Paul’s Attack On Perry Based Upon Lies, A Pattern For Paul

December 23, 2011

Rick Perry left the Democrat Party because of politicians like Al Gore. Ron Paul left the GOP because of politicians like Ronald Reagan; however, that's not the story Paul told Iowa voters in a TV spot. In fact, he basically told them the opposite of the truth. One can't tell a lie any larger than that whopper. Additionally at bottom, Paul appears to be lying again today as regards signed Paul newsletters that have emerged in a Reuters' report.

Early on in Iowa, a Ron Paul TV ad bashed Rick Perry (video at link) for supporting Al Gore in the 1988 Presidential election. It's no secret that Perry was a conservative Democrat at the time. Eventually, he left the Democrat Party precisely because of liberals like Gore. While Perry's campaign responded, see below, Paul also wrapped himself in the cloak of Reagan in the ad, pointing out his endorsement of him, among other things.

“Ronald Reagan was one of the most significant presidents of our generation, and a proven fiscal conservative,” Perry spokesman Mark Miner said. “Like President Reagan, Gov. Perry has cut taxes and freed employers from government regulations that kill jobs.”

Following up on this Politico item reveals just how easily and repeatedly Ron Paul lies. 

Ron Paul 2012: Six comments he needs to explain

“I think we can further thank Ronald Reagan for doing a good job [on furthering the Libertarian Party]. He certainly did a good job in 1980 pointing out the fallacies of the Democratic liberal agenda and he certainly did a good job on following up to show the disaster of the conservative agenda as well.”

Not only did he claim Reagan was a disaster, he left the GOP, citing the Reagan era as the very reason for it. But he also lied about his Republican loyalties.

Congressman Paul’s Letter

As a lifelong Republican, it saddens me to have to write this letter. My parents believed in the Republican Party and its free enterprise philosophy, and that’s the way I was brought up.  At age 21, in 1956, I cast my first vote for Ike and the entire Republican slate.

As I pointed out yesterday, Paul bragged to the John Birch Society that he called former JBS president, Larry McDonald, a Democrat to ask him for advice, including which party he should run in. So much for his being a life-long dedicated Republican, as he claimed in the above letter. 

McDonald was a very notable Southern Democrat, JBS' second president and also notable for opposing school integration. He told Paul to run in whichever party he thought he could win in, as it didn't matter.

The rest of Paul's earlier resignation letter here.  Below a few more choice excerpts followed by more lying as regards his newsletters from a Reuters report.

Because of frustration with the direction in which the country was going, I became a political activist and ran for the U.S. Congress in 1974. Even with Watergate, my loyalty, optimism, and hope for the future were tied to the Republican Party and its message of free enterprise, limited government, and balanced budgets.

Instead of cutting some of the immeasurable waste in the Department of Defense, it has gotten worse, with the inevitable result that we are less secure today.  Reagan’s foreign aid expenditures exceed Eisenhower’s, Kennedy’s, Johnson’s, Nixon’s, Ford’s, and Carter’s put together.  Foreign intervention has exploded since 1980.  Only an end to military welfare for foreign governments plus a curtailment of our unconstitutional commitments abroad will enable us really to defend ourselves and solve our financial problems.

Amidst the failure of the Gramm-Rudman gimmick, we hear the President and the Republican Party call for a balanced-budget amendment and a line-item veto.  This is only a smokescreen.  President Reagan, as governor of California, had a line-item veto and virtually never used it.  As President he has failed to exercise his constitutional responsibility to veto spending. Instead, he has encouraged it.

Monetary policy has been disastrous as well.  The five Reagan appointees to the Federal Reserve Board have advocated even faster monetary inflation than Chairman Volcker, and this is the fourth straight year of double-digit increases.  The chickens have yet to come home to roost, but they will, and America will suffer from a Reaganomics that is nothing but warmed-over Keynesianism.
Candidate Reagan in 1980 correctly opposed draft registration.  Yet when he had the chance to abolish it, he reneged, as he did on his pledge to abolish the Departments of Education and Energy, or to work against abortion.

Under the guise of attacking drug use and money laundering, the Republican Administration has systematically attacked personal and financial privacy.  The effect has been to victimize innocent Americans who wish to conduct their private lives without government snooping.  (Should people really be put on a suspected drug dealer list because they transfer $3,000 at one time?)  Reagan’s urine testing of Americans without probable cause is a clear violation of our civil liberties, as are his proposals for extensive “lie detector” tests.

Knowing this administration’s record, I wasn’t surprised by its Libyan disinformation campaign, Israeli-Iranian arms-for-hostages swap, or illegal funding of the Contras.  All this has contributed to my disenchantment with the Republican Party, and helped me make up my mind.

I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies that have given us unprecedented deficits, massive monetary inflation, indiscriminate military spending, an irrational and unconstitutional foreign policy, zooming foreign aid, the exaltation of international banking, and the attack on our personal liberties and privacy.

After years of trying to work through the Republican Party both in and out of government, I have reluctantly concluded that my efforts must be carried on outside the Republican Party. Republicans know that the Democratic agenda is dangerous to our political and economic health.  Yet, in the past six years Republicans have expanded its worst aspects and called them our own.  The Republican Party has not reduced the size of government. It has become big government’s best friend.

If Ronald Reagan couldn’t or wouldn’t balance the budget, which Republican leader on the horizon can we possibly expect to do so? There is no credibility left for the Republican Party as a force to reduce the size of government.  That is the message of the Reagan years.

I conclude that one must look to other avenues if a successful effort is ever to be achieved in reversing America’s direction.

I therefore resign my membership in the Republican Party and enclose my membership card.

So much for his great dedication expressed above. It appears he'll say and do anything to hold onto his office, or when attempting to advance himself through another. As I believe he's finally retiring from Congress, I'd look for him to go third party this year. He'll have nothing to lose and nothing more to gain from being a Republican. Unfortunately, the real loser will be the America Paul purports to fight for, as a third party run from him could very well throw the election to Obama. And people wonder why I savage the nutty egomaniac. Time and again, he has made self-serving decisions dressed up as acts of great principle, rather than stay a prudent course and remain engaged in the fight in any meaningful way, beyond pimping his racist, antisemitic, conspiracy theory-laced investment campaign letters that earned him a million bucks a year. And now it appears as though he's lying about them.

(Reuters) – A direct-mail solicitation for Ron Paul's political and investment newsletters two decades ago warned of a "coming race war in our big cities" and of a "federal-homosexual cover-up" to play down the impact of AIDS.

The eight-page letter, which appears to carry Paul's signature at the end, also warns that the U.S. government's redesign of currency to include different colors – a move aimed at thwarting counterfeiters – actually was part of a plot to allow the government to track Americans using the "new money."

The letter urges readers to subscribe to Paul's newsletters so that he could "tell you how you can save yourself and your family" from an overbearing government.

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  1. Southern Values says:

    Come on Mr. Clown – get that first Bumper sticker mindset saying out there. You always do set the bar for literary greatness ( from a wing-nut incomprehensible sort of way )

  2. Southern Values says:

    Also Clown man – Please don’t forget to use a lot of unnecessary vowels ( e.g Sooooooooooooo Stuuuuuuuuupid ) or CAPITALS. That always makes your posts soooooooooo much more relevant. Lastly, for consistency please use the HATER, HATER, HATER phrase coupled with some Collectivist meme. Thanks

  3. Ragspierre says:

    If Paul did go third party, he would be a hiss and a byword always in the future.
    I half expect he will, therefore.

  4. Ragspierre says:

    Wow, SubHuman Values is all meth’ed up this morning…!!!
    Preemptive moonbat poo smearing.
    It’s like he feels he has to get in his ad hominem and lies first, just to have a chance.
    (Like THAT will make any difference…!!!)

  5. Ragspierre says:

    Now, yet again, Paul has pointedly refused to commit to endorsing the eventual GOP nominee and to completely rule out a third party run. Here he is helpfully explaining that after working for months to get the GOP vote, trying to hijack GOP conventions, and using the GOP brand to get himself on national television over a dozen times in debates, there’s really no difference between Republicans and Democrats:
    (video of Paul follows)
    It’s not like he has no pattern here. Good grief, people!, this is who the guy IS…!!!

  6. Southern Values says:

    Ah Rags- you never disappoint

  7. Ragspierre says:

    And you always do, SubHuman Values.
    Consistency is not always a virtue, btw…

  8. Ragspierre says:

    Lets go Paul fans! Time To Put Up or Shut Up–Tell me how do you explain away your leader’s words on video, or his interviews with newspapers 15 years ago, or those horrible bigoted newsletters. Put them together and try to explain them away—if you can’t– admit the man is unqualified to be POTUS or simply shut the hell up.
    –Yid With Lid
    Fisked. That’s what. Paul was fisked.

  9. sickofrinos says:


  10. USA American says:

    This is hilarious.
    Of course, wingnuts won’t get it, and will call it “oppression”. Butt-hurt. Always with the butt-hurt. I wonder how many 18 year olds with Viagra have ruined holy wingnut marriages ….

  11. Ragspierre says:

    Excellent plumbing of new depths of depraved Collectivist hatred, there, UAssMORON.
    Pretty impressive, too, the “butt-hurt” little queens who thought to write the piece you linked to.
    Amazing how the Collective shows its true colors if you just let them.
    WAY TO GO, Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy(tm)…!!!

  12. Ragspierre says:

    Danny Douglas and Jay Campbell, have been sentenced to 18 months and 12 months plus one day, respectively, after being convicted of extortion. It seems the two former United Auto Workers officials agreed to end an 87-day strike at a GM plant in Pontiac, MI back in 1997 – but only after General Motors agreed to hire Campbell’s son and the son of another UAW official for high-paying jobs they were evidently not qualified for.
    It’s been a rather long and winding road for Douglas and Campbell. According to the Detroit Free Press, the case first went to trial in 2002, and in 2003, the charges were dismissed by U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds. Shortly thereafter, a trio of judges from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision and reinstated the charges.
    The maximum penalty allowed for the pair of law breakers – both are now 70 years old – was up to 30 years in prison and fines of $750,000. Judge Edmunds, however, sentenced them much less strictly, with six months of house arrest and two years of probation. Both Douglas and Campbell appealed the ruling, and the case went back to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
    That was apparently a bad move on their part. Their convictions were upheld and the Sixth Circuit actually sent the case back to Judge Edmunds, ruling that her sentences were too lenient. So now, it’s off to prison for Douglas and Campbell.
    This is what thugocracy looks like.
    Puuurrr little princes of labor…

  13. Ragspierre says:
    We have MORE of our GDP taken by the maw of BIG GOVERNMENT, so the SPENDING is the killer.
    Just as we’ve been saying.
    Obama made it worse.

  14. USA American says:

    Poor, Clownselor. So angry. So old. So dependent on government. Look out, Clownselor, the gays might force you to spend more time with your “18” year old Viagra buddies.

  15. Nishner says:

    Since you can’t read charts, here’s some help.
    By this measure, federal taxes are at their lowest level in more than 60 years. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that federal taxes would consume just 14.8 percent of G.D.P. this year. The last year in which revenues were lower was 1950, according to the Office of Management and Budget.
    The postwar annual average is about 18.5 percent of G.D.P. Revenues averaged 18.2 percent of G.D.P. during Ronald Reagan’s administration; the lowest percentage during that administration was 17.3 percent of G.D.P. in 1984.
    Bush almost destroyed our economy. Obama’s making it better.

  16. Ragspierre says:

    Poor, stupid nishferatu…
    not only can I read charts, I can understand terms.
    Federal taxes are not Federal revenue, stupid.
    Geez. You can’t write a (stupid, lying) paragraph without conflating the concepts.
    Poor, stupid UAssMORON. Nothing but ad hominem, not a word of which even makes any sense.

  17. Ragspierre says:
    Yeppers. Just like the TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY Party.
    Well, except for the explicit hatred for America.

  18. Nishner says:

    Ragspierre lies here:
    “We have MORE of our GDP taken by the maw of BIG GOVERNMENT”
    In fact, you have to go back to 1950 to find a year Government took LESS of GDP.
    Bush screwed the economy. Obama’s making it better.

  19. Ragspierre says:

    “In fact, you have to go back to 1950 to find a year Government took LESS of GDP.”
    Let’s just fisk that lie, shall we? I mean, since you insist on stupidly repeating it.
    First, let’s get a few ideas clear (since you are SOOOOOOOO challenged).
    Federal revenues are DOWN…
    NOT because the tax rates are down, BUT…
    because our economy is swirling down the thunder-mug, per the Obamic Decline.
    When we generate LESS in the economy, the Feds TAKE IN LESS.
    When you impoverish more and more Americans, you tend to push EVERYBODY (except your cronies) into lower tax brackets.
    BUT…by absolutely MAD spending…
    you not only SPEND MORE OF CURRENT GDP, you ALSO…as a SPECIAL BONUS…spend more of FUTURE GDP…
    while ALSO damaging future growth in the economy.
    Obama, who did come into the Deemocrat-engineered collapse of the housing and financial markets…
    has unquestionably proceeded to…with Reid and Pelosi…deepen and broaden the effects, AND
    dial in future catastrophe unless his course is reversed by someone with a clue.

  20. Ragspierre says:

    Because of the faltering economy and slowed tax revenue, the Clark County School District needs to cut $78 million from its budget over the next two years. The district must do this either by freezing teacher pay and finding a more affordable employee health insurance carrier, or by laying off 1,000 educators as early as next month.
    –Big Government
    Why does the Collective HATE the middle class and the children…???
    it is the math.

  21. Nishner says:

    LiesPierre tells more whoppers.
    It was a Republican-engineered destruction of the economy driven by Bush’s tax cuts, a new unfunded entitlement, the Iraq War funded off budget and Republican drive to destroy any regulation any financial market with then collapsed the housing and financial sectors, followed by a transfer of billions from the government to institutions that people like Hank Paulson had previously worked for.
    To sum up: Bush and conservative policies f****** the country.
    You must have missed this but when President Bush left office, they were talking about the US going into a depression. Too bad he couldn’t have been as fortunate as Bush and inherted an economy in balance with projections of balanced budgets as far as the eye could see. Bush, like everything else he touched, promptly f****ed all that up. Must be a Texas thing.
    For LiesPierre, the Collectivist Attorney:
    What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?
    A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer.
    Bush tried to destroy the country, Obama’s making it better.

  22. Ragspierre says:

    nishferatu just proves that a Collectivist lives in complete delusion.
    Like anybody really needed that.
    Oh, and a bit of stupid ad hominem, since she’s got nothing else.
    It was ever thus.
    “Bush and inherted an economy in balance with projections of balanced budgets as far as the eye could see.”
    Well, except for the Clinton recession and the fact that Deemocrats controlled the budget process (who were trying to impose a BIGGER “unfunded mandate”) for many of the Bush years…
    oh, and that little 9/11 thing…
    But Conservatives were ADAMANTLY AGAINST the profligacy of GOP BIG GOVERNMENT types, as we always are.
    Holy mole…talk about delusional idiots…!!!!

  23. Ragspierre says:

    “Republican drive to destroy any regulation any financial market with then collapsed the housing and financial sectors.”
    I’ve debunked that lie so many times, it is startling to see it trotted out yet again.
    Put up a source showing deregulation during the Bush years, liar.
    I’ll wait.
    Then I will demonstrate you are an idiot liar…
    or Collectivist.

  24. Nishner says:

    After defending George Bush, LiesPierre writes: “But Conservatives were ADAMANTLY AGAINST the profligacy of GOP BIG GOVERNMENT types, as we always are.”
    Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, and honest lawyer, and an old drunk were walking along when they simultaneously spotted a hundred-dollar bill laying in the street. Who gets it?
    The old drunk, of course, the other three are mythological creatures.

  25. Ragspierre says:

    He has dominated the political debate on both sides. Defining the issues. He is cited by both Democrats and Republicans as the best of example of what is wrong, or what is right with a conservative approach to government.
    ***Although they will never admit it, many Democratic governors are different from Walker only in a matter of degrees.***
    Nearly every governor, regardless of party, began the year saying the current path of expensive pension and benefit packages for public employees is unsustainable. The way the issue exploded in Wisconsin is as much a function of the legal and legislative tools at Walker’s disposal as it is about the specific route he chose to take.
    This is why Governors Journal has selected Scott Walker as the 2011 Governor of the Year.
    Heh, heh, heh…

  26. Ragspierre says:

    I defend and criticize with equal alacrity, you stupid trollish crone.
    It is what people with integrity do.
    We all see that is totally beyond your kin.

  27. Ragspierre says:

    nishferatu, waiting for your support for the “Bush deregulation-A-thon” BULLspit.

  28. Ragspierre says:
    Naw, not you, Dear Golfer…!!!
    Plus, for added high-larryity, get the part about “cruel people”. (Ed missed a pic of Shellie!).

  29. Ragspierre says:

    #Hacked!: Ron Paul’s Claims About His Newsletters Are Less Plausible Than Anthony Weiner’s

  30. Harkmouth says:

    I see that Ragspierre’s sock puppets are popping up again. He can’t win an argument against a real conservative so ends up creating fake liberal posters. Pathetic. Wonder when Raggie will decide to resurrect Barfo?

  31. Ragspierre says:

    Step right up, Bigmouth.

  32. Lisa Graas says:

    Ron Paul is a RINO. So there.

  33. TexasFred says:

    Maybe I haven’t read enough of what Ragspierre write but from what I’ve seen he/she, no idea, has a hell of a lot more Conservative belief than most of what infests Dan’s page now-a-days…

  34. TexasFred says:

    Lisa – A RINO indeed, Ron Paul is about as close to being a Conservative as Obama is to being a good POTUS… Neither will EVER happen…

  35. sickofrinos says:

    rags-did you get your air jordans? I robbed a sucker as he came out of the sneaker shop! Wrong size,but I’ll make do with extra socks.!!
    f-ing dolts.

