96 votes

Via Drudge: "The Ron Paul Media Blackout Is Back On"

Link from The Drudge Report.

"After a brief spike in interest, the mainstream media coverage of GOP candidate Ron Paul is back to nearly nothing, according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. This week, less than 5 percent of all campaign stories focused on Paul, the lowest point since Dec. 11. when strong performances in Iowa and New Hampshire helped stoke some interest. Over the same period, Paul's performance in the polls has only improved, going from the single digits to 12.7 percent, putting him nearly even with Rick Santorum, in the current RealClearPolitics average."

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/01/ron-paul-med...

112 votes

Colonel Douglas Macgregor: "Ron Paul Best For National Defense"

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor explains why Rep. Ron Paul's plan would actually strengthen the U.S. military:

"As Ron Paul has pointed out, we do need to scale back our overseas footprint. Our presence in many parts of the world today is actually a catalyst for conflict. We're not cultivating peaceful conditions, in many cases we're doing the opposite..."
...
"Ron Paul is the only man who is in touch with reality"!"

http://youtu.be/lNedMn8_oag

Thanks for the video link, SeedPlanter)

124 votes

BREAKING: Nevada GOP Changing The Rules!

Looks like Money really can purchase elections. Sheldon Adelson, who donated 5 million to Gingrich's PAC, and whose wife donated another 5 million, has been granted a Special Evening Caucus at a private school that Adelson owns.

http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2012/01/27/ron-paul-cam...

The Shenanigans must be stopped. Virgina was able to defend its election rules, Nevada can do the same. If it was so important to these guys to participate in the caucus, then they should have petitioned their GOP before the caucus rules were posted. What are we going to do about it?

EDIT: (Thanks to John P Slevin)

The original post is incorrect

Virginia is a primary. Nevada is a caucus.

World of difference there.

The caucus is run by the GOP and not by the government, as elections are run.

Therefore, it is false to compare caucus to primary as though they are the same thing.

//////////// END CORRECTION.

So let me reiterate. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

97 votes

Washington State Looking to Follow Constitution and Legalize Gold and Silver

HB 2731 was dropped this week by Rep. Cary Condotta, Rep. Matt Shea, and Rep. Overstreet to legalize gold and silver as legal tender in WA St. as directed by the US Constitution.

Spread the message!

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/...

130 votes

Jon Stewart defends Ron Paul from Newt Gingrich

Check out Jon Stewart slamming Newt Gingrich and sticking up for Ron Paul! Hilarious!


Go Paul!
http://www.mediaite.com/t...

"That's right, Mr. Moon Base, they won't tell Ron Paul seriously!" Stewart said, ripping Gingrich. "And that’s why I’m going to make Ron Paul my first ambassador to Moonlandia!"

93 votes

Dr. Iris Mack, Harvard Math Whiz/Derivatives Whistleblower endorses Dr. Paul!

RP2012 Official Campaign Release:

Celebrated Harvard Alum Dr. Iris Mack Endorses Ron Paul for the Presidency - Internationally-recognized Harvard mathematician and derivatives whistleblower considers Dr. Paul’s many credentials as ample fodder for endorsement

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul announced today the endorsement of Iris Mack, the notable and accomplished applied mathematician, derivatives whistleblower and professor. The endorsement recently was made official on The Economic Policy Journal.

In endorsing the 12-term Congressman from Texas, Dr. Mack stated: “Ron Paul has some serious credentials: medical doctor, Air Force veteran, and author of several books detailing and predicting various economic issues and crises. As public official for many years, Dr. Paul has an excellent voting record as a fighter for liberty, and on a personal note he is a well-regarded family man.”

Continuing her praise, Dr. Mack cited Dr. Paul’s stance against President Obama’s civil liberties power-grab, saying, “Also, Ron Paul seems to be one of the few elected public servants who has come out against the NDAA Indefinite Detention Law – which Obama signed on New Year’s Eve deliberately when few were watching.”

“Taken together, there isn’t one thing I dislike about Ron Paul,” concluded Dr. Mack.

100 votes

Ron Paul Resonates with Hispanic Voters in Florida

Perhaps the vote in Florida will surprise everyone!!!

USNews.com | January 26, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's strategists say they have discovered a surprising source of support for their candidate—Latinos in Florida.

Paul hasn't made any overt appeals for the Hispanic vote, his advisers say. In fact, he has barely campaigned in Florida at all because he considers the odds too great against him, although he did participate in a Tampa debate earlier this week and is preparing for another one in Jacksonville tonight. But a Paul spokesman cites a new poll indicating that the Texas congressman has the support of 41.5 percent of likely Hispanic Republican voters in Florida, with former House Speaker New Gingrich second at 25.3 percent, former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts at 9.2 percent, and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at 4.1 percent.

