Ron Paul Is Now the Republican Frontrunner

Ron Paul Pulls Into the Lead

The Atlantic notes:

A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that Ron Paul has taken the lead in the Iowa caucus race, while Newt Gingrich’s support is fading fast. A different Gallup poll shows Gringrich still holding the lead, but slipping, while The New York Times has Paul in the lead as well.

Gingrich has seen his numbers in the PPP poll drop from 27 percent to 14 percent in just three weeks, while his favorability rating is now split at 46 percent for to 47 percent against, the worst of any candidate not named Jon Huntsman.

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Perhaps the most telling secondary question was, “Do you think Newt Gingrich has strong principles?” Only 36 percent say that he does, but for Paul that number was 73 percent.

While the popularity of other candidates has risen and crashed.  Paul’s popularity has steadily and consistently risen:

Why is Mr. Paul so popular?

As I pointed out in September, Americans overwhelmingly want:

  • The Federal Reserve to be reined in if not abolished
  • The never-ending, open-ended, goalpost-moving wars to stop and the troops to be brought home
  • Our liberties to be restored, and the martial law indefinite detention idiocy to be reversed

Paul has consistently championed these three American wishes for three decades. None of the other Republican (or Democratic) candidates are on the right side of history on any of these issues.

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  • JON

    These polls are all lies. Just ask the people do you want freedom and to restore the Constitution. IF they say yes, count it as a vote for Ron Paul. Ron Paul has all the votes.

    • Paul

      Any proof to back up this claim? Otherwise youre trolling.

      • Paul’s Presidential Campaign Staff

        Damnit Paul, I thought I told you to stay off these boards.

        • Barack

          Paul needs a time-out, d/w i’m going to sign that NDAA in a few days.

          • Margareth Thatcher

            Whats going on here? Little boys club fighting? You dang it I am voting Ron Paul too. Its time my generations speaks the truth!

      • OzzieThinker

        I vote for no one in the USA as I neither live there nor am a citizen. However, US politics do impinge on the rest of the world so I do have the RIGHT to take an interest. It is clear that Paul is the only sane candidate and the only candidate who appears not to heed the current passion for Zionism in the lower and upper political house (which does not represent the 1% of their voting demographic). Do I like Ron Paul and his “values”? No, but he is the best you got by a green mile.

      • http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com/ Big Dan

        Nate Silver exposes the pollster fraud perpetrated by the mainstream media. GINGRICH MY ASS! Nate Silver is viewed by the Rovians as a dangerous threat to their attempts to STEAL THE ELECTION VIA FALSELY IMPLANTED PERCEPTIONS AND VOTE MACHINE MANIPULATION.

        http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2011/1219/What-if-Ron-Paul-wins-Iowa

        • Roger Williams

          Who’s going to protect our liberty and the Constitution?
          Does this Dem have to vote for Republican Ron Paul ???.

  • robertsgt40

    “Do you think Newt Gingrich has strong principles?” –Actually, Newt has NO principles

  • t brown

    Why is Dr. Paul so popular?
    Because he’s the ONLY scholar and statesman who actually studies the issues upon which he speaks.
    Because his theories and conclusions are well-thought-out and reasonable.
    Because he asks 3 questions on each issue – 1] is it Constitutional? 2- Does it promote personal freedoms? 3- Can we afford it? Unfortunately, the answer to each question regarding most issues that come before congresscritters these days is a resounding NO!
    Because he is a peacemaker (as opposed to the psychotic paranoid warmongerers scared by the phantom terrrrisssts hiding under their beds)
    History will look back upon Dr. Paul as we now do upon Dr. Martin Luther King and others who fought long and hard for this country. Those people also were vilified by the establishment of their time. We know not the names of their detractors, but we do know King, Mandela, Tutu, Ghandi et al. The same will be true of this time in history – Dr. Paul’s name will shine whilst his establishment detractors will fade into the dustbin of anonymity.
    Ron Paul 2012 !!!

  • David

    He is our last hope but without congress he will have little effect. He may get elected but I doubt he will make it down Penn Ave., a heart attack maybe?

    • A.J.

      He would have veto poewrs, and he would be the commander and chief, so he could essentially say “ALL TROOPS HOME NOW!” And they would have to listen, so we would have at least 4 years of peace…

  • http://johnbestjr.blogspot.com John Best

    The one issue no candidate will discuss is the fact that our babies have been routinely dumbed down since 1991 by shooting mercury into them via vaccines as soon as they’re born or sooner. Ron Paul fully supports this treachery against our children as he sidesteps the issue every time he is asked about it. This is the most pressing issue in our country. As you might expect, it is never brought up in debates because the Rothschild owned TV networks do not want you to know it exists. Mercury kills brain cells and lowers IQ’s every time you shoot it into a fetus with the mothers’ flu shots. They are trying to convince every pregnant woman to have these shots. Demand that Ron Paul tells the truth about this or you just include him with every other scumbag from the Dems and Reps.

    • ralphus

      lol

    • peter

      “This is the most pressing issue in our country.” -really!?
      I don’t give my kids shots. But Really? That’s the most pressing issue?

    • dwrnck

      lol indeed

    • Steve Hernando

      LOL!

    • joe

      You are stupid, don’t vote

    • truth

      Actually he wants to abolish the forcing of shots to children, so take your fear loving propoganda else where, I believe in the fallacy of rothchilds but you look like a fool spewing this stuff , its irrelevant

    • demagogue

      I’ve received my immunizations from the day I’ve been born on schedule, and the only ill effects I have to show for it are a profoundly bored immune system. As an engineering student, I think I can attest that my “rigid regimen” of immunizations has not affected my judgement or thought processes in any negative way. Don’t buy into the hype, and give your kids immunizations so they have a chance at not catching some truly bad bug and disappearing for good.

      • frank Smith

        You are one of the lucky ones that has not become ill from all those Mercury and other poison ingredients in those vaccine/flu/poison shots. Give it time you will adventually get sick from a number of diseases these products.The evidence is over whelming.

        • Ryan

          Seriously? How many morons like you are there? Immunizations do not make you dumber. Since ’01 nearly all vaccines contain little if any thiomersal. No conclusive study has even shown a link between kids getting “dumber” and thiomersal/mercury. If you disagree, please provide a credible scientific study that proves your point. As someone who as also had all vaccines since I was a child, I can tell you that you are merely spreading fear and misinformation.

        • James

          No, there really is no scientific evidence of this. This idiotic, pseudo-scientific misconception has actually let to outbreaks of diseases that were nearly wiped out. Children have died because their parents were fooled by this fear mongering. You really need to pay attention to peer reviewed research. Don’t drag us back to the dark ages. Rothschilds are bankers who just want power and money. They don’t care about making your kids retarded.

          • Dr. Wiseman
          • Travis

            There really is no credible evidence on either side. People should be left to chose for themselves. If you want to get vaccinated or have your children vaccinated go for it and if you don’t want to don’t. Let people make there own choices for themselves and their children.

        • justin_o_guy

          My wife works at a hospital. They have a patient, unable to walk, due to Guillain–Barré syndrome. Says right on the patients records that hang on the end of the bed

          POst flu shot

          Keep takin those shots,,

    • Tobey Llop

      This is the first I’ve heard that vacines contain mercury. What independent lab has found this? It sounds like an urban legend. I’ll believe it when I see it credibly confirmed, and, I’ll wager, Ron Paul will too. Pros and cons of vaccination need to be considered on the basis of evidence and parents of children given good information with which to make informed choices. As for the dumbing down, it’s been going on since long before 1991. I’m 65 and I’m not the sharpest crayon in the box myself (ask my wife!) But, I’ll match my IQ against anyone’s who believes everything they read designed to discredit Ron Paul! Ron paul is honest and he has guts. These two things alone place him head and shoulders above anyone else who has run for decades!

      • t brown

        A great amount of information on the dangers of vaccines (including proof of mercury and other dangerous elements in all of them) has been published on the Internet since the recent faux H1N1 scare. Start with naturalnews.com or mercola.com, or search ‘thimerosal’ / ‘autism – vaccines’ / ‘neurotoxicity – vaccines’. You will find hundreds of articles on the dangers (and the lack of effectiveness) of vaccines. It’s important information for your health.
        But certainly not a main issue for this election season, unless addressing Dr. Paul’s insistence on personal freedom to choose what we do/do-not put into our bodies.

        • LNDR

          This isn’t true. Link me one article from an accredited peer-reviewed journal backing up your claim. Just one.

          • Padre of Lakeland

            Find me any information on vaccines which have been given the standard double blind testing required of manufactured drugs as well as the testing source. Just one……

          • Travis

            There really is no credible evidence on either side. People should be left to chose for themselves. If you want to get vaccinated or have your children vaccinated go for it and if you don’t want to don’t. Let people make there own choices for themselves and their children.

      • clinical lab scientist (crazy)

        Hi Tobey, look up thimerisol then you will be educated or maybe more confused?

        • LNDR

          Yo… so… Thiomersal was cleared of any correlation of autism over 10 years ago now. Yeah…

          Although, it might just be a conspiracy and the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Medical Toxicology, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the European Medicines Agency and a number of other organizations are just fucking with us.

          • Padre of Lakeland

            Thiomersal. Cleared by the same people who make that crap.
            FDA. FDA approved drugs have killed more Americans than in all the wars from 1860 to today.
            WHO. Confirms that, while America ranks #1 in medical expenses, we have the 37 position for healthcare.
            AMA. You should study the history of this organization before throwing them out there, unless it was to prove your last sentence was correct.

      • RICK

        IF YOU NEED PROOF FOR THE MERCURY IN THE FLU VACCINE – GO TO THE PROVIDER OF THE SHOT AND ASK TO SEE THE LITERATURE ENCLOSED WITHIN THE BOX….THERE IN YOU SHALL HAVE YOUR EVIDENCE YOU DESIRE…. SOME DRS WILL CHARGE EXTRA FOR A FLU VACCINE WITHOUT THE MERCURY BUT YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR IT.

      • Pete Wood

        Tobey you said a mouthful, You are right his honesty and guts alone is deserving enough. No one else has it! NO ONE!

        • Neanie

          That is right, Ron Paul has it all and has my vote. I’ve watched and listened to him for a few yrs now and he had the brains to get the job done. His intelligence outshines all of the others. I’m a democrat but this man makes so much sense that I’m putting my trust in him! Ron Paul 2012!!! Maybe he can get this country back on track and make it OUR country again.

          • Neanie

            *has

      • Henry
      • John Eagle

        Tobey,

        I’m not sure my reply to you got posted so I’m writing another…. Tobey, I admire your evidence based mindset in wanting objective data, studies, etc. to back the claims for mercury in vaccines. I am an old guy too (and supportive of Ron Paul), but really, this is old stuff. It’s like asking for evidence that radioactivity is associated with cancer because your acquaintances or the news say, “It ain’t so.” You have a good and inquiring mind for the truth. Go to alternative sources of information that you find have had strong predictive value of what is to come and honest evaluation of past events. NEVER EVER LISTEN TO T.V. NEWS. Good luck Tobey.

    • Dr Mark Maly

      This is BS Vaccines have saved us from many illnesses that used to be common. Now people who do not have kids vaccinated are putting the rest of us in danger.Why do 99.0 % of Drs. Vaccinate them selfs and their families? Are they stupid? Are they all part of a BIG Plot to dumb down America? THINK ABOUT IT. Merry CHRISTMAS !!! Dr. Mark Maly.

      • frank Smith

        How is it that a kid who refuses a vaccine puts you in danger, you got the vaccine so you will not get sick if in contact with this non-vaccinated kid.You got to be kidding me.That is an oxymoron.

        • Jean Luc Picard

          Yeah srsly

        • Jimmy Joe Bob

          Is this a serious question? Let me help ya here: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Why+vaccinate

        • mike

          It is worse for everybody because they get sick and then get treated, so the drugs we use to treat get less and less powerful while the bugs get stronger and stronger

      • Bruce R Porter Sr

        Doc, you need to do some research. T Brown above mentions some great sites. Seriously, you actually believe injecting monkey and pig tissues and mercury and other chemicals into humans is good?
        Dr Mercola…or Dr Douglas II or a host of others would be a good place to start. Tell you what, they will have to hold me down to inject me with anything, and I’m 65 and a combat wounded veteran.
        Most of us are brainwashed. I decided to rinse and dry…..uhoh, I discovered the establishment has been lying to me, just like they did when the sent me to Viet Nam.

      • John Eagle

        To Dr Mark Maly,

        Mark, You wrote, “Why do 99.0 % of Drs. Vaccinate them selfs and their families? Are they stupid?”
        …. I know you are being rhetorical… But these are actually great questions.
        Most highly educated professionals (like doctors) have family members that could tell you that these professionals have profound episodes of stupidity on certain subjects. So Mark, Good question! It opens up a whole new can of rhetorical worms!!!

    • Paul OBrien

      Ron Paul will support your right to refuse to be vaccinated. He is against state control. He doesn’t even agree with seat belts and bike helmets.

      • Mystikel

        He does agree with seatbelts. He doesn’t agree with mandatory seat belt laws

    • PeteH

      Actually you have that wrong – while, as a doctor, he may believe that immunization shots overall are a good thing, he *does not* believe that the ‘government’ has any business in *forcing* people to get the shots. Trying to “convince” someone to do something still leaves them the option of refusing – when you can’t register your child for school because they don’t have a particular shot (or set of shots) it then becomes the ‘state’ *forcing* you to have them.

      If as a doctor, he believes they are medically good, then it is his job to try to ‘convince’ you, but never to ‘force’ you (as in, at gunpoint, no other options allowed). He is all for freedom of choice, keeping the ‘state’ from forcing you to do anything.

    • logic

      ah, so your voting for bachman? she is batshit!

  • http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com/ Big Dan

    Ron Paul will never win, even if he wins:

    Computer Programmer testifies he was commissioned by house rep to write program to hack electronic voting machines and make “your guy” win 51%-49%

    • signalfire

      That whistleblower was suicided!!!!!

    • bbb

      I heard this guy interviewed on the Jeff Rense show years ago.

      I would be very surprised if they allow Paul to win. However, if there is even the slightest stench of something funny going on which causes Paul to lose.. I believe his supporters will create an uprising of such unprecedented proportion that the establishment will be forced to conduct a real investigate. There would be so much pressure on congress that they would have no choice but to conduct a investigation and it would have to be a real investigation.. Either that or possibly the establishment martial law.

  • Somon Tombe

    By appealing to tons of bullshit about the Constitution and other patriotic crap, Congressman Ron Paul is able to seduce his brute and ignorant constituency while doing nothing at all in Congress (a clever way to make easy money). He is just part of the establishment while behaving like a “genuine patriot.” Dr. Paul is also a mediocre version of one of Leo Strauss’ categories of society: the Gentlemen

    The gentlemen, are lovers of honour and glory. They are the most ingratiating towards the conventions of their society – that is, the illusions of the cave. They are true believers in God, honour, and moral imperatives. They are ready and willing to embark on acts of great courage and self-sacrifice at a moment’s notice.

    Besides that, Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue. In the end, Ron Paul is just another political scam designed to keep entertained these mules.

    • mike

      You are a shill for newt or some other bankster idiot. we all now ignore anything additional that your ignorant hands type.

    • Wilbym

      I’m going to avoid attacking the poster, even though it pains me to take you seriously with such a misguided take.

      I would make the argument that Paul has done more in Congress and politics than anyone is a long, long time. He’s managed, despite the armies of the death star and empires amassed against him, to educate and convince his opponents through the use of ideas instead of force; with brains instead of brawn. I admire that very much.

      He’s not at all jingoistic nor particularly religious, so you must be confusing him with, say, Michelle Bachmann. Support of the constitution is not patriotic; it’s the support of ideas, and rights, and liberty. How one can be against that so virulently is a mystery to me.

    • truth

      To use Neil Strauss’s book on how to pick up stupid women with tricks, wow, i thought i read it alll.. im down with this site.

    • ADPete

      I saw this comment over on infowars … BOT alert

      • mike

        yeah

    • bbb

      Ron Paul took a pay cut to become a congressman and Leo Strauss, a fascist was the polar opposite of Ron Paul.

    • Hako

      What a bunch of drivel. I can’t say I am surprised, I predict it will get even worse as Ron Paul gains more traction…and he will. The true enemies of freedom and the Constitution will reveal themselves in a panic to maintain the status quo. Obama and Newt are in it for “glory” because they are narcissists. Ron Paul is in it because he has principles, and believes that what the Founding Fathers put together has never been improved on. Only a person with principles would recognize that of course. His supporters are not stupid animals, and we are not manipulated. You are manipulated, by a corrupt system that is eroding our personal liberties and destroying our livelihood and security. You may even be a manipulator, again, a beneficiary of the status quo that sees no reason for things to change.

    • ken

      If you think we’re so stupid and easy to subdue, then come do it. Many of us know what’s going on, and we are waiting for when we have no choice but to stand together…anything before that is exactly what the “powerful people” want. They want an excuse to come down on us and justify their actions. We are not dumb…we are patient, and they will make the mistake of underestimating our resolve. Then, when they send in people like you who think we are idiots, we will show you why we are the world’s largest militia…an army of nearly 100 million legal, practiced gun owners is quite a force to be reckoned with. Good luck with that.

  • http://www.thepresidentialcandidates.us Obama 2012

    More accurately – Paul is the frontrunner in Iowa.

    We’ll have to see what happens if Paul wins in Iowa…

  • James

    Anyone who seriously thinks Ron Paul (who seriously opposes the expanding military-industrial-complex) will get elected and/or be able to do anything… is missing a set of screws; and some of his policies are breath-takingly… dumb. (no need to get into that).
    But he’s a sincere man with a lot of good ideas; and, as this article points out, he’s raising issues and making it respectable again to question: war, as our #1 export; bank bailouts, the FED; and the shredding of the constitution; so I say BRAVO to the man.
    Make ‘em squirm Dr. Paul.

    • PeteH

      Oh, I doubt he’ll get the nomination, then entrenched power elite won’t let that happen.

      That being said, while I don’t agree with some of his thinking, I do agree – I believe he sincerely believes in his ideas and is raising important issues. And, I also believe that *if* he was elected, he’d be in many ways what this country needs – a *one term* president who doesn’t do things “just to pander to his side and get reelected”, but rather does what *needs* to be done, regardless of the consequences to his reelection.

  • TEXAS TRUTH SEEKER

    THE FACT THAT RON PAUL IS LEADING IN THE POLLS, MAKES OUR DAY—–HE HAS A LOT TO OVERCOME. THIS BATTLE REMINDS ME OF A GREAT BATTLE THAT TOOK PLACE
    A LONG TIME AGO—-DAVID AND GOLIATH. THIS BATTLE IS GOING TO BE EVEY BIT AS INTERESTING. HE IS OUR DAVID, AND GOLIATH HAS BILLIONS ON HIS SIDE AND THEY WILL BE THROWN AGAINST HIM. THERE WILL BE MANY ARROWS AND DEATH THREATS.
    THE ESTABLISHMENTS, MADE UP OF THE REBUBLICRATS WHICH MAKE UP THE DC CRAPS
    WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER —–EVEN TRYING TO BUY HIM OFF. I TRULY BELIEVE, HE CAN’T BE BOUGHT. AND WHEN THEY SEE THAT HE CAN’T BE BOUGHT, WELL,
    THAT’S WHEN ALL HELL WILL PROBABLY BREAK LOOSE. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. BUT AS THE BATTLE OF DAVID AND GOLIATH WENT (WE ALL KNOW WHO WON THAT BATTLE) RIGHT AND TRUTH WILL WIN IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. IF NOT NOW, PERHAPS AT A LATTER TIME WHEN ENOUGH OF THE PEOPLE WAKE UP TO WHO IS DOING WHAT TO WHOM. IF 15 TRILLION IN DEBT AND CORRUPTION ON EVERY TURN, WON’T WAKE AMERICANS UP, NOTHING WILL.
    I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH A RON PAUL QUOTE:
    FREEDOM IS TRUTH—–TRUTH IS POWER.
    RON PAUL 2012

    • Paul

      CAPSLOCK KEY FOR 2012

      • LandLord

        I always skip the CAPSLOCK key comments. I wonder if everyone does?

        Go Ron Paul, he might not win, he might have a few pie in the sky plans, but he is consistent, and principled, and actually suggests doing something different. All the other candidates, Obama included, are almost exactly the same.

        Ron Paul, a new boss, different from the old boss.

  • Max Fenster

    Ron Paul, now that he’s leading, will now be vetted by the Press. His supporters will scream bias at every word, but Paul has many attributes that will turn off Republican voters.

    Paul’s only chance at Iowa is the short period of time left before the caucus. If people remain distracted by the holidays and don’t learn about Paul’s issues, he has a chance of winning.

    • t brown

      “Attributes that will turn off Republican voters”??? Such as?
      Fiscal responsibility?
      Vibrant trading with all nations rather than waging war with them?
      Personal freedoms?
      Having the government run by the law of the land, the Constitution?
      Smaller government?

      These “attributes”? As a “Republican voter” I certainly endorse these “attributes” !!
      Ron Paul 2012 !!!

  • Rocketman

    Why is Dr. Paul so popular? First, he’s consistant. The others tailor their message when they talk to different groups but not Paul. Second, Paul has always voted for small government and individual rights. None of the other have ever come close to his record. Third he walks the walk and talks the talk. I was watching Gingrich when Paul mentioned that he had been married to the same woman for 54 years. Gingrich swollowed hard and grimaced. Fourth, Paul has been warning the people about what is happening to the financial system for decades! Fifth, look at who his enemies are, the major news media, the big banks, and the union bosses. So whos side to you want to be on? Ron Pauls or the big banks?

  • James

    The Democrats are basically now Right-Wing by (80s/90s standards) and the Republicans are basically fascists. Some Libertarian wackiness from Ron Paul might do America good in the long term. Who knows – America is probably doomed.

  • http://miamiacupuncturetherapy.com Acupuncture A

    Go Ron Paul !

  • Dean Jensen

    The only thing you say that has any veracity, is about how much trouble that we are in, otherwise your theories are a bunch of crap.

  • T

    Go to mercola.com and search vaccines, tons of info to enligthen you!

  • http://www.rjmccabe.com Robert

    Ron Paul is a very smart dude. I only hope he has the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the Obama Political machine. This country need less federal government and it needs it fast. And we also need to get off the non-backed fiat currency and get back to the gold and silver backed bucks. The federal government needs to go back to basics only and that is to protect us in time of congressional declared war. Nothing else. Let the states, cities, and counties take care of everything else.

  • http://www.star-prototype-china.com Gordon Styles

    Fractional reserve banking is the biggest financial fraud in human history. The fact that private banks around the world can print money indefinitely with minimal supervision has led to boom-bust-boom-bust. The money belongs to the people; the people’s representatives – the Government – should be the only entity allowed to create money. But today in the USA the private banks and the FED (which the private banks own outright) – print all the money. The American Government has zero control over the money. FACT.

    Fractional reserve banking (FRB) and the FED must be abolished if the human race is to have stability. FRB and the FED are the root of all of the World’s ills today. War, famine, boom & bust, unemployment. What happens in the US influences the way other Governments act in respect of their banking methodology. So the Americans must act to save the rest of the Human Race from financial slavery.

    (The uneducated can start screaming now.)

    In China, the People’s Bank of China, the Central Bank, which is owned by the Government, controls the Money Supply so tightly that the PRC has experienced 32 years of unbroken 10% GDP growth; unemployment is extremely low; poverty is under 3% compared to the USA with 12%; 300 million people have risen to the ‘so-called’ Middle Classes in the last 15 years. This is all because the Banksters have very tight collars with very short leashes. In China the Banks are under the rigid control of the people’s representatives.

    If America and Europe can put aside its prejudices (capitalism vs communism BS) and learn this lesson from China, then they can enjoy the same kind of stable economic growth for decade after decade after decade.

    Allow the FED to continue its enslavement of the American People and we are all doomed.

    I am a British Engineer with a 90 person factory in China; am married to a Chinese; and have studied Chinese economics from the inside for the last 7 years.

    • frank Smith

      30 cents an hour on average a chinese factory worker makes.Get real with the middle class chinese bull crap.

      • Bruce R Porter Sr

        I dunno dude. Have you studied it or are you just doing the normal knee jerk reaction to anything outside of your comfort zone.
        I’m not supporting, however, the point he makes is valid in this sense. Our government is supposed to control the money supply, not a private bank.
        Now, if the government controls the money, at least allegedly they would do it for the people. The fed, being a private bank, has fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders, none of whom are US citizens….whoops, can’t say that, we aren’t allowed to KNOW who owns the fed. But, we do know it is not the US government.
        I would hope that would scare you. Kinda like having your credit and debit cards stolen, only you can’t do anything about it.

      • http://www.star-prototype-china.com Gordon Styles

        The average wage in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China is RMB 3,500 per month for an average of 47 hours work per week which is RMB 17.18 per hour or USD 2.71 per hour. That may not seem much, but on average the cost of living for regular person in Zhongshan is 1/6 of the USA, so that would be the equivalent of an American earning USD 16.26 per hour. People earning up to RMB 3,500 per month pay no income tax and there for that is net pay. So, the average gross annual pay of a Zhongshan person is USD 47,000 if multiplied by 6 to put it in line with the cost of living and add back the tax. I’d say that’s middle class.

        In the Pearl River Delta area, most 20 something factory workers in the Guangdong Province earn about USD 1.80 per hour (not 30 cents), which again would be the equivalent of 10.80 net per hour, or the equivalent of an American earning USD 32,000 per year gross when adjusted by cost of living. That’s the average factory worker in China’s earning power compared to an American.

        Most Chinese save more than 30% of their income each year, and that can only be possible if they have costs below their income.

        As I said, if you can get your BS prejudices out of the way, you might learn something useful to you.

  • http://www.washingtonsblog.com Erick Tippett

    I agree with most of his positions with the exception of the 1964 civil rights act public accomodation section issue (private property in 1864 included slaves as well!). Other than that I have no problem
    with his candidacy at all and he certainly outshines the warnuts, ‘republicrats’, homo-phobes, and
    other psuedo-patriots. But I wonder if even his presidency could do much about country on such
    a crash/collapse path all these years.

    EDT
    Chicago, Illinois

  • getreal

    I hope everyone who supports Ron Paul clearly understands that they MUST vote for Ron Paul on an absentee ballot (or other ballot that is physical paper, and remains physical paper throughout the count and recount process). When it comes time to elect Ron Paul, make ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN you avoid “fiat voting”, because the predators-that-be will simply reverse your vote to Obama. RonPaul2012… the last hope short of a shooting war.

  • Tim

    WTF is the x-axis?

  • http://johnbestjr.blogspot.com John Best

    The CDC site will confirm that vaccines, especially flu shots, do still contain mercury. The fact that you people are all stupid enough to vote for a Republican confirms your loss of brain cells. All Dems and Reps are enemies of the people. They’re the scumbags who screwed up our country.

    This IS the most pressing issue we face since it is dumbing down our children. None of them will be smart enough to vote against Dems and Reps. If we can’t vote them out of office, we’re all screwed.

  • http://johnbestjr.blogspot.com John Best

    Dr Mark Maly, Speaking as one who removes mercury from victims’ brains that was put there by idiot doctors., you have a lot to learn about medicine. You could use a few lessons in logic too. Red Herrings that don’t address mercury as the problem demonstrate your complete misunderstanding of the problem. Keep up the malpractice.

  • LandLord

    Oh, and to touch on vaccines, seems modern children in America are subjected to three times as many vaccines as Europeans or Americans my age.

    A med student friend once told me that every 14 years half what is known in medicine is surpassed or over turned given new medical knowledge. We haven’t systematically studied vaccines since, when Salk? Even now, new vaccines are not tested for efficacy, as it is considered “immoral” to deny vaccines to any group. The newer vaccines are only tested for safety.

    Everything in moderation.
    First do no harm.

    Does a newborn baby really need a hepB vac at birth? Hep B is contracted through contact with infected blood and bodily fluids, unless you plan to pimp out your baby, make a heroin addict of it, or feed it blood, I would just pass on HepB at birth. Why mess with the newborns, as yet probably unknown, biological transition from the womb to the world?

    I am not knocking all vaccines, but people who do not question the “wisdom” of medicine are doomed to suffer the consequences of a for profit industry that makes money off of your poor health.

  • Christopher

    Get that Dr. Paul into office, protect him and let him do his job or your country and its people will redefine just how vast and all encompassing a political tragedy can be.

  • Relative Mind

    There is a distinct difference between “Hope” and “Believe”. I truly hope that Ron Paul will be the US next President, but I do also believe that he might not die peacefully. This country is so sick to the core, because of the Neo Conservatives (the Donald Rumfelds, Paul Wolfowitzes, Dick Cheneys, just to mention a few die hards that have become too powerful and have to many secrets to hide), that I ‘believe’ the Nation might be in for another “Dallas” but ‘hope’ that Mr. Paul will have enough time to expose these “Enemies of the State” as such.
    Apart from all the conspiracy theories, these misfits are the cause of too many American military personnel and civilians, next to making the USA the most hated country in the world! And Americans by nature are peacefully, honest, kind, helpful and responsible people and these Neo Conservatives with their NAZI doctrine, looking for USA (read personal) dominance have ruined the good name of the USA.
    I do not intimately know what drives Ron Paul, but I truly ‘hope’ that he will get rid of the Federal Bank and bring that institute under the responsibility of the Treasury, at the same time order a mass investigation to the way the banksters have orchestrated the downfall of the economy and when found guilty, go after the people that allowed them to do that at the expense of the people, and confiscate their wealth as one could class these people as “Traitors” (Aren’t individuals opposing the interest of the people of the USA to be called and subsequently treated as “traitors” ?) It might be a good thing afteral that Quantanamo has not been closed yet, as that would be the best place for these people (earlier mentioned gang of politicians, the banksters and any other person that has been in bed with them or that has known about their crimes and did not do anything to stop them) to be incarcerated in.
    If Mr. Paul doesn’t win the Presidency, I fear for the future of the USA and the rest of the world, as no one in the USA would like its country to fight a global war where all countries might side against the USA, for that truly is what I believe, eventually might happen and I also believe that Mr. Paul’s fears are the same, as I have seen Mr. Paul previous attempts over the last 25 years, none of them being so well orchestrated, none of them showing him to be so driven, dedicated and inspired.
    As other people all seem to have their own list of skeletons in their closet, I fear that in Mr. Paul’s closets, mainstream journalism will only find nicely stacked underwear, shirts etc.
    You might have guessed that I am NOT an American citizen, but I have as much right to call myself one as that Jack Kennedy had when he was in Berlin, stating “Ich bin ein Berliner!”.
    I still think that the American constitution should be adhered to and not changed or raped as Mr. Cheany, Worfowitz, Rumsfeld and a few others have done and still keep doing it, making the countries most important paper like toiletpaper. This has to stop and Ron Paul might just be the person to restore order in this chaos.

    • Sovereign

      I wish more Americans knew what you know about our government. Americans are generally pretty stupid about the operation of their government. Those of us who try to open their eyes are ridiculed and called unAmerican, or even labeled terrorists. Americans have been lied to for so long by their government controlled media they cannot handle the truth.

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    Newt is a man of many convictions. They just have not caught up with him yet. And I resent your inferring Newt is inconsistent or fickle about his beliefs! Credit where credit is due. Newt’s fidelities and loyalties are to his lord. The image in the mirror. If you note any sense of brittleness in Newt, it is because to lose face is to lose all. And he has been suckered into believing the one in the mirror will never betray him.

  • http://www.mindmagic123.com Hypnosis Hypnotherapy Los Angeles

    As a non-partisan observer of the political scene, Dr Paul appears to be principled and sincere. How much he could actually accomplish if elected, is more doubtful. If he could even survive physically could come into question. The last group of those capable of real leadership, the Kennedy’s, Dr Martin Luther King, were actually assasinated. I could easily see that fate arriving for Dr Paul should he seriously try to implement some of his policy ideas.

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  • MyTwoCents

    While I don’t agree with Ron Paul on everything, he is the best of the Republican candidates. He is pro-life, pro-Constitution, against endless wars that squander our nation’s money, and for a sound monetary system rather than a paper-based fiat system like we have now. Kudos to you Mr. Paul, and Godspeed to you. I favor Ron Paul as the Republican candidate for President of the united states of America (POTUS). As for his age, this should not be a factor as he is healthy and Ronald Reagan was old when he was elected as POTUS.

    • PeteH

      As I’ve always said about the ‘pro-life’ thing, I’m generally ‘pro-life’ and I don’t believe it should be used as ‘birth control’, damn – get BC pills, condoms, etc – practice safe sex (not withstanding the potential incurable STD’s you can get).

      That being said, I always use the example of a guy who’s pregnant wife is in an accident, and in a coma – and the doctors give her a 10% chance of surviving with the child, and the child a 10% chance of surviving, but she has an 80% chance of her recovering if they abort the child. Should the government be involved in that? Honestly, I would *not* want to be the husband in that situation, having to make that decision – but I would have to say I would respect the guy’s decision (and feel sorry for him being in that situation) no matter what he chose. He I’m sure would live with the guilt/question of his choice the rest of his life. I’m against “black and white” rules over it as a whole.

  • Asus tech

    IF Ron Paul wins, they will assassinate him! Mark my words!!!

  • Newt Gingrich

    I never lie

  • http://unsealing-the-seven-seals.blogspot.com/ Michael Cecil

    (Oh, I see. Rather than publishing my comment, you choose to publish a prediction that Dr. Paul will be assassinated; for which, no doubt, you will DENY responsibility, should it happen.)

  • Mittens

    If my secret underwear does not win the Presidency for me in this world, I will still be President of my own planet after I die, which I will populate with my Celestial wife. I always win.

  • Dr. Wiseman

    Here is a link that talks about the dangers of vaccines:http://www.rense.com/general87/stupid.htm

  • Kenith

    Ladies and Gentlemen of blogosphere Washington:
    “It would be impossible, therefore, to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this–the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.”

    Who wrote this (around 1845)?
    Ron Paul recommends: The Law, a subtitle of Essays on Political Economy by Frédéric Bastiat
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15962
    Enlighten yourselves, and be blessed.

  • http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/ron-paul-is-now-the-republican-frontrunner.html disbaldguy

    So many of Ron’s policies make so much sense except deregulating all businesses and financial markets. Haven’t we seen the total failure and destruction this causes? While we are at it why don’t we deregulate bank robberies and liquor store hold ups??? No different than the thieves in business and Wall Street.. No higher moral principles involved either.

  • Ken Gillespie

    I’m no going to vote for a man this time around. I’m going to vote for an idea: The Constitution. (oops, I guess that means RON PAUL).

  • RichardSG

    Cool story, but Ron Paul will never get nominated, much less winning the presidency.

    AIPAC, the de facto kingmakers in American politics, will not allow him.

    You must be smoking a potent one if you still think your vote counts, the Right vs Left dichotomy is real and the American president is the most powerful man in the world.

    Listen to George Carlin, he knows what he’s talking about.

  • Nick

    Congressman and Dr. Ron Paul former MD has a consistent record of 30 plus years in politics of doing what he says he will do. This man has integrity, honesty, reliability, believes in what our Founding fathers believed in, the US CONSTITUTION/BORs, Freedom to make your own decisions on your children’s education and life… Keeping the military off our streets in the USA, but above all bringing our troops home… and fighting NO MORE WARS FOR Israel. Ron Paul 2012 !!!

  • Wayne

    The Zionist and central bankers will not let Ron Paul into the White House. They will kill him if necessary or inflict terrible tragedy upon his family. But go ahead and cast your votes.

  • Wayne

    By the way, gold and silver backed currencies are not a good idea. The current powers own most of the gold and this would just keep the power in their hands. Besides, the US government should directly issue the money for all debts private and public and only needs the backing of the American people.

    In the 1930’s Germany made a complete turn around from hyper inflation in just four years wihout a gold backed currency. Money was issued by the government and one mark equaled one hour of work. Yes Hitler (hiss) was an enemy of the central bankers too.

  • Brian

    “The Zionist and central bankers will not let Ron Paul into the White House. They will kill him if necessary or inflict terrible tragedy upon his family. But go ahead and cast your votes.”

    That will be the END OF POLITICAL CIVILITY AND beginning of Civil War II in America.

  • Smart Ass

    Tim Tebow 2012

  • Lynn

    Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble but Ron Paul is controlled opposition. Remember Ross Perot? Well, Ron Paul is another modern version of Perot. The elite always play both sides of the fence and they always give you an opposition leader to keep the partially awake sheeple corralled in a corner under the elites watchful eye. They also gave you the “Tea Party” and “Occupy Wall Street”, which is the left and right arm factions of the hegelian dialectic that they are playing on you. America is under divine judgment and will be completely destroyed, when the Beast is finished using her as their military and religious whore to conquer the world both physically and spiritually. Then they will set up they 10 rulers under the Antichrist and form their one world government. I don’t know when this will happen but judging by what’s happening currently in the world, I’d say it’s just around the corner. Try reading your Bible’s for a change and stop playing in the elite’s phony political charade which is merely a Punch and Judy show for the ignorant goyim. Rev Cpt. 18, Jeremiah Chpts. 50 and 51, and Isaiah Chpts 13 and 47 will do for starters if you want to see what is about to happen to the daughter of Babylon (America). And then try Luke 13:3 “I tell you no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Oh, and while your at, be sure and avoid organized religion (what calls itself “christianity”) because it is completely controlled by the same predators that control the government political puppets and education (mind control) system. They are literally the modern day Pharasaical order. Jesus Christ is the Truth (John 14:6), follow Him, not men. Men twist His words into their own creeds and doctrines (as well as spiritual destruction) The “jesus” that organized, denominated churchianity follows and the one that most of Amerika follows is the Antichrist in disguise. The Truth is not popular but it’s still the Truth.

  • guest

    I’m so proud that we have a U.S. candidate like Ron Paul in this day and age, who represents genuine hope in moving America toward what it should be. I’ll be even more proud to vote for Ron Paul in the 2012 election, if he gets on the main ballot. I’m also actually considering possibly changing my party affiliation to Repub (from Indep), so I can vote for Ron Paul in the primaries…

  • Goliath

    I love it! The Israeli/US media is in a BLIND PANIC. Negative Ron Paul smear articles are appearing everywhere. The more articles appear, the stronger Ron Paul gets. The lying, disgraced media still thinks they can control(brainwash) people.

  • http://www.themidas.org Themidas

    STOP SOPA VOTE RON PAUL 2012!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLQtg8u4TTw

 

 

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