Ron Paul Visits Eastern Carolina; Speaks To WITN

A presidential hopeful came to Greenville Friday afternoon.

Republican candidate and Congressman Ron Paul was the guest speaker at a fundraiser for Republican Representative Walter Jones. The Restore Liberty Rally took place at the Greenville Convention Center.

WITN met the Texas congressman and Congressman Jones at the Pitt-Greenville Airport. Watch the video to see what he had to say about FEMA.


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  • by ali Location: aalimarch@att.net on Oct 8, 2011 at 02:17 PM
    Ron Paul is a cyclist who does up to 20 miles daily, along with swimming laps. How does your fitness stack up? You'd vote for him if he was younger? I'd vote your comment was worthy if you were smarter. You're a spinner.
  • by DisappiontedVeiwer Location: Bertie County on Oct 7, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    DEAR SELL-OUT MEDIA, I am extremely disappointed at the coverage of Dr. Paul's speech today. I was in attendance at the convention center and he was absolutely great! I can't believe you call yourself a news station. We are sick of your lies, and your refusal to admit Ron Paul is a frontrunner for the GOP nomination. The media BLACKOUT is sickings at best. WITN sold it's veiwers up the creek. Shame on you WITN. Shame on you!
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      by Another Disappointed Viewer on Oct 8, 2011 at 07:39 AM in reply to DisappiontedVeiwer
      Well, WITN put the story back on the front page but certainly did not give Congressman Paul the air time he deserves. Not a surprise. If the media doesn't think a candidate is viable they take him/her from the public view and give them no credability. Sad reality, news media is no longer a reliable venue for truth and facts and if an individual cannot or does not research for themselves they will never know the truth. That is how Obama got into office in 2008. Let's just pray the voters do their research this time and vote for someone to save this country not bring it down further, as Obama is sure to do!!
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      by Reality on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:44 AM in reply to DisappiontedVeiwer
      Look, Ron Paul is great. He's interesting, funny, patriotic, fun to listen to. He's also 76 years old. He will be 77 when election day comes. That would make him 81 if he is even still alive in 2016. He is NOT a realistic candidate, AT ALL. If Ron Paul was 30 years younger he'd get my vote but there is no way you can vote for someone at such an advanced age.
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        by ali on Oct 8, 2011 at 02:00 PM in reply to Reality
        Ron Paul cycles up 20 miles a day, does laps in his pool daily. How's does your physical fitness stack up to his? You're talking ageism when our country is in the toilet. You're being disingenuous here - spinner.
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          by Up hill battle on Oct 8, 2011 at 04:37 PM in reply to ali
          Ha Ha thats why he has no clue as to what is going on in America. Spending 8 hrs. a day exercising, the other 16hrs. sleeping and on oxygen.
  • by LibertyRider Location: Raleigh on Oct 7, 2011 at 07:07 PM
    I saw Dr. Paul speak today and he was brilliant. For those of you who love Obama, what has he done to help you? The economy is still a mess, unemployment still high, spent a billion dollars in Libya and now assasinate American citizens. Ron Paul is not your typical Republican and you should educate yourself on his positions so you can sound intelligent at least when you criticize him. Have you graduated from Duke Medical School, have you served 11 terms in congress, have you delivered over 4K babies, I think not.
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      by Voter on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:11 AM in reply to LibertyRider
      I'll tell you what Obama has done for me. My retirement funds were cut in half during the Bush administration. Under Obama I have recovered most of their value. Do you honestly remember how bad things were in 2008, and can you honestly say that there has been NO improvement? There has been vast improvement, but many choose to ignore it.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Oct 8, 2011 at 02:44 PM in reply to Voter
        Yeah, I am with you, my 401K is down by 20% since Obama after taking the hit when Congress threatened capitol gains taxes through Mrs Snake eye Pelosi, gas it up over 100% and food it ups over 20%. Property taxes went up 250% in Beaufort co and cost of goods it also up 20%...oh yeah baby, things are so good now...whooo hooo, happy days are here again as Long as I can keep my job. I call that vast change, not imporovement. Are you living in that parallel universe that Bush ran for 8 years? Of course his last years were run by spending democrats...yeah...improvement...I think I am going to hurl...never post again......really..never.
