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(Politico)   CPAC proud that RON PAUL won its presidential straw poll for second year in row. Just kidding, they awkwardly attempted to diminish it even as they announced the results   (politico.com) divider line 77
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2011-02-12 10:58:04 PM
Not quite a repeat, but I'd say we're pretty saturated with this story at this point...
 
2011-02-12 11:16:29 PM
libertarian philosophies have broad based support and appeal...but the powers that control both parties will NEVER let go of their power over us.
 
2011-02-12 11:22:46 PM
!luaP noR
 
2011-02-12 11:40:45 PM
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2011-02-12 11:55:36 PM
Sure, why not.
 
2011-02-13 12:41:13 AM
RON PAUL! is the only republican I'd vote for.
 
2011-02-13 12:57:18 AM
If Sarah Palin is Tacos, what delicious ethnic foodstuff should represent RON PAUL? I suggest Samosas
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2011-02-13 01:01:50 AM

LucklessWonder: what delicious ethnic foodstuff should represent RON PAUL?


IMHO, he represents Anorexia. He is Dr. No, after all.
 
2011-02-13 01:03:47 AM
Jebus mcfarking christ almost no green lights in the politics tab for 4+ hours then we get fed repeats. yum.
 
2011-02-13 01:04:36 AM

Dinjiin: He is Dr. No, after all.


Tofu, the unfood.
 
2011-02-13 01:05:38 AM

LucklessWonder: If Sarah Palin is Tacos, what delicious ethnic foodstuff should represent RON PAUL? I suggest Samosas


Seconded.

All in favor of the motion?
 
2011-02-13 01:09:55 AM

LucklessWonder: If Sarah Palin is Tacos, what delicious ethnic foodstuff should represent RON PAUL? I suggest Samosas


Sounds Nicaraguan.

/actually, it's what's for lunch today.
 
2011-02-13 01:11:10 AM

LucklessWonder: If Sarah Palin is Tacos, what delicious ethnic foodstuff should represent RON PAUL? I suggest Samosas


gncwheyprotein.com

flavor is not part of the constitution, just the bare gold standard, for Ron Paul
 
2011-02-13 01:17:54 AM
Well they HATE Ron Paul's views on many things - being against the orthodox of what the neo-cons value. But they can't directly attack Paul, he's far too popular with his many followers. Worse than that, they know he's correct regarding traditional Conservative views. If they attack him, they will find themselves hammered from many directions.

So... they minimize him as much as possible. The strategy seem to me to be largely successful. We'll end up with Obama vs Palin anyways.
 
2011-02-13 01:22:19 AM
If they're so worried about the results, just put the voting online and let normal Americans write in their favorite.

/VOTE HITLER MCPENISAIDS 2012
 
2011-02-13 01:29:01 AM
Well he won the last time too... and then promptly got destroyed in the primaries. And it will happen again if he so chooses to run.
 
2011-02-13 01:32:28 AM

bk3k: being against the orthodox of what the neo-cons value


These days, what do the neo-cons even value anymore? They rabble a bit over abortion, but they only really seem to do it when a Democrat is in power and there is little chance it'll pass. They talk about run-away spending, yet red states are massive beneficiaries of federal spending, and they have some of the worst pork spenders around. I like to think that I lean more conservative than liberal, yet these guys don't represent anything I stand for.
 
2011-02-13 01:45:35 AM

Dinjiin: bk3k: being against the orthodox of what the neo-cons value

These days, what do the neo-cons even value anymore? They rabble a bit over abortion, but they only really seem to do it when a Democrat is in power and there is little chance it'll pass. They talk about run-away spending, yet red states are massive beneficiaries of federal spending, and they have some of the worst pork spenders around. I like to think that I lean more conservative than liberal, yet these guys don't represent anything I stand for.


They represent the inability of corporate America to fully realize how utterly farked they are. They don't have the support of the Republican base anymore (who is slowly figuring out what they stand for) and they never had the backing of the Democrats.

In short, the Republican Party is a frat party of a bunch of very stupid men who are trying to keep their paychecks going while using every single trick they used before to see if something sticks.
 
2011-02-13 01:49:31 AM
Age was a big enough issue for the last GOP nominee. They're not going to put up an octogenarian.
 
2011-02-13 01:49:57 AM

Mantour: LucklessWonder: If Sarah Palin is Tacos, what delicious ethnic foodstuff should represent RON PAUL? I suggest Samosas



flavor is not part of the constitution, just the bare gold standard, for Ron Paul


No whey man!
 
2011-02-13 01:50:11 AM
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so is there a candidate or not? no? yes? no? Trump? kill me now.
 
2011-02-13 01:55:56 AM

jake3988: Well he won the last time too... and then promptly got destroyed in the primaries.


Yah, and how well did that work out for the republicans by going with their mcpoopy pants choice, sparky?

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2011-02-13 01:56:32 AM
Can he weave gold out the straw poll?
 
2011-02-13 02:06:20 AM
Ron Paul will never, ever be President of the United States. In fact, Ron Paul will never, ever be the Republican nominee for President of the United States - but if, somehow, he were to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States, he would be beaten mercilessly.

Get this through your heads, kids: The man is unelectable on a national level. If you think otherwise, you're deluded.
 
2011-02-13 02:06:26 AM
You know I don't really like Ron Paul that much but if we could find somebody 'different' it might be a good thing.

As Obama and liberals policies have been and continue to be abject failures that do not work no matter how long they are given to do so...

And if we want to dismiss the alternatives as having not lived up to their expectations even though they produce obviously better results...

What's the third option? Some moderate form of libertarian?
 
2011-02-13 02:07:10 AM

Mantour: flavor is not part of the constitution, just the bare gold standard, for Ron Paul


I'll see your whey and raise you:

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2011-02-13 02:17:05 AM

BMulligan: In fact, Ron Paul will never, ever be the Republican nominee for President of the United States


Agreed. He simply isn't polished enough to ever become president. There is an image somewhere of him sitting in a folding chair, all alone, looking somewhat awkward. That photo is priceless. It sums him up perfectly.

Perhaps we'll see another libertarian come into the limelight. Hopefully it won't be Paul's retarded son. But I dunno. A lot of the people I know who publicly identify as libertarian are kinda out there. They've just had one or two too many drinks from the libertarian punch bowl for my taste. I can only imagine that people who lean less towards libertarianism would be even more turned off.
 
2011-02-13 02:24:40 AM

Dinjiin: Perhaps we'll see another libertarian come into the limelight. Hopefully it won't be Paul's retarded son. But I dunno. A lot of the people I know who publicly identify as libertarian are kinda out there.


... "Kinda?"
 
2011-02-13 02:27:44 AM
Pawn Raul!
 
2011-02-13 02:34:41 AM
i like Ron Paul.

if i were to ever vote for a Republican, it would be him.
 
2011-02-13 02:45:36 AM

randomjsa: You know I don't really like Ron Paul that much but if we could find somebody 'different' it might be a good thing.

As Obama and liberals policies have been and continue to be abject failures that do not work no matter how long they are given to do so...

And if we want to dismiss the alternatives as having not lived up to their expectations even though they produce obviously better results...

What's the third option? Some moderate form of libertarian?


LOLLERSKATES, you funny.

Obama's policies a failure and the alternatives produce obviously better results? I know you don't let reality into you little mind, but I remember 2008 being a much more desperate time than now.
 
2011-02-13 02:58:06 AM

randomjsa: You know I don't really like Ron Paul that much but if we could find somebody 'different' it might be a good thing.

As Obama and liberals policies have been and continue to be abject failures that do not work no matter how long they are given to do so...

And if we want to dismiss the alternatives as having not lived up to their expectations even though they produce obviously better results...

What's the third option? Some moderate form of libertarian?


dude, your brain is about to implode. you have a choice of two things: walk away or proceed unto the derp. your choice.
 
2011-02-13 03:03:17 AM
Speaking to reporters after the straw poll results were announced, Fabrizio emphasized that the results were not scientific - and reminded the press that Arizona Sen. John McCain finished fifth at CPAC in 2007.

"A year later, where was John McCain?" he asked...


Crashing fantastically with his co-pilot Palin.
 
2011-02-13 03:33:51 AM
When I was 18 years old, I voted for Ron Paul in my very first Presidential election (1988).

I grew up.
 
2011-02-13 03:41:47 AM
Ann Coulter won loud cheers when she said: "If we don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee, and we'll lose."

I don't believe it, but I'm agreeing with Ann Coulter.
 
2011-02-13 03:58:28 AM

TheMadChaosopher: i like Ron Paul.

if i were to ever vote for a Republican, it would be him.


He's the only Republican I've ever voted for.
 
2011-02-13 04:01:22 AM

TheMadChaosopher: i like Ron Paul.

if i were to ever vote for a Republican, it would be him.


I'd vote for Sarah Palin before I'd vote for Ron Paul.
 
2011-02-13 04:17:10 AM

tallguywithglasseson: TheMadChaosopher: i like Ron Paul.

if i were to ever vote for a Republican, it would be him.

I'd vote for Sarah Palin before I'd vote for Ron Paul.


This. At least we'd only have to put up with her crap for two years.

/who am I kidding? Hell would freeze before I'd vote Republican.
 
2011-02-13 04:28:30 AM
some troll on my ignore list: You know I don't really like Ron Paul that much but if we could find somebody 'different' it might be a good thing.

As Obama and liberals policies have been and continue to be abject failures that do not work no matter how long they are given to do so...

And if we want to dismiss the alternatives as having not lived up to their expectations even though they produce obviously better results...

What's the third option? Some moderate form of libertarian?


Yes... nothing financially positive has happened during Obama's first two years.

DOW in 01/20/2009: 7,949.09
DOW in 02/11/2011: 12,273.26
Rate of Return: 54.40%

S&P in 01/20/2009: 805.22
S&P in 0211/2011: 1,310.87
Rate of Return: 65.07%

NASDAQ in 01/20/2009: 1,440.86
NASDAQ in 02/11/2011: 2,809.44
Rate of Return: 94.98%

Jobs hemorrhage slowed down under Obama...
newsjunkiepost.com

Private vs Govt jobs hiring
i2.cdn.turner.com

Read all about it...
Private-sector job growth biggest in 3 years (new window)

If you are unemployed, don't have a 4 year degree (or higher) and blame Obama for your unemployed situation, then maybe you should get a college degree. It is not the Govt fault you don't have the necessary skills. The Govt can even help you pay for it (via loans, grants, etc).
farm6.static.flickr.com

GDP growth during the Obama Administration
i2.cdn.turner.com

Average weekly paychecks
i2.cdn.turner.com

Inflation is under control...
farm5.static.flickr.com

Forbes article written by Bruce Bartlett, a self-described fiscal conservative
Forbes: Tea partiers confused, taxes 'lower by every measure' under Obama (Cutting to a new window)
 
2011-02-13 04:55:52 AM
Ron Paul spoke about things in the debates and many of the other candidate made light of him. He was right in what he said and things did come about the way he said they would.

I imagine a new kind of expression may show on many people faces if he speaks in any future debates.
 
2011-02-13 05:33:24 AM
Prawn roll!
 
2011-02-13 06:04:44 AM
Tomorrows headline: "Palin stuck in rear with conservative poll, Paul takes lead, Romney takes second."
 
2011-02-13 06:06:59 AM

ulairix: Tomorrows headline: "Palin stuck in rear with conservative poll, Paul takes lead, Romney takes second."


Giggity.
 
2011-02-13 07:47:32 AM
dailybail.com

Does this make me an oldfag?
 
2011-02-13 08:33:48 AM

Weaver95: libertarian philosophies have broad based support and appeal...but the powers that control both parties will NEVER let go of their power over us.


Yes, I don't know how it is to be accomplished, but political debates need to be put back into the hands of the League of Women Voters. Obstacles to non-Democrats, non-Republicans fully participating in our democratic process, such as it is, need to be removed. It is not possible for a mere two parties to adequately represent the spectrum of political views in America. I think this where the appearance of cognitive dissonance sometimes comes from when reports indicate that nearly opposing views are held by adherents of the same party. This dissonance is actually the voices of a diversity of people struggling, often inadequately, to gain recognition for their views within the two halves of the current political monopoly.
 
2011-02-13 09:29:59 AM

Weaver95: libertarian philosophies have broad based support and appeal...but the powers that control both parties will NEVER let go of their power over us.


Libertarian ideas may have broad-based support (but I doubt it), too bad you can't get any two libertarians to agree on what libertarianism is.

If I was a Ron Paul supporter I would find it troubling that so many people who are like minded are attending CPAC.
 
2011-02-13 09:35:47 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: If they're so worried about the results, just put the voting online and let normal Americans write in their favorite.

/VOTE HITLER MCPENISAIDS 2012


Democracy is a double-edged sword; a fair election can result in Hamas winning.
 
2011-02-13 09:57:03 AM
Republican hypocrisy makes me warm inside.
 
2011-02-13 10:17:31 AM
Welcome to America. No this guys not so great, even if he won. I am voting Obama if the Republicans nominate some neocon douche. I am not an Obama supporter, but I loathe neocons.
 
2011-02-13 10:46:04 AM
Serious question for any RON PAUL supporters on Fark today.
Do you really think the return to the Gold Standard is a winning strategy for the presidential Election?
And if yes why?
 
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