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    Here's one that is going to backfire badly

    Israeli Lobby launch new Super PAC effort to bring down Ron Paul

    Patrick Henningsen

    Infowars.com
    January 20, 2012

    For decades, lobbies and special interests have ruled Capitol Hill, with PACs effectively steering the outcome of every major political campaign by injecting money and buying influence. Now we find out that Texas Congressman and GOP candidate Ron Paul has been targeted by a new breed of PAC, this time with foreign backing.

    In recent years, activists and advocates have won back some ground in terms of placing limits and disclosure on campaign donations from individuals, businesses and have attempted to rein in some of the financial influence of political action committees (PACs). Just when one dragon was slayed, another, more menacing one was born. Enter the world of the Super PAC.

    As 501c organizations, these new Super PACs take advantage of recent election funding rulings which allow corporations, unions and wealthy individuals to operate totally independently – and spend as much as they wish on election campaign media packages. Super PACs can also hold fundraisers to solicit money from donors – with no limits. The rise of the Super PAC has meant a complete runaround of any campaign ethics, or campaign finance regulation.

    Where the game was often played according to how much special interests could buy a candidate, the game has now shifted into darker areas, namely, how special interests can take down, and eliminate a candidate during the early part of an election cycle. South Carolina residents are currently being slammed with a record number of Super PAC-funded TV adverts, some of which are negative in nature. More shocking is the fact that all these Super PAC ads are being paid for by just a handful of wealthy donors and establishment syndicates.

    According to a recent article in the Washington Post this week, David Donnelly, National Campaigns Director for the Public Campaign Action Fund revealed, “There are probably fewer than 100 people who are fueling 90 percent of this outside money right now.” The report also adds:
    In total, these new and unrestrained political action committees spent more than $15 million supporting GOP candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire and are now outspending the official campaigns in South Carolina by 2 to 1, according to advertising and expenditure data.
    Out of this small handful of mega-rich donors, the Israeli lobby is represented heavily. The Washington Post adds here:
    And casino magnate Sheldon Adelson recently dashed off a $5 million check to a group backing former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), marking what may be the largest single political contribution in U.S. history. Adelson is well known for supporting hard-line policies favoring Israel while also advocating measures that would benefit the gambling industry.
    This level of allowable interference in US campaigns has seen Super PACs propping up certain alternate horses in the political race, in order to take votes away from the any serious rival to Establishment’s front-runner of choice. Based on election results and major polling, Mitt Romney’s only serious rival coming out of New Hampshire would be Ron Paul, yet, large sums of money are still flowing elsewhere in the field. Why?

    In terms of the remaining GOP field, one could not find a more unappealing and unpopular candidate to commit millions in PAC funds for the duration of the primaries than Rick Santorum. Similarly, a complete non-runner and failure in all polling, John Huntsman, managed to bag a cool $2.5 million late in the game from the Super PAC, ‘Our Destiny’, which floated his campaign through Iowa and New Hampshire. Both men have secured some heavy backing, but skeptics should really be asking after these primaries have concluded, how a candidate with no real national support base could continue through the primaries – at such a great expense.

    Likewise, the career of Newt Gingrich has long since peaked, with many mainstream political pundits even categorizing him as ‘unelectable’, but his recent record-breaking PAC donation from the Israeli lobby establishment figure Sheldon Adelson now begins to make sense. Note that Adelson is also an active financial supporter and media arm for Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career in Israel.

    Ron Paul is the only GOP candidate who is not overtly ‘pro-Israel’ in the popular neoconservative sense. On January 13, in the run-up to the pivotal South Carolina GOP primary, the Emergency Committee for Israel, run by neoconservative thinker William Kristol, released an ad in which its Director Gary Bauer makes a plea to voters – not endorsing any candidate, rather, telling conservatives that they must reject Congressman Ron Paul as their GOP candidate, deriding his foreign policy views with respect to America’s ‘special relationship’ with Israel, and fighting the War on Terror – concluding that, “We can do better than Ron Paul”. See their advert here:



    With such an over-arching umbrella of influence determining its outcome, one can only conclude that the American democratic system of elections has been manipulated and twisted to such a degree by powerful special interests, that major elections in the US cannot be classed as either free or fair. Rather they have warped into cynical, stage-managed events, engineered by the few in order to achieve a particular outcome.

