Louisiana Shocker: Ron Paul Wins

By Doug Wead

Well, the cat is out of the bag.  Saturday’s district conventions in Louisiana gave the Ron Paul campaign 74% of the delegates heading into the June state convention where the delegation to the Republican National Convention in Tampa will be finally determined.  Another state, another unseen victory for the Texas congressman.  And, it should be noted, another embarrassment for the apparent nominee, former Governor Mitt Romney.  Now, the question is this.  How many other states have their own surprises coming?

Months ago the Ron Paul campaign looked at Louisiana and decided that the best strategy was to concentrate on the caucus.  The rules in Louisiana  apportion 20 of the states delegates from the votes in its statewide primary, which was held last March and 24 delegates from it caucus system which elects delegates at the precinct level to go to district conventions where they elect delegates to go to the state convention where the final delegation will be chosen.

What would you do?  Spend your money trying to win the 20?  Or spend your money trying to win the 24?  Former Pennsylvania Senator, Rick Santorum, former Speaker, Newt Gingrich, and former governor, Mitt Romney, spent their money competing for the publicity of the statewide primary, which Santorum won and which he proudly and tearfully acknowledged before a national television audience last March.  Our hapless New York Times and Associated Press duly reported that the delegates in Louisiana would be awarded 15 to Santorum and 5 to Romney.  Ron Paul was not even a mention.  But as Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast.”

The actual delegates will be chosen at a state convention in June which Ron Paul supporters will now dominate.  Not just by a bare majority but by 74%.   It means what they will not only get their 24 delegates to Santorum’s 15 and Romney’s 5, but they will also decide who the delegates representing Santorum and Romney will be.  Ain’t it sweet?  And it is the brainchild of Jesse Benton – John Tate’s masterful delegate strategy run by our intrepid,  Dimitri Kesari.

Shortly after the Newt Gingrich victory in South Carolina the hope for Louisiana seemed like a long shot.  There was even talk of helping Gingrich there, to blunt Romney and Santorum.  But the campaign surged and the moneybombs came through (thank you) and men and women at the grass roots refused to give up in the face of sometimes hostile party operatives.

Saturday, it all paid off and Ron Paul won majorities in contests in Congressional Districts 1, 2, 5 and 6.  The decision in district 4 was close, with Ron Paul winning almost half.

What does it mean?  It means you should review some of the posts written on this blog and read carefully what was predicted.  As of now, the Ron Paul campaign is ahead of anything anticipated and is doing more with less than any modern presidential campaign in recent memory.  It means that there are more surprises coming.  It means that Ron Paul will be a factor in Tampa.

Onto Texas, where liberty may once again make its last stand on May 29, 2012 in the Texas Primary.  Remember the Alamo.

Notation Update:  It gets better.  This from a member of our Louisiana team.

Doug can you please correct something in your post (even better than you state). Because of the allocation rules of bound delegates in the beauty contest primary – only 15 of the 20 primary delegates were awarded!! The other 5 get awarded at state convention WE now control! :)

So…only 10 delegates are bound to Santorum and 5 delegates bound to Romney (from Primary). No other delegates are bound.

To summarize:

-20 delegates (all can be Paul backers, 5 bound to Paul, 5 bound to Romney and 10 bound to Santorum)
-18 CD Delegates (Paul can easily get 12, could get up to all 18 if we work with Santorum/Gingrich people)
-5 by “executive committee” – no clue if we have supporters on this thing and they go to RNC as uncommitted.
-3 party leaders.

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151 Responses to Louisiana Shocker: Ron Paul Wins

  1. randpaulreview says:

    Another great post Doug! The GOP national convention in Tampa is going to be an exciting event to witness! I predict a Warren G Harding moment. :D

    • Don Howard says:

      That’s what I’m looking for!!

    • annebeck58 says:

      I agree. It brings tears to my eyes and puts a lump in my throat to see that many other states are seeing what many Texans have seen in Ron Paul, for decades.
      We need a real change in this country and ONLY Ron Paul is the man to bring and IMPLEMENT that change.
      Then, we need to change Congress. IF those in don’t care to work with President Paul, we shall just have to take them OUT.

      • Surfisher says:

        annebeck58 —

        Finally some superb news (and we got rid of the #2, too….LOL)!

        Ron Paul wins Louisiana Caucus
        111 of 150 delegates and 61 of 72 alternates leading up to Louisiana State Convention.

    • ronpaulsucks says:

      This isn’t ANYTHING like Warren G. Harding, because there were about a dozen candidates back then, and none of them were dominate. One of them HAD to win, and Warren G. Harding survived. This time around, Romney is VERY dominate, and quite honestly, if the candidate I wanted to win had a low vote total as Ron Paul has, I wouldn’t want him/her to try to game the system by misusing the caucus process to try to win. Can you imagine how unpopular Ron Paul would be if he won the nomination, after most people voted for another candidate? Think about how it would actually HURT the liberty movement.

      • FyreWyngz says:

        I hate to be the spelling police but it’s dominANT.

        Personally, I can’t presume to know how anyone will feel should Dr. Paul win the nomination. However I can’t imagine him being any more unpopular with Romney supporters than he already is.

        As for myself, I will be overjoyed!

      • snoopy888 says:

        I find it interesting how some say that Ron Paul is misusing the caucus process while others say he is cheating. What’s wrong with encouraging your supporters to become delegates? Any candidate can and should do this.

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        Your right, it is dominant.

        But my major point is since a very small minority of voters actually voted for Ron Paul, the vast majority of Republicans may be turned off if Ron Paul wins the nomination. Romney has received a lot more votes, and both Santorum and Gingrich said they would support Romney, and several other former candidates have backed Romney as well. How could a Romney supporter also see him as unpopular, especially compared to Ron Paul, considering the lack of votes and support from almost anybody else?

        Is it all about you being “overjoyed,” do you not care about the broader and longer term implications?

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        Whether the proper term that should be used is “misusing” or “cheating” or some other term, it will be a moot point. Ron Paul will not be nominated and the primary and caucus states will learn their lessons from the Ron Paul “occupy” movement at the caucuses and delegate selection process and change their rules to ensure these types of issues are minimized. This is particularly true in the primary states, where the will of the people is being compromised.

      • snoopy888 says:

        Change their rules how? Wait…you can’t be a delegate because you represent someone we don’t like…or you don’t represent the majority. Trust me…the liberty movement will find a way. And yes, Dr. Paul being elected is a long shot but the momentum is increasing. People are finally waking up. In my opinion, we’ve already won.

        Do you really want a democracy? Anyone in their right mind desires freedom…unless they are deadbeats who want the government to take care of them.

        http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KFXuGIpsdE0

      • areamike says:

        @ronpaulsucks. If ANYONE truly cares about the broader or long term implications, then they are smart enough to NOT vote for Romney or Obama. Two in the same. Name 10 policies where Obama and Romney differ.

      • FyreWyngz says:

        Awesome comments, Snoopy!

      • FyreWyngz says:

        @ronpaulsucks

        “Is it all about you being “overjoyed,” do you not care about the broader and longer term implications?”

        The broader and longer term implications of Ron Paul winning is that the status quo will be RESOLVED and REAL CHANGE will be made.

        You seem to be operating on the status quo of Republican vs.Democrat. I’m not so sure that you understand what the revolution is about.

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        snoopy888,

        I meant changing the rules for future election cycles. And no, I don’t want a democracy, I want a representative republic. But I also don’t want my vote drowned out by a bunch of “Occupy Caucus” Ron Paul supporters.

        areamike,

        You can find more than 10 differences here: http://www.mittromney.com/issues

        Besides, the point is also WHAT the differences are, and whether Ron Paul’s policies are BETTER, not just DIFFERENT. I could find a 4 year old with different policies than Obama, but that doesn’t automatically make them better.

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        What if most of us don’t want the changes Ron Paul promotes? We got “hope and change” during the last election, remember?

      • areamike says:

        @ronpaulsucks – Perhaps you voted for that Hope and Change last election and now you are a little bitter, but I did not. I wasn’t FOOLED.
        Also, thanks for linking to Mitt Romney’s website. Again, you cannot show me 10 policy differences between a Obama and Romney and I’m pretty certain a 4 year old can’t either. Thanks for proving my point.
        I’ve read through his policies, they are similar if not identical to Obama’s. The only differences are the way they word it.
        Since you seem vehement about your dislike of Ron Paul’s policies, I’d like to hear some detail as to what policies you dislike and why.
        One in particular you don’t like is his Foreign policy, even going as far to compare his policy to the same one that got us involved in WW2. That’s a pretty bold statement.
        Perhaps you need to try reading this:

        http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/national-defense/

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        areamike,

        Perhaps you’re wrong, in fact, you are definitely wrong. I voted for McCain.

        You can click on any of the issues and find difference between Obama’s policies and Romney’s policies. Even a 4 year old can do that. Thanks for proving my point.

        I’ll let anybody make up their own mind whether Romney’s positions are significantly different than Obama’s or not. In my opinion, there are significant difference. Of course, Ron Paul has positions even more “different” because Ron Paul is clueless.

        I like how Ron Paul sucks up to the Reagan image by putting a picture of him with Reagan on his web site, yet Ron Paul considered Reagan a failure and ran as a Libertarian after Reagan’s second term. Since you want specifics, I’ll just tear apart every single point on Ron Paul’s own site. I find his bullet points simplistic, ignorant, naive, and flawed. He makes fanatical generalized statements without examples, and by doing so destroys his own credibility:

        * Make securing our borders the top national security priority. >>> While a porous border is a problem, JUST guarding at the border won’t protect America from future terrorist and enemy nation attacks. There are suitcase nuclear bombs, 9/11 style attacks that can start from overseas flights, and other techniques that make this policy ineffective.

        * Avoid long and expensive land wars that bankrupt our country by using constitutional means to capture or kill terrorist leaders who helped attack the U.S. and continue to plot further attacks. >>> The share of our budget for the military is at a very low level as a percentage of the economy, and the War Powers Resolution is constitutional. If you don’t think it is, file a lawsuit and have it overturned, as is being attempted with Obamacare. That’s the constitutional process for having an unconstitutional law overturned. Ron Paul believes in the constitution, right?

        * Guarantee our intelligence community’s efforts are directed toward legitimate threats and not spying on innocent Americans through unconstitutional power grabs like the Patriot Act. >>> There are significant limits regarding American citizens in the Patriot Act, and the Act itself has to renewed from time to time, or it will no longer be in effect.

        * End the nation-building that is draining troop morale, increasing our debt, and sacrificing lives with no end in sight. >>> When WWI was over, there were huge reparations on Germany that was instrumental in WWII coming about. After WWII, the Marshall Plan rebuilt Europe, and this helped prevent WWIII. When the USSR left Afghanistan in 1998, we did nothing to rebuild that country afterwards, it is the place 9/11 was planned from, and it became a mess we are now cleaning up. There are a variety of reasons why the phrase “war is hell” is a truism. Troop moral and sacrificing lives/limbs/mental health is part of that statement, and troop morale during WWII was often bad, that’s the nature of war. The alternative to spending the money is being more vulnerable to future attacks, I support spending the money, because the alternative would be much more expensive in terms of dollars and lives. The Iraq war is largely over, we are in the process of drawing down in Iran, so there is an end in sight.

        * Follow the Constitution by asking Congress to declare war before one is waged. >>> See above War Powers Resolution discussion, this is a non-starter.

        * Only send our military into conflict with a clear mission and all the tools they need to complete the job – and then bring them home. >>> I agree, but we often learn more about the mission as we go along, it is not possible to know every detail before you start. You could study a situation for a longer period of time, but you may be attacked during that delay.

        * Ensure our veterans receive the care, benefits, and honors they have earned when they return. >>> Which politician DOESN’T have this position?

        * Revitalize the military for the 21st century by eliminating waste in a trillion-dollar military budget. >>> Same. And both the Bush and Obama administrations have done this to some extent, and we have learned some valuable lessons in Iraq and Afghanistan regarding the most effective methods of going after terrorists in foreign countries.

        * Prevent the TSA from forcing Americans to either be groped or ogled just to travel on an airplane and ultimately abolish the unconstitutional agency. >>> I prefer a process closer to what Israel uses, but this is NOT a major issue.

        * Stop taking money from the middle class and the poor to give to rich dictators through foreign aid. >>> I also agree our foreign aid needs to come with proper controls to ensure it is used as intended.

        As President, Ron Paul’s national defense policy will ensure that the greatest nation in human history is strong, secure, and respected. >>> Quite the opposite. It will weaken our strength, make us less secure against attack, and we would lose the respect of our friends and our enemies.

      • areamike says:

        @snoopy88 – When you post youtube videos with that URL< they don't work.

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        snoopy888,

        No, Romney and Obama are not the same: http://www.mittromney.com/issues

      • Matthew says:

        I see your point. But can you imagine what this country will be like if Romney wins the GOP. Because he will not beat Romney. Ron Paul would and will. Big Bankers like Goldman Sacks have the game fixed. Romney and Obama are two in the same. Its all hupla of Republican Dem, Left Right, gay straight, black white. LETS be American and do what is best for US. And that is Ron Paul.

  2. Don Howard says:

    That is amazing news Doug! I’m looking very forward to seeing how the media is going to respond.

    • Tom Pattison says:

      The media will reply with crickets or misinformation as they are wont to do

      • annebeck58 says:

        Isn’t that CRAZY? What will the me-me-media do when he WINS the national convention? Are they going to continue to play this game through to November, or what?
        Mitt Romney is NOT going to be the GOP candidate, so what ever will these tools of the corporations DO? It just won’t be possible for them to ignore him, any longer– will it???

      • areamike says:

        I think MSM is playing their cards perfectly. They know Romney has no fire or real support. They KNOW RP is winning and is gaining huge crowds and support. So in the end, when RP wins the GOP nomination and MSM finally jumps on board, it will be even more sweet! It will be even easier for him to trounce Obama.

  3. Bob in Boston says:

    They won’t respond at all, but that’s to be expected, and is probably to our advantage.

    • Don Howard says:

      Sooner or later they need to respond. The longer they wait the more interesting it gets. Like I said, I’m looking very forward to seeing how the media is going to respond.

  4. David Prowse says:

    Remember Liberty! Remember The Alamo! Remember Ron Paul 2021!

  5. annebeck58 says:

    Haha, Doug!!
    This is what I have been saying since last Fall– RON PAUL supporters are NOT content to rely on delegates; they BECOME delegates! And, so far, Ron Paul DELEGATES are doing great in Austin (to the chagrin of some in the GOP), Travis County, and other parts of Texas. I am sure he’ll take South Texas, as well as Far-West Texas (El Paso area).
    The only concerns we should have about my home-state of Texas would be: Houston and Dallas. I actually think, based on the minority balance in Fort Worth, he may do well there, and in Arlington (large student base), but Austin LOVES RON PAUL>
    And they are not going to bowl US OVER in the capitol of the great State of Texas!
    Ron Paul; WELCOME HOME!

    For Louisiana? I say; Yeehaaah! Great to hear! still, I am not surprised.

    • snoopy888 says:

      I’m in the Dallas area and was chosen as an alternate delegate for the state convention. We are working hard here in North Texas and remain hopeful! Y’all keep working diligently in Austin!

    • Daniel M. Tipping says:

      East Texas looks strong, as well!

      Vote Ron Paul 2012
      Win A Free Country

    • Yrad says:

      Dallas area delegate here, we are on top of this guys. Texas loves its GOP so it is not going to be easy but we love RP…

  6. james smith says:

    I just hope the jeb bush rumors are just moonbattery

  7. chris says:

    YE HA !!!THIS IS GREAT !!! HOW YOU LIKE US NOW willard. Thanks so much Doug Wead,and Jessie B. cant wait for the other surprises

  8. DT says:

    Texas and California belong to Ron Paul, but look for the “Dirty Tricks” from the Neocon Republican Establishment. Ron Paul warned of a “False Flag” about to take place upon a ship or a city.

  9. Jason Foreman says:

    Thank you for all you do Doug. You’re a great man.

