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Hannity / Politico: Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney

http://youtu.be/3c5odNzKVbk

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 Romney.com

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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Traitor

Not sure but I sure feel like the Pauls just f#*%ed a whole bunch of us, and did not even have the consideration of using KY! Can you send back my donations Paul campaign?

RE: Traitor

RJ, I totally know what you're feeling, but I don't think Dr. Paul is a traitor at all. He has fallen under the influence of duplicitous folks, to be sure, but we can reasonably hope he will snap out of it. A lot of people--including Tampa delegates--are quitting the campaign, and I don't think they should. Check these links: the first one to Alex Jones, and the second an interview by Adam Kokesh of prominent political strategist, longtime Ron Paul supporter, and board member of RevPac Penny Freeman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpoizaEBr98&feature=player_em...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX4DdfSGiFs

Traitor

Watched the videos, seemed to make my point. If you think that Sr. was not in on the decisions to release the email, and have his son get behind Romney, then I think you are badly mistaken. Seems like they threw us all under the bus. Would love to have him do a press conference as Alex said.
How can someone that talks up freedom and liberty as the Pauls have, get behind someone that supports NDAA, Patriot act, not a balanced budget, keeping the treasury open to the hoards of leeches, etc. Hope its all part of some master plan, and not the screwing that it feels like.
God bless the liberty movement, and all of us that believe that the constitution is the only way to govern, and be governed.
I am Mormon, and will not vote for Romney, Obama. Is it time to look to Gary Johnson?
They tell us to get behind the establishment, after the establishment and Romney camp, lied, cheated us, changed the rules on us, assaulted us, and gave us the middle finger the whole time.
Really Rand?

Don't confuse Ron Paul with Rand Paul.

Ron Paul is Thomas Jefferson.

Rand Paul is Benedict Arnold.

Who you calling a traitor?

PROVE that you ever made a donation. But thanks for your input, Obamney supporter. You're not obvious at all lol

Who you calling a traitor?

PROVE that you ever made a donation. But thanks for your input, Obamney supporter. You're not obvious at all lol

I'm still laughing

At all the people on this website claiming this campaign is over and to move support over to Romney. It's obvious they are trolls and have reached a new level of desperate trolling.

Tampa hasn't happened yet, and Romney is still threatened by Ron Paul.

Sigh............. Sorry Rand

Sigh............. Sorry Rand but you CANNOT make a deal with the Devil, as he will never keep his word and will only bring you down to his level...

I agree with Ryan Dawson on this, see vid below

Rand Paul Endorses Obama....err Romney...err... same Diff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jGaBI1ySTA&feature=player_em...

Every one defending his actions need to take a big black marker & write on their Bathroom mirror so they see it daily...

The Lesser of two Evils is STILL Evil

"Great Men Do Not Seek Power, They Have Great Power Thrust Upon Them"
www.campaignforliberty.com
www.downsizedc.org
www.whatreallyhappened.com
http://scarecro.users.sonic.net/blog/

Americans don't mind running

Americans don't mind running with the devil... I blame Van Halen.

no big deal

I'm not like my dad either. Lets keep moving forward with Liberty.

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woo hoo!

The article below was spin.

But mostly true.
The thing they "confused" in the article is that the plane actually fell from the sky several HUNDRED feet before the pilot was able to regain control and recover it. Third sources say the plane went completely DEAD in mid air. but it was not reported this way on msm. Since when does a pilot put a plane into a nose dive when cabin pressure is lost and oxygen masks deploy?
Doesnt it make more sense that the cabin pressure would be lost and then air masks come down AS A RESULT of a NOSE DIVE?
Third sources can be researched and found to say this.
What they spin and do not say in the article is the hundreds of feet drop out of the sky was the reason for the oxygen masks to deploy.
ABC takes the official story from a spokesperson of Ted Poe?
BWAAAAAAAhahahahahahahaha! and not a stewardess or pilot? lol
so heres the article.
Not many knew this happened during his 2008 campaign.
This happened in 2007.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/07/plane-carrying/

*I never thought Ron would concede to his supporters in an email and first on CBS news. Why not CSPAN or the National Press Club as he usually does.
*I never thought Ron would concede after the LaGOP convention, but i did so DURING the Texas convention.
*I never thought Rand Paul would disgrace his fathers' supporters by endorsing romney on Hannitys show. A well known Paul enemy.
*I always thought when Rand endorsed someone for President, he would actually come out and USE the word "endorse" instead of "support" which is what he used when speaking with Hannity.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

I had no idea this happened to Dr Paul!

It seems awfully suspicious purely for the reason that Dr Paul was on the flight, however I did want to interject here as I am a Flight Attendant and work specifically on 737- 700's all the time. When a cabin loses pressure, the oxygen masks deploy automatically (they can also fall down during a particularly rough landing... which is beside the point!), the plane will then do a controlled nose dive. The reason: The pilots main objective is to get to a breathable altitude immediately (around 8000ft). If you are at full altitude (usually around 35,000ft), it is 40 -60 degrees below 0 Celsius, and the air is such... that you only have a couple of seconds of useful consciousness before you pass out (barely enough time to find your mask!). Also, you don't have time to figure out in that situation why the decompression happened... there could be major structural damage to the aircraft... another good reason to get to a lower altitude quickly. Another consideration you have a limited amount of time that your oxygen masks will continue to work, also some of the masks might be faulty and not working at all. So many reasons to get low quickly, but unless there is major damage to the flight controls, the aircraft is very capable of flying normally. So my advice if you ever see oxygen masks drop on your flight.... 1st grab the mask and put it on, second, grab a seat and strap in... because your going for a ride! Hope this helps clarify. Upon reading the article it sounds exactly the way things would unfold in this situation.

Dagny
"I don't know if the world is full of smart men bluffing
or imbeciles who mean it."

ok

ok.
thanks.
It has bothered me since I joined the campaign 4 months before this happened.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Amazing.

This post has so far received 1107 negative votes and only 1144 delegates are needed to get the nomination. I have to assume that all those who voted down this post and the actions of Rand Paul tried, are or will become delegates for Dr. Ron Paul, since they would certainly not criticize others if they themselves have done everything possible to get Dr. Ron Paul the nomination.
grant

So, this means it's working right?

I too am disgusted by this but lets look at a few things:

1.) We had to know that the establishment would hit back, we WILL be tested and in my opinion this is just the start of the dirty tricks. The fact that they were able to weasel their way into the campaign is a sign that what we are doing is working.

2.) Romney and the neocon shills don't seem to understand that we are united by an idea, not a person, not even Ron Paul. Aligning people (Obamney..er..Romney and Rand Paul) is not the same as aligning ideas. Romney could put Ron Paul on the ticket and we would spit it out. To quote my redneck brothers and sisters "that dawg don't hunt!"

3.) Hey, Rand Paul can endorse whoever he wants, playing the angle that we are trying to deny him his 1st amendment rights is bullsh!t, the issue is his credibility not his right to endores one person or another. This bait and switch tactic used to be something he used to be above doing.

So the establishment went to great lengths to try and rip us apart. Let them grin from ear to ear for awhile but in the end, I think they will realize that this will (if it hasn't already) blow up in their faces. (NO, I don't mean literally, I mean Metaphorically ,gotta clarify now with the NDAA and all (which Romney supports))

To quote our boy Johnny Cash "whats done in the dark, will be brought to the light".

I have also given generously, and in good faith but I gave to the idea, not the man. For the most part Ron Paul has honored that contract with dignity.

I am disgusted by this and I had hoped Rand Paul would have seen through it. Allowing neoconservative retreads into this campaign was a terrible idea but as Dr. Paul has stated, the idea does not have any flaws in spite flaws that may exist in the men who endorse it.

And to the Romney campaign, nice try....in the end this will only bind us, not co-opt us. We will separate the wheat from the chaff and move on.

Stay strong brothers and sisters.

Arrogance is no substitute for competence....myself

Good link with Alex Jones - I

Good link with Alex Jones - I agree 200% with him.

This needs to be front page on the DP at the top!

here it is again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpoizaEBr98&feature=player_em...

Ifyou needa leader, yournot worthy of the movement!!!Having said

that I hope Ron Paul gets on this sight and sees just how most of the grass roots,in the trenches, freedom fighters took Rand's endorsement of Mitt Romney. It would be a million times worse if Ron Paul endorsed Romney and I'm afraid that it would ruin his legacy, and instead of going out as a legend, he'd severely tarnish and hurt the work that he has put in for more than thirty years!!! Ron, we love you, we support you, we know your a imperfect messenger(but a damn good one) with a perfect message, but what ever the hell you do, don't be coned/forced into endorsing Mitt Romney who said he was for the NDAA among other diabolical things!!! From a fan, a friend, an admirer, and as a fellow freedom fighter!!! JCMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pDTYbHjxRx0 P.S. Thomas Woods agrees with me. Plus don't let Jesse Benton or any other of them suits convince you that you will be treated like Ralph Nadar 'cause they will accuse you of throwing the election to Obama. Because this is a lie, and all the people who really support you, and care about you, believe in the freedom message know it to be one!! We've stood up for you for many years, so please don't let us down in this final stretch!! I don't expect perfection only your best, but I like hundreds of other supporters would be crushed if you endorsed Mitt Romney!! I don't think you would but I thought I'd just go ahead and say it beforehand just in case!! JCM

Possibly To Distract Us From The Epic Texas Turnout?

I can tell you this, let's go back to the Bible...

Matthew 7:16 Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. You'll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? In the same way every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit, neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.

Fruit? How about we say Voting Record? Both Dr. Paul and Rand have great voting records, the best we've seen in Congress... I would say lets just roll with whatever may be the plan at this point and keep Campaigning because as Doug Wead stated a couple weeks ago that
"Some things just can't be made public right now..." I say until we see "bad fruit" or crappy voting when it matters, we need to reserve judgement.

This Texas turnout was epic for Dr. Paul - A True Record Breaker (11,000 people) And Inspiration! Also it looks like we have the majority of delegates for Texas! Election fraud is Evident from what the judge said a few days ago... Read this telling article: http://annebeck58.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/my-experience-as-... The fact is that States currently cannot prove their voting count results to the public and therefore the states should be unable to bound delegates or have binding elections results according to these publicly unverified and unchecked totals.

A legal case is being made and about to be brought to the courts for all states to unbound all bound delegates and go back to caucus voting due to hacking of voting machines, while also requiring that states publicly post voting results according to precinct totals showing how each precinct figures into the state vote count totals... I am highly encouraging everyone to file testimony at toolsforjustice.com whereas the group of Lawyers for Ron Paul (legitimately endorsed by the Ron Paul campaign's Doug Wead from what I understand) are working very hard to file an urgent (testimony needs to be filed within the next few weeks) class action Election Fraud Lawsuit against the "establishment" to possibly get all delegates unbound. Other results from the lawsuit could include changing how elections are held and possibly also allow previously disenfranchised voters and delegates to be allowed to vote or participate as delegates in Tampa which could very much help Dr. Paul stay In It To Win It... From what I understand, one of the strongest arguments for our voting liberty is testimony submitted calling for all states to be on the caucus system due to the voter machine hacking and to prove their vote counts by making a case to require states to publicly post vote count results down to the precinct totals showing how each precinct figures into the state totals. From what I understand everyone could file this type of testimony by simply filing testimony in the state personal testimony section saying something like "I feel disenfranchised as a voter because the State of (your state) could not prove that my precinct vote results were included in the publicly released state vote count totals..." And the more the merrier submitting this type of testimony is what could help lead to an UNLIKELY win for Dr. Paul but also could help on our path to free and fair elections. Navigation is go to toolsforjustice.com, click Learn More on the side heading for Election Fraud and follow the instructions to become a Free Member. Once signed up and logged in, go to Forums, and then scroll down to the list of states and one can either submit in the SPECIAL FORUM: Ron Paul / Election Fraud - General Information (If not filing PERSONAL testimony, post here), or the Nevada Personal Testimony.

The delegate caucuses are currently our last check to unchecked spending amongst competing candidates in elections... If a candidate appears to have the majority vote (via possible vote rigging or election fraud and NWO Fascist Bilderberg Bankster Regime mass media support) but cannot get enough dedicated grassroots actual resident voter delegates to walk the extra mile and show up at the delegate caucus conventions, then that is indicative that the candidate has a disconnect with the voting public and has less support than is portrayed by the Powers That Be. Ron Paul clearly has the Grassroots Majority In This Election! If we can beat the delegate disenfranchisement efforts by the "establishment", show up and stand up and nominate Dr. Paul in Tampa, we shouldn't worry about whether the media will try to spin it as stealing an election, because it's quite the opposite... If Romney truly has the support the media is trying to portray, then how come he can't get the majority of delegates to show up for him at these GOP conferences happening across the country in the states that still have, for the most part, an open and fair delegate selection process?

What we are witnessing here in these delegate conventions is a very effective protest by the people against the media and the NWO vote rigging... We have the legal upper hand in this argument, so all we need to do is keep sticking to our guns and KEEP SHOWING UP!

Open Your Eyes Folks! Dr. Paul has spoken to us about things He wants us to concentrate on in his Texas speech. No where during his speech did he say he was dropping out, so we shouldn't be acting as such... We all need to listen to his words and stop being distracted. Now wasn't that really the point with this Rand (I'm going to say blackmailed maybe considering the recent Bilderberg death threat etc...) endorsement? Obviously, since Dr. Paul's Texas speech should have been at the top of the thread and the top of the news all along instead...

REMEMBER THIS IS RON PAUL 2012 NOT RAND PAUL 2012!!! Rand is his own person, isn't it his liberty to endorse whoever he wants anyway? After all this is expected as he has stated all along that he will support the (presumptive) nominee since he still has a career ahead of him in politics. Rand really can't afford to burn bridges at this point like his dad. Reminder: This is The Last Haul For Dr. Ron Paul so he can afford to possibly burn a couple of bridges and stand with his beliefs in this campaign... Yet Rand is his son, he is not a prime focal point of this campaign, at least not at this time as we are seeing possibly for good reasons we may not be able to know about just yet. Also I would remind everyone that because the campaign and Dr. Paul are engaging in lawsuits against the "establishment", it may be important for Rand to break ties so that he can't be held accountable in the eyes of the "establishment". So Rand's endorsement may be campaign strategy, or it may be blackmail, who knows... Rand also is still quite young and still may need some time to grow up, or is there other strategy involved here that we can't be made privy to right now?

STOP getting confused and STOP GETTING DISTRACTED!!! Right now Unless the Dr. flat drops out it's still RON PAUL OR BUST!!! STOP WHINING AND KEEP CAMPAIGNING, we have an election to win here!!!

-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...

I meant to say (Texas or Your State) Personal Testimony

regarding my comments on toolsforjustice.com.

-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...

I agree

Rope a dope.

Perhaps, it is to tell us

Perhaps, it is to tell us that they believe in freedom to such an extent that they even endorse different people being members of the same family and having a relative as one of the major candidates. An ultimate freedom of choice (even if it means making wrong decisions).

Who is Penny Langford Freeman

People keep bringing up this former staffer talking about the campaign:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX4DdfSGiFs

Here is some background about her. It turns out she is a RevPac board member:
http://www.dailypaul.com/238911/who-is-penny-langford-freema...

This is a Political Move because his reasons are so stupid.

I also bet Ron agrees with the move Rand did.

Gov Romney and I have a number of similarities, e.g. : False, they have virtually no similarities

Gov Romney’s dad ran for president: True (But he wa STRONGLY opposed to Goldwater)

Gov Romney went on to support the nominee as did his dad: True that Mitt may have supported the nominee, but Rand’s Dad did not and likely will not endorse Mitt.

Gov Romney comes from a big family as I do: True (has nothing to do with politics)

Gov Romney has a large loving family as I do: True, maybe, but he says he also does not know them so this is a stretch and it is irrelevant

Gov Romney has 5 kids, so do I: True, but irrelevant

He has had a long happy marriage, so have my parents: True Romney has had a long happy marriage, but why does Rand then say “So have my parents”? and it is irrelevant.

I think we have a lot of the same family values: False (abortion, DOMA, health care, taxes, NDAA, Patriot Act)

Auditing the Fed: False (Mitt is opposed , he has better things to do)

SOPA: False (Romney supports SOPA)

After sleeping on this

The only thing that makes sense is that they must have lured him in with a hot woman and set him up with photographs of the event. Something like that. They have to have something on him they are using as leverage. No son would do this to his own father and his entire movement, especially at this critical stage. Carry on with new invigoration people. These bastards are going down !

Are you usually

this wrong about everything? What a stupid theory.

oops!

X

I Fucking HATE Sean Hannity

!

Trustme I hate him worse, and I'd love nothing more than to meet

him in a lonely, dark alley so we could discuss and really hash out the parts about the freedom message he says he disagrees with. He says he agrees with almost everything the good doctor says except his foreign policy, but in his daily actions always belittles, ignores, makes fun of, and ridicules almost everything this good man says and does!! I smell a true rat in this P.O.S., and I bet old Hannity just needs the right forum so he can embrace an attitude of complete disclosure in which case I'm 100% confident we'd vet out where the Rat is!!LOL!!

Is this really the Rand cooptation or the Rant incorporation ?

Rand Paul has made intentionally or not, one of the most valuable political gift to his father as a huge pack of angry voters who are now emotionally charged with what they perceive as a moral and a political treason of the righteous father by his son: Ron Paul right now should start immediately campaigning on the political theme of treason and betrayal of the American people by their government and their elite in general(without ever alluding to his son's treason since his electorate will do it unconsciously for him, and the more so that a great amount of undecided voters are convinced of the government white washing of 9/11, an obvious state false flag and thus a treason)that will be echoing dramatically his own son's treason and be extremely emotionally charged not by some Machiavellian ploy but rightfully so.
Furthermore if Dr Paul doesn't get the Republican nomination, he has now an excellent reason for rejecting it as the rejection of a traitor (Romney, mere candidate of the military industrial complex, awashed in corrupt elite money scheme), and simultaneously as the rejection of his son's treasonous political endorsement (support) of Romney (Rand may appear as a political traitor but Ron Paul can dismiss such attack from his electoral base against his son as politically ineffectual simply because Ron Paul can allude or directly invoke the due respect for his son's freedom to endorse whoever he wishes to, the hall mark of what standing for liberty means and what Ron Paul has steadfastly stood for: any individual even one's son and one's own father is entitled to his/her opinion and his/her freedom of consciousness even if they are morally and intellectually diametrically opposite). Then, Ron Paul should consider running on an independent party platform to win the presidential election, because the obvious political culture of moral and intellectual decay of the two traditional political party due to excessive crime, corruption and overall politics of the criminal impunity and military industrial lobbying, protected by a veil of quasi dictatorial and tyrannical surveillance state and an arbitrary power of unconstitutional false flag wars for profiteering, will be exposed as entrenched within the traditional two party political system which will make the new alternative party of Ron Paul a far more viable alternative than the tea party which is the mere trojan horse of such old bipartisanship a status quo of political decay attempting to look somewhat dynamic as having allowed the fake new party of the tea, a political puppet of bipartisan politics. Ron Paul should also continue the political race for the presidency whether or not he is nominated as the republican candidates because he has already gained enough political momentum to launch a successful alternative party and win, a far greater voters momentum as real compare to the virtual political moment of the trickery around manipulation of delegates and media black out or obvious bias: Ron Paul politics is real, while Romney's politics is virtual and that of Obama surreal as that of Bush, a mixed of lies,cover up, white washing and about any possible form of illegality justified by an unprecedented amount of the most twisted legal casuistry all amounting to the imaginary politics for the collective interest of the nation used in reality to build a Kafkaesque maze of all sorts of arbitrary self serving political power even more surreal than the general politics of lies.

Dr Paul must win and will as he is undeniably representing the last chance of redeeming a nation hijacked by liars, crooks, thieves and murderers; the last chance for justice and liberty for million of us citizens and billion of individuals abroad affected daily by the ongoing criminal flaws of the American foreign policy.

Dr Paul has been offered involuntarily one of the foremost political momentum as a great advantage over the two other candidates (Romney and Obama) who can only posture some fake integrity and pseudo imaginary faithfulness to the nation's legal and moral values, hiding in reality the continuity of a treasonous national agenda against the lives and interest of the American people: Dr Paul is currently in the position to be the only candidate who can denounce treason without betraying or having betrayed anyone, a political state which is more like an accomplishment worthy of him rather than just a great political opportunity occurring at Random, in the ultimate kingdom of the most arbitrary power to favor anyone.