Benton to Schiff in an email: "You might want to reconsider Paul Fest. Thing is bad news."
Schiff to Benton: "Why aren't you guys involved?"
Benton to Schiff: "Bad people working on it. Big fringe element. We're hoping the thing goes away."
Absolutely disgraceful Wenzel
Why is telling the truth disgraceful?
Jesse "Anonymous" Benton?
The only way this makes sense is if original anonymous was telling Wenzel that he/she thinks Benton is absolutely disgraceful.
It was a private conversation that Peter didn't want recorded, everyone has a right to privacy and that video was a violation of that constitutional right.
Presumably because Peter Schiff didn't want the video posted in the first place.
Anon 6:38, don't be a hypocrite. If this was someone like Nancy Pelosi getting caught letting slip some nefarious plan of Obama's you wouldn't be saying one negative word about it. The fact is we learned a nugget of truth about Benton because of that video and there is nothing negative about that. As Patrick Henry once said, "For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it."
its very simple. you have no right to prevent people from repeating information any knowledge they have obtained and choose to publicize. how you interact with the people that publicize this info against your wishes is up to you. someone is disgraceful in this whole thing but it isn't wenzel...or schiff for asking for it to be taken down. it is benton for his fraudulent slander.
I presume that Benton meant members of the PAULFEST planning committee. For the record, the listed members were::Deborah Robinet - BoardDirector for Revolution March D.C. '08 (15 thousand attendees)/ Former Advisory Board Member for Revolution SuperPac 2011 http://www.revolutionpac.com Co-organizer for Ron Paul Meetup San Diego 2012 (896+ members) Featured in the documentary: For Liberty - How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR4WYqabTxUBryan Siemon - BoardPartner in Adler Technology. Co-founder of Revolution March 2008 and board member. From 2007-2009 I was co-host of the North Virginia Patriots show on the original Ron Paul Radio and later was co-host of Liberty Unleashed on Revolution Broadcasting.Steffi Capraro - BoardLadies of Liberty Alliance Activist, Tulsa Grassroots support for Ron Paul activist, medical school student, and mother of four.Jae Kim - BoardHonorably discharged United States Marine, now working as a commodity broker at a boutique investment service company. Founder and administrator of the "Celebrities 4 Ron Paul" campaign on Facebook/TwitterSusan Wolfe - Boardowner of Revolution Travel Management. Active in the liberty movement for over a decadeTracy Diaz - Sponsors and Media Coordination TeamsTracy Diaz is an enthusiastic liberty activist, and host of “Talking Liberty with Tracy Diaz” broadcast on http://libertychat.com. She is also a wife, and mother of two. Gigi Bowman - Vendors and Media Coordination TeamsGigi started the Long Island Campaign for Liberty Meetup and was appointed Suffolk County Coordinator by National CFL, eventually stepping down from that position in 2010 to focus on www.LibertyCandidates.com. Along with vetting 2011 and 2012 Liberty Candidates, Gigi co-organized “LibertyFest NYC — Bringing Liberty to New York for 9/11” with Patriot Polls creator Ian Cioffi, TruthSquad.TV’s Danny Panzella, political activist Amanda Trobivich.Christine Hanlon - Children's Activities TeamChristine Hanlon is originally from Saugus, Massachusetts, but has lived in the Tampa Bay, Florida, area since April, 2005. Christine is a legal administrative assistant with over 20 years experience. Christine has one child, Dylan Hanlon, who is 11 years old. She has been a Ron Paul supporter since 2007.Sally O'Boyle - Event Coordination TeamSally O'Boyle is an Event Coordination Team Leader in charge of StageProduction. With a B.S. in Theatre Arts and 30 years' experience in everyphase of theatre production, she is right at home backstage!Joe Jordon - Ground Crews CoordinatorI am a Tampa Bay native (St. Petersburg) and a passionate Ron Paul supporter since 2008. As founder of a software development and consulting company, I try to help Liberty candidates with their online presence whenever possible. Liberty as the Founders had envisioned it is my constant motivation in pushing the movement forward.Sounds like a bunch of BAD, FRINGE people to me!http://paulfestival.org/the-festival/planning-committee
Thank you for helping us understand what bad people and fringe means....."effectual working members of the liberty movement"
Benton's done as far as I'm concerned. Someone is either part of the solution or part of the problem... He's chosen to be the latter.I'm curious though what is going on the Ron Paul. RP doesn't have a mean bone in his body and the very model of principled and yet it seems that he is surrounded by a bunch of political opportunists and not people who value freedom, the Constitution, or RP. Tragic if true.
I wont be giving a dime to any political organization that Benton is affiliated with... Thats how we fight back and thats how we move forward. Money talks.
I got off the Ron Paul bandwagon when Campaign for Liberty was designed to appeal strictly to rock ribbed Republicans. The Ron Paul Revolution had a very broad base in 2008, but it was restricted in scope by people like Jesse Benton. My belief that Ron Paul was compromised or inept was confirmed by the interview Penny Freeman did with Adam Kokesh. She quit working for Ron when he made clear to her that he was never serious about winning the Republican nomination for president. Ron Paul had decided in 2007 to run a campaign that was designed only to inform the public about the issues. All the "Money Bombs" in the world could not overcome that simple fact!The fact that Ron Paul remained as silent as a church mouse for three months while his delegates in state after state were savaged by the RNC speaks volumes. He is a fraud!You can find the Penny Freeman interview on youtube, here is the title. Penny Freeman, former staffer in tears over Ron Paul betrayals
I would never call Ron Paul a fraud. I call people who thought he could win the presidency and got their feelings hurt because he didn't, delusional.
Agreed there was never any chance for Paul to win. The American people are essentially war mongering socialists. That said, the campaign was an educational event, mainly on economics.Now at the RNC people are receiving an education on American democracy. Also Freeman seemed a bit unrealistic to me.
Schiff apparently doesn't realize the significance of this. The whole Ron Paul world was cheering him as a hero for exposing this boob. He thinks the incident is a negative for him. It is a big, big positive.