Good Question: Why Are Reporters Ignoring Ron Paul?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Before the Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, there was no media love for Ron Paul. After he nearly won the thing, there was still no love. Why are reporters ignoring Ron Paul’s presidential campaign?

According to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, in the two days after the Straw Poll, the national news networks and cable channels mentioned Ron Paul just 29 times. That compares to Rick Perry with 371 mentions and Michele Bachmann with 274.

The snubbing sent Comedy Central host of “The Daily Show” John Stewart into a comic rage.

“Even when the media does remember Ron Paul it’s to assure themselves there’s no need to remember Ron Paul,” he said.

Paul only received 152 fewer votes than Michele Bachmann in the straw poll, so why the snub?

“One of the reasons is he ran before,” said Blois Olson, Tunheim Partners vice president and author of “Morning Take,” a daily political newsletter Olson airs on WCCO. “I think the media has a lot of power on framing who is the top tier,” he said.

And according to Olson, Ron Paul has a track record of not being top tier. He lost as a Libertarian candidate for President in 1998, and lost as a Republican in 2008.

Part of the news media’s role is to cut through the huge number of candidates and focus on the major ones, the top tier.

“That’s why the news is still valuable. What’s news? Is a candidate making news? Has Ron Paul made news or is he saying the same things he said four years ago?” asked Olson.

Mitt Romney lost in 2008 also, but he’s not calling for the end of the income tax, Federal Reserve, a return to the gold standard and an end to our wars.

Paul is also a victim of timing. The main narrative of the Straw Poll was “woman upsetting Governor of her state to win,” said Olson. Then former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty bowed out of the race. Also Gov. Rick Perry jumped in.

“At Tunheim we say timing is everything, and Ron Paul didn’t have timing on his side,” said Olson.

And when Ron Paul finally got on Fox News Channel to talk about being ignored, he was interviewed via Skype using a webcam. It’s hard to imagine another major candidate for President doing a live interview on Fox News via a webcam.

“It’s up to the candidate to elevate themselves to the level in which a media is going to send out that satellite truck. And most Republican activists and the media feel he hasn’t done that yet,” said Olson.

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  • Bud

    Looks like e was dead on 4 years ago.

    I am looking at him with more interest.

    • Dan K

      And he was consistent in his message even further back than 4 years ago. And what is this statement about? “Has Ron Paul made news or is he saying the same things he said four years ago?” You bet he’s saying the same things. He was just that far ahead of everybody. Seems to me mainstream is catching up to him. Blois (?) sounds like (s)he doesn’t really have a grasp on the big picture. Because he ran before he doesn’t get as much attention? Laughable. Could it have something to do with the fact that our media is bought and paid for and they don’t care for his end the fed message? The MEDIA, or lack thereof, is one of our biggest problems right now.

  • Brian

    “Well, the reason the media ignores him is because he’s run before”

    WHAT? Romney ran before as well, he gets WAY MORE coverage than Bachmann & Perry combined, stop LYING!

  • The Truth

    Yeah, if we’re going to focus on one lunatic, it’s only fair that we give all of them their just due.

    • Kelly E. Griffin

      Definiton of Lunacy…

      doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

      yep, keep voting for the mainstream preapprved candidates of the failed two-party system, compliments of our diehard Democlicans and Republicrats..

  • bag of buttons

    There is no doubt that this guy could patch this place up quick and raise a lot of hell doing it. That would require a huge leap in assumption that if he had a chance, Congress would have a chance at seating moderates. But, there is no doubt that this guy will ever be taken seriously by the media. Ergo! No libertarian, independent, or progressive will get the opportunity to hold POTUS for now. But soon, I hope in my lifetime, we will see an independent/libertarian hold the high office. Flat tax and fairness should be what this country desires but, instead, we seem to invite noncompromising extremists instead. Odd.

    • Senior Citizen

      When will he find time? Between naps?

      • Kelly E. Griffin

        He undoubtedly takes fewer naps than you do sir. Not to mention he’s the only candidate that talks about the inflation exacted on Seniors and the poor by the inflationary methods induced by the Federal Reserve and their monetary policies enacted by the mainstream in both parties. He does know you can’t pull the rug out from under Senior citizens for a program they were forced to participate in, and expect to get a return on that investment. As do I when i’m able to start drawing in another 15 years (67) unless the Repulicrats and Democlicans raise the age again..

