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Tom Woods clears the air on Jesse Benton

Tom Woods: Ron Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton is going to head up the campaign of Mitch McConnell. Gee, now why did those incorrigible naysayers have so many unkind words for him?

People who said Benton was positioning himself all along for bigger things in the GOP were scoffed at. Why, Jesse has a secret plan to get Ron Paul the nomination at the last minute!

Well, now we know the real secret plan.

Ask yourself this: how much money would you have to be paid to work for an enemy of the things you’re supposed to stand for? Maybe now people will understand why Jesse would fly into a tirade after some of Ron’s most heroic moments, when the rest of us were cheering.

I could go through a lengthy catalogue of problems with Benton. The grassroots folks already know a lot of them, so there’s probably no need. What’s done is done.

Not that the world revolves around me, but just a word about how I was treated.


Video: Tom Woods Unloads on Jesse Benton and John Tate
Interviewed by Mark Edge of Free Talk Live.


Published on Sep 13, 2012 by LibertyEvolution

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Guess Rand Didnt Hire him.

Wonder why?

Tom,It's tragic that many


It's tragic that many members of the Daily Paul bought Benton's lies. Sure, the gullibility of those members was tied to a false impression that Ron Paul was infallible for hiring Benton. Obviously, Ron is fallible and it's now quite understandable how the racist newsletters were penned using Ron's name as well. Ron trusts some people more than he should and those people take advantage of him. Yes, indeed, our movement to restore constitutional liberty needs to remain alert to avoid Benton in the future. Personally, I'm pleased to see Benton attach himself to McConnell as McConnell has to go!

Although, I think BentConnell are a cute couple,

sinking their love boat could be very theraputic for many DPers feeling betrayed. How can we move forward to that end?

Aaron Russo, Nikola Tesla, Ron Paul, I'm jus' sayin'

When I look at what Benton did...

and that Ron Paul let him do it, I start to wonder...

I start to wonder if the entire thing was really a "ringer" move, to have us all playing politics when we should have been preparing for survival/battle or leaving the country.

How many are now a day late and a dollar short? They just announced permanent QE, and this is the death spiral.

Even if this was NOT Dr. Paul's intention, the very end result might be just that.

I want to think that the movement was taken over to be a "Ringer". That RP is our Gandalf and not our Saruman.

Tom Woods did not have

Tom Woods did not have comments open so I'll just tell him here: You are so real! You always tell it like it is and that is just so refreshing. We all thought you should have been in the campaign leadership and would have been an asset in presenting RPs platform and philosophy just as you are so articulate in presenting complicated and usually boring economic issues in an interesting manner.

I hope for all of our sake that RP or Rand's next campaign makes much better use of you. I would far rather see you gaining a 6 figure monthly salary then a guy that has it in him to aid and abet one of our neo-con adversaries. Of course, it is possible Jesse will help plummet McConnell to the bottom and lose his next election. I think Jesse is in for a rude awakening when he realizes the grassroots was the motor behind the R3volution and not him.

I wonder how long McConnell will keep him on?

He probably promised McConnell our votes, LOL

Ha Ha, isn't it funny how

Ha Ha, isn't it funny how these politician dum-dums think that getting a base is all about hiring someone, buying our mailing lists, or aligning with someone? They need to realize that we follow substance and all the direct mail goes right in the recycling bin. Its especially laughable with his choice in Jesse because he chose a toxic personality that is going to be like an evil amulet that gets him voted out of office. An all around win for us! Not sure of the upside for them.

He is on Twitter

Thomas Woods@ThomasEWoods

Tom talks Ron leaving RNC before Rand spoke, Benton, Tate

on Free Talk Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw_B5bx8GKc

FULL Interview: http://soundcloud.com/freetalklive/edgington-post-tom-woods-...

Tom too apparently thinks Rand shafted his own dad, as do I, in regards to him AND Carol leaving Tampa a day before Rand spoke at RNC.

The real notable part is... the interview was taped on Aug. 29, 2012. Right after Paul Fest and Tampa, a full two weeks before Benton kissing McConnell's ass announcement.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Maybe Carol asked to go home.

There was nothing left to do. She could cook up some tuna casserole and catch Rand on cable with the family.

Free includes debt-free!

Had they stayed in Tampa

I bet they wouldn't be allowed in the convention hall the night of Rand's speech due to the potential commotion (cheering/chanting) caused by Ron's supporters.

Thanks Tom.

I appreciate that you held your tongue during the campaign since as you say it could only harm Ron Paul. I wish others had taken the same course.

It seems to me that Mr. Benton may have found his niche in life. He has made his choice and will no doubt bear the consequences.

It is my own observation Tom that you have always conducted yourself with calm intelligent lucidity with no sign of personal animus. This "clearing the air" article manifests the same characteristics.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

This is Painfully Unprofessional

Benton has no opportunity to defend himself in Woods' little teenage girl angst-ridden journal entry. And Woods provides absolutely no proof of Jesse Benton being as bad as he claims. Benton almost got Ron Paul nominated via the delegate strategy but the GOP through fraud put an end to that. Woods has just talked a lot. So I'll take Benton over Woods any day.


You take Benton we'll take Woods

You mean the guy that said

That Ron Paul was not looking to be nominated from the floor ? The one that would not stand up to the GOP fraud because it would hurt his future position.


Now, what will happen...

if McConnell faces a real tea party/liberty challenger next time around? Then we'll really find out what Benton thinks of our views. Im glad I donated more time to the Ron Paul campaign than money. Id hate to think that I really sacrificed for Jesse Benton's pocketbook.

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"Terrorism is the war of the poor, while war is the terrorism of

Benton is the grassroots destroyer.

He is getting a two year head start.

Grassroots beware he is looking for suckers.

Free includes debt-free!

This explains a lot.

This explains a lot.

Hey DW, are you out there?

I am wanting your input on this http://www.dailypaul.com/257075/does-anyone-know-more-about-...

I have always known you to give well thought out and honest opinions so I am asking you. Thanks!

McConnell the NEO-CON...

McConnell voted for the initial War in Iraq, has supported the "troop surge", and opposed a timetable for withdrawal from the country. McConnell remains one of the strongest supporters of the Iraq War, which he considers a central part of the War on Terrorism.

He holds the view that the violence in Iraq is perpetrated primarily by al-Qaeda and other international jihadists who would otherwise be engaged in terrorist actions within the United States.

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on January 10, 2007 (after President Bush's announcement of an escalation in troop levels in Iraq), McConnell claimed that the war in Iraq was a success because it had prevented terrorist attacks in the U.S. since the September 11 attacks. He warned that if the United States withdrew from Iraq, "the terrorists would come after us where we live."

In 2006, McConnell publicly criticized Senate Democrats for urging that troops be brought back from Iraq. According to Bush’s Decision Points memoir, however, McConnell was privately urging the then President to “bring some troops home from Iraq” to lessen the political risks.

McConnell’s hometown paper, the Louisville Courier-Journal, in an editorial titled "McConnell’s True Colors", criticized McConnell for the hypocrisy of his actions and asked him to “explain why the fortunes of the Republican Party are of greater importance than the safety of the United States.

"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

McConnell is the one that sent Trygvie Olson into the Paul camp

Into Rands camp in 2009 and in turn Rand sent Trygvie to his fathers campaign in 2011.Jesse Benton played right along with Trygvie to gut Dr. Pauls campaign and now Jesse is getting his reward from McConnell.

It's all right here:
There is a viper in the Ron Paul Campaign? Meet Trygve Olson Ron Paul 2012 Chief Strategic Advisor works for the enemy.

And here Justin Ramaindo of AntiWar.com laid it all out in Feb 2012 but nobody would listen:

Trygve Olson should be fired as Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Adviser

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

I knew they had shunned TOM before this, but I never

could understand how Dr. Paul could allow it to happen~~~unless~~~he didn't know about the conversations between Benton & Woods.

Then, it would make sense.

Mrs. Paul has firmly believed that "Ron is as honest as the day is long", so it is doubtful Ron knew what was actually going on behind the scenes.

I am sickened by all this, and to think we've been conned.

YOU BET JESSE BENTON~~~no doubt put up~~~"REPUBLI-CAN" at Tampa as their banner.

What a pos garbage that guy is. His wife needs a swift D-I-V-O-R-C-E if you ask me, child or not. He's not to be trusted, and a guy like this is JUST the kind of guy who would cheat on his wife, yeh, JUST that kind of guy!


Please send MY money to ME!!!! Or my new Campaign Manger Jesse THE CS'er Benton!!!!;-(((
Forget this BS.
Start them bon-fires for LIBERTY!!
GREED will bring down all,who are infected by it!!!

He tried to whack Peter Schiff

Playing people for suckers.

Then there is Walter B. told by someone that Dr Paul (through his campaign rep?) was disappointed.

The Ken Buck C4L ads broke that organization.

Hawes couldn't have recovered without crossing JB.

By the time 2011 the various grassroots groups were in a tatter.

That's it. MM hired JB to destroy the grassroots for him.

Free includes debt-free!

Slam dunk!

Nice work, Tom. Thanks for being so open and honest with us - and Rand.

It really means the world to me that you were prepared to work for free on the campaign :)

Thank you

for sharing this.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Ron Paul needs to apologize

Does this mean that Ron Paul needs to apologize for being stupid when the country needed him most?

Even if in retrospect, Ron

Even if in retrospect, Ron Paul could have made a better choice with 20/20 hindsight, he needs to apologize for nothing. He is almost single-handedly responsible for renewing a passionate interest in the principles of freedom and economics among an entire generation of Americans. He is more important than most of the people depicted on Mount Rushmore. Ron Paul is being listened to around the world! He is inspiring calls for freedom in countries where even military force has miserably failed to bring it about.

Ron Paul is owed our gratitude.

Jesse Benton Can Go To Hell

Benton is a supreme sophist; a parasite that has infested our brains with invalid inferences in order to manipulate us into choosing actions that tend to fulfill the desires of the infesting agents(GOP) while thwarting our own desires; i.e., the nomination of Ron Paul as President of these united States of America.

Ryan Dawson's warning fell on the deaf ears of those who should have had their mouths shut and their eyes open.


The solution? Larken Rose sums it up in one sentence:
"The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears."

"The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears." ~Larken Rose