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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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The Media’s Blackout of Ron Paul Has Gone Openly Hostile Ignoring Chico St., UC Berkeley and UCLA Rallies

The corporate media owned by mega-corporations and the mainstream “old media” (newspapers, radio, broadcast TV) have done a horrendous job of covering Ron Paul’s campaign. Just this week the loathsome Party Propaganda Machine Fox News rolled out this bovine fecal matter in their usual underhandedness ensuring “Fair and Balanced” remains a punchline to the informed.

Their claim is that Ron Paul’s campaign has “gone dark” and held only one campaign event so far this month. Note the date of April 4th with the weekend starting on the 1st. To see any of the cable news channels as legitimate informers is the height of lunacy. Not only has the mainstream press wholly abandoned accurate reporting for all of the candidates (Sen. Frothy & the Team Vatican pulls the majority of attention not already purchased by Gov. Robot & Team Temple), they’re now blatantly ignoring major stories.

This week Ron Paul held rallies at Chico St., UCLA and UC Berkeley. To say he rocked all three of these places would be a massive understatement. Paul drew over 6,000 to his rally at Chico St., 8,000 to his final rally at UC Berkeley and some estimates are placing his attendance at UCLA at over 10,000, check out the capacity crowd. Fire marshals wouldn’t let at least another 1,000 into the stadium and the trees in pictures are filled with attendees.

When Mitt Romney played to an empty Detroit Lions Football Stadium, the story gathered much coverage.

So what gives? The delegate count is completely unknown. The straw votes at the caucuses were non-binding and Paul still landed 2nd in the majority of the state party counts. His campaign’s strategy of having supporters get locked in as delegates is sneaky, and if the brokered convention becomes a reality in August, could pay massive dividends. I suspect a much higher number of delegates will shift to Dr. Paul if Romney fails to clinch.

Regardless, Ron Paul runs on the platform of threatening the status quo. He not only embraces this, he’s using it as a trampoline from which he flies into the air in front of the young disenfranchised former-party voters with both middle fingers extended to the corporate and banking owners of the government and politicians Occupy Wall St. finds so detestable.

A Ron Paul presidency would directly undermine the pocketbooks of most of the ultra-wealthy who control the cable media directly and in Rupert Murdoch’s case, some of the old media as well. This is why the open distaste for Paul is so nakedly obvious on Fox News. In a debate with Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Chris Wallace, Ron Paul would go off on the three of them like the ’92 Dream Team went off on the world in the Barcelona Olympics.

Which explains why this week, the same day the Texan broke records in California, Fox News slides out a sensationalist piece of flotsam designed to pull in the non-thinking voters they’ve come to depend on for revenue. It’s sad really, we have two parties of misinformation fighting for control of a government they don’t actually run directly regardless and the press charged with reporting the facts is nowhere to be seen.

Gerald Celente, head of the Trends Research Institute, predicted in 2010 that an “Internet Candidate” would emerge in 2012 to challenge the two party system. This is without a doubt, going to be Ron Paul as I foresee massive fraud taking place in Tampa in August. Make no mistake, the GOP would rather talk George Bush Sr. out of retirement to run for another term than have Ron Paul at the top of their ticket. The party and powers that be absolutely despise his anti-statist views.

What’s interesting is the GOP is in total denial about the general election trends of the last several decades. Presidential elections are never decided by the parties’ registered voters who pick the candidate in the primary process. Presidential elections are won by the candidate who motivates the unaffiliated, undecided and third party voters to vote for them. Comrade Zero motivated two groups with traditionally low voter turnout to show up on election day with racial minorities and young voters participating in record numbers and overwhelmingly in his favor.

He wasn’t nominated by either of those two groups.

Ron Paul is the best chance the Republican Party has of winning the November election and the Party power brokers recognize the nightmare for their chokehold on the power represented by Dr. Paul. Don’t look for the Old Media to start covering Paul’s campaign in any substantive or accurate way, nor should you look for cable news (other than Jon Stewart anyway) to show him any respect.

But come August, look to the Gulf side of Florida for fireworks. This fight is far from over and it may very well not be in the hands of the party when it’s all said and done.

