Posts Tagged ‘ Ron Paul ’

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

Jacob G 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
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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
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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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Ron Paul at the Iowa marker

January 5, 2012
posted by

Liberty Unbound Liberty Unbound
by Bruce Ramsey  

"In Iowa, Ron Paul came in third. Four years earlier, he had come in fifth, with 10% of the party vote. Now he has more than doubled his support, to 21.5%. His new total suggests he has established libertarians as a significant faction within the Republican Party. This is no certain thing. We will know when Paul retires, and the faction is led by someone else, perhaps his son. In either case, it is not a majority faction, and Paul is not going to be nominated." (01/05/12)

http://www.libertyunbound.com/node/724  

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Drugs, guns and madness in the Ron Paul Revolution

January 5, 2012
posted by

Accuracy in Media
by Cliff Kincaid  

"Ron Paul didn’t do as well as the media thought he would in Iowa, but he is moving on toward New Hampshire, where the candidate has what the media call a good 'ground game.' But the 'Ron Paul Revolution' in New Hampshire looks a lot like what Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn tried to accomplish with the 1960s generation. Disillusioned young people, brainwashed with illegal mind-altering drugs and armed with weapons in the name of 'liberty,' are being taught to hate their government and the police." [hat tip -- Mike Gogulski] (01/04/12)

http://bit.ly/w2UVyW  

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Ron Paul victorious in Iowa

January 4, 2012
posted by

Nolan Chart Nolan Chart
by Jake Morphonios  

"In a strong finish in Iowa, the underdog Congressman from Texas has again proven his message of liberty cannot be ignored." (01/04/12)

http://bit.ly/xAeH9u  

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The bright side of Ron Paul’s third-place finish

January 4, 2012
posted by

Reason Reason
by Matt Welch  

"Seven reasons why those cheering on the Texas Republican should still feel optimistic." (01/04/12)

http://bit.ly/A7ParF  

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Ron Paul: Immorality, salience, and significance

January 4, 2012
posted by

Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Matt Zwolinski  

"We’ve been critical of Paul on this blog. And it’s easy for Paul supporters to focus on that criticism and assume that we don’t support his candidacy. And maybe some of us here don’t. But for me, anyway, that’s not the point. I think it’s important to call Paul out on the newsletters because I believe the most important thing about Paul’s candidacy is the ideas that he stands for, and I want to make sure that the idea of liberty that I believe in is clearly distinguished in the public eye from the racist and paranoid filth Paul allowed to be published under his name." (01/03/12)

http://bit.ly/xjU9RR  

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IA: Photo finish for Santorum, Romney; Paul in third with 21%

January 3, 2012
posted by

   

In a rare departure from our blurb-and-link practice (since there's no definitive story TO link to yet), I'll just throw out the situation as of RRND/FND "press time" (coming up on 11pm Central): Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney lead the Iowa GOP caucus with about 25% of the vote each, trading places by as little as a dozen votes as precincts roll in. Ron Paul, who shared the lead with Santorum in early returns, seems to be holding stead in third at 21%. I'm sure we'll see loads of analysis tomorrow! - TLK

 

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The Ron Paul challenge for progressives

January 3, 2012
posted by

Reason Reason
by Matt Welch  

"As conservative voters in Iowa get set to deliver their verdict on whether the GOP should have at its head someone with a long and clear philosophy about reducing the size of government, some liberal commenters around the country are grappling with a similar conundrum: What to say about a presidential candidate who wants to end foreign and domestic wars and protect civil liberties against the imperial presidency?" (01/03/11)

http://reason.com/blog#article_154659  

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Iowa caucus predictions

January 2, 2012
posted by

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

"The RealClearPolitics polling averages for the last 10 days show Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in tight -- within 1.1% of each other and closing in around 20% each -- and Paul gaining (with Rick Santorum surging up toward them). That can only be bad news for Romney." (01/02/12)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2012/01/iowa-caucus-predictions.html  

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The Iowa caucus: A Ron Paul win or a GOP heist?

January 2, 2012
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Breaking All The Rules Breaking All The Rules
by SARTRE  

"The corrupt Republican Party hacks are determined to steal the nomination from Ron Paul. Every honest American needs to vote against the fake two party dialectic scam. Registered Republican voters must get involved and demand oversight and transparent verification of the counting process. All votes should be tallied at the location of each separate caucus in full view of every participant." (01/01/12)

http://batr.org/reactionary/010112.html  

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Ron Paul, racism and conspiracy theorists

January 2, 2012
posted by

Fr33 Agents
by Szandor Blestman  

"The Ron Paul campaign must really be doing something right. The corporate owned mainstream media is really attacking him with all guns blazing. They dredge up the fear card and accuse him of being a racist. They spin his words and try to frame the argument in a way that, in my opinion, is very dishonest to say the least." (12/31/11)

 

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