Ron Paul’s con: Using hatred of America to get rich

Ron Paul: The joker in an out-of-control political poker game?

Hypocrisy is the constant bedfellow of most — if not all — politicians and even afflicts Ron Paul, the so-called “savior of America” on the GOP primary ticket.

Yet the grandfatherly doctor so revered by his followers is a flagrant hypocrite who evades the truth and preaches one game while practicing another.

If one is to believe the self-righteous proclamations of Ron Paul and his fanatical followers, the long-time Texas Congressman is so clueless that he had “no idea” that newsletters bearing his name spewed out racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic bile during the 1980s and 90s.

Yeah, right.  And there will be pork in the treetops by morning.

But it gets worse. Paul, if we are to believe his campaign spokesmen, also didn’t know that direct mail solicitations sent out over his signature encouraged Americans to “cash in” on the “coming chaos” by capitalizing on the misfortunes of others. He didn’t know that his direct mail pieces predicted a “race war” in big cities and claimed the Israeli lobby plays Congress “like a cheap harmonica.”

If this kind of behavior were attributed to Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, Ron Paul supporters would be flooding web sites with their usual collection of obscenity-spouting comments and emails attacking Romney and Gingrich.  They also resort to such tactics when defending the leader of their cult.

In the end, Ron Paul is just another double-talking con-artist who bilks millions out of a gullible following by playing on fear, paranoia and ignorance.  He allows race-baiting comments to be sent out under his name while voting for a national holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King.  That way he can still appeal to the racists and homophobes who make up such a large part of his base while cultivating the grandfather image with baseless claims to be concerned about ordinary Americans and the Constitution.

Consider this:  If Ron Paul couldn’t control what was done in his name as an on-again, off-again Congressman from Texas, how can we trust him as a leader of America?

We can’t.  Ron Paul doesn’t love America.  He hates this country.

Capitol Hill Blue took a look at Ron Paul’s finances and finds he is another political con man who uses his office and campaigns to make money at the expense of those dumb enough to buy into his act.

Want to pull down close to a millions bucks a year?  Just publish The Ron Paul Political Report and the Ron Paul Investment Letter for $99 annually and then deny any involvement when the crap hits the fan.

It doesn’t matter if the story changes or the excuses run from “the comments were taken out of context” to “I didn’t see them, I didn’t read them and I wasn’t aware of them.”

According to his Congressional financial reports, Paul banked the money from the newsletters.  Are we to believe he put nearly a million dollars a year into his bank accounts and didn’t look or care about the source of the money?

Every time he runs for President, Ron Paul holds on to most of the millions raised and then coverts those funds for his own use after he loses — which is exactly what will happen when he fails in 2012.

Such is the art of the con. Paul knows that no matter how unbelievable or outrageous his actions, his ardent followers will still defend those actions and claim he is a modern political messiah.  That is how cults operate and thrive.

The bottom line is simple: Ron Paul is a crook. He took the money. He just can’t take the responsibility.  He knows he can’t win but he knows how to cash in.

Ron Paul is no better than any other candidate.  In too many ways, he’s far worse.  He’s a zealot with a fanatical following that blindly buys into the hype of Ron Paul while ignoring the reality of the con.

Thankfully, most don’t take a bite of the Ron Paul apple.  Even the right-wing Wall Street Journal, owned by Rupert Murdoch, isn’t fooled:

Dorothy Rabinowitz, a member of the Journal’s editorial board, calls Paul “the best-known of our homegrown propagandists for our chief enemies in the world.”  In other words, someone who gives aid and comfort to the enemy.”

Most people call that treason.  We call it using a hatred of America to get rich.

When you take a close look at Ron Paul’s finances you find that he sells the United States short and invests heavily in South African and Canadian gold.  Paul is a millionaire several times over but he doesn’t invest in U.S. companies.  Since 2002, the bulk of his investments have been in Canadian mining firms and South African gold.

The Wall Street Journal asked investment counselor William Bernstein to examine Paul’s investments.  Bernstein said Paul’s investment strategy is based on paranoia and bets heavily on failure of the United States.

”This portfolio is a half-step away from a cellar-full of canned goods and nine-millimeter rounds,” Bernstein told the Journal.

Which may explain why so many militia types, homegrown terror organizations and survivalists support Ron Paul.

Ron Paul hates America. He wants it to fail so he can get rich.

Just another con by just another con artist who cares only about himself.

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66 Responses to "Ron Paul’s con: Using hatred of America to get rich"

  1. Alex  December 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    As an RP fan and a military officer, your article is trash. It is so wrong that I do not even feel like correcting it.

    Veterans for Ron Paul

  2. jman  December 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    ha ha, guess the man is finally getting under everyone’s skin!

    GO ROn Paul 2012!

    An honest, virtuos man, who is hated becuase of his threat to the establishment!

  3. Scott Allen  December 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    double talking and a Con! lol are you kidding, the Media is owned by the BANKS and there is a new word for it Corporate Media Fascism!!!!! the time has come to address the issue and to check into this

    We know who runs the media lol

  4. Rayetta Croft  December 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Doug, what goes around comes around, if you spew the lies long enough, pretty soon no one will believe you. For anyone wanting to know the truth about Ron Paul, look him up on you-tube, read his books, go to his website. He’s a 12 term congressman, there’s plenty of info on the net, but get it from the source. Don’t blindly trust the lamestream media.

  5. Lindsey S  December 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    wow, what an idiot. either this joker is part of the media trying desperately to discredit Dr. Ron Paul or just an ignorant nimwit that loves to hear himself talk. not even going to argue any point here because he never made one and you cant argue with stupidity.

  6. Jeff  December 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    So I guess the men who readied the lifeboats on the Titanic hated the Titanic? What a load of nationalistic government-loving propaganda. Mr. Thompson, you do not understand America, the U.S. Constitution, or the concepts of individual liberty and sovereignty. You do not understand that minorities suffer much more than the rest of the country from the racist War on Drugs and only Dr. Paul would pardon all non-violent drug offenders returning fathers to their children and restoring inner-city communities. Newsflash: America is not the U.S. Government. You can love your country and hate your government. “It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government.” ―Thomas Paine

    Ron Paul = Freedom. I care not for Dr. Paul individually, I just want my freedom back.

  7. Chad  December 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Ok, so who are you supporting? Romney? or Obama? or Gingrich? If Paul is a con, then he could certainly use a page from one of their books.

    • Editor  December 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      So far, I haven’t found a candidate on any side of the political fence worth supporting.

      • Gerald  December 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

        “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington. If we can’t rid ourselves of all government, then we should try for as much as possible. Paul is not perfect, but his constitutional defense of liberty is closest to the philosophy instilled in John Locke, the Magna Carta and Declaration of Independence. For those unwilling to accept that the constitutional restraints to limit governmental excesses are an objective failure and that government unlike fire can never serve the people, please vote for Ron Paul. For those who believe that the constitution is no longer relevant and believe the U.S. is a democracy rather than a constitutional republic based on logic and law, continue to vote Democrat or Republican. For those who realize that government is force and all force is involuntary and immoral, stop voting and giving time and money to politicians. Otherwise, we waste our natural abilities to reason and debate on decrying each other’s personal shortcomings.

      • Derek  December 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm

        Ron paul is the only patriot.
        All these other clowns are pro war.
        Wars are expensive.
        And the American people are force to pay for them.
        Many with their lives.

        who ever wrote this article knows they are wrong.

        Dr pauls message is out!

        Ron Paul 2012

  8. Patrick Mulloy  December 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    This Ron Paul “hit-piece” is barely worth commenting on. It’s an obvious slam in order to get get hits to the lame website.
    Too bad you never explained the “scam” of how Ron Paul pockets campaign contributions. THAT is the treasonous statement. You should be held accountable for such a libelous statement.
    I’ll be voting for Ron Paul. It’s now obvious to all that the media is working overtime to discredit Ron Paul and will say anything. WE NO LONGER BELIEVE YOU.

  9. Joe Keegan  December 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Does this mean that you’re not going to vote for him?

    • Carl Nemo **==  December 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      : ))…!

      Carl Nemo **==

  10. Diane Holthaus  December 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Let the attacks begin!! WOW!!
    Ron Paul invests in Gold Because he is Brillant.and he believes in sound money = Gold
    This is no sercet, all us supporters “militia types, homegrown terror organizations and survivalists” (Watch out if you support Ron Paul your a Terrorist )

    know this fact well.
    This article is such BS . when you donate to Dr. Paul you see where the money is going. ei. TV ADs,Phone bank,mailings, and when Ron Paul Travels he flies coach and stays at Howard Johnsons.he does NOT waste any of the donations.
    Try again , This article is so far off base Dr. Paul could truly sue you for slander!!!!

  11. Joshua Lee Harwood  December 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQunL58Ddjw

    I would advise you to reconsider your assumptions and presumptions.

    http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/cpr-19n1-1.html

    “The key concepts of libertarianism have developed over many centuries. The first inklings of them can be found in ancient China, Greece, and Israel; they began to be developed into something resembling modern libertarian philosophy in the work of such 17th- and 18th-century thinkers as John Locke, David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine.

    Individualism. Libertarians see the individual as the basic unit of social analysis. Only individuals make choices and are responsible for their actions. Libertarian thought emphasizes the dignity of each individual, which entails both rights and responsibility. The progressive extension of dignity to more people–to women, to people of different religions and different races–is one of the great libertarian triumphs of the Western world.”

    Your blatant Paul bashing does not seem rational at all to me. I cannot fathom why you would choose to be so oblivious. Denial?

    Ron Paul actively encourages free thinking through his consistent championing for liberty in similar ways as the forefathers of America and its Constitution’s authors. He seems to me free of psychological, cultural, and societal entrapments that have deprived Americans of their heritage of inherent freedom: freedom of will, expression, etc.

    When you deprive a person’s freedom you take away their inherent ability to grow and develop. I wish the media and its adherents would be fair and actually try to reach the understanding of libertarianism and Ron Paul before making gross generalizations that can lead to dangerously false and assumptive conclusions that are not genuinely well-reasoned through. I can understand people’s difficulties with true paradigm shifts and cognition as I have specialised in psychology. I’d recommend to anyone to take a social psychology course–the material could be very enlightening.

  12. Carl Nemo **==  December 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Re: Ron Paul’s portfolio

    ”This portfolio is a half-step away from a cellar-full of canned goods and nine-millimeter rounds,” Bernstein told the Journal. He forgot lotsa gold, silver and copper too. :D

    Sounds like a plan to me. Mr. Bernstein best take Ron’s queue concerning provisioning for bad times, both physically and financially otherwise he just might end up in a tarpaper shack, spearing rats with a fire-hardened stick in order to survive while using his hoard of fiat currency for ‘salad green’ fare. / : |

    Granted Paul isn’t’ a political ‘El Cid'; I.E., the candidate to solve all our problems by any stretch; but compared to what we have now in the White House and seemingly the endless stream of more of the same to come, I’d say it’s worth the risk walking on the wild side with a man that allegedly ‘hates America’ per our site host. We know Obama, Newt, Mitt, Michael (withdrew), Michelle, Rick et al. have a ‘fierce love affair’ with our nation’s well being…no? / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  13. Curt  December 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Anyone who has ran a business knows that you can’t always be aware of what every employee is doing. There were actually 10’s of thousands of pages published and the media has only found less than 5 derogatory comments. As a company manager myself, I think that Ron missing a couple of articles amongst thousands over several years is acceptable. Hell, Newt couldn’t even manage his campaign good enough to get himself on the ballot in his home state of Virginia! Talk about bad management! Lets start talking about each candidates positions and get pass all of the other crap like Newt’s affairs or Cain’s supposed sexual harrassment etc. If the media’s point here is that Ron Paul is a racist, they need more evidence than this. perhaps his voting record or sound bites of him using the “N” word would help. But, unfortunately for them, they will not find anything else. Don’t you folks know that the media is just trying to get you to vote the way they want you to? They want to divert all of our attention away from the real issues so that they can divide the republican party and get their guy voted in. I think you should know who their guy is, don’t you?

  14. Sandune  December 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Come on guys, The Chief CHB Honcho gives us his opinion and has done so for many years. He stirs up those of us who sit back and let the media make the judgments and this last tirade is simply a composite of what he and we have read since the campaign started.

    What matters is who we allow to remain in the Congress before any change can be found in our system of government. As a long time dyed-in-the-wool Republican I can say that my overall opinion is to vote (for the first time) for a Democrat for the White House and to finish up the day, I will vote for a Democrat for my House seat. The GOP has self destructed from top to bottom.

    Going for the Democrats comes closer to my individual freedom agenda and I often wonder what kept me from doing this in the last years.

  15. Efrain Rojas  December 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Speaking on behalf of Latinos everywhere, Ron Paul is the only candidate to address the inequity of the criminal justice system which doesn’t just take away your freedom for a finite period of time–it marks you with a scarlet letter for the rest of your life saying in effect “don’t hire me”. The only racism that concerns me is that which has a tangible effect on my life. I support Ron Paul regardless of his shortcomings as a newsletter publisher.

    • Justin Shafer  December 24, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Thats what I said back in 2007. I guess I am not the only one to feel that way. I honestly dont think he thought what was written down on paper, from that one paper. (He put out 4 and practiced medicine).

      But even if he did, it was how many years ago???? I say if someone says they went 20+ years without a racist thought, they are a LIAR. =)

      That’s impossible!.

  16. Bill Cravener  December 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    “Ron Paul is no better than any other candidate”

    So true Doug! I get such a giggle at the Ron Paul partisans who believe that little old man with his twisted isolationist views could ever be President.

    LMAO!!

    • Justin Shafer  December 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      And who are you rooting for? None of the candidates other than RP have a chance of beating Obama. NONE.

  17. Joe Rest  December 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    The only people who seem to be upset at Ron Paul over racism are white, well to do, establishment Republican & Democrat political operatives and journalists who are involved in lobbying groups associated with other candidates. Isn’t that interesting? Perhaps you’ll do a follow up story on that topic. Yeah, I didn’t think so…

    Racism is a chosen belief or a created belief. The only way to determine belief is by behavior. NOTHING in Doc Ron Paul’s behavior remotely suggest he is racist. On the contrary, he is the strongest advocate for freedom, peace and non-violation.

    Who’s bombing brown people in Africa with drones? Not Ron Paul. Recycling debunked and tired old garbage about Ron Paul being “racist” when he is the only Republican candidate not to advocate killing more brown people in broken-backed third world countries to “protect America” just isn’t going to work.

  18. Ian Perry  December 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    How does criticism of American foreign policy equal hatred of America? (Cf. http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/12/24/ron-paul-propagandist-or-prophet/) Given that Ron Paul’s stated position is that we are headed for (more of) a financial meltdown, what’s wrong with investing like one is coming? Far from showing him to be a bad person, his investment strategy accords with his public statements and shows him to be, contra your claims, sincere, as the Wall Street Journal Article you reference says: “you can say this for Ron Paul: In investing, as in politics, he has the courage of his convictions.” In any case it isn’t like America is the Highest Good; God above sees and judges our actions in the Middle East (and elsewhere), we don’t have the final say on the morality of what we have done. Any sane person living in any country should find some things to hate and some things to love, given the sad state of the world; the truest love for one’s country involves being honest about its flaws so they can be healed–such as our misguided Middle East policy. As for your accussations of racism, yes some of the quotes were over the top and inaccurate, othors were accurate, but politically incorrect– it does not reflect well on public discourse in America that the media makes no effort to distinguish. I don’t think that a few flippant comments about ethic differences in crime rates mean someone wants to harm law-abiding Americans because of their skin color. To the extent he has changed his story that is a point against him, honesty matters, but the evidence for his general honesty and character overwhelmingly towers above almost all of the other candidates (such as his willingness to take unpopular stands on foreign policy while being booed and to stick to his principles on the Iraq war when everyone else was losing their heads). I think the issue pales beside issues with other candidates–are Iranian civilians suffering from a American preemptive attack on their government going to say “at least the President bombing us doesn’t have any newsletters that said mean things after the L.A. riots.” As for “homophobia,” I’m not sure why secular, evolution-based ethics should be pro-homosexual, this seems to be just unrooted whining.

  19. Phil  December 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    If Ron Paul couldn’t control what was done in his name as an on-again, off-again Congressman from Texas, how can we trust him as a leader of America?

    So long as you apply the same “trust” standard to the other candidates I’m cool with your opinion. I don’t agree with it. But, I am glad to live in a country where you are marginally free at least to argue.

    So, let’s apply your standard to Newt and Romney.

    If Newt violated his wife’s trust and had an affair while prosecuting the President for sexual misconduct; How can we trust him as a leader of America?

    If Romney invented Obamacare and now disavows it, if has held positions in the past that have continuously changed; will he actually stick to his most recent stated opinions once he’s in office and no longer accountable to the voters? How can we trust him as a leader of America?

  20. Sandune  December 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Good point Joe Rest. Welcome

  21. Roj Blake  December 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Ron Paul doesn’t hate America , he hates the corporate power structure that is destroying this country. Pretty soon the mass media will blame Ron Paul because he has predicted the economic mess caused by the establishment. The mainstream media’s hatred of Ron Paul will just make him more popular, as occurred with Rand Paul. As far as the alleged “racist” letters. I’m hispanic and I really don’t care if Ron was aware of what was in them or not. Besides Ron Paul is the only one not advocating bombing brown people. We are in a lot of trouble and we will need some radical changes to restore this republic. The D.C. establishment is terrified of losing the golden calf that is the American Tax Payer.

  22. Patrick Mulloy  December 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Looks like all comments that are for Ron Paul are being edited out!
    This lame website can’t even take another opinion. I wonder how many other PRO RON PAUL comments have been deleted.
    You STILL have not answered the accusation that your comments are libelous. I have forwarded this blog post to legal. You are going to learn the hard way that making false accusations regarding campaign finance laws are going to cost you a pretty penny.
    Ron Paul has NEVER divert campaign funds for personal use. THIS SERVES AS NOTIFICATION TO CORRECT YOUR SLOPPY WRITING IMMEDIATELY.

  23. CorAutMors  December 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    awwww…, have trouble with adversity ?

  24. Anonymous  December 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    The cult of Ron Paul: because classical liberalism was totally invented forty years ago, and is still anathema to the America way.
    “He wants it to fail so he can get rich.”
    Obviously why he’ll never acknowledge monetary policy. He’s pocketed his gold and is now content with a dollar collapse. That sly bugger.

  25. BRian  December 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I guess we can count out Doug Thompson for support…LOL

    But keep this up.. the more publicity even when negative gives Paul more support… it’s great.. THANKS!!

    RON PAUL 2012!!

  26. Hal Brown  December 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Correct me as I am sure you will, but isn’t Paul, as a libertarian, also an isolationist? If so, wouldn’t that be the reason he doesn’t want us killing people of color in third world countries?

    From http://www.lp.org/platform

    3.0 Securing Liberty

    The protection of individual rights is the only proper purpose of government. Government is constitutionally limited so as to prevent the infringement of individual rights by the government itself. The principle of non-initiation of force should guide the relationships between governments.

    3.1 National Defense

    We support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression.
    The United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as
    policeman for the world. We oppose any form of compulsory national service.

    • Almandine  December 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      Feel corrected Hal…

      Libertarianism is not tantamount to isolationism, and Paul’s positions are not isolationist. His positions are non-interventionist and geared toward national defense, not conquest. Listen closely and you will hear him talk of trade among nations, not bomb swapping. You will hear him talk about respect for divergent national points of view, not empire. You will hear him talk about social and political engagement where it provides mutual benefits, not just snuffs out the weak to the benefit of the strong. You will hear him talk of foreign policy based on diplomacy and rule of law, not just military might. You will hear him talk of justice, and how the scales of justice are rigged against the “brown folk” and how that ought to be changed…

      so you see, his opinions range far outside isolationism as the basis of social intercourse among all the people.

    • Denver Lawyer  December 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

      Libertarians are not isolationists. The word is non-interventionalist, and there is a difference. The media likes to use isolationist because it has a negative affect.

  27. Hal Brown  December 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Racism is a chosen belief or a created belief. The only way to determine belief is by behavior. NOTHING in Doc Ron Paul’s behavior remotely suggest he is racist. On the contrary, he is the strongest advocate for freedom, peace and non-violation.

    Let’s assume for the sake of argument that Ron Paul did not write one word that could be construed as racist. Inaction is a form of behavior, so if he knew about what was published under his name, and what was prompting people to pay $99 a year to read his newsletter, as I believe he must have, not doing anything is racist.

    How many racists in 21st century politics admit to being racists?

    Also, being a strong advocate for freedom (who isn’t), peace (ditto) and non-violation (not sure what this means) doesn’t seem to me to have anything to do with whether or not one is a racist.

    I’d like our president to be a deep thinker, i.e. (from YaHoo answers— a deep thinker is one who doesn’t stop asking why at the first level of answer…… he tends to go further and further in the logic chain of his reasoning……. because greater truth and reality lie in the roots and not in the obvious stems and leaves. As he traverses down the chain of reasoning, he encounters more and more connected or related truths as well, so that he is able to get a more complete or holistic picture rather than a superficial and partial idea.

    I do not think Ron Paul is a particularly deep thinker. In fact possibly the only Republican candidate who is may be John Huntsman. You don’t have to be a deep thinker to become a run of the mill physician, you just need a good memory. I do think Obama is a deep thinker.

  28. Brandon  December 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    This is an article that is filled with ad hominems and logical fallacies.

    Examples:
    “Ron Paul hates America. He wants it to fail so he can get rich.” –this is a logical fallacy known as “begging the question”. It is also an ad hominem.

    It is also an example of “Correlation does not imply causation”, which is a faulty assumption that correlation between two variables implies that one causes the other.

    In this case, the author assumes two variable, that Ron Paul wants to get rich, and that he wants America to fail. I do not believe either of those variables are accurate, but the point that I am trying to make is that even if these two variables were accurate, it does not mean they are related as the author states. A person can desire to be rich without wanting America to fail obviously. Additionally, there has been no evidence to support the claim that Ron Paul desires to be rich. It seems that most evidence supports a different view. There has been no evidence that Ron Paul hates America, however there has been a good deal of evidence to support that Ron Paul hates the policies that America is currently pursuing.

    To annotate the whole article would be a bit time consuming. I do not agree with your logic, because it is filled with to many logical fallacies and ad hominems.

  29. Almandine  December 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Seems like the only “con” here is undocumented allegation.

    I.e., “Every time he runs for President, Ron Paul holds on to most of the millions raised and then coverts those funds for his own use after he loses…”

    That is clearly against federal law, so why isn’t he already in jail?

    or, “Ron Paul is a crook” for selling investment letters and – drum roll – Keeping the Money!

    Then he Invest[s] in Canadian and South African gold??? Is that now a crime too? Maybe it has to do with the dearth of gold being mined here.

    And… he was selling the US short – in the market – like Goldman Sachs, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, et al?

    And finally, he’s a prepper, believing that he better get his house in order because the Fed is debasing the fiscal system of this country beyond all hope.

    Yeah, we’d all be real gullible cultist fools to take the kind of advice he dispenses… unless, that is, we want to remain victims too… martyr ourselves on the throne of the US Dollar, and find ourselves homeless or worse – real soon.

    He doesn’t hate this country – he just knows it for what it has become… in large measure because of the failed press that used to work tirelessly on behalf of the people, not for the govt and the criminal cabal that runs it.

    In fact, he’s a patriot – not a globalist, and I’m sure he’s damn proud of that.

    • Almandine  December 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      “unless, that is, we want to remain”

      should read

      “unless, that is, we want to avoid being”…

  30. sovereign  December 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Crap. The only redeeming part of this article is it has good punctuation.

  31. Dan  December 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    You start with redicule and ad hominem attacks and pretty much sink to the gutter from there.

    I don’t know what your dog is in this fight but it’s pretty clear you’ll say just about anything if you think it can smear the Paul. He’s hardly perfect but your foaming at the mouth vehence is just plain strange.

    • Dan  December 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Ridicule. Sorry about the spelling mistake.

  32. ScottH  December 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Exactly how is investing in corporate america where jobs are outsourced or factories are moved out of country patriotic?

    How have his investments done anyway? Isn’t that the real story? His WORST was a 300% increase. We should all be lucky. Are you jealous?

    BTW – You’re forgetting all the gold he’s been buying since the 70’s. Never disclosed; totally off the books. Factor in the avoidance of capital gains and/or inheritance tax and investing in metals isn’t such a bad way to go.

  33. Jacob  December 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    This guy is just a Neo con troll. He wants more war

    Ron Pauls people are taken over!!!!!!!

  34. Patrick  December 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    This is so stupid, I don’t know where to start! I can’t stop laughing. You fail to point out how much RP is worth, although you quote the part of the article that says he is a millionaire. The article says he has $5 million. He was an obstetrician. My parents have nearly that much money and they worked for utility companies all their lives, but invested well. How will RP get rich from running for president? If that were the case, he’d be rich already, since he ran in 2008, right? I can’t tell if you are stupid and can’t write, or if you are smart and can’t write. I’ll go with the first one. I have to stop here because you represent what is lacking in journalism today, brains. There is something journalists used to do, it’s called research. They did it in a time before there was that thing called the “internet.” See, the internet makes everything simple for guys like me that can look up the articles you quote and read the context of message. Lastly, to quote the same Rupert Murdoch you did. When asked if it were possible to manipulate the stories coming out, he said, “you can certainly promote an agenda.” What’s yours?

  35. Grekko  December 24, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!” -Ghandi

    I guess RP has reached stage three.

  36. Grekko  December 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    BTW, I’m 53 years old, and I’ll tell you from experience that this is no longer the same country that I grew up in. I’m a life long republican, and this time I thank God that I actually have someone to vote for that doesn’t bother my conscience. Three cheers for RP!

  37. Almandine  December 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

    An interesting quote from a current piece in Politico:

    “Last month, while here for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Obama said that Americans have become “a little bit lazy” over the last few decades when it comes to seeking out foreign investments.”

    What’s up with that?

  38. Josh Harwood  December 25, 2011 at 12:59 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQunL58Ddjw

    I would advise you to reconsider your assumptions and presumptions.

    http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/cpr-19n1-1.html

    “The key concepts of libertarianism have developed over many centuries. The first inklings of them can be found in ancient China, Greece, and Israel; they began to be developed into something resembling modern libertarian philosophy in the work of such 17th- and 18th-century thinkers as John Locke, David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine.

    Individualism. Libertarians see the individual as the basic unit of social analysis. Only individuals make choices and are responsible for their actions. Libertarian thought emphasizes the dignity of each individual, which entails both rights and responsibility. The progressive extension of dignity to more people–to women, to people of different religions and different races–is one of the great libertarian triumphs of the Western world.”

    Your blatant Paul bashing does not seem rational at all to me. I cannot fathom why you would choose to be so oblivious. Denial?

    Ron Paul actively encourages free thinking through his consistent championing for liberty in similar ways as the forefathers of America and its Constitution’s authors. He seems to me free of psychological, cultural, and societal entrapments that have deprived Americans of their heritage of inherent freedom: freedom of will, expression, etc.

    When you deprive a person’s freedom you take away their inherent ability to grow and develop. I wish the media and its adherents would be fair and actually try to reach the understanding of libertarianism and Ron Paul before making gross generalizations that can lead to dangerously false and assumptive conclusions that are not genuinely well-reasoned through. I can understand people’s difficulties with true paradigm shifts and cognition as I have specialised in psychology. I’d recommend to anyone to take a social psychology course–the material could be very enlightening.

  39. Baal  December 25, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Hit Piece? I rarely agree with what Doug writes about, but on this one he is RIGHT on the MONEY!!

    “If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.” – Ron Paul, 1992

    “Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” – Ron Paul, 1992

    “We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.” – Ron Paul, 1992

    “What else do we need to know about the political establishment than that it refuses to discuss the crimes that terrify Americans on grounds that doing so is racist? Why isn’t that true of complex embezzling, which is 100 percent white and Asian?” – Ron Paul, 1992

    Ron Paul is a BIGOT….. PERIOD!!!

    • MrSnrub  December 25, 2011 at 3:25 am

      Baal,

      As a person who takes the name of a false god in the bible, you probably zoomed right past the part where it was explained that it was in his newsletter, which he didn’t write, and didn’t read until after it was written, has disavowed the statements many, many times, and all of the videos and speeches he has given on the inequality of minorities in relation to the establishment drug war and being )obviously) a candidate of civil liberties. I guess you believe anything as long as someone writes it down on a piece of paper, so you must believe every word of the bible, and that Christ is the one true God, but you take the name of a false god and are worshiping Baal. Wow, when you sit down and think about it, you have discredited yourself.

  40. brian  December 25, 2011 at 1:49 am

    America does not easily forget. The treatment of Ron Paul, will not be forgotten.

  41. rod  December 25, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Ron Paul (We the People) vs. MSM (Establishment)

  42. Thomas  December 25, 2011 at 7:55 am

    This author is so full of crap. I am a returned war veteran and Paul is the guy most of us support because he is the only one who has a clue. He understands the oath of office that we all take and the media seems to be oblivious to the whole “oath of office” thing. When I am on the battlefield buddies at my side are all equal regardless of color, race or creed, Paul’s defense of individual liberty is the same. He is NOT racist and cannot be, it would contradict his entire life and phiosophy, bu this author knows this, or is just really stupid. Ask yourself this; Would you rather have your Marines ready to protect America when it becomes necessary ? or off in some foreign land, fighting for God knows what ? Paul wants us home, and I agree. We would be stronger for it and safer. Dont listen to these media whores who know nothing, listen to those who have been on the front lines. Ron gets more campaign contributions from active military members than any other candidate…combined! So stick that in ya pipe and smoke it.

  43. Jay Tea  December 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Ron Paul voted for MLK day and Newt Gingrich voted against it.. So who is the real racist?

  44. martyblueyes  December 25, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Ohhh Ron Paul is so bad. So bad. I can’t wait til he becomes President. Ron Paul 2012

  45. Bill Cravener  December 25, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Does not matter if RP wrote all that past sh!t or not they were distributed under his name with his approval and much of his own money. That is before all the sheet-wearing Paulites reached into their pockets to contribute to their man of the hour.

    RP lovers are no different then any other partisan. Completely blind of the fact that he is a bigot of the first order hiding behind the pretext of “I didn’t write it, I didn’t know that was written” tripe.

  46. Julian  December 25, 2011 at 11:00 am

    This article disappoints. I’ll be voting for Dr. Paul, thank you :)

  47. Steven  December 25, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Thanks Doug!

    Now everyone reading this will go to Ron Pauls web site and see for themselves…
    How GREAT he is!

    You know the old saying..theres no such thing as bad press!

    Keep up the good work.

    I live in NYC. Everyone I ralk to knows about Paul, and love him.

    We are effin tired of the crap Dougie boy. And with sellouts like you..

  48. Mathew Forsyth  December 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Without this kind of special interest propaganda, 99% of U.S. voters would be voting for Ron Paul. From New Zealand, good luck and Merry Christmas. Ron Paul 2012.

  49. Almandine  December 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    McLuhan wrote, “the medium is the message” and that seems entirely to be the case here. Getting past the vessel of libertarian truth is the problem with both grasping the message Paul brings, and more importantly, attempting to do so in spite of it. Said differently, finding someone to honestly discuss the pros and cons of individual personal responsibility and reward, as opposed to collectivist ideology, has become nearly impossible.

    Then again, regarding personal liberty, the founding vision for America has long been lost to the idea that the state is our savior… made evermore salient by the govt education system that teaches social harmony and political correctness at the expense of ensuring proficiency in math, literature, reading, science, etc., that would prepare our young citizens for future success in commerce, technology, manufacturing, and the professions.

    No wonder that the focus is on the “medium”, since the “message” of individual liberty and personal responsibility is so foreign.

  50. gunner  December 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    let him with no sin cast the first stone. like bill on Ron Paul. he can only focus on bad things though.he is full of propaganda.. bill as a fellow american i love you. funny thing “white sheets” only exist in as many as 4 states in the mid south the president works with a few. it is not important however stay away from those states move away brother. a president cant do anything to hurt you like outlaw blacks or anything as a man think it it shall be. this is a special interest thing gov should stay out of unless a law is violated don’t add more to the gov agenda . make it smaller. other candidates want to take away all humans freedoms and you can only think of your self when whites helped free slaves we all became the enemy and you should research with an open mind for yourself who actually hates you its not ron paul or me i believe the fight is still with same backers that hitler had don’t be confused look at the big picture . but ah, read the oath of the people who are trying to do a hostile takeover on the USA. “Georgia stone in Georgia USA. find on line, please read. chem trails.planet nibiru, the sun flares of 2012, last week the president signed a bill to declare martial law here in the USA. request for tropes in Louisiana, 9000 TSA checkpoints on US roads last year and a plan to triple that no. the elite are scared to death ..but Ron Paul is not. merry Christmas

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