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Friday, June 22, 2007

Ron Paul in Kansas City

Dr Paul addressed an enthusiastic crowd of 700 in Kansas City today...

Ron Paul Dominates GOP Candidates Online

Well, that's just the internet you say...?

Who isn't on the internet? It's 2007 not 1997. The internet is not some new-fangled contraption.

And, if they're not should they even be allowed to vote?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa, the Ed Failor Jr. Story

The chickens are really coming home to roost on this story...

Ed Failor Jr. is friend to some big coporate welfare recipients who certainly don't want Ron Paul rocking the boat...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Political Sin of Truth -- Ron Paul Defies Republican Neoconservatives

June 18, 2007 Issue
Copyright © 2007 The American Conservative

Stupid Party - Republicans rage against Ron Paul.
by Kara Hopkins

It was a dangerous night in South Carolina: the ten candidates for the Republican nomination gathered, and a debate broke out. Damage control was swift. Party elders rushed to excommunicate the instigator. Pundits howled, bloggers convulsed: “moonbat on Kool Aid,” “crackpot,” “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”

But for all that pious fury, a candidate few Americans had heard of owned the next day’s headlines. Ron Paul had committed the sin of truth—and the reaction revealed much about the party that shunned him.

The evening began predictably enough. Focus-grouped down to their ties, the heavyweights managed to attach conviction to issues they rarely think about, while a pack of also-rans nipped at their wingtips. The audience inserted polite applause. Then the play went off script.

Asked if bringing our troops home from Iraq was really a Republican position, Ron Paul countered, “There’s a strong tradition of being antiwar in the Republican Party. It is the constitutional position.” Had 9/11 altered that, his questioner inquired. Paul responded that American foreign policy was a “major contributing factor. … They attacked us because we’ve been over there; we’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years…” The crowd went silent. “Are you suggesting that we invited the 9/11 attacks, sir?” A more packaged candidate would have prefaced his answer with a disclaimer—“Of course we did nothing to deserve the attacks.” Paul believes this, but he doesn’t park on Madison Avenue. “I’m suggesting that we listen to the people who attacked us and the reason they did it…”

The party men could stand it no longer, and Rudy Giuliani volunteered to chasten the prodigal: “That’s an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of September 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don’t think I’ve heard that before…” The audience thundered approval, and Rudy pressed his advantage: “I would ask the congressman to withdraw that comment and tell us that he didn’t really mean that.”

But he did mean it—and gave no ground: “If we think we can do what we want around the world and not incite hatred, then we have a problem. They don’t come here to attack us because we’re rich and free. They come and they attack us because we’re over there.”

The moderator declined to follow up and moved on to less disruptive subjects —for once the Confederate flag seemed safe—but Paul’s inconvenient truth lingered in the air and led the coverage.

Less noted was the reaction of the crowd, Roman in its fervor. What were they applauding? Giuliani’s sloganeering prowess? Or his profession of ignorance? Neither commends him—or them.

Believing that our enemies’ motivation is beyond the scope of legitimate discussion should render Giuliani incapable of strategic analysis. Surely the old prosecutor doesn’t think that discerning a felon’s motive absolves him of the crime? He told Larry King that his plan for pacifying Iraq was to “Do it with more troops—maybe 100,000, 150,000 more.”But on what basis did he make that decision if realists who come within ten feet are ordered to recant?
The alternative is that Giuliani really is as remote from the facts as he claimed and was rejecting something he knows nothing about. Worse, he shouted down a more knowledgeable man.

Still the crowd downed that cocktail of arrogance and ignorance, delivering the loudest applause of the night and proving Alexander Pope’s maxim: “shallow draughts intoxicate the brain.”

Beyond the hall, ovations rippled across the Republican ranks. Wrote RedState’s Rob Bluey: “If Giuliani goes on to capture the nomination, his response to Ron Paul will be one of the moments that is replayed years from now. It was so powerful that I found myself cheering him on in front of the TV.”

Other candidates clamored onto the bandwagon: “I thought Mayor Giuliani’s intercession there was appropriate, and frankly, very, very excellent,” said John McCain. “I really appreciated it because we should never, never believe that we brought on this conflict. This is an evil force that is trying to destroy everything we stand for and believe in. And this is a transcendent struggle.

That’s why I want to be president of the United States.”

