Posts Tagged ‘ Ron Paul ’

Dorothy Rabinowitz’s attack on Ron Paul, part 1

December 27, 2011
posted by

Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"One of the more fascinating attacks on Ron Paul comes from Dorothy Rabinowitz in the December 22, 2012, issue of the Wall Street Journal. Not surprisingly, given that Rabinowitz serves on the Journal’s editorial board, she goes after Paul for his foreign-policy views. What I found interesting about the article, which is entitled 'What Ron Paul Thinks of America,' is the superficial nature of the attack. Rabinowitz’s article, quite simply, lacks any depth of analysis on the critical points she makes about Paul." (12/27/11)

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-12-27.asp  

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Ron Paul: Propagandist or prophet?

December 26, 2011
posted by

LewRockwell.com
by Jeremy R. Hammond  

"Notice that Rabinowitz doesn’t actually deny that the 9/11 attacks were motivated by such U.S. policies as these. Rather, Ron Paul’s sin is that he actually acknowledges this truth. The fact that other political figures choose to ignore or deny this fact hardly reflects poorly on Dr. Paul. Refusing to bury one’s head deeply up one’s arse, as Rabinowitz is so obviously willing to do, is hardly a character trait to be faulted." (12/26/11)

http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/hammond2.1.1.html  

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I do not think it means what you think it means

December 25, 2011
posted by

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

"Smear as a noun refers to 'a slanderous defamation;' as a verb, it means to 'charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.' The Ron Paul 'newsletter controversy' is not a 'smear' in either sense of the word, and those who attempt to make it one -- and to shift responsibility for the newsletters' content from their owner and publisher to those who happened to notice it -- do their candidate a disservice." (12/25/11)

http://bit.ly/t9jdT8  

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The right way for Ron Paul to respond to the newsletter controversy

December 25, 2011
posted by

Shikha Dalmia Reason
by Shikha Dalmia  

"[T]he options before libertarians -- whose numbers have swollen in recent times in no small part due to Paul -- is that they can circle the wagons around him and attack his attackers by: blaming his troubles on a giant media conspiracy; condemning libertarians troubled by the newsletters as rigid purists; changing the subject by comparing Paul’s current, cleansed agenda with that of his opponents; cheering him on as he walks off TV interviews and so on. Or it can demand accountability from Paul." (12/25/11)

http://bit.ly/slpQUU  

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How did we get here? Or, why do 20 year old newsletters matter so damn much?

December 25, 2011
posted by

Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Steve Horwitz  

"Those of us who watched all of this happen over two decades knew it would come back to haunt us and so it has, unfortunately just as Ron Paul and libertarianism are on the cusp of something really amazing. And that only goes to show what a mistake the paleo strategy was: imagine if the newsletters were not an issue and Paul were to win Iowa. Yeah, he might get ignored, but he would not be the easy media target he is now, nor would all of libertarianism pay a potential price." (12/23/11)

http://bit.ly/ubYJNs  

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What about Ron Paul?

December 22, 2011
posted by

Gary Chartier Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Gary Chartier  

"As an anarchist, I believe the state is unjust, unnecessary, and dangerous. So I’d certainly like to see it reduced in size rather than expanded. And Ron Paul is actually interested in making the bloated behemoth that is the United States government smaller (though he still seems mistakenly to treat it as legitimate in principle). But I think it’s vital to proceed dialectically, in full awareness of the interconnections among various forms of oppression." (12/21/11)

http://bit.ly/vr1CxH  

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Ron Paul changes story on racial comments

December 21, 2011
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USA Today    

"Rep. Ron Paul has tried since 2001 to disavow racist and incendiary language published in Texas newsletters that bore his name, denying he wrote them and even walking out of an interview on CNN Wednesday. But he vouched for the accuracy of the writings and admitted writing at least some of the passages when first asked about them in an interview in 1996." [editor's note: That excerpt isn't especially new news, except that Paul managed to wedge foot further in mouth on it with the CNN interview - TLK] (12/21/11)

http://tinyurl.com/7pob2jg  

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Paulitics 101

December 19, 2011
posted by

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

"I'm actually sort of re-growing a soft spot for Ron Paul after my period of disillusionment with him. I won't vote for him, mind you; but since I won't vote at all, I won't vote against him, either. I don't see any reason to retract any of the harsh things I've said about him, because they are all true; but looking back at my meanness, I have, over time, realized that I had a tendency to drop one key piece of context ..." (12/19/11)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2011/12/paulitics-101.html  

