Ron Paul compares campaign to American Revolution at rain-soaked rally

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Stuff like this makes me nervous, but maybe it's the GOP who should be getting nervous over Paul. See this for example, "Ron Paul backers sweep into GOP party roles in Iowa". He's got something the crazies like.

Philadelphia (CNN) – Ahead of Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, presidential hopeful Ron Paul painted his long-shot campaign as a new American revolution at a rain-soaked event outside Independence Hall.

“In our early history, we had a major undertaking overthrowing an empire,” Paul said. “And in some ways that is what we are doing now.”

Paul’s supporters call his campaign the “Ron Paul Revolution,” and they turned out in a steady, hard rain outside the hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted.

They stood with umbrellas drawn and ponchos on, even as the sound of rain smacking on the tents in the park made it difficult for people to hear the candidate.

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  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     Why must all Ron Paulers feel like they have to proselytize? You will never, ever change my mind. Go play somewhere else, please, because you won't be converting any regulars here.

  • RonC777

     What freedoms do you still think you have??

    Sorry, but this is pretty sad and not a little maddening.

    There is no greater champion of person liberty and freedom than Ron Paul.

    You *REALLY* have no problem with the war on Civil Liberties that Obama has waged??  If Bush was a nightmare, Obama has been a friggin' night terror.

    The NDAA?  The Trespass Bill?  Assassinating American citizens?  Waging more wars than Bush?  Keeping Guantanamo open? *Not* repealing the Patriot Act?  *Not* bringing all the troops home (he actually promised they'd all be home within the  first 16 months)?  The most secretive and closed off administration in history?  (remember when he promised to air every minute of the healthcare debates on C-SPAN?  And then what does he do?  It's one back room deal after another with Big Pharma.)  And the list goes on.

    Obama has lied about and broken every campaign promise he ran on.  He never had a track record of principled consistency in the first place. But now his only record of success from the past 3 years is successfully deceiving anyone who ever supported him.

    Yet you're going to throw ALL that civil liberties, freedom crap out the window and  vote for him again because you think if you don't, somehow someone is going to come take away your "right" to rip your unborn child out of your womb?  REALLY??

    Bush was as anti-abortion as they come, and Roe v. Wade survived.  It would survive under a President Paul as well.

    Seriously, I'm just shaking my head...  I can't fathom why - when our country is going to hell faster than we ever could have imagined, and we have a president who has more scary friggin' powers than the king we rebelled against, and a demonstrated continued willingness to use them - why any rational person would thrust abortion to the top of the heap of things they must defend at all costs.  It makes no sense.  The whole abortion issue is a debate we could have some other day *after* we've hopefully worked ourselves out of the fascist state Bush and Obama are thrusting us into.  It's a battle that can be had in the future.  Right now we are in the midst of a war which, if lost, will render all future battles meaningless. (At the rate we're going, in the future you *won't* even *have* the right to abort - you'll have to have the state's approval.  And who knows what their opinion will be at that time.  Heck, the state might determine that you should not have the right to *reproduce* - and force you to get sterilized or get a hysterectomy.  It's really no longer that unfathomable a thought.)

    This is what us Paul supporters mean when we say the whole left/right paradigm is a false dichotomy and that the real power brokers just laugh their way to the bank (literally) while the masses stay distracted arguing over fringe social issues and whatnot.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    And Ron Paul is an improvement? Really?

    Color me 2012ish, but I'm for freedom of choice. And that's not the only difference I have w/ Paul. Other than war and drugs, there's little to nothing about him I support. Loyalty has nothing to do with my vote for the president. Any vote against him will result in a conservative Supreme Court.

  • RonC777

    Tucker, you're one of the few Obama loyalist holdouts.  The rest of your compadres from last time out have joined the ideological revolution that is the Paul campaign. 

    And we're infiltrating the delegate process every step of the way.

    Tampa is going to be mighty fun in August.

    Seriously.  If you voted for Obama last time and are not SERIOUSLY PISSED
    at how he's been George Bush 3, then you're simply not paying attention.

  • http://twitter.com/MeLoseBrainUhOh W. Brian Tucker

    Wait - Ron Paul is still "running"? That's ADORABLE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    “In our early history, we had a major undertaking overthrowing an
    empire,” Paul said. “And in some ways that is what we are doing now.”

    Man -- what IS it with rightwingnuts, hyperbole, and analogy?