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CNN Smackdown by Ron Paul Supporters at South Carolina

CNN was giving very little time to Ron Paul at the SC Debate. And at one point Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich answered a question and gave their views on abortion.

Clearly the doctor should have been asked, as Ron Paul has an M.D. who served in Vietnam in the US Air Force, and helped deliver over 4,000 babies in his career.

But CNN tried to ignore him. Again it was the Ron Paul grassroots that made this happen. If not for their support, Ron Paul wouldn't have been given an opportunity to respond and give his ideas and perspective on this issue.

His answer is spot on. He explains the time before abortion was legal and explains how the law will not correct the basic problem. At issue is morality, and right to life should be a state issue not a federal issue.

http://youtu.be/HNXJB_rGfLQ

The Paul / Santorum smackdown continues: Santorum attacked Paul at CNN debate for leaving abortion to states, but look what he said in 2003...



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Ron Paul Just Turned South Carolina!

Wow - the best Ron ever from last night!

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The blackout continues

Yup. Good as Paul's answer was, the real news is how the audience forced CNN to give Paul the question. CNN is determined to continue the media blackout on Paul.

Awesome

Such a difference between FAUX News debate and this one!Just by the audience!Thank you to the grassroots!God Bless You for standing up!

Witness the awakening

Witness the awakening

Beware..

..you can bet your last nickle that the next debate will have a loaded audience courtesy the MSM. I don't know how they will do it, but just watch and see. In the event I am wrong: My bad.

He should preface his answer with:

According to the Constitution Rick, stop me if you've read it:

"...the fastest way to accomplish this is not through a constitutional amendment, or waiting till you get enough justices to overrule.You can pass a law in the Congress, which denies jurisdiction to the federal courts."
Ron Paul [Interview by Jan Mickelson, August 9, 2007]

Does lip service save lives Rick or does dealing with an issue pro-actively via the law save lives?

'Jane Roe' endorses Paul: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2008/01/22/4433288-jane...

Only cadidate at 2008 Right to Life March
http://regularthoughts.blogspot.com/2008/01/ron-paul-at-marc...

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

Why didn't Ron Paul say that?

"...the fastest way to accomplish this is not through a constitutional amendment, or waiting till you get enough justices to overrule.You can pass a law in the Congress, which denies jurisdiction to the federal courts."

Plus, mentioning the Jane Roe endorsement would be big, mainly for the brain-dead, lazy people out there who are hypnotized by Rick's lying words that Paul isn't pro life.

From that Jane Roe link, it reads:

On the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, Norma McCorvey (a.k.a. "Jane Roe," who later changed her views on abortion in the mid-90s) gave Paul her official endorsement today.

"I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v. Wade. He has never wavered on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it. He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn," she said at a press conference in Washington this morning.

Paul accepted the pro-life activist's endorsement, saying of abortion: "It is still one of the most crucial issues of our day that we deal with this. As much as I talk about economic liberties, and civil liberties, and trying to avoid the killing overseas, I think the issue of life is paramount."

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

He did say it. At 3:30 in this video...

...and when he did I leaped from my seat and shouted, "F* YEAH!!!!" because I have been waiting for that moment when he shows why the pro-life vote ought to go to him instead of "Sanctorum". This was a huge moment. If RP can get the religious right who vote solely on the abortion issue....it's OVER.
Does anyone know of a link to a video of exactly this part of the debate which is not actually a slide show? I want to spread it around.

Absolutely!

In my opinion, this Ron Paul moment won him South Carolina! I yelled too, like I just won the lottery! I've been on a high ever since!

To COUNTER SANTORUM....media hype

Headquarters MUST BLAST TV & RADIO ADS MASSIVELY....TODAY

I love how he handled Santorum butting in and blasting him.

Not only did RP get to make fun of Santorum's over-sensitivity, he finally clarified that most criminal law is handled at the state level, and gave the pro-lifers that expedited way to overturn Roe v. Wade.

I just WISH he could have called out Santorum on his total ambivalence about the "sanctity" of life in the Middle East.

Regardless, this was one of

Regardless, this was one of Ron's most powerful performances yet. He even acknowledged at one point his flaws in delivering his message, which kind of got me choked up.

Yeah

Here the DP has been hammering on him constantly to improve his speaking skills, and he humbly acknowledged he is AWARE of the problem.

If only we could all just snap our fingers and fix our weaknesses.

He's still the greatest speaker of our time...convoluted answers notwithstanding.

After booing the Golden Rule, SC needed to redeem itself.

Y'all looked kinda bad on that. This is a much more flattering view!

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Amen

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πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Best moment!

This was by far the best moment for Paul, and really underscores the benefit of having supporters in the audience, way to go fellas!

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Right on!

Grassroots pushed this question. I loved it. Godspeed to the courage of these people who made that happen in REAL TIME.

Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Here Here!

I'd love to buy them all a round.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Sam Adams, perhaps?

:)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

A great moment in the debate

and an appropriate time and way for the RP community to speak up for him.

Well done, well played.

loved it

you know he solved so man issues with this short essay

I think I heard

a collective gasp from the audience tonite in agreement with his answer. I think a lot of ears suddenly opened up and eyes will be looking for more on Ron Paul.

Santorum

I think RP should have slapped down the distortion made by Rick S. that Ron Paul isn't 100% against abortion.

Santorum continues to lie and distort. RP needs to call him on it like Rand does.

Rand doesn't take that type of crap from his opponents. He has even flat out called his opponents liars. He has refused to shake hands. I remember in a debate against Jack Conway, where Rand said, after a Conway lie, "This man is lying to you. And I want to say I will not be shaking hands with him after this debate, because I will not dignify him with a gentlemanly gesture. Lying is unacceptable. And I will not shake his hand."

Rick continues to lie and distort and RP let's him get away with it.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford