Posts Tagged ‘ Ron Paul ’

IA: Huntsman hits Ron Paul with another ad

January 1, 2012
posted by

The Raw Story    

"Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign released another video targeting rival Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) on New Years Eve. The video is modeled on the science-fiction series The Twilight Zone, and attempts to portray Paul as a kook who believes in conspiracy theories." [editor's note: As a CFR member (and longtime fedgov foreign policy insider), Huntsman knows the validity of Paul's "kooky" claims all too well - SAT] (01/01/12)

http://tinyurl.com/78onh63  

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Is Obama campaigning for Paul in Iowa?

January 1, 2012
posted by

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

"US president Barack Obama signed the Police State Enabling Act ... er, 'National Defense Authorization Act' ... on Friday. Um ... why?" (01/01/12)

http://bit.ly/sWSAPp  

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GOP has Ron Paul problems

January 1, 2012
posted by

Orange County Register
by Mark Landsbaum  

"In Tuesday's Iowa Caucuses, the Republican Party will come face-to-face with its Ron Paul problems. The first problem for the party is that the libertarian Texas congressman Paul, despite months of massive media indifference and despite mounting vitriolic attacks by his opponents, may win. That's a problem because there are powerful party factions and many registered Republicans who simply will not support him, even against socialist-in-chief Barack Obama." (12/30/11)

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/paul-333657-ron-party.html  

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Why Republicans must choose Ron Paul

January 1, 2012
posted by

Ayn R. Key
by Ayn R. Key  

"Every single election, the Republicans make the same sales pitch to independent libertarian voters: this election is so critical, support us in this, and maybe later once the enemy is defeated we can maybe support issues that are important to you. It is an offer that will never be reciprocated." (12/31/11)

http://bit.ly/vRouRT  

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Why Ron Paul matters

January 1, 2012
posted by

Cato Institute Cato Institute
by Edward H. Crane  

"Support for dynamic market capitalism (as opposed to crony capitalism), social tolerance, and a healthy skepticism of foreign military adventurism is a combination of views held by a plurality of Americans. It is why the 21st century is likely to be a libertarian century. It is why the focus should be on Ron Paul's philosophy and his policy proposals in 2012." (12/31/11)

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=13973  

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Ron Paul IS dangerous

January 1, 2012
posted by

The Price of Liberty
by Edward Britton  

"McQuaid is right. Paul IS dangerous -- just not for any of the reasons he cites. Ron Paul is 'dangerous' in the sense that freedom from a tyrannical statist quo is 'dangerous.' Liberty itself is 'dangerous' to anyone who asserts the right to rule (own) other human beings, to play global 'enforcer' of a shallow, barbaric and hypocritical ethic, to play hall monitor to a people who'd otherwise involve themselves in peaceful behaviors, habits or business practices, etc." (01/02/12)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/2012/01/02/britton.html  

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Ron Paul’s McCain-like path to the nomination

January 1, 2012
posted by

Reason Reason
by Matt Welch  

"Though predicting elections is a mug's game, especially these days, my guess is that a Paul nomination would require something like this: Bigger-than-projected victory in Iowa slingshots him into a closer-than-projected 2nd place finish in New Hampshire (or even a win), while the rest of the field clears out into an essentially three-man race, in which the third (say, Newt Gingrich) lands enough blows on Romney to derail the electability argument, setting up a three-way slugfest to the finish. Stranger things have happened, though not many." (12/30/11)

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Ron Paul and the future of American foreign policy

December 29, 2011
posted by

Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"Rabinowitz and McQuaid and the rest of the hate-mongers, who come up with a fresh Enemy every time we knock off the old one, or tire of the task, know who their real enemy is -- and it isn’t the President of Iran, or the Communist Party of China. It’s those patriotic Americans who believe we ought to be putting the interests of Americans first -- and that the empire is an albatross hung around our necks." (12/30/11)

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Dorothy Rabinowitz’s attack on Ron Paul, part 3

