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CNN: Ron Paul assesses his chances ahead of NH debate

Ron Paul on his chances ahead of NH debate:
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/13/ron-paul-ass...

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Woah

I don't know what got into Dr. Paul. He is normally not that aggressive. She wasn't even all that disrespectful to him.

He sounds VERY feisty....I

He sounds VERY feisty....I can't wait.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

The media reveal themselves yet again

We must ALWAYS REMEMBER - the media are only nice to Ron Paul when they need him, otherwise they will quickly and aggressively try to take him down.

When Rand runs for President the crap-storm that will be unleashed will be even more furious.

Is this Kiran Chetry? she was

Is this Kiran Chetry? she was pretty good before, now she got her marching orders to take him out.

FEMA - all that you need to say New Orleans and Katrina and that would make the case.

To her question of...

"If you were president, and you were against FEMA, would you just tell the unfortunate people they're screwed?"

I would say, "If the police came up to you and held a gun to your head, and said give me 50% of your money, we're gonna give it to a community wiped out by a hurricane, how would you feel about that?"

Let her answer the question!

She'd prolly say, "Dr. Paul, with all due respect, I'm the interviewer, I ask the questions..." and try to avoid it, or she'd just maybe agree (as I've had idiot liberals do) and say "Yeah, I'd be happy for them to take 50% of MY money."

To which Ron Paul could say:
1) Well what if it was 100%?
2) Or, you are why we have a government that is stealing from people. Because that is the very definition of stealing. Bastiat calls it "legalized plunder."

Is this the best that they can do now??? The media continues to call him an isolationist, racist, and now uncompassionate! Is this the best they can do? I don't think so, because they look like idiots to a thinking person. I think the best they can do is simply ignore him and pretend he doesn't exist. Frankly, I'm stunned that they even interview him. Why all the interviews over the past 3 years? That's what is perplexing.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

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Same Old media Buzzwords

like isolationism, etc. She needs to get out, take a deep breath of fresh air.

"My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them".
Senator Barry Goldwater, Senator Rand Paul
and others.

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Read the comments.,

Enough to make me want to vomit.

No thanks, I just ate. But I can imagine the dippy lunacy.

No thanks, I just ate. But I can imagine the dippy lunacy.

What a typical liberal whore she was, eh? Isolationism, "Are you gonna tell poor people to screw themselves?"

I like how Dr. Paul doesn't give critics satisfaction by qualifying himself.

Willard, Newt, and Hermie would be fawning, promising "I care for every single child, and will move mountains and mobilize millions of troops just to wipe away a single tear running down their little cheeks."

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

If Ron gets in

I hope he tells the MSM to go f themselves.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Slam dunk

He gave her just the right amount of push back.... while educating her on the way it would work under President Paul. Fabulous!! I just hope the listeners comprehend the message more clearly than she obviously does...

TJ HOMES Just showed the podium line up

He showed 7 candidates with Willard in the middle and Ron to his left and Newt to Willards right.
Cain and Santorum are bookends.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Yay! We'll see Willard's retarded grin while Dr. Paul speaks!!

Yay! We'll see Willard's retarded grin while Dr. Paul speaks!!

Remember in 2008, when the two of them (Willard and John "Let's start WWIII for the Georgians" McCain) were hunched over, listening to Dr. Paul with just the dumbest, most retarded appearances, almost as if they'd both gone completely catatonic after shooting up heroine!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

These CNN Commi-entators Are Anti-American, IMHO !

However, it looked like to me, that Ron Paul is fighting back, and not letting them interrupt and disrupt as much as they did in the past.

Let them interrupt and disrupt the other candidates for equal and fair interviews !

By the way Ron Paul is now at 74% on another non-manipulated poll !

beesting

FEMA

FEMA has come into Galveston and paid $6.5m to buy up beachfront homes who lost land due to erosion from hurricane Ike and were not properly insured.
So, they buy these homes and gives Galveston the OK to tear them down and not to be resold,
These are Republicans asking for millions of dollars from FEMA, mind you.
So FEMA tells Galveston to do tear down and gives them money to hire contractors to come in and do the tear down.
So Galveston starts to look for contractors to make bids on tearing down these beachfront drop dead gorgeous homes whose only issue is there back patio butts up against the gulf.
So Galveston takes bids and receives many phone calls from local contractors who want to PAY the city of Galveston to go in, tear down and RESELL or REUSE all the beautiful things that are in these homes. $500 toilets, $1000 kitchen sinks and faucets, ACs, Electrical wiring and lighting etc etc etc..
So the contractors will pay the city for this and wants to keep our landfills clean. All Galveston was going to do is throw everything into the hurricane landfill that was created.
Well, don't you know FEMA comes back and FORBIDS Galveston with threats, backed up by Rick perry, that all future funding would be cut if they allowed local contractors on these properties to do tear down.
At that point, Rick Perry at the demand of FEMA ordered all material from these homes into a landfill as per FEMA!

These are million dollar beachfront homes that are owned by big wig executives from Houston who come to use them 3-4 weeks out of the year. Otherwise they sit empty with no one home 11 months out of the year.
These people lobbied and forced the city government to get FEMA to pay for their lost beachfront.
What ended up happening is FEMA just took their homes and paid them in full.
Now they have no home but were paid, when the people who built BEHIND the SEAWALL and went underwater are left to fend for themself.
The avg $ home behind the Seawall, $140k...
The avg cost of homes bought out. $650k.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

I guess I should finish

So Fema stopped the payments ANYWAY because the City of Galveston does not want to replace all 459 public housing units that were lost because 1/3 of the city did not come back here to live. So instead of rebuilding all these homes that would just sit until rented, taking away from all the other private rentals, Galveston wanted to rebuild as many as needed but not overload.
FEMA demands that ALL housing lost be replaced and has withheld money to rebuild other housing on the island until Galveston agrees.
So the million dollar homes are still there and everything is all tied up in court.

Thats what you get when one eats from the hand that slaps them.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Note to Galveston contractors: Strip em.

Note to Galveston contractors: Strip em.

If they know FEMA's coming to town and these houses are empty, what's stopping eager entrepreneurs from stripping these houses to the bone?

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

The answer

to her question about Pres. Paul telling a town sorry you got wiped away, but the federal gov't can't do anything for you:

Your state, county and city gov'ts will now be taking care of you because the federal gov't will be taking less money from you to run unconstitutional, inefficient and costly bureaucracies like FEMA. More of the money you earn will be kept in your state and not sent to Washington, so that you can deal with your needs locally. The Red Cross also, as always, will be assisting you.

You read my mind as well

You read my mind as well moonbow... I wish Dr. Paul had had more time to elaborate on your point above, but I really like how he touched both on the short-term and long-term approach that President Paul would have taken. I suspect this is how his first term would end-up... a combination of managing / living up to committments (Medicare, FEMA, etc.) while working hard to dismantle the system that would oppress those to follow. Restore American Now...

Exactly.

I can't believe that wasn't his response, to be honest. But like someone else just said, he was visibly annoyed at the 'journalist' and her rigged question.

"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've never seen Dr. Paul as visibly annoyed...

as he was at 2:58, even though he's been treated much worse by so many interviewers in the past. I was surprised but I liked it. Looks like he'll be more assertive this time around and not let the same old smears and propaganda go unanswered.

Wow...

Ron was two seconds away from losing it. I bet he'd giver her a piece of his mind if pushed any further.

As a matter of fact, I think this is the Ron Paul we will see tonight, giving his competition both barrels and being a lot less timid than in debates past. I will stand up and cheer if that's the Ron I see tonight.

Media Shock Collars

I feel like every pundit should wear a shock collar that goes off whenever they call RP an isolationist ;-)

If money can be printed out of thin air.....

then so can "polls" be printed out of thin air, moments before being handed to the interviewer!

The Coalition has already isolated the USA .

They have already blackmailed us into it. With friends like we have, who needs enemies. We are in isolation. America is in mothballs. Some other entity runs the show. Ask Bill Clinton, he will explain it.

We fight not against flesh and blood, but against principalitites and powers. This election will be more than flesh and blood.

Once Again they Cheated Him On The Poll Numbers

If they can cheat him on the poll numbers they can cheat him on the voting returns...and they will, believe me. That is why I am not confident that he will win anything.

However, he is changing the debate and people are coming his way and someday after the collapse of our Republic, they will finally admit that they could have had Ron Paul as their president..

In the meantime, the whole nation will suffer greatly. I have no sympathy for most americans. They made their bed and they need to suffer for their stupid decisions..

Most americans in the past have suffered unnecessarily because of the very few who control the world.

Why are you still here?

If you have given up hope, and are not even going to try, then why are you still here?

That looked...

like CNN's Frank Lutz Poll. Guiliani had 12% what a joke the MSM is!!! So Dr. Paul I hear your a heartless isolationist that wants to destroy the country any comment??? Time to kick ail some GOP tail tonight.

9/11 was an inside job .....time to get some answers..RP 2012

What a sham!

"You're polling in 6th place, Congressman." Well, he would be 2nd or 3rd if the poll had actual CANDIDATES! They might as well put Jack Sparrow in the poll so Dr. Paul is in 7th place! Add some dead presidents also! They are petrified of the truth! The more they marginalize, the stronger it gets!

Well I'm guessing this set

Well I'm guessing this set the tone for how he will be treated in the debate. What do you guys think? He will standing on the far left, or far right? My money is on the left.

7 candidates. Romney in the

7 candidates. Romney in the middle, RP to Romney's left and Gingrich on Romney's right.

They already released the lineup.

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