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Hannity / Politico: Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney

Politico reports:

The endorsement came in an appearance on "Hannity," a little less than 24 hours after the elder Paul acknowledged in an email that his delegate total is "not enough to win the nomination."

Romney embraced the endorsement in a press release, calling Rand Paul a "leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty."

Official Press Release on Mitt

Mitt Romney today made the following statement on receiving the endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul:

“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Rand Paul. Senator Paul has been a leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty. Over the past three and half years, President Obama has made government more and more of a presence in our lives, and Americans can’t afford four more years of the same failed policies. As President, I will reform the federal government and make it smaller, simpler, and smarter. I am grateful for Senator Paul’s support and look forward to working with him to get America back on the right track.”

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Apple has fallen way off from

Apple has fallen way off from the tree in this case. What a shame.

As long as Ron doesn't follow suit. That would be tragic!

maybe the apple

has fallen on his sword.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

The Rest Of The Story

I am interested to know the rest of the story because there's always more behind the scenes that we don't know. This I one of those thing that we will read about years from now in Ron Paul's autobiography and say, "Oh, now I understand."

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Rand paul thinks he can influence mitt

You can't rand. Mitt has been brought and paid for by the elite but what about you. You will just be a shield for his future crimes against humanity. You can't influence mitt damn you. So either you come out with press and explain yourself retract your statement and apologize or Screw you. Or Rand you may have been threatened but so what so have we are you willing to die a martyrs death for an idea Mmmm?

Rand is nothing but a modern day Judas

Same with Jessie.
If anyone in the Paul family has any honor they would take these two out!

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Romney: Corporations have the same rights as individuals

How can Rand Paul support that?

They do...

Even Ron Paul believes they do...

Read the first amendment again sometime. Freedom of assembly/association. A corporation is an association of individuals.

They shouldn't receive special favors from the government, neither should any individual. However, they do have the same rights as individuals, to deny a corporation's rights is to deny the rights of the people who make up the corporation.


Those existing individuals that joined the corporation haven't lost any rights for joining the corporation! How can you say these treasonous words??? Don't you know how dangerous they are to a government???

R$ & the Bilderbergs just called. They wanted to thank you personally, but couldn't find your number...


So what rights should they give up?

The right to own property, the right to free speech, the right to spend their money how they please?

Corporate personhood is simply a legal device which allows the gun club down the street, your church, or IBM to legally own property and be legally held responsible for actions it may do which might cause people harm.

Yeah, the bilderbergs are ringing my phone off the hook, and sending me lots of $$$. *rolls eyes*

For someone who claims to be AnCap you really sound a lot like a leftist.

Oh btw... without the legal device of "corporate personage" you wouldn't be able to sue a corporation.

Although I do think sometimes the individuals that control a corporation are able to shield themselves a bit too easily from legal responsibility for misdeeds which they are personally responsible for.

The campaign contribution, of course!

I know some of my AnCap brethren haven't realized it yet, but if there is any hope to salvage this state and avoid a bloody revolution, (I often doubt it, but I do work to slow it just for Ron's vision) then Citizen's United v FEC MUST be reversed, and a barrier must be put between Corporations with their unfairly huge treasuries and our lawmakers.

This short vid explains it better than anyone else could:

Somewhat lefty, I agree, but the facts are the facts: When Corps have personhood then they are able to control our lawmakers far more efficiently...

You know, like they clearly have been doing since they've been granted the personhood in question.



sad, very sad.

"I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery!"

How Could Rand Support A Candidate Who's Supporters

ordered or initiated off duty police to ultimately brutalize and break a disabled man's prosthetic leg and another man's fingers last weekend at the LAGOP amongst other numerous accounts of cheating by the "establishment" folks who support Romney? How could Mitt and his supporters earn Rand's endorsement or any endorsement or "respect" by Ron Paul supporters after being so disrespectful to our movement? It's been two days since this endorsement and we still haven't heard a word from Dr. Paul about his thoughts or at least his reaction...

I suppose his speech in Texas should tell us most of what we need to know about his views on "uniting the party". How can we "unite" when it's around something undesirable like cheating and inhumane brutality against people that are just trying to exercise their liberty to vote, and those who expect fair elections?

It seems that Mitt from what Rand is indicating has come around on a few issues moving more toward the liberty views that Ron Paul supporters hold. And actually, if it wasn't for all of the cheating and brutality so far, I would probably say ok I might consider possibly voting for Mitt if Ron loses the nomination. The fact is that the "establishment" has already burnt the bridge with me due to their cheating and physically brutal actions against Ron Paul supporters in this election so far. Folks, what they have done to us so far in this election is very telling of what may come if Mitt becomes POTUS, it can only get worse... I'm sorry Rand, but I cannot vote for Mitt, because his campaign has violated civil rights and I cannot stand and will never stand for such disgraceful conduct.

