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Politico: The House's new Ron Paul

Be proud Michigan ...

"When it comes to the House of Representatives, Justin Amash is the new Ron Paul.

The Michigan congressman, only 32, sees himself as a leader of “the second generation” of Paulites in the lower chamber. Sen. Rand Paul moved quickly to present himself as his dad’s heir to libertarian faithful in recent months, but many in the movement see Amash as even purer than the younger Paul, and he’s gotten rave reviews for explaining all his votes on Facebook."

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But Amash is a REPUBLICAN

And that means, REPUBLICANS like me, are going to be going to committee meetings and conventions and pushing for Rand (no disrespect to Amash.. he's ours too.. just politically speaking, in the GOP, OUR party, Rand is going to get the support.

And that means, all those who are not part of the GOP, I guess we'll watch them wave signs at the conventions?

To me, Amash is being pushed as a SPOILER by those who HATE the GOP, "they liked Ron Paul, but refused to join the GOP. They would rather watch others get broken bones fighting FOR Ron Paul's massage then help.. and now they push Amash.. and some are friends (people I care about).

So, MY Dear (((((((((Friends))))))))),

I did not agree with Ron Paul 100% in the beginning. I had to read, study, debate, admit I was wrong when I was, and put my spoils into persective as I did what Ron Paul asked, become a delegate (to become a delegate you had to join the GOP).

While I don't have a history with the GOP to talk about the diffence between conventions, I know what I saw at the convention was a difference. Republican Liberty Caucus room was full. It's like being on DP in real life. I think Rob Hino should begin sponsoring tables at conventions.

Rand has earned respect, and that works out great for us. When is Amash going to have his fillabuster so we can talk about him as something more than "in the wings"? Why do you insist on helping our enemies within the GOP?

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I think Amash

Would be better taking Levin's Senate seat, but I don't think anyone pushing Amash enjoys watching bones get broken.

"The good old days"

The thing is... it takes money, so it is going to be very interesting to see where the money is going to come from, and where's it's not coming from.. I would suspect it won't be coming from corporations with government contracts.. but wouldn't it be interesting to have a presidential race where the corporations attached their lables, including MSM..

Rand Paul brought to you by Faux Knews, Kelloggs, Sirius, Budweiser, Blue Grass Farms.

Hillary Clinton brought to you by, RT, BBC, GE, BP, Edison, Dept of Sec of State (elections, diabold division), CIA, FED, HS, Google, Haliburton and Bechtel.....

All things said and done, if

All things said and done, if i was asked to choose with the person i'd give support to, between amash and rand, it would be amash, keeping an open dialogue with his representative is a huge boon for me, if that was a predifined requirement for our representatives, im preety sure it would make it that much easier to feret out those with their own agendas that conflict with our liberties.

If anything, id support amash just for that long term gameplan, hoping for the snow ball effect

Thats if i were to choose, nothing says we cant support the individual actions we agree with on a case by case basis.........although the disagreements need to be minor consequential things like.......

"I want the war over, monday"

No, i want the war over, tuesday"

.........for me to not stop supporting

The new Ron Paul?

Those who sincerely admire a man who speaks truth to power and has oft demonstrated deep integrity should realise that the best path for us all lies in seeking to be closer to the Creator and to seeking to emulate rather none but His chosen Prophets and Messengers.

My God bless and guide Dr Paul and us all.

Neocons Try to Hijack AMASH Thread ???

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BAZZA MAC

We don't need another Ron Paul he did just fine being himself

we need more excitement, more personality, and more leadership coming from the new generation of lawmakers and Amash is a bit boring to me to be honest, we need somebody to stir up the pot with some libertarian mud!

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

He's not Libertarian by a

He's not Libertarian by a long shot and is no reflection of his father except from a physiological sense. He's a republican who betrayed his own Father

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

How is Amash purer than Rand?

How is Amash purer than Rand?

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How?

hmmm....He doesn't have Hannity's DNA staining his clothes after being pushed on FAUX every night?

If he were invited on, I'm

If he were invited on, I'm sure he'd accept. The only reason he's not on is his low name recognition.

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Really?

Ok how many times has Mr. Amash endorsed his fathers opponent? In anything? In his entire lifetime?

