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Politico Goes On All Offensives Against Ron Paul On NH Primary Day

Gary Allen must be rolling in his grave with his son's publication being what it is today. Basically this shows that we are winning because the writers are attacking Paul for a hypothetical end of the world with the Orwellian scenario that electing Ron Paul will be the end of our freedoms as we know it.

By Noah Rothman

POLITICO’s writers James Hohmann and Charles Mahtesian took on Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s campaign which they find has not nearly enough “hope and change” rhetoric for their liking. Their cover piece, “ Ron Paul on the 2012 Trail: 1,000 points of darkness,” which was released just hours before the first votes were cast in the crucial New Hampshire Republican primary, follows Ron Paul’s stump speeches and concludes that Paul’s view of America is that of a dark place where freedom is but a memory.

“It’s a nation that permits the assassination of private citizens, a place where the military can arrest you at will. The unemployment rate is higher than officials let on. The economy is careening toward crisis. Violent street demonstrations are on the horizon. The government edges toward tyranny and dictatorship,” opens the POLITICO piece. “Welcome to Ron Paul’s America.”

The authors criticize Paul for his rhetoric and contrast his campaign to that of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s campaign speeches. Huntsman is perhaps the Democrat’s most beloved Republican presidential candidate and is poised to outperform expectations in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

POLITICO does note, however, that Paul’s views about the slippery slope towards authoritarianism are shared by many of his most ardent supporters.

The POLITICO piece ends on a slightly snide note, saying that “for all his sky-is-falling rhetoric, at one recent event Paul pointed out that there is a reason for hope: his campaign.” I think we get it.

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I emailed the writers line-by-line

I emailed the writers line-by-line refutations of that paragraph (Al-Awlaki, ShadowStats, NDAA detentions, Occupy Oakland, etc.).

I know Politico actually forwards these to the writer because I've gotten replies from a couple - Roger Simon for instance.

Can you post your reply here?

Can you post your reply here?

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Dear Douchebags at Politico: I'm so sorry that it can't be all Skittle-Shi*ting Unicorns for ya. Stick with Ogolfer or one of the others if you want to be placated and lied to.

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I proclaim the era of blowing sunshine up our a$$es as over

I saw the news links to the above article last night, and I didn't click on the because it was pretty obvious where they were going.

We're supposed to continue on the path of "just make us feel good today" even if you have no clue how to make things better.

I think people have finally caught on to that -- at least for a while. You have to know someone understands the dire situation if they are to get you out of that situation.

I won't click either!

But so far it sounds like they got it right?:

'“It’s a nation that permits the assassination of private citizens, a place where the military can arrest you at will. The unemployment rate is higher than officials let on. The economy is careening toward crisis. Violent street demonstrations are on the horizon. The government edges toward tyranny and dictatorship,” opens the POLITICO piece. “Welcome to Ron Paul’s America.”'

When he pretty much accurately forecast the last decade back in 2002, maybe they should figure out that he knows what he's talking about and try to understand, instead of just assuming he's going too dark with it.

The first two accusations are accurate.
What would unemployment rate be today if we still calculated it as we did during the early 70s?
What does David Walker and the GAO say about the economy?
We've already seen a foretaste of demonstrations, and they were nothing compared to what is likely if prices keep going up and overall income for most of us keeps going down - and the government loots our various accounts in various ways.
How many common markers do we share with '30s Germany and various other closing/closed societies?

Continues to seem prescient to me...

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How desperate can media hacks be ... good, excellent just let them keep spewing their psychobabble tripe because that means they are very worried and we are winning the public debate ... why do you think Dr. Paul is already getting harrassed about Florida?

People see the clear media bias

This will be the end of the MSM media domination

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Politico sucks.

They know RP is 100% correct on all those things, and they just don't want any of their establishment brainwashing to shake loose from anybody.

Keep crushing them. They are squealing real good now.

No click for me, either.

but, they're coming out right on time today. It's early afternoon in New Hampshire, people are scanning headlines in anticipation of leaving work and going to vote. They're placing their negative ads everywhere, and all positives for Huntsman. I bet the radio waves are quite similar. At least old Rush is running a re-run today (in my market anyway).

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Me either, no click. I

Me either, no click. I happened to look at that site yesterday and was not amused at their lie meter and Obama meter. They showed Obama as keeping most of his promises, and rather skewed other things,. For a site that says it truly checks statements made, it was quite biased and turned me off. In fact, I decided then to never go back. This just reinforces my decision.

im not even going to click

im not even going to click the link to give that article a view today. i suggest everyone else to do the same.

The Snippets Of The Article Within The Article

Is enough of what was written in that hit piece.

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I'm with you 100% no need to

I'm with you 100% no need to click or view crap like this.

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agreed

agreed