Surprise, Surprise: Democrats Join GOP Caucuses to Push Ron Paul

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    lots of links in article at site

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    by Charles C. Johnson
    Progressives are hoping to rock the vote in the 2012 Iowa caucuses… by voting for Ron Paul.


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    The reliably left-wing Mother Jones recently ran a story asking if Iowa progressives were Ron Paul’s wildcard in the race. The story pointed to supporters like Francis Thicke, an organic farmer from Fairfield, Iowa, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for secretary of agriculture in 2010.

    On Tuesday, Thicke announced his support for Paul ”to keep his voice for peace and his voice to reduce the military in the debate, because he will challenge the other Republican candidates.” Thicke promised his Democratic Party county chairman that he would vote for Obama over Paul without a doubt, because he doesn’t support dismantling the government. “This is a tactical thing” to expand voters’ awareness, Thicke told Mother Jones.

    These tactical shenanigans might seem to echo “Operation Chaos,” the Rush Limbaugh operation that saw Republicans crossing over to vote for Hilary in the 2008 Democratic primary–except that Operation Chaos was largely applied to primaries, not to caucuses.

    I’ve already written about Occupy the Caucuses’s Ed Fallon, a former Democratic candidate for governor-turned-progressive gadfly and arrested protestor. Fallon has listed his endorsements for the 2012 caucuses–and they include Ron Paul, among other “less extreme” Republicans (by which he means those more palatable to the left).

    The Nation writes today that Fallon has been plotting to upend the caucuses by having progressives send an “anti-war, pro-civil liberties” message in the 2012 caucuses:

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    Go Ron Paul!!!
     
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    Ron Paul is the greatest American alive today. One of the last true patriots left.
     
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    Bad progressives – how dare they try to end war and protect civil liberties.

    And he’ll continue to serve America for many years to come in the House.

    Just no more running for president – it’s pathetic.
     
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    Trying to restore the relevancy of the constitution and the rule of law is pathetic, but supporting socialist policy and dictatorial power is totally normal. Thanks for reminding me why I abandoned the democrats and joined the libertarians.

    There is no fixing this government, there is no utopian government, there is no real solution. That leaves mankind with only one option, to minimize government and keep as much of it as local as possible.

    You liberals just keep on debating what 'more' your going to do next to fix the problems caused by a government thats already bloated to the point of gridlock.
     
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    No. He isn't. He's a human. He's a hypocrite. Just like most human beings.
     
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    Supposedly he isn't seeking re-election. It was the presidency or bust for him this year.
     
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    Oh. Operation Chaos?
     
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    These crybabies were gleefully supporting Op Chaos in 2008, but suddenly when their own tactics bite them in their hypocritical asses they cry foul. :eusa_boohoo:

    May 9, 2008
    RUSH: Operation Chaos involves Republican operatives tampering in, messing around with, having fun in, Democrat elections
     
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    Are there statistics to suggest that this ACTUALLY happened. I wouldn't put it past democrats to infiltrate a caucus and vote for Romney either...


    considering that Paul got 3rd place and received 21% of the vote... if this was some grand scheme of Iowa's progressive elite they did a sucky job. Just saying.
     

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