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Americans Victimized By Etch A Sketch Politics For Too Long

March 23, 2012 by  

Americans Victimized By Etch A Sketch Politics For Too Long
One of Mitt Romney's advisers compared the Presidential candidate's campaign strategy to an Etch A Sketch.

The Republican Presidential primary race is a joke, and Barack Obama will have four more years to continue to radically reshape the United States.

Mitt Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom summed up why Republicans are poised to lose in the fall during an appearance on CNN Wednesday: The guy who will most likely be the GOP’s choice in the general election has the conviction of an Etch A Sketch.

When asked whether Romney’s very conservative rhetoric throughout the primary season would hurt his chances of wooing moderate voters in a campaign against Obama, Fehrnstrom replied: “I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch — you shake it all up and start over again.”

The remark — which should certainly come as no surprise to real conservatives, because Romney is essentially Obama-lite — represents one absolute truth: Except for Ron Paul, there is no true conservative running in the GOP primary.

Even if Romney, Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich had a chance to beat Obama, it wouldn’t matter. Look past the phony rhetoric and it is easy to see that Romney, Santorum and Gingrich all represent the same problem for voters. If any one of these men gets the job, nothing is going to change. The destruction of the United States is simply a consequence of other goals shared by the elite within the parties of both establishment Republicans and establishment Democrats.

The shared ambitions between the most powerful people within the two parties are:

  • Lining the pockets of the people at the highest levels within the military-industrial complex, the medical establishment and the Federal government while doing away with individual liberty.
  • And dehumanizing and demoralizing the greater American populace until submission to the will of the elite comes without a fight.

When the goal is accomplished, the United States will have reached the end of the road to tyranny that it has been slowly traveling for more than a century. Elections will no longer be necessary.

The number of people throughout the Nation who see the writing on the wall is growing. They are investing money in precious metals, food and tradable goods in anticipation of the economic collapse that the political elite have orchestrated. They are stocking weapons in anticipation of widespread social disorder and are visiting websites like Personal Liberty Digest™ to learn vital skills and find out about the latest efforts of elitists to control every aspect of their lives while they still can. These are people who demand only the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — things that are becoming foreign ideas to citizens of the United States.

Sadly, there exists a greater number of Americans who remain slave to the false left-right paradigm, many of whom feel the Federal government’s purpose is to make decisions and care for each and every one of its citizens. These people are willing to relinquish the liberty of all Americans for that care.

If there were any hope of the United States returning to its former glory rather than taking its place among the failed empires of history, it would only be the result of a painful process of reigning in spending and dependence on government. It would surely be an uncomfortable process. Paul is the only Presidential candidate who has been willing to admit this, and he is the only one who has provided a plan that would really undo the damage that has been done to the greatest Nation in history. Paul’s plan would cut $1 trillion in Federal spending during his first year in office, give young Americans the ability to opt out of Social Security, provide block grants to States to pay for social welfare programs, reduce the Federal workforce by 10 percent, cut taxes drastically and repeal overreaching Federal regulation. The candidate has also called for an end to unConstitutional military adventurism and restoration of Americans’ liberty.

Is it any wonder the establishment has made every effort to shut Paul up? Even if he were unable to achieve all of his goals, a Paul Presidency would badly damage the elitist agenda. For more than three decades, Paul has warned the Nation about the damage being done at the hands of the political elite with unwavering consistency that is even recognized by his harshest critics. It is time for Americans to reject phony slogans like hope and change, flip-flopping politicians and the top-down destruction of their Nation. This is no time for Etch A Sketch politics.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    Sam, I wonder how many fence-sitters and hardcore utopians will have any idea what you said in this article. One way to give them a clue might be in the idea of people in 50 states doing things out of complete frustration with a government gone stark, raving mad.
    I expect a typical conversation might be something like ‘I thought they were pretending,’ or ‘Maybe they did care about America and we refused to listen’ or possibly ‘They said no one would get hurt.’ Whatever the conversation is, I can only hope that when their programming fails, they see first-hand what it does to their kids and families and next-door neighbors.
    As for the ‘Republicans,’ it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if some of them are so brain-addled and out-of-touch that they think another exposure to terminal Obummeritis can’t really hurt. I have a cure for that mentality, and the Constitution says it’s our right as American citizens to enforce it. Be VERY careful what you wish for, ‘Republicans.’

    • Sirian

      Agreed 110% s c, agreed 110% !!!!

    • Andee Nmi Ferguson

      SC: I have been writing on Facebook and wherever else I can, that Paul is the only candidate using the words FREEDOM, Sovereignty, hope…most Americans are yelling, “we want to live by the Constitution, we want to return to politics being ran as in the Constitution,” yet, the delegates go out and vote for the worst of the three in Romney..he is nothing but a white skinned Obama, more of the same rhetoric..Santorum, we should see the writing on the wall there…he was defeated by the largest margin ever for a second term in the Senate…Newt, well, he talks out of both sides of his mouth depending upon which he feels will benefit him the most. Paul is saying away with the Patriot Act, it is a freedom cutting and a process of elimination of our liberties and it is unconstitutional! NDAA is even worse, yet (certainly the delegates heard, “I would vote for the NDAA), and that was Romney..need anyone say more? Paul says the NDAA has to go and also the TSA..well, Israel does not grope and assault the citizens flying…they have the best military and the best security systems in the world so why do we think we should be allowing some pervert to grope and assault not only the young, but our children, seniors, etc. Santorum comes out and says, “I am for big government.”
      People, it is not the people that are so stupid, I believe in Americans, true Americans that is; it is the delegates, at the direction of the GOP, that is forcing one of these three down our throats.

      Randall Terry was a Republican! He is a true conservative, much like Paul – what a ticket that would be! He switched parties to try to weak the chances of obummer getting back in…John Dummett is starting to come on the scene….watch, the DNC has already blocked Terry from getting on the ballot in two states and this will be how they play their nasty game …..Dummett may have started too late but he would be a good VP for Paul…the populace needs to now ignore the GOP unless Paul gets the nomination and write in his name…thank you for reading.

      • stopspending4

        I strongly agree with many of Paul’s beliefs and hope he gets a role in the new administration. However, there are ideas in his platform – such as foreign policy – that scare the begibees out of me. If he was the nominee, I would gladly vote for him even though I had reservations because I know any R would be better than four more years of the same. Obama tells us over and over again that he has no idea how to fix our problems – no silver bullet for energy, no way to add jobs, glad we have more on foodstamps than ever before, gun running, etc. If you continue to promote the idea that “your” candidate is the only one to fix our woes, we will continue on the same path. Get with the program and be willing to support whoever the majority of R believe is best for our country. Certainly, Obama has the policies that are furthest from Ron Paul’s beliefs that you so strongly support. Please do not act like a spoiled child and say that if you can not have your candidate you will pack up and go home.

      • TML

        Andee Nmi Ferguson Cancel reply says, “I strongly agree with many of Paul’s beliefs and hope he gets a role in the new administration. However, there are ideas in his platform – such as foreign policy – that scare the begibees out of me.”

        Don’t let fear drive your reason. This is the home of the brave.

        “Ceasing to deal with other nations with threats of violence is not isolationism, it is the opposite, opening ourselves up to friendship, honest trade and diplomacy is a foreign policy of peace and prosperity.” –Ron Paul

        What scares the ‘begibees’ out of me, is the people who actually think that foreign policy is scary….while the implications are that they do not think; intervention in the affairs of other countries, toppling government which pose not threat to the United States, nation building, policing the world, preemptive/preventive wars, and the deaths that result from it all… are not scary.

      • TML

        [Correction, wrong name on the quote, sorry]

        stopspending4 says, “I strongly agree with many of Paul’s beliefs and hope he gets a role in the new administration. However, there are ideas in his platform – such as foreign policy – that scare the begibees out of me.”

        Don’t let fear drive your reason. This is the home of the brave.

        “Ceasing to deal with other nations with threats of violence is not isolationism, it is the opposite, opening ourselves up to friendship, honest trade and diplomacy is a foreign policy of peace and prosperity.” –Ron Paul

        What scares the ‘begibees’ out of me, is the people who actually think that foreign policy is scary….while the implications are that they do not think; intervention in the affairs of other countries, toppling government which pose not threat to the United States, nation building, policing the world, preemptive/preventive wars, and the deaths that result from it all… are not scary.

      • speedle

        “Ceasing to deal with other nations with threats of violence is not isolationism, it is the opposite, opening ourselves up to friendship, honest trade and diplomacy is a foreign policy of peace and prosperity.” –Ron Paul”

        Hmmm…That sounds familiar. Where did I here this before……Oh yeah, now I remember. It was Barack Obama. How’s that approach workin’ out for ya?

      • TML

        speedle says, “Hmmm…That sounds familiar. Where did I here this before……Oh yeah, now I remember. It was Barack Obama. How’s that approach workin’ out for ya?”

        Can you quantify that claim with a quote and/or source of Obama saying that?

        Ron Paul’s quote goes further to say, ““Ceasing to deal with other nations with threats of violence is not isolationism, it is the opposite, opening ourselves up to friendship, honest trade and diplomacy is a foreign policy of peace and prosperity. It is the only foreign policy which will not bankrupt us as our current policies most definitely will, when all monetary tricks to fund it are exhausted” –Ron Paul

        Not to mention, even if you can conjure up a quote of Obama’s promises, I believe it’s safe to say that he failed, or more accurately, lied to us, as we can see from his militarism in Libya, assassinations of alleged traitorous American’s without charge or trial, needless sanctions of Iran (when they are allowed to develop nuclear energy under the Non-Proliferation Treaty), and seeking to remove a sovereign leader in Syria, possibly even by arming rebels which may be some of the very “terrorist” the US seeks to destroy (as a part of hypocrisy under the NDAA which he signed into law).

        So we certainly haven’t seen a foreign policy of peace and prosperity, and ceasing to deal with other nations with threats of violence from Obama…. only false promises.

        One thing is for sure… Ron Paul has the solid 30 year record to back up his words. So your comment of “how’s that working out for ya?” doesn’t realistically apply in the case of Ron Paul.

      • stillsane

        I would never in a million years want Ron Paul to be the candidate. His foreign policy is so out of touch with reality, it is even worse than Obummer. This man has no clue about Islamic fundamentalism and their desire to rule the world. If Iran has nukes, believe we, they will launch an all out attack and many American cities will be in ruins. And don’t tell me about ICBM capability when it is so easy to walk this stuff across our unprotected borders.
        Also Paul has shown himself to be a political hack with all the earmarks he takes. He talks about the Constition like he wrote it. All the while he sticks earmarks in bills and then votes no. He knows they will pass and he can bring home the bacon. Then he has the incredible audacity to say “I never voted for an earmark”. He is #4 on the pork list. That is how he has kept his seat in 25 lackluster years in Congress. This is a clear violation of Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, making him dishonest. In all the years he has been in Congress he has had 1 minor bill passed, showing that he has a total lack of leadership ability.

        Sorry he is at the bottom of my list and the country feels the same way. Once they hear him on foreign affairs, they tune him out.
        Santorum is a crook and a big Spender and Romney is a leftist. Etch a Sketch describes him perfectly.

        IMO Newt Gingrich is the only one who can bring us back to what this country is meant to be. He had 4 balanced budgets, cut welfare and made Slick Willie move to the center. The establishment does not like him because he is not business as usual. He has the brains, the imagination and the patriotism it takes to bring us out of the abyss.Has he made some mistakes? Yes he has, but 40 years in gov’t, one is bound to make a few. At least he admits them and gets back on the right path.

      • TML

        Stillsane says, “His [Ron Paul’s] foreign policy is so out of touch with reality, it is even worse than Obummer. This man has no clue about Islamic fundamentalism and their desire to rule the world. If Iran has nukes, believe we, they will launch an all out attack and many American cities will be in ruins.”

        I take it that you feel his foreign policy is out of touch with reality based on your belief that Islamic fundamentalist have a desire to rule the world.

        With all due respect, that seems to be a very narrow minded position of world view, which presumes we should preemptively stop/destroy Muslims based on your subjective fear of an Islamic minority group.

        It’s fear and baseless opinion which leads you to assume yourself an authority on Islamic intentions, while asserting that Dr. Paul is ‘out of touch with reality’, on that unsubstantiated belief. His policies, of course, are not in step with the status quo of preemptive war, but not out of step with reality.

        There is no good reason we should assume that if Iran had nuclear weapons that they would launch, without provocation, an all out attack on American cities, any more than Pakistan, who has nuclear weapons, and is arguably the most anti-American country in the Middle East, whom has not launched an attack on the world. And, just as Pakistan acquired them, you cannot forcibly stop a country from obtaining nuclear weapons, and attempts to do so would be futile… only make such country more determined to acquire them.

        Such preemptive/preventive ideas of stopping Islam from a perceived desire to rule the world will do nothing but strengthen their cause, the same as an American patriot defending his home. This is seen in history itself through the Crusades, which were a series of preemptive wars against Muslims, which only served to strengthen them into cohesive Islamic nations. Prior to that, they were nothing more than scattered regional tribes which warred with each other.

        Stillsane says, “Also Paul has shown himself to be a political hack with all the earmarks he takes. He talks about the Constition like he wrote it. All the while he sticks earmarks in bills and then votes no. He knows they will pass and he can bring home the bacon.

        A bill which concerns government spending, which contains no earmark, goes to the Executive branch to decide where the money goes. Earmarks were placed in bills, even if he planned on voting against the bill, for the sole purpose of ensuring that Congress will determine where the money is spent, and not giving such power (any more power) to the Executive branch. This is a noble purpose, and not hypocritical to his position of limited government.

        Stillsane says, “Then he has the incredible audacity to say “I never voted for an earmark”

        No, he says he never voted for the bill, even though it contained the earmark for the purpose I stated above.

        Stillsane says, “He is #4 on the pork list.”

        Can you elaborate on that? I don’t know what that means.

        Stillsane says, “That is how he has kept his seat in 25 lackluster years in Congress. This is a clear violation of Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, making him dishonest.”

        No, that is not a violation of Article 1 Section, and certainly… as I pointed about above… is not dishonest.

        Stillsane says, “In all the years he has been in Congress he has had 1 minor bill passed, showing that he has a total lack of leadership ability.”

        Over 69,000 bills have been filed by various Congressmen and Congresswomen in the 30 years Ron Paul’s experience and only 4% of them have passed. This doesn’t not show, or even insinuate a lack of leadership.

        Sorry he is at the bottom of my list and the country feels the same way. Once they hear him on foreign affairs, they tune him out.
        Santorum is a crook and a big Spender and Romney is a leftist. Etch a Sketch describes him perfectly.

        Stillsane says, “IMO Newt Gingrich is the only one who can bring us back to what this country is meant to be.”

        Interesting that you say that… I must first ask… what do you think this country was meant to be?

        Stillsane says, “He had 4 balanced budgets, cut welfare and made Slick Willie move to the center.”

        In 40 years, that’s the most you can say about him? If so, I’m not impressed. He also voted every time to increase the debt ceiling which is above and beyond (meaning hypocritical) to your claims balancing any budgets. His record is clearly one of flip-flopping issues to the point of the proverbial… “Gingrich is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what your gonna get”, as opposed to the solid and consistent record, not usually seen in politicians, that Ron Paul has.

        And who is “Slick Wille”?

        Stillsane says, “The establishment does not like him because he is not business as usual.”

        Sound like a statement better suited for Ron Paul

        Stillsane says, “He has the brains, the imagination and the patriotism it takes to bring us out of the abyss.

        The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George, therefore, true patriotism is more closely linked to dissent, than it is to conformity, unquestioned pride in one country despite its policies, or a blind desire for safety and security.

      • TML

        [I mistakenly did not quote and respond to this comment above… so…]

        “Sorry he is at the bottom of my list and the country feels the same way. Once they hear him on foreign affairs, they tune him out.”

        The “country” doesn’t feel the same way, and those who do tune him out on such issues, do so on fear alone. Nothing more.