It’s come to this. The party once known for its sobriety wants to be lulled with stories about evil forces and immaculate heroes. Prudence yields to utopianism, intellectual combat to blind thuggery. Gone are the wisemen who cast long shadows and wrote great books. Lost too is the Right’s old default that distrusted power and those who want it, replaced by a vision of the irreproachable state.

There’s an impoverished efficiency to this new regime. Millions take dictation from talk radio, keep I-hate-Barbra-Streisand books climbing the bestseller lists, and enjoy the nightly spectacle of Alan Colmes being waterboarded. The ideological contests that once provoked fierce infighting are settled: all that remains is to purge offenders and sell the party line. “If Republicans start thinking like this, we’re dead,” radio talker Glenn Beck said of Paul’s dissent. If Republicans start thinking, they may realize that indignation isn’t argument.

“Ron Paul really has no business being on stage as a legitimate representative of Republicans,” Michelle Malkin told Fox’s John Gibson. She’s right—though not for the reason she thinks. Unwilling to engage the facts of Paul’s case, she made up her own, attempting to associate him with the 9/11 Truth Movement, which believes the U.S. was complicit in, or at least forewarned of, the terrorist attacks. Members of the group attended a Paul campaign event, but he has never endorsed their conspiracy theories. Malkin later admitted her error but not before denouncing “tinfoil hat wearers who indulge in this kind of fantasy, where America bears blame for global jihad.” No doubt a chorus of Republican faithful again cheered their TVs.

It’s voguish to pronounce a “conservative crack-up,” but just the opposite is occurring. The once marginal tendency has won mass appeal—a kind of victory. But it had to leave behind that frontier where intellectual pioneers wrangled ideas scaled to the terrain. As the ranks swelled, the canon shrunk to a single issue that brooks no challenge. It fits comfortably into a Fox soundbite and finds followers aplenty. So powerful is the martial accord that anyone who disagrees must be something other than conservative: liberal, traitorous, mad.

There’s power in that consensus—and fragility. Einstein wrote, “He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” Ron Paul proved that he has brain and backbone. But the party he’s bidding to lead has lost the ability to distinguish between a constitutionalist and a crackpot.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Petition to Include Ron Paul in the Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance Presidential Forum

Petition to Include Ron Paul in the Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance Presidential Forum

Ron Paul Snubbed by Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance

Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa

Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidates forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate.

Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasn’t invited.

Read on:

NOTE: Wonder why Ron Paul was excluded? It couldn't be because he's not strong on tax relief, Paul is by any measure the strongest among the pack when it comes to being "the taxpayer's best friend"... It's not because he's not a good Christian. He is... Hmmmm... Could it be that it's because he's against the Iraq War? Ding! Ding! Ding! So, thereby we come to the fact that Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance are not serious about tax relief or Christian values at all, but instead steeped in neoconservative dogma...

And this confirms it:

Lone Star

Maverick Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul finds that being right is the one thing his party won’t forgive.

My goodness... a magazine for 'conservatives' who actually want to conserve things, like the ideas in the Constitution... what a concept!

Why Ron Paul CAN Win...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ron Paul should be in JAIL!

RudyMcRompson 2008!!!

"What was I talking about?"
"I'd be okay if we tortured Ron Paul."
"If you don't have a positive attitude you gotta git tortured."
"We gotta round 'em up and have this program called re-education..."
"Torture's okay yaw."
"You gotta have more torture."
"Torture me if ya want."
"As long as ya say the right things ya ain't got nuthin to worry about."

Priceless. Satire so devastating it seems real...

Dr. Ron Paul Mobbed by Supports at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Gives Impromptu Speech

Dr. Ron Paul Mobbed by Supporters at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Respect Ron Paul

"Ron Paul is the only current member of Congress to have been elected three times as a non-incumbent."

Dr. Paul is the Gandhi of American Politics

Great article by Gary North:

Ron Paul Addresses Hundreds of Supporters in Kansas City

Lewrockwell reports 600+ in attendance. Good write up of the event:

All About Ron Paul

Two great references for learning more about Dr. Paul...

