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02-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Ron Paul Blasts U.S. for "Propping Up Puppet Dictator" in Egypt (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20031602-503544.html) -

Stephanie Condon of CBS writes:

"WASHINGTON -- The Republica party's most serious potential presidential contenders at the Conservative Political Action Conference today gave little more than passing reference to the most serious news of the day - the resignation of Egyptian's authoritarian President Honsi Mubarak.

Yet Rep. Ron Paul -- who's arguably the most popular politician at the annual conservative conference, but not considered a viable presidential candidate -- seized the news to blast American foreign policy and promote his well-known preference for isolationism.


Feels like 2007 all over again. Anyways, here are some comments I enjoyed and/or thought were worth posting to get a sense of both the best arguments and where people's perspectives are at. Never hurts to have additional information at your disposal for recruitment purposes:

by epoptika February 11, 2011 7:43 PM EST
Ron Paul is turning me into a Libertarian.

by j40405 February 11, 2011 8:17 PM EST
Ok, so we vote in Ron Paul, then what? Democrats will never work with him. Republicans will never support him because their lobbyist buddies would lose too much money. So now what? By voting in some of these people we only create more political uncertainty in Washington D.C. than what we already have. Both main parties need to find a common ground to work with and then get our country back on track. Neither party has the absolute right Answer or plan for America.

by Dillon12123 February 11, 2011 7:08 PM EST
Coerced Charty never works.. You cannot buy true friendship.
Ron Paul is right and courageous for speaking the truth about Egypt.

by jivedadson February 11, 2011 6:58 PM EST
The statement that Ron Paul "not considered a viable candidate" is factually wrong. There are millions who consider him to be a viable candidate. Try it without the craven passive verb. "Political pundits whom CBS would like for you to believe do not consider Paul to be a viable candidate." Perhaps more accurate would be, "I do not want you to believe Paul is a viable candidate, so I will imply without proof or citation Smart People think he is not."

02-11-2011, 08:28 PM
Ron Paul Not Yet Pleased With GOP: 'Big Government Is Alive And Well' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/11/ron-paul-cpac-speech_n_822132.html) - Huffington Post

loboviejo 4 minutes ago (8:29 PM) 5 Fans The GOP's worst nightmare: Ron Paul for President and Rand Paul for Vice President. Obama would beat them like rented mules! Run, Pauls, please run!!!

katooom 13 minutes ago (8:19 PM) 156 Fans In his CPAC speech RP tried to explain to the neocon dunderhead*s the difference between a DEFENSE budget and a MILITARY budget. They are two VERY DIFFERENT things.


deanleto 14 minutes ago (8:19 PM) 63 Fans maybe we can grow a cross-poll*inated clone of Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich and run it for president.*...

thankgodimanatheist8 30 minutes ago (8:02 PM) 140 Fans I'm ultra progressiv*e. However, I like Ron Paul. He appears like am honest consistent politician and a breath of fresh air. He is one of few politician*s of either party who is ready to reduce our obscenely high and inefficien*t military expenditur*e.

Laws456 8 minutes ago (8:34 PM) 322 Fans Ron Paul is someone who progressiv*es can most definitely work with. Out of all the candidates on both sides, he's the only one who would restore some type of balance to our country. If he runs again, I'll give him my vote instead of Obama.

johnminehan 2 hours ago (6:54 PM) 45 Fans I don't think many people on the Left know who deeply he influenced the Tea Party movement. Some of it was GOP "Astro Turf" but more of it was Paulists from '08. He may turn out to be influencia*l in defeat like Ross Perot was in the 1990s.

Jim Catch 2 hours ago (6:26 PM) 7 Fans The progressiv*es would be wise to get behind Ron's run. He's more 'progressi*ve' than Obama on MANY of his campaign promises. End the war, end the Fed, end the Patriot Act, and end the bribes to foreign dictators, and end the war on drugs.

Come on folks. These are *easy* positions to support. You once all cried for Obama to support them. You have another choice.

sloughrunner 3 hours ago (5:45 PM) 2 Fans Ron Paul brings people together. He breaks down the false left right paridigm that we are force fed everyday.

02-11-2011, 08:32 PM
Paul gets CPAC crowd on their feet (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/11/paul-gets-cpac-crowd-on-their-feet/) By: CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Henry Miller, Libertarian

Ron Paul is the only politician for whom I can feel anything more positive than indifference–mostly, my opinions of them range from contempt to loathing.

February 11, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |


Everyone should read Ron Paul's "The Revolution" – you don't have to agree with everything he says, but the man makes a ton of sense in that book – whether it's on bloated government spending, entitlement programs, illegal government wiretapping of its citizens, the U.S.'s unnecessary involvement in nations around the world, etc... the man makes a lot of sense.

February 11, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |


Why does the media always use terms like "quixotic" when referring to his run for President in 2008? It's not any more unrealistic than Obama or any other politician who takes a chance.

February 11, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |


From his newletters

“opinion polls consistently show only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions,” that “if you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be,” and that black representative Barbara Jordan is “the archetypical half-educated victimologist” whose “race and sex protect her from criticism.”

How about his son say that Civil Right goes to far – people should be able to do whatever they want.

This shawdow klan guy is someone you can stand behind. hmm.

Another Adam

If Ron runs, he'll have my vote. His ideas on less government, less taxes will mean a better life for nearly all Americans. And @Obama/Mubericbegone, a Trump/Paul ticket would be awesome, they would definitely get the job done. Ron has all the right ideas, but doesn't have the "presidential" personality. Trump has most of the right ideas and can come across more "presidential". I supported and donated to Ron's campaign previously and will be there for him again if he chooses to run.

February 11, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |

Lori in St Pete

"Paul advocated for a complete governmental retreat in every realm of society"

FABULOUS!!!! It'll be no time at all before America becomes like Brazil with the all the wealthy hiding behind their walls & gates while the unwashed masses struggle to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.

February 11, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |


I like Ron Paul, but I'd never vote for him. He has a known racist past.
Trump is a clown and nothing but a media whooah.
That being said, let them run. I look forward to President Obama's second term.

February 11, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm | Intel_Ace

Yes, Ron Paul is one of a rare few that tell the truth inside the DC Beltway. This whole left/right paradigm of the establishment duopoly is getting silly and old.

It's time for a leader that will expose the fraudsters on Wall Street to the Cozy Crone Capital Hill. Always remember, the establishment government's policies are mainly to protect themselves first with your money. Ron Paul is the only one that puts the people first and always have their rights, freedoms and liberties.

I'm voting for this guy... tired of the Kabuki theater of these Fascists and Socialists.

February 11, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |


I like Ron Paul. He has been the best polititian at fighting against Big Government, wasteful spending and and debt. He would make a great President, and I would be happy for him to be President, BUT.............HE CAN NOT WIN! His "followers" are like cult zombies. I have always disliked Donald Trump, BUT after viewing and reading his recent speaches and interviews on Politics/Debt/Government/Foreign Policy....He'd get my vote.

February 11, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |



Ron Paul for the win. America isn't smart enough to elect him unfortunately.

February 11, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |

Sgt Schultz

Good for you Ron Paul. Paul has a few extreme views but he is better than anyone else the GOP has to offer ( not much ). I applaud Ron Paul for being the only Republican to have the guts to question Darth Cheney.

February 11, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |

02-11-2011, 08:34 PM
Ron Paul Brings Down the House at CPAC (http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/02/11/ron-paul-brings-down-house-cpac) - Fox News

Sam Solomon 2 minutes ago

If Ron Paul was the Republican nominee, I would put the debates with Obama on PPV. I would pay $49.99 to watch that. He would rip him a new one.

Investigative Reports Just now in reply to Sam Solomon

That would be great...I can just imagine him grilling Obama about all his unfulfilled promises to end the wars, close Gitmo, undo all the illegal executive orders etc.

Dan Austin 0 minutes ago

Dear FOX News,

At this juncture — after the innumerable times Ron Paul et al. have corrected you on his foreign policy position — your use of the term ISOLATIONISM to describe Ron Paul's NON-INTERVENTIONISM should be taken as a DELIBERATE JAB at Ron Paul and the millions of Americans who thus agree with the PROVED-CORRECT ADVICE OF THE FOUNDERS.

STOP INSULTING THE INTELLIGENCE OF YOUR READERS; they are not so naive as you assume.

Thank you, in advance.


gregbutko 14 minutes ago

Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who actually believe in the Constitution. Ron Paul is the only candidate who doesn't speak out of both sides of his mouth. Ron Paul is the only candidate that wants our civil liberties restored. Ron Paul is the only candidate who want's to see an honest dollar and an end to inflation. Ron Paul is the only candidate opposed to continued undeclared wars based on lies. Ron Paul is the only candidate that wants us out of the affairs of other nations. Ron Paul is the only candidate who wants our national sovereignty restored. Ron Paul is the only candidate who supports the Bill of Rights.

Any other questions?

Investigative Reports 9 minutes ago

Ridiculous nonsense. Ron Paul is the only Republican hopeful who can reach out to young people, independents, and liberals; don't you realize the reason why the Republicans lost the last election is because John "Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran" Mccain could not do that?
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commonsense202 3 minutes ago in reply to Investigative Reports

We lost because we chose an out of date, though very respectable, person. We chose someone who was totally out of touch and sometimes is more progressive than conservative. He then chose a VP who was not exactly helpful and all this from a pool of people we've seen over and over again. We have to have younger, hipper, equally intelligent, thoughtful, experienced candidates if we hope to regain the white house. Ron, unlike his son, will never be that person. He was out in left field during most of the debates and a totally inappropriate front runner. He, like Palin, have to put their egos aside and realize that their power and influence can help get people, other people, elected but that they will not ever be on the ticket. If they ever have the guts to realize that, their power will help us get rid of the fool in the wh seat.

John Olson 32 minutes ago

I don't understand? He makes sense... and I have been hearing more of my friends start to support his limited government ideas.. yet Fox, which is supposed to be the conservative news outlet always try's to portray him with little support. I think it worked in 2008, but he has been proven right. He has changed my mind.

SayNO2NWO 45 minutes ago in reply to Investigative Reports

" I can tell you from personal experience that many of those of us who supported Ron Paul did not vote for Mccain/Palin because their policies do not reflect our core values"

BINGO, I know for sure at least a dozen people who voted for Obama, because they were against McCain, that now tell me they would vote for Ron Paul in 2K12.

02-11-2011, 08:47 PM
From your selection, this one is one to remember:

by jivedadson February 11, 2011 6:58 PM EST
The statement that Ron Paul "not considered a viable candidate" is factually wrong. There are millions who consider him to be a viable candidate. Try it without the craven passive verb. "Political pundits whom CBS would like for you to believe do not consider Paul to be a viable candidate." Perhaps more accurate would be, "I do not want you to believe Paul is a viable candidate, so I will imply without proof or citation Smart People think he is not."

02-11-2011, 09:22 PM
We will never get fair treatment, but people read article comments. A landslide of pro paul comments makes a big impression. Never let a 2012 artcle go without real commentary

02-11-2011, 11:18 PM
These posts from The Hill (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/143605-ron-paul-slams-patriot-act-backers-drown-out-jeers-at-cpac?page=3#comments)give me goosebumps:

Dr. Paul, I fully agree with almost all points you made. I am no Republican, Conservative, Libertarian or Tea Party "right thinker", by any means. Know that your message reverberates, is heard and championed by some "left thinkers" as well. Touché.
BY M Thomas on 02/11/2011 at 21:30

Ron Paul speaks the truth.

He is dead right on the so-called Patriot Act (nothing about it is patriotic). A bunch of frightened weaklings who did not even read the bill voted for it. It is a total violation of the 4th amendment. When you surrender your liberty to gain security, you lose both.

There never was and never will be another Ron Paul. He is a beacon of light. He separates truth from fiction. He makes no apologies. His record in the House is pristine. There is nothing phony or egotistical about him. Just a humble patriot who wants us all to be free. Free from the burden of government debt. Free from the burden of punitive taxes. Free from the intrusiveness of big government. He cares about our Constitution and our liberties. Give me Ron Paul, or give me death.
BY Sleuth51 on 02/11/2011 at 23:17

If the American people knew how much money we sent overseas they'd be furious. Our politicians spend so much time and energy on other countries while our own is falling apart. At least that's the message I get from Ron Paul and I agree 100%.
BY Linda on 02/11/2011 at 23:38

I too will vote for Ron Paul. I wish I had understood his message sooner.
BY LIAMD2 on 02/11/2011 at 23:10

I know they're just comments, but I'm sensing a groundswell. If/when Paul announces he's running, it's going to be crazy around here. I envision Ron Paul armed with a $10 million dollar warchest before the first debates in May, coming out guns ablazing. And everyone will be watching. Everybody. I can't wait until the debates. I bet the other candidates will start attacking him immediately to try and get publicity. When that happens, it's proof that they fear the rise of Ron Paul.

02-11-2011, 11:42 PM
I dunno but it really seems to me that we are making progress. We are driving the political conversation and people are truly starting to question things they have never questioned before. I hate to be over optimistic but god damn it..its about time. A long way to go but you know what they say..the first step is the hardest.