104 votes

RP2012 Official Campaign Release: Ron Paul Winning the Battle for Delegates - What REALLY Counts!

Ron Paul Winning the Battle for Delegates

Campaign is well-positioned in delegate race

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign released the following statement regarding the results of yesterday’s election results. See comments below from Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Manager John Tate.

“We are thrilled with the yesterday’s results. Our campaign to Restore America continues to gain ground, and we are poised to pick up even more delegates from Minnesota and Colorado adding to our delegates in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

“As people across the country view the results of yesterday’s contests, it is important to consider a few facts that have not been clearly reported. Not one single delegate was awarded yesterday, instead the caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado were the very first step in the delegate selection process. And there are still over 40 states left to go. The Ron Paul campaign plans to continue to vie for delegates nationwide.

“There are a few significant takeaways from yesterday’s contests to remember:

110 votes

I'm Outraged! Surveillance Drones Over U.S. To Be 30,000 By 2020!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/7/coming-to-a-s...

We knew this was coming but it still makes my blood boil!! How can America not vote for Ron Paul? WAKE UP ALREADY!!!

69 votes

Ron Paul says yesterday's GOP result 'opens up the door' to us

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Republican Ron Paul said front-runner Mitt Romney's inability to brush back challenges in votes Tuesday "opens up the door" to him and others looking to deny the former Massachusetts governor the party's presidential nomination.

The Texas congressman was headed for a solid second-place in Minnesota's caucuses, which were won by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Santorum also won Missouri and was in the hunt for a victory in Colorado's caucuses.

"I'm a little surprised. I thought Romney would have some of this automatic carryover," Paul told The Associated. "It certainly doesn't hurt us."

Paul was on course to capture more than a quarter of Minnesota's vote. He was a distant third in Missouri's non-binding primary and far back in Colorado.

Paul said of the night's results, "I think it splits the vote and sort of opens up the door to us."

http://news.yahoo.com/paul-says-gop-result-opens-door-034722...

127 votes

WSJ Economist: Ron Paul's 0% income tax would be world's greatest job creator

Great article:

During the January 16th debates in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Presidential candidate Ron Paul laid down a bombshell by advocating his goal of gradually lowering the personal income tax to 0%, while at the same time shrinking government and finding new sources of revenue for Washington to use to perform its duties. In response to this, economist and Senior editor for the Wall Street Journal not only agreed that Congressman Paul's plan was feasible, but it would also be the greatest job creator for a nation in the history of the world.

Continue:

http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/wsj-eco...

170 votes

Huge push for Maine

If you know someone in Maine who hasn't voted yet, get them to go! Bring people with when you vote!

Let's make a huuuuuge push to win Maine the rest of this week.

40 votes

The Santorum Zone

Originally published January 21, 2012

In 2003, a Heavyweight boxer got a tattoo that covered half of his face. America's collective reaction was, "yeah, that sounds about right." After all, it was Mike Tyson and we had long since passed the point of being surprised by anything he did or said. We were in what one sports columnist jokingly referred to as The Tyson Zone.

In 2012, one Presidential candidate is challenging that designation.

In a nutshell, The Tyson Zone is a special place for the rarest celebrity who is so insane, so unpredictable, that two things happen. First, their complete unpredictability becomes predictable. In other words, you would have been much more surprised to learn that Mike Tyson thought of getting a giant face tattoo and then reconsidered. Second, the real stories about the celebrity are so ridiculous that any crazy story you hear about them is instantly believable - and the crazier it is, the more believable.

Mike Tyson set the standard for lunacy. His quotes are legendary. In fact, there is a great YouTube song that is nothing more than a collection of his most outrageous comments put to a few acoustic guitar chords.

Side note 1: If you up-vote this blog for any reason, it will be for that song link.

Side note 2: Warning, foul language! (It's Mike Tyson's actual quotes, after all.)

Iron Mike Has Met His Match

The more I learn about Rick Santorum, I feel the need to reconsider the standard Mike Tyson has set for sheer insanity. Has the bar been raised (or lowered, depending on your perspective)? Has Santorum reached a new level of crazy that makes Mike Tyson seem tame and conventional by comparison?

To make my point, below are five stories about Rick Santorum.

100 votes

Video Update: Ron Paul Interview with John King on CNN

Video thanks (!) as usual, to SaveOurSovereignty:

http://youtu.be/4FiFVestIiU

177 votes

Colorado, Minnesota Caucus, Missouri Primary - Results Open Thread

Please post your news, observations, and insights in the comments below.

Election Results:

See the full GOP primary schedule. This is it until February 28, when Arizona and Michigan hold their primaries.

29 votes

Mitt Romney: The Ultimate Naked Emperor

Larken Rose author of The Most Dangerous Superstition joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Mitt Romney: The Ultimate Naked Emperor’ to discuss what a Mitt Romney presidency would look like. Larken Rose explains why he has 'endorsed' Romney for President and what it would do for the American mindset. Could Romney be the default teacher of Liberty?

Listen Here!

111 votes

The Revolution Continues...In Vermont!

I'm a high school student in Vermont who is actively involved in volunteering for Ron Paul (not affiliated with the campaign).

Let me just say that the passion and the involvement of the grassroots in the whole state is excellent! Tonight alone, I helped a friend of mine produce a show on local TV talking about liberty and Ron Paul. Then in the parking lot after the show, I met the chairman of my county GOP commission and gave him a Super Brochure!

Ron Paul supporters around the whole state of Vermont are organizing like crazy for our upcoming primary...I'm planning to put some signs up all around town in the next few days. I expect us to do very well in the primary too...there are enough dissatisfied Democrats and Independents to come our way and vote for the good doctor. Let's keep up the good work!! Ron Paul 2012!!

260 votes

Ron Paul In 2nd PLACE in NATIONAL Poll! - 2/7/12

People across the nation are waking up to the truth!!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/07/us-usa-campaign-po...

NATIONAL numbers according to Reuters/Ipsos:

Romney: 29%
Paul: 21%
Gingrich: 19%
Santorum: 18%

This is where it starts getting good. Around the tipping point is always a special place to be. Let's build upon this momentum!!!

119 votes

ALERT! NEW Internet Censorship Bill in Senate

Harry Reid's at it again!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, following a recent anti-piracy legislative debacle with SOPA and PIPA, will lead his second effort of 2012 to push Internet-regulating legislation, this time in the form of a new cybersecurity bill. The expected bill is the latest attempt by the Democrats to broadly expand the authority of executive branch agencies over the Internet.

Details about the bill remain shrouded in secrecy. Clues available to the public suggest that the bill might be stronger than President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity proposal, which was released in May 2011. Reid said that he would bring the bill — expected to come out of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman — to the floor during the first Senate work period of 2012.

Read more:
http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/06/democrats-to-continue-inte...

78 votes

Our Problem is Not Insolvency: It’s Infinite Solvency

Monetary policy is now sexy. The young are into it. “End the Fed” rings out at Ron Paul’s political rallies like “We Will Rock You” used to ring out at Queen concerts.

There is, indeed, a direct relationship between the popularity of economics and monetary policy among the under 30s and the overwhelming support of this group for the candidate whose very political career begun on the day the USA went to a pure federally monopolized fiat fraction reserve monetary system back in ’71 when Nixon closed the gold window.

The fact that thousands of my readers know exactly what the preceding sentence means just proves the exciting change that is going on in this country, mostly thanks to Paul.

This rise of understanding of monetary policy among us commoners (those for whom the creation of money is a crime (the 99.999%)) is wonderful, but it has not yet undone a misunderstanding that prevails even among many of us who are fighting for real economic justice with our Bastiat and Hayek in hand. And this particular misunderstanding is important because it may be playing right into the very hands of the system, and even the people, we oppose.

The error is simply the idea that our government can go bankrupt. The truth is much worse.

Solvency is the ability to pay one’s bills. You become insolvent when you run out of money to pay yours.

Obviously, an entity that can create money whenever it wants to spend money can never be insolvent, and cannot go bankrupt. The US government is such an entity. It is an issuer – not merely a user – of a currency that is used to buy real stuff.

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