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Fox News is Tripping Over Themselves in This Article: Hijack the GOP

Front page Fox article on Ron Paul's new tactic: Hijacking the GOP.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/03/paul-campaign-has...

If he has no shot at winning, why are they tripping over themselves about his delegate wins? It's funny how they spin everything, in the article it mentions he could win a chunk of Iowa's delegates...if 20 out of 28 is only a chunk, then they are right. That's just ONE example. Furthermore, this isn't a new plan...he's been telling them all along this was his plan, and they just responded to him during interviews with condecending looks like he was a loon and it would never work.

Once again...Paul was right.

PL




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No mention of North Dakota in the article

Shocking........

North Dakota

Speaking of which, wonder what's going on with them. From what I heard they're going to take 60% of the pie according from what I read from Doug Wead.

What is Fox News?

What is Fox News?

Sly as a Fox

It's for the forest animals I think...

"For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God."
(1 Peter 2:15-16)

For the sheep--

I think!

Faux News? Pox News? 24/7 Infomercial for GOP...

Foxes, even sheep, are far too intelligent for most Fox News fare and commentary! Let's have a little more respect for our friends in the wild.

PEACE AND FREEDOM!!

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

Hmm ...

I don't remember the GOP or Fox News saying that George Bush should not win the presidency in 2000 because Al Gore got more popular votes. The popular vote does not elect the president in the general election. The Electoral College does.

Likewise, the popular vote does not nominate the GOP candiate; the delegates do.

End. Of. Story.

yes, but...

At least Bush won the popular vote in not only some, but many, states.

Fair is fair - their objection is the idea that someone could win the nomination without winning ANY (so far), much less many, states.

That's a fair objection. Still, I say too bad.


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

Minarchism
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That is if

all the primaries were legit, which we still don't know. For all we know, the vote could have been rigged in several states that Paul is winning the delegates in, right? Just saying.

-Jacky
TX

If there was fair coverage

If the media covered RP fair and balanced (lol) right from the beginning before Iowa with equal footing, coverage, talk shows, interview, discussing (and not dismissing) his policies etc. I would bet my first newborn he would be winning popular votes left and right.

Legit

If you have seen any of the videos of Ron Paul people stealing the delegates, you'll actually see informed citizens armed with detailed knowledge of the RNC rules for electing delegates who are winning fair and square by the rules that are in place specifically for situations like this... the rules are providing protection for a minority that is essential to Republican government. It's not as though the system allows any one-off, impulsive minority of people to impose themselves on a bigger group; on the contrary, only when a lazy majority (see Tocqueville on the tyranny of the majority) is imposing itself on others to such an extent as to "radicalize" enough to organize and take advantage of the protections afforded them will the system allow the few to assert themselves over the many.

Unlearning and self-teaching since 2008. Thanks, Dr. Paul!

Non-Binding Straw Votes...

Why has this concept been lost on so many people? Just as they have Straw Polls months prior to Primaries and Caucuses that have no real bearing on the process, a straw vote is really a pretty meaningless thing. If you have a process for choosing delegates, and you follow the rules of that process, and you win...

Where exactly is the problem??

The GOP breaks rules to get what they want, the money which controls the media pays for the establishment Candidates, and so popular opinion is highly manipulated. When you cancel caucuses, fail to report them accurately, fail to count them publicly, or fail to report them at all, you really can't act like this is a fair process and an accurate popular vote!

Why are so many people endorsing the idea that you HAVE to believe the results if you can't prove without a doubt that the GOP has coordinated election fraud and get a court ruling on it? I always thought that it was up to the system through a transparent process, to prove to the public that our elections are legitimate. I don't know if the votes are manipulated, I can't say for sure, but won't you like to know for sure? Wouldn't you like to see it for yourself instead of trusting the authorities on this one????

Come on guy, wake up!!

You dont have to read the entire FOX article;

"no shot at winning" "renegade campaign" "headaches" "Paul has failed" "Romney far ahead" "tactics are hurting the party"
"not likely to yield success" "help is Barack Obama" "Paul campaign might try to tinker" "maneuvering" "not getting seated"
"to at least make some noise"

So there, that saved you a few seconds...