    What does this say about the state of America in 2012? To this point, Donnelly sums it up: “When you think about the amazing impact that this small number of people have on deciding the election, on the information that people will have on who to vote for, it’s mind-boggling.”

    Surely, the American people cannot be a winner in this current climate of campaign high finance and open corruption. Much worse however, in this current set-up the true winner of a genuine democratic race – can never be known.

    Many will be understandably outraged to know how this game is being played behind the scenes. If there was ever a time for election reform, it is 2012.

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    Debate Audience Protests CNN Attempts To Exclude Ron Paul


    Crowd boos and jeers, demands Paul be allowed to answer

    Steve Watson
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    January 20, 2012

    A remarkable scene unfolded during last night’s CNN hosted South Carolina debate when not once but twice, the audience had to intervene to ensure that Ron Paul be included in questions, as host John King attempted to skip over the Congressman following answers from the other three candidates.

    Even more remarkable was the fact that both times the questions were related to medical issues and Ron Paul is the only qualified doctor among all the candidates.

    Between the sideshow of Newt Gingrich’s infidelity and yet more mudslinging and circus like back and forths between Romney, Gingrich and Santorum, Ron Paul did his best to speak on real issues such as cutting foreign military spending, protecting the borders and the need to reform the government-run health care system.

    However, when it came to two key questions it was left to the audience to remind the CNN anchors that Ron Paul was up on the stage and that voters wanted to hear him speak.

    The first instance occurred when King somewhat reluctantly threw Ron Paul the question “would you repeal Obamacare?” following answers from the rest of the field.

    To wild ironic cheering and whooping from the audience acknowledging that Ron Paul had finally been included in the question, the Congressman exclaimed “PHEW, I thought maybe you were prejudiced against doctors and the doctor that practiced medicine in the military or something!”

    Watch the footage:



    The second instance of CNN completely ignoring Paul occurred when King attempted to switch subjects from the issue of abortion without asking for Ron Paul’s thoughts.

    “All right, let’s take another question,” King said after hearing from the other three candidates only. “Let’s take a question now from social media…”

    Only when the audience began to boo and jeer, asking for Ron Paul to be afforded the opportunity to answer, did King allow the Congressman to speak.

    “…before we move on, you want in on this issue?” King said to Paul, “They want you in on this issue…” King added, addressing the audience.

    “John, once again, it’s a medical subject. I’m a doctor,” Paul protested, drawing cheers from the crowd before giving his thoughts.

    Watch the footage:



    The blatant attempt by King and CNN to bypass Ron Paul, represents yet another example of the mainstream media downplaying and sidelining the only real anti-establishment candidate.

    With Rick Perry having dropped out earlier in the day, there were just four candidates left on stage, yet Ron Paul was STILL afforded significantly less speaking time than his GOP rivals.

    However, Paul still gave a strong performance, topping all the post debate analysis polling.

    Following the debate, Congressman Paul sent an email to his supporters regarding his debate showing.
    “My debate performance tonight is already turning heads.” Paul wrote. “What the crowd saw tonight was my opponents savaging each other over and over in a desperate attempt to defend their Big Government records. Me? I wasn’t touched once. Because quite frankly, I can’t be. I’ve spent 30 years fighting against establishment politicians – like my opponents – to finally put an END to politics as usual.”
    Watch all of Ron Paul’s answers below:

    Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

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    Ron Paul Campaign Announces Substantial TV Ad Buy in Nevada and Minnesota

    Energetic ‘Big Dog’ ad featuring ‘Plan to Restore America’ provisions to air in key early voting states


    LAKE JACKSON, Texas
    – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign will begin running its celebrated television ad ‘Big Dog’ in the key early voting states of Nevada and Minnesota.

    The ad buy is substantial in size, and it is part of the campaign’s delegate strategy to secure the Republican nomination for the presidency. The campaign will air the ads on broadcast and cable television in both states.

    This is the fourth time the campaign has purchased ads in Nevada, and the first time it has done so in Minnesota. With respect to Nevada, the campaign announced ad buys for ‘Secure,’ ‘Life,’ and the combined ‘Plan’ and ‘Consistent’ buy on October 7th, 14th, and 20th, respectively.

    The 30-second spot ‘Big Dog’ contrasts establishment Republican candidates unwilling to make difficult choices on spending cuts and debt reduction with the sole candidate whose bite on such matters equals his bark: Ron Paul. The ad informs viewers about major provisions of Ron Paul’s “Plan to Restore America” including his proposals to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in year one, balance the federal budget in year three, and eliminate the Departments of Commerce, Education, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, and Interior.

    “Running ads in the key early voting states of Nevada and Minnesota is part of our delegate strategy to secure the Republican nomination. Both states present opportunities for a strong top-three showing in their upcoming caucuses,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton, referring to the February 4th nominating contest in Nevada and the February 7th one in Minnesota.

    “Ours is the only campaign with the resources, organization, and stamina to defeat establishment candidate Mitt Romney in a 50-state race,” said Mr. Benton.

    To view the ad ‘Big Dog’ online, please click here.

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    Ron Paul Endorsed by Louisiana State Rep. Joel Robideaux and Fmr. LAGOP Deputy Chair Charlie Davis

    Rep. Robideaux and Davis to serve as state co-chairs of the Ron Paul 2012 campaign in Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed today by Louisiana State Representative Joel Robideaux (R-Lafayette) and former Deputy Chairman of the Louisiana State GOP Charlie Davis.
    Rep. Robideaux and Mr. Davis will serve as Louisiana co-chairs for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign. In making his endorsement and assuming campaign co-chair responsibility for Louisiana, Rep. Robideaux offered the following statement:
    “Ron Paul is the only Republican running for President who has the credibility to actually follow through on his commitment to stop the runaway train of federal bureaucracy and spending.

    “None of the other Republican candidates have offered a plan to make any meaningful cuts in federal spending. In fact, the other candidates only seem interested in wearing the conductor’s hat and tooting the horn a few times as the train goes over the cliff.

    “Only Dr. Paul has actually offered a plan to cut spending in real terms rather than just trimming the planned increases. Dr. Paul has proven he has no interest in wearing the conductor’s hat or tooting the horn. He is only interested in pulling hard on the brake to keep the train from going over the cliff and taking all of us down with it.

    “As a CPA, and Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee with responsibility for taxation and revenue, Dr. Paul is the only candidate I trust to deal with this immense problem and restore fiscal sanity to America’s budget process. Only Dr. Paul has consistently proven his commitment to limited government and less spending over the last 35 years.”

    A former Deputy Chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, Charlie Davis has held many positions in the Party since 1995, and was recently elected unopposed to a new term on the Republican State Central Committee. A chief organizer of the “Pro-Life, Pro-Family” delegate slate that won the majority of the state’s 2008 Republican delegates, he also served as a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention and was a member of the 2008 Electoral College.

    Mr. Davis also currently serves on the board of the Louisiana Family Forum and is married to Ellen Wray Davis with one son and two daughters. Mrs. Davis is former Political Director of GOPAC, former Executive Director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, and 2008 Republican National Convention delegate.

    “Ron Paul best addresses the core problems that face America—the bloated federal bureaucracy, an ever-growing national debt, and a systemic loss of personal liberties that are threatening the very foundation of our Republic,” said Mr. Davis in his endorsement as he joined Rep. Robideaux for the Louisiana campaign co-chairmanship.

    Ron Paul 2012 campaign Louisiana State Director Pete Chamberlain welcomed the endorsements as well as the intensity the co-chair structure will bring to the Bayou State effort.

    “We are excited to announce Charlie Davis’ and Rep. Joel Robideaux’ leadership in the Louisiana campaign. The support of such highly esteemed Republican leaders, both of whom are on the vanguard of the conservative movement in Louisiana, speaks highly of the work already in progress and forthcoming efforts. It’s clear that the Ron Paul campaign is building the momentum and organization it will take to win Louisiana,” said Mr. Chamberlain.

    For more information on the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign in Louisiana, or to register to volunteer, please visit http://www.ronpaul2012.com/states/louisiana/.

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    Ron Paul Endorsed by Aiken City Councilman Gary Bunker

    Popular legislator attends Dr. Paul’s fourth whistle stop and endorses him for the Presidency


    COLUMBIA, SC
    – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was introduced and endorsed today by the Hon. Gary Bunker, Aiken City Councilmember for District 7.

    The endorsement took place at 3:15 p.m. EST at the 12-term Congressman from Texas’s Aiken Whistle Stop, which occurred at Bobby’s BBQ in Warrenville.

    The stop was the fourth of five such whistle stops Dr. Paul is making today before ending Friday’s campaigning with a nighttime rally in Columbia.

    Aiken is a city in and the county seat of Aiken County. With Augusta, Georgia, it is one of the two largest cities of the Central Savannah River Area.

    “We appreciate Councilman Bunker endorsement of Ron Paul, as well as his kind words toward him. The weight the councilman’s endorsement carries promises to help us achieve a strong top-three finish in tomorrow’s primary election,” said Dr. Michael Vasovski, South Carolina State Chairman for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign.

    The following are Councilman Gary Bunker’s remarks verbatim.

    Hon. Gary Bunker
    “Thank you very much for that kind introduction. I feel like I’m in good company standing here with Sen. Tom Davis, Sen. Danny Verdin, Dr. Mike Vasovski, and other fine South Carolinians in support of Congressman Ron Paul.

    “As a member of the Aiken County Council, let me tell you why we need a Ron Paul Presidency.
    “In Aiken County, we must balance our budget every year. Unlike the federal government, Aiken County can’t print money, monetize the debt, or inflate the currency. Yet even a well-run county will suffer if the economy drowns in debt and the dollar tanks. A Ron Paul Presidency will restore honest budgeting and fiscal discipline to the federal government, a discipline the county must practice each and every day.

    “In Aiken County, we struggle to provide basic services without raising property taxes. Yet if the unaccountable Federal Reserve Board devalues the currency and increases inflation, both the county’s cost of borrowing and the county’s property tax rates will skyrocket. A Ron Paul Presidency will legalize sound money and improve our country’s economic security.

    “In Aiken County, we can’t shuffle forwards or backwards, left or right, without bumping our shins against federal mandates and regulations. A Ron Paul Presidency will rein in the out of control regulatory agencies that make a mockery of federalism and local autonomy.

    “In addition, as a conservative, I applaud Ron Paul’s valiant efforts to protect the unborn, defend the Second Amendment, and secure our borders.

    “We must begin the restoration of America today. Seize the opportunity and vote for Ron Paul, our champion of liberty and constitutionalism, in tomorrow’s Republican Presidential primary.

    “Ladies and gentlemen, the next President of the United States…Ron Paul!”

    Details of tonight’s Columbia rally are as follows. Time is Eastern.

    Friday, January 20, 2012
    9:00 p.m.
    Columbia Rally
    Jillian’s
    800 Gervais Street
    Columbia, SC 29201-3126

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    We Can Do Better Than Ron Paul - YouTube



    Once again ... out come the NEOCON CHICKEN HAWK's ... Brave as hell sitting behind a desk while using YOUR MONEY to BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY and sending YOUR KIDS OFF TO WAR

    1. I would suggest the money spent on this LIE of a Video been better spent on donating money to Israel

    2. If we donate 3 Billion Annually to Israel and 20 Billion to Israel's Enemys... how in the heck did we benifit Israel

    3. Are Ya Broke America... you damn Skippy you are

    4. William Kristol and Gary Bauer needs to join the armed forces of the United States ... We need warm bodys and you two seem to have little man syndrome. How brave you are sitting behind a desk sending American kids off to war to kill and be killed or to lose limbs. Never to be right in the head again from PTSD and the whole while use tax payer dollars for YOUR Agenda

    5. Israel is our FRIEND and always will be; but no country is going to try to influence our elections .. no country!!!!!!!

    6. There needs to be a Defimation Lawsuit going after anyone in this PAC that Smeared Ron Paul's name; and this was... defamation of character ... Lets go Ron Paul Bot's ... start looking for a Lawyer that will take up the case
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