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          by voter on Oct 8, 2011 at 04:29 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          there you go again snake,,confusing the hippies with facts. i think this other "voter" is kin to lavon. by the way,,that wasn't you playing with the industrial grade hurricane seeds, last month, was it?
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          by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 04:34 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          My 401K was recovering until the GOP/TEA caused the credit downgrade. Do you think we need more of their irresponsible tactics to help the wealthy and hurt the middle class? I think NOT!!!!
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Oct 10, 2011 at 03:54 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Voter, Obama has the oil well explosion seeds in his possession now. Whenever he needs to blow on up...boom! Then he will wait until the oil hits the birds on the beach, then he will order the skimmers to clean it up months later. That last hurrican seed that formed Ireen...geez..Obama used the same instruction kit from ACME on how to drop it...he blew it just like he did the economy, unemployment, foreign policy, Solyndra, windmills and green energy. Are you ready for this? He still believes in global warming....that is the very reason I gave up any drug use in the 80s. Reality should set in at some point...he hasn't manned up to anything and has to blame everthing he does wrong on other. Yeah, one of those.. Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 07:34 PM What are you posting? Are you on drugs or is tree fallen by the rain? Where in the world...are you under a doctors control? Did they do a brain transplant with a brain that said "abbynormal"? Never post again...don't drive a car...and for gods sake...get some help. The mind is a terrible thing to waste...you are a classic example for the point...really...geeez...
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Oct 7, 2011 at 05:06 PM
    He's the only "Republican" I could ever vote for again.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Oct 7, 2011 at 04:11 PM
    Hey Republicans! Those thousands and thousands of people that are protesting on Walstreet and all over America, guess what? Those people are not on your side, they're not your friends and those are the ones that are going to vote against you next year. It's over for the Republican contender, face facts..
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      by In Your Dreams on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:49 PM in reply to Lavon
      Only in your dreams will Obama win re-election Lavon. As I have stated on this site before, this election is no different from any other. There has never been a primary season when every republican and/or democrat has supported the same candidate, doesn't happen, with the excetion of the last election. Unlike the democrats during the last election who decided Obama must be wonderful because he is 1/2 black, republicans can think for themselves and we will weigh the strengths and weaknesses of every candidate, vote for our #1 choice in the primary election and stand behind whoever wins the primary at the general election. That is the way it works, you know nothing about elections if you think the decision should already have been made. By the way, I don't believe there are anywhere close to "thousands and thousands" of protesters in NY and you really need to research before posting because the largest majority of them don't like either party and they certainly don't like Obama!!! Michael Moore is trying to make it a demonstration against the republicans and Nancy Pelosi is trying to gain their support but they hate every politician, democrats are not golden children. Check their web site, I especially like the photo of Bush and Obama morphed together, proves their dislike for both parties. You, Lavon, are an idiot, face facts!!!
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      by You're Right, Lavon ! on Oct 7, 2011 at 07:01 PM in reply to Lavon
      Those thousands of people want to take away my stocks and bonds. I get a check every month from my investments. If they had their way, I'd have to give up this income and go poor like those thousands out there protesting. Just like you, Lavon. What you don't realize is, due to more people NOT working and the credit/housing market crashing, my monthly dividend check is 1/3 of what it was in 2001. And now you want to take the rest of it away? ...Thanks, Lavon!
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        by To YRL on Oct 8, 2011 at 01:56 PM in reply to You're Right, Lavon !
        No, we don't want to take your check. But, since your income comes from these types of checks, you only pay 15% income tax! That is exactly what we are talking about unfair taxes!!!
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          by You're Right, Lavon ! on Oct 8, 2011 at 06:48 PM in reply to To YRL
          I worked hard all my live, saving, doing without some things just to get by....now I'm retired. Shouldn't I get some kind of tax break? Heck, I'm making just over $1000 per month. If I had a house payment, I'd be screwed!
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      by ali on Oct 8, 2011 at 02:11 PM in reply to Lavon
      Wrong. Many people at the WallStreet protests are Ron Paul supporters. Please don't make things up as you go along. Your deceit, whether manipulation or misunderstanding, undermines the truth. No games.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Oct 8, 2011 at 02:56 PM in reply to Lavon
      Yeah....all those thousands...3 thousand in NYC, mostly paid or union...Charlotte...300 protesters...for the cause Lavon...for the cause...like a .00001% of all likely voters...but its for the struggle of the mush brain children...they are doing it for the children...Bill Ayers and Rev Wright are so proud, Dorn and Pivens...smiling and Cloward smiles from the grave...you are being played like a sucker bro. You took a puch you haven't felt yet. I suggest you duck while you still can, that hook is going to take you out. Just like you were when you were in school and those kids would beat you up for your lunch money...if you would manup, you might stand a chance, otherwise, they going to do it to you again and again. Lavon, sit down...easy, now....it will be a republican landslide in 2012. Now I warned you, told you to stock up on tissues and toilet paper along with koolaid, told you where it was on sale so you should be able to get through that cold dreary night. Just let out a good cry and let it go. Yeah, you thought he was the man...well, you were wrong. He turned out to be the worst president since Jimmy Carter and you fell for it. Yeah, you were played a sucker then too. This time they didn't take away you lunch money, he just spent your kids future so they will never have it as good as you do. And on top of that, he took out their kids future if they can afford it and Obamacare allows it. Now smack back...its all you got...you voted for a failure and mistake you cannot admit. You might even lose your government job so be prepared. I know tadpole counting in ponds is slow but I don't think its necessary anymore...
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        by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 04:11 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Boy, the TROLL PATROL is out today. They must be getting nervous. Spin, spin, spin. All opinionated, no facts to support anything you say, and don't quote Fox please...most mis-informed viewers ever.
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        by voter on Oct 8, 2011 at 04:33 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        lavon can count??
  • by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 at 04:09 PM
    Hope he does better than Michele Bachmann did, Boring and just a Clown Side Show in North Carolina. She did more harm than good for her campaign.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Oct 7, 2011 at 03:41 PM
    The Republican Party is a complete mess! You guys should change your voter registration to Democrat to keep from embarassing yourselves. Just run as fast as you can away from the Republican Party. Save yourselves some grief
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      by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:10 AM in reply to Lavon
      And you won't be happy until the muslim brotherhood takes over the country, right?
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        by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 04:00 PM in reply to
        Fear Tactics? No one is concerned but Fox News, create fear and doubt=increased ratings!
  • by James Tiberius Kirk Location: Star Base 2 on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:21 PM
    Ron Paul is the original American drone. His monotone speech and 2 hour answers to the most basic questions will heal any person with sleep problems. He has no chance for the nomination.
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      by c-had on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:35 PM in reply to James Tiberius Kirk
      Ill bet you used "cliff notes" in American History since freedom apparently bores you. I mean, IF you had read the Constitution of The U.S. then m-a-y-b-e you would get it. "original american drone" Whatever you were trying to convey is lost on me little one.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:50 PM in reply to c-had
        Instead of calling yourself c-hat, try Tinfoil hat.
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          by c-had on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:54 PM in reply to
          C-HAD LITTLE ONE.
  • by B on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    You anti-Obama-ists will give lip service to the flavor of the month. You've crowed about how great Sarah Palin was; you've sung the praises of Michelle Bachmann. You've supported Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty. They've all fallen by the wayside. Even Rick Perry is faltering. Now it's Ron Paul. Who'll it be next week? These people are all just political theater. If you don't get on board with Mitt Romney, the Republicans don't stand a chance in 2012. You're all going to re-elect Obama with your failure to stand behind an electable candidate.
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      by see-HAD on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:22 PM in reply to B
      I love how you blindly shove any and everyone who didnt vote for President Obama into One group. You must be either very young, very new to politics, or just plain dumb.(LIKELY THE LATTER)
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        by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:52 PM in reply to see-HAD
        Sort of like making a statement like "Black people are brainwashed" You must be either very young, very new to politics, Herman Cain or just plain dumb.(LIKELY THE LATTER)
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          by c-had on Oct 7, 2011 at 07:16 PM in reply to
          What does that mean? I am puzzled,a-NON.Please explain.
  • by Countryboy Location: Washington on Oct 7, 2011 at 01:32 PM
    I'll make it easy for everyone. Conservatives are good and liberals are bad. The liberals in this country want to bleed this country dry from handouts and are to dern lazy to get themselves into a better place in life. The mindset of the liberal is, I deserve this and I deserve that. They would rather tax the heck out of those who create jobs and worked all their life instead of getting off their lazy behinds and getting and education and going to work.Liberals make me sick! Herman Cain 2012!
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      by To Countryboy on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM in reply to Countryboy
      How much money to you get from us for your farms?
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