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Ron Paul on Fox News Discussing Huckabee, Trump, and His Campaign 5/16/11

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Don't change the message or the messenger...

I think its been said already but it bears repeating. Dr. Paul needs to focus on his campaign themes and not just on preaching the philosophy of libertarianism.

I don't think this is compromise just a speaking strategy in this age of cookie cutter sound bites.

What is the point of having free will if one cannot spit in the eye of the destiny others leave you with? #ActorofConscience

He started making a whole lot of sense talking about...

...the limited power of the executive branch, and she cuts off the end of what was obviously his last sentence... as if what he was saying didn't matter...

...or she just didn't want him telling the sheep all that on national tv. They might wake the f up.

She did it at the end too... when he was talking about small, local government and following the Constitution.

Shills for the state... all of them.

Libertarianism is a political

Libertarianism is a political philosophy, not a way of life; Ron is very much a social conservative, or at least a cultural conservative, in his personal life. He needs to address the distinction.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke

Im disappointed in RON here

He misses an opportunity to give a beautiful description of the role of government......give up the FEMA rhetoric. Grover Cleveland best articulated the role of government in times of natural disasters. In regards the Texas Seed Act, Cleveland said:

"I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.
The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow-citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood."

You're talking about the average dumbed-down viewer.

Grover Cleveland would lose them.

FEMA bad. The sheep understand that. Especially the ones who've ever had to deal with FEMA.

I know here in AL, where we had the tornadoes recently, a lot of people are telling FEMA to keep their money. We're doing most of the aid here locally. People came out in droves to help out. Like they always do.

Government sucks.

(Just thought I'd throw that in.)

Ron did a great job!

Ron did a great job!

You know what..

..she kinda of reminds from that alien woman from Mars Attacks movie..creepy lol


I was thinking the same thing.

Hot... but kinda evil looking.

A pretty propaganda spewer for the state.

It is interesting

When RP is interviewed not a moment is wasted to insert images of Huckabee, Trump, Romney, Palin, etc. up while RP is speaking.

How come RP images don't pop up when those others are speaking lol


Ha! Excellent point.

And the perfect words to explain it.

How come Ron Paul images don't pop up while other candidates are speaking!

Because that would be fair and balanced.


I was wondering if that part could be straightened with a comb.

Where is Ron Paul in the

Where is Ron Paul in the poll? And where is the other 47%?!?!

Typical interview

It seems like every interviewer is trying to paint Ron Paul into a corner on just about every issue. It's a little pathetic to know that the biases are in full force. To say you don't like Ron Paul is akin to not liking the Constitution. What dumbass would want to be on that side of the equation? Yet, here we have media, after media that is determined to isolate Ron Paul into an outcast role. I'm not so sure that the media game plan is to over play Ron Paul interviews hoping that they can catch him in some off the wall comment that they'll brand him with. They're attempting to wear him down and say something dumb that they'll use to run up the flagpole. But ole Ron keeps making them look dumb and dumber.

alan laney

"...trying to paint Ron Paul into a corner..."

Yes! But Ron Paul seems ready to do battle this time around...immediately discounting their accusations. That's what this McTelevision population needs - immediate rebuttal, don't expect the masses to do research and come to an informed conclusion (one that would show RP as correct).

Hit back immediately.

[I didn't watch the vid...can't...but previous interviews (Hardball, FOX Sunday) showed Ron Paul fighting back immediately after the false accusations. Keep it up!]

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Yah, but in the process...

... she and her viewers received a valuable education about the role of government and what social conservatism really means... anyway, expect more of the same... mainstream media and its lackeys are not going to roll over...

Plano TX

Did anyone else notice?

She has the "Anderson Cooper" eye stare down pat. That eye stare with her mouth half open just bugs me.

That look...

Like a deer in Ron's headlights! I saw this too and thought, damn she looked kind of pretty a second ago... now she looks like someone took a baseball bat to her face.