Friday, June 15, 2007

Measures of Paul's Online Support

All totals have been gathered between 10:00 am and 10:30 am today. Here are the totals (largest number to smallest number):

1. Myspace: 31,382 Friends (official Ron Paul website)
2. Eventful: 19,681 Demands in 1,140 places
3. Youtube: 16,526 Subscribers (official Candidate Channel)
4. Facebook: 11,850 Members (student group, Congressman Ron Paul for President)
5. Meetup: 9,431 Members in 316 Groups, with 2,909 waiting for a Group
6. Facebook: 8,200 Members (official Ron Paul website)
7. Facebook: 6,707 Votes (Facebook Election Center)
8. Registry: 2,528 Supporters registered (the number is less since there are some gaps in the numbering, but it is an approximate number)
9. This Forum: 1,152 Members with 1,070 Active
10. Flickr: 120 Members

The numbers speak for themselves. We don't currently have a direct comparisons from the other candidates... but I'd wager that Paul is among the leaders...


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Paul on Tucker Carlson Today

"A genuine conservative's view". Amen.

What You Can Do for Ron Paul Right Now

If you like Ron Paul, if you support his candidacy, then I urge you to send the below email to at least 10 people that you know. Copy and paste it into your email program...

Don't send it to just anyone... but to people who might be receptive to Dr. Paul's message of liberty and haven't gotten that message yet. Feel free to make any changes you want before sending... and of course I'm open to any comments or suggestions.

If there was ever a time to act on behalf of your beliefs... that time is now!

Cheers! And Go Ron Paul!!!

Subject: I Never Do This

Dear friends,

I would never send you an email like this if it weren’t extremely important. This letter is important. It’s about changing America for the better… But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Look, I’m writing you because I’m concerned that you might be throwing your vote away both in the presidential primaries and maybe also in the general election. I don’t want you to do that.

Chances are that you’ve heard of most all the candidates and that you’ve seen some of them on TV. But, you probably haven’t heard much about one of them… a 10-term Congressman and doctor from Texas named Ron Paul. Dr. Paul is NOT one of the front-runners, which is why I want to draw your attention to him. If you know anything about him you probably know that he’s the only one on the Republican side who voted against the Iraq War and spoke out against it from the beginning. As a matter of fact, Dr. Paul spoke out against it when it was just an idea swirling around in neoconservative think-tanks!

But that doesn’t mean that Congressman Paul is weak on defense. To the contrary, Paul believes in aggressively hunting down Osama Bin Laden (remember him?), bringing him to justice, and dismantling the Al Qaeda network from the top down.

"Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country." -Ronald Reagan

(He’s also the one candidate who’s serious about controlling our borders and enforcing existing laws.)

Unlike the Democrats who are also against the Iraq War Dr. Paul WILL put a stop to our soldiers dying in another country’s civil war. But instead of replacing the rampant spending of the war ($600Bn+) with more waste at home Dr. Paul will also cut-back on government pork and waste as he has done consistently in the Congress for over 10 years.

Paul has made some very unpopular (within his party) votes in favor of the taxpayer. (He voted against giving a gold medal to Ronald Reagan, and suggested that he and the other politicians pay for it out of their own pocket!) He is the taxpayers’ best friend. He’ll eliminate the Income Tax and phase out the nightmare bureaucracy that is the IRS! Will any other candidate do this? Absolutely not.

A lot of the politicians out there talk a good game and they look good, but the fact is that they will NOT step out of line with their parties. They will not create positive change.

That’s why a vote for any of them is a vote for the establishment, a vote to keep things the way they are. If you’re happy with that, then by all means vote that way. But to me it’s a throw away vote. Only a vote for Paul will make a difference in where this country is headed. Paul will take us back to the prosperity that our nation once enjoyed…

He’s the “Thomas Jefferson of our day”, as Judge Andrew Napolitano calls him.

He respects your liberty like no other politician in Washington.

Please take a moment to learn about Dr. Paul. Here’s an overview of his record:

He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.

He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.

You can learn more at:

If any of this sounds good to you, then I urge you to support the Paul campaign. You, like me, may not agree with him about everything. But, he’s a good man, a man of his word… an unusual politician that you can actually feel good about supporting.

A vote for him is the only one that’s NOT a waste!


Your Concerned Friend

P.S. If you appreciated this email then please forward it to ten or more friends so we can spread the message of freedom and liberty. It’s a powerful message that is getting the attention of millions of Americans. You CAN change America, by helping to put a sensible, principled statesman into the White House!

Be sure and visit:

Ron Paul on Colbert Report 6/13/07

"I'd rather be alive and free!"

Great commentary about Paul's performance:

The GOPs Lonely Anti-War Candidate -- American Prospect

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ron Paul Ready to Rock the Colbert Report Tonight on Comedy Central

Ron Paul, Silicon Valley Guru, to Speak at Google Headquarters

What Ronald Reagan Thought of Ron Paul

"Ron Paul is one the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country." -Ronald Reagan

Stop Ron Paul!!

There's been a recent wave of anti-Paul hit pieces circulating on the net... particularly among 'progressives'. They're in a panic that Paul is stealing voters from their ranks. That's because Paul's message is appealing across the political spectrum. It's only the die-hard partisans that will not open their minds to his message of liberty and try to smear the good doctor... Those are the ones that are happy with the status quo in both parties, while the rest of us just want good honest leadership and strong ideas for a way forward...

Here we have a positive Ron Paul article over at the left-wing DailyKos entitled 'Bout Had It With the Ron Paul Hit Pieces':

The left wingers go into a frenzy as one of their own respects the Paul campaign, nearly 500 comments.

Now on the right-wing side over at Sean Hannity's forum you have one of the longest threads being about Ron Paul, how they plan to give to his campaign. This sets off the partisan zealots:

It's funny how both sides panic and squirm at the reality and power of Congressman Paul's message.

The Ron Paul Story

A powerful 1996 campaign video.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Why Ron Paul?

Because who else can clean up this mess...?

Why I Support Ron Paul

Paul at 3% in latest New Hampshire Poll

The editorial may focus on Romney's lead, but the real story is Paul's gain from 1% to 3% and most of these people did not watch the debates...

Ron Paul NOT Included in Latest LATimes/Bloomberg Offline Poll

Astonishingly, the mainstream media continues to deny the existence of the only anti-war Republican candidate Ron Paul. Paul who has participated in all 3 GOP debates and made headlines with his confrontation with Rudy Julie-annie, was passed-up in favor of undeclared potential candidates like Newt Gingrich, Hollywood Fred Thompson, and Al Gore...

Here's the question on the GOP side:

Q: If the Republican primary or caucus for president were being held in your state today and the candidates were Sen. Sam Brownback (Kan.), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.), Rep. Duncan Hunter (Calif.), Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.), Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.), former Gov. Tommy G. Thompson (Wis.) and actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.), for whom would you vote?

You can let the LATimes know that this is unacceptable at:,0,5329431.customform?sId=National

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Beware the Reign of Don Giuliani...

Who is Ron Paul? A Conversation With an Unusual Man...

Ron Paul on the Cover of 'American Conservative'

From Lew Rockwell:

Writes John MacDhubhain: "I was just at Barnes & Noble, buying my father a copy of Are We Rome?, when I decided to check out the periodical sections. Ron Paul was on the cover of the June 18 issue of the American Conservative, with the caption 'The Ron Paul Moment: The Debate the GOP Wants to Avoid.'"

Ron Paul : Don't Tread On Me

Are You a Ron Paul Doubter?

If you're in favor of smaller government, a return to the confines of the Constitution, more liberty, more prosperity, better monetary policy, real security, and an end to aggressive and counter-productive foreign policy... then you need to support Ron Paul for president.

"I like Ron Paul and agree with nearly everything he stands for, but he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the nomination much less the presidency..."

That's a dangerous and hypocritical copout!

Do not let yourself fall into this line of thinking...

The fact that Paul has such an up-hill battle is the result of decades of sacrificing sound policy and real ideas for sound-bites and political power grabs...

This may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to at least steer the current political climate towards one of slightly more honesty, respect for the taxpayer, and increased liberty...

If you think that any of the establishment candidates are going to shut-down the military industrial complex, cut-off the corporate welfare system, or shrink government at all then you are a fool and deserve what you get...

Do I sound shrill? So be it... but at least I can sleep at night knowing that I made some positive efforts on behalf of a more free America...

Send a message to the crooks in Washington, give whatever you can to the Paul campaign and rest assured that it will be well spent. Paul is the only candidate who respects the taxpayers' hard earned money (see his response to a House proposal to give the Reagans a gold medal...) which he has demonstrated by his impeccable Congressional voting record.

There is great discontent within the American electorate, and for good reason. We can capitalize on that...

Live free or die!

Paul Running Second in Utah GOP Straw Poll

Deep within mormon country one would expect Romney to lead... But, Paul coming in 2nd?!!! MSM needs to take notice, as well as you Ron Paul doubters out there...

Mitt Romney 1042 (80.46%)
Ron Paul 70 (5.41%)
Rudy Giuliani 57 (4.40%)
John McCain 54 (4.17%)
Tom Tancredo 19 (1.47%)
Tommy Thompson 16 (1.24%)
Fred Thompson (write-in) 15 (1.16%)
Mike Huckabee 12 (0.93%)
Sam Brownback 8 (0.62%)
Stan Lockhart (write-in) 1 (0.08%)
Newt Gingrich (write-in) 1 (0.08%)

Ron Paul is Bill Maher's New Hero

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Mitt Romney's Iraq War Revisionism Ignored by Media

Giuliani versus Paul

Solid article about the reasons for 9/11...

"Free" Censors Ron Paul Thread

A thread over at so-called entitled, 'Ron Paul brought me back to GOP' was taken down with the reason being that it was "Garbage." This is the message I got when following the link:

This thread has been pulled.
Pulled on 06/09/2007 2:42:09 PM PDT by Admin Moderator, reason:


The website should be renamed... NeoconRepublic maybe?

Petition for Fair and Equal Treatment in the Media of Dr Ron Paul's Presidential Election Campaign

A Petition for Fair and Equal Treatment in the Media of Dr Ron Paul's Presidential Election Campaign

This petition calls on the major established television news outlets to give fair and unbiased treatment to all candidates running for President of the United States, but in particular to Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas) who has been blatantly slandered, mischaracterized and marginalized by the mainstream coverage of his campaign to date.

Paul is a Man of Principle

Ron Paul's response to a proposal in the House back in 2000 to give a $30k gold medal to the Reagans...

[Page: H1655]

Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 3591. At the same time, I am very supportive of President Reagan's publicly stated view of limiting the federal government to it's proper and constitutional role. In fact, I was one of only four sitting members of the United States House of Representatives who endorsed Ronald Reagan's candidacy for President in 1976. The United States enjoyed sustained economic prosperity and employment growth during Ronald Reagan's presidency.

I must, however, oppose the Gold Medal for Ronald and Nancy Reagan because appropriating $30,000 of taxpayer money is neither constitutional nor, in the spirit of Ronald Reagan's notion of the proper, limited role for the federal government.

Because of my continuing and uncompromising opposition to appropriations not authorized within the enumerated powers of the Constitution, I would maintain my resolve and commitment to the Constitution--a Constitution, which only last year, each Member of Congress, swore to uphold. In each of these instances, I offered to do a little more than uphold my constitutional oath.

In fact, as a means of demonstrating my personal regard and enthusiasm for Ronald Reagan's advocacy for limited government, I invited each of these colleagues to match my private, personal contribution of $100 which, if accepted by the 435 Members of the House of Representatives, would more than satisfy the $30,000 cost necessary to mint and award a gold medal to Ronald and Nancy Reagan. To me, it seemed a particularly good opportunity to demonstrate one's genuine convictions by spending one's own money rather that of the taxpayers who remain free to contribute, at their own discretion, to commemorate the work of the Reagans. For the record, not a single Representative who solicited my support for spending taxpayer's money, was willing to contribute their own money to demonstrate their generosity and allegiance to the Reagan's stated convictions.

It is, of course, very easy to be generous with the people's money.

Ron Paul Dwarfs Fred Thompson Hype

For all the MSM attention that 'Hollywood' Fred Thompson's shadow campaign is getting the reality is that Ron Paul's campaign website is drawing much more attention:

There's also a lot of hype about how much money Thompson is raising. But if the rumors are true about the massive surge in donations to the grassroots Paul campaign then Paul may well be raising more money than Thompson despite the unwarranted media blitz for 'Hollywood' Fred....

Associated Content: Ron Paul Scores Again

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Paul Beats 'em All

Look at the website traffic for all the major GOP contenders including Hollywood Fred for the past 3 months:

Ron Paul continues to dominate.

Ron Paul Before the Iraq War

Paul sounds like a prophet:

Ron Paul is Raising Millions

Ron Paul's online support is translating into a significant war-chest of campaign funds:

The mainstream media needs to start taking Ron Paul's campaign seriously. They won't be able to ignore him for much longer.

Click here to donate to the Paul campaign on his official site:

NOTE: I just contributed again to the Paul campaign. Let me tell you that it feels great to help spread the message of freedom, peace and prosperity through Ron Paul’s candidacy!

Ron Paul on Policy Watch

CNN: The Ron Paul Phenomenon

And look at those comments...

Ron Paul's New Website Looks Great