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Ron Paul on the Laura Ingraham Show 12/01/2011: Gingrich is "Hypocritical" and "Lives off the Government"

A very respectful interview. Be sure to send Ms. Ingraham a thank you note. We often rally the base to attack hosts who disrespect Dr. Paul, so let's use the same level of effort to thank one who treated him fairly.

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Good one, Laura

Laura Ingraham deserves credit for a substantive and respectful interview with Ron Paul, but how much credit does she really deserve when HER DAD IS A FAN OF RON PAUL!? Maybe if Limbaugh and O'Reilly's dads were still alive there would be hope for them, too.

Thank you

Thank you Laura,

Your dad was a wise man.

Feeling Fear? You're living in the future.
Feeling Depressed? You're living in the past.
Who would you be without your story? —Byron Katie

When the desire to bring about a change in you is not there,
the demand to change the world is not there eit

If you were to ask Dr. Paul about sending her a thank you card,

...he'd say: "well if you want to...then do it".
I wanted to...so I did.

Half decent interview... I see no reason to thank her.

Giving her media attention is thanks enough.

I appreciate that she credits Dr. Paul with not being "petulant" as opposed to Romney who tends to be "imperious." But geez, most of the interview was about Gingrich. Who wants to hear about him?

"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people."

I See NO Reason to thank her either!

When Ron Paul supporters flooded her with comments, on her radio show she said, "I don't censor Ron Paul. To see my stance on Ron Paul, go to my website"... Meanwhile... spend all the Christian Blood and Muslim Blood in the Middle East. It's holy. Ewe. Chick you and Billo are working on some real bad karma. HOpe she is a Daily Paul reader!
Repent! Thou Shall Not Kill. Especially innocent people on their own soil. America is a cursed nation. Let's don't be the whore of Babylon fighting proxy wars. God forgive her. Please pray for her.
Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men-

Love It

a ben Bernankie voodoo doll

I wonder...

...I personally don't think we're going to win any brownie-points for 'thanking' Ingrahm nor do I think we do by 'attacking' her. Therefore I'm going to, as Jon Stewart said, treat her like 'the 13th floor in a hotel.' She's a tree falling in a forest, and I ain't around to hear her. I choose to ignore her altogether.


Laura is a hard-core Neo-con. To her, John Yoo, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and other chicken-hawk war warmongers whom she interviewed are true blue American heroes and patriots. She adores brutal men who talk tough. I sometimes wonder if she was ever in an abusive relationship where she confused male cruelty for love and attention.

Believe me, sooner or later she will stab the good doctor in the back because of his peaceful foreign policy. She will decry him as weak, crazy, and soft. Laura is a war whore dressed in the American flag.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

If you're going to listen to it...

Do so from her webpage... It's under the "Freebies" section..

Message sent.

Message sent.


... thanks. I hope she gets a ton of thank you notes...

Plano TX

Don't be fooled by this folks....

This interview was done for ratings and ratings only. Ingraham is a republican schill and GOP cheerleader.

Was it good that he got the airtime? Yes.

Don't bother thanking her for it though. She didn't do it out of any goodwill or because she is a fan in any way. She is a shapeshifting talking head and next week will downplay Ron Paul if the neo-con wind happens to be blowing that direction. She is not an ally.

Do Thank Her

Do not be rude to people. Just thank her for having him on.

reedr3v's picture

She and the other mercenary media

can use our talking points all they want, so long as they give RP decent air time and fair interviews. In this case it's a good thing to be used rather than ignored.

This is why people hate us

Everything isn't a conspiracy against Ron. Of course she brought him on for ratings. That's why she brings on all her guests.

You don't seem to get it... Ron Paul supporters aren't created out of dust. No, they are converts who one day woke up.

You aren't going to wake anyone else up by being rude or unthankful. You are hurting our cause. Please stop.

Oh Geez....

I didn't say be rude. All I'm saying is don't fawn all over Ingraham because this week she had Ron Paul on as a guest when last week and next week she will slam him and preach that he is unelectible and a crazy nutcase. She will.

Gene...here's the thing. I DO get it. In fact I would be willing to bet that I get it more than most people on this particular topic. I used to work with Laura Ingraham.

I know the daily agenda. I know whats going on behind the scenes when the microphone isn't on. If it will make you feel better about yourself to send an email thanking her for having Ron Paul on her show, go for it. Know this though, she will never see that email. It is pointless and a waste of time. You will accomplish more by playing solitaire. I'm not kidding.

If by some weird chance one of the three assistant producers happen to pass the emails on to her and if she for some unlikely reason gets past the first Ron Paul mention in the subject line, it won't cause her to do anything other than laugh.

Be rude? No. Be thankful? Yes. Be thankful that the hard work we are doing is forcing these republican bulletpoint cheerleaders to give him some time and throw us a bone because they don't want to fall in to the trap that WE created.

As soon as it became obvious that the media was ignoring Ron Paul they started to scramble and start giving him more coverage. We have people like Jon Stewart and Judge Napolitano and Jerry Doyle to thank for that.

The point I'm trying to make is that knowing what I know from years of working behind the scenes in talk radio and knowing schills like Laura Ingraham, it frustrates me to no end to see people praise a disingenuous talking head for having Ron Paul on their show.

She could get 10,000 emails saying thank you for having Ron Paul on your show and she would sit back and grin at the success of her pavlovian experiment. "I booked him for my show, tweeted that he was going to be on, the Ron Paul followers spread the news, my listenership went up, my advertisers got more exposure. Look, I got a few more subscribers to my podcast. Wow that was easy. Hey guys...lets get Karl Rove on tomorrow to talk about how nuts Ron Paul is and how he can't win. Then let's get Newt on because he is ahead in the polls." I'm not kidding folks. This is how it works. She doesn't support Ron Paul, she never has and never will. She is part of the problem.

Look, we are all on the same team here. I'm not trying to rain on your parade GenePlain. I'm trying to keep it real. If you want to shower Laura Ingraham with thank you emails, be my guest. I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in because I know how the game works. The intent of my comments is to empower people with the knowledge of what is really going on. If you think I don't know what I'm talking about, then just ignore me and do what you want to do.

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At least this time she

At least this time she treated him like a serious top-tier presidential candidate rather than a whack-o nut-job with a few dozen internet followers.

Ingraham owes Dr. Paul a huge APOLOGY. She is not a fan.

Last week she dissed him bad - I heard it myself.

She was ranting and raving about "Newt rising" when she came across an Iowa poll which showed Ron Paul tied for 1st.

She said "Obviously this poll doesn't mean anything. I mean God bless him but Ron Paul? Please."

She is an establishment republican Neo-Con hack and talks down Dr. Paul and his supporters constatnly.

So why is she Benedict Arnolding him by interviewing him on her show?

I really don't get it.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

People change

People change their minds.

Next week if she in unfair to Dr. Paul, call her on it. But don't waste your time only tearing people down. Thank them when they help your cause as well. They will certainly be much more likely to help again.

Laura Ingrahams Dad Loved Ron Paul.She Said He Could Win Iowa

Wow, I thought I was one of only a few who has followed Ron Paul since 1982..

I really believe many of the talking heads in the MSM like Ron Paul but have to shut up and do what they are told..

It seems obvious to me that if Ron Paul were treated fairly, whatever that means, he would be miles ahead of everyone.

It is obvious to me that these polls are ridiculous and so freaking rigged, its not even a laughing matter.

The real polls will show us much more when when Iowa Caucuses begin..

I thought it was funny how

I thought it was funny how right after the interview before the break Newt's voice is heard saying, "Ron Paul has been consistently correct." Especially since RP and Laura were just talking about him (Newt) and what RP doesn't like about him. I just wonder if they are going to try and say Newt is nice to Paul and Paul is completely mean spirited towards Newt; or something to that effect.

Wow, what a surprise.

Laura actually warmed up to Ron Paul. This has to be a good sign. She's been pretty rude in some of Ron Paul comments of late, but maybe the Good Dr. is winning them over.

alan laney

ytc's picture

Frontpage material!


Very cool interview. He could

Very cool interview. He could have ripped Newt even further, but he held back.

I agree, it was a good interview but

I'm going to pretend I didn't hear it. Just like "conservative" radio today is pretending the ad doesn't exist. It's clear Limbaugh, Beck, Michael Berry, Hannity, and probably Levin have colluded: black out the ad. My guess is Laura invited Paul before the ad broke.

It's probably for the best, poor Joe Pags made the mistake of arguing, 'RP was just flat wrong in going after the Republican party [i know, that's wrong] instead of Obama.' He's still getting flack on his FB page as i type, 4 hrs. later.

Another thought I've had about the radio conservatives black-out today is maybe they need time to adjust to this new, attack side of Paul. You know, having to regroup?Palin's mum on her FB page,too. Silence from all these people is deafening. So,Paul may have dropped a bigger bomb than we thought at first. Well, the ball's in their court. All we can do is wait for their response. Bring it on.

Oh, and Laura, if you're reading this...thank you for the nice interview with Paul this morning. Really.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

I follow pags too

I didnt see him posting on fb about it though


ytc's picture

Excellent low-keyed, but sincere & passionate interview!

Ms. Ingraham asked Ron what's coming after he does well in Iowa & NH: there are many many states to face after those.

Well, WE shall gear up to meet the mega-challenge in other states as well. Heck, with TWO superb super-brochures, thanks to the fierce creative sibling rivalry, . . . we certainly have enough tools to work with :-)

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Sending a Thank You

is a great idea. I have heard some complaints in the past about how us Ron Paul supporters can be "rude" (I think we just know we are right... but tomato, tomahto) so taking oppertunities to use our manners is probably a good idea. I sent a Thank You to Piers Morgan also, but did let him know I wasn't a huge fan of him trying to get Ron Paul to criticize Cain on his issues, and that I think we would all be better served sticking to the issues.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss