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The Crazy Neocon Newtster is Channeling Ron and Rand Paul on Foreign Policy

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Posted by Judy Morris

The Crazy Neocon Newtster is Channeling Ron and Rand Paul on Foreign Policy

 

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The Washington Times:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a leading neoconservative hawk and staunch supporter of Israel, says the U.S. military interventions he has long supported to promote democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere have backfired and need to be re-evaluated.

“I am a neoconservative. But at some point, even if you are a neoconservative, you need to take a deep breath to ask if our strategies in the Middle East have succeeded,” the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful said in an interview.

Mr. Gingrich supported the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, but he said he has increasingly doubted the strategy of attempting to export democracy by force to countries where the religion and culture are not hospitable to Western values.

“It may be that our capacity to export democracy is a lot more limited than we thought,” he said.
Mr. Gingrich at times has expressed doubts about the U.S. capacity for nation-building, but he said he now has formed his own conclusions about their failures in light of the experiences of the past decade.
“My worry about all this is not new,” Mr. Gingrich said. “But my willingness to reach a conclusion is new.”

Mr. Gingrich said it is time for Republicans to heed some of the anti-interventionist ideas offered by the libertarian-minded Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, and Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, tea party favorite and foreign policy skeptic.

Former Foes, Except for Paul, Want Something Before Endorsing Romney

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By PHILIP ELLIOTT
The Associated Press

Rick Santorum wants the GOP’s policy platform to represent conservatives’ interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt. Given that they are likely to endorse Mitt Romney this week. The differences between Romney and Ron Paul may be too great for Paul to give an endorsement.

Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP’s policy platform represents conservatives’ interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.

Both Republicans are expected to endorse their former rival Mitt Romney — and signal to their backers to fall in line behind the party’s presumptive nominee — but each wants assurances that Romney will deliver for them. Neither is rushing toward the task.

Meanwhile, it doesn’t appear that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is going to go that way. Paul is still in the race and hasn’t yet recognized Romney as the party’s nominee. The tea party favorite and former Libertarian presidential nominee seems unlikely to endorse given deep differences with Romney on economic and foreign policy issues.

Romney plans to meet Santorum on Friday and Gingrich plans to endorse him this week, an end-of-primary dance that happens every four years once the party settles on a nominee.

Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, quit the race April 10 but has stopped short of publicly embracing Romney as the GOP’s standard bearer after a bitter primary season that featured Santorum calling Romney “the worst Republican in the country” to run against Obama.

Not long after, Santorum was telling CNN’s Piers Morgan about Romney, “It’s very clear that he’s going to be the Republican nominee and I’m going to be for the Republican nominee and we’re going to do everything we can to defeat Barack Obama.” Morgan could not goad him into a proper endorsement.

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Gingrich to Drop Out; Paul moves to Texas

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Newt Gingrich announced that he will be ending his bid for the republican nomination for president. He is expected to make a formal announcement in Washington D.C. sometime next week, probably Tuesday. This comes after Gingrich placed last in every primary on Tuesday, except Delaware where he campaigned heavily, and in the midst of heavy camprepublican, campaign, nomination, debt, candidate, conservative, consistent, Tampa, RNC, aign debt. This is a stark contrast to the Paul campaign which has no debt and is gaining momentum as the caucus process continues to advance.

Paul is increasing his commitment in Texas as it is expected he will be one of only two candidates remaining in that prim. He has added five new campaign stops in Texas, opened a new campaign headquarters, and is airing ads. Mitt Romney still has not been able to gain the full support of conservatives and Paul may be able to capitalize on that as the primaries in the month of May are going to be mostly in Southern and Western states. With Rick Santorum out of the race many of his socially conservative followers are moving over to the Paul camp because of, among other things, his consistent pro-life stance. In part because of this migration as well as excellent organization Paul is poised to win Iowa and Minnesota and has a good chance in several other caucus states. If Paul wins five states he will have a nomination vote at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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FOX News Admits Ron Paul Could Win Iowa

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Ron Paul still in the race with millions in funding and zero debt

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Ron Paul still in the race! Election, 2012

Republican Presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (AFP Photo / T.J. Kirkpatrick)

 

First Rick Santorum slipped out of the race for the GOP nomination, and next Newt Gingrich said he would support Romney but would still run. But what about Ron Paul’s quest for the White House?

According to the latest bulletin from the campaign headquarters of the Texas congressman, Ron Paul is still in the race and rolling in the bucks.

Republican Party presidential hopeful Ron Paul is still polling strong among many demographics and shows no sign of slowing down. At least if his bank records have anything to do with it. The candidate’s camp announced on Friday that so far in 2012 his campaign has managed to bring in almost $10.4 million in contributions from donors determined to keep the congressman in the GOP race.

Those funds won’t be funneled to pay off earlier spending, either. His officials say that in addition to the big bucks that came in for the first quarter, the Ron Paul campaign has zero debt at this point in the race. Compare that to Republican Party rival and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who was reportedly in the hole to the tune of $4.5 million last week, according to an article published by Slate.

As Ron Paul and Gingrich are now left as the only viable Republican alternative to Mitt Romney, Gingrich’s chances might soon run dry as his pocketbook does the same. Will Paul have a chance to pull through against the frontrunner, though?

“Total contributions of $10.4 million in Q1, including details such as $1.8 million cash on hand and more money bomb cash in the pipeline, amounts to excellent news as these resources fuel our effective delegate-attainment strategy,” campaign chairman Jesse Benton tells supporters in a press release published Friday.

Benton adds that he doesn’t expect to see a slump anytime soon, either. Next month Ron Paul will be put to the test in Texas, where he has served several terms as a state congressman. On May 29, residents will vote in the state’s primary.

“These ample funds also will help us compete even harder in Texas, where Ron Paul is the only Texan, veteran, and authentic conservative running,” Benton says Friday of the candidate’s continuing success.

Aside from a fat wallet, Ron Paul’s team says that the departure of Santorum from the race opens up new opportunities for their candidate to collect delegates, a maneuver that has been an unusual yet well orchestrated move so far in the campaign.

“We are fighting really hard in many states on our convention strategy,” Benton tells US News & World Report. “The exit of Santorum has opened up any more delegate opportunities for us.”

“I am not going to try to deceive you, and say that Romney doesn’t have some advantages,” Benton says. “But until he has 1,144 delegates, we are going to press on with our campaign.”

Speaker Newt Gingrich is also still campaigning, but last week his campaign bounced a check for $500, reported CNN. Since then he has been resorted to renting out his campaign’s donor list in order to dig himself out of the hole.

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Widespread GOP Caucus Fraud

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Widespread GOP Caucus Fraud: Full Scale Effort to Steal Ron Paul Delegates Exposed

Doug Wead, a senior adviser to the Ron Paul Campaign, has exposed the fact that a GOP establishment director in Washington State has publicly made the claim that the Romney-Gingrich-Santorum campaigns have united to steal delegates from Ron Paul.

“Thanks to the proliferation of cell phones you will hear Alex Hayes, director of mainstream Republicans of Washington State, making the claim that the Romney-Santorum-Gingrich campaigns have united behind a common slate of candidates in Washington State to block the Ron Paul machine from winning the delegates.

The apparent move on the part of the Romney-Santorum-Gingrich campaigns is to block citizens favoring Ron Paul from taking over the Washington State delegation to Tampa,” wrote Wead.

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Sadly this is not just happening in Washington State rather it has been documented across many parts of the country.

In Georgia, GOP rules were completely ignored during their caucus:

A list of rules that we know were violated:

- Delegates of the convention attempted to nominate people from the floor yet were summarily ignored without vote by the chairman.

- The Athens Clarke County precinct delegates were disenfranchised (by Matt Brewster, Chairman) and the county convention was closed without majority and without the proper respect to the procedural process as outlined in our party rules and Robert’s Rules of Order.

- The initial “all in favor” request did not give a chance for the “ayes” and the “nays” to have a separate chance to vote. Instead, the chairman called for both “ayes” and “nays” to be voiced at the same time.

The count of the “ayes” versus the “nays” was inaccurate. According to our count, 25 of the 37 people in attendance were Ron Paul supporters, and did not vote “aye” when a voice vote was called for.

http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/an-update-on-the-georgia-caucus-scandal/

Bryan Spencer, the former St. Charles County Republican Central Committeeman and Caucus Subcommittee Chairman in Missouri openly admitted to premeditated voter fraud.

Bryan Spencer, Former St. Charles County Republican Central Committeeman and Caucus Subcommittee Chairman, admits to premeditated rigging of the St. Charles County Caucus.

He clearly explains how he looked at how the GOP rigged the Caucuses In Iowa, Maine, And Nebraska and took the same steps to prevent Ron Paul supporters from having their say in the Missouri caucuses.

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“The Republican establishment will do whatever it can get away with to cheat Ron Paul and his supporters before the convention in August,” writes Kurt Nimmo.

As the alternative media has outlined time and time again, the GOP Caucus is being openly stolen from Ron Paul and, without an immediate independent investigation, this election will become nothing more than a side show for the sheeple as the real powers sit behind the scenes and plan Obamas victory.

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These two folks are the persona of the definition of POS!  The republicans care only that their boss wins, same for the democrats.  Sadly, their boss is one in the same.  Based on control you have a choice that is presented to you, divide and concur under the false illusion of choice.  Right wing, left wing, both attached and controlled by the same dirty and corrupt bird.  You still have a choice despite the false reality.  Choose freedom or choose slavery, at least you made a choice.  I am sure your kids will appreciate it when they find out how much debt you dumped on them!

Non-Aggression Is Not Pacifism (Libertarians Hit Back)

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By Tom Mullen on Mon, 03/05/2012

Tom Mullen is the author of A Return to Common Sense: Reawakening Liberty in the Inhabitants of America.

Non-Aggression Is Not Pacifism (Libertarians Hit Back)

Non-Aggression Is Not Pacifism (Libertarians Hit Back)Heading into “Super Tuesday,” many conservatives lament that they do not like any of the remaining Republican candidates for president. Romney is too moderate, Gingrich too much a “Washington insider,” and Santorum both an insider and a guaranteed loser against Obama thanks to his willingness to bare his soul about some of his more outlandish socially conservative views.

That leaves Ron Paul, who would seem to be the ideal conservative candidate. Paul’s Plan to Restore America actually cuts $1 trillion from the federal budget in his first year as president, including eliminating the Department of Education that Ronald Reagan promised to abolish.

 

Paul is the only candidate that actually disagrees with President Obama in principle on “spreading the wealth around.” Paul doesn’t just nibble a few pennies away from financially insignificant welfare programs. He actually has a funded plan to let young people opt out of Medicare and Social Security. This is really a plan to responsibly end these programs. Government-mandated programs only survive because people are forced to participate. If conservatives really do oppose socialism, they should agree with Paul on this. Where do they think Social Security got its name?

 

For a large group of conservatives, they are with Paul right up until he explains his foreign policy. Suddenly, not only does the courtship end, they stop taking calls and change their phone numbers. That’s unfortunate because most conservatives make this decision upon a completely distorted view of Paul’s foreign policy.

 

All of Ron Paul’s policy decisions are based upon the same underlying principle: the libertarian principle of non-aggression. As he stated during my own interview with him last year (about the 7:30 mark here), “That’s the moral principle. The legislative principle is really in the Constitution.” Based upon this principle, the government is never allowed to initiate force against the innocent. That means that it cannot redistribute wealth, it cannot stop you from harming yourself with drugs or other vices, and it cannot start a war with another nation.

This is not some new age idea from the early libertarian movement of the 1970’s. This is the foundation of the founders’ philosophy of government. Thomas Jefferson made it explicit when he said, “No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.”[1]

Jefferson’s first order of business upon reaching the White House was to cut military spending dramatically. His goal was a military establishment adequate to defend the nation but inadequate to the imperial designs of Federalists like Alexander Hamilton. However, when the Pasha of Tripoli declared war upon the United States, Jefferson did not hesitate to send in the Marines for a quick and decisive win.

The confusion starts when Paul’s policies are described as “dovish” or “soft” on Iran or other supposedly belligerent nations. People unfamiliar with libertarian ideas may honestly misunderstand them. Others deliberately distort them. Let there be no confusion. Non-aggression is not pacifism. Libertarians hit back.

Indeed, Paul has said that if the people really do want to go to war, then he would ask the Congress for a declaration of war. He rarely gets time to explain why this is important. The declaration of war involves a debate about whether a state of war already exists. That’s why it’s so important. The declaration of war power doesn’t authorize Congress to start a war. It allows them to direct the president to end it. Check the language of every declaration of war that Congress has ever made. They all support this interpretation.

Active duty military seem to understand this implicitly, which is why they overwhelmingly support Ron Paul. They are ready to risk their lives for their country, but only when their country is truly in danger. Why don’t most conservative voters agree with them? They decorate their vehicles with stickers saying “Support Our Troops” but do not support the candidate that the troops want to be president.

It is no accident that the United States has never really won a war since Congress stopped declaring them. Instead, we send our troops into some far-off land for decades at a time with no clear definition of victory. Their hands are tied with confusing rules of engagement that keep them from winning and prolong the war. This is good for those who profit from war but bad for the troops who risk or lose their lives.

None of this happens in a Ron Paul presidency. Instead, war is far less likely to come at all, which is a good thing. If it is forced upon us, Ron Paul will have it properly declared by the Congress and then will fight it to win. Make no mistake. Of all of the Republican candidates for president, only Ron Paul will win the next war.

[1] Jefferson, Thomas Letter to Francis Walker Gilmer June 7, 1816 from The Works of Thomas Jefferson edited by Paul Leicester Ford G.P. Putnam’s Sons New York and London The Knickerbocker Press 1905 pg. 533-34

 


 

Significant Differences Between the Other GOP Candidates and Obama?

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By Jack Hunter

Rick Santorum got into trouble this week for appearing to suggest that Obama would be a better president than Mitt Romney. Now this is funny. I would be far more interested in hearing from Santorum how he would be a departure from Obama in terms of spending and massive government growth, Santorum’s specialty while he was a senator (No Child Left Behind, Medicare Plan D, raising debt ceiling five times).

But there is a point to be made about the policy similarities between candidates like Romney (and Santorum and Gingrich) and the Democrats’ agenda, and how the establishment of both parties are far more alike than different.

Ron Paul made this important point in October on Meet the Press:

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It’s No Secret Why Ron Paul is So Popular with Independents

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By Jack Hunter

The latest Public Policy Poll that shows Ron Paul doing better in a head-to-head contest with President Obama than any other Republican presidential candidate also shows his consistent superior strength with independent voters. Paul ties Obama for independents while the rest of the GOP candidates trail 6-15 points.

Paul’s message of individual freedom, fiscal responsibility and a more prudent foreign policy resonates with a cross section of Americans in ways the other GOP candidates can never achieve. No one thinks of “individual freedom” when they look at the healthcare mandating Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, nor do they think this when they listen to Rick Santorum’s various plans to run Americans’ lives. No one thinks of “fiscal responsibility” when they look at Romney, Gingrich and Santorum’s big spending records. And at a time when a majority of Americans want to get out of Afghanistan immediately and to reduce America’s involvement around the world, no one sees any change in our foreign policy in the blustery rhetoric of Mitt, Newt and Rick.

Many Americans don’t see any hope for individual freedom, fiscal responsibility and a more prudent foreign policy in President Obama either–whose national healthcare plan remains unpopular, as does his outrageous spending and tragic foreign policy.

While the political establishment of both parties like to portray Ron Paul as a man out of step with the mainstream, he is in fact more in line with the mainstream than any of the establishment choices.

There’s really no secret as to why Ron Paul does so well with independent voters. It is the political class who need to get a clue.

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New Ron Paul ad-DESTROYS Obama and Romney

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Brace yourself for The New Revolution, A 2012 Phenomenon. Nationwide Movement Igniting. Ron Paul is only the spark for the fire to come.

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