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.
That's not liberalism, that's just being rude. I've met plenty of intolerant Christians, as well as athiests, liberals, Palestinians, and Democrats, Republicans, and every other walk of life. Please explain how Ron Paul's positions are liberal.
Ron Paul's positions are not liberal. That's just and out and out lie.
THE PRIMARY ATTRIBUTE OF LIBERALISM IS THE ELEVATION OF THE STATE/COLLECTIVE OVER THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL. GET A GRIP ON WHAT THE REAL DIFFERENCE IS , JUDSON
THIS WHACKDOODLE JUDSON IS KICKING ME OFF THE SITE FOR NOT AGREEING WITH HIM......WHOS THE INTOLERANT LIBERAL JUDSON??????????????????????????????????????????
Actually you are being kicked off the site for being a jerk. It is something that seems to come naturally to you.
Apparently this site is no better than Huffington Post if Peter Esposito is being kicked off for speaking his mind. HP kicked me off because I had the audacity to call their hand on being thin skinned and censorious low lifes. Fortunately, the U. S. Constitution is not nearly so silly and juvenile as to disallow someone from speaking their mind. If you say that you believe in the Constitution, then you MUST let even jerks (in your opinion) express their opinions or run the risk of being labeled not only a hypocrite but a Constitution Hater into the bargain.
He was kicked off for being a jerk. We have rules and they will be followed.
Try learning something about the constitution. Try learning something about private property. No one is obligated to let you into their house. We are not obligated to let anyone on this site. People can follow the rules or leave.
You're a hypocrite, Judson.
What about your BLATANT intolerance for anything Ron Paul says? You've demonized him and his supporters with more obvious hatred and viciousness than you've ever given Obama or Ted Kennedy or Pelosi.
You've not quoted him at all, but you've give TONS of space to quoting other people, and then attributing their idiocy to Ron Paul because they support him. This is the most blatant example of GUILT BY ASSOCIATION I've ever seen, and that's something YOU've had the gall (we now realize) to criticize. It goes without saying that if the above are the WORST of the countless emails you've received from Paul supporters, then they must be, by and large, a pretty civil and intelligent group. Go pick the worst from the supporters of ANY other candidate who are writing to one of their candidate's detractors, and the above will look like perfectly civil ettiquette by comparison. And again: WHERE ARE THE QUOTES FROM RON PAUL HIMSELF? WHY CAN'T YOU FIND ANYTHING PAUL HIMSELF HAS SAID TO BUTTRESS THE STREAM OF OBVIOUS HATRED YOU'VE SPEWED AT HIM?.
You also tell complete untruths about his financial situation AND his financial aims. He has never been a seeker of great wealth. Obstetricians used to be amongst the highest earning doctors, but Paul was never up there with them, even though he did more deliveries, far more, than the average. He did not charge his poor patients. He worked in clinics for almost nothing. And he got into politics NOT from power lust, but because friends in the republican party pleaded with him to run.
He may well be off the beam in certain areas. But he is a paragon in many others, including the ones you have attempted to falsely twist into making him seem like a crook or a pariah. THAT'S CHARACTER ASSASSINATION, JUDSON, NOT RATIONAL DEBATE. And it's what you've always been so hypocritical about chastizing liberals for doing.
Judson, I repeat: The logic of your above argument would never convince an intelligent and objective reader of what you're trying to convince its readers about. The only clear and obvious message that comes thru -- and in bold face, large font, glowing neon letters to boot -- is: It would be next to impossible to find a more blatantly obvious hypocrite than Mr. Judson Phillips.
WHERE ARE THE FACTS about the $millions you allege Paul takes in from his newsletters? Do you have ANY facts at all to report on this or the other accusations you make?
Paul's made speeches and written books and much more for 30 years. WHY CAN'T YOU FIND ANY DIRECT QUOTES FROM HIM TO MAKE YOUR POINT? WHY DO YOU RESORT ONLY, ONLY, EXCLUSIVELY TO QUOTING OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT RON PAUL?
WHY ARE YOU AFRAID TO STATE WHAT RON PAUL HAS SAID THAT CURDLES YOUR MILK, AND THEN REBUT IT? WHAT ARE YOU SO AFRAID OF, JUDSON?
I've never seen such an irrational tantrum in your written material before, and never such unjustified, irrational "argument" before, even without the tantrum.
Anyone who knew nothing about politics and listened to Ron Paul speak, in the debates or elsewhere, and compared your hysterical screed above with Paul's avuncular, composed, civil and unflappable manner and his ability to provide a rational response without hesitation to any and all comment or questions, even the vitriolic ones, would say "Gosh, that Paul guy seems like a wise and kindly and rational and almost saintly kind of fellow. Who is that raving emotion-crazed, hate-filled lunatic throwing that infantile temper tantrum over at TPN, that Judson guy?"
You're not doing TPN or our constitution or our nation a favor by behaving like a 3 year old, Judson. Get back on the track you've never before deviated from, of rationality and honest analysis based on supporting facts. You've proven you can do that, more than proven it. What bee in your bonnet has induced you to throw such an irrational, infantile, and completely unjustified temper tantrum?
Oh sit on it Morry!!! The worst one can do is to make a self-righteous attempt to speak for everyone else on this site as an intelligent observer or reader which is what you just did. I'm sure the intelligent folks on this site know who they are and can draw their own conclusions without you having to come to their rescue Mr. "Big Hero." I don't need you to be my mouthpiece here. Save it!!
i agree all that happens when you boot a person for there voice is prove your not a credible voice yourself
I understand you wanting to protect free speech. However, when a small but vocal group of organized fanatics go from site to site spamming it with false information the rest of the readers rejected long ago, the result of such activity is they are attempting to shout down more reasonable and thoughtful people. They know that most of us are very busy, and if they can spam a site with Ron paul propaganda, they destroy the effectiveness of that site for its intended purpose; which is to promote the Tea Party, NOT Ron Paul.
Under those circumstances, the moderator either boots the more egregious Pauliban, or, he runs the risk of everyone else quietly dropping out because we do not want to be subjected to Ron Paul lies and half truths. That is a difficult decision, and I am sure it is not made lightly, but some times it is necessary to protect the rights of the majority from a minority willing to slash and burn anything they cannot control.
Dean, you are so right. Judson, sometimes has to make these difficult decisions for the good of the majority.