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Video Update: Ron Paul Tribute Video + Rand Paul Speech from RNC

From the RNC Schedule: Tonight around 7pm the Ron Paul tribute video will be aired at the Republican National Convention, followed by a short speech by Rand Paul.

Ron Paul Tribute Video at RNC: (Thanks MGWHAT for the link)

http://youtu.be/qZ1aXD3_cVw

Rand Paul's Speech below:

http://youtu.be/1HPPBjgbruY

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I can hear the Republicans now...

Well, we did a film on Ron Paul and gave Rand a speaking slot, Forget about the mistreatment of delegates and the rule changes. The Republicans will feel they've been generous to the Paulites. The film and Rand's speech were tools to neuter the Liberty movement. I wonder how Rand feels about being a tool of the GOP. Is he good with it? IMO both the film and the speech were negatives to the cause.

Positive for Rand

I was a voting delegate on the floor of the RNC. The people on the floor seemed to appreciate Rand's speech. The Kentucky delegation was PUMPED UP about Rand. They had "I'm a Rand fan" 3" lapel stickers. Many many people on the floor were wearing these stickers.

I approached people that night and the next days and said I like Rand and think he has a bright future. Nobody disagreed.

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I like that they played Rush

I like that they played Rush as Rand Paul was introduced. And I thought we were going to hear nothing but Country music during this convention and and not Progressive Rock from Canada ;) thank god I was wrong.

Yawn

I could watch his father's speeches all night, I can't get through it.

Finally figured out...

...Why Rand has never appealed to me. He's a politician. Ron is a Statesman.

I'm starting to see a method

I'm starting to see a method to their madness. For the first 13 or 14 minutes he mostly espouses on the Ron Paul platform for constitutional government and puts down Obama's programs, then for the last 2 or 3 minutes, he endorses Rmoney. (part of the deal with the devil). At least he got Ron Paul's views on stage and had the audience wildly applauding at things that are obviously over their heads...GOOD JOB!! (remember Troy)

Why the hell...

Is Rand Paul talking about American Exceptionalism at the NRC? Please correct me if I'm off base here, but isn't this like walking into the Reichstag and shouting about the master race?

Lets stick to the facts and leave the ego bloating and propaganda to the rest of the party...

Does anyone know for sure

if the tribute to Ron Paul did air? They said it will at 7, but did it happen before Rand's speech? Thanks.

Ron's video didn't mention

Ron's video didn't mention anti-militarism or legalizing drugs
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Rand sounded like a politician with his phrases and Reagan praise, I hated it

RP 2012

So......the unanswered question..who made the tribute video????

Ron Paul's people? Or the RNC themselves? I'm surprised if it was the RNC..it was a halfway decent video.

Before you go slamming Rand...

I recommend you read this, analyze it and think things through: http://www.dailypaul.com/252276/rand-paul-slams-paul-ryans-b...

Please lets not go bonkers with knee-jerk reactions on every little thing Rand does. We got three years before the next presidential election. Plenty of time to analyze and determine, based on his actions in the Senate, whether Rand is good enough to be our 2016 presidential standard-bearer or not.

Thank you.

I'm Free like a Willy! Happy Day! Oops thats a bit of a cliche!

Fair enough

I'll be patient, and keep my cool. But I will share a dissenting opinion from time to time, after all that's healthy right?

The way things are going

there might not even be an election in 2016.

lol!

lol!

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The

"tribute" video looked like it was going to be a car commercial at first.

I was waiting for a Cadillac CTS to come zooming by at any moment.

Terrible

Rand gave one of the worst speeches that I have ever heard come out of the Liberty Movement. I listened to Condoleeza Rice's speech and she blew it out of the park. Unfortunately, I disagree with her on foreign policy. However, she did a great job of presenting her side. She was intelligent, states facts, stayed away from meaningless rhetoric, and emotionally showed her belief in what she was saying.
Rand was supposed to the voice of the Liberty Movement at the convention and he played it out as nothing more than a tool for Romney. Chanting, "we built it" made me want to throw up.
A terrible disappointment, Rand will never be a good leader if he continues to spew this kind of meaningless crap while refusing to take a side. That is the problem with Mitt and Obama, they often refuse to stand up and make their positions clear and known, rather speaking in rhetorical terms. This leads to confusion and distrust.

As if he'd want to

He most likely signed an agreement stating that he won't say anything they wouldn't want him to say. Being so shackled, and seeing all of the corruption, I'm sure he had no heart to give a good "performance" on Romney's behalf, anyway.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

scripted

Not even "most likely". More like definitely.

The entire show was scripted and everyone read off the teleprompter. Under the cameras that faced the speaker was a person-sized screen that scrolled the speeches.

It even scrolled the scripted results of the voice vote from the floor.

Within those constraints, Rand Paul was effective and he encouraged many people on the floor to consider him as a future contender for the nomination.

To all you GOP lovers, I get

To all you GOP lovers, I get that you love the party, I like the party as well. If you think it's better for things to fail under Romney than Obama you are doing a huge disservice to the gop.

If things get really bad under Romney the left will blame capitalism through and through - we will be looking at Germany lat 1920s. Why would you want that?

I don't understand Rand Paul

Is he estranged from his father? Does he have his father's blessing?
Someone said Ron and Carol left well before Rand's speech. Rand seems pretty much to me like any other politician. Maybe he hits the right note once in a while, but he constantly seems unwilling to rock the boat and to go along just to get along. They even stuck Mitch McConnell's speech in there between Rand and the video to his father. Why? Rand really needs to show me he is his father's son before he gets any support from me. I don't trust him at all. I'm sorry to say it makes me wonder about Ron too, does he support his son operating this way?

Ron and Carol did leave that

Ron and Carol did leave that is a FACT. The best is the night before when Wolf Blitzer - no fan of liberty - interviewed Rand Paul to support Ron essentially and to say the gops treatment of Ron was poor, Wolf asked Rand to tell his father to have an interview with him the next night (night of Rands speech).

I believe Wolf knew Ron was leaving and wanted to embarrass Rand. Sometimes loyalty crosses party lines and a father knows when another son has done bad.

My two cents.

So long GOP...... where is John Galt?

Lifelong republican. Hardcore (unfortunately) Bush supporter. After what I witnessed across the board this election has caused me to rethink my political choices. I saw even my small local town GOP bend and break rules to prevent honest, hardworking Republicans from having their fair chance to be a delegate when the GA GOP just threw them all out at the State Convention. Unbelievable.

And why? Because we (Ron Paul Supporters) don't think that the military is the answer for the world's problems. That's it. Think about. The GOP by and large agrees with every other tenant of Ron Paul's political philosophy. Small govt. Low taxes. Personal freedom. But you know, it's all talk isn't it? These Republicans don't want smaller govt. They don't want smaller paychecks. Heck, would you? Would you vote yourself a loss in pay? As the govt shrinks, so do the politicians. None of them are true. Power and money corrupt. This is a fact, both spiritual and natural. Where are the 100 or so Tea party Republicans we sent to Washington in 2010? What have they done? 100 votes is alot of weight. They should be running the House. Where are they? What happened to them? Why is debt ceiling still going up? Why is the GOP now backing a budget stop gap measure? Why are we playing ball with Harry Reid and helping him NOT do his job and pass a budget?

What has happened to this nation? Where is liberty? I don't see it anywhere. I see the gov't in my home, telling me how much water I can flush. Telling me what kinds of light bulbs to use. Telling me that I cannot collect rain water because ALL water is publicly owned. Wait? Aren't I the public? Are there drones buzzing over me? How did we get here?

So what then? The system is broken. And I choose to simply, opt out.

Goodbye GOP. Goodbye politics. I will be on the farm, Tv turned off, living my life as free as I can - and loving my family. This train is unstoppable friends. Only true revolution will restore us now.

Who is John Galt, and goddamn I hope he is out there.....

Michael V. Cowan

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John Galt is busy retiring

John Galt is busy retiring for his/her medical practice because medicare doesn't pay him. But since that isnt Obama care its ok. Under Obama care Galt may just leave without turning off the lights.

A lot of other Galts have stopped caring. They will even accept the higher tax rates because it doesn't really matter to them - they will earn less money but eghh they can deal.

You will begin to see the Galts more and more. If Romney somehow wins things may SEEM a little better for a year or so but ultimately they won't be better.

Atlas Shrugged ends in a fantasy in the novel, in real life the ending is far different and sad.

PS - I too spent a lot of time defending Bush at parties and social events. I am embarrassed by it now - Bush was a huge progressive anti liberty president.

WHO IS JOHN GALT?

(I know.)

Great Tribute Followed by a Stupid Son

The title says it all. Rand's endorsement will always be extra painful to me because I was in the middle of the TX state convention when he first made that announcement. After treating his father so terribly at this convention he could have taken his endorsement back. I figured Mitt must have promised Rand VP to get him to do such a thing with that terrible timing. Mitt might have. You can't count on him to keep his word. Hearing that endorsement made me want to puke. How about "honor your father and your mother", neither of which I saw him do this week when he tried to almost shove his mother off the stage at the Paul festival.

Insult to injury

with Rand timing that endorsement to coincide with the
Texas convention.

We Oregonians tend to remember the Benton "we give up, sort of,
but we're still running, kind of" May 14th e-mail (one day before the
Oregon Primary) just about as fondly.

I agree 100% with

I agree 100% with PhreedomFighter. The DP would not allow me to post my true feelings about Rand supporting Mitt Romney. IMO, it was a slap in the face to his father Ron. Ron and Carol did not stay in Tampa for Rand's speech -- enough said. Censureship for the sake of Group Think will hinder our movement -- sometimes the truth hurts but it is necessary. If in deed I was censured, I respect the DP's right to do so but I do not agree with it.

oh come on The Granger

oh come on The Granger babyboomer grandma wants you to get along to go along and just vote the R. Disgusting I know.

SORRY REPUBLICAN PARTY - TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.

DON'T THINK FOR A MOMENT WE DON'T KNOW YOUR ULTERIOR MOTIVES WITH YOUR TRIBUTE TO RON PAUL

THE GOP / RNC COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT RON PAUL. AND THEY NEVER HAVE.

BUT THEY DO NEED OUR VOTES TO WIN IN NOVEMBER.

THUS THEIR FEEBLE ATTEMPT TO PLACATE, PATRONIZE AND CO-OPT US WITH THEIR "TRIBUTE."

BUT WE KNOW BETTER.

MANY OF US WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER, THEIR LAST MINUTE DIRTY TRICKS TO STEAL ANY POSSIBLE CHANCE FOR A PAUL NOMINATION ON THE CONVENTION FLOOR.

BUT - I WILL VOTE REPUBLICAN ONE MORE TIME IN NOVEMBER, WHEN THE ONLY VOTE I'LL CAST ON MY BALLOT WILL BE A RON PAUL WRITE-IN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012.

AFTER THAT I'M DONE AND GONE FROM THE ROTTED, CORRUPT AND CHEATING REPUBLICAN PARTY.

I CARE NOT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

AND I'M SURE I SPEAK FOR MANY MORE OTHERS WHEN I SAY I WASH MY HANDS OF THIS PARTY.

THE GOP DID IT TO THEMSELVES.

It looks to me like this video was planned far in advance which means the RNC knew damned-well they were going to not allow Dr. Paul to be nominated.

IT WAS NOT A TRIBUTE - IT WAS AN INSULT after the tricks they played on Tuesday.

I SEE THROUGH ALL OF IT and the last republican I'll vote for is going to be Dr. Paul in November.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul