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What was the Unkindest Cut of All?

So many crooked and unfair things happened during Dr. Paul's 2012 campaign. In retrospect, it's obvious that the powers that be were not going to let him win. For me, the unkindest cut of all was right at the beginning when Dr. Paul was robbed of his victory in Iowa. I know that Iowa doesn't guarantee the nomination, but can you imagine how thrilled we would have been with the aknowledgement of that accomplishment? I, for one, would have been ecstatic!

However temporary, it would have put Dr. Paul on the map and it would have made the gainsayers take notice. We in the movement would be able to look back and say that we'll always have Iowa. Depriving us of at least that was, for me, the unkindest cut of all. What do you think?

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ecorob's picture

Whatever it was...

we saw to it that it cost them 2 potus elections with the 3rd still in the balance.

Was it worth it to them?

Of course. They don't care about idealogy and American sovereignty.

They ONLY care about greed and power. Burn them all in hell.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

The Media Blackout

The media blackout was the worst. The Internet is gaining, but it's not there yet.

The entire crazy lie upon lie

upon deception upon blatant media fraud

cut THEMSELVES to the point that anyone actually paying attention now knows that the entire political process and media are a fraud controlled by the same entities.

I don't trust the media.

I don't trust those in government.

This process made that happen for me.

Thank you for making the truth so obvious.

SteveMT's picture

"All those in favor signify be saying Aye."

"I endorse Governor Romney for President." "Unkind" is an understatement with these two quotes from hell.

metalhed19's picture

89 Seconds

89 Seconds

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

I don't know. It's all been

I don't know. It's all been pretty amazingly hurtful. Since I found Dr. Paul in 2007, the 2008 RNC was pretty bad too; when McCain/Palin won the nomination. Remember Adam Kokesh standing way up high with a sign? As soon as anyone wanted to yell out points of order or anything like that, the usual chant of "USA! USA!" would start. Watching the biased media during that race was pretty bad for me because I used to work in television production & became very disillusioned that I entered a field that had become so corrupt. As I watched the whole process play out up to the 2012 election, I was just sick to my stomach. The lies by the media, the spins, even the internet news sites would lie or delete pertinent election information. The caucuses and primaries........just awful what was being done to Paul supporters who were going about it the right way. Not allowing them to use a restroom at one caucus. Sending in the police force when illegal things were being done by the opposition at a caucus. But for me, the 2012 RNC was the icing on the cake. If they didn't think he had a chance to win, why not allow Dr. Paul to speak. His delegates and supporters worked so hard to get the states he needed. The opposition supporters and delegates treated the Paul delegates deplorably; shoving them way up in the nosebleed seats, positioning microphones so you couldn't hear them protest on television (I know because I had both live television and live feed on the internet going at the same time; and the fact that I worked in television production. It's called directional microphones.) Rules changes at the last minute???? And all it did was say to me that elections no longer matter. The caucus process no longer matters. Computerized voting with no paper trail, donate money (doesn't matter). Work hard, doesn't matter. Then the same thing happens over and over again. Not enough interest builds to question the voting system so they always say the same thing, "Why didn't you voice an opinion before now? It's too late to do something about it now." So the same corrupt machines are being used (in my opinion). The whole process to me wasn't just a cut towards Dr. Paul. It was a massive slap in the face to the American people, the process, the rules of law. It disgusted me.

Re: It's All Been

You said it all, my friend. Thank you.

Edgar Morgan

Selling us an un-winnable war

Selling us an un-winnable war on an abstract concept called Terror.

FOX censoring Ron Paul in 07

I couldn't believe it. I broke my television and canceled my cable.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

The First cut

Is the deepest.

Iowa was bad and sad--

but for me, personally, I felt betrayed when Rand endorsed Romney--

and I'm not a Rand basher--

I admired him fiercely when he filibustered; every time he does something good I applaud him--

I don't think he's a 'fink' (goodness, I slipped back into the 60s there)--

but when he endorsed Romney my heart sank, and I never got it into the right place again--

I just focused more on my garden and getting to know my local farmers--

etc.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Endorsing Romney

Yes, that was a heart breaker and a shocker. Really bad.

Edgar Morgan

I still think Ron and Rand

I still think Ron and Rand are playing "Good Cop / Bad Cop" on the Neocons.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

I remember back in 2007 at the Ron Paul supporters

convention that had more supporters than were at the Republican convention across the way in St Paul, MN.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

I will NEVER forget the Rally for the Republic!

Drove by myself from Colorado to Minneapolis...and I'd do it again!
It was a piece of history.

A fond memory....Aimee Allen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3l0sBNBQBk

I went with a group from Colorado to...

Minneapolis and I too would do it again...

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

Missed That One

But I was in Washington DC for the march and the party afterwards, at Philly in the rain, and in Tampa for PAULFEST and the Sundome. Sign waving was also great and turning people's Facebook pages into Ron Paul sites!:)

Edgar Morgan

The unkindest cut of all came

The unkindest cut of all came from the Ron Paul campaign itself when they continued to ask for money after they'd already given up.

The national convention

especially, the rules change.

At The Convention

The GOP proved that the party is rotten to the core.

Edgar Morgan

DJP333's picture

The ayes have it

There blatant lies and manipulation at the convention were crushing...

ayes-have-it

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
"Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves."

I honestly thought this was

I honestly thought this was another circumcision thread haha

I agree, the Iowa lie was by far the most damaging. RP winning out Iowa would have set the pace for the rest of the states and showed him as a viable candidate and not some fringe.

Also, the only opinion a chair should have is regarding what my asshole smells like...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Coffee

projected all over computer monitor. What a mess! I thought I could get away with reading comments without that happening and then...

I honestly thought this was another circumcision thread haha

AND

Also, the only opinion a chair should have is regarding what my asshole smells like...

It was worth the cleanup. Thanks for the laugh!!!

It's a toss up for me

The debate where he was virtually ignored

The Dana Bash hallway attack thinly disguised as an interview

The MSM blatant lying about his speech attendance all across the country

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Speech Attendance Lies

That was bad. I attended Dr. Paul's speech at the Sundome in Tampa. The crowd was about 9,500 or so, maybe more. The next days the local newspaper said hundreds of Ron Paul supporters attended!

Edgar Morgan

I was at his speech in Myrtle Beach

that took place a week or so before the Myrtle Beach debate.

It was short notice...just 24 hours advance notice and between 700-800 people showed up. Some said over 1000 were there.

I was very impressed by that on such short notice.

Check out the crowd lining the halls waiting to get in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwv2P7gYRns

Ron Paul's speech was preceded by Tom Davis giving an epic introduction and explaining his endorsement.

You can see the whole thing here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0AOy5wgMMo

Sen Tom Davis was well received too!

Ahh..the memories

But of course, the media blackout was in full swing

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul