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DECEMBER 2007 NEWS ARCHIVE PAGE 5
Like Ron Paul, these revolutionaries do not run because they are power hungry or wish to become famous. Rather, they run because they are in a fight to preserve America’s freedom. They, like their Founding Fathers, restore power to the people.
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To my fellow libertarians who happen to be war-mongerers and Objectivists (or do I repeat myself?):
CNN = Enemy of Liberty. Again they try to discredit Ron Paul.
Doug Casey: Why would the typical American, who gets far more from government than he or she pays, even consider voting for Ron Paul?
As an amateur linguist and teacher of English, I want to point out that the nonpolitical meaning of "radical" comes from the Latin "radix," meaning "root." So the meaning of "radical" in the political realm means "one who gets to the root" of a situation or problem.
December 18, 2007
So, we're turning to you -- The Fix community. For today's Wag the Blog question, we want to know what you think (or believe) is behind the amount of money that Paul has collected. Is it a validation of Paul's "out of Iraq now" position? A sign of widespread dissatisfaction with the two-party system? Or are we over-analyzing it?
"Jason has already proven that he knows what it takes to win a state-wide Republican primary. That is what we were looking for, a proven winner," said Assistant National Campaign Manager Debbie Hopper. Hopper was referring to the 2004 campaign where Sheppard managed a Republican U.S. Senate race here in Arkansas. Sheppard believes the lessons learned in that effort can help make Ron Paul a winner in the Natural State.
Our children are not the politicians' children.
This is great news for Republican candidate Ron Paul who is running on a small-government platform. And fiscal conservatives are probably the reason his campaign coffers and poll numbers continue to skyrocket. In the long run his rising popularity should provide greater bargaining power in the GOP because the Republican Party’s chances to win in the general election are greatly diminished if fiscal conservatives walk away from the polling booth. And it could be devistating for Republicans if, as senor editorial writer Alan Bock mentioned in a previous blog, Paul bolts and runs third party after the primaries.
Huckabee Steals Ideas From Ron Paul
Ron Paul was asked a typical media "sucker" question and responded beautifully. Ron Paul made mention of Sinclair Lewis' comment that "when Fascism arrives in this Country it will be wrapped in the Flag and carrying the Cross".
Faux News is at it again with their LAME interview
December 18, 2007
But who are the other "kooks" supporting Ron Paul? What kind of people give more than $18 million in a quarter-year to a Presidential candidate that is almost universally ignored by the mainstream press? What kind of people give record contributions to a Presidential candidate that is lampooned by his fellow Republican presidential contenders?
But Nancy Lawrence of Augusta and Robert Wallace of Farmingdale say they don’t believe the polls or the main stream media when it comes to the presidential election.
When asked whether they would report on the giant fund-raising event, his response was that they don’t report on presidential fund raisers because there are so many of them. They do, however, report it on their website, if you are Hillary Clinton.
Ron Paul is "not electable." Ron Paul "doesn't have a chance." Ron Paul is "not a mainstream candidate." "He's a long shot." Ron Paul is a "spoiler." If you vote for Ron Paul, you'd "might as well vote for Hillary." "We've gotta beat Hillary, and Ron Paul will never get the Republican nomination." "Ron Paul won't make it - that's what they're saying in the circles I run in."
What this means is simple: Ron Paul is not going away. The fundraising numbers have not yet translated into markedly higher poll numbers, but he has risen to the high single digits nationally, and is at 11 percent in the latest South Carolina poll. His campaign plans to use the money on more television and radio ads, as well as increased direct mailings in the early primary states.
Paul explains "we are a lot better than they claim we are"
And with the subprime mortgage meltdown and the dollar's value collapsing, another of Dr. Paul's campaign issues is gaining traction – his desire to abolish the Federal Reserve, an unaccountable, privately owned bankers' bank that inflates the money supply. This makes the dollars in your pocket, your savings, and your investments worth less and less each year as the politically favored recipients of the Fed's new money profit at ordinary Americans' expense. The other candidates, who have benefited from the status quo, ignore the issue, but Ron Paul has been fearless; clips of him grilling Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke at congressional hearings have been a surprise hit on YouTube.
Sabato noted that it is the raw passion Ron Paul has managed to awake in his supporters that composes this strength that may live beyond his candidacy.
In a rare campaign appearance in Iowa, Congressman Ron Paul said going to war with Iraq was 'one of the worst things' the country has done under the rule of President George W. Bush.
Even in private practice his devotion to less government spending was apparent; he never accepted Medicare or Medicaid as payment for his services. If a client was unable to pay, he would perform the service for free, would work to create a financing plan or simply reduce his rate. People always claim that their personal candidate is the "real deal," ignoring glaring inconsistencies in their voting records.
Ron Paul explains that it is the message.
LOWELL — A series of Ron Paul banners fluttered from Interstate 540 overpasses Monday morning, the latest signs of a presidential campaign gone viral.
Lepard plans on purchasing the full page ads in various New Hampshire newspapers, throughout the state, including most prominently the Manchester Union Leader. The ad will actually present an eloquent letter about freedom and Ron Paul penned by Lepard, and portions of the letter have already been published and appeared on the Internet. Ron Paul’s support has been growing rapidly, and just this past Sunday, he took in an astonishing $6 million in one “mass donation day.”
Moreover, this latest fundraising effort was once again a grass roots campaign, with no support from Ron Paul's staff. Does that tell you something?
Ron Paul holds a press conference to discuss his fundraising prowess and his plans for his presidential campaign.
The corporate controlled media continue to show the world that they are not in the business of covering real news. Instead they prove yet again that they are in the business of creating a false reality for their viewers. Yesterday, the Ron Paul presidential campaign managed to raise over $6 million in one day, breaking John Kerry's previous one day fundraising record. Despite the amazing success, the corporate controlled media decided that it was more important to focus in on Hillary Clinton's image, Joe Lieberman's endorsement of John McCain and various banter being thrown back and forth between Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. Even when the media did talk about the Ron Paul fundraising story, they continued to refer to him as a longshot candidate that's trailing in the polls.
Some more MSM attempts at our endeavor
Flush with cash after another record fund-raising event, the campaign of Ron Paul said Monday that it was hiring more staff members, expanding its ground operations in early primary states, planning more advertising and looking ahead to competing in the contests on Feb. 5.
Then Ron Paul started winning straw polls, and he's won many of those. Straw polls used to be considered important measures, but since Ron Paul started doing well in those, the MSM decided they didn't matter any more.
December 17, 2007
Real Americans showing REAL support.
Please help Ron Paul get the country back on track by showing your support and not letting the influence of the establishment run media hit pieces to discredit his message. The public is sick and tired of being lied to and manipulated by the mainstream media. Does this all sound like a dream ? Nope just a dream candidate. In 2008 America finally does have a real choice and his name is Ron Paul.
On Monday, Dream Catcher Technology announced that its Wall Street Chatter Ratings finds that of the 9 primary Republican presidential candidates, Ron Paul leads as the most talked about candidate. Democrat Barack Obama is in second place, and Democrat Hillary Clinton is trailing in third place for the first time. Republican Candidate Mike Huckabee is in fourth place.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may be an asterisk in public opinion polls, but he's first tier when it comes to raising money. On Sunday, he set a new record for a presidential candidate in either party, hauling in more than $6 million online. He's poised to be the GOP's top fundraiser this quarter.
CNN still seems to think we only exist online...
Now, it is a widely held belief that money equates to support for any particular candidate. The more money your campaign takes in the more supporters you have. It is a general rule; however, it does get a little skewed when the campaign of a politician is bolstered by corporate donors and lobbyists. Nevertheless, in the campaign of Ron Paul, it is not the case and his supporters are just average Americans like you and me.
Tucker friend or foe?
Though he said he was tempted to vote for Fred Thompson because of Thompson saying his favorite possession was his, "trophy wife," he said, "...but obviously I am going to vote for Ron Paul." Obviously.
Fourteen-year-old boy explains the facts of life to his father. Watch the video below.
I saw this and I got angry. And then it passed as I am reminded of a quote from one of the articles published today: "[They] dismiss Ron Paul at their own peril."
So in total about 90secs of "Ron Paul" time by faux news over the course of 12 hours. This is every sec I could find through out the entire morning.
Emergency call to get citizens to eye-witness the vote count in the Iowa Caucus, counted 100% in the open, and the New Hampshire primary, counted 25% in the open. The theft happens at the state level, not the local level. The purpose is to protect the vote of Ron Paul — and everybody else. Citizen witnessed results must be immediately uploaded to the internet for the world to see, to checkmate the 5 TV Networks, AP, and the 4 mega-computer companies, who are neck deep in computer vote fraud.
Jack Cafferty asks if Ron Paul can pull in $6.2 million dollars in a single day, following a $4. million a previous day, how come he's not higher in the polls?
Depends on which poll you are talking about. Do you mean the so-called scientific polls where the GOP party refuses to even name Ron Paul as a choice of candidates on the poll? Do you mean the poll that doesn’t name Ron Paul as a choice but his numbers and his supporter’s are forced to either choose “other” or “undecided” for lack of other options? Or do you mean a poll that only polls Republicans that voted Republican in 2004 which is a very poor reflection of his support? As a person who is very familiar with who is supporting Ron Paul, the real numbers are reflected in a cross section of Americans who are changing parties just for him. Independents, Democrats, Libertarians, Republicans, people who have never even voted before, and everything else you can imagine. A poll of card carrying Republicans, rarely even given the choice of Ron Paul as an option, is a pathetic reflection of his support. The polls are not a reflection of someone’s popularity, it’s just another tool of the NeoCons to manipulate people to tell them who to vote for.
December 17, 2007
The supporters who raised more than $4 million for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul in November pulled in nearly $6 million for the 10-term Texas congressman on Sunday, according to the campaign. The haul fell short of their $10 million goal, but it is record-breaking nonetheless. If all the donations hold up when the campaign files quarterly papers with the Federal Elections Commission, it will be the biggest one-day online take by any campaign ... ever.
Power to the people!
Neo-liberal establishment wannabe e-rag Wonkette and its sycophantic bloggers have dismissed the 2007 Tea Party fundraising event, which set a new campaign record by hauling in a record $6.6 million dollars for Ron Paul's presidential run, as an "abject failure".
Although the old saw says one thousand, this remarkable illlustration of Dr. Ron Paul may be worth quite a few more. It simply blew me away!
This is one of the biggest primary season stories to come out in decades, and it’s importance will probably only be matched by the news of the eventual winner. It’s a true turning point in how politics will be done in the future, and represents the power a disorganized, yet committed, grass-roots effort has when the message is worthy of commitment.
The establishment is baffled and worried, and well they should be. They keep asking me who runs our internet fundraising and controls our volunteers. To these top-down central planners, a spontaneous order like our movement is science-fiction. But you and I know it’s real: as real as the American people’s yearning for freedom, peace, and prosperity, as real as all the men and women who have sacrificed for our ideals, in the past and today.
Patriot in action.
Some may not agree with Paul and his positions, but what we are witnessing is true democracy at work when the will of the people is being asserted through the power of the purse. These donors are not corporate America, but Americans themselves. This morning, it is my hope that corporate-America is scratching their heads. One can only hope so. I have called this presidential campaign cycle one of the most lack-luster campaigns that I have seen: With one exception and that is the Paul campaign in which I feel the energy coming from it akin to the ‘Energizer Bunny’. I have not witnessed this excitement coming from the other campaigns even as Oprah Winfrey went on the campaign trail for Barack Obama or as Bill Clinton has continually campaigned on behalf of his wife Hillary Clinton or where Chuck Norris has come out in support of Mike Huckabee. In the Paul campaign, the people are the power.
Eliminate the IRS? Dump the Fed? Who is this guy?
The "Big Ironic Fatty" is a term used to describe the very unfair fact that the people who have given Ron Paul the prickly shoulder while he worked tirelessly to build up his campaign, are the very same people who will benefit from his latest windfall. These are the media folks who scoffed and laughed and did what they could to dissipate any notion of a Ron Paul Presidency.
And you want to know the most interesting part of all this? Ron Paul is a doctor! He was actually trained as a physician, and yet unlike most other physicians, he believes in genuine freedom for patients. Paul believes that patients should have open access to scientifically accurate information about the usefulness of natural remedies and nutritional supplements. This just goes to prove that not all doctors are idiots!
Paul fever soon spread to the popular, tech-oriented news aggregator Digg, where McBride and other enthusiasts began to search, post, and comment on everything Paul, to the point where the candidate now consistently dominates the top 10 election stories on Digg's front page. Paul continues to win major Internet polls with the help of emails and chat-site notes exhorting his troops to vote. His victories have often been such routs—87 percent of the vote in the abc post-debate poll, for example—that some media outlets have spiked the polls or removed his name, and bloggers have wondered if his supporters were unleashing malicious web bots. The true answer is probably far simpler: At the core of the Ron Paul juggernaut are thousands of obsessive techies for whom online organizing is not a special effort, but second nature.
Dr. Rand Paul – son of Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul says he is worried that corruption and vote stealing may hinder his father's push to win the GOP nomination during the early primaries next year.
I don't think I've ever seen anything in American politics quite like the "Ron Paul Revolution," the fervent support for the grandfatherly old-school constitutionalist who is pulling liberty-minded voters and money into the Republican primary at astonishing rates.
But the deeper reason to support Ron Paul is a simple one. The great forgotten principles of the current Republican party are freedom and toleration. Paul's federalism, his deep suspicion of Washington power, his resistance to government spending, debt and inflation, his ability to grasp that not all human problems are soluble, least of all by government: these are principles that made me a conservative in the first place. No one in the current field articulates them as clearly and understands them as deeply as Paul. He is a man of faith who nonetheless sees a clear line between religion and politics. More than all this, he has somehow ignited a new movement of those who love freedom and want to rescue it from the do-gooding bromides of the left and the Christianist meddling of the right. The Paulites' enthusiasm for liberty, their unapologetic defense of core conservative principles, their awareness that in the new millennium, these principles of small government, self-reliance, cultural pluralism, and a humble foreign policy are more necessary than ever - no lover of liberty can stand by and not join them.
Wooldridge's little speech blew the roof off. "How's that war on drugs workin' out for ya, D.C.?" he yelled. "I want to get rid of this"—his drug-war box—"so cops can go back to doing our jobs! Catching the bad guys! Child molesters! Guys who fly planes into buildings!" He raised the box, ready to hurl it down: "Let's kick some ass and make Ron Paul the first good president of the 21st century!"
Rep. Doctor Ron Paul, R-Texas, raised $6 million and change Sunday, his campaign said, trumping the fundraising efforts of his fellow Republican rivals in the fourth quarter.
While Ron Paul’s opponents are going broke, Paul is just starting to gain momentum and shows no signs of slowing down. Ron Paul’s issue orientated campaign promoting the theme of peace, freedom, and prosperity, is winning.
“Finally, as Americans see the value of their dollar plummet, they know Dr. Paul has devoted his political career to stopping the inflation that makes it impossible for middle-class families to get ahead. Only Dr. Paul has a plan to cut spending, balance budgets and take care of people who have become dependent on government programs. “Americans spoke loud and clear on December 16th. They want Dr. Paul’s solutions.”
GOP hopeful attacks his party's positions
Any time we mention Ron Paul’s name on the Situation Room, his supporters immediately begin writing into us in droves. They’re fanatic in their devotion to him and very appreciative of any mentions we have ever given him. It’s a phenomenon unique to Dr. Paul. We talk about all the candidates all the time but we never get a response to any of the rest of them like we get to Ron Paul.
Take back the Republican Party. Get involved. In many counties, the GOP is in a sorry state. They desperately need volunteers. They need precinct chairmen, they need help at the polling stations, and they need members to just show up at events and meetings. Become a delegate. If you’re a “Ron Paul Republican,” don’t feel like you aren’t welcome in the GOP. If you believe that the federal government should be fiscally conservative and limited in its authority over local governments and individuals, then you are a Republican.
Hard as the talking heads of the propaganda machine tried, they just couldn?t ignore Dr. Paul for long without continuing to make themselves look foolish. First of all, even though he attempted a shot at the presidency as the Libertarian Party?s candidate two decades ago, he has been a 10-term Republican congressman who won the early TV debates this year with simple logic, pointing out that government must obey the law, too, and the highest law of the land is the Constitution that nearly every politician not only ignores today but has never read in the first place.
Paul has accomplished a couple of positives for the Republicans, however. He has returned the focus to small government, which has been a problem for the GOP. President Bush has been termed a "big government conservative" by some detractors. Moreover, Paul has attracted the support of some Democrats and many independents. His Web site even lists the cutoff dates to switch parties in order to vote for Paul in closed primaries.
(Long Island, N.Y.) Whoever said Presidential Candidate Ron Paul didn’t have a chance at winning the primaries is clearly mistaken. Ron Paul, raised over $6 million on Sunday, in a one-day fundraising effort, out raising his rivals and making history as the largest single-day online fundraising haul in U.S. political history.
As of shortly after midnight Sunday Pacific time, the Paul website was reporting more than $6 million raised on Sunday from more than 30,000 donors and an amazing fourth-quarter fundraising total surpassing $18.1 million. The little-known pro-life Texan, who favors abolishing much of the federal government and the Federal Reserve, could raise the most money of any Republican candidate this quarter. A spokesman said the average donation was $50.
And yet, despite this transparent slanted journalism, Dr. Ron Paul is receiving record-breaking amounts of support. In fact, on this very day, in remembrance of the Boston Tea Party, the People supporting Ron Paul are setting records for rate of donations and unique donators. It's happening today, RIGHT NOW. As I type this, the campaign just passed 14M USD. This is happening primarily to generate some news coverage. It's historic. You can be a part of it if you want.
He is not bankrolling his own candidacy. The statement on his donation page is as follows:
December 17, 2007
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Monday that it had raised more than $6 million on Sunday – a sum that may be the largest single-day fundraising total in U.S. history.
Last time, I did a blog roundup for the right wing blogosphere’s reaction to Ron Paul’s moneybomb on November 5th. This time, while casually looking around ready to compile links, I found it weirdly silent on the matter.
So this is all the lip service we get from CNN for breaking all political records? Time to take the media out to the woodshed.
With over a half of million innocent Iraqi civilians killed in Iraq, with millions more displaced, with tens of thousands of innocent Afghani civilians killed in Afghanistan, and with nearly 4000 U.S. military dead, the time for a sane U.S. foreign policy that strategically targets known terrorists rather than entire nations, the type of U.S. foreign policy that will be free from Israeli influenced entanglements, the type of U.S. foreign policy that Congressman Paul has been speaking of for over thirty years – the time is now for a Paul presidency.
One of the most important swing states in America still can’t safeguard the vote. So says a new report, commissioned by Ohio’s top elections official, that found all five voting systems used in the Buckeye State to have “critical flaws” that could undermine the integrity of the 2008 general election.
"What freedom does is release creative energy and energizes people," Paul told the crowd as the speech came to a close. "Not everybody will take care of themselves like they should. Not everybody will be responsible. But when we allow people to become more creative, then we understand the real true purpose in life is to strive for virtue and excellence. We can't do that with government bearing down on us every single day.
I have noticed the mainstream media's lack of reporting on presidential candidate Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a top-tier candidate and deserves more mainstream news attention.
And Paul is continuing to raise money -- largely small contributions from individuals who in many cases have never before given money to a campaign -- at a remarkable rate.
The truth is our enemies won't need a nuclear weapon to harm us if we keep spending phantom dollars at the current rate. In fact, they won't need to do anything but sit back and watch as we spend ourselves into oblivion. Historically, empires fail because they run out of money, or more accurately, run out of the ability to spend or inflate. Unfortunately, that is exactly the direction we are headed. We need to control spending, immediately, before it is too late.
Nearly 400 supporters marched to Faneuil Hall and around 700 listened to speeches by the candidate, the candidate's son and others.
"I have never seen anything quite like this," she said. "The amount of financial support from the general public, most of which we are told are relatively small donors, yet the polls don't reflect this? It makes little sense to those of us who have followed his campaign over the past nine months or so."
