CNN: Paul's supporters are druggies and idiots

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posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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Washington (CNN) -- Texas congressman Ron Paul now leads among Iowa Republicans and has tied Newt Gingrich for second in New Hampshire. Republican conservatives have cycled through a series of "Not Mitts." Is it now Paul's turn? Paul's core following has been small but fervid. However, Paul now is gaining a larger following, especially among younger voters attracted by his message of drug legalization and his comprehensive -- if utterly wrong-headed -- explanation of the country's economic crisis.


So, I see this as a way for CNN to say basically "you guys are nothing but drug addicts who know nothing about the economy and how it works."

I for one am not into drugs at all, and support Dr. Paul's idea of leaving it up to the states to decide. No where does it say he supports drug use, just the right of the state to decide.

Granted we may not know everything about the economy and how it works, but obviously no one else does either. Fact is, when you get into a situation that even mathematicians can't even figure out how the numbers work, how can you say anyone understands it. When you have mathematics that don't add up no matter what, you have three reasons why. One, missing money, two hidden money, or three impossible math for the purpose of not being able to understand it.

Dr. Paul just wants to streamline this and make it so we will be able to hold our government accountable. If "We the people" don't have a way to understand the math, how is it possible to hold our government accountable for spending.

I am sick and tired of misquotes and other means by the media to discredit Dr. Paul, when clearly they themselves know nothing about US history or our Constitution. That or are being paid to do so. Probably both.




Unexpectedly, young voters seem also to appreciate Paul's grandfatherly anti-charisma: his self-presentation as a good-natured old codger, charmingly baffled by the modern world. The ill-fitting suits, the quavering voice and the slack-jawed laugh all support the image of an anti-politician, the lone voice of integrity in a sullied word.


The article goes on to say how Dr. Paul is a racist and lier and blah blah blah.......

And these are the same people giving newt a pass for multiple affairs and proven lies and illegal deals, and Rick Perry a pass on him being a "racist". Yes they talked about it, but not like this.
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posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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The media is now throwing blind punches. Ron Paul leans to the left and BOOOM KIDNEY SHOT like bas rutten would say


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posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Im more taken aback by this.....



if utterly wrong-headed -- explanation of the country's economic crisis.


Just who the hell are they getting their economic advice from? Hell their OWN reporting should verify Pauls assessment of the economy and how to rectify it.....

LoL I find it hilarious that they dont even trust themselves!

Keep pumping out the disinfo, it just makes Pauls support base larger, because people research to find out the truth......

Once again Thank you MSM for helping Paul get the message out!



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Big pharma and Big banks just do not want any competition with their product.
They will loose huge profits.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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I cant see this changing anyones vote.

People who DO support Ron Paul will vote for him.

People who won't, simply won't.

It's not as if your blue collared worker, who is in his late 50's with a few grown up kids, who never done drugs in his life and supports Ron Paul is going to turn on his TV.. Hear this garbage from CNN and change his vote.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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I didn't read "druggies" or "idiots" in there.

Maybe you taking it a bit too personally? It is an opinion piece.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:59 PM
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He doesn't have to say the words in order for others to see what he is really saying.

As for it being an opinion, why don't you ever see any of the positive views about DR. Paul on the front page of cnn?


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posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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I just finished reading the same article over on CNN - take special care to notice who the AUTHOR of this "article" actually is!

David Frum's Website



Frum is a member of the board of directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition.


Didnt these guys just bar Dr. Paul from participating in a debate recently?

Oh yeah they did: in case you were unaware here is a link:
republican-jewish-coalition-bars-ron-pau l-from-debate

How come this wasn't mentioned in the little biopic blurb about this smear-piece's author? Perhaps because they want you to think its from a un-biased source...

Mr. Frum is 100% entitled to his opinion, but lets call it like it is... BIASED!



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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I've seen better writings written by the Paul haters here on ATS. The bias is strong, and the writer undermines the intelligence of the reader. No doubt that the writer of it will be catching some flak.

Pay no mind to the MSM, they are obsolete and are grasping for straws. People who are unaware of him and see articles like this will probably become interested in knowing more about him, turn to Google, and come to their own conclusion.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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................and deemed possible domestic terrorists. Don't forget Ron Paul supporters automatically go on some sort of terrorist watch list. Maybe not technically but quietly.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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Good for him, and I agree does have a right to his opinion.

How did it make the CNN front page? I have seen a lot more opinion as to why Dr. Paul should be president vs. why he shouldn't, but those never make the front page.

Opinion or not, it's the choice of what goes on the front of the site, and what doesn't that steers a voting audience.

Why not keep it in the opinion area?



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by tw0330
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He doesn't have to say the words in order for others to see what he is really saying.



Um no, he didn't say either word. If you want to attribute that to him he should have at least written it. You are inferring these things because you want to.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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ok, guess I was wrong then. No one would ever think this from an article that says




Paul now is gaining a larger following, especially among younger voters attracted by his message of drug legalization and his comprehensive -- if utterly wrong-headed -- explanation of the country's economic crisis.


Thanks for setting me straight.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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Opinion or not, it's the choice of what goes on the front of the site, and what doesn't that steers a voting audience.


I think you really hit the nail on the head right here! This is precisely what I am bothered about ... I am all for 100% freedom to express opinions about anyone and everyone - especially opinions about those who would claim to be able to lead us.

However the news media has a way of presenting the information that ranges from borderline sneaky to just outright deceptive!!!

This piece is obviously an opinion piece and that's fine - but lets put it in a section with a big headline that says OPINION (may or may not contain facts) ...

It would also be nice if they included as much info about the provider of that opinion as possible so that readers can construct logical conclusions as to why that person may carry those beliefs....all these details would help us better form an understanding about the facts and causality ... and without these details we are making too many assumptions.

This is part of a larger problem though and that is the near non-existent attention span or awareness threshold of the average American news consumer... I work in web development professionally and we like to say that if the viewer isn't engaged in less than 8 seconds than you have lost them. This inability for our brains to take time to digest important information has created a culture of buzz words and sound bites! We can only process information fed to us in catchy flashy chunks otherwise we turn the channel to the next flashy thing .....



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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Even if he leaves it up for the states to decide if they want to allow drugs or not that doesn't mean that they will allow them



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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The article was written by a george bush jr. "special advisor" in 2001-2002.

enough said.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Isn't it great when democracy blows up in their face? So long as the people vote for it thats all that matters, isnt that the usual media mantra?



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by tw0330
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ok, guess I was wrong then. No one would ever think this from an article that says




Paul now is gaining a larger following, especially among younger voters attracted by his message of drug legalization and his comprehensive -- if utterly wrong-headed -- explanation of the country's economic crisis.

Well. I don't.

But, hey. It's just me.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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I personally take that as an insult to me from the media. After being a Ron Paul supporter, and seeing how the media continues to attack Ron Paul's "supporters" read: Americans, inluding me, I will never EVER watch another program on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, or any other media channel ever again. They have lost my business. It's one thing to attack a presidential candidate, but to attack his supporters, every-day Americans? Down right wrong.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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CNN sure is good at alienating viewers. I've heard it said they are evil. I'm sick of this elitist propaganda. Actually, if they keep the smear going fast and furious people are going to notice on a conscious level this is what they are doing and blow them off.

Somebody ought to email them a link to this thread.


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