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Ron Paul: establishment panicking that McDaniels may become senator (video)

BILOXI, Mississippi — Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a 2012 presidential candidate and one of state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s big name endorsers over Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), told Breitbart News in a phone interview that he thinks the Washington, D.C., political establishment is “panicking” now that McDaniel may win his runoff on Tuesday.
“They’re panicking, I guess,” Paul said when asked about how the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), at the direction of Mitch McConnell, raised more than $800,000 for Cochran in one night, while former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has pumped a quarter million into Mississippi on Cochran’s behalf.
“But I think it’s a sign of what’s happening and how desperate they are,” Paul said. “I don’t think the money does him any good, but I think what happens is when all these people come in like Bloomberg it makes the case for our side because Bloomberg has a tremendous political image.”
Paul added that it “seems like they [Cochran’s campaign] don’t even have good political judgment” by allowing the Bloomberg donation to happen. He points to when he ran for his first term in his second stint in the House after a 12-year break during which he practiced medicine again, and he noted that all the GOP establishment came in for his opponent.
“The more they came, the more I emphasized it,” he said. “Why do you need somebody from Washington, D.C., or out of state to tell you how to vote? So I turned it into a positive and the people resented it. The more the people came [from out of state], the more they resented it. I think that might be what’s happening over there. Why does somebody from New York City think they can tell Mississippi how to vote?”
Paul’s interview with Breitbart News focused on his endorsement of McDaniel and his views of the grassroots as it stands today in America—compared to when he first started fighting decades ago.
“The American people are sick and tired of what’s going on,” Paul said. “Nobody seems to be happy and everybody worries about Washington not getting along and why don’t the Republicans work with the Democrats. I think what the problem is that they’re in denial that we’re not able to do the things that we used to do when wealth was unlimited and we had economic growth and people wanted to come here to produce. Now people want to leave because of our tax code and we have nothing but debt and we’re not growing and our middle class is shrinking. But, they’re not willing to admit this so people get very unhappy.”
Paul said that “all they’re arguing over” among Republicans and Democrats in Washington is “whose special interests get the best deal.”
“Nixon once said ‘we’re all Keynesians now,’" Paul said. “‘We all believe in the same system of economics’ back in the early 1970s. He was absolutely right. The Republicans became Keynesians just like the Democrats. So now it’s changing because Keynesianism doesn’t work. The Fed doesn’t work.”
Paul said he thinks McDaniel is someone who will shake up business as usual in Washington—and that he’s proven himself as a solid candidate on the campaign trail.
“I think people want to hear the truth,” Paul said. “They want the person to stick to their guns. I’ve had so many people over the many years tell me, ‘Well I don’t know Ron, I don’t agree with you on this or that, but I know you’re going to do exactly what you say you’re going to do and I can believe what you say.’ That goes a long way. I think that’s what you need in a candidate: Conviction that they actually believe in something.”
Paul added that the old adage for big government Republicans like Cochran—that they can bring money back to their states, a central theme of Cochran’s campaign—doesn’t work anymore because people can see right through the spin.
“It used to be that all you had to say was ‘I can bring the bacon home. I can deliver the goods. I’ve been there and I have clout and I’m important,’” Paul said. “And the Chamber of Commerce would get behind them, and they’d get the money and the endorsement and nobody cared. But the conditions have changed—they’re so different today. People are suffering. The jobs aren’t there, there’s too much debt and they’re just tired of hearing the cliches and they’re not influenced by these promises because they know the government is bankrupt.”
Paul said career politicians’ “days have passed.”
“The people are moving on,” Paul said. “Really, in my own mind, the only thing up for discussion is what are we going to replace it with? The failure is there. The question is are we going to resort to believing in a dictatorship type of government or more authoritarianism, more NSA and more control and all that? Or are we going to say it’s time to reassert ourselves because we believe in personal liberty and free markets.”

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Establishment not worried, never was, the fix was in.

It looks like Governor Phil Bryan will have the vote certified on Monday, regardless of the improprieties.

The Establishment is worried, but not about this particular election in a state whose Republican party is still controlled by the Establishment. It is worried that at some time the electorate will wise up to the Establishment's shenanigans and the vote will be so overwhelmingly against the Establishment candidate that no amount of manipulation will overcome the difference, such as happened in Virginia recently with the defeat of Cantor.

The Paulites and grass roots still have a lot of work to do.

In Michigan's 2012 Republican state convention the Establishment state chair, one Bobby Schostak, came within 41 votes out of 2008 of losing to a conservative challenger.

What saved him was that the vote was taken on the Saturday following Friday's county and district caucuses when the executive committee memberships were voted on. To save on their hotel bills more than 300 of the delegates went home Friday night after the caucuses, many of whom we knew were Ron Paul delegates, thus throwing the election to the Establishment.

Lesson learned? I hope so as the Establishment has created a very vigorous and costly recruiting campaign to offset the grass roots in the Michigan party who didn't and won't support Governor Rick Snyder's liberal RINO Republican politics and law making. I hope the lesson learned is that next time the libertarians and conservatives who went home early in 2012 accept the fact that it will cost them the price of a hotel room in 2016 when the next state chair election will be if they want to make a difference and change the direction of the party.

It only takes one to KEEP AMERICANS FREE. Know your duties & rights as a juror. Stop the unconstitutional conviction of innocents in federal custody. The Fully Informed Jury CALL 1-800-TEL-JURY IMMEDIATELY if not sooner. It's that important.

What really doesn't

make sense, by the statements by Dr Paul, why they didn't take down McCon-all? You know the guy who stated 'we are going to crust the Tea Party'! I mean, Rand could have endorsed the Tea Party candidate, and Ron could have run flank on him, but, instead, Rand endorses the leader of the establishment and allows their power to help the other establishment candidates defeat the Tea Party???
They could have then, moved on to Texas and backed Stockman and taken down the minority whip, Cornyn, and really had the establishment collective on the ropes. Sorry, to say, but this really makes me suspicious of Ron and Rand, do they really want to change the GOP or are they just playing the controlled oposition?

Really, how difficult would it be to take these folks down? If you go out and tell the people the truth, that these people are Corporatists, who operate for the the Corporate/Bankster powers destroying our country, and provide the facts, it's a done deal. The question being, whey they never play this card? You can't win a battle against the establishment by playing their style of game.

Ron, if anybody should know this fact? Take this analogy, could Washington and the Revolutionaries defeat the Red Coats by fighting their style of war? No, they had to use tactics, the Red's had no way to defend against, which eventually forced them into defeat. Though, politics isn't a war, the same unorthodox tactics must be used in order to defeat a much more powerful force. The question should be asked, does anybody have the courage to use these style of tactics, apparently not?

Rand an Establishment Boy?

You bet. And a Zionist at that. Sorry, but truth hurts.

Being On the Right Side of History: Psalm 46:10

Help me understand...

Will there now be a run off between the two?

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Not sure why you were getting downvoted for asking a legitimate

Not sure why you were getting downvoted for asking a legitimate question.

In the articles that I read, this race was THE primary runoff.

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

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Another stolen election?

Paper vs machine!

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

Hey Establishment, WE THE PEOPLE are not going back to sleep!


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Indeed. Quite unlikely.


Quite unlikely.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

It is way past time to play

It is way past time to play dirty and give the bluehair Warpigs a taste of their own medicine.

Mitch Is A "C"

Him and his senatorial committee is a disgusting joke. Someday McConnell will pay for his unethical behavior.

He likes to pass himself off as some kind of concerned conservative but, if he has his way he would eliminate Rand Paul in a Kentucky heartbeat.

Him and Boehner have no honor.

They are traitors to their party platform and have tried to disguise themselves as real american conservatives, but are NOT!!

There is a reason

They are all on the payroll of the bankers, and those that aren't (Amash, Massie, Paul) get targets on their backs.