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1/7/09 - Ron Paul on CNN American Morning

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1/7/09 - Congressman Paul spoke on CNN's American Morning today to discuss the follies of trillion-dollar deficits and Keynesian economics.

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Move over Ron Paul...

and make way for the new "Dr. No" (headlined right now 2:29 p.m. EST 1/8/09) on Huffington Post

article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/08/conyers-to-obama-do...

RP in 2012!

Ron isn't slowing down a BIT! If anything he and his message is getting stronger on camera. I love how he is becoming more "relaxed" in these interviews, his confidence (well-deserved) is shining through nicely ;-)

I think he'll be good for 2012...LOL!

I understand how RP wasn't elected...

He is NOT a charismatic speaker...he isn't interesting when you watch him, meaning, there's no big facial or hand gestures...there's no big tonal changes in his speach...he just tells the truth, and as ugly as it is, he just keeps telling the truth. No wonder the Sheeple have no interest in him.

'No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.'
-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775)

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Have you seen the videos?

Unless youtube has banned them all which I doubt. This man is more electrifying than lumbago any day of the week. Hell he would have mopped the floor with Bulba in a debate.

Marilyn in Lake Jackson Many

Marilyn in Lake Jackson
Many people DO think that Dr. Paul is a charismatic person. He has a magnetism about him that keeps drawing us back over and over.



It's the message, man. Hitler had the hand gestures, etc. and look where that got us.

He's getting better

If there's one thing i learned during this movement is that people are NO where nearly as deep into this stuff as most of the RPers. I find myself getting further with people simply repeating the most basic truths.

But, as soon as I say "The root cause is centralized economic planning. And in this country we know it as The Federal Reserve" people's eyes glaze over.

I can just see them thinking, "oh man, what the hell have i gotten myself into. Wonder who's dancing in 'Dancing with the Stars' tonight?"

Dr. Paul is a genius, no doubt, but listening to people's criticisms about him show that only a few are actually in opposition to his content. Most talk about his delivery. I hear people say things like, "he sounds like he's whining" or "i have no idea what he's talking about".

If you study the methods of political orators who seem to connect strongly with the masses it's clear they take a different approach to communicating their ideas. Most make a sweeping simple statement then use a vivid example. Lots of proverb-ish statements and what not.

Someone with zero knowledge in a subject can be persuaded to think your way if you say it correctly.

One of the things i love about Dr. Paul is how during a single conversation he'll only say something once... because.. well, it's been said. People (especially in today's America) are bovine in nature. Lots of dull eyes and slow brains need repetition of basic points (said in varying ways) until something in THEIR head clicks and asks... 'but if that's true, then what about...?'

That's when the spark of curiosity is lit and the rest is history.


I find that I can dodge the

I find that I can dodge the glazed look more often that not by telling people that the Federal Reserve, which it what has us all screwed up, is not even part of the government. That is a shocker to most. From there I tell them who does own the Fed and start adding in simplistic facts. Baby steps, but they will get you there. You can also suggest that maybe they can fix their personal economies by running up a hundred thousand dollars on credit cards and draw the comparison to the government's deficiet spending.





We should start a fund to get MrBabyMan to digg our stories

Either that or someone to steal his pacifier and hold it for ransom.


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Paul Krugman is an economic IDIOT...

And he won a Nobel PRIZE????????????????????????????????

We may be toooooooo far gone.

Dr. Paul nailed it again.

"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

I LOVED how he handled the

I LOVED how he handled the Krugman question. RP has a gift in turning difficult questions into gold.

Very well said!

"...into gold."

"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

I agree that this was one of

I agree that this was one of Dr. Paul's best interviews and Robert's is most respectful.

Just thinking out loud, but

Just thinking out loud, but I don't think it's completely insane that what Krugman and others propose will work. What do I mean? What did Paul say that was the fundamental issue at hand? Confidence. Confidence in the dollar. Confidence in the economy. Etc. Now if the majority of people believe in and operate within this screwy system of superbureaucracy, then it's logical to also assume that confidence has existed and can exist within it. So as long as that is maintainable, then it's at least possible to sustain the system. And I don't see the ability to create, or really manufacture, confidence as gone yet. Assume everything Paul says, then the system will fail not when it's shocking or scary or absurd; the system will fail when the ability to gain is demonstratively less possible than the ability to lose.

Yes that is true... but it is insane to think that Uncle Sam can

maintain confidence in the system indefinitely.

Eventually, we will have a severe problem on our hands.

As I said, it will fail when

As I said, it will fail when consumption is more painful than not consuming and that shift is a long time away.

Cheers me up to see my hero on TV

I sure miss seeing the good doctor. Great interview. This should catch the attention of a few people. Baby steps.

Again and Again

Dr. Paul seemed like he is tired. Probably tired of answering the same question and giving the same answer over and over.

"I don't want to be in a battle . . . but
waiting on the edge of one I can't escape
is even worse"

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

digg it hard

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that was honestly one of his

that was honestly one of his best interviews. Very thorough, very logical, and well explained. Bravo.

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Who is the CNN interviewer?

The CNN interviewer actually seemed kind of sympathetic towards Ron Paul. He even acknowledged that multi-trillion dollar deficits were alarming.

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John Roberts

John Roberts was a White House correspondant for CBS News from 1999 to 2006. It was rumored that he was under consideration to succeed Dan Rather in 2005 but that did not happen, and in 2006 Roberts left for CNN where he is now co-anchor of the American Morning program. That's the show that this video clip is from.
Hope that answers your question. : )


and consistent. His message is always clear and concise. Hasn't deviated one iota. Any wonder why he has such a following? And in my humble opinion, it will take the collapse of the dollar and the ensuing revolution to change the system. I don't see it changing otherwise.

The good Dr.

always wonderful to listen to. He does look tired, I worry this is getting him down. He must feel overwhelmed at times because I sure do and I don't even have to leave my house. I think I am going to start praying for him and I haven't prayed in a long time. Peace Patriots

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I had just told my husband that he looked so much more rested, less bags under his eyes, and his face had filled out since the end of the campaign trail. His message, as usual, is always easy to understand and on point.

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don't you know

the good doctor had worked done??
pardon my last person in the world joke

Actually, I think his face looked absolutely great ...
I just wonder if he has allergies when his eyelids look a bit swollen.