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2012-05-14 04:39:03 PM  
BREAKING: Ron Paul to end active campaigning

Shifting focus to passive campaigning; being a meme.

Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.


1) If you ask anyone else running a question, they dodge it and shift it to predefined talking points. Ron Paul will say whatever he honestly thinks. Sometimes what he says is nonsensical, sometimes it's pretty reasonable. Either way, it's still a bit refreshing to hear a politician speak more candidly.
2) His name is short and, for some hard to explain reason, very fun to say.

/RON PAUL
 
2012-05-14 04:39:28 PM  
Ron Paul's style of government has been tried before. And when Jefferson Davis tried to draft soldiers to defend Richmond, the states considered it a power-grabbing conspiracy. It's good to see that Ron Paul loves America enough to back off, unlike his supporters.
 
2012-05-14 04:39:32 PM  

Shostie: Aw. Someone should go to that other thread about the RON PAUL supporter convention chaos and let them know they can stop gleefully masturbating.

I'd do it, but I just don't have the heart.


Read again, bucko. He's still trolling down the river.

He's just no longer spending resources on campaigning.
 
2012-05-14 04:39:33 PM  

EWreckedSean: He didn't suspend his campaign even remotely. he said he is going to focus his money on delegate fights where he can win them instead of these last primaries where they are largely winner take all.


ssshhh. We like when Romney voters think its in the bag. They stop showing up to conventions to elect delegates...
 
2012-05-14 04:41:26 PM  
RON PAUL 2016?
 
2012-05-14 04:41:35 PM  
...so he's not wasting money actively campaigning in places that can't / won't give him the delegates he needs?

Not exactly a suspension of campaigning sub by, just a change of focus.

Not a Paul supporter, but deceptive headline is deceptive.
 
2012-05-14 04:42:32 PM  
If he rustles Mittens jimmies in Tampa, it's all worth it.
 
2012-05-14 04:44:04 PM  

DreamWeaver: BarkingUnicorn: In the past 8 years, Ron Paul has sponsored 464 bills. One has passed:

"To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation."

He just can't get shiat done.

What were Obamas legislative accomplishments again?


His biggest achievement: "Doing his farking job far better than RON PAUL."

Link

Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110thCongress and has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined Senate in 2005.

Also, why does the guy who gets the most bills passed get to be called the winner?

WE LOVE MORE LAWS WE WANT MORE LAWS YAAARRRGGHHH


Yeah, it's much better to pay someone over $100,000 a year to not do jack shiat.

You seriously think the job of a rep is to serve FOUR TERMS with only one achievement? Jeebus, please vote for me - I promise not to do ANYTHING.
 
2012-05-14 04:44:13 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Ron Paul's style of government has been tried before.


You mean Scientology?
 
2012-05-14 04:44:22 PM  
Man, Reddit is going to flip shiat.
 
2012-05-14 04:45:21 PM  

j_twelve: DreamWeaver: Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.

why people support endless wars, the tsa, patriot act, ndaa, sopa, drug wars, erasure of the 4th amendment, etc etc is a mystery to me.

Yes because one lone wolf politician would be able to stop all of these in their tracks if voted president. You really should revisit how our system works. You have more cause to blame congress for all these things than a president.


Ignoring the pathetic attempt at insulting me.

Yep congress has been complicit. They gave away the power to declare war to the president. And he used it. Paul actual/y mentions in his book, Revolution a manifesto, that our problems are the result of congresses failures more than the president.

Just another thing you and the good doctor agree on?
 
2012-05-14 04:45:26 PM  

FlashHarry: unfortunately, you cant run a campaign on crazy alone.


I agree that he says some really crazy things on occasion, however he needs to followup those crazy statements with why he has that opinion. During one of the debates he said something completely opposite of what the other three candidates were saying; he then followed up on why and it made perfect sense and got me on board with that opinion.
 
2012-05-14 04:46:05 PM  

Citrate1007: I'm hoping that Santorum and Paul both try to shake things up at the convention...do it for the lulz.


When I first saw that I read it as "hook up at the convention"

/and I threw up in my mouth a little
 
2012-05-14 04:46:15 PM  

Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.


This is why

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons."
― Ron Paul
 
2012-05-14 04:46:19 PM  

Nadie_AZ: What did Romney promise/give him?


Her?
 
2012-05-14 04:47:15 PM  

Expolaris: ...so he's not wasting money actively campaigning in places that can't / won't give him the delegates he needs?

Not exactly a suspension of campaigning sub by, just a change of focus.

Not a Paul supporter, but deceptive headline is deceptive.


Since he's trying to steal state delegates, how about:

"RON PAUL to focus on subverting the will of the people of several states."

How else is he going to get more delegates? Magic?
 
2012-05-14 04:47:33 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: DreamWeaver: BarkingUnicorn: In the past 8 years, Ron Paul has sponsored 464 bills. One has passed:

"To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation."

He just can't get shiat done.

What were Obamas legislative accomplishments again?

His biggest achievement: "Doing his farking job far better than RON PAUL."

Link

Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110thCongress and has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined Senate in 2005.

Also, why does the guy who gets the most bills passed get to be called the winner?

WE LOVE MORE LAWS WE WANT MORE LAWS YAAARRRGGHHH

Yeah, it's much better to pay someone over $100,000 a year to not do jack shiat.

You seriously think the job of a rep is to serve FOUR TERMS with only one achievement? Jeebus, please vote for me - I promise not to do ANYTHING.


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
 
2012-05-14 04:47:34 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: DreamWeaver: BarkingUnicorn: In the past 8 years, Ron Paul has sponsored 464 bills. One has passed:

"To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation."

He just can't get shiat done.

What were Obamas legislative accomplishments again?

His biggest achievement: "Doing his farking job far better than RON PAUL."

Link

Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110thCongress and has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined Senate in 2005.

Also, why does the guy who gets the most bills passed get to be called the winner?

WE LOVE MORE LAWS WE WANT MORE LAWS YAAARRRGGHHH

Yeah, it's much better to pay someone over $100,000 a year to not do jack shiat.

You seriously think the job of a rep is to serve FOUR TERMS with only one achievement? Jeebus, please vote for me - I promise not to do ANYTHING.


I mean, theyre called lawmakers for a reason amirite??? They should make laws! Like sopa, ndaa, patriot act... mmm all great laws. delicious laws.
 
2012-05-14 04:47:35 PM  
i14.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-14 04:47:47 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: DreamWeaver: BarkingUnicorn: In the past 8 years, Ron Paul has sponsored 464 bills. One has passed:

"To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation."

He just can't get shiat done.

What were Obamas legislative accomplishments again?

His biggest achievement: "Doing his farking job far better than RON PAUL."

Link

Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110thCongress and has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined Senate in 2005.

Also, why does the guy who gets the most bills passed get to be called the winner?

WE LOVE MORE LAWS WE WANT MORE LAWS YAAARRRGGHHH

Yeah, it's much better to pay someone over $100,000 a year to not do jack shiat.

You seriously think the job of a rep is to serve FOUR TERMS with only one achievement? Jeebus, please vote for me - I promise not to do ANYTHING.


Hey, that's not fair.

He also loads up spending bills that he knows will pass with earmarks and pork for his district while voting against them, so not only does he get the "RON PAUL brings federal money to my district vote" but also the idiots who think RON PAUL doesn't support waste and pork because he doesn't vote for the bills he loads up with waste and pork.
 
2012-05-14 04:48:48 PM  

Incog_Neeto: Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.

This is why

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons."
― Ron Paul


Except if it's at the state level. Then he thinks government should be able to do whatever the f*ck it wants.
 
2012-05-14 04:48:56 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: Expolaris: ...so he's not wasting money actively campaigning in places that can't / won't give him the delegates he needs?

Not exactly a suspension of campaigning sub by, just a change of focus.

Not a Paul supporter, but deceptive headline is deceptive.

Since he's trying to steal state delegates, how about:

"RON PAUL to focus on subverting the will of the people of several states."

How else is he going to get more delegates? Magic?


Buying a few delegates is much easier than convincing masses of people to vote for you.
 
2012-05-14 04:49:25 PM  

Aarontology: rufus-t-firefly: DreamWeaver: BarkingUnicorn: In the past 8 years, Ron Paul has sponsored 464 bills. One has passed:

"To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation."

He just can't get shiat done.

What were Obamas legislative accomplishments again?

His biggest achievement: "Doing his farking job far better than RON PAUL."

Link

Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110thCongress and has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined Senate in 2005.

Also, why does the guy who gets the most bills passed get to be called the winner?

WE LOVE MORE LAWS WE WANT MORE LAWS YAAARRRGGHHH

Yeah, it's much better to pay someone over $100,000 a year to not do jack shiat.

You seriously think the job of a rep is to serve FOUR TERMS with only one achievement? Jeebus, please vote for me - I promise not to do ANYTHING.

Hey, that's not fair.

He also loads up spending bills that he knows will pass with earmarks and pork for his district while voting against them, so not only does he get the "RON PAUL brings federal money to my district vote" but also the idiots who think RON PAUL doesn't support waste and pork because he doesn't vote for the bills he loads up with waste and pork.


Citation needed.

//I wanna use this, but want citation
//not Cessna
 
2012-05-14 04:50:09 PM  

Incog_Neeto: Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.

This is why

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons."
― Ron Paul


That statement above doesn't mean anything though, compared to the actual job of government it's jibberish. I doubt anybody thinks the government can prevent risk. This is the type of rhetoric best saved for the characters of a book and not spoken by those that need to write laws and make workable policy for real people's lives.
 
2012-05-14 04:50:16 PM  

Incog_Neeto: Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.

This is why

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons."
― Ron Paul


Because he says things that people like?

Hey, he's just like President Obama!
 
2012-05-14 04:50:19 PM  
I guess Paul finally clued into Saul Alinsky vis a vis Barrack "The Shock" Obummer.
 
2012-05-14 04:50:41 PM  
An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions.

It's been pointed out already, but I wanted to point it out again.

Whew, dodged a bullet there. This is going to be really fun to watch.
 
2012-05-14 04:51:34 PM  

DreamWeaver: rufus-t-firefly: DreamWeaver: BarkingUnicorn: In the past 8 years, Ron Paul has sponsored 464 bills. One has passed:

"To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation."

He just can't get shiat done.

What were Obamas legislative accomplishments again?

His biggest achievement: "Doing his farking job far better than RON PAUL."

Link

Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110thCongress and has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined Senate in 2005.

Also, why does the guy who gets the most bills passed get to be called the winner?

WE LOVE MORE LAWS WE WANT MORE LAWS YAAARRRGGHHH

Yeah, it's much better to pay someone over $100,000 a year to not do jack shiat.

You seriously think the job of a rep is to serve FOUR TERMS with only one achievement? Jeebus, please vote for me - I promise not to do ANYTHING.

I mean, theyre called lawmakers for a reason amirite??? They should make laws! Like sopa, ndaa, patriot act... mmm all great laws. delicious laws.


They could write laws to repeal laws... and they do, but it's usually the good laws like the clean air act and child labor practices.

/half joking of course.
 
2012-05-14 04:51:49 PM  

Incog_Neeto: Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.

This is why

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons."
― Ron Paul


of course when he's accusing the federal government of being totalitarian he's talking about the civil rights act of 1964

/because nothing says tyranny like the federal gov't telling you who you can't own and where you can't dump your hazardous waste
 
2012-05-14 04:51:53 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-14 04:52:17 PM  

Incog_Neeto: Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.

This is why

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons."
― Ron Paul


Absolutely correct that this is why.

Dim-witted rhetoric built around childish strawmen and knee-jerk anti-government dogma is NEVER out of fashion in American politics.
 
2012-05-14 04:52:41 PM  
I was on I-5 this weekend, and saw RON PAUL supporters standing on jersey barriers right next to traffic, waving at motorists with their silly signs. On the highway. Not at the exit ramp, ALONG the farking highway.

These people are idiots.
 
2012-05-14 04:52:52 PM  

KangTheMad: Citation needed.

//I wanna use this, but want citation
//not Cessna


Link

$158,000,000 in 2011. Which is down from the $400,000,000 he requested in 2010.

So yeah. He's great at not getting his laws passed, and even better at funneling public money to his district.
 
2012-05-14 04:52:58 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: Expolaris: ...so he's not wasting money actively campaigning in places that can't / won't give him the delegates he needs?

Not exactly a suspension of campaigning sub by, just a change of focus.

Not a Paul supporter, but deceptive headline is deceptive.

Since he's trying to steal state delegates, how about:

"RON PAUL to focus on subverting the will of the people of several states."

How else is he going to get more delegates? Magic?


Delegates are "subverting" democracy by ... staying and volunteering to be delegates? Its not Pauls fault, nor a fault of Pauls supporters, that Repubs are too disinterested to SHOW UP!

We show up. You dont. We gain. You lose. Your fault.
 
2012-05-14 04:53:00 PM  

PirateFuzzball: FlashHarry: unfortunately, you cant run a campaign on crazy alone.

I agree that he says some really crazy things on occasion, however he needs to followup those crazy statements with why he has that opinion. During one of the debates he said something completely opposite of what the other three candidates were saying; he then followed up on why and it made perfect sense and got me on board with that opinion.


That's his biggest problem. Once you understand his reasoning about some of this bat shiat crazy ideas, like returning to the gold standard, it seems a lot less crazy. Or, at least you see that his heart is in the right place.

On the other hand, he seemed a little hypocritical witht his support of DOMA (IMHO), vis-a-vis contract law and interstate commerce.

/read several of his books
 
2012-05-14 04:53:10 PM  
He's a pussy.

An old crazed snaggletoothed pussy.
 
2012-05-14 04:53:13 PM  

Incog_Neeto: Forgot_my_password_again: why this guy is so popular is a mystery to me.

This is why

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons."
― Ron Paul


You know how I know you don't know anything about Paul's actual Campaign platform?
 
2012-05-14 04:53:51 PM  
Naturally, he'll be endorsing Romney for President any moment now...
 
2012-05-14 04:55:56 PM  

KangTheMad: Aarontology:

He also loads up spending bills that he knows will pass with earmarks and pork for his district while voting against them, so not only does he get the "RON PAUL brings federal money to my district vote" but also the idiots who think RON PAUL doesn't support waste and pork because he doesn't vote for the bills he loads up with waste and pork.

Citation needed.

//I wanna use this, but want citation
//not Cessna


Here you go.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was one of only four House Republicans to break rank from the party and request earmarks despite a Republican Conference earmark moratorium. Paul sent 41 earmark requests totaling $157,093,544 for the 2011 Fiscal Year. His largest single request was $19,500,000 for a naval training ship at the Texas Maritime Academy in Galveston, followed by a $18,126,000 to provide maintenance on the Matagorda Ship Channel.

For Fiscal Year 2010, Paul requested 54 total earmarks, adding up to $398,460,640 in pork that the former presidential candidate sought to bring home to his district. These requests were made prior to the House Republican Conference's voluntary ban on filing earmarks.

Paul's largest request in 2010 was $51.5 million in federal money to be spent on "Reconstruction of Bluewater Highway Hurricane Evacuation Route Between Brazoria and Galveston Counties in Texas." He requested another $50 million to be directed to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and $46 million for deepening the Texas City channel. The majority of Paul's requests were for projects related to various ports and channels, though other sectors of his district also received attention, such as $20 million for a hospital in Chambers County. Even smaller projects received attention from the libertarian representative, such as $2.5 million requested "to redevelop historic downtown area and to purchase trash cans, bike racks and decorative street lighting" in Baytown.

While Paul requested these earmarks, he can still claim to have voted against the spending. Here's how he defended his earmarking habit when he was challenged during a Fox News interview in 2009:

I think you're missing the whole point. I have never voted for an earmark. I voted against all appropriation bills. So, this whole thing about earmarks is totally misunderstood.

Earmarks is the responsibility of the Congress. We should earmark even more. We should earmark every penny. So, that's the principle that we have to follow and the - and the responsibility of the Congress. The whole idea that you vote against an earmark, you don't save a penny. That just goes to the administration and they get to allocate the funds.
 
2012-05-14 04:57:12 PM  

DreamWeaver: rufus-t-firefly: Expolaris: ...so he's not wasting money actively campaigning in places that can't / won't give him the delegates he needs?

Not exactly a suspension of campaigning sub by, just a change of focus.

Not a Paul supporter, but deceptive headline is deceptive.

Since he's trying to steal state delegates, how about:

"RON PAUL to focus on subverting the will of the people of several states."

How else is he going to get more delegates? Magic?

Delegates are "subverting" democracy by ... staying and volunteering to be delegates? Its not Pauls fault, nor a fault of Pauls supporters, that Repubs are too disinterested to SHOW UP!

We show up. You dont. We gain. You lose. Your fault.


Spoken like a true Brownshirt. Exploit the system for power, but don't exploit the system to do anything useful.
 
2012-05-14 04:57:44 PM  

Aarontology: KangTheMad: Citation needed.

//I wanna use this, but want citation
//not Cessna

Link

$158,000,000 in 2011. Which is down from the $400,000,000 he requested in 2010.

So yeah. He's great at not getting his laws passed, and even better at funneling public money to his district.


He works for the people of texas, and he cant change the system as well from outside it. This isnt a convincing argument.

Hes also pledged to take no salary as president, and he runs his office cheaply so he can give back to the government the money he doesnt use.
 
2012-05-14 04:58:17 PM  

DreamWeaver: We show up. You dont. We gain. You lose. Your fault.


You wish any harder and Tinkerbell will get her wings permanently.
 
2012-05-14 04:59:03 PM  

Tenga: I live in Tennessee, so it really doesn't matter who the fark I vote for.

/explaining peoples cognitive dissonance to them is fun though


Georgia here, but yeah, this.
 
2012-05-14 04:59:45 PM  

moops: I was on I-5 this weekend, and saw RON PAUL supporters standing on jersey barriers right next to traffic, waving at motorists with their silly signs. On the highway. Not at the exit ramp, ALONG the farking highway.

These people are idiots.


Was it near Bakersfield? We have a dedicated contingent of Paultards with nothing better to do, by all appearances.
 
2012-05-14 05:00:55 PM  

manimal2878: Kit Fister: Everyone pans Paul as crazy, but he's the only one who has solid points on what he thinks need to be done. Mr. Mitt "I can be that candidate! You want more liberal? I can be more liberal!" Romney, and Mr. Barack "First I was kenyan, then not a kenyan, then a muslim, the not a muslim, then socialist, then not socialist, then the president nobody even really understands or actually listens to" Obama have some level of vacillation on the issues, but not Paul.

It's really scary, though, when you're a right-leaning independent and Ron Paul is the sanest of all of the candidates they put forth...or, well, allow to get onto national television anyway since if the really sane ones got out, then people would understand exactly how whackey the whack jobs are...

Do you not even see in your own comparison the differance between how you describe Romney and Obama? In one the person is making statements about himself, in the other they are all things said about the person that are not true. I imagine any argument you would make has this same level of disingenuous logic and isn't worth paying attention to.


Fair enough, however there are a fair few points one could make about obama...such as his massive inflation of debt, the handling of fast and furious, etc etc....but really, I think underneath it all, he has been marginally better than mccain would have been if for no other reason than the fact that we're not balls deep in syria, egypt, and libya right now.
 
2012-05-14 05:01:14 PM  

BKITU: DreamWeaver: We show up. You dont. We gain. You lose. Your fault.

You wish any harder and Tinkerbell will get her wings permanently.


What part of my statement is wishing? Facts are facts even if you dislike them. Paul has more delegates than he "should" because his people show up to delegate conventions and Romneys people dont.
 
2012-05-14 05:01:44 PM  
Earmarks is the responsibility of the Congress. We should earmark even more. We should earmark every penny. So, that's the principle that we have to follow and the - and the responsibility of the Congress. The whole idea that you vote against an earmark, you don't save a penny. That just goes to the administration and they get to allocate the funds.


I've read this twice and still don't understand his point.
 
2012-05-14 05:04:12 PM  

NateAsbestos: moops: I was on I-5 this weekend, and saw RON PAUL supporters standing on jersey barriers right next to traffic, waving at motorists with their silly signs. On the highway. Not at the exit ramp, ALONG the farking highway.

These people are idiots.

Was it near Bakersfield? We have a dedicated contingent of Paultards with nothing better to do, by all appearances.


"nothing better to do" - you make it sound like wanting your country to be better is unimportant. How much have you donated to Romney? How many signs have you handed out?

Im sure you have something more important to do. Is American Idol on yet?
 
2012-05-14 05:04:22 PM  

DreamWeaver: He works for the people of texas, and he cant change the system as well from outside it. This isnt a convincing argument.


He works for the people of his congressional district, rallies against pointless pork and waste, and then supports it when it's his district.

He's a rank hypocrite. If he was really against it, he wouldn't put in those earmarks.. But he knows he can get away with it, because his fanatics will blindly say it's OK for him to waste $400,000,000 of tax payer money a year because he can't change the system all by himself.

Which apparently means he isn't in control of his own actions. Nobody forced him to redistribute other people's wealth to his district. He chose to redistribute wealth all on his own.

But RON PAUL can do no wrong, so...
 
2012-05-14 05:04:28 PM  

DreamWeaver: BKITU: DreamWeaver: We show up. You dont. We gain. You lose. Your fault.

You wish any harder and Tinkerbell will get her wings permanently.

What part of my statement is wishing?


Highlighted for your wishfulthinkingification.

It's the one constant among all Paultards -- the limitless capacity for wishful thinking. It's funnier and cheaper than going to a movie, so thanks for the lulz.
 
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