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[Video] MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Hates Ron Paul, Rachel Maddow Argues with Him & Defends Paul!

SOMEONE sounds a little jealous of Dr Paul's appeal...


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Good for you Rachel ! Thank you

BTW she really does like Ron Paul

Rachel and Lawrence

'Good cop, bad cop' imo.


An idea whose time has come

An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any O'Donnell!


Maddow actually used her head for once. Is she becoming a closet Paul supporter? Or is she just trying to do UN-biased journalism, both are a real stretch for her.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

Denial can be an ugly thing...

Brushfires of Liberty are more powerful than the establishment can possibly imagine.

I actually feel sorry for these establishment mouthpieces and the masters they serve.

RON2012PAUL...The r3VOLution continues...
"I always win"
+GOLD and SILVER are money+

I can't wait for the dollar to collapse

so all these "rich" talking turds who don't know anything will be left with nothing but worthless paper. They will be left crying about how they have nothing and that they should have listened to Paul.

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That economic disaster would catapult Ron Paul into White House.

The how-to-fix-it questions would follow, and with that Ron Paul takes control of the failed presidency of Obama and leaves everyone in the dust.

I dunno

I'm worried that, upon the collapse, capitalism will be the scapegoat and will lead to absolute gov't intervention and tyranny in the lives of US Citizens and in the market. It will be said there was not enough regulation. That will be the propaganda. That's what I'm worried about.

I would only hope it would catapult Ron Paul or Ron Paul pupil into the White House, but nonetheless, I'm worried.

And honestly, I struggle sometimes, because if Ron Paul get's the Presidency and the economy still utterly collapses with the dollar, he will and austrian economics will automatically become the scapegoat. So part of me is like, do we really want that to happen to him and our movement? Or do we just wait? Can enough be done to save the US before the collapse of the dollar? My only hope is that, with the education of the people such as us, others will be educated over the years to come to prevent it from becoming the scapegoat. Then our children and their children can begin to make a difference.

Forgive me, I have some mad economic paranoia issues the last week and all sorts of scenarios are playing out in my mind.

Keep your head up.....They

Keep your head up.....They never thought Saint PAUL would get this far. They look scared.

She's right

We will change the party. Give some of the young kids time to grow up and they will have even more of a power house movement.


We all gotta be delegates. If these people think that we are going to vote for Obama or the other NWO candidate they are wrong. We will have no choice but to go with who Dr. Paul tells us he is getting behind or vote for a third party. 8% is bullsh!t we got more than 8%. I say rip them to up one side and down the other. We mean business. We want liberty and we are going to take it come hell or high water.

Well, I DO agree with L.O'D

Well, I DO agree with L.O'D on something, a lot of Paul's backers are interested a third party and party realignment, and 2nd that we won't be represented by either major party. They'll pander for our votes (they won't get mine), but they'll just use us for victory then be done with us. I guarantee it ... I'm not even very sure that Rand will be highly accepted in the GOP (though they'll use his future in the party against Ron), the GOP establishment were against him just as they were against Ron...

Of course, Maddow refers to the fact that the GOP can only ignore us at their peril, and she is right.


This odonnel creature is dick less

I second that...

and Rachel is the one with all the brains and balls :)

"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton

"As if something REAL

is happening."

O'Donnell: Ron Paul doesn't

O'Donnell: Ron Paul doesn't deserve any serious real analysis.

Ed: All he wants to talk about is the Constitution, ending wars, and the Fed. (Moments later I think right after this clip stops) What I am really interested in is what Newt says in his speech. Will he go all out against Mitt? etc, etc.

Ed has it right for MSNBC. Their serious analysis is based on what one candidate will (has) say (said) about the other. The Constitution, ending the wars, and the Federal Reserve are not worth serious analysis.

This is why MSNBC is a joke; plain and simple.

I think this segment

underscores the fact that the REVOLUTION is seen as a campaign. Maddow gets the difference while O'Donnell and Schultz do not. IMHO the official campaign should emphasize that they are but a piece to a larger "thing", the REVOLUTION.


O'Donnell shows his ignorance

O'Donnell shows his ignorance when he suggests RP supporters are not really supporters but instead protest voters.



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I wonder what the rest of the show said

Rachel brought up some good points and arguements. But she also said '...we patronized the Ron Paul movement at our peril' So, is she alluding that the media is talking about Ron Paul too much and that's not what they should be doing?

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

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Maddow is a huge victory that we should not take for granted!

With Rachel Maddow demanding recognition that we have become a force to be reckoned with and that we are not going away, that makes four liberal icons of the internet generation that the Ron Paul revolution has converted from “enemies of the right” to followers of the Truth (Dr. Paul’s most lethal weapon).

1. Jon Stewart
2. Steve Colbert
3. Bill Maher
4. Rachel Maddow

These people have enormous power in raising awareness to ‘injustice’ (their favorite word) as well as shaping public opinion. Remember the enormous impact Jon Stewart’s video on ‘Why is the media ignoring Ron Paul?’ had on raising the public’s awareness to our movement’s call to action?

When we place all our hope into over rated physical battles like the polls, the primaries, media coverage, and even the election, we risk capitulating to our enemies when we lose one of these predetermined battles, like the SC primary last night. Defeat by capitulation is the most lethal weapon of our enemies and the ultimate goal of their minions like O'Donnell’.

Put another way, we strengthen our resolve to move forward when we give recognition to what we have achieved at all levels of our journey, not just the battles the media and their corporate bosses have decided we should consider as important for success.

I believe a useful exercise would be to catalogue a list of such victories and review them often to strengthen our resolve. Increasing the awareness of these victories including lessons learned will be an important deterrent against capitulation, especially for those who are new to our movement and who are most vulnerable.

'Capitulation' in politics is when supporters give up some or all previous gains in favor of another candidate who is less likely to lose or to just disengage politically altogether.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley

Err, you obviously don't know Maddow

She'll run a hit piece just when Ron Paul will be rising. She's the classic media hack, a la Glenn Beck or Cenk from The Young Turks. They'll defend Ron Paul just so that when the critical moment comes they'll stabb him in the back and it will make it look like they're balanced because they'll start of with "Like all of you know, I'm a fan of Ron Paul but...". Those media attacks are 10x more devastating than, let's say, O'reilly.

Maddow's a media hack and will remain a media hack as long as she works for the MSM...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

Obama is her man and she is sounding the alarm...

She's smart and rightfully worried that the youth vote that took Obama to the White House is bailing out and is crossing over to Dr. Paul! As Dr. Paul said in the Huckabee interview, the kids see that it's Dem insiders fighting Repub insiders and they know he's independent of all that. Let 'em fight it out amongst themselves and we'll sneak up and kick their asses.

"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton

You're Right

She's in that group. Maddow, Beck, and Cenk make you believe they're on our side only to turn and do a hit piece. They often take something Paul has said or did, and twist it around because they didn't do the research or can't understand the philosophy behind his beliefs. Beck linked Paul to Soros. Beck links everyone to Soros.

Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, and Stephen Colbert do a better job in helping us. They are democrats; some of our beliefs are the same, and they promote that. Other views are not in line with their beliefs and they will challenge that. That's respectible. Everyone doesn't need to turn into a Ron Paul supporter. Ron Paul is not for everyone. I just expect honesty. If you do a piece it better be based on accurate facts, whether it's Ron Paul or anyone else.

She did it this time... What about the next???

I think Jon Stewart, Bill

I think Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, and Stephen Colbert all use comedy in a respectable way to reflect on issues.

Cenk and Maddow try to dig a bit deeper.

To understand the topics it is still necessary to read books! Having read books for about 45 years I agree with some of Ron Paul, and think a lot of the rest is not well founded.

I am usually in the mode: "What if I am wrong?" though.

There are a lot of Ron Paul parroting on the internet.

By the way, a while ago the same Lawrence was on the other side (on a minor issue):



I guess it is really bad to end wars, balance a budget and follow the constitution.

These are indeed Orwellian times

2 Chron 7:13-14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Hey, Wait a Minute!

People at home, every day, hear the message as you describe, in passing, and say, "Hey! Is that his message? That makes sense!"

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

These political 'experts'

These political 'experts' continue to amaze me at how dumb or dishonest they can be. I have never made a living on politics but I have always been a student of politics, receiving a degree in political science 26 years ago. I know, and I think this O'Donnell guy knows that the R party has always had a libertarian faction. It is this faction that is necessary for the Republican's to win elections. Social conservatives alone are not enough, nor are the libertarians. Only when the two factions come together can they put a candidate over 50% with the help of independents. O'Donnell talks like the R party is all social conservatives and has no place for libertarians, which totally ignores the past when the libertarians did gain some dominance inside the party, (e.g., Goldwater, Reagan). He's got to be dishonest since no political 'expert' could be that ignorant. Maddow is correct to note that the only growth in the R party has been the new people brought in by Ron Paul. The RINO's are going to drive the party straight into the ground if they malign and shun these newcomers. This is what happened to the Whigs. What we are watching is the destruction of the R party. What this O'Donnell moron also seems to forget is the fact of American political history that one of the major parties *always* moves to absorb any third party that begins to poll double digits. This is why we have never had more than 2 major parties. It is why the Democrats went hard left in the 30's, when the socialists began to get a sizable chunk of votes, to attract that voting block to their candidates, to win elections. If the Republican leadership refuses to give its libertarian faction some courtesy and consideration, in this cycle at least, they are going to guarantee another Obama term by alienating a voting block that is necessary for their success. If they know this, and do not care, that says a whole lot about them and what they really care about. Like, for one, that they really are not conservative, since they clearly prefer the status quo to the changes Ron Paul would bring. As distateful as that might be to them, you'd think a real conservative would prefer Ron Paul's change to Obama's kind.

"The more laws we make, the more snares we lay to entrap ourselves."
- Sir Francis Bacon, Nov. 1, 1601

Political "experts"

Very well put, barrister