April 17, 2012
“If there is good news with this year’s election, it’s seeing the young support for Ron Paul. The young generation gets it. This is good.” –KTRN
Houston, Texas’ Daniel Williams is just as old as Super Mario Bros., but it’s only now that the programmer is giving the game a much needed make-over. Forget Nintendo’s official sequels, Williams, 27, is about to bring a new meaning to “GOP.”
Williams hopes his latest brainchild, “Ron Paul: the Road to REVOLution,” will have both dweebs and Democrats alike praising the GOP. In this case, though, that means “grand old play.”
“Ron Paul: the Road to REVOLution” borrows from iconic video games including Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog and Castlevania, but combines the classic side-scrolling gameplay that made those titles smash hits with America’s favorite 76-year-old political candidate. Instead of a perturbed plumper or a speedy blue anamorphic rodent performing as protagonist, Williams relies on Republican Party presidential hopeful and Texas Congressman Ron Paul to grab the attention of gamers.
April 13, 2012
By Paul Joseph Watson
“It is mind boggling that anyone would get behind a corporate big wig like Mitt Romney for president. What are the republicans thinking?” –KTRN
A story in today’s Washington Post written by veteran columnist Al Kamen suggests that the Bilderberg Group may have a decisive role to play in picking Mitt Romney’s running mate, continuing a recent trend in which the secretive cabal has had a direct influence on the U.S. presidential election.
Kamen has been writing for the Washington Post for over three decades and also worked with Watergate icons Woodward and Bernstein, suggesting the title of his column, “In the loop,” has some meaning behind it.
Kamen remarks on how both President Obama and Hillary Clinton are heading to the Summit of the Americas this weekend in Cartagena, Colombia to meet with over 30 other heads of state. They will be joined by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has been touted as a potential VP having endorsed Mitt Romney last month.
“Curiously, not many senators seem to be going. In fact, it may be that the only one going from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a possible vice presidential pick, who we’re told is flying commercial to attend,” writes Kamen, adding that Rubio’s presence could “help boost his foreign-policy chops” just as a visit with the clandestine Bilderberg Group was key in John Edwards being picked as John Kerry’s number two in 2004.
“Reminds us of a foreign jaunt made by another potential vice presidential pick back in 2004. That would be John Edwards , whose criminal trial is set to begin Thursday in Greensboro, N.C. Edwards gave a speech in June 2004 at the Bilderberg conference that was widely credited as one reason John Kerry chose him,” writes Kamen.
April 11, 2012
By Christina Bellantoni and Katelyn Polantz
“This could help Ron Paul. It really makes you wonder though if Santorum had pressure to bail so Romney can get the nomination which would automatically make Obama the winner. Romney has no chance. If he’s the nominee, let’s all hope Ron Paul runs as an independent.” –KTRN
Rick Santorum is suspending his presidential campaign, the former Pennsylvania senator announced at a news conference in Gettysburg, Pa.
“Miracle after miracle this race was as improbable as any race you have seen for president,” he said. “Against all odds we won 11 states.”
“While this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today, we are not done fighting,” Santorum said, as his family stood by his side at the podium.
The announcement clears Pennsylvania for Mitt Romney to win the state’s April 24 primary, according to polls from last week. And, Santorum’s suspension will likely allow Romney a mathematical path forward to grab the party’s nomination to challenge President Obama.
Romney has built a strong lead toward the 1,144 delegates needed to win the party nod, but the former senator kept Romney from the figure as evangelical and working-class voters dubbed Santorum the conservative alternative.
After Santorum’s announcement, Romney called Santorum an “able and worthy competitor” and “an important voice in our party and in the nation” in a news release.
April 10, 2012
By Michael Allen
“We post this article to show you how ridiculous it has all become. Who cares what Gene Simmons thinks about politics. He’s a rock star who has slept with over 5000 women and has pretty much ruined the legacy of KISS. Have you seen recent videos of the band? It’s embarrassing.” –KTRN
Twitter went to a statement on his official website where Simmons seemed surprised that the media was reporting what he said to millions of viewers.
“I suppose the nature of media is, comments are often taken out of context and used for incendiary headline purposes. I was quoted on Fox as saying I prefer Gov Romney only as far as fiscal economic areas are concerned. And I stand by that comment. But I have not endorsed either Gov Romney or Pres Obama,” Simmons wrote, adding that he thought President Obama was a “good man. Loves his family. And loves America. But that doesn’t mean I agree with his policies.”
April 9, 2012
By Shirley Husar
“The young people in the US understand the message of liberty. This is a great sign for the future of the country.” –KTRN
On April 4 Ron Paul had UCLA students hanging out of trees. Not enough room to see? Climb a tree! Ron Paul! Ron Paul!
“Ron Paul!” they chanted on the UCLA campus, as they strained to get a look at the GOP presidential candidate. People hung out in the trees to be liberated from the Obama Plan. “Dr. Paul is worth hanging out in the trees to see,” said one student.
People came from all over southern California to the UCLA event, to hear Paul preach his message of liberty. Paul has collected 51 delegates on his trek to Tampa, and his supporters believe that when the states officially assign the delegates, he’ll get many more. He plans to campaign throughout California and was scheduled to visit three California campuses this week.
Interest in his UCLA appearance grew so large that organizers had to move the event to Straus Stadium (Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA). The stadium’s capacity is 7000, and Paul filled it. Tweeters were online twittering for supporters @RonPaul to come hear him speak, and they went crazy on the twitter blogs sites. People were encouraged to register as a Republican so that candidate Ron Paul could take some California delegates.
Wednesday night’s event will cost Paul’s UCLA youth chapter about $5,000, according to Edward King, National Youth Director for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign.
Paul’s vision is clear to his followers: Paul’s “Plan to Restore America,” his blueprint for economic development, includes trimming $1 trillion from the federal budget during his first year in office, with the goal of balancing the budget within three years. He plans to flesh out his “Plan” further, with specific cuts to federal spending in order to trim the national debt and reverse the growth of government.
April 9, 2012
“Isn’t it odd that the mainstream media is not covering Ron Paul’s record breaking rallies?” –KTRN
Ronald Reagan, the golden calf of the GOP, called it “a haven for communist sympathizers, protesters and sex deviants.” At the University of California, Berkley this week, though, students showed up in droves to support a Republican: Ron Paul.
Anti-war protests during the Vietnam era and mass gatherings during the Free Love movement made UC Berkley not just an unofficial hub of the hippie counterculture but also an opponent of the right-wing establishment during the 1960s and ‘70s. Only a few decades down the road, however, students enrolled at the same college that then-Governor Ronald Reagan dispatched the National Guard to are showing their support for a Republican Party presidential candidate.
Although the GOP has changed since the days of the Gipper — to a degree, at least — to say that the Republican Party would one day spawn a candidate so well condoned by Berkley students would have baffled the institution years earlier. Like his Republican Party rivals, Texas Congressman Ron Paul is indeed campaigning for the right. With college students at one of the most notoriously liberal schools of learning in the US, though, there’s a lot right about their candidate of choice.
Representative Paul was met by around 1,000 supported at UC Berkley this week, only a stone’s throw from where the US National Guard executed a student during a protest during Reagan’s reign over California. Paul may be campaigning as a Republican, but the ideas that drive his campaign are being hailed by young Americans disenfranchised by the broken promises and bad decisions delivered from the establishment through a two-party system where the sides have become indistinguishable at times.
Matt Longerbone, a senior in communications at Berkley, tells The Examiner that he identifies himself politically as an independent, but will without a doubt not being casting a ballot on the left this Election Day.
April 6, 2012
“Just look at this crowd for Ron Paul. No other candidate comes close to getting audiences like this. Where is the mainstream media?! Fox News posted an article with the headline ‘Where Is Ron Paul?’ on the very same day this rally was held. Talk about media bias – not to mention massive voter fraud.” –KTRN
April 5, 2012
By Chris Cillizza
“Here is just one more example that shows just how different Ron Paul is from the rest of the pack.” –KTRN
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) isn’t sure he will support the eventual GOP nominee, he told D.C.’s WMAL today. “I haven’t decided,” he said. “I want us to stand for something.” There’s also still a chance he will mount a third-party bid.
April 5, 2012
“Ron Paul has already won by changing the political discourse. One can only hope he will run as a third party candidate.” –KTRN
April 4, 2012
“Talk about transparency. The Paul campaign are reporting snacks they bought for less than $2 at a gas station.” –KTRN
In the midst of the Mitt Romney tax filing fiasco, Ron Paul said he’d be embarrassed to publish personal finances on account of his comparably indigent income. Paul has come clean now, however, with just how he conducts costs on the campaign trail.
Federal Election Commission rules require presidential candidates to only disclose costs of more than $200 spent while running for office, but the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee is providing purchase information for practically every item, no matter how miniscule, used by the GOP hopeful. ProPublica has published a sampling of spending reports released by Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s office as he vies for the Republican Party nod, and the candidate clearly wants voters to know that, no matter the situation, every cent counts.
Just how meticulous are the items made available by the Ron Paul campaign? Some staffers have made sure that even their $1.39 snack at the Circle K gas station in El Dorado, Kansas are taken into consideration, and that’s not even the smallest item published by the could-be president’s team. On April 25, 2011, for example, the Ron Paul camp coughed up an alarming $1.07 by way of an iTunes purchase, and a month earlier Paul’s people emptied their pockets to the tune of $1.00 at a Concord, New Hampshire Salvation Army thrift store.
Jesse Benton, Paul’s often outspoken campaign manager, explains to ProPublica that there is indeed a reason behind the candidate’s inclusion of every cent along the campaign trail. “We take the trust our donors place in us very seriously and are deeply committed to transparency and accuracy in our reporting,” explains Benton.
Throughout his attempt at running for the White House, Paul has insisted time and time again that he is not only the most consistent of the conservative choices, but transparent as well. Even before begging for the GOP nomination, however, Paul was pushing for more openness in Washington. Two years ago the congressman introduced the SEC Transparency Act of 2010, which the representative hoped would force the US Securities and Exchange Commission to be more forthcoming with their finances. Back then Paul attacked the SEC and especially a section of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that kept much of what the SEC received as confidential. In attempting to repeal those provisions with his own proposal, Paul condemned the Dodd-Frank Act as “unfortunate,” and said in introducing the bill that the legislation he hoped to overturn claimed to fix problems with the banking system, but instead “actually makes them worse and provides more cover and power for organizations that failed us like the SEC and the Fed.”