Texas Crank Ron Paul: “I like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade”

December 4, 2011

Wasting your flavor. I don’t like the taste of shit in my mouth

(weaselzippers.us)(The Hill) — Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Sunday he hoped voters attracted to Herman Cain’s “independent mindedness” would take a second look at his presidential campaign with Cain now out of the race.
“We’re paying a lot of attention of that, because obviously they’re going to go somewhere,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I’m optimistic that we’ll pick up some votes from there.”
Cain suspended his campaign Saturday, blaming allegations of multiple sexual improprieties as a distraction to the race and harmful to his family.
Paul struck a generally optimistic tone about his chances in the campaign, saying that his message resonates with a key bloc of voters: independents.
“You don’t win just with the hardcore Republican base, you need to have a candidate that appeals across the political spectrum,” he said.
And Paul, well known for his stance on a number of issues that have at times put him out of the GOP mainstream, said that resoluteness will pay off in the long run.
“We continue to do what we’re doing. We’ve had the flavors of the month up and down so far in this campaign. I like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade,” he said.


At RJC forum, Prez cands will ‘put to bed smears’ by DNC, Wasserman Schultz (also Ron Paul excluded)

December 4, 2011

UPDATEII: The brouhaha continues. See below.
UPDATE: What’s the deal with Ron Paul and the RJC? See below.
When seven of the top Republican presidential candidates gather next week at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition, they will “unequivocally put to bed the political smears” regarding aid to Israel that have been promulgated by the Democratic National Committee and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-Fla), according to RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks.
In an interview earlier today, Brooks gave me a preview of what to expect at the RJC’s 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday of next week at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event will feature remarks and speeches by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Amb. Jon Huntsman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). (Note that Texas Rep. Ron Paul, no good friend of Israel, will not be in the house.)
Each of the candidates, Brooks said, will make an effort to “put to bed the political smears by the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Shultz that the leading Republicans want to cut aid to Israel.”
The issue has become a point of concern among pro-Israel forces, most of whom were shocked when Perry declared during a debate earlier this month that foreign aid should “start at zero” for all countries — including Israel (Romney and Gingrich supported zeroing out all foreign aid, but Israel wasn’t specifically mentioned).
Democrats, including the National Jewish Democratic Council, quickly seized on the comments, attempting to paint the Republican candidates as out of touch and potentially harmful to the Jewish state.
Brooks stated that he is certain that each of the Republican candidates will assure the crowd that they would never abandon Israel – and that as commander in chief they would do all they can to bolster it.
And it’s the perfect forum for the candidates to set the record straight on this topic, as the Reagan building will be jam packed with Jewish Republicans, communal leaders and pro-Israel stalwarts.
The RJC has held its candidates forum in each presidential election cycle since 1988. This one, however, is particularly noteworthy as it comes just 30 days before the critical Iowa Caucus.
Brooks anticipates that the candidates will use the podium to crystalize and explain their foreign policy views on a range of subjects, such as Iran.
“You’ll see a lot of the candidates use this an opportunity to clearly articulate their vision for Israel and the challenges in the Middle East, as well as how they plan to lead the country forward out of these challenging economic times,” Brooks said.
In addition, the RJC announced earlier this week that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will provide a keynote address in the afternoon.
“You’ll hear an impassioned argument for why we need change,” said Brooks.
UPDATE: After taking some heat across the interwebs and elsewhere, the RJC clarified its stance on Ron Paul earlier today.
Paul was not invited to attend the RJC’s candidates forum because the organization – as it has stated numerous times in the past – “rejects his misguided and extreme views,” said Brooks.
“He’s just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization,” Brooks said. Inviting Paul to attend would be “like inviting Barack Obama to speak.”
Mystery solved.
UPDATEII: As they’re known to do, Ron Paul backers have bombed this blog with comments (read: lunacy).
If you want to get a picture of why the RJC is right to exclude Paul, just peruse through some of the bizarre rants in the comments section below. Many verge on being anti- Semitic, while most express overt hostility to the state of Israel.

View of Newt, from across the pond

November 15, 2011
(h/t bokertov) by Melanie Phillips ~ by way of Dan Friedman

Newt Gingrich has now overtaken other Republican candidates in the race for the presidential nomination. According to PPP polling, in a startling come-back from the political dead Gingrich has now overtaken Herman Cain and Mitt Romney while the rest of the field have been reduced to also-rans. Republican voters in Iowa, which Gingrich has to win over in order to stay in the race, appear to be listening to him with interest.
This Lazarus-like resurrection surely illustrates the depths of the Republican problem. Gingrich was written off long ago because, in addition to a messy private life, his career imploded in even worse controversy. In 1997 as Speaker of the House of Representatives, he was reprimanded and fined for ethical wrongdoing after admitting failing to ensure that the financing for two projects would not violate federal tax law and by giving the House ethics committee false information.
Yet despite all this Gingrich has now become the front-runner for the Republican nomination. The reason is pretty obvious. First, he has performed strongly in the TV debates between the contenders; and second, virtually every other breathlessly announced front-runner has promptly disintegrated under scrutiny, either through intellectual limitations, flip-floppery or allegations of sexual wrongdoing….
…. Well might heads be scratched over the Republicans’ calamitously weak store of presidential material. But the reason why they are fielding one crash-and-burn artist after another is surely that the Republican party has itself crashed and burned, in that it has lost its sense of purpose.
Ever since the defeat of Soviet communism, western conservatives have been in a state of woeful intellectual and moral confusion. What they failed to grasp was that while state communism was dying the threat to the west merely transferred itself to the cultural and social sphere through the twin attacks by secularism and left-wing ideology.
The west is now suffering from the baleful legacy of the ‘Boomer generation’, those born after World War Two and who turned with such nihilistic glee on the consumerist society that had nurtured them. As this article by Walter Russell Mead suggests, the Boomers created a culture of narcissism that has expressed itself on both left and right through failed or destructive economic and social policies. The resulting self-centred and debauched culture has created a vacuum into which the enemies of civilisation are steadily marching.
Like their Conservative party cousins in the UK, US Republicans have failed to grasp that the task for conservatives today is as stark and as urgent as it has been ever since Edmund Burke articulated it in the face of the French revolutionary terror: to defend life and liberty in the free world against its enemies both within and without.
Faced with the apparently overwhelming power of the left-wing media and intelligentsia, weaponised through their Orwellian hijacking of the language of the centre ground and their career-ending bullying and intimidation of all who dare to disagree, many conservatives have succumbed to the cultural mind-bending without even realising they have been in effect captured by the enemy.
The reason why Newt Gingrich is striking such a chord is principally because hedoes realise all this very well, and so delivers a very clear message and the hope of a return to reality. He gives expression, in other words, to an authentic conservative voice. Gingrich is very smart, a serious thinker and a good communicator. He is also extremely tough and resilient. He is without doubt a Big Beast in the political jungle — beside whom Mitt Romney, his chief rival, seems a diminished figure….

essentially… Newt is still there because he appears to be the only guy in politics that really gets it. Cain might of said a, “Me too”… but when the media got to him (and also Michelle Malkin and any Conservative Vagina in politics apparently)… all that was left was Newt and without black skin. I still like Cain, but he’s facing the racism… that only hysterical feminist women still have towards black men. Real racism isn’t in everyday dealings. Real racism comes in on a sexual vehicle. For all of Obama’s hateful shrouded opinions of the West and Zionists, he is able to convince the ladies that he won’t rape them in a back allyway of Washington DC. very sad. I like Newt a lot, but I hate to see Ron Paul take the party this way.

Ron Paul is the New GOP Front Runner

November 9, 2011

Paul’s straw poll victory is a shallow achievement at best, but it likely will keep him pushing forward in the primary struggle. That’s a shame, because it steals limelight from more serious candidates with an actual chance to win.

thanks Gloria. scare away the sex lynch mob. the media must be delighted with you. I’d like a Herman Cain Pizza and hold the twats. Allred’s bullshit client Bialik was nothing but a scarecrow. Time for some people to follow the money… right down feminist alley.

GOTCHA! Cain Accuser Took Happy Smiling Photo With Her Alleged Attacker at a Tea Party Event

November 8, 2011
Gloria Allred… better luck next time with your man libel

(Intolerant Fox)Sharon Bialek said she was embarrassed and scared when Herman Cain allegedly assaulted her in a car after a date. A month before she went public with this story she met with Cain backstage at a Tea Party event, hugged him and took this photo. Seems to me if you were assaulted by a person who tried to grab your genitalia while pushing your head into his crotch, you might avoid future body contact. But maybe she has PTSD which prevents her from being able to keep her hands off her alleged attacker.


Sharon Bialek and Gloria Allred do Herman Cain

November 8, 2011
wait a second… when did Gloria Allred have any credibility? more feminist hysteria at black conservatives. hearsay… why are these women coming forward now? this is money and politics…
Mediaite.com: Gloria Allred has just introduced the nation to Sharon Bialek, also known as the fourth accuser to allege inappropriate sexual harassment by GOP front runnner Herman Cain. After a long introduction by Allred, Bialek shared shocking details about a meeting she had with Mr. Cain while he was the president of the National Restaurant Association, specifically claiming that Herman Cain reach under her skirt and “reached for my genitals.” The Cain campaign has already released a statement denying that Bialek’s version of events ever took place. Bialek retold the story of meeting Cain at a restaurant industry event in Chicago. After she had been terminated from a job at the NRA, she was encouraged by her boyfriend at the time to ask Mr. Cain for help in looking for another job. He agreed to meet with her, and when she arrived in Washington D.C, Cain allegedly upgraded her hotel suite, before things got far more interesting…allegedly

No Media Needed… Cain and Gingrich Debate

November 6, 2011
Cain gingrich debate tx 110511(Boker Tov) The Lincoln-Douglas style debate between Herman Cain and Newt Gringrich – sponsored by a TEA Party group in TX and only very lightly moderated by Congressman Steve King (R-IA) and the Texas Chairman of Americans for Prosperity, Ben Streusand – was a pleasure to watch.http://www.c-span.org/Events/Cain-Gingrich-Debate-Lincoln-Douglas-Style/10737425199-1/Approx. one hour, 40 mins.