FOX at it again... Juan Williams Defends Ron Paul On Fox's 'The Five,' "Has Changed American History"Submitted by Ryan Schaefer on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 18:08
WOOHOO!!!!!! This is awesome!!!
The verdict is in - Ron Paul won last night's GOP Presidential debate in Ames, Iowa. Much to the chagrin of the neo-cons at Fox News, the polls, and applause, overwhelmingly showed that the people thought Ron Paul won the debate. Fox News was even forced to take down its own poll from its website after Paul crushed the competition in a landslide. Readers can can view that poll here. This is the largest online GOP debate poll, and just under 30,000 Americans have voted. Ron Paul has received a whopping 16,188 votes thus far, which is more than triple the support of runner-up Newt Gingrich.
"Live from the Iowa State Fair, Rep. Ron Paul returned to the airwaves of Des Moines' WHO Newsradio 1040 to speak for the entire hour with Jan Mickelson, host of Mickelson in the Morning. The two talked about the contentious debate, and Dr. Paul further explained his view of US foreign policy and expanded on his answers from the debate. Other topics of discussion included the coming debt crisis, the weak dollar, war and infrastructure investment as economic growth, the entitlement culture, and more! Always enjoy the conversation between these two!"
Once again I cheer Rep. Ron Paul. I don’t agree with him about everything, but as the candidate who confronts the Republican blowhards about "national security" he is irreplacably delicious. In the Republican debate Aug. 11, here is his exchange with Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who opens by criticizing the good doctor from Texas:
SANTORUM: [Paul] sees the world exactly as Barack Obama sees it, that we have to go around and apologize for the fact that we’ve gone out and exerted an influence to create freedom around the world. I don’t apologize for that. I don’t apologize for the Iranian people being free for a long time and now they’re under a mullah-ocracy…
The Republicans are our nationalist party. One way to stir them up is to accuse an opponent of wanting to apologize for America. I've never heard Paul suggest that America apologize. I’m not big on apologies, either. I thought it was silly for Bill Clinton to go to Africa and apologize for slavery, which was the responsibility of men who were dead decades before he was born.
The times, they are a changin! I can't keep up today!
... only 28 percent of probable caucus participants are “absolutely certain” of how they will vote, with many undecided Republicans planning to attend the event. Yet among those who are certain, Paul laps the field, with 27 percent of decided attendees in his camp.
Ron Paul and the Debate: Some Friendly Suggestions
August 12, 2011
Gang, you know I would crawl over broken glass for this guy, and that I consider him a giant in terms of his intelligence, his courage, his honesty, and his integrity. Here’s my post-debate commentary, saying just that. And standing on a debate stage alongside creeps and liars, getting 30 seconds to discuss complicated matters, must be unspeakable. It’s easy to be a Monday-morning quarterback, for sure.
Having said that, I want to share a few thoughts on what I would recommend if I were a debate coach:
Read the rest at: www.tomwoods.com/blog/ron-paul-and-the-debate-some-friendly-...
Andrew Malcolm discusses the effect Ron Paul is having on the larger Republican debate, with his usual snarky but honest tone.
Ron Paul's supporters think he wins everything.
Thursday night's Fox News debate presented eight of the Republican presidential wannabes on one stage as a political lead-up to Saturday's Ames Straw Poll.
Paul is a 76-year-old Air Force veteran and retired ob-gyn who has only been elected to 11 terms in the House of Representatives as a Texas Republican who talks more like a libertarian. None of the other Republican candidates have been elected to anything 11 times, counting schoolyard pickup games.
Read the rest:
Much better than the debate last night .
Friday, August 12, 2011 - The Political Pro-Con by Conor Murphy
Washington, August 11, 2011 – One thing you could say about the debate; this one was definitely more exciting than the last one. Once again, Ron Paul came away looking smarter than the rest.
The biggest loser was the increasingly irrelevant Rick Santorum. The former Senator from Pennsylvania was irritated with the lack of attention he was getting, and when he got that attention during the second half of the debate, he proceeded to make a fool of himself.
Check out this map. Ron OWNS the east coast, especially NY, NJ, Penn., Delaware and ............... NEW HAMPSHIRE.
I think this is wonderful news for our cause.
Vote count time point
Votes as of 04:18 PM, 08/12/11
Screenshot: 4:05 PM PST 08/12/11
By David Edwards | Raw Story
At Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum quarrelled over the notion that the U.S. should negotiate with Iran.
“They have no evidence that they are working on a weapon,” Paul said. “At least our leaders and Reagan talked to the Soviets. What is so terribly bad about this? Countries you put sanctions on, you are more likely to fight them. I say a policy of peace is free trade, stay out of their internal business. Do get involved in these wars and bring our troops home.”
More at Raw Story
Finally. It took the 3rd debate, but we finally had our Ron Paul moment. It should come as no surprise that it would come in the area of Foreign Policy. What Ron does, which is so important right now, is he offers a clear distinction and choice for the GOP.
This isn't some minor distinction either. It's a choice between interventionism and non-interventionism. Not just militarily, but economically and socially. So while he may turn others off, those he does gain will be his FOREVER. Ron Paul will also win over a lot of moderates and Democrats with his HONEST anti-war stance.
It does not hurt that Ron owned Santorum (google him, btw) by reminding him of how our meddling in Iran CREATED the motivation for the taking of our hostages and that it's foolish to CONTINUE to FIGHT THAT SAME ARGUMENT FOREVER. In short, Ron Paul is right and has the audacity to to make them define their reasons to demonize and fear Iran. As a result, the U.S. fears Iran because Iran fears the U.S. It's a completely self-fullfilling prophecy.
Ron Paul on Stossel after the 8/11/11 Iowa Debate: