Ron Paul Slams Cruz And Hillary: They Are Both "Owned By Goldman"

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Now that Rand Paul is out of the race for the White House, Politico's Eliza Collins reports that his father Ron Paul, who ran in 2008 and 2012, isn't impressed by Ted Cruz's attempts to pick up the "free market" libertarian banner.

“You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz — they think he’s for the free market, and [in reality] he’s owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don’t think there is much picking,” Paul said of the Texas senator on Fox Business’ “Varney & Company" on Friday.

Surprisingly, the elder Paul seemed more attracted to the views of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the Democratic primary.

“On occasion, Bernie comes up with libertarian views when he talks about taking away the cronyism on Wall Street, so in essence he’s right, and occasionally he voted against war,” the former Texas congressman said when asked if there was a candidate who was truly for the free market.

"It's hard to find anybody -- since Rand is out of it -- anybody that would take a libertarian position, hardcore libertarian position on privacy, on the war issue and on economic policy," Paul added.

“So I always say: You can search for a long time, but you’re not gonna find anybody in the Republican or Democratic primary that even comes slightly close to ever being able to claim themselves a libertarian,” he concluded.

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JustObserving's picture

That's worse than being owned by Satan.

America is a fascist police state run by a Deep State composed of a triad of the MIC, Wall Street (led by Goldman) and Spooks who spy on everyone.

Enejoy your entertainment called elections

erkme73's picture

I wonder who Ron Paul is going to vote for.  Probably the same person I'm voting for... NO ONE.

The Juggernaut's picture

Write in "Go fuck yourselves!"

Scooby Dooby Doo's picture

Goldman needs some dancing girls and boys. Some type of entertainment. Anything. This is America god damn it. Bread and circus. Without it I feel like I'm getting robbed.

(make it diverse)

Dollarmedes's picture

Ted Cruz took out a $1 million loan from GS, an amount he could easily repay. Somehow, this means that GS "owns" him. That would be like saying that the banks own everyone who ever took out a mortgage. Somehow, I doubt consumers see it that way.

knukles's picture

Goldman makes "loans" for specific reasons.  They do not act like a commercial bank, take deposits for the public, etc., by any stretch of the imagination. 
For you to get a loan form Goldilocks, you either got to cure Lloyd's cancer or have something they want.  And if it's a personal loan like to Teddie, it's his soul pledged as collateral.
Plus, Mrs Evil is a Goldman employee.... circles within circles.  He's lock stock and barrel, Goldman interests.

erg's picture

I don't say this often or lightly but I think you would be a great person to get drunk with. A level nine smartassery doesn't hurt.

sprintjump's picture

And the fact that his wife was an employee has no special interest bearing, or anything.

SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

Aaaaannnnnnd, go fuck yourselves wins in a landslide...

knukles's picture

This just in; 38 people claiming to be "And go fuck yourself" have all claimed the election victory.  Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs has demanded a recount.

lincolnsteffens's picture

If you are not going to vote, please revoke your voter registration. If you are going to vote please consider walking away from anything to do with the puppet show. When you vote you give your approval of the crime committed against yourself. 

WOAR's picture

"I wonder who Ron Paul is going to vote for.  Probably the same person I'm voting for... NO ONE."

"I'm on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side."


cheka's picture

doc left out cruz wife's cfr membership

hobopants's picture

I don't really think it matters who is captain of the titanic at this point, but this shit sure is entertaining. If Trump or Bernie pop up on the ballot I think I'll head to the polls.

I'll cast a vote for either one, not because I think they are "messiah" material, but they seem to be the ones most likely to full throttle this bitch into the ice berg.

Paul is right on the other D-bags, they might as well be the same candidate.

Far more productive to focus on doing what you can on an individual level instead of worrying about this pointless shit.

Bokkenrijder's picture

And FOX News is not owned by Goldman? Oh no, FOX is owned by that other Jewish maffia boss: Rupert Murdoch.

p.s. "live free or die" for a socialist is just as ridiculous as "fair and balanced" for FOX News, hahaha!

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KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) Lorca's Novena Feb 7, 2016 4:16 PM

Well, it's pretty clear what 'Cruz' rhymes with...

Freddie's picture

Fox is shit but so is ALL Tv and ALL Zollywood.

I really like Ron Paul and out of all the idiots on TV, and I have not watched for a decade, Stuart Varney is a pretty straight shooter.

Kayman's picture


You must have missed the memo- the Saudis control Fox through their shareholders agreement when Murdoch had to go cap-in-hand to get his sorry butt bailed out.

Bokkenrijder's picture

Ah okay thanks, I missed that memo.

