Posts Tagged ‘ Ron Paul ’

In praise of Ron Paul

August 24, 2011
posted by

CounterPunch
by Clancy Sigal  

"Paul is also against things I’m for -- like emergency care for illegals, and Roe vs. Wade and Social Security and Medicare. But so what? He has a laser-like eye for what’s sick about our economy -- for example, the $10 billion monthly we spend in Afghanistan while child poverty at home goes rampant -- and our fear-mongering politics -- for example, the equally no-end-in-sight 'drug war.' ... The Republican establishment is terrified of him. If this isn’t enough recommendation, Rush Limbaugh loathes Paul who he calls 'nuts on parade.'" (08/24/11)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/08/24/in-praise-of-ron-paul/  

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What’s the worst that could happen in a Ron Paul presidency?

August 24, 2011
posted by

Salon
by Alex Pareene  

"Let's start with the good: Ron Paul would likely be the best president doves and civil libertarians ever had. ... On the other hand ..." (08/24/11)

http://salon.com/a/sFEIfAA  

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Ron Paul and the libertarian moment

August 22, 2011
posted by

Liberale et Libertaire
by dL  

"I credit the likes of Murray Rothbard for hooking a New Left class critique of American progressivism on top of the momentum of lifestyle anarchism to forge a second self-identified libertarian movement in the US. However, I also credit Murray Rothbard with attempting to later unhook libertarianism from lifestyle anarchism with the pursuit of the so-called 'Paleo phase,' which was a disaster. In terms of Rothbardian proteges, I would associate Karl Hess with the earlier Rothbard and Ron Paul with the second, 'Paleo' Rothbard." (08/22/11)

http://bit.ly/pQu0CQ  

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The relevancy of Ron Paul vs the coming irrelevancy of the status quo

August 22, 2011
posted by

LewRockwell.com
by Susan Westfall  

"Given the choice that the Internet offers us all today, how long will we as a people continue to accept the endless lies pumped at us day in and day out by media hacks who neither represent the news honestly, nor have the guts to stand up and stop the idiocy themselves? That we should assign blame to the talking heads only and stop there however, is as ridiculous as their present efforts to pretend by omission that Ron Paul is not a top-tier contender in the GOP nominee election process." (08/23/11)

http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/westfall5.1.1.html  

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A question for libertarians

August 22, 2011
posted by

Classically Liberal
by CLS  

"There are a lot of libertarians who still buy into the Ron Paul myth, I'm sad to say. Ron is no libertarian. He's a paleoconservative and his voting record backs that up. In addition he has all the crazy shit he gets from the Birch Society and continues to spew out. But what I find surprising is how gullible some libertarians are regarding Ron's excuses for all this." (08/22/11)

http://bit.ly/rg1OhG  

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Ron Paul is right about Iran

August 22, 2011
posted by

Nolan Chart Nolan Chart
by Kenn Jacobine  

"The exchange highlighted the irreconcilable differences that exist between those who believe there is a bad guy under every rock and those who actually know history and understand international relations. Santorum and his neoconservative brethren are the former while Ron Paul represents the latter. Its only common sense that if you corner an animal it will act aggressively in order to defend itself and escape. Countries are no different." (08/21/11)

http://bit.ly/rkduQQ  

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Ron Paul: Exposing establishment propaganda since 1976

August 22, 2011
posted by

Fr33 Agents
by Szandor Blestman  

"Ron Paul is the rarest of politicians. He is the embodiment of honesty, integrity and principle. Most people like him would have just given up long ago on the political process and returned to their normal lives where they wouldn’t have to deal with so much filth and corruption. Dr. Paul has hung in there since 1976 when he first entered politics in hopes that he could change for the better the way things are run in Washington, DC." (08/21/11)

 

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Media blackout of Ron Paul is irresponsible journalism

August 21, 2011
posted by

Freedom Politics
by Thomas J. Lucente Jr.  

"Who is that mystery candidate? U.S. Rep. Dr. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is vying for the Republican nomination for president, but you would not know it if your only news source is the old world mainstream media. Paul is effectively under a media blackout." (08/20/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3kbke7z  

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Media top-dogs underdog Ron Paul

August 21, 2011
posted by

Ilana Mercer WorldNetDaily
by Ilana Mercer  

"Republican and Democratic media whores briefly came clean about ignoring presidential hopeful Ron Paul. Then they promptly returned to ignoring him." (08/18/11)

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=335149  

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What do libertarians want, Ron Paul or Ron Perfect?

