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Winners & Losers: GOP in Deep Trouble, Ron Paul Looking Good

Romney lost today to a guy who is overseeing a horrible economy, prosecuting unpopular wars, and who can barely string 5 words together without a teleprompter. This was the best the Republican Party can do. Not only are the Republicans evil, they're evil and contemptible losers, which is far worse.

The biggest losers tonight are of course people who value peace and freedom, but we would have also lost if Romney won. The GOP is right up there in the loser category, however. The GOP lost seats in the Senate, and did little to improve its position in the House. It has served up two ridiculously bad nominees in a row, claiming "electability" and then going down in flames.

Rand Paul certainly came out of this looking very bad as well. He fell in line behind the party masters, banking on some advantage to be gained through an endorsement of Romney. He ended up just looking politically unsavvy and unprincipled. There is little to be gained either, from playing ball with a Party that as inept as the GOP at this point.

It's not beyond the realm of possibility that the GOP may actually show sign of disintegration in the next several years. The GOP has ceased to present any sort of actual alternative, and worse yet, it can't run a winning candidate. Once that happens, the coalition that makes up your political party will begin to fall apart.

The Ron Paul movement is a big winner here. The GOP told the libertarians in the party to get lost, and the GOP paid for it. Interestingly, both Iowa and Nevada, where Ron Paul supporters gained control of the state party, both went to Obama after the Romney campaign actively fought to disenfranchise Ron Paul supporters. I guess the GOP got what it wanted there.

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you guys seriously are

you guys seriously are missing rand's genius ... rand paul is absolutely not miserable tonight ... rand is saying i told you so tonight ... whether you guys like it or not

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

keep telling yourself that

he would have had a big smile plastered on his face with a rom victory.

GOP is the DNC - no difference, and WE, the people

must accept our responsibility for this happening and also for changing it...

"The rise in our education and dedication will be accompanied by a decline in misguided politicians and bureaucrats. We can only eliminate the wrong leaders by becoming the right leaders ourselves.

We as individuals have very little control over who gets elected. But we have ultimate control over how we spend our time and how we prepare for leadership." Stephen Palmer

If you analyse Romney's

If you analyse Romney's campaign, you can't help but come to the conclusion that it's goal was to lose at all costs.
Well, it looks like he succeeded.

George McGovern once quipped,

"I wanted to run for President in the worst way, and that is what I did."

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

Rand Paul is Fantastic

Really, Watch this and tell me you don't love him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtdY9SGPq5E

Some reporter sometime will ask Senator Paul

Why did you support Romney, he will answer, and that will be the end of it. Listen to what he says, and judge how he votes. That to me is important.

like for imposing sanctions

on Iran?

And now the call goes out from RNC headquarters.

Have the boys in the lab stitch together a new candidate for 2016 from the worst features of Bob Dole, John McCain, George W. Bush, and Willard Romney. We'll charge it up with $500 million and see the new, improved chickenhawk soar!

I disagree that the lovers of peace and liberty lost last night. They lost a long time ago.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson


if they keep nominating chickenhawks, they can just keep getting whooped by the Democrats every election until they learn their lesson as far as I'm concerned.

I don't play, I commission the league.

I agree.

It reminds me of a lyric from Graham Parker's "Mercury Poisoning" that goes "I've got a dinosaur for a representative; He has a tiny brain and refuses to learn."

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

I disagree about Rand

In case you haven't been paying attention lately. He is still pushing very important policies and taking bold stances on liberty issues.

Start working now for him to run in 2016. He has a much better chance than any other liberty minded candidate at this point. People will be much more desperate in 2016 for someone who can balance a budget, end wars and free us from tyranny.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

and what better influence and coach...

could he have?? as long as he keeps fighting for liberty he has my support...till he shows physical signs of selling out...then i will drop him...his obvious "play nice" move of endorsing romney is apparent that he did it to gain ground for the libery movement...pushing audit the fed...fighting tsa...ndaa...obamacare...and stoping foreign aid sure dont fall in line with romney! he actually criticized romney for his foreign policy when he was talking about arming syrians.

Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves...the land of liberty needs a regime change!

Just not his dad

His big win was because of his dad IMHO.

Some times when he talks and I like him,
Kind of respect the fact that he's hard headed.
But the scared white guys(me) need to change.
If Rand doesn't become a clone of his dad he is going to fail more and more.

The Republicans lost for two reason's in my opinion.
1.Ron Paul could have won
A. the youth liked him because they are smart and do investigation.
B. the investigation leads to the truth. (Ron Paul like him or not tells the truth.)

2.The people campaigning for Romney never put it together and used BS hate fox talking points as the reason to vote for Mitt.
A.The anti.. brown stuff is just stupid this is America, For USA to be strong it has to allow everyone.
B. hate and scare only work with People that don't know.

My self I would like the USA population to totally reject someone that embellishes or lies in a add.
Maybe make it a law?
wouldn't it be interesting if we locked up congressperson's for lying?
we may end up with 500 Ron Paul just think what the country could do!


Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

Now there is some sound,

Now there is some sound, practical, advice.


The zombies have elected Obama

To the ones that voted for Obama and Mitt Zombie.I hope you feed well on brains today. You need them.

Money talks and dogs bark

Thank you...

Thank you Rand, Jesse, Doug and the RNC you have given us a gift we will never forget.


Yes, it's the gift that keeps

Yes, it's the gift that keeps on giving.... kinda like herpes

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

When you run Obama against

When you run Obama against Obama, Obama wins. The Republican party had another good candidate but the party elite pulled every dirty trick in the book to make sure Obama won.

Did they not know they were

Did they not know they were going up against a machine? Good grief? And they chose Romney because he could beat Obama...

I do not understand why everyone on here is celebrating. I don't want to take credit for this. Let the blood be on the hands of the GOP.

As much as Rand

ticked me off this election cycle i truly believe he is just playing the game to gain position in the party. Once he has that position he will get back to being himself and much like his father again.
Rand Paul 2016 !

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

he will never

be like his father. his father is principled and savvy. rand is a politician (will play along to get along).
ron is the anti-politician.

if you want to turn the other cheek, that's your business. i and many other prefer not to be slapped by this pipsqueak neocon lite trying to ride the liberty movement, and play footsie with the evil creeps at the same time.

Ron Paul/Gary Johnson 2016

Good article

but disagree about Rand. I really think he's playing chess right now.

I redirect you to a comment I

I redirect you to a comment I made not too long ago:


"Our movement depends on the idea of sticking to one's principles in the face of the temptation to exchange principle for power. If we are going to say that it is okay to sacrifice one's principles under the pretense that, in the future, one will have greater influence and be able to, then, stick to one's principles, there is too much ambiguity. How much power is sufficient for someone to finally be held accountable for their actions? Who can we trust? Perhaps Mitt Romney is just saying those things so he can become president, and then he will have the power to actually end the Fed, and end the wars, and balance the budget, and return America to the Constitution, right? How could we know? You might say that, there's no other evidence that shows Mitt Romney would be interested in doing any of those things, whereas people like Rand Paul or Linda Bean have been in the movement for a while and have done things to support our cause. But aren't those people the biggest threats? What I mean is, our enemies know that it is better to be closer with ones enemies than one's friends. And these people have NO interest in retaining principle over power. Do you not think there are and have been moles in our movement? Try talking to some of our delegates.

What I'm getting at here is that it makes much more sense to choose principle over power every time, regardless of your convoluted intentions - especially because choosing principle over power is a key tenant to our philosophy. If the path you're trying to go down requires that you sacrifice your principles to proceed, perhaps you should try a new path. Perhaps people like Linda Bean and Rand Paul don't belong in politics - people like Ron Paul do. And God knows we need all the people we can get here in the grass roots side of things. And just look at what we can do when we have the numbers - you pointed it at yourself - because we brought things like the Constitution and lower taxes and government spending to the mainstream - we changed the conversation and were able to get many more libertarian conservatives into positions of power. That's how you get people into positions of power. Not through making deals and being loose with your principles."



he did choose principle. I can't stand Romney, but in Rands mind the reality was Obama or Romney....and he went with the lesser of two evils....that doesn't mean he's lost his principles though..i still see him up fighting for changing foreign policy (something that isn't popular in the republican base), along with fighting for our rights dealing with the patriot act and NDAA....not too many repubs in office taking on these challenges....but he's one of them.

In politics there are a number of different personalities.....some are direct and unwavering (Ron) and others know the political language and can maneuver in strategic ways to position themselves for their cause....the liberty movement needs both of these kinds of people if it's going to succeed.

You can't trust people that

You can't trust people that "know the political language and can maneuver in strategic ways to position themselves for their cause." That's just a fancy way of saying that we encourage people to deceive and manipulate others all in the name of some hidden personal agenda. Those are EXACTLY the kind of people we're trying to get OUT of politics. It may be the way the system works, but that's exactly the point! That kind of system DOESN'T work.

A KEY tenant to any successful republic is that people use their votes as a vote FOR who they want not AGAINST who they don't want, regardless of the chances that it will succeed. If Rand doesn't understand this very basic and central piece to what makes a true republic, then he isn't fit to represent the liberty movement in any fashion. It's unwaivering principles that got us to where we are, and trying to be political snakes is going to set us back by miles.



i know what you're saying...and i too have your beliefs...i gravitate towards the individuals who spit it straight....no bs, just get down to the cold hard facts...that's what attracted me to Paul.

Unfortunately we live in a country and political system that operates with a political language. "That kind of system doesn't work"....i agree...but unless you've found a way to change human nature that will never change....unless you are suggesting a foundational change to the constitution, political language and maneuvering will always be something involved in politics and it is beneficial for us to have people that can play that game....not lying to people, but being able to hold off in certain areas to position yourself to create a maximum difference is a trait we need in some of the people in this movement.

Don't get me wrong...i'll vote for the Ron Paul types over the political language guys 100% of the time...but that doesn't mean we don't need them with the political environment today.

That's a fallacy. Ron Paul is

That's a fallacy. Ron Paul is the most successful Congressman there has ever been, and it is largely due to his straightforward attitude. The number one goal is education, and when you do things like endorse Romney, you hinder the awakening of those that hear you. Our main priority should be spreading our ideas as far as possible - that is done through speaking the truth, and not holding back. Speaking the truth is the most effective way of getting a larger audience to hear our ideas, not political maneuvering - which directly attacks the intimate and critical network of trust that our movement depends on. Those new to the movement lose trust because they don't know what to believe; those that have been in the movement become divided and lose their trust for each other, their leaders, and their own beliefs. Frankly, it's too risky. Speaking the truth is both most effective and safest.


You're right...

...and it might be a good thing when he figures out that this is no game.

".... that this is no game"

".... that this is no game" or at best he'll need a new chess board to play on.