December 29, 2011
posted by

Jacob G Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"One of the most disappointing aspects of Wall Street Journal editorial member Dorothy Rabinowitz’s attack on Ron Paul for his foreign-policy views pertains to the motives of those who are driven to commit terrorist attacks on the United States. While repeatedly pooh-poohing Paul’s emphasis on U.S. foreign policy for being the motive behind the 9/11 attacks, Rabinowitz failed to reveal her own thinking on the subject. That’s truly a shame because she passed up an opportunity to give people a glimpse into the interventionist mind on this important subject." (12/29/11)

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-12-29.asp  

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Ron Paul is a disaster for Republicans and Democrats, but not for America’s freedoms

December 29, 2011
posted by

Backwoods Home
by Dave Duffy  

"Enough of us are still left who want freedom above everything else, even security, that we ignited 'spontaneously' as a political movement. That’s why Ron Paul has caught on with both conservatives and liberals who value America’s freedoms above all else. And that’s why both old guard Republicans like Dick Morris and Newt Gingrich and old guard Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are scared stiff of us." (12/29/11)

http://bit.ly/rzkwoU  

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The anti-Ron Paul Axis of “Decency”

December 29, 2011
posted by

Pro Libertate
by Will Grigg  

"Newt Gingrich, lapsed adulterer, impenitent warmonger, and self-appointed 'teacher of civilization,' has excommunicated Ron Paul and his supporters from the ranks of human decency. A similar anathema has been pronounced by left-wing heresy hunter David Neiwert -- a former sidekick to the degenerate fraud named Morris Dees -- and many other self-appointed political 'watchdogs.' Those banishment decrees condemn Dr. Paul and his supporters for rejecting the fundamental tenet of statism -- the belief that officially sanctioned lethal coercion is the key to social progress." (12/29/11)

http://bit.ly/u0fRSc  

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More lies from Ron Paul

December 29, 2011
posted by

Freedom's Phoenix Freedom's Phoenix
by Mike Renzulli  

"I was active in the libertarian movement and Party for over twelve years. During my time spent among them I noticed that, in a general sense, libertarians have no problem questioning or taking to task society's inconsistencies. But when one of their own or an outsider questions or disagrees with them many times libertarians tend to refuse to believe they are wrong. Sometimes they even go so far as to angrily demonize the dissenter for pointing out their hypocrisy." (12/28/11)

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Ron Paul and Israel

December 29, 2011
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The American Conservative The American Conservative
by Leon Hadar  

"There is nothing 'anti-Israeli' in Paul’s resistance to providing aid to Israel. He has been a long-time opponent of providing American economic aid to all foreign countries, which, he believes, amounts to wasting U.S. tax-payer money on sustaining policies that do not necessarily align with American interests and values.Instead, he would encourage the promotion of trade and investment ties with Israel and other countries." (12/29/11)

http://bit.ly/rtggO2  

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Would Ron Paul have stopped the Holocaust?

December 28, 2011
posted by

The American Conservative The American Conservative
by Daniel McCarthy  

"The latest line of attack on the Texas congressman, courtesy of his ex-staffer Eric Dondero, has it that Ron Paul would not have taken us into World War II to stop the Holocaust. 'He expressed to me countless times, that ‘saving the Jews,’ was absolutely none of our business,' Dondero claims. Of course, that’s exactly how Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and the rest of America’s wartime leaders felt." (12/28/11)

http://bit.ly/s8YivK  

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An anarchist on Ron Paul

December 27, 2011
posted by

Nolan Chart Nolan Chart
by Van Bryant II  

"Were it a viable choice, my vote in 2012 would be cast for 'none of the above.' Presently, that will not be a listed option on the ballot, neither is there a cohesive write-in movement for such. Not voting has even less of an impact: there will be a President, and there will be butts sitting in the Capitol Building, whether 99 or 1% of the electorate casts their vote. Until this changes (and believe me, it needs to), I support Ron Paul and the libertarian movement." (12/27/11)

http://www.nolanchart.com/article9198-an-anarchist-on-ron-paul.html  

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Dorothy Rabinowitz’s attack on Ron Paul, part 1

December 27, 2011
posted by

Jacob G 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
posted by

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

Jacob G 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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