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Ron Paul 2012! A Perfect Example of a Ron Paul Supporter. All Mouth, No Brains.

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It is said that Ron Paul has an overwhelming amount of support in the American electorate. This is a claim mainly made by Ron Paul supporters. Still it is true that the Texas Congressman, a career politician with almost two dozen years in Congress, does have a relatively substantial voting bloc of his own. Yet this voting bloc still only amounts to a total of anywhere from 8 to 14 percent in any given statewide primary or caucus. And in this, his third run for President, continues to produce this small but consistent base vote.

One could say that this loyal following is inspired by Ron Paul’s admirably undeniable and extremely justified respect for the United States Constitution. At least one would be inclined to think so. But if you were to take a look at Ron Paul’s most ardent fans, you will see that it is hardly his respect for the Constitution that is responsible for his often rowdy and boisterous base.

This following video sets the foundation for what I believe is really responsible for Congressman Paul’s loyal following.

As exemplified by the young man seen in the video above, most of Ron Paul’s supporters are men between the ages of 18 and 30. Let me be clear. Not all of his support comes from this demographic, just most of it. While Paul certainly has support from women and people older than 30, the majority of his base are men below that age. And his support among both men and women progressively declines from the age of 27 and up. In other words, most of Ron Paul’s support comes from the very kids that you see on MTV during Spring Breaks specials at Senor Frogs in Cancun, or surrounding a stage on Miami Beach while drinking beer through funnels and flailing their bootie hands about to Fifty Cent’s latest rap about those he deems as bitches and hos. As portrayed by the very civic-minded young man in the video above, this is what accounts for a significant portion of Ron Paul’s support.

The problem is that much like the irresponsible fool in the video, many of the minds in this young demographic are not as inspired by Ron Paul’s respect for the Constitution as they are for the excuses they come with up based upon Ron Paul’s interpretations of the Constitution.

Paul’s mousey toned, but impassioned description of the Constitution helps the typical young rebel who feels invincible and naïvely believes they are of superior intellect, to make excuses for irresponsible behavior. While it is not Ron Paul’s intention to provide the youth of America with an excuse for having a reckless disregard for such things as the law, that is nevertheless what many impressionable youngsters and imature college kids do with Paul’s message. While Ron Paul’s message about freedom and liberty has a certain basic truth about it, the extent towhich he exagerates some of those truths, provides the counter-cultural, anti-authority, impulses of the youngest generations with what they try to make a courageous stand for freedom and a reason to defy authority. What they do with Ron Paul’s message is say “Yeah, that’s right. Government has no right to tell me what to do”. And while Ron Paul does not necessarily mean that government has no control and no authority ata ll, his total lack of willingness to acknowledge many of the proper responsibilities for government, allows for an almost anarchist-like interpretation of his message by those who wish to legitimize their own unfettered conduct.

It is the excuse for defying authority that the youngest generation creates from Ron Paul’s message, which accounts for their support of Ron Paul. The largest demographic supporting Ron Paul likes the idea of freedom but they do not quite grasp the fact that with freedom also comes great responsibility and personal control. And so like the punk kid in the video, they do not respectfully regard the Constitution for the freedom it defends, they instead use it as an excuse for avoiding the personal responsibility that comes with freedom.

This is not to say that Ron Paul intends for such an interpretation and I am not saying that older and more rational and people do not support Ron Paul for his sincere views. There are a few that do. And lately many more are offering support of him as a sign of protest against politics-as-usual. But there is no denying that the majority of Ron Paul’s most vocal supporters, the ones that are always screaming out and calling others dictators or war criminals, are the ones who want to legitimize their own lack of self-control. Can you just imagine if Mr. Constitution in the video above had the ability to legally acquire heroin as Ron Paul would allow? God help us.

I am sure that the Ron Pauliacs will now drink the kool aid and come after me for the conclusion that zi draw from the facts. I will be called a neo-con, a jackbooted thug and much more. I expect nothing less from the Paulbots. But unlike them, I have a perfect exampe supporting my charge. It’s that damn fool in the video who is trying to suggest that the Policie should just assume he was innocent even though he was four times the legal level for intoxication.

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Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2012 Presidential Straw Poll

Bookmark and Share   As the political atmosphere turns its turbulent winds of unrest against the Administration of President Obama, anger and dissatisfaction within the American electorate has forced them to focus and rally for a change from the change that Barack Obama’s promised false hope produced. As a result, the annual Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Washington, D.C. saw its largest gathering ever.

Amid countless speeches from the likes of Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, J.C. Watts and rising star Marco Rubio to Mike Pence, Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, countless rally cries for change are echoing from throughout the ballrooms of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and into the political world.

Along with insightful and inspiring, pep-like speeches to motivate the conservative forces, there are countless workshops and organizational training classes that are aimed at allowing dedicated activists to focus their energies on the development of increasing effective grass development and activism.

Among one of the highlights of the annual conference is the CPAC Presidential Straw Poll. The results of the straw are a clear signal of whom the base of the Republican is most energized by and a hint of who has the base’s momentum as we move closer and closer to the presidential election.

For the last three years, former Governor Mitt Romney has taken that honor. Last year he won the CPAC just a day after he withdrew from the Republican presidential nomination contest that ultimately went to Senator John McCain.

This year the CPAC ballot consisted of eleven names Mitt Romney, Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, former Alaska Governor and GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, South Dakota Senator John Thune, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Texas Congressman and perennial presidential candidate Ron Paul, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. A twelfth option was offered on the ballot in the reform of a space for voters to write-in any other preference that they may have.

Just moments ago, in what can only be seen as a surprie upset, the results of the straw poll were released and this is how it turned out:

  1. Ron Paul                     31%
  2. Mitt Romney            22%
  3. Sarah Palin                  7%
  4. Tim Pawlenty             6%
  5. Mike Pence                  5%

Of the 10.000 people in attendance, only 2,400 cast a straw ballot and from the looks of things, the ever dilligent Ron Paul had his very loyal, vocal militant supporters passing out as many ballots as possible.  

So although Congressman Paul can claim this victory, most people, including those in attendance at the CPAC conference, will tell you that no one expects Ron Paul to be the nominee of any major party in 2012. 

Two good signs from this poll though are that even without a corrdinated push for a ballot position thi year, Mitt Romney remains to be a favorite.   The other optimistic sign is Mike Pence’s 5th place showing. 

As a relatively unknown Indiana Congressman, Mike Pence has made quite a name for himself, especially in the area of fiscal conservatism.  Apparently that is beginning to catch the eye of many.

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NEW MEXICO GOV BILL RICHARDSON WITHDRAWS FROM OBAMA CABINET

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GRAND JURY INVESTIGATES NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON AND ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Amid a grand jury investigation into whether he exchanged government contracts for contributions to his failed presidential bid last year, former Clinton cabinet member and incumbent New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdrew his nomination for Commerce Secretary in the quickly arranged potential presidential cabinet of President-Elect Barack Obama.

This development helps to maintain the string of Democrat corruption scandals that began with the resignation of New York Democrat Governor Elliot Spitzer early in 2008 and the Senate seat selling scandal of Illinois Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich at the end of 20o8.

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JOHN 'Women Are My Vice" EDWARDS

The year was not a good one for politicians.  Along with Democrat gubernatorial problems, the Democrat field of Presidential candidates saw its own share of trouble.  Although Joe Biden’s short lived run for the democrat presidential nomination did not see him involved in another plaguerism scandal, the party’s former Vice Presidential nominee was caught with his pants down. 

John Edwards was found to have been having an affair with a hired consultant that his presidential campaign committee paid tens of thousands of dollars to.  All of which occurred while Edwards’  wife began a life threating battle with cancer and continue to stand by her husbands side on the campaign trail.

This latest development just reinforces doubts about politicians and it also creates some doubt about the incoming Obama administration.

Many Obama supporters criticized Senator John McCain and said that picking Sarah Palin was bad judgment and that his campaign did not properly vet her.

That criticism begs to question the judgement and vetting process of the Obama administration.

Did they not look into Governor Richardson before selecting him to be Commerce Secretary?

Maybe they did.  Maybe they felt that anyone who could utilize government for personal profit as well as Richardson may have, would be perfect for a position such as commerce.

Yes siree, change is on the way.  What kind of change we have yet to see.

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