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, raised an astounding $6 million and change Sunday, his campaign said, almost certainly guaranteeing he'll outraise his rivals for the Republican nomination in the fourth quarter and likely will be able to fund a presence in many of the states that vote Feb. 5.
Huntington, WV (HNN) – On the 234th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters have set two fund raising records --- one for the internet and a second for most raised in 24 hours.
The Ron Paul 2008 campaign's message is simple: freedoms matter, rights matter, upholding the U.S. Constitutional role of a limited federal government matters. And whereas these ideas are not new, in Dr. Ron Paul and the Internet they've now found a face and a voice.
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul has raised more money in one day than any other candidate in U.S. election history. The Ron Paul campaign took in more than $6 million on December 16th, 2007, breaking the one-day record formerly held by John Kerry.
At midnight, donations were over $6 million, according to the campaign website. Those donations are processed credit card receipts, said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. Benton said the median donation is about $50 in the fundraiser, which was the idea of Paul supporters who are not officially connected to the campaign.
Looks like the spammers lost their computers
Candidate Has Most Successful Fundraising Day in American Political History
Though nobody will say so, Bloomberg’s candidacy, if it comes to pass, would likely be aimed - to begin with, anyway (certainly if momentum builds) at Ron Paul. The more successful Ron Paul is, the more desperate his opponents are to stop him. Even if it means hauling in a Wall Street business mogul to spend up to $2 billion of his own funds to do so.
As for corporatism, taxation and economic issues, Ron Paul says what the phony limited-government Republicans never dare to utter: The most evil and destructive of taxes is the inflation tax, the printing of money that robs from the value of the poor man’s dollar and shovels profits into the coffers of Wall Street, the big energy and pharmaceutical firms, and especially the defense contractors.
The original record was set in 2004 by John Kerry to the tune of $5.7 million. And that was after the Democratic convention. Think of all the press surrounding that event. Think of the drive to try and get Bush out of the White House.
FREEPORT — More than 600 people gathered in an open warehouse used for offloading freshly caught shrimp and filled the fishy smelling, chilly air with a passionate energy of idealism.
Paul’s renegade appeal is remarkably elastic. A bit of Eugene McCarthy with a dash of Ross Perot and a Jimmy Stewart delivery, he’s a magnet for anti-government sentiment, left, right and center. The fire in the heart of this campaign is his opposition to the war, but for many young, libertarian-leaning Republicans he also gives the clearest voice to their frustrations over the party’s big-spending, blundering-government ways. You can spot his bumper stickers in neighborhoods that otherwise divide cleanly, red or blue.
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas yesterday broke the single-day Republican presidential-campaign fundraising record he set last month, raising about $6 million and giving him almost $18 million for the fourth quarter.
If you can't do it in Boston, come to Austin.
I attended the Ron Paul Tea Party today. I estimate we had about 700 patriots in attendance. We marched down the sidewalk on Wilshire Blvd. to the Santa Monica pier. I met a number of anti-illegal immigration patriots there and a guy I used to work with about six years ago, so it was pretty fun.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised an astounding $5.58 million and counting on Sunday, almost certainly guaranteeing he’ll out-raise his rivals for the Republican nomination in the fourth quarter and likely will be able to fund a presence in many of states that vote Feb. 5.
We are close to making history. In November, we mentioned that the all-time, single-day primary fundraising record is John Kerry’s $5.7 million in 2004. At this hour, Ron Paul stands at $5.4 million.
What you think you can't afford it?
The revolution, it seems, will be televised. Or at least streamed live over the Web.
The media just does not get it. DONATE
After the huge Tea Party fundraising today, and all the other signs of rEVOLution, not to speak of Ron's coming success in the early caucuses and primaries, we can expect smears that will make Barry's look tame. After all, Ron is far more of a threat to the rip-off regime in power than Barry ever was, since Ron will work to end the military empire, and the Fed's too.
Rep. Ron Paul, whose rock star status on the Internet has singlehandedly fueled his campaign, is poised to break another online fundraising record.