34 votes

Full Audio of Jesse Benton Conference Call With The Media - 5/15/2012

http://youtu.be/DJdKINAzN4M

Larry Sinclair thought it would be nice to get the entire call out to the grassroots without a media filter, thank you Mr. Sinclair and Sinclair News!

Earlier, thread with partial recording.

92 votes

I've seen this before: a movement turning inwards on itself

Calm down and I'll tell you a story.

I used to travel with a group of hippies and all they did was "direct action logistical support" which means for anybody what wanted to do a sustained protest or march or encampment, we had the equipment and people to do it. Mobile kitchen, porta potties, dry storage and transport buses, all kinds of support vehicles.

We had great fun while in action, it was all peace, love and happiness. But as soon as we were in between jobs and were just kinda camped out wherever we ended up, all of that energy, all of that talent, all of that skill would turn inwards.

And we would begin b!tching at each other like a bunch of spoiled brats and nit-pick each other and find fault and point fingers of blame.

Among activists of right and left and every ism is one great common trait: PASSION. Passion is the friend of productivity but she calls frustration every time productivity don't come home for dinner. Just seems to be the way it is.

35 votes

Ron Paul Conference Call Emphasized "treat us with respect"

There was some I like, some I didn't like, but Ron Paul conference call today - I'll be getting the audio up sometime today on my youtube channel. Here's the article I wrote:

Ron Paul sent a message to his supporters Monday that discussed his plans for the future in the GOP presidential race. The 12-term congressman from Texas upset many of his supporters by announcing that he will not spend any more money campaigning in the remaining primaries. In an afternoon press release that had many dedicated supporters venting frustrations online, Dr. Paul shared that he would continue to gather delegates, but that he has become worried after a series of chaotic state conventions.

Jesse Benton, Ron Paul's campaign chairman, in a statement to the press Tuesday, stated that every time there was a problem at a Republican party event, Ron Paul supporters were blamed. A few examples from the past few days include Josh Romney's son who was booed off stage in Arizona, Romney supporters starting a fistfight in Oklahoma, and parking lot conventions. The trend of blaming Paul supporters does not seem likely to change, and Benton emphasized that Paul supporters need to be shown respect in order for them to remain active in the Republican Party.

246 votes

Please End The Circular Firing Squad! It's Time to Get Back to WORK. We're WINNING!

I've been a Ron Paul supporter since 2007 and have put in hundreds of hours and hundreds of FRNs in the fight to restore the United States to its free market, limited government, Constitutional roots.

My goal hasn't changed. My goal will NEVER change.

This movement has never been a cult of personality, it is a Revolution--a revolution of IDEAS.

The ideas and ideals are the same, no matter what happens to Ron Paul the person.

Yes, I have tremendous respect, admiration and (dare I say it) love for Ron Paul because he's a truly decent, intelligent, dedicated human being. He's a living exemplar of his beliefs. He leads by example, showing us what BELIEF can accomplish in spite of incredible odds.

The ignored, blacked out, marginalized, insulted, slandered country doctor from Texas is the last one standing against the empty suit candidate who has no grassroots support, no principles, no ideas, and no integrity, but who has had on his side for the past four years every possible advantage: a corrupt party, biased media, ignorant electorate, and a blank check from Wall Street's most corrupt and bailed-out banksters.

We have WON against INSANE ODDS. I'm talking Apollo 13 odds. WE have won. Not just Ron Paul, not just the campaign...ALL of us, pulling together have accomplished this.

In another two years, WE WILL BE THE GOP. Going to Tampa and controlling the Platform is an integral part of that process.

How about we focus on the WINS instead of seeking out more ammo for the Circular Firing Squad that is currently underway on the DP?

Please, DPers, Get a Grip! They're attacking us (and the trolls are out in force) because WE'RE WINNING.

115 votes

May 15 GOP Primaries: Nebraska, Oregon & Idaho - Open Thread

Voting today: Nebraska, Oregon & Idaho

Post your news, observations and insights in the comments below. Results:

54 votes

Reason: The Republican Party's Ron Paul Problem

Brian Doherty | May 15, 2012
Reason

Rep. Ron Paul announced yesterday that he will no longer be actively campaigning in forthcoming primaries. While this announcement--as perhaps his team should have figured, especially with its injudicious use of past tense about "fought hard"--was widely played in the media as essentially "Ron Paul drops out", he in fact directly said his quest to rack up as many delegates as he can for the Republican presidential nomination will continue. In fact, the announcement was more or less merely a public declaration of what had been the campaign's style for the past few weeks, featuring few of the smaller public events that make up a full-fledged campaign and more just giant campus rallies. The campaign was indeed likely down to only about a million on hand, and seems ill-inclined right now to do more big calls for cash.

100 votes

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88 votes

Ron Paul's Long View (by cicobiologist)

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http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2461307

(a comment I thought worthy of being a topic. ~dfwrider)

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- He bought gold at $35/oz and didn't tell people they were idiots when they didn't buy.

- He humbly told the same message over and over again without offending anyone for 40 years. He would not force his ideas least he be like his opponents.

- He exercised and ate well daily because he wasn't focused on his daily health but his health for a time when he would need all of his strength.

- His passion never openly turned to wrath because he knew he would need to have others follow his lead. A hateful, angry leader cannot expect to lead.

- He has been marginlized for years and his ideas have been scoffed at, but he kept his cool and realized he was not ready.

- He never booed his opponents to their faces.

- He is unselfish and wasn't fighting for his own freedom but for the freedom of others.