August 18, 2011
posted by

Garry Reed Libertarian News Examiner
by Garry Reed  

"Don't like Paul because he's not the perfect libertarian? Chances are you're not either, so who are you kidding? He's not the lesser of two evils; he's the lesser of Perfect. He's not just Better Than Obama, he's better than everyone. At the very least he's a step in the right direction." (08/17/11)

http://exm.nr/mRN0Ok  

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Ron Paul’s 15 minutes are up

August 18, 2011
posted by

Mother Jones
by Kevin Drum  

"It's not unusual for someone who ran and came close to run again (cf. Ronald Reagan, John McCain, Mitt Romney). But if you run a very distant fourth, winning no states and collecting 1.6% of the delegates, you really need to have a compelling story if you decide to run again. Ron Paul doesn't, and everyone knows it. Like it or not, he's a novelty candidate and he's had his 15 minutes." (08/18/11)

http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2011/08/ron-pauls-15-minutes-are  

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The impossible is possible

August 17, 2011
posted by

The American Conservative The American Conservative
by John Payne  

"When Ron Paul announced his 2012 campaign for president, I joked that his odds had improved from nil to slim since 2008. The odds are still stacked heavily against him, but there seems to be a path that could lead him to the Republican nomination and possible victory." (08/16/11)

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2011/08/16/the-impossible-is-possible/  

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Statist fear over Ron Paul

August 17, 2011
posted by

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

"What’s amazing is that the mainstream media doesn’t even appear embarrassed at the way they’ve been treating Ron Paul. I suppose they think that since they’ve treated libertarians with such disdain for so long, no one will notice that they’re doing it some more to Ron Paul. Not this time, MSM! As you no doubt know, people are noticing, especially on the Internet!" (08/17/11)

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-08-17.asp  

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The revolution is underway

August 14, 2011
posted by

LewRockwell.com
by Karen Kwiatkowski  

"The ongoing media blackout on all things Ron Paul is somewhat curious. One blogger calls the Meet the Press crowd knuckleheaded for their omissive reporting of winners and losers. Headlines blare, 'Bachmann First, Pawlenty Third!' as if, by not saying Ron Paul’s name and crediting him with his earned reward, they can create an alter-reality." (08/15/11)

http://lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski272.html  

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IA: Bachmann wins Ames straw poll, Paul a close second

August 14, 2011
posted by

New York Times    

"The race for the Republican presidential nomination came into sharper focus on Saturday as Gov. Rick Perry of Texas declared his candidacy in South Carolina and Michele Bachmann won a closely watched poll of voters in Iowa. ... Ron Paul of Texas, whose libertarian views put him at odds with many Republicans, finished slightly behind Mrs. Bachmann in the straw poll." (08/13/11)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/us/politics/14iowa.html  

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Now or never

August 7, 2011
posted by

LewRockwell.com
by Brian Wilson  

"As of this scribbling, Congressman Paul has not been forthcoming with a Plan of Attack. But I, for one (and you for two) shall encourage him -- as strongly as civil vocabulary allows -- to engage the Leviathan and bind him with the strongest legal restraints available. And expediently!" (08/08/11)

http://lewrockwell.com/wilson-brian/wilson-brian25.1.html  

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Paul vs. Johnson

August 4, 2011
posted by

The American Conservative The American Conservative
by W. James Antle III  

"The careers of Ron Paul and Gary Johnson make a good case for libertarian participation in the Republican Party. Both men could have run on identical platforms as Libertarian Party candidates and would have received an infinitesimal number of votes. As Republicans, they won elections and were able to govern. Paul did secure the Libertarian presidential nomination in 1988, but he received more exposure and votes running a distant fourth in the 2008 Republican primaries." (08/03/11)

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/paul-vs-johnson/  

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A charming reminder of the ugly side of Dr. No

August 2, 2011
posted by

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Classically Liberal
by CLS  

"Yes, I know Ron, claims he doesn't know who wrote the material. Odd that the paid staff of the newsletter was Paul's wife, his daughter, Lew Rockwell and one other person, who ran his campaigns. There are many to pick from. Apparently we have to believe that Paul's wife, daughter, campaign manager, and business partner/friend Lew Rockwell, all kept Paul in the dark about the hateful material that was being distributed in Ron's name, sometimes under his byline. We also have to believe that Ron never got curious enough to read one of his own newsletters, and that in the period of years that this was going on, not one single reader brought the bigotry to his attention." (08/02/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3atmsbe  

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Paul won’t seek re-election to US House

July 12, 2011
posted by

Washington Post    

"Rep. Ron Paul will not seek reelection to his Texas congressional seat next year, regardless of his fate in the Republican presidential race. Paul, who is currently serving his 12th term in Congress, will instead spend the bulk of his time on the 20102 Republican contest. 'Dr. Paul will not seek re-election ... and will focus his efforts on winning the Presidency,' Paul spokesman Jesse Benton told The Fix." (07/12/11)

http://tinyurl.com/695sekn  

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Should Ron Paul be president?

July 4, 2011
posted by

The Price of Liberty
by Paul Bonneau  

"Don’t get me wrong. I think Ron Paul would make an excellent President, perhaps the best one ever. He of course has some faults -- which have been put on display in the internecine squabbling -- but that is not much of a concern, because every human has faults. If we must have a President at all, he’s about the best who one reasonably could hope for. 'He’s not libertarian enough,' is not an argument that impresses me very much. Despite this point, there is a much larger problem: it’s not 1921 this time around!" (07/04/11)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/2011/07/04/bonneau.html  

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Ron Paul signs pledge that would keep most libertarians out

June 19, 2011
posted by

Classically Liberal
by CLS  

"The Right-wing conservative, or paleo-conservative Ron Paul, who has fooled some libertarians into thinking he's one of them — usually when it comes to raise funds, though not when it comes down to certain votes, has signed a pledge that would keep many, if not most libertarians out of his administration if he were somehow to be elected president." (06/18/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3zkr24k  

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Bachmann: Bling for Ron Paul?

June 19, 2011
posted by

WorldNetDaily
by Ilana Mercer  

"Masters at sweating the smaller, safer stuff, some Beltway libertarians asserted that Bachmann, one of the few people in Congress who understands and protests monetary policy, is a philosophical spender because of the 'agricultural subsidies her family farm has [allegedly] received.' This case is not worth a straw. Search and you'll find minor blemishes in Ron Paul's impeccable defense of the Constitution. But when it comes to the big issues -- entitlements, monetary and foreign policy -- Paul remains unbeatable, where Beltway libertarians (also known in some libertarian circles as The 'Kochtopus') have been inconsistent." (06/17/11)

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=311993  

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Ron Paul’s radical vision

June 9, 2011
posted by

Reason Reason
by Brian Doherty  

"Ron Paul by now is well-known for many things, yet he remains an underrated retail politician. Paul has the extraordinary distinction of having won a seat in Congress as a nonincumbent on three separate occasions. After fighting his own Republican Party to regain a House seat in 1996 (the GOP establishment preferred a turncoat Democrat in the primary), Dr. No has won re-election in the 14th Congressional District of Texas by progressively larger margins in every campaign but one. In 2004 and 2008 the Democratic Party didn’t bother running a candidate against him." (for publication 07/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/06/09/ron-pauls-radical-vision  

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Romney, Pawlenty race: Who can out-Bush Bush

June 9, 2011
posted by

Our Future Blog
by Bill Scher  

"The Republican presidential field can be divided into two groups: the politically sane (Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman), and the politically insane (Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul and Herman Cain). The politically sane trio appear to recognize that America is not solely populated by Glenn Beck disciples, and occasionally make a comment that could have appeal to the broad middle. The politically insane only know how to wallow in their assigned bubbles of the right-wing ideological fever swamp. A representative of either camp could potentially win the Republican nomination." [editor's note: Although he still sticks Paul in the "insane" camp (and entirely ignores Gary Johnson, who could be added there easily under Scher's criteria), his analysis is otherwise spot-on - SAT] (06/08/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3kvdrez  

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Ron Paul vs. the GOP Establishment

June 8, 2011
posted by

Antiwar.com Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"[A] wave of 'anti-government' (i.e. pro-freedom) sentiment is sweeping the country, and the realization that libertarians were the original tea-partiers -- coupled with the electoral success of that populist upsurge -- has the Establishment in a panic. What we’re seeing is a two-pronged, left-right attack on libertarians, with the initial forays in the foreign policy realm. The main thrust of the attack is naturally directed at the leader of the libertarian movement, the man who has done the most to make libertarianism a significant political force in the modern world, and that man is Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)." (06/08/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4xnv6fv  

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