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Nick Gillespie on cspan discussing Ron Paul and libertarianism - video

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Sorry, but...

Y'all are being pretty tough on Nick. Is he fawningly uncritical of Dr. Paul? No...nor should he be. I've seen him interviewed about Dr. Paul several times, and is generally positive about the man and his ideas. His biggest critique is that he doesn't think RP has handled the newsletter issue very effectively, which I think is a fair criticism...at least up to this point.

Peace be with you.

Youtube? Was Nick being a

Youtube?

Was Nick being a douche?

I just posted link to video

I just posted link to video

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Thanks. I watched the first 9

Thanks.

I watched the first 9 minutes, and he wasn't being a douche. That's a plus.

unfortunately Nick Gillespie

is not our friend.

There are a few at Reason who are rooting for Ron: Brian Doherty and Jacob Sullum. But particularly Matt Welch, Julian Sanchez, & Nick Gillespie is precisely the reason why the libertarians continue to be fractured around supporting Dr. Paul.

It was Welch & Sanchez who obviously coordinated it with Jamie Kirchick, who more than likely got the cue where to look for the newsletters if not outright copies handed to them directly from Eric Dondero. Every current MSM article now has more or less passive-aggressively is beginning to say that Dr. Paul himself is not as alleged, but "continues to maintain supporters from the extreme fringes."

Phase 2 is now fully about guilt by associations & 'why have you not disavowed their support'-meme as cheerleaded by NYT article yesterday.

Gillespie pretended to be neutral over Sanchez & Welch's accusation that Lew was the ghostwriter. Keyword: "rumored."

And frankly, I personally view Murray & Lew reaching out to paleoconservatives to forge an alliance as nothing more than diplomacy. Extended further, what do beltarians delude when we talk of diplomacy? It means sharing & introducing better ideas voluntarily to those who either never heard it before, or on more extreme ends, 'talking to your enemies.' Otherwise, they'll always be your enemies. Think Nixon and Mao (setting aside CFR/NWO backplay), think JFK & Khrushchev, think Iran.

Gillespie could have forcefully answered that RP is NOT as alleged, but instead he kept referring back to their 2008 smear piece on Dr. Paul, so that people can get their full propaganda composed along with Kirchick against the Doc.

All liberals are linking back to is that very Reason article. He's not doing us any favors. It only accomplished what the Reason set wanted: to malign Lew & Misesians. In fact, almost guaranteed, most who never heard of LewRockwell.com until that article now only views him as Reason Mag's alleged RP Newsletter ghostwriter with a cynical reach out to extreme elements.

Funny, CSPAN is willing to interview Van der Plaats next who no doubt called gays as "fags" and sinners, etc. Yet, won't have a true libertarian intellectual like Lew, though I believe they did interview Tom Woods once or twice.

Regardless by any standards, if what they accuse Dr. Paul's non-controversial associations isn't on par with their taste, how in the world does it justify interviewing (in fact 'printing' by TV standards if they were print publishers) murderous lunatic illegal war/torture/rape/secret indef. detention policy designers of all previous administrations?

They literally would rather have murderous lunatics who deserve to be no where else but at Nuremberg Trials to be interviewed on TV!

Talk about a crazy topsy turvy world.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I also think hat Nick is like

I also think hat Nick is like Trump, only out for self promotion for himself and Reason... Even Brian Doherty vehemently denied that Paul had anything to do with these letters, but Nick like you said, keep playing"neutral" but really is adding more fuel to the fire..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

yeah, supposedly Brian Doherty's biography

on Dr.Paul may come out by May 2012. hope it's good & fair.

Wonder if it's authorized... maybe it is because it seems the Doc's campaign allowed him to follow along the campaign trail. I just ask that it'd be fair, as I hate kiss ass jobs, even if it were to be something from a R3VOLutionary.

Yeah, with Gillespie, it may be a mere superficial response, but I cannot help but wanting to vomit every time I see him on TV wearing that ridiculous Fanz wannabe black leather jacket. Not so much because it's an obvious cheezeball attempt to 'seem' visibly cool. But, he intentionally uses it as a visual anchor to draw in his viewers to communicate to them as an emblem of 'cool,' as Matt 'TNR Kirchick collaborator' Welch's hipster glasses serve the same function.

I wonder if deep down the Koch Bros lackeys of the Reason/CATO-set regret doing that hitpiece on the Doc in 2008 cycle. Because, in a worst case scenario, it can bring them down along with it, if indeed they also view the Good Doc as the de facto Amerian Standard bearer of the modern libertarian movement, which would include them in the small faketarian a-holes footnote section. lol

How they could not possibly see the dangers of that, is beyond me. It was simply wretched watching them trying to take down a good man for selfish reasons in 2008 cycle, when if they were even more truly 'selfish' they'd have instead tried to build him up more to 'ride the wave,' instead they're now trying to 'ride his & our R3VOL coattails.'

Four years too late Gillespie.

guess it's just a part and parcel of the political scumbaggery.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Only two uninformed people

Only two uninformed people called in.Other than that all the callers were pro Paul,it was a very positive interview.

Yeah, but the first

Yeah, but the first uninformed caller was such a RPO-Obama guy it dopens't matter, and I even suspect a NYC [pro-Israel guy. T he second, guy has been duped by the media, and maybe in time with some research could change his mind.

The thing is that the Ron paul force and support is MUCH stronger this time around and is fighting back harder.. That will make a difference, BUT I still think paul needs to hold a press conference with som people to testify on his behalf to put this to rest.. It would be a mistake to continue to ignore it by giving the standard 3-answers, which I believe, but is not satisfactory to most people..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Another Republican for Ron

Another Republican for Ron PAul...LMAO They keep coming...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

I love the smell of winning in the morning

A few dumb comments in there, but WE ARE WINNING.

Another liberal democrat

Another liberal democrat caller considering Ron Paul...LOL

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

lmao...If RP wins, we'll be feeding Unicorns out of our hands.

Cool!...never seen one.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

haha....Obama caller!

wtf?

Good answer by Gillespie though

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Actully I dont like Nick's

Actually I dont like Nick's answers, becuase he is still inferring Ron Paul KNEW about the paragraphs.. and that he changed his story, which he did not.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Tks...watching now. Btw, who is Gillespie?

Never heard of him

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Chief editor of Reason, the

Chief editor of Reason, the libertarian magazine... which I have some issues with but that is another conversation..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Thanks

for the heads up son!

it's fairly decent.. the

it's fairly decent.. the callers are idiotic.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Florida Guy

Finally a great call!!!!!

I know!!! There is hope..

I know!!! There is hope.. another democrat for Paul...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Democrats Love RP

They keep adding up.