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Ron Paul’s Bigoted Remark- “Hate Whitey Day”

By Javier Manjarres

It’s been well chronicled here at the Shark Tank that we are no fans of Congressman Ron Paul’s views on foreign policy-to all but his die hard fans, such an outlook on today’s geopolitical scene is naive and dangerous.  However, we have defended his aggressiveness as it pertains to domestic spending, as he is one of the staunchest fiscal hawks currently in the Congress.  But the recent surfacing of Paul’s disturbing newsletters have backed him into a very dark corner, and he is being questioned as to whether or not he is a bigot- and rightfully so.

In the 1990s, he described Dr. King as a “world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and “seduced underage girls and boys.” He even claimed – without a hint of proof – that Dr. King “made a pass at” fellow civil rights warrior Ralph Abernathy, who succeeded King as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).-Florida Courier

“What an infamy Ronald Reagan approved it!” He added, “We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”-Ron Paul

Ron Paul has emphatically disavowed these postings in his newsletters throughout the 1980′s and 90′s and stated that he did not know about the content now being called into question, claiming that there were others who wrote material for his newsletters that attributed the work to him.  Paul has claimed he did publish the newsletters,  and that admission should completely implicate himself- the buck needs to stop at the top.

Here’s a dose of reality for Ron Paul’s stalwart supporters- there is no way on God’s green earth that you can convince me that Ron Paul did not know what was being written in his newsletters.  But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt here for a minute. Let’s just say that there were others writing the newsletters alongside him and there was one instance that some racial slur was posted in the newsletter.  But what about the other off color remarks about Blacks, Jews and Gays?

Here at the Shark Tank, we have guest writers and have allowed Lone Shark to post quite a bit of content, and you better believe that I have read and approved every single blog post.  The question then arises as to how trusting was Paul with the people co-writing his newsletters.   The writers in Paul’s newsletters also express a disturbing paranoia and conspiracy theories in their writings, so it seems that Paul was approving of those types of sentiments as well- it’s not farfetched to assume that he trusted those writers to express the same views on government that he espoused. 

I think it’s safe to speculate that Ron Paul confided in his co-writers because he knew them well and trusted their judgement and character.  This trust he placed in them speaks volumes to his potential culpablility or direct involvement in the writing of the bigoted newsletters.

If Ron Paul is so fit to be the Commander-in-Chief of the United States, a position where he is wholly responsible for what happens under his watch, then how can he plausibly claim that he did not know what was being written in the newsletters? After all, he was the “Commander in Chief” as publisher of the the Ron Paul newsletters. Stick a fork in him, his Presidential campaign is over.

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. L Thomas December 26, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Ron Paul is a fruit cake. He even think Americans should be downloading and watching animal torture crush kitten/crush puppy videos while people masturbate to these disgusting things-he has no problem with that. If that isn’t sick to him, I’m speechless.

    • Bryan K Donnelly December 26, 2011 at 10:04 am

      Get HELP!

    • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      That would be gross, if it were true. I don’t care for Ron Paul either, but I’m not going to lie about what he said. You did. Learn to tell the truth.

  2. mike michaels(mikeymike143) December 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

    There is no way the Republicans can nominate ”Racist Ron” Paul to run against this countries first black president, not with those newsletters out there.

    Ron Paul, a career politican with a well deserved reputation for anti semitism, is currently drawing fire for making loads of money from racist newsletters that bear his name. On top of the recent revelations that the newsletters contained some really nasty comments about blacks, come brand new revelations that this piece of garbage also attacked Jews and gays in print.

    Let’s start at the top. We all know the Democrats are going to play the ”race card” against whoever the Republicans nominate. Count on it. Now imagine this scenario, heading our ticket is a candidate whose newsletter said this about Ronald Reagan(for giving Martin Luther a holiday), ”We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey day”. Or how about this little nugget of wisdom, ”Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions.” You might as well hand Nancy Pelosi her gavel back, because the stench from being identified with this lowlife is going to cause the Republicans to get decimated in every congressional race, as well as get Obama reelected.

    And it only goes downhill from there for ”Racist Ron”. Everyone knows Paul published racist newsletters under his name for profit. But did anyone ever wonder about the direct mailer ads that went out for these newsletters, and to see who they were marketed to. Well guess what REUTERS managed to get ahold of? The ads(which were signed by Paul) talk about the ”federal homosexual cover up of AIDS”. Of course that fits right in with Paul’s newsletter’s disgusting comment that people with AIDS ”enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick.” And of course at the bottom of the ad was a solicitation for $99.00 to subscribe to this newsletter, which would also give you Paul’s ”unlisted phone number” so you can recieve fast breaking news. I wonder how many suckers sent him 99 bucks. LOL

    And no column on this sleazebag would be complete without a discussion of Ron’s anti-semitic, neo-nazi pals. Did you know that this newsletter was listed as recommended reading in the directory of the Heritage Front, a neo-nazi hate group based in Canada? Or that his columns are repeatedly featured in the American Free Press, which is published by Hilter admirer and Holocaust denier Willis Carto. Ron Paul certainly knows his base, which is why he recently criticized conservative tea partier Michele Bachmann for hating muslims…. but yet has never condemned the anti semitic behavor of his dirtbag paulbot followers.

    Paul is also known for his friendship with white supremist Don Black. In fact, the former KKK leader and founder of white hate group Stormfront donated 500 dollars to Paul’s campaign in 2008. And Paul refused to return the money despite the pleas of Jewish conservatives. Is it any wonder that conservative David Horowitz of the Freedom Center wrote an article in February titled ”Ron Paul Is A Vicious Anti-Semite and Anti-American and Conservatives Need To Wash Their Hands of Him”. Or that the Republican Jewish Coailition banned Paul from their recent debate because of his anti Israel agenda. In fact, they said inviting Paul to speak would be like ”inviting Obama to speak”. Ouch. Maybe Paul’s wacky opinion that condemning the Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli women and children would cause violence didn’t sit too well with them.

    And the ”guilt by association” will be even worse for the tea party. I recently blogged an article here at REDSTATE showing that 93% of tea party members do NOT want Ron Paul as president. And also showing that Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, America’s longest running tea party, overwhelmingly voted nutjob Paul as the Republican candidate they LEAST wanted to see win the presidency.

    http://www.redstate.com/mikeymike143/2011/12/12/new-gallup-poll-nutjob-ron-paul-only-gets-7-of-the-tea-party-vote/

    But despite Paul’s rejection by the tea party, the press is undoubtedly going to try to tie this loon into the tea party in order to discredit it. The liberal press has wrongly and unfairly been trying to paint the tea party as racist. To no avail. Until now. And then they hit the ”mother lode”. A genuine racist with a documented paper trail of inappropriate comments and a busload of looney racist and anti semitic supporters. Hopefully tea party leaders will quickly denounce and ostracise this nutcase because real tea partiers are completely colorblind and would NEVER EVER condone these type of beliefs and comments. And this issue is NOT going away.

    And of course his followers are the dirtbags of society. Conspiracy loons, racists, anti war leftists, and anti semites. That is why most sites, including this one, have policies banning paulbots. I say they are a cancer to the both the tea party and the Republican party, and that we should treat them like lepers and shun them.

    http://www.redstate.com/mikeymike143/2011/12/23/there-is-no-way-the-republicans-can-nominate-racist-ron-paul-to-run-against-this-countries-first-black-president-not-with-those-newsletters-out-there/

    • Steve December 26, 2011 at 9:55 am

      As a life-long Republican, this is very disconcerting to me. What does this say about the Republican party that this racist is welcome in the party? Red State’s Erick Erickson can’t have it both ways. A few weeks back, he wrote that he hopes Ron Paul wins the Iowa Caucus. Now his site is publishing articles about Dr. Paul’s racism and anti-Semitism. Erickson is an outspoken supporter of Senator Rand Paul, Dr. Ron Paul’s son. I listened to a video this morning of Erickson interviewing Rand Paul about Romney and Paul’s adds attacking Gingrich in Iowa. Erickson asked Paul eagerly if he was going to Iowa to help his father. Yes, indeed. Erickson has his own issues with Israel from my reading of his site. He has a big influence within the Tea Party as does this racist / anti-Semite, Dr. Paul. Worrisome? Yes, worrisome trend in the Party of Lincoln.

      • Cherieo December 26, 2011 at 11:40 am

        Ron Paul is NOT a Republican .. He is a Libetarian and I don’t know WHY he has been on the stage with Republicans!!
        But…having said that I will just make this statement:

        Looks to me that EVERYONE..Republicans, Democrats,Liberal/ Socialists/Marx..ALL WANT MORE OF OBAMA…and have just Opened the Door for him to walk thru.

        Republican candidates all shooting themselves in the foot..the analysists, the networks (the whole lot of them) are all rooting for Obama and his corrupt administration. Goodbye America our best days are behind us!

        • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

          I’m not sure I understand your point. Are you saying we should welcome a racist within our ranks, otherwise we are helping Obama? Everyone knows the leftist media is in the tank for Obama. If you are tired of the analysts, networks, etc., cut off your cable television like I did. Get your information from the Internet, talk radio, etc. The basic reason we do not have great Republican candidates lies largely at the feet of George W. Bush and his supporters. Bush decimated the Republican party with his leftist / progressivism, his big government spending, his leftist – nation building, spreading democracy in the Muslim world, lying about Islam, etc.

          The Republican party will have to be re-built after all the damage Bush did to it.

          • catfish December 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

            within “OUR” ranks – - ?????????????? Who are you trying to kid. You are just another ignorant socialist/democrat/communist thinking you might pass yourself off as a Republican. Honesty is not in your dictionary.

      • Sandi Trusso December 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

        The Republican Liberty Caucus has been fairly successful in taking over the Republican Party. Pull them up on line and you will see that their main goal is to elect “libertarian minded” people. They come across as “conservative”, and as “constitutionalists”. Nothing could be further from the truth. (They are conservative in fiscal matters, and guns, but forget foreign policy, and moral/social issues). Don’t forget that Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, ran as a conservative, and the first thing he voted for after he was elected, was to repeal “Dont Ask, Don’t Tell”.

        In our county the RLC caused havoc among Republican organizations, tried to destroy the good names of decent, long time Republicans, were rowdy and vulgar (and I know they’ve done this in Iowa, other Florida Counties, and other states. They’re very intimidating in a way that suggests possible physical violence to many onlookers. Several counties and other states have had to call the police on them, because things got so out of hand. Their behavior contradicts their self-proclaimed philosophy of “peaceful talks”.

    • Robert Champion December 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      When you call supporters on Ron Paul dirt bags, you show your racist colors. I guess you would not say that about followers on Newt or Romney now would you. Neither would I. You show how narrow minded you are. You believe that all Muslims should be bombed with white sulfur and evaporated. If you are stupid enough to believe the propaganda that all Muslims hate Americans because we are rich then you are a pea brain. No one can help you intellectually. How about looking at US State Department foreign policy to Iran and Iraq. Do some homework you little minded moron. You have no problem calling Ron Paul a racist and you would have no problem bombing and dropping white sulfur bombs on all the Muslims and Arabs now would you? Talk about a racist??

      • Sandi Trusso December 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

        Until you’ve been on the receiving end of the Ron Pauler’s wrath, you can’t imagine what these people do, and he has held national “Revolution” seminars, so I feel fairly confident that he’s aware of their bad (and in some cases “frightening”) behavior.

      • Iron Mike Houston January 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

        Calling Ron Paul supporters “dirt bags” means you are a racist? I don’t know how you get that connection. I live next to Ron Paul’s district and I would never vote for him. He is a nut case if he thinks burying the USA’s head in the sand will stop attacks against America. The muslims in Iraq kill each other because they are of different sects.

        Yes, I believe Ron Paul is a nut case and that some of his supporters are nut cases. Is he a racist, I don’t know but I would investigate his voting record. One thing he can always say, “At least I wasn’t a Grand Wizard for the KKK like Robert Bryd was”

  3. Robert Fallin December 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I see; the same statesman who stood virtually alone defending the “Ground Zero Mosque,” due process for detainees at Gitmo, ending the death penalty and “war on drugs” because these are disproportionally applied to persons of color is questionably fit to be President because SOMEBODY wrote nasty comments about Dr. Martin Luther King in his newsletter? Meanwhile EVERY OTHER GOP candidate has remained silent while our Senate and House of Representatives commits TREASON by giving the President the authority to murder, torture or permanently imprison ANY citizen of the united states the President deems a “terrorist”? Just WHERE are your priorities?

    • Steve December 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

      No question about it. You are right, Dr. Paul does indeed appear to support the global jihad against America and the West. On September 11, 2001, 3000 innocent American civilians got what they deserved in Dr. Paul’s view because of U.S. foreign policy. That is why they hate us. It has nothing do do with the imperative to wage violent jihad against unbelievers. When we see Israel defending herself against Islamic terrorism – whether it comes from Hamas or Hezbollah – who is out there first condemning Israel / siding with the jihadists? Dr. Paul.

      • MM December 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm

        Your oomment is pure propaganda. The CIA and other government documents support what Paul actually said about the motives for the 9/11 attacks. Do your own research people, just google it.

        The jhidaist are a threat, I agree. But we need to put them in perspective.

        Right now, our government is a threat to us. Look at the National defense bill that just passed with SIGNIFICANT Republican Establishment support. Good grief. Let’s look at history. Read Operation Northwoods and lets discuss. http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf

        In his new exposé of the National Security Agency entitled Body of Secrets, author James Bamford highlights a set of proposals on Cuba by the Joint Chiefs of Staff codenamed OPERATION NORTHWOODS. This document, titled “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba” was provided by the JCS to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962, as the key component of Northwoods. Written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, Col. Edward Lansdale, the Top Secret memorandum describes U.S. plans to covertly engineer various pretexts that would justify a U.S. invasion of Cuba. These proposals – part of a secret anti-Castro program known as Operation Mongoose – included staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, developing a fake “Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,” including “sink[ing] a boatload of Cuban refugees (real or simulated),” faking a Cuban airforce attack on a civilian jetliner, and concocting a “Remember the Maine” incident by blowing up a U.S. ship in Cuban waters and then blaming the incident on Cuban sabotage. Bamford himself writes that Operation Northwoods “may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.”

        • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm

          You wrote: “Your comment is pure propaganda. The CIA and other government documents support what Paul actually said about the motives for the 9/11 attacks. Do your own research people, just Google it….”

          The jihadists invent justifications and rationalizations for murderous violence against non-believers, including the lies Dr. Paul and others buy into. Why do you believe the justifications mass-murderers provide for their murderous acts?

          • MM December 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

            1) You commented that Paul supports global jihad against America. That is propaganda. Our own govt says that a motive for the attack is that they resent our military presence in their lands. That is what Paul has also stated.
            2) Our foreign policy is not always pure nor wise. In 1962 our Jt Chiefs of staff had the audacity to write a memo called Operation Northwoods, which suggested that our govt stage terrorist attacks and blame it on Cuba.

            The most serious threat is our own government. It was our government that when warned about a radical, by his own father, did not revoke the visa in their system and allowed the Christmas Day bomber on the plane (and by some accounts without a passport?). It was our own government that gave US citizenship to the Pakistani national in CT, was afterwards went to Pakistan for 6 months and came back to the US, loaded up his vehicle with explosives and went to NYC theater district and tried to blow us up. It is our own government that treats us as terrorists as we try to get on an airplane but leaves our borders wide open. It is our govt that insists that we show ID to get on an airplane but than sues states for put in voter id laws.

            I can go on but you get the picture.

            Bottom line is that all Ron Paul said about 9/11 is also contained in our official 9/11 commission reports and CIA reports as well as the statements of the jihadists. http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=ron%20paul%209%2011%20comments%20youtube%20former%20cia%209%2011%20taskforce&tnr=21&vid=1361841816967&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.mm.bing.net%2Fvideos%2Fthumbnail.aspx%3Fq%3D1361841816967%26id%3D3b4fc21976883d73c99bdedd97fa876b%26bid%3DeYplzAlY8Ga2qg%26bn%3DThumb%26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.youtube.com%252fwatch%253fv%253dSNXxyLyIW5k&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSNXxyLyIW5k&sigr=11apspkt3&newfp=1&tit=CIA+Bin+Laden+Chief+Michael+Scheuer+on+Why+9%2F11+Attacks+Happened

          • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

            To MM below. Amazing. Now because “our own govt says that a motive for the attack(s) is that they resent our military presence in their lands…” you are a confirmed believer in the good word of our politically correct government?

            The Obama government is forbidding the FBI and law enforcement from using terms like “jihad, Islam, shariah,” etc. Why do you believe our government when it comes to the global jihad?

            How often did former President George W. Bush use the words Islam and terrorism in the same sentence? Do you know?

          • Robert Champion December 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

            Steve K Have you ever though that there are crazy and fringe groups everywhere. Have you forgotten about Timothy McVey? He was white and he blew up and killed white Americans in Oklahoma. If the state department could have tied Timothy McVey to Jihadist in Iraq or Iran and started a war they would have. But McVey was white and American. Steve K all the terrorist who caused 911 where Saudis and some of them trained on US bases. All Ron Paul wants to do is openly talk about these issues. The problem is when you talk about these issues in an open and honest way, you get pea brained morons and bigots try to shut the conversation down by using names like bigot and racist. These same people who shut conversations down by using these terms would have no problem dropping white sulfur powder bombs on the Arabs and Muslims because these consider them inferior cockroaches. Let’s see who is racist??

          • MM December 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

            Steve K -
            In response to your response. You have an uncanny way of twisting and turning things that I can only conclude that you work for the Republican Party Establishment!

            Let’s talk our current foreign policy. We back Saddam in the Iraq-Iran war. Israel sells arms to Iran in the Iran-Iran War. (Were we not coordinating properly?) We later have to go after Saddam because he is a bad guy. We capture him, not kill him.

            We train and back Al-Qaeda (Osama) in the Soviet-Afghan war. We than find Al Qaeda attacks us on 9/11. We go after Al-Qaeda and Taliban in Afghan war. We now can’t decide if Taliban should be brought into the process or not. We kill Osama (unarmed) – I guess we believe that he has no crucial information and it is not worth interrogating him.

            We sanction Gaddafi until he gives up his nuclear program. He does give up program. We support Al-Qaeda forces in Libya who are trying to overthrow him. Than we overthrow him and kill him. Libya institutes Islamic Shara Law.

            It is 10 years since 9/11 which was composed of mainly Saudie terrorists (Our “friends”). The mastermind behind this attack is in our custody. He has admitted his guilt and plans to plead guilty. He was not tried either in military or civilian court by either Bush or Obama. America waits for final justice.

            And than Egypt, now under Islamic law thanks to US help.

            Foreign entanglements – do some historic research on what our founding fathers warned us about.

          • Ron Paul from Mars December 27, 2011 at 5:58 am

            Hey Robert Champion

            Google: Jayna Davis, author of “The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing”

      • mark norris December 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

        Ron Paul never said or had anything to do with that letter. You guys are all a bunch of tools, following behind each others statements like some one showed you a piece of paper with Pauls signature affirming his pleasure in such ridiculous statements about black people. Paul is NOT a racist and any one that says he is is a lair!! I am to the point now to leave the Republican party and go independent and I hope Paul runs as such and allows Nobama another term.

        • Sandra December 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm

          Mark, I agree with you. Ron Paul is leading in the polls, so now the establish Republicans have to start a smear campaign. For the last several years, I have not been happy with either party. They both are to blame for where we are now. Ron Paul is the only one that has consistently voted by the Constitution. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are being shredded right before our eyes. Ron Paul is the only one that has been trying to tell us about the Fed. Reserve for years. In my opinion, he is the only one that will try to get our country on the track that our Founders intended. May God bless the USA.

  4. Alf December 26, 2011 at 9:20 am

    It’s obvious that your agenda does NOT follow Ronald Reagan’s eleventh commandment, and you are continuing to promote just those candidates that have knuckled under to the vitriolic comments that you continue to distribute.They say that politics makes for strange bedfellows. You certainly personify that statement.

    The fact of the matter is that the items that you identify that as bigoted hate, should be recognized for their truthful content, and the truth shall make you free. So please refrain from presenting robotic declarations in your sophmoric rants, and recognize that a man
    of principle is what America needs right now. After watching the debates, I see only one man that can fill those shoes; I have come to believe that to be Ron Paul.

    • Dagney December 26, 2011 at 10:48 am

      Ron Paul is a RINO, therefore is not covered under Reagan’s 11th Commandment. Libertarians and Anarchists (which is what RP is) have very similar views as do the Communists/Socialists/Marxist/Democrats. Conservatives are attempting to take over the Republican Party right now because Conservatives are right, smack-dab in the middle between all those above crazy people. The Conservatives want to RESTORE the greatest two documents ever written, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Consitution. There is no “right” or “left” if you believe in the Constitution. There is only CONSTITUTIONAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

      If you think that the “bigoted hate” allegedly (I haven’t read them) in RP’s newletters is truthful content, then maybe you should really start being truthful to yourself about the evil in your own heart.

      Yes, a man of principle is what America needs right now. It’s obvious, however, that that person will never identify him or herself to be a Democrat or a Libertarian-Anarchist!

      • Sandi Trusso December 27, 2011 at 8:39 am

        This is a good site for information, until the Pauler’s get on, and start pulling “info” out of thin air, and name calling of anyone who disagrees with them. They prey on the less educated (more indoctrinated)college kids and others of that ilk.

    • Robert Champion December 27, 2011 at 9:45 am

      Hey Ron Paul From Mars
      Thanks for the link. You prove my point, a white crazy guy name Timothy McVey blows up a Federal Building full of white people and the FBI and State Department try to do everything possible to tie it to Iraq. Thank you for proving my point.

      The state department needed a reason to invade Iraq and turn it’s infrastructure into a parking lot. Once 911 came around and the entire terrorist where Saudis they now had a reason to turn Iraq into a parking lot. Who has to pay for all the rebuilding of Iraq’s infrastructure? The suckered American taxpayer.

      • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

        McVeigh and Nichols were working with a third person, of Iraqi origin. That’s the case that the book makes, based on the reporting at the time. This does not prove your point. Stop lying about the source material.

        • Robert Champion December 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm

          InRussetShadows my point is that a monkey could have blown up the federal building and those who wanted to take the US to war with Iraq would tie the monkey to an obscure Iraqi, kinda of like the book does. If it where a good lead the FBI would not have shut the case down.

  5. mike michaels(mikeymike143) December 26, 2011 at 9:22 am

    NEW GALLUP POLL: NUTJOB RON PAUL ONLY GETS 7% OF THE TEA PARTY VOTE

    In other words, 93% of tea party members wisely reject this anti semitic loser as a presidential candidate.

    Republican Presidential Nomination Preferences, by Ideology and Tea Party Support.
    (Based on Republican and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote)

    TEA PARTY SUPPORTER %:

    Newt Gingrich 47%
    Mitt Romney 17%
    Michele Bachmann 8%
    Rick Perry 7%
    Ron Paul 7%
    Rick Santorum 4%
    Jon Huntsman <1%
    Other/Any/None 11%

    Gallup Daily Tracking. Dec 1-5, 2011

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/151355/Gingrich-Romney-Among-GOP-Voters-Nationwide.aspx

    In fact, Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, America’s longest running tea party, recently held a straw poll for it’s members asking for our choice of candidate as POTUS, and also the man or woman we thought would make the worst president. And unlike the usual straw polls that the delusional paulbots spam up, this poll was only open to actual group members.

    And our straw poll numbers validated the Gallup poll numbers. Ron Paul finished with Jon Huntsman as THE ONLY TWO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES to pull in less than 5% support from our group. However, the left wing cancer that Paul spreads was not appreciated by our conservative members as career politican Paul overwhelmingly won as the candidate we least wanted to see as president, winning that dubious honor by a huge margin over our second place loser(Huntsman).

    Tea Party Fort Lauderdale Presidential Straw Poll

    The question was asked;

    Who would you least like to receive the Republican nomination to run against Barack Obama?

    1st Place

    Ron Paul 38%

    Jon Huntsman 16%

    Mitt Romney 13.5%

    Rick Perry 12.5%

    Undecided 9.5%

    331 people participated in this straw poll that ran from 10/13 – 10/21

    Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, America’s Longest Running Tea Party http://www.TeaPartyFortLauderdale.com

    These numbers also fall in line with Wrong Paul’s performance in the last presidential elections. As I recall, he won a bunch of straw and internet polls. And his delusional paulbot followers claimed this represented reality. Of course, us sane people knew that he had no real life political support. And that was proven in the 2008 when the nutjob only got 5% of the primary vote. That means 19 OUT OF 20 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS REJECTED HIM AS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LAST ELECTION!!!

    And of course his followers are the dirtbags of society. Conspiracy loons, anti war leftists, and anti semites. That is why the Republican Jewish Coalition banned him and his paulbots from the presidential debate they moderated. And that is why most sites, including this one, have policies banning paulbots. I say they are a cancer to the conservative movement and we should treat them like lepers and shun them.

    http://www.redstate.com/mikeymike143/2011/12/12/new-gallup-poll-nutjob-ron-paul-only-gets-7-of-the-tea-party-vote/

  6. Steve December 26, 2011 at 9:33 am

    This article smells strongly of politics.

    • Steve December 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Virtually everything is political. What isn’t political in the realm of campaigns and politics. The question should be, is this piece honest? Is it fair to scrutinize our candidates?

      • Steve December 26, 2011 at 10:25 am

        At the risk of people thinking I’m having a conversation with myself, of course its honest, of course its fair to scrutinize.

        Character is the most important issue in electing any candidate for office.

        Which area is Ron Paul probably stronger than any of the others? This article reeks of smear politics.

        • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

          We have no evidence that Barack Obama is anything other than an exemplary family man, like Dr. Paul. But like Dr. Paul, Obama is a racist; an anti-Semite.

          If you ask me, “How do you know?” I apply the “Duck Test” to these two.

          • Steve December 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

            I swear you and I are clones….

            But to the topic, you are crazy if you think Ron Paul is anything even resembling a racist, anti-semite, etc.

            This issue is and always has been used as propaganda for those who believe God has given the US an edict to side with the UN restored Israel, and that some how Ron Paul will single handedly remove Gods blessing from the US.

            Ludicrous.

    • Ron Paul is an anti Semite! December 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Why does Ron Paul come to the protection of Muslims and Palestine and not Jew’s and Israelis? anti Semite

      • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm

        Yours is the bottom line. Paul supporters can twist themselves in the pretzel-like logic, in an attempt to him but there is no defense. Dr. Paul sides with the global jihad against the West.

      • Robert Champion December 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm

        You amaze me. You talk about Ron Paul being an anti-semite, yet you probably believe Muslims are inferior and should be crushed like cockroaches because they don’t matter. Who is the bigot and the racist with statements like these? You can’t have it both ways my friend.

        • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

          You are lying or ignorant or are trying to appear as one of the two (why, I can’t imagine). But let’s examine your position — opposition to Islam is racist and/or bigoted. This is a typical media talking point, of course? Getting in touch with your inner leftist? I digress.

          Islam as it is practiced and is taught is a religion of slavery, rape, murder, lying (taqqiya and kitman), slaughter of the helpless, mutilation of women, religious subjugation, discrimination, and genocide. All of these statements are true and are easily supportable by searching any anti-jihad site you want.

          Opposition to such things is not based on race, nor is it based on preference. It is based upon a fundamental respect for human life, and an innate sense of right and wrong. You can spew your leftist talking points all day, but that will not stop those of us who are working to preserve Western civilization.

  7. Bryan K Donnelly December 26, 2011 at 9:39 am

    RON PAUL, ANARCHIST, RACIST?

    Of course you have the right to be a racist. One also has the right to be an atavistic crank a la Ron Paul; a man who can NEVER be elected president and who’s third party candidacy would merely insure Barak Obama’s re-election by a wide margin, a Democrat-socialist congressional majority, and the institution of PERMANENT socialism in America. Is he personally a “racist?” One doubts it. However his policy ideas would give race hatred a new life.

