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Posted by chip91 on October 28, 2007
For a candidate who’s raised so much money, this is one of the worst campaign ads I have ever seen. And I’m not just saying that because I dislike Paul. In the beginning, why can’t Ron Paul smile? In fact, I’ve never once seen Ron Paul smile. Also, how many times have we heard the average Joe in a campaign commercial say, ““Well, I don’t always agree with (candidates name), but……. And all the people who were talking seemed so unnatural, like they were reading off of Q-cards. Sorry Paulie’s, I give this 1 in 5 stars.
Posted by chip91 on October 26, 2007
I wonder if Ron Paul’s people will defend this one?
via the Lone Star Times
A LoneStarTimes.com investigation has conclusively established that a leading figure in the American neo-Nazi / White-Supremacist movement has provided financial support to Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential campaign.
The individual in question is Don Black, the founder, owner and operator of Stormfront, a “white power” website that both professional journalists and watch-dog groups have identified as the premier English-language racist/hate-site on the Internet.
Posted by chip91 on October 21, 2007
Arizona Senator John McCain has been heavily criticized for his lack of attendance in the 110th Congress. However, in the current congress Ron Paul has missed 20% of congressional votes. Overall, missing 193 votes. While the average congressman has only missed 4% of votes. I understand that Ron Paul has to spend time campaigning. But isn’t it more important that the people of Texas’s 14th congressional district are represented by a person who does not miss almost 1 in 4 votes then Paul’s long-shot presidential campaign?
The following are the votes Ron Paul missed just over the last four month’s.
10/9/07 Vote 950: H R 400: War Profiteering Prevention Act
10/9/07 Vote 949: H RES 32: Denouncing the Practices of Female Genital Mutilation, Domestic Violence, “Honor Killings”, and Other Gender-Based Persecutions and Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives That Participation, Protection, Recognition, and Independence of Women is Crucial to Achieving a Just, Moral and Honorable Society
10/3/07 Vote 938: H R 976: Children’S Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
10/3/07 Vote 937: H R 928: Improving Government Accountability Act
10/3/07 Vote 936: H R 928: Improving Government Accountability Act
10/3/07 Vote 935: H R 928
10/3/07 Vote 934: H RES 702: Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2740, to Require Accountability for Contractors and Contract Personnel Under Federal Contracts, and for Other Purposes
10/3/07 Vote 933: H RES 702: Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2740, to Require Accountability for Contractors and Contract Personnel Under Federal Contracts, and for Other Purposes
10/3/07 Vote 932: H RES 701: Providing for Consideration of H.R. 928, to Amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to Enhance the Independence of the Inspectors General, to Create a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and for Other Purposes
9/27/07 Vote 923: H R 3567: Small Business Investment Expansion
9/27/07 Vote 922: H R 3567: Small Business Investment Expansion
9/20/07 Vote 889: H R 2881
9/17/07 Vote 869: H R 3527: To Extend for Two Months the Authorities of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
9/17/07 Vote 868: H R 1657: To Establish a Science and Technology Scholarship Program to Award Scholarships to Recruit and Prepart Students for Careers in the National Weather Service and in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Research, Atmospheric Research, and Satellite Programs.
9/17/07 Vote 867: H R 3246: Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007.
9/7/07 Vote 864: H R 2669: College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
9/7/07 Vote 863: H R 1908: Patent Reform Act of 2007
9/7/07 Vote 862: H R 1908
9/7/07 Vote 861: H RES 637: Providing for Consideration of Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2669, College Cost Reduction and Access Act.
9/7/07 Vote 860: H RES 636: Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1908, Patent Reform Act of 2007.
9/5/07 Vote 853: H RES 544: Expressing the Sympathy and Pledging the Support of the House of Representatives and the People of the U.S. for the Victims of the Devestating Thunderstorms That Caused Severe Flooding in 20 Counties in Eastern Kansas Beginning on June 26, 2007
9/5/07 Vote 852: H RES 508: Recognizing the Strong Security Alliance Between the Government of Japan and the United States and Expressing Appreciation to Japan for Its Role in Enhancing Stability in the Asia-Pacific Region and Its Efforts in the Global War Against Terrorism
9/5/07 Vote 851: H RES 629: Extending the Condolences and Sympathy of the House of Representatives to the Government and the People of Greece for the Grave Loss of Life and Vast Destruction Caused by the Devasting Fires Raging Through Greece Since 2007
9/5/07 Vote 850: H RES 552: Calling on the Government of the People’S Republic of China to Remove Barriers to United States Financial Services Firms Doing Business in China
8/5/07 Vote 846: H R 3222: Making Appropriations for the Department of Defense for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008, and for Other Purposes.
