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The Ron Paul factor in the GOP’s defeat

A full three days after the GOP took a shellacking in the general election, as many as 19 reasons have been put for the by both parties, pundits and the corporate media as they grope for explanations. The woman’s vote, the Hispanic vote, media bias, a poor campaign message, Tea Party extremism, Romney too moderate, hurricane Sandy, New Jersey governor Christie, even voter suppression – the list goes on and on.

While all of these factors did come into play, the truth may be that the single most significant factor is what the Republican establishment did to one of its own candidates, Dr. Ron Paul, and his many ardent supporters. By disenfranchising Ron Paul supporters, Romney won the primary, but because of that he may have lost the election. For that the GOP has no one to blame but itself and very few in either party or the media seem to want to mention the Ron Paul factor.

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-ron-paul-factor-the-gop-...

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Very good reading of things.

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Great post.

"Every step we take towards

"Every step we take towards making the State our caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our master." Dwight David Eisenhower. Obama isn't to blame. He did just what he said he would do in both of his books and there were books like THE ROOTS OF OBAMA'S RAGE,AUDACITY OF DECEIT, THE MANCHURIAN PRESIDENT, CORE of CORRUPTION that explained what he was going to do to change America and why. Unformation about all of the Marxist, Socialist and Communist and other extremist organizations who supported him. There were publications like whistleblower and many sites that pointed out some of these same facts. too many chose to listen to and watch the corporate controlled news media instead of doing your own research.The Dumbing down of America by the government and the news media continues today.the many warning from our founders and former leaders like Dwight David Eisenhower went unheeded. What America needed was more patriots loyal to the country instead of so many loyalist loyal to the government.G.Edward Griffin:" If America is to remain a free nation, its citizens must become far more politically educated than they are at present." Like the movie, 2016, this warning came too late. most of the information presented in the movie 2016 should have already been known by the public.

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The comments section of the

The comments section of the article is amazing.

Great read. This and articles

Great read. This and articles like it need to percolate into the public discourse. It seems like the MSM, GOP and general public are still in the "ignore Dr Paul and his supporters" mode.

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I am happy that Obama won because cheaters at GOP deserve it

after what they did to Ron Paul.

I'm not really happy that Obama won, but...

...I am happy Romney lost.

especially

since they are the same anyway.

Obama the lessor of two evils for those of us cheated by Romney?

In many cases I say yes.

Romney tried to destroy the Republican Party with his own socialist ideas.

Romney tried to centralize power in the national party undermining grassroots ideas for years to come.

He is a crook who thugs his way around by way of his money.

I am not upset in the least that the jerk lost.

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Also

Not to mention the security guards who started arresting people when things didn't go their way, or remember the "unity slates" which tried to pull together Gingrich, Santorum and Romney delegates to prevent Ron Paul from getting any? What about in the very beginning when a precinct in Iowa was magically lost to prevent RP from getting the few votes he needed to move ahead. What about the media black out when RP DID eventually win Iowa? What about Charlie Cheater and his fake delegate slates? The list goes on and on and on.

Agreed

By looking at the % of the vote Gary Johnson got in every state, which in Nevada was near 5%+, it is obvious that write-ins for Paul were, unfortunately, not counted. I am willing to bet he got just as much as Johnson in most states, even in non-contender status with write-ins.

Those of us with any rational decision making left either had to vote for Obama to avoid the war cries of Romney, as well as his perverse insinuation that 47%(???) of the population wants to depend on government for everything... after these antics, he was just not presidential material.

There was also the dim hope that Obama, having already given his benefactors an enormous number of financial bailouts, might have some independent control of his office in a second term, whereas he might not be as fiscally irresponsible.

Well, at least that's what I was thinking.

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The 47%

I found it interesting (read: disturbing, ironic, "we don't care if you know") that after Romney gave that sound bite, I think it was less than two weeks but more than one, that the media reported that the race was neck-and-neck at 47% to 47%.

Somewhat like remembering the false flag attack whenever you need government assistance (e.g., police/fire), or about 11 minutes after reporting to work.

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romney most likely didn't

romney most likely didn't have a say in what transpired. if romney is evil, why do you think him and ron are friends? ron knows it's the party that is the problem, not the puppet.

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It becomes obvious

The startling truth: THE GOP IS MORE AFRAID OF RON PAUL THAN BARACK OBAMA.

Very true

that's what I have been saying for months. They would rather have Obama than RP. With Obama, the FED will be untouched and we will still be policing the world. They know there is little difference between Obama and Romney and a HUGE difference between Ron Paul and the rest.

Excellent article. Well worth reading.

Please comment.

Excellent article, indeed!

Thank you, DeMolay, for posting it for us. Now, when people send me annoying email about how bad Obama is, I will send them this article as a response. It never ceases to amaze me how clueless people really are. They are like Stepford People.

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