    Barry M. Goldwater, the real founder of modern American conservatism (and a great libertarian, of the sensible variety) voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act strictly on state’s rights and free market principles. He later recanted and said that he’d been wrong’ that such legislation was absolutely necessary to correct the glaring injustice of segregation. As a southerner (and youthful Goldwater activist) old enough to remember “Jim Crow,” down here, I know well that, absent the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1966 Voting Rights Act, the south and the nation would be the same cesspool of racial bigotry I knew then. Like slavery, it could not be allowed to continue. Oddly, some of the zanier “Paulistas” also believe the south was right in the Civil War; historically illiterate and utterly insane.

    The free market would eliminate racial segregation? Possibly in the ethereal world of the “rational economic man” where the obvious stupidity of limiting one’s clientele or work force pool is readily apparent, but NOT in the emotion based racial caste system I grew up in! The white south (and much of the sanctimonious north) would have happily continued segregation, “separate but ‘equal,’” employment and educational discrimination forever. The whole system was IRRATIONAL, utterly based on ingrained ignorant bigotry, and completely unsustainable. Have y’all noticed that the south has only become the “sun belt,” the economic equal or better of the north or west SINCE the 1960’s. Ron is DEAD WRONG. Then there are his weird foreign policy views.

    Like some of his more extreme “libertarian” followers, Ron Paul seems at heart an anarchist. He lives in a fantasy world in which we all could simply pull back to our own borders and all be happy, safe, and prosperous. This is an illusion bordering on dementia that he shares with the brain dead “Occupy Wall Street” morons.

    Absent the US Navy patrolling the world’s sea lanes, there would BE no commerce. All the world’s oceans would resemble the seas off Somalia. We inherited the job from the Royal Navy which, for Britain’s OWN interests, protected US and our trade (along with the entire world’s) for over a century. We live in an economically integrated WORLD and can NOT prosper without one. There is no free trade without military power to defend it.

    The ostrich-like notion that we can simply “defend our shores” is absurd. Our “shores” are the world, like it or not. The USA would relinquish our power and become a second rate nation at the mercy of enemies large and small were we to withdraw to our own frontiers. Fredrick the Great said, “Diplomacy without weapons is like music without instruments.” Impossible.

    Nature abhors a vacuum. Withdraw from the world, defend only ourselves? Our standard of living, along with the world’s would plummet back to pre-industrial poverty. Isolationism (euphemistically now called “non-intervention by the reactionary Paulistas) is, ignorant, absurd, and IMPOSSIBLE.

    Lest you deem this the response of a liberal or UN style “one world” advocate, I’m a long member of the Republican Liberty Caucus (www.rlc.org,) the home for SENSIBLE libertarians in the USA. I advocate the least POSSIBLE government, but defense of our nation and our overseas interests is the PRIMARY function of legitimate constitutional government. Might I remind you that our first “foreign” war was with Islamic terrorists, the Barbary pirates. It was to protect our world trade. Reality forced Thomas Jefferson to abandon his silly notions of foreign policy.

    Ron Paul and his old style “America First” isolationist coterie of John Birch style conspiracy theorists are a SURE LOSER! Am I completely happy with all the GOP choices we have before us? Of course not! But we MUST defeat Obama, our great nation cannot survive another four years of his misrule. So we must choose a WINNER. I’m a former Herman Cain supporter, enraged at what our sewer dwelling media did to him. So now I back Newt. Yes he has some “flies on him,” but he is basically conservative and free market oriented and CAN win. I intensely dislike “Obamneycare” Romney from the People’s Republic of Taxachussetts. But, if necessary, I’ll vote for HIM to eliminate Obama.

    Politics is the “art of the possible.” The “true libertarian” millennium is not coming any time soon. It will take decades to re-educate Americans and return to constitutional principles. A trip of a thousand miles begins with the first step; and it ain’t Ron Paul.

    • Steve December 26, 2011 at 10:02 am

      Thomas Jefferson didn’t declare war on Libya when the Barbary pirates were attacking ships, he got a Margue of Reprisal just as Ron Paul asked for against Bin Laden. Paul wanted something not only Constitutional, but something the conviction of the people would allow them to die for.

    • Randal December 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      Bryan, Thanks for this thoughtful post. It seems like a rare thing on the Shark Tank these days!

      I’ve got a couple points that Ron has mentioned in some of his interviews. As for the Civil Rights Act, I agree with you that it was necessary, but not as a failure of the free market, but rather because of the government interfering with the market via the Jim Crowe laws. Had the government done its job and worked towards the preservation of rights, the Jim Crowe laws would not have been in effect, and the market would have (eventually) corrected its self. So what you have in the Civil Rights Act is a government solution to a government-created problem. That said, it probably would have still required federal intervention to ensure equal rights/protections in the South. What Ron Paul objected to was the government’s interference in the affairs of private companies/individuals, not the premise of the law (equal rights).

      As for an anarchist claim? Ron is a Constitutional Libertarian and believes in strict adherence to the Constitution and its limitations on government authority. Without these limitations the government is free to do ANYTHING that congress authorizes, including the arrest and indefinite detention of US Citizens without trial. You might have heard about the recent appropriations bill that was just passed that does just that. Government without limitations is tyranny, and that is far more dangerous to EVERYONE than allowing people to do as they will. The purpose of government is to protect citizens from each other and to protect their rights as defined in the Constitution. And this is what Ron Paul advocates.

      On the non-intervention issue, we simply disagree. If the US government did not provide the “protection” via the Navy then other countries would share the burden. Also, corporations with multi-billion dollar profits would be on the hook for providing protection for their shipments. Likewise, it would increase costs for imported goods and increase demand for local goods, which is good for the US economy and the environment.

      Likewise, the last 50+ years of interventionism has brought us dictator after dictator that had once been our allies and then turned against us. Sadam Hussein was our puppet, then enemy. Osama bin Laden was our ally against the russians, then our enemy. We deposed the democratically elected president of Iran and supported the Shaw who was overthrown allowing for the rise of the current Iranian regime. We went to war in Korea to bail out the French the result was an insane regime in North Korea – that now has nuclear weapons! And imagine that – talk of going to war with N Korea has stopped since they got the nukes. No wonder why Iran wants one too!

      IMO interventionism has made us less safe. Open markets, as Ron Paul proposes, will allow us prosperity without the animosity of sticking our noses where it does not belong.

      Also consider that the other candidates have proposed more of the same which has cost us in lives, money, and liberty. And even if Ron Paul was the “extremist” that some have claimed, his authority would be constrained by Congress and the judicial branch (oh wait, congress has granted the president nearly unlimited authority in times of war! Maybe we need a peace-maker in office to bring back the balance of power.)

  8. Lightweight December 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I do not live by Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment because it is niether Biblical not Constitutional. I know the Bible and the Constitution thorough enough to say this with the challenge,read your Bible and the Constitution and stop the mindless jiberish.

    As for Ron Paul,I will not vote for any of the GOP Candidates.Like every election,none of these people are the choice of the People.Not one of these candidates can beat Obama,because they are not hearing the People.40% of the registered voters are Independent and the GOP is in the minority.I can not find be a few who really believe in the GOP and them having a driver license is a risk to public because of their lack of self thought.I do not believe Ron Paul can win,but I also don’t believe the GOP can hold the People Hostage to vote GOP.

    Name 1 political issue the GOP has won against Obama and the DNC ? Name 1 Pledge fullfilled the GOP made in the 2010 Pledge to America ? The Rail System Obama gets blamed for is a GOP (Newts NAFTA) policy.It is John Mica and Dan Webster that are working hard with the States to impliment this policy.It is maddness the Shark Tank want to speak of its standards of policy in journalism. Kkeep up the Propaganda and the Final Flush of America promoting an agenda rather than objective truth.

  9. Liz K December 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Every time I hear that Ron Paul has no knowledge of, or cannot possibly know who wrote material on his behalf all I can think of is Eric Holder – who is either lying and if not utterly incompetent.

    • Steve December 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

      Paul accepted responsibility in the past for this as Editor. Can anyone in good conscience tell me they think Ron Paul is an insano racist bigot? Can anyone tell me in good conscience this article isn’t politics as usual?

      • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 11:15 am

        When Israel retaliates or defends herself from murderous Islamic terrorism, why does Dr. Paul rush to condemn Israel, while defending the murderous jihadists? Why in a House floor speech – commending the killing of Osama bin Laden – did he say Osama bin Laden “applauded” the 9/11 attacks; not that he was responsible for them?

        • Randal December 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm

          Why did Ron Paul support Israel’s right to defend its self when Israel bombed Iraq’s nuclear facilities and nearly all others condemned Israel?

          Is it wrong to criticize Israel? Where is that written in our Constitution or Bible? IMO it is wrong to remain silent when our allies are doing harm.

          I will criticize anyone that I think is wrong, but it doesn’t mean I hate them. I would hope the our politicians and leaders would have the guts to stand alone based on their ideals. Ron Paul has had the integrity to do this time and time again.

      • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm

        This is called vetting the candidate. Ron Paul knew that this material would see the light of day, again. He did a poor job of explaining the newsletters in ’08, so of course the issue would return. He is to blame for publishing such material in the first place, and he is to blame for not giving a sufficient explanation of it. The terms used in the newsletters were overbroad, as I recall, attempting to paint all blacks as ghetto thugs; if he wanted to slam off on the decaying family structure and the criminal elements of black culture, he should have said that. But he didn’t; he used the broad brush. And don’t even get me started about the wild-eyed conspiracy theories. It was all classic “Wrong Paul”.

  10. Steve December 26, 2011 at 10:05 am

    If it was Reagan’s view that Republicans should bite our collective tongues when we see wrong-doing on the part of fellow Republicans, then he was wrong. I wonder if Reagan propounded this commandment before or after the Iran-Contra scandal, whereby arms were given to the Islamic regime of Iran in exchange for hostages held in Lebanon – a thing which (dealing with terrorists) President Reagan vowed he would never do.

  11. John Wright December 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Most of us republicans didn’t need an article such as this to enlighten us on Ron Paul. I am a staunch conservative republican and to think of Ron Paul being president scares me!

    • mark norris December 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

      And so who would be your choice?

  12. Stephen December 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

    http://www.cpusa.org/hope-is-stronger-than-hate/

    The communist Party USA would certainly agree with Shark Tank & the mainstream media about Ron Paul being racist. Isn’t this the same media that told us there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

    Aren’t you glad you’re on the same team as the anti-Christ communist party & anti-Christ Islamists against Ron Paul & his foreign policy which differs so much from that of anti-Christ, Islamist/Marxist Barrack Hussein Obama?

    How can a “Christian” nation like the USA elect an anti-Christ Islamist, like Obama as president?

    How can a “Christian” nation support the anti-Christ, pro Islamic foreign policy of an anti-Christ Islamic/Marxist president like Barrack Hussein Obama?

    hint: II Thessalonians ch2

  13. David from Israel December 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

    RON PAUL IS A RACIST PIG!

  14. Prosperity1 December 26, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Javier – you are stuck on stupid! Ron Paul’s whole campaign is “grass roots” you moron! That means many people say and do without his consent because there is no way anyone can control that many people.

    You whine like a pathetic little school boy because no one listens to you. Stop with the drama and read what Ron Paul says and quit making up crap. He is very clear that he believes your rights should be restored and that you are responsible to yourself. Anotherwords, he is giving you more power over yourself. How can that be racist?

    What many like you can’t handle is freedom! You and your pathetic parents have raised Socialists who need big guberment to tell what to do every day and the moment someone comes along offering you Freedom, you freak out! But that is not good enough for you so you have to jump on the one thing Republicans and Progressives can’t live without – Power! And you know the military gives it to them. I mean, how can we arrest our own civilians and fill up our prisons if we can’t even police the rest of the World?

    Seriously Javier – you are a douchebag!

    • sandy December 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Javier and his parents did not come from a communist country.

  15. Doc December 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Ron Paul may have too trusting in the past. Constitutionalist will never be elected President, because those in high power circles have too much to loose. Regarding “White-America,” which is the origins of our nation, it is on the decline from the lack of re-population. Although, I would imagine Dr. Paul has delivered many minority babies during his medical practice in Texas, and without prejudice. Ron Paul is a target of controversy for what he represents politically, a return to smaller constitutional government. Regarding foreign policy, we have been conditioned to accept continual war in the name of “world democracy.” We should realize that this is not sustainable, and is an unattainable goal. People of the world deserve the right to fight for their own national freedom, or live in the national government that they prefer. American’s initially came to this land to escape governments that would dominate an individual’s rights.
    Freedom is not free, national defense and healthy debate is necessary. Individual viewpoints are still allowed in the USA.

  16. MM December 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

    “Texas Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul is not a racist and is being smeared as one because he is a clear threat to the political establishment, says Nelson Linder, Austin president of the NAACP.

    Speaking out against the charges when they first surfaced during the last Republican primary in 2007, Linder said he has personally known Paul for 20 years and heard him speak out against police oppression in minority communities, racial biases in mandatory drug sentencing, and favorably about late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
    read more http://www.therightperspective.org/2011/12/24/ron-paul-no-racist-naacp-austin-president/

    • GOP December 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Of course he would vote for MLK day! RON PAUL does not want to be labeled as a racist at this point in time! DAH!

  17. Stephen December 26, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Aren’t you glad you’re on the same team as Communist Party USA, democraat party, mainstream Marxist media, Marxist/Islamic United Nations, etc. in supporting Obama’s domestic & foreign policy as follows:???????????????????

    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/dhs_crcl_terminology_08-1-08_accessible.pdf

    Straight from our Department of Homeland Security:

    **** ”The fact is that Islam and secular democracy are fully compatible – in fact, they can make each other stronger.” (THEIR GLOBAL GOAL—-Do YOU want a STRONGER anti-Christ Islamic “democracy”/Sharia law?????????????????????????????????)

    How can our U.S. constitution co-exist with Islam/Sharia law? Have you noticed the war on Christians/Chritianity (like Ron Paul)in America?

    Have you noticed the war on Christians in Islamic countries? With Islam/Sharia law, there is NO toleration of Christians & Jews?

    Why do you support Obama’s domestic & foreign policy of creating & making the Islamic “democracies” stronger???????????????????

  18. Sharon December 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I was gonna vote for Ron Paul but after reading his news letters and this article I’m gonna have to vote for someone else. Ron Paul is damage goods now.

  19. Florida Native December 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Quite obviously the Shark Tank has acquiesced to the current Republican RINO power structure and the criminals in charge of the party.

    Would you rather Newt Gingrich be the nominee, what with all of his personal and political baggage, than a man the stature of Ron Paul?

    And what of Mitt Romney, who fancies himself a “private sector” guy yet the extent of his experience is nothing more than being connected to Wall Street, hedge funds, and corporate raiders responsible for destroying jobs and lives while making millions?

    RP’s explanation for the newsletter content is perfectly plausible, as others in such positions have come forward and explained that the politicians often-times have no clue what the ghost writers are writing and authoring under their name.

    The issue at hand happened 20+ years ago and RP has disavowed the writings as soon as he found out about them. Now if only we could get Newt to be excorciated to the same degree for having an affair with a “girl” 20+ years his junior while his wife was being treated for cancer. But no, we are only talking about a woman, who can always be cast-aside for a newer model like yesterday’s trash, so somehow people like you have convinced yourself that Newt is more acceptable then RP, even though you know in your heart of hearts that RP is telling the truth and that the views in the newsletter do not represent his personal views on the subject.

    Shame on you for becoming just another tool for the right-wing, war-mongering Nazi-esque cabal that is running and ruining the country.

    • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      You wrote: “Shame on you for becoming just another tool for the right-wing, war-mongering Nazi-esque cabal…”

      Are you sure you aren’t projecting here? Where is the war mongering in this piece? How is it Nazi-esque to condemn racism and anti-Semitism?

      Who turned out to be right prior to the second world war, Winston Churchill who advocated re-arming in the face of the rising power of Nazi Germany or the isolationists / non-interventionists, who like you, called him a war-monger?

      • Steve December 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

        The Christian goal is peace. You have to project willingness to get along with others to actually get along with others, and to keep peace as much as it depends on you.

        I support Ron Paul because I do not have a clear conscience in regards to our finances as a country, or in regard to our foreign policy post Korea.

        I am convicted he is the best choice for President currently in the running.

        • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

          You wrote above: “This issue is and always has been used as propaganda for those who believe God has given the US an edict to side with the UN restored Israel, and that some how Ron Paul will single handedly remove Gods blessing from the US….”

          If you are truly a Christian as you appear to claim, you would know that Israel is restored by the Almighty; not by the criminal United Nations. Israel’s restoration is repeated throughout the ancient prophecies in our Bible. It was the League of Nations Mandate that gave its imprimatur to a restored Israel in the Jews’ historic national home, but Israel should base her existance on God in the first instance, not on the League of Nations or the criminal United Nations. Ture Christians understand it is God who raises up and brings down nations. If you were truly a Christian you would know that God will bless those individuals and nations that bless Abraham and his descendants and will “curse” those (like Dr. Paul) who curse him / them. The Christian goal should be justice first and foremost – not the kind of “justice” found in the Qur’an which Dr. Paul embraces – but the justice found in God’s law (the law of Moses) and His prophets. Then there can be peace. Were you a Christian, you would know this.

          • Angel December 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

            He who will bless Israel, will be blessed.
            -Jesus Christ

          • MM December 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

            Just not true what you state about Ron Paul’s position on Israel.
            watch http://youtu.be/jFZpL8F4FgU

          • Bill the cat December 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

            Is this the same sadistic God that demands that young boys have their genitals mutilated? Is this the same God that wiped out every living thing during the flood including innocent children and unborn babies? Is this the same God that ushered his “chosen” people into the bonds of slavery for some of the most ridiculous “sins” of his people? Is this the same God that told the people of Judea to kill every man, woman, and child of his enemies except for the virgin women? Is this the same God that commanded the men to take their brother’s wives as their own and created the doctrine of polygamy?

            Or is your “God” the God of the New Testament, the hybrid hippie who forgives everyone and hangs out with murderers, thieves, prostitutes, tax collectors, and young children.

            Sounds like someone’s “god” has a severe case of personality disorders.

          • Bill the cat December 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

            Spoken like a good Christan-Taliban!

            And God spoketh unto Moses, the first commandment shall be, “Think not for thyself, for the mind is the devil’s playground!”

        • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

          Jesus said — “Be as innocent as doves and wise as serpents.” That means it is INCUMBENT upon you to be wise.

          To be wise means knowing the people you’re dealing with. In order to know that, you have to know what informs their thinking. That means that you MUST UNDERSTAND ISLAM.

          You do give any evidence of understanding Islam and neither does Ron Paul. That means that Ron Paul is UNPREPARED to be president and is FAILING AS A CHRISTIAN.

          One final point: Arabic Muslims do not think like free Americans. Read this post.

          • Bill the cat January 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

            Wise as a serpent you ssssssay? Does that mean to use double-speak, to deceive, to be predatory, a chameleon to hide your true intentions? Or is the wise like a cold blooded killer stalking its prey before striking, smothering it, then swallowing it whole? Or is this the serpent that is to be thrown down to the earth, destined to be trampled under foot?

            Oh, how interpretations can be taken!

      • FloridaNative December 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        You are projecting my description of the current Republican party onto one specific situation that happened during WWII. I use the term Nazi-esque to describe them not because of anything that happened during WWII, but because they appear to believe in National Socialism and a takeover of goverment by corporations, privatizing profits and nationalizing losses. How else to explain their support for TARP and other assorted bailouts?

        I call them war-mongers not because of any decision that happened during WWII, but because there has scarcely been a time since the end of the war that we haven’t actually BEEN at war with someone over something.

        The Republican hawks, ie Nixon, Bush I, Bush II, Cheney, Rumsfeld and on and on and on are all seemingly in favor of fighting wars for the sake of fighting wars. Ron Paul is the only candidate who will point out that we have 900 military bases in 140 countries and more weapons than every other country in the world combined so what, praytell, are we fighting for or against? Any ideas?

        • Robert Champion December 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

          Bill the Cat you are doing the same thing to the bible that the nuts do to the Koran. You are taking the extreme points and painting a very broad brush. You are just as scary the way you paint Christianity as the nuts who paint a broad brush against the Koran and the Muslim religion or the extreme versions of the Mormon religion. Bill the cat nuts can take a broad brush and paint any religion as extreme with a few passages out of the beleiver’s scriptures. I do not know what religion you are but believe me I could take a few passages here and there and make your religion extreme as well. Enough with the Christian Bashing!

          • Bill the cat December 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm

            Indubitably sir, that would be the point! Christianity is not innocent nor peaceful and all the bible-thumpers need to face the mirror once in a while. Ain’t hypocrisy grand?

            And after translating it from Greek to Latin to English, there are so many fun words that change its meanings. And did anyone notice how it was the Roman governor who tried to save Jesus from the cross? Convenient since it was the Romans who created the Catholic Church and brought about Christianity to begin with. Political reasons? NAW!!! That’s crazy talk. After all, who would believe that the Romans who created the religion were the guys who killed their zombie-god-man-thing???

            Awe crap! I revealed the eternal secret of the Church! L. Ron Hubbard will save us! Where are those evil Thetans that are clinging to my soul? Damn you intergalactic warlord Zenu! Damn you to HEEEEEEEELLLLLLL! If it wasn’t for you dropping 12 nukes on the Thetan refugees in the volcano we wouldn’t need Dionetics and would all live forever!

            BTW, the Flying Spaghetti Monster welcomes all into his noodly embrace. I know you don’t believe in him, but he believes in you! And if you try to convince me that he is not real I will simply put my fingers in my ears, ignore reality, and make childish noises until you go away!

            Oh, and Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny aren’t real either! (found that out the hard way just yesterday)

    • Tina December 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      Anyone who votes for this RACIST RON PAUL is a RACIST themselves!

      • Robert Champion December 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

        Tina you sound like a racist with a statement like that. Paint everyone as inferior to you because they do not agree with your point of view.

    • Alan December 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

      “Would you rather Newt Gingrich be the nominee, what with all of his personal and political baggage, than a man the stature of Ron Paul?”

      Yes – I would. The “stature” of Ron Paul makes me want to puke. It reminds me perfectly of the pure hypocrisy I detest in Democrats.

      You do too. Frankly, I doubt the sincerity of a large number of supposed Ron Paul supporters. It just doesn’t seem possible to me that there are this many asses in the country.

      • Bill the cat January 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

        “It just doesn’t seem possible to me that there are this many asses in the country.”

        Why? You’re here!

    • mark norris December 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      No that’s not what he said, he said he saw no signs of any behavior that would lead him to believe Paul was a racist. Ron Paul is not racist but the white conservative is scared he’s gonna give the black man the rights he deserves. Ron Paul is one of the most honest and straight forward politicians in the race. I hope he runs as an independent so we can cast a vote outside of the fake Republican party. If the republican party cant beat Nobama then we’ll have to hope for an independent run by Paul because the Repubs are giving Paul the cold shoulder and are gonna pay the price for it.

      Ron Paul in 2012

  20. harry houdini December 26, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Ron Paul may be this or that, BUT what scares me the most is that he is NOT a student of history. We cannot isolate ourselves from the rest of the world like we tried to do in the 1930′s. Nevile Chamberlain was a lot like Ron Paul is today, a naive isolationist. Waving that signed “good behavior agreement” he received from Hitler, Chamberlain ACTUALLY thought Hitler was an honest man. We saw what happened then, and we will repeat the same with the Islamists if Ron Paul becomes President. Forget everything else, this IS THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON TO VOTE AGAINST RON PAUL!

    • MM December 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      Let’s see:
      In 1981 Israel attacks Iraq’s nuclear facility at Osirak. Everyone condemns Israel for doing so EXCEPT Ron Paul. Maybe someone can tell me how Gingrich voted – did he vote to condemn Israel’s actions or stick up for Israel’s right to defend itself?
      http://youtu.be/jFZpL8F4FgU

      What I don’t understand about the Tea party is how you can protest for two years against Obamacare & Cap and Trade and than eagerly line up and support Romney and Gingrich – the two RINO’s whose history (including recent history) on these policies are closely aligned with Obama. (Full disclosure- I am a Tea Party member – went 3 times to DC to protest Obamacare).

      Ron Paul is electable in the general election. They never publish the results of how he polls against OBAMA. In some of these polls he does better than Romney and Gingrich.

      • AWR December 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

        Support Rick Santorum .

      • NO PAUL December 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

        Gingrich is dropping like a rock.

        Bachmann or Santorum are the play.

        Ron Paul is NUTS!

        • MM December 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm

          I like Bachmann and Santorum. They are my 2nd and 3rd choice. However, look at how they poll against Obama in the general and they are not very promising unfortunately.

          Ron Paul is only nuts if you listen to the media and the party establishment – who are scared as hell of him winning.

          Romney/Gingrich/Perry – the establishment candidates are being rejected by me and others. We are tired of the same old song. We are awake. Get use to it.

      • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

        Your video with Jack Hunter (Southern Avenger) interviewing Ron Paul is disengenuous at best. I wonder about the Southern Avenger. Where do his sympathies lie? Does he hate Lincoln for the Civil War. Is Hunter a defender of slavery as it existed in the South. Paul conveniently switched positions on Israel bombing Iran’s nuclear sites. Earlier, Paul said if Israel bombs Iran’s nuclear sites she should “suffer the consequences.” Now with Jack Hunter he says Israel has a right to defend herself from Iran which has been breathing threats to annihilate the Jewish sate. Dr. Paul runs to the defense of Hamas and Hezbollah when they attack Israel. He condemns Israel for defending herself. That is the hallmark of anti-Semitism, i.e., the Jews have no right of self-defense.

        Watch the first few minutes of this video. Remember Israel forcibly uprooted every last Jew from Gaza and absorbed thousands of rockets from the Hamas government (not unlike the Third Reich in Germany) which the Palestinians elected: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08gTWqWrI4M&feature=player_embedded

        • Randal December 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

          “Earlier, Paul said if Israel bombs Iran’s nuclear sites she should “suffer the consequences.” Now with Jack Hunter he says Israel has a right to defend herself from Iran which has been breathing threats to annihilate the Jewish sate. Dr. Paul runs to the defense of Hamas and Hezbollah when they attack Israel.”

          Seriously? This is not a shift in position. It is a statement of responsibility. If Israel attacks a neighbor it is THEIR responsibility to deal with the fallout of their actions – no OURS!

          Ron’s POV is not to bail out ANYONE, even Israel. Israel does not want our interference in their national security issues. Ron Paul would grant them that freedom, for better or worse.

          Also, when Israel bombed the nuclear facilities in Iraq, Ron Paul was one of the only politicians to support Israel’s right to self-rule. He said then that it was none of our business what Israel does, as long as they don’t threaten or attack the US.

          • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

            Dante wrote: “The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who in time of crisis remain neutral”

            So you agree with Dr. Paul, “neutrality” in the face of a monstrous evil is a moral good? The world “Neutral” with respect to the Muslim war against Israel and the west is constantly dripping from this man’s tongue. Have you heard Paul and his “neutral” position? Were Russia or China to go to war against Israel on the side of Iran, you would be fine with that? Because you are such a moral giant?

            Remember during the 1973 Yom Kippur war, Russia was massively arming Egypt and Syria. Day after day. Airlift after massive airlift from the former Soviet Union while our friend Israel was bleeding.

            Israel begged the Nixon administration for an arms lift which finally came about. After Israel won the war, we had the Arab oil embargo. A courageous US president would have threatened that we might seize Saudi Arabia’s oil fields which the allies generously gave these bedouin Arab nomads following the first world war.

            But you and Paul would just sit there with your thumbs up your butts? Neutral? You feel good about remaining neutral in the face of evil? You are a great man of courage, aren’t you? You and Dr. Paul.

          • Randal December 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

            Steve K, I commend your ability to debate. You deftly ignore pointed comments showing your twisted logic and throw misdirection in an attempt to salvage the fact that you were WRONG.

            To your points about neutrality (for I am not so deft a debater, en’mass as you!)

            Dante was an artist and a poet and knew nothing of hell, but what man had shown him (specifically the church).

            I would stand by “neutrality” until the threat was clear and present. I would support any president who, on news of Iran fueling a nuclear armed missile, ordered a strike to avert it. For instability in the middle east threatens us all.

            But I will condemn war mongers to the ninth level of hell, which is reserved for lawyers, liars, and hypocrites (and those who twist words thusly). Because there is NO present danger in Iran. There is NO nuclear weapon. And should Israel act to defend herself, as they did against Syria’s nuclear sites, I would applaud their right to defend there OWN lands – but I would demand that they accept the consequences of their actions and be prepared for war in retaliation.

            And you, sitting upon your high horse, looking down on all the world as if it was yours to conquer. Would you wage war on the blood of YOUR SONS? Or are you content to send others to die for your cause against an imagined enemy – one of your own creation?

            Would you have risked a nuclear war with the USSR over a plot of land that was not yours? Would you have risked nuclear holocaust? From your religious views, I would bet that your answer is yes. And I would condemn you for it.

            Interventionism drives us further into conflict, into war, and that I do not tolerate war when there is an alternative – negotiation.

            As a Christian I challenge you to apply your religious views on the international stage. If you cannot or will not turn the other cheek, love your neighbor, and judge not then there is a place in hell for you too.

            But even the “Lord of Peace” said, if a man has a shirt, but not a sword then have him sell the shirt and buy a sword. Even a peaceful man understands that you will have nothing if you are unable or unwilling to fight to protect what is rightfully yours. I personally advocate militant pacifism. Attack us and we will militantly pacify you!

            And I believe that our founding fathers thought similarly, which is why the constitution gives the executive branch control of our military in DEFENSE of our nation. Not offense!

    • Bill the cat December 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      OMG! Ron Paul is Hitler!

      Invariably as internet debates continue the probability of someone comparing the other side with Hitler becomes 100%.

      CONGRATULATIONS! You sir earn the douche bag of the day!

      Never mind that Israel has enough nukes to destroy every modern city in the middle east. Never mind that Israel has one of the most powerful militaries in the world. Never mind that humanitarian groups have criticized Israel for their treatment of Palestinians and compared conditions in the West Bank to Nazi Ghettos.

      Israel can sit at the big-boy table and cut their own steak now. Oh, look! Bacon!

    • mark norris December 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Ron Paul is not an isolationist, you spew bull sh*t and as usual the one with the biggest mouth is the guy with all the wrong facts. Or maybe your just ignorant of the facts and heard some body else lie and went along without doing any research which would make you lazy and still is no excuse. In any case, you far right wingers who think that your gonna beat Nobama with all the lies about Ron Paul are in for a very rude awakening.

      • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        If Ron Paul is not an isolationist, show us where his policies contradict isolationism. You don’t. So are we to take your word on this? Everything Ron Paul has said point to a fairly strict (if not absolute) form of isolationism as far as I can see.

        • mark norris December 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

          He wants to stop being the worlds police, bully, and bring our armies home. He believes in free trade. How is that isolationism??? Where do you get your facts from?

          • Bill the cat January 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

            Facts? We don’t need any of that “factiness!” All your truthiness is hurting our brains. Stop making us prove our points!!!

  21. Bob December 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

    If Ron Paul is nominated in Iowa then we should replace Iowa as one of the states that nominates presidential candidates, they would clearly be as much if not more out of touch than Obama.

  22. Stephen December 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

    OBAMA’S ANTI-CHRIST DOMESTIC & FOREIGN POLICY:

    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/dhs_crcl_terminology_08-1-08_accessible.pdf

    ****”The fact is that Islam and secular democracy are fully compatible – in fact, they can make each other stronger. ” (THEIR GLOBAL GOAL)

    In effect, a Chrisian (Ron Paul) you despise, yet an anti-Christ Islamist/Marxist you promote.

  23. Stephen December 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

    OBAMA’S ANTI-CHRIST DOMESTIC & FOREIGN POLICY:

    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/dhs_crcl_terminology_08-1-08_accessible.pdf

    ****”The fact is that Islam and secular democracy are fully compatible – in fact, they can make each other stronger. ” (THEIR GLOBAL GOAL)

    In effect, a Chrisian (Ron Paul) you despise, yet an anti-Christ Islamist/Marxist you promote.

    • Randal December 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Really? Anti-Christ? Can you show me a single thing that Obama has done to gain this title? Most of what he has done is a continuation of the Bush policies. I don’t agree with Obama’s policies, but I thought Darth-Cheney was a closer candidate for the Anti-Christ title than Obama.

  24. George Blumel December 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Ron Paul has flaws –all of our candidates do– but the accusations and exaggerations in the article and by some of those commenting on it are quite unfair. OK, disagree with him on issues (I do) but calling him racist, for instance, for saying that it is racist to call MLK a “philanderer” (he was), is unreasonable. His extensive history on dealing with racial issues belies that charge –the president of a Texas NAACP chapter who knows Paul best confirms that. Paul’s isolationist position (he calls it non-interventionist) is honestly held even if many of us (me included) don’t agree with it. Ron Paul’s voting record over many years is consistently conservative and in his candidacy now he brings some extremely important issues to the front –we do have bloated, unconstitutional government and the Federal Reserve is too secretive for a free and open society. If you don’t like him as your candidate then don’t vote for him but all this hate-mongering after a guy who is clearly not going to get the nomination just dilutes efforts to beat Obama which has to be Job #1.

  25. Stephen December 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Most people appear to be believing the lies (in effect) that any presidential candidate that doesn’t practice Marxism (like Keynesian economics) and doesn’t support creating/strengthening Islamic democracies (where a single form of Islam/Sharia law dominates the world, as opposed to the Sunii Islamists continuing to fight endlessly against the Shiite Islamists) and doesn’t support the United Nations goal of creating an Islamic/communist alliance of nations agaiinst Israel—is wacky, racist, UNELECTABLE, etc.

    II Thessalonians ch2 is why the people beleive the lies, & don’t elect Christians like Ron Paul who would solve our problems.

  26. Stephen December 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Why does Ron Paul have a steady group of supporters? Could it be that his supporter’s have come to Realize that the mainstream media, democrats, imposter republicans & status quo republicans have led them (with lies & Marxism)to a decling, bankrupt nation?

    Why does Ron Paul’s candidacy get more support from our military troops than all the other candidates combined? Could it be the troops have come to realize they are helping the anti-Christ Islamists(which hate them) create a stronger, united Islamic(and communist via. United Nations) “democratic” alliance of nations agaiinst Israel?

    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/dhs_crcl_terminology_08-1-08_accessible.pdf

    Straight from our Department of Homeland Security:

    **** ”The fact is that Islam and secular democracy are fully compatible – in fact, they can make each other stronger.” (THEIR GLOBAL GOAL—-Do YOU want a STRONGER anti-Christ Islamic “democracy”/Sharia law?????????????????????????????????)

  27. Jim December 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    WHY VOTE FOR FOR RON PAUL NOW? HE IS NOW BRANDED AS A RACIST! WHY WASTE YOUR VOTE? HE WILL START TO GO DOWN IN THE POLLS SOON. RON PAUL IS TOXIC NOW! RACIST! RACIST! RACIST!

    • Dagny December 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      VOTE FOR RON PAUL BECAUSE THIS IS ALL BS. HE IS NOT LABELED A RACIST BY THE FOLKS THAT MATTER. HE IS BEING LABELED A RACIST BY THOSE THAT WANT ANOTHER SOCIALIST TO BE ELECTED. NOTHING WILL CHANGE THEN SO YOU MIGHT A WELL VOTE FOR OBAMA IF YOU ARE GOING TO BELIEVE THIS SMEAR. THESE PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING ON DR. PAUL SO NOW THEY ARE CONVULSING AND DOING WHAT LIBERALS DO BEST, WHICH IS TO BRING OUT THE RACE CARD

    • mark norris December 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      More lies, lies and more lies. Your the one who is racist !!

  28. Randal December 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Let’s see how this plays out:
    Gingrich – Was for tarp, now against. Was for an individual mandate for health care and now is not. Was a baptist and now is a catholic. Was for family values while having an affair on his second wife. Was for the war in Iraq and torture of innocent detainees and supports the Patriot Act in violation of the 4th Amendment. Supports “insurgents” in Iran, thus is in favor of being a state sponsor of terrorism in other countries. AKA Neocon.

    Romney – Supports an Obamacare style medical program, was pro-choice and now is pro-life, at least when its convenient. Also is in favor of the US being a state sponsor of terrorism and supports the Patriot Act in violation of the Constitution. Also supports a war with Iran where no verified threat exists (remember the propaganda before Iraq that has cost the lives of more than 4500 American troops and tens of thousands more wounded/crippled).

    Bachman – possibly the only constitutionalist other than Ron Paul, but has made false and misleading statements regarding Iran’s capabilities and has proposed attacking Iran without provocation. She supported the war in Iraq which has killed countless innocent people, which flies in the face of her pro-life stance. Also supports the Patriot Act, a clear violation of her constitutional pledge. She is a clear Zionist and supporter of Israel in violation of our constitution.

    Ron Paul – He has those newsletters from before he was a congressman. Has a record for being one of the most ardent supporters of the constitution. Was RIGHT about Iraq, the housing boom/bust, and is factually right on almost all of his statements about Iran, 9/11, the war on terror, etc. He has been fighting for LIBERTY for all Americans, black, white, asian, hispanic, etc. for more than 20 years. He is also the only candidate who has studied the Federal Reserve and has been pushing to audit it (since 2008 the FED has created $28 TRILLION in new money, bailed out banks, other countries, and devalued our currency. No other candidate has been so outspoken about the FED or even seems to understand the danger it poses to our economy).

    GWB – while obviously not running, this is for perspective. His administration brought us the first round of bailouts, the housing market collapse, Enron, two wars, failed to stop 9/11, corruption at the highest levels of government via no-bid contracts. Brought America shame by allowing/authorizing torture, secret CIA prisons, and indefinite detention of US citizens. Violated the constitution via the Patriot Act, unwarranted wire taps, data-mining, failed to act during the Katrina disaster, and turned the US budget surplus into a trillion dollar deficit.

    Obama – He has presided over the greatest spending spree/debt that our country has seen, continued the Iraq/Afghanistan wars following the Bush plan, expanded the war on terror to include the indefinite detention of US CITIZENS, has authorized extra-judicial executions of American Citizens in violation of our Constitution, has continued to use/abuse the Patriot Act, unwarranted searches, etc. Continued the bailouts that were started under Bush and expanded them. His brand of socialism is only mildly different from the neocons’ version of fascism.

    Bottom line, you have two front-runners who are neocons and will continue the Bush/Obama policies and unconstitutional acts. You have Ron Paul and Bachmann who would in the least do a better job following the Constitution. Neither one are perfect, but at least their policies are a change of direction from the neocons.

    All that said, I support Ron Paul BECAUSE he is a fierce supporter of the Constitution and I believe that returning to the Constitution is the ONLY solution to our country’s problems. This is far from anarchy as some have claimed. And while I don’t like what I’ve read from the VERY FEW pages of his newsletter (out of thousands), they are over 20 years old and his voting record and speeches since then do not reflect racist points of view.

    But in my opinion, a vote for Romney or Gingrich is a vote for more of the same corruption/fascism that we have seen over the last 12+ years and continued erosion of our Constitutional rights. If Huntsman had a chance, he would be near the top of my list, but his support is dismal.

    Have fun with all the trolling folks. Your GOP choices are a turd-burger or a crap-sandwich. Or you can stick with the democrat’s version of feces-tartar. Bottom line, its all crap.

    • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      You wrote: “Bachman – possibly the only constitutionalist other than Ron Paul, but has made false and misleading statements regarding Iran’s capabilities and has proposed attacking Iran without provocation. She supported the war in Iraq which has killed countless innocent people, which flies in the face of her pro-life stance. Also supports the Patriot Act, a clear violation of her constitutional pledge. She is a clear Zionist and supporter of Israel in violation of our constitution….”

      What are Bachmann’s false and misleading statements about Iran? Early on, conservatives (many) supported Bush’s war effort following the 9/11 attacks – more so Afghanistan than Iraq – because, unlike Bush and his people, we did not have all the intelligence and facts. After it became more apparent, Bush used false justifications (whether by accident of by design) for invading Iraq, support began to dwindle on the right. The notion of nation-building; of implanting democracy in the Muslim world runs counter to conservative principles.

      How can you condemn Bachmann? Because she is a Christian “Zionist pig?” When a nation goes to war against another nation (sorry) these are “enemy civilians,” even if the invading nation tries to minimize civilian casualties. That’s the nature of war sir. In war, civilians are killed, often intentionally as we saw during the second world war. RAF and USAF deliberately firebombed German cities in order to demoralize the German people into unconditional surrender. It is not a violation Bachmann’s right to life stance. Bachmann supports protecting innocent human life in the womb. What are you saying?

      • Randal December 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm

        Bachmann’s statements about Iran’s “capabilities” were overstated and over dramatized. Her claim in one of the most recent debates about Iran being “three years” from making a nuke were imagined and not supported by any reports made public.

        I’m not surprised by the hyperbole since fear is a very powerful motivator. Elect me and I’ll protect you from the big bad wolf!

        I never called her a Zionist pig, that was your wording. Her zeal for Israel in the last debate and her nearly chomping at the bit pandering to support Israel “no matter what” is EXTREMELY dangerous. Is she saying that if Israel provokes Iran and begins World War III, that we will support them even if Israel was WRONG? Was she virtually declaring war on Iran before even being nominated as a candidate? She was writing some blank checks that Israel might just want to cash in.

        Sun Tsu: Know yourself and know your enemy and you will be victorious.

        Bachmann has demonstrated ignorance on several issues that makes me question her ability to lead or approach things rationally. And her ardent, unquestioning support for Israel is one of the reasons the jihadists attack us. She does not know the enemy and has not learned from history!

        Israel’s tanks are more advanced than ours are. Their rifles are better. Their people are conscripted, thus better trained/prepared than the average American. And they are financially stable – unlike us.

        As for her Constitutional cred. She lost that the moment she suggested “reinforcing” the Patriot Act which has allowed the FBI to perform unwarranted search & seizures, wire taps, including tapping into major internet lines to scrub for unencrypted data (all emails and web traffic on http), including data-mining operations that throw everyone into a database looking for connections to potential terrorist threats (which could be used in the future against political rivals).

        She also claims to be fighting for liberty and freedom – unless you’re “different” (aka gay, lesbian, transgender, or have a birth defect that affected your genitals), and is against the 1st Amendment rights of Muslims in this country. She wants to interfere in the lives of individuals by denying them abortions. And unlike Paul, who gave a very well thought out explanation of his pro-life/pro-States’ Rights stance, Bachmann spouts out religious dogma rather than logic or pragmatic reasons for her opposition. That tells me she doesn’t understand the legal issues and is falling back on “beliefs” which is what got us in the Iraq war to begin with. (I got a gut feeling that Sadam is hiding something! – Curious George Bush)

        • Steve K. December 27, 2011 at 7:35 am

          You wrote: “As for her Constitutional cred. She lost that the moment she suggested “reinforcing” the Patriot Act which has allowed the FBI to perform unwarranted search & seizures, wire taps, including tapping into major internet lines….” etc.

          Do you believe post 9/11, the authorities should not be watching American Muslims? They should not monitor what they are saying and doing? FBI should not be monitoring their mosques where jihadists are nurtured and recruited? Quoting Sun Tzu, you urge us to know our enemy. Do you know your enemy?

          • Randal December 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

            My enemy is the enemy of the Constitution and our freedoms. Yes I know my enemy. And he is ignorance, complacency, and tyranny. My enemy is not random farmers in Afghanistan and Iraq. My enemy are those who would harm/kill Americans. My enemy are those that would give up liberty for the chance of temporary security. You want security? Go to jail. You get three square meals and guards 24/7. The only thing you lack is freedom.

            Do I believe in stopping crime? Of course. Do I believe in throwing out our Constitutional rights/protections to do so? HELL NO! There have been numerous FBI and CIA leaders who said that we could accomplish our goals without the Patriot Act and the violations on the 4th Amendment that it brought.

            There are provisions in the Patriot Act that are positive things, like the information sharing between the CIA and FBI. But the use of unwarranted searches and entrapment schemes are unconstitutional. I don’t believe in TSA pat downs or irradiating random people. I do believe in behavioral analysis/profiling and collecting PROBABLE CAUSE. You know, the Constitutional way. Or maybe you don’t know?

            Do you think that the government should be allowed to include YOU in their net of suspicion? You might be innocent, but what about someone you associate with? Will their database searches uncover innocuous activities and mark you for a no-fly list or deny you access to a lawyer when they hand you a National Security Letter or break into your house without a warrant? Maybe your family member is up to no good, or maybe you support the wrong candidate. Do you want to hand the FBI the authority to destroy your life without the separation of powers? Do you really want to fall back to the McCarthy era? Are you a communist (terrorist)?

            Not long ago during the Bush years the FBI released a report on home-grown terrorists. Suspects included gun owners, Ron Paul supporters, Campaign for Liberty supporters, and people who knew their rights. So we are “suspected terrorists” because we want a Constitutional government again? Maybe you ARE on that list after all?

          • Steve K. December 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

            Do I think that the government should be allowed to include me in their net of suspicion? I guess they can if they wish. They might find me a boring suspect. At times in recent years, I thought someone was tapping into my phone. I am pretty outspoken on the radio. But I have nothing to hide because I am a loyal American citizen. Like many (especially Ron Paul-supporters) you seem to be a bit more fearful (dare I say paranoid?) than I think is warranted. I understand vigilance but I am more concerned about my Muslim neighbors post 9/11 than I am concerned about the FBI. Aren’t you?

            Maybe you know as a student of history (aren’t you?), in times of war – SADLY – out of necessity we forfeit some of our rights; those precious rights and liberties we take for granted when we are not at war. Make no mistake about it, America is at war, even if it is low-intensity at the moment. It’s not going away anytime soon. Benjamin Netanyahu writes about the need to give up some liberties we take for granted in order to fight Islamic terrorism, in his book “Fighting Terrorism.” It’s slim book. I highly recommend you get a used copy at Amazon or listen to it (download it) at Audible.com.

          • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

            In short, he doesn’t know the enemy. He doesn’t understand how they think (because he doesn’t understand Islam).

            Ignorance makes an awful position in a debate, but you can bank on Wrong Paul supporters to trumpet their ignorance to the skies. They do it EVERY TIME.

          • Randal January 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm

            You asked if I fear Muslim neighbors. No. Muslims have been painted into a corner and are being treated like blacks were in the “old” south. I don’t fear “Muslims”. I’m concerned about criminals, which terrorists are, be they Christian IRA or Islamic Taliban.

            The enemy of freedom is war. If you value freedom you would be wise to avoid war. And you are too eager to give up freedoms for the “feeling” of security instead of real security. You are more likely to be the victim of an AMERICAN criminal than any MUSLIM JIHADIST. You are more likely to be run over by a sweet little old lady driving a car or a teenager who is texting.

            This irrational fear is driving you and most of the GOP into a panic and you want Big Brother to save you. It was Big Brother that created the mess, created the enemies, and now demands that YOU give up your freedoms.

            Steve K. unfortunately you are my enemy. Because you are willing to sell your freedom away for what passes as security while ignoring the rise of authoritarianism. Am I paranoid? I have no sense that anyone is “watching” me if that’s what you’re getting at. I’m not on a “watch list” (that I know of). I am not a militant or “survivalist”.

            I’m a family man who works a 9-5 job and believes in the founding principals of America.

            But take the last ten years worth of violations of our constitutional rights to its logical conclusion and you will see that America is not the beacon of liberty it once was. That title has been lost to us.

            The pendulum will swing the other way as it has done in the Arab Spring. The people will demand their rights back, as many of us who support Ron Paul are doing. But there will always be the warmongers who claim to be doing things “for your own good”.

            You value freedom of speech and right to protest and our government retaliates against peaceful protesters with clubs, chemical weapons, and tasers. This is all fine and good as long as you don’t agree with the protesters. Maybe next time it will be YOUR group that is the victim – or your child.

            You must always flip the coin.

            Maybe this fear of Obama being a “closet” Muslim is true and it is Christianity that is persecuted? You would be demanding your freedoms then, wouldn’t you? But they would be gone because good men refused to stand up against evil, and gave corrupt men power without limit.

            America is at war. And Afghanistan was justified. Iraq was a LIE. We did not need to occupy Afghanistan to accomplish our publicly stated goals of disrupting Alqueda and killing Osama.

            If you served in the military you swore an oath to defend the Constitution. Have you read it? If so then you know that our rights are being violated at every level, and the loss of state sovereignty and individual liberty is the core of this usurpation.

            Never before has a President claimed the authority to target and kill American citizens without trial and without judicial oversight. Never before has a President claimed the authority to detain American citizens without trial, indefinitely, even if he is found not guilty of charges.

            And what nation are we at war with that justifies this? The war on “terror”. A war without end. A war without an enemy to surrender.

            And who brought you this abhorrent law? It was championed by both Democrats and Republicans who claimed to “love liberty”.

            This is anti-constitution. This is anti-liberty. This is OUR enemy.

            And Russet Shadow, what do you know of Islam? Do you know the evils of the “christian” church? Don’t be a hypocrite and claim that “we” are better than “them”. Read some Sun Tsu and you will see the pattern of propaganda.

  29. RX December 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    They check Ron Paul’s pulse every hour on the House floor just to make sure he still has a pulse!

  30. Goldbug36 December 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    You may as well give up the dirty politics and smear machine .. Ron Paul is the only candidate who will even try to make things better in this country. He is a strict constitutionalist, and those of you who make the absurd remarks obviously have never read this document or any of our founding documents. The rest of the candidates are war mongers, all desirous of getting rich off the military industrial complex and spoils of war. You will NEVER convince me or any of Dr. Paul’s long-time followers that he is a racist. He is the Anti-Racist. Your #1 RACIST is the usurper sitting in the White House. He has given racism an entirely new life and meaning.

    • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      No, sorry, that is a lie. I have reasonable suspicions that Bachmann and Santorum would also improve this country, if their public positions are in any way truthful. You need to think before you post. Seriously, try it sometime.

  31. Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    catfish, December 26, 2011 – 1:54 pm wrote: “Who are you trying to kid. You are just another ignorant socialist/democrat/communist thinking you might pass yourself off as a Republican. Honesty is not in your dictionary.”

    Come on catfish. Let’s discuss the issues. You say I am an ignorant socialist because I do not support racists like Dr. Paul and Barack Obama. Where do you stand on the issues, both domestic and foreign policy? Are you willing to discuss the issues or did you simply want to make a statement?

  32. Dagny December 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    The Shark Tank wouldn’t recognize a constitutional candidate even if it smacked them in the face. Fortunately, Buchanan style attacks are not going to work when it comes to Ron Paul. This issue is all BS, and the media knows it. It’s not working because the folks that should be insulted the most are not. Minorities overwhelmingly support Ron Paul above all the rest of the candidates. Only the corrupt rich, establishment white folks are apparently the ones insulted. This says volumns. So, you can stick the race card in your ear. Ron Paul did not write these articles, period. So, to continue is only making these jackasses appear even more anti-constitution, and anti-America.

    Ron Paul is the ONLY constitutional candidate running and the corrupt neocons are running scared! They have nothing on him so they are pulling out the race card just like the liberals do. You can’t tell Democrats apart from Republicans anymore. Both parties are destroying our Republic. Ron Paul is the only one fighting the New World Order because he will not be bought like Romney, Perry, Newt, Santorum and Bachmann. Sorry, folks but the socialist neocons want one of their own to be elected to continue the status quo, maybe even another unconstitutional candidate like Marco Rubio who is another Demopublican who should be voted out of office because he signed on to strip Americans of Habeus Corpus and is helping to shred the Constitution like the rest of the corrupt politicians in Washington.

    Unfortunately, we have the government that we elected, and we should stop allowing the media to pick our candidates for us.

    Ron Paul is the only one that will continue to vote constitionally. You either accept the Constitution in its entirety or you are helping to shred it. There are no other choices anymore. You can pay lip service to the constitution or help protect it. You decide. The reality is that if anyone else wins, NOTHING WILL CHANGE.

    This is Ron Paul’s Statement of Faith:

    I am running to Restore America Now, and by that I mean that it’s time to protect and promote the basic God-given rights inherent in the promise of America.

    We must pass on our heritage of liberty to the next generation – not tens of trillions of dollars in debt and liabilities.

    We must stand for life – not allow millions of innocent children to continue to be slaughtered with the government’s approval.

    We must follow the Biblical mandate of using honest weights and measures – not printing money out of thin air in almost complete secrecy and then handing it over to oppressive dictators.

    Americans overwhelmingly are listening and agreeing with Ron Paul even when it comes to Foreign Policy which never changes because both parties pick their foreign policy advisors from the same gene pool which is the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. The New World Order elitists. These corrupt folks want to start another war with Iran, primarily because they want to control their oil. War is a racket and the Washington war mongers are beating the war drums because they have their own agenda and it is not what they keep telling you. Do your own research because Americans are being played big time.

    Besides, I’m sure Russia, Germany, France, China, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, etc., etc., will have something to say if the US takes any form of military action agains Iran. World War III is right around the corner, especially if any of these war mongers are elected. That is why we need to elect a constitutonal candidate otherwise we are done because we cannot afford more wars. The biggest threat to our national security right now is our debt and nothing else.

    VOTE RON PAUL 2012 BECAUSE A VOTE FOR ANYONE ELSE IS A VOTE AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION.

    • Steve K. December 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      America’s Founders were very bright and talented men. John Adams wrote that the Constitution was not sent down to us from heaven by the gods. It is a very human document, albeit a fine document. Is the Constitution your god? Have you set up an altar in your home to it? Do you burn incense to it and sacrifice to it? Do you pray to it, “Thou art my god, please save me!” (?)

      • MM December 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm

        Steve K,
        The founders knew the constitution would need to change over time. Therefore they built in a process for changing it. It is called the amendment process. than the new amended constitution is what we pledge allegiance to. But it is our duty to uphold our constitution and elected officials to obey it. That’s how a republic under the rule of law works best.

      • Bill the cat December 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

        I’d rather swear an oath on the Constitution than the Bible! I didn’t read anything about the founding fathers offering up their children as sacrificial lambs or the fathers of their faith being incestuous drunks who slept with their daughters like in the Bible!

        Hell, the story of Sampson justifies suicide bombings! Is this what YOU worship?

        • Steve K. December 27, 2011 at 7:29 am

          Bill you are a splendid atheist.

          • Bill the cat December 27, 2011 at 9:11 am

            Thank you sir! But I prefer the term “awakened agnostic”.

            And you sir are quite the flamboyant Christian – just throwing it out there like you just don’t care. Oh, and I love your shoes! They bring out the religious zeal in your eyes!

          • Steve K. December 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

            Agnostic is a defensible position. I was for many years a self-professed agnostic. Why do you have so much hostility toward the God portrayed in the Jewish (Hebrew) Bible? Why do you assume He approved of these unsavory actions you describe; that are related in the Bible? Others point to these stories as proof positive, God is not just. Humans do bad things. Why do you think God approves of our bad behavior based on the Bible?

          • Bill the cat December 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

            Steve K, what makes you believe that there is a god? And for that matter why is he only “your” definition of God? If an unjust god can be YOUR god then why can’t he be the god of Islam too?

            “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against one another, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law” (Luke 12:49-53)

            Maybe its cause I didn’t get that pony I prayed for. Or maybe it was cause I lost a parent to cancer. On second thought, no. It’s because I read and think.

            Read the Greek and Roman gods that predate Jesus. Heracles was the son of God the father, Zeus. He performed miracles. Was persecuted. Died and went to hell, and on the third day rose from the underworld as a god and savior of all mankind. Same for Krisna, Jesus, Horus, and more.

            Then there’s the correlation with the horoscope and astrology. Taurus the Bull was replaced by Moses, the Ram. Moses was replaced with Jesus the Fish (Pisces). Three kings welcome his birth. The three brightest stars in Orion’s belt are the “three kings” and the son of God is the Sun. We celebrate Jesus’ birth on Dec 25th because that is the traditional Winter Solstice which celebrates when the sun ends it’s southerly descent and rises from the dead to bring on spring and rebirth.

            I also don’t buy the dogma of the church. God is perfect, all knowing, all powerful. BULL! And if you “Christians” really believe the bible and that Israel is part of prophesy then it doesn’t matter who we vote for. It will happen regardless of what we pathetic ants do. You should be rejoicing at the coming of the Anti-Christ because that would PROOVE your religion was right.

            But all I see is fear of Obama the “anti-christ”. What’s there to fear if you TRULY believe? Judgement is mine sayeth the lord. Hypocrites!

