Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on June 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Friday he would be honored to join the Republican ticket as the vice presidential nominee, just one day after he endorsed Mitt Romney’s campaign.

“A year, year and a half ago, I was a physician in a small town, and it would be a great honor to be considered as a vice president for the Republican Party,” Paul told CNN. “I think that would be something that anybody who said otherwise would not be being truthful.”

But the first term senator said he had not discussed joining the ticket with Romney, whose vice presidential search is already underway.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney last night is igniting a fury of rage from his father’s hardcore fan base. In a sort of libertarian version of Bob Dylan going electric (ask your parents), the Kentucky senator’s enthusiastic endorsement of Romney has Ron Paul forums fuming with cries of “Judas” and “Benedict Arnold.”

“Rand is dead to me,” wrote, Ruffusthedog at the Daily Paul, a heavily-visited pro-Paul website. “He should have never done this.” “Rand Paul is a sell out,” user Alxnz exclaimed. “He just lost my vote in 2016.” “All he had to do was not open his mouth,” wrote user Conalmc. Others even took their anger out on Ron Paul himself. “What will it be Old Man Ron? Will you be forever remembered as the leader in the greatest liberty movement since 1776, or will you go down as Benedict Arnold incarnate,” threatened lionsuar7788. “We will never vote for Romney or your flimsy son.”…

On both forums, the tide of incredulous—and highly personal—comments continued ad nauseam. With Ron Paul’s diehard supporters being one of his most formidable assets, especially when it comes to winning straw polls or online money bomb fundraisers, you’ve got to wonder if Rand Paul risks jeopardizing the family brand.

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[W]hile Paul is a helpful validator for Romney, endorsing Romney also gives Paul a level of mainstream credibility he lacked during his 2010 Senate campaign. It shows he’s willing to be a team player when it counts, and puts him on the safe side of any speculation over a third-party libertarian push.

And that could be crucially important or Paul if he decides to seek the White House himself in 2016 or beyond – as any number of operatives believe he hopes to do.

“Rand’s endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney clearly shows that in spite of those who try to marginalize him, he has keen set of political instincts and is very much aware that a successful national run will require more than just his father’s loyal following,” said one Republican strategist close to Paul-world.

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[N]o true libertarian, no true friend of liberty, and no true blue Tea Partier could possibly even consider, much less actually endorse or approve of, the Father of Obamacare, Big Government tax and spender, Republican Mitt Romney.

Especially the son of Ron Paul, who has no excuse.

Especially a medical doctor, who has even fewer excuses…

Vote Libertarian – the only political party that embraces the same core value as Dr. Ron Paul: Liberty!

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Rand has never been the devout libertarian that his father is. He is certainly a libertarian-leaning Republican, and while he can often be a good ally to libertarians in the Senate, he is still first and foremost a Republican. And as a Senator he has much less latitude to diverge from the party line and needs other Senators to cooperate with him.

Because of this, the chances of him endorsing Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson were somewhere around one in one billion. While such an endorsement would make many libertarians happy, it would end his life as a Republican. It would mean that he would have no party support whatsoever come re-election time. It would alienate him from the party and mean he would get nothing accomplished in the Senate…

So while it may seem offensive that a liberty-minded person would endorse a candidate who supports such awful things as the PATRIOT Act and NDAA, it actually makes a lot of sense. I’d even go so far as to say it may be a price worth paying. If the endorsement solidifies Republican support and earns him points with the party establishment, it means he could have more freedom to chart his own course in the Senate.

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As we have seen over the last few months, the Paul forces have the very real ability to not only disrupt the choosing of delegates to the Republican National Convention but also influence (and change) the leadership at various state parties around the country.

Does Rand Paul endorsing Romney mean that the Paul acolytes will immediately cease and desist in their efforts to have their views heard? No. But more so than most people who support a politician, the Paul folks listen to Ron/Rand and follow their wishes.

Rand’s endorsement then — when coupled with Ron’s email to supporters earlier this week urging politeness at the national convention — are a net win for Romney because they virtually ensure that there won’t be a genuine insurrection led by supporters of Paul at the convention. (Expect Romney to give Rand/Ron speaking slots at the convention too in hopes of throwing a sop to the Paul acolytes and push the theme of inclusion and big-tented-ness.)

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At the Texas GOP Convention, Ron Paul addressed the issue that frustrates many people (including me) who like and respect him personally: the vocal, unbending supporters who were/are unwilling to accept any outcome other than Dr. Paul in the White House…

On the first day of the largest state convention in calendar year 2012, he told his supporters that upon arriving in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, they were to “be respectful.”

The bottom line is that Dr. Paul and his son do not appear to be trying to blow up the Republican Party. They seem to realize that they have a better chance of advancing their goals in the long run by working within the system. For all the talk about being revolutionaries, Dr. Paul wants to see his movement become mainstream.

This has always been where Dr. Paul diverges from his most hard-core supporters. They often want an all-or-nothing approach, leaving them marginalized. Dr. Paul is willing to take what he can get now and come back for the rest later. This is not “selling out.” This is “pragmatism,” which does not have to be a dirty word.

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I realize it’s frustrating to hear Sen. Rand Paul endorse someone besides his father — especially a corporatist empty suit who flirts with Keynesianism and who shepherded key aspects of Obamacare into existence as governor of Massachusetts. But before you pounce, renounce and otherwise burn all the bridges, consider that the revolution can be evolutionary

If that involves making nice with Mitt Romney, so be it. Let’s not let our zeal blind us to the “adjacent possible.” In other words, don’t bulldoze the inroads you’ve made out of impatience or cynicism. You have moved the trenches forward. And having a strong liberty contingent close to any president means that president has a conscience speaking directly into his ear every single day…

There is a very strong argument to be made for letting the body politic bleed longer. That is, one could distance oneself from Romney, hoping he loses to the abysmal Obama in 2012. Then Rand Paul could run in 2016 with the support of both mainstream Republicans and Ron Paul revolutionaries. This is a fine idea except for the bleeding. That is: How much more can the Republic take of a Barack Obama administration? I know, I know. Obama and Romney are little different from your perspective. But consider that a Romney administration that includes Paul’s people — plus a well-composed Congress — could result in something really different from the rapid decline Obama is presiding over. Wishful thinking? No more so than counting on the stars aligning for a Rand Paul revolution four years from now.

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If the movement is about Ron Paul, then it never had a future. It was born terminally defective. If it’s about ideas and ideals, it will never die. The only Party in which it has a chance to thrive, though, is the GOP, and the GOP must nurture at least some of Paul’s ideals if it is to have any useful existence of its own…

Whether or not Paul’s supporters can vote for Romney, they have to find a way to remain within the GOP even if Romney is the candidate. If they leave, they’ll find it hard to impossible to get back in, and if they don’t get back in, they’ll have to find a third-party home. That’s the path to complete irrelevance. They don’t have to like or vote for Romney, but they need to get more of their people in statehouses and Congress, and the easiest way to do that will be as Republicans.

If they don’t find a way to square that circle, they’ll be a historical footnote, and America will be the worse for it. They might start by not spitting on Rand.

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I like Rand…

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Bishop!

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Haven’t see Spathi around lately. Bet his head is exploding…

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 9:35 PM

KOOLAID2!

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Spathi is a plant.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

The bottom line is that Dr. Paul and his son do not appear to be trying to blow up the Republican Party. They seem to realize that they have a better chance of advancing their goals in the long run by working within the system. For all the talk about being revolutionaries, Dr. Paul wants to see his movement become mainstream.

Paulians hardest hit. Cannot wait to see what they have to say.

cozmo on June 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Electrongod on June 9, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Heh!

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

The question is no longer how to stop Romney. It’s now how to influence Romney. Much easier to do when you stand near Romney.

Rand is smart here.

beatcanvas on June 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

That’s it. How do I lop of the Libertarian off my moniker? These guys are NUTS. How dare Rand say he would honorably serve his country if asked to do so?!

John the Libertarian on June 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Rand is more like his mother than his father….that is why I like him.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Myself

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Avenged Sevenfold – “Seize the Day”

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

John the Libertarian on June 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Heh, it could be worse. You could be johngalt23.

cozmo on June 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Myself

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM

That’s awfully self-centered of you, Schad. You been listening to Obama’s speeches on iPod?

John the Libertarian on June 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

That’s awfully self-centered of you, Schad. You been listening to Obama’s speeches on iPod?

John the Libertarian on June 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

You kidding? Schad taped over obama’s speeches with his own!

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Aqua Budda for VP 2012

phreshone on June 9, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Spathi is a plant.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

And I don’t think he’s been watered for a while.

Rio Linda Refugee on June 9, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Guns ‘N Roses – November Rain

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM

You kidding? Schad taped over obama’s speeches with his own!

