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Rand Paul’s decision to endorse Mitt Romney as Republican candidate for President is causing a firestorm of outrage amongst Ron Paul supporters, who are accusing the Kentucky Senator of selling out to the political establishment.
During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show last night, Rand Paul threw his weight behind the former Massachusetts Governor.
“My first choice had always been my father. I campaigned for him when I was 11-years-old. He’s still my first pick,” Paul told Hannity. “But now that the nominating process is over, tonight I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be supporting Gov. Mitt Romney.”
The Romney campaign quickly shot back with an official press release welcoming the endorsement.
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Rand Paul. Senator Paul has been a leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty. Over the past three and half years, President Obama has made government more and more of a presence in our lives, and Americans can’t afford four more years of the same failed policies. As President, I will reform the federal government and make it smaller, simpler, and smarter. I am grateful for Senator Paul’s support and look forward to working with him to get America back on the right track.”
When asked about signs that Rand Paul was moving closer to Romney after a series of low-key meetings with the former Governor of Massachusetts, Alex Jones pointed out that Paul would be far wiser to wait four years before trying to have an impact on the presidential election.
“I think Rand will destroy himself if he does that,” said Jones, adding, “I would advise Rand Paul to refuse it,” if he is offered the VP slot by the Romney campaign.
The reaction to Rand Paul’s endorsement of Romney on pro-Ron Paul websites has been nothing short of savage. Listed below are just a handful of the thousands of comments attacking Rand for his apparent decision to jump in bed with the Republican establishment.
“Not another penny for Rand! THAT IDIOT! He got himself infected by the Washington, shifting, turning, spinning, compromising, eye shutting WASHINGTON BUG!”
“Son betrayed the father. Looks are perception. Perception is marketing. No kid does this to his father. Rand could have quietly gone to the polls and voted. I can’t see it as anything except spineless.”
“He was an equivocator from the beginning. He does not have the same commitment to the Constitution. He’s feathering his own bed. Now, let him lie in it!”
“This weakens us by making us have to bend to the establishment and compromise our beliefs. Paulistas, we never compromised one hair during this whole journey. Are you willing to begin compromising now?”
“Rand Paul is a pathetic sellout! I just emailed the Campaign For Liberty to let Rand know exactly how I feel. He is a traitor. He has lost my vote in 2016.”
However, there’s still a minority who believe Paul is cleverly trying to cosy up to Romney so he can inject constitutionalist ideas into the presidential run off and potentially secure a VP slot.
“Rand needs to be getting his ducks in a row for I suppose a second choice which would be Mitt for POTUS & Rand for VP….Rand is evidently playing Paulitics here folks… So I would appreciate for all of those who have been attacking Rand to please STOP,” wrote one commenter.
“Rand is not capitulating. Rand is not genuflecting. Rand is entrenching himself in the GOP. The liberty movement has a guy in the heart of the GOP in Rand, and how can that be bad? When Rand becomes President, we’ll see strength in a leader that’s been unseen since Reagan,” added another.
As we have documented, Mitt Romney is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. His alleged attendance at the 2012 Bilderberg Group meeting only confirms the fact that is another puppet for the elite.
Romney has firmly indicated that he will continue to focus the war on terror domestically against U.S. citizens by backing the National Defense Authorization Act and its provision that allows Americans to be kidnapped and held indefinitely without trial.
Ignoring the rhetoric, Romney’s political history clearly illustrates how he is barely any different from Barack Obama.
As we have documented, Romney laid down the template for Obamacare, has supported the call for carbon taxes, has proven himself to be anti-second amendment, as well as failing to oppose illegal immigration and abortion. If anything Romney is more dangerous than a second Obama term because he would put conservatives to sleep while continuing the same policies.
Romney and Obama are also bankrolled by the same financial interests, namely Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Barclays.
The only saving grace of Rand Paul being offered the VP slot is that he cannot be any worse than the likes of Marco Rubio, a committed neo-con who has been aggressively calling for the U.S. to commit to more unaffordable mi... on Syria and Iran.
However, the general mood amongst Paulites is not accommodating of the notion that Rand is just “playing politics” to gain more influence. The majority clearly view his endorsement of Romney as an act of betrayal and a sign that the Kentucky Senator has become part of the establishment he so aggressively campaigned against during his Tea Party triumph in 2010.
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Perhaps that’s Rand’s idea of playing politics? Come to the table, strike a deal, get what you can. Trouble is, it’s tough striking a good deal when the guy on the other side of the table believes that the government should be allowed to claim — without having to produce any evidence whatsoever— that certain people are terrorists, and therefore should be detained indefinitely without any kind of due process.
That’s textbook tyranny.
Yes, I would have [signed the NDAA]. And I do believe that it is appropriate to have in our nation the capacity to detain people who are threats to this country, who are members of al Qaeda. Look, you have every right in this country to protest and to express your views on a wide range of issues but you don’t have a right to join a group that has killed Americans, and has declared war against America. That’s treason. In this country we have a right to take those people and put them in jail. If I were president I would not abuse this power. But people who join al Qaeda are not entitled to rights of due process under our normal legal code. They are entitled instead to be treated as enemy combatants.
Except, if the government had any evidence they were really members of al-Qaeda and engaged in a war against America they could be charged with offenses under current laws and tried in front of a jury of their peers. As was proven when Judge Katherine Forrest struck down the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA as unconstitutional, the real detention targets are people like the ones who brought the case — writers, investigative journalist and whistleblowers: people like Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Jennifer Bolen, and Birgitta Jonsdottir.
Rand Paul might have done some good work trying to filibuster the Patriot Act, but endorsing Mitt Romney goes beyond the pale. The NDAA is Romney’s most egregious transgression against liberty, but not far behind are his desire to start a war against Iran, to increase military spending, to start a trade war with China and his belief that corporations are people.
I know I will never agree with any politician on every single dimension of every single issue, and that to some extent politics will always involve compromise. Certainly, I disagree with Ron Paul on some issues. But Mitt Romney’s stances on these issues seem much, much, much closer to Barack Obama than they do to Ron Paul. In fact, he might as well have endorsed Obama for President.
And the Ron Paul supporters are noticing: Rand has probably burnt most bridges to his Father’s supporters now. His Facebook page has seen a huge outpouring of fury:
Just lost a lot of faith in a man I otherwise adored.
You suck Rand! Traitor!
That’s why this country is doomed! Even the person you trust is a sell-out. I’m done with politics, people deserve what they get. Let the country run itself to the ground, and still people will not understand what freedom and self-responsibility is about. People want big gov’t, big brother every step of the way. Well, they got it. The rest of us, might as well try to move to another country or find an island and move there.
I knew I’d never vote for Mitt… Now I know I’ll never vote for Rand.
He has fully sold out to the bankers
Endorsing Romney is tantamount to an utter sell-out of conservative principles.
Did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison try to compromise with King George? Or — when it became obvious that they were facing tyranny — did they stand up for the principles of liberty?
I have always been uncomfortable with the children of politicians becoming politicians. Every anointed child feels like a step away from meritocracy. Dynasties are dangerous, because the dynasty itself comes to be more important than the qualities of the politicians. Who would Rand Paul be if he wasn’t Ron Paul’s son? Just another neocon. Neocons often have a few “unfashionable” libertarian or constitutionalist sympathies; look at Charles Krauthammer. But — unlike Ron Paul — the neocon never has the spine to do much about their libertarian or constitutionalist sympathies. They just ride on the establishment steamroller, into foreign occupations, empire building, corporate welfare, and banking bailouts. Into Iraq, and soon into Iran.
Rand Paul just got on the steamroller.
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Yes, even though his delegate count is very low and right now the numbers we are given are just false numbers. He will probably not become the Republican party nominee. Mitt Romney was chosen by the elite to basicly continue on with the old Financial system, more Wars, more Tyranny and more control.
Last week we heard a rumor in the Bilderberg Meeting that Ron Paul is set to be Assasinated by the establishment. Now i can't say that is true or not, but just a few days later Rand Paul comes out and Endorses Romney. It's just very suspicious to me what's going on here. Now this is a huge Blow to the Ron Paul Revolution Movement, but it's not the end of his campaign, atleast quite yet. My guess is that he will run third party and will be on the ballot in November. The Movement is still going to grow every day and the Elite are Scared of the People Rising around the country.
Coming soon on June 28th is a new Ron Paul Documentary called "Elektable" which will be a powerful tool to help in the Campaign along with these already made documentaries "For Liberty, Ron Paul movie, & Rony 2012"
This is from "ReviewManify" Which he hits the nail on the board with Rand Paul Endorsing Romney
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I would recommend everyone who is a Ron Paul supporter check out my blog post called "Going Beyond Government, Ron Paul, Politics and Money"