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DECEMBER 2007 NEWS ARCHIVE PAGE 8
2) In general, many of the polls are sampling 'likely GOP voters' from the primaries in 2004 and 2006 - but the whole point is that many Ron Paul voters are against the war in Iraq and thus may not have voted GOP in either year, or they may even be 'Reagan Democrats' who haven't voted GOP since 1994, or even 1984! They may even be cross-over Dems who have NEVER voted GOP! The very young would be another group which have never voted, period, and are thus missed by polling 'likely GOP voters.' If you think that young voters AREN'T a disproportionate part of Ron Paul's support, I invite you to go to your nearest Ron Paul meetup and see for yourself. There's usually one every week in your area.
December 31, 2007
Uplifting & Spirited
His message includes limited government, an end to the war in Iraq, protection of gun rights, lower taxes, strictly abiding by the Constitution and a balanced federal budget.
9, I too have spoken to both serving and retired military personnel and while they have used different words, they all tell me the same thing. If Ron Paul dies, the gloves come off.
Televised footage of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s October speech at the University of Michigan will be airing December 31 and January 4 on local television in Midland County.
I absolutely 100% pledge to uphold Article One, Section 9, as I take my marching orders directly from the US Constitution. There are very few circumstances under which the Constitution would expressly authorize a suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus, as our lives and liberties are not the government's for the taking.
But it doesn't stop there. Ron Paul is also concerned about our growing surveillance/police state. He was willing to say on Meet the Press last Sunday that America is on the verge of Fascism. He wants to repeal the Real ID act, the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions act, and the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act. He consistently rails agains the excessive secrecy of the Bush Administration and against their blatant attacks on our civil liberties through wiretapping, suspension of habeus corpus, torture, rendition, and the implementation of a national ID card. Don't you wish Obama would start talking about those issues?
Like another poster pointed out once you understand and come to believe through continued research (took me a couple of years) the core deceptions that our government, the fed, taxation system and globalists etc. hide under you can’t forget. Armed with the truth, it will never again be OK for me to vote status quo or lesser of two evils.
I would call for a boycott of Fox News but no one really takes them seriously. Just remember this point in history America. The machine is now telling you who you can even listen to and the rest of the media is complicit in their silence over it. There are many waypoints on the road to fascism and today we are staring at yet another. Dr. Paul has warned us repeatedly about the fascist state we are heading more deeply into. I guess that message was heard loud and clear by the fascists who have no decided to try and silence him.
Ok I don't mean to get giddy here but my site was shown in this news report! You can see RonPaulforPresident2008.com's 3 seconds of fame at the 43 ~ 46 second mark. As far as I am aware this the first time this site was used on television. :)
This whole “track the Sudafed purchasers” is apparently part of the fascist “Patriot” Act that only a handful of Congressmen voted against. The “Patriot” Act is supposed to protect us from terrorists, but how tracking my Sudafed purchases will protect the nation from terrorist attacks is beyond me.
Terry Frisch, an ardent Paul supporter, said he found it remarkably easy to secure a precinct post. The Lewis and Clark County GOP had 80 precinct positions open when he asked for a spot recently. He was given one, and no one asked whom he was supporting.
Sunday afternoon, I received an email from one of the local Ron Paul Meetup coordinators. According to the campaign’s state coordinator, Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who filled all of the delegate positions in Tennessee. In all nine districts in TN he has at least three delegates, the full amount of at-large delegates overall, and more than enough alternative delegates.
I also support Ron Paul for President of the United States. I do this for the simple reason that, more than any other political figure to emerge in the US in decades, perhaps a century or more, Ron Paul has it right on the issues that matter most. Whether on the most immediate economic matters affecting the poor and working people, primary civil liberties, the grotesque expansion of the police state under the guise of the terror war, the equally grotesque "war on drugs," imperialism and militarism, the need to dismantle the empire and the uncontrolled statism that has become the norm in modern politics, Ron Paul sides with the good guys.
A short blurb about Ron Paul & IOWA
Mr. Paul's total is all the more impressive because, unlike other candidates, few of his donors are giving the maximum $2,300 check. About 90 percent of Mr. Paul's contributions come through online donations that average $100 per donor, said his spokesman, Jesse Benton. "We have powerful grassroots support," he said. "It shows how hungry people are for real change."
A reminder, now that it's officially New Year's Eve Day (at least on the East Coast). Today is the last "money bomb" of the year for Ron Paul supporters (guess it would have to be the last, wouldn't it?). The goal is obviously to get as much as possible, but the original imperative was to put the campaign over $20 million for the quarter. As I write this, the campaign looks like it's about ready to pop over the $19 million mark, so with relatively little effort (based on previous events), the goal should be met.
Please contribute anything you can so they can keep calling! Visit their site HERE to donate.
"Do I expect him to be president? I think so," said John Zambenini, a 22-year-old Dayton, Ohio, native who became the campaign's Iowa spokesman in October, a month after he first heard the name Ron Paul. "I think the more Americans know about Ron Paul, they will realize we cannot afford not to have him as president."
General commentary on most candidates.
No matter what you think of Ron Paul or his platform, selectively omitting him from the discussion smacks of censorship and should be denounced. This is an extreme example of media gatekeeping and the more consolidation that's allowed, the more the few corporate owners will get to choose what you can and cannot hear. This is destructive to democracy and the whole reason News Hounds was started.
Fergus Cullen, chairman of the New Hampshire State Republican Committee, confirmed Sunday evening to the Tribune that, yes, there will be a televised Fox News presidential candidate forum on Jan. 6, and yes, Rep. Ron Paul was not invited when the other candidates were a week or so ago.
The Ron Paul campaign has confounded the experts, amazed the media, and inspired a grassroots movement unlike any other. The biggest headlines are yet to be written as Ron Paul's success in the primaries will astound the skeptics even more, but looking back at 2007, these are the top ten stories of the campaign so far.
Another measurement can be the Meetup groups and members. Dr. Paul has a much larger following nationwide than his Republican counterparts. We'll let the graphics below do the talking. The red markers are Meetups, paid for by individuals, that are currently active. White markers are individuals that would like to have a Meetup in their area.
Only a few months ago, people were laughing at the presence of Ron Paul. No one wanted to believe that an anti-War Republican had a chance to make history, but all of that has changed. The neo-cons that like to call Ron Paul supporters all sorts of names will be paying attention to the primaries because they probably sense (correctly) that their prominence in American politics is quickly coming to an end.
"An official at the New Hampshire GOP, which is co-sponsoring the event with Fox, said that Paul might still be included, but the planning for the debate was still coming together and it was ultimately Fox's call."
There’s more in the Wall Street Journal piece that explores why Paul could be a totally different kind of political animal — one not recognized to exist and/or understood by the mainstream media, blogs (like this one) or pollsters.
Has it ever occurred to any of these experts and organizations that one of the best ways to fix a problem is to simply not create the problem to begin with? This concept may be difficult to grasp for a nation that is constantly bombarded by the Pharmaceutical Corporations’ advertisements which offer some new "plan" to fix what's wrong with us. Ron Paul would be at 70% right now if each of those commercials ended like this:
This "wisdom" of interference is so conventional that CNN's Wolf Blitzer expressed shock when Republican candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said that the tragedy proved his case for nonintervention in the affairs of other nations. We should not, Paul said, either subsidize or work to undermine other governments because such policies invariably only empower our enemies.
These international sources add that GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's foreign policy of non-intervention is dear to the hearts of more and more Jews in Israel, as well as in America. "What people who have not been to Israel, or lived there extensively, do not understand is that there are plenty of Jews in Israel who do not want the kind of aid and support that America offers. They think it is making things worse."
