Maven Commentary

During ABC Debate, Ron Paul was at his best

December 11th, 2011 2:23 am  |  by  |  Published in Big Government, Constitution, Debate, Maven Commentary, Ron Paul  |  8 Responses

I’ve watched Ron Paul over the course of several years, drinking in his comments and positions. At times I actually find myself bored with him because I already know what his answer will be. Of course this also demonstrates just how consistent Paul is. In the ABC GOP debate last night I’m not sure I saw him perform better. I don’t know if I would have said this a year ago, as I tend to be realistic about things, but he could win Iowa. He could win New Hampshire. Hell, he could even be the GOP nominee. I’ll discuss that more in a future article. For now, watch Ron Paul’s answer’s during the debate below and marvel at how he’s transformed himself into a more polished, calm, and charming candidate to go along with his life-long love of liberty.

The Crazy Ron Paul

September 16th, 2011 6:58 am  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Big Government, Constitution, Election, Foreign Policy, Individual Responsibility, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Politics, Ron Paul  |  25 Responses

It occurs to me (and many others) that if the GOP wants nothing more than to just beat Obama then Ron Paul is the most viable candidate in the Republican field. I’ll make a prediction. If any other candidate is the GOP nominee then Obama will be settling in to the Oval Office for “4 more years” in 2013. That is of course if the world doesn’t end in December of 2012… oops… did some “crazy Ron Paul supporter” juice just leak out of me by mistake? Maybe.

There are Republicans that will only vote Republican and stand behind the nominee no matter who it is.

There are Democrats that believe in unicorns, double rainbows, and “Yes we can!” that will vote for Obama no matter how much his actions suggest “Oh no we didn’t!”.

Then there are the the rest of us who will vote for the guy (Sorry Michele and Sarah but you gals don’t have a chance… how’s that feel coming from a Ron Paul supporter?) that actually agrees with us on approximately 80 to 100% of what we believe in.

If Ron Paul were the GOP nominee Obama would be forced to attack from the right on foreign policy, alienating those liberal voters who are ignorantly sympathetic to the drone-bombing fetishist, Nobel Peace Prize winner. Obama would be compelled to “let-me-be-clear” his way out of not being very clear on why there are still troops in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and maybe Syria and “Pock-ih-stohn”.

Now where would those voters turn after being stabbed in the back by their warmonger-in-chief? That’s right, the only other candidate in the race with years of truth and integrity spilling out of him: Ron Paul.

Nearly every question Paul received during the debate last week on MSNBC was obviously aimed at scaring people who have become dependent on the federal government. Even the CNN “Tea Party” debate earlier this week had some of this as well. Don’t fall for their magic markers. Paint your own picture of who Ron Paul is and what he believes (this video is a great start).

Newsflash: Hey MSNBC viewers, everything you despise about FOX News is exactly what MSNBC does except the paint dries blue, not red.

You have to take the crazy out of yourself before you will notice that Ron Paul is just not crazy. He is the candidate with the most common sense. I’m sure that one of Paul’s trusted advisers said to him prior to the debate, “Ron, if you look at the rest of the candidates on that stage, and you can’t find the sane one, then YOU are the sane one.”

It is said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. We keep electing the same clowns over and over again and expect different results. But here is Ron Paul, once again, offering America new solutions to ancient problems.

He’s the only one that can truly beat Obama. Do you want four more years of recession, desperation, broken promises, and apologies? Vote Perry, Romney, Bachmann, Santorum, Gingrich, Huntsman, or Obama.

But if you want four years of prosperity, integrity, honesty, liberty, and peace. Vote Paul. He’s just the kind of crazy America needs.

 

 

Ron Paul… must see, must spread video

September 16th, 2011 12:07 am  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Election, Maven Commentary, Ron Paul  |  19 Responses

This is one of the best straight-forward videos about Ron Paul that I’ve seen from either the 2008 campaign or this one so far. Excellent video to share with people that are still a bit unsure or confused about what Ron Paul is all about.

Ron Paul Birthday Money Bomb brings in over $1.5 million

August 21st, 2011 12:34 am  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Election, Fund Raising, gold, Maven Commentary, Ron Paul  |  6 Responses

I wish I received a birthday card containing over $1.5 million. In about 24 hours, Ron Paul’s Birthday “money bomb” has reeled in just that. While I’d probably spend the money on silver or gold, Ron Paul is going to spend the money on spreading the liberty message via his 2012 presidential campaign. And the way Ron Paul spends money that 1.5 million will go a long way.

Media Guide to Attacking Ron Paul 2012 Edition

August 18th, 2011 12:08 am  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Commentary, Election, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Media, Ron Paul  |  26 Responses

Back in December of 2007 Liberty Maven discovered a letter written by The main Stream Media Czar to all media outlets outlining the tactics to use in order to ensure Ron Paul did not come close to winning the GOP nomination in 2008. Feel free to read that ancient document, if you like.

Now the same tactics appear to be in use today. The only difference is that the effort to ignore Ron Paul is much more blatant this time around. By now you’ve probably seen this segment by Jon Stewart. It pretty much sums up the bias against Ron Paul quite well.

Jack Cafferty used his own time on CNN recently on the same topic.

It would have been much more difficult for them to ignore Paul if he had won Iowa outright. So the same problem from 2008 is front and center for 2012.

How do we Ron Paul supporters combat this kind of treatment? The Jon Stewart segment above has nearly 700,000 views. That’s a good start.

 

Ron Paul influence in 2012 worries John McCain

June 19th, 2011 4:10 pm  |  by  |  Published in Big Government, Blowback, Constitution, Election, Foreign Policy, Maven Commentary, Ron Paul  |  59 Responses

As if we needed further proof that it didn’t really matter if you voted for McCain or Obama in 2008. McCain appeared this morning  on “This Week” and vocalized his displeasure at the growing “isolationism” (his word, not mine) being expressed by the 2012 GOP candidates. Of course it was McCain, who during a debate in 2007, accused Ron Paul’s “isolotianism” of being the kind of policy that brought about WWII and the rise of Hitler. Here’s a video of that exchange:

This morning McCain sounded a similar tune when talking about Obama’s recent support of actions in Libya.

“There’s always been an isolation strain in the Republican party, that Pat Buchanan (a former Republican presidential contender) wing of our party. But now it seems to have moved more center stage, so to speak,” he said.

There is no question that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, made the right choice in lending US military support to the NATO mission in Libya, McCain told ABC television’s “This Week” program.

“If we had not intervened, Kadhafi was at the gates of Benghazi. He said he was going to go house to house to kill everybody. That’s a city of 700,000 people. What would be saying now if we had allowed for that to happen?

“That’s not the Republican party of the 20th century and now the 21st century,” McCain said.

McCain is a neo-con Republican dinosaur with a jingoist broken record roar of, “America F&%K YEAH!” It is as tired as it is desperate. He also, along with much of the media, needs to learn the proper definition of isolationism. For more see this excellent video on isolationism from Jack Hunter.

It is a testament to Ron Paul that his message of non-interventionism is now being echoed, in various forms, by his 2012 GOP opponents. However, let’s not kid ourselves, not a single candidate in the field other than Ron Paul can be trusted to put action behind the words.

In 2008 I wrote that I didn’t think America was ready for Ron Paul. Here in 2011-2012, America just might be ready. Even if Dino-McCain isn’t.


The Ron Paul Oasis: Smell the Liberty!

June 4th, 2011 10:24 pm  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Constitution, Election, Free Market, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Ron Paul  |  7 Responses

Ron Paul is an oasis in a dry-mouthed desert of 2012 choices for president. No one can question his integrity or his principles without looking like a fool. Indeed anyone who tries ends up revealing more about themselves than Dr. Paul. What is it going to take for enough people to truly wake up and smell the liberty?

Between now and the primary season we need enough Republicans to have a eureka moment if they aren’t already on-board the Ron Paul liberty train. Enough Republicans need to vote for the only candidate who realizes that the Constitution is not just a banner to wave above your head during debates and media appearances. Ron Paul knows the Constitution has depth. He knows that it is meant to protect human liberty.

His effort is and always has been a tall task. He is ostracized by the “America F$%K YEAH!” neo-cons on foreign policy. He is ostracized by the “emo” liberals for championing the free market.

It is up to us supporters of liberty to do every single damn thing in our power to help Ron Paul make the ostracism irrelevant. It’s up to us to help Ron Paul win. If Ron Paul wins liberty wins. If Ron Paul wins the Constitution wins. If Ron Paul wins the individual wins. Yes, that means you win.

In 2012 the GOP primary campaign season is money bomb season with several money bombs for Ron Paul scheduled throughout the 2011-2012 time frame. The next one just happens to begin tonight at midnight. The June 5th money bomb also will include an all day radio show.

Please support the money bombs and give some of your earned treasure to support liberty through the candidacy of Ron Paul. Think of it as a down payment for all the taxes you’ll save once he wins.

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Rand Paul, Fearless Superstar of Liberty

May 27th, 2011 11:58 pm  |  by  |  Published in Big Government, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Debt, Election, government spending, Gun Control, Liberty, Maven Commentary, patriot act, Rand Paul  |  9 Responses

Rand Paul, not even 1 year in the U.S. Senate, is already creating a legacy for himself. And if you believe in the Constitution and the human liberty it protects then it looks good, very good. Paul has been steadfast and fearless when it comes to remaining true to his campaign promises. This is an anomaly in the float-with-the-current like a rotten log cesspool that is Washington DC circa 2011.

Paul has pushed for balancing the budget aggressively, stood up for consumer choice, and all the while doing everything in his power to cut government spending. Now, he’s revealing his diamond-tough huevos by going up against the whimsical idiot-savants of hypocrisy in his own party and the truth-bending emotionally-charged demagogues on the other side. His only allegiances are his promises and the U.S. Constitution. If enough of his peers in DC started doing the same our Founding Fathers might stop rolling over and over in their graves to salute the flag once again.

Listen here to Rand Paul discussing recent renewal vote on The PATRIOT Act with everyone’s favorite Neo-Conservative whipping boy, Sean Hannity (from Hannity’s radio show). Near the end Rand Paul reveals who he may vote for in the upcoming POTUS 2012 election and touches on his own potential aspirations for that same office.

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American Nightmares: bin Laden 2.0

May 11th, 2011 12:02 am  |  by  |  Published in Blowback, Constitution, Foreign Policy, History, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Neo-con, Philosophy, Politics, terrorism, War  |  Comments Off

A few years ago I spent the 3 hours necessary to watch a BBC documentary/mini-series  called “The Power of Nightmares”. I found it fascinating as it explored the symbiotic relationship between American neo-conservatives and terrorist groups like al-Qaeda. You can watch the entire series online at archive.org. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in this topic.

In it we learn that neo-conservatives philosophy is based on Machiavellianism. It’s the elitist mentality that neo-cons know what is good for all citizens and can morally (in their eyes) use all means necessary to reach that perceived good. We also learn that the roots of neo-conservatism come from the left.

Now that Usama bin Laden nightmare is dead the neo-conservatives need a new nightmare to justify the continued global war on terror. At first they tried to spread general fear about a retaliatory strike. This is a real and genuine fear; however, it isn’t quite enough for them. They need a face of terror–a single person. Initial indications are this new face of terror will be Usama’s 20 year old son Hamza. He already has a nickname, “The Crown Prince of Terror” as evidenced in this recent article from The Telegraph:

Hamza, thought to be the youngest of the Saudi-born warlord’s sons, has been described as the “crown prince of terror”. He featured on an extremist website to mark the third anniversary of the July 7 London bombings in which 52 people died. He read a poem called for “destruction” of America, Britain, France and Denmark.

Intelligence agencies believe he was being groomed as a possible future leader of al-Qaeda.

He was implicated in the assassination of moderate Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

Well, it didn’t take them very long did it? Hopefully it won’t take 10 years, billions of dollars, and countless lives, to find bin Laden 2.0. No doubt we will begin hearing about how the son is even more evil than the parent was.

In any case, I long for the day when our troops can come home from all over the world and we can expend our resources on true defense and better intelligence-gathering rather than the expensive nation-sitting we do now.

05/05/2011 Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, others in GOP Debate – Full Video

May 6th, 2011 12:29 am  |  by  |  Published in Big Government, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Debate, Drugs, Economics, Election, Foreign Policy, FOX news, Free Market, Gary Johnson, government spending, Maven Commentary, Ron Paul, states rights, terrorism, torture, War  |  18 Responses

Ron Paul is on fire. That is my opinion of his performance in this first GOP debate. Of course, I’m biased. Feel free to make your own judgement after watching the entire debate below. There were a few stellar moments from Ron Paul, including his answer when asked about legalizing drugs, and his answer about being the “Founding Father” of the Tea Party movement regarding Michele Bachmann.

I don’t agree with a lot of what Herman Cain says, but I have to admit he has charisma that will give him a lot of support. Expect the other candidates to start attacking him if his poll numbers go up. I think they will.

Gary Johnson did very well with a few odd moments. If I’m looking at him through social-con or neo-con eyes voting for him would likely be impossible. He did come off as a very honest “make the hard choices” candidate. Sort of like Cain without the charisma.

Pawlenty seems to be channeling John McCain a bit too much and Santorum just comes off as angry. Both seem to be going after the George W. Bush voting block; however small that is these days.

Enjoy the entire debate below.