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Justin Amash: GOP leadership is out of step with America (CNN interview 12/07/12)

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What's Congress gonna do with

What's Congress gonna do with a balanced-budget amendment? Ignore it just like all the other amendments? Either that or claim it gives them the power to collect even more taxes. LOL, no, you get real!


He showed impressive constraint. I would have told them all where to shove it.

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Decent interview for someone

Decent interview for someone that has been on MSM TV very few times. Stupid questions like always, like RP got. But overall, it was okay.

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Loving Justin Amash right

I know it may seem bad that he got booted - but in a way this publicity is really good. Maybe conservatives will start waking up and get their heads out of the Romney sand.

Maybe ......we can only hope and pray

The Daily Amash .....LOL - Michael you better start planning

(no one will ever compare to Ron - but we got to have someone in the congress to keep the fight going. We really need 50 ron pauls in there)

as Ron Paul has already pointed out

this purge will only make the liberty politicians stronger.

FYI CNN is NOT your


CNN is NOT your friend.. They did this as a hatchet job on Republicans and create more chaos in the republican party. They are not on Justin's or our side...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Yeah they're putting it

through their filter of making the right look bad. They'll easily turn and call his budget racist or evil when it comes time


Everyone (and every

Everyone (and every organization) has their own agenda. There are good reasons to appear on one of these shows as a political personality.


just like Maddow does - but at least it's being televised and it's getting on TV. If they didn't - noboby in the MSM would cover it.

Everything I have seen from Amash is sterling

This is great. The last time I saw a politician treated that way in an interview was a few months ago when Ron Paul was still in the race. I'm a big fan of Justin Amash. Rand Paul? Not so much.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

i'm with you matt on both accounts

there's an honesty there with Amash that can't be denied, and like with Ron Paul even some the opposition seem to recognize it.

"I'm a big fan of Justin

"I'm a big fan of Justin Amash. Rand Paul? Not so much."

That doesn't make sense, because they have the exact same voting record. People criticize Rand for voting in favor of sanctions on Iran, but Justin also voted for the Iran sanctions.


"I'm a big fan of Justin Amash. Rand Paul? Not so much."

I agree. Justin is being handed to us on a silver platter, but many are hell bent on ignoring this fact. Ron Paul fully endorses Justin, and speaks highly of him. Ron Paul will be making appearances at colleges to attract the younger generation to our movement. Justin, Constitutionally sound and every bit as principled as Ron, is the person to obtain those votes, as well as strong conservative voters and Liberty people already in our movement.

Many here are premature to back a sur-name. It is imperative that our Liberty movement fully vet and support the best representive for Liberty possible.

'Justin Amash is on the horizon.'

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul


You forget that Rand was a HUGE influence in helping get Justin elected, and Justin is one of Rand's biggest supporters, even if they disagree on the interpretation. They both back each other up continually.

Eric Hoffer


I do not dismiss Rand. Justin is more inline to my principles, including his interpretations.

There are things that I do forget sometimes, but when it comes to matters such as these, I have a memory like an elephant. Never compromise principles.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Can you name a single issue

Can you name a single issue that Rand and Justin disagree on?

A single issue just for you:


However, it is your responsibility to do research, not just on Rand and Justin, but all potential candidates running for office.

If you are "A Real Conservative" as your screen name suggests, on the political scale o-meter, Justin is more conservative than Rand.

I hope no offense is taken, I know that you are a good guy. We are in this fight to save our Republic together :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Justin didn't think that

Justin didn't think that amendment went far enough, but I don't think he actually would've voted against it for that reason. He wouldn't have joined people like Rubio and Ayotte in voting against an amendment just because it wasn't perfect.

This is how I VET

I don't know what he would have done. Personally, Justin and Rand aside, I feel that no amendment should have been written. If it was me, I would have demanded that Section 1021 be STRICKEN.

Rand promoted and drilled the amendment. For the neo's who watch tv, it was enough and it was accomodating. Justin made it fully known that it didn't go far enough, and that we should never accept anything less than the Bill of Rights. For this reason alone, though there are others, I feel that Justin speaks Liberty louder and clearer. This is the vetting process that I do.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Wow! its amazing how obvious it is to me

that the MSM ask questions and make comments that have CLEARLY been pre-prepared and coached. I haven't watched "The News" in over a year. It's been a while since I've watched an interview online of an MSM anchor talking to anyone other than RP and I guess I had gotten used to they way they always talked to him. Its obvious by the direction of the conversation and the way they tried to pigion hole Justin that the establishment is against ANYONE that has the best interest of the people in mind. They wanted SO BAD for Justin to say he would vote to have Boehner removed as speaker.

I was impressed with Justin holding his ground...I'll be waiting to see what kind of shennigans JB "The Cryer" has in store for Justin. Justin appears to be similar to RP in that he has a very lonely voice of reason in a cathedral choir of corrupt politican windbags.

If I had one wish

It would be to stick my fist through whatever screen I watch these idiotic pundits talk on and punch them right out! I really wonder about these people. Clearly they don't write their own stuff so how do they actually believe the bull that is fed down their throats every work day?

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that was hard to watch

the so called "reporters" were infuriating. They asked the wrong questions, tried to cause drama and they looked so smug doing it. The media's role is now ensure that the right and left political paradigm divides the American people, so they can easily be manipulated.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Great Congressman

I'm so glad Amash was re-elected, he really fights for Americans. I think he is a patriarch of this movement in which liberty-lovers swarm into Congress at unprecedented levels - he's just a few years ahead of the rest of us.

They will never get it.

So-called 'reporters' are one on one in front of Justin, Ron Paul and others, they are told face to face what will fix this economy for everyvody's best interest including their own, and they still try to twist and rebel against them.

To sum up: If you offer me Liberty, Freedom, a chance to succeed in everyday life, I will kick you square in the teeth.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Get used to it.

The principled road is a lonely road. Get used to it.

“Wasting a vote is sometimes voting for somebody that you don't really believe in."
-Ron Paul

"Get used to it."

Don't count me in. I have other plans :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Problem with Amash

He was at or was on a video at USF.I did not know about this guy until the Ron Paul rally at USF in Tampa.Boehner must not be happy with him there.Everyone should make sure we tan Boehner's ass in his next election. The national republican committee women from the state of Maine Ashly Ryan was awesome at USF
. Boehner your days of tyranny are soon to be over.People like Amash and Ashly Ryan will lead liberty to victory.

Money talks and dogs bark

Sitting Speakers can be taken-out

That is a GREAT idea. Let us organize, start money bombs etc. to find a REAL Republican to go after Speaker Boner's seat in congress. That will show the Gross Old People (GOP) leadership that we the people are in charge and will not tolerate big-government worshiping socialist/fascist like Speaker Boner tainting the Republican brand and destroying liberty here in the USA.

Who knows how to start a DEFEAT BONER money bomb?

Someday We May Need a


He was on Hannity last night.

Did anyone put up a video of it?