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  • Team Rand Attacks ‘Canadian’ Ted Cruz

    05/29/2015 10:33:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 148 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 29, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’s America’s Liberty Super PAC is out with a new ad attacking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as a “Canadian” who supports President Obama on domestic surveillance extensions in the Patriot Act. The extreme-style smackdown ad features Paul as the shirtless hero of a Sunday brawl in the Senate over the NSA and the right to privacy. Featuring a picture of Cruz with Obama and the backdrop of a Canadian flag, the ad calls the Texas Senator a “capitulating Canadian” who is “backing Barack’s bill.” Technically, the ad is not endorsed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)'s campaign, but...
  • Iowa and New Hampshire Have Already Seen Cash From 2016 Contenders (Hillary, Cruz, Paul & Perry)

    01/06/2015 6:46:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | January 6, 2015 | Derek Willis
    The next two years are a good time to be a local candidate or party organization in Iowa and New Hampshire. The political action committees supporting Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton have already started doling out cash to the campaigns of potential supporters in the states with the earliest presidential contests of 2016. Leadership PACs — like the one Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, will be forming soon — provide a natural vehicle for sending campaign money to state and local candidates and committees in key early presidential states. Several potential presidential candidates, through their...
  • Why President Rand Paul Will Keep America Safer Than Bush, Obama, and Hillary Clinton

    11/13/2014 8:25:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    President Rand Paul will keep you safer than the president who brought America into Iraq and Afghanistan, the same man who in 2000 argued against nation building and foreign military entanglements. He'll keep you safer than the president who just doubled America's military presence in Iraq, yet in 2011 promised, "The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year." Rand Paul will also keep you safer than Hillary Clinton, a centrist with a neoconservative advisor named Robert Kagan who is quoted in The New York Times as saying, "I feel comfortable with her...
  • Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

    11/13/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Veteran's Day 2014 | Justin Peligri
    The video appears on the website of Voices of Liberty, a group led by former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It lobbies against "unjustified wars, unconstitutional surveillance, [and] extrajudicial drone assassinations," according to its website.
  • Like William Buckley, I believe adult use of some drugs should be decriminalized. What say you? Zot!

    04/26/2013 8:31:00 PM PDT · by Mason880 · 210 replies
    My thought is certain recreational drugs, such as marijuana, should remain off legal limits for the under 18 year olds, but become legally available when used in the proper environment. In many ways, pot is quite similar to alcohol, in that they should be used responsibly. My thought is to make the sale of marijuana less profitable by making it legal for home use. Personally, I don't smoke anything now, and do not want the smell of tobacco or pot on my clothes should I visit a public place, such as a shopping mall or bus stop. I know this...
  • Rand Paul’s Filibuster: Re-Claiming his Father’s Tea Party (Huh? What?)

    03/07/2013 11:16:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Independent Voter Network ^ | March 7, 2013 | Chad Peace, Director of Operations and Founder
    The modern day tea party movement took shape in 2007. Yet, it is hardly a reflection of the anti-war, anti-deficit, pro-civil liberty message that propelled its early popularity. During a time of impending recession, a government that had taken us to endless wars on false pretenses, and an unprecedented expansion of government under eight years of “conservative” leadership, the tea party began as a fundraising rally cry for a then relatively unknown dark horse candidate, Representative Ron Paul. The first “modern day tea party” was held on the anniversary of the original Boston Tea Party, December 16, 2007. In a...
  • That’ll leave a mark: Glenn Beck calls Ron Paul ‘newest member of the Westboro Baptist Church’

    02/05/2013 1:13:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    Glenn Beckâś” @glennbeck Newest member of the Westboro Baptist Church: Ron Paul. I am with Marcus Latrell & grieving family members. Will respond tomorrow. SHAMEFUL. 1:30 AM - 05 Feb 13 289 Retweets 96 favorites Tell us what you really think, Glenn. Glenn Beck wasnÂ’t the only one making that comparison after Ron Paul launched a repulsive Twitter attack on murdered American hero Chris Kyle. Derek Ryan @longhornderek Ron Paul is now no better than the Westboro Church protesters. (Let's hear it, Ronulans. Lets hear you defend your dear leader.) 6:28 PM - 04 Feb 13(continued)
  • Mullah Ron Paul

