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Ron Paul Delegate Success Harasses GOP into Threatening to Break Party Rules; Why Reality TV Fans Should Follow The Republican Primary

Ron Paul’s successes in the last month have gotten under the skin of the GOP. As their shenanigans to counter his success will undoubtedly gather steam in short order (they’ve already started), Ben Swann of Cincinnati’s Fox 19 Evening News exposed a few facts inconvenient to the GOP’s agenda of a Romney nomination.

Something awesome, this was comes.

For those of you who have a tendency to lean toward reality television or other pseudo-scripted drama, you want to start paying attention to the Republican Party process through the August convention in Tampa. Ron Paul had a very straightforward, open, declared and practical plan for the primary process and it’s paying dividends.

This letter was sent to the Maine state delegates and alternates this week.

When the pine beetles infested Colorado forests a few years back (they proceeded to decimate the forests and continue to do so), the pine trees responded to attacks by attempting to “bleed” out the parasites by pushing sap out as a natural defense. The eventual effect is the pine tree is dead, dry and standing tinder waiting to be knocked over by high winds or burnt to ashes by wildfire.

Rachel Maddow continues to be the only big time talking head willing to report the Paul campaign victories with veracity.

The Republican pine forests are becoming awful red.

Just for pure entertainment, this highly amusing clip of Shepherd Smith announcing Newt Gingrich’s campaign suspension.

Politics … is weird … and creepy.


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And Then There Were Two: Gingrich Drops Out, the Entire Republican Party Machine is Now Focused on Suppressing the Paul Campaign

Newt’s gone. This has easily surpassed the most attention I’ve ever given to a nomination process and it hasn’t disappointed for frustration with the media and voters. At times I’ve had to remind myself how insurmountable the odds have been against a Ron Paul nomination. I make no bones about it.

I sincerely believe if Paul emerged as the nominee in Tampa, the GOP would discretely support the sitting president rather than have an anti-statist, anti-interventionist, strict-constructionist like Ron Paul potentially influencing generations of voters to come with his message of peace, love, controlled spending, non-intervention and liberty.

So through all the crap scattered by the party fan hoping for anyone but Mitt, Dr. Paul has emerged still speaking to his message, still packing in the crowds of young voters eager to hear a message of true and dedicated change and still raising money. He’s not going anywhere and why should he? Because the same GOP and propaganda arm Fox News say he should?

This is a party that wholly abandoned their principles in 2001 and have drifted left at maximum warp ever since. They don’t want to admit it, cretins like Dick Morris scoff when Paul accurately labels him a statist. Sorry Dick, but when you advocated drug testing every high school student in America, you were advocating statism.

What do we have left? Two indistinguishable left-of-center Ivy League educated, well-connected, TBTF bank supported puppets bickering over who will command the military, appoint judges and ignore Constitutional restraints from 2013-2017. Wonderful. At least we can count on Mitt to pick a solid VP from the myriad smorgasbord of potential candidates right?

Wrong. Marco Rubio, another RINO, gave a speech that indicates what most of the awakened Americans already knew, the Republican Party is just as incompetent and horrible for the country as their Democrat counterparts.

He gave this speech yesterday at the Brookings Institute and by all rights he advocated the a foreign policy so interventionist it would make J. Edgar Hoover weep for joy. It makes George Orwell look like the architect for modern government, rather than an author who warned us.

Pay attention to the specific language Rubio used, “I always start by reminding people that what happens all over the world is our business,” he said. This is a potential candidate for VP suggesting the federal government of the US has a need, nevermind a right, to know what is going on all over the world. He specifically identified tiny hamlets in Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen.

What?! It’s difficult to remain calm knowing these are the people making decisions that effect us all, but the American people began voting for the services politicians promised to provide with other people’s money when FDR came to power and that’s really all you need to know. We collectively have not shown any interest in voting for candidates who reflect sound moral conscience.

The parties encourage this behavior of course. In New York this week a county chairman for the GOP robocalled voters saying every candidate had dropped out except Mitt Romney. Dr. Paul is still in the race, still raising money and still racking up the delegates, so why would they lie?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, nothing circles the wagons of the status quo like a threat to their power. Sound money, non-intervention, the end of bailouts, massive and substantive spending cuts, the end of cronyism and a non-puppet president would be devastating to the corporations and banks who have had their hand in the puppets for the last several decades.

They would have to generate a profit using sound business principles instead of having the two party system legislate new moral hazards that remove the liability from failure. Ron Paul doesn’t want to put them out of business, but he certainly plans to put the lobbyists and special interests on long-term vacation. His veto pen would be kept warm from friction with this Ship of Fools in Congress.

Congratulations Dr. Paul, you outlasted every RINO but one and now they’re going to have to cheat to keep you from making one hell of a fine mess in Tampa. Cleanup on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Next up? Let’s see what happens in Texas. The backyard of Rick Perry, Shrub and Hedge is Paul’s neighborhood, but don’t expect the GOP to pay fair. The game plan is to toss the rule book and do whatever it takes to put the Goldman Sachs puppet up against … the other Goldman Sachs puppet.

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Santorum Supporters Ensure Ron Paul’s Colorado Delegate Coup Catches Attention of Mainstream Press

The Colorado and Minnesota Republican conventions were held this weekend and despite the press having declared Mitt Romney the GOP nominee seemingly in early 2009, the events did not go as planned for the Republican Party.

Though it’s certainly impossible to tell with any degree of certainty how all of this is going to play out, one thing is for sure, Ron Paul’s campaign is organized, intelligent, informed and savvy. They obviously spent a great deal of time learning the rules and they have come to this game to play.

I fully expect the GOP to come out with guns blazing henceforth, the party’s power brokers are no more interested in a Paul presidency than the Yankees and Red Sox are in seeing a Royals/Diamondbacks World Series.

The most interesting effect of the conventions (Paul/Santorum delegates took 20 of 33 primary delegate slots including two slots on the rule making committee and the Delegation Chairman) was forcing the mainstream press (Old Media) to finally catch up to what many of those seeking accurate and timely information online (New Media) have known for quite some time, Romney hasn’t won anything substantive yet. The Examiner’s story is here and The Denver Post‘s piece here.

Far be it from me to suggest a conspiracy, but the Old Media continues to treat this like every other election, it’s not. This is different. The economy is still in the crapper, the president who promised to uphold the Constitution and civil liberties has become the most pro-war president of the last century and has authorized the assassination and indefinite detention of American citizens. In the meantime, many people have recognized the odorous emanations indicating something is rotten in D.C. and have begun seeking information in the New Media.

What have they found? Transcripts, interviews, speeches, writings, sound bites and a multitude of user-generated content showing Dr. Paul isn’t just a legitimate threat to Mitt Romney’s nomination, he is a direct threat to the establishment of crony capitalism, indefinite wars, Constitutional rights violations, interventionist foreign policies, etc. A number of very wealthy people who have become even more wealthy by buying the legislators and executives of the last several decades stand to lose a lot of future income with a Paul presidency.

I sincerely believe this is partially to blame for the media’s blackout treatment. Ron Paul’s coalition in Minnesota? Took nine of nine delegate seats. A sweep. The GOP rewrote the rules of the caucuses to ensure Mitt Romney wouldn’t lose the southern states for being Mormon. They created the system, Ron Paul is using their rules against them.

Observe the “unelectable” Ron Paul at Texas A&M:

You think Mitt Romney is going to have a crowd this size anywhere in the US? UCLA filled their tennis stadium to capacity and turned people away, Texas A&M? They haven’t had attendance like this for anything outside of Kyle Stadium in a very long time, I’m sure.

In the midst of introducing Dr. Paul, the student body president shared a story. When he won the election last spring, Dr. Paul’s granddaughter informed him he was going to get a call and he was going to want to answer it. Ron Paul was on the other end congratulating him for his win.

Would Newt, Rick or Mitt do anything like that? Clown Zero in D.C. wouldn’t do something like that without issuing a press release. Dr. Paul is exactly the type of president we have always needed. A tough, idealistically consistent everyman dedicated to enforcing his oath to “Support and defend the Constitution …” both during his time in the USAF and his time as a Congressman.

This isn’t over folks. And at the absolute worst, we’re going to fire a warning shot to the rotten two party monopoly. It started before the news of the conventions.


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Don’t Tell the Press, but After CBS News Snubbed Ron Paul, he tied Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney & Herman Cain in an Iowa Poll

This past weekend witnessed the 482nd debate between the GOP candidates for 2012. Though the focus of the debate, foreign policy, would seemingly give the moderators the opportunity to expose Ron Paul as a quack completely out-of-step with his party (he is, and quite frankly many Americans are grateful to have someone with a rational voice in the argument), the moderators and CBS gave Paul a whopping 89-seconds to respond to questions throughout the evening.

Color me shocked.

There’s been little explanation for the media’s shunning of Ron Paul.

Just yesterday this poll showed Paul in a statistical tie in Iowa with Romney, Cain & Gingrich, but Fox News, propaganda arm of the GOP, gave significantly more credence to a Public Policy poll that allowed them to laud Gingrich for crawling his way back into the race with surging poll numbers.

So why the continued ostracizing of Ron Paul?

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted to portray him as a far right nutjob who turns off most of the country after the Iowa debate in August, but then, DWS managed to elicit some tremendous venom from Dylan Ratigan regarding healthcare reform, witness the head of the DNC provoking an MSNBC host into a Mt. St. Helens-like eruption.

I’m not so sure the DNC is the voice of reason regarding the GOP debates. In fact, I would suggest the DNC wants someone like Romney to run against Zero as the majority of Independent, Undecided, Unaffiliated and minor party voters won’t be able to form a discernible opinion on what separates Romney’s flip-flopping from Zero’s agenda of mediocrity.

Regardless of how the DNC views the GOP candidates, the reality is the issues of choosing presidents are no longer red or blue but, rather, green. I have utterly no delusions about the Republican Party’s feelings toward Ron Paul as a possible president. Truth be told, the entity of the party would rather see the current president reelected and preserving the power structure, specifically the overseas wars and Federal Reserve autonomy, than run the risk of having a Ron Paul presidency interfere with their half of the choke hold on the power.

Here’s a scenario to ponder, the Republican Party contacts the major media outlets and says, in no uncertain terms, we cannot guarantee how much money we will have to spend on advertising revenue with your channel should Ron Paul win the nomination for the party. It’s going to take nearly a billion dollars in fund raising to win the general election, and if he wins, we just won’t have the ability to purchase that much ad revenue from you as our primary contributors would benefit more from the current president staying in office.

Is that scenario difficult to believe at all? If so, how about the media deciding the funding is the issue on their own? Is that anymore legitimate an act by the so-called fourth estate? My understanding, admittedly, I’m a Journalism major so all I know is theory, but I’m relatively certain they’re supposed to report the facts. The primary season is supposed to allow the candidates the opportunity to bare their souls for the people to see.

Which souls are the media supporting? Well, I already felt the reality was Mitt Romney was sans-soul, a thought he’s done little to change as he changes positions more often than an epileptic crackhead trout swimming in a triple-espresso in the midst of an Earthquake atop a stand resting on a J-ello mold. Consistency in advocacy? Mitt’s about as consistent as a schizophrenic with Tourette’s. And that’s an insult to both schizophrenics and those suffering from Tourette’s. Behold, the Romney advocacy:

Lest we forget, the media has also given increased coverage to Herman Cain, a business man, former member of the Federal Reserve board of Kansas City, recently we learned of past questions regarding appropriate behavior in the workplace and of course, 9-9-9. But, don’t think for an instant the Godfather may not know what he’s talking about. He’s absolutely determined to carefully and cautiously mine his way to the center of any question asked by the press before giving his lucid and reasoned response. As a great man once said, “Give me ten men like [Cain] and I could destroy the world.”

Wow Herman. One has to believe at this point, were you to find yourself in the White House, it would take three and a half weeks to explain your responsibilities should you need to use the bathroom.

Then there’s this week’s front runner and media darling Newt Gingrich. I can’t help but shake my head with both the support he’s gaining in the polls and the coverage he’s receiving in the media. Never mind his philandering whilst impeaching Bill Clinton for doing the very same thing; but haven’t we had enough of the neocon warmongering already? The majority of the country is tired of war and Newt’s among the several advocating further intervention in Iran. Oy.

Iran and North Korea? Newt’s comments about the tension existing since 1979, however, the problems in Iran started in 1953 when the CIA assisted the Shah in overthrowing their democratically elected Prime Minister who had nationalized the oil reserves. The Shah was overthrown by the Ayatollah’s the theocracy presently in charge. Never mind the Iran/Iraq War of the 1980s, that only led to the debacle we’re currently mired in around the Middle East.

But still Ron Paul gets little to no coverage from the media and the only possible answer to such an effective and efficient blacking out of a candidate’s message, is money. Someone stands to lose a fortune if Ron Paul attains a legitimate presence among national politicians.

Personally? I’ve had enough of party before platform. The entire GOP field, minus Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, represents a continuation of the path of the two party system as currently designed. Things have gotten systemically worse economically and for individual freedoms under these two parties, yet we’re told, again, that the “electable” candidates are those who represent the status quo. I, for one, have had enough. I will not be forced to choose between two party candidates who have no dedication to principles outside of election and reelection. Mitt Romney is no more dedicated to making things better for America than he is to disproving Mormonism.

Unfortunately, this is the type of candidate the two parties have shoveled onto our plates for the last 80 years.

We can do better than the Clint Webb’s of the Republican Party.

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