This woman isn't very bright

This woman isn't very bright. She didn't have a clue what Ron Paul was driving at.

Would it be against his views...

to suggest the national guard as an answer to what the role of the government should be in situations like that of the mississippi?

Give me liberty or give me death.

Probably not against his views...

That would put it at the state level where it belongs.

"The status quo is my toughest competition" Ron Paul.

He has a great deal of insight.

I must say that I've never

I must say that I've never seen a more professional and unbiased interview on fox news in my life. Well done, lady.

Ventura 2012

Are you kidding? Martha is like a female Spitzer.

Watch again and listen to not only the questions she asks, but her tone of voice and facial expressions. The last thing she is trying to do is give a fair interview. She's trying to negatively influence her audience.

1) In the poll she chose to display, Ron Paul is not even listed.

2)This is the sound of a weasel trying to make a big deal out of nothing;

"You, you know but, you know, in terms of, kind of your libertarian philosophy, and, and, the kind of things that you are, you know, sort of continuing to speak out very strongly about, with regard to, you know, helping flood victims, for example, uh, along the Mississippi river, and, you know, you're a, you're also, you also professed over the weekend, you think that the presidency is a very limited role, uh and that, uh, a person doesn't have to be overly prepared for it because it shouldn't be as expansive, perhaps, as it is now."

3) "Mike Huckabee was expected to do very well, uh, in Iowa, his socially conservative message is very strong, now you talked about him as a fiscal conservative, he also was one of the candidates or potential candidates who was very well known for his socially conservative stance on things, uh, and that is sort of, in many ways the antithesis of what you're about."

4) "As people desperately need help, uh, in terms of what's happening to their homes and their farms along there, is that maybe potentially the one area where federal government does have a role to provide some relief, some compassion, and some help." Talk about a leading question.

She ignores what Ron Paul says and doesn't respond to what he says, and sticks with her outline of attack.

Martha's bias can definately be seen!

If Martha and Company (Fox News) would simply open the Constitution and read it, she would have most of the answers to the questions she asked! The idea that sticking with the Constitution is not conservative or is controversial shows you how far we have wandered away from our founding principles. The fact is, we do not have the monetary resources for the kind of BIG FEDERAL GOVERNMENT she has been used to! We are so accustomed to the "Nanny State", that self government and individual reliance and liberty(actually these have been completely abandoned by politicians and pundits)have taken a back seat to the psuedo-security they are offering, under the pretense of unlimited money via the enabler of this socialistic, codependancy:The Federal Reserve.


What about the other 47%

Did anyone else notice that the FoxNews poll was missing 47% from the results - where are they? what kind of poll leaves out half the results?


Don't you just love Fox News polls? She said that Trump and Huckabee were ahead in the polls. I love when you read the poll results are out of 323 voters with a 6 percent +or- . hahahaha only the media

her brains were falling out of her mouth.

I wonder whose desk she was under to get a good position at faux news. Nothing constructive and nothing worth mentioning in terms of her comments- her facial expressions of confusion and disbelief said it all.

Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Not War, Welfare and Bankruptcy.



She did not seem too bright.



I am sick of these people asking about help for the farmers .... as if it is a natural disaster.
I am a huge supporter of the farmers. It is the Army Corps blowing up levees and opening levees that is flooding farms, farmlands and farm homes. THey are solely to blame. Yes again states and grassroots, church organizations etc... should help out. This destructive part of the flooding was all staged and planned. imho

Ron did great as usual.

army corp built the levees

remember when they divert or blow a levee the corp built the levee...the answer is to NOT have the corp build a levee... the landowner next to the river should do as he pleases and enjoy the benefits of having the prime farmland with huge crops most years, but then also suffer when mother nature destroys his crops every so often, it's up to the farmer to find the right balance there. The only reason the army corp or feds should be involved is in disputes among the states about the construction of private levees.

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