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sylcfh
05-06-2012, 12:16 AM
:confused:




There was a problem, however. In Virginia (the only state that was a straightforward Paul vs Romney vote), Paul's vote was overwhelmingly young but not orthodox Republican in its views. His supporters were more inclined to be pro-choice on abortion, nonevangelical, and opposed to the tea party. Given that Paul is pro-life, religious, and wildly supportive of the tea party, this confirms the growing tension between the man and his movement. In the future, a Paulite candidate might do better by running third party on a more socially tolerant platform. Young people seem to like their libertarianism to be socially tolerant as well as fiscally prudent.


http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/04/opinion/stanley-ron-paul/index.html

Krzysztof Lesiak
05-06-2012, 12:18 AM
What kind of bs is this? Are you some provocateur or something? Lol

pauljmccain
05-06-2012, 12:30 AM
This guy routinely writes some inconsequential analysis of American political parties, while sitting in his perch at Oxford in Englad. I really don't get it.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/23/opinion/stanley-conservatives-catholics/index.html

Who cares?

Although, one article of his caught my eye... though he is quite reserved in his praise, article title notwithstanding.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/04/opinion/stanley-ron-paul/index.html

DamianTV
05-06-2012, 02:14 AM
This is the TRUE BEAUTY of Freedom. We can all be Different when we are willing to defend each others Right to make Different choices!

JoshLowry
05-06-2012, 02:19 AM
What kind of bs is this? Are you some provocateur or something? Lol

He posted this in the Media Spin subforum.

Dianne
05-06-2012, 03:03 AM
Just wishful thinking on the author's part.

lib3rtarian
05-06-2012, 03:21 AM
When did CNN write anything decent about Paul anyway? Even when they are forced not to ignore him, they spin it so as to squeeze some calumnies in.

Liberty74
05-06-2012, 03:45 AM
No wonder CNN has plunging viewers. You have left wing idiots talking like they are intelligence yet far from yet. This is the problem with the left, everything to THEM is a political "identity." And if you don't conform to their identity, somehow that makes everyone else "intolerant." The Left are tolerant of everything but an opposing view point. God forbid a nonviolent political philosophy guy (anti-abortion, anti-war, anti-stealing, etc.) is elected president. Since when did someone have to be an evangelical to vote for an evangelical? Seriously? This guy is nutty.

Ron Paul supporters are opposed to the Tea Party? WTF nonsense is that crap? The TP movement was based off the opposition of healthcare tyranny and bailouts across the board. How many of us in here support Obamacare and the bailouts? I am willing to bet 99% don't. Like I said, the CNN author is a left wing idiot.

idiom
05-06-2012, 03:57 AM
During the early primaries you couldn't go two posts without a whine about how the campaign was sabotaging things or how RP needed to lighten up on some issue or other.

There may be tension between ourselves and RP, but between us and Mitt its a cold war.

TrishW
05-06-2012, 08:41 AM
People do not understand.

We are a mixed bag. There is no one description of a Ron Paul supporter. We are the people. We are many. We are varied.

What we have in common is a basic (I believe.. God given) desire to be FREE. Ron Paul holds the key to unlock our chains.

Beorn
05-06-2012, 08:50 AM
That's a ridiculous statement. One of the two cities/counties that went to Paul was Lynchburg which has a huge evangelical voting block within the republican party because of the presence of the late Jerry Falwell's liberty university.

WilliamC
05-06-2012, 08:50 AM
:confused:

No, you are trying to create tension by spreading FUD.

What, you signed up when I did and are now de-cloaking to muck things up?

Bring it old-timer, let's see what you are made of.

WilliamC
05-06-2012, 08:51 AM
He posted this in the Media Spin subforum.

appropriate subforum is appropriate.

Oops.

Kluge
05-06-2012, 09:02 AM
lol.

Plenty of pro-choice folks here and while they sometimes debate vehemently against the pro-lifers here, I can't recall reading criticisms of Ron Paul on this stance. At least not beyond "I'm pro-choice, but understand his stance on it."

UtahApocalypse
05-06-2012, 09:07 AM
This is also from CNN:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa299/Utah4RonPaul/May5thCNN.png

I would not take anything they have to say as anything near true or fact.

DisabledVet
05-06-2012, 02:22 PM
This is the TRUE BEAUTY of Freedom. We can all be Different when we are willing to defend each others Right to make Different choices!

Your one of the Afganastanamation folks aren't you? Probably eat at Shenanigans too. I'm keeping my eye on you.

DerailingDaTrain
05-06-2012, 05:31 PM
Your one of the Afganastanamation folks aren't you? Probably eat at Shenanigans too. I'm keeping my eye on you.

Can I get a liter of cola?

Enforcer
05-07-2012, 05:36 AM
I don't know where the OP got his information from and maybe I don't have the right information about Ron Paul, but this is the way I see it all:

I'm no fan of the Tea Party. It is my opinion that the Tea Party would not exist if not for Ron Paul. Yet the Tea Party did not overwhelmingly endorse Ron Paul. Rather it appeared they kicked him to the curb.

Secondly, the Tea Party has been taken over by Republicans and socialists. I'll leave you a link so that you can understand my criticism of the Tea Party

http://www.freeforum101.com/outcastsandoutl/viewtopic.php?t=531&mforum=outcastsandoutl

This stuff is really confusing to me. I thought this was an official Ron Paul site. When I got concerned about people being banned, the owner of this site said it was privately owned by him. With that even this site don't really tell you all Ron Paul is about.

Can someone enlighten me further?