"We are very encouraged by today's turnout," said Paul state coordinator Leslie Roszman. "Supporters dropped by to pick up hundreds of signs and thousands of flyers, and they are taking to the streets of Detroit, spreading Dr. Paul's message of freedom, peace, and prosperity. No other campaign is this active in Detroit, and we hope to turn that support into votes on January 15."
Paul comments on foreign policy & immagration.
Lets tip the scales in our favor. Spread the Liberty Message! Lets reach 100,000's of Targeted Registered Voters for the early 2008 Primaries. We will be targeting the following states:
Paul’s success had lead to an increase of incredulous attacks from paid media pundits that look like they are in panic attack mode. Paul’s campaign has said that they have been excluded from a Fox News media forum scheduled just two days before the New Hampshire primary.
Meet the Press's Tim Russert, who seemed to have taken a stimulant last week, seemed to be on prozac today.
There are tangible signs on the ground that Ron Paul presidential campaign is gaining support in Florida. There is noticeably an increase in yard signs on residences and bumper stickers on automobiles in the Sunshine State that are supportive of Ron Paul.
But then that's the real problem atheists have with Paul, isn't it? Atheists have relied on a federally controlled, taxpayer-funded education system to force their agenda and beliefs down the throats of American children for decades. Perhaps they are afraid someone will finally neutralize the most effective weapon of proselytization in their arsenal.
As I have been saying for months, the mainstream media is not to be trusted and this is further proof of it. This is a Presidential election for goodness sake, not an election for scout master. Fox News is heavy handedly affecting the outcome of the election of the President of the Free World. The simple act of excluding Ron Paul will have a huge impact on the election. New Hampshire, although it has lost half of its delegates due to holding their primaries too soon, is still the first primary in the nation (Iowa holds the first caucus) and thus has a huge effect on who people will determine is an electable candidate.
The news media still think they can get away with ignoring their real viewership. Not the potty-trained, brain-dead zombies upon whose backs they have built their collectivist Morlock-empire, but the real ones - the ones who actually count.
My main argument to you, though, is not a specifically Catholic one. It’s one that should resonate with anybody who values honesty, integrity, and decency. Ron Paul is a good man who believes in justice and the Constitution, and who cannot be bought. His ten terms in Congress have proven that again and again.
But it does not stop there. These same warmongers have close family/friend ties to the electronic voting machines stationed throughout the country. It is these machines that stand in the way of war and money or the piece that Ron Paul advocates. Understand they do not want the latter. They will do whatever it takes to destroy this candidate including hacking these machines to severely marginalize the legitimate vote.
ABOARD THE RON PAUL BLIMP — The big white airship heralding the "Ron Paul Revolution" dips and glides over downtown Baltimore, providing sky-high advertising for the maverick presidential contender from Texas.
As a life-long Democrat and independent voter, I have come to see that most people are loyal to the point of being stuck when it comes to voting within party lines. This presidential election is showing something that has never happened before. A candidate who has so much integrity and willingness to stand up for our Constitution that it’s unprecedented.
Some sloppy reporting, instant web indignation, and holiday vacations produced a surge of hysteria that might have been avoided.
To run radio and television ads in 20 states simultaneously will cost a fortune. Not to mention the cost of voter contact mailings to those 20 states. And then there is the cost of contacting hundreds of thousands of people by phone. All of this, plus other projects, will cost $23 million more than we presently have in the bank.
Unlike the earlier efforts which were organized at a grassroots level, there appears to be no organization behind this latest move whatsoever. Instead, irate investors from around the nation and around the world began announcing their plans to dump NWS stock in several internet forums, and upon discussions they began to achieve consensus that much of the liquidated funds would be donated to the Ron Paul campaign coffers.
A Very Tough Ad
Apparently Fox has figured out how to deal with the Paul phenomena this time around though; they have excluded him from the debates altogether. Never mind that he is polling higher in New Hampshire then some of the others who were invited. Never mind that he has out performed all of his competition in fundraising, WITHOUT taking lobbyist/corporate monies. Never mind that he raised six million dollars in one day. The issue is simply to subvert democracy and have a fake news agency tell you who you can listen to for presidential candidates. It is beyond appalling, it is sickening. I do not care if you are right or left, republican or progressive; you must be disgusted by this move to try and willfully interfere with our electoral processes
hile many Ron Paul supporters see this as an obstacle, here is an idea that could potentially turn the situation into an opportunity: Why not have Ron Paul address the same questions that will be asked of Fox’s darling candidates? Although Paul may not be allowed inside their forum, the last time I checked he has every right to stand outside.
Remember to support the blimp!
Fox, headed by a Bush family retainer and for 2008, as we know from Judith Regan, an unofficial part of Giuliani's campaign, has apparently barred Ron Paul from its NH forum. While a typical outrage from the neocon network, this is also a vote of confidence in Ron. How they fear him!
If you want to consider Ron Paul unfit for office because he believes in God and acknowledges that evolution is incomplete then you must realize that your position is no better than Mike Huckabee's or the "christian right" who wish to impose unprovable christian beliefs. All logical individuals must acknowledge and attempt to account for all known information, but they must also admit to the information they do not know. It only takes one piece of evidence to the contrary to disprove a theory supported by a mountain of evidence. Anytime there are significant holes in the DNA, fossil, statistical, and other pieces of evidence there is an OPPORTUNITY for evidence to exist that disproves everything else. What you believe when it comes to these gaps in evidence comes down to a matter of faith.
Considering all of this, Fox’s decision to exclude Paul, if indeed that remains their course of action, raises a number of key questions. To begin, how can the candidate likely to raise more funds than any other candidate in the final quarter of the primary cycle be excluded from a key debate? If the answer to that question relies on polling figures, how can it be ignored that many of the invitees rank behind Paul in the key early-primary states?
"They are scared of me and don't want my message to get out, but it will," Paul said in an interview at a diner here. "They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative."
"I've never seen a group of people that are this energetic about a candidate," Mr. Murphy said. "It's something else."
Fox News apparently has arbitrarily decided to exclude Paul from the presidential forum even though Paul has raised more money than his opponents this quarter, has more cash on hand, and has even polled higher in media generated polls than some of the candidates participating in the forum.
The Media Hounds Unleashed on Ron Paul -- How the CIA Will Use Liberals to Destroy the Anti-Empire Candidate
Then, on the other hand, we have Ron Paul, who wishes to decimate the CIA militarist global empire and end this misery that supports resource theft and slave labor markets for corporations.
More "reasons" why some misinformed people think Ron Paul is insane and why they are incorrect.
It is impossible to claim reverence for the U.S. Constitution, while at the same time embracing government policies that take private property from individual citizens – as far too many Democrats and Republicans have done. Ron Paul rejects the notion that government must control and direct the destiny of its citizens.
To the elites the most dreadful of all netizens is Dr. Ron Paul, the 10-term independent Republican from Texas, whose bread and butter as a presidential candidate is the freethinking Internet user. Paul has boldly proclaimed his presidential bid "The Ron Paul Revolution," and lived up to this billing by proposing the abolition of Homeland Security and the Global War. He envisions and proclaims vastly increased individual liberty and vastly reduced taxation. Organized efforts by the mainstream media to restrict or ridicule his message have only made it and his political base grow larger. He has been dubbed "Dr. No" for his prescription of less government to heal our sickly body politic, and there is a real possibility that untold millions of Americans will say yes to Dr. No in the upcoming state primaries.
When Big Head DC first reported on the debate, several Paul supporters posited that Fergus Cullen, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, was behind the exclusion. Many were especially angry that Fred Thompson was invited to be included in the forum (along with Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain and Mitt Romney) when Paul has managed to raise more money than Thompson, and is beating the candidate in some polls.