8/5/07 Vote 845: H R 3222
8/5/07 Vote 844: H R 3222
8/5/07 Vote 843: H R 3222
8/5/07 Vote 842: H R 3222
8/5/07 Vote 841: H R 3222
8/5/07 Vote 840: H R 3222
8/5/07 Vote 839: H R 3222
8/5/07 Vote 838: H R 3222
8/4/07 Vote 837: On Approving the Journal
8/4/07 Vote 836: S 1927: Protect America Act
8/4/07 Vote 835: H R 2776: Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007
8/4/07 Vote 834: H R 2776: Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007
8/4/07 Vote 833: H RES 623
8/4/07 Vote 832: H R 3221: New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act
8/4/07 Vote 831: H R 3221: New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act
8/4/07 Vote 830: H R 3221
8/4/07 Vote 829: H R 3221
8/4/07 Vote 828: H R 3221
8/4/07 Vote 827: H R 3221
8/4/07 Vote 826: H RES 615: Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3221, Energy Policy Act and H.R. 2776, to Provide Tax Incentives for the Production of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
8/4/07 Vote 825: H RES 615: Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3221, Energy Policy Act and H.R. 2776, to Provide Tax Incentives for the Production of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
8/4/07 Vote 824: On Motion to Adjourn
8/3/07 Vote 823: On Motion to Adjourn
8/3/07 Vote 822: H RES 612: Resolution Raising a Question of the Privileges of the House
8/3/07 Vote 821: H R 3356: Improving Foreign Intelligence Surveillance to Defend the Nation and the Constitution Act of 2007
8/3/07 Vote 820: On Approving the Journal
8/3/07 Vote 819: H R 3311: To Authorize Additional Funds for Emergency Repairs and Reconstruction of the Interstate I-35 Bridge Located in Minneapolis, Mn, That Collapsed on Aug. 1, 2007, to Waive the $100,000,000 Limitation on Emergency Relief Funds for Those Emergency Repairs and Reconstruction
8/3/07 Vote 818: H RES 600: Providing for Consideration of Motions to Suspend the Rules
8/3/07 Vote 817: On Motion to Adjourn
8/2/07 Vote 791: H RES 602: Providing for the Consideration of the Conference Report on H.R. 2272, 21st Century Competitiveness Act
8/1/07 Vote 790: H R 1495: Water Resources Development Act
7/31/07 Vote 778: H R 3161: Making Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008, and for Other Purposes.
7/31/07 Vote 776: H R 3161
7/31/07 Vote 775: Call in Committee
7/26/07 Vote 736: H R 3093
7/26/07 Vote 735: H R 3093
7/26/07 Vote 734: H R 3093
7/19/07 Vote 686: H R 3043: Making Appropriations for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies for Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008, and for Other Purposes
7/19/07 Vote 685: H R 3043: Making Appropriations for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies for Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008, and for Other Purposes
7/19/07 Vote 684: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 683: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 682: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 681: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 680: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 679: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 678: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 677: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 676: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 675: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 674: H R 3043
7/19/07 Vote 673: H R 3043
7/12/07 Vote 629: H R 1851: Section 8 Voucher Reform Act
7/12/07 Vote 628: H R 1851: Section 8 Voucher Reform Act
7/12/07 Vote 627: H R 1851
7/12/07 Vote 626: H R 1851
7/12/07 Vote 625: H R 1851
7/12/07 Vote 624: H R 2956: Responsible Redeployment From Iraq Act
7/12/07 Vote 623: H R 2956: Responsible Redeployment From Iraq Act
6/25/07 Vote 550: H R 2546: Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
6/25/07 Vote 549: H RES 189: Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives That a “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” Should Be Established.
6/22/07 Vote 548: H R 2771: Legislative Branch Appropriations for Fy 2008
6/22/07 Vote 547: H R 2771: Legislative Branch Appropriations for Fy 2008
6/22/07 Vote 546: H R 2771
6/22/07 Vote 545: H R 2771
6/22/07 Vote 544: H RES 502: Providing for the Consideration of H.R. 2771, Legislative Branch Appropriations for Fy 2008
6/22/07 Vote 543: H RES 502: Providing for the Consideration of H.R. 2771, Legislative Branch Appropriations for Fy 2008
6/21/07 Vote 534: H R 2764
6/21/07 Vote 533: H R 2764
6/20/07 Vote 523: H R 2641
6/20/07 Vote 522: H R 2641
6/20/07 Vote 521: H R 2641
6/15/07 Vote 498: H R 2642: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations for Fy 2008
6/15/07 Vote 497: H R 2642
6/15/07 Vote 496: H R 2642
6/15/07 Vote 495: H R 2642
Posted by chip91 on October 12, 2007
Allen Wastler, the managing editor of CNBC.com, is a bit frustrated with them.
You guys are good. Real good. You are truly a force on World Wide Web and I tip my hat to you.
That’s based on my first hand experience of your work regarding our CNBC Republican candidate debate. After the debate, we put up a poll on our Web site asking who readers thought won the debate. You guys flooded it.
Now these Internet polls are admittedly unscientific and subject to hacking. In the end, they are really just a way to engage the reader and take a quick temperature reading of your audience. Nothing more and nothing less. The cyber equivalent of asking the room for a show of hands on a certain question.
So there was our after-debate poll. The numbers grew … 7,000-plus votes after a couple of hours … and Ron Paul was at 75%.
Now Paul is a fine gentleman with some substantial backing and, by the way, was a dynamic presence throughout the debate , but I haven’t seen him pull those kind of numbers in any “legit” poll. Our poll was either hacked or the target of a campaign. So we took the poll down.
The next day, our email basket was flooded with Ron Paul support messages. And the computer logs showed the poll had been hit with traffic from Ron Paul chat sites. I learned other Internet polls that night had been hit in similar fashion. Congratulations. You folks are obviously well-organized and feel strongly about your candidate and I can’t help but admire that.
But you also ruined the purpose of the poll. It was no longer an honest “show of hands” — it suddenly was a platform for beating the Ron Paul drum. That certainly wasn’t our intention and certainly doesn’t serve our readers … at least those who aren’t already in the Ron Paul camp.
Some of you Ron Paul fans take issue with my decision to take the poll down. Fine. When a well-organized and committed “few” can throw the results of a system meant to reflect the sentiments of “the many,” I get a little worried. I’d take it down again.
Managing Editor, CNBC.com
Posted by chip91 on August 23, 2007
Posted by chip91 on August 9, 2007
There are, without question, plenty of decent folks who support Ron Paul. However, for whatever reason, his supporters as a group are far more annoying than those of all the other candidates put together. It’s like every spammer, truther, troll, and flake on the net got together under one banner to spam polls and try to annoy everyone into voting for Ron Paul (which is, I must admit, a novel strategy).
- John Hawkin, Townhall.com