Only had to look at 2 of the listed

and it made close the page instantly
Fox should have most of his staff booted for failing to fullfil the primary function that the news were suppose to provide: FACTS!

It should......but

FAUX cannot fire it's staff since one of the requirements to work there is to ignore the facts and only 'report' the spin that the RNC dictates.

but imagine

all the paper saved if all articles where condensed as above *sigh* :)

Ron Paul has GREAT Ideals! Bravo

Unfortunately by and large we all know the left controls the media. One way to absolutely circumvent this prevailing truth is to totally dominate the social conversation online and let the real-truth be spread by the people not the press!

This is the age of consumer control, the tools ARE available to make this happen.

Unfortunately up to this point I must say; I've tried numerous times to show Ron's campaign managers how total online syndication and engagement can be achieved.Hence to no avail!

This is the most frustrating part of supporting Ron Paul, his staff doesn't get how to effectively deliver and spread his incredibly important messages.

Dan Auito COO at www.ncs.tv (Tampa)

In the spirit of Star Wars Day,,,

I'll quote Chancellor Palpatine in the 3rd/ 6th movie:

"All those in power are afraid to lose it."

Guys,

You can hear how much hate in the article. If we do not play safe, all anti-Obama hate of GOP will be turned against RP and his supporters.

What we need to do is not to burn bridges and allow for an easy comeback in 2016 if RP is not president. We play, so GOP cannot blame us if Obama wins.

Instead of writing RP in (and allow GOP to count each of us), we will vote Gary Johnson. Then GOP wont be able to tell how many votes went to Romney, Obama, Johnson or how many did not vote.

EASY CAMEBACK.

Wrong Dead Wrong

Vote your convictions (Period) The blame game will happen no matter what. I blame the GOP and RNC for trying to shove another loser candidate down our throats. I will never pinch my nose and vote against someone for the sake of taking one for the team. THAT TEAM Has been shoving it up our collective butts forever and I'm not gonna take it! I'll vote and be proud of my vote even if its a write in for my PRESIDENT DR. RONALD ERNEST PAUL... GOT IT! The R3volution can not happen by taking a step back . Forward thinking and Marching only!

If you are not willing to

If you are not willing to burn bridges, if you are afraid to be hated by establishment, and if you are afraid to be held account for Obama's reelection, then you become one of them, you know, the sheep, the status quo. This is supposed to be a revolution after all.

Wow! What a hit piece!

Every word and phrase seems to have been carefully chosen to leave the reader with the least favorable impression of Ron Paul and his supporters.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

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Figures! They knew is would create a fire-storm.

Actually, they're not. Here's my reply:

I'd like to know why people believe that government controlled by the wealthy (a la Goldman Sachs that is backing both Romney and Obama) is better than a government that works for all the people? Why people prefer a wealthy businessman instead of a man no lobbyist could buy. Why is an oppressive government better than having freedom and individual liberty. Explain these to us, Fox. Do your job as journalists for a change.

Once you do, maybe then you'll understand why Ron Paul is sweeping the delegates.

Sorry... I found it.

Didn't have my eyes screwed in straight. :)

tiny-government platform

They can't say small government because that's what they claim they want. So, conservatives should be afraid of a tiny govt.

Interesting ...

... how they use language to lie and deceive.

Another way of looking at it is this: if Republican voters should be opposed to a "tiny" government, then that means they should be opposed to the US Constitution.

Is that REALLY what the GOP is gonna try to push???

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Wow, did that article elicit a lot of comments,

from across the spectrum. Jump in!

HAHAHAHA!!!

a NEW strategy???

Defenately haven't been on the DP. I remember last summer actually getting into heated discussions with fellow DP'ers about voting in on-line polls because some kept saying (basically, over and over) "it's a waste of time, delegates are all that matter".

you cant ignore a

you cant ignore a revolution.......