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SMART: Paul defends Romney on "firing" smear; attackers "don't have the vaguest idea" on economics

Smart move, Ron.

"I think they’re wrong. I think they’re totally misunderstanding the way the market works,” Paul told me. “They are either just demogoging or they don’t have the vaguest idea how the market works.”

Paul also came to Romney’s defense for saying “I like to be able to fire people.”

“I think they’re unfairly attacking him on that issue because he never really literally said that,” Paul said. “They’ve taken him way out of context. … He wants to fire companies.”

In Paul’s view, Romney is right to say that he created jobs by restructuring companies.

” I think they’re way overboard on saying that he wants to fire people, he doesn’t care, Paul said. “You save companies, you save jobs when you reorganize companies that are going to go bankrupt. And they don’t understand that.”

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“I like to be able to fire people.”

is different than

I like to fire people.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Telling the Truth Is Just Something You Do.

There's nothing smart about telling the truth. It's who he is and it's who most of his supporters are. They are people who just want the truth. Ron Paul saying what he did just confirms everything we thought about him. He's not going to do what Huntsman and Perry did.

Tim Maitski
Atlanta real estate agent
Atlanta real estate website

Even when it is unpopular to do

This is where all of the time spent reading and studying is going to pay-off. This is where we prove we that we have our understanding of economics in correct order and we can beat Obama and restore confidence in the American free market.

It is an extraordinary stroke of political genius...

... in the form of simply telling the truth. How he said it so succinctly is all the more spectacular.

It turned the tables upside down with this.

I only wish he had ended it with, "My concern with Mitt are on the substantitive issues with respect to his positions and policies that have flip-flopped, and his status-quo positions."

You've GOT to end it with that.

Exactly!

It's a planted "scandal", a wild goose chase, a distraction from "the substantive issues with respect to his positions and policies that have flip-flopped, and his status-quo positions' which is where his Achilles' really are.

Not everyone did their 4 yr homework

I see not everyone did their 4 year homework assignment on economics.

What Ron did was "smart" but not a "move". What he did was tell the truth.

“You save companies, you save jobs when you reorganize companies that are going to go bankrupt. And they don’t understand that.”

That is economic truth. Read your econ! Take that quote and apply it to what Dr Paul proposes that we do with our overseas military bases and operations. Consolidate, upgrade, make solvent, cut waste, increase quality and efficiency.

As soon as I heard Gingrich spent all of that money on purchasing the copyright to that film and huge ad buys I was applauding, thrilled he pissed it away proving how little he knows about economics.

Had to log in to say it is

Had to log in to say it is always proper to defend capitalism and Romney defended Paul regarding newsletters. We need to take out the groundlings and this will help. Get this thing down to Mitt and RP.

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In a related story...

Mitt Romney is mystified at the brilliance of Dr. Paul. When he asked one of his aids to explain the phenomenon of Dr. Paul, the aid replied, "It all has something to do with individual liberty".

Mittens immediately directed his aid to take note and form a group to study the concept of what he called, a "most intriguing idea".

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I am sure Mitts attorneys

are scanning through Blacks law journal for the legal definition as we speak.

Romeny will endorse Paul...

... or at least not make any disparaging remarks after he drops out of the race. My first reaction was surprise, but just a few minutes of think about it and it made perfect sense. Ron Paul gets the Romney vote and we have a White House party.

Plano TX

I think it was super smart

Refocus attention on the horrible economic positions of the other non-Romney candidates and away from their foreign policies.

Very Suspicious

How neither Romney nor Paul are attacking each other, in fact they're defending each other.

What's going on?

Paul/Romney or Romney/Paul ticket????

SMART and Proper

Ron has always said all the others all represent the Status Quo and only differ in degrees. Ron is willing to have the field whittled down so it is just he and Mitt... then there is a fair shot to display it all vs the single weak candidate.

Not to mention, it is RIGHT to defend capitolism and fight the out of context attacks. It also opens up the hard right to Ron's very "conservative" economic stance.

Rush even had to let it slip that RP defended Romney... more to come!

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

It's called strategy

and I think that they're executing it perfectly. Ron comes off looking like the great man that he his,by giving this mostly unexpected,perfect response.

wait for the spin

ABCNews will probably use this as "Ron Paul endorses Romney". It's really unfortunate you can't make an open minded statement without the presstitutes grabbing words out of a sentance and making new statements. It makes you almost afraid to say anything because everything can be subjectively listend to and misreported.

Then again, i think Dr Paul has been dealing with this for 30 years and doesn't care anymore. People will always lie/spin a story... all he can do is continue to speak clearly and to the truth and hopefully people take the time to listen to him and not some hack-reporters synopsis of what he said.

Agreed. And, Romney was the

Agreed. And, Romney was the one who said he believed Dr. Paul didn't write the newsletters while the others tried to pile on.

I certainly don't want Romney's big government, but the thought of Santorum or Gingrich as Pres. makes me absolutely want to puke.

“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.”
― Ron Paul

How about that?

A presidential candidate who understands that the moral IS the practical.

What a refreshing change.

Ron Paul

class act!

Not only is it smart, it's the right thing to do.

Would we expect anything less from RP?

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