It's either funny or sad but true.
You can always count on The Onion for pointed satire and this is pretty darn good.
It IS satire, right?
Lately it seems that there is endless speculation about the same old subjects: The Third Party Run (extremely unlikely); A Brokered Convention (may happen); RP drops out (never happen); the MSM is biased (True) the CFR manipulates politics and in the media (close to true). More than one person said that the November election will never happen: there will be some kind of catastrophic "event" that will usher in Martial Law and suspend the Constitution and the Elections. Do I believe it?
That Ron Paul has stayed the course is, in itself, a remarkable feat. It is also a shining testament to the strength and popularity of his message of freedom, and of the Constitution.
Two-thirds of the Republican hopefuls have fallen by the wayside but not RP. Yes, he's back in the pack, but do not be concerned. He has, like the proverbial Tortoise, maintained a steady pace and his base of support grows each day.
Drudge had some headlines that caught my eye this morning (Thursday, Jan 24).
"Giuliani slips to 3rd in Florida."
"Huckabee alienates GOP in Arkansas"
"Romney an outcast within his own party"
"Super Tuesday won't decide nominations"
Good little blurb in the MSM. Second in Nevada is a good day's work. I tip my hat to the Nevada Meetups who helped our guy do so well.
The article also mentions that RP beat Giuliani in both Nevada (by a wide margin) and also South Carolina. But the message is growing and that is the main thing.
We have eight months to go before the convention. So this might be a good time to kick in a few dollars to help keep the momentum going. Ron can't do it without you and me.
Baby steps, but important ones. Helps keep the momentum going and spirits up. If, for example, Dr. Paul had placed below both, or out of the running, I would say things do not look good - even with an open convention months away. But the word is obviously spreading and the YouTube videos are getting some play. Daily Paul attracts new people every day. This is good also.
It is also important to keep kicking in a few dollars to the campaign to help things along. Even five bucks helps. Baby steps matter.
Most of us are working hard to ensure that Ron Paul does well in the Primaries. New Hampshire today, Michigan and South Carolina coming up; Super Tuesday on Feb 5th. Others after that.
It's a horse race. Ron Paul, Huckabee, McCain, Romney, and the others are in a contest within a few percentage points of each other. There is no clear front-runner, nor is there likely to be. We will see the Ron Paul campaign grow as more supporters come to our side. This is all to the good.
If there is one amazing aspect to this campaign is that miracles happen all the time. Or, for the non-spiritual readers, that no matter how many lemons are thrown at Ron Paul, he comes up with lemonade. I like the idea of miracles better because so many unexplained windfalls have happened that it defies the odds.
I am not exactly a big fan of Alex. I have listened for years, but have frequently switched off because he is often pompous, self-righteous and yells.
But there is no broadcaster or media personality who has been more supportive of Ron Paul than Alex Jones. Many of us first learned of Dr. Paul on Alex's show; we have heard the interviews with Dr. Paul, with Rand Paul, with other RP supporters, with Trevor Lymon and this is to Alex's credit.
PBS had a story on its 11:00 radio news last night about Ron Paul supporters - feeling the snub by Fox - began to influence the selloff of Fox News Stock. As of last night it was down 3%. The story also mentioned that Fox advertisers were to be boycotted.
This is pretty incredible. The Ron Paul supporters are becoming a huge force for social change and this is something to be proud of.
Calling all Traders
I hope to meet you and the rest of the Daily Paul gang in a friendly pub. Doesn't matter where. As good as it is to contribute to the dialogue here, to help the campaign along, to share our outrage at the media insults and savor the triumphs - knowing our Republic is/was at stake - we have plenty of good reasons to hoist a glass and toast each other. We are the friends, joined by a common purpose, who have not yet had the pleasure of meeting. I hope that will happen, and that it's at the inauguration. In the meantime, I raise my glass to you.
Many Ron Paul supporters are in a snit over the Fox thing. This is understandable, since they Fox as shown its obvious bias against our guy. I don't quite agree with Ron when he says that Fox is "afraid" of him. They just don't like his message of freedom, of ending the war and bringing troops home from everywhere, downsizing the government, personal liberty, and so forth.
Iowa (Jan 3) and New Hampshire (Jan 8) are getting the deserved attention, since they are the first elections of this campaign. But Michigan is only a week after New Hampshire and I hope the Michigan meetups are working the crowds and that the Ron Paul supporters are out in force with signs and slimjims and doorbell ringing. It's never too soon.
The next few weeks will be fast and furious, ending in Super Tuesday, February 5th, when 10 states hold their primary elections. After that, they are more spread out on the calendar.
quiltingsando, in the Jeff Flake forum, writes:
What we need is a web site that has candidates around the country who share the same platform as Dr. Paul; we can help support their elections. I want to stress that these people would have to be checked out to make sure they walk the talk.
We have seen a lot of newcomers to Daily Paul in recent weeks, and there have been discussions in the past about the media and how they either ignore or misrepresent Ron Paul, his message and his campaign. Here's a little info which may be helpful to you.