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Ron Paul "Funny" Headlines

Discussion in 'The Soapbox' started by RLENT, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. RLENT

    RLENT Seasoned Expediter

    The purpose of this thread is to report the funniest headlines (meaning funny, humorous or just plain silly) that the MSM comes up with in an attempt to minimize Dr. Paul's campaign, push propaganda, and influence the population.

    This thread was not started for derogatory, mudslinging character assassination of Dr. Paul - if you want to do that, please do it elsewhere - feel free to start your own thread or whatever.

    Today's winner comes from a WaPo blog:

    .... "Ron Paul’s ceiling rises, but it’s still a ceiling" .....

    Yeah .... uh-huh .... :rolleyes:
  2. davekc

    davekc Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Whats wrong with mudslinging?:D
    Couldn't resist.
  3. witness23

    witness23 Seasoned Expediter

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  4. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    Do you really believe that a blog by a simpleton will affect the vote that much? :confused:
  5. RLENT

    RLENT Seasoned Expediter

    Not a thing - but there is an appropriate time and a place for everything.

    Fair enough - I had it comin' ;)

    And I'm not resisting it :D
  6. witness23

    witness23 Seasoned Expediter

    Seriously? :rolleyes:

    Nothing like bringing a thread to a sceeching halt.
  7. RLENT

    RLENT Seasoned Expediter

    Is this actually serious question - or you just having fun ? :D (that's a rhetorical question that requires no answer)

    Assuming that it's actually earnest, let me answer you this way:

    Do you believe the media is capable of influencing public opinion ?
  8. RLENT

    RLENT Seasoned Expediter

    That was pretty much my first thought :rolleyes:
  9. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    I was asking. The way I see it is as follows. In the primaries, most have made up their minds long ago. There are a few who have yet to decide. Most is just media looking for something to justify their jobs.

    In the general election, pretty much the same. Hard core Democrats are voting for Obama. Hard core Republicans are voting for who ever runs against Obama. Independents arr praying for SOMEONE of value to run, which is not likely.

    People who read blogs that marginilize Mr. Paul, for the most part, already don't like him. These blogs tend to "preach to the choir" so to speak.
  10. witness23

    witness23 Seasoned Expediter

    You should ban yourself.
  11. davekc

    davekc Senior Moderator Staff Member

    I would say I am the latter. I haven't decided anything at this point. Keeping a open mind on everything. Have to think there are actually quite a few taking that same position.
  12. RLENT

    RLENT Seasoned Expediter

    Witness ...... I just blew out my coffee all over my MacBook ...... too funny ....
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  13. witness23

    witness23 Seasoned Expediter

    Here's a paper towel, sorry ;)
  14. RLENT

    RLENT Seasoned Expediter


    I think you are quite correct on this. The IA poll results from I got from Politico and posted in the other thread would seem to confirm that that's at least true for Iowa (moreso for some than for others :rolleyes:)

    I also saw Larry Sabato (Center for Politics, University of Virginia) on Fox this morning talking about the national polls.

    Basically what he said was that the national polls are likely more inaccurate than the polling being done in IA and NH - simply because the people IA/NH are more focused on the elections, which are close, than the people that were polled nationally. Essentially, he said the national polls could change significantly, since so much can happen between now and when the other states hold their primaries.

    The people are waiting to be persuaded and convinced.
  15. witness23

    witness23 Seasoned Expediter

  16. RLENT

    RLENT Seasoned Expediter

    Here's possible ones for the future :D:

    Ron Paul wins Iowa, but Iowa means nothing.

    Ron Paul is the Republican party nominee .... but that means nothing about the Republican party.

    Ron Paul is president of the country ..... but he's essentially irrelevant.
  17. witness23

    witness23 Seasoned Expediter

    Dude, your mailbox is going to blow up with job offers from the "Drudge Report" and "FoxNews" with those headlines.

  18. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    It was a serious question and I was NOT trying to kill the thread.

    I believe that the media's influence on elections is fading. People are finally starting to see past much of the medias Bullonie and same are starting to think for themselves a bit. Just as I believe that an "endorsement" from a newspaper holds little sway.

    I contend that most who read blogs only read blogs that they agree with. So I don't believe that the "blogs" have as big an effect at the media, or the bloggers, believe that they do.
  19. davekc

    davekc Senior Moderator Staff Member

    I am one of those waiting. Much can happen in a short period of time. Jut today I heard that Gary Johnson is sliding over to run as a Libertarian. Also, I didn't realize that people can actually wait until the end of February to declare a run for the republican party. Heard on HLN that Palin and Jeb Bush are still considering or being asked. Not sure how that would change things, but could still have an unknown as well since few are really sold at this point
  20. RLENT

    RLENT Seasoned Expediter

    Fair enough ;)

    You know what ? .... I think that you are exactly correct for many :eek: :D .. at least to this extent:

    When certain partisans within the media try to push an obvious thought-stopping agenda, it can be pretty obvious - because it's often done by trying to hammer home the message just a little too hard ..... for just a little too long.

    It's turn off for those that don't want their thoughts stopped (or someone else's inserted)

    OTOH though, there certainly those fellow partisan watchers who agree with the message presented because it fits their worldview.

    Maybe true for most ... dunno ....

    I know for me, it's not precisely true - I certainly look at stuff that I would be inclined to agree with ... but I also try to search out stuff that I might not agree with .... if for no other reason to see what is being said.

    The more viewpoints the better.

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