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  • Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Cites More of Same

    10/12/2012 1:31:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Javier David
    Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul pointedly refused to endorse his party's presidential contender, Mitt Romney, arguing that neither he nor President Barack Obama would make necessary cuts to public spending that would avert a fiscal catastrophe. "No," the iconoclastic Libertarian bluntly told CNBC’s "Futures Now," when asked about whether he was prepared to endorse Romney. He accused both the former Massachusetts governor and the president of being captive to similar interests.
  • Paperwork filed to nominate Ron Paul at RNC

    08/28/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | August 28, 2012 | newtham
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wayne Terhune Delegation Chair, Nevada Six States Nominate Congressman Ron Paul for President at the Republican National Convention TAMPA, August 28, 2012-- Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates from five states are required to nominate a candidate for President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was presented with the forms over an hour before the call for nominations. “We are excited to get Dr. Paul nominated,” said...
  • Ron Paul on Romney: ‘I don’t fully endorse him for president’

    08/26/2012 1:08:23 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 138 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/26/2012 | Chris Moody
    TAMPA -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign gave Texas Rep. Ron Paul a chance to speak at the Republican National Convention, but he declined due to the conditions of the offer, the New York Times reports: Mr. Paul, in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined. "It wouldn't be my speech," Mr. Paul said. "That would undo everything I've done in the last 30 years. I don't fully endorse him for president."
  • BREAKING: Ron Paul to end active campaigning

    05/14/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 129 replies
    An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions. "Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
  • Ron Paul mocks Santorum and Palin for small crowds (Huh?)

    03/05/2012 5:49:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 5, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, mocked Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin today for drawing smaller crowds than his campaign as he sprints to the Super Tuesday finish. Paul's campaign announced that 1,300 people attended his town hall in Sandpoint, Idaho, which has a population of 7,400 people. "This contrasts with less-inspiring candidates struggling with diminished interest, including small crowd sizes for Rick Santorum in [the] much larger Coeur d'Alene, which neighbors Spokane," his campaign observed. "The 'leading' competing candidate drew a paltry 600 there on February 15th, and turnout for the Pual town hall event also contrasts with turnout for a...
  • The Duke’s Victory (Ron Paul praises David Duke 1990)

    12/23/2011 5:30:26 PM PST · by mnehring · 114 replies · 11+ views
    Ron Paul Survival Report (scanned links in body of thread)
    (The following is a transcript of a Ron Paul article from 1990 in his newsletter, The Ron Paul Survival Report. Links to the scanned copies are here: http://i43.tinypic.com/2rylfv7.png http://i44.tinypic.com/wgqgeh.png David Duke received 44% of the vote in the Senate primary race in Louisiana, 60% of the white vote and 9% of the black vote!. This totaled 100,000 more votes that the current governor when he won. Duke lost the election, but he scared the blazes out of the Establishment. If the official Republican hadn’t been ordered to drop out, he might have won. Certainly there would have been a run-off....
  • Ron Paul: 9/11 prompted "glee" in Bush administration

    12/09/2011 10:14:48 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 237 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/09/2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday evening that Bush administration officials were gleeful after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks because it gave them a pretext to invade Iraq. "Just think of what happened after 9/11. Immediately before there was any assessment there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq," the Texas Republican told a group of mostly young backers in Iowa. He went on to suggest officials are now setting the stage for an invasion of Iran. Paul, who was tied for second in this week's CBS News/New York Times poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers,...
  • Ron Paul won't seek congressional term in 2012

    07/12/2011 9:20:57 AM PDT · by sunmars · 117 replies
    thefacts.com ^ | Tue Jul 12, 2011 | John Tompkins
    LAKE JACKSON — After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat. Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012. “I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul said. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.” His announcement will give enough time for anyone with aspirations for his seat to think about running, he said. Paul didn’t want to wait for filing in the 2012 primary to...
  • Paul declares candidacy in 2012 GOP presidential primary (Unleash the blimps of isolationism!)

    05/13/2011 8:04:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 13, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Go ahead. Act surprised: It’s official: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he announced Friday on Good Morning America. “At this moment I am officially announcing that I am a candidate for president in the Republican primary,” Paul said. “Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years, so I think the time is right.” Paul, a mouthpiece for all things small-government, has made the presidential leap of faith twice before: In 1988, as the Libertarian Party nominee, and in 2008, as...
  • Ron Paul wouldn't have approved Osama bin Laden operation

    05/12/2011 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies
    Ron Paul wouldn't have approved Osama bin Laden operation By: Juana Summers May 12, 2011 07:27 AM EDT Ron Paul says he would not have authorized the mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, and that President Barack Obama should have worked with the Pakistani government instead of authorizing a raid. "I think things could have been done somewhat differently," Paul said this week. "I would suggest the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed. We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he's been in prison. Why can't...
  • Ron Paul Launches Presidential Campaign (Drudge: He's In!)

    04/26/2011 4:22:54 AM PDT · by quesney · 246 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he's going to try a third time. Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee, a key step in gearing up for a White House race. He will also unveil the campaign’s leadership team in Iowa, where the first votes of the presidential election will be cast in caucuses next year. Meet the GOP's Potential Candidates Paul, 75, ran as the...
  • STRAW POLL WINNER : Ron Paul

    02/12/2011 5:25:00 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | 2/12/2011 | Drudge Report
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday.
  • 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...
  • Rep. Ron Paul files for Republican presidential bid

    01/11/2007 4:32:27 PM PST · by dogbyte12 · 244 replies · 3,792+ views
    AP ^ | 1-11-07 | Katherine Hunt
    Rep. Ron Paul has filed papers in Texas to create a presidential exploratory committee that will allow him to raise money, the Associated Press reported late Thursday. The nine-term congressman from southeast Texas was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988 and received more than 400,000 votes, the AP reported. This time he plans to run as a Republican.
  • 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...
  • Ron Paul: Left and the Right Demagogue Mosque, Islam

    08/20/2010 8:55:24 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 134 replies
    Business Wire via CNBC ^ | 08/20/2010 | Ron Paul
    Congressman Ron Paul today released the following statement on the controversy concerning the construction of an Islamic Center and Mosque in New York City: “Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery?” .“Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery? “It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Are we not overly preoccupied with this controversy, now being used in various ways by grandstanding politicians? It looks...
  • MSNBC Works with Alex Jones to Discredit Tea Party Movement

    06/13/2010 4:43:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 40 replies · 1,027+ views
    Right SIde News ^ | 6/13/10 | Cliff Kincaid
    Radio host Alex Jones, who believes that 9/11 was a U.S. government plot and "inside job" conspiracy, is featured in Chris Matthews' Wednesday documentary on MSNBC as a leader of the "New Right" and the Tea Party movement. But Jones has absolutely nothing to do with the conservative or Tea Party movements. In the advance promotional advertisements for the program, Jones is shown saying that the U.S. has entered the phase of "deep tyranny." The promos make Jones appear to be the undisputed leader of the "New Right" and the Tea Party movement. But in fact, a video shows Jones...
  • Forget Sarah Palin: It's Rand Paul's moment and Ron Paul's opportunity

    05/18/2010 2:09:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 152 replies · 2,672+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-05-17 | Brent Budowsky
    Behind the scenes the insider Republican establishment is now in an uproar as the odds are high that Rand Paul wins the Republican nomination for senator from Kentucky. This would be a major embarrassment to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and raises a big question about 2012: Why is Sarah Palin getting so much attention, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) so little, from the national media and pundit classes? Certain pundits appear strangely infatuated with Palin, but it seems to me that if Ron Paul runs for president in 2012, he could win a plurality of delegates in a multi-candidate field....
  • Rand Paul's top goal is to cut federal spending

    04/20/2010 9:10:59 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 920+ views
    http://www.kentucky.com ^ | Apr. 20, 2010 | By Ryan Alessi
    LOUISVILLE — Rand Paul sounds nothing like any major candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky ever has, let alone a front-runner for the Republican nomination. He complains as much about actions of those in his own party as he does about Democrats. He has said he doesn't need the Republican power structure to win the party's May 18 primary or the November election to replace U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning. And he rarely mentions Kentucky in stump speeches. Instead, he sticks to his big-picture message of slashing spending, constraining federal powers and imposing term limits on members of Congress. And...
  • POLITICO poll exposes a Ron Paul vs. Sarah Palin split in the Tea Party movement

    04/19/2010 12:29:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 116 replies · 1,549+ views
    Examiner ^ | 4/19/10 | Ryan Witt
    The Tea Party is still in the infanct stage of development, and as such we are still learning exactly what the movement looks like. A recent poll by POLITICO/TargetPoint confirmed what many already thought about the Tea Party demographics. First, what unites the Tea Party is an intense anger against the growth of government and policies of the Obama administration. Three-quarters of Tea Party members believe that President Obama is driving a "socialist agenda." The bad news for Republicans is that this anger extends to them as well. Three-fourths of Tea Party members said they wished to send a message...
  • Who can win in 2012 and truly take back our country?

    04/15/2010 11:37:43 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 141 replies · 1,543+ views
    Opinions are like noses everyone has one. Flame me all you like but I am not 100% pleased with contenders in 2012 that CNN could not wait to post that are supposedly dead even with Obama. (Ron Paul tied with Romney, I believe) We all know this is garbage (as far as Obama winning) and possibly the GOP contenders standings as well; as Obama is worse than Carter and polls show he will lose to Barney Fife. Of Palin,Romney,Paul,Gingrich; SO FAR... I favor Ron Paul. I have heard over the years Ron Paul was a nutcase. So...I did a little...
  • Ron Paul backs Steele at RNC

    04/14/2010 2:05:13 PM PDT · by yongin · 88 replies · 1,874+ views
    CNN Poltical Ticker ^ | April 12, 2010 | Mark Preston
    Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, offered support Monday for embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who he praised for trying to build a bridge between the GOP establishment and the libertarian-minded activists who supported Paul's presidential bid. "Generally, the Republican leadership [doesn't] want to have anything to do with me and don't want to have anything to do with the Ron Paul people," Paul said in an interview on CNN's American Morning. "They should be looking to us and saying, 'You know, why don't we help these young people who are so anxious and interested in what I'm talking about?...
  • Ron Paul & Mitt Romney (Cheaters) Stack Straw Poll At SRLC

    04/12/2010 7:13:52 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 14 replies · 438+ views
    The Southern Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll doesn't carry a whole lot of weight, since it's skewed — like most of these things — by the makeup of the crowd, the intensity of Ron Paul's supporters and the ease of gaming the vote. That doesn't mean, however, that the various camps aren't trying to game it. One of the organizers told me that two groups, Paul's Campaign for Liberty and Evangelicals for Mitt (which denies ties to Romney) have purchased blocks of tickets to the event, typically given to supporters. etc
  • Frank Rich, Ron Paul and the battle for the soul of America

    03/02/2010 8:37:32 AM PST · by Fester2010 · 32 replies · 531+ views
    Ron Paul has been one of America’s articulate advocates of a constitutional republic in the United State Congress. Dr. Paul supports abolishing the Federal Reserve and ending the income tax. He also favors replacing the entitlement programs with and charities, and creating real, sustainable prosperity built on a foundation of savings and investments.
  • Ron Paul: Barack Obama is Not a Socialist

    04/10/2010 1:43:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 490 replies · 9,364+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2010, 4:20 PM ET
    Ron Paul: Barack Obama is Not a Socialist NEW ORLEANS–Republicans and tea party activists are fond of accusing President Barack Obama of being a socialist, but today party gadfly Ron Paul said they had it wrong. “In the technical sense, in the economic definition, he is not a socialist,” the Texas Republican said to a smattering of applause at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. “He’s a corporatist,” Paul quickly added, meaning the president takes “care of corporations and corporations take over and run the country.”
  • Ron Paul tells 1,500 in Boise the health care bill is a 'disaster'

    03/29/2010 2:44:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 826+ views
    The Idaho Statesman, Boise ID ^ | 2010-03-29 | Anna Webb
    Crowds cheered former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's claim that "the revolution is alive and well in Idaho," in a speech Saturday at the Morrison Center that at times took on the feel of a revival meeting. Americans, he said, have misunderstood the definition of "rights," which are God-given and include "life, liberty and the right to keep the fruits of our labor." Those rights include neither education nor health care. "Amen!" came a voice from the crowd. That crowd included perennial political candidate Pro Life, a group wearing buttons that read "Charter Schools are Statist," and the Collett family...
  • Will the Right Find Libertarianism?

    03/19/2010 12:25:37 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 229 replies · 1,935+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Mar 18 2010 | Wendy Kaminer
    "Freedom" has long been a right-wing rallying cry for self-identified patriots ranging from John Birchers to tea party protesters to increasingly extreme members of the Republican establishment. They're particularly passionate about the freedom to own and openly carry guns and freedom from federal taxation (but not necessarily federal benefits). Otherwise, their most consistent attachments to freedom tend to be rhetorical, unless freedom means restricting reproductive choice, same-sex relationships, medical marijuana, or sexually explicit speech and permitting discrimination against people who do not acknowledge Jesus as their savior. For some prominent conservatives -- like John McCain, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and...
  • Rand Paul leads rally criticizing Yarmuth

    03/22/2010 5:53:36 PM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 52 replies · 920+ views
    TimeWarnerCable.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | Deborah Yetter
    He’s running for U.S. Senate, but Republican Rand Paul helped organize a small rally Monday meant to boost opponents of U.S. Rep John Yarmuth, the Democrat who represents Kentucky’s Third Congressional District.“John needs to come home,’’ Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist said to the about 50 people gathered outside Yarmuth’s Louisville office. “There’s a tea party tidal wave sweeping across this country and we hope it’s going to sweep John Yarmuth out of office.”Tea party supporters — who oppose health care reform — were among those at the event outside the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville.They included Sharon Stuecker...
  • Healthcare Reform Passes (Ron Paul)

    03/22/2010 10:04:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 979+ views
    Following months of heated public debate and aggressive closed-door negotiations, Congress finally cast a historic vote on healthcare late Sunday evening. It was truly a sad weekend on the House floor as we witnessed further dismantling of the Constitution, disregard of the will of the people, explosive expansion of the reach of government, unprecedented corporate favoritism, and the impending end of quality healthcare as we know it. Those in favor of this bill touted their good intentions of ensuring quality healthcare for all Americans, as if those of us against the bill are against good medical care. They cite fanciful...
  • 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...
  • Rand Paul: Shut down Guantanamo Bay

    03/24/2010 8:36:48 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 102 replies · 1,772+ views
    Rand Paul website ^ | May 25, 2009 | Rand Paul 2010
    Chief of the U.S. Military: Shut down Guantanamo Bay Published on 25 May 2009 by admin in General News, In The Media Admiral Mike Mullen stated it simply, “I’d like to see it shut down.” Mullen believes Guantanamo has significantly damaged the reputation of the United States, even going so far as to say (in other articles) that it has been a powerful recruiting tool for Islamic terrorists. Rand couldn’t agree more. Rand believes America can fight terrorism and maintain its moral integrity without resorting to offshore prison camps, “prolonged detention”, and other, highly questionable legal measures. For Rand, national...
  • Ron Paul: Why didn’t the north just buy the south’s slaves and free them that way? (Insults Lincoln)

    03/31/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 1,571 replies · 17,244+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3-31-10 | Hot Air.com Staff
    Ron Paul: Why didn’t the north just buy the south’s slaves and free them that way? Getting down to the last two questions here…. Most people consider Abe Lincoln to be one of our greatest presidents, if not the greatest president we’ve ever had. Would you agree with that sentiment and why or why not? No, I don’t think he was one of our greatest presidents. I mean, he was determined to fight a bloody civil war, which many have argued could have been avoided. For 1/100 the cost of the war, plus 600 thousand lives, enough money would have...
  • New Mexico Primary results: TRAITOR Adam Kokesh LOSES BIG TIME TODAY

    03/13/2010 1:31:32 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 157 replies · 9,756+ views
    NMPolitics.net ^ | 3/13/10, 12:49 pm | By Heath Haussamen
    Results from the GOP state preprimary convention By Heath Haussamen • 3/13/10, 12:49 pm KOKESH GETS SMOKED BY MULLINS! TREASON LOSES FIRST ROUND IN NEW MEXICO!!
  • Sarah Palin: Just another whiny liberal claiming victimization

    03/09/2010 9:17:09 PM PST · by pissant · 152 replies · 2,586+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 3/9/10 | Paul Mulshine
    On her blog, Elizabeth Wright offers an excellent analysis of the mass hysteria that is the Sarah Palin phenomenon. Wright is a black conservative who specializes in debunking the sense of victimhood that so many black leaders love to employ to their advantage. She argues that the many wannabe conservatives who are Palin fans are employing the same tactic. They invoke the liberal sense of victimhood in her defense. That of course is the essence of the Palin cult. It consists of people who feel that they're being put upon by their betters. It never occurs to these characters to...
  • 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...
  • Ron Paul People (Southern Avenger)

    02/22/2010 11:33:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 99 replies · 1,606+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-02-22 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    When Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was censured by various GOP county committees in his own state recently, Graham dismissively blamed it on “Ron Paul people.” When Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist was defeated in a Republican straw poll by challenger Marco Rubio in December, Crist complained it was nothing more than “Ron Paul people” At this year’s 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C/, there were plenty of “Ron Paul people,” enough to deliver the congressman a first-place victory in the annual CPAC straw poll, long considered a decent gauge of conservatives’ mindset. But...
  • 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 should be the ZIONIST CHOICE for US President.

    02/25/2010 12:56:50 AM PST · by Christian_Capitalist · 303 replies · 3,243+ views
    Arutz Sheva -- Israel National News ^ | 11/15/07 | Shmuel Ben-Gad
    Israel receives military and financial assistance, and also some diplomatic support at the United Nations, but the US puts pressure on Israel to surrender parts of the homeland... It seems to me a Ron Paul presidency would be good for Israel and for the United States. Its foreign policy non-interventionism and its concern to protect national sovereignty would provide Israel with a greater impetus to increase its own independence and sense of national honor. I hope American Zionists will resist the immediate, meretricious attractions of American financial assistance for Israel. Ron Paul would both end this infantilizing, and even corrupting,...
  • 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
  • US conservatives prefer Paul to Palin: poll

    02/21/2010 7:20:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,458+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A straw poll of US conservative activists saw Texas congressman Ron Paul emerge as the preferred Republican presidential candidate to run against President Barack Obama in 2012. Some 31 percent of the more than 2,000 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees who participated in the poll voted for the outspoken libertarian. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate in 2008, came in third with 7.0 percent, some way behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (22 percent), who had won the CPAC poll for the last three years. There were boos among the crowd as the...
  • CPAC Surprise: Ron Paul Wins 2010 CPAC Straw Poll

    02/20/2010 8:52:39 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 107 replies · 1,924+ views
    http://www.gather.com/ ^ | February 20, 2010 | Laurel Elise Ava
    Texas Representative Ron Paul won the 2010 CPAC straw poll tonight, beating out both Mitt Romney & Sarah Palin, and raking in 31% of the vote. Paul, a Libertarian who is perhaps best known for his aggressive stance against the Federal Reserve, has a dedicated group of followers which have again affirmed their influence within the Republican party. What this means for a 2012 bid for presidency is uncertain, however; Paul’s supporters were a vocal and visible group when he ran for President in 2008, but in the end, Paul walked away with only a small percentage of the actual...
  • Boos as Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

    02/20/2010 6:56:45 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 97 replies · 2,655+ views
    Politico ^ | Feb 20, 2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN & JESSICA TAYLOR
    Paul's victory renders a straw poll that was already lightly contested among the likely 2012 GOP hopefuls all but irrelevant as the 74-year-old Texan is unlikely to be a serious contender for his party's nomination. CPAC organizers were plainly embarrassed by the results, which could reduce the perceived impact of a contest that was once thought to offer a window into which White House hopefuls were favored by movement conservatives. A spokesman for the conference rushed over to reporters following the announcement to make sure they had heard the unmistakable boos when the screen first showed Paul had won the...
  • Tea Party 'Revolution' Targets Ron Paul in GOP Primary

    02/19/2010 7:58:47 PM PST · by onyx · 172 replies · 2,885+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2010 | By Judson Berger
    The Texas congressman who rattled the GOP establishment with his libertarian-leaning outsider run for president has suddenly found himself the target of the anti-incumbent Tea Party movement some credit him with helping inspire.
  • State of the Republic Address (Ron Paul)

    01/24/2010 5:58:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,533+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-01-20 | U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, 14th District
    As we start the new year 2010, the establishment politicians, economists and Wall Street are trying to convince themselves that we have turned the corner and economic growth has once again begun. The predictions that conditions are getting back to normal come from those who never saw the crisis coming and don't have the vaguest notion what caused it. Some of them concede that it could be a jobless recovery. That will establish a new definition for a recovery. Official unemployment is at 10% but even the government knows that if everyone is counted, including those individuals that are too...
  • Ron Paul tells Cheney to back off Obama

    01/05/2010 10:10:32 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 190 replies · 4,752+ views
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) took a shot at Dick Cheney last night, saying the former Vice President wasn't in any position to be criticizing President Obama. "Well, I think he had his eight years and he's caused a lot of trouble for our country and he perpetuated a war in Iraq that was unnecessary and wrong-headed," Paul said of Cheney on CNN's Larry King Live. "So I would say that it would be best he not be so critical right now."
  • Mishkin Calls Ron Paul Fed-Audit Bill ‘Dangerous’ (Fed attacks Ron Paul)

    12/01/2009 1:15:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,344+ views
    Bloomberg | 2009-12-01
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  • What Is Sarah Palin? (A Paulestinian's View)

    11/27/2009 7:22:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 2,105+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | November 27, 2009 | Jack Hunter
    Why do so many people love Sarah Palin? Why do so many hate her? I cannot recall a politician in recent memory that has been both so loved and so reviled for no discernible reason. When Palin was announced as John McCain’s running mate on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket many conservatives were intrigued, including me. It was reported that the Alaskan governor had been a member of Pat Buchanan’s “Buchanan Brigades” during the commentator’s presidential bids in 1996 and 2000 and that Palin had ties to the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. An “America First” states rights’ radical on a...
  • Be Prepared for the Worst (Ron Paul)

    11/01/2009 4:38:31 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies · 3,056+ views
    Forbes ^ | October 29, 2009 | Ron Paul
    Any number of pundits claim that we have now passed the worst of the recession. Green shoots of recovery are supposedly popping up all around the country, and the economy is expected to resume growing soon at an annual rate of 3% to 4%. Many of these are the same people who insisted that the economy would continue growing last year, even while it was clear that we were already in the beginning stages of a recession. A false recovery is under way. I am reminded of the outlook in 1930, when the experts were certain that the worst of...
  • Government Will Stage Terror, Declare Martial Law

    09/30/2009 9:01:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 139 replies · 5,308+ views
    Gandeste.org ^ | September 30, 2009 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes has given perhaps his most dire warning yet, saying that the Obama administration is preparing to stage terror attacks, declare martial law and cancel the 2012 elections, which is why they are demonizing their political enemies as criminals and terrorists. Keyes is best known for his performance during the 2000 Republican presidential debates, when he was accredited by many media outlets as being the clear winner during a series of debates with George W. Bush and John McCain. “It’s obvious that they will stop at nothing,” Keyes told attendees of a reception in Fort Wayne,...
  • More Government Won't Help [Ron Paul]

    09/25/2009 7:51:08 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,223+ views
    Statement before the United States House of Representatives, September 23, 2009. Government has been mismanaging medical care for more than 45 years; for every problem it has created it has responded by exponentially expanding the role of government. Points to consider: No one has a right to medical care. If one assumes such a right, it endorses the notion that some individuals have a right to someone else’s life and property. This totally contradicts the principles of liberty. If medical care is provided by government, this can only be achieved by an authoritarian government unconcerned about the rights of the...