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David Keene criticizes disenfranchisement of Ron Paul supporters from GOP, knocks John McCain (video)

he gave a pretty good speech at CPAC today, here is a portion snipped out.


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he also took a nice shot at Bill Kristol

during his speech, glad to see more and more conservatives turning on Kristol lately and seeing him for what he really is

It is painful

to watch young people thought of as the "creme of the crop" make unsubstantiated statements, to ask a certain type of question (in reference to the video at http://youtu.be/2Bo2tYJTJck). These students are not being educated. Parents who pay tuition for a Harvard education could just as easily sit their offspring in front of a TV set for 8 hours a day and achieve the same senseless, inane indoctrination.

I stopped the video with the girl who attempted to make the argument that drunk drivers somehow can be compared to gun owners. If I use her argument, I would ask her, "if research shows the majority of people who drive drunk own GM and Ford vehicles, and kill others while driving drunk in these vehicles, would the solution to the problem be to ban all vehicles manufactured by GM and Ford?"

The "creme of the crop" have no critical thinking skills and that is a travesty.

While watching this

all I could think of is "what if Romney had won the election" - what would the speeches have been like...

Voting Doesn't Work

I choose to get off the election train. The only way to change things is to wake enough people up. If you notice, he talks about all the times the republican party has been infiltrated with new people and new thoughts and yet it hasn't made anything a bit better has it?


Politicians and political

Politicians and political hacks should dress in clown costumes and makeup because political activists no longer take them seriously. Running for office is only good to enlighten people like Ron Paul did.

Someone out of Arizona, I believe, ran on the libertarian ticket and gave an amazing speech during a televised debate about this. He basically pulled a Ron Paul, but told the whole entire truth. I wish I could find the video.

we now have all-electronic voting

voting in elections can never work again.

it's later than you think.


No, that's all.

jrd3820's picture

Whoa, Brushfire...

Do you really think waking people up is quitting? That is what I do, I wake people up. Some of us don't have the stomach for playing political games and it is easy to understand why some people have lost faith in voting. That does not mean the have quit working for liberty. There is more than one way to do it and just because some of us are not doing it the same way you are or the way you think people should be does not mean they are quitting.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss


Meet sarcastic constructive criticism.

Was supposed to be the elbow nudge of "get back in the game" we need you.

Voting is so simple.

jrd3820's picture


I AM in the game. Just doing it a little different than you :)

There are so many different ways to do this.

Voting is simple if there is someone you really support.

Liked your post about the up and coming generation also, good stuff.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

No disrespeck bra

Honestly, I was sincerely just joshing with you.

However you want to roll, my friend!

jrd3820's picture

lol cool

Just read a lot of "if you are not doing it like this or are not doing x,y,z you are not part of the solution" type comments around here and they bother me.

'Tis all :)

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

That's OK. The old republican

That's OK. The old republican establishment will drop dead of old age in the next ten years and won't be a problem for us anymore.

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Wow, he nails it!

What an insightful speech!

He totally gets it. The parallel with the Goldwater kids is especially apt.

Google is government.

Keene's definitely an interesting one;

as a GOA supporter, always sorta panned NRA's upper echelons, and for a whole slew of good historical reasons.

be that as it may, Keene's definitely a calm operator, and a great intellectual counter to LaPierre, whom either by consequence, or design, gets the brunt of the bad publicity and MSM & rabidly anti-gun nuts' slings and arrows.

if you haven't had a chance, just check out how considerately he answers and masterfully carries on a true debate & Q&A at the recent, Feb. 20, 2013 Harvard Univ. forum hosted by Mr. Dana Bash, CNN's John King:

A Conversation with NRA President David Keene and John King | Institute of Politics


Published on Feb 22, 2013

National Rifle Association President David Keene joined CNN Chief National Correspondent John King for a conversation on gun control. After a 30-minute interview which focused mainly on gun control policy, King turned the questioning over to audience members who re-directed the conversation to the marked increase in school shootings over the last decade.

February 20, 2013

Some background on Keene, from one of the better, more consistent post-GWB oBUSHma regime liberal, John Nichols:


The following is a very indepth article on Keene, his political past, his familiarity with 'guns in wrong hands' (his own troubled son) & becoming a prison reform advocate:

Milwaukee, WI Journal Sentinel: NRA chief David Keene, a gentleman who sticks to his guns

The ACLU's Murphy says, "I still think the NRA can be extreme, but I think the sense of extremism is moderated somehow when it comes out of Dave Keene's mouth."

Keene's interest in prison reform was fueled in part by an episode in his own family. At the age of 21, his son David, who had behavioral problems growing up, was convicted after a "road rage" incident in D.C. He fired at another motorist, striking the driver's car. The son, now 32, served 10 years in prison and is leading a regular working life, says his father.

"His problem it turned out was a chemical problem," says Keene, who says the incident didn't change his views about guns.

"There should be consequences. You can argue about the length of (the sentence). But he's not allowed to own a firearm because he's a felon. I'm fine with that, so is he. That should tell people where we stand on punishing firearms crimes."

Though, if F*cky Schmucker's S374 Gun Transfer amendment ever saw the light of the day along with FeinSKUNK's AWB 2013, if Keene's son ever stayed in his home, once out of prison, while David's away on biz or vacation, because his son's a 'prohibited' person, they can both go to jail if there's even an over and under hunting shotgun, even if it's locked up in a gunsafe/vault. Hell, in most jurisdictions, even now, if the local DA wants to be a dick, the 'law' is what (s)he says it is, anyway.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul


Thank you for posting this video.