopular guy. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have both said they would replace Bernanke, not reappoint him. Rep. Ron Paul would swap the whole Federal Reserve monetary system for a gold-linked dollar, making the yellow metal legal tender. And it was Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, before he dropped out of the race, who said more quantitative easing by the Fed would be "almost treasonous." Republicans in Washington are equally unimpressed by Bernanke. Rep. Paul Ryan recently criticized the Fed for bankrolling our huge budget deficits and thereby accommodating...
  • Give Spiker a Chance (Ron Paul organizer to head Rep. Party of Iowa; del. select. concerns)

    02/13/2012 1:10:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | February 13, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    While Ron Paul is still in search of his first win of the 2012 Republican presidential campaign, one of his Iowa strategists, A.J. Spiker, was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa. Spiker will fill out the remainder of Matt Strawn’s second term, which will end in January. Strawn resigned after being criticized for his handling of the Iowa Caucus results and the ensuing certification process. The selection of Spiker by the Republican State Central Committee (SCC) has raised questions from some Republican activists. Spiker is an unabashed supporter of Ron Paul and was on his payroll. Since being...
  • Gingrich ‘flawed, but he’s our guy’

    02/12/2012 2:42:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 12, 2012 | Craig Schneider
    .........Verniece Zorn, a 70-year-old retired printing company worker, said she made a promise to herself years ago that if Gingrich ever ran for president, she would support him. She liked the newsletters he had sent her as a Georgia congressman. Zorn, who identifies herself as an evangelical Christian, said she has looked beyond Gingrich’s multiple marriages and acknowledged infidelities, and she believes he is the most capable leader in the race. “None of us are perfect. We all have our little hang-ups,” said Zorn, of Stockbridge. “He’s my first choice. I believe he knows more than all of them put...
  • Ron Paul takes commanding early ZOT in Maine Caucus

    02/11/2012 2:03:25 PM PST · by bobbyw24 · 87 replies · 2+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 02/11/2012
    <p>Maine – Texas Congressman Ron Paul has taken a commanding lead over his GOP rivals in the Maine Caucus heading into its final day on Saturday, hoping to extinguish Rick Santorum’s modest campaign winning streak and launch a comeback of his own in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.</p>
  • [Vanity] Paul and Romney

    02/11/2012 11:12:13 AM PST · by TBP · 23 replies
    Observation | Now | Me
    Ron Paul treats conservatives the same way Romney does: ignore us, demean us, insult us, then demand that we support him.
  • GOP Presidential Candidates Address CPAC [Santorum, Romney, Gingrich]

    02/10/2012 3:56:22 PM PST · by thouworm · 22 replies · 1+ views
    C-Span ^ | February 10, 2012 | Santorum, Romney, Gingrich
    C-SPAN's coverage of the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) continues Friday with speeches by the leading presidential candidates and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. The three top GOP candidates for the Republican nomination -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum -- are taking a break from the campaign trial to address attendees. Rep. Ron Paul was invited to speak but will instead continue campaigning.
  • Super PAC supporting Ron Paul is operated by a 9/11 'truther'

    02/09/2012 10:04:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    MSNBC ^ | | Bill Dedman
    As Libertarian Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul looks for a state he can win, some of his supporters have turned to a new theme: voting fraud. A Super PAC supporting Paul has pledged to monitor the vote in all the remaining states, using an army of exit pollsters to fight what it calls results that are "outrageous, unacceptable and patently un-American." The group, called Revolution PAC, has spent half a million dollars supporting Paul with videos, webcasts, online ads, direct mail, billboards and radio ads in primary and caucus states. We first noticed Revolution PAC last week, when it told...
  • Wenzel/WND Poll Says Paul Strongest Against Obama

    02/09/2012 9:09:16 AM PST · by Buchal · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/8/12 | WND
    . . . In every case except the match-up against Ron Paul, more than 20 percent of Republican voters said they are more likely to support Obama than the Republican challenger. And Ron Paul is close, as 19 percent of Republicans said they are more likely to support Obama than Paul. . . . Obama would defeat all of the four Republicans if the election were held today, but Ron Paul fares the best against the incumbent. Obama leads Paul, 44 percent to 40 percent, with 16 percent undecided. “This is likely a reflection of discontent over Obama’s handling of...
  • Enthusiasm felt at county GOP caucus (Maine)

    02/08/2012 7:13:28 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 11 replies
    Kennebec Journal ^ | Feb 5, 2012 | Mechele Cooper
    Kim Pettengill, GOP state committeewoman from Kennebec County, said she didn't know about two of them coming until she got calls Friday evening from the campaigns of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, of Pennsylvania, saying they would send representatives to Saturday's caucus. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's son Tagg Romney already had been expected to attend. More than 300 Republicans from across Kennebec County attended the caucus. GOP activists were asked to hold local caucuses between Feb. 4 and 11, and more than 30 of them were being held Saturday statewide. Republicans from...
  • Bill Ayers: ‘I find some unity with Ron Paul’

    02/07/2012 3:55:39 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 07, 2012
    Former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers told The Daily Caller Sunday that he agrees with some of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s policies. “I find some unity with Ron Paul,” Mr. Ayers said at a dinner attended by The Daily Caller’s editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson and others. Mr. Carlson won a $2500 dinner for five at the home of Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. The dinner was part of an online auction to help the Illinois Humanities Council.’s Ryan Kearney called Mr. Carlson’s dinner with Mr. Ayers a “stunt.” Despite Mr. Ayers’ appreciation for Mr. Paul’s policies,...
  • Ron Paul: US sanctions against Iran are 'terrible'

    02/07/2012 3:51:55 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/12 | Geneva Sands-Sadowitz
    Republican presidential contender Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) said Monday that the sanctions put in place against Iran are "terrible" for the United States and its allies. "I voted against them and I think they're terrible and I think it's going to hurt the people who are trying to overthrow [President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad. People, when they're attacked from the outside and made to hurt, become more nationalistic," Paul said on Fox News's "On the Record" Monday night. President Obama issued an executive order Monday calling for new sanctions against Iran and its central bank, which were included in the defense authorization...
  • Explanation of How Ron Paul wins regardless of vote (Their delegate-stealing plan?)

    02/06/2012 11:46:26 PM PST · by JediJones · 24 replies
    Daily Paul ^ | 02/06/2012 | LionandLambMinistry
    (JediJones: Here are details on their "secret" plan to win a brokered convention with "stealth" delegates. This perhaps explains why Ron Paul is focusing on caucus states. I don't know enough to say if this is a pipe dream or possible. But Newt and Rick people can try it too.) We NEED Gingrich and Santorum to STAY in the race. Because they, along with Dr. Paul will keep Romney from a majority at the convention. Then... At every state primary precinct, as the delegates are being selected to go to the State's Convention, Ron Paul supporters are getting those delegate...
  • Ron Paul Tells CNN’s Piers Morgan Only “Honest Rape” Warrants An Abortion. (Honest Rape?)

    02/05/2012 6:59:20 PM PST · by mnehring · 342 replies · 1+ views
    <p>During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul was asked whether as a man with daughters and granddaughters, Rep. Paul (R-TX) thinks that abortion is warranted if a woman has been impregnated by a rapist.</p> <p>Um, exactly what constitutes “honest rape?” I thought rape was rape. Am I missing something? I remember a time when people thought former president Ronald Reagan was going to hit the switch to start World War III, but I think Ron Paul is a bigger threat than Ronald Reagan ever was.</p>
  • President Mitt Romney: What if a Republican does win? (Hurl, you will)

    02/05/2012 9:54:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | February 5, 2012 | Olivia Ward
    Mitt’s money. Newt’s lunar landing. Rick’s abortion advice. Ron’s rip-it-all-up rhetoric. Followers of America’s Republican primary contest could easily conclude that the adults have left the political playground. And with unrefereed mud wrestling matches set to roll across the country until summer, it’s a sure bet that no candidate will be coming out as Mr. Clean. It’s a far cry from the pundits’ prediction for a short sharp contest, with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (“Senor Smooth”) felling former House speaker Newt Gingrich (“Mr. Mean”) in a round or two, and Pennsylvania hopeful Rick Santorum (“The Saint”) flat on the...
  • Anger at Night Caucus Over a Religious Declaration [non Jewish paulistinians very upset]

    02/05/2012 5:31:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2-5-12 | RICHARD A. OPPEL JR.
    LAS VEGAS — A special Saturday night Republican caucus intended to accommodate orthodox Jews who couldn’t vote until after sundown became the scene of controversy and confrontation after caucusgoers were told that to gain admittance they had to sign a legal declaration under penalty of perjury that they could not attend their daytime caucus because of “my religious beliefs.” The use of the declaration brought protests from many supporters of Representative Ron Paul of Texas who arrived at the polling place — a school in an upscale neighborhood here named after its benefactors, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his...
  • Nev. hookers ‘Pimping for Paul’