  10. Bill Doe says:

    Some of you folks have wrapped your tinfoil turbans a little too tightly.

  11. Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop! I am hoping for a David Vs. Goliath senario!!! I just see a bleak future with Robama.

  12. Doug, the people at North Dakota state convention were blaming Dimitri Kesari saying he used WRONG strategy trying to align with Romney’s people/Goldman Sachs lawyers. And that backfired very badly. People on ground in North Dakota wanted alliance with Santorum’s delegates and knew that would’ve avoided Goldman Sachs disaster.

    Don’t know if same mistake happened in Missouri Congressional District convention – whereby Goldman Sachs lawyers intimidated Santorum delegates to form anti-Paul alliance. There needed to be an anti-Romney alliance instead. Nobody from Missouri said anything specifically about Dimitri, so not sure about his role in that mess-up.

    Key point is: Since you think so very highly of Dimitri & it appears he’ll come to future state conventions, better synergy needs to be developed between what he brings to the table & knowledge of local politics of Paul delegates.

    Every upcoming state election/contest needs to highlight & exploit uneasiness about Goldman Sachs Romney among Santorum(/Gingrich) supporters. We NEED anti-Romney alliances nationwide & we need them now!

    • r3voltage says:

      Doug, you ought to read the post above by The Chiefe. It seems like this Dimitri fellow screwed up in Minnesota, and that the RP local people in Alaska could have taken 100% of the delegates – all 24 – only this “master mind” told them to settle for less and not fight the battle.

      • Clarification:

        Minnesota was fine. We were successful convincing Santorum delegates in Minnesota. That’s why we were very successful there.

        Did you mean either Alaska, Colorado or Missouri instead of Minnesota?

  13. GReat news look forward to hearing more and more as the conventions take place.

  14. John says:

    Steady as she goes! Ron Paul 2012, here we come! Doug, you’re just the fire Ron Paul needed. You’re a cog in the wheel of this campaign that keeps on rollin’ :-)

  15. Matthew says:

    hi tex2, where are you?

    • Surfisher says:

      Matthew — where IT deserves to be…under a rock.

      Thanks for all that helped ban this trolling shill!

      • KC Ted says:

        Tex2 was banned? If so, YEA!!!
        I was actually avoiding coming here because he became so annoying that it made this blog hard to read comments on.

      • FyreWyngz says:

        I would say that tex2 got himself banned but your campaign certainly didn’t hurt. I actually felt that when he was being honest that he posted some legitimate arguments however he just couldn’t keep himself honest.

    • Pat Jack says:

      Obama quit payin’ him.

  16. LibertyNH says:

    Doug can you please correct something in your post (even better than you state). Because of the allocation rules of bound delegates in the beauty contest primary – only 15 of the 20 primary delegates were awarded!! The other 5 get awarded at state convention WE now control! :)

    So…only 10 delegates are bound to Santorum and 5 delegates bound to Romney (from Primary). No other delegates are bound.

    To summarize:

    -20 delegates (all can be Paul backers, 5 bound to Paul, 5 bound to Romney and 10 bound to Santorum)
    -18 CD Delegates (Paul can easily get 12, could get up to all 18 if we work with Santorum/Gingrich people)
    -5 by “executive committee” – no clue if we have supporters on this thing and they go to RNC as uncommitted.
    -3 party leaders.
    = 46

    We should get 32 minimum of 46. Another win for Ron Paul and Liberty!

    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/LA-R

    “Any unallocated delegates will attend the Republican National Convention officially unpledged to any candidate. These delegates are elected at the State Convention where the participants at the State Convention will alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choice and, if so, how it is to be applied.”

  17. Lorinda says:

    This whole country needs some shock therapy. I would be most effective around the August timeframe.

  18. Thank you for keeping us up to date on how this is really working. I love the news coming out. All my friends and family thinks he doesn’t have a chance, but I still have hope.

  19. TheAverageJoe says:

    Reblogged this on TaJnB | TheAverageJoeNewsBlogg.

  20. Surfisher says:

    Superb news! America is finally waking up!

  21. Surfisher says:

    3 videos of Ron Paul on the same page at this link:

    Share!!

    1- Alaska Senator Endorses Romney; Delegates Boo, Then Chant Ron Paul!

    2- Ron Paul wins Louisiana Caucus
    111 of 150 delegates and 61 of 72 alternates leading up to Louisiana State Convention.

    3- Ron Paul Sweeping in Massachusetts Caucus!

    http://www.infowars.com/alaska-senator-endorses-romney-delegates-boo-then-chant-ron-paul/

  22. Surfisher says:

    Starting a poll — all good people here, vote for the best Ron Paul quote! Here is mine:

    1) “Government cannot grant you a thing, it can only place limits on that wich was rightfully yours to begin with!”

    • FyreWyngz says:

      One of my favorites, too!

    • Belladonna says:

      “Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened.”

  23. Stevo says:

    FREEDOOOOOOM!!!!!

  24. Yrad says:

    Where is Tex2 with all his BS? LOL

    Maybe his is at school learning to finger paint. LOL

    Sure wish he would chime in. LOL

    fing fool…

    • Rob R says:

      I put a curse on him – I assume something in his life just blew up… he asked for it… Karma train, coming through…

    • Surfisher says:

      Yrad —

      IT has finally been banned — thanks to the effort of all the good people here that voted to get this trolling shill (after 2 years of polluting this private forum) out of here!

      (#2 — I know you are READING THIS — I told you I’ll rid this forum from your pestilence…and now you know it, too).

      Bye, bye….and….LOL!

  25. DT says:

    Impeach Obama 2012! Join The National Campaign!

  26. I'm a delegate says:

    It’s working!

  27. Don Howard says:

    Ron Paul Interview on Bloomberg TV

    http://rpflix.com/6359

  28. FyreWyngz says:

    Mr. Wead,

    Thank you for the very specific and exciting update! Unfortunately, it appears that Dr. Paul’s chances of winning the nomination let alone the presidency are still very slim.

    We are truly at the end of the world. Dr. Paul represents the end but also the beginning. He’s the Alpha and Omega. This may offend those of the Christian faith however if we put aside the supernatural then we can recognize that Dr. Paul’s efforts to LIBERATE are alongside those of Jesus who proclaimed that the kingdom of God is WITHIN us.

    WE the people have the power to make our lives glorious. For far too long we’ve surrendered that power to those who’ve taken it through fear and mongering of hate and war. As Dr. Paul has delivered thousands of babies so, too will he deliver a nation from tyrants and place it upon the loving bosom of peace and prosperity.

    The collective consciousness of humanity has historically manifested itself into societies that have risen and fallen given the predisposition to evolve. As Dr. Carl Calleman http://www.calleman.com/ has suggested regarding his interpretation of the Mayan Calendar as ending on October 28, 2011 – “Regardless, the fact that humanity has now experienced all nine levels of evolution means that people everywhere have gained a sense of what is possible and this by itself means an enormous change.”

    We’re waking up and entering into a new consciousness. We’re being “born again” just as the mythical Phoenix from the ashes. It’s not that the physical world is ending. It’s our consciousness that’s awakening to possibilities through unity.

    Is it any wonder then that AT THIS TIME Dr. Paul is the ONLY candidate that represents REAL CHANGE? Is it any wonder that he embodies peace and unity? Is it any wonder that those currently in power dissuade him? Is it therefore crazy to say that a Ron Paul presidency will mark the end of time and the beginning of everlasting peace?

    Are these “tin foil hat” ravings or lucid observations?

    If Dr. Paul doesn’t win the presidency then I’m afraid our government will ban the production and sale of tin foil…

    • DT says:

      FyreWyngz

      I agree with you that we are at the End of Days, my friend. However, on the world’s stage, the “picture” is much bigger than Ron Paul – and I’m sure that because Ron Paul is a Christian man – I think he may tend to agree with me.

      Time is short. Wars and rumors of War are the Reality. Perilous Times are truly upon the Entire Human Race all across this planet.

      You mentioned that Jesus preached that the Kingdom of God is “within” us – and this is true. But Jesus also told us to observe what is happening outside of us as well. What we’ll be observing – as He said – is “The Beginning of Sorrows”. For from “without” – Nation is Rising against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom. The seeds for world-wide Famines and Pestilences have been planted and all it will take is a Global Economic Collapse to “trigger” a metastasizing Catastrophe that will throw Human Civilization as-we-know-it, into utter Chaos and Destruction.

      And if we notice from “within”, Moral Decay is eating away at our Moral Structure. For as taken from 2 Timothy 3: 2-4, men (and women) have become lovers of their own selves. They’ve become covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy and without natural affection. They’ve become truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady and high-minded. They’ve ultimately become lovers of “pleasures” more than lovers of God.

      But this “pleasure” will turn to “gloom” as the people of this world sink into the depths of anguish, poverty and despair when the “trigger” of Global Economic Collapse, is pulled.

      Will it be then that the “Son of Perdition” is revealed to the world during the “Great Reset” or NWO? And will the “Masses” follow him in order to eat? Or is there a massive “kill-off” or “die-off” of most of the world’s population in the works, as we look at the mathematical Exponential Function verses the finite resources of the planet and it’s ability to sustain 8 Billion Human Inhabitants by 2027 or 9 Billion by 2046?

      Tin foil or NO Tin foil, I don’t think Ron Paul has the “ability” to stop the inevitable train wreck about to occur in the world. We’ve already passed the point of no return – Globally.

      I, myself, truly believe there is a “Divine Plan” unfolding through all this madness – and WW3 will usher it in. So, I’ll keep looking “up” because I already know what’s “within”. ;)

      • FyreWyngz says:

        @DT

        Just to clarify I’m not advocating that Dr. Paul is a “savior”. I’m saying that we’re awakening to a unity consciousness and it’s THIS consciousness that will eventually save us from ourselves. Dr. Paul and the rEVOLution simply embody that consciousness whereas the other candidates embody the dying consciousness of the old world.

        I won’t argue biblical interpretations or prophecies I’ll simply re-state that we have the ONLY candidate who is the vehicle for unity, peace and prosperity. I think that the people who volunteer and work so hard to echo Dr. Paul’s campaign and awareness are thereby raising the unity consciousness. To me this is a real sign of hope. And it’s here when we need it most.

        Keep looking up!

      • DT says:

        FyreWyngz

        I know you weren’t advocating that Dr. Paul was a “Savior”. And yes – there is an “awakening” going on. But we should always be “on guard” that this “awakening” could be used AGAINST the people of the world “by someone” (not Dr. Paul) for evil purposes or ulterior motives; especially when human “survival” is at stake. For, as you have stated so eloquently that “We are truly at the end of the world” and “Dr. Paul represents the end but also the beginning” connotes that eventually “all” will turn out for the “good”. It may not – if God is Totally Ignored.

        I’m just stating that the “Religions of the World” can be easily “hijacked” – and we have all witnessed this in how the Neo-Conservative Movement (Neocons) “took-over” much of the Dogma of Christianity by turning the Church of the “Prince of Peace” (Jesus) into the Church of Preemptive War. And by what is taught in Christian Doctrine – The “Son of Perdition” or the Anti-Christ will ALSO use the Mantra of “unity, peace and prosperity” to forward his agenda of “God-like” self-aggrandizement. He will “use” the Global Economic Collapse to accomplish this – for the People of the World will be suffering and languishing because of Want. He and his “Elitists”, (for lack of a better term), will then turn this “Crisis” into World Domination through the NWO. The People of the World will then proclaim him the “God-like Savior”, however World War is right around the corner against those who will not “worship” him. And all this will end “badly” for those who “follow” him. For God will “rip” his Power and Control out from under him and take with him all who “follow” him into the Battle of Armageddon.

        So…are these more “tin foil hat” ravings or lucid “Devil’s Advocate” observations?

    • Surfisher says:

      FyreWyngz & DT —

      Nice sentiments. However, let’s look at the picture with logic and not invocations….

      Our Nation is luckily separated by two great Oceans from the rest of the world (thus no naval invasion can possibly succeed). No military force can wage a land war from either north (polite Canada) or south (bankrupt Mexico) even if we cut our military forces by 90%. We have enough land mass and resources to feed our so far proportionately small population of 312 million.

      What one inescapable conclusion is to be drawn from this?

      We need to be LIBERATED from our oppressive government so we become self reliant AGAIN (and not worry if the rest of the world goes to pieces by their own folly — First we take care of our OWN, then the rest)!

      • DT says:

        Surfisher

        Your “inescapable conclusion” is leaving out the FACT that “we”, the United States of America, are “causing” the rest of the world to go to pieces by OUR OWN folly.

        Which then begs the questions:

        To apologize and “make right”? – or NOT to apologize and “make right”? Now THAT’S a “tough one”! So, is the solution going to be “Justice” so the world can see “true” repentance? If so, does the world hold Nuremberg “Type” Trials against those who committed War Crimes against Humanity?

    • Don Howard says:

      We should keep the discussion on topic here. No offense meant, nor am I saying this isn’t an important discussion. This doesn’t seem to me to be the proper forum for it.

      • FyreWyngz says:

        Thanks, Don,

        I certainly didn’t mean to hijack the blog entry. I’m simply trying to point out that Dr. Paul’s chances still seem to be very slim despite the good news and that I do NOT find it coincidental that his campaign seems to align with Dr. Calleman’s school of thought regarding human consciousness and the end of the Mayan calendar.

        To clarify: I think it’s important to impress upon these observations that highlight just how truly important Dr. Paul’s campaign is to the future of our nation and the world.

  29. SWW says:

    Doug,

    One question: On DailyPaul.com in an interview with you on The Robert Scott Bell Show, you claim that Romney is seeking $1.00 donations to boost his numbers for FEC reports. However, as far as I understand it, the FEC reporting requirement is only for donations that add up to over $200. What is your basis for this?

    See: http://www.fec.gov/pages/citn0048.htm

    • DT says:

      SWW

      My guess would be that because Romney is funded almost ENTIRELY by Wall Street Corporate Interests and NOT by the smaller donations of “We-the-People”, that the FEC – or should I say – the Romney Campaign is looking to “legitimize” his Campaign to the average voter by saying – “Look! The “People” support me. Just look at the number of small donations I received!”

    • Don Howard says:

      SWW
      It looks to me that it is a requirement to report the name, address, occupation and employer of a person contributing $200 or more, but supporters contributing $199 or less can certainly be included.

  30. Slayer78 says:

    A humble suggestion. Ron Paul needs to figure out the best way to maneuver Romney into accepting at least 3 more debates. Imagine how riveted the nation would be if Paul got the chance to finally go one on one.

  31. Pat Jack says:

    So Dimitri Kesari is the brain, Kudos to Dimitri.

    The paid members of the Louisiana Ron Paul executive/director/regional team did a pretty good job as well.

    Big thanks go to Chris Hand and his wife Heather at Baton Rouge Ron Paul HQ.

    Everybody learned a lot about Louisiana politics which will serve the Liberty movement well. And we in Louisiana learned a lot about the Ron Paul campaign.

    I have to hand it to Wendy in the Northshore area, she’s unpaid, a delegate to the Louisiana State Convention and a lot of us here are rooting for her to be selected as a delegate to the RNC in Tampa, she’s very special.

    Wendy has devoted her life to the campaign and has shown a cool head and absolute integrity and consistency in every thing she has done.

    Linda in Houma, a great job as well.

  32. Surfisher says:

    Newt supposedly will officially withdraw today.

    Your take on how this may affect Ron Paul?

    [(Newt is a sly one, so his delaying is most likely due to making the best deals for himself…before he officially makes the inevitable announcement. Here is some food for thought:

    1) Cutting a deal with Rmoney to become his VP — looks like a strong ticket against BO (would Rmoney accept him after their spats…?)

    2) Becoming Ron Paul’s VP — this looks like a winning ticket that may just topple Rmoney even before Tampa (but will Ron Paul accepts him with all that baggage….?)]

    • areamike says:

      I don’t see Ron Paul ever having Gingrich as his running mate. Besides, it’s too far off to worry about things like that. Let’s concentrate solely on getting RP that that brokered convention where he can and will win the nomination!

