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AP: From Dr. No to Tea Party Godfather: Ron Paul

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No serious presidential candidate has been bashing runaway government spending and federal overreach longer than Rep. Ron Paul has. The Texas Republican's nickname on Capitol Hill says it all: "Dr. No."

Now, those positions are popular with GOP voters, and Paul is urging Republicans to say "Yes" as he makes his third attempt at the presidency.

First elected to Congress in 1976, Paul ran for president as a Libertarian in 1988. Three years ago, the former flight surgeon and outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve became an Internet sensation — and a prodigious fundraiser— when he made a spirited but doomed bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

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Heres an AP Video for this story:


Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

Associating Ron with what is

Associating Ron with what is currently known as the Tea Party will hurt him in picking-up potential liberal voters and left-leaning independents.

Yep. So does Libertarian. Oh,

Yep. So does Libertarian. Oh, and Kook. OH wait, and Racist. Hey...I bet even Republican will turn some off..LOL


Americans love consistency. Thirty years of consistency is enough to get people to notice. American needs Ron Paul's eschatology. Only a man with such hope in the future can work this hard--with so little result--and still persevere.


Don't worry we are all nuts I suppose..

"Just the mere fact that he does what he says he's going to do, regardless of how nutty or ineffective it may be, they like it," Crosby said. "A lot of folks along the coast have never expected much from government, and they're getting it."

Seriously Crosby? There are still Americans who don't expect the Federal Gubment to wipe their behinds from birth through death? Boy...that is nutty isn't it. Not all of us are dependent upon the federal government to take care of us and to tell us what we can and can't put into our bodies, or drive, or eat, or what veggies we can raise. You government worshippers are the reason we are in debt and about to collapse. It will be us "NUTS" like Paul who are still around to feed your mangy behinds when the government finally goes under.

It's the AP

The name-calling by his opponents is to be expected at every turn. But the AP could have chosen any number of mature, rational critiques; instead it took the sandlot dumb-guy path. On purpose.

It is typical AP character assassination: subtle, yet very effective to the AP's typical govt-trusting reader. Bash the "kook" and his "radical" ideas, vicariously, through statist "experts" and "eye witnesses." Then the editor takes over, filling the "news report" with well crafted untruths and lazy half-truths. E.g., the lede: Paul is "Dr. No" merely because he likes "bashing" things. The AP is allergic to the Constitution. On purpose. Also, Paul's coalitions merely include grandmothers and "pot-smoking libertarians," and he wants the states to "regulate vices like pornography and drugs." This is no misunderstanding on the Ap's part. It is misinformation. On purpose.

The only time the AP ever covers Ron, Rand, et al., is when it has no choice; in which cases, the AP performs its patented subtle smear. The AP has been, and ever will be, the largest and most prolific promoter of the American warfare state. People in comments sections and elsewhere need to know this, so they can better discern the facts through all the AP's state-coddling BS.

Best defense? Not be there. -Mr. Miyagi

I Heard a Comment the Other Day

something like, "the worst thing you can be in D.C. is right and ahead of your time". I think it's fitting here.

Good article, except the "nutty" part.

What's nutty? Nobody ever says, so they don't have to defend the characterization.

Do they realize

how contradictory it is to laud him and call him nutty in the same breath. Enough already...or perhaps he should capitalize on it and use it in a positive way in his campaign...if that's possible.

"Crazy like a fox" or something like that...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Yep,this expression "an

this expression "an authentic nut" was new to me. It is so common that RP is smeared as a kook or nut, etc., but "an authentic nut".
Maybe that's progress for us. :)
Maybe soon 'nut' drops off and they only say "He is an authentic!"

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Crazy in love with

Crazy in love with liberty!


Fear is the mind killer