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Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff says 'Ron Paul is a rarity and can't be bought'!

Ron Paul 2012! Great clip to pass along! Excellent material for a powerful ad!


Original interview with Abramoff on the Power Hour. His best statements come in at about the 5:10 mark:


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Rockin' on "ThePowerHour" with Joyce Riley

Joyce is the host of the daily radio show The Power Hour. If I recall correctly, it was way back in December of 2006 when I first heard the name Ron Paul mentioned on the show. At that time she was merely saying how great it would be if he would consider running for president, but she didn't think he would, it was merely wishful thinking. Check out the link to Show Info/Past Guests that have been interviewed on the show. There are archives to all of them available at GCNLive.com.

Powerful Quotes

"Ron Paul NEVER gave in to me, when I was there... Ron Paul was just never somebody you went to lobby... There was just no chance of lobbying Ron Paul... He was voting against appropriations in his OWN DISTRICT because it was the right thing to do... Unfortunately he's so rare... He's the kind of congressman who the founders had in mind when this country was founded." - Jack Abramoff


Joyce Riley: "Dr. Paul, would you consider running for president?"

Ron Paul: "Joyce you have no idea what it does to your life, you have no idea. I don't want to run for president."

Joyce Riley: "But we know the situation in this country now..."

Ron Paul: "If I run for president, it will only be because I think it is the last ditch effort to save this country."

America is asleep.

All the smart, Christian Americans who are voting for the OTHER guys are completely asleep at the wheel, and car is about to go off the cliff.

All we need is to elect Ron Paul and he will yank the steering wheel back the right way, and maybe not save us from an accident completely, but perhaps it won't be certain death, as our present course does indicate will happen.

Any why not make this last quote an official campaign ad?? Is this a new quote?? USE IT PLEASE far and wide.

"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

LittleWing's picture

"Why not make this last quote an official campaign ad??"

Yes, this is a recent quote 3/6/12. I sent out this post to the campaign as well as each of the PACs with a request to consider using it as a national TV ad. Hopefully, one will take it and run with it!

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.


Those are some powerful words coming from a notorious lobbyist! "Ron Paul is the type of Congressman the founders had in mind." It gave me goosebumps hearing that.

Me too

I almost shed a tear, there is just something that gets me emotional when media pundits admit what we all know to well...Dr. Paul is truly the only difference in Washington

Founding Fathers

I, too, came away with goosebumps, when Abramoff, stated this in the video clip, above...which is why, only Dr. Paul, can return our Republic to its' intended, true Constitutional purpose & manner !!!


drudge it!

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



"But.. But .. But... his earmarks! He did earmarks!"

"I just can't vote for because of that, I'll vote for Santorum.... oh wait. Irrrraaaaannnnn!"

This is priceless

Now this would be a perfect commercial for Ron Paul!
Two items need to be included in ads, One is he will save SS for the elderly. You will not win if the elderly think they are going to starve! and 2, AGAIN, defense
So many think he'll sit by and let everyone get blown up because of media lies. Even in the party, look at what Bachman said, lies right off the bat in Iowa for her own personal advancement. She and a couple others.


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Unsolicited comments like this are the best kind indeed.

The question is often asked why are Ron Paul supporters so enthusiastic about their candidate? The incorruptibility of Ron Paul is just one of the reasons.

I've always been puzzled by...

...the fact that some (particularly, the media) are so puzzled that enthusiasm for Ron Paul is so great. The real question should be, "why are some people NOT enthusiastic about Dr. Paul?" Even if someone does not agree with him on every single issue it's mind-boggling that anyone could not want this man in the White House!

By the way, that's an awesome video!

It's enough to make me weep.

"Unfortunately he is so rare"

A sterling compliment, yet a tragic indictment of our government leaders. Even if Ron Paul becomes elected, I don't see how he can prevail against the corrupted "Good 'Ol Boy" system in DC to bring about lasting changes.Our elected officials keep selling themselves out for 30 pieces of silver over and over again.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

the movement

When Doctor Paul gets into office, our movement, that is nation wide will be searching out the next group of people we want in Washington. I'm not going away. I will be watching every congressman and their votes. They will realize that they better at least PRETEND to support OUR president!!!

Blue Republican

So powerful...

So powerful...



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

Host talked to ROn Paul in 2006

Also interesting is the comment after Abramoff. The host says she talked to Ron Paul in 2006 and asked him to run for president. He said...


that scare you just a little


Very Interesting....

I will on vote for those that stand with Paul!

I sent that one viral

Thanks for the post, keep up the great work!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

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LOL & Duh

It's like saying fire is hot and can't make water freeze.


Funny I didn't have to do lobbying(*), ever, to find out about this feature of Ron Paul.

Just listening carefully to what he had to say was enough already... Oh and yes, finding a record of him doing that for 40 years must have helped, too.

+1 though : nice find from the OP, still :)

(*)Unless one counts my speaking out or ranting from to time (to grab other people's attention... when I m lucky) as... Lobbying.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Front page it.

Front page it.

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.

I second that

This is dripping with awesome.

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

lol! Yeah!!!

lol! Yeah!!!

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.

Awesome clip

Jack Abramoff with a ringing endorsement of Ron Paul. A shot to be heard round the world. If our newspeople had any integrity whatsoever, they would have played this over and over and over, in advance of super Tuesday. How could so many educated people, who ought to know better, be so completely absent about what it means to be honest and free?

That is simply terrific. I

That is simply terrific. I know a lot of people who need to see this and who will not. Got into a big fight on Pogo tonight, everyone saying Ron was loony and corrupt just like all the rest. Guess what? None of them could give me a specific instance, and since most of them were for Obama, NONE of them could answer when I just asked them what they felt he did good for this country!!! AND THEY were calling ME stupid and having no brains. There are really horribly uninformed people, and I have no idea why we could never actually GET to them. It really pained me.

Good one.

Good one.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein