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Endorse Liberty Broadcasts Half Hour Ron Paul TV Special in Florida

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Source: http://www.marketwatch.com

Endorse LibertyEndorse Liberty, a political action committee supporting Ron Paul for President, announced today that it has purchased multiple 30 minute prime time slots on Florida’s WHDT TV, the largest independent broadcaster in Florida and America’s first HD network, to air a special program in advance of the Florida Republican primary. The special features short films about the candidate, including “Blowback,” which outlines Ron Paul’s foreign and military policy for America.

“Blowback” sheds new light on the last 50 years of U.S. policy and explains why U.S. troops overwhelmingly support Paul’s campaign. For Endorse Liberty, known for its humorous depictions of Presidential candidates on YouTube, this television special marks an unprecedented TV buy as well as a stark departure from its comedic roots.

“The other candidates prefer to talk down to Americans in 15- and 30-second sound bites. Ron Paul’s message is too important to get lost in that kind of ridiculous shouting. ‘Blowback’ takes the time to carefully detail the truth of what Americans need to know about our country’s foreign policy,” said Stephen Oskoui of Endorse Liberty. “We like to have fun on our YouTube ‘Fake Politicians’ Channel’, but when American lives are at stake, we — like Ron Paul — are critically serious. After watching ‘Blowback’ viewers will be better informed, and personally moved to help strengthen America at the ballot box.”

For a TV audience tired of tuning in to the History Channel only to be confronted by shows about pawn shops and Big Foot, Endorse Liberty’s Ron Paul special explains clearly and concisely how U.S. policy since the 1950s has led to the current war on terror and how our current foreign policy makes Americans less safe.

Viewers will be shocked by much of the program’s content, learning the truth about:

– “blowback” — unintended consequences of foreign policy

– the unprecedented escalation of military spending in recent years, and

– why U.S. military troops donate five times more to Ron Paul than to Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum combined.

“Ron Paul is known for his sound economic policies and his prediction of the banking crises, but few people know Paul is overwhelmingly supported by the troops who have volunteered to defend our great country, rather than the lobbyists who back the other candidates. While Newt Gingrich calls himself a historian, Ron Paul is the only candidate with actual history on his side,” continued Oskoui. “We believe that when presented with facts and not just sound bites, the intelligence and common sense of Florida’s voters will prevail. If you really listen to the troops — not the lobbyists and not the politicians — you’ll see that defending Americans in America, according to the Constitution, is really the strongest path forward for us all.”

Endorse Liberty’s TV special will begin airing on WHDT TV Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM EST, with replays on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 and Monday, January 30 at 9:00 PM EST. Check www.EndorseLiberty.com for additional airings. Viewers outside of Florida can watch the program for free at www.YouTube.com/EndorseLiberty

WHDT is the largest independent broadcaster in Florida, reaching more than 1 million subscriber households and 3.5 million viewers in St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. WHDT Miami and WHDT West Palm Beach were the first stations in America to being broadcasting in HD. WHDT airs on Comcast 438 in HD and Comcast 17 in Standard definition; AT&T 1044 HD and 44 Standard.

About Endorse Liberty

Endorse Liberty, a super PAC supporting Ron Paul for President, is an alliance of entrepreneurs, inventors and creators who have come together to promote the cause of liberty as the founding principle that powers America.

Liberty is the foundation of American culture. We believe America can regain its place as the world’s role model. We endorse and promote leaders who champion liberty.

www.endorseliberty.com

Paid for by Endorse Liberty PAC. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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Lobbyists don’t even bother trying to buy Ron Paul

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Thanks to John, on Twitter @goodinohio

Lobbyists Donations

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Mitt and Rick’s Secret Donor Deal

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Source: http://news.yahoo.com

It might be hard to imagine after last week’s GOP presidential slugfest, but there was a time not too long ago when a group headed by Mitt Romney quietly—and a judge says illegally—helped Rick Perry’s political career in Texas and set the stage for his new nemesis to rise on the national stage.

Known mostly by Texas political insiders, the allegations gleaned from court files have mostly escaped national attention as Romney and Perry quickly transform the 2012 GOP presidential nomination into an intense two-man race that has left other contenders like Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman in the rearview mirror.

And what hasn’t emerged before are court files reviewed by The Daily Beast stating that Romney was personally aware of the origins of the $1 million donation from a Texas homebuilder at the heart of the controversy, and that he discussed it with Perry’s campaign aides.

In the fall of 2006, Perry was engaged in an unexpectedly tight reelection race for Texas governor. Romney, a fellow governor from Massachusetts, was running the Republican Governors Association, helping GOP incumbents try to keep their jobs in a tough election swayed by discontent over Iraq, Bush fatigue, and economic uncertainty in an unstable mortgage market.

Perry was in need of fresh funds for advertising in the final weeks, and he had the perfect source: millionaire Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, the man who just two years earlier had helped underwrite the Swift Boat attack ads that damaged John Kerry’s standing among veterans in the 2004 presidential race that tipped to George W. Bush. (The Perrys are not related.)

If the governor took money directly from the homebuilder late in the race, he might resurrect questions over his close ties to Bob Perry, who was already one of Rick Perry’s biggest benefactors and had been tied to his controversial 2003 decision to create a commission to regulate complaints against homebuilders. Rick Perry also had run ads earlier in the campaign accusing his Democratic competitor of being addicted to trial-lawyer money, and his advisers didn’t want the issue to boomerang.

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RON PAUL: YOU WANT HIM

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Source: http://www.northwestmilitary.com

RON PAUL: YOU WANT HIM

Most money from Joes goes to Ron Paul

By Tyler Hemstreet on September 25, 2011

As someone who has served his country, Air Force veteran and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has some very straightforward views on the United States’ involvement in the Global War on Terror.

He believes hundreds of thousands of U.S. Servicemembers have been stretched thin all across the globe in more than 135 countries – often without a clear mission, any sense of what defines victory, or the knowledge of when they’ll be permanently reunited with their families.

He believes acting as the world’s policeman and nation-building weakens the U.S., puts our troops in harm’s way, and sends precious resources to other nations in the midst of a historic economic crisis.

And the Texas congressman also believes the U.S. should end nation-building, which is draining troop morale, increasing debt and sacrificing lives with no end in sight.

Those views are striking a chord with military members across the nation.

“He’s a straight shooter and he speaks from the heart,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Bill Baker, a first sergeant stationed at McChord Field. “He’s not about slandering other candidates. All he does is talk about the issues.”

But Servicemembers aren’t only saying they believe in Paul, they are also putting their money where their mouth is.

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Paul has raised more than any other current presidential candidate in donations from members of the military. Of those donors who indicated their occupation and employer, Paul topped the other contenders, a distinction he also achieved during his 2008 presidential run, according to USA Today.

Paul’s campaign told Politifact, the fact-checking project of the St. Petersburg Times, that he raised $34,480 from people in the military, compared with $19,849 for President Barack Obama and $13,848 for the other GOP presidential candidates.

“Our fighting men and women take an oath to protect America, defend our Constitution and defend our borders,” said Jesse Benton, Paul’s campaign manager. “They look at Ron Paul and see a leader who takes their oath seriously, and who will fight to ensure that we don’t misrepresent that oath by sending them off to police the world, instead of defending our country.”

Army Sgt. Ryan Treat, a 10-year veteran stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga., spoke of his support for Paul in a video shot for Ron Paul Flix, a website that calls itself “the most comprehensive online video archive on Ron Paul.”

He especially likes Paul’s views on anti interventionism.

“I don’t like the extended wars we’ve been fighting in the Middle East,” Treat said. “The Soldiers are dying for what I don’t think is a noble cause.”

There is no way to know for sure whether the campaign donors who list the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and National Guard as their employer back Paul because of his stance on the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars or for his libertarian views on the economy and fiscal policy. But the numbers don’t lie when it comes to the support angle.

