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Why They Hate Rand Paul by Justin Raimondo

The rise of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) as an alternative to Bush era GOP dead-enders has the two principal anti-libertarian factions in American politics snarling and spitting in fury – and real fear.

The progressives – in the drivers’ seat at the moment – are especially miffed that this upstart ophthalmologist, and son of Ron Paul, has become a pole of attraction not only for libertarians and their conservative fellow-travelers, but for a growing number of their own liberal-leftie base. Disappointed – outraged would be a better word – by the serial betrayal of their fondest hopes, cosmopolitan urban liberals of the sort who join the ACLU and remember Hillary Clinton’s fulsome support for the Iraq war have found in the country boy from Kentucky an unlikely hero. Sen. Paul’s famous anti-drone filibuster enraged the Obama administration, which could hardly conceal its contempt for the Senator’s concerns – but was finally forced to respond. They and their Praetorian Guards among the punditocracy complained it was just plain silly – an indication of Black Helicopter Syndrome – to contend the US government is targeting Americans in its endless "war on terrorism." Then along came Edward Snowden to prove him right.

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By 2016 the progressers will

By 2016 the progressers will have found out man-made global warming was bunk because of the grand solar minimum going on currently. By that time the cognitive dissonance will have gotten to them and they'll be abandoning the democrat party in droves out of embarrassment.

They call Ron Paul Newsletters Racist, Anti Semitic, homophobic

Trust me, they are also calling The Daily Paul the same thing.

Who is "they"?

The PC police over at The New Republic - a liberal mag that other liberals soon follow and parrot.


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when did ramaindo like rand?


The statement below is PROOF that freedom brings us together...

"The progressives...are especially miffed that this upstart ophthalmologist, and son of Ron Paul, has become a pole of attraction not only for libertarians and their conservative fellow-travelers, but for a growing number of their own liberal-leftie base.


The libertarian message of Ron and Rand Paul is about the TRUTH which (on occasion) even appeals to the liberal left. Imagine that!

The saddest thing is that Rand's (just like Ron's) biggest hurdle will be his OWN A-HOLE GOP PARTY.

The GOP has as much to do with the TRUTH as the Democrat Party (that is NOTHING).

In fact it appears the RNC is gearing up (probably in collusion with the DNC) to discredit Rand in a big way if he runs.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul


always puts out a nicely written piece.

Not iof you can actually comprehend reading

He's FOS as usual and appeaser to hate and globalization, to the very people who would decapitate him for his sexual orientation.

Of course I take issue with Raimondo

He says here: "Goldberg is a liar, and not a very good one at that: unlike the conservatives at National Review, no libertarians I have ever heard of have defended white supremacy, and there is nothing in the newsletters that validates this charge. "

Raimondo is incorrect. "white supremacy" is also known as Neo-nazis, and their racism is against Jews and Israel. Many here are constantly bashing Israel and Rand's trip to Israel. So if Raimondo is specifically saying that the racism and white sepremacy is limited to Black Americans, he is completely overlooking the offense many take with the so called libertarians who HATE Israel.


I get tons of downvotes beccause of my open support FOR Israel by these racists.

and here: The "sinful" strategy advanced by Rothbard was based on his critique of the libertarian movement as it existed in the late 1980s and early 90s: it was, he thought, too oriented to would-be "hipsters" who cared only about legalizing drugs, endorsing "alternative lifestyles," and played down the harder edges of a philosophy that opposes not only affirmative action and the welfare state but also "civil rights" laws that violate the rights of free association and property. "

I was a libertarian at this time, and I know having been there, our greatest strides were in advancing marijuana laws.. Propesition 215 in CA came from the LP. We paled in civil rights by comparision to the Democratic Party that owned that stump.

Raimonda asks: "If the "paleo" strategy was such a big mistake, how does Horwitz explain the Ron Paul phenomenon, which propelled a formerly marginal congressman from a rural district in Texas to the leadership of a national movement that today threatens the Republican establishment – and the Democratic establishment as well? "

Because it was not paleo stratigy, it was the movement against the war on drugs that fueled the LP.

Raimondo makes my point about racism here: "I put "left" in scare quotes because any left-winger worth his salt would not have written or published the embarrassing defense of Israel’s vicious attack on Gaza penned by Horwitz, whose heart apparently doesn’t bleed for the Palestinians. The Bleeders even have room for a "libertarian" foreign affairs commentator who supported the Iraq war."

It is the anti-Israel stand within the LP that takes offense to those who have NO idea what Israel represents (FREEDOM FROM ENSLAVEMENT AND STATE SOVREIGNITY FROM A GLOBAL GOVERNMENT).

And Raimondo is way off with this: "Isn’t it funny how often the media comes up with these cockamamie stories about all these alleged "splits" in our movement?"

The LP was never a movement until those who refused to join Ron Paul in the GOP rEVOLution (like Raimondo) made a Liberty Movement, who stood for Ron Paul's message and hoped to materialize it their way, so what do they do, nominate another Republican who donned a LP pin, GJ. If you were on DP, you saw the fight LIVE.

Firthermore, with the likes of Chomsky calling himself a Libertarian, the Libertarian has always been divided liberal and conservative libertarians, Ron Paul being on the conservative side, and while the left really liked Ron Paul, they didn't like him enough to follow his greates political genius, inviting us to take the GOP. They have every excuse known to man kind for NOT being involved in the war.. they expect others to do for them what they will not do for themselves and FIGHT those if us who joined the GOP to support Ron Paul (see my downvotes).

This is also not true: "Libertarians oppose all wars of aggression, and certainly the brutal military campaign by the North to forcibly reincorporate the South into the Union qualifies as such. "

Libertarians believe in being armed and have no problem defending their property, backing the Egyption coipe that installed mashall law and the Syrian civil war, on the side of anyone who HATES Israel. (and on that note, Israelis like their arms too, and will tell you, "If we were armed, the holocast would have never happened").

I don't agree with this either: "3) Alone among our presently serving elected officials, Paul has come out with some favorable comments about Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker who exposed the government’s vast and highly secret spying program. This last is a major "sin" – as Pope Jonah puts it – as far as the political class is concerned, and there can be no forgiveness."

Rand warned Snowden to NOT go to Russia, to not get himself caught up with socialst dictatorships. Snowden is in a glass prison in a Russia airport, no clean clothes, no good food, no shower, no good sleep, and tons of globalists who HATE the USA, using him to advance their own agenda and name. Rand has not defended Snowden but advised Snowden who has not listened and done the exact opposite.

I agree with this, because truth is funny, "To add a bit of comic relief to the scenario, the anti-Paulians have been joined by Rep. Peter King (R-IRA), who has opined that Hillary Clinton would "cream" Paul in a 2016 face-off,..."

Read comments to show anti-Israel remarks.

I have never liked the term "anti-semetic". Judaism isn't about race, that is a term left over from WWII that no longer fits. But because it is still in use, the fact is, being anti-Israel on the achilles heal of the LP, and LM.

Siding with Palestine is siding with the UN and Islam who are the organizations that keep Palestine a non-state under Islamic control. They do this becasue their HATRED fro Jews is prolific. The Muffi from Palestine was a dear friend of Hitler. The Ayrian Youth of Germany didn't understand the connection, as they had believed the holocast was to purify the white race, so what was Hitler doing in a loving embrace with the Muffi? Hitler responded, "We are on the same side, wiping out the Jews".

It's interesting to me to see how many have no idea that they quote Hitler frequently. This is how history repeats, today has forgotton what was yesterday.. Hitler said, "The Jews control everything", "The Jews control the money", "The Jews murder people". NONE OF THIS IS TRUE WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT INDIVIDUALS ARE POWERFUL, NOT COLLECTIVES. It is the collective mind set among the LP that is defeating advancing Ron Paul's message.

except Jews

are Not a race, so it's not racism.

That is why I said

I don't appreciate the term anti-semite being left over from WWII and Hitler's Nazi Ayrian purge of semites (Jews).

Jews are ALL races, so I agree with you, however, because the term SEMITE is still in play, it is employed and it's misleading, just as the slang word marijuana is employed.. when I see the word marijuana, I know it's a bad law because it's slang.

good piece

i always enjoy raimondo's work, although the title should really be: why they hate the libertarian movement. why do they hate rand or anything that hints at liberty? why can't they stand any opposition? because they are addicted to CONTROL.


good assessment..

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Rand Paul

Traitor sold out his father and liberty.


No he didn't

If you were a delegate, a person who was actually responsibl;e for getting Ron the nomination, we were all warned to be stealth, because the GOP was outting us (still is)..

Many of us, WE THE ONES WHO COULD GIVE RON THE NOMINATION (not you the registered who knows what that has one vote) many of us thought we could be like Ron Paul and vote how we wanted. Rand woke us up. They didn't care about Ron ir his NO, he ate lunch by himself.. but we were NOT Ron, and they were holding us to loyalty oaths.. so after ALL the primary elections, and Romney was selected, it was important that we were not purged. Rand stopped that purge.. that's how many were able to go to the convention.

So many here, mean well, but they have not gotten in the game and don't have a clue, and just write what they THINK.

When Rand endorsed Romney, I was with everyone else.. WTF??? And as I saw delegates being purged it dawned on me.. we are NOT Ron Paul, they are outting us. So that endorsement actually is what gave Ron Paul the votes he got at the RNC.

Get in the game and see for yourself how this works, rather then hold grudges for misinformation.