With gun violence down, is America arming against an imagined threat? (+video)
Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 8, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:15:07 PM by neverdem
A Pew study released Tuesday finds that Americans think gun violence has escalated when in reality it’s way down from two decades ago. The violence has dropped, meanwhile, even as gun ownership has increased.
Mass shootings, frantic gun-buying, and more Americans legally carrying guns on the street all point to a country fighting a gun violence epidemic, right?
As part of a broader trend of declining crime, gun violence in America – while still high relative to other…
Internet Sales Tax Is a State Money Grab
Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/22/2013 | Amy Payne
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 7:31:12 AM by IbJensen
Why are states so eager to collect taxes on Internet sales?
In short, because they could grab money from other states.
Heritage legal expert David Addington lays it out:
Like the money-hungry federal government, many state governments have financial and political interests in getting their hands on more and more money to grow their governments. It is not surprising that many of those state governments find out-of-state businesses to be lucrative and politically easy targets for tax legislation.
Addington explains how this would work. Take, for example, a company whose workforce and warehouses are in New Hampshire. This company has no contacts with Illinois other than taking remote sales orders over the Internet.
First of all, where is the headquarters of this “Doomsday Preppers Movement” I’ve been reading about? And where can I sign up? I didn’t realize there was an organized movement, one deserving of capital letters. Who is the leader of this “movement”? I’d like to meet him (or her) immediately!
The propaganda machine is not only going after guns in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School – this has become a two-for-the-price-of-one crisis, allowing the government and media to yet again, demonize preppers.
Various techniques are used, by any set of groups, and aimed to influence a target audience’s value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. It is used to induce confessions or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator’s objectives, and are sometimes combined with black operations or false flag tactics. Target audiences can be governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.
Romney’s “RNC Power Grab”: What Really Happened
Freedom Works^ | 8/29/12 | Dean Clancy
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:27:53 PM by EBH
The noes clearly had it, but the party bosses gaveled the dissenters down, shutting off the microphones and ignoring cries of “Roll call! Roll call!”
Yesterday, the Republican National Committee in Tampa adopted some rules changes that shift power from the state parties and the grassroots to the RNC and the GOP presidential nominee. Former Governor John Sununu of New Hampshiretouted the new rules as providing “a strong governing framework” for the party over the next four years.
But in fact the the new rules should be very troubling and disappointing to conservative grassroots activists, because they move the national
Republican Party away from being a decentralized, bottom-up party toward becoming a centralized, top-down party.
The other day, I passed a Republican Party county office here in my home state, its window attractively emblazoned with placards declaring “Believe in America. Romney 2012″ and “New HampshireBelieves. Romney 2012.” There’s not a lot of evidence for the latter proposition,
but I’m certainly willing to believe that Romney believes that New Hampshire believes.
One of the last (and very best) true investigative journalists is William Norman Grigg. I have admired his work for years. A report he recently wrote was covered by one of the very best
(if not THE BEST) newspapers in the country, The Eau Claire (Wisconsin) Journal. Grigg writes, “When New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed HB 146 into law on June 18, the Granite Statebecame the first in the nation to enact a measure
explicitly recognizing and protecting the indispensable right of jury nullification.
What you don’t know about David Petraeus (““Worst of all, he’s a big-government liberal: His strategy in Iraq relied on numerous population-centric strategies that are called counterinsurgency when deployed inside a war zone but, if implemented in the U.S., would be called social welfare programs on the scale of FDR’s Works Progress Administration or Johnson’s Great Society. Petraeus uses government resources to put unemployed locals to work on massive infrastructure projects, he works hard to secure fair political representation for aggrieved minorities, and he builds strong, public social services like hospitals and schools. President Reagan’s edict, ‘government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem,’ doesn’t seem to hold for Petraeus in Iraq. Would it hold for Petraeus in Washington?”)
(This is the third part of a series profiling the potential running mates of GOP candidate Mitt Romney this election. Read Part I to learn about the possibility of rumored favorite Ohio Sen. Rob Portman filling the role and his positions on the most pressing issues of the day.
Read Part II to learn about prospective VP picks Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.)
How the GOP Establishment Stole the Nomination From Ron Paul
If you follow mainstream election coverage, you might think Mitt Romney has coasted to an honest, easy, well-deserved Republican nomination. Unfortunately for Republican voters, nothing could be further from the truth. The primary process has been an all-out slugfest and many of the delegates Romney has won may be the result of dirty tricks and even election fraud. The following narrative includes links to reports, first-hand testimonials, and video evidence highlighting actions taken by the GOP to ensure a Romney victory, at the expense of fracturing the party just prior to the general election. Party leaders at the county and state level have changed or violated party rules, cancelled caucuses, changed vote counts, thrown out entire counties of votes, counted public votes privately, called-in the SWAT team, and inexplicably replaced Paul delegates with Romney delegates to block Ron Paul from winning the nomination.
Iowa: Days before the caucuses,
Paul held a commanding lead in the polls and all the momentum, with every other candidate having peaked from favorable media coverage and then collapsed under the ensuing scrutiny. Establishment Republicans, like Iowa’s Representative Steve King (R), attempted to sabotage Paul’s campaign by spreading rumors he would lose to Obama if nominated. Even though the Iowa GOP platform reads like a Ron Paul speech, shortly before the caucuses, Iowa Governor Terry Barnstad told Politico , “[If Paul wins] people are going to look at who comes in second and who comes in third. If Romney comes in a strong second, it definitely helps him going into New Hampshire“. The message from the Governor to voters of his state was: a vote for Ron Paul was a wasted vote.
Huffington Post reported that Paul was ahead by one point over Romney and Rick Santorum in entrance polls conducted by Edison Media Research for the AP before the caucuses. For the first time ever, the Iowa GOP changed the final vote count to a secret location . After the caucus, results from 8 precincts (including those with colleges, in a state where Paul won 48% of the youth vote) went missing. Interestingly, these were all precincts Romney lost in 2008. In addition, GOP officials discovered inaccuracies in 131 precincts. Though polling in a comfortable first place, Paul finished third in this non-binding straw poll, behind Romney and Santorum.
Iowa originally reported Romney in first, Santorum in a close second, and Paul third. After the recount, Santorum was named the winner with Romney in second. No mention was given to how the recount affected Paul’s vote count. Iowa GOP chairman, Matt Strawn, later resigned and was replaced by Paul supporter, A.J. Spiker and Paul went on to win the majority of delegates.
Florida: The Florida GOP broke party rules by switching to a winner-take-all state before the date allowed, which favors the candidate with the most money for advertising and attack ads. Senior Advisor to the Ron Paul campaign,
Doug Wead, claims this was done specifically to favor Romney.
Nevada: There is bad blood between Paul’s supporters and establishment Republicans in Nevada. This dates back to 2008, when Convention Chair, Sue Lowden and her enlisted delegates got up and walked out of the convention when it became apparent Paul’s supporters would claim a majority of the delegates. She claimed she would reconvene at a later time, but instead approved the McCain slate of delegates. This year, Paul supporters expected shenanigans; so his State Chairman, Carl Bunce, planned to win by outworking Romney. Just before the caucuses, he claimed to have “more IDs than Romney had votes in ’08″. This means through canvassing door-to-door and phoning voters, he had identified about 25,000 voters committed to show up and vote for Paul.
Obama: Romney Wants VP Petraus
Print The Alex Jones Channel
Aug 7, 2012
“The president wasn’t joking,” the insider explains to the DRUDGE REPORT.
A Petraeus drama has been quietly building behind the scenes.
(This article will make no sense if lines striking out some of the words do not appear. See above link for proper version if needed.)
From Senator John McCain’s website: (slight changes marked)
in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire highlighting the devastating impacts of the looming defense clean energy and infrastructure cuts now scheduled to take place under budget sequestration next year.
(“Jury Nullification Is NOW The Law”) New Hampshire Strikes a Blow Against the Sovietized Amerikan ‘Justice’ System by William Norman Grigg
When New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed HB 146 into law on June 18, the Granite State became the first in the nation to enact a measure explicitly recognizing and protecting the indispensable right of jury nullification.
New Hampshire’s jury nullification law reads, in relevant part: “In all criminal proceedings the court shall permit the defense to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy.”
Jealous God Obama Attacks Rival Religions (“Thou shall have no other gods before Obama. For Obama is a jealous god who demands total obeisance”)
Thou shall have no other gods before Obama. For Obama is a jealous god who demands total obeisance.
In 2008, Americans voted to deify a unique man of history. Obama is much more than the first president to be raised by a transsexual nanny in Indonesia. He’s also the very first commander-in-chief to thank his drug dealer in his high school yearbook, instead of his mom.
In 1968, the political world was shocked when President Lyndon Johnson,
running for reelection just four years after a landslide victory, was held beneath 50% of the vote in the Democrat primary in New Hampshire. Sen. Eugene McCarthy scored a shocking 41.5% of the vote against the incumbent President.
If President Obama wins New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Virginia, it’s game over!
Real Clear Politics ^ | Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 1:33:45 PM by MinorityRepublican
According to Real Clear Politics, President Obama has 243 electoral votes wrapped up already. Right now, if he captures New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Virginia, those will be the 27 votes he’ll need to get to the magical number 270 and another 4 years in the White House!
Voting Machines Hacked to Insure Romney Victory, Urgent Video
http://us.mg4.mail.yahoo.com ^ | 03/16/12 | Mike Curtiss
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 2:00:22 PM by STD
I apologize, if this disturbing video has already been posted before now
It is no secret—the Constitutional Convention, which began meeting in Philadelphia on May 25, 1787, produced the Constitution of September 17, 1787 in secret, so it would appear to be a replacement for the Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777.
The true meaning of the Preamble is the secret of the Constitutional Convention. Everyone reads himself or herself into that Preamble, however, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention are the “We the People of the United States.”
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention were charged by a resolution of the United States in Congress assembled with the duty of revising the Articles of Confederation and “this Constitution” did so.
President Obama has serious energy problems — ranging from high gasoline prices, which torment consumers and affect the lifestyle of American families; to Solyndra and the like, where green-energy initiatives have failed to the point where they are not just failures but introduce questions of cover-up and deception within the administration.
Obama must also deal with division among Democrats with regard to drilling and doing something affirmative to bring down gasoline prices. No one’s talking about it yet, but Obama also appears to be fulfilling his campaign promise to drive up home power bills by aggressively regulating America’s industries that produce electricity.
It will be difficult for Obama to escape his positions, which are heavily rooted in ideology.
Tea Party, RIP?
The New American ^ | 23 February 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 8:34:58 AM by IbJensen
Does the Tea Party now support politicians who favored bailouts and the ObamaCare individual mandate?
Such a statement sounds like an oxymoronic joke, about as likely as a pacifist who backs war or an atheist for Jesus.
But the answer, according to exit polls from New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida primaries, is an emphatic “yes.” According to each of these exit polls, the vast majority of self-identified Tea Party supporters have backed either former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (left) or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over anti-bailout candidates such as Texas Congressman Ron Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann……
Ron Paul – Predictions in Due Time [Video]
Uploaded by CollectiveCheckup @youtube.com ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Ron Paul (Video insertions by CollectiveCheckup)
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 1:45:13 AM by Razzz42
This is Ron Paul’s famous Predictions speech from April 24, 2002. This is the original video compiling recent images and video to give his speech a chilling effect.
Obama Truth Team Unveils Spiffy New Logo
by Administrator 16. February 2012 21:08
President Obama is trying to recruit a 2 million member-strong “Truth Team” to ensure that those speaking out against his administration are appropriately dealt with. I’m not kidding.
The Obama campaign is today beginning a new effort to enlist and educate at least 2 million supporters for a “grassroots communications team” they’re calling the Truth Team… “The goal is to ensure that when Republicans attack President Obama’s record, grassroots supporters can take ownership of the campaign and share the facts with the undecided voters in their lives,” the campaign said in a statement.
The teams will be first launched in 13 “swing states,” including Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.
Reporter Biff Spackle, in another world exclusive, nabbed photos of the Truth Team’s new logo:…..
EXCERPT ~ SEE SPIFFY NEW LOGO HERE!
Former Clinton adviser Dick Morris on Monday accused ABC’s George Stephanopoulos of being a “paid Democratic hitman.” Appearing on Fox News’s Hannity, Morris also said Stephanopoulos was “under orders” to ask Mitt Romney all those contraception questions during ABC’s January 7 Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire:
DICK MORRIS: Obama did not make a mistake in this mandate. It’s a deliberately calculated move on his part. The Democrats realize that abortion is no longer a winner for them. It used to be ten points more pro-choice than pro-Life, now it’s ten points more pro-Life than pro-choice possibly because of the publicity of the anti-abortion people, possibly because of the aging of the population.
But the point is that it’s a loser issue. So what they’re trying to do now is replace it with contraception. So the first piece of evidence was after Santorum won Iowa, the first controversy was, “Do you think states should have the right to ban contraception?”
We know that Ron Paul has powerful enemies and an uphill fight the whole way. But we are starting to turn the tide. Throughout 2011 the establishment pundits kept saying that Ron Paul had a ceiling; “5%, ok maybe 10%“.
Then came the Iowa Caucuses – “Now we know what Ron Paul’s definite ceiling is: it’s 21%.”
Then came New Hampshire – “Ron Paul’s high water mark is 23%, he will go downhill from here.”
Then came Minnesota – “Ron Paul’s ceiling is 27%, that’s as much as he will ever get.”
A few days later Ron Paul got 36% of the vote in Maine, and lo and behold, the pundits stopped talking about the “ceiling”.
They know that even if Ron Paul‘s support stopped growing overnight, a 36% ceiling in a hypothetical three-way race in the general election is pretty darn good – and just about enough to win the Presidency!
Ron Paul‘s supporters have launched a massive moneybomb donation event for today. They know that only Ron Paul can beat Obama and that any vote for Romney, Santorum or Gingrich is a wasted vote because those establishment candidates would lose in a landslide against Obama.
If you agree with this sentiment, help us send a clear message to the GOP establishment and participate in the “No One But Paul” moneybomb. Check out the grassroots-run NoOneButPaul.com website and/or donate directly at Ron Paul’s official campaign website RonPaul2012.com.
Would you vote for anyone but Ron Paul in the general election? The results of a survey conducted by RonPaul.com (Which Potential GOP Tickets Would Ron Paul Supporters Vote For?) seem to indicate that the GOP direly needs Ron Paul on the ticket to secure the liberty movement’s support.
The Obama campaign is to “educate” and deploy what it describes as “truth teams” to ensure that any attacks on the president’s record are feverishly countered in the run up to the general election.
ABC News reports that teams of Obamanoids will be launched initially in 13 “swing states,” including Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.
“The goal is to ensure that when Republicans attack President Obama’s record, grassroots supporters can take ownership of the campaign and share the facts with the undecided voters in their lives,” the campaign said in a statement.
Members of Generation X, born 1962 to 1981, and Generation Y, 1982-2004, are rallying behind Ron Paul in his run for president. Media commentators find it odd that people under the age of 40 in the X Generation and especially voters under age 30 in the Y Generation are so taken with this unassuming, soft-spoken 76-year-old candidate. Ron Paul is in the Silent Generation, whose members are now 70 to 87 years of age born 1925-1942
.Exit polls show that Ron Paul won the majority of voters under age 40 in the Iowa caucus and in the New Hampshire primary. He received 21.4 percent of the votes in Iowa first-place Rick Santorum got 24.6 percent and came in second in New Hampshire with 22.9 percent of the votes first-place Mitt Romney got 39.3 percent. More voters under age 30 chose Ron Paul over the other candidates in the South Carolina primary and Nevada caucus. He garnered 41 percent of the under 30 vote in Nevada – Mitt Romney got 36 percent; Newt Gingrich, 16 percent; and Rick Santorum, 7 percent. But only a small minority of older people has voted for him, as was especially evident in the Florida Republican primary.In Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584-2069 1991 and The Fourth Turning:
An American Prophecy 1997, William Strauss and Neil Howe examine the four main generations alive today, including the Boom “Baby Boomer”
During this primary season, many political pundits have assumed that Ron Paul is not actively trying to win the Presidency. To them, he is simply a message candidate who has some interesting ideas but no path to the nomination.Dr. Paul is seen as too much of a fringe candidate by the mainstream media and therefore considered unelectable.
The facts, however, say otherwise. This time around, the Ron Paul campaign is more organized, has better advisors, and is actually campaigning to win.Along with establishment candidate Mitt Romney, Ron Paul is the only candidate who was able to get on the ballot in all fifty states. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will not get enough delegates from the states they have qualified for to receive the Republican nomination.Rick Santorum still has very poor name recognition, and Newt Gingrich is one of the most polarizing political figures of our generation , and he could not even get on the ballot in his home state. In other words, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are the only electable candidates to choose from.
One of the biggest reasons to believe that Congressman Paul intends to win is his age. Running a national campaign is the most stressful, physically draining, and emotionally taxing activity that a politician can undertake, and 76 year old Ron Paul would not be doing it unless he thought there were a chance he could win.
His campaign’s decision to bypass Florida has virtually guaranteed that Paul will stay out of the news cycle, at least until the state’s primary election on Jan. 31.
After tonight’s debate in Jacksonville, the candidate plans to spend the weekend campaigning in Maine — not exactly a hotbed of political activity these days.
As crazy as it seems, Paul’s schedule is actually very strategic. Senior advisors for the campaign say that they remain focused on picking up as many delegates as possible — and that means allocating its resources efficiently.
In a recent interview with Business Insider, Paul’s campaign manager John Tate pointed out that there is no benefit to spending precious time and money in Florida, where Paul is polling in the single-digits. The expensive winner-take-all state lost half of its delegates by moving up its primary up to January; even if the state is forced to divide its delegates proportionally, by Congressional district, there is little chance that Paul will win any district outright.
“It’s just so expensive, and we figure, spending $9-$12 million in ads might not be worth it,” Tate said. “We’re spending our money more wisely….Spending half a million dollars to win all of North Dakota’s delegates is a lot more efficient than spending $12 million to maybe win some of Florida’s delegates.”
NH Bill Would Allow Service Refusal To Gay Couples
http://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 01/25/2012 | Lauren Leamanczyk
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:33:24 AM by massmike
Lawmakers are debating a bill that would let a business refuse service to any couple, for any reason.
As a business owner, Tim Kierstead believes in the right to run his restaurant the way he sees fit.
“I think each business has the right to do as they choose,” he told WBZ-TV.
But as a gay man, he has a real problem with the new bill being proposed.
It would allow businesses to refuse service to a couple if they didn’t agree with their marriage.
The bill never specifically mentions gay marriage and opponents say it could be used to allow businesses to discriminate against anyone whose marriage they didn’t agree with.
“We’re certainly taking people’s freedoms away as we make more and more laws that force them to provide occupation or services that violate their beliefs,” Sapareto told WBZ.
The final installment of Why Larry Sinclair story matters in 2012 will be published Wednesday Jan 18, 2012. After publishing part III we plan to consolidate the series into a single file which readers can download and or email around to your friends, co-workers etc.
We know for a fact that CBS News, NBC Universal, Disney Worldwide (aka ABC News), USA Today, Toronto Star and others are keeping a close eye of what is reported here at LarrySinclair.org. All of those mentioned have spent considerable time over multiple days reading Part I & II of Why Larry Sinclair story matters in 2012 as well as following the recent New Hampshire Herald interview and efforts to shut the Herald up or down by threatening its advertisers.
Several more strange eyewitness stories emerge indicating potential widespread vote deception
Yet more evidence of voter fraud has emerged, this time in the wake of Saturday’s primary in South Carolina, where it was reported that at least 953 votes had been cast by people who were listed as dead.
“In a letter dated Thursday, Wilson says the analysis found 953 ballots cast by voters listed as dead. In 71 percent of those cases, ballots were cast between two months and 76 months after the people died. That means they ‘voted’ up to 6 1/3 years after their death.”
Wilson has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate the situation.
In addition to stories that have emerged from both Iowa and New Hampshire in the past few days, the revelations once again suggest that voter fraud has become a common occurrence throughout the country.
The same situation occurred last week in New Hampshire, where the State attorney general also raised questions over possible voter fraud.
A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The Union Leader reported that activists obtained ballots as dead people because they weren’t ID’ed.
One activist posted video of himself walking into New Hampshire Polling locations during the Presidential Primaries, and asking for the ballots of deceased residents. The man had obtained the names from local obituaries.
“The names of the deceased were both Registered Republican and Democrats And in almost every case, saying a dead person’s name, we were handed a ballot to cast a vote.” wrote the activist on his Youtube channel.
None of the allegedly fraudulently obtained ballots was actually cast.
Watch the video:
Associate Attorney General Richard Head confirmed his office had learned about the possible fraud on election day and immediately began investigating. “That investigation is ongoing,” he said. “Based on the information received on Election Day and the information on the video, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of voting procedures with the Secretary of State,” the report states.
The Congressman addresses the ongoing war over freedom of the internet.
In a new poll, out yesterday, 7 out of 10 Republicans and right leaning independent voters believe Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee for President. Click here for that poll. Does that mean it’s over for Congressman Ron Paul? I think it is safe to say it is probably a long shot he will be the Republican nominee, but what about a third party run?
Can Ron Paul win as a third party candidate? I say that is much less of a long shot, and here’s why.Let me first say, Dr. Paul has repeatedly said that he has no interest in running as a third party candidate. I do not know or have talked to anyone in his campaign. This is my objective analysis and nothing more. Ron Paul as a third party candidate would be much different than the third party candidates of the past. Conservative presidential candidate Ross Perot of the 1992 and 1996 elections predominantly took votes away from the Republican candidates. In 1992, national exit polls had Perot splitting the Republican and Democrat vote equally, but it was not split equally in every state. Click here for more on this. A president is voted in by winning each state’s Electoral College votes.
It’s a winner take all game, so every state gives a certain number to the winner of each state. Also, Perot spent millions hammering Bush in the 1992 primaries; so, Perot mostly had a negative effect on the Republicans. The ultra-liberal Ralph Nader’s third party campaign in 2000 took votes away from Al Gore, the Democrat. More than 97,000 voted for Nader in Florida alone. Gore would have easily won the election and Florida if Nader would have not run.Then there is Ron Paul.
He would, no doubt, run on a Libertarian type ticket. Paul would take votes from Republicans that think Romney is not conservative enough. After all, he has, so far, come in second in the caucuses and primaries, but that is just with the GOP. He would take a large percentage of the 40% of people who call themselves “Independent” voters. Paul also does well with young voters. In Iowa and New Hampshire, nearly half of all GOP voters under 30 voted for Dr. Paul.
Introduction: Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. From 1966 through 1974, Patrick Buchanan was an assistant to Richard Nixon, and from 1985 to 1987, White House Director of Communications for Ronald Reagan. In 1992, Mr. Buchanan challenged George Bush for the Republican nomination and almost upset the President in the New Hampshire primary. In 1996, he won the New Hampshire primary and finished second to Sen. Bob Dole with three million Republican votes. Patrick Buchanan has written ten books, including seven straight New York Times bestsellers: A Republic, Not an Empire, The Death of the West, Where the Right Went Wrong, State of Emergency, Day of Reckoning, and Churchill, and Hitler and The Unnecessary War. His most recent book is Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
Pat Buchanan on Ron Paul, the Internet and Ethnic Politics in the 21st Century
Sunday, January 15, 2012 – with Staff Report
The Daily Bell is pleased to publish this interview with Patrick Buchanan (left).
Introduction: Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. From 1966 through 1974, Patrick Buchanan was an assistant to Richard Nixon, and from 1985 to 1987, White House Director of Communications for Ronald Reagan.
The Ron Paul Paradox: GOP Questions His ImpactNPR ^ | Jan. 13, 2012 | David WelnaPosted on Friday, January 13, 2012 7:21:27 PM by La EnchiladitaFour years ago, Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished fifth in the New Hampshire presidential primary with just under 8 percent of the vote.On Tuesday, he got nearly 23 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, finishing second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Republican contest. That came a week after Paul’s third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.Paul has done better than any Republican presidential contender not named Romney, and his success is part of the buzz at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in New Orleans, which runs through Saturday.Some are surprised by his showing. Some are happy about his success. And some are worried that Paul’s allure — he’s attracting support from outside the Republican Party by advocating everything from legalizing marijuana to immediately withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan — could influence him to eventually consider a third-party bid for the White House.Excerpt Read more at npr.org …
N.H. Voters Explain How They Came to Understand Ron Paul
International Business Times ^ | January 13, 2012 | Maggie Astor
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 10:06:58 AM by Veritas_et_libertas
Interviews with New Hampshire voters on Tuesday gave a glimpse into the issues that drew these newcomers to a campaign that has been trying to gain mainstream support for its message since Paul first ran for president in 1988.
Most said they were initially drawn to one element of Paul’s platform, but came to support the rest of it later.
‘Painfully, Very Slowly’
One voter, James Kelley, said he supported Paul at first because he seemed like the only candidate who was serious about cutting taxes and spending. But as he researched Paul’s platform, he found himself reconsidering his hawkish foreign-policy views.
“Before him, I was basically like, nuke the Middle East and get it over with,” Kelley said. “I started hearing what he was saying, and painfully, very slowly, I was like, yeah, actually, it makes sense.”
First, I must state that I deeply appreciate and applaud the passion and energy of the Ron Paul campaign and their undying loyalty to the concepts that his supporters believe Ron represents. No campaign is as focused and energetic as the Ron Paul campaign which actually began all the way back in 2008 and has persisted ever since.
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
January 12, 2012
Allow me to state right at the top that I am not endorsing Ron Paul.
Although I am a registered Republican, and ran for Congress in 2010 as a Republican, I am not a Republican. In fact, I am not even sure what that means any more…being a Republican. As I wrote way back in 2008 in reference to the political parties:
“It is like lying under a huge bug. Down on the ground where the bug’s feet are it looks like McCain and Obama are two different feet. But the farther up the legs you allow yourself to look you begin to realize that they really are nothing more than two legs connected to the same body.”
Exposure of Romney’s big government tendencies precipitates slide in poll numbers
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, January 12, 2012
After being largely discounted out of a top three finish in South Carolina, Ron Paul is now closing fast on third placed Rick Santorum, as a new poll out of the state shows Mitt Romney’s lead slipping.
Unlike New Hampshire, where Paul finished second after taking advantage of strong support from Independents, South Carolina is dominated by social conservatives who would be more inclined to vote for someone like Santorum (although Mitt Romney’s frontrunner status defies rational explanation given his true stance on abortion).
That’s what makes Paul’s rise to just one per cent behind Santorum in a new Insider Advantage poll all the more impressive.
American Thinker ^ | 1/13/12 | Seth A. Forman
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:09:30 AM by Kim Dylan
Now that Ron Paul has achieved electoral respectability in the Republican primaries, the media is in high dudgeon over his extremism. Paul, according to the procurators of good taste at the New York Times, “long ago disqualified himself for the presidency” by, among other things, “peddling claptrap proposals” such as “cutting a third of the federal budget.”
Prison Planet.com » Ron Paul: People Call Me ‘Kooky’ Because They Can’t Defend Themselves Intellectually
Ron Paul gave a good account of himself this morning in a series of interviews following his second place finish in the New Hampshire primary. One interview in particular stood out as Paul defended his foreign policy from claims that it is “kooky”.
In a somewhat bizarre change of subject during an interview with Fox & Friends, host Gretchen Carlson seemed embarrassed, stating “Congressman, excuse me for saying this but do you believe some people call you kooky… for your foreign policy only? Is that the reason why?”
Paul responded “They use those terms because they can’t defend themselves intellectually.”
“If they say my foreign policy is kooky, maybe they ought to look at what is happening.” Paul added. “…invading a country like Iraq, who never did a thing to us, killing a lot of people and turning it over to the shiites who are allies with the Iranians, I call that kooky.”
“I call it kooky allowing our president now to go into numerous countries, even today he went into another African country without permission of the Congress. Fighting undeclared wars, that is kooky, and that is why the American people are sick and tired of what we have.” Paul urged.
“They choose that term to discredit me because I’m the consistent one.” Paul said, referring to his critics.
“Spending more money overseas is conservative? Where did that come from?” Paul stated. “Too many conservatives say ‘that’s our position, spend more overseas’. That doesn’t make any sense to me.”
DNC chair blames Tea Party for Tucson shooting (Crazy moonbat barf alert!)
Washington Examiner ^ | January 11, 2012 12:03pm | byJoel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 2:20:04 PM by DCBryan1
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaking in New Hampshire this morning, reminded her audience of the tragic Tucson shooting last year — and also insinuated that the Tea Party, which she said regards political opponents as “the enemy,” has enhanced divisiveness in Congress and had something to do with the shooting, at least indirectly.
“We need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy from a year ago, where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords — who is doing really well, by the way, — [was shot],” Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair said during a “Politics and Eggs” forum this morning. “The discourse in America, the discourse in Congress in particular . . . has really changed, I’ll tell you. I hesitate to place blame, but I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess and lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement.”
Having brought up the Giffords attack as a political cudgel, Wasserman Schultz doubled down on that attack. “You had town hall meetings that they tried to take over, and you saw some their conduct at those tea party meetings,” Wasserman Schultz said today. “When they come and disagree with you, you’re not just wrong, you’re the enemy.”
Stevebridges.com ^ | Aug 2011 | Steve Bridges
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:47:48 PM by Titus-Maximus
Video of hilarious impersonation of President Obama.
On Sunday, Ron Paul’s campaign announced it will not contest Florida and will concentrate instead on South Carolina and Nevada.
“It’s such an expensive state, and with their delegates cut in half, the math just doesn’t make any sense,” said Paul’s campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. “We’re a delegate-focused campaign. We’re focused on winning the 1,150 delegates to secure the nomination. And the amount of resources and time it would take to compete for those 50 delegates just didn’t make sense to us.”
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There are other reasons for Ron Paul to contest Florida – it is considered evangelical territory locked up by Rick Santorum, who placed a dismal fifth place in New Hampshire.
Polls are notoriously inaccurate, even misleading, but a recent one indicates the Christian Zionist vote will go to Rick Santorum, who has consistently pandered to evangelicals.
“Rick Santorum is the clear winner of Christian voters nationwide, receiving nearly double the number of votes of any other candidate with 41%,” a ChristianNewsWire press release states.
“In the weeks ahead I would not be surprised to see Santorum emerge from South Carolina as the favorite candidate of Christian voters, going into Florida and then Super Tuesday across America, with Newt Gingrich a close second, and nobody else close,” predicted Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt of The Pray In Jesus Name Project.
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The number of so-called Christian Zionists is estimated at around 40 million.
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Ron Paul To Everyone But Mitt: Drop Out
buzzfeed ^ | Tuesday January 10, 2012
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:47:55 PM by Bigtigermike
“We urge Ron Paul’s opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul’s candidacy,” campaign chair Jesse Benton said in a statement.
Read the full statement below:
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, adding to a first-place finish in last week’s Iowa caucuses and establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination.