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    Default Ron Paul Defends The 99 Percent: Its A Very Healthy Movement

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    Though most Republican presidential candidates make a point of trashing the 99 Percent Movement in an attempt to earn favor among far-right voters, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) had kind words for the popular movement recently.
    During a campaign stop in Concord late last month, Paul was asked for his thoughts about Occupy Wall Street. Unlike other GOP candidates who have denigrated the protestors, including Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann, Paul defended the movement and attacked those who used ad hominem attacks against it. In many ways, its a very healthy movement, said the Texas congressman. He went on to push back against absurd criticisms of the movement: Im not one to say, why dont you get a bath and go get a job and quit crybabying. I dont like that at all.
    PAUL: In many ways, its a very healthy movement. Im not one to say, why dont you get a bath and go get a job and quit crybabying. I dont like that at all. I think thats a misunderstanding of where the unemployment comes from. The unemployment comes from policy, government policy, and its the federal reserve and the business cycle is not a consequence of free markets. That doesnt mean I think theyre all perfect out there. [...]
    When spontaneous movements occur in a country, the johnny-come-latelys like to join and redirect the original intent of the Tea Party Movement and the original intent of the Occupiers, so for that reason the political people get involved and they try to grab hold of the message, and I think thats been the case on both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    so for that reason the political people get involved and they try to grab hold of the message, and I think thats been the case on both sides.
    and apparently, including himself, the third side...

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    This guy could win Iowa. I give him major credit for absolutely ZERO flip flopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    This guy could win Iowa. I give him major credit for absolutely ZERO flip flopping.
    He'll make a good run. But Gingrich & Romney are #1 & #2 right now. Paul is #3, but at least 3-4 points behind Romney. Last poll I saw had Newt at 23%, Romney at 19% and Paul at 15%. Those aren't dead on, but pretty close.
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    well, Newt Gingrich looks like the kinda of guy who would enjoy a healthy movement


    but you might want to wait awhile before you go in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    well, Newt Gingrich looks like the kinda of guy who would enjoy a healthy movement


    but you might want to wait awhile before you go in there
    two burritos and a rootbeer float

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