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Ron Paul burned by Tea Party blowback -Lead Story on POLITICO

Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-oriented Republican whose 2008 presidential run provided kindling for the Tea Party movement, suddenly finds himself dealing with the blowback: a handful of Tea Party-inspired candidates are seeking to dislodge him in Tuesday’s Texas Republican primary.

It’s an unusual turn of events for a veteran congressman who has reached stardom in conservative populist circles and who just last week emerged as the victor of the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Yet despite his solid anti-establishment credentials and non-conformist views, Paul finds himself under siege from three Republicans who are embracing many of the themes that have defined Paul’s career. At the heart of the resistance is the notion that the 10-term Paul has gone Washington, abandoning his constituents as he pursues his white whale—the presidency.

“To be honest, I was surprised when these guys started coming out of the woodwork,” said Fort Bend County GOP Chairman Rick Miller. “They’re trying to tap into the idea that it’s time for a new face. It’s a sign of the times. It’s what’s happening in our country.”

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SteveMT's picture

Time for a new face? Get Perry out of there! Kay Bailey, too!

They abandoned their ideals and Constitution a long time ago.

Has Ron Paul been seduced by the dark side? No way!

The RINOs against Ron Paul. No contest, I can't wait for that debate!


If Ron Paul is not busy in congress you can be assured that he will instead use the time to mentor Tea Party candidates nationwide and cause many more to win elections.

Then instead of just one Ron Paul, Bernanke and the bankster cabal will have to fend off many more "Ron Paul's".

To hell with Politico anyway. Ron Paul is going to win by a large margin :-)




"At the heart of the resistance is the notion that the 10-term Paul has gone Washington, abandoning his constituents as he pursues his white whale—the presidency."

Bwah-hah-hah-hahhhhh!!! : wipes tears of laughter from eyes :

Who do these guys think they are -- The Onion??

No clickie from me.

Surely he'd tell us if he was in trouble...

Right? Or tell us he needed us for something? It's been some time since he asked for money, for example.

OK, from the article, this part looks good: " “I don’t think he views any of us as a threat,” conceded Graney, who says he has spent $80,000 on his campaign.

A Moore Information survey conducted for Paul’s campaign showed Paul picking up 74 percent of the vote in a primary contest. Seventy-nine percent said they had a favorable impression of Paul, with 84 percent approving of his job performance.

Paul’s campaign has purchased $50,000 of airtime on local radio stations running an ad highlighting his conservative accomplishments and his role in helping to inspire the tea party movement.

“One leader is different: Congressman Ron Paul, who has been named the champion of the Constitution and the taxpayer’s best friend,” says the one-minute ad. “Let’s keep him fighting for us.”

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Personally, I am not going to worry my mind over any of these

'hit pieces' about Ron Paul. As far as I can see it only brings more and more and more curiosity as to who is this man and what does he 'stand' for anyway.

Its all good no matter how you slice it. Dr.Paul is reaching 'critical mass'.

Humans, being curious by nature, will naturally 'discover' what a 'gem' he is and will marvel like each of us did, why didn't they know about this man all these 30 odd years.

I'll pass...I'm not giving

I'll pass...I'm not giving that trash a page view...

Did you read any of the comments?

man, what a difference there is over there. Not one intelligent comment that actually discussed policy...only insults, and really stupid one's at that.
It's sad.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy


with Malkin's site.

Not an ounce of intelligence among them...

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

LMAO, you wants to see insults and stupid comments?

Try reading the Kokesh bashing threads on the 9/12 site.

LMAO, every single claim they make is refuted with facts to the contrary so they make up something new hoping people will believe it.

Now they have started making untrue statements about Ron Paul as well.

The job of de-programming and education continues.

LOL - Especially the "Trekie" who was comparing

Dr. Paul to "Evil Kirk vs. Evil Kirk" LOL!
He was saying that Dr. Paul crazy?

That dude needs to put down his bong, turn off the Star Trek reruns, crawl out of his basement and GO GET A LIFE OF HIS OWN! LOL...What a Klingon!

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"


Not even gonna click the link to give Politico a traffic hit.

That site isn't worth a moment of my time.

you're not missing much

It spends 3 pages assaulting Paul as if there is some kind of major backlash against him. Parrots all of his opponents fallacious and just plain ignorant talking points. Then at the end, almost as a footnote, they briefly concede that he'll most likely get 70-80% of the primary vote... and has an 84% job approval rating... and a sizable warchest, and yeah, basically nothing to worry about.

Thanks Politico. What's your next hit piece going to be on? How there's a major backlash against ice cream? puppies? children? I don't even think they have an 84% approval rating, but I'm sure politico would cheer on anyone trying to smear those things.

These guys must not have seen the debate that Dr. Paul had

with his opponents Larry,Curly and Moe.
And by the way this is not the first time Dr. Paul has been challenged. His on party has tried numerous times to challenge his seat with big bucks from the NRPC.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

the only thing

ron paul burned was politicos ass.

The candidates who are trying

The candidates who are trying to unseat Ron Paul are obviously NOT on our side. Anyone who sympathizes with the Tea Party issues is not going to challenge Ron Paul, an incumbent in his tenth term, who has inspired many other candidates to seek office in other states.

To me, it is as plain as day, their real intention is to remove Ron Paul from office. These guys are NOT our friends.


With that many in the race it just guarantees Ron Paul's win.

With three opponents

each one will be lucky to get 10% of the vote. I know Paul sent out a worried-sounding fund raising letter but I don't think he's worried at all. He can do the math as well as I can. He's probably amused.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.


He'll get 60% or more of the vote for another victory. Just like his last election.

What would you expect from POLITICO

Just another MSM attack on Dr. Paul. Yawn. They always conveinently leave out foreighn policy differences which eliminates the other canidates as tea party canidates. Nice try POLITICO