Republican Presidential Nomination

Veterans for Ron Paul Plan a March on the White House

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Ron Paul grassroots activists took over the pool hall Jillians on Saturday night, in one of the lovely old brick mill buildings on the shores of the mighty Merrimack, to coordinate the distribution of signs and literature and send people out in the world to door-knock, sign wave, canvass, and talk the Ron Paul talk to the people of New Hampshire.

At night it evolved/devolved into a raging debate-watching party, concert by Paul-leaning band Golden State, and speeches by Paul world superstars Thomas Woods and Adam Kokesh.

As always with Paul, many of them were from out of state; but in New Hampshire–in which a dozen Free State Project partisans hold seats in the state legislature–locals were out in force as well, and well over 500 people cycled through as the evening wore on. 

Adam Kokesh–who ran for a Republican House seat nomination from New Mexico back in 2010, and was host of the Russia TV program Adam vs. the Mangave a highly impassioned antiwar speech (in which he said that Ron Paul activism was more of a true service to his country than his military experience had been). 

He announced his plans to organize a veterans and active duty military march on President's Day this year for Ron Paul, during which the veterans will turn their back on the White House and the president in formation to protest the wars. He discusses his plans here

In other Ron Paul veteran news, Corporal Jesse Thorsen, who was expressing his support for Paul in uniform while on CNN (cut short) and at Ron Paul's election night rally in Iowa last week, might face discipline for the crime of expressing support for a candidate while in uniform.

Reason on Kokesh.

Golden State's stirring emo-esque Paulian anthem, "Bombs." I assure you, it's better than you might imagine a deliberately Paul-promoting emo-esque anthem would be.

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  1. Damn. That is bitchin’. If I lived near the area, I would make the drive and fall in for that.

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  2. If I had a ride, and a job on the other side, I’d go.

  3. Ron Paul has loosed more bowels than Cholera.

  4. Two in a row; did Ron paul donate to the Reason begging campaign?

    1. Nah; Doherty has a book to shill.

  5. Yes, better be in civilian clothes when involved in political activism – it’s a big symbolic component of the civilian supremacy over the military. Sorry Dr. Paul messed that one up in his eagerness to rebuke CNN’s censorship.

    1. But by all means march if that’s what you’re into. Take off your uniform first.

    2. I do agree with this. The Corporal should have know, being an NCO.

      1. I’m sure he was well aware of it. Then again, I’ll never understand why army guys insist on wearing their bdu’s everywhere they go. Is it some kind of order or something?

        1. Sy. You can tell you are and old fucker. They are not called bdu’s anymore. They are called APU’s. Unless the acronym has changed yet again. Which would make me wrong and you an even older fucker.

          1. Nah, got out of the USMC in ’08. Called them BDU’s still.

            1. The army called the BDU’s while the Marines called them cammies.

              1. I thought everybody referred to them as cammies.

          2. What the fuck are APU’s?

        2. I don’t know. I’m an Army guy and I never wore them off base, or even wanted to.

          And what the fuck are APU’s?

          1. ACU’s. The Army Combat Uniform.

    3. It’s quite possible Dr Paul didn’t even realize it was a policy breach.

      And the CNN conspiracy theory is ridiculous and makes Paul supporters look silly. The CNN reporter let him talk quite a bit about RP before the feed cut out, even asking him a follow up question; if they were censoring him, why didn’t they cut him off earlier or, you know, move on to someone else instead of asking a follow-up?

      Plus the feed was “jumpy” for a few seconds before it cut, classic sign of signal problems.

      1. “It’s quite possible Dr Paul didn’t even realize it was a policy breach.”

        Are you talking about the policy of soldiers not wearing their uniform while being involved in political activism?

        1. Yes. I mean, when you spell it out in those terms, it seems obvious that it wouldn’t be allowed, but in the enthusiasm of the moment you don’t think like that.

          1. I see what you mean. But Paul, being a former Air Force Officer, should have known. Same with the Corporal. It’s a pretty clear, well known policy in the military.

            1. Re: AA,

              Same with the Corporal. It’s a pretty clear, well known policy in the military.
              Gives a new meaning to the aphorism “Fighting for our freedoms,” doesn’t it???

            2. While the guy should havent been in uniform…it it was for a team blue event it wouldn’t have raised as much ruckas and team blue would spin it as a change in the political views of those in the service.

      2. Re:Tulpa,

        And the CNN conspiracy theory is ridiculous and makes Paul supporters look silly.

        He was just about to talk Iran when he was cut off. I was looking at the stream video, T. I SAW how they cut him off.

        1. How do you know what he said after they cut him off? Were you there?

  6. Since we’re on the topic of Ron Paul, here’s a grassroots-made ad that, while slightly ironic given some of Chaplin’s political views, is quite effective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvBA5CeNJ28

    1. What happened with the Manchurian Candidate ad? Was that a real Paul supporter or a spoofer who did it?

      1. There are some indications it may have been put up by the Huntsman campaign. ‘Tis the season for dirty tricks, after all.

        http://www.theendrun.com/hunts…..ainst-paul

        1. Well, I hope it wasn’t a Paul supporter, but it would be nice to find out.

  7. Ron Paul grassroots activists took over the pool hall Jillians on Saturday night, in one of the lovely old brick mill buildings on the shores of the mighty Merrimack,

    You’re just ten minutes down the road from me, man. Should have stopped by for a beer.

  8. Heather Mallick is INSANE

    1. She quotes from Richard Hofstadter’s 1963 *The Paranoid Style in American Politics* – U.S. politics subject to people who were “overheated, oversuspicious, overaggressive, grandiose and apocalyptic in expression.” He was talking about the right wing, of course, and Mallick talks about the right-wing horror that was the Sixties. Remember all the right-wing fascist thugs who took over campuses, advocated revolution, and even set off bombs in the decade after 1963? Peace-loving leftists just sat around shocked that anyone would behave that way! And the paranoid rhetoric was shocking to hear – how could the right-wingers stoop so low? Must have been their drug-addled brains.

  9. Born in 1963 and although it is possible I do not recall a time the United States was not involved in an armed conflict. Our armed services are the best in the world and your enlistment alone should be the deterrent… not what I have grown up with though. Make this man president! I have voted for him in the past and will again.

  10. Wait, is Paul gaining support and momentum or does it just seem that way because the precious few minutes I have to connect to the outside world I spend on reason?

    1. Intrade unmoved by press attempts to pretend NH is still a race: Romney 97% to win

  11. Politico’s front page story on the eve of the NH primary:

    Ron Paul on the 2012 campaign trail: 1,000 points of darkness

    1. Well, shit, name a conservative blog that isn’t ALL DOOM ALL THE TIME? They all agree, they just disagree with the solution. All conservative blogs say it’s Barack Hussein Obama that’s to blame, which is why they’re all supporting Mitt “Small Government” Romney.

      1. I think the article is correct in noting that while the other campaigns are definitely very negative on the state of the nation, their complaints are more of the “wrong people in charge” variety.

        Whereas Paul is inveighing against fundamental aspects of our modern political zeitgeist, not just individual politicians or parties.

    2. How dare he attack the bipartisan consensus on candle-snuffing!

    3. Warning to Politico Readers: Too much sunshine up your ass can cause cancer.

  12. I’ll be going to Wash DC for the veterans’ march, and I’m taking my kids and my husband. I’m going for my brothers, my dad, my husband’s dad, our grandfathers — all of whom served this country in the military. I will be so proud to stand next to Veterans for Ron Paul; I hope this march proceeds as planned. I’ll buy a few signs and t-shirts for the crew. Go Veterans for Ron Paul!

    1. See, this is the kind of optimism we’re missing around these parts!

      1. No, our hard hearted cynicism is why we’re considered cool libertarians! That and clove cigarettes.

        1. You left out monocles and contempt for the common man.

          1. And the misanthropism, please. I fucking hate the human race. Anything Warty is a part of, shouldn’t exist.

            1. Don’t forget our awesome wit.

        2. Top hats and an affinity for child labor in 3rd world shit holes.

      2. What are you talking about, Bingo? We’re super optimistic! Oh, wait, I have it reversed. That’s pessimism we have tons of…for good reason.

        However, I am optimistic that the Patriots will destroy the Broncos this weekend. See? Optimism!

        1. However, I am optimistic that the Patriots will destroy the Broncos this weekend.

          Must watch TV. Can Tebow pull off another upset? Doubt it, but I’ll definitely be watching.

        2. You’ll be eating those words when God Himself comes down ala the ending of The Stand and blocks the Pats last-second field-goal FTW.

          1. God is a Saints fan, so he probably will.

            1. Is that why he made them wonder in the wilderness for so many years before allowing them to be good?

              1. I am the devil’s own.

          2. 12th man penalty. God knows better than that – he could surely use the wind or something instead.

  13. Senuor reason Editor Jesse Walker really nailed Ron Paul:

    “If [Ron]Paul didn’t write those articles, who did? If he didn’t know what had appeared in his newsletter, when did he find out and how did he deal with it? If the candidate is vague on these points, it will only fuel suspicions that he held those beliefs after all (or that he was willing to stay silent despite his disagreements because the newsletters brought in some cash).”–Jesse Walker

    1. Re: Maxipad,

      If [Ron]Paul didn’t write those articles, who did?

      Jim B Powell did.

      You lost, Max.

  14. Nick Gillespie on Ron Paul’s racist newsletters:

    “As someone who has written and commented widely and generally sympathetically about Ron Paul, I’ve got to say that The New Republic article detailing tons of racist and homophobic comments from Paul newsletters is really stunning. As former reason intern Dan Koffler documents here, there is no shortage of truly odious material that is simply jaw-dropping.
    I don’t think that Ron Paul wrote this stuff but that really doesn’t matter–the newsletters carried his name after all–and his non-response to Dave Weigel below is unsatisfying on about a thousand different levels. It is hugely disappointing that he produced a cache of such garbage.”– Nick Gillespie

    1. Re: Maxipad,

      They’re dead. Stephanopoulos killed them, the arrogant bastard.

  15. That fucking creepy cock sucker just will not take responsibility for that racist garbage.

    1. ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!ARF!

    2. I’m mad that fucking creepy cock sucker Maxipad just will not take responsibility for being stupid.

  16. Many people who read this post / watch this video change their vote
    http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/t…..-vote.html

    1. …to the bedpost and…

    2. Buh, buh, only Romney is electable. The media told me so and the media never lies!

      1. I say Romney’s electable, and I’d know.

  17. Sounds like a KKK march to lynch our President. Especially with slobbering racists like Ron Paul and Thomas Woods involved.

    1. Bitch and moan about the newsletters all you want in regards to Ron Paul, but what makes you think Thomas Woods is a racist? The fact that he doesn’t accept the easily disproved “history” we are fed in public “school” ?

  18. I think the newsletter trolls work for Romney and are just testing the waters for attack ads against Paul when Santorum, Gingrich, Huntsman and Perry drop out after South Carolina.

  19. Oh wow, OK so why didnt I think of that man.

    http://www.Plus-Privacy.tk

  20. Ron paul is, and has always been, straight forward. As a combat Vietnam Marine Corps veteran I see Ron Paul as the only candidate whose word we can count on without exception. His opinions have not changed over the years and predictions validated.

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