Dave Hodges

Commons Sense Show

I awoke several days ago to a devastating punch in the gut. I was overcome by feelings of abandonment and betrayal just like the feelings that a husband would experience when he realizes that his wife has been unfaithful and his best friend is his wife’s new lover. I am experiencing anger, depression and a sense of profound discouragement as I feel compelled to write these words.

Ron Paul has done more to wake up millions of former bankster serving sheeple in this country to the tyranny that is the New World Order than anyone else. He has helped to expose the criminal Federal Reserve and the general and pervasive “sell out” of Americans and our sovereign interests by the bankster minions (i.e. Obama and Romney). As a result, millions of Americans put their faith in this country doctor who has had one of the best voting records in the history of the House of Representatives. I will be eternally grateful to Ron Paul for his tireless support and defense of freedom.

Ever since my days of doing local talk radio in Wickenburg, Arizona, I have supported Ron Paul and have attempted to raise money on his behalf.  However, in the past few months, I am certain that many of the listeners of The Common Sense Show have noticed that I have been dead silent on the subject of the Ron Paul Campaign. I was silent for some very salient reasons as I was beginning to have some grave concerns over the intestinal fortitude and direction of the Ron Paul Campaign.

In the past several weeks, I have been approached several times and repeatedly asked to become a Ron Paul delegate. I steadfastly refused as I used the convenient excuse of not having the time. In reality, I do have the time to help save my country from the bankster tyranny that has overtaken our Republic. I just don’t have the time to waste my time jumping on board a sinking ship that has become the Ron Paul Campaign. Are you listening to me Ron Paul leaders?  There are valid reasons why I said no and then subsequently ignored  repeated emails and voicemails designed to recruit me to this cause. I simply wanted to remain silent as I continued to evaluate the disturbing direction that the Ron Paul Campaign was headed.

In the early days of the Paul Campaign, I publicly criticized the establishment media as they orchestrated a wholesale media blackout related to Ron Paul’s campaign.  Yet, Dr. Paul seemingly tolerated receiving 30 seconds of air time in a five member debate, in a 30 minute period, on national television. At the next media event, Ron Paul should have said something like “Well, I am glad I am getting my obligatory 30 seconds and the networks should be ashamed for censoring my message that millions of Americans want to hear. ”  Unfortunately, these words of indignation were never spoken by the leadership of the Paul Campaign, or by Ron Paul, himself. It was at this crucial juncture that I first experienced misgivings about the direction of the Paul Campaign.

There has also been massive voter fraud committed against the Ron Paul Campaign in the Republican Primary elections. Even the New York Times admitted that the Republican Primaries in Iowa and Maine were stolen away from Ron Paul. Ron Paul was undoubtedly winning the Republican Primary in the early days.  However, as the nomination continued to be stolen, and the will of the people was being usurped, Ron Paul remained silent to this grand theft of the nomination process. Even in Louisiana, as Ron Paul was winning, the Louisiana Republican leadership, controlled by Mitt Romney minions, stole the Paul delegates and gave them to Romney and then proceeded to beat up and evict the Ron Paul delegates when they protested. Meanwhile, Ron Paul chastised the dissenters and admonished his followers to be polite.

Anyone who donated money to the Ron Paul Campaign should be justifiably upset. The election process, in which many of us invested our hard earned money to support Dr. Paul, was stolen from us and there was not so much as a whimper from Ron Paul. Why did Ron Paul seemingly sabotage his own campaign by not forcefully speaking out about the ongoing election fraud and the bankster control of media election coverage? Does anyone else hearken back to the Ross Perot 1992 Presidential candidacy as he held a huge lead before sabotaging his own campaign over some nonsense about the Republicans sabotaging his daughter’s wedding? As Mark Twain said, history may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme.

