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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)


Rand Paul's Speech below:


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I have done better than Rand. Anyone that is non-bias and can

hold their ground under pressure is better than Rand.

Anyone that can see through Romney and Ryan is better than Rand.

If Rand really believed in the Constitution and that being the solution of the future, he would have supported his father.

He can go start a war with Romney for all I care.

I respect Rand as an individual and a human being, but as far as I am concerned he deserves no support from myself.

Maybe since 08' I trusted he would back is dad until the end? Maybe I had high hopes for Rand.

Go back to sleep Mr. Green.

Yeah Everyone be nice to Rand

I know he doesnt have the convictions of his father right now, but what he is trying to do is invite neo-cons into our party. He is doing the opposite of what the Romney campaign is doing to us. Im sure many of us were not always Ron Paul Republicans, maybe if they see how reasonable our view points are they will be more willing to join the Liberty movement.

Are you serious fellow DPers? People are praising Rand's speech?

If you close your eyes, this speech sounded as if anybody neocon scumbag had recited this. No mention of the Federal Reserve, endless unconstitutional wars, the insidious Patriot Act, or anything Ron has stood against. Oh yeah there is some talk about how we have a big debt and we should look at military spending. Nothing of any conviction. Drop liberty here, freedom there. The rest of the time spent talking against how terrible Obama is, like Mitt Romney would be any different.

The part I find insulting is when he says something like "Obama has added 6 trillion dollars of debt. Mr President, we won't let you bankrupt our country". Right. Like Mitt Romney won't add the exact same amount of debt that Obama has added during his presidency. He'll change everything. Is Rand Paul serious?

Rand Paul is a neocon scumbag. Plain and simple. He used our energy and fundraising prowess to sling shot himself into the Senate. Now he is getting cozy.

F@$k you Rand Paul. F@$k you.

"A living Constitution is a dead one" -Ron Paul

go home

and take your curses with you.

6 months here huh

Not surprised.

"A living Constitution is a dead one" -Ron Paul

There are a lot of people

Who just found the Daily Paul and who have been Paul supporters for years and maybe just now joined. Many of whom may share your views.

Don't knock people based on how long they have been here. Those people may have "been here" far longer than you. And I don't mean on the net.

A lot of supporters are not internet savvy or have been sheepish. Plus the Daily Paul was buried in searches for years. I only found it in the last year, and I just read what people wrote. It's intimidating to join in a healthy debate.

Polite discourse is great. Being divisive based on time here is not. In your normal day to day life that person espousing some belief here might actually be a good friend if you met them in person. I met a friend on another forum at a meetup who I thought was a jerk and he turned out to be one of the nicest people I had ever met.

Place discourse upon belief. If your only argument is time spent on the internet it is in poor form. Discuss differences.

Now is not the time to be dismissive or divisive. That argument of time here is in poor taste. Feel free to discuss things politely.

I know we have a lot of Romney supporters here spreading a bunch of BS. Don't stoop to Romney's level.

Oh, I didn't downvote you either. Your opinion is sacred even if irrelevant or wrong.

I didn't like the speech either.

Team building.

Paulitarians need every able body. Don't be sending people packing because they don't like the cursing. Some people don't have potty mouths. I'm not included in that group.

I was recruiting Libertarian membership thirty years ago at the County Fair. Yet, I was judged when I started posting and down voted because I was a newcomer.

If someone joins in and starts participating and not acting like a troll, they should be encouraged not judged based on when they came to their realization.

I'm not gonna take some new dude

telling me to go home when I was busy supporting Ron and commenting on this website in 08 while this guy was busy in his Sarah Palin maverick shirt being a mama grizzly.

"A living Constitution is a dead one" -Ron Paul

So you want to do it alone? How effective is that?

Your mission requires additional bodies. Nobody telling you to go home.

I'm just saying that it is more effective to be persuasive and inclusive, unless the person is an obvious "plant", than it is to discount their effort to join in the dialog.

BTW Petra-dude, don't tell anyone to "go home." That is not your place.

Hey pal...

That's a Fuckin' mama grizzley to you....

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

Rand the success! ... the successful what?

The whole point of why around 90% of us our in the movement is that we saw Ron Paul speak somewhere, and were blown away that he WASN'T demagoguing or bending the truth to be seen as straight in a bent world...

...and it's not because he naively doesn't know how, or because he was leaving that to someone else in the movement, so they could attack the machine from a different angle in the same "cause"...

To the contrary, it is that very difference from normal politics that IS the cause, no?

You're either pointing to the source of Plato's shadows, even though you know you will be attacked for it, or you're helping to delude people (your neighbors - your countrymen) about the shadows being the real world, in order that you are accepted.

Rand's machiavellian way of playing to people's ignorance instead of their intelligence isn't just different from the work of Ron Paul - It is the antithesis to it.

Just another hack riding the coattails.

Ron Paul's fire, brilliance, dedication, integrity, compassion and all those other noble qualities that set him apart from others clearly were not genetically transmitted to his son.

Rand Paul is a huge disappointment. He's just an opportunistic junior senator that will not make that crossover to mainstream. Kick dirt over that political career too. Maybe he and Jesse Benton can get together at Christmas Dinner at the Paul's house and watch video footage. Kind of like Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite.

Bitching about the TSA only gets you so far, Rand.

ron filled the niche of

ron filled the niche of awakening, now it's time to finish the job of taking over the party.

truth isn't a niche

Take over a party of what? Let's say that "we" won the delegates the same way Mittens did: by lying and cheating. Would that be worth celebrating? Sure, "we" would block a few tax increases and then hope we didn't get out-cheated by the competition next round.

The movement isn't a man, but a message. Men OF the movement are men of the message. Ron Paul was such a man. Winning doesn't make you a part of the movement. Your voting record doesn't either. The movement is the message, so nothing you can do serves the movement, except an outstretched hand and a red pill.

Good Job RNC. You did something honest, but I'm still not voting

for Romney.

Keep putting up videos like this until November, and I still won't support Romney.

My mother used to say "you

My mother used to say "you made your bed, you lay in it."

Well the Republican party made their bed, now they can lay in it.

Obama will be re-elected and he will destroy America. I only hope the liars, cheaters and otherwise poor excuses for Americans within the republican party go down first and go down hard.

Unfortunately, they will not be smart enough to realize they did it to themselves.

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Was there any other recording of the tribute video?

Was curious what the crowd response was when they viewed it at the convention.
Was this broadcast on national TV?

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!


that I know of. I too was wondering what the Romney delegates thought after they saw the video. Did any of them finally realize what the Paul delegates where trying to tell them?

I Told Myself that "I refuse to watch them"

But the comments made me curious and so I did. I'm glad that I did . I think Rand 's speech made the best of a bad situation and maybe made some Dumb *sses think about what they lost in not Nominating Dr. Ron Paul.


Separate the men from the boys

You know what? I am proud of everything Ron Paul and Rand Paul has done. I was actually pleasantly surprised at the video, even though I know the RNC was trying to playcate the delegates. It's not going to make me vote for Romney, that's for sure. But I'm glad we are having an influence on them. I thought that Rand Paul's speech was OK. Not stellar but glad he got the chance to mention some of his views.

The fact is, Rand Paul is a genious and he knows exactly what he is doing. He's not selling out...he's going all in. He's not behind enemy lines. He's got his foot in the door in the enemy's home and he's going to soon kick them out...as soon as we get a majority of liberty candidates to take over the republican party. Remembers, elections are short term but revolutions are long term.

We are the future of the Republican party and they know it!

Remember Israel in the old testament...where moses was charged with leading the Jews into the promised land? Moses sent 12 spies to see the promised land and most came back with a bad report. Only Joshua and Caleb came back with good reports. Those were the only 2 men from that generation allowed into the promised land. Everyone from the first generation to leave Egypt was to die before they could go in the land flowing with milk and honey.

The establishment GOP is the old generation. When they are gone, the new generation of GOP...the liberty folks...will lead this country back to the promised land...1776!!!

Like the post, and the insight, but you need to watch . ..

some old Rand Paul video footage. He's not buying what he's selling. Body language doesn't track the words.

Petra fan, I like the post and I hope you continue to participate here. I appreciate your generosity towards Rand Paul, and urging us to consider things from his perspective. Blessed are the peacemakers.

But, many of us pulled out all the stops in our efforts for Ron Paul. Rand Paul sabotaged our investments in Ron Paul's campaign.

You can't soft-pedal that. Many of us spent more money on this campaign than we'd ever done before. Worked harder, imposed on relationships to have friends and family advertise our political beliefs, spent time doing something that we believed that was really important. And for what? So Rand Paul could have some tokens to negotiate? So Rand Paul could rail against Obama?

We didn't need to spend our time, our money, to risk our physical safety, and least of all our pride -- to advance another person to rail at Obama?

Please understand that some of us here see Rand Paul for what appears obvious: a greedy, insincere, shallow, little climber that is exploiting those that have bought into the pure Paulist agenda.

This is a joke, right?

This is a joke, right?

The video was much better than I expected it to be.

Made me cry. Ron Paul standing alone...just as all those delegates had to stand alone.

The crowd looked confused.

They still don't get that they just sent Leonidas home so they could party with Xerxes. Hopefully their kids are smarter than they are & will explain it to them.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain

Yeah for sure. The story will be "once upon a time we had an

opportunity to recapture America, but we fell for a bunch of lies and were ignorant. We should have listened to Ron Paul."

The RP delegates walked out around 8 pm!

Some of Santorum's delegates joined the walkout.


“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Rand's endorsement...

of Romney at 15:50 was with great sadness. I understand now...

The Libertarian Party, irrelevant since 1971.

Here is my opinion

Nice video, obviously focused on the fiscal parts and deliberately ignores some of his greatest moments as a defender of civil liberties and constitutional principles. That stuff is not compatible with a fascist party.

As for Rand, the speech was good but then the bottom fell out when he endorsed Romney. Everything he talked about in his speech was hypocritical with his endorsement of a left leaning socialist candidate that aspires to manage healthcare, supports TARP and similar bailouts, backs the civil liberty crushing Patriot Act and NDAA, and advocated preemptive war first vetted by his attorneys.

A man of principle would do what his father did and when asked to endorse this extremely liberal candidate and said NO WAY!

I don't care what kind of politics hes playing. This is the very type of compromise that brought us to where we are today and I can't stomach it anymore. America's sense of conservatism has become so perverse and now we have a guy named Rand Paul validating and perpetuating this garbage.

Shame on you Rand Paul for being gutless and without principle to stand up for a liberal governor over your own father.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Good luck converting the

Good luck converting the minds of a roomful of puppets when you don't even endorse their string puller.

What kind of logic is that?

Why waste your time on puppets when you can get out and do what Ron Paul taught us. Go to the youth not the remnants. Your not gonna convert these Rhinos...move outside and bring the young to the party and take this thing over. You cant do that if your a hypocrite. You can only do it with integrity and principle.

That's how Ron Paul started a rEVOLution!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

it's a long process.