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Posted on Feb 5, 2008

Here are the results from the big night. The voters threw us a few surprises, but after a bumpy night, we appear to be back at square one.

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By aquarius7251, February 7, 2008 at 6:13 pm Link to this comment

Great, intelligent comment bro….

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By Steve, February 7, 2008 at 8:03 am Link to this comment
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A Red Herring????

A red herring is a metaphor for a diversion or distraction from an original objective. Just what is the original objective that you believe Ron Paul to be a Red Herring for?

Ron Paul’s objective is and has always been to fight for the Republican nomination. In so doing, he is the only one that has been 100% consistent. They’ve made fun of him, laughed at him and called him a kook - yet he’s stuck to his guns. Unlike the others, he hasn’t chopped and changed his stance on the war, the economy, illegal immigration, taxes, the Fed and especially the constitution.

So how do you figure him to be a red herring?

His record is impeccable and he’s the only one that wants to put a complete end to the erosion of your personal freedom and constitutional rights.

Stop for a second and evaluate ALL OF THE CANDIDATES - both Democrats and Republicans - and then tell me which candidate is the ONLY one for REAL CHANGE - not just more of the same junk as before, thinly disguised as change.

One day, all you sheeple will wake up and find yourselves living in a modern day Nazi Germany and you’ll wonder WHY?

Google the following and be afraid… very afraid.

1. Council For Foreign Relations
2. Neocons
3. Skull and Bones
4. Bohemian Grove
5. Protect America Act
6. Violent Radicalization and Home Grown Terrorism Act.
7. National ID card.

Ron Paul vehemently opposes ALL of the above.

Have a nice day - there are relatively few of them left before the last of our freedom is legislated away because the sheeple don’t think!

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By Aegrus, February 7, 2008 at 7:44 am Link to this comment

Ron Paul is a Red Herring. That’s the truth. Now the Dems and Leftists have their Ralph Nader distraction candidate for the conservatives.

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By Aegrus, February 7, 2008 at 6:35 am Link to this comment

When Obama wins the nomination AND the presidency, I’ll be sure to drop Kleenex across America to help folks like you cope.

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By Greg, February 7, 2008 at 5:54 am Link to this comment
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Paul for the next President of the United States of America.
Or there wont be a USA [hmm…that’s what Democrats, liberals, congress, drug companies, unions, banks, large corporations, - all headed by (hmm…need beheaded? Can you say French Revolution??) the super rich - want to do; they all aim to destroy the USA for their own profits].

Lets rebuild the world!!  We can start by sending it’s people home with the great experiences from living in America, to build their own homes. 

Then rebuild the USA:
Build a 50’ wide fence (Canad, aye? and Mexico), delete the IRS, and become fiscally responsible - better yet - profitable.

Get rid of all insurance - it’s driving up the cost on it’s own.  And all the ridiculous lawsuits.

Refrigerate the water in Gt’Mo Bay, to say 33F.

Overturn Roe v Wade, build Star Wars and get us on the moon and to Orion.

No more corn syrup or sugar or preservatives or hormones or pesticides or fertilizers in our foods.

Re-institute our national holidays, work from home, generate from solar.

Freedom of Christian Religion - Pick _One_.
Put the 10 Commandments on every step.

Care for your neighbor and give him a boost-now: this morning!

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By Him, February 6, 2008 at 10:21 pm Link to this comment
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People like you should be strapped to a chair and beaten with hammers.

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By Bellomachina, February 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm Link to this comment
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Nice backlash. However, next time you try to sound so high and mighty, you might want to focus a little more on spelling.


Bello Machina ~ the gears shall always grind…

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By bob davis, February 6, 2008 at 9:26 pm Link to this comment
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I hope she gets in.  I am a young mother and at $5000.00 per kid I can make about 15 babies in my liftime!  Go Hillary!!!

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By Steve, February 6, 2008 at 5:54 pm Link to this comment
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I go to a website entitled “Truthdig” in the hope of getting myself enlightened and what do I find. Just more sheeple - following the mainstream crap that has brought this country to financial ruin and the brink of facism.

JohnD comments “Ron Paul won’t be around long”...

The truth is my friend - Ron Paul has started a revolution that will not go away anytime soon, no matter how badly you and the mainstream media try to black him out.

Have you ever wondered WHY they black him out? If he is such a loser, surely he doesn’t need to be denied mention as one of the FOUR GOP candidates left in the race?