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Chris Wallace discredits, discounts, disowns Ron Paul

December 19, 2011
posted by

Garry Reed Libertarian News Examiner
by Garry Reed  

"Fox News Pundit Chris Wallace told Fox news Pundit Neil Cavuto that if Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucuses it would discredit the Iowa caucuses. ... Maybe all of the discredit is being given to the wrong person. Maybe Fox News Pundit Chris Wallace has discredited Fox News Pundit Chris Wallace." (12/19/11)

http://exm.nr/t8b9ib  

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Why Ron Paul’s surge is making them nervous

December 19, 2011
posted by

Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"While big government statists in both the Republican and Democrat parties remain mystified over Ron Paul’s surge in the polls in Iowa, the ones who seem most confounded by this phenomenon are the members of the mainstream media, who themselves are statist to the core. They just can’t figure out how it’s possible that increasing numbers of people are gravitating to the Paul campaign, especially when the mainstream media has either ignored Paul’s campaign or done its best to ridicule Paul’s libertarian positions." (12/19/11)

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-12-19.asp  

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IA: Paul leads in new poll

December 19, 2011
posted by

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) USA Today    

"Here comes ... Ron Paul. A new survey by left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) finds the Texas congressman now leading for the GOP nomination in Iowa, where voters cast the first ballots of the 2012 presidential contest on Jan. 3. ... Paul's rise comes as Newt Gingrich fades. The former House speaker has dropped nine percentage points nationally since the beginning of the month, according to the Gallup daily tracking poll." (12/19/11)

http://usat.ly/rLO7eb  

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Ron Paul and the morality of voting

December 18, 2011
posted by

Liberale et Libertaire
by dL  

"It is Walter Block who provides us with the 'moral obligation' argument regarding Paul as a 'libertarian litmus test.' Block restates this litmus test in a recent article disqualifying Wendy McElroy from being a libertarian because of her refusal to support Paul’s candidacy. The best thing I can say about Block is that he clearly demonstrates the folly of treating libertarianism as a moral theory." (12/16/11)

http://bit.ly/upyd1o  

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Wallace: Iowa “won’t count” if Ron Paul wins

December 15, 2011
posted by

The Raw Story    

"Fox News host Chris Wallace doesn’t want Republicans to go wasting their votes on Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign. Wallace, who is moderating a Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Wednesday that a Paul win would 'discredit' the Iowa caucuses." [editor's note: Finally, someone from the MSM admits out loud how completely the game is fixed - SAT] (12/15/11)

http://tinyurl.com/6qtypst  

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As disenchantment with idiocy surges, Ron Paul support soars

December 14, 2011
posted by

Zero Hedge
by "Tyler Durden"  

"Every legacy media and central planner's worst nightmare is slowly coming true: as the broader field of GOP candidates is rapidly dropping like US secret drones blowing up nuclear power plants in Iran, due to general idiocy, incompetence, too much baggage-ness or general reverse American Idol syndrome where Americans get tired with any given 'leader' only to vote them out of the primary the following week, the one clear winner is becoming Ron Paul." (12/13/11)

http://bit.ly/tSZxtf  

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Five myths about Ron Paul

December 13, 2011
posted by

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Washington Post
by Nick Gillespie  

"Ron Paul is the Rodney Dangerfield of Republican presidential candidates. The 12-term Texas congressman ran for president on the Libertarian Party ticket back in 1988 and was widely seen as a sideshow in 2008, despite finishing third in the GOP field behind John McCain and Mike Huckabee. Why, despite a small but devoted set of supporters, does this 76-year-old obstetrician turned politician routinely get no respect from the media and GOP operatives?" (12/09/11)

http://wapo.st/thXf8D  

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A culture of denial

December 12, 2011
posted by

Freedom's Phoenix Freedom's Phoenix
by Mike Renzulli  

"The magnitude of support for Ron Paul is impressive. He is poised to do very well in Iowa and it looks like the campaign to support libertarian's favorite Texas member of Congress has more enthusiasm behind it than Paul's 2008 campaign. What is fascinating is how gullible libertarians are regarding Paul's excuses, the way he panders to them too and the double standard libertarians take toward him." (12/11/11)

http://bit.ly/rPm0fe  

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The adultery of hope

December 8, 2011
posted by

Orange County Register
by Ron Hart  

"Some guy named Ron Paul keeps placing first or second in most polls, yet no one in the media seems to recognize him. Michele Bachmann led at one time, as did Rick Perry; last month it was Herman Cain. Yet Newt is surging now, which is what got him in trouble with his divorces. A man named 'Newton' has to understand this law of gravity: What goes up can quickly come down." (12/07/11)

http://tinyurl.com/6ob3dnw  

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Does Donald Trump realize he just made a complete ass of himself?

December 4, 2011
posted by

LewRockwell.com
by Mark R. Crovelli  

"I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed when the Ron Paul campaign decided to skip the Republican 'debate' being staged by Donald Trump. I was looking forward to seeing the most distinguished and honorable politician in the last fifty years making a fool out the megalomaniacal 'moderator' with the appalling toupee. It turns out, however, that Ron Paul didn’t even have to show up in order to make a fool out of Donald Trump. Trump is one of those rare individuals who can’t help making a complete ass out of himself when there is no one else around to do it for him, and this occasion was no different." (12/05/11)

http://lewrockwell.com/crovelli/crovelli65.1.html  

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Ron Paul now clearly second man in Iowa’s three-man race

December 4, 2011
posted by

Nolan Chart Nolan Chart
by Walt Thiessen  

"The latest poll from the Des Moines Register not only shows the demise of Herman Cain. It also shows the growing strength of Ron Paul." (12/03/11)

http://bit.ly/uKc3dB  

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Iowa: Gingrich leads, Paul in second

December 4, 2011
posted by

Business Week    

"Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia holds a lead in Iowa, where the first Republican presidential nomination votes will be cast a month from now, according to a poll released yesterday. Gingrich has the support of 25 percent of likely caucus participants in the latest Iowa Poll from the Des Moines Register newspaper. U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas was next, with 18 percent ..." (12/04/11)

http://buswk.co/vrHsEF  

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Ron Paul’s phony populism

November 29, 2011
posted by

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Salon
by Gary Weiss  

"It was a masterful performance. Ron Paul -- fraudulent populist, friend of the oligarchy, sworn enemy of every social program since Theodore Roosevelt -- had won the day, again. Why shouldn’t he? Frauds win, whether they are in finance or politics." (11/29/11)

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/29/ron_pauls_phony_populism/  

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Getting serious about Ron Paul

November 28, 2011
posted by

Orange County Register
by Steven Greenhut  

"I can't forgive myself for voting for Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor during the 2003 recall. ... If everyone who voted for Schwarzenegger under the belief that McClintock couldn't win had voted for McClintock, who's now a congressman, perhaps he would have won the governorship. The Schwarzenegger v. McClintock race springs to mind as Ron Paul, the quirky Texas congressman with unwavering libertarian principles, pursues the GOP nomination for the presidency." (11/27/11)

http://tinyurl.com/7jluq63  

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A little note to NPR

November 22, 2011
posted by

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Rich Materese  

"A little feedback to NPR, dropped down the deepest well in the world. No likelihood of ever hearing a splash, but what the hell. ... A complete and deliberate NPR 'blank out' when it comes to mentioning how Ron Paul had scored a close second in the poll." (11/21/11)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2011/tle645-20111120-04.html  

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NH: Protesters “mic check” Ron Paul

November 22, 2011
posted by

The Raw Story    

"Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) received a 'mic check' from protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement at a town hall event in Keene, New Hampshire on Monday. 'We are the 99 percent,' they shouted. 'We will be heard.' ... 'Do you feel better?' Paul responded, chuckling. 'If you listen very carefully, I’m very much involved with the 99 [percent].'" [editor's note: Of ALL those running for 2012, Ron Paul is the closest thing OWS has to an ally (or maybe the NH folks knew that, and tossed him a lob?) - SAT] [additional note: Of all the REPUBLICANS running? Maybe - TLK] (11/22/11)

http://tinyurl.com/8y837pc  

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Republican Party RIP (1854-2012)

November 20, 2011
posted by

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) The LIbertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith  

"With one and only one exception, every Republican presidential candidate is either stupid, crooked, insane, or a little of all three. ... The one exception is doctor and Congressman Ron Paul. I have been severely critical of the good doctor in the past, and will doubtless continue to be in the future. He is mistaken on a couple of important issues. But he is also the only Republican candidate who understands what's wrong with this country, how to fix it, and is willing to do so." (11/20/11)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2011/tle645-20111120-02.html  

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