            And there are those that criticize Islam while ignoring parallels within their own Bibles. Hypocrites!

            The mirror is ugly and its reflection unkind.

  33. Gibb December 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    What a bunch of shit,,,, I guess we expected these nasty attacks. They had to go back many DECADES to try to find anything they could use to attack this fine man Ron Paul.Most people with any smarts at all know this is what they do in elections Lie,Lie,Lie Ron Paul is our only hope of saving our country and our freedoms from the invasion of the NWO/UN/IMF/socialist criminals. bill clinton a democrat signed the NAFTA bill and look at the severe damage it has done to our Nation. I think this may backfire on them because all the racist will vote for him now even though he isnt one. Go Ron Paul 2012 God Bless America

  34. Mr. GOP December 27, 2011 at 5:15 am

    rON pAUL = KKK!!!

    • mark norris December 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      You = joke joke joke

  35. suntzu360 December 27, 2011 at 5:36 am

    RON PAUL REVOLUTION!

  36. Ron Paul from Mars December 27, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Hey Robert Champion, thanks for being on of my Paulbots! You SAP!

    Google: TIMOTHY MCVEIGH MUSLIM connection

    Google: Jayna Davis, author of “The Third Terrorist: The Middle Eastern Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing”

    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/34112/homeless-muslim-arrest-reminds-us-of-ok-city-bombing-muslim-connection/

    Oklahoma City journalist Jayna Davis, in her 2004 book The Third Terrorist, alleged that McVeigh and Nichols had significant ties to Islamic terror groups, and called into question the FBI’s rejection of eyewitness testimony suggesting McVeigh had a Middle Eastern accomplice. Davis wrote that McVeigh was associating with Hussain Al-Hussaini and other agents of Saddam Hussein, and that McVeigh and Nichols had been picking up advanced bomb-making skills from Iraqi operatives.

    • Robert Champion December 27, 2011 at 10:31 am

      Hey Ron Paul from mars thanks for the link. You prove my point, a white crazy guy name Timothy McVey blows up a Federal Building full of white people and the FBI and State Department try to do everything possible to tie it to Iraq. Thank you for proving my point.

      The state department needed a reason to invade Iraq and turn its infrastructure into a parking lot. Once 911 came around and the entire terrorist where Saudis they now had a reason to turn Iraq into a parking lot. Who has to pay for all the rebuilding of Iraq’s infrastructure? The suckered American taxpayer.

      • Robert Champion December 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm

        You know what is so funny about all the Ron Paul haters? They all pretend like they hate big government spending and high taxes. But when a true candidate like Ron Paul represents smaller government and lower taxes they demonize him. I suspect a lot of the Ron Paul haters are lobbyist, receiving big government contracts in some shape or form or are receiving government assistance of some shape or form.

        • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

          Lobbyist? That’s what I am now? Oh man, I wish. It sure would make my life a lot less troublesome as far as finances go. But you just carry on with your silly assumptions. Me, a lobbyist. *laughs*

          I oppose Ron Paul because of his ignorant foreign policy positions, his addiction to conspiracy theories, and the multiple failures in his thinking processes.

          • MM December 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm

            Multiple failures in thinking processes?
            You only wish you could have his superior thinking process.
            Watch http://youtu.be/KONpt9a6HrI

            Now provide links to Romney and Gingrich’s speeches, writings, books, etc which show how they understood the dangers of what DC was doing.

            Tell your Republican Party bosses where not buying what they are selling anymore.

          • Robert Champion December 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

            Our foreign policy has been working? Wow, you could have fooled me.

        • mark norris December 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

          Now that makes a lot of sense. And I’ve also noticed that they never tell us who they like in his stead and why….ever notice. They just want to run their mouth and tell lies.

  37. Neal Wiseman December 27, 2011 at 8:26 am

    With articles like this, Shark Tank is quickly becoming antiquated and will lose its fan base under a Ron Paul presidency.

  38. Sandman December 27, 2011 at 8:48 am

    As Dick Morris eloquently put it last night, what did the Christians in the Nigeria and the Sudan do to provoke the Islamonazis? Oh yea, they claimed Jesus Christ was the real true God.

    Paul’s belief that we have somehow angered the Muslims because we have meddled into their business is pure stupidity. Paul’s foreign policy will get us all nuked.

    • Javier Manjarres December 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

      Couldn’t have said it better by self. Great point Sandman!

    • Bill the cat December 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

      What provoked the Christians in Serbia to massacre all of the Muslim men under the watchful eye of the UN peace keepers? What provoked the burning of thousands of suspected witches during the middle ages? And what provoked the thousands of dead due to religious wars between Catholics and Protestants? And what about the IRA?

      Oh, that’s right. It was all CHRISTIANITY. And somehow “we” are better than “them” because we bomb them from 30,000 feet and use remote controlled drones instead of walking into a crowd with a vest? Bloody hypocrites!

      • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        What did provoke the Christians in Serbia to massacre people? Good question. I can tell that you haven’t done much research into the question, though. Perhaps you should. The massacre rests upon very scanty evidence, and among the dead were many soldiers. Massacre or self defense?

        Thousands of witches, eh? Even if that number is true (as opposed to being highly inflated), what does that mean? Does it mean that Christianity teaches that? Uhm, no. Again, do your research and see what the Gospels and the Epistles teach. You do recall that part where Jesus spoke about casting the first stone, right?

        You act as though Christians misreading — in rather obvious ways — their Scriptures is the same exact thing as Muslims faithfully reading theirs.

        Do you understand the basic rules of interpreting the Bible? Here’s one: the New Testament does away with the ceremonial law, because the NT was a covenant made with those who would believe in Christ; the OT was a covenant made with the Jewish people. That they are different and have different rules should not surprise you.

        Do you understand the basic rules of interpreting the Koran? Here’s a little bit of info: the Koran is regarded by Muslims as being perfect, and as such, nothing can be deleted (except for the ‘Satanic verses’, which Allah told Mohammed to write and then changed his mind about); this means that more recent revelation OVERWRITES the old revelation; this is the principle of abrogation.

        You do see that the two books are read in a different manner and teach different things, right? What Islam teaches is plain — slave-taking, misogyny, murder, rape, theft, and lying. Are ‘we’ better than that? Yes.

        • Bill the cat January 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

          Oh ye with faith like a child – blind faith, unquestioning, unthinking!

          You know nothing about the Spanish Inquisition? You know nothing about the persecution of the Jews under the authority of the Pope? You know nothing of the Crusades? And you know nothing about the origination of the Roman religion that is now called Christianity.

          Your dogma claims it’s authority comes from “consistency” with the Old Testament, but you cast it off whenever it it convenient, except when it deals with “gays”. But oh how you love your shellfish and cloven hooved animals, for they are an abomination in the sight of God! And you work on the Sabbath day (that would be Saturday for the ignorant) for which you should be stoned to death!

          The New Testament is a “new covenant” between God and man? Yet Jesus said that we should follow the commandments and laws of the old testament.

          Jesus was no peace maker. He came to divide us and turn brother against brother.

          “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against one another, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law” (Luke 12:49-53)

          Jesus is just the latest in a series of stories about men who claimed to be the “son of God”. Do some research on Krisna, Horace, and the horoscopes. Don’t preach to me from a place of ignorance wrapped in your holy shroud claiming superiority over Islam. Your god is THEIR god. Your Old Testament is THEIR Old Testament. Your holy father Abraham is THEIR father Abraham. Your holy land is THEIR holy land.

          And you try to pass off that slavery, misogyny, murder, rape, theft, and lying are not part of the Bible or “christian” ideals? Did wars between Christians end? Did slavery end with the creation of the christian religion? Did it end any time within the Roman Catholic Empire? Did sin its self end within Christian leaders? Did greed, lust, gluttony, jealousy, pride, and the rest simply disappear within the Church? No you lying hypocrite.

          Jesus forgave the murderer and thief. Jesus forgave Judas and Zacheus the tax collector, betrayer of Jews. In the book of Judas, he is actually the “hero” as Jesus told him to betray him as it was “necessary”. Oh, but you don’t know about those books that were left out of the Bible. Yet you cling to Revelations, a book that wasn’t added to the Bible until the 5th-6th century due to its obvious bias against Rome.

          Judge not lest thee be judged. Vengeance is mine, sayeth the lord. Love your neighbor as yourself. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Turn the other cheek.

          You’re full of zealous hypocrisy if you ask me and your religion, your dogma, smells the same as theirs! You would piss on their rights just as eagerly as they would piss on yours. Face the mirror!

  39. dies December 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Why do you insist on adding “gays” into your description of “off color remarks about Blacks, Jews and Gays?” – as if “gays” somehow fit into a race of people? Which they are NOT! Off-the-wall remarks concerning blacks or Jews could be considered “racist” but any remark about “gays” is not racist because they are not a race. Your acceptance of “gays” as being a race, is what is wrong in America. The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true, is not the case here and yet you push this on the decency of moral people. Morality does not include the chosen lifestyle of homosexuals and you would call us “racists” if we disagree with their acceptance. Ron Paul speaks the truth and because you disagree with his intolerant stance, then he’s somehow a “racist”. Could it be that you are unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion?

  40. dies December 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Bill the cat – Spoken like an ignorant devout Mormon!

    • Bill the cat January 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Dies, spoken like an ignorant Jehovah’s Witness! You and your “special” 144,000!!!

      I like this slanderous game. I can keep it up all day! If you haven’t figured it out I’m kind of anti-hypocrite so that means not following any religion. My God is beyond mortal comprehension. He might exist, he might not. What a wonderful game he plays keeping us guessing like that and choosing sides in battles, football games, and boxing matches. Then he wipes out Mississippi cause of the “gays” and then turns around and wipes out Texas because of the “Christians”. My God works in mysterious ways.

  41. Sandman December 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    If anyone is interested to know just how it is that Ron Paul has seemingly garnered so much GOP support, he really hasn’t. The latest survey taken of candidate supporters shows only 51% of Ron Paul Iowa caucus voters consider themselves Republicans. These people are interlopers and not even part of the GOP. Probably many are Democrats trying to paint the GOP as crackpot Paul supporters and the rest are irrelevant libertarians who no one agrees with.

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/mischief-voters-push-paul-front-gop-race/276751

    • MM December 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Voter Registration as of: 12/27/2011 – State of Florida
      Republican: 4,046,552 36%
      Democrat: 4,559,878 41%
      Other: 2,624,714 23%
      Total: 11,231,140
      http://registration.elections.myflorida.com/

      Better be nicer to people that don’t consider themselves “Republican”. Hand us Romney or Gingrich as your candidate and you end up with Obama for four more years because many of us just may vote for Johnson on the Libertarian line.
      As the numbers above indicate, you are not in a position of strength.

    • Bill the cat January 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Yes cause all you NON-Republicans don’t have a right to decide who might be your next president!

  42. frank December 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Just about like Obama not knowing about Fast and Furious

  43. Donald Berrian December 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Considering that I and every other supporter of the Tea Party have been accused of racism by the media, I am not surprised to find that they have gotten around to slandering Ron Paul. After all, he is running for President, the rest of us just want our country back. By the way, we do intend to get it back and a little mud slinging won’t slow us down.

    The media is also out there claiming he is “uncomfortable around gays”. If that is true, it just proves that he is willing to stand up for the rights of people he doesn’t like. That goes with a belief in civil rights. Remember the definition of free speech from one of the founders: “I may not agree with what the man says but I will defend to the death his right to say it”. After all, a “right” is not something you get by paying off the politicians. Those are privileges that can evaporate like the morning dew. A right is something you are willing to guarantee to your enemies to ensure that they will do the same for you when they are in power.

    • InRussetShadows December 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Voltaire was not a founding father.

  44. Ron Paul “SS” December 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

    The news just reported that Ron Paul, when he was younger admired HITLER!

    • mark norris December 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      What a freaking tool. I’m embarressed for you man LOL.

  45. Look At You Now December 29, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    #1. Ron Paul didn’t write that, and he already accepted responsibility for not being more careful about monitoring what was written in them. He’s never said or written anything racist or bigoted. Anyone who’s actually paying attention already knows this. The questionable content of these newsletters does not even make up 1% of the overall volume. They were primarily investment-related.

    #2 He’s a huge fan of Austrian economics, capitalism, and libertarianism, all of which would not be where they are today were it not for numerous key contributions from Jews, and Ron Paul knows this very well. Ayn Rand, Mises, Rothbard, and Walter Block, people Paul greatly respects, are all ethnic Jews. Paul’s 2008 economic adviser, Peter Schiff, is also Jewish. To call Ron Paul anti-semitic because he doesn’t think the US should support Israel is unforgivably stupid.

    #3. Insulting MLK isn’t bigoted or racist. In fact, if you had read these newsletters (which you obviously did not), it should be obvious that the point they make is precisely this – that being critical of anyone of color is automatically labeled as racism. It’s left-liberal hyper-PC propaganda. Congratulations, you’ve bought right into it.

    #4. > “there is no way on God’s green earth that you can convince me that Ron Paul did not know what was being written in his newsletters.”

    Thanks for admitting you cannot be reasoned with.

    #5. > “Did you know that this newsletter was listed as recommended reading in the directory of the Heritage Front, a neo-nazi hate group based in Canada?”

    So what? Anyone can endorse whoever they want for whatever reason, and there’s nothing the person endorsed can do about it. Do you not know that?

    #6. > “I think it’s safe to speculate that Ron Paul confided in his co-writers because he knew them well and trusted their judgement and character.”

    That’s an entirely wrong speculation. The newsletters were handled by Lew Rockwell, who was responsible for the content and the hiring of other freelance writers. He trusted Rockwell, who at the time was lashing out at lefties and socially-liberal libertarians as part of a strategy to attract attention by being controversial and provocative.

    #7. > “In fact, the former KKK leader and founder of white hate group Stormfront donated 500 dollars to Paul’s campaign in 2008. And Paul refused to return the money despite the pleas of Jewish conservatives. ”

    Ron Paul doesn’t know Don Black personally, and they only time they met was when Paul was taking pictures with members of the public. Paul didn’t know who he was. And why should Paul give the money back? Do you want the racist to have his $500 back in order to spend it on something to actually promote racism? Better that a non-racist, like Ron Paul, has the money to promote the philosophy of individualism (which is inherently anti-racist).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rv0Z5SNrF4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGhv3paNz6U

  46. eve December 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    hi all
    this is simple,ron paul is a mean contempuious evil spirit old man,has no where to go,nothing to do,trying to made a statement,because some people are fools to even vote for him but i guess there are more fools like himself,thats why our country is the way it is,if these people want to stay the way it is now, vote for these fools again,be happy,fall along the wayside and lose our country to them.you have to know these poor people can’t add 1+1 and come up with the right answer,so good luck to them.
    happy new year to all
    eggignac

  47. GDSS December 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Our government killing millions of brown people in other nations is not racism? Legalizing drugs, as Dr. Paul wants to do and has been advocating for 30 years, would release thousands of non-violent drug offenders who are mostly minorities. Who is the racist?

    Where in Dr. Paul’s policies does he ever advocate racism? He defends the Constitution and liberty – he is unfaltering in his oath of office.

  48. Boca Spin Doctor December 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Ron Paul is a bigot! period.

  49. Barbara December 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I disagree with the Shark Tank’s position regarding Dr. Ron Paul. A fruitcake could not survive in politics so long with such a consistent message and clear record. Remember that his opponents, including the mainstream media, are searching every corner to find personal smears to attack him with.
    I believe he is the best candidate for Presidency at this important time in our history, and most represents the best interests of America and Americans. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to listen to his reasoning and experience on issues you disagree with instead of parroting attacks?

  50. RonPaulKicksAss December 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I registered Republican to vote for Ron Paul! Ron Paul did not write the newsletters, this has been discussed for decades! However, what is NOT discussed is the Federal Reserve, which is a PRIVATE bank which charges us interest on our own currency. The Federal Reserve pays approx $.02-$.07/per note, and charges us face value plus interest!

  51. Annemarie Maynard January 2, 2012 at 8:07 am

    From Israel: Vote Ron Paul and Let My People Go!

    December 29, 2011 By Rafi 44 Comments
    Lately I’ve been having trouble sleeping. I sit here in my living room in Karnei Shomron, Israel, on the 8th night of Chanukah, wondering what other miracles lay in store on January 3rd and in the months ahead. The name Ron Paul is constantly at my fingertips. I’ve typed it in so many times the past month it’s insane. I’m experiencing an excitement I’ve rarely ever felt, and I don’t even live in America anymore. During the last Republican debate I woke myself up at 3am Israel time to watch an 8pm EST live stream on YouTube, with no fatigue whatsoever. I’m on overdrive, and I can’t calm myself.
    I’ve only recently figured out what this excitement actually is.
    I first got interested in the whole freedom movement when I heard that Ron Paul wanted to end all foreign aid, including to my country, Israel. This seemed like a spectacular idea to me. I hate the idea of taking American tax payer money I don’t need. The only reason we take it, by the way, is not because we need it. It’s that we don’t want to feel alone, and Jews always feel a deep existential isolation and loneliness. “As I see them from the mountain tops, gaze on them from the heights, this is a people that dwells alone, not counted among the Nations,” says Balaam of the People of Israel in Numbers 23:9. We still feel that loneliness. So we take the money. It’s shameful, it’s theft, it’s destructive, it’s morally wrong, and it makes people hate us for tying them into a conflict they have no business trying to solve. I wanted it to end and didn’t trust any Israeli leader to give it up on his own, so I looked up more about Ron Paul.
    What I found was fascinating. On the forums, I learned of people who, back in ’08, literally gave their lives short of death to this man. Some poured money into his campaign they could not afford to give, and some even lost their marriages because of their single-minded insane dedication. This shocked me. I couldn’t yet understand it, but after a few days of listening to him, it began to click.
    What is it about Ron Paul that inspires such extremes? Such maddening support on the one hand, and such fear and loathing on the other? I can give the answer in one word: Soul.
    The essential soul of a human being is by definition free. The idea that men are free as determined by God is a concept that is foreign to most men. This is because most men want to control others, to take away their freedom. This is usually referred to as the drive for power. The drive for power is antithetical to freedom because power means the ability to control others. There is only one legitimate thing that power can and should be used for, whether it be military, legislative, or executive power. That is, to legalize freedom.
    Ron Paul doesn’t want to be President to “give” me freedom. He doesn’t own my freedom and he didn’t give it to me. The only reason Ron Paul wants to be President is to stop punishing people for using their freedom that is rightfully theirs. He wants no power. This is clear to anyone who listens to him speak.
    There are two kinds of human beings. Those who want power, and those who want freedom. You can tell which one’s which very easily. Those who want freedom are straight-edged. They are consistent, principled, and you can feel their human soul when they speak to you. There’s a continuum out there of human souls somewhere in spiritual cyberspace, and when you come into contact with one of these souls, you know immediately, because souls are by definition free. You sense sincerity, realness, consistency, a free human being. If you’re a man who seeks freedom and you come into contact with a real human soul, you become instantly addicted and you swallow up anything you can get your hands on. You want to unite immediately, no matter what you disagree on. There are people in the freedom movement that don’t exactly like Israel, especially me being a “settler” and I don’t care. If they want freedom, I sense it and my human drive for individualism suddenly turns into an intense desire to unite into a collective – but a collective of free individuals. It’s a beautiful dialectic, and it doesn’t matter what we agree or disagree on, as long as we agree on freedom.
    You get hooked on Ron Paul and you desperately seek more and more, any video you can find from the past, any speeches you missed, anything he said that you haven’t heard yet, even though you’ve heard it a thousand times already in different words. You can’t help yourself. The voracious hunger to be able to use your God-given freedom takes you over entirely. It’s like you suddenly realize you’re human and the Divine Image with which God created you comes alive and catches fire.
    But something else happens to you. Once you get hooked on Ron Paul, you can no longer bear to listen to a man who wants power, and you become instantly disgusted when they start saying words. Before, they were just boring. Now they’re revolting. Listening to Romney or Gingrich or Bush or Obama makes you sick and you don’t know how Ron Paul gets through those debates without getting nauseous. You see a political veneer in these politicians that’s so transparent it’s like a ghost flapping its ethereal tongue at you. You can’t bear it.
    What’s so maddening about hearing Romney or Gingrich talk is that there’s someone standing there saying things, but there’s no soul in it. These are not free men. These are power men. Not that Romney or Gingrich don’t have souls. They do. They are men just like you and I. But they have practically forfeited their souls to try and attain power, to control others with spin and talking points and contradictory statements like “I want to cut the budget and expand the military!” and they’ll say it with a polished tone and a straight face, just like a soulless recording. Their humanity is so buried under the mountain of lies they have told themselves, that neither they themselves nor you can even sense their souls in the human continuum. The scene of a human body speaking but no soul communicating can drive a free man mad.
    The reason that Ron Paul never goes down in the polls is that he’s not “convincing” people in the everyday sense that he’s right on whatever issue. He’s activating human souls, lighting spiritual fires one by one speaking about freedom. Once a soul gets activated, and the man realizes that he IS free no matter what people do to him or tell him, there is no turning back. The other candidates are trying to turn heads with snappy one-liners that sound cool. Slaves follow these one-liners like mobs, and follow each other from candidate to candidate. Slowly but surely, Ron Paul activates a few of the individual souls in the mob as they bob from snappy comeback to snappy comeback and he goes up in the polls.
    Yet, we cannot expect every man woman and child to understand or get excited about the message of liberty. In fact, most just can’t handle it. Being truly free is as terrifying as it is electrifying. The Bible tells us this very clearly in the story of the Exodus from Egypt. When Moses finally accepts the role of deliverer from God, he was assigned to say the following to my great-grandparents the Israelites:
    “Therefore say to the Israelites: I am God. I will free you from the labors of the Egyptians and deliver you from their bondage. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with amazing signs. And I will take you to be My people and I will be your God, and you will know that I am the Lord who freed you from the labors of the Egyptians.” (Ex. 6:6-7)
    And what was my grandparents’ response?
    “And Moses told this to the people, but they didn’t listen due to lack of spirit and cruel bondage.” (6:9)
    Not everyone can handle the message of freedom. It’s too frightening for some people, and some are just too enslaved. Those are the people that despise Ron Paul, the same types who rebelled against Moses in the desert and attempted to go back to Egypt. Freedom is too much for them and they can’t handle the Divine gift. They want and need someone to control them. Their souls have been too battered by slavery, taxation, and wars.
    But nonetheless, God forced my stiff-necked great grandparents to leave Egypt, and as a result I’m here today, preaching freedom once again, fighting not only for America’s freedom, but for my own from America’s influence in my own region.
    Vote Ron Paul and let my people go once again! Stop meddling here and stop trying to buy influence by giving me money. Stop trying to be the all powerful Peace Maker and let us work out the problems here on our own! If we think Iran is a threat, we can handle it and we’ll take the consequences. It’s not America’s problem and you can’t afford another war.
    Now I understand why people will give everything to this man. Whenever he’s asked the question, “Would you legalize heroin?” Ron Paul answers, “I want to legalize freedom!” Little do these people understand that freedom is a thousand times more addictive than heroin.
    American Jews! Wake up! Set your brothers in Israel free! We were the first nation ever to be set free by God, and we brought the concept of liberty to the world when we left Egypt over 3000 years ago. It’s about time we set the example we were chosen to set.
    The writer, Rafi Farber, is a member of Jews for Ron Paul and manages the website World of Judaica. Email him at settlersofsamaria@gmail.com

  52. The Judge January 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Ron Paul Racist–Really???
    For anyone that doubts the heart and soul of Ron Paul, please review this Video / Article.

    http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-reacts-to-black-mans-testimony-video/

    He is a True Humanitarian, based on his actions/deeds. He is also the only one that has the honesty and the track record to get our country back on track by respecting individual rights and adhering to the Constitution.

  53. The Judge January 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks Annemarie for the great posts and bringing the truth forward. Unfortunately, there are still many others out there in the Media—both the so called Main Line and Internet that have literally sold their souls. They offer only intentionally deceptive small sound bites and/or one liners to try and distort the reality/truth. They will all have to eventually answer to a higher authority for those transgressions/sins against humanity. In the meantime, we should all call these type deceivers/people by the name they have earned–”Presstitutes”. Gerald Celente, founder of The Trends Research Institute recently coined the term in relation to so much of the knowing media lies.

  54. The Judge January 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I don’t know who “Pingback” is, but the Globalist article you produced is clear fabricated propoganda. Another “Presstitute” attempt to divert attention from the real issues facing America.

  55. WayneF January 3, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Well, I’m not saying Ron Paul did NOT say those things – but consider for a moment that he did not. Well if he didn’t, how on earth did that go out in his newsletters – a number of times?

    Hmmm,let’s see. No where on Earth is there a larger political machine than the American one, and the vested interests that suckle at the teat of that financial juggernaut (and by extension, wield the power of it) have MUCH to gain or lose in maintaining the status quo. Only a fool would doubt the threat Ron Paul poses to that: no one is a stauncher supporter of government spending restraint and minimal involvement than Paul. Paul’s position in this regard has been well known for a very long time. Can you just HEAR the cash draining out of fat corp. accounts if Paul comes into power at that level?

    With that kind of $$ and resources, it would be a relatively small thing to plant that kind of material. It happens all the time and we all know it. Sometimes even the mainstream media is forced to report it.

    So ask yourself: have you exercised ANY due diligence in seeking out the veracity of those statements attributed to Paul? Or do you automatically take the word of MSNBC et al (remember who owns the media) over Paul’s?

    If so, I think the truth would shame you.

    • WayneF January 3, 2012 at 4:41 am

      Further to that – one of the extracted “quotes” used in criticism of Ron Paul vis a vis his newsletters:
      “[O]ur country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists—and they can be identified by the color of their skin.”.

      That criticism was a rush-job (mere hours after the voluminous newsletter files became centrally available) – here’s the actual context (speaking as does, of the Rodney King riots of 1992):

      “Regardless of what the media tell us, most white Americans are not going to believe that they are at fault for what blacks have done to cities across America. The professional blacks may have cowed the elites, but good sense survives at the grass roots. Many more are going to have difficulty avoiding the belief that our country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists—and they can be identified by the color of their skin. This conclusion may not be entirely fair, but it is, for many, entirely unavoidable.”

      In context, the author was clearly saying that people will draw unfair conclusions – that racism will increase — as a direct consequence of the Los Angeles riots. How, exactly, is that “racist”?

      Nice spin, and congratulations for swallowing it so eagerly.

      • Bill the cat January 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        Hey! You’re not playing the game right! You’re supposed to reconfirm everyone’s irrational fears. Damn it man!

  56. AX January 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    want to end the wars and the drug war ?
    VOTE RON PAUL 2012

  57. brent pilkington January 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    you people are sick, and i can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that none of you will ever see the kingdom of heaven. god forgive you.

  58. Chris January 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    So I guess voting in favor of the bill in 1979 had nothing to do with how Ron Paul actually felt about the holiday. His newsletters, which he admits were not actually penned by him and do not actually bear his signature say he didn’t vote for it, yet his actual record shows that he did. Isn’t that fascinating?

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h1979-625

  59. Ray January 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Ron Paul is the only candidate who even address the racial equality in our judicial system He is the only candidate that will stand up for your rights as the Constitution intended.

  60. Sciatica January 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    You guys all seem a little crazy. People have ghost writers to produce their content all the time. It’s commonplace in almost all of politics, marketing, and corporate business. It’s one of the things that allows people to get more done than most people can even imagine.. They have other people do it for them instead of doing everything for themselves.

    Ron Paul I’m sure was very busy and had people publishing all sorts of work for him, just like he does today on a much larger scale.

    One way to start fixing the problems that our world is faced with today is to start adopting more of the ideals that Ron Paul puts forward.

    HOWEVER. I am a Voluntaryist/Anarchist at heart, so I would have a hard time voting for ANYONE, even RON PAUL, if I were from America.

    Anyway, I like that Ron Paul is different, and he is not afraid to be different. People like him in every industry have played a large role in making America great in the first place.

    Mitch,
    Sciatica Stretches

  61. TheEcho May 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I love how you delusional narcissists still call it the “leftist media”. You do realize that your King (Rupert Murdoch) owns almost 70% of all print, radio, and broadcast media in the United States don’t you?