    02/04/2012 2:58:27 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 4, 2012 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Among Ron Paul’s legions of freedom-loving followers, the prostitutes from Las Vegas’ famed Moonlight Bunny Ranch stand out — as passionately loyal. Brothel owner Dennis Hof’s “Pimping for Paul” campaign even tries to raise political contributions — in cash. Hof, who attended Paul’s Thursday night rally in Reno, told NBC-TV, “The Bunny Ranch bunnies are supporting Ron Paul because he’s for states’ rights . . . We love Ron Paul!” His girlfriend, Cami Parker, added, “All the bunny babes are registered Republicans [and] will be at [today’s] caucus.” Paul has said he doesn’t think government can “legislate virtue.”

    02/04/2012 5:31:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/3/2012 | Patrick J Buchanan
    After his fourth-place showing in Florida, Ron Paul, by then in Nevada, told supporters he had been advised by friends that he would do better if only he dumped his foreign policy views, which have been derided as isolationism. Not going to do it, said Dr. Paul to cheers. And why should he? Observing developments in U.S. foreign and defense policy, Paul's views seem as far out in front of where America is heading as John McCain's seem to belong to yesterday's Bush-era bellicosity. Consider. In December, the last U.S. troops left Iraq. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta now says that...
  • Newt Gingrich Sued for Assault and Battery

    02/04/2012 8:34:40 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 32 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 4, 2012
    A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Newt Gingrich and his security team -- claiming he was roughed up outside the Florida Republican Presidential Primary earlier this week ... because he was carrying a sign supporting another candidate. In a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District court in Florida, Edward Dillard claims he was just minding his own business on January 31 when Newt and his wife came strolling up to the polling place. Dillard claims he was standing outside of a canopy which had been set up with a microphone stand, when Newt and Callista came right up...
  • 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.
  • The Legend of Paulbot the Paulistinian

    02/03/2012 10:27:57 AM PST · by gabriellah · 8 replies · 1+ views
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 02/03/2012 | Chester McFisticuffs
    And then God said, ‘Let every man and woman who wishes to be hipster, avant garde, and cool vote for a smooth-talking young black man in the year 2008.26 Then let them vote for an obscure, rambling, old white doctor in 2012.27’ Genesis 2:26-27, “The Lost Verses” In 1988, Ronald Paul ran for President of the United States as a libertarian and impregnated Radical Devotion and Rebellion. After a twenty-year pregnancy, those mistresses jointly gave birth to a single child in the land of Paulistine. They named him “Paulbot.” At the time of his birth, Paulbot the Paulistinian was overshadowed...
  • BARF - Little Green Footballs: Free Republic Reacts to Ron Paul’s White Supremacist Links

    02/03/2012 7:00:21 AM PST · by jmc813 · 25 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 2-2-2012 | Charles Johnson
    Today at the far right fever swamp known as Free Republic, somebody posted a link to our latest article about Ron Paul’s connections to the white supremacist subculture, which led to an amusing and revealing sequence of comments. *snip*Then, when it finally sank in that they were talking about an article at Little Green Footballs, they dropped this uncomfortable line of discussion and united to attack their common enemy instead:
  • Anonymous Hacks White Supremacist Site, Finds Direct Links to Ron Paul

    02/02/2012 1:44:04 PM PST · by wolfcreek · 95 replies · 7+ views
    LGF ^ | 2.2.2012 | C. Johnson
    The “anti-fascist” wing of the “Anonymous” hacker group has broken into a website run by the white supremacist American Third Position (A3P), and released a document dump consisting of private forum messages, emails, organizational notes, and other personal information. The documents show numerous connections between Republican candidate Ron Paul and these racist Neanderthals; they’re heavily involved in campaigning for Paul, and according to the messages, have held regular meetings with Ron Paul himself:
  • For Romney and Paul, a strategic alliance [Title Shortened]

    02/02/2012 8:48:37 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 44 replies
    WaPost ^ | February 2, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    For Romney and Paul, a strategic alliance between establishment and outsider ...........................But Mitt Romney and Ron Paul haven’t laid a hand on each other. They never do.-SNIP-Romney’s aides are “quietly in touch with Ron Paul,” according to a Republican adviser who is in contact with the Romney campaign and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss its internal thinking. Infiltrating the party Yet the insurgents are executing a concerted strategy to infiltrate the Republican Party. Five Paul supporters, for instance, sit on the state GOP’s central committee in Iowa, where their candidate finished a strong third in the Jan....
  • For Romney and Paul, a strategic alliance between establishment and outsider

