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Old 12-21-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Most people already know that Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain in the 2008 general election. While I donít necessarily agree with that decision, especially from a contender for the GOP nominee, I can certainly understand it. Lord knows I hated every nice thing I had to say about John McCain and wasnít entirely pleased about pulling the lever for him (which is a dramatic understatement). Most people assume that Paul endorsed Libertarian candidate Bob Barr in 2008, which is partially true. However, that is not the entire story. Paul also endorsed three other candidates.

The first of those was Chuck Baldwin. I donít really know a lot about Baldwin except that he has been on record early and often in support of the proposition that the South should have won the Civil War. This sort of thing would ordinarily disqualify most normal people from endorsing Chuck Baldwin, but Ron Paul is not most normal people. And given what most Ron Paul supporters seem willing to forgive, a little Confederate sympathy (or even a lot of Confederate sympathy) seems like small potatoes.
Link: Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For | RedState

Great article.

How any conservative or any Republican could support Ron Paul is a mystery to me.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Great article.

How any conservative or any Republican could support Ron Paul is a mystery to me.
That is because you have no concept of Constitutional Conservatism and what it means. You are in good company because most of the GOP doesn't understand Conservatism either.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You're right. When Mittens is elected, I will purchase carbon credits, surrender my assault rifles, agree to further TSA molestation, and let him keep "the good parts of Obamacare". Now that's GOP conservatism!
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Out West
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If what I'm seeing out of my party is what constitutes Republicans these days, then who needs 'em?

I'm leaving the Republican party after this is done if they don't get it right by voting for Paul. I will switch to Independent and the Republican party can pound sand until they pull their heads out of their asses.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'll campaign for Gary Johnson in my swing state of NC, among a moderate and fickle Wake County population also with a high concentration of Republican minded libertarians (we had a Paul approved libertarian finish strongly in the 4th district against an intractable opponent)

Play with the bull, you get the horns and all that.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Perhaps people need to learn what the Republican Party USED to stand for. Educate yourself on that and while you are at it, do some reading on Robert A. Taft.

Sometimes educating yourself before running your mouth keeps you from looking like a fool...
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: PA
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If what I'm seeing out of my party is what constitutes Republicans these days, then who needs 'em?

I'm leaving the Republican party after this is done if they don't get it right by voting for Paul. I will switch to Independent and the Republican party can pound sand until they pull their heads out of their asses.

Here Here!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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The Republican Party hates Ron Paul, libertarianism, and everything small government libertarians stand for.

Why any Ron Paul supporter, believer in small government, or libertarian would belong to the Republican Party is a mystery to me.

Ron Paul = third party candidate run in 2012!
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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Ron Paul stands for traditional Republican values, not the warmongering, gay-bashing, Muslim-bashing, big government neo-conservative maniacs that infest the party now. If you didn't know your history, you might think that Ron Paul is completely out of place in the GOP, but if you did, you will know that it was the GOP who lost its way, while Paul stayed true to the original values.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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Obviously not one of Ron Paul's supporters commenting on this thread bothered to read the article.

Yeah, endorsing Baldwin, McKinney, etc. is sooooo "Constitutional". LOL!
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