Republican Jewish Coalition Excludes Ron Paul From Their Candidates’ Forum

See here.

They have excluded Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter as well.

Let them know how you feel, but be nice. Remember you are representing Ron Paul (or Tancredo or Hunter). Will these control freaks never learn. You can’t silence Ron Paul’s supporters. You just make them mad.

rjc@rjchq.org

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33 thoughts on “Republican Jewish Coalition Excludes Ron Paul From Their Candidates’ Forum

  1. Filmer Post author

    My letter:

    RJC,

    Why are you excluding Ron Paul from your Oct. Candidates’ Forum? Based on his showing in multiple straw polls and his incredible internet base of support, he is clearly a “major” candidate.

    I strongly support Ron Paul because he is the only true Constitutionalist running, but why are you excluding Tancredo and Hunter as well? They, along with Paul, are easily the best candidates on the important issue of immigration.

    Was this just an oversight, or was it intentional?

    I eagerly await your reply.

    Thanks,

    “Filmer”

  2. Andrew T.

    Yet another bad G.O.P. move. Well, at least they’re not doing anything worse than a ton of other G.O.P. organizations when it comes to Ron Paul.

  3. ERIC

    Goes to show you that there are only 3 candidates that are worth voting for in the Republican primary.
    Actually there are arguably only 2 because Hunter is very pro-war.

  4. Filmer Post author

    Here is the response I got. Yeah right. Brownback is top 6, but Paul isn’t. And Fred Thompson isn’t “currently in the field.”

    Because of the limited time available for the event, we could only include the top 6 candidates currently in the field.

    Shari Hillman
    Communications Director
    ——————–
    Republican Jewish Coalition
    50 F Street, NW Suite 100
    Washington, DC 20001
    v-202-638-2909 ext. 103
    f-202-638-6694
    http://www.rjchq.org

  5. Bede

    This means that Paul, Tancredo and Hunter are the only candidates worth a damn.

    If you can’t make the RJC’s hate list, you probably are not worth voting for.

  6. Bede

    Why have they not included them? They are against immigration?

    The RJC thinks the U.S. should spend billions to support the borders of Israel, but then supports the open-borders, third-world invasion of the U.S.?

  7. Filmer Post author

    I knew they probably aren’t anti-immigration. I just threw that in to tweak them. A sort of matter-of-fact “of course you’re against immigration.”

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  9. Albert Meyer

    The GOP has its head in the sand. However, this gives us an opportunity to organize another rally, a replay of IOWA Forum and Spartanburg, SC.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2008 – a thousand or so Ron Paul supporters would send a clear message that there is another candidate in the race, in case they haven’t noticed.

    We should thank the RJC for giving us a reason to be in Washington on October 16, 2008. This is a much better opportunity to put Ron Paul on display and it doesn’t cost the campaign a penny, nor does it add to the GOP coffers. It’s a win-win for the revolution. I can’t wait.

    Albert Meyer

  10. Jim West

    Keep in mind that this is the Republican JEWISH coalition. It is perfectly acceptable that they not invite these guys. Tancredo and Hunter are with them on Iraq but not on immigration. Paul is simply their enemy on pretty much everything. A Paul victory would be a disaster for The Lobby and other narrow Jewish ethnic interests (although he still toes the line on race issues, at least publically) so it is perfectly understandable that he not be invited. If there was an Aryan Republican Coalition I wouldn’t expect them to invite a tool like Giuliani for example.

    Him not being invited is a good thing since it will only expoise their hypocrisy and lies even more.

  11. Jim West

    Filmer:
    “Here is the response I got. Yeah right. Brownback is top 6, but Paul isn’t. And Fred Thompson isn’t “currently in the field.”

    Because of the limited time available for the event, we could only include the top 6 candidates currently in the field.”

    Don’t be surprised at this and don’t try to argue with them, it’s fruitless. As in the Soviet Union, the truth really doesn’t matter.

  12. Jim West

    “Albert Meyer on 30 Aug 2007 at 8:24 pm #

    The GOP has its head in the sand. However, this gives us an opportunity to organize another rally, a replay of IOWA Forum and Spartanburg, SC.”

    Yes, this is productive. Don’t be fooled, the GOP does NOT have it’s head in the sand. This is entirely calculated and intentional but I think deep down (or maybe not so deep down) you know this.

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  14. Albert Meyer

    Washington here we come! October 16, 2007. We have our marching orders! We are up to the challenge. 1,000 in Iowa, 1,100 in Spartanburg, 1,300 in Pittsburgh, 1,700 in Texas City and 2,000 in Fort Worth (this coming Saturday). I think we could marshal a visit of 5,000 supporters on the Grand Hyatt. Wouldn’t that be just what the doctor ordered? See you there!

    Albert Meyer

  15. ERIC

    “Tancredo and Hunter are with them on Iraq but not on immigration.”

    Tancredo wants to disengage because we are not fighting to win.
    You’re right on Hunter tho.

  16. Andrew T.

    I think their excuse was realistic, though. They said they only want to invite the top six.

  17. Jim West

    Their excuse was a lie though. They should of just said they don’t agree with his views and don’t wnat them aired. Ron Paul is in the top six according to Gallup which is generally regarded as a pretty solid polling company.

    http://www.galluppoll.com/content/default.aspx?ci=17785

    As of Aug 13-16
    Giuliani – 32%
    Thompson – 19%
    Romney – 14%
    McCain – 11%
    Huckabee – 4%
    Paul – 3%

  18. Albert Meyer

    #

    Andrew T. on 30 Aug 2007 at 9:35 pm #

    “I think their excuse was realistic, though. They said they only want to invite the top six.”

    Since when is CFREddie top six? Ron Paul has millions more in his campaign coffers than McCain. Benito Julie-Annie has zero support outside the left wing GOP. Paul has won every TV debate. Paul has more meetup groups than all the candidates combined, over 700. Obama is #2 with about 65, I think. Paul has won all the recent straw polls by a wide margin. He has so much support in Texas that all the other candidates have pulled out of the Fort Worth Straw Poll. The whole event will now be a huge Ron Paul party. Not exactly what the GOP elite had hoped for, but this is what happens when a revolution breaks out across the nation.

    The fact that Ron Paul was not invited sets him apart from the sorry lot and makes him more appealing to a broad spectrum of the population. He is a folk hero, loved by all and sundry, regardless of political affiliation. This is how we want it. Don’t confuse him with the Washington elite. He is a man of the people, from the people and for the people. We now have a voice and we will be heard, but in the right forums where the masses live and breathe.

    Albert Meyer

  19. LINDA

    Several of the members of this group are in the group running the $15 million plus ads for the continuance of the war using the military to promote the neocon global expension. Just an interesting bit of information for you all.

  20. Andrew T.

    Thanks for clarifying with the poll numbers. Brownback isn’t even in the top 6 it seems.

    If we stretch credulity, we can even disregard McCain and move everyone else up one slot artificially; his campaign is pretty much in belly up position.

  21. Kevin Houston

    Albert is correct.

    Here is the chance for all you east coast people who said “I really wish I could come to Iowa for the tax forum event.” to pick up the ball and run with it in your back yard.

    I can’t make it to DC, but I was in Des Moines.

    Albert – start your own meetup group for this. Once you get enough people signed up, let the campaign know, and see if they can do another Des Moines event.

    Remember folks Ron Paul isn’t running us for pres, we are running Ron Paul. if you want an event, then you have to organize it.

    Later.

    PS I do wish I could come (it would be so great to get a big bunch of people to say minchah at this event)

  22. Karla

    I just wrote to the Jewish coalition and explained that they indeed need to take the honest and correct action by inviting Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo to there Jewish GOP forum.

  23. Andrew T.

    Good move, Karla. There are a lot of G.O.P.special interest groups that will require the same type of notification.

  24. zouppo

    Ron Paul is opposed to the current invasion of Iraq and the upcoming attack on Iran. He is also in opposition to the open borders lobby. That in itself should disqualify him from any neocon function. But his paleolithic opposition to foreign aid has made him persona non grata to this group.

  25. Andrew T.

    Well, if I could find the video I’d link to it, but when he was on Hannity and Colmes they had a very contentious argument over the role of the govt. to provide foreign aid. Guess who took which side.

    Ron Paul has said elsewhere, though, that UNICEF is one of the few government agencies he’d be reluctant to disband. So would I; UNICEF is a government agency providing foreign aid in a completely peaceful, non-militant way that feeds millions and diffuses aggression. If Dharfur needs anything, it’s more charitable work from UNICEF and others and less U.N. There’s nothing the least bit coercive about that agency.

  26. Zouppo

    Ron Paul said he was opposed to UNICEF but it wasn’t a priority on the Colbert REport. Here it is nothing more than a red herring.

    “Something has gone terribly wrong with our foreign policy when we feel we must take almost 21 billion dollars out of the pockets of the American taxpayer and ship it overseas…. The trillions of dollars we have shipped overseas as aid, and to influence and manipulate political affairs in sovereign countries, has not made life better for American citizens”. (7/20/05) Ron Paul

    Who get the lion’s share of our foreign aid? It is certainly not UNICEF; powder milk doesn’t cost three billion plus dollars a year

    Confuse and obfuscate. Could Andrew T. and Ron L. be one in the same?

  27. Alan D. Price, Ph.D.

    I sent the following email to the Republican Jewish Coalition…

    To Whom It May Concern:

    My associate received the following reply from Shari Hillman, Communications Director, to his inquiry asking why Congressman Ron Paul was not invited to participate in your 2008 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum.

    “Because of the limited time available for the event, we could only include the top 6 candidates currently in the field.”

    Surely, this is an inadvertent error that requires immediate correction. According to the most recent Gallup Poll conducted August 20, 2007, Ron Paul is sixth with 3%, whereas Sam Brownback only polled at 1% and was tied for 8th place, yet Brownback was invited in place of Paul as the sixth speaker in your list of six.

    I trust you will want to correct this glaring and unfortunate error, particularly in light of the fact that Paul is rapidly becoming a significant force in the campaign, having spawned 822 Meet-up groups, consisting of more than 39,000 activists in 675 cities nationwide. These energetic volunteers are responsible for an incredible grassroots campaign which they are funding to the tune of several million dollars and this does not include any valuation of the time that they are contributing to the campaign on a daily basis.

    Surely you would not want to risk eliminating such a significant player in your forum.

    Sincerely,

    Alan D. Price, Ph.D.
    Honolulu, Hawaii

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