Posts Tagged ‘ Ron Paul ’

The hypocrisy of Ron Paul

September 13, 2011
posted by

The American Spectator
by David Catron  

"Just before last week's Republican debate at the Reagan Library, Ron Paul released an attack ad targeting his fellow Texan and presidential aspirant Rick Perry. It shows a young Congressman Paul posing with the Gipper in a series of photos and features a portentous voiceover claiming that, while Paul 'stood with Reagan,' Perry was a perfidious, Gore-pimping liberal. This ad is brazenly deceptive, but it does provide an edifying glimpse into the true character of a slippery Beltway operator posing as a man of principle fighting the good fight against the corrupt 'prags' of the GOP establishment. It reveals that Ron Paul is a fraud of the first order." (09/13/11)

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/09/13/the-hypocrisy-of-ron-paul  

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Ron Paul and immigration: A speculative theory

September 11, 2011
posted by

Liberty & Power
by Sheldon Richman  

"Ron Paul’s position on what I’ll call unauthorized immigration -- or immigration sans government permission -- is indeed strange. He calls for 'secure borders' but opposes employer sanctions, Real ID, and a border wall (which he says could be used to keep people in as well as out). He also minimizes the importance of unauthorized immigration by saying it wouldn’t be such an issue if the economy were healthy (people are worried about jobs now) and the welfare state didn’t exist. That odd mix leads me to wonder if Ron Paul is actually for open borders but doesn’t want to say it." (09/09/11)

http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/141750.html  

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Ron Paul gets it mostly right

September 5, 2011
posted by

Authority! Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"It’s refreshing to hear a politician make perfect sense when talking about the proper role of the U.S. government in the economy and the lives of the people. Dr. Ron Paul, a physician, is the only Republican presidential candidate who gets the issues mostly right. The 12 term Congressman from Texas’[s] 14th District is definitely the Libertarian conscience of the Republican Party." (09/04/11)

http://bit.ly/qcyvV3  

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What’s their excuse now?

August 31, 2011
posted by

Classically Liberal
by CLS  

"Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell introduced a poison to the libertarian movement. They promoted the anti-immigrant, anti-gay views of the conservative Right. They pushed the venom of racism and bigotry in a way that the modern libertarian movement has never before experienced. And they attracted a bunch of intolerant, bigoted morons to the movement in the name of a floating abstraction called anarcho-capitalism. This is rather contradictory given Paul's living off of the taxpayers for most his adult life. Gary Johnson is what libertarianism used to be about, before the sheet-wearing neo-Confederates infiltrated the movement." (08/30/11)

http://freestudents.blogspot.com/2011/08/whats-their-excuse-now.html  

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Why do some progressives support Ron Paul … ?

August 31, 2011
posted by

AlterNet
by various  

"[Adele Stan's recent article on Ron Paul] generated an astounding 1,723 comments, and they just keep on coming. Clearly, Ron Paul and libertarian politics are a hot topic for debate. Here is an overview of what commenters had to say." (08/29/11)

http://bit.ly/o5UkVd  

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Is Ron Paul being ignored?

August 30, 2011
posted by

Washington Post
by Chris Cillizza  

"Is Paul really getting short-shrift from mainstream media outlets vis-a-vis his standing in polls? And, if so, why?" (08/29/11)

http://wapo.st/qnbILz  

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The pro-life Ron Paul

August 30, 2011
posted by

National Review
by Katrina Trinko  

"Paul’s most valuable contribution to the pro-life movement may be his insistence that libertarian views not only are compatible with, but are reliant upon, pro-life views. That’s a perspective that distinguishes Paul from the other libertarian in the GOP race -- Gary Johnson, who is pro-abortion -- and one that he is unapologetic about." (08/29/11)

http://bit.ly/r9nliF  

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Why the mass media is snubbing Ron Paul

August 28, 2011
posted by

Neal Reynolds Nuzcom
by Neal Reynolds  

"Some might decide it’s because he’s (allegedly) a 'fringe candidate' who (allegedly) has no chance of winning. But the truth is precisely the opposite of that: it is because if the media actually gave him equal coverage HE WOULD WIN!" (08/26/11)

http://www.nuzcom.com/why-mass-media-snubbing-ron-paul  

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Defeating the tyranny of the “conventional wisdom”

August 25, 2011
posted by

Antiwar.com Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"To us ordinary Americans, the hoi polloi if you will, the process of social and political change is simple: we get to decide if and when a political change occurs, because, you see, we have these events known as elections. ... To the Beltway crowd -- the elaborate society that has grown up around what can only be characterized as America’s version of a Royal Court -- this is an archaic fiction, a theory that will never be put into practice." (08/26/11)

http://bit.ly/nlQwib  

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Progressive lament: Paul “not libertarian enough?”

August 25, 2011
posted by

The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf  

"They say he's inconsistent and kooky, and they're right. But since the left doesn't have a better champion of liberty, shouldn't shouldn't it cheer his rise? What's the worst thing that could happen if Ron Paul won the presidency? After I posed the question, writers including Patrick Appel, Alex Pareene, and Pascal Emmanuel Gobrey responded. Each post is worth reading -- and if you're the Ron Paul campaign, worth responding to." (08/25/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3bp3atz  

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Bill O’Reilly and Dick Morris: Why Ron Paul would unspin them

August 25, 2011
posted by

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

"On today’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly did a segment with Dick Morris, in which O’Reilly taunted Republican presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul, for not accepting O’Reilly’s invitation to appear on his show, and Dick Morris stuck his nose in the air and said the reason was that Dr. Paul was afraid to answer three candidate-destroying questions ..." (08/24/11)

http://bit.ly/qRma3Y  

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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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