My questions to us:

- They hate us, but will we be hateful?

148 votes

My Beloved R3VOL: You Guys Kill Me!

Two weeks ago, someone here at DailyPaul misread an obviously sarcastic video of John Stossel, then proceeded to blow it way out of proportion, compounding it with another unsubstantiated expectation of an unannounced, announcement at Doug's last Tuesday's FaceBook live-chat.

What ensued was some of y'all making expectations based on a non-event.

Then, came being worked up over NOT watching both part 1 and 2 of Rand's rather informative speech at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition. How do I know? Because his only 'controversial' portion of the speech, aka "Part 2" of the video had 10's of thousands of views, whereas "Part 1" only had 100's of views. It's clear how and which video various sites and bloggers directed people to view.

Then, all the sudden descending of the most massive amount of troll attacks in one weekend I've ever witnessed. Signaling that our delegate strategy was being taken as a much more clear and present danger to the RINOs, not to mention, all the craziness exhibited strictly by the RINOS at the AZ and OK State Conventions over the weekend. Along with the predictable paranoia that ensued, which to a certain extent was justified, though in the aggregate, never too good.

Then, closing out the trifecta, now comes the official campaign news release, clarifying our intentions.

Sure, certainly I suppose the official RP2012 campaign did not 'need' to let us know that they were switching their focus to strictly concentrating on the delegate strategy at state conventions.

But please, think folks. Think.

Do y'all suppose that, that was for our benefit, or the MSM & RINOs'?

I'd call it a "strategically calculated risk."

We know by now that the only way in which someone is nominated, is at the GOP state conventions, via the delegate process.

By now, we already know and accept the reality (well, hopefully most of you, by now) that the Primaries are merely a PR parade to give the sheeple an illusion of a democratic process by feigning constituency participation.

61 votes

KARMA: Clueless TSA PornGrope Convicted War Criminal Henry Kissinger!

Pardon me, was I grinning?

Globalist Tyrant reaps the Police State that he has helped sown
TSA Agents Conduct ‘Full Monty’ Pat-Down On Henry Kissinger

May 14, 2012 2:46 PM

NEW YORK (CBSDC) — Even a Nobel Peace Prize winner can’t avoid a pat-down.

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger got searched by a Transportation Security Administration employee while going through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport in New York Friday, The Washington Post reports.

Kissinger, who was in a wheelchair, was told by a TSA agent that he needed to be searched.

“He stood with his suit jacket off, and he was wearing suspenders,” freelance reporter Matthew Cole told the Post. “They gave him the full pat-down. None of the agents seemed to know who he was.” Cole added that Kissinger was given “the full Monty” search.

112 votes

Rachel Maddow on Ron Paul's Campaign Strategy Switch

Rachel Maddow is reporting the truth, every show I gain more respect for her.

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Thanks for the video link, beelzebush66 from our intrepid MoxNews

http://youtu.be/C6icXnWWi0w

-38 votes

Jesse Benton to Politico: Paul feared convention mayhem...didn't like disrespect at recent events

From Politco:

Ron Paul’s message to the GOP
By James Hohmann, May 14, 2012

Ron Paul sent a message to the GOP establishment Monday that he’s not looking to cause mayhem at this summer’s Republican National Convention.

By announcing that he won’t compete in the remaining primaries, Paul tacitly assured the party that he didn’t intend to disrupt the likely Tampa coronation of Mitt Romney. And he also telegraphed to even the hardest core of his hope-trumping-evidence supporters that he might not, after all, be the 2012 nominee...

"...'It concerns him,' campaign chairman Jesse Benton told POLITICO. 'He wants to convey to everybody and our staff want to convey that we’ll lose more than we gain if we go and we’re disrespectful. Respect and decorum are very important to Dr. Paul.'

'You need to give respect to get respect,' he added. 'We are confident that there will be mutual respect at the convention. We want to make sure that we take every step we can to make sure that happens.'..."

Continue reading at Politco

104 votes

Round 2! ☮ P E A C E ! ☮ Daily Paul Silver Dime Card Drive by Freedom's Phoenix

Freedom's Phoenix

Ernest Hancock of Freedom's Phoenix created this special P E A C E edition of the Daily Paul Silver Dime Cards. This is the first of a four card set that feature the core values of the Daily P Au L: Peace, Gold (Au), Liberty and Love.

202 votes

*100,000 Texas Super Brochures Mailing*

Click here to Mail Super Brochures to TEXAS now.

We have less than 24 hours to get these last mailings to take us over 100,000.

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COMPLETED!!! $5,000 Matching Challenge: COMPLETED!!!!

A person has put their money where their mouth is and just moved the mailings from 64,286 to 73,380.

The challenge: Will you match their mailings?

The goal is 82,471. DONE!!!!!

Original Post:

We are going into the last innings of a very close game. And we need a home run in Texas. And it is up to us to make the big play.

Texas is a proportional delegate State and will be one of the reasons Dr. Paul wins in Tampa. Texas is not Romney friendly and needs to be shown that Ron Paul is the right choice. Even the media is now admitting Ron Paul is WINNING!

www.ronpaulbrochure.com

302 votes

Doug Wead “We are not out, We are Up!” The fight has just begun!

Doug Wead Senior advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Doug Wead ‘We are not out, We are Up!’ The fight has just begun!’ to discuss today’s email from the Ron Paul campaign and the media spin that Ron Paul has ended his campaign. Doug also explains the reasons for the campaign allocating resources to win this primary election with the delegate strategy and the need for help to fight the corruption state by state.

Listen Here!

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