Grrrreat, so the banks own the politicians and it's our 'loyal' ally in the Middle East who owns Fox. It still doesn't mean Fox is suddenly "fair and balanced" though. It's all right wing neo-con drivel, you know, the kind of shit that banksters say. The ONLY reason why Fox is now suddenly trying to 'root for the people and the common man' is the same as Hitlery or Sanders: so they can get in office and can then continue to let buddies rape the middle class. (*)

Stuart Varney is just a silly wanker who needs to get his credibility from his snobby foreign accent.

p.s. lot's of Fox fans here by the way! Why oh why am I not surprised... ;-)

p.p.s. (*) Trump is just as bought as the rest of that gang of politicians. Don't you think he needs ZIRP to finance his real estate 'empire?'

TheDanimal's picture

The bread and circuses must continue, so much so at this point in history, that you're a sucker if you still work for your bread and circuses.

chinoslims's picture

The chips and salsa (bread) will be served at my house while CBS will show the world's greatest shit show distraction (circuses) today.  

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JamaicaJim's picture


*”JJ” – through means of taught Rastafarian ways, is able to channel the inner thoughts/grab conversations out of the air/catches whiffs of sentiment of others.

Throughout 2016, JJ is channeling candidates for the Kabuki Theater of the Absurd “race” for the Presidency. These powers come and go….stay tuned for updates Mon….


FEBRUARY 8, 2016………

Donald Trump: (inside his office, speaking to his inner circle)…”OK… how are my anonymous deliveries going? ….did fatso Christie get that case of beef gravy?...Rosie her usual Russell Stover’s case of gooey delights……..I love that….good idea whoever…now we must create something as to this Rubio character…and make sure the jet is warmed up after every speech I give …no more cold jets …WHERE’S MY PHONE???”

Ted Cruz: (on the phone) “…….OK OK….no more apologies…use the Clinton “everybody else is doing it” line…..but it won’t WORK with me, and I…..what? ….lose weight? How?

Marco Rubio: (also on the phone) “…..You SAID keep repeating the same line…no one would notice…”

…what? (sound of cartoons on in background)…I gotta go. I gotta go. I gotta go. I gotta go..” MAKE IT STOP!!!”

Hillary Clinton: (to Huma Abadeabadildo) “………..just keep that pencil neck in line…and pick me out a church to go to so I can stop this anti-Christ thingie…where’s my pills? Oh…and find the transcripts of Bill’s calls….where is that dickhead anyway???!!!....we sent him there???? As long as the shithead keeps Mr. Wartie in his trousers…..

Bernie Sanders: (in a post-speech mosh pit of his idiot supporters) “…….OK, so have you all contributed your lunch money to me? How about the couches…look in the seats, the cushions….underneath….you know I fly coach….”

Ben Carson: (to himself)….”Do I lock on to Trump…or Rubio….”Rubio”……..reminds me of a Rueben sandwich I had once after removing a frog’s brain….wait…….was it a toad…?”

Chris Christie: (on phone to campaign manager) “…..some shit head on Yahoo gave me a C…a C!!!!! in my performance last night (belching)….and I took OUT that little shitheel Marco too! Make SURE you include the best buffets in New Hampshire….no more corn dammit! I’m farting like Hitler around here!!!”

Jeb Bush: (on Skype with his brother) ".......look, you fucked things up for me, you shit..and...come out and campaign for me...Mom, I am not going to fuck myself...and stop referring to me as Jebbie....for the 2,000th time!.....and that short sheeting bed trick won't work on me it did 4 me damn you!"

centerline's picture

(golf clap)...

Funny shit JJ.

Sad thing is that one can see from a mile away this is being dialed in as Cruz vs. Clinton.  Corruption at it's finest.


E.F. Mutton's picture

If Bill Clinton was the First Black Candidate, then Ted Cruz can be the First Kosher Latino Candidate.  Choke on a fucking Matzo Ball, Ted.

Whoa Dammit's picture

The worst is Marco Repeato Rubio. He's nothing but a Pocket Pooch for the powers that be. He even looks like a Chihuahua puppy.

And the backers of Bernie are going to be severely disappointed if he wins. I can see it now: A twenty-something comes home to his parents basement, only to find all of his stuff piled up on the driveway. His parents tell him,"Sorry son, but we lost the house. Someone had to pay taxes for all of your free shit, and there you have it."

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Whoa Dammit Feb 7, 2016 3:25 PM

You forgot the end.

"Then the son sits down in his dress blues and takes off his cover, a tear dripping down his girly painted face, as his butt boy, tyrone, plays call of duty, aked on the bed".

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"The worst is Marco Repeato Rubio. He's nothing but a Pocket Pooch for the powers that be."~

Seriously, if Rubio is the GOP candidate, I , as a conservative, will vote for Bernie. So help me...