  33. These days are essential, and I see us winning with Dr. Paul.

    Keep donating, not just hard-earned money, but time; and, with that help, the intellectual race is where we will find victory.

    With our acquaintances, friends, and family—we speak the truth—and, to our neighbors, coworkers, and colleagues, we strive.

    Also, we should continue to pray for Dr. Paul, for his strength, and the health of our nation, and the world.

    Sincerely, Joseph C. Carbone III; 2 May 2012

    ★”˜¨¯¯¨˜”ª¤(¯`*•.¸(¯`*•.. The Hon. Dr. Ron Paul for 2012 ..•*´¯)¸.•*´¯)¤ª”˜¨¯¯¨˜”★

  34. Surfisher says:

    Here is what’s posted on other sites as “accurate” Delegate Count:

    2012 Delegate Tracker
    WSJ CNN
    Romney 847 841
    Santorum 259 273
    Gingrich 137 141
    Paul 80 76

    Many there, are stating that according to this Ron Paul has only 10% with 1/3 left to go….so, Ron Paul has NO CHANCE…thus vote for the “lesser” evil than BO — Rmoney.

    Would anyone here spend the time to get a close approximation of the TOTAL so far (Ron Paul won 111 in Louisiana alone….) so I can spread this number to counteract the FALSE ONES given by the main media.

    Much appreciated!

    • areamike says:

      What do you think is going to happen to Santorum’s and Gingrich’s delegates? Also, these media outlets are not taking into account the UNBOUND delegates.
      Here’s a link:

      http://ian56.blogspot.com/2012/03/true-delegate-count-achieving.html

    • areamike says:

      Santorum’s supporters despise Romney. In lieu of that, they will most likely lean towards Paul. The same goes for Gingrich supporters. Whether he endorses Romney or not, I find it likely the majority of his supporters, who are conservative, will lean towards Paul as well.

      • Surfisher says:

        areamike — Agree.

        It would still be interesting tonight how much of what’s left of Newt’s “soul” he sells to Mitt… for favors that won’t come.

        What an endorsement Newt (his quotes) would make for Mitt:

        1. He’s a liar
        2. He’s not a conservative
        3. He can’t win
        4. His immigration reform plan is an “Obama level fantasy”
        5. He profits off the poor
        6. He looted companies as head of Bain Capital
        7. He’s full of “pious baloney”
        8. Romney’s adviser was right to compare Romney to an etch-a-sketch
        9. He’s a timid leader who can’t bring about change
        10. He’s out of touch and thinks we’re stupid

        http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57421289-503544/the-ten-nastiest-things-newt-gingrich-has-said-about-mitt-romney/?tag=contentMain;contentBody

        Share!

      • snoopy888 says:

        Plus Romney is similar to Obama in more ways than one.

        http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=IWDJEc92d38

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        I think you are dreaming. Most of the Santorum and Gingrich supporters dislike Ron Paul more than they do Romney. Remember, Romney got a lot of heat because he was the front runner. At least Romney was taken seriously during the debates, whereas the others smirked and laughed at Ron Paul almost any time he spoke.

      • areamike says:

        @ronpaulsucks. I’m not sure what debates you watched, but every one I watched, Romney looked like a ROBOT and got BOOed by the crowd many times while Ron Paul owned every other candidate with his answers every time. You sir, are delusional.
        Are you our new troll? I’ll have Doug check and make sure you are not tex2 in disguise.

      • FyreWyngz says:

        @areamike

        “@ronpaulsucks. I’m not sure what debates you watched, but every one I watched, Romney looked like a ROBOT and got BOOed by the crowd many times while Ron Paul owned every other candidate with his answers every time. You sir, are delusional.”

        To be sure! The times that I’ve seen RP get boo’ed he NEVER faltered. He never shook his head or laughed to himself as if to blow things off. He took his time and re-iterated until his point was CLEAR. His patience and perseverance silenced the boo’s evey time.

        “Are you our new troll? I’ll have Doug check and make sure you are not tex2 in disguise.”

        I don’t think so but you NEVER know!

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        If Ron Paul “owned” the debates, why hasn’t he gotten more support by the voters?

      • FyreWyngz says:

        @RPsucks

        “If Ron Paul “owned” the debates, why hasn’t he gotten more support by the voters?”

        Making the most SENSE in a debate doesn’t equate to votes!

        The fact of the matter is that RP attracts FREE-THINKERS and there’s simply not that many in this country! Clearly, about 10-15% of us actually use critical thinking and logic to guide us through life’s choices. This is why we can say that RP OWNED the debates while the other 85-90% say, “Huh? Whatever, I’m going to vote for Romney because I think he’s got the money and the haircut to beat Obama.”

        Juvenile.

        So the question you SHOULD be asking is: “How is it that 85-90% of Americans FAIL when it comes to thinking for themselves?

      • areamike says:

        @ronpaulsucks. HE HAS gotten the support from Voters. The only support he has not gotten is from corporate bought out sheep voters. If Romney wins the GOP nomination he will prove ONE thing and one thing only That you don’t have to be honest or a defender of the constitution to be President, you only need to be a puppet of the establishment. Obama proved that when he was elected and if Romney is elected he will drive that truth even further home.

      • tex2 says:

        FyreWyngz,

        Ron Paul supporters aren’t free thinkers, they are free of thinking. Thinking Americans know Ron Paul’s positions are dangerous.

        areamike,

        Sounds like Ron Paul needs to go to a shepherd’s school, so he can learn how to tend the flock. The point is, Ron Paul doesn’t know how to attract the “sheep,” as you put it. The idea isn’t to be right, the idea is to be right AND attract people. Ron Paul is wrong AND doesn’t know how to attract people.

  35. Surfisher says:

    Doug —

    You need to start posting the most likely Delegate Count so far — to counteract the fallacious numbers given by the media…since they are itching to SOON declare Rmoney an automatic winner with 1144 and thus completely black-out Ron Paul.

    I’ve been asked by several sites (responding to my complaint that the numbers shown are FALSE) — to give a website that publishes the more accurate ones in contrast.

    Here is your chance to do it (and I’ll spread it ASAP)!

    Thank you for your patriotism!

    • FyreWyngz says:

      YES! PLEASE DO! I’m stunned that more people have not yet responded to your post, Surfisher.

      I’ve been asking for the RP site to advertise the count, too.

      I’m tired of the “we’ve got more than what’s being reported” nonsense that our campaign seems to be caught up in. If it’s TRUE then we ought to be shouting from the hill tops.

      Or maybe I’m a dope. What advantage is there to keeping this “our little secret” …?

      • FyreWyngz says:

        I was thinking more about what advantage there is to not advertising the delegate count. I suppose what might happen is a stunned RNC where it will be revealed on a grander stage the collusion between the two parties and the media to block out Dr. Paul. Is this perhaps the strategy?

      • DT says:

        Brian Doherty on Ron Paul’s Revolution

        Pass it on to the Tea Party

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        I think the “strategy” is Ron Paul doesn’t have the delegates.

      • areamike says:

        @ronpaulsucks – I have a novel idea for you. Since you are obviously a Romney and or Obama supporter based on your negative comments toward Ron Paul and his chances to be the GOP nominated Presidential candidate and since, based on your comments, he has no chance to win, why don’t you go post your positive support for Romney or Obama on their blogs and forums? Oh wait, there aren’t any out there. I find it rather funny how these “anti ron paul” people litter the Ron Paul blogs, message boards, forums and news article comments with negative spin on Ron Paul, yet they say he has no chance. If he has no chance, then why are you even wasting your energy on him and his supporters? Doesn’t make any sense to me, but then again, it doesn’t make any sense to me how someone can truly be a supporter of Obama or Romney and stand by them with their heads held high with pride.

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        You people spend a lot of time bashing the other candidates here, sounds like you like to want to be in the kitchen but can’t stand the heat.

      • areamike says:

        @ronpaulsucks – The only one bringing any heat to the debates and rallies is Ron Paul. All Romney is doing is being a robot of the Establishment all the while changing his views on many issues over and over. The fact of the matter is that only NON-Ron Paul supporters can’t handle the heat. If they could, then they would be supporting Ron Paul. No, instead they continue to be robots to the establishment just like Romney instead of standing up for the rights of the people and this country. The only candidate to offer sound solutions to ongoing problems in this country is Ron Paul.

      • tex2 says:

        I can handle your criticism of any of the other candidates, I don’t get bent out of shape at all. Romney has a commanding lead, there is no need for him to get into a froth. I think you’ll see more of his intensity when he goes up against Obama.

  36. areamike says:

    You would think that if Romney was attratcting THOUSANDS to his rallies liek Paul has, they would show it on MSM. But they haven’t If MSM wants a STORY, then perhaps they need to follow Ron Paul around to his rallies and show the TRUE turnout!!

    • Surfisher says:

      It’d be even better if someone can add the empty stadium Video of Michigan…where Mitt showed that he has no real supporters, but only sycophants.

  37. These days are essential, and I see us winning with Dr. Paul.

    Keep donating, not just hard-earned money, but time; and, with that help, the intellectual race is where we will find victory.

    With our acquaintances, friends, and family—we speak the truth—and, to our neighbors, coworkers, and colleagues, we strive.

    Also, we should continue to pray for Dr. Paul, for his strength, and the health of our nation, and the world.

    “In the middle of a campaign, YouTube deletes the RonPaul2008dotcom account without warning.”

    http://teksyndicate.com/news/2012/05/01/banned-largest-ron-paul-channel-youtube#comment-1259158

    Sincerely, Joseph C. Carbone III; 2 May 2012

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  39. DT says:

    The SHTF in Oakland!

    • Surfisher says:

      It’s good to live in a Police State (for those controlling the dogs….”Animal Farm” by George Orwell).

      Snatch and Grab, Arrests, and Tear Gas at Oakland 5-1-2012

      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSu5APmL0M&feature=player_embedded)

      Share!

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        These protesters in Oakland shut down the entire port last year, adversely impacting a lot of jobs and commerce. Also, 4 of the 5 arrested in Cleveland for trying to blow up a bridge recently were part of the same “occupy” movement. Is this the freedom Ron Paul supports?

      • DT says:

        ronpaulsucks

        Ahh, I just read your former post. I see you ARE a Neocon Lemming! You probably think that Wall Street is TOTALLY INNOCENT. White Collar “Crime” of FRAUD and THEFT with the MF Global Scandal is probably just “dandy” with you. Isn’t it? Just so long as the “Rich” aren’t arrested, prosecuted or taxed. Right? After all, they create jobs. LOL

        Neocon Lemmings, like youself, “cried” for Barabbas and were there to bare false witness against Christ which led him to his Death – so “your kind” is nothing new. You Lemmings do the same to Ron Paul. I’ve heard over and over again how you Neocon Lemmings say that Ron Paul WANTS Iran to have Nuclear Weapons. Of course, he never said that. I checked all the Debates. He actually said that he “understands” WHY Iran would want a Nuclear Weapon – but he NEVER SAID he WANTS Iran to get one. In fact, he stated that he doesn’t want Iran to have one, but believes Diplomacy instead of Sanctions and War is a much better approach. But you Neocon Lemmings will always “distort” the TRUTH in order to get your way.

        As to those who were arrested in Cleveland, it was all over the News that the people who were arrested were “Anarchists” who were AT the Occupy Movement. And the News even “went-out-of-their-way” to say that these Anarchists DIDN’T represent the Movement. But you Neocon Lemmings, knowing that, try to “paint” the Right/Left Paradigm AGAIN. You also know that the Violence escalated when the Police did what they did to the Protesters. But you know? We’re still waiting to see all those “Obama for President” Signs at these “supposed” Left-Wing Occupy Wall Street Protests. I’m sure you Neocon Lemmings will now arrange to have some APPEAR “all-of-a-sudden” for the TV cameras.

        God! I can’t wait till these Neocons and their Policies are thrown onto the “Dung Heap” of FAILED Human Governance!

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        No, I don’t think Wall Street is innocent. However, it is very difficult to prosecute these cases, as there are a lot of moving parts and complexities, and the government is largely incompetent. The SEC didn’t even go after Bernie Madoff, even though they were repeatedly handed plenty of evidence on a silver platter for almost a decade. In fact, I support the story in the news today that the Republicans are calling for another investigation of MF Global. If you think ONLY Ron Paul cares about these things, you are sadly mistaken.

        Ron Paul’s “diplomacy” is what led to WWII. Thugs don’t care about signed papers, the only thing they understand is force. Saddam would have been happy to have “diplomacy” until he was 99 years old. Diplomacy not backed up by force is useless.

        I never heard anybody say Ron Paul wants Iran to have nukes, but his policy would allow them to have nukes. The question isn’t want/allow, the question is have/not have. Iran signed the nonproliferation treaty, yet they are not complying with the treaty, particularly when it comes to answering questions and allowing inspections. So much for diplomacy. Iran is also known to be working with various terrorist groups as proxies, a very dangerous situation to our national security.

        Based on the violence in OWS gangs all over the country, those Cleveland folks DO represent the OWS movement.

        Obama isn’t far enough left for the OWS crowd. They are so far left that they fell of the cliff and don’t even know what they want.

        You will probably have to wait a very long time for the current “neocon” approach to go away, if ever.

      • DT says:

        ronpaulsucks

        Thugs don’t care about signed papers, the only thing they understand is force.

        When you say the “signed paper”, are you referring to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? And when you say the “Thugs”, are you referring to the Neo-Conservatives (Neocons) who COMPLETELY IGNORE the Constitution and the Bill of Rights through Undeclared Wars of Aggression?

        Iran signed the nonproliferation treaty, yet they are not complying with the treaty, particularly when it comes to answering questions and allowing inspections

        This is so UNTRUE – And YOU KNOW IT! Iran is complying with the Treaty by allowing the IAEA to inspect ALL their Nuclear Facilities. They’ve found NO Enrichment going on to make weapons. However, this Treaty doesn’t allow the IAEA to “spy” on Iran’s Military Bases, so that the IAEA can report to Iran’s Enemies getting ready to Invade their Country? Do you seriously think that Iran will allow Bill Belichick to inspect their Military Bases? I know that’s the “Neocon and Zionist Ways”, but Iran has see that play before with Iraq.

        Anyway. Why hasn’t Israel signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and allowed the IAEA to inspect THEIR Nuclear Facilitites, when the United States and Iran has signed it and are allowing Inspections? Just “chugging along” down the Neocon and Zionist ONE WAY STREET AGAIN? What is Israel hiding? HMMMM?

        Iran is also known to be working with various terrorist groups as proxies, a very dangerous situation to our national security.

        Says WHO? The Warmongers who are just “itching” to start another War? Sometimes you’ve gotta ask yourself questions related to “critical thinking”; especially when it’s YOUR OWN “thinking” that should be criticized. If the US and Israel attack Iran, many negative things will happen. Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz which will cause gasoline to climb to $8 a gallon. Next, Europe won’t get the Oil from Iran that they’ve been purchasing all along. Next, China and Russia will be none too happy with the US and Israel for “playing” the Bully in the Middle East. THINK FOR YOURSELF!

        Obama isn’t far enough left for the OWS crowd. They are so far left that they fell of the cliff and don’t even know what they want.

        That’s because you’re NOT LISTENING to them. You’re an Intellectually LAZY Person who turns on “Foreign Owned” FOX News and repeats what they don’t want to learn. They want America to believe that this is a Right/Left Paradigm – and YOU “bought into” it. OWS is a “Justice” Movement. Justice against the Corporate GREED of the Wall Street Banks who “decimated” our Economy for decades to come. Even the Tea Party “gets it” when it comes to this. But you just keep “opening” your mind to FOX News and “yapping” right along.. I’m sure they’ll fill that brain of yours with all kinds of Neocon Rhetoric for you to “parrot” on these Blogs. AGAIN, THINK FOR YOURSELF!

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        Me: Thugs don’t care about signed papers, the only thing they understand is force.

        DT: When you say the “signed paper”, are you referring to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? And when you say the “Thugs”, are you referring to the Neo-Conservatives (Neocons) who COMPLETELY IGNORE the Constitution and the Bill of Rights through Undeclared Wars of Aggression?

        My Response: No, I am not referring to the Constitution or the Bill of Rights? Do you believe the War Powers Resolution is unconstitutional?

        Me: Iran signed the nonproliferation treaty, yet they are not complying with the treaty, particularly when it comes to answering questions and allowing inspections

        DT: This is so UNTRUE – And YOU KNOW IT! Iran is complying with the Treaty by allowing the IAEA to inspect ALL their Nuclear Facilities. They’ve found NO Enrichment going on to make weapons. However, this Treaty doesn’t allow the IAEA to “spy” on Iran’s Military Bases, so that the IAEA can report to Iran’s Enemies getting ready to Invade their Country? Do you seriously think that Iran will allow Bill Belichick to inspect their Military Bases? I know that’s the “Neocon and Zionist Ways”, but Iran has see that play before with Iraq.

        My Response: Are you saying this story, and many like it over a long period of time, is untrue? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/world/middleeast/iran-says-un-weapons-inspectors-wont-visit-nuclear-sites.html If so, please supply a counter source of your position. Enrichment from nuclear power to weapons is merely more of the same process over time.

        DT: Anyway. Why hasn’t Israel signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and allowed the IAEA to inspect THEIR Nuclear Facilitites, when the United States and Iran has signed it and are allowing Inspections? Just “chugging along” down the Neocon and Zionist ONE WAY STREET AGAIN? What is Israel hiding? HMMMM?

        My Response: According to Israel, being surrounded by hostile countries that have openly called for Israel’s annihilation is the reason for them having nuclear weapons and since Iran, who has signed the treaty, isn’t being cooperative, Israel probably thinks the treaty is, for countries like Iran, meaningless. Since when does Ron Paul think Israel should do what we think they should do? Doesn’t he believe each country should mind their own business and make their own decisions? I don’t think Israel is hiding anything, they have simply chosen to keep their nuclear weapons capability ambiguous and have chosen to not sign the treaty. If you don’t sign the treaty, you don’t have to submit to inspections, because that is part of the treaty requirements when you sign on.

        Me: Iran is also known to be working with various terrorist groups as proxies, a very dangerous situation to our national security.

        DT: Says WHO? The Warmongers who are just “itching” to start another War? Sometimes you’ve gotta ask yourself questions related to “critical thinking”; especially when it’s YOUR OWN “thinking” that should be criticized. If the US and Israel attack Iran, many negative things will happen. Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz which will cause gasoline to climb to $8 a gallon. Next, Europe won’t get the Oil from Iran that they’ve been purchasing all along. Next, China and Russia will be none too happy with the US and Israel for “playing” the Bully in the Middle East. THINK FOR YOURSELF!

        My Response: I suggest you google “Iran proxy terrorists” and find your own sources, then discredit them if you can. I doubt Iran CAN close the Strait of Hormuz, I don’t believe the U.S. or our allies, particularly Europe, are accepting Iranian oil because of an embargo. Do you ever consider using google to search for information, or do you prefer to spout off without knowing what you’re talking about?

        Me: Obama isn’t far enough left for the OWS crowd. They are so far left that they fell of the cliff and don’t even know what they want.

        DT: That’s because you’re NOT LISTENING to them. You’re an Intellectually LAZY Person who turns on “Foreign Owned” FOX News and repeats what they don’t want to learn. They want America to believe that this is a Right/Left Paradigm – and YOU “bought into” it. OWS is a “Justice” Movement. Justice against the Corporate GREED of the Wall Street Banks who “decimated” our Economy for decades to come. Even the Tea Party “gets it” when it comes to this. But you just keep “opening” your mind to FOX News and “yapping” right along.. I’m sure they’ll fill that brain of yours with all kinds of Neocon Rhetoric for you to “parrot” on these Blogs. AGAIN, THINK FOR YOURSELF!

        My Response: The problem is I am listening to them, and they don’t even know what they are talking about or what they want. While the banks were partially responsible, Congress is also guilty of passing bad laws to force the banks to make stupid loans to people who had no business buying a home, and Congress allowed complex financial packages to be developed and didn’t regulate them properly. There was also a lot of good old fashioned speculation, and when you mix it all together, you get a big mess. You keep bringing up Fox News, but I get my information from a variety of sources.

      • Don Howard says:

        1) Protest is how this country was conceived. It’s frequently inconvenient, and sometimes messy. When there is a faction that feels strongly enough about it’s beliefs to commit themselves to voicing their opinion and bringing it to the streets it should be heard. How else can the average citizen compete with the money Wall Street has to influence this society. Wall Street is not only culpable, but exercising an unfair advantage in buying the legislators. These issues require someone going to the streets to get the attention necessary to correct the problems. Compare the peaceful demonstrations of OWS to the protests that were happening in the 20s and 30s. It is going to take some very strong voices to bring balance back to this country. Protest is good for this country, deal with it…

        2) What led to WWII was a country that took to the path of invading other countries in order to bring them to submission. Make no mistake, the motivation that places our armed forces into other countries is not pure.

        3) As the most powerful country on earth we will attract a certain amount of envy. As the most powerful country on earth putting our boot in the face of another country will create animosity. Envy + animosity = hate which breeds determination. This is so frigging easy to understand, unless arrogance is blinding the brain and the heart. We are a great and powerful nation, but we can not fight the whole world. In the process we are bankrupting the values and character that make this country so great. Even if the motivation of our foreign policy was pure, we do not have the resources to save the entire world from itself. In the process of doing so we would become the aggressors, wreak devastation in our wake, and go financially and morally bankrupt in the process.

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        1) Protest is how this country was conceived. >>> Except they knew what they were doing.

        It’s frequently inconvenient, and sometimes messy. >>> And in the case of the OWS, infested with druggies, thieves, and rapists.

        When there is a faction that feels strongly enough about it’s beliefs to commit themselves to voicing their opinion and bringing it to the streets it should be heard. >>> They don’t even know what their opinion is.

        How else can the average citizen compete with the money Wall Street has to influence this society. >>> Try getting your act together?

        Wall Street is not only culpable, but exercising an unfair advantage in buying the legislators. >>> Welcome to reality.

        These issues require someone going to the streets to get the attention necessary to correct the problems. >>> What has been corrected so far?

        Compare the peaceful demonstrations of OWS to the protests that were happening in the 20s and 30s. >>> The OWS is very violent.

        It is going to take some very strong voices to bring balance back to this country. >>> It is also going to take some people with a clue.

        Protest is good for this country, deal with it… >>> Good within limits, just ask the Oakland female bicyclist the other day.

        2) What led to WWII was a country that took to the path of invading other countries in order to bring them to submission. >>> And the other countries didn’t stand up to them soon enough.

        Make no mistake, the motivation that places our armed forces into other countries is not pure. >>> Motivation is seldom pure, deal with it.

        3) As the most powerful country on earth we will attract a certain amount of envy. >>> Duh.

        As the most powerful country on earth putting our boot in the face of another country will create animosity. >>> Example?

        Envy + animosity = hate which breeds determination. >>> It didn’t work out so well for al Qaeda.

        This is so frigging easy to understand, unless arrogance is blinding the brain and the heart. >>> You don’t understand the Reagan doctrine.

        We are a great and powerful nation, but we can not fight the whole world. >>> And we aren’t.

        In the process we are bankrupting the values and character that make this country so great. >>> No, we are not.

        Even if the motivation of our foreign policy was pure, we do not have the resources to save the entire world from itself. >>> We we aren’t doing this, what’s your point?

        In the process of doing so we would become the aggressors, wreak devastation in our wake, and go financially and morally bankrupt in the process. >>> Again, we aren’t doing this, so what’s your point?

      • areamike says:

        Well said Don. I don’t see any way for ANYONE to argue your points. Pure, simple and truth. Very well said.

    • Surfisher says:

      What did this young girl do, to get the Dogs-of-State to pursue and knock her of her bike brutally to the ground, and then maul her into painful submission?

      Watch carefully the chronological order (FREEZE picture at the time count given below — to see why):

      1) 0:32 — one of the Dogs-of-State signals the rest that he’s seen a cyclist taking a picture of “SOMETHING THAT MUST NOT BE SEEN”! So they run in pursuit.

      2) 0:44 — she is dragged down by two Dogs-of-State

      3) 0:51 — many more “Gang-of-Brothers” arrive surrounding their victim being mauled on the ground

      4) 0:57 — see the hand taking her cell phone away from her

      5) 1:10 — she manages to free one hand

      6) 1:11 — she tries to pass it in desperation to the people outside the circle of about a dozen Dogs-of-State trampling her rights

      7) 1:12 – 2:03 — she is still screaming in pain…but no-one can help her (since the AGGRESSORS, The Dogs-of-State are ARMED, and thus can inflict pain AT WILL on the disarmed, peaceful citizens)!

      And more abuses follow!

      This is the MOST DISTURBING VIDEO I’ve seen taped on American soil!

      DISGUSTING is mild — words fail me to describe my feelings on this OUTRAGE — watching the ‘US KGB’ MAUL and ABUSE a young girl!

      Don’t know what you’ll do about it — but I’m sending this to Judge Napolitano, the ACLU, News Media outlets, and even contacting my Lawyers to look into filing a civil case against these SS Troopers (hopefully pics can be enlarged so their badge numbers can be seen)!

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        I don’t know what she did, and neither do you.

        1) I couldn’t make out that statement.
        2) It looks like she also tripped and was very uncooperative. That is NOT a good idea in the middle of a violent protest.
        3) The reason for the extra law enforcement people is to protect themselves and her. Objects were being thrown at the police during this protest and previous protests.
        4-6) The law enforcement has a responsibility to secure her and her possessions.
        7) If she had cooperated, this never would have happened.

        I have seen FAR more disturbing videos. You’ve never seen the assassination of John F. Kennedy? How about Robert Kennedy? Are you on drugs?

        There is NO “mauling” or “abusing” as law enforcement must secure the person, and if they don’t cooperate, do so with force equal to the resistance, or take the chance of being hurt or killed.

        I can’t wait for the reaction from the people and organizations.

      • DT says:

        ronpaulsucks

        Did you see the same video as we all did? No mauling? No abusing? It looked to me that she was “forcefully” knocked off her bike and she didn’t even see it coming.

        By “uncooperative”, do you mean we should “act like” characters on some video game, whereby when we are “slammed to the ground” we should just roll over and play dead?

        Are YOU on drugs? Or are you just a Neocon Lemming?

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        The police officer on her right grabbed her clothing, and was probably ordering her to stop, this is usually what happens. There was a combination of her losing her balance and it is also standard procedure to take a person to the ground in order to immobilize them with handcuffs, this is done to protect both the person being arrested and the law enforcement personnel.

        This whole process is called “snatch and grab” where a single protester is singled out, before the entire crowd gets more agitated. It appears the police were trying to keep the protesters on the sidewalks and she crossed into the middle of the street and was therefore a logical target.

        I saw the officers restraining her to put handcuffs on her, just like I see on the show “Cops” all the time. Did you see any punches, kicks, choking, or other “mauling” or “abusing?”

        It is a crime to resist arrest. Any other stupid questions?

        Are YOU on drugs? Or are you just a Ron Paul/OWS Lemming?

      • areamike says:

        @ronpaulsucks. A violent protest? Nice spin. Laughable. It only turned violent when the police showed up to enforce their force.

      • ronpaulsucks says:

        Were you there to see when the violence started?

  40. PC says:

    Mr Wead-

    I hope you guys are hammering the Evangelicals. Our country will be led by a Mormon? Do the Evangelicals understand that? Let me get this straight about the Mormon religion… I looked this up just to be sure…

    “According to Latter Day Saint belief, the golden plates (also called the gold plates or in some 19th century literature, the golden Bible)[1] are the source from which Joseph Smith, Jr. said he translated the Book of Mormon, a sacred text of the faith. Some witnesses described the plates as weighing from 30 to 60 pounds,[2] being golden or brassy in color, and being composed of thin metallic pages engraved on both sides and bound with one or more rings.
    Smith said he found the plates on September 22, 1823 at a hill near his home in Manchester, New York after an angel directed him to a buried stone box. Smith said the angel at first prevented him from taking the plates, but instructed him to return to the same location in a year. In September, 1827, on his FOURTH annual attempt to retrieve the plates, Smith returned home with a heavy object wrapped in a frock, which he then put in a box. Though he allowed others to heft the box, he said that the angel had forbidden him to show the plates to anyone until they had been translated from their original “reformed Egyptian” language. Smith dictated a translation using a seer stone in the BOTTOM OF A HAT, WHICH HE PLACED OVER HIS FACE to view the words written within the stone.[3] Smith published the translation in 1830 as the Book of Mormon.
    Smith eventually obtained testimonies from eleven men, known as the Book of Mormon witnesses, who said they had seen the plates.[4] After the translation was complete, Smith said he returned the plates to their angelic guardian. Therefore, if the plates existed, they cannot now be examined? Latter Day Saints believe the account of the golden plates as a matter of faith, while critics often assert that either Smith manufactured the plates himself[5] or that the Book of Mormon witnesses based their testimony on visions rather than physical experience.”

    Really?

    Apparently, they are all walking around trying to be gods too. What is going on? Does the corruption run that deep that the Evangelicals will vote for Romney?

    I was for change, but the change that Obama has shown is not the change the nation yearned for.

    I cannot vote for Mitt Romney because he believes in the above. Add in his political platform, his agenda, his backers and contributors and its enough to make anyone with a brain think twice about voting for him.

    It’s hard for me to believe that the Christians are ready to get behind Mitt or Obama at this point.

    Keep up the good fight Sir. I thank you.

    Guns up!

  41. areamike says:

    Coming soon to Conventions near you!
    Jack Nicholson stars as Ron Paul. Guest starring, Tom Cruise in multiple roles as the main stream media, debate moderators, Romney/Obama supporters and the rest of the sheep.

    You can’t handle the truth!

    • ronpaulsucks says:

      And Jack’s character got put in jail, we can only hope Ron Paul’s stupid ideas get him put out of public view as well.

    • Surfisher says:

      areamike — BEWARE

      “ronpaulsucks” = tex2 —- STOP FEEDING the little troll.

      Its goal is AGAIN to disrupt the forum with ITS diatribe.
      (probably hijacked mom’s computer locking itself in the basement, and is testing the grounds so IT can start polluting again).

  42. Scott Swain says:

    Respectfully request that a date be visible at the top of your articles. Go Ron Paul!

    • Surfisher says:

      At Tampa — would this be the best Sign to carry?
      Please, submit yours.

      DELEGATES:
      Stop the Fraud–
      Vote your Conscience!
      Ron Paul 2012

  43. Surfisher says:

    Romney Slate Blown Over by Ron Paul in Massachusetts

    http://www.infowars.com/romney-slate-blown-over-by-ron-paul-in-massachusetts/

    Even his own State rejects Rmoney….!

  44. Surfisher says:

    Shocker In Tampa — Ron Paul Wins!
    ————————————–

    These WILL be the headlines next day — here is why:

    According to RNC Rule #38 — at the Tampa Convention NONE of the Delegates are ACTUALLY Bound! Delegates can vote according to their own judgment and conscience — and are NOT bound to vote according to how most delegates from their state vote.

    Precedent was set in 2008 Utah by Legal Council for the RNC (stating: The RNC does not recognize a state’s binding of national delegates, but considers each delegate a free agent who can vote for whoever they choose).

    Also, the Republican (and Democratic) Parties are Private Organizations — so voting within a party is NOT bound by Election Law!
    ——————————————————

    What does this mean? It clearly shows that ANY or ALL delegates can abstain from voting in the 1st round. Or in other words — Bye-bye Mitt !!!

    What do we need to do? Push for as many more delegate wins for Ron Paul as humanly possible — so a Ron Paul victory in Tampa is assured!

    But most importantly NOW — SHARE this information (spread it like wildfire)!

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8kQly7ZR34&feature=player_embedded)

  45. […] conventions, Ron Paul supporters also took over the GOP in Louisiana, with not a bare majority, but a whopping 74% of the delegates to Louisiana’s state convention in June. You can bet they’ll show up and you […]

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