    02/02/2012 6:12:56 PM PST · by Sun · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 1, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    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. They never do.
  • OMG! Carter thinks Iranian nukes 'not a catstrophe'

    02/02/2012 9:35:40 AM PST · by hecht · 21 replies
    OMG! Carter thinks Iranian nukes 'not a catstrophe' OMG.... When it comes to the Middle East, the former president never ceases to amaze.In an interview published in Time, he was asked: "What do you think it means that Iran seems to have its first nuclear fuel rod?" His complete answer: "Well, of course, the religious leaders of Iran have sworn on their word of honor that they're not going to manufacture nuclear weapons. If they are lying, then I don't see that as a major catastrophe because they'll only have one or two military weapons. Israel probably has 300 or...
  • Ron Paul says Latinos are being made 'scapegoats'

    02/02/2012 7:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/02/2012 | james Hohmann
    LAS VEGAS — Ron Paul dropped his standard stump speech on Wednesday and aggressively courted Latino voters. At a senior center in East Las Vegas, the Texas congressman told about 100 Hispanics that they have been unfairly made “scapegoats” for the country’s economic troubles. He said it’s “part of human nature” for newcomers to be shunned, but that prejudice toward outsiders worsens when unemployment is high. He said that illegal immigrants were being scapegoated in a manner similar to Jews in Nazi Germany because of tough economic times. “When things go badly, individuals look for scapegoats,” he said. “I just...
  • Ron Paul-- and the 'Pink Slip'

    02/02/2012 5:11:48 AM PST · by JimPrevor · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 1, 2012 | Jim Prevor
    As such, the Obama/Clinton/Biden analogy rings hollow. Though every candidate might have his own specific plan, and one can prefer a candidate for myriad reasons, there was never any serious ideological split between these candidates. So handling the end of the primary season and attempting to unify the party, required massaging egos and satisfying personal ambition. Thus, the approach the Welches are proposing here – giving consolation prizes to the losers so they feel connected and valued – makes sense only in that context. When, however, there are substantive policy differences, the efforts to make the losers feel valued can...
  • Gingrich Doubles Romney’s Support in Minnesota (Newt 36%, Milt 18%, Rick 17%, RuPaul 13%)

    02/02/2012 12:40:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | January 24, 2012
    Raleigh, N.C. – Newt Gingrich holds a commanding 18-point lead over Mitt Romney in the Minnesota caucuses. Gingrich has more support than any two candidates combined – he garners 36% of the vote, with 18% going to Romney, 17% to Rick Santorum, 13% to Ron Paul, and 15% not sure. Gingrich also receives the highest net favorability rating at +34 (59/25) followed by Santorum at +32 (56/24), then Romney at just +14 (50/36) and Ron Paul holds a negative favorability rating with -9 (36/45). Both Gingrich (50-29) and Santorum (46-34) beat Romney in one on one matchups. Gingrich has a...
  • Paul: Immigration not solved by barbed wire, guns [US overreacted to 9/11, Latinos Jews in Reich]

    02/01/2012 4:24:05 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    LAS VEGAS—Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul outlined his views on immigration Wednesday, saying he favors a compassionate policy that doesn't rely on "barbed-wire fences and guns on our border." Paul spoke to several dozen people organized by Hispanics in Politics, Nevada's oldest Hispanic community group. The Texas congressman has scheduled several days of campaigning in Nevada before the state's caucuses Saturday. Paul went into much greater detail on immigration policy than he has at most of his campaign stops. He typically steers clear of discussing rights for specific groups of people, insisting that his libertarian-leaning views apply to everyone as...
  • Ron Paul says Latinos have become 'scapegoats' (Like Jews in Nazi Germany) - Barf Alert

    02/01/2012 4:14:13 PM PST · by mnehring · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ...Immigration, however, was another story. The 12-term Texas congressman spent the better part of a 25-minute address thinking aloud about the thorny subject. He talked about how Americans are more accepting of outsiders when the economy is good, but when trouble looms there is a search for scapegoats. "I believe Hispanics have been used as scapegoats, to say, they're the problem instead of being a symptom maybe of a problem with the welfare state," Paul told the group. "In Nazi Germany they had to have scapegoats to blame and they turned on the Jews....