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Ron Paul to GOP: "Don't further anger the base."

The Daily: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ron Paul has a message for his fellow House Republicans trying to tame the Tea Party: Don’t. You’ll only make them angrier.

Paul is sounding the warning after GOP leaders booted four Tea Party supporters off the Budget and Financial Services committees in hopes of advancing a deal with Democrats that would keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff.

And Paul, retiring after 15 years in Congress, knows of what he speaks because he is a founder of the Tea Party movement.

The Texas representative told the Daily that the rare move by the Republican Steering Committee will harden the conservatives — three just wrapping up their first term — not soften them.

“They’re going to punish freshmen legislators? If you’re looking for dissension, then you’re going to get it,” Paul told The Daily. “These congressmen will never cave. They’re going to get the support of the people … They will become heroes.”

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The death of the GOP???????are they dying?

the colorado gop leadership still has their heads in the sand. They think the marijuana issue in colorado is a small issue still. They do not believe it needs to be addressed? wtf. This is what they imply when i have talked to them. They do not understand it is the basis's of the republican platform, smaller gov/state right's!

so let me get this straight over 2/3 of colorado voters have changed the colorado constitution and voted in full majority for medical and personal over 2 generations now to the point it is the colorado constitution.

Prediction, if the gop does not see the error of their ways? i predict the gop/cogop will not win colorado again at the presidential level until they support state right's and smaller less intrusive government. If they continue down the same path they have and i see them doing it. Then the cogop will lose more local seats as they oppose 2/3 of colorado voters over the last 20 years. simply put, if the gop opposes ending marijuana prohibition. The gop will end themselves over the next 5-10 years as the cogop becomes a 3rd party by default!

doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out opposing 2/3 of the voters in colorado(swing state) over generations= the death of the gop

Ron Paul 2016

wow if you think ron paul's hands were tied in the congress

wait till he talks like he isn't

on tv tonite

cnn had ari fleishcher on,,, long time party insider

he is doing a study for priebus on what went wrong

he had a list 0f 8 things

the gop just don't get it,,,, they hire a blinded,,,long time insider to do an audit,,,,,
as if he isn't part of the problem

seems the gop has no hope of seeing their errors and correcting course

cracks me up---on all this cliff debt ceiling,,,,,it's all what the president wants-----NO<<<<< congress holds the purse strings,,,, obama is the executive,,,,,not legislative,,,, this is always overlooked and never mentioned,,,,, even by the GOP as msmedia furthers that narrative

that fish mouth disgusts me

it's like he's trying to pull a stephen baldwin.. fish mouth style

turns my stomach up side down every time i see him speak and try to woo audience on camera

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Promising to be REALLY tough

Ahh.. good Dr. Ron Paul.

"Don't further anger the base."

Well, I'm afraid that's going to be REALLY tough for them.

For they don't seem to be capable to learn or listen or commit.

EVER. See RNC, 2012.

(Except for a handful, okay.)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Since the republicon base

shrunk by 7 to 8 percent under G.W. Boosh, there ain't much of a base to speak of. Until the zionist are run out of the GOP, the republicons aren't going to win the White House again anytime soon.

wouldnt yah know

Ron Paul got one thing wrong.

We already as pissed as it gets IMO.

you were suppose to be the GOP Nominee, you were suppose to be The President of these United States.

THAT crossed the line, now I'm involved with my Local GOP meetings and with their support WE THE PEOPLE will be getting everything prepared for RON PAUL 2016!!!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

Ron Paul 2016, i likey!

Ron Paul 2016, i likey!

Ron Paul 2016

Dr. Ron Paul contiues to tell it like it is

and give the Establishment the medicine they need. (even if it does taste awful to them)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Walter Jones

This is one of the finest gentleman to have ever gone to Washington and I want all of us to remember him in our fight with the establishment.

He's got that right!

Justin Amash is already a hero of mine. I've got a huge man crush on that dude and I'm the most heterosexual man on the planet.

i am loving justin amash more

i am loving justin amash more myself:)

Ron Paul 2016

Just remember..

I found him first :-P


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

ProudA - doesn't matter who found Justin first

hes going to be part of a massive LIBERTY gangbang! Just hope he can hold up as well as Dr Paul has been able to.

Poking the bear

Can't wait to hear what "retired" Dr. Paul has to say.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

I've been listening to American Family Radio recently

and there is a lot of talk about Amash and Co removed from their assignments. Today The host was talking about replacing Boehner. Tides are turning, lets roll with it!

Absolutely. John Boehner

Absolutely. John Boehner should be shown the EXIT immediately.


Boehner and the crusty crew...

Sloppy. Really damn SLOPPY.

What would the Founders do?


need to make Dr. Paul's words ring true and support these men!

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Don't? Hmmmm.... Sure sounds like

we're still winning. It's either we're winning or we don't matter. If we don't matter, why bother going to such great lengths to tick us off even further?

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

It's kinda funny

These "republicans" look to the democrats as a guide to how to run things. The way the democrats run things may be just fine for them, but it's not for those who don't want to be like the democrats. True republicans might actually want to be different (well, at these the "freshmen" ones are).

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine


“They’re going to punish freshmen legislators? If you’re looking for dissension, then you’re going to get it,” Paul told The Daily. “These congressmen will never cave. They’re going to get the support of the people … They will become heroes.”

“It just emboldens us,” Amash said. “I talked to a number of conservatives in the conference who are appalled at what happened. The leadership team have a growing rebellion on their hands.”

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

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He's absolutely right.