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Please Respond To A Ron Paul Hit Piece

Remember Richard Viguerie who started a Ron Paul site during the campaign? He collected the email addresses of a lot of Ron Paul supporters from that effort. Maybe you were one. He has a conservative Republican news site and forum: www.conservativehq.com Yesterday one of his staffers wrote a blog criticizing Ron Paul on his earmarks. It has infuriated a lot of Ron Paul Supporters. There have been some ignorant reactions from all sides yet some brilliant defenses of Dr. Paul. If you would like to place a well thought out response.....you never know what good it might do. I see it communicating the conservative support base for Dr. Paul. No other blog pieces are getting near the response this one is. Let's send a message.




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Done. All those comments are

Done. All those comments are great. Up to 9 pages now.

Bravo Kevin!

My browser popped up with a warning when I clicked on the link, so I decided not to go there.
Such spirit!
Well done.

Righteous Indignation.

I won`t respond because I don`t want those Necons to have

my email address. As a resident of the 14th district of Texas I hope the $410B spending bill does not pass. Of course It will pass without the "aye"
vote of my Congressman. Thanks to my Congressman some of the funds extracted from the productive people in our district will be returned to us.

My first response to CHQ.com:

A little lost paragraph spacing on their forum page, but it's there. Feel free to jump in. I wrote:

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"What a ridiculous piece of sniping.

This absurd 'constitutionalist' argument against Ron Paul's earmarks was last made, I believe, by Tim Russert on the boob tube, and in print by that great bastion of conservative thought, the Houston Chronicle.

It is Ron Paul's job to represent the people of his district. He is not sworn to punish his constituents. If earmarks were improper behavior, or "pork", as the headline of this piece implies, Dr. Paul would be opposed to them, because he has principles.

For the past eight years, Ron Paul has stood alone in the halls of the legislative branch, advocating constitutional government, sound money, reduced spending, and fiscal responsibility---while his counterparts in both prevailing parties have inflated the budget to monstrous proportions, shoveled trillions in bailouts without a second thought, and wasted money in general on a towering scale---selling out to lobbyists and special interest groups like cheap, disease-ridden prostitutes from Nineteenth Century Singapore.

Dr. Paul is not the only honest man extant in the political system, but he is one of a very few.

Paul certainly has been an odd duck in his chosen political party of lickspittle Bush worshipers and free spending militarist-bureaucrats. I cannot erase the image from my mind of John McCain snickering and smirking on camera at Ron Paul during last year's presidential debates. What a great candidate McCain was; the party base chose the most embarrassingly liberal, ecocentric candidate available from an original field of twelve men. The only major difference between John McCain and Ted Kennedy, politically, is that John McCain has a history of loving bombs as much as Kennedy likes booze. His choice as the nominee was mute evidence to how greatly lost the party is after Bush---and how politically vulnerable it is to future defeats from voters who, whether well-informed or not, are at least marginally sane human beings.

I don't really think it's a good idea to trash Ron Paul now that his sound economic ideas are currently being understood, for the first time, by some media conservatives and talking heads. If more people would listen to him now on the issues of the Income Tax, The Fed, and fiat money, we might still have a chance to avoid an economic collapse that will make the great depression of the 1930s look like a picnic by comparison. If Ron Paul was in charge of the Ship of State, we might experience an economic recovery instead of disaster.

These are serious times, and Dr. Paul is a real leader, instead of a polished empty shell. He is also a real conservative...if the word has not become such an abstraction (and self-mockery) that it has lost its meaning."

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Ron Paulers Still Have The Passion

How inspiring and educating to read the responses that have been added to this blog. I was incensed because during the presidential campaign, Richard Viguerie seemed to be lending support to the Ron Paul campaign. How could it end up with such derogatory rubbish as we see here? Of the 116 responses so far.....most are in defense of Ron Paul. Richard Viguerie and staff need to be made aware that we don't appreciate the underhanded politics they seem to be playing.......and accusing Dr. Paul of being inconsistent? They know better. What kind of game are they playing?

I had a dream a few weeks back.

I live in CA. A week before the big announcement that CA was going to try to decriminalize pot I had a dream that Arnold was on the tube making a landmark speech about it. And in that speech there was a heavy tone about the Fed making threats of this type and the other not to raid places, but to strip CA of getting any federal money. But in his speech, he announced a state law that said all federal money from CA will first be routed through processing in CA and then to the Fed. That way if the Fed made such threats, CA could simple stop sending the Fed any money in the first place. Also, that it would take care of any unbalanced earmarking because CA had the option to pay itself Federal money by never allowing it to leave the state if it wished so. Also, that other states were to follow suit to restrain the Fed. When I woke up I was blown away and figured I was reading too much DP, so I took a break for a little bit. =)

Probably,

Viguerie was never a supporter.
Just got on the "bandwagon" to see if he could make a buck off the RP supporters.

If that is ConservativeHQ

If that is ConservativeHQ then I think its time to move to a different headquarters!

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I commented,

and suggested that they re-name their site "NeoConservative HQ".

I've just been told to get off the computer...

so my hubby can get back to work, but you can be sure they will hear from me.

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Yes, and I am among the infuriated.

I consider the hit piece to be irresponsible, uncalled for, and disgusting. And I find it particularly offensive because they publish my cartoons.

Although that may change very shortly.

Viguerie & company said all the right things about Bush and the betrayal of conservatism, and helped promote Ron Paul last spring (or at least started to, before jumping on the Sarah Palin bandwagon). Even in recent weeks, there were news clippings from or about Ron Paul on their site and in their e-mails.

And now, "THUNK!" In the dagger goes.

Now we get an out-of-the-blue hit piece similar to the hits delivered by Tim Russert and that great 'Bastion of Conservative Thought', the Houston Chronicle.

Ron Paul doesn't deserve that.

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Kevin, Your Response To The Blog Could Be Weighty!!

You probably did respond and I would certainly love to read it. What page is it on?

I'm having words with the editor first.

But I will post something, I'll assure you.

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Keep Us Posted, Kevin

As a RP supporter with an inside track to Richard Viguerie, you should be able to discover the motivation behind the blog. Was it an attempt to measure support for Ron Paul among conservatives? Could they have been interested in educating readers on the differences between pork and earmarks, knowing they could count on Ron Paulers to do that? Despite my being infuriated by the piece, I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt IF the motivation was to get people thinking. Keep us posted Kevin. Meanwhile.....lets blitz them with the truth about RP and a lil education on earmarks as one of the checks and balances on the feds excesses.

Kevin, thanks for all you do to bring clarity to the issues through your extraordinary talents. You help to bring a lot of balance to important discussions.

shhhhhhhhhh -- be vary vary quiet

......he may have access to the internet and be lurking in these halls *looking about*