August 17, 2011

Jon Stewart Sums Up Why Ron Paul Supporters Should Move Through the MSM (That Includes You Fox) with a Flamethrower

Years ago I had some first hand, online experience with the legions of passionate Ron Paul supporters. Yes, they are irritating. Yes, they are relentless. But, yes, they've got a point. Stewart makes it for them in this clip.

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Posted by Vanderleun at August 17, 2011 1:19 PM
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Trying to ignore Ron Paul's message will only make it stronger. Mass media beware

Posted by: gineen at August 17, 2011 1:39 PM

Good Lord, Gerard, you've said the name, and now his minions have been summoned...

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at August 17, 2011 3:10 PM


Posted by: vanderleun at August 17, 2011 4:45 PM

Moving through the MSM with a flamethrower is a good start. So much breath is wasted on politicians. They'd be nothing without their MSM puppeteers.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at August 17, 2011 5:28 PM

and now his minions have been summoned...

How does one separate a minion from a guy who is fed up with a pack of look-alike politicians?

Perry-is-Obama-is-Bush-is-Romney - dude, they're all alike: only the cant changes.

Posted by: Brian Dunbar at August 17, 2011 5:36 PM

Paul is nothing more than a leftist who hates taxes.

Posted by: gedaliya at August 17, 2011 6:15 PM

Uh, no, Gerard, I will not participate in nor will I support a man who so cavalierly casts aside the right of Jewish people to own and defend their homeland.

Ron Paul's record is clear with his accepting donations from Don Black, the guru of Stormfront, the internet central of white supremacists.

Ron Paul is a fraud and always will be.

Posted by: Kimmon Johnson at August 17, 2011 8:59 PM

So the guy who has yet to meet a military defense operation he likes, is having trouble getting attention. I'm failing to see what the problem is. Defense is one of the few things government is doing that it's supposed to be doing, according to the Constitution...that document Dr. Paul is supposed to be taking a lead in defending...

Is it necessary to construct a list of things government is doing that the Constitution doesn't authorize it to be doing? I'd love to see a serious candidate say "Elect me and ObamaCare is history" or "Elect me and I'll start phasing out Medicare" or "Elect me and Sarbannes-Oxley is gone." Not happening. But you don't see me whining about it like a Ron Paul supporter...

Bitching maybe. But not whining.

Posted by: Morgan K Freeberg at August 18, 2011 1:26 AM

If you want to stump a Ron Paul supporter ask them to name a conspiracy they don't believe, besides Saddam had WMds. Paulians share the psychology of the overnight radio conspiracy kooks. Even when you show them proof that the stories Alex Jones are telling them are made up by Alex Jones, they still believe. Paulians are the John Birch Society. Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller plus flouridated water and "fiat money" explain everything. If you don't understand how, don't let them know unless you have a spare 8 hours to hear the explanation.

Paulians universally don't know there were booms and busts before the Fed was created and when we used gold for money. They universally ignore the crushing economic contraction that will be caused when gold miners control the value of money or the Weimar-era inflation caused by Congress dictating how much paper money to print after the Fed is kaput.

Paul is the crazy uncle.

Posted by: Scott M at August 18, 2011 2:48 AM

My trust in Ron Paul is as far as I can spit, and this is giving him too much leeway.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston, Texas at August 18, 2011 5:08 AM

I have no use for Jon Stewart.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 18, 2011 5:33 AM

With liberal Republicans still bothering everyone even after Reagan, Buckley went all out against liberal Republican Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. When Democrat Joe Lieberman challenged Weicker for the Senate in 1988, National Review ran an article subtly titled: "Does Lowell Weicker Make You Sick?"

Buckley started a political action committee to support Lieberman, explaining, "We want to pass the word that it's OK to vote for the other guy or stay at home." The good thing about Lieberman, Buckley said, was that he "doesn't have the tendency of appalling you every time he opens his mouth." Ann Coulter

Ron Paul appalls.

Posted by: notquiteunBuckley at August 18, 2011 7:48 AM

Crucial truths are well hidden inside bizarre entities. That was as true of the Birchers as it is of the Paultards. I can't blame the Left for that one.

Posted by: james wilson at August 18, 2011 8:53 AM

Paul is a non-issue for 2012 except as a third party candidate - and we should be wondering if that is not the very reason Jon Stewart is promoting him. I don't trust Jon Stewart.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 18, 2011 9:42 AM

Fine and dandy with all this, but there still isn't a candidate on the hustings to run against Obama.
Romney is a RINO, Perry is a mouth. Bachman doesn't have any more experience than the WON.
Santorum lost his senate race; he's not going to come back from that.
Cain has plenty of business experience, no political experience. I like the guy but chum in the shark pool.

The candidates need to be along the lines of Ryan, Christie or Bolton. Ryan needs a couple of more terms and he's ready, 2016 is good. Christie won't run now, 2016 for him too. Bolton is power, lots of foreign and DC insider knowledge without being a Beltway Whore.
They're others, name them.

Posted by: Peccable at August 18, 2011 10:08 AM

The Ron Paul supporters should be more grateful the mainstream press isn't giving him any attention. Can you imagine what they'd say if one of the real declared candidates (or some of the people who aren't even running, like Sarah Palin) had said anything like this?

Interesting quote:

'“Why can’t we work with the government?” asked Paul.'

Oh, so now he's finally found a government he can work with.

The more I think about it, the more I am convinced the correct term for Ron Paul's political philosophy is "Poison Pill Libertarianism."

Posted by: Phil at August 18, 2011 11:06 AM

Of course Jon Stewart thinks everyone should listen to Ron Paul. Jon Stewart wants to see barack obama re-elected.

Ron Paul is the leftist's dream come true.

Posted by: teresa at August 18, 2011 2:56 PM

RP is NOT "Tea Party Patient Zero" - he had nothing to do with that movement. Paul had his groupies, in his own movement, prior to the Tea Party emergence after Santelli yelled about TARP in 2008 on CNN during the Bush Admin.

Rewriting history is so boringly socialist.

Posted by: urthshu at August 18, 2011 5:09 PM

but there still isn't a candidate on the hustings to run against Obama.

Gary Johnson. Got the political and business experience, he speaks well.

Jon Stewart wants to see barack obama re-elected.

The reasons why a majority of us elected Obama have not changed: he's a good looking enough guy, he speeches well, he's a blank slate for a voter's desires.

If the GOP sends Romney or Perry or Bachman to the nomination, they're going to do a John McCain.

Ron Paul or Gary Johnson are the only chance the Republicans have, I'm sorry to say.

Posted by: Brian Dunbar at August 18, 2011 5:34 PM

Ron Paul can't even convince Republicans of anything. RP is going to fix DC by being rejected by Republicans and overpowering the Dems? RP is a RINO. His foreign policy is that of George McGovern. What is the fundamental difference between RP's view of American military and the Left's view of US military?

RP is a Republican for the same reason Mayor Bloomberg is a Republican, to short-circuit stronger competition. RP is a viable candidate to the extent you have departed from reality. He's more like Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader.

Posted by: Scott M at August 19, 2011 3:08 AM

Ron Paul thinks like this man:

Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. Chamberlain is best known for his appeasement foreign policy, and in particular for his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938, conceding the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany. When Adolf Hitler continued his aggression by invading Poland, Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, and Chamberlain led Britain through the first eight months of the Second World War.(wikipedia)

No thanks. I understand wanting to go this route but WW2 taught us something...I hope.

Posted by: JD at August 20, 2011 4:40 PM

Stewart can go torch himself.

Posted by: guinsPen at August 21, 2011 7:36 AM