This suggests that Paul could do better than expected in Florida's presidential primary next Tuesday.

Continue Reading at USNews.com

214 votes

I was so wrong

This is an apology to Dr Paul....I was involved in the frustrated and frantic attempt to try to advise Ron Paul on his debating skills. I've done some soul searching about this and realize I was wrong. I will never speak for others, only myself.

I realized that I discovered Ron Paul five years ago and he changed my life. I realized that some have known him longer and some recently. I also realized that Ron Paul has been fighting for us the majority of his life and he has been fighting most of that time alone. He has the strongest character and dedication of any individual I have seen in the 62 years seen of my life. Was it easy for him? NEVER. I can not imagine how he continued never swaying in his convictions with so many mocking him, ridiculing him and desperately trying to shut him up. First of all, I know that I would have given up a long time ago and I think if most of you do some soul searching, you will agree that you would have done the same.

I don't care how Dr Paul does in the debate tonight, he is who he is and that is why I regard him so highly and respect him so totally. He has been fighting fairly when the rest have not but as my son once told me "Get over it mom, life is not fair" In my mind It doesn't matter to me how Ron Paul does tonight because I will never waver in my belief and dedication to him. I am with him to the end and instead of watching the debate (he doesn't need to convince me of anything), I will be putting out my new Ron Paul signs all over my property, driving around with my brand new magnetic Ron Paul car decals and hanging my HUGE Ron Paul banner across the front of my house so that my neighbors get the message.

136 votes

I took a Ron Paul sign to a Gingrich rally today

I just returned from a 9:00 am GOP/Tea Party rally for Newt Gingrich in Mount Dora, Florida. I took an official Ron Paul For President 2012 sign and held it as I walked through the crowd of several hundred people, mostly retirees, who seemed very supportive of Mr. Gingrich. I dressed nicely and smiled and said hello to everyone I met. I did not see any other Ron Paul signs but I got mostly positive comments from many people, including a number of elderly women who gave me big smiles.

There was a huge media presence and I tried to stand in view of the big cameras but did not wave my sign at them. At one point a security guy in a dark suit approached me. He stared intently in my face, said I was on private property and ask me to put my sign away. I smiled and politely said I was just expressing my opinion, that I was being respectful of the people around me and not confronting anyone. Since I was 20 feet or so from where Newt passed by on the way to the stage I guess he thought I was not going to cause a problem so he left me alone. A roving reporter for a local paper spotted me, took several pictures and then asked for my name.

145 votes

Obama Signs Global Internet Treaty Worse Than SOPA

Months before the debate about Internet censorship raged as SOPA and PIPA dominated the concerns of web users, President Obama signed an international treaty that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed by Obama on October 1 2011, yet is currently the subject of a White House petition demanding Senators be forced to ratify the treaty. The White House has circumvented the necessity to have the treaty confirmed by lawmakers by presenting it an as “executive agreement,” although legal scholars have highlighted the dubious nature of this characterization.

The hacktivist group Anonymous attacked and took offline the Federal Trade Commission’s website yesterday in protest against the treaty, which was also the subject of demonstrations across major cities in Poland, a country set to sign the agreement today.

77 votes

Inside the Ron Paul Campaign with Doug Wead

Doug Wead adviser for Ron Paul 2012 joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Inside the Ron Paul Campaign’ to discuss how the campaign sees the results of the first three states. He discusses the delegates and then sheds some light on the mainstream media.

Listen Here!

149 votes

Great Reverse Blowback story...

Taken from my sister's facebook status:
"So my brother was shoveling our driveway, wearing his converse Ron Paul shoes, a Ron Paul 2012 sweatshirt, and a Ron Paul hat. A guy in a plow drives by our house, stops abruptly in the middle of the road, puts his truck in reverse and turns in to plow our driveway. On his way out he rolls down his window and says to my brother "I like your sweatshirt."

The numbers are climbing. The R3VOLUTION is on."

For the record I bought everyone in my family a sweatshirt and hat; so I called my parents and said "you're welcome" for the free driveway cleaning. My younger brother was happy for the reprieve as well!

108 votes

Update: Adam Kokesh's Veterans for Ron Paul DC Rally - Money Grenade 2/1/12

Here's a brief update:

"Veterans march for Ron Paul announcements - Money Grenade 2/1!!!"

http://youtu.be/s1hbemJojqI

Please help out Adam by chipping in if you can y'all!

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