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Old 12-17-2011, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the deal with Ron Paul

(forgie me I am missing a certain key on my board, can't spell olleyball for example, tired of cutting and pasting. Please bear with me...)

I'e neer been impressed with the Repubs. At times, like now, I'm blown away at their lameness. But the exception is Ron Paul. Libertarianism worries me somewhat, but with checks and balances in congress I think I would support the guy. He's the most straight up, principled politicitian I'e seen in my lifetime. Can anyone gie me some mateirial to read that might balance my high esteem of the guy?

Also, Q number 2--why is the media keeping him in the blind spot???
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You may want to look into why almost all of his campaign contributions are under 1000$.


That'll answer a lot of your questions.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Can anyone gie me some mateirial to read that might balance my high esteem of the guy?
He's a physician. That doesn't buy evolution.


If that isn't enough, I don't know what is.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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He's a physician. That doesn't buy evolution.


If that isn't enough, I don't know what is.
He doesn't buy into empire building either. That's all I need, I don't care if he doesn't believe in tuesday.
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I hope he gets assassinated. I also hope there is high definition video of said assassination.
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Ron Paul is moot.

His libertarian views garner support from neither republican'ts nor democrats.

So he's also a non issue in the 2012 elections.

If by some miracle he did get elected, he would accomplish nothing.

Pretty much what we already have with Obama. Great ideas, and no way in hell of getting anything positive done.
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Ron Paul is moot.

His libertarian views garner support from neither republican'ts nor democrats.

So he's also a non issue in the 2012 elections.

If by some miracle he did get elected, he would accomplish nothing.

Pretty much what we already have with Obama. Great ideas, and no way in hell of getting anything positive done.
Cynical much?

And comparing Obama to Paul is honestly laughable. I thought you were better than that.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Can anyone gie me some mateirial to read that might balance my high esteem of the guy?
He's got some fairly whacky ideas about religion and science, also he wants to totally abolish welfare which may or may not be a good idea in the long run..


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Also, Q number 2--why is the media keeping him in the blind spot???
I guess they're in the pay of some corporate fucks and their paymasters are shit scared of him.
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also he wants to totally abolish welfare
That sufficient to cost him the election in and of itself.

The problem with Paul is his mind lives in the 18th or 19th century, and he is not very realistic/current in his proposals.

Seems he's in more at battle with old republican ideaologies than current problems...or solutions.
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Your dedication to your party is both admirable and scary.
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Pretty much what we already have with Obama. Great ideas, and no way in hell of getting anything positive done.

obomba backed off from his great ideas. You'd have to wait until Paul was elected to see if he would do the same. Whether he'd get anything done isn't really the point, it's if he'd have the spine to stick to his actual beliefs. To assume he'd be a spineless piece of shit like obomba is pure conjecture.
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To assume he'd be a spineless piece of shit like obomba is pure conjecture.
you need to watch him more in debates.
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He's got some fairly whacky ideas about religion and science, also he wants to totally abolish welfare which may or may not be a good idea in the long run.
Religon is a whacky idea by itself. The science thing isn't that wacky since we're talking about a theory. His wanting to abolish welfare is probably based on there being no need for it if we had true capitalism. Whether he's right on those issues doesn't matter, he'd solve all our problems if they'd listen to his wacky ideas regarding foreign policy.
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meaning what?
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meaning when it comes to issues he's all talk.

He lacks even his own parties support on many topics, JUST LIKE OBAMA.

He has learned to talk the talk, but that's light years from walking the walk.
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meaning when it comes to issues he's all talk.

He lacks even his own parties support on many topics, JUST LIKE OBAMA.

He has learned to talk the talk, but that's light years from walking the walk.
I believe you can look at his voting record and interviews over the past 30 years. Dude hasn't changed his position on pretty much anything.
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So when RP say's he wants to get rid of the Dept. of Education.... what exactly does he think will go into it's place... state, local, federal???

Just curious if anyone has input on this issue???
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So when RP say's he wants to get rid of the Dept. of Education....
Like most republicans he feels a stupid society is a more easilly controlable society.

He got his, fuck the rest of you.
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So when RP say's he wants to get rid of the Dept. of Education.... what exactly does he think will go into it's place... state, local, federal???

Just curious if anyone has input on this issue???
The schools should be run by the state.

Jimmy Carter created the Dept of Education and our test scores, compared to the rest of the world, have been trending down ever since.
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Like most republicans he feels a stupid society is a more easilly controlable society.

He got his, fuck the rest of you.
Can you please explain to me what the Dept of Education actually does to improve education.
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