The more I think about this, Rand's reasons could include of course the deals made between him and Mitt or Rand could be doing this because he was either threatened/blackmailed (example could be the Bilderberg death wish exposed last week in Chantilly,VA) or to separate himself from the campaign due to the upcoming lawsuit being filed on Monday by Lawyers For Ron Paul against the "establishment"( Or it could be all of the above. Well, I'm not Rand and I am obviously not facing the same issues as he is so Sorry this is a No Deal for me...

-LibertyG ... 2 Corinthians 2:16-17 "To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? For we are not like the many who make a trade(for profit) but as those with sincerity...


and Hannity too!


And whats with the remark:

"they 'think' they own the internet" doesn't he know WE "DO" OWN THE INTERNET? LOL



Maybe he was using neocon code speak ....

to let everyone know they are getting ready to take it (the internet) away (for your own good, of course).

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Hannity is such a tool for the media

spineless as they get.

I am disappointed in Rand Paul. It's true we cannot compromise if we ever expect to get Constitutional traction back into American philosophy.

I am HOPING this is some type of strategy to throw of the RNC before the convention - but I am sure that is just a hope.

If Ron Paul endorses Romney, I am calling American lost to never be recovered again - in a way he really is the last leg of confidence America has. And he represents and entire generation that can bring America back. I think this would all collapse if he goes to the dark side.

I know I could be a bit too hopeful, but this just doesn't seem

like something Rand would do after all of the efforts and energy expended (from him and us) in the fight for his father. It's just too treasonous, but again what are Washington politics anyhow?

Something is just not adding up and I'm going to hold onto a hope this is a strategy to throw off the elites (in an attempt to catch them off guard) and strike back...

PLEASE PLEASE let this be the case.

"He has two legs, I have two legs..."

"He has two legs, I have two legs..."

Not what you would call and enthusiastic endorsement and it is clear he really doesn't feel they have much in common policy wise.

"My family has a dog, Mitt's family used to have a dog..."

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Mitt's family used to have a dog...

That's right. And if Rand Paul doesn't watch out, he too is going to end up in a kennel atop the roof of Mitt Romney's car heading to Canada. Serves him right. Bow wow!

LOL... yeah that's what I heard too.

Couldn't be any less enthusiastic.

Just a political move.

Can't help but think that if Rand had not won his senate seat, that Ron (& us) would now be preparing for a 3rd party run.



-LibertyG ... 2 Corinthians 2:16-17 "To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? For we are not like the many who make a trade(for profit) but as those with sincerity...

He was born with 4 fingers and a thumb on each hand,

I was born with 4 fingers and a thumb...

He has a small dick

I have a small dick

Their Lacks Are Spiritual In Nature.

Fascists, Neo-Nazi-Cons, Dictators, Tyrants and Despots have more in common than we imagine.

They have a SEVERED or NON-EXISTENT Connection To Other Living Creatures. They are DEVOID of Love, Empathy and Compassion.

Their greatest weakness and defect is that:


That is their Achilles' Heel and That Will Be Their Downfall.


Wisdom Strategies

“First they Ignore you,

“First they Ignore you, than they laugh at you, than they join you, than they black you out, than they cheat at the state conventions, And then they THREATEN YOUR LIFE and or your FAMILY to stop the movement. The more power they loose the more dangerous they become. We must not give up the fight no matter what. MY OPINION OF RAND PAUL AND RON PAUL HAS NOT CHANGE AT ALL.

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runt, I mean rand, who you know got you where you are but,

what you don't know is now obvious to all of us.

I look forward to contributing to the liberty candidate who opposes you next time.


Plan B

This is what I think the Ron Paul movement should do, if Ron Paul is NOT on the ballet for November, we need to shift all our efforts and get all our people to make a right turn, and start our last drop of energy into getting Gary Johnson elected. Get Penny Freeman to get involved as well, and if we fight as hard as we did for Ron Paul, for Gary Johnson, with Penny at the helm and not Jessie Benton, then we have a strong chance at not just winning for liberty, but putting an end to the 2 party system. PLEASE watch these videos and let me know what you think of this idea. Writing Ron Paul in will only be overlooked by the establishment, and ignored.

No what you need to do is start the movement now.

Let it be known that we start working for Gary right now, unless Paul is nominated in August, a all full out effort will be made to elect Gary Johnson. The powers to be might think Paul/Romney ticket with Paul being on top.

99% of this country has no idea who GJ is!

Why not just start the campaign to get yourself elected in November? All the challenges will be the same... No one knows who GJ is, even half of the DP readers!

I like GJ, but he doesn't have the very compelling 30+ year voting record that Paul has. He just has no chance.

It's Paul or Obomba. That's it, and that's all. Mitt has even less of a chance to win than Paul does against Obomba, so that's the hand we've been dealt. Deal with it.


RE: Plan B

I'm for keeping up the struggle to get the Doctor nominated until the last gavel in Tampa. As for Plan B, I agree substantially with you, but I wish we had someone with a better antiwar position than Johnson. The Constitution Party guy is also weak in the antiwar department. Does anyone know of a better 3rd party liberty candidate? Johnson, I guess, will do, if we can't come up with a better one.