  • krm

    The media and the reporters are owned by the propaganda corporations. We are living in Adolph Hitler’s Germany.

    NBC, MSNBC are owned by General Electric. There is no freedom of speech only speech controlled by the propaganda corporations. The Corporations are afraid of Ron Paul becoming elected because he would bring fiscal responsibility, bring an end to the federal reserve, and the dollar would once again be tied to gold.

    The interesting thing about economies is that once they do collapse like the former Soviet Union, then freedom of speech becomes restored. If you look at Russian Television, you will find they were one of the few organizations that actually told the truth on how bad the Nuclear meltdown at Fukishima was.

    • Mike

      Really? Than why does FOX News, the entertainment program ignore him along with the Republican party, the corporate media and every right talk show in this country?
      The answer; He is unelectable, not endorsable, and an extremist lunatic.

      • Jeeves

        Ummm… Fox is a tool used to divide and conquer the likes of yourself. Two wings on the same chicken, repubs and dems. Fox is part of the game- along with all the other “mainstream” media outlets. You need to get historical perspective. You’re seeing things wrong. Why did Obama run as an enlightened progressive then swing hard to the right after elected? Why did he appoint all the bush economic and military advisors? Two wings. 1 chicken. Bawk-bawk.

    • hard rains

      Your History is weak apparently. Although I agree that Corporations have far too much influence on our politics and daily lives. There is too much unjustified Propaganda coming from them also…Advertising, probably the culprit, is pretty shifty stuff. Whenever you hear the phrase “we care” coming from any kind of corporation you should question what it is they care about. The collapse of a Nation isn’t any guarantee of “freedom of speech” except in a kind of unregulated lawlessness maybe.

  • M B

    This highlights one of the big flaws in our “Democratic System”. Whoever’s the bigger nutjob is the one that gets the ratings, thus gets the attention from the media because it makes them money. This adversely influences the democratic process by bringing attention to a few, when the People might be better served by a less visible candidate.

    This is why I have said for the last 20 years that there should be NO campaign contributions. Period. None. NO ONE can put a politician in their pocket then. The government provides a flat amount of money, and you aren’t allowed to use your own either. Whoever makes the best use of that money deserves to be winner as both by popular vote and a show of fiscal responsibility.

  • Tigger

    Do viewers know that Rick Perry was a democrat before? No, you know why? Because the big shots try to shape your opinion to a certain attempted outcome. Ron Paul has been smeared for over 6 years because he wants to end the corruption in this country that is fascilitated by the everyday politicians.

    As a matter a fact, I was really shocked that WCCO had this question, I nearly fell off my seat. I just wish people would just google Ron Paul,watch a video or 2 of his and then make up their own minds. The guy is trustworthy and a loyal American. That’s why he gets over 80% when he runs for office in his district

  • frozenrunner

    Supporters of a particular candidate are blind to many things. Ron Paul’s supports cannot figure out that he is an extremist candidate. His positions on health care do nothing to drive down the cost to the government nor address the spiraling expense of medicare/medicaid. A balanced budget and less taxes is what his coreposition is. What is he going to cut? Nothing specifically. is mentioned. In 2008 he gathered about 16 delegates and 3% of the vote. America spoke then, the media listened.

    • Tigger

      He wants to bring our troops home from all over, saving thousands. The government has been in healthcare for 60 years and what do we have? More people uninsured today than ever and worse care I might add. And what is wrong with a balanced budget?

      • frozenrunner

        I suppose asking you to think a little is out of the question. Nowhere does Dr. Paul say what he would do to cut the costs of Medicare or Medicaid. Offering that the consumer buy insurance to protect themselves from the health care system is a joke as a way to reduce malpractice insurance. A rather clever joke, but a con on the public. Worse care? You are paying more for your care, insurances are covering less and charging you more. Statistically care is about the same.
        Off the top of my head I can not remember the deficit for this year. Troops coming home would save money, and create unemployment. The cost of the troops would be less than the deficit. Again no specifics as to what Paul would cut to balance the budget. There is nothing wrong with a balanced budget. The absurdity is the people calling for a balanced budget, less taxes and not saying how they can make that happen. Magical thinking.

        • Shocked with ya--frozenrunner

          Seriously, look him up. I get where you’re comin’ from but you don’t have the full story. Go to Politifact and do a search. It explains your income tax claim. He actually does prove that tax reform is required. He’s a flat tax guy but there is proof there that he is accurate. I’d go on about healthcare but would end up comparing to ObamaCare and that isn’t the point. As far as his cuts, he proposes entire departments that are worthless and has the facts to back up his reasoning. It’s all there–everywhere–but the mainstream media.

          • frozenrunner

            Poltiifact shows that Ron Paul is as capable of distortion as any other politician.

            Weird that people complain about mandatory health insurance but never say anything about being mandated to have auto insurance. It is the same principal behind both. We all pay a ton of money into medicare, a single payer government health care program, and no one is calling to end that.

            • Reality sucks

              auto insurance is a state thing. the health insurance Obumacare is a federal thing. You’re wrong on a few things that you say. Such as bringing the troops home will cause unemployment etc. They sign up for 4 years, here or there. All reasearch on Obumacare shows increased costs and it’s just not constitutional. He wants to base medicare and social security on a graduated income/need scale….I could go on and on but have to go to work.

            • Think!

              Why can’t people wrap their minds around taking their hand out of the goody bag? A spoiled mindset evolved over years of schemes and suddenly we can’t live without these things. My Grandma’s generation is the first to have health insurance but it wasn’t the corrupt crazy that it is now. Used to be for accidents—unforseen events. Health care was fee based and paid out of pocket and there was little threat of a Doctor being sued. Then came big business that decided to cash in on a form of our modern day mania. I pay $400/mo for my inurance. For what? I’m healthy. But, the way the world is set up today a person needs health insurance not for their health but to protect against going bankrupt!! Something wrong with that people.

    • Shocked with ya--frozenrunner

      You always seem to have such moderate and sane posts. Until now. I’m just going to assume that Ron isn’t on your radar because there is no way YOU would respond that way if you actually did know about this guy. I’ve been a big fan since(notice the date) I read this:
      Ron Paul to the banking committee in 2003:

      “The special privileges granted to Fannie and Freddie have distorted the housing market by allowing them to attract capital that they could not attract under pure market conditions. Like all artificially created bubbles, the boom in housing prices cannot last forever. When housing prices fall, homeowners will experience difficulty as their equity is wiped out. Furthermore, the holders of the mortgage debt will also have a loss. These losses will be greater than they would have otherwise been had government policy not actively encouraged over-investment in housing, the damage will be catastrophic.”

      • frozenrunner

        While there are many good ideas within the Ron Paul mindset, there is also the reminder that why there are so many regulations. Easing of loan regulations so the poorer could own homes was not the worst idea. The greed that took over ans subsequent crash showed the reasoning behind regulation. As a Liberterian, as Paul claims to be, there would be less regulation. On the other hand, there would be less corporate welfare..
        His proposals on immigration are well meaning, how about the responsibility of the business person to make sure the employee is legal? Not mentioned.
        He says to end the health care welfare state but then never mentions giving medical facilities the right to deny services. When you look at the pile of money going towards the health of the population it gives one pause to think somehow there has to be a better way. The incidental clinic visit once a year is not what drives up the cost, it is the sick ones on medicare/ medicaid that go to the hospital four five times a year with their cardiac and pulmonary problems and thus go to clinic and therapy a couple times a month. Dr Paul’s solution is as much about a doctor hating any managed care (thus driving up costs further) than it is about improving the system.
        Actually the sorry state of the GOP field for president is such that Ron Paul may be their best candidate at this moment.

        • Reality sucks--except if you love Ron Paul

          Obamas 26% approval (economy) and less than 40% approaval rating (overall) is a hard thing to beat! Hahaha. Anyone running against him has an excellent chance. Obama is looking so desperate these days. He’s saying anything and everything people want to hear. I prefer to hear the truth and not necessarily the things I want to hear but need to hear. There are some humorous candidates for the GOP but they will get weeded out. It’s all just entertainment. Good thing is, it doesn’t have to be Ron Paul in the end, his ideas have finally become mainstream and are threaded thru that party bacause the people are demanding it.

        • insignificant

          frozenrunner is an obvious dis-infonut,eh?

    • dan h

      You are an idiot. He has mentioned exactly what he would cut. Substantially cut military spending overseas, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Foreign Aid, IRS, etc…

      You are just ignoring facts. He has several extremely specific plans for health care that would absolutely drive down the costs. Tort reform. Removing bureaucracy in the form of 3rd party payers. HSAs. He worked as a doctor over 20 years, obviously he knows a little something about how health care works in the real world (unlike Obama).

      Get a life and read a book for once in your life.

      • frozenrunner

        Let us stoop to name calling Real mature on your part dan
        Look at the Ron Paul website. Very few if any details. Tort reform has been talked about for years. His solution is to make the consumers buy the insurance, receive a tax credit and thus having the government pay for the medical malpractice insurance. In regards to managed care , i.e. third party payers, if you read his do no harm statement, that oversight is what he is trying to avoid. That will drive up the cost of care. The federal government has no mandates on how to treat illness except under the medicare guidelines. These guidelines are meant to contain costs not increase them. That would be like do a chest xray not an MRI.

        • dan h

          You have your facts wrong. Maybe you shouldn’t pose unless you actually know what you are talking about. I thought you said he gave no proposals for how to cut costs? What about the many I mentioned above? Oh that’s right, you just threw out a meritless claim.

          As far as tort reform. You are 100% wrong on his proposal. He proposes allowing doctors to buy their own no-fault liability insurance, which would cut out a bunch of lawyers and frivolous lawsuits.

          Medicare dictates the amount of money a doctor can bill for a service. That eliminates price competition, because everybody gets the same amount. There is more incentive to provide quantity of medical care (as there’s less price or quality competition).

          Insurance should be actual insurance, which means you have it for unexpected medical costs. True insurance should NOT cover regular, expected medical care. Then it’s just pre-paid medicine financed by 3rd party. The government makes it very difficult to buy low premium, high deducitible, catastrophic insurance because of all the stuff it mandates is covered, and because of the tax treatment, where employer provided insurance is tax free.

          Look at the cost if health care once Medicare started and it’s obvious Medicare created the inflation.

          One of the major problems is obesity and smoking, not our health care system itself. Obama’s health care bill makes it illegal to discriminate on people’s health choices by mandating a community rating. That is the exact opposite of what we should be doing.

          • frozenrunner

            * Ensure that those harmed during medical treatment receive fair compensation while reducing the burden of costly malpractice litigation on the health care system by providing a tax credit for “negative outcomes” insurance purchased before medical treatment.
            That is from his website. You buy the insurance to provide for you in case your doctor makes a mistake. Accident happens and you don’t have the insurance, too bad for you.
            In regards to medicare spending and health care costs. Medicare started in 1966. If you do not understand the difference between then and now in terms of the advance in health care treatments and what they costs there is not much point in elaborating.
            You also do not have much of an idea how the DRG price is set by medicare and that the reimbursement is less than what is negotiated between hospitals and insurance companies.
            No one was a bigger proponent of the government health care proposal than United Health Care. Many of their programs fit what want to call insurance. If you are between jobs and want to by health insurance, there are plenty of programs that fit what you want to call insurance. Problem was that years ago it was not so expensive to buy a premium plan. Once people have a premium plan for free, that is what they expect.
            Dr Ron Paul like every otherrpolitician is looking out for his friends. He wants his friends to continue to earn as much as possible with the least work. His positions would do that at the people’s expense.
            Lest you think I disagree with everything you say, right on about the smoking and obesity.

      • frozenrunner

        It is also strange that on one hand Paul is supporting a flat tax and on the other tax credits. If the contradiction escapes you, go read up on flat tax.

        • dan h

          I am not sure that he supports a flat tax, where is the info on that? He wants to get rid of the income tax. His proposal for tax credits for medical care is just an intemediary step working within the current tax system we have. If there was no income tax then tax credits would not make any sense.

  • Adam Smith

    Ron Paul is a nut-job. Doesn’t he realize that Americans are not intelligent enough to make rational decisions with their own money? We need enlightened Ivy leauge lawyers to show us the path to Nirvana. That is why Ron Paul will always be ignored.

    • frozenrunner

      Obama, Bush, Clinton and Bush were all Ivy league. I guess the Republicans will be losers until they can find another Yale graduate.
      American credit card debt hovers around 800 billion. That should tell you the ability of Americans to manage money.

    • Tigger

      Yup, Ron Paul is nuts. We should continue to torture anybody we want and print as much money as human possible. While we’re at it let’s label the rest of the world terrorists and take what they have.. We can’t have Ron Paul because he’s too soft when it comes to bombing other countries for no reason, we should be able to do what we want to anybody! We’re Americans thirsty to conquer and that’s all to it. Secret prisons and bribing dictators is the way to go. We should get everybody to hate us, Ron Paul wants others to respect us, forget that.

  • Junior Johnson

    why is this a good question

    • Sherm

      It isn’t. Find another article to comment on. Thanks.

  • Hugh G Rection

    The media ignores him because he seems like the only one that has anything remotely intelligent to say. The other candidates keep saying stupid things and that draws media attention. Maybe MB is smarter than we think., her stupid comments are getting her headlines.

    • Hookah

      He goes against the MIC, he’s lucky he’s still breathing. He’s also against the war on drugs. And he’s against the fed. Lots of big money standing in Ron’s way. Suprised Blowis missed that part of the equation.

  • Citizen

    Ron Paul wants to get rid of the Dept. of Justice–the one government agency that is fairly independent and the chief law enforcement agency–also the home of the FBI. DOJ is the lead agency on terrorism investigations, not DHS. All the other executive branch agencies serve the President–whomever that may be. The President says jump, they ask how high. So, why would Ron Paul want to get rid of the agency that truly serves the nation apart from the President? Interesting….yep, he’s a flake.

    • Hungry

      Dude, you miss the point. Most of the tasks that the departments do could be done at the state level. Why ship our money up to Washington for fancy salaries, cars, offices etc?

      I know what you are eluding to: they protectus…

      They couldn’t or didn’t protect us on 9/11


    Some of you have no clue what the federal reserve is and how getting rid of it would greatly improve our country. It is no more federal then FEDEX delivery. Prez Wilson signed it into law AFTER everybody else in government went home for Christmas break. The banksters of the federal reserve bought Wilson’s presidency with the understanding he would give our currency control to them. Majority of those that own this private for high profit banking system are not even Americans, never were and never will be. If the fed was such a good thing for America, why was it done in the dark after everybody else had left Washington? The federal reserve was set up so every dollar you make, our country owes interest on that dollar that is paid to the banksters of the fed and that is why you owe so much in taxes. The federal reserve has NEVER been audited. When questioned about where money has gone, they say it’s none of you business. Please educate yourself about this bankster scam that has been going on for almost 100 years. Enough is enough. Oh, and the reason the media ignores RON PAUL, because they FEAR him. All of the media is owned by a few elite and they control what we are allowed to hear. They don’t want RON PAUL to ever get elected because it will not be good for them if he does. He can not be bought by them and will not be bought by them. They fear him.

    • Reasonable

      I hate black helicopters too…

      This is the reason that Ron Paul is ignored. His supporters tend to be consipiracy types and while wonderfully empassioned come off as lunatics.

      Face it, the guy isn’t electable no matter how reasonable he is and how often he is correct on an issue.

      • Kelly E. Griffin

        Are you denying the Truth about the Federal Reserves conception? Yet you call yourself reasonable by talking about black helicopters? If your going to reply to someone, you could at least try to counter the arguement with some logig and something reasonable to say about their comment. Maybe look up the definiton of reasonable before using if for your name and posting unreasonable comments. :))

        • insignificant

          non-reasonable mainstream establishment dolts are plentiful on this thread,eh?

          • Kelly E. Griffin

            unfortunately on most threads

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  • dan h

    From my experience his supporters (including me) are much more intelligent and well educated than people like you. If you had an IQ over 70 you’d realize has an agenda and that is clearly to preserve the status quo. The two parties are very similar, they both preserve massive military spending, a massive welfare state, and the Fed which creates inflation and allows the government to persist with their deficit spending. Maybe read a book for once in your life?

    • Reasonable


      Well you’ve hit the checklist pretty well I must say.

      1.) Discredit other person
      2.) Blame welfare
      3.) Blame military
      4.) Blame the fed
      5.) Blame the everything really
      6.) Blame others for not being self reliant and responsible, meanwhile likely being neither yourself.

      You’re awesome at the right wing internet!

      • dan h

        I’m not blaming welfare. I’m saying that the media is complicit with the status quo government in trying to help dictate who our candidates can be. You get a candidate that questions the wars, our military imperialism, the Federal reserve, and the media (run by corporations) tries to black him out because they are trying to protect these things. Whether or not these policies are correct is a separate question entirely, but you can’t deny that this is what’s happening (whether you agree with the militarism or not).

        Now you can listen to intelligent, rational people like Ron Paul. Or keep voting for idiots from both parties and wait for the country to go bankrupt and the dollar to crash. Sounds like you’ll be doing the ladder. Don’t complain to me when that happens. If I’m really just a lunatic, it won’t happen. However, Ron Paul said 10 years ago exactly what would happen with the housing market. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama had no idea. If you want those people thinking they know how to run out economy, more power to you! I, on the other hand, will fight to prevent my company from spending my generation into bankruptcy before I am even 30. I don’t want to pay 14% of my income into Social Security for 40 years and get practically nothing because it’s a ponzi scheme that me and my kids are at the bottom of. What are you fighting for? Doesn’t sound like anything worthwhile, other than criticizing people trying to actually make a diffrence.

  • Kelly E. Griffin

    Yes lets acknowledge Ron Paul by trying to justify what were doing as acceptable by saying he’s saying nothing new. Well if what he said garnered a 5th place vote in 2007 at the Iowa straw poll with closer to 10000 voters, compared to a 2nd place finsih by only 158 votes and closer to 18000 voters, in which only Republicans can vote, when he draws disgruntled Democrats and Independents.
    Me thinks your all afraid he might accomplish what he says and afraid it will benefit the average Joe at your and the PTB’s expense. Sorry if you bought into the failed system and want it to keep rolling along making private families rich by collecting billions in intererst by an unsonstiutional agency that’s not a Federal Agency in any way shape or form.

    • insignificant

      kelly…you are aware of the missing 265 (aproximate) straw pole votes?…betcha Paul won it!

      • Kelly E. Griffin

        Yes, and it wouldn’t suprise me at all.

  • TommyO

    Crash course the phony “two party paradigm” and “media created tea party”

    The media blackout of Ron Paul while bolstering other candidates illustrates nicely the two great modern schemes operating in American politics facilitated by the mainstream media – those being: the phony “two party paradigm” and the creation of the phony GOP “tea party”. First, the concept of a modern “tea party” came on board with the Ron Paul supporters back in 2007 during the campaign. Actual pounds of tea were to be dropped by a hovering blimp into Boston Harbor on the historic day of the original Boston tea party against British tyranny as a gesture of defiance to the status quo (lost of civil liberties; unending illegal wars; nation building; destruction of our currency; torture and extraordinary rendition; abuse of civil liberties under the bogus Patriot Act etc.). Party affiliation, national origin, race etc. wasn’t important – all were welcomed – only a love of liberty and a willingness to fight for it and hence among those veterans the movement is rarely regarded as “tea party” but instead the “liberty” or “freedom” movement and it is definitely not GOP or PERRY or Bachmann!!

    In 2008 when McCain and his side kick – Palin got their bloodied grinded behinds handed back to them by Obama. This is exactly what the mainstream media had orchestrated for the previous year – and the rank and file GOP voters predictably bought it – they bought media served “stooge of the day” McCain and side kick hook line and sinker! I invite you to research progressive AP reporter Liz Soldoti’s coverage of McCain 2008 and see how she systematically built him up “straight talk express” to become the GOP front runner – the MSM knowing he was hopeless and would get creamed by Obama! Immediately after the election in an attempt to do damage control the RNC/GOP and right leaning media embraced “tea party” to co-opt the movement for the progressive neo-cons – enter the right media ala FOX and the likes of social controlling neo-con personalities such as Rush Limbaugh; Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. The left media, MSNBC etc. and their social controlling components: Keith Obermann; Chris Mathews and Rachel Maddow in an effort to maintain and reinforce the phony two party paradigm immediately labeled them racists and nut jobs stressing the “tea party” as against newly elected President Obama primarily because he was black!

    Hence: the term “tea party” as currently hyped in the media is a creation of the mainstream media and simply equates to good old American progressive “neo-con”! The concept of “tea party” they propagate is a primary tool currently used to continue the “two party paradigm” . Anyone uninformed enough to buy in is being seriously played and hasn’t taken the effort to analyze the actual facts – just taking the media’s word for it like a good little boy or girl and keeping the “status quo”.

    Allow me to go a little Taoist on you – the “real” tea party you hear about is not the “REAL” tea party!

    There is no actual socio-economic and political ideological difference between – lets say, MSNBC and FOX – only the illusion of one! Both the (so – called) right and left factions of American mainstream media are all globalists – wanting to maintain American empire with all their corporate owners having direct BOD relationships with the giants in the military industrial complex such as: GE; Texaco; Chevron; Boeing; Lockheed Martin; Citigroup; Rockwell Automation; Chase, WorldCom, and JP Morgan; Haliburton, etc. and thereby financially benefit directly from the ongoing nation building and entrenched foreign occupations.

    So the mainstream media as a whole created the current “tea party” as is hyped today, to attempt to contain and control the actual legitimate “liberty movement” (being the actual REAL “tea party” started by Ron Paul supporters in 2007) – it being a threat to the status quo and use the phony “two party paradigm” to help them do it. This is the illusion of two different parties counter balancing one another – please don’t say you can’t remember recently this spring when republican Senator McCain and democrat Senator Kerry went arm in arm bellowing for illegal war with Libya? Do you not find it is strange that Obama never changed Bush/Cheney policies regarding: torture; bailouts; WARS; Patriot Act and lost of civil liberties and abuse of American citizenry. Exactly – both parties want huge intrusive central authority – its just one side prefers to balloon the size of government with aggressive warfare and less social welfare and vice-versa. Americans are spoon fed the “two party paradigm” as a controlling device through the lame-stream media – that’s why globalist neo-cons like Bachmann and Perry are being hyped as “tea party” and that is why they are desperately trying to co-opt many of Ron Paul’s life-long political positions on things, such as: auditing the Federal Reserve.

    For years have you scratched your head wondering – why are our representatives in DC doing this? Are they trying to destroy America? Unfortunately in a sense – they are. For the globalist in both parties it’s not about gaining a secure and prosperous American Republic – upholding liberty maintaining the supreme law of the land – the U.S. Constitution. It is totally about maintaining an economic empire for a select group of oligarchs using the American military. It’s about redistributing American wealth and technology and building “emerging” economies in China. India etc while de-industrializing America! It’s about destroying our education system with federal control so that our young people test dismally against students in the rest of the world in science and math! We could go on and on about the abuses Americans suffer at the hands of a rogue government! However, you and I both know that throughout the process of the dismantling of America, the mainstream media tells you “its okay – remember back in 2008 when they spoon fed us “don’t worry either top tier candidate, Obama or McCain will get us on track”!

    The media is currently working overtime to convince voters that the candidates like Romney; Bachmann and Perry are significantly different than President Obama – this is definitely pure BS! All the 2012 candidates running in both parties EXCEPT RON PAUL are deep in the pocket of international banking and the military industrial complex! This corrupt system needs to keep bailing out criminals and keep this bogus war on terror going and ramped up bombing and saber rattling all awhile keeping the American people placated with the “two party paradigm” allowing for global elites to steal American national wealth and sovereignty! Ron Paul is the only candidate significantly different than Obama and therefore the ONLY ONE capable of beating him on issues that the majority of Americans heavily support (like ending: illegal wars; torture and illegal detention; abolishing the Patriot Act and Federal Reserve; stopping the IRS and getting us out of NATO and NAFTA etc.)

    So, fellow Americans if by now you don’t acknowledge that Obama is a corporate puppet you are in serious denial or part of the subversion! If you want things to continue under the rule of the global “banksters’ and “tanksters” – maintain the status quo and allowing tyranny to grow under the phony “two party paradigm” – vote for the media’s “top tier”: Obama; Romney; Bachmann; Perry etc., but if want things to truly change and have the assurance that you will have the right to be heard and not silenced then begin to restore America liberty now and support Ron Paul! He can’t be bought – and the establishment knows it! Check your states regulations for rules of primary voting and do whatever it takes so that you can cast your primary vote for Ron Paul.

    RON PAUL 2012!!!!

    • Reality sucks--except if you love Ron Paul

      EXCELLENT TommyO. Excellent!

      • Kelly E. Griffin


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