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Media Manipulation Message of Iowa Straw Poll? ...GretaWire Thread...Green Map...Comments

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Results of the Iowa Straw Poll in case you haven't actually seen them:

1. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (4823, 28.55%)

2. Congressman Ron Paul (4671, 27.65%)

3. Governor Tim Pawlenty (2293, 13.57%)

4. Senator Rick Santorum (1657, 9.81%)

5. Herman Cain (1456, 8.62%)

6. Governor Rick Perry (718, 3.62%) write-in

7. Governor Mitt Romney (567, 3.36%)

8. Speaker Newt Gingrich (385, 2.28%)

9. Governor Jon Huntsman (69, 0.41%)

10. Congressman Thad McCotter (35, 0.21%)

as reported by LATimes here>>>

Then of course there was the Green Map online poll (Topix link) this weekend captured here:

And then there was the GretaWire Straw Poll:

Thanks to the help of Mannalis Barnes, we were able to sift through the plethora of comments there to find the little tidbits of truth about our favorite candidate, Ron Paul. You know the things the media could have reported about but failed to do so because they were so busy spinning the dialogue and projecting their own wishes until pretty boy Perry announces and convinces you to do the drugs he wants you to have that will put money in his crony capitalists friends pockets. Anyway, I digress.

Here are some grassroots thoughts from the GretaWire Straw Poll online or little gems we found among some of the rubbish there. You can go back through and see for yourself if you like because we definitely hand picked our favorites for you to share here:

Ron Paul is for freedom and liberty . He is not for a one world government controlled by military aggression or throwing money at a nation . He is for the federal government being run by the states not the federal government running the states . States can run themselves . The federal government will run what the constitution says it can and the rest of it is controlled by the individual states . He is for sound money not Federal reserve notes passed out by a private bank that then having nothing invested buy debt and collects the interest .

Mitch Covington
Ron Paul is for a STRONG national DEFENSE. He will NOT destroy the military, just make it more sensible. We don’t need 700 bases in 130 countries around the world. We don’t need to be in the mid-east quagmires. We simply cannot afford them. We can still have the strongest military in the world and defend ourselves quite well under Ron Paul.

Bill Myers
Destroy our military? Oh, not so at all! Our military doesn’t seem to agree with you given the fact that Ron Paul gets more campaign donations from military personnel than any other candidate in both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. In fact, Ron Paul wants to strengthen national defense by bringing our troops back to secure our borders and coastline. Ron Paul just wants to dismantle the highly inefficient and corrupt military-industrial complex that has been pillaging this country since President Eisenhower started warning us over 50 years ago.

As all Ron Paul supporters like me will tell some one like you – do your homework on Ron Paul. His ideas seem revolutionary because we’ve gone far too long subject to socialist and neocon ideas.

More cherry picked quotes here >>>>

My quote on the thread:

Sandra Crosnoe
Two man [race] maybe -- Paul vs Perry -- age old battle of real conservative via Ron Paul vs Bush 'conservative' and former Gore supporter Rick Perry. But Michele Bachmann should not be discounted or discouraged. She is to be commended for standing up for the moral values that Ron Paul's life and record reflect. It is good to have her waking up on fiscal issues and beginning to understand that we cannot spend as much as we have been for years on policing the world. Because we are broke yes; but also because it is bad policy. Freedom with personal responsibility and strong moral values is indeed the winning combination and Ron Paul is indeed the correct answer. From a Republican working to restore the Republic (a republican precinct chair and various party offices/committees over the years).

and just one last quote from Jesse Benton via yahoo
"These straw poll results, our growing poll numbers and our strong fundraising show that our message is resonating with Iowans and Americans everywhere," campaign chairman Jesse Benton said. "Our message was the same in 2007 as it is now in 2011, but this time we have quadrupled our support. That means our message is spreading, our support is surging and people are taking notice."

Hat tip to Mannalis Barnes for finding the gems on GretaWire for us.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Crossposted on Oklahoma Grassroots and Constitutional Liberty Coalition