Ron Paul Boycotts Obama’s Speech

Ron Paul skipped President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress, joining a handful of other Republicans, including Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who did not attend the president’s speech.

Ron Paul has routinely skipped many similar events, including State of the Union addresses by presidents of both parties, dismissing such orations as “a bunch of fluff“.

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  1. I along with Congressman Ron Paul do not need to hear a President that uses his office as a catalyst solely for the purpose of running for re-election at the expense of the American taxpayer. The use of Air Force One, 2 new Black buses, Marine One and all the military and civilian support and expense to stump for his job. Other candidates have to raise their own money. Some would say that is criminal.

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    • It’s not okay for the current President of the United States to use the tools given to him as part of his presidency to help Congress see the need for a Bill to spur economic growth and create jobs for the last 14 months of his presidency?

      But it was okay for George W. to use his power, influence, and military and civilian support to seek re-election? Don’t think for a second Obama is doing anything differently than any other previous president has done to seek out re-election for a second term.

      Yes other candidates have to raise their own money, but so did Obama. It’s not as if he isn’t still raising money for his own re-election campaign.

      Before you dismiss the President’s compromising, bi-partisan bill, take a look at what the bill actually changes. It helps the tax payers…

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  2. RonPaul2012alldaylong

    How is this disrespectful? Ron Paul just saved the tax payers 5,000 dollars not flying, getting a hotel, food, etc.

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  3. How many separate times did King Obama command his subjects to pass his bill last night? His Round Table of Twelve will pass it down to the underlings to sign off, or else. Is that about it? The one, to the twelve, to the many, and then it shall pass. Now I know what all of those old phone booths are used for – the bipartisan super committee. Here they come to save the day by further ignoring the constitution and its intent.

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  4. Ill do the same thin, if they out-cast him again like in 08. ill write him in and what will be hilarious is i bet he will win. government cover-up will ensue. as usual.

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  5. Ron Paul Supporter

    I have to say that I DID watch Obama’s Speech only for the entertainment value……by entertainment, I mean counting how many lies Obama could say in his latest speech! I stopped counting when I heard at least 5 lies in the first 5 to 10 minutes!

    I am a Ron Paul Supporter and FULLY endorse Ron Paul for the sake of Liberty and Free Markets…even if I have to write him in 😀 *thumbs up*

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  6. All you folks who think this is disrespectful to our so called leader.Think about this,is it respectful to flaunt your wealth to people who have felt and delt with the wrath of your failed attempts at leading this country. Is it respectful to allow your wife to go on extended trips at millions of dollars a day of tax payor money while people loose their homes and their way of life. Would you be able to hold your head up and look people in the eye knowing you had caused so much pain and suffering. Would you expect to be respected by anyone

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  7. i wonder if vitter is not attending for the same reason

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    • Last I heard Sen. Vitter had to attend because Harry Reid set up votes to be held before and after the speech. Sen. Vitter originally planned to watch the Saints game with his family in New Orleans. I am grateful that he is my Senator.

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    • If Dr.Paul wants to hear lies he can watch on t.v.Why would he waste his time attending?

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      • Why would he waste his time attending?

        Hmmm, I dont know?

        He’s a U.S. Congressmen, so he was elected by the people of Texas to represent their interests in CONGRESS. He was not elected to sit on his couch and watch an address to congress that he is supposed to be at.

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    • Disrespect my butt. Blow it out your backside.

      Gee, I guess since Hitler was in charge, the de facto president, you would give him respect as well.

      That’s great. You pass the test. You have won a free shower, just step inside this room here that has piping that looks like shower heads. Never mind the gas vapors, they are for your benefit, you will have no more worries.

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    • I agree that he should go only so that when decission time comes, he can make an informed one. Regardless of how he feels, if he thinks only lies will be told, he needs to be there to hear those lies so that when he makes his points he can site them.

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  9. I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t go either. More lies and BS is all you will miss, no big deal.

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  10. I hope Ron has Tickets to a football game. He needs a break. He has worked harder than Ben Franklin and has put in more hours than Paul Revere informing the masses. He (ron) is unlike our pres whom prefers to work the crowd at the golf courses. Needless to say, the pres will only say pompus B.S. that will undoubtably undermine our country and it’s constitution. Who wants to hear that?

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  11. Well I don’t plan on watching it either. When I hear Pres O. It’s liked to fingernails on a chalkboard. 300 Bill for some jobs…. Look when I gamble, I put 100 down on the black jack tables. If I win great, if I lose, I walk away. I don’t toss another 100 down to try an recoup my loses. I go to the penny slots and think about wtf I did wrong at the black jack table… lol

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  12. I wish Dr. Paul was going, at as a courtesy. I know very few, if any courtesies have come his way, but not showing on principle makes him appear extreme and bitter. I am planning on watching and using my own mind to process it. I predict that while Obama is a great speech giver, the actual content will be a failed plan to dump more money into a desperate, bad idea. But my family will watch as it will be history, and I do not wish to hear my kids say one day…”we did not watch it because my mom thinks President Obama is a failure”…I want to lead by example and let their minds form their own opinions one day…it’s called freedom.

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  13. ron paul must win and stop the evil self serving war machine

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  14. Last night you largely ignored Ron Paul once again, but the people are showing you it will not work anymore. He is our choice. Deal with it….Ron Paul 2012 !!

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  15. Everyone needs to boycott obombers speech, maybe he’ll take the hint …

    Go Ron Paul :-)

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  16. Sorry…total lack of respect. He is the President, you were elected to represent US…you are paid to be there. I have to show up for work, so should you.
    I have always backed what you have done, but this is petty.

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    • You act like hes skipping work to go golfing or something. No, hes skipping because he has better things to do for the American people, which is what we pay him for, not to go and sit and listen to someone lie through their teeth and offer nothing constructive.

      Wake up.

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    • I’m ok with this, but I am also slightly in the same boat as DRobinson. It would be rather disrespectful for him to start a open boycott, but i don’t know if that is actually what he is doing. Just saying you aren’t going to attend something doesn’t mean you’re trying to start up this big event for everyone to join to purely detest this speech. I think Dr. Paul is a little better than that, and I do not find any reasonable evidence in his words that means anymore than … I just have better things to do, I’ll catch the cliff-notes later.

      Be careful with the titles of articles and who actually wrote them, make sure you truly understand what is being said and going on…… of coarse I could be wrong about this, it’s just what I am observing from this article alone

      boy·cott

      verb:

      -Withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest

      -Refuse to buy or handle (goods) as a punishment or protest

      -Refuse to cooperate with or participate in (a policy or event)

      noun:
      boycotts, plural

      – A punitive ban that forbids relations with other bodies, cooperation with a policy, or the handling of goods

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  17. I don’t really blame Ron Paul for not attending . All we have heard from Mr. Orator Obama is talk and no action . This country is in bad shape and while Obama sings , many other politicians and mainly the public aren’t dancing anymore

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  18. While I agree that this is a bunch of fluff and the speech is pretty much pointless, I’m worried that this will open the door for a new line of attack on the campaign.

    At the same time, I trust your judgement, Dr. Paul, and believe that you have considered the consequences. I’m still behind you 100%.

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  19. Wake me up when it is over!

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  20. Dr. Paul has better things to do then sit there listen to lies and B.S. :)

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