Posts Tagged ‘ Ron Paul ’

Ron Paul Revolution: What now?

March 11, 2012
posted by

Brian Doherty Reason
by Brian Doherty  

"The Paul campaign definitely isn’t winning first ballot. But there's still much to win." (03/09/12)

http://bit.ly/zHDV5E  

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The Ron Paul moment

March 6, 2012
posted by

Brian Doherty Reason
by Brian Doherty  

"For Ron Paul, a victory in 2012 doesn’t necessarily mean 270 electoral votes, or even 1144 delegates to the Republican convention. Unlike most candidates, Paul can succeed in a run for president without winning, by changing the establishment’s attitudes toward his libertarian stances. This unusual position provokes taunts from journalists and Republican establishmentarians alike. Don’t Paul and his delusional supporters know he can’t win?" (for publication 04/12)

http://reason.com/archives/2012/03/06/the-ron-paul-moment  

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Ron Paul vs. Barack Obama on individual liberty and healthcare

February 28, 2012
posted by

Nolan Chart Nolan Chart
by William K. Nelson  

"There are legitimate concerns on both sides of the debate in relation to public health care. Libertarians like Ron Paul believe that if it is mandatory for everyone to be insured then people are going to be subject to state coercion which infringes upon their civil liberties. However, Progressive Liberals and Democrats like Barack Obama will argue that it's the 'free riders' who do not have insurance because they are either too cheap or too poor to afford it that contribute to the rise in health care and thus health insurance costs." (02/27/12)

http://bit.ly/AoTREW  

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What now?

February 13, 2012
posted by

Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"Paul’s decision to take the fight for peace and liberty into the GOP was the correct one. By challenging the War Party on their 'home turf,' so to speak, Paul and his movement have dealt them a major blow -- and made them exceedingly nervous. The neocons hate and fear him because he’s challenging their claim to the Republican trademark, and he’s winning the intellectual debate inside the conservative movement. ... Ron Paul’s achievement is undeniable and unassailable. The question is: where does his movement go from here?" (02/13/12)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/02/12/what-now/  

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GOP nomination race: Santorum sweeps Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado

February 8, 2012
posted by

CBS News    

"Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum swept the nominating contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado Tuesday night, putting him back in contention for the GOP nomination. Santorum now has four victories under his belt in the GOP race, more than any other candidate. His new standing stalls Mitt Romney's earlier momentum and gives Santorum grounds to argue that he -- not Newt Gingrich -- is the best conservative alternative to Romney." (02/08/12)

http://bit.ly/xR7P7T  

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OGNAAP!

February 6, 2012
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"It stands for 'Oh God, Not Another Abortion Post!' Although a little Googling says that I've only mentioned abortion in passing here on KN@PPSTER. And the title acronym explains why. I friggin' hate arguing about abortion. Nobody ever convinces anyone of anything, and everyone goes away mad, and nothing really changes. But, once more ... or at least once ... into the breach ..." (02/06/12)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2012/02/ognaap.html  

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Can Ron Paul be tamed?

February 5, 2012
posted by

Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"Smearing him hasn’t worked, mockery has just added to his fame, and ignoring him has seriously backfired on the mainstream media, which has made itself more hated by the Republican rank-and-file than it already is -- no mean feat. Their last hope is to co-opt him -- or, at least, co-opt his movement." (02/03/12)

http://bit.ly/zSOySu  

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Understanding the Ron Paul phenomenon

February 3, 2012
posted by

Wayne Allyn Root Fox News
by Wayne Allyn Root  

"After years of being the lone Libertarian voice in Congress, and often being the lone vote on issues, Congressman Paul is today a folk hero. After 25 long years of fighting for Libertarian and fiscally conservative values, this little old Texas baby doctor has become an 'overnight success.' The Ron Paul phenomenon is perhaps the most interesting story to come out of the 2012 election to date, simply because he breaks all the stereotypes of a successful candidate or movement." (02/04/12)

http://fxn.ws/zIOWEf  

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Florida: Romney wins GOP primary with 47%

