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bobbyw24
02-19-2008, 10:18 AM
http://www.nolanchart.com/article2804.html


John McCain Mocks Ron Paul Supporters

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Read what John McCain said about Ron Paul supporters. Also included in this article are some of my personal experiences working against John McCain's decade long quest for unlimited power.
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by Jake Morphonios
(Libertarian)
I met John McCain back in the 2000 Presidential campaign cycle. I was working for Steve Forbes at the time as a regional campaign manager in North Carolina. As part of my duties during the Republican Presidential Debate down in South Carolina I served as Mr. Forbes' driver and escort. It was great to be a part of the behind-the-scenes action, starting with Mr. Forbes getting his stage make-up put on for the debate, to driving our van at break-neck speed to get to the debate on time with Mr. Forbes and a handful of reporters shouting directions from the back seat, to our surprise post-debate visit to an international AMWAY sales convention. But one moment left an indelible impression on my mind; it was when I met John McCain.

After seeing Mr. Forbes into the VIP section to prepare for the debate, I returned to the secure area behind the center where I had parked. I met Senator Strom Thurmond coming out from the Republican Banquet at which he had just been honored. Two men guided him by either arm. I spoke briefly to him and he smiled and drooled in response. As I turned around I noticed that McCain's "Straight Talk Express" bus had pulled in. McCain was sitting with a reporter on the bus conducting an interview. I could see him mouthing his signature phrase, "my friends", over and over again. I had met all the other candidates already, save George W. Bush - whose hand I had refused to shake, his likely seizure of the Republican nomination was the reason I was supporting Steve Forbes, after all - so I waited outside the bus to meet McCain as he exited the bus.

The man is short, maybe 5'7". His arms aren't normal length, due to his torture in Vietnam, so I've been told. He has virtually no upper lip. And, of course, the guy oozes cockiness. He was congenial enough, I suppose, but I could tell he was the consummate politician. McCain was, and is, willing to say anything to grab power. To one crowd he champions himself as a progressive maverick willing to stand against the right-wing of the party, but at other times claims that he is the incarnation of Barry Goldwater and the true heir to the Reagan legacy. I didn't pretend that I was pleased to meet him and he didn't pretend to want to please me. I think it was my fluorescent orange FORBES FOR PRESIDENT campaign shirt that gave me away. As he walked on in to the convention center I had a distinct, gut feeling about John McCain. This guy was crooked.

After Steve Forbes dropped out of the race in 2000, McCain continued his fight for the Presidency against Bush and the blubbering showboat, Alan Keyes. With the Presidential election all but sewn up for King George W, I took a job as campaign manager for NC Representative Bill Hiatt. I vowed to campaign against McCain should he ever run for President again. In 2004 I joined an effort to try to persuade Congressman Ron Paul to run for President once more, but he eventually declined. Instead, I helped out on the Badnarik (Libertarian Party) and Peroutka (Constitution Party) campaigns.

Imagine my dismay that eight years from my first encounter with McCain the Republican Party still hasn't learned its lesson. Bush Jr. was bad, but McCain is worse. This time, though, I am glad to not simply be protesting someone's candidacy but proudly supporting a candidate that I truly believe in.

It gives me great pleasure to know that I am part of a political movement that is bothersome to John McCain. In this week's issue of the New Yorker, Ryan Lizza reports an exchange that McCain had with reporters regarding Ron Paul and his supporters:

"We had a debate in Iowa. I mean, it was, like, last summer, one of the first debates we had. It was raining, and I'm standing there in the afternoon, it was a couple of hours before the debate, and I happen to look out the window. Here's a group of fifty people in the rain, shouting Ron Paul! Ron Paul!' " At this point McCain begins to pound his fists on the table and chant in mockery of the Ron Paul Revolutionaries outside.

"I thought, Holy s**t, what's going on here? I mean, go to one of these debates. Drive up. Whose signs do you see? I'm very grateful, they've been very polite. I recognize them and say thanks for being here. They haven't disrupted the events. But he has tapped a vein. And it's a combination of isolationism, the old part of our party, and the conspiracy. You know? We have made an important discovery: the headquarters for the organization that's going to merge three countries into one - Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. - is in Kansas City!' "

Such bodacious babble from McCain might irk some Paulites, but not me. We have gotten under his skin. He has been compelled to accept that a very vocal and angry segment of the nation is fed up with the government's usurpation of our constitutional rights. It reminds me of what Gandhi said, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Well, McCain is laughing now, but soon he will be fighting for precious delegates against us at the Republican National Convention. I hope to be there to see McCain sweat. Between now and then, I'm going to work to rally supporters and give our enemies hell.

LEK
02-19-2008, 10:25 AM
He's quite volatile - rumor has it.

And the NAU is a conspiracy...I love that one. It's right under our noses and it's a conspiracy.

We live in interesting times.

Join The Paul Side
02-19-2008, 10:29 AM
I hate Juan McCain more and more everyday. :mad:

tommyzDad
02-19-2008, 10:30 AM
Keep mocking, butt pirate. You need our votes. Not that we would ever give it to you....

Working Poor
02-19-2008, 12:22 PM
maybe if we can get him really mad he can go ahead and have his heart attack

mysticgeek
02-19-2008, 12:39 PM
I dislike the cat more and more every time I hear anything out of his mouth.

Grandson of Liberty
02-19-2008, 01:02 PM
John McCain's picture will be the one next to the entry in history books that talks about the death of the GOP.

It would be kinda fun to try and really piss him off, just to see if he'd go supernova.

AlbemarleNC0003
02-19-2008, 01:05 PM
Someone should send him a bamboo windchime.

zach
02-19-2008, 01:16 PM
My friends, don't dismay.
We are in a transcendent phase of the 21st century.

He sounds like your friendly neighborhood prophet or something.
Psh.

Shink
02-19-2008, 01:41 PM
What a dumbfuck. Apparently lining his jowels with FRNs is more important than fighting for liberty. That's funny, too, "the old part of the party." Guess he thought the ideals of liberty were totally gone.

moshe kerr
02-19-2008, 01:53 PM
"My Friends" the RNC its not the issue..... the GOP its going to suffer a political disaster in the general election --- political exile/3rd party status. When the democrats take both protus and congress, THEN that same party shall honestly hunger for the leadership of our man. The March on Washington we upstage the RNC by declaring that the Ron Paul voting block opposes the neocon republicanism as a fraud.

BigRedBrent
02-19-2008, 02:20 PM
maybe if we can get him really mad he can go ahead and have his heart attack

I take to much pleasure in that statement. I know it would be for the best but still I can't come to terms with how much I want it to happen. OH to hell with non violence. Screw McCain, we are in a war. I hope he chokes on his very next meal.

nosebruise
02-19-2008, 03:22 PM
Someone should send him a bamboo windchime.

HAHAHAHAHAAHA, oh my.

Andrew76
02-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Yes, McCain is a seriously bad dude. His level of success thus far is enough to shake my faith in humanity. While I'm not looking forward to a Hillary or Obama presidency, it's John McCain's intentions that scare me the most.

A person who supports a socialist agenda may be forgiven, in a way, for their ignorance. They think it's good, but that's because they don't understand the consequences. It's under the guise of "helping people." Though the results are horrific, the intention in an odd way, is at least somewhat humanitarian. They think they're doing the right thing, they just haven't thought it all the way through to it's logical conclusions. It's just a matter of showing these people that their premises (premisi?) are mistaken, and potentially dangerous.

Someone like McCain however, knows PRECISELY what he is doing. His intentions are not mistaken, and the man is a warmongering, statist bastard. I've said it a million times, the man is a snake and his intentions are evil. This man wants power so bad he can barely contain himself. We cannot let him win.

ron paul 2008.

NoMoreApathy
02-19-2008, 04:28 PM
Someone should send him a bamboo windchime.

LOL!

roshi
02-19-2008, 04:31 PM
Who's John McCain?

SimpleName
02-19-2008, 06:38 PM
McCain is clearly irritated that he doesn't have ACTUAL support from the "unreasonables" who are voting for him. He realizes Ron Paul supporters actually understand the issues and are vehemently behind their candidates, unlike the majority of his [lackluster] supporters. The candidates have not been frustrating me all too much. I direct my anger towards these horrific news channels and conglomerate media companies who have completely forgotten what "fair" and "journalism" mean.

ladycat
02-20-2008, 12:21 AM
maybe if we can get him really mad he can go ahead and have his heart attackThen Romney would jump back in the race.

HOLLYWOOD
02-20-2008, 01:01 AM
It's McLieberman and the Wealth Watchers that "TRY" to dictate policy...

Remember one thing Senator JOHN 'Juan" McCAIN...

Ron Paul revealed what a FAKE/PHONY you truly are and your Amoebic Knowledge on the FISCAL OPERATIONS of the United States of America!

Take a bow, JOHN "Miss Teen South Carolina" McCain

thetruthhurtsthefed
02-21-2008, 09:24 AM
He has to do what his masters tell him, just look a Bush...yes master, how high? Okay your demand is my command! Please keep in power and don't smear me in the media (Clinton), I'll do everything you say, just allow me to abuse the population and stuff my pockets with fake money. 1+1? It equals whatever you want. McCain will be the same, BUT, his brain does work as does Obama. Basically the US can only choose the lesser of 2 evils and it will be that way for a LONG time until the 298 Million who serve the TV wake up. This is sad...a ruthless minister of propaganda and enlightenment once said....give me control of the media and don't care what the people think....seems the US stole that idea and ran!

Mystile
02-21-2008, 10:11 AM
Then Romney would jump back in the race.

once a flip-flopper, always a flip-flopper. :cool: