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Nj - "Reaction to Ron Paul Shows Some Americans are Exceptionally Stupid"

What really takes nerve is to speak truth to knuckleheads. There are tens of millions of them. And they get to vote.

That is the charm of Ron Paul. I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that no politician in recent history has irritated so many knuckleheads in so few words.

The high point had to be last week at that tea party debate in Florida. A questioner asked whether the candidates favor cutting defense spending to balance the budget. Given the fact that every candidate opposes tax hikes, the only intelligent response had to be, “Of course.”

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Strategy on Answering Loaded Questions

The statistics from the last debate showed Paul had about 7 and a half minutes of talk time. But I think that number is deceptive in that many of the questions were tailored for him, and no other candidate needed to answer them. These questions were, by design, not answerable in 30 seconds, and were really statements against Paul's position.

The "if he would let a man die" question is a good example -- NYT, CNN, and MSNBC had a field day with this shenanigan.

In my opinion, the best approach is to answer them by stating his impeccable record (his experience and compassion as a physician in a church hospital) with some rhetoric to boot ("I've saved lives, what about Governor Perry? or President Obama?"), but not try to explain the philosophy behind them. ("That's what freedom is about." is excellent. I love it. But the people who understood it were most likely existing Paul supports. Potential voters, who were not aware of Paul's credential, probably didn’t get it. And for these debates, attracting new supporters is everything!)

good article. thanks for the

good article. thanks for the post.

"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan

People are not necessarily stupid

Media programming, propaganda, and indoctrination are powerful.

When people make decisions based upon lies, their decisions might appear to be stupid, but the blame should be placed on the liars; the media and heads of government.

So true and

these knuckleheads are the ones who take the MSM sound-bites (like Ron Paul wants to legalize heroin or Ron Paul wants to let people die if they don't have insurance or Ron Paul blames the USA for 9/11) and runs with them.

I have had so many peoploe regurgitate these little gems as their reasons for not supporting Ron Paul - and they speak to me with disgust in their voices as though I were some reprobate supporting a mad-man.

I share this man's angst.

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

The Red Dawn comparison is a good one...

Few Americans would think that the kids resisting Soviet occupation were wrong.

WOLVERINES!

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reedr3v's picture

Mulshine's style reminds me of

H.L. Mencken.

SteveMT's picture

Comment posted there. I was born and raised in NJ.

I'm trying to wake them up.

Ron Paul is the only common sense candidate backed 100% by the Constitution with the 20 year voting record to prove it. Whether republican, democrat, or independent, all are knuckleheads if you do NOT want to the following:
1. Balance the budget
2. Stop the wars
3. Bring the troops home
4. Get the government off of our backs, especially in New Jersey
5. Have sound money
6. Reduce the size of government
7. Increase personal Liberty

What is not to like about Ron Paul?

Public Education!

Public Education my friend. Get your children out ASAP!

Being On the Right Side of History: Psalm 46:10

the folks in New Jersey aren't allowed to pump their own gas....

hahaha... I think that says it all.

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."

LOL..True..I was born and raised in NJ...

and when I moved to Arizona I had to "learn" how to pump gas.

Cheers,

TimB

Or carry guns... and they're

Or carry guns... and they're the only state where people are worse drivers than Pennsylvanians.

yet 10 minutes and one bridge later

i can pay more to pump it myself.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Odd, in Louisiana it is cheaper to pump it yourself.

Full service (even if it just means gas, no other checks) always costs more here.

it does seem odd.

trenton nj average: $3.42 regular

http://www.trentongasprices.com/
http://www.newjerseygasprices.com/

state of Pa. average: $3.60 regular

http://www.phillygasprices.com/

insurance?

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

That might just be a reflection of local price variances,

but that is quite a difference, especially considering the lower price is full service.

Heck, I paid 3.37 Saturday for self-serve down here. Full service would run about 50-60¢ more per gallon.

Used to be the same here in the mid-atlantic

Maryland and PA full service were always a few more cents. You were obviously paying for the extra service. I knew a lady who has since passed away that lived in NJ. She lived in NJ so long, she thought full service gas was the norm. She was shocked when she went to another state and had to pump her own gas. She had no clue how to do it. I've been helping my dad pump gas since i was little in Maryland. We would go to AMOCO on Key highway in Baltimore and pay 99 cents and get free maps LOL. This was the mid 1990's!

Thomas M. Gallion

Cheapest I ever paid was 1999 when I bought my current car

it was 74.9¢ per gallon - cost me $8.50 to fill the tank.

That IS cheap!

What state was that in?

Thomas M. Gallion

Louisiana

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SteveMT's picture

Yup. Oregon also.

Nanny states, run amok with bureaucracy.