Have you heard the term “Grass Roots”? That’s what will keep the Ron Paul revolution and the search for truth and sanity going long after Ron Paul is dead.

He may not get the nomination this time or ever - but that’s beside the point. His principles and his unfaltering belief in our constitutional rights is what makes them afraid of him.

I cringe every time I talk to someone and they say “I like Ron Paul, but he doesn’t have a chance”...

What the hell is that supposed to mean? I can only imagine that we Americans have become “SHEEPLE” who follow what seems to be popular because we want to be able to say we’re on the winning side.

Of course he doesn’t have a chance if everyone feels that way and then don’t vote for him. And even when we do vote for him, they see fit to falsify the results like they have done in Iowa and other states.

What people need to realize and embrace is that “if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting”.

You can pray for Obama to win, campaign for McCain or Romney, even hope that Hilary doesn’t screw it up the way Bill did, but it’s all “just more of the same”, no matter which one gets elected.

Ron Paul is the ONLY one that stands out SO MUCH from the rest of the sheeple, that people write him off as a kook.

Except for those of us that THINK of course, those of us that REASON and apply LOGIC.

McCain is a war-monger, Romney is a self-opinionated glory seeker, Huckabee is in the pockets of the neo-cons, and the Democrats - well - I think they’re in deep trouble.

You see - no matter how much activity and interest there is in the Democrat race, when push comes to shove, is America really ready for a “black man” or a “woman” in the white house.

I’m not a racist or a chauvanist - just a realist. That’s why I don’t kid myself that things will be okay with a president, Republican or Democrat, that will just give us “more of the same”.

This country NEEDS a revolution and unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll find it at “Truthdig”.

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By Cam, February 6, 2008 at 3:53 pm Link to this comment
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We love Hillary. Hopefully she can knock some sense into this country!

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By Andrew Ian Murphy, February 6, 2008 at 11:59 am Link to this comment
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If I have one prayer, this is it.

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By Aegrus, February 6, 2008 at 6:45 am Link to this comment

Obama’s momentum is undeniable. At every cross-roads, he commands more support, and rides down the correct path to victory.

The race is so close now, you couldn’t even fit Kucinich between the two.

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By Hammo, February 6, 2008 at 6:22 am Link to this comment

It’s not a suprise, but Obama’s ethnicity apparently played an important role in Dem voting, at least in some states. Food for thought in the article ...

“Melting Pot or Mixed Nuts”  
Populist Party of America
February 5, 2008

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By Frank, February 6, 2008 at 6:03 am Link to this comment

“Serve some value”, what was the value of your own post, compared to the one you criticized? Maybe you should follow your own advice. Your rather juvenile post was both longer and more pointless than the one you criticized. The original, by the way,  was valid reader feedback to the website, which serves a significant purpose.

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By i,Q, February 6, 2008 at 5:00 am Link to this comment

...the mechanism by which we will be disenfranchised yet again.

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By Serve some value, February 5, 2008 at 11:28 pm Link to this comment
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blue eagle, u serve no value why leave a coment so pointless, why are you talking? You are an ignorant idiot who thinks he can’t learn by some of the most aclaimed authors and politicians of america today. I don’t think this website assumes there are pure idiots reading it who don’t think someone like Hukabee is running. You actually think that some picture is gonna really effect people’s views on which candidate they should vote for? and a responce to your first coment “i like to hear the truth” if you had any brains you would realize thats the truth on who voted for who. You should learn not to type a comment when it is as pointless and ignorant as your last one. so before you act like a fool keep it to yourself, thank you

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By JohnD, February 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm Link to this comment

but Ron Paul won’t be around long.

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By UnimportantCanadian, February 5, 2008 at 9:37 pm Link to this comment
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While it’s true that Ron Paul has made some impressive strides (at least fund-raising-wise) thus far, I don’t think he is having enough of an impact vote-wise to raise your ire, justifiably. Huckabee, ok, but not Paul.

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By BlueEagle, February 5, 2008 at 8:17 pm Link to this comment

I come to truthdig, because I like to hear the truth. Unfortunately, you feed us the same MSM pictures and stories. The TRUTH is there are FOUR candidates in the Republican race not TWO. Your picture of just two is a distortion of reality.

The fact is I learn more from the comments on this site than any of the articles. From now on get rid of the misleading pictures and give us a topic to discuss.

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