Freddie's picture

I do not watch shit TV or Zollywood but a relative told me about the amnesty Bush klan puppet who is also owned by Soros/Zuckerberg aka Marco Rubio repeating the same thing 8 times!  WTF!

I used to like Christie but he is another RINO but kudos to christie for calling out Rubio for saying the same f**king thing 8 times! 

I hope this nukes Rubios chances and hopefully the Bush klans texas stooge Rafael Cruz.

Rubio is Bush Florida and Cruz is Bush Texas.

AgentScruffy's picture

Yeah, Rubio comes across like a total sock puppet. He seems to be have always been the Establishment pick - + now they're rushing to pile more $ into advertising a the last minute. 

Why is he the fav? Probably, b/c like Bush II, he is mainly a blank slate - ready to be "tutored."  

wmbz's picture

Always, always follow the money!

Cruz is easy, his wife is deeply inbed with GS. She has been using Ted for years to gain clients, no secret, look it up.

Ted goes along to get along, once these guys take a dip in the D.C. cesspool they all end up the same... A walking turd!






















Bay Area Guy's picture

Dr. Paul, they're all owned, at least in part, by Goldman Sachs.  It's just a matter of what other names might be on the lien.

knightowl77's picture

including Rand....I mean anybody that would support Mitch McConnell is totally owned by the establishment

RaceToTheBottom's picture

There is only one party:
The Crony party.


I'd swear I just heard Dr. Ron Paul say "forget about Republicans and Democrats." I guess Dr Jill [close foreign bases] Stein could pac-man up the libertarian vote along with the woman vote, the enviro vote, the student vote, the anti Wall Street vote, the anti war vote, the anti AIPAC vote, the anti war-on-drugs vote, the healthcare vote, ....

docarooche's picture

Agree, a viable third party would be awesome.... but we ain't there yet.    So we have to play this "guess which Republican is telling the truth" game.    That's why voting records are so important.      It's separates the bullshit artist from the statesman who genuinely wants to protect our freedoms.    

It's amazing how many hit pieces are coming out against Cruz.    Two months he was a respected conservative who stuck to his guns.    Now he's a "sell out"  (even here on ZH?!)  owned and controlled by Goldman?     His personal margin account loan is old news... but now it's suddenly a big deal?     Meanwhile, left-wing Hillary can break every law in the book and nobody even blinks an eye.    (The exact laws are detailed here:

Guys like Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz continue to represent the best this country has.     That's hardly an opinion... it's a statement based on what they've done, the basic freedoms they've voted to protect.       Who else besides those guys have a voting record over 80?    (Jordon, Brat.. but that's about it.   Rubio is generally between 70 - 79)      

And who besides Cruz stood on the Senate floor for 21 hrs to speak out against socialized medicine?     Is being passionate about defending the Constitution a bad thing all of a sudden?  

It's obvious why the entrenched Good Ole' Boys establishment and liberal media are against true conservatives, and the closer true conservatives get to positions of real power the more hit pieces you'll see.   

If I had any wish it's that an Audit the Fed or even End the Fed would gain traction.... but everyone knows you can't fight the central banksters, at least not yet.  

...even Cruz couldn't do much good in Washington if he's in a casket.



"but we ain't there yet"

"at least not yet"

You sound like my ex: "we'll talk about it later". 

Clearly Dr. Stein doesn't have a conservative bone in her body. /s

Your reply here is nothing BUT a fear-mongering hit piece.

jm's picture

Keep Calm and Buy Goldman Stock.

Ubernostrum's picture

Gotta say the POTUS Show has been kinda boring since R.P. left the cast of season 2012.


Anyone watch American Gladiators?

docarooche's picture

Desperately short on evidence, don't you think?    A guy borrows against his own assets in a margin account and he's suddenly "owned by Goldman Sachs"?     What a bunch of crap.   

Ron and Rand Paul are Libertarians and therefore isolationists.    I like them both... but they will never agree to fight ISIS or anybody else, as Cruz, Rubio, etc. want to do.  

More importantly, has everyone's voting record and final score on defending the Constitution:     Decide for yourself.    


nevertheless's picture

What, sort on evidence, don't you trust your own eyes. Borrows against his own account from who, GOLDMAN SACHS, he does NOT disclose this "loan" and it is from the most evil group of zionist pigs on the planet, and that is really saying something. 

Any piece of shit who is for more war for israhel, and zionist filth, should be hung as a traitor. What has Iran ever done to US?!

I give a shit about Israhel, I wish Iran would deal with that satanic cult. 

Cruz told Christians who have been on the receiving end of israeli hate and bigotry, "YOU NEED TO SUPPORT ISRAEL IF YOU WANT MY HELP!!! Who the fuck does that piece of shit think he works for? 

You want facts: