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  • Ron Paul: A New Beginning

    11/11/2012 5:29:55 PM PST · by Renfield · 151 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 11-11-2012 | Ron Paul (Via Tyler Durden)
    America is over $16 trillion in debt. The “official” unemployment rate still hovers around 8%. Our federal government claims the right to spy on American citizens, indefinitely detain them, and even assassinate them without trial. Domestic drones fly over the country for civilian surveillance. Twelve million fewer Americans voted in 2012 than in 2008, yet political pundits scratch their heads. It’s not hard to see why, though. To go along with endorsing a never-ending policy of bailouts, “stimulus packages,” and foreign military adventurism, the establishment of neither major party questions the assaults on Americans’ liberties I’ve named above. As my...
  • God Wants Ron Paul to Be President

    07/16/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT · by Capn Freedom · 95 replies
    USA Christian Ministries ^ | 7-11-12 | Steven Andrew
    "God wants Ron Paul to be President. Paul is the only Christian still running who beat Obama in polls, but will Christians and pastors obey God?" says Pastor Steven Andrew, president of USA Christian Ministries. "We must obey God and vote for Christians. Noah Webster used Exodus 18:21 for American voting. John Jay said "select and prefer Christians for [our] leaders" (Mark 12:30, Psalm 1, Psalm 33:12). "Comparing Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, we see Paul will cut the deficit $1 trillion in year one, but Obama and Romney would increase the deficit. Americans will have more jobs...
  • Rick Santorum predicts a convention fight with Ron Paul delegates over party platform

    06/08/2012 1:21:30 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 383 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/08/2012 | Chris Moody
    ROSEMONT, Ill.—Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have never gotten along, and while the primaries are effectively over, their intraparty rivalry could stretch on through the summer. With 267 delegates pledged to him so far, Santorum is planning to flex his muscle at the Republican National Convention in August, where he predicted Friday there could be a showdown over the party platform between the social conservative delegates who pledged support for him and Ron Paul's libertarian supporters. Paul's campaign predicts that about 200 delegates will attend the convention on his behalf. Both want a piece of the party platform, but the...
  • More Delegates Want to Join Repub Revolt

    06/17/2012 7:16:09 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 125 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | REBEKAH KEARN
    In a revolt against Romney, at least 40 more national convention delegates asked to join 123 previous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, and their attorney said hundreds more may soon follow suit. The first 123 delegates, all from the 9th Circuit, sued the RNC, its Chairman Rince Priebus, and every state party chairman in the 9th Circuit in Federal Court on Monday, demanding the right to vote for the candidate of their choice on every ballot at the Republican National Convention, including the first. The delegates claim the party violated federal law by forcing them to...
  • Ron Paul Scoops Up 83% of Available Delegates in Minnesota

    05/23/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Updated 23 May 2012 | NY Times Election Coverage
    Don't look now, but Ron Paul has just secured 30 of 36 delegates in Minnesota. Although he won only four counties and finished 18% behind Rick Santorum, the February 7 caucus winner, superior organization has enabled him to stuff the delegate rolls with committed Paulistas.This follows his February 4 narrow caucus loss in Maine, where Paul's delegates still managed to secure 21 of 22 committed delegates.
  • 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 all but ends presidential campaign, continues delegate strategy

    05/14/2012 12:09:56 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 14 replies
    The Ticket ^ | May 14, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Ron Paul announced Monday that his campaign will no longer spend money on presidential nominating contests due to lack of funds, effectively ending his campaign for the Republican nomination.
  • Rasmussen: Three-Way Race: Romney 44%, Obama 39%, Ron Paul 13%

    05/08/2012 9:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05/08/2012
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul appears more interested in influencing the direction of the Republican Party than in running as an independent presidential candidate. But perhaps Democrats should be careful what they wish for: Even if Mitt Romney’s remaining GOP challenger should run as a third party candidate, new Rasmussen Reports surveying finds Romney the winner of a three-way race. The latest national telephone survey shows that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think Paul should run as a third party candidate. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree, but 13% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The national survey...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • Ron Paul says he won't quit race

    04/06/2012 2:19:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/6/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, on a three-day campaign swing in California that has attracted overflow crowds, said Thursday his withdrawal from the race is "not going to happen" - and he isn't certain he'll support Mitt Romney should the former Massachusetts governor win the party's nomination. The Texas congressman, in a meeting with The Chronicle's editorial board, said there may be some "excitement" ahead, including the possibility of a "brokered" convention. Paul, asked whether he would back Romney if he secures the 1,144 delegates needed to win the Republican nomination, said, "We haven't gotten that far yet. I have...
  • Did Santorum beat Gingrich in Mississippi due to Democrat Prank Voting? Alabama?

    03/14/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 198 replies · 2+ views
    GULAG BOUND ^ | March 14, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    GOP being Punk’d? We know that Democrats are crossing over in open primaries, such as Mississippi and Alabama, in order to vote for Rick Santorum, a big union candidate, their votes intended to throw the Republican National Convention into a contested balloting process. This tactic was written up at the Daily Kos. Big union money has even invested for the Santorum campaign. Pardon me for not having all the pertinent facts and I confess I don’t even have time to search for them all, today, to say nothing of presenting and formatting them, here. Can you help? Place further information...
  • CAIR: Muslims Endorse Ron Paul As "Our Kind of Republican"

    01/19/2012 7:24:23 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 18 Jan 2012 | Doc Holiday
    Growing up in rural parts of the American West, Nadja Adolf’s libertarian streak developed early on. “When you come from a countryside that can kill you,” said Adolf, a Muslim convert in her late 50s, “there is a strong emphasis on individual rights, a strong emphasis on self-reliance, and an emphasis on helping each other out.” That attitude is part of the reason Adolf is drawn to the presidential campaign of Ron Paul, the maverick Republican congressman from Texas who is fighting to stay alive in the Republican primaries. While some political observers question whether Paul has the staying power...
  • GOP will take off the gloves if Ron Paul wins Iowa

    12/18/2011 9:57:35 PM PST · by Fred · 163 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 121811 | Tim Carney
    The Republican presidential primary has become a bit feisty, but it will get downright ugly if Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucuses. The principled, antiwar, Constitution-obeying, Fed-hating, libertarian Republican congressman from Texas stands firmly outside the bounds of permissible dissent as drawn by either the Republican establishment or the mainstream media. (Disclosure: Paul wrote the foreword to my 2009 book.) But in a crowded GOP field currently led by a collapsing Newt Gingrich and an uninspiring Mitt Romney, Paul could carry the Iowa caucuses, where supporter enthusiasm has so much value. If Paul wins, how will the media and the...
  • Today, I give thanks...

    11/24/2011 2:22:24 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    FR | Thanksgiving Day 2012 | rabscuttle385
    for McCain losing the last presidential election! If the backstabber McCain had been elected president in 2008, there would be NO Tea Party and little to NO resistance to his treasonous, un-American, left-wing statism in the form of... Carbon taxes (McCain-Lieberman) Campaign finance "reform" (McCain-Feingold) Amnesty for illegal aliens (McCain-Kennedy) Obama is "a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States". Hillary Clinton is an "international star" Wars of aggression (e.g., Kosovo, Libya) Fighting with the families of POWs and MIAs Lindsey Graham Mark Kirk Taking bribes from Big...
  • Ron Paul is for real in Iowa. Seriously.

    11/17/2011 2:26:31 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 202 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul, long dismissed by the GOP establishment as a fringe candidate, has broadened his electoral appeal and emerged as a major player in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, according to several recent polls and conversations with a handful of longtime Hawkeye political operatives... In a Bloomberg News survey — conducted by renowned Iowa-based pollster Ann Selzer — Paul was in a four-way statistical tie for first along with businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich... And, in a new Iowa State/Gazette/KCRG survey, Paul took 20 percent — behind only Cain...
  • Is Mark Levin, talk show host, a RINO in drag supporting Herman Cain?

    11/05/2011 2:27:33 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 123 replies · 2+ views
    11-5-11 | JOHN W K
    What I find very alarming is our ``conservative`` radio talk show hosts are constantly referring to Herman Cain as a ``conservative``, as if there is an intentional motive by these hosts to convince listeners that Herman Cain is a ``conservative``, when in fact Herman`s 9-9-9 plan is comparable to government enforced central planning on a federal level. And let us not forget how that central planning thing worked out for the ``Union of Soviet Socialist Republics``! QUESTION: Why would Mark Levin and other “conservative” talk show hosts constantly call Herman Cain a “conservative” when the evidence of Herman’s political “conservatism”...
  • Who are the Top GOP Contenders in Texas? (Ron Paul 22% in Texas)

    07/06/2011 1:18:22 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 119 replies
    Azimuth Research Group ^ | 7/6/11 | admin
    Question: If the Texas Republican primary were held today, which presidential candidate would you be most likely to vote for? Ron Paul – 22% Rick Perry – 17% Herman Cain – 14% Newt Gingrich – 11% Gary Johnson – 9% Mitt Romney – 8% Michele Bachmann – 7% Tim Pawlenty – 2% John Huntsman – 2% Rock Santorum – 1% Undecided – 7%
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • Why is Ron Paul running again? 5 theories

    04/27/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 173 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/27/11 | Staff
    The Texas libertarian is widely seen as a longshot candidate for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination. So why is he preparing for another White House campaign?....
  • Ron Paul announces presidential run, says Obama can't win youth vote

    04/26/2011 7:09:29 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 88 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/26/11 | Stephanie Condon
    ....Part of Paul's fervent support in 2008 was grounded in college-aged voters, a constituency that also largely favored Barack Obama. In this campaign, the 75-year-old Paul said today, Mr. Obama won't be able to hang on to the youth vote. "I think that Obama will not be able to hang on to that enthusiasm of the young people because of what's happened in the last couple years," Paul said in Des Moines, Iowa, after his exploratory committee was announced. The financial crisis, the bloated deficit and the ongoing wars make the libertarian views Paul is known for -- such as...
  • Woman Singled out by the TSA, Cuffed to a Chair, Her Ticket Ripped up

    11/10/2010 8:18:34 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 118 replies
    Youtube ^ | GeorgeDonnelly
    The TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. They wanted her to go through the new porno-scanners. When she opted out, TSA agents raised an enormous ruckus. When she asked some question about what they planned to do to her, they flipped out. TSA agents yelled at her, handcuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket, called in 12 local Miami cops and finally escorted her out of the airport. Listen to her story as she told it on radio show Free Talk Live last night. Things are truly getting scary.
  • END THE FED: The Fiat Currency Resistance. Dollar Collapse-Like a thief in the night

    10/22/2010 5:01:46 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | VictoryIndependence
    Don't let them control you. Rate this video, comment, Re-post, share, and most importantly. Get out of the dollar before its too late. "Free your mind" Morpheus
  • The War Against Capitalism

    10/20/2010 8:51:57 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-20-10 | Stoutcat
    It’s a very subtle ploy, that statement, ”already making more money than most will earn in a lifetime.” Does it make you feel good? Glad for those billionaires, and proud of their enterprenurial spirit? Or does it make you feel slightly envious that these young kids will make more than you’ll ever see in your life? Yeah, me too. The ongoing repetition (only slightly unpalatable in single instances) permeates society these days. It’s in the press, on television, online… all the time. Captialism is evil; tax the rich; make the rich pay their fair share; they’ll make more than you’ll...
  • Bernanke Wrongly Calls "Bizarre" Allegations Cited by Ron Paul

    03/08/2010 4:23:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 2,210+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/6/2010 | Charles Scalager
    On February 24, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), at a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee, asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke whether he was aware of allegations that the Federal Reserve had been complicit in the Watergate cover-up and in the illegal funneling of billions of dollars in loans to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein: "It has been reported in the past that during the 1980s that the Fed actually facilitated a $5.5-billion loan to Saddam Hussein. And he then bought weapons from our military-industrial complex. And also that is when he invested in a nuclear reactor.... "Also there's been...
  • What Would Milton Friedman Say About Fed Policy Under Bernanke?

    10/20/2010 5:13:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 20, 2010 | DAVID BECKWORTH AND WILLIAM RUGER
    Four years after his death, Milton Friedman's thoughts on monetary policy remain as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. Even Fed Chairman "Helicopter Ben" Bernanke (whose nickname comes from Friedman's famous "helicopter drop" idea for overcoming deflation) has referenced the Chicago don as an inspiration for his actions. However, Friedman's views may not be well understood even by those who would claim him as their intellectual fountainhead — which could be problematic for policy-making. So what would Milton Friedman say about our current monetary policy? First, low interest rates do not necessarily mean monetary policy is loose. Friedman...
  • The New Dichotomy

    08/31/2010 9:33:48 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 7 replies
    An insight into how liberals and conservatives differ not just in politics but also ways of thinking.
  • Ron Paul to announce for president in 2012?

    08/20/2010 1:07:26 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 17, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Even if it's just a rumor, the flurry of activity on RonPaulForums.com surrounding it could signify that a movement is still out there waiting to be massively reborn.
  • Believe It or Not, the U.S. Is In Worse Financial Shape Than Greece

    08/19/2010 2:00:27 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    In Ohio on Wednesday President Obama announced that Social Security "is not in crisis" and that only "modest adjustments" are required. He has long promised that his health care plan will not add "one dime" to the deficit. Yet, a new report from the International Monetary Fund concludes that, long-term, our government is in worse financial shape than Greece, and that this problem is driven in large part by both programs, particularly the new health care plan. Greece has built up so much debt and so many financial obligations that the difference between all future expenditures and revenues, the so-called...
  • 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...
  • Work for the Collective or Starve (and then starve anyway)

    08/14/2010 11:05:18 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271
    Youtube ^ | Individualistico
    Marxian socialists and anarcho-communists, and the like, want to collectivize the means of production, meaning that they are owned in common by everyone in society, such that the individual has no opportunity to own his own means of production and operate his own enterprise as he alone sees fit. This puts him in the position of having to work for the collective or starve. I can't fathom how anyone who desire individual freedom, autonomy, and self actualization would find being in the position of subservience to a tyranny of the collective appealing. To the contrary, it sounds suffocating.
  • Part 3 - Capitalist Myths - Work for a Boss or Starve?

    08/14/2010 11:01:46 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Austrolibertarian
    Debunks socialist myth of "wage slavery".
  • PPP poll: Sarah Palin leads GOP field — among Republicans who say they’ve smoked pot

    08/14/2010 8:04:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2010 | AllahPundit
    Who was it, remind me, who was ahead of the curve on this? Who was it who called on her to gently appeal to the legalization crowd weeks before she ended up dropping that mini-bombshell on Napolitano’s show about marijuana laws being overenforced?C’mon. I have, like, three good ideas a year. Give a man some props. Among Republicans who say they’ve smoked Marijuana:Palin 25 Gingrich 22 Huckabee 17 Romney 17 Paul 8Among Republicans who say they have not smoked Marijuana:Huckabee 24 Romney 23 Gingrich 21 Palin 21 Paul 3 The sample size was only, er, 83 people, but even so,...
  • Minnesota Under Attack From Sharia Law

    08/14/2010 9:40:07 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 49 replies
    This is one the best, clearest-cut examples of how Muslims are attempting to convert America to Sharia law. It is a bold, overt, and aggressive campaign to change the fiber of American way of lfe. The sad part is that it appears to be working.
  • Drudge: NEW WORLD ORDER: BAILOUTS HELPED FOREIGN FIRMS...

    08/12/2010 2:54:39 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 25 replies
    APNews - DRUDGE ^ | 8/12/10 | MARCY GORDON
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The $700 billion U.S. bailout program launched in response to the global economic meltdown had a far greater impact overseas than other countries' financial rescue plans did on the U.S., according to a new report from a congressional watchdog. Billions of dollars in U.S. rescue funds wound up in big banks in France, Germany and other nations. That was probably inevitable because of the structure of the Treasury Department's program, the Congressional Oversight Panel says in a new report issued Thursday. The U.S. program aimed to stabilize the financial system by injecting money into as many banks...
  • What are the Benefits of Closing the Federal Reserve?

    08/11/2010 5:08:14 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 11, 2010 | Raisingdemocracy
    After the Fed is dead our private property will be better protected from the easy money, scarce money mortgage rip offs that private bankers have used for generations to swindle away the farms, homes, and businesses that we and our ancestors have worked so hard to acquire. With the Fed dead and gone every family will be better able to establish a hearth and home from which family stability, security, and prosperity can grow from generation to generation. With the Fed dead we can use our common money system to begin building new roads to prosperity. When individuals and families...
  • Ron Paul: if spending were solution, there'd be no problem

    08/10/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 10, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Ron Paul shows why gov. spending is the worst way to avoid financial crisis. He shows why America needs to end the fed and go back to gold and silver if we want to survive.
  • Re: The Mad (Republican) Tea Party

    08/02/2010 1:46:57 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 18 replies · 6+ views
    Youtube ^ | fringeelements
    The tea party movement shouldn't deviate from their original ideology of free markets and re-birth of the Constitution.
  • Ron Paul Congratulates Michael Steele

    07/03/2010 2:56:48 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 60 replies
    BusinessWire ^ | 07/03/2010 | Ron Paul
    LAKE JACKSON, Texas -- Congressman Ron Paul today issued the following statement on Michael Steele’s recent comments that Afghanistan is a war of President Obama’s choosing: “I would like to congratulate Michael Steele for his leadership on one of the most important issues of today. He is absolutely right: Afghanistan is now Obama’s war. During the 2008 campaign, Obama was out in front in insisting that more troops be sent to Afghanistan. Obama called for expanding the war even as he pretended to be a peace candidate. “Michael Steele should not resign. Smart policies make smart politics. He is guiding...
  • Ron Paul's DADT Reversal - [ one of 5 RINOS to support the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" ]

    05/30/2010 12:48:57 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 189 replies · 2,757+ views
    motherjones ^ | May 28, 2010 | By Suzy Khimm
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) was one of only five House Republicans to support the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy on gay servicemembers, which passed the House on a 234-194 vote last night. But Paul's vote came as a bit of a surprise. An unabashed foe of gay marriage, Paul had a decidedly squeamish stance on gay rights—even prompting actor Sacha Baron Cohen to ambush the Texas Republican for his film "Bruno." And Paul stated throughout his 2008 presidential campaign that he thought the military's policy should stand, though he had some concerns about its enforcement. When...
  • Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence

    05/27/2010 6:40:51 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 44 replies · 2,070+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 05/26/2010 | Bob Barr
    (snip) What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.” If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the...
  • Could Ron Paul Beat Obama for President?

    04/20/2010 4:59:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies · 1,027+ views
    The New American ^ | April 20, 2010 | Mary McHugh
    According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) and President Barack Obama would be virtually tied if the 2012 presidential election were held today. The poll result is perhaps surprising, considering that during Ron Paul's 2008 presidential bid for the Republican nomination the major media cast him as a dark horse with no chance of winning. But that was before the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, the Obama Presidency, and the Tea Party movement of the past year. Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 “likely voters” by phone over April 12 and 13 to gauge the current public attitude...
  • Bush Was a Statist, Not a Conservative

    04/12/2010 10:30:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 172 replies · 2,300+ views
    CATO @ Liberty ^ | 2010-04-12 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    A former White House speechwriter, Mark Thiessen, has jumped to the defense of his former boss, writing for the Washington Post that George W. Bush “established a conservative record without parallel.” Even by the loose standards of Washington, that is a jaw-dropping assertion. I’ve been explaining for years that Bush was a big-government advocate, even writing a column back in 2007 for the Washington Examiner pointing out that Clinton had a much better economic record from a free-market perspective. I also groused to the Wall Street Journal the following year about Bush’s dismal performance. “Bush doesn’t have a conservative legacy”...
  • 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 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...
  • Huckabee slams CPAC: It was too libertarian for me this year

    02/22/2010 10:03:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 97 replies · 1,573+ views
    Hot Air ^ | February 22, 2010 | Allahpundit
    I’m resisting the idea that he said this purely out of personal pique but I can’t come up with a good alternative strategic explanation. What political benefit is there, in this year of all years, to knock CPAC for being “more libertarian” and “less Republican”? Libertarianism has never had more cachet within the GOP than it has right now; it’s not perfectly synonymous with the tea-party movement (of which Huckabee is predictably complimentary) but it’s close enough, especially with Beck in the role of TPers’ patron saint. Maybe Huck thinks finding any reason to knock an “establishment” event like CPAC...