I have been beside myself as primary election after primary election, the banksters, who control both political parties, continued their election fraud and the bankster controlled media continued to ignore the Ron Paul message. Meanwhile, the Arizona Ron Paul delegation approached me, again, to please become a delegate in the campaign. This time, I shared my reservations about the apparent lack of a backbone by campaign officials and by Ron Paul himself, to fight back against the criminal actions of the Republican Party leadership. I was told by a party official that Ron Paul delegates were going to seek and achieve a brokered convention and the subsequently freed up delegates would support Ron Paul and he would win the nomination. Just at the time I was going to once again capitulate and donate my time and efforts to the Ron Paul Campaign, Rand Paul sold his political soul to el Diablo, Mitt Romney, as he threw his support behind the Romney Campaign. I am still grieving this betrayal of Ron Paul supporters.

Rand Paul now supports carbon taxes advocate, Mitt Romney.

Rand Paul now supports Universal Health Care author, Mitt Romney.

Rand Paul now supports amnesty proponent, Mitt Romney.  

Rand Paul now supports more bankster bailouts and more wars of corporate conquest supporter, Mitt Romney.

Rand Paul now supports more Federal Reserve Board criminality advocate,  Mitt Romney, and not one word of disagreement from Ron Paul.  Blood is indeed thicker than water and apparently, thicker than patriotism as well. And now, in a juxtaposition, the sins of the son are being visited upon the father as Ron Paul tells his delegates to be polite at the Republican Convention, in Tampa, while America continues to sink into the deep abyss of a tyrannical police state that is robbing us blind.

What have Ron and Rand Paul been promised? What will thirty pieces of silver buy today?  A cabinet post? A surprise VP position for Rand? Well, I am not for sale and I will never support Mitt Romney or any other bankster minion. How many of you, like myself, feel like a pallbearer of a once noble campaign?

There is presently an unlimited supply of political capital that has now been left floundering after Rand Paul announced the capitulation of the Ron Paul Campaign to the globalist minion, Mitt Romney.  I don’t drink from the Ron Paul Kool-Aid. I do not worship Ron Paul. I honor the message of freedom and that is the only reason I supported Dr. Paul because of his expressed love of freedom and his seemingly undying support for the Constitution. My personal journey on behalf of truth and freedom, with or without Rand and Ron Paul, will continue on, regardless of who the Paul’s support for the Republican nomination.

Despite my sense of betrayal, Dr. Paul has still done all freedom loving Americans an enormous favor through his service and dedication to the ideals of freedom. Ron Paul has awakened millions of our brethren to the corporate controlled police state that we are now all living under. As a result, we now have millions of pissed off Americans who have finally come to realize that their financial futures and their children’s heritage has been stolen by the criminal elite.

It is up to all us to find a new home to grow the message of freedom and to complete the job that the Ron Paul movement started. If we allow the millions of Americans who now realize that we have been conquered by criminal banksters, to dissipate, we will never have another chance to reclaim what we have lost.

If you want to live in the past, continue to support the Ron Paul Campaign and watch as your monetary donations will absolutely slip down the rabbit hole and end up in Mitt Romney’s coffers. Do not contribute to your own demise as we will undoubtedly witness the November election consisting of Obama vs. Obama 2.0 as the 2012 election will consist of New World Order sock puppet and teleprompter reader, Barak Obama vs. New World Order sock puppet and teleprompter reader, Mitt Romney. This is now unavoidable, the 2012 Presidential election is lost, but our new found political power is not lost unless we choose to consciously forfeit it.  In 2012, we don’t have a legitimate presidential candidate to vote for, but freedom loving Americans have a choice on how we respond to our rigged elections, our corporate controlled media and the subsequent tyranny that the globalists are in the midst of implementing.

Freedom loving Americans now have tremendous political capital and please remember that nature abhors a vacuum. A new candidate and a new movement, reflective of our collective values, will emerge. Thanks to the Ron Paul movement, we have made great progress, but don’t make the mistake of living in the past. Rand Paul now openly supports Bain Capital’s, Mitt Romney and the Ron Paul Campaign is dead in the water.  However, the new found spirit of our freedom movement is not dead and I will never capitulate to tyranny, nor should you.

Dave Hodges

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95 Responses to “Thirty Pieces of Silver – The Ron Paul Betrayal”

  1. A Roberts,

    Most churches are 501c3. That means that they are under Federal government regulations, which trump the Bible. Sad but true, for these institutions. If anything that is said is not approved by the Feds, it must be changed. Hence the “obey the government as they are from god” garbage. That verse means the government of our Creator, not man. The churches that are registered, IMO, are nothing but shams, bleeding the sheep and doing violence to the Word as they place man’s law above all.

  2. A Roberts says:

    Byron- I couldn’t agree more with what you wrote – the problem is that most churches believe the scriptures advocate that we are to “OBEY THE GOVERNMENT AS THEY ARE FROM GOD”. My head is sore from beating it against the ground trying to explain to these naive’ people that we are to ALWAYS choose GOD’S LAW over man’s law. When the government is killing millions upon millions of unborn children every year, when they are murdering millions of innocent men, women, and children for the cause of “democracy”, when they are spraying toxins on the population in order to cull the population…when they are breaking every one of GOD’S commandments HOW CAN ANYONE POSSIBLY THINK THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING PLEASING TO GOD BY OBEYING THESE EVIL PEOPLE???
    The response i usually get is that we are to “walk the path of Christ” and thet “He didn’t protest the government in His day”..
    His commission and our commission are not the same thing! He had the ability to know what would happen to him whatever He decided to do.. perhaps He knew that being locked up in a Roman prison for protesting unjust taxes would delay His true mission – dying on a cross.. I don’t know… But I cannot believe that The God of the universe would want us to follow these mad men who are in control right now-

  3. Tom Gambill says:

    I will make this simple and brief. Ron Paul and ALL THE CANDIDATES in fact are secret societies members. Santorum is even a Knights of Malta member, Romney is cousin to Bush, literally, and RON PAUL is a member of Rosicrucian since 30 years. He has always been a traitor and his as well as Alex Jones’s assignments were to expose the “truth” but only to the degree that the Globalist allowed them. The same goes for Ventura, Lindsay Williams, Savage, Beck, and many many more. They are either Masons, Jesuit trained or nothing more than servants to the NWO covertly.

    Rand and Ron Paul like the rest are the top of the list being traitors to this country being secret society members. The EVIDENCE Is irrefutable and most just deny but can never disprove the treachery of all Candidates.

    “The best way to control the Opposition is to lead it ourselves” Vladimir llyich Lenin

    “As long as you have dissension and rebellion you will have repression and a dictatorship by concent”

    quote taken from a 1991 Bilderberg Meeting in Baden, Germany
    from none other than kingpin globalist David Rockefeller:

    “We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.”

    “It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” -David Rockefeller –

    “We must face the appalling fact that we have been betrayed by both the Democratic and Republican Parties.”
    — Martin Luther King, Jr.

  4. ashley says:

    You said it just like I’ve been thinking it. This is all so depressing.

  5. Mike, Sometimes the answer is not either/or, it is neither or both. I choose neither. No one forces me to get in anyone’s car unless it is at gunpoint, and I don’t see anyone holding a gun to anyone’s head yet.

  6. mike says:

    If there are two cars traveling in two different directions and your journey is 50 miles away. One car will take you 100 miles in the opposite direction from your goal, while the other only gives ten miles of progress. For those that plan to walk in protest, you make the rest of us get into the Obama car.

  7. NotSurpised says:

    Ron Paul betraying of his supporters did not destroy the movement for liberty. They just were stunned to find they had a a wolf in sheep’s clothing amongst them but the love of freedom did not and does not attache to one old political physician who had some 60 family members employed off of his political career. (He was able to keep more family members employed as a politician than if he stayed a mere physician).

    Oh well — Glad I wasn’t fooled in to giving him MONEY to keep his family business of politics afloat. I was hopeful that MAYBE he was as good as folks dreamed he might be but …I never fully took the bait.

  8. Byron says:

    Reply is to Chad (10:15P on the 11th)
    Actually you kind of pegged it! We ‘all’ of us hate the thought of being duped by some ‘behind closed door schemers’ that form crafty bs (not bath salts) of laws to a nation that started out as a Republic where the media(s) have deceived the ‘public’ into believing we as a nation suddenly believe in ‘mob’ (democracy) rule where the ‘mob’ has been dumbed down by our tax paid public indoctrinating school system thats over run by commies!
    THE real problem is THAT America has Told Her God that We Do Not Need You Anymore (yes, double negatives!) in Which God Told Us The Same What He Told His First Chosen Ones, History does repeat it’s self, this nation is under His wrath, anyone who wants to shake their fist at Him are Judged already, He will Never be mocked, He is still graceful w/His arms wide open calling us back, as a nation I doubt that it will happen, although, a few individuals will but the ‘door’ is closing, man will get ‘his desires just like in the days of Noah, History does repeat it’s self, yes!
    This could be an invitation, Jesus never turned anyone away!

  9. windy says:

    Any thinking person who stands for PEACE cannot possibly vote for warmongers Obama or Romney.

    You people behave like a pack of savage wild pigs, turning on one of your own when he is down.

    I will cast my vote for Ron Paul on the strength of his intellect, courage, integrity and common sense.

    It’s unfortunate that his son turned out to be a bad seed.

  10. Petunia Screbble says:


    As for those making excuses for Rand and Ron, let me remind you that what they did can be considered treason and fraud. It is fraud to mislead people and lie to them to get their money. Its actually a jail time offense. Try doing it yourself sometime and see what happens to you. The only naive people here are those who “have eyes, but cannot see” and those who have “…ears but cannot hear”. I am surprised anyone is still hanging on to either of those two criminal fraudulant scam artists. MAKE THEM GIVE THOSE MILLIONS BACK NOW.

    THERE IS “NO EXCUSE” FOR WHAT THEY DID…. NONE!!!! Except corruption.

  11. Star says:

    My family and I are very disillusioned since hearing Rand Paul say he is supporting Mitt Romney. We were shocked – it actually made me feel sick to my stomach because of everything his father stood for. Rand Paul rode in on the coattails of his father and stabbed his father and the whole liberty/patriot movement right in the back. I didn’t want to believe it’s true and I’m highly dissapointed Ron Paul isn’t standing up and announcing he disagrees with his son. Everything in this article I have to say I agree with, though it’s very sad to say. If Campaign for Liberty is going to follow them in their bad judgment then I’m no longer going to support that group either. And I think it’s connected to the Paul campaign, isn’t it? I proudly voted for Ron Paul for President 2012 and so did my 102 year old mother, but now I don’t want to put the autographed picture I have of him up on the wall because I know I’ll feel like crying whenever I look at it. Betrayal is a horrible feeling. There’s still time in my opinion for him to clear his good name if he comes out right away, but he’d better do it soon or I’ll never trust Ron Paul again. As for Rand Paul, he’s over! I’d never ever vote for him nor will anyone we know. I’ll always love Ron Paul for all he’s accomplished (too numerous to mention) towards liberty and Constitutional government, but I can’t continue to follow Rand Paul or Ron Paul if they have changed through persuasion into a different agenda. Was Ron Paul or Rand Paul neutralized – their families threatened like happened to Ross Perot? That’s always a possibility but it looks much more like Rand Paul just plain sold out and took the bait which was a really unintelligent downright stupid thing to do! After Rand and his father lose a big portion of their supporters because they merged with mainstream Republican globalists, Mitt Romney will drop him like a hot potato. I’ts much more disheartening that blood really does seem thicker than patriotism for Ron Paul. It’s a true lesson never to follow the man, only the message as the writer of this article makes clear.

  12. clint says:

    why the hell would anybody need to threaten ron paul?
    he had ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER to win anything. In the primary elections he finisned 3rd or 4th in the popular vote in most of the state primaries with 10% or less of the votes! Just how do any of his supporters think that winning 10% of the voting populous is going to win anything? paul is on the FRINGE. he is UNelectable

    ron paul
    why stupid people should not vote

    ron paul
    just say NO!