There is a loophole regarding FCC equal time laws for breaking news and debates. Media conglomerates have been giving far less speaking time to Ron Paul during presidential debates and have given scant coverage to his campaign during newscasts. Regardless, Paul has embarrassed alleged frontrunners by raising more money than they have during the fourth quarter, remarkably from 50 and 100 dollar donors. Paul’s campaign has continuously drawn larger crowds than his opponents as well.
Even more important, the role of independent journalism in a free society is fundamental to the maintenance of that freedom. The exclusion of Dr. Paul from the roundtable appears to be an attempt by the management of Fox News to abrogate that role in favor of suppressing the voice of the leading advocate for freedom in the 2008 race on either side of the political aisle, for what reasons one can only speculate. I hope Fox News realizes the seriousness of its omission, and invites Ron to the roundtable immediately.
British Newspaper Group Supports Ron Paul's Financial Policy -- Dollar Could Drop Further 50 Percent in Value
The Dollar could fall to half or one-third of its existing value -- British Newspaper and Media Group announces 100 percent support for Ron Paul on Republic Radio. Ron Paul's Ideas are heralded on air as the catalyst for the end of communism in China. International support for Ron Paul's message exceeds all expectation.
The conservative news media is running the increasing risk of becoming a parody of itself. The New York Times may have slipped by letting a television critic comment on politics, but Fox News insists on embarrassing itself with its big guns. A rebuttal to Kristol used to require a complex ideological argument, but now it just requires observation. Fox's decision to cut Paul out of the forthcoming roundable is transparent malice now that Paul is polling higher than some of the invitees. Americans are turning away from Fox for the definition of “conservative” and a new generation of Republicans is turning to the Goldwater-Paul approach.
With only 6 days before the Iowa Caucus and eleven before New Hampshire Primary, one thing is for certain- There will be deceit! Boys and girls let us not just hope for the best and pray for the rest. We need to expect the worst voter fraud and manipulation this county has ever witnessed. This will not be a cakewalk and anyone who thinks otherwise is only fooling him or herself that we live in a country run by honest elites. So the puppets and little tiny, tiny puppets are honest too. No, the facts are just as real as the nose on your face. They will try to destroy the Ron Paul candidacy before we ever get to the next round.
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With the banning of Ron Paul from the upcoming Faux debates, this has become more an issue than ever.
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – According to the New Hampshire State Republican Party and an Associated Press report, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul will be excluded from an upcoming forum of Republican candidates to be broadcast by Fox News on January 6, 2008.
All the other Republican candidates are running for office; Ron Paul is running with an idea. It's the idea without which there can be no internationalism, no peace, and no prosperity. It’s called freedom. Please consider that when you caucus this January and give Ron Paul your hearty support.
Ron Paul has been in the news quite a bit lately in Raleigh. As this newspaper reported, a Ron Paul blimp passed through the Raleigh area on its way to South Carolina and also a Ron Paul bicycle rider passed through the area as he pedaled all the way from Santa Monica, California to Washington DC.
Rival campaigns are beginning to nervously speculate that Paul will finish in the top three on January 3. Paul broke double digits in at least two polls for the first time this week and he seems particularly strong in areas of the state where the media has less of an impact on political deliberations -- especially in rural northwest and southern Iowa. Check out Ron Paul supporters' websites and you'll see detailed discussions about caucus rules and strategy. The Paulites are more ready for caucus night than most observers realize.
"I challenge every candidate who claims to be pro life to support these bills to get the Supreme Court out of the life issue so states can quickly and constitutionally protect the unborn."
Many of you have heard by now that FOX News is hosting a debate in New Hampshire on Jan. 6th, in which Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson were invited. It has been rumored that Ron Paul has not been invited.
ARLINGTON, Va. Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul continues to receive endorsements from veterans of America’s armed services.