Desmoines Register | Jul 1, 2007
The establishment whores in the Republican Party are terrified of Ron Paul because he is a constitutionalist patriot and they are a bunch of corrupt yellow-bellied bottom-feeding globalist dirtbags. In fact, when the Neocon gangsters banned Dr. Paul in Iowa, they did him a huge favor allowing him to stand out more prominently than ever. Their despicable strategies will not work and Ron Paul’s clout and straw-poll percentage just keeps on increasing, much to their chagrin. It is just perfect cosmic justice in action and I love it.
Paul, uninvited to GOP forum, attracts a loyal flock for rally
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, a U.S. representative from Texas, drew more than 600 people to his Des Moines rally Saturday. He was excluded from a GOP forum.
His call for an immediate end to the Iraq war elicits his event’s loudest reaction.
BY THOMAS BEAUMONT AND JASON CLAYWORTH
Outsider Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul headlined a raucous campaign rally Saturday after a multi-candidate GOP forum in Des Moines to which the Texas congressman was not invited.
An audience of more than 600 [actually 1000 – PW] GOP activists turned out for the Paul event, held in Hy-Vee Hall next door to where six candidates addressed a subdued crowd of much the same size earlier.
Congressman Ron Paul speaks after neocon’s forum
Congressman Ron Paul, a GOP presidential candidate, speaks to more than 600 supporters June 30 after the Iowans for Tax Relief/Iowa Christian Alliance forum in Des Moines.
“Today we want to celebrate and we want to be very positive,” Paul said. “We’re here to talk about life and liberty, and quite frankly they are inseparable.”
Paul has built a loyal following of people attracted to the politician’s libertarian stance on constitutional rights and opposition to the war in Iraq.
But organizers for the forum, held by Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance, left Paul out of their lineup, citing his lack of campaign organization in Iowa.
The decision sparked loud protests from Paul supporters and prompted his campaign staff to plan its own rally.
During Paul’s rally, he proposed getting rid of the Internal Revenue Service, Selective Service, income tax and the Federal Reserve, and withdrawing from the United Nations.
He received cheers from the audience of Iowans and supporters from other states after each point. The loudest reception came during his call for an immediate end to the war in Iraq.
“The policy of nonintervention is the policy of the founding fathers,” said Paul, who was one of the few Republicans who voted against the 2002 resolution authorizing the invasion of Iraq. “Republicans would do well if they changed their position in this regard.”
Donna Otoya and friend Warren Narron drove from Kansas City, Mo., to attend Paul’s event. They were among about 25 people holding Paul campaign signs in the Iowa Events Center’s parking lot before the event.
“I came because he’s hope for America,” Otoya said. “Ron Paul stands for true constitutional values, and he’s our best hope to save America from what’s happening.”