Did You Hear Ron Paul Got Some Money Today?

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Hey look, Ron Paul got a bunch of money today:

Today, Nov. 5, marks not only Paul’s best fundraising haul in a single day —
approximately $3.75 million by 11 p.m. EST — but online observers say it’s also
the most money raised by a candidate on the Web in a single day. And the day’s
not over yet. “Damn. Wow. Um, that’s pretty awesome,” said a stunned Jerome
Armstrong who served as Howard Dean’s online strategist. Armstrong, the founder
of the popular blog MyDD, said Dean raised as much as $700,000 in one day toward
the end of the primary race. “But not a million,” Armstrong added. “What Paul is
doing — or what his supporters are doing — is really impressive.”

If I remember correctly they wanted his supporters to each donate one hundred bucks, which would make about 38,000 supporters donating. 

I can feel Rudy, Fred and Mitt shaking in their boots already. 

Sigh….

And this is quite interesting from Screw Loose Change:

Now it turns out that some of the money that Paul is raising may be coming from
overseas as well. Check out
this post
at the Looser Forum:

Unfortunately only Americans can donate due to election
laws.

Unless you can find a Ron Paul supporter in the US, that you trust,
that you may want to “BUY” something from at a very inflated price.
😛

Oliver links to this post over at the Ronulans
message board suggesting the same thing:

I know you can’t donate to the campaign, but you can donate to
individual Americans. Money is always of concern and your meetup groups want to
help, we could sure use it.  We need to do all kinds of advertising –
television/print/radio I’m pretty sure that if you wanted to, you could send
your money to a trusted American and ask THEM to donate to the campaign I’m
sure there are many ways that we could put your money to use that would help us
get Ron Paul’s campaign an asist.

I’d be willing to be a collection point
(if you will) to distribute funds for various advertising projects, or to the
campaign if that is what you wanted. PM me if you are interested.

The Ron Paul campaign getting foreign donations?  How come this doesn’t shock me?

But wait for it, within seconds of this post going up a PaulBot will be all over it claiming a conspiracy to keep RP down. 

Keep the conspiracy quiet please.  We wouldn’t want them to find out that this post was secretly written in the bowels of the Banking Conglomerate Headquarters.  That would ruin everything.

And finally check out some of the comments to the above WaPo article on his fundraising:

I am a Republican and voted for Bush (sorry U.S.A.) but recently woke up
to the fact that our country is in danger of turning into a fascist
state, with global bankers pulling the puppet strings.

i voted for kerry last time in hopes that he would put and end to the bush
bulls**t, but as usual the do nothing dems did nothing. go ron paul you have my
vote any day over the neocon hillary

I said I would NEVER vote for a
Republican again – but I would vote for Mr. Paul before that “other”
Republican, Hillary Clinton.

If not, I will support Edwards or Obama.

Go Ron Paul!

Pali, why don’t you just get chipped now so the government can track
you like cattle. Bahhh-bahhh, you’re as retarded as the others who will
vote for Romney or Clinton. Protest while you can! If Dr. Paul looses
this election no dissent will be tolerated. The North American Empire
will be one step closer to accomplishing their goals of destroying the
middle class.

Ron Paul does take the award for the weirdest supporters tho.  I will give him that.  Twoofers and neo-nazi’s.  Militant anti-government nutjobs and those who think Hillary Clinton is a neo-con.

I’m telling ya, if I had not seen it myself I would have thought this was all a made up story but it sure makes this election entertaining.

UPDATE

Even more from the Ronulans message board:

A guy over in the UK bought some tshirts from me, and “inadvertently”
added $20 to the order. So whadya know, when it came time to contribute
again to Ron Paul, I had an extra $20 to spare. Go figure.

I’m taking donation from Foriegn Nationals at marchacrossamerica so far
we have had a great response…you just have to let them know you are
out there.

Here are a few things that I would suggest for foreigners who would
like to help with the campaign. Contact the organizers of RP Meetup
groups, maybe in a favorite American city of yours if you have one.
Student ones are even better, students are always broke! They are also
more likely than older supporters to plaster signs and stickers
everywhere. See if they would like to receive a box of stickers, signs,
etc. Order some merchandise and have it shipped to them.

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this so called “article” is rubbish. Ron Paul only represents everything that the people want:

He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

He voted against the Patriot Act.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He voted against the Iraq war.

Wow, a blog, using another blog as its source for news. Who would have thunk it?

Curt, stay a cop…It’s your calling, your admonition and its the only place that hires men with 80 IQ’s.

Lookie lookie, a Paulbot insulted me! Awwwwww, poor widdle baby.

Actually if you had learned to read you would have seen the quotes were from the Paulbots very own braintrust. You should probably keep playing with the kiddies over there, wouldn’t want you to get hurt playing with the big boys would we.

…. But I’m a Human. So, your dumb.

Curt, are you calling yourself a “poor widdle baby”? Its really hard to tell what you meant anyways.. (although I doubt it was worth the effort). cheers

In addition to what Michael wrote, Ron Paul also understands how the Federal Reserve/Congress/corporate partnership is pulling a reverse robin hood on the American people…

The Fed creates money out of thin air (presto!) then loans it to the Congress so they can do their deficit-spending. These private bankers then charge interest to the taxpayers for this money that they created. Also, when this money is added to the money supply, it drives price inflation – destroying the value of the dollar. So while your paycheck looks the same (or even increases), your buying power is going down.

All of this results in a transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to the bankers, Wall Street, and the corporations (who get billions in corporate welfare).

It’s an economic scam against the American people and Ron Paul is the only one talking seriously about ending it.

Curt: it’s certainly your right to be as catty as you feel in writing about candidates you don’t support. It’s unseemly, but only human, to ridicule what you don’t understand or believe.

The vast majority of bloggers, who establish a conventional wisdom through their daily tirades, simply cannot comprehend that Ron Paul could receive the grassroots support of everyday conservatives.

So they snark that he attracts loonies and racists, and in saying that, they hope to dismiss him entirely.

It’s unfortunate for them that every demonstration of Ron Paul’s ever-growing support only diminishes that conventional wisdom.

It would perhaps be better for you to adopt the (former) Red State policy of not allowing _any_ discussion of Ron Paul.

I am Republican who supports Ron Paul. I have friends that live overseas and they donated to his money bomb yesterday. They are Americans that live and work overseas. They are allowed to vote, donate and participate in our elections because they are AMERICANS. Our military are spread throughout the world and the majority support Ron Paul. They are Americans and live outside of America. They are allowed to donate, vote and participate in our elections too because they are AMERICANS.

Why all the paranoia, Curt? One of my older brother’s favorite bits of wisdom was, “The two worst things in the world are paranoia and dry heaving”? Well, Curt you got the paranoia. “Paranoia will destroy ya”.

More money bombs on 12/15 Bill of Rights Day and 12/16 Boston Tea Party! Let the paranoia continue…

38000 individual donors is about right. I think the average donation was a little over $100, since the total ended up at $4 million (or a little more if you count donations done before midnight Pacific Time).
As for the ‘claiming a conspiracy’ angle, you gotta post about something *bad* happening to the campaign before I can put on my tinfoil hat. How can I make up a conspiracy when something good happens? I mean, that’s a stretch even for me.

There is no such thing as bad publicity. Ron Paul is one of only three candidates who can actually be open, honest and transparent. Love him, hate him, at least no triangulation. Listened to Hillary or Guiliani lately? And they will do what exactly? — oh ya, I’m too low on the organizational chart to need to know.

Yawn, paulbots.

Truly, they bore me today.

This little $4mill gig proves one thing: people will throw away money on anything.

“Yawn, paulbots.

Truly, they bore me today.

This little $4mill gig proves one thing: people will throw away money on anything.”

I thought the little 4 million in donations proved that people, including foreigners, are trying to cause mischief within the Republican party?

keep the focus, Scott.

These might be of interest, Curt (or not):

Ron Paul and Guy Fawkes

Remember, remember the fifth of November.

Great…tying Ron Paul to ” ‘V’ for Vendetta”.

Paulbots throwing cash in the trash!

I have yet to hear what they will do when reality finally dawns and they realize how totally pointless their effort has been.

Will they see the error of their ways and decide to join a viable political movement? Or will they just slink away back to their moonbat caves and sulk?

I imagine it will be the latter.

Pooh widdle paulbots! No one takes them seriously!

Cash in the trash? Well, maybe. But depending how you look at it, the vast majority of political donations are going to be wasted. Only one candidate can win in the end, after all.
As far as pointlessness, I think one goal of Paul’s campaign has always been to keep a certain strain of Republicanism alive and kicking (paleoconservatism, more or less). And he’s already done a pretty good job on that, regardless of the outcome in the primaries.
Speaking for myself, I’m not as interested in his chances as I am in doing my best to fight for what I believe in.
Will I see the error in my ways? What would losing an election have to do with that? If Hillary beats the Republican nominee next year, does that mean you’re going to ‘see the error of your ways’? No, it just means we lost an election. You can be right and still lose.

It will be a glorious day when Ron Paul is NOT elected. His name will be a smudge of excrement on a tissue surging out to sea with a million tons of raw sewage.

Simply not going to happen.

bbart: Ron Paul is not a Republican. He is a LIBERTARIAN. The only reason he runs as a Republican is that people would take him even less seriuosly than they already do if he were a Libertarian.

And as far as Paleoconservatism goes: It’s a LOSER all the way around. It has nothing to do with a viable conservative movement.

I’ll follow the lead of my conservative mentors Reagan, Buckley, Goldwater, Ashbrook, Schlafly etc. any day over some Neanderthal know-nothing paleo nobody.

Curt’s just jealous more people go to Paul’s website than his pathetic excuse of a blog. He’s a Republiocrat (TM), and a member of the American Imperialist Party. Hey Curt why don’t you go find Hussein Jamil/Jamil Hussein…that story didn’t keep you busy enough.

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/ronpaul2008.com

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/floppingaces.net

To Mike’s “America”

bart: Ron Paul is not a Republican. He is a LIBERTARIAN. The only reason he runs as a Republican is that people would take him even less seriuosly than they already do if he were a Libertarian.

And as far as Paleoconservatism goes: It’s a LOSER all the way around. It has nothing to do with a viable conservative movement.

I’ll follow the lead of my conservative mentors Reagan, Buckley, Goldwater, Ashbrook, Schlafly etc. any day over some Neanderthal know-nothing paleo nobody.”

Wow you are really ignorant about the role libertarianism has played in America’s conservative movement. FYI–Paul was only 1 of 4 Congressmen to endorse Reagan’s run in 1976, and was the first congressman to ever propose term limits (A Schalfly favorite). Paul’s ideology flows from that same vein of conservativism something that the Republiocrats, and their willing acolytes are against. If you are a true conservative come join with us, against this tide of neo-trotskyism. Or are you just a poseur?

Since there was never a Jamil Hussein to find I think my job is done. The AP was proven to have used a stringer with a pseudonym….job done. But I tell you what, you go find that evil banking conglomerate and I’ll keep looking for Jamil. While your at it, go find the passengers on those flights that never really hit the WTC.

And Traffic? That’s all you got?

You guys always make me chuckle.

I think this is a good time to quote my favorite comment from this thread:

It will be a glorious day when Ron Paul is NOT elected. His name will be a smudge of excrement on a tissue surging out to sea with a million tons of raw sewage.

George Soros’s bank account took a 3 million dollar hit. HMMMM could this be true.

Soros? Now you’ve got the conspiracy angle you were looking for, only it’s not us Paul supporters wearing the tinfoil hats…

Reagan, Buckley, Goldwater, Ashbrook, Schlafly

If you went point-by-point over the views espoused by each of these figures to see how much agreement there was with Ron Paul’s platform, I think you’d see a lot of common ground (perhaps excepting Ashbrook, who I’m not familiar with). The younger William F Buckley would probably have agreed with 95% of Paul’s positions.
Reagan had some nice things to say about Paul, as well.

It will be a glorious day when Ron Paul is NOT elected.

You guys really need to find someone you can support in a *positive* way, so that you can say ‘it will be a glorious day when (my candidate) gets elected’. Celebrating the defeat of someone who has never polled above 5% nationally is lame bordering on weird.

James wrote:

FYI–Paul was only 1 of 4 Congressmen to endorse Reagan’s run in 1976,

In 1988 he ran against Bush 41 as a Liberatarian BECAUSE he disagreed with Reagan policy and believed Bush 41 would continue with Reagan’s strong stance on the USSR and many of his now proven domestic initiatives. He was against standing up to the USSR. So enough with ArPee trying to ride on the coattails of the Founding Fathers, Goldwater, Reagan, and the Constitution.

BECAUSE he disagreed with Reagan policy and believed Bush 41 would continue with Reagan’s strong stance on the USSR and many of his now proven domestic initiatives.

This is boilerplate you apparently made up without reference to sources, judging by its vagueness. Well duh, yeah, you run against someone because you disagree with their policies. But to be fair sources on something this obscure are a lot of work to dig up; I may try later. From memory (I saw Paul speak in 1988) his emphasis was on balanced budgets, an end to the welfare state, an end to the War on Drugs. It was the War on Drugs that caused his temporary departure from the Republican party (does that count as a proven domestic initiative?).
I also know that Paul opposed the grain bailout of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, which on that score at least makes him more anti-soviet than Reagan (see here for a more-conservative-than-Reagan take on the bill). However, I don’t know what his position on military spending was at the time.

bbartlog,

When it comes to Reagan’s foreign policy, Ron Paul is no Reaganite.

Consider RP’s own book, Freedom Under Siege, Ch 2 on foreign policy. His own language does not support a Reaganesque view, so it is dishonest to go around promoting oneself as the heir-apparent to Reaganism, to pander for the Reagan Republican votes.

Barry Goldwater was very aggressive about foreign policy as well, believing that there is no substitute for victory. ArPee comes across as a loon to me, when he thinks that because Iraq (hypothetically) was the wrong war and entered into under false pretenses, that the answer to “fixing it”, is to just leave immediately. How irresponsible is that? With no consideration to the here and now, and the consequences of such an ill-conceived action. It’s fitting when the Kucinich/Code Pink peace fascists demand it; but when it’s coming from a conservative, it’s embarrassing.

Hot Air

Well here is my opinion… flame it if you want but I have a right(for now)to my own opinion… Ok, so you keep referring to us Ron Paul supporters as anti-government Neo-Nazis? If anyone is a Neo-Nazi it’s YOU. Do YOU have something against the liberties we enjoy as Americans? Do YOU have something against Americans? I think by all means the things Ron Paul stands for are what the founding fathers of this great country envisioned that our leaders stand for. America was a great country and thanks to big bankers who control the front runners of politics and the media they have successfully brainwashed people like YOU into some kind of mutated national-socialist/fascist/communists with this idea of a one world government and a national police force where the people are slaves to the government and instead of the government fearing the people the people fear the government. Do YOU think the men from our country fought in WWII against the Nazi’s in Germany so our country could be turned into a police state like Nazi Germany (exactly where we are heading)? I think the founding fathers and all the men who fought and died to make this country what it is (more like was) would be rolling over in their graves if they could see what is happening to it today. It is a disgrace. Do YOU think giving up your liberties for a little security is going to make you safer, or that you’ll get those liberties back? Don’t hold your breath. I think YOU are seriously confused on what this country should be. The constitution was created to make us a free country and people like YOU and the other minions of communist/fascist/dictatorship/one world government/ police state loving Neo Nazi’s are the ones who are destroying those very freedoms that belong to us as Americans. Who is the Neo-Nazi? Not us, we want our liberties and we realize just how precious and valuable they are. We realize that once they are gone you more than likely won’t get them back. We respect the constitution, the founding fathers, and what this country was founded on. We are the people who want freedom not the people like YOU who want a one world government and a police state where you cant scratch your own a** without the government knowing about it. Do you want Americans firearms confiscated because of the work of the UN and such so that we can have mass Democides and Genocides happen just like they have almost every time in history that a country disarmed it’s civilian population like what happened in the Rwandan Genocides in 1994 and many others? The UN could have stopped the Rwandan genocide they had prior knowledge and capability and just let it happen, they allowed at least 800,000 Tutsis to be slaughtered by the Hutus who sucessfully disarmed the civilians of Rwanda leaving them defensless and unable to defend themselves while they were systematicly slaughtered with machetes and other weapons. Maybe you just don’t know any history because you’ve been brainwashed since you were a child. Maybe you want a Nation ID/Real ID so the government can track you? Maybe you want to be asked “May I see your papers please?” Just like those who were asked during the Nazi tyranny in WWII? Wake up, stop being such a blinded moron and open your eyes to whats happening around you? Oh, and I see you like your freedom to use the internet and such, well if you keep heading the way your going all the freedoms you enjoy today could be gone and you might not have the luxury of it. Oh and I supose your also one of those idiots that wants the NAU and the NAFTA superhighway and all that garbage. Maybe your also unaware that our government knows our economy is crashing because they are making it crash. Ever notice how over the past few years our paper currency is getting more and more colorful like the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar, and European money? hmmmm Wonder why geee… maybe because they are preparing us for the Amerodollar or whatever they plan to call it…hmm I dunno durrr I guess I’m just too stupid to notice….or maybe their plan is subtle enough that since it has been worked in so slowly your not noticing but oh well…. at least some of us are still awake and breathing.

Rofl!!! YOU know what would have made your comment more effective? If YOU would have typed “YOU” like THIS: YOU.

That would have really gotten people’s attention.

Go crawl back into the woodworks and watch out for those black helicopters, junior.

I think paragraphs might have helped. Brevity, complete sentences, and lack of reference to Nazis, neo- or otherwise, would also have been nice. Sigh.

Wordsmith –
thanks for the reference. I see that the gulf between Reagan and Paul on foreign policy was indeed very wide.

You just figure that out bbartlog?

“Reagan, Buckley, Goldwater, Ashbrook, Schlafly

If you went point-by-point over the views espoused by each of these figures to see how much agreement there was with Ron Paul’s platform.”

You could of course CHERRY PICK “point by point” and find some common areas of agreement. But to say that Ron Paul is a conservative in the same way as my mentors above is LUDICROUS!

Well, now that I have gotten that out of my system I will apologize for ranting. I was disturbed. *crawls back into the woodwork*

“Since there was never a Jamil Hussein to find I think my job is done. The AP was proven to have used a stringer with a pseudonym….job done. But I tell you what, you go find that evil banking conglomerate and I’ll keep looking for Jamil. While your at it, go find the passengers on those flights that never really hit the WTC.”

Yeah that story made you famous…not.

And no I’m not a “Truther” why do you have to lump all Paul supporters into that category…is that all you got?

“And Traffic? That’s all you got?”

Hey numbers don’t lie.

“You guys always make me chuckle.

I think this is a good time to quote my favorite comment from this thread:

It will be a glorious day when Ron Paul is NOT elected. His name will be a smudge of excrement on a tissue surging out to sea with a million tons of raw sewage.”

It will be a sad day for conservatives if Paul isn’t elected, if you have half abrain you may want to read Burke, Kirk, Santyana, Adams, the old Buckley to find out what real conservativism is all about and contrast it wiht your hero Bush and Paul and see who is more Right.

“In 1988 he ran against Bush 41 as a Liberatarian BECAUSE he disagreed with Reagan policy and believed Bush 41 would continue with Reagan’s strong stance on the USSR and many of his now proven domestic initiatives. He was against standing up to the USSR. So enough with ArPee trying to ride on the coattails of the Founding Fathers, Goldwater, Reagan, and the Constitution. ”

He ran against Bush 41 because Reagan wasn’t conservative enough (no gold standard, high inflation, high budget deficits, more government growth etc.). As for foreign policy Reagan ducked out of Lebanon (smartly) fairly quickly, he utilized proxies efficiently (Afghanistan, Angola, Nicaragua), he was generally suspicous of the UN, and in fact, when one looks at the Reagan Administration’s military involvements overseas, they were all very modest and, with the exception of Grenada (which was over quickly and US troops back home)didn’t entail a lot of troops being used.

You want to talk about a casual link to terrorism based on our foreign policy here is an interesting article by Ivan Eland (PH.D, CATO institute alumn)

http://www.cato.org/pubs/fpbriefs/fpb50.pdf

Yeah that story made you famous…not.

Famous? If I wanted to be famous don’t you think I would be putting my whole name out there with pictures and promoting myself?

Man your a weirdo.

James M: There is a gold standard for conservatism:

Ronald Reagan is pure 24 karat gold!

Ron Paul is Fool’s Gold!

You people wouldn’t know a “real” conservative if one bit you on the ass.

“Ronald Reagan is pure 24 karat gold!

Ron Paul is Fool’s Gold!

You people wouldn’t know a “real” conservative if one bit you on the ass.”

I like your appeal to authority and your hasty generalization fallacies, and now you’ve added ad hominenm (Ron Paul is Fool’s Gold) to it, good let’s see how many more logical fallacies you can rack up. For the Record I am a 5th Generation Republican, back when being a Republican actually stood for something instead of budget deficits and Wilsonian foreign policy…but hey whatever you gotta tell yourself.

And just how old are you James M?

Are you old enough to remember the false promises and siren song of John Anderson in 1980? I am. They said he was the new hope and that young people would flock to him…. They didn’t.

Perhaps you are old enough to remember Ross Perot. Maybe you even voted for him. And yet all Ross Perot did for the U.S. is allow Slick Willy and his shrew wife to win the Presidency not once, BUT TWICE!

Now, little ole Ron Paul, A LIBERTARIAN, comes along and all you utopians jump on the bandwagon and would drive it over the cliff one more time.

I don’t care how many generations of your family were Republicans. I had a Grandmother who voted for Franklin Roosevelt so many times before she saw the light. She learned from her mistakes and later embraced Reagan.

Something you apparently are unable to do.

Seems you’ll have to learn the hard way.

P.S. Again, how old are you?

“And just how old are you James M?

Are you old enough to remember the false promises and siren song of John Anderson in 1980? I am. They said he was the new hope and that young people would flock to him…. They didn’t.

Perhaps you are old enough to remember Ross Perot. Maybe you even voted for him. And yet all Ross Perot did for the U.S. is allow Slick Willy and his shrew wife to win the Presidency not once, BUT TWICE!

Now, little ole Ron Paul, A LIBERTARIAN, comes along and all you utopians jump on the bandwagon and would drive it over the cliff one more time.

I don’t care how many generations of your family were Republicans. I had a Grandmother who voted for Franklin Roosevelt so many times before she saw the light. She learned from her mistakes and later embraced Reagan.

Something you apparently are unable to do.

Seems you’ll have to learn the hard way.”

So a guy who went to Columbia (that noted bastion of conservativism) and studied under Carter’s NSA, and then…went to work for the E.P.A. (snicker) wants to tell me what a Republican is? I’m younger then you, but I voted for Bush, both times…the first time I liked what he said about Social Security, tax cuts, etc. I don’t want to be burdened with the Boomer’s retirement, or worry about the vitality of SS (privatizing it wholly would be better).

The second time around I had more misgivings but I held my nose and voted for him over Kerry in the interest of ‘party unity’ and the belief that the Democrats would be worse. Now we’ve got a Democratic Congress, and an absolute waste of a president with no domestic agenda except to ‘let it ride’ on budget deficits. So the GOP deserves the Ron Paul phenomonon. I don’t feel sorry for them at all. Paul won’t win the nomination but he will expose weaknesses in the (eventual) nominee…if that leads to a Democrat in the White House so be it, maybe they will appreciate the need for fiscal discipline next time around.

Some more history for you: Reagan ran against Ford in 1976 which severely weakened him in the General Election, the result was the election of Jimmy Carter (one of your heros presumably), and bad economic policies. Reagan ran again and was better appreciated by the Republican party and the American people.

“President Bush has presided over the largest
overall increase in inflation-adjusted federal
spending since Lyndon B. Johnson. Even after
excluding spending on defense and homeland
security, Bush is still the biggest-spending president
in 30 years.”

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa543.pdf

Republican, conservative? Maybe to an EPAer.