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Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For

Posted by Leon H. Wolf (Diary)

Wednesday, December 21st at 8:00AM EST

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Most people already know that Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain in the 2008 general election. While I don’t necessarily agree with that decision, especially from a contender for the GOP nominee, I can certainly understand it. Lord knows I hated every nice thing I had to say about John McCain and wasn’t entirely pleased about pulling the lever for him (which is a dramatic understatement). Most people assume that Paul endorsed Libertarian candidate Bob Barr in 2008, which is partially true. However, that is not the entire story. Paul also endorsed three other candidates.

The first of those was Chuck Baldwin. I don’t really know a lot about Baldwin except that he has been on record early and often in support of the proposition that the South should have won the Civil War. This sort of thing would ordinarily disqualify most normal people from endorsing Chuck Baldwin, but Ron Paul is not most normal people. And given what most Ron Paul supporters seem willing to forgive, a little Confederate sympathy (or even a lot of Confederate sympathy) seems like small potatoes.

The second was Cynthia McKinney. Yes, you read that correctly, Ron Paul endorsed Cynthia McKinney in 2008. For those who do not know, Cynthia McKinney is a certifiably insane anti-American anti-Semitic lunatic. She first came to widespread public attention when she was arrested for punching out a member of the capitol police who tried to stop her when she wasn’t wearing her pin. Cynthia McKinney is so crazy that she got defeated in a primary by a guy who thought Guam might tip over and capsize. McKinney was once arrested by the Israelis while trying to give aid to Hamas and penned a bizarre anti-American and anti-Israeli screed. See more of her anti-Americanism here.

Now, I know that the above is not necessarily persuasive to the average Ron Paul fan – after all, if they were bothered by siding with terrorists, they’d have probably jumped off the Paul bandwagon already. What is perhaps more important is that Cynthia McKinney is also next door to being a communist in terms of her domestic policy. McKinney is an open and avowed enemy of free market capitalism, preferring instead Ghadaffi-style socialism. Seriously, she literally and openly favors dictatorial socialism. McKinney ran on the Green Party ticket, whose platform explicitly includes guaranteed open-ended welfare (at a living wage) for everyone regardless of their ability or willingness to work, among other quasi-communist and far-left economic policies.

The fourth and final candidate Ron Paul endorsed for President was Ralph Nader. Yes, the same Ralph Nader who was so far to the left on economic matters that he could see no difference between Al Gore and George W. Bush. The same Ralph Nader who also longs for the day when the last vestiges of capitalism have died in America. Nader, you remember was the guy who made running as the Green Party candidate famous.

Why, you might ask, would Ron Paul, champion of economic freedom and limited government, endorse two avowed socialists for President? Well, you see, they signed a document:

Paul will offer this open endorsement to the four candidates because each has signed onto a policy statement that calls for “balancing budgets, bring troops home, personal liberties and investigating the Federal Reserve,” the Paul aide said.

You see, despite a lengthy and public history of supporting massive government expansion and infringement upon personal liberties, and despite running on a party platform that explicitly calls for the massive expansion of Government welfare, these people would clearly have been better at shrinking the government than the Republicans on the basis of signing this absurd pledge. To be fair, Paul was probably just following the Golden Rule here – after all, Paul had just spent the last two years being a truther in front of truthers and denying trutherism in front of the media, so he doubtless was extending the sort of blind eye towards Nader and McKinney’s insanity that he wished everyone else would turn towards his.

For whatever his failings as a Presidential candidate and conservative (and they were legion), no reasonable person would say that John McCain was worse than any of these clowns. It was one thing for Paul to not endorse McCain – but we have to ask what sort of person affirmatively supports anti-American avowed socialists and confederate sympathizers over a Republican? The answer: Someone who, like Howard Dean, hates Republicans and everything they stand for.


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  • Ron Paul is the only true concervative running

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  • given the treatment the republican establishment is subjecting upon the one individual who is standing firmly on every single tenet they themselves espouse to represent, i believe said establishment is proving itself untrustworthy, and soon will experience an exodus of good hearted, principled americans. the kind who detest systematic lying, cheating and stealing.
    Dr. Paul's ranks will only swell, with this exodus.

    it's gonna happen. catch a fire. ron paul 2012.

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  • RP 2012 and growing !!

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  • Theres a big DIFFERENCE between A Neocon and a Republican.

    you take a guess

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  • The ironic thing is that these same neocon dimwits are going to vote for Newt who is not only a draft dodging coward, but is by far the most liberal among the Republican canidates. Pathetic!

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  • Looks like another "Cult of the anti-Ron Paul" post.

    One of the defining characteristics of this cult in their inane inability to offer any plausible solutions to America's contemporary problems. Just bland negativity. Much to the approval of Obama & Co., of course.

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  • RON PAUL 2012. the reason all the negativity is coming up for ron paul is because he is a real threat to get the nomination, or if he doesnt and runs as an independent he will win as well. so of course people are scared of him. i mean seriously people dont support him because he doesnt want to get in other countries busniess??? can anyone actually argue facts about ron paul to make him look bad. or is it all just bs that people spew out of their cock pleasers?

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  • "Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For"

    The Republicans stand for nothing

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  • All the anti-ron paul bunch can now thumb themselves up in a massive circle jerk without fear of thumbs down now that they can't be thumbed down by honest and logical people.

    Ron Paul 2012!

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    • @EmrysM I never feared thumbs down, i've been through two presidential elections on Liveleak and several midterms not to mention the Iraq war as a Conservative Americana Republican. I earned my positive rating and have no problem spending that capital to call out the cultist Ronbots for what they are.

      Cultist

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    • @singlelife

      LOL. I'll take a 'cultist' like that over a hypocritical big-gov't Republican every time.

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    • @singlelife what makes us cultist? seriously why do you hate ron paul so much? is it because he doesnt want to destroy the world? because he doesnt think we should attack every country for no reason? is it because us attacking everyone and making wars has worked so well for us and you want to see more of it. simple fact is more vets support ron paul than any other candidate, and have donated more money to ron pauls campaign fund. please if your going to put him down have facts. not crazy conspir More..

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    • @singlelife Insults will get you nowhere, you should know that by now. I suppose your goal isn't to get anywhere but to just insult people, and that's why you don't care for any positive change in politics.

      My first account here was banned after a number of years of browsing and commenting, yet I came back because there was no justification for the ban.
      My comment score has become this over the last year because people agree with me, not because I brown nose. Logic will prevail.

      Ron Paul 2012! More..

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  • Fiscal conservative and fights for individual liberties. That's what Republicans USED to stand for. He is a real Republican the rest are Rhinos. McCain was/is a piece of shit.

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  • Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain.hell that should be enuff to make every1 vote for him

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  • run third party ron paul. president obama will appreciate it

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    • @wtfman yea fox news is trying to say if ron paul runs as an independent obama will win. i dont think this is the case. i think fox news is just trying to convince people to vote for whatever republican candidate there is, like usual. in fact if ron paul runs as a republican he will win, and he will also win as an independent. fox news is just trying to spread their garbage. you fell for it

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    • @cbracing21 i dont even watch fox news. i am just hoping it will divide the republican party.

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    • @wtfman it wont. obama has no chance of winning. we could put someone up there with no experience and knew nothing about politics, i mean the democrats did it in the last election

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  • Save our Families and Country
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SBCE0E7MiSE

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  • wrong paul is not a conservative

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  • it's a little hard for the people of the world to find common ground with most of the american's that make up the 'right' at the moment.

    there is just something so un-original, fake and shady about them.

    like a creepy window door to door sales man. anyone with common sense wouldn't like what they stand for.

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  • So what? Is anyone happy with either party? I don't know how you could be.

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  • Smear Tactics...are cheap...show me the record were ROn Paul Support those ACTIONS and then I will say ...jeeez he is right...


    until then Ron Paul Impeccable record is more than enough

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  • It is a total lie that Ron Paul ENDORSED McKinney. That came from RedState.com and Erick Erikson can spread all the lies and mistruths he wants... BUT Ron Paul Did not endorse Cynthia Mckinney. That is a LIE. He presented EVERY 3rd party candidate on a stage ONE time, so simply show that there ARE other choices.

    Proof from his Own Office. He supported Pastor, Christian, Conservative Constitutionalist Chuck Baldwin. (Here is his site, HIS own Press Release and Wall Street Journal)

    http://www.r More..

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  • so do I. fuck the gop.

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  • Point is simple and the evidence is overwhelming, Ron Paul is Republican in name only, otherwise, the man hates the party and should have the balls to run 3rd party and accept the responsibility for giving this country four more years of Obama's Social Engineering and spending.

    It's obvious Ron Paul cultists have no party of their own, no ability to raise candidates as if they did they wouldn't have to try to fit themselves into other well established movements such as the Republican party or T More..

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    • @singlelife are you still talking? sorry i dont pay attention to random shit that has nothing to do with anything.... maybe some facts and actual research would help your cause

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    • @singlelife and god please dont give us obama again. personally i think why everyone thinks the world will end in 2012, if he gets four more years we are done for. and i expect civil war. any smart american would think the same

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    • @singlelife

      From the U.S. Constitution
      Article 4 Section 4

      The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

      The republican platform is really the Constitution. The GOP party establishment are Republicans in name only.

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