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Ron Paul’s Campaign Was Misguided from the Beginning

As the Super Tuesday Caucus and Primary results rolled in showing no major surprises with the detestable poster boy for Ultra-Religious Right Wing Bigotry Sen. Froth winning two bible-belt states and North Dakota and Vampire Squid Goldman Sachs’ Manchurian Candidate Romney taking six of the other states while Mr. Morality Fig Newton took Georgia, a state he once represented in the House, a startling thought occurred to me out of the blue.

Ron Paul should never have run for POTUS. Now, don’t get me wrong, I adore the man and I sincerely believe he’s the only honorable man running on a platform of Constitutional adherence and tolerance of others. But the simple truth is, it’s going to take a billion dollars to buy … err … win the Oval Office in 2012 and Dr. Paul’s fervent followers only managed to raise $32 million for this campaign.

The reality of the situation is POTUS is a mostly meaningless political office unless you’re a narcissist like Comrade Zero or Mr. Morality and have the will to simply ignore what Congress does or wants. I’m not certain Romney has the capacity, though I’m certain Frothy does, to simply issue orders in defiance of the Constitution, common sense or any of the other binding laws the last two presidents simply disregarded when they became inconvenient.

So why should Paul have never run? Simple. For $32 million he’s going to spread his message to perhaps another 10 percent of the population actively engaged in politics at best. He’s likely going to have a platform at the RNC in Tampa and may even be granted a major speaking slot, though I doubt the GOP has any desire to allow such an opportunity. Let’s face it, corruption is the stain on both statist parties. The wolves, as the saying goes, are arguing over dinner while the sheep slumber on.

The Republican Party will not allow Paul to win, regardless of how many delegates he gets. So what should he have done differently? He should have harnessed his following and put the $32 million toward winning as many seats in the House as possible. A quick look through opensecrets.org shows the majority of candidates have raised significantly less than a million smackeroos each thus far, a trend which will surely change as we approach the elections in November.

But not all of the seats in the House will go to highly contested seats with significant fund raising campaigns. What I think Paul should have done or should consider doing if his popularity continues to grow in 2014, is push the fund raising as he has for the last 4 years, but instead of focusing on the most powerful office on the planet, he should instead hand-select candidates he trusts to stick to the principles so many of us support out of the districts with candidates raising the least amount of money.

The correlation of fund raising to winning elections is obvious, not impenetrable, but obvious. If you raise more money than your opponent, you’re probably going to win. Thus, the $32 million raised for the 2012 POTUS campaign, might represent as many as 64 seats in the House. Now you want to talk about changing the discourse? The Tea Party hacks like Colorado’s Cory Gardner demonstrating all the Constitutional understanding of a nightcrawler would be shredded on the floor by the Don’t Tread On Me Congressional Caucus.

It might only last one session, but the simple truth is, it’s going to be much easier to take back Congress than the White House and the federal government is intended to be a Congress-run government anyway. War Declarations, the purse strings and the veto-override are all to be found within Article 1. I say it’s time to piss off the statists in both parties and take back the House.

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Misguided Our View Critical of Ron Paul was Simplistic and Inaccurate

Also posted at The Collegian.

Tuesday’s Our View in CSU’s The Rocky Mountain Collegian criticized Texas Congressman and GOP candidate for president Dr. Ron Paul. I want to say first and foremost, I welcome any and all factual and nuanced criticisms of the only candidate who isn’t bought and paid for by the banks.

The problem is, it’s virtually impossible for the media to criticize Dr. Paul the way they typically have candidates with whom they disagree or don’t like but they continue to attempt to use the same formula against Dr. Paul.

Instead of boiling down his foreign policy and economic policies to talking points that sound good in front of a debate audience or TV cameras, the Texas Congressman has developed nuanced, complicated and factually supported policies.

Like him or hate him, you cannot boil down his ideas to a few words or talking points.

In the Our View, which was strong on writing and opinion but wanting regarding explanation of complex ideas, the board said the following:

“He also believes that, rather than relying on government restrictions for environmental control, free enterprise is perfectly capable of regulating the environment. Call us crazy, but the BP oil spill pretty much proves how misguided this idea is.”

It takes research and effort beyond what the left or right press opine and report in order to recognize why this claim is completely absurd, but I assure you, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was anything but a failure of the free market.

The free market risks of drilling in areas such as the Deepwater Horizon location were too great for the oil companies to risk due to the liability of oil spills until the lobbies got their claws into Congress after the Exxon-Valdez spill.

My friend, former editor and CSU graduate Ian Bezek covered this very issue in this Collegian column in July 2010. Not only did he adequately explain the market forces at hand that directly contributed to the oil spill, but he did an excellent job demonstrating exactly why Ron Paul is such an asset and is not a kook.

The oil interests, corporations and banks do not WANT the free market Dr. Paul supports. It would kill their golden goose and they would have to rely on effective business strategy and tactics in order to survive and profit.

God forbid.

Our View then made a couple of contextual one-line criticisms of Ron Paul’s philosophies without getting into the nuance. Watch the following video from The Whitest Kids You Know, at the 1:00 minute mark you’ll see exactly the type of tactic that was used in this opinion piece.

“And while Paul claims to be a stringent libertarian, he nevertheless advocates banning abortion and is quoted as saying that gay marriage is absurd.”

Paul doesn’t claim to be a stringent libertarian, he is the embodiment of libertarian ideals. As an OB/GYN he was told very early in his training, when you take over the care of a pregnant woman, you’re responsible for two lives, as a libertarian, he views protection of life as the ultimate responsibility of government.

However, he has stated he does not agree with Congress writing laws governing abortion either way, so he’s advocated the states handle the issue individually. While at the same time he’s introduced a potential Constitutional amendment that would protect fertilized fetuses.

Unlike Sen. Frothy, Rick Santorum’s pro-life policy of keeping us from descending into anarchy for violating God’s will, Ron Paul’s pro-life stance is based on the pragmatisim of protecting existing life.

This wasn’t conveyed in the Our View and it is a significantly complex issue to deserve discussion of the facts, not a butchered attempt at glib criticism in the form of an easily-digested-yet-misleading one-liner.

As far as Dr. Paul stating gay marriage is absurd, try again folks. He’s been consistent and adamant in his view that marriage is not a government issue.

It’s a relationship declaration formed within a religion. If you run a search in Google using “Ron Paul gay marriage is absurd” as the key terms (not with the quotes) the first result to come up is the Our View in question and the rest of the search results don’t exactly support the claim.

What Dr. Paul has repeatedly advocated for those who are concerned on both sides of the issue is to leave it in the hands of the states to decide as the Constitution (Paul is a strict constructionist, meaning if the powers aren’t stated in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution he won’t support it), doesn’t allow Congress to determine personal relationship statuses.

Judge for yourself if that Our View adequately explained Dr. Paul’s stance:

In case that’s not enough evidence of the ludicrous idea Congressman Paul is somehow against gay marriage, further proof of his stance against federal incursion into the arena of marriage is here.

“If elected, Paul promises to eliminate the Federal Reserve, cede most federal power to the states (that would include repealing numerous important federal mandates, including the ones that prohibit segregation in schools) and return to a gold standard.”

Those on both left and right have attempted to frame the subjects of states rights as a descent into total chaos. How it is anyone with any education in modern government can convince themselves that federal laws prohibiting segregation of schools are still necessary is truly beyond my grasp. As if Alabama has the money to build new schools for white students or vice versa.

To claim Dr. Paul advocates simple policies without getting into the subtleties of his positions is disingenuous at best and intentionally misleading at worst. Either way, we’ve seen far too much of it in the mainstream media specifically regarding an honest man who has had the tremendous courage to stand up for what he advocates in the face of tremendous pressure and ridicule.

Who amongst us in the American society would demonstrate the will power Dr. Paul has shown for thirty years in the face of such tremendous political pressure?

The senator from Illinois who now sits in the White House has chastised the monied interests in politics while taking significant contributions from Goldman Sachs and refusing to hold anyone complicit in the financial collapse responsible. This is a man who promised transparency and has carried out the same secret activities as his predecessor.

Ron Paul meanders into town and surprise, surprise, we have two columns critical of excerpts taken out of context from a Congressional member who has seen thru the facade of continuing the cycle of talking point politics.

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Bill O’Reilly, Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Dick Morris and Sean Hannity vs. Neil Cavuto, Jon Stewart and Ron Paul

As news emerged of Ron Paul’s slow but sure ascent to the top of the Iowa polls, the mainstream media’s efforts to undermine his legitimacy as a candidate slowly accelerated in intensity and rate. For the last several years such luminaries as Charles Krauthammer, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Christopher Wallace and Bret Baier have repeatedly stated without wavering, “Ron Paul is unelectable.” Look no further than Jersey’s own Donald Trump to say Ron Paul can’t win an election (note to the Donald, he’s won 12).