    01/02/2012 10:56:08 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 195 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | Spengler
    Rep. Ron Paul’s defense of Iran’s nuclear weapons program should surprise no one. The same resentment motivates Ron Paul and the Iranian leadership — a paranoid hostility toward a world that is swiftly changing and has little mercy, and a Millenarian desire to return to a mythical, untroubled past. Get rid of the Federal Reserve, scourge the bankers, return to a gold standard and erect a wall around the United States — and we will return to when? To 1957, when the Russians launched the first space satellite, alerting the United States to the danger that it might lose the...
  • What, If Anything, Could Convince a Ronulan Not to Vote for Ron Paul

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

    08/26/2011 10:31:42 PM PDT · by mnehring · 53 replies
    Republican congressman Ron Paul says the US is aiding and abetting Israel in Gaza through its financial and military support for Tel Aviv. "The weapons being used to kill so many Palestinians are American weapons, and American funds, essentially, are being used for this," said the congressman Friday. Israel launched an all-out war against the Gaza Strip and its democratically-elected ruler, the Hamas movement, to put an end to rocket attacks against southern Israel. At least 821 Palestinians have been killed during the operation and some 3,330 others are reported wounded. At least 10 Israeli troops have been killed during...
  • The Founding Fathers Were Anti-War, but Pro-ZOT!

    06/14/2011 3:32:13 PM PDT · by Tom Mullen · 59 replies ^ | 6/12/2011 | Tom Mullen
    The 2012 presidential election cycle is underway. With the Democratic candidate a foregone conclusion, there is not much uncertainty about where the Democratic Party is going. For better or worse, Democrats will likely continue to “dance with who brung them,” meaning Barack Obama and his brand of 21st century liberalism. Not so on the Republican side. After historic defeats and victories in the past two elections, respectively, the Republican Party has yet to define itself for the future. It must come to grips with the fact that its miraculous comeback in 2010, after crushing defeats in the presidential and congressional...
  • Anti-War Group Code Pink Counts Ron Paul in Their Camp

    05/18/2011 7:35:01 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 May 11 | Unknown
    "The Ron Paul people are closer and closer to our talking points with each election," Code Pink activist Liz Hourican told
  • The foreign-policy debate is going where Ron Paul already was

    03/23/2011 1:26:37 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 14 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | March 23, 2011 | Paul Mulshine
    As I've noted, the 2012 Republican presidential primary will be vastly different from the 2008 race. Back then Ron paul was roundly derided for endorsing the traditional conservative approach toward foreign policy. This time around, a lot of the others are going to have to make a choice between conservatism and the liberal internationalism of the so-called "neo" conservatives. This piece on Haley Barbour from The Hill shows that the debate has begun: Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) may have set the tone for the foreign policy debate in the Republican presidential nominating contest when he questioned the war in...
  • Ron Paul expelled from advisory board of Young Americans for Freedom

    02/14/2011 12:23:44 PM PST · by FredJake · 6 replies ^ | 2/14/2011 | Joe Newby
    Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) was booted off the Advisory Board of the conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) over what the group calls his "delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement." According to a post at the organization's web site: “It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has fallen more out of touch with America’s needs for national security than the current feeble and appeasing administration,” said YAF’s Senior National Director Jordan Marks. Paul has served on the Advisory Board for the conservative organization for more than two decades, and was...
  • Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?

    12/13/2010 11:36:14 AM PST · by pissant · 128 replies · 2+ views
    NY Mag ^ | 12/13/10 | Dan Amira
    Long before the tea party movement grabbed half a dozen Senate seats, before its early proponents ever even dreamed of wearing Colonial-era garb in public, there was longtime Texas Republican Ron Paul, the one guy in Congress trying to abolish the Federal Reserve and shrink the government into near nonexistence. Paul won a devoted-bordering-on-cultish following during his 2008 presidential run, one which, obviously, didn't work out. But now Paul is telling the Times that "it’s at least 50-50" that he'll try again in 2012, and this time, with the movement built largely on his libertarian philosophy now a real force...
  • TSA 'Opt-Out' Bags Handed Out at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

    11/24/2010 11:19:58 AM PST · by Tucson_AZ · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Phoenix ^ | 11-24-2010 | Ed Vallejo
    Freedom's Phoenix is reporting great interest in the TSA Opt-Out Bags they are handing out at Sky Harbor Airport - one of the first airports to "test" strip-search machines. The bags contain a clean pair of gloves for those inclined to a feel-up, so that the TSA agent won't give them whatever cooties are on the used gloves, but also a DVD of Rep. Dr. RON PAUL, the gentleman who introduced the Traveler Dignity Act in Congress, and the number of Marc Victor, esq., who will be happy to represent them in any false arrest or litigation stemming from the...
  • The next Ron Paul, and/or the anti-Palin (Politico at it, again!)

    11/05/2010 10:01:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 5, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Ben Birnbaum writes that former New Mexico Gary Johnson looks set to inherit the small, entertaining Republican primary space occupied by Ron Paul. He also seems set to occupy another space: The anti-Palin. There's a substantial minority of Republicans who don't like her, and with the rest of the field terrified of giving offense, it's a niche that will get him attention and some fans: What does Johnson make of Palin? On a drive through the foothills of New Hampshire, I ask him. Riding shotgun, he turns the question around on me. “Um, I guess some people think she’s folksy,”...
  • Ron Paul to speak in Iowa next week

    10/21/2010 11:02:08 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 13 replies
    Iowa Independent ^ | October 20, 2010 | Jason Hancock
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will campaign for Republican legislative candidates and speak at the University of Iowa Friday, Oct. 29, at 7:45 p.m. The group organizing Paul’s speech, the university’s Young Americans for Liberty and Campaign for Liberty, are billing the event as “fueling speculation that he may challenge other Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa’s 2012 primary.” “Dr. Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign threw him into the national spotlight as a different kind of Republican,” said Ani DeGroot, president of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter. “He has called for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a...
  • Ron Paul’s Shocking Message To The Tea Party (Doesn't like today's rally) [Tinfoil Alert]

    08/28/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    Digital Meeting Center ^ | August 28, 2010
    Ron Paul has some surprising news for the Tea Party: You’re being taken for a ride. At least this is what many libertarians like Ron Paul believe when they see someone like Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin trying to lead the Tea Party at the “restoring honor” rally this weekend. In fact, Ron Paul believes, if you’re looking for real freedom, you should really go back to the core of the constitution and the bill of rights, which Beck and Palin do not fully endorse when you really look at their beliefs. Whether it be Palin’s support for starting more...
  • Palin’s conservative fans need to reassess her “victories”

    08/26/2010 8:12:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 313 replies
    Seeing Red AZ ^ | 2010-08-26
    The Hill runs a report crediting Sarah Palin for her many Republic primary victories. Before conservatives take too much pleasure in such news, read how she is credited with helping sweep John McCain to victory. Palin traveled to Arizona and made numerous campaign appearances with McCain, bringing him the Tea Party creds he so desperately needed to undercut the fact that he is a nearly three-decades-long, left-leaning Washington insider. That Palin chose to conveniently back McCain over conservative former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth is a truth that should not soon be forgotten. Her help, McCain’s falsely running to the right,...
  • Vanity: Let's have a rational discussion on Ron Paul and the Liberty Movement

    08/16/2010 12:09:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 94 replies
    I want to have a sane discussion on Ron Paul and the growing Liberty Movement. Every time I or other freepers bring up we get people telling us Dr. Paul is crazy or we are crazy to support him and other constitutionalist politicians. When I posted a video on the success of the Free State Movement in New Hampshire ppl responded with "your crazy" and hinting the movement had failed. How could ppl say the movement failed when they've had numerous successes? I see liberals and commies such as this weirdo mock us which I would expect but why the...
  • Palin takes shot at McCain camp for not defending her (RINO FIGHT!)

    07/22/2010 5:43:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 219 replies · 3+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-07-22 | Eric Zimmermann
    Though the post-election infighting between Sarah Palin and the McCain team has largely died down, the former Alaska governor took one more shot at her former running mate’s campaign on Thursday. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Palin said Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) camp didn’t do enough to defend her record when it came under attack. “To not have had the McCain campaign staff defend my record was an insurmountable challenge, because once a bell is rung, it’s impossible to un-ring,” Palin told the website.
  • Ron Paul and Barney Frank: Smashing Imperialism (Hurl, you will)

    07/11/2010 2:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Salon ^ | July 10, 2010 | Stuart Bramhall
    “Today is a Great Day to Smash Imperialism” It was an old poster – “Today is a Great Day to Smash Imperialism” – in 1989 when I saw it on the refrigerator in a doctor friend’s kitchen. It made me incredibly nostalgic because it captures so perfectly the boundless optimism, exuberance and irreverence of a movement led primarily by people under 35. To me that was the magic of the sixties – young people were at the forefront of the revolution that was drawing the masses into the streets throughout the western world. The magic of being in your twenties...
  • Caption Sarah Palin with now-convicted felon, Ponzi fraudster, and McCain sycophant Scott Rothstein!

    06/18/2010 4:14:04 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 236 replies · 3,456+ views
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  • Palin more pragmatic than friends and foes expect

    06/13/2010 11:56:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 285 replies · 2,930+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-06-13 | Becky Bohrer
    <p>JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin the political pragmatist? Go figure. With a few surprising endorsements in recent Republican primaries, the self-styled rogue of GOP politics has reaped an angry response from some of her own supporters and a fresh round of speculation about her own presidential ambitions in 2012.</p>
  • The Future of the GOP Is Ron Paul?

    05/12/2010 11:51:52 AM PDT · by big black dog · 49 replies · 806+ views
    Pajamas media ^ | Frank J. Fleming
    It’s a good time for a reemergence of conservatism. Liberalism has discredited itself by trying to govern and passing hugely unpopular legislation, and the opportunity for the right to strike back is coming this November. Thus conservatives are looking for someone who can lead us to victory and small government, and one candidate in particular has emerged, winning the CPAC straw poll in November and falling just one vote short of winning the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll last month. Of course, I’m talking about Ron Paul. Yeah. Him again. Just when we thought it was safe to once...
  • Evangelicals for Romney lowering expectations for SRLC straw poll

    04/09/2010 8:17:12 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 35 replies · 688+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/09/2010 | David Weigel
    NEW ORLEANS -- The grassroots group Evangelicals for Romney has made a decent-sized splash here at the SRLC, with massive signs in the hall across from the ballroom, piggy banks with their slogans carved on the side ("Elect a president who won't break the bank!"), and a key banner placement in the background of the bar where Sean Hannity will film his show. But while the group isn't talking about where its money came from, founder Nancy French told me that it bought "a couple hundred" tickets for supporters to come in and support Romney in the straw poll. I...
  • Potential Palin Rivals Cede the Spotlight to the Superstar: Romney and Pawlenty skip SRLC

    04/08/2010 11:29:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 761+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 8, 2010 | David Chalian
    If Sarah Palin, with her mega-wattage superstar status sucking up all the available oxygen in the room, is it worth sharing a stage and competing for some attention? Between now and the first GOP nomination season debate a year from now, that will be the question asked over and over again by the smart political operatives plotting Tim Pawlenty's, Mitt Romney's, and other nonreality show starring Republicans' paths to the White House. The cattle call season for the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls is upon us, but the media obsession with all things Palin and her knack for dominating a news...
  • Tea Party Leader Resigns Over Rand Paul's Pal Adam Kokesh

    03/23/2010 4:05:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 226 replies · 3,376+ views
    Genuine GOP Mom ^ | March 23, 2010 | Mommy
    Below is a video of Rand Paul with his pal Adam Kokesh talking about their common "movement". Read a report at Gathering of Eagles about James Bancroft's "mighty stand for truth" as he has resigned the Hartford Tea Party over their support for Peter Schiff who is part of this Libertarian "movement" with Adam Kokesh. Please read the whole post. There is no doubt in my mind that Ron Paul's libertarian movement is attempting to take over the Republican Party through co-opting the Tea Party movement. We've seen this here in Kentucky as a good chunk of our Tea Party...
  • Ron Paul Snaps Up 800 Tickets for Southern Republican Leadership Conference

    03/05/2010 3:21:20 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies · 1,507+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | Friday March 5, 2010
    In the wake of his somewhat surprising — and very soft-peddled — victory in the CPAC straw poll, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is gearing up for a big showing at the next GOP cattle call. Paul’s Campaign for Liberty has purchased 800 tickets for the event, held next month in New Orleans, at a total cost of $92,000. If 800 Paul fans show up, would it be enough to win the event’s straw poll? Well, in 2006, Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) won the straw poll with a 36.9 percent plurality — of only 1,427 ballots. An email with some info...
  • Ron Paul Emerging as Ross Perot’s Doppelganger

    02/21/2010 3:20:54 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 40 replies · 1,150+ views
    Ron Paul’s straw poll “victory” at last weeks American Conservative Union’s CPAC convention was surprising. It leads one to believe conservatives retain the ability to snap defeat from the jaws of victory this coming Fall. Ann Coulter reflects the opinion of many conservatives when she claims agreement with Ron Paul on almost all issues except for foreign policy goals. Paul, who has Pat Buchanan isolationist tendencies, claims to be an economic libertarian and has many credentials, which support that claim. He is a member, for example, of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute. Von Mises and, later, F.H. Hayek, contributed greatly...
  • Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    02/20/2010 2:42:51 PM PST · by onyx · 702 replies · 15,479+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/2010 | FOX NEWS CHANNEL
    Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2012 Presidential Straw Poll
  • Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

    02/20/2010 2:33:18 PM PST · by byteback · 54 replies · 1,615+ views
    Ron Paul 31% Mitt Romney 22% Sarah Palin 7% Tim Pawlenty 6%
  • Tea Party hangover curbs [Ron Paul] revolution (Paulestinian mad at "Neo-cons" and Gov. Palin)

    02/19/2010 1:48:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 332+ views
    The News Record of the University of Cincinnati ^ | February 17, 2010 | Jeremy Davis
    The Tea Party movement is an interesting political phenomenon and, as with any popular social movement, it has both a good side and a bad side. The Tea Party is typically characterized as a radical group of angry Republicans, hell bent on opposing any and all things Obama. The group has been constantly lambasted by political commentators and pundits as a fringe collection of people who would love nothing more than to forever rant and chant at a Sarah Palin-palooza. But with a closer look, the movement gets a bit more diverse than that. Starting with the positive side of...
  • A stronger alliance

    02/08/2010 11:12:19 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 401+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 01/08/2010 | JoongAng Daily
    United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made some provocative remarks at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee last Wednesday. He said that as the U.S. military is deeply involved in Iraq and Afghanistan, it will not be able to come to South Korea in a timely manner, and that the Navy and Air Force will fill the vacuum left by a delay in committing ground forces in Korea in case of an emergency. Under “Operations Plan 5027,” a scenario for a war of aggression against North Korea, Washington is committed to dispatching some 690,000 troops to the...
  • Ron Paul Supporters Attempt to Circumvent the Will of the People

    02/03/2010 9:09:15 AM PST · by anymouse · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Angleton and Brazosport Republican Women’s clubs held a political forum this past weekend and invited all candidates for the upcoming elections to speak. Ron Paul chose not to attend, but Bruce Bolock asked to speak for Mr. Paul at the meeting (Mr. Bolock is the leader of the Brazoria County Campaign for Liberty… ie -Ron Paul’s political group). This request was denied because the floor was only open to candidates who were present. Although visibly angry, Mr. Bolock did not protest for long. Members of my family actually have had personal experience with the less than cordial attitude of Mr....
  • Ron Paul Blasts Dick Cheney Over Obama Comments

    01/15/2010 5:41:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 3,697+ views
    Personal Liberty News ^ | January 13, 2010
    Since President Obama’s inauguration, the man who previously occupied the vice presidential mansion has not tired of criticizing the current commander-in-chief’s foreign policy moves, but he appears to be coming under increasing fire from those who are considered to be his closer ideological allies. Dick Cheney has gone on record in the past few months saying the administration’s polices—especially the desire to scale down the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, and setting a public timetable to do so—are endangering America’s national security. However, in a recent appearance on CNN, Rep. Ron Paul (R – Texas), a prominent libertarian, said...
  • Rogue Warrior - Going Rogue: An American Life (Written by a Paulestinian Isolationist Professor)

    01/04/2010 4:45:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1,130+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | The February 2010 Issue | Professor Jeff Taylor
    I want to like Sarah Palin. But to borrow a title from Hitchcock, I feel like The Man Who Knew Too Much—about The Woman Who Knew Too Little. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t care that Palin is not a policy wonk. In some ways, that’s a plus. It is her strengths that concern me. For example, is Palin’s populism real or imagined? Or perhaps real but compromised? And, as the mother of a son on active duty, why is she so enthusiastic about unwinnable wars? Where is that famous common sense when it comes to minding our own business?...
  • Ron Paul on the airline plot : “They’re terrorists because we’re occupiers!”

    12/29/2009 9:24:17 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 202 replies · 3,933+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 28, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ve already written about how his isolationist garbage leads inexorably to nonsense like this, so let me just add two points. First, and most obviously, there is no U.S. occupation of Yemen or Nigeria. The only way the airline plot is a reaction to U.S. “occupation” is if you accept the jihadist premise that there are no Arab/Muslim nation-states but rather only one Islamic caliphate waiting to be born. Only in that way does the U.S. occupation of Iraq warrant a reprisal from, say, a Pakistani or Yemeni. And yet, needless to say, if Britain was attacked tomorrow and Obama...
  • Paul goes from ridicule to respect

    12/28/2009 12:11:21 AM PST · by Bokababe · 100 replies · 2,197+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/16/09 | By MEREDITH SIMONS
    Ron Paul is a white-haired, soft-voiced, 74-year-old doctor who has twice failed in presidential campaigns and is frequently derided by his Republican colleagues as an ideologue from the party's libertarian fringe. No one would have been surprised if the Lake Jackson congressman had slipped off the political radar after his 2008 quixotic bid for the presidency, his ambitions for higher office thwarted. But Paul has refused to go out to the political pasture to live in comfortable irrelevance. As odd as it may seem, he has become one of the most influential Republicans in a capital city dominated by liberal...
  • FreeRepublic & Rush Limbaugh Meant to Keep Conservatives & Libertarians on the Plantation

    12/27/2009 10:55:42 AM PST · by kristinn · 149 replies · 4,533+ views ^ | Sunday, December 27, 2009 | LA County Libertarian
    On November 19th, Rush Limbaugh caused a stir when he mentioned on his radio show and linked to them on his website, touting their article 'With Hurricanes At Thirty Year Low, Gore Turns To Photoshop'. By the end of the day, though, Limbaugh or his handlers had tried to erase all signs of the endorsement, as Paul Joseph Watson pointed out in his article Rush Limbaugh Censors Mention Of Prison Planet From His Own Archives. Watson noted "Any links to the Prison story, which were prominently featured all over Limbaugh’s website, have also been deleted and replaced with...
  • How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom

    12/24/2009 5:02:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 450 replies · 5,976+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-12-24 | James Bovard
    George W. Bush is gone from Washington but his legacy, like an abandoned toxic waste dump, lingers on. Like President Franklin Roosevelt before him, President Bush helped redefine American freedom. And like Roosevelt's, Bush's changes were perversions of the clear vision the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us. What did freedom mean in the era of George Bush? In Iraq in September 2004, the U.S. military constructed Camp Liberty, a tent compound to house Iraqi detainees next to the Abu Ghraib prison. (The torture scandal and photos had been revealed in late April.) Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller declared that Camp Liberty...
  • Graham-Paul Dispute Highlights GOP Fissure [Paul says GOP should live up to professed beliefs]

    10/14/2009 9:10:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies · 2,401+ views
    The New American ^ | 2009-10-15
    An outburst at an angry South Carolina town hall meeting has exemplified the growing fissure in the Republican Party across the nation. “We're not going to be the party of angry white guys," liberal Republican Senator Lindsay Graham told a Greenville, South Carolina, audience at Furman University where some supporters of Congressman Ron Paul were heckling him. Ron Paul responded on CNN's Situation Room October 14 that Graham's attack was unfair. “For him to ... say that everybody who is upset with the government and upset with his type of voting record are angry white people or angry men, that...
  • It's Ron Paul's world, we can only read about it

    10/06/2009 2:31:59 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 45 replies · 1,431+ views
    WSJ ^ | Oct. 6, 2009 | David Weidner
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Ron Paul has America hungry. The former presidential candidate and 11-term Republican congressman from Galveston, Texas, seems to be doing what few have succeeded at: rallying support for radical change in Washington, on Wall Street and in the world. Paul, who rattled the Republican base with a strong showing in several primaries and caucuses last year, is upping the ante. He has a new and timely book, "End the Fed," and has been making a big media tour, including a stop on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last Tuesday. "It's hard to enforce the laws...
  • Ron Paul Warns of Ill-Effects from Dollar Crisis Triggered by Israeli Strike on Iran

    10/01/2009 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 43 replies · 2,911+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 1, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Scary times ahead? Perhaps, if you take credence in what Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, says. Paul, who had a strong grassroots following during the 2008 presidential election, explained on Glenn Beck's Sept. 30 radio program that perilous times lie ahead due to the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy. Host Glenn Beck asked if voices on the left, including the left-wing media, were right - would their be violence and is this an effort to pin it on the conservative movement. Beck began by asking how an Israeli strike against Iran might trigger problems with the American financial system. ...more (w/video)...
  • Ron Paul to Make Major Announcement Next Week (Barr and Baldwin to step aside for Paul?)

    09/06/2008 8:49:47 PM PDT · by gondramB · 125 replies · 1,053+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | September 5, 2008
    Speculation is that that Baldwin and Barr are stepping aside so that Paul can become the nominee of both the Constitution and Libertarian Parties The Montana Constitution Party has removed Chuck Baldwin from the ballot and is putting the ticket of Ron Paul for President and Michael Peroutka on the ballot for Vice-President.
  • Ron Paul on Glenn Beck Show

    07/30/2008 4:27:52 PM PDT · by rightwinghour · 244 replies · 599+ views
    I watched Ron Paul on Glenn Beck today and as usual I was amazed that he is just about the only politician in Washington talking about the real issues. Neither McCain nor Obama will talk about monetary policy. They are scared to, because they know the system we have is unconstitutional and that the only way to fix things is to go back to constitutional money. But that would hurt, so it wouldn't be prudent to bring it up...
  • Freep a Poll! (For the Paul supporters.If not Ron Paul, who will you vote for?)

    07/07/2008 3:21:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies · 179+ views ^ | July,2008 | Revolution Broadcasting
    If Ron Paul does not win the nomination in September who will you vote for? Barack Obama Bob Barr Chuck Baldwin John Mccain Ron Paul (WRITE IN) None of the above
  • White Trash version of Obama Girl

    06/22/2008 11:18:13 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 4 replies · 159+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 28, 2008 | UnitedOffensiveIII