    2012 – anybody but obumer or paul

  13. Asarum says:

    We are missing information, it is wrong to make a decision, when all of the information is not in. Any one that is in denial that barry was not born in kenya, is a blind believer. Mitt seems to believe that he can make a deal with the devil and come out alive. The only story that would put the pieces together is that Ron and Rand were threatened with death or their families with death. If we write in Ron Paul, and if Ron Paul wins by write in, Ron Paul will do the right thing.

  14. okieshowedem says:

    What if there was a man that had the right answers to all the worlds problems?
    What if he were alive and in the world today?
    What if you could talk to him now, what would you ask him?
    What if this person would only give you answers that came from the Hebrew Scriptures with out any twisting of those Scriptures?
    What if this man had written many books that had most of the answers to your questions?
    Would you want to check him out?
    Well great news you can.
    Come see the man all the prophets and apostles of the Hebrew Messiah wrote would come in your life time.
    Yes indeed come see what great things Father Yahweh is doing in this wicked world you and I live in today.
    Bring you copy of the Scriptures along so you too can check those answers by what the Hebrew prophets and the apostles wrote. Come see if you truly have eyes to see and ears to hear that still small voice that leads to life everlasting.


    May the same Spirit that is holy that inspired the prophets and the apostles to write to us bless your understanding in your search for answers to todays world.


  15. okieshowedem says:

    Seems to me that most folks thought more of Ron Paul than the Savior.
    Remember we are to trust NO MAN!
    Why do people with computers that will let us research any subject we want not know more about just how evil this whole wicked world is?
    This country belongs to the Catholc Church just as the prophets told us many years ago.
    No matter who is in any office we will go on killing robbing lying as we always have.
    If judgement does not come on this unholy nation then Father Yahweh will owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology and I don’t believe
    He is in the apologizing business.
    Can any one here name one righteous person in our country leadership today?
    Seems to me we are about to reap what we have been sowing for all these years.
    We really should repent and turn from our wicked way, but we all know we won’t now don’t we?



  16. John M says:

    First, Ron Paul is a Texan and the Luciferian salute you mention is actually “Hook-em horns”, the universal salute the the Longhorns of Texas. If you ever grew up in Texas, you would recognize it. Everyone does it and it doesn’t mean Satan.

    Second, are you really that surprised that Ron Paul caved in? He took millions during the 2008 election and then caved in. I expected nothing less this time. He is a liar and likes to churn things up, but never walks the walk. He walks away with the money, which he uses for his re-election campaign in Texas.

  17. keith inBC says:

    Somebody else said it well. I reiterate, quit looking to men, especially men who do not know Jesus Christ. Another who should be on your radar is Alex Jones. He professes god, he does not profess Jesus Christ.

  18. NotSurpised says:

    Of the possible main stream candidates, I would probably have voted for Ron Paul though I had concerns about rumors of people I heard who were on his campaign staff. Still, I felt, he did understand the corruption of the Federal Reserve. But, having in the past seen the candidates that I would want for various office bail out at the last minutes — I never trusted that Ron Paul would stay the course.

    Ron Paul was capable of speaking out in the House because he had little to put on the line. That changed when he was sucking in the gullible college students en masse as they rallied for Ron Paul and they felt they had someone they could respect and support. (I feel sorry for these betrayed young people.)

    What is the problem with the Ron and Rand Paul issues? As I see it, 1) the manner in which Ron Paul threw in the towel. He showed such gross disrespect to those who rallied behind him. I do wonder if he isn’t feeling a bit crushed realizing the backlash response of his supporters being slapped in the face. Maybe that is wishful thinking that Ron Paul actually feels bad for how he treated tens of thousands of people across the country; 2) Rand Paul. Now he is a different creature. Rand Paul is not like his father. Rand met with Mitt weeks before he threw his support behind Mitt. IF Rand Paul thinks he is crafty to jump in the boat of a corrupted politicians and then jump out in 2016 to run for presidency — he is sadly mistaken. I would NEVER trust such a person. When you get in a pig pen — you can expect to get slop and stink to attach to you. Rand Paul might think himself crafty and wise with daddy’s support to further his political career but I am not impressed. One either stands for something or you stand for nothing.

    I leaned towards voting for Ron Paul. I was disappointed that he threw in the towel and didn’t even stay in until the convention — but he is after all a politician. And, just because Rand Paul is supporting Mitt Romney will support Mitt does not mean a thing to me. And the insult from Ron Paul to tell his delegates to be nice at the GOP convention is unbelievable. Shows how much Ron Paul really thought about his supporters.

    Now it is time to look at a third party candidate or to write in “None of the Above” for president.

  19. Rob says:

    Dave Hodges,
    This post is so well constructed, and, I believe, an honest assessment of the Ron Paul situation, that it should be required reading for Paul supporters. I was a fervent supporter in ’08, but realized the betrayal, and returned to my “reject them all” philosophy. Thanks for presenting a great analysis.

  20. Jim says:

    We should all recognize that we can never achieve victory at the “polls” and the alternative is obvious. Are we too stupid to admit the solution?

  21. Tom says:

    1. Ron Paul a Christian? Hmmmm? Would a true Christian endorse Romney, a Mormon and probably a Mason?

    2. And now for the final act: Christians are causing all this distress via their strongly held beliefs. Since we create our own reality through our beliefs (transfer of energy), it is their beliefs in this silly end times stuff that is causing all this. Watch for it, especially from Alex Jones and Co.

    3. To my Christian brothers: build your faith, build your faith, build your faith! Troubled times ahead.

  22. cindy says:

    And what happens when we become TO SICK TO FIGHT BACK BECAUSE OF THE RADIATION. Now do you GET IT!!

  23. Mark says:

    The ONLY presidential candidate that would not (and did not) waiver on his principles was Ralph Nader. Did you vote for him when he ran???

  24. Bill says:

    Apparently 61 relatives of Ron Paul are on the payroll, making out like bandits on all the “money bombs” that people threw at them – like Jesse Benton (married to RP’s granddaughter) who they say collected about $500,000 !!!

    The Ron Paul personality cult is rather nutty.

  25. David says:

    Ron Paul Is a 33 degree mason apparently and this is part of the old technique, Ross Parot, other 1 shot parties or bleeders to siphon away attention and votes. And frankly it calls into question all of his supporters as either blind or in on the con.

    Go spiritual I believe as the the source of guidance and make no mistake about their intentions, its not greed, its closer to the essence of evil. They want to control you, like a Borg, like a robot, like a happy chipped up total recall drone clone. So issues like property rights, proper courts or under funded schools seem a bit distant in light of this Luciferian intention.

    Gods Speed all

  26. Katelynn says:

    Yes, I remember well the last RP election when donating $2300 dollars RP announcing that his campaign was only for educating the people and he was throwing in the proverbial towel. Where did my money go after hearing this announcement? Why to the Campaign For Liberty of course. Did I donate to John Tates Campaign For Liberty? NO, nor was I even asked, the thieves just took it. I knew then what this crooked campaign was about. People of America, NO Mere carnal man is going to save you, Only JESUS saves and this is your wake up call to only look to JESUS Christ for your answers. Amen!

  27. Byron says:

    Betrayed! Far as I and many are concerned Rands career is OVER. I’m going to say something that politically is not correct. What America needs is to come back to Her God (the God of the Holy Bible) and do what He commissioned us to do (the commission is not just about Saving souls) which is to throw these bums out, stand our ground, call Evil evil and reward Good w/Good, will this happen? most likely not but the Lord has always used a small number of people to make Big change, believe me, this worries Satan, he has seen it happen throughout the ages. If this is the end of the age play, by any means do Not accept his ‘mark’ and do what He told us to during these trying times, Satan was whooped 2000 yrs ago, the redeemed (Eph6) has more than enough power through Him that Saved us. Those who are not Saved, now is the time, you don’t stand a chance! The big deception (project blu beem, Petrus Romanus etc) are designed to fool most of the un-foolish, “for if it were possible even His very elect would be fooled”!

  28. CJ says:

    What if all the Ron Paul delegates voted for “None of the Above”. No one would be nominated?

  29. Alex S. says:

    I have long warned people to beware of Ron Paul, for I have uncovered he is not only a member of the Rosicrucian Order and a high-level Mason, but also he is secretly supporting the Romney campaign and has been since the beginning. Notice how in the “debates” Paul has taken on just about every opponent except Romney.

    It is and always has been my assertion that Paul is a decoy; a “pressure release valve” sent in by the Edomite-controlled Masons to effect the hegelian dialectic and give us all the illusion we have a voice in the process – of which we dont at all, as the evote software is hacked by the israeli Edomites who wrote the software.

    Romney’s entire foreign policy adviser staff is composed of dual-citien israeli Edomites, and Slick Barry (“Obama”) is as close to Israel as anyone in the whitehouse has ever gotten.

    There is no winner in this (s)election; we all lose. They all work for Edomite-controlled Israel.

    Good-bye USA, hello USreal.

    Just watch, in a short while Ron Paul will also throw his support publicly to Romney, as predicted long ago.

  30. Whuuut says:

    Rand Paul is not Ron Paul.

  31. Mark says:

    Give me liberty or give me death. I don’t ever remember it being changed to Give me liberty or give me compromise. I will never again vote for the lesser of 2 evils. My eyes are open and I can see. Romney or Obama will never get my vote legally.

  32. Jim Paulson says:

    I too felt Dave Hodges angst and sense of betrayal. And then I did some critical thinking about all that has happened and have come to believe that (A) Rand and Ron talked first, (B) this was a strategic move to get Rand more entrenched among Republicans, (C) get more overall national notice and (D) set him up for a presidential run of his own in 2016 when he is better known and if he wins will bring 99% of Ron Paul’s principles to the White House.

    Of course, I could be wrong. But having met Rand Paul and Ron Paul and having a great chance to talk to Rand on a one on one, I believe this was a strategic move and carries no emotional weight. I have no doubt that Ron and Rand talked before hand.

    Finally, it should be understood that Ron Paul is a Christian and lives his life with those values as well as anyone. It is not in his nature to stand up and loudly proclaim how he was screwed in various primaries and caucuses and cheated out of his chance for president. But his supporters have witnessed it, understand it and expect it! It is hard to move a behemoth like our current system and culture after decades of brainwashing and propaganda. But we will prevail if we do not give up.

  33. Astraea Shaw says:

    We need a big man, a big and warm hearted generous and kind STRONG man.

    I still think someone like Mark Koernke is a good idea simply because he is good, honest, very kind and warm and he has an great sense of humour. He has a GENUINE laugh, full of warmth.

    He is a real human being and he is VERY intelligent.

    At this time he is the only American I can think of who could and would sit down with a real man like Putin and get things done for the World.

    OUR World.

    Mark did encourage people to vote for and support Ron Paul, the weakling – but even I did when I thought there was no one else who MIGHT help is all – thought I never liked or trusted Ron Paul. I just found him exceedingly unattractive. As for his son!!!

  34. bob klinck says:

    “I will be eternally grateful to Ron Paul for his tireless support and defense of freedom.” It is a mystery to me how somebody who advocates high interest rates, the necessity of digging yellow metal out of the ground before you can build a bridge or lay down a road, the balancing of the budget (a concession of the legitimacy of the bankers’ claim to own the money they create out of nothing), no consideration for people resulting from the wholesale replacement of humans by robots in the production system, cessation of credit creation because all new “fiat” money is “just inflation”, an austerity program more severe than even the IMF would require, etc., can be perceived as being a defender of freedom.

  35. chad says:

    Fighting to “change the system” and “get rid of the evil elite” is fighthing human nature – it’s an unwinable battle. Our organic govt was structured in alignment with human nature, but the defacto form is structured in alignment with wealth & power. You can’t have both, they are oil and water. Choose independence or dependence, choose freedom or tyranny, choose dejure or defacto, chose sovereignty or slavery, but PLEASE stop the talk about “better leaders”, because that is pure fantasy, it is a wish for a “better human nature”, which is absurd.

  36. CLA and Grassfed Beef says:

    This is all about Paul perfidy unless one looks at history, into the Kennedy assassinations, the King assassination, the shadow government threat (probably CIA through Senior Bush, former head of the CIA in the late 70’s) put on Perot’s family during the Spring/Summer of 1992 when Perot was surging in the polls and was cleaning senior Bush and Clinton’s clocks. Note that both senior Bush and Clinton are alleged to have been heavily involved in drug trafficking (a shadow government speciality), so a CIA connection is certainly more than a possiblity in the Perot threat and withdrawal from the race.
    One must also look at pressures from the Republican establishment which precipitated this.
    The Republican establishment appears to have stolen every primary election through voter fraud (is Diebold a registered Republican?) and complete manipulation. The results were often laughable. The candidacy of Ron Paul was a threat to upset the apple cart of the criminal class, especially given that Paul was endrunning Republican Diebold voter fraud by amassing delegates (you can’t hide those people). Ron Paul has also been quite critical of the political largess paid to Israel (note the Kennedy assassination/Mossad connection here related to the FED and a nuclear armed Israel and Kennedy’s intransigence regarding same- and the involvement of Jack Rubinstein- Jack Ruby- who murdered Oswald the patsy in broad daylight).
    One might infer something from the history of our elections and the assassination of our truth telling leaders when the vig of the criminal class is threatened. Obviously, a worthy narrative could be drawn here. How do we know it is worthy? Just wait for the mainstream to start calling those who posit such views “conspiracy theorists” or for the Republican establishment to official deny such a view.

  37. kate says:

    Why be surprised. Ron Paul was always controlled opposition Wake up people trust no one in the political arena, not one of them has your interests at heart. Can’t believe the naivete of people.

  38. SanMan says:

    I am come to the conclusion that old men are weak. Rand is not Ron if you want someone with a backbone you need to find someone younger, look at how mcain went throw the motions and practically handed the election to Obama on a platter. You want someone with fight in them you need someone younger and ron Paul is simply too old and too weak (in spirt to win).

  39. Riverside says:

    I donated heavily to Ron Paul’s 2008 campaign. When he dropped out, I felt betrayed.

    Fast forward 4 years. As our once fearless leader George W said, “fooled me once shame on you, fooled me twice…won’t get fooled again”.

  40. escapefromobamastan says:

    I no longer see any reason to vote or cooperate in this system in any way.

  41. chad says:

    So funny to see so many “it takes a village” Hillary socialists populating “patriot” boards and Paul’s campaign. If you want independence=freedom, the get yourself some, and pass it on. Stop waiting for “the village” to deliver it to you.

  42. Michael Meek says:

    Whichever man is elected president in 2012 will be in hot, no, boiling water from his first minute in office until the last.

    US debt is so large and ongoing there is no possible solution. Math makes it so.

    RP as president would likely collapse the economy in a hurry, and he would be blamed for it mercilessly. Who the heck knows whether the benefits of liberty would ever be realized before RP was hung from a lamp post and the authoritarians took over.

    Romney or Obama will surely find themeselves at the helm of a sinking ship and will get the blame, along with their predecessors and Congress.

    At that point, maybe the populace will have heard from liberty-minded people to the extent that they will want radical change away from the top down Federal intrusions in everyone’s lives we now endure and are the cause of all this conflict.

  43. Dick Noehner says:

    Next, there will be uprising – and the overthrow of the traitors occupying seats of power in the United States.

    By any means necessary

  44. What I am wondering is what would happen if not ONE SINGLE PERSON under the age of 30 in the United States voted in the November selection.


    Because ANYONE who chooses between a war monger and a hyper-war monger is, in fact, voting in favor of the GENOCIDE or the near-genocide of human ‘civilization’ itself.

    I’m not exactly ‘under 30’; but I have NO intention of voting for either one of the remaining CLOWNS.

  45. Patrick Tisdall says:

    As long as you look for leaders there is no hope for this world. Be the Kings and Queens you are. Would a King ask for permission or a leader ?