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM

He better be kidding. I mock the empty one. Eveyone should.

On the “Myself” – that was for Bishop.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2012 at 9:46 PM

There is a very strong argument to be made for letting the body politic bleed longer. That is, one could distance oneself from Romney, hoping he loses to the abysmal Obama in 2012. Then Rand Paul could run in 2016 with the support of both mainstream Republicans and Ron Paul revolutionaries.

The problem with this is that the Steve Schmidt types would rather lose than support someone like Rand, no matter how much additional suffering Obama inflicted in a second term. Hell, I’m fairly confident that if the GOP had known Romney was going to come out swining for the general, they may not have line up behind him so enthusiastically in the primary.

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 9:46 PM

*swinging

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 9:47 PM

On the “Myself” – that was for Bishop.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Riiiiiiight… :D

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:47 PM

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM

C_F is that you?

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 9:48 PM

These potheads give the actual Ron Paul fans – i.e. those who see his flaws yet are willing to cheer for him anyway – a very bad name. Steadfast support is a sign of respect, but religious zealotry is disgusting.

Archivarix on June 9, 2012 at 9:49 PM

C_F is that you?

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Yes, that is Carbon_Feetsteps.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:49 PM

“Rand is dead to me,” wrote, Ruffusthedog at the Daily Paul, a heavily-visited pro-Paul website. “He should have never done this.” “Rand Paul is a sell out,” user Alxnz exclaimed. “He just lost my vote in 2016.” “All he had to do was not open his mouth,”
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I do wonder once again,if this is the political sentiment among
Rands base,and if so,its going to be messy…especially if this
fester’s on the way to the Convention!!

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM

bazil9.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I hope,Rand is more serious in other areas,and not just the Fed!!
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“But you know, they counted the delegates and the nominating process is over and Gov. Romney has a sufficient amount of delegates and so I met with Gov. Romney last week and we talked about some of the areas where we have some agreement, some strong agreement.

“My dad, myself and his supporters are very passionate about the Federal Reserve needing to be reined in and audited and Gov. Romney supports that.

“We’re also very passionate about freedom of the Internet and we were all opposed to the SOPA bill, which we thought would take away some of our civil liberties with regard to the Internet, and Gov. Romney’s right there with us on that.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Rand-Paul-backs-Romney/2012/06/09/id/441769

“One of the other issues that’s very important to me is the REINS Act. This is where regulations that are strangling our economy, regulations that cost over $100 million would have to come back from the EPA and be voted on in Congress. And Gov. Romney is right there with us on that issue as well.”

Paul said there are a “lot of issues of commonality” and noted he really did not want President Barack Obama to get a second term.

“I really don’t want to see a second term. I’m worried about what happens to our economy and our country if we get a second term of President Obama.”

Read more on Newsmax.com: Rand Paul Tells Newsmax Why He Now Backs Romney
Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama’s Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Was kinda’ hopin’ the Paulians would rally around the AB0 sentiment…

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

If they leave, they’ll find it hard to impossible to get back in

see ya…

the few who make the most noise have ruin their whole movement in my eyes after what i saw at our state convention…

cmsinaz on June 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Aqua Budda for VP 2012

phreshone on June 9, 2012 at 9:43 PM

phreshone:Forgots about that one,Lol!!

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Ron Paul supporters would do well to consider this fine advice from a Liberty advocate:

Arms Merchant on June 9, 2012 at 9:57 PM

“Rand is dead to me,” wrote, Ruffusthedog at the Daily Paul, a heavily-visited pro-Paul website. “He should have never done this.” “Rand Paul is a sell out,” user Alxnz exclaimed. “He just lost my vote in 2016.” “All he had to do was not open his mouth,” wrote user Conalmc.

Predictable reactions from uncompromising ideologues, true believers, and political incompetents incapable of building any kind of political coalition. The very concept of political coalition building is abhorrent to them.

The ranks of the Libertarian Party were filled with such people twenty years ago. It is one of the reasons why the party never polls over 0.5% in Presidential elections. From what I’ve seen the ranks of Ron Paul supporters are equally filled with such people — people who completely alienate potential political allies.

farsighted on June 9, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Oh bazil9.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Was kinda’ hopin’ the Paulians would rally around the AB0 sentiment…

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

OmahaConservative:Now that,is thee Primary Mission,the Secondary
Mission,is to undo/Repair/Fix,the F’k mess that
Team Blue has reeked across the Land of the Bar’s
and Star’s,

and to re-assure the Western Leaders/Allies,that
their is a new(sheriff),thats gonna clean up
Hopeys Kaos!:)

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM

BREAKING NEWS!

One of the regulars — due to confidentiality rules, I can’t release his name /s — has been picked up by the police and transported to the emergency room. After examination, he has been put on a 72-hour hold and will be transferred to a maximum security, psychiatric hospital within the hour pending further evaluation by state psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.

He was found in the middle of a heavily-traveled, four-way intersection nude, but for a tinfoil hat and his Alex Jones’ double-secret, decoder ring mumbling, “Rand Paul is a traitor to ‘Freedom & Liberty!!!’ He’s a neo-con! Believes in fiat money! He is a slave to Israel, the Israel-Firster! And, has been bought off by Mitt Romney or subjected to Romney’s secret MK-ULTRA II mind-control and programmed to endorse him.”

Further updates may be forthcoming, but be assured, he is resting comfortably and he would like all of you to review his endless posts on HotAir.com about “real conservatives” (that would be you, only if you are voting for Ron Paul or staying home in November and banging your spoon on your high-chair in protest) while he is out-of-commission. Remember, it is far better to write in Ron Paul or stay home in November and be an “honourable loser” than to support the “Mormon, Marxist Mitt” or “Muslim, Marxist Barack.” There is absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between either of them. They both hate America and are under the control of the New World Order, the Tri-Lateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergs, and the Trans-Humanism Cabal. No difference.

Don’t believe me? Just ask him…if he’s ever released.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Rut Roh..there is trouble in Paulbot land. LOL.

Dante, Lord? What say you?

I like Rand quite a lot..so far.

As I posted last night..and never tire of…

I would love him as VP. Actually, wish it was the other way around. :)

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Surely you mean steveangell and not steveegg.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:03 PM

C_F is that you?

Kataklysmic on June 9, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Yes, that is Carbon_Feetsteps.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 9:49 PM

C_F hearts you.

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Thank you, my knight. :)

Cool twang going there.

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I have to admit,watching Rand Paul speak,and handle the MSM,
is sh*t-load better than watching/hearing GaffeBiden’s potent
ial verbal train-wreck(s)!!

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

B9 hearts you. ;)

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM

third eye blind – losing a whole year

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM

B9 hearts you. ;)

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

C_F is blushing.

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM

LOL! You took me seriously.
What an awesome dance. I wish I could do that.
I love the Spanish dancing too.

Come on Mitt..Tango with Rand.

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Applause. Bravo!

farsighted on June 9, 2012 at 10:07 PM

So, Rand was born on planet Earth..?

d1carter on June 9, 2012 at 10:07 PM

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Took me a while..but connected dots. Missed the print. :)

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:07 PM

B9 hearts you. ;)

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

C_F is blushing.

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Lanceman is vomiting.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM

[N]o true libertarian, no true friend of liberty, and no true blue Tea Partier could possibly even consider, much less actually endorse or approve of, the Father of Obamacare, Big Government tax and spender, Republican Mitt Romney.

You’re saying I’m not a true friend of liberty? **** you, Libertarian Party!

NukeRidingCowboy on June 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Time to get some reading done. Excuse me please.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I’d like to see Republicans vote for Gary Johnson in states where Romney has no hope, e.g., California, Illinois. It would change the party for the better.

Arms Merchant on June 9, 2012 at 10:09 PM

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

you got that right :)

cmsinaz on June 9, 2012 at 10:09 PM

When you’ve lost the Paulbots…

Don’t go looking for them.

predator on June 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Lanceman is vomiting.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM

You could always go find Uppereastside.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:00 PM

lmao

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM

When you’ve lost the Paulbots…

Don’t go looking for them.

predator on June 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM

pred! ; )

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM

You shud up. :)

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:11 PM

You could always go find Uppereastside.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM

That weak troll?

They just don’t make trolls worth a sh!t anymore.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Heh, it could be worse. You could be johngalt23.

cozmo on June 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Or:

Who is John Galt on June 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

You could always go find Uppereastside.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM

He’s In.the.middle somewhere, I believe.

John the Libertarian on June 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Hey B’more. Whassup?

predator on June 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

The reactions from the Paulistas is typical of their idiotic behavior. I am not a follower of Rand Paul because I think his father is a nut. (Nor was I a follower of Romney) However, I think that Rand is showing genius. As a VEEP he is on the true national stage and if he deports himself right, unlike Biden, Gore, etc, He will make himself favorably known to the public. Also, he will be next in line for the presidency. Anything can happen. The king may die, he may die, or the horse will learn how to sing.

Old Country Boy on June 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Justin Sink

Interesting name, probably got picked on a good bit.

Dr. Pauls role as Rmoney™s stalking horse to pay off big? I think no.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song (Live Video)

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Surely you mean steveangell and not steveegg.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I am bound by confidentiality rules, but I will say that one of you that you mentioned was seen chasing down Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller demanding that they stop eating roasted babies wrapped in gold foil.

“All right, this is just a person going to pick somebody up, they’re probably bringing him some child to rape or something in the trunk — no I’m not kidding, these [Bilderberg] people are sick (Pot. Kettle.).

Every week they catch them shipping little babies wrapped in gold foil for these guys to eat. They admit that’s where it goes to, I’m not making this up.

You think I’m talking about babies wrapped in gold foil for them to eat — I’m not, I’m not joking about that.

This officer’s laughing at me — $10,000 they try to ship in roasted babies wrapped in gold foil for them to eat, $10,000 right now. You will lose, you will lose the bet!”

- Tranhumanism Crime Fighter Extraordinaire, Alex Jones

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:15 PM

He’s In.the.middle somewhere, I believe.

John the Libertarian on June 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Good idea, Lanceman go for inthemiddle, not much of an upgrade. So there’s that.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Lanceman is vomiting.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Lol, and this is why I love you all, Hot Gassers.

the new aesthetic on June 9, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Lanceman is vomiting.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Obama’s vomiting all over the country, but I’m sure Bo will clean that up for him. Has anyone seen Bo lately? Bo?

Fenris on June 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Hey B’more. Whassup?

predator on June 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Ahh, predator, it just wasn’t meant to be this go round. Too bad, I actually had high hopes, tendinitis? Is that the correct spelling of that wonderful horses malady?

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:15 PM

And that, my friends, is an example of a rightwing moonbat.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM

“Rand is dead to me,” wrote, Ruffusthedog at the Daily Paul, a heavily-visited pro-Paul website. “He should have never done this.” “Rand Paul is a sell out,” user Alxnz exclaimed. “He just lost my vote in 2016.” “All he had to do was not open his mouth,” wrote user Conalmc.

Fools…

… You could see it half way through the GOP debates.

Paul Sr. finally had a national stage where 1/2 his message, fiscal responsibility and an audit of The FED became part of the message, the other 1/2 “Weeeeeee are the pRoBLem…!”, not so much…

Ron won’t be the VP…

… but he will give a speech at the Convention, and be on the small council that sits behind the king.

Game of Thrones people, Game of Thrones…

Seven Percent Solution on June 9, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Pred, good evening.

What say you on Rand?

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:18 PM

[N]o true libertarian, no true friend of liberty, and no true blue Tea Partier could possibly even consider, much less actually endorse or approve of, the Father of Obamacare, Big Government tax and spender, Republican Mitt Romney.

Especially the son of Ron Paul, who has no excuse.

Especially a medical doctor, who has even fewer excuses…

Vote Libertarian – the only political party that embraces the same core value as Dr. Ron Paul: Liberty!
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Hmmmmm,so I guess its amounting to Betrayal,to his Father/Party/Base!

The MSM,and PaulBots are going to have a field day
with this,and a million analytical Op-Ed pieces!!

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:18 PM

John Hudson

At this point might we consider hard core Baby Dr. Paul supporters zealots?

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:21 PM

tendinitis? Is that the correct spelling of that wonderful horses malady?

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Close. It’s tendonitis. What a shame. As I watched the race, it hurt even more. They stumbled home in a plow-horse slow 2:30.42.

He had this in the bag as long as he doesn’t fall down.

I repeat. What a shame.

predator on June 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Hmmmmm,so I guess its amounting to Betrayal,to his Father/Party/Base!

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:18 PM

And, they stupidly believe that Ron didn’t sign off on Rand’s endorsement. They are loons.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Vote Libertarian – the only political party that embraces the same core value as Dr. Ron Paul: Liberty!

Liberty my ass… a vote for the Libertarian party is a gift to Barack Obama. What are they going to do if Ron Paul himself ends up endorsing Romney? BTW, Romney is more of a conservative than Ron Paul is.

Terrye on June 9, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I dunno,this has all the markings of a RINO Stampede at the
Convention,

jus say’n!
(sarc).

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:23 PM

You could always go find Uppereastside.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Poor dear expended a lot of energy this morning defending San Fran Nan in the “Does Nancy Pelosi always have to be a jerk?” thread. He/she’s probably exhausted.

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:18 PM

And, they stupidly believe that Ron didn’t sign off on Rand’s endorsement. They are loons.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Resist We Much:Would love to see that video!

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Oh and I nearly forgot. Wasn’t the campaign tag line for Baby Dr. Paul REVOLUTION, or something along that line? Funny that, Dr Pauls loyal followers seem hesitant to evolve. Take away evolution and you are left with exactly what I have been pointing out to them for ages. R. He is a party man, little more.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:26 PM

And that, my friends, is an example of a rightwing moonbat.

Lanceman on June 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Here is a piece that I wrote last December loaded with examples:

Ron Paul: All Aboard! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Haaaa! Mental Wounds Still Screaming! Driving Me Insane I’m Going Off The Rails On My Crazy Train! (And I Want To Take You Along For The Ride)

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2011/12/ron-paul-all-aboard-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.html

M2RB: Ozzy

Among other things, you’ll learn that one of Ron Paul’s greatest concerns has come true:

THE US NOW HAS PINK MONEY!!! NOT. KIDDING.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM

So he wasnt banned? heh.

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

you got that right :)

cmsinaz on June 9, 2012 at 10:09 PM

cmsinaz:Evening CMS:)

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Pred, good evening.

What say you on Rand?

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Evening, fair Floridian. I’ve no problem with Rand. His dad’s a kook, but that’s the dad.

I could handle him as a veep. Better than another RINO.

predator on June 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM

As I watched the race, it hurt even more. They stumbled home in a plow-horse slow 2:30.42.

He had this in the bag as long as he doesn’t fall down.

I repeat. What a shame.

predator on June 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I almost puked when I learned a horse named “Union Rags” won the race.

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Resist We Much:Would love to see that video!

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:25 PM

How many times have you videotaped a conversation with your dad?

Rand ADMITTED that he discussed it with his dad. Don’t forget that there were a lot of stories about meetings between the Romney and Paul campaigns during the primaries. Ron Paul knows he is not going to get the nomination. He’s not as stupid as some of his followers, who still believe he will be taking the oath of office next January. Now, he’s looking long-term: Movement & Rand’s future.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM

So he wasnt banned? heh.

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM

No, but it won’t be long. You can see in each new post that he’s thiiiiis close to going ballistic.

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Ron Paul: All Aboard! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Haaaa! Mental Wounds Still Screaming! Driving Me Insane I’m Going Off The Rails On My Crazy Train! (And I Want To Take You Along For The Ride)~

You are awesome- that is hilarious…and true.

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I think that I misunderstood you. Sorry.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Why people expect conservatives to kowtow to the lunatic Ronbots, is a mystery to me. They are insignificant.

Look at the vote totals – he got maybe 10% of the republican primary vote in a very weak field, heck he couldn’t even break 12% in his home state. Even his congressional district that he served 30 years in and lavished $31 Billion in pork, he lost 3-1 to Romney.

And how many of that 10% were monkey wrenching leftists, libertarians, and assorted others who were never and will never vote republican anyway? Half?

These people don’t need to be catered to, they need to be shown the exit.

Rebar on June 9, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Democracy is dead. *tears*

davidk on June 9, 2012 at 10:31 PM

If the movement is about Ron Paul, then it never had a future. It was born terminally defective.

Perfect.

Tim_CA on June 9, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Should have been.

Cool..lets push him off the cliff. ;)

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:31 PM

bazil9 on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Thanks. Did you read it? In one part, he claims that Rick Perry is part of a nefarious cabal that wants to take over the world.

*eyeroll*

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:32 PM

canopfor on June 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM

:)

cmsinaz on June 9, 2012 at 10:32 PM

He’s not as stupid as some of his followers, who still believe he will be taking the oath of office next January.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Déjà vu. Reminds me of what we were arguing against here back in 2008…

OmahaConservative on June 9, 2012 at 10:33 PM

No, but it won’t be long. You can see in each new post that he’s thiiiiis close to going ballistic.

Flora Duh on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Normally I would so enjoy being the one to give that final nudge. But the weather is quite cool here still and I am in no need of the breeze. ; )

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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