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With Bachmann Ames Win, Lines Drawn In GOP Race

August 16, 2011 by  

With Bachmann Ames Win, Lines Drawn In GOP Race

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) narrowly beat out her fellow Congressman, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), in the Ames Straw Poll on Saturday with 4,823 votes, or 28.6 percent. Her win cements her lead in Iowa, an early primary State. With former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s withdrawal from the Republican Presidential race on Sunday, the GOP field has drastically shifted, revealing a three-way tie between Bachmann, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Texas Governor Rick Perry.

“I want to thank the people of Iowa for this tremendous victory. Together we sent a message that we intend to make President Obama a one term president. The Iowa Straw Poll was [an] important first step in what will be a long race for the presidency,” Bachmann said in a statement after winning at Ames. “Now we turn our attention toward winning the Iowa Caucuses and taking our message of reining in wasteful spending, keeping taxes low, growing our economy and creating jobs to the people of New Hampshire, South Carolina and all 50 states.”

Those three States — Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina — are all early primary States, where party caucuses are held first in the Nation. Normally, a candidate would seek to perform well in all three States’ caucuses, securing the party’s nomination early, so he or she could focus on a national campaign against the opposite party’s candidate. However, that scenario does not seem likely for Republicans in this election cycle.

“One has to assume that Michele Bachmann is now the clear frontrunner for the Iowa caucus. The fact remains that Mitt Romney is the frontrunner in New Hampshire. Rick Perry laid down a marker that South Carolina is gonna be his state to win,” New Hampshire-based strategist Mike Dennehy, who is unaffiliated in the 2012 race, told POLITICO. “If we get through South Carolina, and each candidate has a victory in those three states, then the campaign’s gonna last quite a bit longer.”

“This is a very fluid situation right now,” Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, said to The New York Times. “From here on, you are shooting with real bullets.”

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  • Greg

    Why is it not a 4 person race? She barely beat out Ron Paul, another person from US Congress?

    • David

      Good point Greg. I wondered the same thing. I think this indicates that Marcy Bonebright is an extension of the fraud (not the ‘truth’) in the mainstream media. Looks like Marcy is trying hard to suppress the best hope this country has to end corruption and treason in the federal government. Special interests and fat federal paychecks have a wide influence now, and you never know who has a secret interest in perpetuating that corruption. Ron Paul is the very best hope America has. The rest are half baked or totally corrupt.

      • TIME

        DITTO on the Ron Paul effect! Good post you two.

      • Capitalist at Birth

        Ron Paul does not have a chance to get the nomination, nor does he have a chance of being elected President. You must get over it and find a real candidate to support or you will have another four years of Obama.

        • Greg

          That is why he was consistently elected as a congressman in Texas? He a fricking Congressman already. He has won several elections in Texas without the support of the media. You don’t need TV coverage to win…you need people to vote. That is all. He is not a fringe candidate. Just fringe if you are trying to “fit the mold” of a canned candidate like Perry, Obama, etc.

        • Dave B.

          You are absolutely wrong. Once people start looking past glitter and veneer, Ron Paul is the ONLY one with substance in the GOP field. Romney “looks presidential” but has no core, and Bachmann, with all due respect, sounds like my seventh grade sister. Ron Paul MAKES SENSE, a characteristic sorely lacking in the other, “electable” candidates. When you consider our debt, you should at least vote for Ron Paul based on domestic policy alone, as only he will prevent the destruction of our dollar.

          • TIME

            Dave, DITTO 100% on all counts!

            Americans have to stop with baby kissing butt heads who are little more than clean shaven CON artist in suits.

          • http://www.soldbylynch.com Brian

            There is one thing we are all missing here but before I say it I want to say that I like Michelle Bachmann but I like Ron Paul more! The ‘missing thing’ is the fact that this is the AMES,IOWA straw poll! Who the heck thinks that Ames, Iowa should have the ability to choose basically the next president of the US? ALL primaries should be conducted the same day, starting at the same time – for the east coast states start at 1; for the west coast states start at 9am(the in-between states start at the 1pm east coast time) and have the polls open for 4 hours – that will at least determine WHO WE HAVE TO VOTE FOR! Letting the people of Iowa or New Hampshire or SC determine WHO we vote for is crazy! Is this not workable???

          • Iva Raggon

            I agree with brian, why should 4800 people in one town in Iowa determine who gets the nomination. There is a long way to go.

            Ron Paul has the guts and integrity. Bachmann, although pleasant, lacks the gravitas to be president.

          • Alex

            Traditionally, those three states were the backbone of the Republican citizenry. Here in SC, the state is still Republican, even though it’s rapidly filling up with Democrats from northern states.

            Not to say that it’s the right way to go, but that’s at least an answer.

        • Average Joe

          Capitalist at Birth,

          I am assuming that you didn’t pay attention to what I told you yesterday. You keep parroting the same line over and over….maybe someday…you will believe yourself….the rest of us ….don’t believe a word. OK….we get it….you are not going to vote for Ron Paul…that is fine….but stop trying to discourage others from voting their conscience…..To simplify for you…STFU and stop being a media toadie.Opinions are like A55holes…everybody has one…stop talking out of yours.
          Before you reply….whining isn’t pretty…and your opinion doesn’t concern me. Now, sit down and enjoy your cup of STFU.

          • joe

            right on!!

        • joe

          maybe he is the only real candidate and you should get over it. what if he come in at least second in all three of these states? he still would be ignored or only mentioned in passing the status quoe is scared. think i’ll go donate some more of my hard earned money to his campaign so i can keep more of it later. by the way i was at the straw poll it was a sea of ron paul supporters. don’t let people scare you away from this man. vote with your brain and conscience and he can win. plus he is the gop candidate that polls have beating obama head to head. I adjusted the poll numbers for inflation of course!

      • Carole H

        David,
        I agree with you, I do not agree completely with Ron Paul, but I would vote for him if he runs. He is the most sensible. Bachmann is a dominionist and I feel they have way too much power in this country. They have all but taken over our military.

        It would be interesting to watch how Ron Paul would deal with the corrupt powers that be. I do believe he has the courage to stand up to them. I believe our last real president was JFK and everyone else has been a puppet basically. Obama is totally impotent. I do think Ron Paul would be a REAL president. That is why they fear him, he stands on his principals and cannot be bought and they cannot smear him with scandal cause he is too clean. That is why the MSM just ignores him. They will not give him any of the spot light.

        • Rock

          JFK? HE was certainly not crazy like the liberals today. He was a womanizer but not as bad as his brother Ted. At least he didn’t feel a need to rape ladies and threaten a waitress at the table while his date was in the restroom. Reagon was a nice person and a great president who though only had 1/3 majority was able to successfully pass his plans. He cared! People new it and since character was brought into the office the dems could no longer swiftly play their games of creating a nation of dependence. They were smart to follow Reagon’s advise at that time (You can’t play ugly when the majority of our nation has a spirit of gratitude). Unfortunately we have gone from apathy to dependence during my lifetime and could very well be on our way back to bondage. No government program would have made any difference with my aphasia that occurred from my 2 week coma when I was 7 years old. Our own challenges shape us and give us a deeper respect for the individual spirit. Martin Luther King is another one of my hero’s in life. Maybe we should listen again to his speeches.

      • Clinton

        Ron Paul is an isolationist nut job who wants to legalize drugs and prostitutuon. You can keep him

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Only someone using Bubba’s last name would say something that hairbrained!!

          • Average Joe

            Joe H.

            I hate to lable everyone with the last name “Clinton” to be “Nuts”….but this one sure didn’t fall far from the tree…..too bad he didn’t stay in the tree……

            The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
            John F. Kennedy

        • Alex

          Actually, what he wants to do is tell the government that they never had a right to make drugs or prostitution illegal in the first place. It’s not a power delegated to them in the constitution. He’s not for drugs or prostitution. He’s against the government overreaching itself.

          It’s all about personal freedom. We had it in the beginning, and the government was designed to protect it. Anything coming out of the government that infringes on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is legislation or law that our government never had a right to pass in the first place.

    • Jerry

      As a republican voter for 35yrs, if the republican party runs Ron Paul I will vote for Obumer

      • TIME

        Jerry
        Your not very smart are you?

        • http://www.soldbylynch.com Brian

          Jerry is not very smart…He says he has voted for ‘Republican candidates for 35 years’ but it apparently was for the wrong reasons…WAKE UP JERRY!

          • newspooner

            You are correct. If this clown (Jerry) voted for Republican candidastes for President for the last 35 years, he did not once vote for the best candidate for President. The last good Republican nominee for President was Barry Goldwater. If you weren’t old enough to vote for him, then you should still have not voted for a Republican for President. And certainlly NOT for any of the Democrats. Over the years since 1964 there have been good candidates from the Libertarian, Constitution, American Independent, American,Tax Payers, Conservative, and some other lesser-known parties to choose from. Hopefully, you already voted once for Ron Paul when he was the Libertarian candidate. Now is the time to vote for him again, so work hard to make sure that he is the Republican candidate this time. Otherwise, Juan Peron Obama will probably win again.

      • joe

        he’ll need the vote if ron paul wins the nomination.

    • Christin

      Greg,

      That was what I was thinking… there were TWO close front Runners.

      After the Iowa Straw Poll All I heard on FOX (I know, I know) was that Romney, Rick Perry (and, oh) Michele Bachman would be the strong front runners of the Republican presidential candidates… WHAT???

      It was like they already chose Romney and Perry (who just that evening jumped in)… and only mentioned Bachmann since she WON, but they left out Ron Paul who came in a close second… AHEM! And may I add that Romney and Perry whose names WERE on the Straw Poll had less than 1% EACH!!!!

      NOBODY wants LIBERAL Romney care (aka obamacare, hillarycare)
      NOBODY wants a RINO Rick Perry, either, when they find out he is a Bilderberg!

      In any case, it looks like IOWA voters wised up since 2008 when they voted for Marxist Democrat obama (who only has 39 % approval… losers who got paid off) and are now only standing with Tea Party Republican Michele Bachmann and Libertarian Republican Ron Paul… probably MOST of the country has learned their lesson… and I bet it is FREAKING the Democrats out.

      On a personal note I thought, Rick Santorum who came in fourth in the Straw Poll was well spoken and had common sense when he answered questions about leading America in the Republican debates in Ames, Iowa as well as Ron Paul (and Bachmann).

    • texastwin827

      Exactly my thoughts, Greg!

      I would have expected a more “balanced” article with more than a mention of Ron Paul! An AP writer put out a story on him and last count I saw, the majority of over 1800 replies to the article were IN FAVOR of Ron Paul. http://news.yahoo.com/once-fringe-candidate-paul-shaping-2012-race-205132862.html I don’t think that people look at him as “crazy” or “fringe” anymore….albeit, ALL the MSM (including Fox) are certainly downplaying him…hmmm makes you wonder what they are afraid of, now doesn’t it?

  • Truthseeker

    Isn’t it true that Bachman only got like 55 or 60 votes more than Rep. Ron Paul? But the article doesn’t even give Ron Paul any acknowledgement or credit. This article slights Ron Paul. Where’s the fainess in this? Can someone publish exactly how many votes each canidate received all in the same article so a fair judgment can be determined?

    • TIME

      TS,
      Ron Paul was only about 100 points below Backmann.

    • Capitalist at Birth

      It was over 150 votes. Only a fringe minority seriously consider Ron Paul a serious candidate, of which there are many on this site. The polls showed Paul at 35% in June. The fact that he lost that support, shows that some people woke up and decided to support a real candidate. He was a strong favorite to win the Iowa straw poll.

      • Dave B.

        Bachmann is Iowan born, and spent tons of time and money preparing for this straw poll. The fact that she got so many votes proves no victory, just a lack of defeat. Had she not come out number one, she’d be pathetic.

        • joe

          correct she also paid for and 6,000 tickets and how many votes did she get. I was at the straw poll there we’re still tons of people in line trying to sign up for ron paul when the voting ended if the polls had closed at 5 pm instead of 4pm he would have won.

      • BigBadJohn

        “The fact that he lost that support, shows that some people woke up and decided to support a real candidate.”

        More likely they were lulled to sleep by the media hype…..

        Paul is the only real hope for this country. Bachmann is nothing more than an extension of partisan politics.

        • http://www.soldbylynch.com Brian

          Dave B. and BigBadJohn are right,er, correct! And they are probably right as well!

        • Mirage

          It was reported that former IRS employee Michele Bachman, purchased 3,000 voter tickets @ $30 each, to give to the straw-voters.
          If that is true, then the straw poll is a bigger joke than originally thought.

          • Jana

            Mirage,
            Just to set you straight, she did not work for the IRS, she worked for the tax payer. She was an attorney that you could go to if you were being hassled by the IRS.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Jana,
            Hear that?? Chirp, Chirp, Chirp!!! Oh the sounds of silence when you have had your back side kicked by FACTS!! Good job!!!

          • joe

            it was 6000 tickets.

    • Alex

      Ron Paul finished the Iowa Straw Poll with the fourth highest vote total in the Poll’s history. His second-place ranking came only 152 votes behind Bachman, who gave out over a thousand more tickets.

  • home boy

    this lady, like most politicians, has no experience running anything and unless obamas numbers tank down to the 20 range she has no chance of beating him. only governors have any experience running the government even though it is on a smaller scale with the state. donald trump has it right when he says we have the smartest business people in the world and we should put them in key positions of government and let them run the show both home and abroad.

    • Matt

      You are aware the Donal Trump filed for bankruptcy TWICE right? Don’t think I’ll be taking his advice, and by governors I hope you aren’t referring to Perry, the guy went to Bildeberg for Pete’s sake, google it. Ron Paul is the only chance, just so Republicans know, alot of the those numbers you see of registered Repub’s are people like me who registered Repub for the SOLE purpose of voting for Ron Paul, so if you’re deadset on beating the Dem’s you may want to consider that, I will vote for no one but Ron Paul, I will write him in if he’s not nominated.

      • Capitalist at Birth

        A write in vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama. I hope you enjoy the fact that you will be putting the rest of us through 4 more years of hell. Get a grip.

        • Dave B.

          A vote for pretty much anyone other than Paul is also a vote for Obama, as they are all set on destroying our economy and dollar, JUST LIKE HIM.

        • c.w.s.

          CAB… you sound like all the other corporate shills. Ones vote does NOT belong to a party or a candidate, but to the individual. One of the real problems within politics today is people like you trying their best to convince others that voting is like putting down a two dollar bet at the horse track. As soon as people re-learn that their vote should be for the person THEY feel would do the best and NOT TO PICK THE WINNER, we may stand a chance of regaining the republic. It should not be “pick the least of two evils”, but voting for the one most closely akin to one’s own ideals.

          FYI Ron Paul got 28.5 percent of the vote Saturday. The fact that he may or may not have lost ground could just as well be attributed to two ‘back-to-basics’ candidates running. Personally I TRUST Ron Paul a whole lot more than Ms Bachmann. Also, during the general election, the spouce of Ms. Bachmann would be her downfall for any real chance of being elected.

          As to your earlier comment citing Donald What’s His Name…. Corporate CEOs do fine in corporations (which can run their corporations like a dictator, so long as they make money) but do not fare well when in elected government positions (IMHO)…

          • Average Joe

            I tried to convey that message to CaB yesterday…to no avail….I believe CaB is a media schill…trying to divert votes away from Ron Paul….since it seems RP is the only candidate that he doesn’t “feel” is electable. While Ron Paul may or may not be ‘electable’…..CaB is definitely…Un-believable.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Average Joe,
            Maybe if we keep beating him in the head with that message, it might get through all the concrete!!!

          • Average Joe

            Joe H,

            Not likely…but it sure is fun swinging the hammer ;)

        • steve in AZ

          Get off it, Cap. Quit mimicking the neocon shills who fear nobody as much as they do Dr. Paul. All of the so-called right wing media who denigrate Dr. Paul’s chances of winning are trying desperately to hang on to a morally and mentally bankrupt two-party system that got us here and keeps us here.

          Electing Dr. Paul, however, is only our first step in re-gaining America and our birthright. We can’t proceed in a half-assed manner in supporting him before the election and then returning to our 100 year nap. Those of us who understand that he is our greatest hope for Liberty must continue to educate the mentally diseased left and oppose the NWO at every step.

          Please get on board the Ron Paul train, Cap, and join your spiritual brethren in this fight for sanity and freedom. You’ll be surprised what a difference your voice can make. Vote for Freedom. Vote for a Free-Market economy. Vote for the Right (not necessarily the right-wing).

          DONATE NOW AND VOTE RON PAUL 2012!!! Don’t say such a vote is wasted. The millions who fell for O’s hope and change are desperately seeking an alternative to anymore of it and will swing our way when the choices are more hope and change or real leadership.

        • texastwin827

          CAB “A write in vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama”.

          Not so. It is your responsibility to vote for the person who you feel will do the best job, NOT who the majority of the party wants…That’s the reason for our having the right to vote instead of letting a few idiots elect the candidate. It’s bad enough that we let them try to “manipulate” who we get to vote for…do you want to give them your vote too?

        • Matt

          @CAB, apparently you didn’t get the message, I could care less about your Republican party, I am a Libertarian, to me it makes no difference 4 more years of Obama or 4yrs of some neo-con, get it? I vote for what’s right, this childish little war you Dems/Reps have going on is irrelevant to me.

      • home boy

        you missed my point. i’m not saying vote for trump, i’m saying he has a good idea about getting business men into running the government. politicians have no clue about running anything except their reelection.

        • texastwin827

          The already ARE running the country…that’s the biggest problem we have!

    • TIME

      HB,

      Look The Donald is a Fat Ass WIND BAG, let alone not even a bright one at that.
      You had better do some digging on him before thinking he has anything you want.
      I know dogs with more ability to preform fun tricks than the Donald.

      • PeggyB

        Donald Trump is not a republican let alone a Constitutional conservative. He may very well be a foil who will throw his hat into the ring as a third party candidate to ensure Obama’s reelection.

        Ron Paul 2012

        • Jana

          PeggyB,
          I agree, The Donald is not a Republican and he is NOT a conservative, but just because he is not any of those things doesn’t mean that he can’t have some good ideas.
          If we can’t take the good ideas from WHATEVER source gives it, then we are stupid. This is Obama’s problem right now, he won’t accept anyones ideas unless they come from a communist and line up with his FAILED philosophy.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          PeggyB,
          to all the ones out there that say the Donald IS a conservative, REMEMBER, HE VOTED FOR NOBUMMER LAST TIME!!!! THAT’S CONSERVATVE??????

  • Cliffystones

    Giving her credit where credit is due, at least she “mentioned” Ron Paul before she went on to ignore him.

    But then she goes on to declare “a three-way tie between Bachmann, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Texas Governor Rick Perry.”

    WTF Marcy??? Why on God’s Green Earth do you jump to the conclusion that Mr. Paul is insignificant? Who’s paying and/or threatening you and all of the other media talking heads, including those on Fox News, to blow off Mr. Paul? The RNC? The Trilateral Commission? The Bilderburgers?

    The last couple of days have left me sickened, the way the press has attempted to “spin away” Ron Paul in favor of “Pretty Boy Perry”. If us real Americans ever want this madness to end, I’m now fully convinced that Paul is the only hope.

    • c.w.s.

      One might also question why Personal Liberty Digest PUBLISHED such an article…

      • Cliffystones

        Excellent point. Well PLD????

    • joe

      they won’t give her a paycheck if she doesn’t.

    • Lost in Paradise

      I agree, but how do you get Americans to vote for a quality candidate,instead of Obama, or another like Obama? Some are worried that voting for Paul, will weaken our effort of getting rid of Obama. Perry is another “slippery salamander” like the one we have now, and he could win. We can only hope that the majority of Americans are now waking up their brains, and turning away from voting for Slick Willies.

  • Stan

    Latest tally was Bachman 4823, Paul 4671, 152 votes difference.

    Perry 750 write in.

    The lame-stream media will be pushing Perry, Google Gov Perry North American Union.

    • TIME

      Satn,
      Yo Da Man dude! Great Post.

    • Jesse

      If you go to http://www.activistpost.com, you can get all the numbers and other info. They are saying that Bachmann bought at least 4,000 fair tickets to get her votes. There was also over 250 votes that were not assigned to any candidate. I also do not like the fact that bachmann dodged answering the question about being submissive to her husband. Shw went to college – which she personally did not want to do – because she wanted to be submissive to her husband. If she gets in the white house, will she still submit to her dictates? If so, why isn’t her husband running?

      Also, when MSM refuses to discuss a candidate – Ron Paul – you might need to find out why. What are they afraid of? Ron Paul has been saying pretty much the same thing for 30 years. I am glad that a lot of his ideas are now mainstream. Look at what bachmann has to say. A lot of her talking points originated with Ron Paul. Why not elect the source instead of a strw puppet?

      • Sheldon

        Fox News refused to talk about Ron Paul, as a matter of fact they talked about everyone EXCEPT Ron Paul. Does this mean Fox News is now part of the MSM?

        • texastwin827

          So much for Fox’s “Fair & Balanced”. Glenn Beck did the same thing to Debra Medina. She was gaining a LOT of support against Rick Perry and he “invited” her to his show…then did a hatchet job on her.

          Whether you supported her or not, it was none of his business other than she was scaring his buddy, Perry.

        • Matt

          Sheldon, are you saying you actually believed FOX news WASN’T part of the MSM and din’t have a biased agenda??

    • Lost in Paradise

      What ever happened to simply reporting the news?? You are correct though about the news media slanting the outcome. We need to make it loud and clear to the media that they need to do straight up reporting, and we do not give a damn about their opinions.

    • Christin

      Right on Stan…

      “While spewing Tea Party-style rhetoric about secession, shooting coyotes and courting the favor of Christian evangelicals, behind closed doors Perry has been quietly selling out Texas to globalists interests, ‘auctioning off highways to foreign companies’ to turn them into profit-driven toll roads.”

      “Perry is a longtime, unwavering supporter of the NAFTA ‘Superhighway’ [HWY 69 from Mexico to Canada] and related infrastructure projects,” wrote AFP’s [Americans for Prosperity] Jim Tucker. “These pave the way for Bilderberg-supported North American Union (NAU) proposal that would merge the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.”

      “Perry has also given enthusiastic support to former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s effort to turn Texas into a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants.”

      “Perry also aggressively promoted the ‘Rockefeller Foundation-backed HPV vaccination campaign in Texas that has led to deaths worldwide. Rockefeller is a prominent Bilderberger, attending each annual meeting without fail.

      “Perry attended the June 2007 Bilderberg conference in Istanbul, Turkey, and doing so violated the ‘Logan Act’, a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments.”

      “Look beyond the rhetoric and study what Perry has actually done in his role as governor – he’s the ‘ultimate globalist’ – his every action illustrates how he’s the diametric opposite to the image of the Tea Party populist that he attempts to portray. That’s why he is the perfect pick for the globalists, someone who can suck in the trust of the American people only to stab them in the back upon becoming president, just as obama did before him.”

      Quoted from… Paul Joseph Watson…. Infowars

      DO YOUR HOMEWORK……. NO Rick Perry in 2012.

  • Truthseeker

    I’m not so sure Donald Trump is on our side. I kind of think he is with the ruling elite and will step in as a candidate to upset and split the vote. It’s difficult to get someone in the oval office who will represent us ” The working people “. That is, those of us who still have a job. I really don’t want a career politician as the President. I want a person in the oval office that has had to work hard like me and who is at least honest. If so, they will layoff at least 30% of the government workers who do nothing in all those alphabet abbreviated agencies that just tax and regulate the hell out of us. I also want to see the NAFTA and GATT agreements that Clinton put us into REPEALED!! And people run around wondering why there are no jobs. What a bunch of morons! It wasn’t the housing markets, that just put everyone to work for a little while longer. It began back in 93 and 94 with NAFT and then in Jan of 94 with the real hurt to the american worker when Clinton signed us up into GATT! I also want the Pres to repeal the FEDERAL RESERVE ACT of 1913. The U.S. can print money just like the privately owned bank. The difference is that we won’t owe interest to anyone. I don’t condone the printing of unbacked money, but it’s still way better than letting a private company do it and then haveing to pay interest on it. President John F. Kennedy had it right when he signed executive order 11110 on June 5th 1963! Many of you know what that was.

  • dan

    I have been both a Paul and Bachman backer from the get go for both.

    I PRAY that they unite onto one ticket…but for the lamestream media

    to cover One Worlder RINO Perry as if he even compares to either is

    ludicrous. Still,perhaps we should count our blessings,this time,

    because Ron’s fumble on nuclear Muslims was a rare error.He mistook

    the calapHATE as being reasonable/sane.

    • c.w.s.

      As soon as his stances on big-pharma and the NAFTA come to light he’ll be another ‘also ran’.

      About the RINO comment though…. I’m over 60 and have seen the party change drasticly over the years. Many of the core principles have been abastated over the years by the party itself, abandoning the family farmer in favor of agribusiness, abandoning the mom and pop business in favor of corporate elitism, abandoning protection of nature in favor of profit at any cost, just to name a few. It now takes seventy eight pages to print out the Republican Party Platform due to all the misc. BS. I’m honesly willing to bet that should each and every ‘registered’ Republican were to print out the platform statement, not one could honestly say that he/she believes in each and every article. Just an opinion… but we need to get back to basics by EXAMPLE, by civil discourse and not by pushing people away.

    • joe

      that wasn’t his point. you can’t spend a trillion dollars and commit a 150,000 troops for 10-100years on every whack job(s) in a basement or cave that hates us.

  • Truthseeker

    I fully support Ron Paul. Even though he has been in office a long time. He did actually work as a doctor. He is one of the few candidates that will even mention the constitution on camera and who I believe is a real American Patriot. He also shares his views about abolishing the federal reserve and restoreing sound fiscal policy. He is also opposed to all of the wars that we have been bullied into by the elite. He truly is the best candidate in my opinion so far.

    • Capitalist at Birth

      Did you know, that at one time many years ago, he supported open borders, as did the Libertarian Party (which is why I left.)

      • newspooner

        Libertarians support “open borders” as an ideal. If our country exported Americanism instead of Rooseveltism, the trend would be for more nations to become free, and eventually (hopefully), it would be as desirable to emigrate from the US as it is to immigrate to the US. I guess you could use the biological term “homeostasis” (a term that has nothing to do with queers) to describe the situation. Or you could use the physical term “dynamic equillibrium” (a term that has nothing to do with celebrities) instead. Most Libertarians recognize that we are no where close to that ideal, so for now, we need to enforce existing constitutional immigration laws, and look to the distant future when perhaps a more ideal situation can exist. Ron Paul fully understands this, but don’t expect the prostitute press to ever give this topic its full exposure and insight. And YOU should reconsider working with the Libdertarian Party again. Or help the Constitution Party. But tread carefully in promoting the Republican Party. Its track record has been abyssmal. Get the US out of the UN, and get the UN out of the US. Otherwise, all liberty will be lost.

    • Trude

      Thank you, Truthseeker. Ron Paul also once on tv said “I don’t
      want to rule you.” How many of the others feel that way ?

  • Mike

    If you want the world’s most powerful globalists, the Bilderbergs, choosing the president of the United States again – Rick Perry is your candidate.

  • Capitalist at Birth

    Actually, the most intelligent candidate is Newt Gingrich. He won the debate hands down. It is too bad that more people won’t consider these facts. I think a coalition of Newt, Rick S., Michelle, Sarah, Allen West, Ron Paul, and Herman Cain should be formed and throw their support behind one of them will be needed to keep Perry from getting the nomination. Which, is of paramount importance!

    • Dave B.

      True, Newt did amazing in the debate. But his numbers are very low right now – it’s really unlikely he’ll recover. Plus, tons of baggage.

    • c.w.s.

      Newt??? A lizard? Gee, isn’t he the guy who, while chastizing President Clinton about having gotten a BJ in the White House was also seeing a mistress on the side. And I seem to recall that a similar situation occured with is FIRST wife, left her while she was still in the hospital recouperating…. But, what the hell, he likes corporations.. morality be damn….

    • PeggyB

      Ya..Newt Gingrich, who has never been anything but a third way NWO globalist. He was the republican hammer who aided and abetted Clinton in passing Gatt, Nafta et all. Do a little research on this windbag.

      Ron Paul 2012

      • Lost in Paradise

        Newt will say what he thinks you want hear, and cannot be trusted. Another bad bad choice.

        • Jana

          Lost in Paradise,
          You are so right. Newt says one thing and then does another. We can’t trust him to keep his word.
          Sure he knowledgeable and smart, but very untrustworthy. What a shame!

    • texastwin827

      Allen West, Ron Paul, and Herman Cain. I LOVE Ron Paul, and I really like Allen West and Herman Cain!

  • Dick F

    This may be the only chance in our life time to do the right thing. I never voted before 2008 because I never saw anyone worth voting for, but in 2008, I donated, campaigned and voted for someone who would make things right for my children and their children. I voted for Ron Paul.

    • newspooner

      Libertarians, Constitutionalists, intelligent Republicans (who aren’t RINO’s, Neocons, etc), and other sensible Americans thank you sincerely.

  • http://apostleofdoom.areavoices.com/author/michaelr/ MichaelR

    Bachmann has a criminal backround. She was an IRS tax lawyer and voted for the Patriot Act. Nuff said.

    • newspooner

      You are correct. Two HUGE flaws in her otherwise good record. A good Vice President candidate, maybe (if she is willing to learn from Ron Paul), but I believe she would probably lose as acandidate for President. Get the US out of the UN, and get the UN out of the US. Otherwise, all liberty will be lost.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      MichaelR,
      Just what were her dastardly crimes?? you made the statement, now back it up with some facts!

      • Jana

        Joe H.,
        I was wondering the same thing.
        My concern over Ron Paul is that he is 75 yrs. old. I thought McCain was too old also.

        • texastwin827

          Jana, 75 isn’t so old if you are in good health. McCain has already had his own share of “bad health” which is what a lot of people worried about. Dr Paul is in excellant shape for a man his age!

        • newspooner

          I was with Ron Paul for a few hours in April. Our discussion was about a number of important issues and how to present them to the public. I can assure you that Ron is as mentally sharp as ever, and is in better health than most 40 year olds. He is the same old Ron I have known for over 30 years. I believe that he can perform all necessary presidential duties for the next 8 years, even though he is not eager to serve for 8 years. Would you rather have Juan Peron Obama re-elected? If not, we all need to rally behind Ron Paul. It might be our last chance to save liberty. Remember, electing a majority of solid constitutionalists to the Senate is equally important. Get the US out of the UN, and get the UN out of the US. Otherwise, all liberty will be lost.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Hey MichaelR, I’m still waiting for those CRIMES!!!

        • Average Joe

          Joe H.

          I would think that voting for the Patriot Act. renewal would be tantamount to treason…since it is a direct violation of the U.S.Constitution. (just my observation)
          As for being a tax lawyer….she was just that a “tax Lawyer”…not an IRS employee. But of course when we speak of lawyers, the first thing that comes to my mind is….When can you tell that a lawyer is lying?….they open their mouth…’nuff said.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Average Joe,
            I’m for Ron Paul all the way! The problem I have with his post is the LIE that she has a Criminal background! Meaning she has a record! If she has a record, I want to see it as I haven’t seen any evidence of it anywhere!!

          • Jana

            This last vote for the Patriot Act was just 3 points of this act. It wasn’t for the whole thing.

            ********************

            “We have a new war, a new enemy, new tactics,” she said. “The lone wolf is one actor acting alone, and we get a tip, and maybe at the last minute we’ve gotta go in for national security reasons and find that actor. That is an appropriate use of gaining this intelligence and information.”

            On roving wiretaps, she said intelligence authorities need the flexibility to tap various phones that suspects might be using. “So we have to have the ability to be able to go to whichever phone a potential, alleged terrorist may be using,” she said.

            On access to business records, she assured listeners that federal agents must go to judges first, and that the documents sought must have a connection to terrorism. She said she would never support a provision that allows unchecked access to personal records, and said she spent “all week” talking to experts on this issue before voting for it.

            “I think government is too big,” she said. “I think we intervene too much in people’s lives. I certainly don’t want to give the government the unfettered right to go on in and access my personal private records.”
            ****************************
            I probably would have voted yes on these 3 points too.

  • Michael

    If you have been listening to the news ( liberal ), for the first time in three years Obama is going to lay out a PLAN, He has always ask congress to do it as he wasn’t smart enough to lead, and then he promised to veto every bill that came before him. PEOPLE wake up!!!!, stop arguing – study a Politicians views, their beliefs, who they hang with, study their back round and make an ADULT VOTE, do what ever it take’s to get that Muslim Ni__er out of office

    P.S. Invite – Eric Holder, Obamma ,and the Black Panthers to a Neck tie Party 1776

    • Lost in Paradise

      Best idea yet, only we need to form a malitia, and make it happen soon. String em up on the White House lawn from one of those large trees.

  • Deanc

    Ron paul is the best and most sane choice available,If Anyone else ,Lord help us all

  • Average Joe

    Marcy Bonebright,
    After reading your article and noticing that you are parroting the MSN, I have to wonder…was this article meant for MSNBC? I believe that you are going to catch a lot of flack here…when you talk about the GOP candidates….but fail to aknowledge Dr. Ron Paul. Around here, we are tired of the “status quo”….and believe that Ron Paul is our best chance to save this nation from total destruction. For you to disregard him altogether puts you on shakey ground with the readers on this forum. Most people here are more intelligent than the people watching the “MSN”….that’s why we are here….so if you are going to parrot the MSM…..go to work for them…..and stay away from thinking people (so that you don’t contaminate them with MSM smoke and mirrors BS).

  • jopa

    Ron Paul 2012;His name may not be on the ballot but just write it in and let the people know where you stand.He does have some good ideas and there is a little there to please everyone on different points.

    • texastwin827

      Jopa, my sister won’t use an electronic ballot…she makes them give her one that she can manually mark and they have to count it. Says the way computer’s can be manipulated, how do we know our votes are recorded correctly. She has a point…I will be manually voting and, if need be, will be writing Ron Paul’s name down on the ballot.

  • Victoria

    Bachmann gave away, not sold, but gave away 6,000 tickets and received only 4800 votes. Ron Paul sold 4000 tickets and received 4700 votes…If you look at it this way, it was actually a LOSS to Bachmann and a major victory to Ron Paul.

  • jopa

    Marcy;This is fantasy land so do not publish facts for the readers on this site.You have to have a knack in twisting reality around to please the readers here and say things like Obama was born in Kenya,the world is flat, the world is only three thousand years old,Ron Paul has a chance of winning,Sarah Palin has a high school diploma, there is no such thing as gravity the world sucks and then you will develop some loyal readers and BFF.They have a hard time dealing with reality.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Marcy,
      Yes, by all means, you have to watch the fantasy here. Things like “hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help”, the lib way is the only way, jopa has a brain, jopa knows what he’s talking about, nobummer is a good president, you know, all the fantasy!!!

  • jopa

    Victoria:You have it exactly as I understood the straw poll numbers.Also most people don’t realize this is mainly a fund raiser and nothing more.Pawlenty panicking and jumping out of the race says Pawlenty about him.

    • Jana

      What they were saying on the radio is that the straw poll costs $30. a ticket and the price is picked up by the Rep. party.

  • Bill P

    Michele’s “win” at Ames was bought and paid for. The real winner was Dr. Paul, as he had almost no coverage in the media, whereas, Ms Bachmann has been drooled over by all sorts of folk from every media source.
    What we have here (above) is just one more drooling. I wonder if the voting public will ever find out that they are being manipulated by outsiders who have an agenda unhealthy for our future as a republic.
    Wake up, folks, and check out the money trail.

  • mrcave

    I love seeing so many Ron Paul supporters posting here, but the truth is, posting here won’t help get Dr. Paul the nomination. Getting the nomination is the only way to save our country. A write in campaign can simply not overcome the “thrown away vote” argument.

    What EVERY Ron Paul supporter MUST do is convert at least two people to Ron Paul. Buy a few copies of his book The Revolution: A Manifesto, and pass them around. It’s cheap, and a quick read. Open eyes to the truth of his message, not the media’s distortions, not the establishment fear. Show them that big government is really one, big, corrupt party, and that every other candidate is part of it.

    • TML

      “What EVERY Ron Paul supporter MUST do is convert at least two people to Ron Paul.”

      I agree, although I shy away from using the word ‘convert’… just sound too religious, lol.

      Just continue to tell the truth about the issues, about Ron Paul, as well as the truth about the other candidates where they exhibit actions that show clearly what they really are. In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

      RON PAUL 2012 REVOLUTION

  • Lacey

    Why does Fox News hate Ron Paul? They avoided talking about him all weekend and when they did they treated him like a joke. Why? What happened to fair & balanced?

    • 45caliber

      Lacey:

      Ron Paul does not toe any political line except his own. He will NOT take an order from the GOP ‘leadership’ to vote the way they want him to vote – nor will he agree with the Dems either. Therefore neither party wants anything to do with him. The main reason he is still in Congress is because the voters here in this district don’t like the people the GOP runs against him and won’t have anything to do with the Dems who they try to run. Further, we all agree with him that the only salvation for our country is to cut spending – not grow the government.

    • newspooner

      “Why does Fox News hate Ron Paul?” Remember that Fox News is the child of Rupert Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch was a contributor to Hilary Clinton’s campaign. He is no friend of freedom. Fox News only looks somewhat good relative to ABC,NBC,CBS, etc.

  • TML

    A three way tie which doesn’t include Ron Paul, after just mentioning that Bachmann barely beat out Ron Paul.

    You suck Marcy Bonebright… you’re obviously just as bad a the mainstream media when it comes to Ron Paul. I won’t be reading your articles ever again.

    • Sheldon

      Does this mean that Fox News is now part of the main stream media? Fox News spent the entire weekend either ignoring Ron Paul or rolling their eyes at Ron Paul. This is Fair & Balanced? Fox News actually told their man covering Ron Paul that getting Sarah Palin news would be better and more desirable. Rupert Murdoch can’t control Ron Paul so Fox News won’t cover him. Move over liberal media and make room for Fox News.

      • OB1

        Sheldon, I’m just an ordinary person, but I believe the elites got to Rupert Murdock before the Iowa Straw Poll with the “hacking” scandal in th UK. THE elites of the NWO puts the screws on. He withdrew his bid for Sky News as a result of this scandal. Ever since then Fox has been corrupted. Besides this, I find it odd that Perry has an “evangelical” prayer day” less than 2 weeks before he announces in South Carolin. We are being played for fools. Ron Paul is a total threat to them because he wants a complete audit of the Federal Reserve and it’s eventual elimination. No one understand more of what this would entail than Dr. Paul. I’m just going to throw this out so DaveH and others can comment, but as far as I can see, Romney has never been a member of the Tri-lateral Commission, never been to Bilderberg, but was involved in the Council of Foreign Affairs as was Newt Gingrich. Because he is not evangelical, he is respected in New Hampshire. I’m just wondering, and of course wanting feedback, about a Romney Paul ticket? Romney is well funded and well connected. The press will cover him (sort of…) Ron Paul has the hearts of many, unlike the other candidates because he does not lie and has a consistent voting record to prove. Romney was never in the military but Dr. Paul was. Non of the other candidates were in the military except guess who?……..Perry. I think my idea for a ticket would win over over Dems, Repubs, Conservatives, and Independents. Feed back always welcome or I wouldn’t feel free to post here. I’m not selling my idea, just from my research…thinking how the establishment can be defeated.

        • 45caliber

          OB1:

          Romney killed himself with me in his support for Romneycare in Mass. – despite his comment that it is bankrupting the state – and his support for Oblamacare. The ONLY way I’d vote for him or for Perry is if the race came down to Oblama or them.

          • bob wire

            Hmm? that will be mine and your final choice.

            I figure you for a Perry man. He’s been tanking up on JEE SUS and headed straight at you like he’s been reading your mail.

          • Christin

            Same here, 45caliber.

          • http://deleted Claire

            bob wire–Pastor John Hagee is to Rick Perry like Rev. Wright is to Obama. Not much difference as far as I am concerned.
            Also, there were 115,000 government jobs created by Rick Perry and 40,000 private sector jobs were lost.
            Perry is one guy I am backing away from.

      • Average Joe

        Sheldon,

        I truly believe that Americans have A.D.D. and short term memory loss.

        In 2006 FOX thought the world of Ron Paul and then he announced his bid for the presidency….Fox changed from praise to “he’s a lunatic”…etc….

        As soon as the election was over…it was…”Ron Paul was the only one to see this comming”….”Ron Paul is intelligent” etc….. Then, Dr. paul announced his bid for the Whitehouse again and what has FOX done?…..the same thing thy did before…either badmouth or ignore Mr. Paul…….this is why I quit watching FOX during the last election cycle…and have not come back…nor will I as long as Rupert owns it. Murdock is a NeoCon…plain and simple and the only people he endorses are NeoCon thinkers…..You can bet that Fox will get behind Perry or Romney (Perry I am guessing…Romney has too much baggage with RomneyCare). Rupert doesn’t report the news as he finds it….he tells us what the news is…from his point of view….reality isn’t part of the story….Rupert’s view of the world is what we get….plain and simple.

  • MR.Washington

    Exhibit A. Secret Service Interrogates 7th Grader For Facebook Post, Without Parental Consent

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqSFbWtB_44&fe

    ExibitB. Bachmann Addresses Security Provisions

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mos0blynBiI&feature=digest

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • 45caliber

    Bachmann barely beat out Ron Paul with Romney far down the list. Perry wasn’t much better. But there is now a “three-way race” between Bachmann, Perry, and Romney? The rest are out? I think Marcy basically is ignoring Ron Paul. Interesting.

    • Lost in Paradise

      The media is promoting, and being very biased as usual. They know full well how powerful they are.

  • chuckb

    ron paul gets his support from the college students and libertarians because of his stance on drugs, he will never get the republican nomination for that reason.

    • newspooner

      Ron Paul is not in favor of drugs, either illegal or presscription. He is opposed to allowing the government to tell us what we can or cannot possess, whether it is guns, chemicals, real money, naturally growing weeds, literature, etc. A gun is not evil in itself. Marijuana is not evil in itslef. It is only the use of them for bad purposes that is evil. The United Nations disagrees with me on this.

  • Bob in Boston

    What I find really interesting is that despite Michelle Bachmann:
    1) Being born in Iowa
    2) Not being subjected to a media blackout as Ron Paul was
    3) Receiving support from both Corporate and GOP donors (versus RP’s 100% grass roots support)

    Michelle only won by ~150 votes. That to me is a TIE, not a win, and I’ll bet you a free fried butter bomb that in the actual caucus, Ron Paul will beat Bachmann because there was probably at least 200 people who bought into the whole “a vote for Ron Paul is a wasted vote” spread by the media, and those voters now realize that was dumb and they should have voted for the best candidate. You watch – all this crap about Bachmann being the front runner to win Iowa is going to be proven wrong – Dr. Paul’s going to win it!
    BTW – PLD should fire their editor for even publishing an article so slanted against Liberty’s staunchest defender!

    • TML

      “2) Not being subjected to a media blackout as Ron Paul was”

      I think that one is the most significant…. I’ve thought the same thing.

  • AJ

    If Obama is to be a one term president we have to
    rally behind one person not bicker about who’s a waste
    or not. I know that Romney and Perry are more of the same
    politics as usual. The Global agenda. Bachmann only time will tell if she’s a globalist in Tea Party Clothing or the real deal!

  • http://PERSONALLIBERTYDIGEST FRENCHIE

    BY NOW, EVERYBODY HERE KNOWS I’M 100% BEHIND RON PAUL. I KINDA LIKE MICHELLE BACHMAN, BUT HERE LATELY SHE’S COMPLETELY LOST ANY PRAYER OF SUPPORT OF ANY KIND FROM ME. FIRST, LET ME SAY THAT I DON’T WATCH OR READ PORNOGRAPHY. BUT IT IS, IN FACT, FREE SPEECH & FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. SHE WANTS TO OUTLAW IT ACROSS THE BOARD, PERIOD. THAT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE THE ACT OF A CANDIDATE WHO HAS THE INTENTION OF UPHOLDING & DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION TO ME. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, DON’T BUY IT, OR READ IT, OR WATCH IT. I DON’T, BUT I HAVE ENOUGH RESPECT FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THOSE WHO DO TO LET IT GO. YOU SEE, THE “CHRISTIAN RIGHT” IS EVERY BIT AS DANGEROUS & STUPID AS THE “LIBERAL LEFT” !!! SO CALLED “CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES” HAVE NO PLACE IN POLITICS UNTIL THEIR CHURCHES GIVE UP THEIR TAX EXEMPT STATUS & “PAY TO PLAY” LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. THE SAME GOES FOR CHURCHES ON THE LEFT WITH THE LIKES OF REVERENDS AL SHARPTON, JESSE JACKSON, & JERIMIAH WRIGHT. AND I THOUGHT PAT ROBERTSON WAS A WACK-JOB, TOO. IF THE COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON THE IDEA OF A SEPERATION OF CHURCH & STATE, THEN THE TWO HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING MIXED UP TOGETHER IN ONE PACKAGE. REGARDLESS IF IT’S COMING FROM THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT, IT DOESN’T MATTER ONE BIT. DO I NEED TO GO INTO WHAT HAPPENS IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES WHEN THE TWO MIX ? I DIDN’T THINK SO. WE ALREADY HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO STOMPS ON THE CONSTITUTION LIKE A DOORMAT. ISN’T THIS ALL THE EVIDENCE YOU NEED TO SHOW YOU THAT VOTING FOR MICHELLE BACHMAN IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO THE SAME PRINCIPAL AT WORK, BUT COMING FROM THE RIGHT ? AND I’M NO BIG FAN OF GAYS EITHER, BUT IN THIS (SUPPOSEDLY) “FREE COUNTRY”, SHOULDN’T THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE GAY WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT A BIBLE THUMPING KNUCKLEHEAD IN THE WHITE HOUSE REPRESSING THEM ? THAT’S BETWEEN THEM & GOD. HE’LL MAKE THE FINAL JUDGEMENT ON THAT ISSUE. A QUICK READING OF ROMANS 1:27-32 SHOULD CLEAR UP ANY MISGIVINGS ABOUT GOD’S POSITION ON THAT SUBJECT. BUT IT’S NOT FOR MAN TO PASS JUDGEMENT ON, LET ALONE A GOVERNMENT LEADER. MICHELLE MAY HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS, I DON’T DOUBT THAT AT ALL. BUT WE ALL KNOW THE OLD SAYING ABOUT THAT, NOW DON’T WE ? THIS MAY BE A “CHRISTIAN NATION” BY MAJORITY, BUT LEAVE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OUT OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. AT LEAST UNTIL CHURCHES PAY TAXES LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. SORRY MICHELLE, BUT YOU’VE PROVEN YOU’RE NOT WHITE HOUSE MATERIAL BY YOUR OWN WORDS & ACTIONS. I AWARD YOU NO POINTS, ECT., ECT. NOW CAN WE TURN OUR ATTENTION & EFFORTS TO THE R3VOLUTION ??? RON PAUL 2012 !!!!!

    • TML

      “FIRST, LET ME SAY THAT I DON’T WATCH OR READ PORNOGRAPHY. BUT IT IS, IN FACT, FREE SPEECH & FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. SHE WANTS TO OUTLAW IT ACROSS THE BOARD, PERIOD. THAT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE THE ACT OF A CANDIDATE WHO HAS THE INTENTION OF UPHOLDING & DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION TO ME.”

      First of all… ease up on the caps, lol…
      Secondly, you’re right… she isn’t a candidate who has every intention of upholding the Constitution. I liked her at first, but after she voted to extend the Patriot Act, it let me know everything I needed to know about her. This political opposition of hers against pornography is just another way she exposes herself of the fact that she will not uphold the consitution when it conflicts with her own subjective beliefs.

    • Clinton

      Exactly when did she say that? I suppose legal crack and prostitution is the answere. Rue Paul supporters are way out there.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Give it up Bubba!!! with the name Clinton, nobody is paying any more attention toy now than they did him then!!

  • Alex

    The American public, lazy and ill-informed as they are, have begun to wise up to the idea that the Republicans want to end SocSec and Medicare while simultaneously increasing the wealth of billionaires.
    Fact is, the GOP does not want to help the average American family and is against job creation. After all, the reasoning for the Bush Tax Cuts was ‘job creation’, but where are ANY of the jobs from the first eight years of the tax cuts or the jobs created since its extension? THEY DO NOT EXIST! Job programs create employment, not tax cuts.
    Since the self-avowed SOLE DESIRE of the neo-conartists is to see that President Obama is kept to one term, the public sees that job creation, the killing of Osama bin Laden, etc, are not important to the Reich Wing. The GOP has stalled legislation that THEY approved of simply to make Amerika under Obama as unbearable as possible—they hurt Amerikan families to MAKE A POINT!!

    HAA!! Stupid Fright Wingers—your anti-Americanism has ensured four more years of Obama—your suicide bomb blew up in your lap before taking out the locus of your anger–Barack Hussein Obama.

    • Jay

      You sound desperate Alex, and scared! You should be scared. The gravy train that you, babook horsh*t barook are presently riding, will make a sudden stop at station 2012, and both of your sorry, lazy azzes, will be deposited to the curb. Why heck, we’ll even provide both of you with free crying towels, courtesy of the tax-payers. I’m sure they wont mind!

  • bob wire

    Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the afternoon and had a great time. people need to have fun and socialize some.

    As happens so often, the most qualified makes a poor showing which bring us back to the “hype” of the event and after 30 minutes of standing in line, we find ourselves competing in a Bobbing for French Fries event with a man that looks like he could eat corn on the cob through a picket fence.

    I like Ms Bachmann, ~ where she is at. I like Dick Perry , to go far away.

  • chuckb

    alex, where was the employment level when bush was president?? better you check those figures before throwing rocks. the economy never started into a spin until the bolsheviks took over the house and senate in 2007. how does a president create jobs, stimulus package?? buying out failing companies?? turning those companies over to unions who caused the companies to go broke in the first place. cash for clunkers?
    shutting down our energy suppliers? seems to me he hasn’t anywhere to go, maybe he could start up the wpa again like fdr, that would really go over big.
    my suggestion, resign.

    • newspooner

      You ask how a President can create jobs. The answer is: only the same way that you or I or any other individual can — by trying to provide goods and/or service to the public through a free economy. Government, and hence the President as the CEO of government, cannot do that. It can only take away, redistribute, and waste. So the President can’t create jobs. He can only remove obstacles that impede others from creating jobs. Don’t count on our present President to do that. And the fact is that any jobs that government seems to “create” are really job-growth net negative. For every job that government “creates”, at least 1.29 real jobs are destroyed. Many people believe that this ratio has actually increased in recent years, to perhaps around 1.60. Do you ever wonder why the Establishment media and academicians never tell us this?

    • Alex

      When Bush left office we were ALREADY losing 750,000 jobs per month.

    • Alex

      Again, I ask: WHERE are the jobs from nine years of Bush Tax Cuts? You see, the only thing that trickles down is urine—-padding the pockets of the wealthy does only that—pads their pockets. They do not create jobs—they simply get fatter—and you sheeple on the Right support them.

      • http://deleted Claire

        The jobs went overseas a long time ago.

  • chuckb

    alex, your so called wealthy are the ones that create the jobs, not politicians like barry. those tax cuts are not causing un-employment, the tax rate is. where is the economy after three years of bolshevik government, a government that had majority in both houses for two years and you are trying to blame some one else. look in the mirror, the person looking back is part of the problem, you voted for it.

  • Randy Huffey

    I was at the Iowa Straw Poll. Voters are shuttled in from all over the state by busses sponsored by the competing candidates.
    We were given the $30.00 ticket to cast our vote by the candidates we were supposed to support. Voting was fairly simple, but could use some more optical scanners as there were only 4 in which to deposit your marked ballot and it did cause a bottleneck possibly discouraging a few from actually voting as you had to stand in line (for a while) most of the day in order to vote. Voting was done by the time most of the candidates spoke, or I think the outcome would have been different. I don’t think Bachmann would have won. I’m sure she wouldn’t have. Ron Paul’s camp was very well organized, friendly and enthusiastic! He would have won if voting was not (90%) done before he spoke. Herman Cain would have also peeled a good percentage of votes from Bachmann as he had (probably) one of the top 2 messages in delivery and content.
    Some on here bitch about Iowans picking the candidates, and I say Iowans do the country a favor and service by being well educated and informed on the positions of the candidates. Iowan’s are very savy and didn’t cast all those votes for RON PAUL because he is (in our minds) “unelectable”! Iowa is a big state and I traveled 200 miles (one way) to cast my 1 vote. It was a 14 hr day.

    • Curtis

      anyone who says Ron Paul is unelectable is as dumb as can be! the overwhelming majority today!

  • Jon H

    Michele Bachmann came across like an uninformed nimrod yesterday at one of her rallies when she said “before we get started, let’s all wish Elvis Presley a big Happy Birthday!” She went on and on about it. Elvis Presley’s birthday is in January. What’s up with that?!?

    Michele Bachmann is also into ‘Dominionism’. Be afraid. Be very afraid! http://revcom.us/a/033/dominionism-be-very-afraid.htm

  • Tex. Truth Seeker

    RON PAUL IS ANOTHER GEORGE WASHINGTON—HE IS ALREADY CONSIDERED
    THE MODERN DAY THOMAS JEFFERSON. HE IS AN AMAZING MAN—-WORDS FAIL ME IN TRYING TO EXPRESS HIS GREATNESS. SO WHY DO I COMPARE HIM TO THESE FOUNDING FATHERS—–BECAUSE HE HAS THEIR COURAGE. I AM PRAYING FOR HIM NIGHT AND DAY—–ALONG WITH OUR COUNTRY.

    I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH A QUOTE FROM HIM:

    FREEDOM IS POPULAR—–FREEDOM IS CONTAGIOUS

  • AUmom

    Started reading Dr. Paul’s A Foreign Policy of Freedom today. I’ve only gotten through 6 1/2 chapters, but it was enough to convince me that this man needs to be in the white house. What he says makes sense. I highly recommend it, and I will be donating to his next money bomb.

  • Riding High

    Now we need Bachmann (dumb) to nominate Palin (dumber) as her running mate.

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