January 31, 2012
posted by

Melbourn Herald Sun [Australia]    

"Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary in Florida .... Returns from nearly half of Florida's precincts showed Mr Romney with 47 per cent of the vote, to Mr Gingrich's 31 per cent. ... Two other candidates, former senator Rick Santorum and congressman Ron Paul, remain in the race, but they conceded Florida to their rivals and remain longshots for the nomination. Mr Santorum had 13 per cent and Mr Paul 7 per cent." (02/01/12)

http://bit.ly/z6GpL1  

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The real presidential vote: Ron Paul versus Alongside Night

January 30, 2012
posted by

J. Neil Schulman J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review
by J. Neil Schulman  

"Evil is by its nature destructive and those who practice it ultimately destroy themselves and everything they touch. With no Ron Paul to save the system only those going off-the-radar and networking alternative off-grid countereconomies will thrive and rebuild the future. Even knowing it -- and believing they can themselves go underground to save themselves -- the establishmentarians compulsively continue the destruction." (01/27/12)

http://bit.ly/zfFokd  

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Ron Paul and the libertarian dilemma

January 30, 2012
posted by

Ayn R. Key
by Ayn R. Key  

"It does not seem that it should be the case, but the Ron Paul candidacy is actually causing more than a little dissent within libertarian circles. There are more than a few who are not only displeased, but actually oppose his candidacy." (01/27/12)

http://bit.ly/x0dGBY  

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Ron Paul and the conservative dilemma

January 19, 2012
posted by

Ayn R. Key
by Ayn R. Key  

"In spite of all the 'small government' rhetoric, conservatives never meant a single word of it. Representative Paul does mean it. That presents a dilemma to conservatives, similar to the one presented to progressives -- he makes them confront what they really believe, and they do not like finding out what it is they really believe." (01/18/12)

http://tinyurl.com/7j4budw  

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GOP should heed Ron Paul

January 19, 2012
posted by

Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute
by Michael D. Tanner  

"Many of Paul’s detractors belittle his vote totals by pointing out that much of his support has come from non-Republicans. It is true that Paul won in both Iowa and New Hampshire among independents and people who had never before voted in a Republican primary. In New Hampshire, for example, roughly 63.5 percent of his vote came from independents. But why is that a bad thing?" (01/18/12)

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=14020  

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Dr. Paul’s limited potential

January 17, 2012
posted by

Daily Anarchist Daily Anarchist
by Seth King  

"As I sat and watched tonight’s GOP Presidential debate in South Carolina it became clear to me that despite much greater name recognition than four years prior, Congressman Ron Paul’s message of non-interventionism will continue to fall on deaf ears. As a minarchist this phenomena was both infuriating and incomprehensible. As an anarchist, however, it makes perfect sense." (01/16/12)

http://dailyanarchist.com/2012/01/17/dr-pauls-limited-potential/  

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Why Ron Paul understands suitcase nukes better than the hawks

January 16, 2012
posted by

Nolan Chart Nolan Chart
by Walt Thiessen  

"The interventionists have been hammering Ron Paul pretty hard, but does their argument make sense?" (01/16/12)

http://bit.ly/yj3UCN  

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Republicans lying to Republicans

January 15, 2012
posted by

J. Neil Schulman J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review
by J. Neil Schulman  

"On the question of which Republican presidential candidate would stand the best chance of denying President Obama a second term, only two candidates poll well: Romney and Paul. Romney’s political record is close to being indistinguishable from Obama’s. ... Yet, over and over again, Fox News Channel political commentators including Dick Morris, Bill O’Reilly, Charles Krauthammer, Megyn Kelly, and Sean Hannity tell their viewers that Ron Paul is dead last in electability in the general election against President Obama." (01/14/12)

http://bit.ly/yZQxYQ  

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Libertarians: Stop worrying about Ron Paul