The Center for Responsive Politics says $11,350 of Paul’s military donations came from people who work for the Army. In the 2008 campaign, the center found that individuals employed by the Army, Navy and Air Force were Paul’s top three sources of campaign donations, USA Today reported.

While that number might have to do because of his stance on the issues, it could also be because Servicemembers like his role as a bit of an underdog.

“He’s got a good grass-roots following,” said Baker, who “liked” Ron Paul’s campaign Facebook page. “He’s not huge by any means. Will he win the election? No. But if you’re able to contribute, you’re going to do it for someone you believe in.”

Help Ron Paul Derail the Gravy Train

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Source: http://www.tomwoods.com

Here’s what I wrote the other day on behalf of Revolution PAC, the organization all the cool pro-Ron Paul people are supporting:

Tom Woods

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books. A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

The media’s treatment of Ron Paul has given us a bizarre glimpse into what it must have been like to get your news behind the Iron Curtain.

Stories of the Iowa Straw Poll told us who came in first and third.  News programs refer to a “top tier” of Romney, Perry, and Bachmann, even though Dr. Paul is out-polling Bachmann.

The establishment practically begged us to like Tim Pawlenty.  We fell asleep during his first sentence.

Then it was Jon Huntsman whom the media told us was a credible candidate worthy of attention.  He’s at 2%, and not rising.  There’s no Jon Huntsman Revolution.

At the top, they’re happy enough with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, neither of whom would change a blessed thing.

The media campaign to erase Ron Paul from existence is backfiring.  It’s occurring to a lot of people: if a candidate came along who actually told Americans the truth – about both domestic and foreign policy – this is exactly the treatment we would expect him to receive…so, might Ron Paul be that candidate?

Some media figures have tried to defend their exclusion of Dr. Paul – why, he promotes ideas that we at the Washington Post haven’t granted you permission to hold!

But the worst thing you can say to someone, especially a young person, is don’t listen to X!  You can bet your bottom dollar that the first thing that person is going to do is Google X.

So how do we crack through?  How do we get around the media?

We go directly to the public, with the most powerful and compelling portrayal of Dr. Paul we can.

That’s where Revolution PAC comes in.

We are an organization of grassroots Ron Paul supporters, each of whom is deeply devoted to the cause and gets results.

We are not merely seeking to promote a man who wants to balance the budget, or who is a 26 percent better conservative Republican than the other conservative Republicans.  If that’s our approach, we will lose.

We intend to promote Ron Paul in a way that is worthy of this great man, that helps people understand why there are signs for Ron Paul, and for no other candidate, all over town.

He is not merely a better version of his opponents.  He is a class apart.  That’s what we’re saying in our TV ad, “Plastic Men” – which got the attention of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Politico, and The HillWatch it and see why.

We need your help to get it on the air in important primary states.

Your donation will go directly to that purpose.  No six-figure salaries, massive overhead, or large expense reimbursements here.  Just regular Americans putting their skills and talents to the service of our great cause.

We have other ads in mind, too, if you can help us get this one on the air.  With a man like Ron Paul, the ads practically write themselves.

Remember, since we are a Super PAC, there are NO LIMITS on the donations Revolution PAC is able to accept from individuals, organizations and businesses.

If you maxed out to the Ron Paul campaign today, and/or if you agree with our vision and support what we are doing, please consider helping us.

This is the apex of Ron Paul’s career.   He has toiled for us, often alone, for over 30 years.  Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are seeing millions pour into their Super PACs so their donors can get a seat on the gravy train.  Can we count on you to help a man who will derail that train?

I don’t expect our country to get a better chance than this one, at this historic moment.

Monday, September 19, is our Super PAC Super Bomb. Help us show the public the real Ron Paul.  Help us produce the ads we’ve all been wanting to see.  Help us help Ron Paul, and our country.

RevolutionPAC.com.

Be a part of it.

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