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Jack Hunter: “Getting” Ron Paul

Most journalists simply don’t get Ron Paul. A big part of it is journalists not being able to understand anything other than what they’ve been taught to understand, which in politics amounts to little more than the horserace before them. Journalists understand how to cover a conventional campaign. They really don’t know what to do with a movement. Plus, they can be pretty lazy. Trust me.

In his review of Reason’s Brian Doherty’s book on Dr. Paul, James Antle makes some keen observations concerning Ron Paul and media coverage at Real Clear Books:

Brian Doherty aside, most reporters don’t know what to make of Ron Paul. This observation isn’t simply a clichéd swipe at the “drive-by media” or the dinosaurs of the dreaded “MSM.” To the working press, from the Red Bull-addled gumshoes at Internet start-ups to grizzled veterans of the campaign trail, Paul’s two Republican presidential bids simply do not compute.

This only partly due to liberal bias, the smothering conventional wisdom that sees no practical difference between restoring the Constitution and returning the powdered wig to its proper place in American fashion. Gold standard? Letters of marque and reprisal? Mainstream media eyes glaze over…

Continue:
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/05/07/getting-ron-paul/

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By the way, how would letters

By the way, how would letters of marque and reprisal work?

I was for the war in Afghanistan. We asked for the Taliban, they said NO; that doesn't leave us much choice. Having private contractors root whowever we wanted out might have been cheaper, but it would have spread just as much hatred of America....

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

War in Afghanistan

Like every war was fake.

Gets you down a bit lower on your knees...

Taliban wanted to hand OBL over to America.
No...it is not about drones and prison camps over there --
it is all about the coming drones and the prison camps OVER HERE!

Tyranny always created a fake enemy to place the local population under its black/red boots my friends.

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Jack used to write pieces

Jack used to write pieces about the Fed, government growth, the wars, the Constitution, etc. etc. Now he almost exclusively seems to write about Ron Paul and the presidential race. I miss his former commentary.

He's also got to start fact-checking things. Just because Ron or Rand Paul say something is true, doesn't make it true....

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Alright, all you below

Alright, all you below drinkards..do not let your alcohol riddled minds minimize this fantastic article. LL, if you are not ashamed then at least stop it. It is so silly to one who is sober. GREAT article!

Liberty cyber hug for you

Thank you.

Our deeds show who we are.

Song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3ntHpYocc0&feature=related

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"I change minds"

Indeed you do.

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

Dr. Ron Paul is NOBODY without grassroots

And I direct this message to the owner of the Daily Paul Michael Nystrom - the website you run is NOTHING without the grassroots.

Long Live Liberty!

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Man I think I have to comment twice

Whats happened to you...go start your own site and get off this one with that attitude, Michael is a true patriot and has been the home for many of us for a long time, not sure why you are suddenly getting nasty with him, but if you don't l ike the site, you are free to leave and start your own, and see how much impact and how long it takes you to build something like this. Thank you Michael for all of your dedication and hard work, please forgive our confused friend above....and hope you had a great day off on your birthday.

Do not twist my words

I do not attack my good friend Michael Nystrom.

To remind someone of some things is not an attack!

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JACK

A great piece sir.. Thank You

Sadly the owner of this site does not think it's worthy...

enough to front page it.

Michael N. is your heart still in the right place?

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Did you seriously just ask that question?

He has done more for this movement than you could possibly fathom...I've read many of your posts, and I don't want to sling mud, but that's just ridiculous to ask if his heart is in the right place...I think maybe you owe him an apology. He is a great man, and has done wonders for this movement fo a very long time...but to ask if his heart is in the right place, just seems a little offensive after all of the time, money, energy, and resources he puts into this site...just saying, because its not on the front page you question his heart, you may want to rethink that one...with all due respect

Yes Michael lost it...

I say it with tears in my eyes.

Just wish money was not here because that is what got his soul to just swim away...

Pray for him and his family.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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You have

provided yet another example of precisely why I don't like you.

I knew we were going to be in for another drunken emotional roller coaster ride when I saw you start making the "beer" posts last night. That's part of why I logged off, because I'm simply tired of you stumbling around the room acting like an idiot. I knew there would be some vomit on the DP couch this morning, but this is a new low.

It's one thing to be a manipulative prima donna, it's quite another to insinuate that MN has "sold out" just because he didn't frontpage Hunter's article.

Michael has bent over BACKWARDS to try and help and encourage you.
How many times has he unbanned you, and let you come back here so you could do more of the same BS? How many times have you LIED to him telling him you'd stopped drinking, when you were still going full bore?
How many emails has he written to you, or answered from you. How much TIME has he taken out of his personal and family life to deal with some BS that was related to YOU?

You ungrateful little... GRRR. How DARE you?

Here's a reality check.
The Daily Paul would keep rolling along WITH or WITHOUT me or you. ANYONE can go grab articles from other places and post them here. A MONKEY could probably do it..
The fact that you think you should be "paid to post here" is one of the most asinine things I have read here. (and I have seen a lot)
I'm sure you think the Canadian welfare department should pay you more as well. (because you "deserve" it)

There are over 50 THOUSAND members here, and ALL are equally capable of finding interesting news pieces to post here. You aren't more special than anyone here. Sorry to break the news to you.

Since you think you're some sort of "angelic being" that has floated down here to help us lowly humans,
http://www.dailypaul.com/231720/for-every-human-slave
why don't you float on over to the Romney campaign and attach yourself to them like some sort of psycho girlfriend?

I think sometimes ...

he has to sleep. ;)

He was just here

He was just here front-paging posts and ignored this one from the Ron Paul's campaign official blogger Jack Hunter!

Shame!

It's so sad to say this about my friend Michael.

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Moderators & Michael

3 hours ago I was thinking this post has 80% chance to be front paged - now I think it's 30% or less.

Anyways Thank you for all you do!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Please feel free to drink anything but,

THE KOOL AID

Jeffro

Awww... missed the free brews!

Does it make y'all think less of me that I love cider? Cause it's awesome. Blows beer out of the water any day of the week. :)

BUMP!

Big smile on my face

So I started a party here.

:)

Love cider from BC Canada.
Peach is my fave.
If you ever come to Canada visit places like Kelowna and Penticton.

Cheers patriot!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Wow, what a great line...

"...I don't change my message", says Ron Paul thoughtfully, "I change minds".

Excellent!

God, I love this man!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Thank you for bumping this

Terrific line.
I will post it on Twitter right away.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Rated plus 12 and no comments?

I'm going to buy beer for the first person who posts a comment here

lol

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comment... coors light

comment... coors light please!

Formerly rprevolutionist

Coors light is NOT real beer

Coors light is NOT real beer my friend!

LOL...Just kiddin'...to each his own!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

You were second...

But I would still buy you Coors Light.
When we win I plan to go south and visit DP activists.
Then we can celebrate...

Thanks for a bump.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

my son beat you to it...I'm

my son beat you to it...I'm sipping a Newcastle right now!!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Nice

I'm about to enjoy cold Warka Strong from Poland.
The beer was brewed in the area where Cazimir Pulaski was born and raised and has his pic.

From the bottle quote:
Kazimierz Pulaski 1745-79 Polish nobleman and general a hero of the American Revolution...

To you and to Liberty!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

TINK!...that was the sound of

TINK!...that was the sound of our beer bottles tapping!!

GO RON PAUL...PEACE!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

for... Liberty & Peace!

President Paul 2012!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15