Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Runing Scared of Ron Paul: Republican organizers exclude popular candidate from Iowa debate. / Support for candidate goes through the roof

This is a nice little feel-good First Amendment story about a handyman's innovative way of supporting Ron Paul, and while it would be blogfodder on a slow news day, the real interest is in the comments - who's supporting Ron Paul, and where the real opposition to Ron Paul comes from.

The following is indeed a blog entry from Paul's campaign, but was apparently submitted by a supporter in Costa Rica. Assuming the information given is true (I've been unable to verify the existence of either Dr. Frazier or WorldWide News Report), people in Costa Rica are definitely interested in the outcome of this election. But then, that should not be surprising - those who sleep next to an elephant need to keep one eye open.

But aside from who brings it, there are the larger implications of who's excluding Dr. Paul.

In any ordinary universe, when you have a debate sponsored by a tax relief organization, you would want those who know something about the topic. I can't think of anyone with better credentials or better understanding of taxation then Dr. Paul. Period, never mind within the field of Presidential candidates. Paul is to taxation what Kucinich is to impeachment and Gore is to Global Warming. Authoritative, whatever else you may think of them.

Excluding him is absolutely bizarre - unless, of course "tax relief" is a code word for "reverse wealth transfer," from the poor to the rich.

And in this context, I suspect that's exactly what this "debate" will be about - convincing rich white Protestant voters to ignore their Sunday School teachings and vote for one of the selected suspects in order to keep the poor from taking advantage. In other words "Iowans for Tax Relief" probably are not actually from Iowa OR in favor of a simple and fair tax code.

Likewise, the "Iowa Christian Alliance" is likely not primarily based in or funded by Iowans, unlikely to be led by people I, or mainstream Christians would consider Christian in any real sense, and is almost certainly not a broad-based alliance representative of any significant spectrum of the various Christian faiths. I have learned to expect such unethical misdirection from people claiming (with an equal degree of deceptiveness) to be Conservative Republicans.

Ah, the "eye of the needle," and the machinations of liars fearing exposure. Do, please, spread the word.

WorldWide News Report©
Joe Frazier, Ph.D РEditor - San Jos̩, Costa Rica

Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa

June 19, 2007

Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidate’s forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate.

Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasn’t invited.

We heard about this forum from numerous supporters in Iowa who asked why Dr. Paul was not going to participate. Those supporters assumed that Dr. Paul was invited.

The campaign office had not received an invitation so we called this morning; thinking we might have misplaced the invitation or simply overlooked it. Lew Moore, our campaign manager, called Mr. Edward Failor, an officer of Iowans for Tax Relief, to ask about it. To our shock, Mr. Failor told us Dr. Paul was not invited; he was not going to be invited; and he would not be allowed to participate. And when asked why, Mr. Failor refused to explain. The call ended.

Lew then called Mr. Steve Sheffler, president of the Iowa Christian Alliance, to talk with him. Mr. Sheffler did not answer so Lew left a message. He has yet to respond.

Why are the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluding the one Republican candidate who scored at the top of every online poll taken after the MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN debates? Why are they denying Iowans the opportunity to hear from the Republican presidential candidate whose popularity is growing by the day?

We couldn’t get answers to these questions from Messrs. Failor and Sheffler. Maybe you’ll have better luck. Their contact information is below.

It's ironic that on the same day we learned the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluded Dr. Paul from their candidates forum, we received a call from ABC News confirming Dr. Paul’s participation in its nationally broadcast August 5th debate to be held in Des Moines.

Kent Snyder, Chairman

Ron Paul 2008

Contact Information

Edward Failor
Iowans for Tax Relief
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Phone: 563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600
Fax: 563-264-2413

Steve Sheffler, President

Iowa Christian Alliance
939 Office Park Road, Suite 115
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone: 515-225-1515
Fax: 515-225-1826

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FJ Hurst said...

Long live Ron Paul!!!

"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
— Samuel Adams

Bret Moore said...

They got Mr. Failor on a radio show in Iowa, along with Kent Snyder from the Paul Campaign, and basically he whined a bunch and said they made this decision "months ago." Even more reason to be irate! Aren't these things supposed to inform voters? Oh, right, only in the "crime du jour" they are seeking to perpetuate on us plebians.

Bob King said...

Man, they can't even come up with a good excuse given 24 hours notice?


Joe said...

To Whom It May Concern:
Why Would Any of You Believe ANYTHING That BIG MEDIA Has to Say??? How Can Someone Like Rep. RON PAUL Move-up a FIXED Ladder SET-UP by the Media That is in Control of the STUPID Questions They Ask & to Whom They Ask??? The Media Moderators Shun Rep. RON PAUL Like He Has a Contagious Disease!!! They Well Know if They Give Him Equal Time He Will Expose & Bury the Other 10 or 11 (How Ever Many Come into the Debates)!!! The Controllers of the Major Medias & the Establishment Are Terrified of Dr. RON PAUL!!! If There is One Thing For Sure, It Is You Can’t Count On ANYTHING the Media Says in a POLL That Is Not FIXED in Their Favor!!!
Example: The First 2 Debates They Had a Poll at the End & REP. RON PAUL Won Both of Them. As You Noticed in the 3rd Debate There Were NO POLL or Interviews With ALL the Candidates!!! They Keep Asking RON PAUL the Same Questions Over & Over Again. They Ask Him From 3 or 4 Questions Over a 2 Hours Period While They Ask 20 or More to Their Hand Picked PUPPETS (The 3 Stooges)!!! If You Want More & More of the Same We Have Had For the Past 94 Years, Then Vote For Any of the Other 19 to 25 Candidates Because There Is Not 2 Cents Worth of Difference in ANY of Them… REP. RON PAUL Is OUR LAST CHANCE To GET OUR AMERICA BACK!!! If You Want Another “King George” Business As Usual Then Vote For Fred (The Head) Thompson… More Proof of the STUPIDITY of the Biased News (HaHaHa) Media, They Showed FT As being In 2nd to 4th Place in the Debate & He Was Not Even There – How Damn Stupid Do These Clowns Think We Are??? To Check The Voting Record Of The Real Man For The Office of President of the united States Go To: Thank You, Dr. Joe Frazier

Anonymous said...


Ron Paul in CNN debate on June 5, 2007!

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor---he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation---he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city---he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.

--- Cicero: orator, statesman, political theorist, lawyer and philosopher of Ancient Rome.


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