JB Williams - (12/29/11)
Paulestinians (aka - rabid Ron Paul fanatics) have a full-court-press on for the upcoming Iowa Caucus, as if winning Iowa makes one a lock to win the eventual GOP primary. Iowa has a distinguished history of getting it wrong most of the time.
In 2008, Iowa chose Mike Huckabee for their GOP nominee and gave John McCain a 13% fourth place finish, which was still above Ron Paul who won only 10% in Iowa last time. John McCain went on to become the GOP nominee.
In 2004, Iowa got it right with George W. Bush. But Bush ran unopposed in 2004…
In 2000, Iowa gave George W. Bush a nod with 41%, meaning that 59% of Iowa Caucus goers got it wrong. Bush became the GOP nominee.
In 1996, Iowa chose Bob Dole, who became the GOP nominee before getting slaughtered in the general election by Impeached President Bill Clinton. Iowa picked another loser.
In 1992, Iowa got it right again with George H. W. Bush, but he was also running unopposed.
In 1988, Iowa chose Bob Dole, who was defeated by George H. W. Bush, whom they only gave 19% of their confidence. Of course, Bush won the nomination and became President of the United States.
The point is—Iowa has a long history of getting it wrong in Republican primaries. If I were a GOP candidate, I’d be trying not to win Iowa, as winning Iowa appears to be a jinx to any GOP candidate seeking the GOP nomination or the White House.
Winning Iowa is like your momma telling you what a great singer you are, even though you can’t carry a tune in a bucket.
So, why all the hoopla over Iowa and Ron Paul?—He’s “Mr. Constitution” they say! (with great pride and vigor…) Why are they only going half-way here? Why President Ron Paul when they could have President Alex Jones? Maybe Alex will be his VP pick, and their Inaugural Hajj will be held at Area 51, complete with an alter call by Glenn Beck…
Yeah? Where does Mr. Constitution stand on Obama’s Article II ineligibility? Mr. Constitution would fight for all of the constitution, not just the cherry-picked sections his anti-war base appreciates. Besides, the average age of a Paul supporter is about 20 – which means they haven’t a clue about the constitution or the world they live in.
Once again, why Ron Paul? What does his thirty-year career politicians resume’ hold to give his followers such confidence in Mr. Constitution, who remains totally MIA (Missing In Action) on Article II, which disqualifies Obama for office and every member of congress, including Ron Paul, knows it!
Mr. Constitution would know that the primary function of the Federal Government is to protect and defend the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. - To do that in a 21st Century world, you had better have one hell of a standing Military, which Mr. Constitution also opposes.
All of the Tea Party candidates are already out of the race, systematically eliminated by Team Obama. They successfully killed off four GOP messiahs in a row, Palin, Bachmann, Perry and Cane. That was easy!
RNC darlings Romney and Gingrich have also received the Obama hatchet job, clearing the field for whom?—Ron Paul and Rick Santorum…. Rick who? And Ron Paul… Gee whiz… how’d that happen so fast?
Obama likes running unopposed. He has won every political race by eliminating his opponents, one by one, leaving him unopposed in the general election. That’s what we are watching right now.
In 2008, the Clinton’s had so many skeletons rattling around in their closets that Obama was able to derail the greatest political war room ever known to modern politics by simply cutting a backroom power-sharing deal, making Hillary Secretary of State and opening the door for Bill on the international scene.
Hillary Clinton was a lock for the DNC nomination headed into the 2008 primaries. Then the nobody from nowhere with a blank resume’ and not so much as a birth certificate, stole the show. By the DNC convention, Hillary was just a memory and despite threats to defect by Clinton supporters, they rallied behind Obama in the general election anyway.
In the end analysis, the left always marches forward in lockstep, despite their many internal disputes. But the political right is more divided and scattered than ever in U.S. history, and they are no match for the unified international left that has already eliminated any real opposition for Obama in 2012.
Ron Paul will not rule out a third-party run, if he happens to lose the GOP nomination. Paul promises to play spoiler even if he has to do it from outside the GOP.
The Ron Paul campaign is built on a foundation of social liberals, chronic anti-war misfits, modern day peaceniks seeking legalized drugs, atheists, and Democrats and Independents with liberaltarian leanings. Nowhere in there is “conservatives…” who oppose Paul as much as they oppose Obama.
If Ron Paul really was a constitutionalist, he would attract the conservative vote, because it is conservatives who have spent a lifetime trying to protect and preserve our nation’s founding principles and values, hence the term “conservative,” to conserve.
But conservatives are not easily fooled by constitutional rhetoric, whether coming from the lips of Teddy Kennedy or Ron Paul. Even Obama claims to be a constitutional scholar and no one has been as successful at undermining the constitution as Barack Obama.
Ron Paul is at odds with conservatives on numerous key issues.
• Paul supports same-sex marriage
• Paul opposes the death penalty for violent criminals
• Paul opposes mandatory sentencing for three-time losers
• Paul supports legalizing illicit drugs
• Paul opposes firm enforcement of immigration laws
• Paul opposes free trade
• Paul opposes a strong U.S. Military and National Defense
• Paul opposes foreign diplomacy and prefers isolationism
• Paul opposes stricter limits on criminal campaign finance
• Paul opposes the Patriot Act, but also insists on letting terrorist live amongst us
• Paul supported the arbitrary withdrawal from Iraq that resulted in deadly terror attacks hours later
• Overall, Paul falls in the Middle ground, where libertarians, moderates and populists are found, not conservatives
As a result, he cannot muster the conservative vote in November 2012, without which, he cannot defeat Barack Obama.
Most of Paul’s “social conservative” congressional votes are actually Tenth Amendment votes, which sidestep the actual issue at hand and redirect the discussion to states right. He is a career politician, supported by folks who claim to oppose career politicians.
While conservatives are strong on Tenth Amendment states right, they are also strong on founding principles and values grounded in the moral laws of nature, at the foundation of our Constitutional Representative Republic.
In short, Paul is actually a liberal leaning populist candidate, rather than a Jeffersonian libertarian. He has very little in common with American conservatives and that presents a serious problem for him in any national election, especially at a time in history when conservative voters are looking to reverse course in America.
Paul has been MIA on far too many constitutional issues to call himself a constitutionalist with a straight face. Beyond lower taxes and less government, he has literally nothing in common with conservatives and even his smaller government leanings can’t work in a socially and morally bankrupt society.
Then we have the issue of white supremacists and anti-Semites in his past, which won’t come up from other Republican candidates in the primary, but will come up from Team Obama in the general election. Remember, Obama must run unopposed… and the U.S. press will tear Paul from limb to limb long before next November.
If Obama’s name is allowed to appear on the 2012 ballot, he will be re-elected.
None of the 2012 GOP candidates deserve the support of truly engaged and patriotic Americans. Of course, neither does Obama.
Voters who grasp the reality that the nation is on the brink of total collapse and the world is on the verge of WWIII, are looking for who can defeat Obama and who might have the backbone to protect the nation from eminent danger on several fronts.
I’m not sure such a candidate exists in the 2012 election, but I am certain that Ron Paul isn’t it. Facts don’t have any friends, but so far, Paul fans don’t seem too impressed by facts. Paul is unqualified for the job he seeks on this single issue alone! His anti-Semitism and poor-pitiful misunderstood jihadists, blame America first and often rhetoric should be enough to end his campaign… but do the facts matter anymore? People who can’t vote for a lesser evil are in real trouble this time, as every candidate in the race is a lesser evil. We will see what the people’s real priorities are…
Our nation hangs in the balance…
I am in the middle of putting together a peice as to why i do NOT support Ron Paul, and I would like to thank you. You have given me an interesting peice of information I had yet to see. I have been to all the Ron Paul sites listed above but one. I went to the Blue Republican site and something caught my eye right off.
WHAT IS A BLUE REPUBLICAN?
We are former non-Republicans who are joining the Republican party for one year to help Ron Paul win the GOP nomination for President in 2012.
Do you know what that tells me? That tells me that the Libertarians, Democrats, Anarchists or any other group are trying to ramrod through a candidate, that without their strong arm tactics, would never have a chance in the Republican Party. The base of the Republican Party has always been the Conservatives on America. Ron Paul does not hold true to the ideas of this group and will never be supported by them. He might as well go run on the Democrat ticket against Obama.
Some interesting facts about this site.
We are people who have never before thought of joining the Republican party, but are going to do so for one year to ensure that Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination for President in 2012.
Most of us identify as Democrats or Independents and/or supported Obama in 2008. We believe that on issues that matter most – war vs. peace (Iraq, Yemen etc.), civil liberties (Patriot Act etc.), and crony corporatism (bailouts etc.) – Obama has pursued a course similar to George Bush. Our reasoning is laid out in this article by Robin Koerner on the Huffington Post that “went viral”, coining the term “Blue Republicans” for those of more liberal sensibilities who are registering Republican specifically for Ron Paul.
HOW TO REGISTER AS A REPUBLICAN FOR ONE YEAR. (YES IT ACTUALLY SAYS "ONE YEAR")
I will say that this site explains some of the issues that I, as well as other Conservatives, have run into when dealing with the Paulers. I will keep this handy..... Thanks
Good point Denise. Your point is well taken, but that doesn't fix the problem of finding a conservative candidate to vote for!!! At least last time we had Alan Keyes through the primaries. I was hoping Judge Roy Moore was going to get some traction, but that didn't happen. I guess I'll be looking at Bachman.
it has been mentioned many times that today's elections are a dog and pony show... bottom line; we are voting for the best "groomed" candidate, usually in a uniform called a suit... real people do not enter such shows!
They really make it easy for us all when they readily hand over the information to prove they are not who they say they are.
"United we stand, divided we fall"
OBummer will win if we (by this I mean a majority of the voters, regardless of the name-tag they choose) don't find the one that stands closest to the Constitution, and the thinking of the people that created the Bill of Rights and the Constitution (if preserving our Republic is the goal).
To better understand their views, read "The 5000 Year Leap" and of course the letters that were written back and forth to both Federalists and anti-federalists during ratification.
No one, I repeat.. No one running is "squeaky clean"... The other candidates (Possible exception of Bachmann) are business as usual candidates, and not what I want for POTUS.
Military spending (without reducing defense) is a MAJOR part of the budget. If we can withdraw to primarily our own borders the cost savings will be HUGE.
Nobody else is addressing the fact that most of the legislation's coming from DC are unconstitutional in one form or another.
The Congress wasn't given the right to legislate whether abortion should be government controlled, or that any drug should be legislated. Those are state issues, solely due to the fact they are NOT a named as a power of Congress.
As a nation either we follow the Constitution as it is written or we fail... and what was will be no more.
ron paul is mr. constitution like hugo chavez, fidel castro (without the testosterone), etc… they all have one, just pick a judge.
Here is “Doctor” Paul’s VOTING Record (Ref: rev.larry @rev-larry… http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/members/rev-larry/)
Oleg: Rev. Larry is a lying phony neo-conservative, pompous overbearing moderator and PC censor who talks about the Constitution but doesnt really believe in it like all neoconservatves, he just gives it lip service like the neoconservative candidates he supports.! This site www.patriotactionnetwork is run by communist Darla Dawald! Are you aware of that? Check out this site and tell me what you think. Americac2c where I have been on for the last three years is run by communists Deborah Thomas and Stephanie Turner who have TROLLS whodeliberately provoke to get pope banned by their baitng and failing that they just ban you for no reason and you find that they banned you with no explanation time after time! Here is the site that exposes the scam you went to when you went to that fake conservative site www.patriotactionnetwork.com which is a site like www.Americ2c.com that uses their sites to deliberately divert genuine patriots from engaging in endeavors that could bring the regime down, instead they are engaged by the site owners in trivialities that wont affect the obama regime and they routinely use ridicule to and name calling, calling anyone who says 9/11 was a conspiracy, a kook! www.conservative-alliance.oli.us/index.php?topic=4219.0
The FACTS speak for themselves... so choose your friends wisely... I have never personally met Rev. Larry nor Darla, yet I know through their fact findings and analysis they are Friends of We The People and therefore The Original Constitution... where does that place you?
Yes, Ron Paul has some explaining to do. In Paul’s primary campaign Paul has acted much like Romney’s campaign manager, focusing his questions like a serial wrecking ball upon the other candidates’ presidential aspiration. In doing so the steady respect he has gained for both himself and the gospel of Liberty is reflected in the polls. Now only Romney remains as a soft target for the force of Paul’s inspection.
Given the difficulty that BHO is facing in certifying his eligibility for election, Hillary is apt to face Paul, not BHO.
All those pseudo conservatives are becoming increasingly frantic as they find themselves to be holding the delusions of neo-cons, neo-libs and advocates of creeping Sharia law. From their behavior, it is apparent that they know the truth exists to prey upon their delusions. They should relax and get over their panic. Liberty under our Constitution’s republican rule-of-law is a good and wonderful thing – American Exceptionalism shines again. “In God We Trust” is a bankable proposition. Be happy – those fears are not so real - being born of fatigue and ignorance that is easily relieved.
Famous Quote - "The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people." - from Justice William O. Douglas
O’O, the 99%’ers are gonna vote again.