Since I became well known for being a part of the Tea Party movement, I have received all kinds of nasty messages and even a few threats from the left.
Of course, since Ron Paul and his supporters come from that background, I’m not shocked that they have acted out the only way they know how to.
Ron Paul and his supporters share a trait with the far left. There can be no dissent from their orthodoxy. Much as Kim Jong Il would not let there be independent thought in North Korea, the Pauliban will not allow anyone to say anything that even disagrees with Ron Paul.
Some of the emails and comments I have received today have been down right amusing but they do show the mentality of the Pauliban.
What a traitor you are (tea party communist nation) coming out against the only real Constitutional candidate Ron Paul. Shame on you, evil, treasonist monster, Illuminati boot licker scum!!!
Wow, was it a full moon last night?
Bob (email@example.com) said
What is freedom, perpetual war? You idiots believe everything that the powers that be in the GOP ivory tower tell you. You don’t believe in smaller government, quite the contrary. TSA (OK!) Homeland Security (OK!) DOD spending that has increased every year since 2000, despite the fact we outspend the next 15 countries on that list in GDP % on military expenditures (SWELL!) erosion of civil liberties, warrantless wiretaps, indefinite detentions, killing of US Citizens without due process (OK!) You aren’t conservatives, you are totalitarians. You have more in common with Ahmadinejad than with Jefferson or Madison. You disgust me. Oh and remember, Neoconservatism was an evolution of Trotsky Communism.
Looks like he picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
Ben Stear (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
You are scum! Ron Paul is the godfather of the tea party movement you dingbat! I went to the local parade in my home town where the tea party was marching. Most of them had Ron Paul shirts on for Christ sake. You are a disgrace to the tea party and should be dragged out in the street and flogged by all the tea party supporters..I know I would get a few kicks in…lol…you scum..burn in hell!
Don’t you just love his commitment to liberty?
A socialist named Patriot1975 (email@example.com) sent me this email:
You claim Ron Paul is not a conservative? I suppose EVERY SINGLE ITEM he’s discussing to cut spending, particularly in the military industrial complex, points to the fact that he doesn’t stand for conservative principles right? Unlike yourself and your CO-OPTED FALSE Tea Party movement, and your FOR-PROFIT ‘Tea Party Nation’ ….. It doesn’t get slimier than this. And you have the gaul to criticize a man who has a PERFECT Constitutional voting record?? If what you stand for now is the embodiment of the ‘Tea Party,’ than I as a libertarian, constitutional patriot want nothing to do with you or your organization. You are a snake oil salesman, peddling cheap lies in a disconcerted effort to keep the only man that can obliterate the chicanery and filth from seeping into our very essence. No one is buying it and your bogus online newsletter is completely IRRELEVANT. LIBERTY IS RISING!!!!!! RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!!!!
Like socialist everywhere, he does not like for profit entities. He has a problem with the free market. I bet he does not have a problem with Ron Paul making millions peddling his news letters filled with conspiracy theories and racist remarks.
On FaceBook, this insightful comment came from Mike Harrison:
Judson phillips is a total douche.
Well, that is short and to the point.
Another not so bright Pauliban left me this note on FaceBook:
Chris Freeland How we reject you, Judson Phillips! You traitor! Go back home to Israel son!
Chris, where is your swastika?
And then there was this:
Who in the hell are you to call someone a fake conservative?Your crazy if it wasn't for Ron Paul there would've been any Tea Party for the Muslim hating neocons to hijack.Since when is being a conservative supporting and being supported by the banks and supporting big government.Luckily people are starting to think for themselves and not people like you.Which is why Ron Paul continues to rise in the polls while all of your neocons fall
And another short love note:
Jeff Smith get your stuff right moron
And another love note:
John Streets You're a scumbag Judson. And you don't know what conservatism means.
Which was followed by:
James Loughary hey jud, youre a tea party impostor take your establishment tea party and shove it up your ass. calling ron paul a liberal made you the biggest douche in a america for day. no one cares though youre just another snake-oil salesman working for the destruction of America. SHAME ON YOU!
This was not all of the emails and FaceBook comments I received.
But they reflect the attitude of Ron Paul supporters. They do not believe in liberty for all. They believe in liberty for themselves. They believe in being allowed to say or do what ever they want but those rights are not extended to anyone who disagrees with them.
Ron Paul and his supporters are just another shade of left wing extremists.
Any third party will do much more than hurt. We should all go to church and begin praying.
Slight correction: Any "strong" third party will do much more than hurt. That's why I will not vote Ron Paul as a 3rd party candidate, only for the GOP nomination.
Of course there are going to people on the fringes everywhere. However Judson, Ron Paul is truly the only honest and thinking person that is running for president today. It is difficult for humans, you too, to shift your paridigm and start thinking with a clean slate as opposed from starting from a base that has been developed by decades of state mandated education.
That is what is wrong with Ron Paul,he doesn't think. He rambles on and on. Just when you think he is making sense,he comes up with something completly crazy. He has went over the edge. Their is some things I agree with him on,such as limiting Gov,the Fed,and a few other things. That being said his foreign policy is nuts,and to throw my support behind him is not going to happen. He scares me as bad as Obama.
I love how people will say they agree with Ron Paul on almost everything except his foreign policy and that's why they won't vote for him. Clearly this is one of the many reasons why this country is so screwed up. People put more weight on foreign policy than anything else. Is there something we can disagree with on any candidate? Of course, but we are herded to believe that if you agree with Ron Paul you must be crazy, even if most of what he says is not. Personally, I would think that domestic policies are the most important. As a matter of fact, the same domestic policies that most of you agree with Ron Paul on, yet you'll push him aside because you are told he's "crazy" without any real proof of it.
Thank you Mr. Smith,
Your pseudo intellectual analysis is more insulting that the douche bag crowd of the pauliban.
The glowing approbations you lavish on anarchist Paul are more appropriately applied to Mr. Phillips.
WOW.......You are doing yourself and this website a disservice, Judson. Lambasting Paul and his supporters as "left wing extremists" is just silly. I guess I am a left wing extremist because I agree with 90% of Pauls message. Small government, no more IRS, adherence to the Constitution, sound money and get US troops home ASAP. Only thing I disagree with is Iran. But we dont have to bomb them, we just have to develope our energy sector here at home so we become net exporters of Crude and Nat Gas.....that will end the moneyflow to all the MidEast and Russia to boot.
Why the angst about Paul? his IDEAS would get this country back on its feet again.
And yes , some of Pauls supporters are a little nutty, but so what, they are hardly leftwingers..jeez............
Yes, they are. The show the primary attribute of liberalism, that is intolerance for anyone else who disagrees with them.
You show the same attributes yourself. Are you a liberal?
Good point/question! Strikes me that any member of any third party is a friend of mine as long as they adhere to first removing the Slithering Washingtonian Reptiles in their entirety by stopping the kicking and biting among ourselves while the Republicrats continue business as usual while laughing their asses off.
Bubba, I'm right there with you.