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Why do many think Ron a "nutcase" while liking Rand?

It's a phenomenon I've observed since Rand won the Senate seat - many 'mainstream' Republican types think Ron a "nut", but these same folks love Rand.

To me, Ron and Rand speak the same language. Sure, Ron can be more 'blunt', and Rand a bit 'smoother', but does that alone explain this phenomenon?

Any theories or explanations?

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Because both pro-Israel and anti-Israel folks are confused

Both sides are emotional without thinking.

Ron Paul is the best friend of Israel whether he himself understands that or not.

1) In 1981, Ron Paul was one of few who supported Israeli bombing of Iraqi nuclear plant. (Reagan was arming Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda at that time.) Ron Paul is on record supporting Israel's right to defend itself and for US to move its embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.

2) Ending US foreign aid to ALL will benefit Israel.

3) Free-society, capitalism, weakened NWO & UN, will too benefit Israel. Under free-market capitalism, anti-Semites will wither away or switch to national socialism.

How do you get that Rand and

How do you get that Rand and Dr. Ron Paul speak the same language? Does Rand have that many supporters? I know he is being touted by msm and promoted by gop. Do people really believe that Rand Paul is the tea party's answer to Republicans revisited.

Because neo-cons are morons.

that's why.

they were told over and over and over ad nauseum

to think of Ron Paul as a nut. For years.


Sadly one of the ways the left/right paradime is so effective is that a self contradictory philosophy prevents people form having coherent thoughts, so they have to believe what is said repeatedly.


Ron is real and has no mold to fit into but his own which is honest and up front. Therefore he is a TRUE threat to tptb. Rand tries to fit into whatever mold is in the moment and isn't honest and up front. He talks in circles like a typical politician. The fact that Rand is accepted by the MSM should send up a red flag to anyone that is aware of who they really work for. Ron is a threat to the agenda, Rand is not so much. Actions speak louder than words and so far I haven't been crazy about Rand's actions starting with announcing his endorsement of Romney on Hannity.


it's simply

be because the msm hasn't started calling him a kook, wait till elections get closer. They will pull all the stops to discredit him If they think he has half a chance at the republican ticket.

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Because neo-conservative

Because neo-conservative media told them that Ron Paul was bad for months leading up to the 2012 election, and they can't think for themselves. It's "herd think".

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Ron speaks truth....Rand talks "double speak"

The kind that mainstream republicans can wrap their head around.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

For the same reason people thought Noah was a kook

But, now that it’s raining…

Because you'd never, ever,

Because you'd never, ever, ever see Rand write something like the first sentence of Ron's piece today on Lew Rockwell:


(I heart Ron Paul!)

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein


Not a guy to mince words, that Ron Paul <3

because they

have it ass backwards as usual.


Well done

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Rand throws bones

Rand throws the neocons a bone every now and then when it does not matter. But if he gains traction as a POTUS prospect, they will turn savage.

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Rand Paul does not have the

Rand Paul does not have the same hard core non-interventionist foreign policy that this dad has. And he's more willing to compromise in order to get along with the other congressmen. So the things that make us like Rand Paul less than Ron Paul are the same things that make mainstream Republicans and mediacrats prefer Rand Paul to Ron Paul.

I don't know, it bothers me

It bothers me, but there is also something delicious about it.

TV man said so

Opinions come from tv shows.

Conditioning by media talking

Conditioning by media talking heads.

Rand has been kosher certified by the media gods.

That is, until election time.

Yeah He Won That Brownie Point

banging his head on the wall in Israel.


Because Ron is a nutcase and Rand isnt

Nah - just kidding! More like Ron is consistent in libertarian views that both Dems and Reps have a problem with.


...most people are afraid of Liberty when it comes down to actually walking it and they actually fear a limited-government society that would remove the government safety net and require individual responsibility.

They like Rand Paul because he represents a 'lite' version of what we already have and that makes people 'feel' more assured, because when all is said and done, they believe Rand's positions will not allow them to fail or to fall.

The 'statist' safety-net still survives in Rand Paul, he simply speaks with a populist voice and would make 'some' limitations on the power of 'the state'.

simple answer, brainwashed

simple answer, brainwashed sheep.

Ron Paul 2016

Because the media told them

Because the media told them to. If the media turns around and tells them that Rand is a nutcase, then they'll think he is a nutcase too.

Most people don't think for themselves, at all. AT ALL. AT ALL.

Most of it is because they've been

fed a healthy diet of bullshit about him. Since they're lambs, they tend to lap up whatever is offered to them by their shepherds.

Another reason might be because of the kind of responsibility his rhetoric would demand of them.. Much like a prisoner that has been institutionalized, they fear their freedom and being able to function in situations that have became very strange and scary to them.

3 hots and a cot can cause the brain to rot.

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It was the term "isolationist"

No one can say that about Rand, Rand is not a hawk, he wants diplomacy and trade and THEN ALL options are in the table (eliminating pre-emptive strikes) and this is reasonable, so people are listening to Rand.

Rand is not smooth, but very smart, learned a lot being Ron Paul's son, and is applying what he KNOWS about Liberty and politics to stear the battleship USA into peaceful waters.

People love being right.

The neocons know they were wrong about Ron but they are too ashamed to admit it and the media isn't helping that. Rand gives them an out. He is the person who they can support without having to admit they were wrong about Ron. They can get the small government they claim to have wanted without having to backtrack and apologize to Ron. Rand really is in a unique and rather fortunate position.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

bottom line the gop has to

bottom line the gop has to nominate Rand Paul or they will lose for the next 4 years. November is Our Month to hold the republican party accountable. They nominate anyone other then Rand Paul and they throw the election. rubio? bush? or any establishment candidate will lose in 2016. Any republican that opposes legal marijuana can write colorado off the map in 2016. sadly it won't matter if the dem is actually for it just the republican party is viewed as anti-marijuana. If the gop doesn't have someone with balls to say i am for smaller gov,individual liberty,the colorado constitution,legal marijuana and hemp. Then they can kiss colorado a swing state good bye. I PROMISE;) The voting block is there republican,dem and indy;)

Ron Paul 2016