Jan. 5, 2012
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Urgent - Just Signed NDAA is Bringing Drones to My Hometown! I am furious. Read this news article from Syracuse NY!Submitted by Ronny Appleseed on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 20:06
I cannot believe that this is happening! We need to get Senator Chuck Schumer OUT!
Washington -- The Air National Guard’s 174th Fighter Wing is a step closer to gaining federal permission to fly unmanned Reaper drones out of its base at Hancock Field, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
The National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week by President Barack Obama allows for the establishment of six national test sites where drones could fly through civil air space.
Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday he pushed for the establishment of six spots, instead of the planned four, to improve the chances that Hancock Field would be included. The 174th Fighter Wing has been trying for almost five years to convince the Federal Aviation Administration to allow flights of the MQ-9 Reaper drones out of Hancock Field.
I know this is a long post. But if you enjoy small town soap operas and tales of political corruption, please read on.
OK, so it was only three votes.
In a statewide election that was settled by a margin of eight votes, three votes could be important. But I will be honest with you, I'm almost sure none of those votes were cast for the top three contenders.
So why should I care?
Because the people who cheated, did it in MY precinct.
They did it by lying to MY face.
They knew EXACTLY what they were doing and why it was wrong.
Because these people are rich, well-connected, and already enjoy a disproportionate influence over the political process in the United States.
Because their act of petty vote fraud was so gratuitous, so pointless, and yet so symbolic of the contempt that the political insiders have for the "peasants" that comprise We the People.
Let me explain.
New survey shows Paul with double the poll numbers of the third place candidate, solidifying Paul’s position as the ‘Option to Romney’
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul is in second place in the key early voting state of New Hampshire with a remarkable 24 percent of the vote, according to a new poll.
The Washington Times/Zogby Analytics Poll, taken after the Iowa Caucuses Iowa shows, Rick Santorum with just 11 percent, and Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, and Rick Perry earned just 9, 8, and 1 percent, respectively.
Poll highlights include an acknowledgment that Paul has an opportunity for growth, and that about half of all single voters support the 12-term Congressman from Texas.
“On the heels of his close third place finish at the Iowa Caucus, Ron Paul is polling a strong second place in New Hampshire. From here on out, it is a two-man race between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney given that one of the tickets out of Iowa was a dead-end due to Rick Santorum’s glaring lack of viability,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.
“There are only two campaigns that have the resources and infrastructure to win the Republican nomination – and one of those organizations belongs to Ron Paul,” added Mr. Benton.
The poll of 498 likely primary voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points and ten percent undecided, showing Dr. Paul with the potential to catch and surpass Gov. Romney and win the Granite State.
To review the poll, please click here.
Santorum and others keep talking about the unborn ... and that is good. But what about those already born ... I guess they don't count - let's go bomb them.
Video: C-SPAN Caught On Tape: “See this room? Two-thirds of us laid-off when Ron Paul is president.”Submitted by GopBlackList on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 14:42
This really should go viral even tho I realise there's already so much out there to sink St. Santorum!
Last night, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum finished in a statistical tie for first place in the Iowa GOP caucus vote. While Romney's strong finish wasn't surprising, Santorum's sudden rise in popularity will have many empty suits and skirts in the Dead Stream Media (DSM) scratching their hollow craniums. Ron Paul finished third, a few percentage points behind. While this isn't the stunning victory his supporters had hoped for, he still managed to more than double his support from his 2008 finish of 9.93% of the vote. Not bad for a fringe candidate that many 2008 political experts predicted would have no real impact on the future of American politics.
If it's true that Romney's strong showing in Iowa bodes very well for his chances to win the Republican nomination, then the biggest winner of the Iowa GOP vote was Barack Obama. But before I get into why Romney has no chance in the general election, let us try to understand where Rick Santorum came from. Then I'll attempt to paint his certain fall from grace as quickly as it will happen in real life.
How Santorum Won (yes, that's a win)
There were a combination of factors at work that propelled Santorum to his strong showing. I'm going to start with what I feel is the most important. I like to call it the RedState.com voting bloc. There is a strongly committed group of neoconservative voters that exhibit a similar level of passion as the hardest of hard core Paulites. They probably don't view themselves as "neoconservative" and perhaps quite a few of them don't even know what that means, nor could they trace the history from Kirzner to Buckley to Cheney to Limbaugh, but they nonetheless unshakably agree with the ideological arguments presented by neoconservatives. Their home on the web is RedState.com. Their home on the airwaves is Limbaugh, Hannity, and Levin. They watch FoxNews and turn it off when Napolitano and Stossel come on. They hold up Ann Coulter as a paragon of the intellectual 21st century American woman. They have their fingers crossed for Sarah Palin.
It's been a tough 4 years for the RedState gang. They became energized behind George W. Bush's so-called leadership in thrusting America into two failed wars and the never ending war on anything that looks terroristy. In 2008, they rallied around Mike Huckabee, propelling him to a commanding Iowa victory. When Huck's evangelical army couldn't carry on that momentum, they threw their might behind Guiliani. When he turned out to be a womanizing career politician that couldn't beat a fringe nobody named Ron Paul in the GOP debates, they settled on McCain. McCain promised to keep their sacred war in Iraq going for 100 years if need be (Constitution, be damned!). They were overjoyed when he hired the Alaskan sweetheart to stand next to him on the campaign trail. The only way McCain could have become more appealing to the RedState faction would have been to name Danica Patrick as Vice President. Unfortunately for RedState, and thankfully for the rest of us, John "Bomb Iran" McCain was completely out of step with the independent vote in America. They were already tiring of the war, they were angry over the bailouts that he (and Barack) had vocally supported, and they viewed him as 4 more years of Bush. In other words, he was exactly what RedState wanted. Yes, by 2008, the neoconservatives were already out of step with Independent voters. Their base was shrinking.
The Joke's on EVERYONE
Santorum's Iowa victory is highly amusing. The RedState voters have become even more polarized and out of step with mainstream American thought than they were in 2008, when they were banning Ron Paul supporters from their forums for debating too intelligently. They are ready to latch on to anyone not named Mitt and especially not named Ron Paul. The hatred of Paul goes back a few years and is by no means a recent phenomenon. I don't know who fired the first shot, but it may have been Paul himself when he delivered a scathing speech on the history, ideas, and disastrous effects of the neoconservative movement on the House floor in 2006. That speech highlighted the chameleon political affiliations of the movement, e.g. siding with Moynihan and the Democrat Establishment in support of the Vietnam War. Paul also traced the history of the leadership and their views on foreign and economic policy. Reading neoconservative columnists like David Frum and David Brooks, who espouse economic ideas that resemble classical Communism, makes you wonder how the gang ever found a home among Republican voters so quick to salute the American flag and so eager to remind pesky libertarians how a strong national defense purportedly defeated the great Communist threat.
But of course the headline is how Shamtorum is now in double digits.
I watched a segment on CBS about this poll and they completely left Paul out of the segment. Didn't show him on the graphic or mention him at all. It was as if he wasn't included, Unbelievable! I wish I could go back and grab a screen shot of what they showed on TV so I could email it to them.
I had to go online to see if he was even included in the poll and was pleasantly surprised to see he had gain several points from the last New Hampshire poll.
Here is a link to the segment on CBS where they left Ron Paul out of this morning. I guess they were talking about the Suffolk Poll, but they still left out any mention of him and being in 2nd place. Jump to the 1:25 to see them discuss the poll and show the graphic.
Submitted by VoteRonPaul2012 / LibertySource . Thanks for the Youtube VoteRonPaul2012 / LibertySource!
This is from yesterday when RP was given a rock star reception at a West Des Moines high school. Mrs Paul comes on at 1:55.
Saluting Iowan patriots
Who held the flag of the Republic
For the whole world to see
From Buena Vista to Jackson
From Decatur to Mitchell
You all stood tall for Liberty
Against surging fraud
The status quo
The criminal elite
Remember words of Patrick Henry
Remember what was in your hearts
The moment you cast your blessed votes
For freedom for the good doctor Ron Paul
America learn from these beautiful souls
Don't dwell in apathy's land wake up and act
Every phone call you make helps restore the land
Remember Allamakee County was won by just two votes
Am I ashamed because I'm an Iowan? No
Am I ashamed that I drove door to door in my precinct to spread the word of liberty? No
Am I ashamed that Ron Paul won my precinct? No
Am I ashamed that Ron Paul won a ticket out of Iowa? No
However, I am very ashamed of the select members here that feel they need to bash every Iowan and think that somehow it will help the campaign. The valuable time that is wasted by bickering could really be an asset right now. The hours spent trying to craft hit pieces about Iowans could just as easily be spent doing something for Ron Paul.
I was hoping for a very exciting day today. Not only could I celebrate Dr. Paul's victory, but I could also celebrate my 3 year anniversary on this site.
But instead I found that many people feel that I didn't do enough, that it just wasn't good enough and the message was loud and clear. Well, I sincerely hope you can all do better in your state, I do hope Ron can win this.
He cannot win without your help, so I do hope you will find the strength to get out and get active for the campaign. I would hope that you would take Iowa as a sign that winning isn't as easy as it may seem. It's a lot of work and takes a lot of time and sacrifice.