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Originally posted by intrepid
Short memories. The RNC didn't want Romney either. They fought hard to beat him. That's why Gingrich stayed in so long. The problem was that the Republican VOTERS wanted Romney. Mitt won against the wishes of his own party leadership.
Years before House Budget Committee head Paul Ryan was declaring his fealty to Ayn Rand's ideas -- Ryan has credited Rand with inspiring his decision to go into politics, and stated that he gives her books as Christmas presents and requires his congressional staffers to read Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged -- another controversial public figure also enthusiastically credited Ayn Rand's philosophy, which celebrates selfishness and the triumph of the strong over the weak, as a key influence: Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, who once reportedly quipped, "I give people Ayn Rand, with trappings."
"Ayn Rand, more than anyone else, did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of capitalism, the morality of individualism." --- Congressman Paul Ryan, 2009 official Ryan For Congress video ad.
Mike Wallace: "You are out to destroy almost every edifice of the contemporary American way of life, our Judeo-Christian religion, our modified government regulated capitalism, our rule by majority will. Other reviews have said you scorn churches and the concept of God. Are these accurate criticisms?"
Ayn Rand: "Yes. I am the creator of a new code of morality."
--- Mike Wallace 1959 CBS interview with Ayn Rand
"Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, is an acknowledged source for some of the Satanic philosophy as outlined in The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey... Satanism has far more in common with Objectivism than with any other religion or philosophy. Objectivists endorse reason, selfishness, greed and atheism. Objectivism sees Christianity, Islam and Judaism as anti-human and evil. The writings of Ayn Rand are inspiring and powerful."
--- from the essay Satanism and Objectivism, republished on the website of the Church of Satan
"[T]he reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. And the fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism...
Originally posted by Labrynth2012
reply to post by eLPresidente
You're either a BIRTHER, 911 TRUTHER or RON PAUL fanatic or a LUNATIC on the LEFT FRINGE.
I don't subscribe to this site for revolting information. You either LOVE OBAMA or DON'T.
If YOU don't, I suggest you get on board with the RNC candidate to defeat OBAMA at the polls.
Because Voting for Ron Paul is only going to hurt the RNC's chances of defeating OBAMA. PERIOD !
Originally posted by UnifiedSerenity
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
I have been a huge RP fan for a long time, but recently I have just come to the conclusion that RP is a distraction to keep true patriots busy hoping. Keep us busy with the next big development and now we are a few months away from the election. We have been treated like dirt by the left and the right. We are the true spirit of truth and justice in America and the last thing the handlers of Obama and Romney want is for us to simply stop playing their games.
Stop supporting either party. Stop shopping in their stores. Truly folks, buy locally as much as possible. Yes, it costs a little bit more, but just stop supporting them. Pull out your money from their stocks. Invest in gold and silver, invest locally to build your community. I find that Illuminati card with what looks like Alex Jones and Ron Paul on it quite, well, illuminating. We are being pacified by RP speeches and yet when he is dumped on, disrespected, illegally kept from having his voice heard or votes for him even counted, does he do anything substantive about it? No he doesn't.
This is all smoke and mirrors. At some point, we must stop complying, and start working locally, start being the change we want. We are NOT going to get it playing in their system. They are crooks, liars, thieves who just change the rules. I mean, how much more do you need to see? How many times do you have to get kicked in the groin? At some point, we must say no more, and just stop being their for them.
Originally posted by TitaniumDragon
If you guys want to make a difference, leave the Republican party. They're never going to listen to libertarians; they only make a show of it to try and con you out of your votes. The Republican party is highly authoritarian and against civil rights; has been ever since Nixon drug all the racists into one party.
Originally posted by Elton
Nice video, here is a related story and reaction:
I think Romney will do better for the economy and jobs…bottom line.
1. Ranked 47th in job growth: Despite Romney’s professed expertise in creating jobs, Massachusetts ranked 47th in job growth during his time as governor. The state’s total job growth was just 0.9 percent, well behind other high-wage, high-skill economies in New York (2.7), California (4.7), and North Carolina (7.6). The national average, meanwhile, was better than 5 percent.
2. Suffered the second-largest labor force decline in the nation: Only Louisiana, which was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, saw a bigger decline in its labor force than Massachusetts during Romney’s tenure as governor. The US Census Bureau estimated that between July 2002 and July 2006, 222,000 more residents left Massachusetts for other states than came to it. That decline largely explains the state’s decreasing unemployment rate (from 5.6 to 4.7 percent) while Romney was in office, according to Northeastern University economics professor Andrew Sum. At the same time, the nation as a whole added 8 million people to the labor force.
3. Lost 14 percent of its manufacturing jobs: Massachusetts lost 14 percent of its manufacturing jobs during Romney’s time in office, according to Sum. The loss was double the rate that the nation as a whole lost manufacturing jobs. In 2004, Romney vetoed legislation that would have banned companies doing business with the state from outsourcing jobs to other countries.
4. Experienced “below average” economic growth and was “often near the bottom”: “There was not one measure where the state did well under his term in office. We were below average and often near the bottom,” Sum told the Washington Post in February. As a result, the state was more comparable to Rust Belt states like Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio than it was to other high-tech economies it typically competes with.
5. Piled on more debt than any other state: Romney left Massachusetts residents with $10,504 in per capita bond debt, the highest of any state in the nation when he left office in 2007. The state ranked second in debt as a percentage of personal income. Romney regularly omits those statistics from his Massachusetts record, instead touting the fact that he balanced the state’s budget (he was constitutionally required to do so). He wouldn’t be much different as president: his proposed tax plan adds more than $10 trillion to the national debt.