Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
RollTide4Ever
Alabama Fan
Nashville
Member since Nov 2006
9442 posts

Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians



LINK /

quote:

The Wikileaks founder then addressed a follow-up question about former Congressman Ron Paul and current Senator Rand Paul, remarking, “I’m a big admirer of Ron Paul and Rand Paul for their very principled positions in the US Congress on a number of issues,” noting that they have been “the strongest supporters of the fight against the US attack on Wikileaks and on me.”







Back to top
Share:
TrueTiger
LSU Fan
Chicken's most valuable
Member since Sep 2004
11128 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


Not the kind of friends Rand needs.


This post was edited on 8/16 at 11:08 am


Back to top
TigerPride10
Columbia Fan
Seoul, Korea
Member since Jul 2007
9502 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

Not the kind friends Rand needs.


From a PR standpoint, no. But it's pretty telling that Julian Assange cares more about Americans' civil liberties than most Americans themselves do.






Back to top
BugAC
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
19265 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

Not the kind friends Rand needs.


Well, Hugo Chavez, and even Al Qaida have expressed support for Obama. I think the "friends" thing is a moot point nowadays.






Back to top
JEAUXBLEAUX
LSU Fan
Bayonne, NJ
Member since May 2006
45670 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


both sides don't need friends like that





Back to top
  Replies (0)
LSURussian
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2005
83618 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

Not the kind friends Rand needs.






Back to top
upgrayedd
Louisiana Tech Fan
Further on up the road
Member since Mar 2013
9083 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

From a PR standpoint, no. But it's pretty telling that Julian Assange cares more about Americans' civil liberties than most Americans themselves do.


Sad, but true.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
TrueTiger
LSU Fan
Chicken's most valuable
Member since Sep 2004
11128 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

From a PR standpoint


This is the problem.

I don't necessarily agree with his personal activities but I can't deny that Assange has an important message.

The dumb masses who can't separate the message from the messenger however may hold a
permanently damaged view of him, you know, of being an accused rapist and all.



This post was edited on 8/17 at 4:14 am


Back to top
  Replies (0)
TrueTiger
LSU Fan
Chicken's most valuable
Member since Sep 2004
11128 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

LSURussian



OK

OK

I corrected it.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
93139 posts
 Online 

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

Not the kind of friends Rand needs.


Not sure, it may be exactly what he needs right now. Will see. I imagine most people who are on the fence about which side they will vote for have no freaking clue who Assange is, or what Wikileaks is all about.






Back to top
Gmorgan4982
LSU Fan
Member since May 2005
100411 posts
 Online 

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

Rand Paul Libertarians
Are these the Mitt Romney-supporting segment of libertarians?






Back to top
Roaad
LSU Fan
Bushrod Owns
Member since Aug 2006
52620 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

From a PR standpoint, no. But it's pretty telling that Julian Assange cares more about Americans' civil liberties than most Americans themselves do.
God
Damn
Nailed
That
Shit






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Interception
Providence Fan
Member since Nov 2008
11089 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

Are these the Mitt Romney-supporting segment of libertarians?




I laugh because this statement is so true






Back to top
  Replies (0)
lsu13lsu
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2008
2139 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

Are these the Mitt Romney-supporting segment of libertarians?


Libertarians are the primary reason a libertarian leaning president will not be elected. I think Libertarians capture the self defeating prophecy perfectly.



This post was edited on 8/16 at 3:26 pm


Back to top
S.E.C. Crazy
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Feb 2013
6845 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


I think you are wrong, this helps him with the 18-30 vote , the over 35 vote is pretty much locked in to a type of person they like , but make subtle changes according to the direction of the economy etc. etc.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
6224 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


Please tell me that you aren't saying that Romney was in any way libertarian leaning





Back to top
  Replies (0)
SpartyGator
Florida Fan
Member since Oct 2011
33838 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

I imagine most people who are on the fence about which side they will vote for have no freaking clue who Assange is, or what Wikileaks is all about.


Sadly, this wouldn't surprise me.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
HempHead
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Mar 2011
16456 posts

re: Julian Assange Praises Rand Paul Libertarians


quote:

Libertarians are the primary reason a libertarian leaning president will not be elected. I think Libertarians capture the self defeating prophecy perfectly.



As I said in another thread, a libertarian order will never arise due to political means. The only chance at one is through supplanting services that the state provides, such as currency, protection, arbitration, etc.,

A government will not simply give up its power.






Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top