However, just this week, Dick Morris, Republican strategist and former Clinton adviser, had the temerity to say during a radio interview that anyone who supports Ron Paul cannot be a patriot. Yet the military troops donate more to Ron Paul than the rest of the GOP candidates combined. Dick, as my father once said the universe  has a way of making sure the name lands on the right people, first starts by attacking Ron Paul’s views on the Patriot Act.

The unpopularity of the Patriot Act comes from the obvious conclusion most of us reached in 2001, it’s unconstitutional. You would think judging from the way Fox News conducts business, only Democrats want to bypass the Constitution to further their social agenda. Problem is, both parties are culpable in both the recent NDAA which allows for the indefinite detention of Americans without trial, charge or counsel and the Patriot Act. They have subverted the 4th, 5th & 6th Amendments.

Here’s the audio, fast forward to 16:04. What follows is the most idiotic, fearful and prejudiced diatribe on Ron Paul you are likely to ever hear. This goes well beyond the usual, “Ron Paul is unelectable.”

Dick Lives Up To His Name

Dick Morris and the Republican Party are so fearful Ron Paul will win the nomination and take the Oval Office out of the hands of their banking and corporate masters, they have descended into the most hateful attack methods we’ve seen so far. But Morris is dead wrong. Ron Paul did not flame his way to the top like a meteor. His message has won through consistency, persistence and education. The more people learn about the message of liberty, the more they tell their friends. As Gerald Celente predicted, 2012 will be the year of the internet candidate. Followed by some pretty negative news about the economy.

Out the heart of darkness known as Fox News arises Neil Cavuto with a coherent, intelligent, fair and reasoned response to the protectionism of the two-party system Fox News is perpetuating against the anti-establishment and threat to the status quo, Ron Paul. I wouldn’t be even mildly surprised to learn the rest of the channel is taking their orders from on high at Murder Inc. with Rupert Murdoch prone to see a significant decrease in income should Ron Paul win the election.

Not to mention the Republican Party itself despises the message of equality and liberty coming from the Champion of the Constitution after a decade of neoconservative guano crazy governance.

Witness Neil asserting fair and balanced from a channel known for anything but those:

All Ron Paul has asked for and deserves is a chance to go toe-to-toe with the rest of the candidates and the media has decreed themselves the experts on who can or can’t win the election. They have created an ignorant circular logic for their reasoning both in withholding debate time from him during the majority of debates, at one point speaking for 89 seconds of a debate hosted by CBS. Paul isn’t alone in this treatment, though he has been the most victimized, receiving fewer questions and less time than Rick Santorum, the poster boy for bigotry and hatred and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a respectable Republican if ever there was one but consistently in the bottom 3 of polls.

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson was told by the New Hampshire Republican Party he hadn’t met their standards for fund raising and poll numbers, thus he wouldn’t be invited to the debate. Johnson’s views are nearly identical to Ron Paul’s, keep this in mind. But what’s nauseating about that philosophy is funds raising and poll numbers are generated from debate performances, as witnessed by the stomach-turning former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich’s policies views are significantly further to the left of center, but his antagonistic approach to the debate mediators, a strong speaking presence and some form of petroleum-based charisma resulted in a bump for him in the polls and fundraising once-darling of the media Herman Cain jumped off the bridge to nowhere with his past wrapped around his neck.

Gingrich’s hypocrisy is truly astounding, yet Wolf Blitzer was nearly wetting himself with anticipation during the CNN debate Blitzer moderated and though the voters would rather vote for anyone other than Romney, he’s received about as much scrutiny from Fox News as the Moon landing.

Perry’s campaign sinks a little further every time he’s called on in a debate and his choices in hunting locations have given rise to some legitimate questions. Michele Bachmann’s hatred for 20 percent of the world’s population doesn’t carry well with the more tolerant Republicans and doesn’t resonate at all with the younger voters in most demographics.

So surprise, surprise, the media uses this week’s rise in Ron Paul’s poll numbers to bring up the old allegations of racism. Some newsletters of Paul’s written in the late 80s and 90s contained inflammatory language with racial statements. Paul has repeatedly disavowed the newsletters as having been ghostwritten and he has ad nauseum, stated he doesn’t support the statements.

Naturally, answering the question multiple times indicates to the press that you must be hiding something, so he was asked again by a CNN reporter this week. He gave the same answer, she asked again, he answered again then became frustrated with the process and ended the interview. It was nothing dramatic and nothing unexpected, the Congressman needs to mentally and emotionally prepare himself for these attacks as he represents a much bigger threat to the establishment than Bill Clinton ever did and we all know that Slick Willy never inhaled.

Regardless, Paul’s supporters so effectively lauded Cavuto for his stand against the media choosing involvement in the nomination process, over their appropriate role of reporting the events of the process, he responded Wednesday night.

I cannot say this any clearer, the press & government are complicit in the corporatism rampant in D.C. The corporations certainly play their part, but it takes a malleable press and a compliant political class for things to get as out of hand as they have. Now we have a candidate running on the platform of principles & Constitutional adherence. And the press can’t attack him enough.

Decide for yourselves if Ron Paul deserves your vote. Ask yourself if you want another corporate puppet like Gingrich or Romney, the two candidates crowned as “electable” by the press, running against the Goldman Sachs puppet currently in the Oval Office.

Do you want the Constitution as a punchline for politicians or do you want the Constitution as a restriction on the federal government? Do you want a press to tell you who they want running the country?

Do you think there’s something wrong when one personality at a major cable news network is standing up for fairness and eradication of bias? How screwed up are we when Jon Stewart really has become a voice of reason in the political sphere?

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Ron Paul’s Performance at Republican Debate Highlights Flaws of Christopher Hitchens’ Philosophy

Christopher Hitchens was quite outspoken about the danger he foresaw were an extremist theocracy such as Iran to attain a nuclear weapon while at the same time, he supported the Iranian people’s human rights. Hitchens passed away Thursday, succumbing to cancer at the age of 62.

In this video, Hitchens highlighted some of the issues he had with the Iranian government. While he speaks to the unrest among the Iranian people, he very eloquently frames many of the issues that have arisen as a result of the decisions of the Mullahs.

Hitchens, well beyond the understanding of every GOP candidate other than Ron Paul, comprehends the difference between the Iranian people and the Iranian government. Unfortunately, Hitchens advocated U.S. intervention in Iran as he believed the same Iranian government presenting the biggest threat to the Iranian people, he considered the Iranian leadership to be madmen. Hitchens, it bears mentioning, was a passionate atheist.

The video closes with Hitchens asking a question. Which is a bigger threat? A nuclear Iran or an Iran told they cannot be allowed to possess nuclear weapons.

By and large the rest of the GOP stands with the late Mr. Hitchens who is, far and away, much better at explaining the issue, though he comes up short of presenting a solution. In the following video, he again highlights the many issues behind the feared combination of Iran and nuclear.

For Hitchens, Israel a pseudo-theocracy, doesn’t present as much of a threat for having nuclear weapons because the government treats the citizens better. An interesting philosophy, but I won’t speak ill of the recently deceased. (unless it’s Teddy Kennedy, he earned it, RIH Teddy)

Ron Paul, however, appeals to those who are tired of war. Though the Republican hawks of a strong national security policy including preemption are popular amongst a specific sector of the Republican base, the rest of the nation has grown tired of being at war. Not only does Paul speak against the tough talk the rest of the candidates are willing to have broadcast around the world, including, one assumes, to Iran; he has stated repeatedly he wants to end all foreign aid, including to Israel, in order to allow sovereign nations to work with each to resolve their differences.

He went toe-to-toe with Bachmann last night and accurately called her out for drumming up war propaganda much as the Bush Administration did before going into Iraq for weapons of mass destruction they, “knew without a doubt” Saddam Hussein’s government possessed.

Bachmann states with certainty that were Iran to attain a nuclear weapon they would wipe Israel off the map and would use it to attack the U.S. The problem with that statement is the Israelis, without U.S. interference, have proven perfectly capable of defending their own borders. Not only are they capable, but they are entirely willing.

The withdrawal of the U.S. government from the Middle East would force the rest of the nations with strategic interests to assist in the peacemaking process. We’re currently paying Egypt to play nice with Israel, while borrowing every penny from China. Huh?

Ron Paul is the sole candidate for peace between the two parties. This alone gives him broad appeal neither the sitting president, nor any of the other GOP candidates have with independent, third party and unaffiliated voters, you know, the people who actually decide general elections.

Now what’s interesting is Congress, that is the senate and the House of Representatives, may have provided a major boost to Ron Paul’s campaign this week with the passage of S. 1867, the National Defense Appropriations Authorization, which includes language allowing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism or supporting terrorism without trial, charge or counsel.

Meaning if the Dept. of Justice brands you a suspected terrorist in a year because you fall under one of these descriptions, you may very well land on Guantanamo Bay without anyone knowing. Yes, this is the extreme interpretation, yes, it is appropriate to look at any law generated by Congress in the most extreme situation possible because they sure as hell aren’t doing it.

Last of all, after the debate in the spin room, Sean Hannity, another talking head at Fox News who doesn’t like the idea of a true pacifist unwilling to flaunt the Constitution in order to send American military to other parts of the world to preemptively attack possible future threats, interviewed Ron Paul.

Hannity isn’t someone I like, in fact, I think he and virtually everyone at Fox News aside from Judge Andrew Napolitano are scum. O’Reilly, Hannity, et al, are neocon right wing hacks who would gladly vote for the downright evil Dick Cheney were he to run for office again.

The tone of Hannity’s interview is similar to Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and the other moderators who really are doing everything they can to paint Paul as unelectable. They continue to press him to say he will put the party before his principles and the man is steadfastly refusing, as he damned well should. The rest of the Republican Party has no integrity to speak of.

What the propaganda arm of the Republican Party forgets (talking about Fox News) is a significant portion of Americans are disenfranchised not only with the Democrat with no discernible record who said he would bring “hope & change” to D.C., but with the Republicans who only found the religion of lower spending and lower taxes after a Democrat took the White House.

You folks just don’t seem to get it. We’re tired of picking between the bowl of poo and its reflection in the mirror, if many of us had our way, everybody in D.C. would be fired aside from the Pauls, Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Sanders. I can’t stand Sanders myself, but he’s consistent in his ability to be on the wrong side of many issues. The rest of the politicians are far too much like Romney & Gingrich, flip flopping depending on the audience.

If you’re disgusted by the passage of the indefinite detention act, if you’re tired of choosing between politicians instead of leaders and if you really want to piss off either the Democrats or Republicans, donate to Ron Paul’s moneybomb today here. This man may very well be the last hope of the Constitution.

 

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Ron Paul and Tim Tebow Both Poll More Favorable Than the Rest of the GOP

What a difference a week makes. Just over a week after Herman Cain dropped out of the race due to previous decisions in life coming back to haunt him, give Mitt Romney credit for firing the landscaping company who was employing illegals on his lawn a few years ago, Newt Gingrich has taken a major hit to his poll numbers and Ron Paul’s campaign just continues to carry on with tortoise-like determination.

Avoiding the roller coaster that infected every other GOP candidate apart from former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, Paul’s numbers have consistently trended upward since, quite honestly, the 2008 election. Unlike the other candidates in either party, when voters educate themselves on his consistency and message, they find someone they will fervently stand behind regardless of the flavor of the month candidates.

Public Policy Polling showed in this poll, not only is Paul steadily on the rise, but Romney is treading water, as is former Gov. Rick Perry and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

Interestingly enough, apparently following the incredible final 10 minutes of play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Tim Tebow, beloved quarterback of our Denver Broncos, polled better than the rest of the GOP candidates. Making the idea of a Paul/Tebow ticket potentially unbeatable, as long as no one has to operate a pro-style offense for the first three quarters anyway.

With several mainstream websites noticing Paul’s campaign now within 1 percentage point of Iowa polls, even his legislative ideas are receiving more credence than normal.

This story broke on the Examiner website today, in which Paul calls for the termination and charge of Attorney General Eric Holder for knowingly allowing firearms to cross into Mexico in Operation Fast & Furious.

I’ve thought there’s tremendous potential for entire sections of the federal government to face charges under the RICO act, I would love to see everyone in the know under both the DOJ and the ATF face felony charges for this.

And I’ll keep dreaming.

Finally, some video from last weekend’s debate in Iowa. Ron Paul teed off on the rest of the candidates like they were house balls at the driving range.

He completely neuters Newt, though he could have been assertive and gained major points from those who criticize his lack of strong oration skills, but the content was there. Gingrich was forced to acknowledge to the voters, he’d taken nearly $2 million of taxpayer money advising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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