Ron Paul Supporters Burn GOP

The chips have fallen where they may and the Grand Old Party is looking less grand especially in New Hampshire.  Governor Romney’s loss is not much of a surprise for many given the startling similarities between him and President Obama.  Even during the primary many polls showed him losing to Obama in the general election and yet the Republican Party put a great deal of effort into squelching the one candidate who could beat Obama, Dr. Ron Paul.

Supporters of Ron Paul did not forget and when the time came to back Romney in the general election, the votes were just not there.

Both of New Hampshire’s seats to the U.S. House of Representatives were held by Republicans and both were lost to Democratic ousters.  One in particular has some interesting numbers to note:

C. Shea-Porter Dem 49.8% 172,356
F. Guinta (i)    GOP 45.8% 158,482
B. Kelly           Lib     4.3%    14,968

Brenden Kelly captured enough of the vote to deny Frank Guinta another term in office.  Had the GOP been able to court more support from libertarians and independents the results may have turned out differently.

Soda Tax seeker Catherine Mulholland won a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.  With quotes like,“To be addicted to sugar is just as bad as being addicted to alcohol or tobacco,” New Hampshire residents will have another legislator looking to impose nanny-state sin-taxes.  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg instituted a ban on super-sized beverages but Mulholland has a different approach, “That’s a great idea, but tax it. Don’t restrict the size.”

Tim O’Flaherty captured more than just the vote this election season.  He also captured the attention of bloggers at Comedy Central with an interesting post about running in a race against his roommate Dan Garthwaite.  The post became much more intimate with a funny response from Tim indicating that there was more at stake than a seat when jokes about the bedroom were made.

New Hampshire voters came out against the income tax with a majority voting in favor of a Constitutional Amendment though the total fell short of the two-thirds majority needed.  The topic shaped the debate with Governor-elect Maggie Hassan vowing to veto a personal income tax and general sales tax as Governor.

With the election over the campaign signs are disappearing like so many political operatives and shadowy money.  Now perhaps New Hampshire residents can get back to real, tangible, and productive work and the airwaves will have less negativity spewing forth.

 

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109 comments
El_Tigre_Loco
El_Tigre_Loco

Sorry, but I held my nose and voted for Romney. Voting for anyone else is a vote for Obama. I would rather not vote at all than vote for Obama.

RP1776
RP1776

I think they're power hungry and insane.

cookielee
cookielee

people better wake up the new world order is controlling everything. 'America Freedom to Fascism" watch it.

G C
G C

there was a time when one didnt even know the federal gvt existed.

ProudAmericanFirst
ProudAmericanFirst

RNC/GOP, and everybody who voted "anyone but obama" romney - I have a present for you: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByQwORyEoye6dGNGZFd0a3dHcXM/edit?pli=1 If you EVER prop a socialist on the Republican ticket again, I will assure you that like this election, you will lose again. Here is a suggestion: Instead of letting corrupt msm dictate how you should vote, take it upon yourselves to LOOK AT VOTING RECORDS. That is why we have primaries; to select the best conversative candidate.

FreeAgent
FreeAgent

Ron Paul would have won because of the pot issue. Colorado voted in favor of legalizing it, across party lines. More people voted for it than voted for Obama. I said this all along - Ron Paul is the only one of them that can win, and none of my Tea Party associates believed me. They didn't like his foreign policies, blah blah blah. If y'all wanted Obama out so badly, you should have supported Ron Paul. And guess what else? I'm an Obama supporter - that's right, I pick winners. But there's a chance I might have voted for Paul, because I like my weed. So there you have it. Use your brains next time if you want to win - figure out what the average person really wants. Even to democrats/libs, Ron Paul came across as trustworthy and decent. Mitt Romney came across as a liar.

Ed Blevins
Ed Blevins

You Ron Paul supporters are like a bunch of little spoiled brats ,If you don't get your way you made damn sure that moron in office gets 4 more years to totaly destroy the country. Have fun paying for his health care,As for me I probaly won't be around for another election,Such a bunch of Idiots.

MaineShark
MaineShark

Yeah, because if Romney was elected, he would repeal Obamacare... and replace it with Romneycare! I mean, really, if you're going to call others "idiots," you might want to have knowledge that goes back more than five minutes. Obama actually /copied/ from Romney in developing that program, and you're going to use it as an example of why we should support Romney? That makes zero sense.

CLARK BURDINE
CLARK BURDINE

Read most of these! Paul supporters are idiots who know nothing of reality! Paul is no Republican ... his own son supported the Republican candidate! If Paul had won he would have had zero support in congress.... you bastards gave the enemy of the United States the power to destroy the USA!... He is not a Democrat! BO is a "Progressive"! His goal is the destruction of the USA system of government! if you stinking idiots had an ounce of sense; If Ron Paul cared one whit about the US he would have sacrificed his inflated ego to prevent Obama's reelection! You will, probably, never get another opportunity! the Progressives will put two or more justices in place and you total derelicts will be the cause! Ross Perot gave Clinton 8 years. All of you and the UNITED STATES will pay dearly for your childish infantile pay back!

hanz
hanz

Romney is a "progressive" too. But besides that, maybe it would be a better strategy not to play dirty tricks and not to insult people, if you want them to support you. Just think about it.

MaineShark
MaineShark

Yawn. Come up with something that isn't blatantly-false propaganda. Romney thinks the Constitution should be used for toilet paper. For just one example, he's anti-gun, and there is /no/ level of restriction on the right to keep and bear arms that is Constitutional, other than "zero."

wvufan87
wvufan87

lol nice one MaineShark. Clark Burdine is a brainwashed sheep.

CLARK BURDINE
CLARK BURDINE

Mitt Romney is the most honest decent generous man ever to run for president! What dirty tricks!? You bastards are not worth a crap you have no idea what a "progressive "is you are all ignorant morons full of self righteous horse manure who gave the country to the most vile dispicable anti-American group of Criminals in US history! You are no better than accomplices! ------------------------------

MaineShark
MaineShark

Actually, Romney is identical to Obama on every single policy issue. He's the one who invented ObamaCare, for example. If that's not "Progressive," I don't know what is...

CLARK BURDINE
CLARK BURDINE

You aren't even man enough to use your name! Cowards aren't worthy of consideration...either as men or of their opinion! ------------------------------

MaineShark
MaineShark

My name is "Joe Brown." Hence, a nickname, since it's a ridiculously-common name. I've used MaineShark for so long that pretty much everyone knows me by that. Since it actually identifies me (you could ask someone to point out "MaineShark," and they'd point at me), it is a real name. Got any more brillian insights? Are you proud of your support for an anti-American socialist psycho like Romney?

CLARK BURDINE
CLARK BURDINE

I am, indeed proud of my support for Mitt Romney! I know that he is the opposite of each of you adjectives! He, like all Latter-day Saints believes in the US Constitution as inspired by Devine inspiration and holds it in almost sacred standing! He is a good Christian who has done good deeds his entire life! He has donated many millions of Dollars over his entire life to charity and to help the poor! Romney has never taken one cent for his religious of public service! He pays MORE in taxes than the IRS requires! He is a decent hard working honorable & extremely honest man that you and your ilk prevented from restoring to the greatness of its past! You and your co -conspirators insured Bill Clinton's election by supporting third party egomaniacs like Ross Perot, Ron Paul and Virgil Goods...you gave our country away to our enemies! You will see that your selfish, childish, egotistical self righteousness will allow BO and the liberal far left to apoint two or more Supreme judges and to allow BO to weaken our military, strengthen our enemies and ruin our economy. Ian betting you will never see another Republican in the whitehouse ...ever! You gave the election to a clever enemy! ------------------------------

CLARK BURDINE
CLARK BURDINE

You are full of horse crap! Romney is a Mormon! Mormon doctrine extols the Constitution! You are a dismissive idiot who believes the anti-Romney crap of your "fearless" leader! Rand Paul was a Romney supporter! Even Ron 's own son did not support his dad! ------------------------------

CLARK BURDINE
CLARK BURDINE

The bottom line is you idiots sacrificed the entire USA for your "never gonna win" dogmatic ideology! You are as much an enemy as the Liberal Dems ...and worse since you claim to be the opposite! The age old adage is : you cut your nose off to spite your face! Worthless is more valuable than your kind! ------------------------------

MaineShark
MaineShark

So, you're telling me that Harry Reid is a lover of the Constitution? After all, he's a Mormon, so he must be, right?

MaineShark
MaineShark

Romney is every bit as bad as Obama, so whatever damage was done to the USA, was done when Romney was nominated.

CLARK BURDINE
CLARK BURDINE

Beyond stupid! Keep telling yourself that! None so stupid as those who lie to themselves! ------------------------------

MaineShark
MaineShark

Fact is, if you voted for anyone other than Ron Paul in the primary, /you/ re-elected Obama, because Paul was the only candidate who stood a chance of defeating Obama. How's your buddy, the lover of the Constitution, Harry Reid, doing?

CLARK BURDINE
CLARK BURDINE

RON PAUL SUPPORTERS ARE A LL IDIOTS AS ARE THE OTHER THIRD AND FOURTH PARTY CANDIDATES WHO RAN IN VIRGINIA AND ELSEWHERE GIVING OBAMA THE MARGIN OF VICTORY! ASSES ALL!

hostage707
hostage707

we all knew this was going to happen after what culminated in Tampa, and all the skullduggery through the primary....but this is what happens when you are a fat cat with a billion dollars in an offshore account, your head is in the clouds and you think money can buy anything. Throwing Paul supporters out of the tent and Ron Paul under the bus was the death knell for the party. When Republicans stop acting like democrats they will get the conservative vote.

Lara Castro
Lara Castro

I read these comments and all I sees are caged hamsters running on a wheel that spins and spins and goes nowhere. Yeah, sure, you citizens, next time it'll be different. You just have to put in more of your time, more of your money, and vote harder. This system can work if you just believe in it. Chumps.

RP1776
RP1776

The first thing we need to do is take a sledge hammer to all the electronic vote stealing machines.Every vote needs to be on paper and counted out in front of everyone. I can't believe more people aren't fighting this corruption.

PJ McFlur
PJ McFlur

Skrew the GOP. Ive supported Paul since 07 and can tell you from what I have witnessed that we were not wanted. We were treated like crap from the first day. We were cheated, lied to, beat up.. and yet.. the GOP loyalists expect us to come running on election day. Eff that. Wake up GOP. Ill try to reason with you. If you had supported Santorum or Gingrich and had the same tactics used on you to stifle your voice and action... Would you want to show up on election day to get your abuser elected? GImme an effin break. Embrace us. We come with a few million activists.. not just arm chair critics.

Houmid
Houmid

Given that the GOP leadership basically screwed themselves by virtually banning Libertarians, Free Staters, and Tea Partiers at the convention; I still would have expected a more practical, pragmatic, and forethoughful response of voting for Romney as a means of preventing a worse president back in office. Maybe they wouldn't have made any difference in the outcome if they hadn't voted 3rd party. I just don't know which way they would have split oterhwise. Principle is great. Such as having the right of way in a crosswalk. But principle doesn't stop that 18-wheeler from turning you into a pancake if it doesn't decide to stop. Obama is going to pancake the United States. Ya'll may have just helped him do it.

PJ McFlur
PJ McFlur

Sure bud... next time you need our help, try not to break our fingers, purge us from delegate roles and maybe count our votes.

MaineShark
MaineShark

Obama and Romney are equally-bad. At least, this way, Obama has to sit in the hot seat when the bills come due. If Romney were elected, all of the mess could be blamed on him, and the next president would be even worse.

KentPerry
KentPerry

Well most of us knew that already and to US,, the elections were over in Tampa. It wouldn't matter which wall street bank bought bastard brought us to our doom The difference is, YOU CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE BEING MORE EVIL THAN OBAMA. Well I can, and his name is Mitt Romney. We said Give me liberty (Ron Paul) or Give me Death.

quest2quest
quest2quest

Do you think they will open the flap to the tent now? Or are they insane?

Aaron Carmody
Aaron Carmody

Hey GOP, start by being honest once in a while. DOnt rig the primaries because you think you know better, let the people decide and stop meddeling.

Jo Bailey
Jo Bailey

Third party/write-in totals cost them Florida too. Great news for the Revolution. Now maybe the GOP will listen - one more time - You can't win without us.

nunyabizness71
nunyabizness71

Lets get this straight. The GOP burned us, all through the primaries, and caucuses. Legally elected delegates and chairman for Dr. Paul were arrested, and beat up only because they won. Whole counties and districts votes disappeared... DISAPPEARED! The GOP showed us the door. It's their fault they lost. No body else. If you want to blame someone, blame yourself for nominating the Liberal flip flopper Mitt, and blame the establishment GOP for their strong-arm tactics. I will not get kicked in the face and come back for more.

Mike Combs
Mike Combs

Those of you who are supporting the Libertarian Party instead of continuing to take over the Republican party are destroying the Liberty movement. Ron Paul was in the Republican party for 30 years for a reason..... the Libertarian Party will never stand a chance at winning anything.... ever.

Mike Combs
Mike Combs

We made the republican party lose, they will learn their lesson, and repent. If not we continue to make them lose until they bend to our will. But whatever we do, we have to do it within the Republican party.

Mike Combs
Mike Combs

I would also like to add that I think Rand endorsed Romney knowing it would solidify Ron Paul supporters AGAINST Romney guaranteeing Romney a loss in the general setting the stage for a liberty candidate like Rand in 2016. Because now the GOP know they are not going to beat the democrats without OUR vote.

Arthur Gayton II
Arthur Gayton II

Did not the good doctor run under the Libertarian Party in 1988 for President? Ron Paul's Revolution isn't about parties. It's about ideas of government that resonant across all party lines. I say support your Libertarian Party, be weary of the Republican party, and always support those who profess our views no matter which party. And as for the Democratic/Socialist party teach them the love of Liberty and the faults of Socialism.

jayremy
jayremy

We aren't destroying anything but fascism supporting politics. Romney was never a good rep for the party on multiple issues. He never deserved my vote, he couldn't care to elaborate on anything or disagree on anything that really matter with Obama like: the Fed, reducing Military presence and spending, reformation of medicare and public health provisions, "stimulus" spending aka special interest funding, war on drugs and attacks on our rights like NDAA, patriot act, drones in the U.S. I support equal rights for gays, woman choice and marijuana legalization. Obama more closes resembles my vote than Romney, at least Obama says the right stuff, though he can never deliver or attempts to. The RNC is how the republican party lost, you showed us how corrupt and badly you would treat willing supporters who had legitimate, serious disagreements that needed to be addressed and/or adopted. Republican party many are calling dead and libertarian many are saying will be THE party of the next election cycle with wide support.

James Stabaum
James Stabaum

the LP is a tool. you cant just pressure the GOP from the inside. it needs inside pressure to change paired with an outside threat of consequences if they dont change. thats why you stay in the GOP for primary season, and bolt in the general if you dont get an acceptable candidate. rinse lather repeat until you have change. once you get your change, the LP numbers will diminish.

commonsense_1776
commonsense_1776

Ron Paul supporter burn GOP?? It should be the GOP burned Ron Paul supporters.

George
George

The willfully blind ensnare themselves and twist the truth. COMMON SENSE is not all that common anymore. Those that blame Ron Paul supporters are internally angry that there are those that vote outside of "the status qou". They are angry at "themselves" for being fundamentally weak individuals that are "externally" programmed and molded in their thinking. There in lies their contempt for those that can stand "on their own",......which is the primary principle of our constitution, as well as RON PAUL'S platform. It's the same as high school mentality and PEER PRESSURE. Those that can't, OR WILL NOT, support RON PAUL'S message are revealing that "they themselves" have nothing internal from which to draw from,....They dysfunctionally NEED a leader ! Ron Paul has NOTHING to offer us, as a president,....except that which our constitution gave us,.....LIBERTY and OURSELVES ! Most can not see this, THEY ARE NOT GROUNDED WITHIN !

Steven Rayos
Steven Rayos

Hang in there Dr.Paul, we need ya! RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT 2016 Steve, California

George
George

Now "that" would be sweet. Who knows, might happen! I can only "imagine" what shit would be hittin the fan.

Blount Truth
Blount Truth

To all the sore losers, perhaps turning off fox news and focusing on facts and truths will do you some good in the future. We screamed from the mountain tops that Ron Paul was the only Republican polling high enough to beat Romney but your blessed Fox news led you down the primrose path and tried to garner Romney support via falsehoods and skewed polling to no avail. Even the day of the election Rasmussen showed Paul ahead of Obama while Romney still trailed. So go whine elsewhere as you will find no sympathy amongst the large part of the Republican party that the GOP and RNC decided not to give a voice, and the reason the GOP does not control the white house has all to do with partisan blindness and less to do with anything Ron Paul or his followers did. Next time perhaps you can demand the democratic process be followed by the losing party, and stop the fraud, violence, lies, and tricks against another very valid GOP candidate, end the fraud and perhaps you can earn the voters that sat on the couch election night, or get used to a Democrat in the White House. http://www.examiner.com/article/ron-paul-only-candidate-able-to-defeat-obama-new-rasmussen-poll

jayremy
jayremy

Like racist bigot Santorum was second, Ron Paul was always a close second the delegates themselves were stating there votes weren't being counted in the debate polls, making more votes go to Romney and Santorum instead. Gingrich and Ron Paul had a lot more votes that were portrayed, but Gingrich really didn't stand a chance. Having Santorum even get as far as he did looked bad on the Republican party. No moderate repub or independent would ever consider getting behind that nut. Romney never held a firm stance and wouldn't bother to elaborate a single thing he mentioned, he only said he "disagreed" when he couldn't explain what made him so different, the third debate was just about agreeing with everything Obummer said. Romney even before and while the GoP race was going on was getting a majority of the coverage and media support, while liberal media had loads of stuff to attack him on. Yes if you buy into your fox news and other far right BS you hear on special interest controlled TV as 100% true then your own damn fault for CHOOSING to believe the lies.

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