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Jesse, Please Just Shut Up

This is NOT a bag on the campaign.

This is just a request for Jesse to keep his big mouth SHUT.

This is OUR campaign. THOUSANDS of Ron Paul supporters have paid hundreds of dollars to attend state conventions, have faced and battled evil, cheating and lying in its face and perservered.

If it's true that RP doesn't want to win, that's fine, or if you can't spend any more money, that's fine.


If you would please JUST SHUT UP and let us do our jobs, everything would be fine.


All you have done is cut the legs out from your MOST DEDICATED ACTIVISTS, not the wild hair libertarians, but the quiet majority who have slogged it out the entire time, become state delegates and have gone or are going to conventions TO WIN. And we have been winning.

Now that REAL PROGRESS IS IN SIGHT, you issue messages that make it AS HARD AS POSSIBLE to conclude the processes underway already in AZ, OK, LA, SD, TX, and other states?

Why not just tell the RP activists who are state delegates there to pack it in?


All you had to say was NOTHING.

You have shown the ULTIMATE in disrepect for those who have sacrificed the MOST.

You should be ASHAMED of yourself.

And you call yourself a "Chief Strategist"? If your Chief Strategy is to LOSE and anger your MOST DEDICATED supporters in the process, then you have accomplished your goal.

Thanks for nothing! Go join your buddy who also can't keep his mouth shut at the appropriate times, Adam Kokesh. Go party it up! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, JESSE.

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WE do have this won as long

WE do have this won as long as we can get people like the people that are posting posts like this one to knock it off cause posts like his are worse than anything that Jesse has done or said...!

This is worse than any troll...!!! We can either stick together and back Ron or don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out...!

I ask that these posts be taken down ASAP...!!!

why is benton talking about endorsing ANYONE

I thought the race wasnt over

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...but seriously, thanks for the kick in the nuts, Jesse! WTF were you thinking putting out that press release yesterday? It makes no sense after winning AZ and OK in all-out slugfests. Plus, TX and CA are right around the corner. Also, the next two weeks are the busiest in the entire campaign as far as delegate selection goes. This was the dumbest thing you could've done and you managed to do it at the worst possible time.

agree, I am profoundly confused.


It's deliberate...

There is NO WAY they thought those emails would be interpreted any other way than how they are being interpreted. They're deliberately killing momentum. Nobody is that stupid, certainly not Dr. Paul.

Intuitively I think that he's scared sh!tless about something. Either that or we just got scammed. But I firmly believe that Dr. Paul isn't comfortable with WINNING. The reality is that they threw the supporters under the bus publicly when they stated that WE were the ones disrupting the State conventions.

The fact that Jesse Benton just QUOTED MSM DELEGATE NUMBERS TO TRY AND KILL OUR MOMENTUM screams back door deal. How and the FUK are you going to tell us for months to ignore the MSM delegate totals and at the 23rd hour you come out and cite that delegate total as the reason we can't/won't win in Tampa?????

I believe in the "Message" that Ron Paul WAS carrying... but it seems that the burden was too great for him to carry it across the finish line.

I can't imagine Dr. Paul would intentionally mislead us .....

beginning 2 days ago after consistently repeating time and time again, I will be there till the end. He felt obligated toward his many avid supporters. He has been in and out (but mostly in) of politics for essentially thirty five years and is far too smart a politician to suddenly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I continue to believe this is a politiical tactic in lieu of a ruse specifically aimed at the MSM. The problem is some of the MSM is not buying the ruse and this is where it becomes a conundrum for us the Ron Paul supporters. Is there any truth to Bentons comment? I can only conclude, I certainly hope not. And if indeed true and stated without Dr. Paul's knowledge, then he definitely needs to go. For now, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Agree 100%

I don't think Dr. Paul was comfortable with winning. The campaign is playing politics now and trying to ease the tension with the establishment. I think RP believes that the future of the liberty movement resides in the GOP and he does not want to ruin the success we have had so far by pissing them off. While I understand where he is coming from, I have some problems with it.

First, I wish the campaign had been more clear early on about what their goals were. If the goals the entire time were not to win, but to get delegates to influence a meaningless platform that nobody ever follows and take leadership roles in state/local GOP, then my outlook may have been different.

Second, while we are in position to take over the GOP in future years and have made great advancements in the liberty movement, I fear we don't have enough time.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. "

That's not it at all...

To me it's a situation of "Frankensteins Monster". Ron Paul and the campaign ran with the idea of "Ron Paul's Revolution" when it was presented. They thought they could influence changes in policy and yada yada yada.

The fact that Jesse Benton is railing against "The actions of our supporters" is fukking ridiculous. I got news for you Dr. Paul. People fukking died the last time there was a "REVOLUTION". So now your ideas take off and damn near become viral. You wake up MILLIONS to your message and then the inevitable happened... sh!t started getting real. We had violence at conventions and the anger of the people was being felt. So then you retreat and condemn our "actions"?????

Well guess what Dr. Paul. It's too late. The scam is out of the bag. Americans KNOW they're being hustled and none of us is going to "quiet down and be respectful of the GOP".

You served your purpose. You spread the message and you woke us all up. We'll continue to battle in these states respectfully. However, us young bucks who still have children to raise will NOT back down. I am NOT a "Republican" and I could give two FUKS about the "Party" and it's "Policiies". I'm an AMERICAN and I'm fukking SICK of people saying one thing and doing another... and this includes Dr. Paul and his entire campaign staff.

So you guys run off and go back to your lives. Continue selling best-selling books off of your current fame and your whack job son will continue to elevate himself politically riding your coat tails much the way Benton has and will do in the future.

But you aren't getting my money and you aren't going to get me to be "polite" to establishment hacks or supporters.

What's coming down the pipe line for this country can't be stopped. Not by you. Not by the MSM and certainly Not by the establishment.

It's not an accident that NDAA, CISPA and the March 16th Executive order have ALL been put in place recently. The sh!t is hitting the fan and they ALL know it.

"barring something very unforeseen"

Let's look a little closer at Benton's quote, "barring something very unforeseen"...I think this is the most important quote in the email.

What could that unforeseen event be?! Perhaps something RP has been preaching about and predicting for decades.



Watch the video below, and look at what China has being doing since 2008. Please keep this thread bumped. This is major stuff here. Go buy gold and silver NOW! I'm guessing war with Iran, stock market crash, hedge fund gold and silver sell off to recoup stock market losses, gold and silver drop due to increased market supply and then SOAR to record highs because of hyper inflation as all the money over seas floods in chasing anything that is worth anything.

When the US Dollar will collapse

China and Russia Quit Dollar

China and Japan Currency Agreement

China, Pakistan sign currency swap agreement

China, Argentina reach agreement on currency swap

China, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN Agree on Wider Currency Swap Arrangements

China and Indonesia sign currency swap agreement

China and New Zealand reach currency swap agreement worth 25 billion yuan

China, Malaysia agree currency swap

China signs currency swap deal with Uzbekistan

China, Thailand sign currency swap agreement

China and Turkey to Shun the Dollar

China, Singapore Sign Bilateral Currency Swap Agreement

China, Kazakhstan sign currency swap deal

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Dollar Collapse?

I don't see why this would make RP stop pursuing the nomination with full force. Will a dollar collapse for the country to elect RP? How does this fit together?

I'm not...

I'm not defending Benton or suggesting he did this on purpose...I'm speculating that in an economic collapse, all bets are off, and that the eminent collapse we all agree on is closer than we may think.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


First off...

First off RP has NOT stopped pursuing the nomination with full force...they want to maximize the gains already made.

A dollar collapse or global market collapse would leave pundits and politicians alike reeling for credibility and information as to how they could have missed this coming.

A dollar collapse would demand answers as to why it happened.

RP and our movement have positioned ourselves to provide answers and solutions.

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I was just having a conversation

With two naval officers. One said 'it's to bad Ron Paul dropped out. I had registered Republican just to vote for him.' The other said he was going to also. I had to quickly explain that he was still in.

We have been working our asses off here in California, sacrificing our time and money. This campaign release was a huge kick in the balls.

I am going to continue working regardless. All I ask is for whoever is managing the campaign not to torpedo our work.

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Jesse is under the boat in a

Jesse is under the boat in a special shark proof suit, drilling holes in the hull while sharks are swimming around, and he has a bucket of chum tied to the rudder.

Just sayin.

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The solution is here:

I agree!

Nothing good came from this only bad. There was NO need for such an announcement.

Right before the California

Right before the California PRIMARY, this email comes out.

Folks, I have not seen any major movement here in Cali, other than one headquarters in Los Angeles.

But as far as political makeup, Cali would be friendlier toward Ron Paul than Romney and even Obama.

Ron Paul has (do I say had now?) a very good chance here of taking delegate power, even popular votes.

I mean, WHY? Why now? Cali was ready to rock and roll.

What the....WHY?

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Californians need a 'Republican' ballot to vote for Ron Paul

I have registerd Republican for the first time in 32 years so I can Vote in California's primary and have a vote that will be counted in favor of Dr. Paul.

Most Californians who like Dr. Paul think that California's 'Open Primary' will force the GOP to count votes that come from voters who are not registerd Republicans. That simply isn't the case.

I wish more Californians had registered Republican but they haven't. It is foolish to think otherwise.

There is, in California, a huge percentage of Democrats and Independents who think California's 'Open' Primary is open to them casting a vote for Ron Paul and that they will have a chance to cast a vote in favor of Ron Paul this June which will count for something but sadly they are mistaken and it too late to do much in the way of educating them to the truth in time.

"So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself." - Sun Tzu

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Do not give up on Cali, we

Do not give up on Cali, we can still take it!

Ummm, tell Jesse Benton that?

Ummm, tell Jesse Benton that?

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really funny...

I almost defend Mr Benton now (although I criticised him for his mail. Look: http://www.dailypaul.com/233553/benton-speaks-again#comment-... )

Dear friends in Liberty!
Mr. Benton as a bogeyman for all the things you don't like is getting more and more absurd.
Dr Paul is holy and Benton is the devil, who secretly wants to hurt the apparently blind holy Ron.
Come on! Do you really think that?

You are saying because we don't expect to win (meaning our chances to get to 1144 by ourselves are pretty slim), we are all going away??

Our chances have ALWAYS been pretty slim, nevertheless it hasn't stopped us...
Who looks for the best chances, has never been here.
We are here because it's right!

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Thank GOD I'm not alone in my

Thank GOD I'm not alone in my anger over this. I got 3 separate emails and comments at work all day sayin, "ha, well looks like he's FINALLY dropping out..." AND I'M IN CALIFORNIA.

Just how many votes this took away from Paul in CA we can't know. Jesse Benton has been a curse to this campaign and Dr Paul's legacy!

There was no harm done. I

There was no harm done. I don't know why people are so colorful about forcing Jesse Benton to leave. Remember when Newt had all his staff drama? Turning on your chairman in a time as crucial as right now isn't exactly the wisest thing to do. Even if he messes up sometimes.

"I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove."


don't do the job right... You get fired!! Thats how the real world works!!!


Nice Buzzline. Good

Nice Buzzline. Good comparison to the real world. ;) But where is your evidence that he didn't do the job right? Is it your personal feelings of failure? Is it that the media chose to perceive our demise? Well as soon as you acknowledge the media's opinion and then make decisions based on it, you legitimize it. Use your brain, not theirs.

"I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove."


Oh Noez! We might offend Mittens by showing manly firmness against the Republicans attempts to cheat in the state conventions! We could actually have a brokered convention! This must not be allowed to happen! We must at once submit to rum dumb Romney and the Republicans and surrender! Resistance is futile. You will be absorbed. Obamney 2012.

don't worry so much!

there is method behind the apparent madness..

here: http://www.dailypaul.com/233525/my-beloved-r3vol-you-guys-ki...