January 15, 2012
posted by

The Daily Caller
by Matt Zwolinski  

"A lot of libertarians are getting awfully excited about Ron Paul these days, especially after his strong showing in the New Hampshire primaries. As a libertarian myself, I am sometimes tempted to share in this excitement. But it is a temptation, I believe, that I and others with libertarian sympathies ought to resist." (01/12/12)

http://thedc.com/zpRhSr  

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Ron Paul, foreign policy, and the Republican mainstream

January 12, 2012
posted by

Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"One of the most fascinating aspects of the Ron Paul campaign is the standard reaction of his opponents to Paul’s foreign-policy positions. They say that Paul's libertarian foreign-policy views are outside the Republican mainstream. What is the Republican mainstream view on foreign policy?" (01/12/12)

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2012-01-12.asp  

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Something old, something new

January 11, 2012
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"Even if (as seems likely) he fails of presidential triumph in person, [Ron] Paul's campaign presages a massive realignment in American politics just over yon horizon, and the near certain doom of a Republican Party ill-equipped to survive that realignment. It's that old bogeyman, the 'generation gap,' in spades. America is separating along the age demographic." (01/11/12)

http://bit.ly/yFXm6K  

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Return to “what could President Paul actually do?”

January 11, 2012
posted by

EconLog EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  

"What would happen if Ron Paul actually became president? First, I'd have to write a $200 check to Walter Block. But what would happen next?" (01/11/12)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2012/01/return_to_what.html  

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NH: Romney, Paul, Huntsman lead pack

January 10, 2012
posted by

USA Today    

"Republican front-runner Mitt Romney captured the nation's first primary election Tuesday, easily rebuffing aggressive attacks by a host of challengers. ... With 80% of precincts reporting, the former Massachusetts governor had 38% of the vote, followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 23% and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman with 17%." [editor's note: Less than 40% is a poor showing and an embarrassment for Romney in New Hampshire; it ain't over - TLK] (01/10/12)

http://usat.ly/zDjwhR  

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The importance of Ron Paul

January 9, 2012
posted by

Freedom Politics
by Larry Elder  

"If libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. Paul, as expected, did well in Iowa. His strong third-place finish is substantially better than he did in 2008, and his national poll numbers are twice what they were back then. Paul's appeal is easy to understand. His antiwar message of limited government, low taxes and federalism have strong appeal, especially to young people who oppose the war on drugs, take a pro-choice position on abortion and support gay marriage." (01/09/12)

http://tinyurl.com/87wphya  

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The cause Ron Paul should champion

January 9, 2012
posted by

Ilana Mercer WorldNetDaily
by Ilana Mercer  

"With 21.4 percent of a volatile vote, Rep. Ron Paul came in a strong third in Tuesday’s Iowa Republican caucuses. Assuming second place, and trailing Mitt Romney by eight statistically insignificant votes, was former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, the dark horse in this race. Still, what separates Dr. Paul from his Republican rivals is this: Whereas their national appeal is likely to plateau -- coffined by militarism and social conservatism -- Paul’s appeal, by contrast, has the potential to transcend the confines of the Republican Party." (01/06/12)

http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/the-cause-ron-paul-should-champion/  

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What was left out of the analysis

January 8, 2012
posted by

Butler Shaffer LewRockwell.com
by Butler Shaffer  

"The electronic kapos who breathed a collective sigh of relief that Ron Paul didn’t 'win" in Iowa totally missed the point (as they are well-paid to do). The comments I heard emphasized what they considered the 'importance' of a third-place finish that captured 'only' 21% of the votes." (01/06/12)

http://lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer247.html  

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The Ron Paul precedent

January 5, 2012
posted by

Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"At every debate, and every campaign appearance, Paul is transforming the discourse. Forced to start noticing him due to his steadily climbing poll numbers, the mainstream media invariably dismissed his ability to expand beyond a narrow libertarian base, which was supposedly limited by his 'isolationist' foreign policy views." (01/06/12)

http://bit.ly/wsRVB8  

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