Does Mr Amash have a big brother, GOP neocon Mitch McConnell?

I bet no matter how much evidence I could provide to you still you would be asking< How is (MR) purer?

I bet you actually think Rand Paul has the same Liberty, Freedom, views as his father, no matter what the evidence to the contrary.

So I suggest that you try to convince yourself with evidence before you ask this question.

But I knew you know and you were just fishing, hoping or somthing.

sovereign

Amash's father has never been

Amash's father has never been in politics, so I don't know what you're talking about there.

Rand endorsed his father when his father ran for president. A few days prior to the Kentucky Republican Convention, Rand endorsed Mitt Romney, as by that time, Ron Paul had no chance of winning the Republican nomination and Ron's campaign team had shown signs that they did not expect or intend to win by that point.

Yes, Amash does have a big brother, his name is Paul Ryan. Amash's friendship with Ryan is very similar to Rand's with McConnell. The only difference is that McConnell has in fact helped Rand greatly in getting Rand's legislation a vote on the floor and often even endorsing some of Rand's legislation. Ryan never really helped and at one point even backstabbed Amash, yet Amash kept coming back to him.

Amash's positions on the issues are almost identical to Rand's.

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Ok ill break it down

Are you really that simple to tell me that you dont get it. IF Amish has a father or not in politics is not the point. BETRAYAL but you know your just using a very childish dumb act to avoid the real point, I pity you.

sovereign

So it's alright for Amash to

So it's alright for Amash to campaign with Ann Romney and co-chair Arab Americans for Romney because Ron Paul isn't his dad?

The "dumb act" is called a reductio ad absurdum.

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So in other words, the only

So in other words, the only difference between Rand and Amash is strategy, not ideology.

So in other words

The difference between Rand and Mr Amish is, one is a Back stabbing traitor who betrayed me and the other is still ok by me. Do you want me to send you a picture.

sovereign

Err...

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?409705-Rand-Supp...

Btw, Mr. Amish? I'm pretty sure the Congressman doesn't have a beard...

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What is the difference

What is the difference between the two of them on the actual issues?

yah i get it

Ignore any morality issue after all morality such as loyality is not a real issue to you or so many others who have lost their soul and so desperatly need a leader that the best of the worst is just fine. Who is the best who cares. Rand betrayed me. That is the issue.

sovereign

Tear down one or build up another, choice is yours

1. Who is *currently* the most liberty voting member of the US Senate?

2. Who is *currently* the most liberty voting member of the US House?

I think the answer to 1. is Rand Paul and the answer to 2. is Justin Amash (now joined by Thomas Massie just this January).

Notice the key word *currently*; that is pivotal to what I'm getting at.

You're a free moral agent, so you can do what you want, but I think, instead of spending so much time and energy criticizing and picking someone apart, why don't you use the same time and energy working to get better people elected to public office.

You've got a choice to make Sovereign, either spend your time tearing down those in office or spend your time building up someone better to run for office.

The Libertarian Party spent many, many years doing the former, and that's why they never got a Libertarian Party Governor, Senator or Congressman elected. They spent so much of their time fighting about who was more "pure" or "a real libertarian" and who was a traitor who "betrayed" them that they haven't got anyone elected beyond state legislature or city council in over 40 years as a party.

I'm not going to sit by and watch the same thing happen here. That is why I continue to challenge people to THINK about what they want and WORK towards it, rather than spend so much time COMPLAINING about people who've done wrong, to whatever degree.

I think you were not ask to think what I should do?

I challenge you to understand what back stabbing is. Rand stabbed me in the back. Really happened and wont happen again.

sovereign

So in other words

or not.

sovereign

Go for it Justin,you will win by a mile,YE HA

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BAZZA MAC

he's almost there

There will never be another Dr Ron Paul, and Amash needs to understand that the entire abortion issue is a states rights issue!

No, it's a human rights

No, it's a human rights issue.

no, it's a divide and conquer strategy

one of their best.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Wow Its on the top front page

Wow Its on the top front page of politico.com alot more people will know about him now, this will help if he decides to run for the Senate;)

I'm just so happy the nation

I'm just so happy the nation is warming up to Paulites and the Liberty movement. And the congressional paychecks for us are pretty good too.

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