• Ron Paul

    Ron Paul to Hold His Own Convention in Minnesota

    Ron Paul

    Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gestures while speaking outside of the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn., Friday, May 30, 2008, prior to the start of the State Republican Convention inside.

    Ron Paul will NOT be invited to speak at the Republican National convention in St. Paul, Minnesota this September so he will pick up his marbles and move down to Minneapolis for his own “mini-convention.”

    Maverick GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has booked an arena in Minneapolis for a “mini-convention” that could steal some of John McCain’s thunder just days before he accepts the Republican nomination.

    A Paul campaign aide said the Texas congressman hopes to pack about 11,000 supporters into the Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota on Sept. 2, which coincides with the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in neighboring St. Paul.

    Paul, 72, will announce details for the rally Thursday at the start of the Texas Republican Convention in Houston.

    The campaign hopes the daylong event will “send a message to the Republican Party,” Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton tells the Tribune-Review.

    The ONLY message that ron Paul will send is that he is out of the mainstream of the Republican Party.

    Paul’s impact on the GOP this fall = NONE.

    But, he will make noise and get his television time in September.


    Ron Paul Watch: He’s Backkkkkkkkkkk with Political Ads

  • President 2008,  Ron Paul

    Ron Paul Watch: He’s Backkkkkkkkkkk with Political Ads


    Pennsylvania Radio Ad

    Doesn’t Ron Paul REALLY have something ELSE to do with his life? Paul has lost the GOP nomination to John McCain why spend the money attacking him?

    Ron Paul has TV ads too:


    Well, the Paulites gave all of that money, Flap supposes Congressman Ron aims to spend it – even in a futile, self-aggrandizing way.


    Ron Paul Suspends His Presidential Campaign

  • President 2008,  Ron Paul

    Ron Paul Suspends His Presidential Campaign


    Ron Paul’s Message to Supporters — March 6, 2008

    Winning re-nomination to a safe Texas GOP Congressional District is sufficient for Ron Paul – at least for now. Was it a Quixotic run for the Presidency?

    Yep, but he involved many in the political process and demonstrated the power of the internet in campaign fundraising at the grass roots level.

    Long term effects on the GOP = negligible.

    Will the GOP give Ron Paul a speech at the GOP Convention?

    Flap says probably.


    Ron Paul Watch: The Fantasy of a Revolution

    Ron Paul Scales Back his Presidential Campaign

    Ron Paul Throws 9/11 Truthers Under the Bus

  • President 2008,  Ron Paul

    Ron Paul Watch: The Fantasy of a Revolution


    As Ron Paul returns to run in his GOP dominated Texas Congressional District there is talk of a permanent Ron Paul revolution after this November.

    Paul has raised $400,000 for the TX-14 race, Benton said. Paul cannot use his presidential funds for congressional primary, since he has not withdrawn. The campaign has about $5 million on hand for the presidential race, Benton said.

    Paul’s goal, Benton added, is to get a substantial delegation to convention (they estimate they’ll have about 42 delegates) get a good speaking spot, and “spread the conservative message.”

    On the $5 million, Benton said, “We’re not looking to take any with us. We’re going to spend it on what donors contributed it for.” Even though he said they’re “looking to spend every dime on the presidential race,” he acknowledged that there is certainly an “organization that has been built out of this campaign” that they will use after the presidential race, including their more than 300,000-person e-mail list.

    In the meantime, FactCheck.org BITCH SLAPS Paulites back to reality.


    Ron Paul Scales Back his Presidential Campaign

    Ron Paul Throws 9/11 Truthers Under the Bus

  • President 2008,  Ron Paul

    Ron Paul Scales Back his Presidential Campaign

    Republican presidential hopeful, Rep. Ron Paul, waves during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, in Washington.

    Ron Paul is apparently leaving his Presidential campaign to concentrate on his re-election to his Texas Congressional seat. Paul who raised a good deal of money for his Presidential campaign has never caught on with the GOP voters and trails John McCain and Mike Huckabee in GOP delegates.

    The Texas congressman wrote on his Web site Friday that he is making cuts to his national campaign staff and that he also must stay focused on not losing the primary for his House seat.

    Paul began today with only 14 delegates for the Republican nomination that John McCain, with 719 delegates, has all but officially secured. Mitt Romney dropped out of the race Thursday, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has 198 delegates. A total of 1,191 delegates are needed to secure the GOP nomination.

    “With Romney gone, the chances of a brokered convention are nearly zero,” Paul wrote. “But that does not affect my determination to fight on, in every caucus and primary remaining, and at the convention for our ideas, with just as many delegates as I can get.”

    Paul could transfer his Presidential campaign generated funds to his Congressional account and may need to do so to beat back a GOP challenger, Chris Peden in a Texas GOP primary election.

    Paul will probably suspend his campaign, transfer most of the funds to his Congressional account and win re-election to the House (there is no Democrat opposition in his Congressional District) then return to be a gadfly at the September GOP convention.

  • President 2008,  Ron Paul

    Ron Paul Throws 9/11 Truthers Under the Bus


    Ron Paul discusses his non-support of 9/11 Truthers

    In the South Carolina gabfest debate last night, Ron Paul said he did not believe the 9/11 Truth conspiracy.

    Yet, no one asked Paul about the newsletters for which later in the video clip, he seemingly accepted responsibility: “The only thing I have control over is what I believe and what I say.”

    Why didn’t Carl Cameron follow up with a direct question on whether Paul wrote or edited ANY of the newsletters that bore his name?

    Fox News gives Ron Paul a pass.

  • President 2008,  Ron Paul

    Ron Paul Responds to Bigot Revolution

    Ron Paul responds to some of the explosive charges that Flap had here.

    “The quotations in The New Republic article are not mine and do not represent what I believe or have ever believed. I have never uttered such words and denounce such small-minded thoughts.

    “In fact, I have always agreed with Martin Luther King, Jr. that we should only be concerned with the content of a person’s character, not the color of their skin. As I stated on the floor of the U.S. House on April 20, 1999: ‘I rise in great respect for the courage and high ideals of Rosa Parks who stood steadfastly for the rights of individuals against unjust laws and oppressive governmental policies.’

    “This story is old news and has been rehashed for over a decade. It’s once again being resurrected for obvious political reasons on the day of the New Hampshire primary.

    “When I was out of Congress and practicing medicine full-time, a newsletter was published under my name that I did not edit. Several writers contributed to the product. For over a decade, I have publically taken moral responsibility for not paying closer attention to what went out under my name.”

    The main credibility problem is the fact that these newsletters were written over a period of many years. Was Paul, in fact, a naive, absentee overseer of these writings under his own name.

    Where was Ron Paul? Can anyone be this negligent?

    So, excuse me Ron Paul but this does does NOT pass the BS test.

    But, the New Republic piece goes beyond a discussion of the many newsletters published under Ron Paul’s name over the many years.

    What’s more, Paul’s connections to extremism go beyond the newsletters. He has given extensive interviews to the magazine of the John Birch Society, and has frequently been a guest of Alex Jones, a radio host and perhaps the most famous conspiracy theorist in America. Jones–whose recent documentary, Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement, details the plans of George Pataki, David Rockefeller, and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, among others, to exterminate most of humanity and develop themselves into “superhuman” computer hybrids able to “travel throughout the cosmos”–estimates that Paul has appeared on his radio program about 40 times over the past twelve years.

    Ron Paul is a bigoted extremist no matter how he tries to repackage himself .

  • President 2008,  Ron Paul

    Ron Paul Watch: The BIGOT Revolution

    Why is THIS news? It was a matter of time before someone found the historical Ron Paul written record.

    Flap has pounded Ron Paul for weeks over his Donald Black, David Duke and Stormfront.org (White Supremacist/Neo-Nazi) ties – his Jew problem.

    But, here are some key graphs:

    • Such views on race also inflected the newsletters’ commentary on foreign affairs. South Africa’s transition to multiracial democracy was portrayed as a “destruction of civilization” that was “the most tragic [to] ever occur on that continent, at least below the Sahara”; and, in March 1994, a month before Nelson Mandela was elected president, one item warned of an impending “South African Holocaust.”
    • Martin Luther King Jr. earned special ire from Paul’s newsletters, which attacked the civil rights leader frequently, often to justify opposition to the federal holiday named after him. (“What an infamy Ronald Reagan approved it!” one newsletter complained in 1990. “We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”) In the early 1990s, a newsletter attacked the “X-Rated Martin Luther King” as a “world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours,” “seduced underage girls and boys,” and “made a pass at” fellow civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy. One newsletter ridiculed black activists who wanted to rename New York City after King, suggesting that “Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” “Dirtburg,” and “Lazyopolis” were better alternatives. The same year, King was described as “a comsymp, if not an actual party member, and the man who replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.”

    On the Jews and Israel:

    • The newsletters display an obsession with Israel; no other country is mentioned more often in the editions I saw, or with more vitriol. A 1987 issue of Paul’s Investment Letter called Israel “an aggressive, national socialist state,” and a 1990 newsletter discussed the “tens of thousands of well-placed friends of Israel in all countries who are willing to wok [sic] for the Mossad in their area of expertise.” Of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a newsletter said, “Whether it was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little.”

    Ron Paul’s spokesman, Jesse Barton denies Ron Paul’s direct involvement in many of the newsletters which carry Ron Paul’s name and where many bigoted quotes are found.

    Who are they trying to fool?

    But it is difficult to imagine how Paul could allow material consistently saturated in racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and conspiracy-mongering to be printed under his name for so long if he did not share these views. In that respect, whether or not Paul personally wrote the most offensive passages is almost beside the point. If he disagreed with what was being written under his name, you would think that at some point–over the course of decades–he would have done something about it.

    The Ron Paul Revolution is a RUSE. It’s origins are not in libertarianism but the FAR RIGHT hate crowd.

  • Bill Clinton,  President 2008,  Ron Paul

    Bill Clinton to Ron Paul Supporters – You ARE Nuts

    Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (L) and her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) order lunch from Dawny Valdez at Tursi’s Latin King Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa January 3,2008, the day of the Iowa Caucus.

    In New Hampshire today, Bill Clinton dropped an F-Bomb and called Ron Paul’s supporters NUTS.

    “You wanna know what I think?” Clinton said. “You guys who think 9/11 was an inside job are crazy as hell. My wife was the senator from New York when that happened. I was down at Ground Zero. I saw the victims’ families. You’re nuts.”

    For one of the first times in my life, I agree with Bill Clinton.  WOW…….

  • John McCain,  Mike Huckabee,  Mitt Romney,  President 2008,  Ron Paul,  Rudy Giuliani

    The New Hampshire GOP Debate at Saint Anselm College

    Republican presidential candidates former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (L) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani talk during a break in their Republican candidates debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire January 5, 2008.

    Kudos: ABC for a better format but the debate was on a tape delay basis on the West Coast. Many folks did not view it live.

    Best Quote: Rudy Giuliani’s quip on Ronald Reagan showing up in a Romney attack ad about illegal immigration. If the Gipper were still around, “he’d  be in one of Mitt’s negative commercials.”
    The Winners:

    • Rudy Giuliani – best on clear policy initiatives. There is definite substance behind his rhetoric. His comments about humane treatment of immigrants and will play well in their communities. All around he is the best informed and the most Presidential. His lecture to Ron Paul on terrorism was classic.
    • John McCain – got an “easy” pass. Held his own but not a noteworthy performance. McCain’s quip about change vis a vis Romney was a “cheap” shot. McCain looked older and pale tonight.

    The Losers:

    • Mitt Romney – lost in exchanges with Huckabee and McCain. Looked wonkish and like a “RICH” businessman. Romney did not break through and help himself beat McCain. Mitt continues to look plastic and mechanical in his responses. Everyone ganged up on Mitt tonight, knowing if he loses to McCain big he is dead in the water.
    • Mike Huckabee – Did not parlay any excitement from Iowa into tonight’s performance. Fight with Romney did not help him. Huck speaks with flowing generalities but where is the beef? Got caught in a flip-flop on the Iraq War surge – this may come back to hurt him.
    • Fred Thompson – Who? No energy and thoughtless answers.