        “The leader of genius mus have the ability to make different opponent appear as if they belong to one category” – Adolf Hitler

        “Terrorism is the best political weapon, for nothing drives people harder than the fear of sudden death. What luck for the rulers than men do not think.” – Adolf Hitler

        The American government is using you in this way as a puppet to support their cause of an American Empire… specifically the Noe-Conservatives… especially those weakened by religious prejudice.

        our rulers learned well from Hitler in this, as evident in the “War on Terror”.

        Don’t be a puppet, friend. THINK

      • speedle

        Asks TML, “Can you quantify that claim with a quote and/or source of Obama saying that?”

        Are you kidding me? That (Obama’s pledge to play nice with our enemies) was part and parcel of his 2008 campaign (designed to gain the peacenik vote). That’s like asking someone to cite something to prove the sun comes up in the east.

        And yes, Obama has resorted to use of the military because he (like everyone before him) found that our enemies are not responsive to “Mr. nice guy”. If Paul were to be elected he would find out the same. The problem is if we keep electing folks with this attitude the world loses respect for the U.S., and has far less compunction about military adventures. Come on, it’s just common sense and an understanding of human nature.

    • ladybug


      Go to this website and sign the petition to vet Obama and check into his eligibility to be president. The lame stream media never vetted him in 08 and neither did congress.

  • Bill Scantlen

    Well there has been one good thing come from the comment of Etch a Sketch. Living in this small city, home of the Ohio Art factory that produces said item, it has a definite affect on the factory’s business line.

  • absolutely amazed

    Building roads and bridges, filling potholes, wanting our children educated, making sure private health insurance premiums don’t go to the stratosphere is hardly radical remodeling. Rather, it is trying to preserve some semblance of a civilization before we are all on our own, using our sidearms to blast anyone or anything we personally do not like. Look at Florida to see where we are headed, or actually where we have arrived.

    • Steve E

      That thing in Florida has been going on since the beginning of time. Don’t let an incident like that stand out and seem unusual. If the shooter is guilty, he will serve his time.Building infrastructure is one thing, giving everyone entitlements at the expense of others is where most of our money is wasted. Go Ron Paul…Don’t be a victim of the GOP Wholesale Brainwashing Machine and settle for Mediocracy.

    • Vincent

      Unless Ron Paul is given a voice in the RNC, there will be millions of independents that will not vote Republican. The GOP is shameful in its attacks and suppression of conservatives. Any of the three RINOs will be beaten by at least 7 points in November!

      Remember that the campaign consultants for Romney, Newt and Sanctorum also work for Democrat candidates. THEY HAVE NO LOYALTY and no skin in the game. They work for the highest bidder.

      When a re-elected Hussein takes control again, he will further dismantle the Marines. Then extend his disarmament campaign to civilians via the UN Small Arms Treaty. Fuel prices will DOUBLE, and the price of food, utilities, transportation and daily survival will destroy the middle class. Many of his elderly supporters (strict Democrats) will be surprised that those death panels really do exist! And the FEMA camps, built to house entire families? Nahh, that is just the musing of the right wing fringe that needs be monitored and silenced.

      • Bruce D.

        Bay Buchanan is a top adviser for the Romney campaign as she was four years ago. You cannot get anymore conservative than Bay and Pat Buchanan. The only chance Ron Paul has for a say at the convention is with Romney and there are indications that he will get one. Both Newt and Santorum have spoke against Ron Paul with disrespect. I have not heard Romney do that.

      • http://gmail sancheleezy

        We need to not only vote for or write in Dr. Ron Paul’s name in, this Fall but we need to vote for anyone who will oppose Mr. Obama in both Houses of Congress, therefore nullifying his ability to pass more unconstitutional legislation. This president’s numbers are tumbling so why does everyone seem to think that he has an automatic win? Keep thinking and stay the course and don’t throw in the towel.

      • stillsane

        There was no place to leave a reply to Sancheleezy.

        The only reason Ron Paul has not attacked Etch A Sketch and vice versa is because they have worked out a deal. If Etch a Sketch buys the nomination Rand Paul will be his VEEP. Ron Paul is just another political hack. Sorry to burst your bubble.

      • stillsane

        Since Ron Paul is actually a Progressive/Libertarian, I would call him a RINO. I could never ever in a million years support anyone so out of touch with reality in foreign affairs.

      • Libertytrain

        as usual still sane demonstrates he/she isn’t.

      • DaveH

        Isn’t it interesting that Flashman disappears and StillSane (or not) appears, with the same basic repetitive unsupported double-speak tactics designed to sway ignorant people?

  • Bob

    Since the Digest mover to It’s new web provider, this is the first time I have been able to leave a reply.
    Just wanted to say that I agree with this article.

  • DavidL

    Interesting that the next day after a win we get a look behind the curtain at the real Romney. Whether it’s how he doesn’t care about the poor; how many cars his wife drives; how many homes he owns; where he hides his money offshore; his NASCAR owner buddies; how he doesn’t make much money from speeches; and on and on and on. Now he thinks it’s perfectly fine to pull another Etch A Sketch moment for the Fall campaign. I completely understand now why the majority of Republican/Conservatives do not trust him.He is completely untrustworthy.

    Even though I don’t share some of the positions of Ron Paul, I respect his genuine integrity.

    • Barry Hackney

      Romney will return to his real self as soon as he is elected. He is a stooge of the CFR and the Mossad, and will forget all about his conversion to the pro-life perspective as soon as he takes office. Spending will continue as he caves to “bi-partisan” compromises on the budget, and count on him for expansion of government, more erosion of civil liberties, another costly war, and judicial appointees which will make conservatives & moderates want to throw up.
      Like the other candidates, he has already stated that he is for more immigration, so it will be no surprise to me when he continues the third world invasion of Reagan, Clinton, Obama, and both Bush’s, if elected. My bet is that when independents consider Obama against a war mongering GOP Wall St insider, they will sway the election to the Obamanation, and leave us with a lame duck incumbent and a DEM majority in Congress. A Marxist Muslim against a Mormon Socialist: the Muslim wins..God help us!

    • Andee Nmi Ferguson

      Is not integrity more important that what is being fed to us from the Obummer three? Please, and I do this alot too, remember, a lot of what is fed to us through the media is from the darn DemoRATS! Like they, or it could have been the GOP too, Paul would be Romney’s VP..not a chance in you know where would that happen!

      Would not the word integrity not bring American back to regarnering and regaining her freedoms, therefore jobs; would not bringing our jobs back and shutting down the Commie NTU be a huge step forward…getting us out of the UN is the most important in all that has to happen to get rid of the Agenda 21……all you should read this awful 40 chapter, freedom/liberty cutting document..write in Ron Paul…also, take a look at Randall Terry and John Dummett.

    • DaveH

      If you think any of those politicians (with the exception of a select few like Ron Paul) really care about the people you better reread Sam’s article (several times). They feigned concern is merely to buy votes with other peoples’ money (ours). At any rate, it rarely works out well to prop people up, as they quickly become spoiled and dependent. The people who honestly suffer misfortune, through no fault of their own, would have no trouble finding help in a Free Society. To deny that would be to deny that all the bleeding hearts, who say they care, really do care.
      Ask Star Parker. She’s been there:

  • Rachel Rao

    Santorum is so desparate probably due to the high debt he has run up for his campaign, that he is going on a route (of his own making over social issues) to become not just personal but nasty. Saying that he would rather have Obama over Romney shows his desparation and his total immaturity. Anyone voting for this man needs to think twice. He is definitely NOT presidential material. And Newt as a “senior statesman and a born again Christian” is a total fraud – living in the past on his so called glories, and shows his character as that of a mean toad. Whoever is behind them encouraging them should drop them like a hot brick. They are now down in the gutters of their personal vendettas fueled by their debts in their own campaigns. And remember having this type of debt in your own campaign will be how they will run the country. The debt will remain and they will get money to pay it off any which they can from US the tax payers.
    Shame on these two men who do not deserve to be called gentlemen!

    • AJ

      You forgot to include Romney in that conversation. It’s true about Newt and Rick. But what’s worse is Romney. Vote Ron Paul 2012.

    • Andee Nmi Ferguson

      Would it not be nice to be able to be proud of the President of the USA..would it not be nice to get the feeling that, slowly but surely, he would help us inch back to what America once was? I do think that would be great…will not get with the other three…would you not like your children and grandchildren to have a life, return to being taught our Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc., salute and honor our flag and with Under God in it…Americans are being so very stupid if they vote for the other three…but then, as said before, is it “we” Americans or is it the paid of delegates that are pushing these three, particularly Romney..look the GOP prevented Paul delegates in GA, his delegates votes got lost in another on a supposed truck..come on people…GOP is going to force one of these crud down our throats…let us band together and do a write in of millions, upon millions…

    • Saul T. Pepper

      By now everyone should have realized that the Pubs don’t want to be elected (this term). They WANT Obama to win otherwise why fight one of their own who could easily be nominated if those in charge would allow more exposure WITH the backing of the Pub party but look at them, pushing three otherwise losers, giving each carte blanche to say anything, make enemies with everyone but who their mesmerizing (even themselves) THEN turn around and create enemies with those they convinced in order to mesmerize others.. Hell, their actions alone convinces me.. Blatantly taking advantage of the PAC, drawing in millions upon millions without regard that these millions belong to people who will demand restitution once their boy gets the big banana.. Actually they don’t care who gets in because they don’t want Pubs either (really look at what’s going on) and the Dems only has ONE nominee, so.. Re-elect what a large majority calls an enemy.. Continue the blitz.. Witness the onslaught of national aggression.. Weep as these freedom fighters are incarcerated within (not so) secret camps, weep louder when there will be no one else to protect our freedom and martial law will become a household word THEN will the Pubs take over.. And we’ll welcome them with open arms. Brilliant!!..

  • Ted Crawford

    These continued calls to make Dr. Paul the Republican Nominee, are saddly reminiscent of the 1866 rally cry ” Save your Confederate Money, the South will rise again”. The South hasn’t risen, in fact they aren’t even, economically, back to their pre Civil War position!
    Dr. Paul will not be the Nominee. A fact for which I’m grateful! What he has done is insure himself a good seat at the Convention, again a fact that I’m grateful for!
    With the delagates he’s aquired and those he will aquire, his ideas will demand attention. One hopes that his fiscal consepts will be influiental, while his Foreign Affairs and National Defence strategys, with notable exceptions, will be largely discounted!

    • Carl Manning

      Ted, you’re just another hopelessly brainwashed, close-minded, warmongering, nation-building, Socialist Neocon who believes the government’s official lie of 911 that is dutifully passed on to the gullible American People as truth by the NYC Propaganda Ministry run by the Zionists who are in league with the Zionists running the State of Israel and all of whom are politically allied with the gullible, ignorant Christian dupes in the GOP today.
      The Zionists running Israel today are not the TRUE JEWS. TRUE JEWS do not commit heinous acts of terrorism, which have been committed by the Irgun, and its descendant, the modern-day Mossad. If you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe the TRUE JEWS themselves. The Mossad perpetrated 911 in collusion with Zionists in the Bush administration to create the fictional Global War on Terror.

      • Ted Crawford

        WOW!! I’m all those things? I mustbe real important!! I think however that you will discover that the term Socialist-Neocon to be an oxymoron. Oh well I only lost one I’m still very important! Get a clue pal!!

    • Barry Hackney

      For those who have not had enough of the perpetual war for the benefit of Israel and its global bankster owners, you have a selection of 3 corrupt chameleons who will keep spending your money and racking up debts to impoverish your great grandchildren, if elected. The only problem is that promises of more war from a GOP nominee will assure an Obama win in November. False charges that Ron Paul is isolationist and for weakening the military do not change the fact that Americans are sick of the bankrupting spending and endless debts that accompany trying to be the world’s policeman and bully boy for greedy bankers. The GOP is becoming a dinosaur because benighted voters just do not get it. If a bi-partisan stooge were the answer, McCain would be disgracing the White House now instead of the Senate.

      • Ted Crawford

        WOW even more of the never ending, naive, Anarchist rhetoric! At least this time we were spared the usual name calling!

    • stillsane

      Also made a deal with Etch a Sketch to get his son on the ballot as VEEP. Why do you think he never say anything against Romney? Ron Paul is just a political hack and has been for 25 lackluster years in Congress.

      • Saul T. Pepper

        What the hell are you ‘stillsane?’ a friggin’ parrot? We heard you or one of your alias’ statements just like it earlier.. We get it.. Your NOT with us.. Move along, move along.

    • TML

      Ted Crawford says, “These continued calls to make Dr. Paul the Republican Nominee, are saddly reminiscent of the 1866 rally cry ” Save your Confederate Money, the South will rise again”.”

      A bit premature for that analogy since the war was already over in 1866 as opposed to the nomination in question still being in full swing.

      Ted Crawford says, “The South hasn’t risen, in fact they aren’t even, economically, back to their pre Civil War position!”

      If your insinuating slavery, that’s not what the majority of southerners fought for… but let not get off topic.

      Ted Crawford says, “Dr. Paul will not be the Nominee.”

      ad nauseam… I find it hilarious that people have been saying this as fact, when it’s merely a misguided hope.

      Ted Crawford says, “With the delagates he’s aquired and those he will aquire, his ideas will demand attention. One hopes that his fiscal consepts will be influiental,…”


      Ted Crawford says, “while his Foreign Affairs and National Defence strategys, with notable exceptions, will be largely discounted!”

      Only ignorance driven by fear would cause one to discount Ron Paul’s policies on foreign affairs and national defense. Don’t make yourself a puppet… nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death, and the government uses that to its fullest against men who do not use their head.

      The sign of an intelligent people is the ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.

      • Saul T. Pepper

        Your wasting your time TML (but I personally like your posts just the same) PAUL 2012..!

      • TML


        I can live with losing the good fight… but I cannot live without fighting it ;)

    • DaveH

      We’ve given you plenty of material to become something other than a fool, but you apparently prefer the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil position, chanting na na na na na na ….
      The Civil War was just a power grab by Sociopathic Politicians who, as usual, brainwashed the people to think it was based on morality. Take the ring out of your nose, Ted, and do some studying.
      Here are just a few books to learn the reality of Lincoln. Remember, he was a lawyer. That should help to make your light bulb turn on.

      • Vigilant

        Text of the Corwin Amendment to the Constitution which, if ratified, would have negated the actual 13th Amendment which came later:

        “No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.”

        On February 28, 1861…the House approved Corwin’s version by a vote of 133 to 65.
        On March 2, 1861, the United States Senate adopted it, 24 to 12.

        Abraham Lincoln, in his first inaugural address, said of the Corwin Amendment:

        “I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution—which amendment, however, I have not seen—has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service….[H]olding such a provision to now be implied constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.”

        Just the facts from the historical record.

      • Vigilant

        Excerpt of letter from Abraham Lincoln to Alexander Stephens, 1860:

        “Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would, directly, or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them, about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears.

        “The South would be in no more danger in this respect, than it was in the days of Washington. I sup­pose, how­ever, this does not meet the case.”

        Just the facts from history.

      • Vigilant

        Lincoln’s 1862 reply to Horace Greeley for the National Intelligencer in Washington:

        “I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be “the Union as it was.” If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.”

        Just the facts from the historical record.

      • Vigilant

        Conclusions based on the above three factual, historical sources and not on speculation or Southern revisionist history:

        (1) Lincoln did everything in his power to avoid a Civil War, including sponsorship of a Constitutional amendment that would have made slavery legal everywhere in the US.

        (2) No one in the North was propagandized to believe it was about slavery; proof is contained in the simple fact that the no slaves were freed in the Union states until the 13th Amendment. If it was about slavery, they would have been freed immediately in the North when Lincoln took office; they were not, nor did any Northerner expect them to be.

        (3) Racism was almost as prevalent in the North as it was in the South. Lincoln would have found little to no support for emancipation as a casis belli. From the start, it was all about preserving the Union, and nothing but preserving the Union. Horace Greeley and William Lloyd Garrison, leading abolitionists, excoriated Lincoln for his refusal to bring the slavery question into the mix.

        (4) The Emancipation Proclamation was a military move to free Southern slaves in hopes they would rebel against their owners. Slaves were not freed in the North. Many Union soldiers refused to serve with blacks, necessitating separate regiments of black-only soldiers.

        (5) Northern schools in our day may have brainwashed the children to believe the Civil War was all about slavery, but no such liberal propaganda was ever attempted by Republican leaders leading up to, and during, the Civil War itself.

  • Frances Carney

    Analyze every candidate over the years and one would probably come up with the same etch a sketch mentality….THIS IS NOT NEW….just expressed now as a “joke”. Politics is a serious business and should NOT be made “fun” of. Take heed America if Obama gets in 2012 then even the Constitution will become an etch a sketch. VOTE REPUBLICAN…because if Obama gets in it may be the last vote you will ever be able to make.

    • AJ

      Voting Republican isn’t going to change a thing except the hourse puppet in the White House. Vote Ron Paul 2012

    • Andee Nmi Ferguson

      Our pathways will be same under any of the three! It will just be a slower death..pathway.

  • Bruce D.

    Romney is the most qualified candidate to come along in years. He will make an excellent president. The country Libertarians want to go back to hasn’t existed sense before the Civil War. I am not even sure it existed then as it was a Christian nation then and they would not have embraced Libertarian wide open social issues as many are not now. The problem with Libertarians is that they think that they have these huge numbers of people who agree with them..They don’t and If people do not agree many start to get nasty. That is why you will always have small numbers at the election booth. Even with the Cindy Sheehan crowd voting for Ron Paul he is fourth out of four candidates.

    • AJ

      Romnes the most gromed candidate by the NWO just like Obamma.
      All you’re getting is a change of horses in a stable full of manure.

      • speedle

        If you think Obama and Romney are of the same ilk, you need a brain transplant.

        • Bruce D.

          When someone starts throwing around the term NWO speedle there is no reasoning with them. You mind as well just forget about it.

      • Vigilant

        Dick Morris says,

        “Romney will end Obamacare. Obama won’t.

        Romney will cut spending sharply. Obama will increase it.

        Romney will block grant Medicaid and food stamps and stop their growth. Obama won’t.

        Romney will cut income taxes. Obama will raise them.

        Romney will stop EPA regulation of carbon dioxide. Obama will step it up.

        Romney will stop the NLRB from forcing unionization. Obama will continue it.

        Romney will do all he can to help Israel stop Iranian nukes. Obama won’t.

        Romney will appoint conservative judges. Obama will name radical ones

        Romney will crack down on Chinese currency manipulation. Obama is afraid to.

        Romney will starve Chavez by curtailing purchase of his oil. Obama won’t.

        Romney won’t bow to the Saudi monarch. Obama did.

        Romney will restore defense cuts. Obama will disarm us.

        Romney will approve Keystone and off shore drilling. Obama won’t.

        Romney will push for school vouchers and choice. Obama killed it in D.C..

        Romney will not cut Medicare to finance Obamacare. Obama is.

        Romney will reform Medicare by using competition. Obama won’t.

        Romney will stop debasing the dollar by printing more and more. Obama will print money.

        Romney will encourage photo id laws. Obama will veto them.

        Romney will appoint anti-terrorists to the Justice Department. Obama does the opposite.

        Romney will call Islamic terrorists, Islamic terrorists. Obama doesn’t.

        Romney will reduce the capital gains tax. Obama will increase it.

        Romney will turn America around. Obama hasn’t, won’t and can’t.

        “Either Santorum or Romney or Gingrich or even Ron Paul would be a better president than Obama and don’t let us forget it!”


      • Vigilant

        Personal Liberty Digest journalists say:

        Chip Wood, Dec. 30th:

        “Polls continue to show that 45 percent of voters will vote for anyone other than Obama. (Count me among them).”

        John Myers, Dec 28th:

        “My hope is that Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination and the Presidency, but I don’t think he has a realistic chance.”

        Sam Rolley, March 15th:
        “The evidence is in: Ron Paul has almost no chance of becoming the Republican Presidential nominee.”

    • Saul T. Pepper

      Actually that’s not true, Bruce.. The GOP and people like you put him fourth because that’s all the GOP could do to stifle his voice and drones like you think it came about through natural selection.. Pompous!! But it doesn’t matter to me, first in line or sloppy fourths, HE’S STILL THE MAN!!!

      • Bruce D.

        The name calling makes your viewpoint mute and your knowledge suspect.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Jim Coe

    I guess I am the only person in the world that thinks the advisor was merely citing the obvious, that is, your campaign has to start again at ground zero when the general election phase begins. The primary phase has seen its ups and downs and many issues have been introduced that each of the candidates has had to address,
    I believe the advisor was talking about that process.
    You know a division playoff game winner, now has to start over in its preparation for the Super Bowl. Yeah, I know crazy!

    • Bruce D.

      No you are not the only one who thinks like that Jim. People like to take things out of context so they can mock and degrade because their message isn’t being well received. It is a form of bait and switch to cover up a week message.

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Jim Coe

        Thanks Bruce, I haven’t seen anyone else suggest this possibility. Getting old, but didn’t think I had quite lost it yet! Even the professional pundits seem to be have tunnel vision on this issue. I guess that is not how headlines and sensationalism work in the journalistic world of MSM. Surely the educated voters of this country can understand the vetting of today’s candidates versus the non vetting of the current occupier of the White House.
        I believe this is a different time in American Politics where those elected understand they have awakened a sleeping bear, and they will be held accountable.

        • Bruce D.

          I agree Jim. Part of the problem is that once a candidate is labeled people look for anything they can to back up that label. They do not care if it is accurate or not. The press is just as guilty as anyone else.


    even if romney is the gop canidate (i do not like him) i will vote for him because we can not stand 4 more years of the stupidity that running the white house

    • Brad

      Amen Darrell!!

    • Bruce D.

      Romney will govern far more right than people give him credit for. Ron Paul’s message was heard. I think Ron has made it easier for someone like Rand Paul to come along and gain credibility. Your effort was not wasted. “Freedom is eternal vigilance”. The farther right the dialogue is moved the farther right the country will go. It does not happen overnight, The two things you can learn from leftest are that they are energized by the process and they don’t give up after a loss.

    • Saul T. Pepper

      And you don’t see the potential danger in this? That you could very well elect someone who could escalate what we are suffering through now.. Please, don’t view it this way .. Vote for whom you want, but use your intellect to do this, not the old “Lesser of two evils” mentality. No one elected will get us out of this snake pit anytime soon.. There will be changes and both sides will whine as the wounds slowly heal but don’t take the word that “All will be rosy once the bad guy is out of office” because it won’t.. It can’t. Get ready to experience great belt tightening regardless who sits on the ‘throne’ in this or even the next election.. Yes, it’s THAT dire and I guarantee, it didn’t accumulate within the last three years and it can’t be fully repaired within the next three years.

  • dan

    You can’t trust a guy that has ‘pretend” worn jeans (NWO Mitt)
    or believes the cap and trade BS (NWO Rick)
    or someone who has advocated global-warming /cap and trade (Newt)
    but you can trust someone who has been an advocate for
    Liberty and Freedom for ALL….Ron Paul

    • speedle

      That train has left the station sir. Now is the time to start influencing Romney to adopt more conservative positions, not hanging heads and pouting. Ron Paul’s ideas can have significant influence on the GOP platform (if they are not championed by zealots with tin foil hats).

      • Vigilant


  • Roland Escalante

    I have completely agreed with Ron Paul’s good intentions for the USA for the last 30 years. But I am nothing but an old retiree with nothing to give materially to his campaign chest. Spiritually, however, I have much to offer. Thus, I’ll just pray and pray for God’s Will to act on his patriotic desires for this (our pitiful and much politically-abused) country. God bless America and God bless Ron Paul.

  • Lawrence

    How do we get the info out to amesmerized apathetic bunch of sheeple? The truth hurts and most people do not want to hear it. God help us.

    • cawun cents


      In deference to Barry,,,,,,Manilow,not Soetoro,the world is made of emotional wrecks waiting for someone to come and turn things around for them.
      Looking at things from inside the human psyche,and letting the heart run the mind.
      Emotions often get in the way of clear thinking.
      They cause you to bend the thinking to match what your heart tells you that you feel.
      This is a dangerous precedence.
      Knee-jerk reactions to emotional stimulus,are what causes things like murder,rape,and other criminally deviate behaviors.
      There is a need to satiate the heart,which causes delusional thinking,and leaves reasoning far in the dust of the conscious.
      All is fair in love and war.
      In other words let your deepest,darkest thoughts take command of your sensibilites,reasonable thoughts be damned.
      Arguing with your angel and devil,who come out of your conscious(actually representing the emotions of love and hate)polar opposite emotional contents.
      If you love someone then it is likely(although there are some who refuse to understand the nature of love,and use it as a tool to get what they want out of someone else)that you will not treat them badly.
      If you hate someone then your mind defends treating them badly using skewed reasoning.
      If you take a position of emotional content regarding a particular condition,then your mind says to you that you are defending your feelings,and you must then go with what your heart says.
      But there comes a time when you must leave how you feel out of it and concentrate on discovering the truth of what you know.
      For instance you may love someone dearly,but that person may treat you badly and then you have to put your feelings aside and make the correct decision regarding that person.
      Folks who cannot do this because their feelings get in the way often end up trapped in bad relationships.Then when the abuse comes to light elsewhere you have people rushing to aid them in the clear decision making process,(people who may not necessarily be much different emotionally speaking)and even worse decisions are often made.
      Here is my point.(I know,,,,,finally!)
      The American voter has been subjected to bad relationships with their leaders as of late.
      But they go from one bad relationship to another in an effort to satiate their emotional state.
      That is what we refer to as bad decision making.
      An emphasis on clear reasoning should be made before the public and the private sectors have to fight it out on Jerry Springer.
      That kind of thing makes for good daytime nausea television,but it is not good for retrieval of a true statesman to lead us into the future.
      Controlling emotional debates in our own minds and focusing on our immediate needs is the order of the day.Any other way of thought defies reason.
      That is why we find ourselves in the political scatstorm we are in right now.
      We are so used to bad relations with our politicians,that we rush into another bad relationship to help us feel better.
      Yet again and again we wind up in divorce court.
      It is because we are not let to get time to know our perspective financee(yes that was spelled that way on purpose),and we rush in tom get married anyway.
      Not that there isnt a record of public note,but that we disregard those records and go with the heartsleeve,hoping to find the right partner.
      This is a failed institution because we are in a big hurry to fix what it took a hundred years to screw up.
      Am I wrong in assuming that only time and effort will improve a relationship?
      But what do I know?
      Apparently very little…..

  • worldsage2

    It seems to me that what this country needs is an idea that binds us all together. There is much dissatisfaction and many good ideas floating around, but we don’t seem to be speaking with one voice. I suggest that an idea which binds us all together would serve that purpose. I have such an idea and will share it with anyone who is interested.



      • worldsage2

        Dear Art, it is not a magic phrase or a word. It is a definition of humanity/life. I think that if we understood our commonality, we might be less inclined to do each other harm. As far as the current political situation is concerned, every one is expressing opinions about what needs to be done, but no one is offering a suggestion on how to do it. I believe that I am. It can be an idea around which we can all rally. It is not on face book or other social networks because I don’t waste my time there. I have it in hard copies. I assure you, no one has ever offered an idea like this before. Contact me at fmistele and I will get you a copy. Respectfully, fred

  • Sam

    Regardless of who gets in, Obama needs to be out of the white house. This break up the continuity of his reign. Another four years will give him the uninterrupted time he needs to finish wrapping up his current dismantling of our Constitution. Just a thought.

  • Mike

    We can hope the front runners do so much damage to each other the only one left who isn’t covered with mud will be Ron Paul.

    He has said repeatedly he will not run on a third party ticket, probably because he fears that would pull conservative votes away from whoever manages to survive the GOP primary. The front runners are now looking so inept, maybe the voters will come up with damning scandals that will knock all of them out of the saddle, leaving only Ron Paul. If so, that would truly be “power to the people.”

    What the hell are we supposed to do short of an all out shooting war against the gov? I hate to even think of it, it would be devastating. If we can’t wake up at least 60% of the populace to what is really taking place, how can we ever vote out the elite who are wrecking America? (This gives credibility to the “paranoia” that the gov might want to reclaim all firearms and that older veterans might become “terrorists”.)

    Did you know that during the time beginning about 2008 when people were faced with unemployment, foreclosures and such, the majority of the members of congress realized an increase in their personal wealth? That is obscene, and it has to stop. Elected officials profiting at a time when the people are suffering a recession? Oh, that is sooooo wrong.

    Pray we can fix this without a revolution, it would be too ugly and costly and my biggest fear is there are numerous undercover commies just waiting for something like that so they can swoop in and take control. We need to make certain ALL military and police are aware of the Oath Keepers. If you don’t know what that is, look it up and educate any family or friends you have contact with. But don’t take too long, I fear we haven’t much time.

    • Vigilant

      “He has said repeatedly he will not run on a third party ticket, probably because he fears that would pull conservative votes away from whoever manages to survive the GOP primary.”

      Mike, it seems Dr. Paul has more good sense and a more realistic outlook than many of his zealous followers.

      He knows that a third party run would put Obama back in office. The “write in” advocates are blind to it.

  • uvuvuv

    what he meant was, once the candidate has the nomination, obviously the focus of the campaign will change. i just got my snows off in anticipation of spring. does that make me a flip-flop driver? it was a poor choice of words; if he said once the convention is over we will change tactics it would have passed unnoticed. these are strange times where a stray comment carries as much weight as lbj’s daisy picking commercial.

  • Thinking About

    I wonder when Ron Paul will get off the fence and admit the number of earmarks he has added to bills even though he voted “no”. Money spent is money spent and he does not back away from bringing home the bacon to his district. Conserative he is not, I have not heard him admiring this. He would be doing the same as president. Do far he has introduced 464 bills and has gotten one passed, his effective rate is .022. So many on this site thinks he would do great things, look at his effective rate for starters, he will have to get bills passed in Congress, he does not have a record of working with any president and since he is a true Libertian I doubt he would get much assistance from Republicans or Democrats. Effective rate will remain very low.

    • revnowwhilewecan

      I wonder when people like you will get off of the fence and bring forth a candidate who be be able to do anything different than continue the status? I wonder when people like you will wake up and realize that there is nobody running that is doing anything different except for Ron Paul? Ron paul is not just a candidate, he’s a movement. A movement that is tired of politicians breaking our country at home and abroad by passing bills that are meant to benifit themselves and their agendas and directly decimate our economy and our reputation. Ron Paul is a movement that means a cosmic shift in the political paradigm. Ron Paul my not get elected but his movement eventually will. Unfortunately, because of people with your mindset, it will take a little longer, but it will happen. You’re still invited, come join us.

      • Bruce D.

        I thought you said you were new to politics rev…. It sounds like you already have your ideology in place.

      • revnowwhilewecan

        I really just started following in December but I try and do my own research instead of watching the news and just blindly believeing campaign speeches. I really just started because I started listening to Ron Paul and thought alot of his ideas were good but couldn’t understand why so many people (in the media) were hammering him day after day so I’ve been researching. I’m not a conspiracy theorist but I think I understand more now. I ask alot of questions so thanks again for the Libertarian bit. :)

      • Bruce D.

        Welcome to politics rev… We need you very badly because the country is under a huge assault from the left and we need new blood to help out. My personal opinion is that people hammer Ron Paul because he is very intelligent yet doesn’t share their viewpoint. He is having an effect on politics and people who do not want to move the dialogue along in any way fear free speech that can have an effect. Otherwise there should and would be civil discourse. You may enjoy the following. I was not the author.

        If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
        If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

        If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
        If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

        If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
        If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

        If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
        A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

        If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
        Democrat’s demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

        If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
        A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

        If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
        A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

      • revnowwhilewecan

        I’m not sure I’m your guy Bruce because I really don’t like the division of political parties at all. I just got done stating on another post that if Paul were running as a Shiite in the Baath party I would still vote for him. I guess I’m what they call an independent, right? IMO just the idea of different names of political parties is just another way to divide and conquer. I’m tired of being divided and refuse to be conquered. I am learning the reasons WHY people choose parties tho. I think it’s so they can gain a platform to speak from, right? Unless I get into politics, which I’m thinking about, I think I’ll just claim indy. :)

        • Bruce D.

          I understand what you are saying rev… and respect that. The post was food for thought. While I am a little surprised you did not like its content it is okay with me. People choose parties because you need a coalition in government to accomplishment anything. Viewpoints vary because different people have different viewpoints on how much power they think government should have. Here might be a better understanding why people are divided into parties and how that division it may affect you personally.

      • revnowwhilewecan

        Thanks for the link Bruce. I think you’ve misunderstood me. I enjoyed the post. It showed me why I’ll be neither a republican nor a democrat! The point I was making was that what if I became a libertarian but liked the views of someone in another party? I wouldn’t want to be bound to a candidate just because of their party, ya know? I will check out the link for further understanding. Thanks again.

        • Bruce D.

          Actually rev.. I feel the same way as you do on that issue. I have my own ideas and do not want to be tied to any group. To bring about change in politics though it is ultimately a group effort.

      • Vigilant

        “Ron Paul is a movement that means a cosmic shift in the political paradigm. Ron Paul may not get elected but his movement eventually will.”

        revnowwhilewecan, you are one of the few who gets it, and I salute you.

        The prospects of a Ron Paul presidency are bleak to none, but he is raising the awareness of the electorate to the road to Perdition that we are now traveling. He has taken on the powers that be in a fashion that may some day yield fruit. His value is as a latter day Socrates, and I can only hope that he does not (metaphorically) suffer the same fate that befell Socrates.

        My fear is that the fat cat politicians and the indolent fat cat “takers” in society are pushing the country to a point of no return. When half of the people don’t pay taxes and rely on the other half to fund their lifestyle, things are desperate indeed. And with the schools cranking out anti-Capitalist leftists, the tipping point is being approached all too rapidly.

        No one in the arena today knows, respects and is committed to Constitutional principles as well as Dr. Paul. I truly hope that the movement to restore thoise princiiples grows and thrives in the future, else out nation will end up on the trash heap of history.

  • revnowwhilewecan

    As many of you know, I’m new to politics but like to learn. By reading some of the posts here, Am I to believe that the term Libertarian somehow embodies the southern pre-cival war movement? Could someone explain please?

    • Bruce D.

      The Civil War was followed by an assault on States Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights (Specifically but not limited to the 10th Amendment). Lincoln began the process of Executive Order which mandates to the States and people circumventing the Constitutional process. Since then state and the federal governments have increasingly assumed the role of telling people what to do and how to do it through regulations and mandates as exposed by the insurance mandate under Obamacare. While governments overstepping their limitations is an issue both Republicans and Libertarians can agree on, they mostly agree on fiscal responsibility. Social issues and defense are a matter of contention between the two parties which could be worked out with the right dialogue, but that dialogue does not exist at this time. It is possible Rand Paul could bridge the gap between the two but Ron Paul has not. It was not my intention to equate Libertarians with the Civil War specifically as I believe that would be inaccurate.

      • revnowwhilewecan

        Bruce D.
        Thanks for the explination but yours was not the only post mentioning Libertarians in a civil war reference. That’s why I was wondering if there was any correlation. Are Libertarians a largely southern party or are they more widely dispersed? I figured that they had some similataries with republicans but that’s about all I know.

        • Bruce D.

          Reference to the Civil War can sometimes be used is a disparaging way to mean backwards or out of touch with reality. That was not my intent. Libertarians believe in liberty, freedom of association, and limited government. They can different with Republicans on how far to limit government. For instance on social issues Libertarians want to legalize drugs and gay marriage. Conservatives feel this will be destructive to society. On foreign policy Libertarians feel it is none of the United States business if Iran or any other country gets nuclear weapons. Republicans feel that it is a clear and present danger if the world is armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons. Libertarians would like to see us withdraw from places like Japan even though they pay the U.S for their defense in full. Republicans feel if the U.S. withdraws their protection of Japan it will start a nuclear arms race in that area with North Korea and China. I have tried to give you a non biased opinion which can be rare in politics so you have to take that into consideration when you read posts. I will check back if you have any follow up questions.

      • revnowwhilewecan

        That was a great and unbiased explination. I appreciate it. If I have more questions, I will definately ask. :)

  • Joseph Jr Vanchieri

    I like all the people writing how the end is near and none of the GOP candidates can save our country ( except Ron Paul the loon. ) I remember in the 80s how Ronald Reagan was potrayed. The liberals were swearing that no one will survive the carnage and we will be in a living hell if Reagan is in the Whitehouse. I say vote for the candidate that will get Obama out and try to get the Senate back. I truelly hope that the readers of this article and some of the comments don’t believe that a GOP candidate will continue to ruin this country. Obama is probably the lowest point in our history and I believe that God. the GOP and common sense will get us back on track. The way I read some of these comments we should all move out of the USA and start a new country because this one is gone. Keep the faith and let your patriotism and your vote turn this country around.

    • revnowwhilewecan

      I don’t know if you have noticed but the “debt” has risen every year practically since its inception. Is it possible that the trillions we owe now is about at its limit or do you just think the “debt ceiling” will keep being raised? Your calling Ron Paul a loon without stating why just show your ignorance and that you watch to much t.v. or hang out at the lodge too much. Please be informed instead of making broad insinuations that any GOP candidate will be any different. When your paycheck will only buy a single loaf of bread you can continue to wait for God, the GOP or common sense to save you. I believe in God so I will pray you.

  • tideclock2323

    so true!!!!!so depressing!!!!

  • Will

    I will not support an ideology, which will lead to the destruction of America. In the history of the world, never has there been a recorded example where Socialism has led to the betterment of the human condition or improved the liberty of the people. I know there are varying degrees and definitions of “socialism.” Even the European model of Democratic Socialism has proven to be a dismal failure. Do you want to see our country become like Greece, Italy, Portugal, or even Great Britain?

  • Will

    Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist. Interesting view on our president. Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism.

    Dr. Vaknin States “I must confess I was impressed by Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident — a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi “religious” impact on so many people.

    The fact that Obama is a total incognito with Zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects.”

    Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the Malignant Self Love believes “Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist.” Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a narcissist like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone listens. Vaknin says that Obama’s language, posture and demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, dearest friends suggest that the man is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).

    Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves. Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People’s Temple, the man who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own children was also a narcissist. David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao, Kim Jong Ill and Adolph Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous influence over their fanciers. They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to their doom.

    When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don’t know it until it is too late. One determining factor in the development of NPD is childhood abuse “Obama’s early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and mentally bruising dislocations,”says Vaknin. “Mixed-race marriages were even less common then. His parents went through a divorce when he was an infant two years old. Obama saw his father only once again, before he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to Indonesia, a foreign land with a radically foreign cult lure, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off to live with his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished from his life in 1979. “She died of cancer in 1995.”

    One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service. The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admire rs become his co-dependents. Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and does not deserve their attention.

    If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it. The “present” vote is a safe vote. No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by their very nature because they are not about him.

    Obama’s election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations. The University of Chicago Law School provided him a lot longer than expected and at the end it evolved into, guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father.

    Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still a nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself?

    Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama’s lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month. A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power . A narcissist cares for no one but himself.

    This election was like no other in the history of America. The issues were insignificant compared to what is at stake. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world?

    I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others. They are simply self serving and selfish. Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined.

    This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw. Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them treacherous. Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks voted for Obama. Only a fool does not know that their support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple.

    The downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites. The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. Cultic mentality is pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama’s detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four years, racial tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent 1960′s.

    Obama will set the clock back decades. America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America , and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations. It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House.

    America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president.

    • cawun cents

      Bottom line is that America is suffering from National Personality Disorder.
      With a slant toward Multiple National Cultural Linguistic Personality Disorder,coming on fast in the future.

      “Twisting under shizophrenia,
      Falling deep into dementia.”-James Hetfield,,Frayed Ends Of Sanity,album ….And Justice For All.

      Our loss of identity never so prevalent as when we let marxist educators run our higher institutes of learning.
      In this we have failed our youth and created a malaise which may not be easily overcome.
      Whether it is a mental deficiency,or an emotional tirade,the American voter has a relational disorder for certain.
      We often tend to blame the politician for things we cannot perceive in ourselves.
      But bad relations form from two sides,not one.
      We have to fight the need to be co-dependent on gubment.
      Our bad decision making has got us where we are today,and we wont really be able to right the wrongs we have produced quickly.
      But we may need to get started down the right path to recovery.
      Is there a privately funnded citizens group comparable to WEAVE for the average person to recover from their bad relation to gubment?:
      Perhaps one needs to be formed.

  • http://none don larson

    Sam nailed it! Everybody is sick and tired of the politics of, “got’cha!
    Seldom do any of the Candidates ever talk about any of the Problems plaguing this once great Nation.

    Unfortunately, it is probably too late to save the Country. Corruption and Special Interests are in complete control of all Branches of Government. With the Citizens United decision, and subsequent rise of the Super Pacs, the Rich and Powerful Oligarchy (the Nation’s Shadow Government), finally captured political control of the Court. It was at that point that we lost our cherished Democracy.

    There is considerable interest today, in studying the reasons for the Rise and Fall of great Nations or Empires. Not surprisingly, it appears, without exception, the, “Greats,” have all followed the SAME PATH to Collapse. We are now beyond the tipping point.

    The Nation has lost it’s sole and it’s moral compass. People from all walks of life cannot not even talk to eachother anymore. Greed, selfishnees, the lack of civility, walled communities, the attack on the Christian Religion, and more, have all led to the demise of the Culture. Could the Country still be saved? Yes, but it won’t be. The people who care, have neither the Power, Money, or Influence; and, a Revolution of the likes of the Founders; is too Third World. After all we are the Civilized Ones! We have lost our Democracy, and a sense of a Fudiciary Responsibility for all of the Nation’s Resources. We have even financially raped our kids and grandkids, by strapping them with a Debt, which now totals over $15.2 Trillion Dollars. The Emperor has long lost his clothes; and, the Minions have lost their Will, to fight the good fight. Things are going to get worse – - much worse, before, “the Big Dog Goes Down,” and down, she certainly will go.


  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    We hear so many complaints about the GOP candidates who are attacking each other instead of campaigning against the incumbent marxist-in-chief. That may be a somewhat reasonable arguement. Listening to soundbites from Mark Levin’s program, we can hear so many lies from BHO that Mark now believes Obama is the biggest liar in the White House, and Bill Clinton is no longer that. All GOP candidates should be refuting BHO’s lies. E.g., trying to take credit for oil drilling when he deserves no credit. And BHO lies about Obamacare, even comparing it to what’s in Massachusetts. We know what he’s referring to – Romneycare!! IMHO, that alone is enough to want to defeat this RINO Romney in the primaries.

    The best way to look at it is this – we MUST nominate the GOP candidate who is best at criticizing the ‘One Big Awful Mistake America’ of 11/4/2008. Newt Gingrich may be the best candidate to defeat BHO, but Romney certainly isn’t. We don’t hear this RINO complain much about BHO. If worse comes to worst, and RINO Romney (sic) gets the nomination, I agree with Mark Levin – we can only hope that Romney will attack BHO as avidly as he attacks his conservative GOP opponents. I can’t think of anything we need less than another John McCain type candidate who was hotheaded to his more conservative colleagues while being a total wimp against the ‘One Big Awful Mistake America’ of 11/4/2008!!

  • jopa

    Ted Crawford;You have stated above that the term Socialist-Neocon is an oxymoron.Rush Limbaugh is also an Oxy Moron after years of heavy drug usage( Oxycontin) that resulted in a diminished mental capacity.

    • Vigilant

      Ah, jopa’s trying to be cute and witty again, and fails as usual.

      To what source do we attribute your own “diminished mental capacity?”

      • cawun cents


  • brogan Martin

    Ron Paul should drop out and do the job he was elected to do.

  • Northwest conserative

    Ron Paul is a wacko, who are you trying to fool. North Korea and Syria have excluded themselves from the issues of the world and migrated toward isolationism. We can’t ignore what’s happening around the world, that’s like standing on the railroad tracks and ignoring the locomotive coming at you full speed. If Ron Paul has his way we are going to be the ostrich with our head stuck in the sand hoping the lion won’ t see us and kill us. I would would rather fight like lion and die like a lion than cover my eyes and say to myself you can’ t see me as a dagger is driven through me. why should we emulate Europe? Most of Europe is full of cheese eating surrender monkeys. If you embrace European lifestyle, move to Europe, don’ t turn America into a lazy man’s welfare ticket. We should start a fund to buy one way plane tickets to Europe for those able productive folks who have went more than five years living in this country without paying taxes, they are lazy bums and Europe has what they need. Get off your whinny self entitled behinds and do something or get out. living in America should be a privilage not a right. Especially if you complain about what your not getting. Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups. Look at Europe.

    • brogan Martin

      Northwest consetvative
      I completely agree with you.

    • D. Kruger

      It is clear that you did not fully inform yourself as to the foreign policicy that RON PAUL has. Why don’t you find out the facts instead of listening to hype from other sources?
      I believe you are listening only to the information you get from the media because your statements reflect this.
      It seems to me you are closed minded and don’t want to hear any more FACTS.
      In reality RON PAUS would be the BEST PRESIDENT for the citizens of the USA but the media and big business only want more money and power… NOT WHAT IS BEST FOR THE PEOPLE. The media has NOT reported fairly and equally.
      I will support and vote for the best candidate that is for the people and our constitution.
      Right now I do favor Ron Paul because he represents ME and our constituton more than any of the other candidates do.

    • cawun cents

      So who best relects your values there Frankenstein?

    • DaveH

      Northwest Conservative (hardly) says — ” Most of Europe is full of cheese eating surrender monkeys”.
      Surrender to who, Conservative (hardly)? You mean to Aggressors like the US?
      There is nothing Conservative about you. You are a NeoCon. Don’t pretend otherwise.
      Our Founders disdained foreign entanglements, and for good reason. They are typically just Imperialistic efforts by power-hungry leaders who have no conscience about turning their citizens into cannon-fodder in order to achieve their goals.

  • D. Krugerr

    The majority of Americans rely on the media for thier information to choose who they think is the best candidate. Too bad the MEDIA IS BIG BUSINESS and is only interested in their money and power.
    Our only hope is with RON PAUL but the media has unfairly pictured him as an undesirable person for president. THE MEDIA HAS NOT GIVEN YOU ALL THE FACTS AND STEARS YOU TOWARDS THE CANDIDATE OF THEIR CHOICE.
    Check out RON PAUL’S WEB SITES AND YOUTUBE. Get all the facts yourself.

  • D. Kruger

    We the people are becoming slaves to our own government.
    There are too many stupid lazy people in our country and will vote for any hand-out.
    All we are doing now is PAYING THE GOVERNMENT to take everything away from us, including all our rights!! And then you call ME stupid and ignorant.
    I’m voting for RON PAUL

  • Ken B

    To run for President in the USA, one has to be Born in the USA and at least 35 years old, now my Question, why Not Some Militray Service??? How can someone be Head of the Militray WITH OUT any Militray Service??? How can someone be a Leader Without any Service??? No one can be a Leader of any Company without putting in sometime working there first, unless there DAD own’s the Company. We have people running for Office that don’t know much, but talk like they know it all. Americans wake up, Before you lose it all, your FREEDOM.


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