  36. sickofrinos says:

    The gop will continue to fail as long as the rnc allows madmen like paul to enter their party. apauling.

  37. Ragspierre says:

    A presidency that began with such hope and optimism, and such astronomical approval and support, may well end in the utter collapse of the modern liberal program.
    I’m sure that sounds like an overstatement, and perhaps it is. 2012 will be no cakewalk for Republicans, and they’re fully capable of bungling the opportunity history has given them. But if Obama is defeated, then it will be one of the most stunning turnarounds in the history of modern politics. Consider: George W. Bush entered his first term with a roughly 55% approval rating (averaging the various polls) and left it with about a 47.5% approval rating — a drop of 7.5% over the course of four years full of dissension, accusation and mockery. Obama began his first term with 65% approval ratings and has stood below 45% for the majority of the past four months — a drop of 20%, nearly three times the Bush figure.
    Read the whole thing. Especially you hate-twisted old crones/trolls so afflicted by BDS you froth in your sleep. (nish, UAssMORON, you know who I’m talking to…)

  38. Ragspierre says:

    In order to achieve the policy results they seek, Republicans need to win in 2012 by proportions roughly comparable to their margins in 2010. The House Republicans elected in 2010 should not be dispirited by its failure to achieve many of their goals. What they are presenting is not the final version of a play, but an audition.
    –Michael Baron
    He’s right, of course.
    We HAVE to be…and assure our family, friends, and neighbors are…HIGHLY motivated, informed, and diligent come election day.

  39. Ragspierre says:

    OccupyScranton has evolved nature’s first Occuturtle.
    Or is it the world’s fastest tortoise…???
    Stupid, whichever…

  40. Ragspierre says:

    The Obamic DOJ shaping the battlefield for massive vote fraud…
    Remember, you cannot vote in a union election, go into a Federal courthouse, attend a Eric Holder speech, or get your ObamaDaddy food stamps without a picture ID.

  41. sickofrinos says:

    One thing to be Merry about, Gun sales are up.
    I feel safer knowing gated communities are armed!!

  42. Ragspierre says:

    THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR JOHN MCCAIN, we’d have a President who used “signing statements” to evade laws passed by Congress. And they were right!
    –Glenn Reynolds
    The OTHER Obama position…
    or LIE. Lesse how many are we up to now…???

  43. Ragspierre says:
    Ron Paul’s latest lunacy. Seriously, this guy HATES Conservatives. (Well, and lots of other people…)

  44. Ragspierre says:
    You. Cannot. Make. This. Up.
    and you can’t make it go away, either…!!!

  45. Ragspierre says:

    Much of the criticism of Citizens United stems from the claim that the Constitution does not protect corporations because they are not “real” people. While it’s true that corporations aren’t human beings, that truism is constitutionally irrelevant because corporations are formed by individuals as a means of exercising their constitutionally protected rights. When individuals pool their resources and speak under the legal fiction of a corporation, they do not lose their rights. It cannot be any other way; in a world where corporations are not entitled to constitutional protections, the police would be free to storm office buildings and seize computers or documents. The mayor of New York City could exercise eminent domain over Rockefeller Center by fiat and without compensation if he decides he’d like to move his office there. Moreover, the government would be able to censor all corporate speech, including that of so-called media corporations. In short, rights-bearing individuals do not forfeit those rights when they associate in groups. This essay will demonstrate why the common argument that corporations lack rights because they aren’t people demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of both the nature of corporations and the First Amendment.
    Merry Christmas everybody! Merry Christmas, Bedford Falls…!!!

  46. Merry Christmas says:

    Not a fan of Ron Paul, and his campaign threatens to split the party. But it’s also wrong to not call him conservative. I’ve followed his voting record for years, and he’s plenty conservative. His ACU rating would be even better if he had voted differently on Middle East wars, and frankly I don’t think questioning Iraq should be labeled anti-conservative at all!
    Merry Christmas!

  47. Ragspierre says:

    Incidental voting with (and, BTW, AGAINST) conservatives does not a conservative make, Merry.
    Paul has an evil reputation involving his voting record among the GOP leadership, too. Sort of like another maverick of evil repute…
    very likely to tell them one thing, then gore them in the back.

  48. Ragspierre says:
    Read it. Collectivists, absorb it. Your year will be brighter!!!

  49. Ragspierre says:

    “So we’re getting here into what is the problem with Ron Paul, which is the sheer stupid half-witted parochialism of his view of what’s going on out on the planet,” he said. “And that’s why this is — this is a kind of utopian isolationism that fantasists on the right have embraced and at its darkest side, it meets the left coming around the other way in 9/11 truther conspiracy theories.”
    Read more: