Skip to comments.Is Ron Paul A Republican or a Libertarian?
Posted on 12/22/2011 12:33:42 PM PST by Billlknowles
Thanks to glowing commentary from Ron Paul suppporters I have been called a coward, a traitor, a neocon, a nazi, that I'm sick and a 'demeanor' of the modern day Thomas Jefferson all because I said what a lot of Republicans are thinking but won't say: Ron Paul is a Libertarian and not a Republican. (For the record, with due respect to the Congressman, Ron Paul couldn't hold Thomas Jefferson's quill pen.)
Congressman Paul turned his back on the GOP in 1987 and resigned. Instead of trying to fix the problems that he cites in his resignation, he bolts and runs. He then ran for President as a Libertarian in 1988.
Dr. Paul ran for Congress again in 1996, but instead of running as a Libertarian, chose to run as a Republican. (More about this race in a little bit....)
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he’s Frank Perdue’s long lost brother
Ahem, how about your crazy uncle at Thanksgiving?
I agree with him on some things, but he sounds like an isolationist, and does a good job of blaming America.
Don’t agree with that. Don’t like it.
If you’re asking if Dr. Paul is a tax raising, big spending, spineless, wanna be Democrat, no he is not a Republican.
He is obviously a Libertarian. Paul remains in the GOP because he realizes the futility of third parties, and he gets vastly more attention at GOP debates, forums, townhalls, and straw polls, then he would ever receive at similar Libertarian Party events.
RuPaul is for RuPaul, and no one and nothing else.
He is somewhere a LaRouchian and a Pat Paulsen.
Is it possible to be both a Republican and a libertarian (note the small “L”)? Or does being a Republican mean that the desired size of government and level of taxation be larger than what libertarians (again, note the small “L”) propose?
He’s neither. He’s a reactionary who thinks he can simply stuff the genie back in the bottle and return the USA to 1895 if he huffs and a puffs hard enough.
No it comes he is a complete failure as a businessman. He claims that his newsletters printed things he totally disagreed with, and continued to do so. Keep in mind, this was a small newsletter than had a few workers, at most. If he can't even manager a small newsletter competently, how could he manage to run this country??
To top it all off, when his failure as a businessman was exposed, he didn't own up and take responsibility, he is full of excuses and wants to be bailed out like every other nanny state moron. Why is he better than irresponsible unions or government agencies? He had the same failures in a much smaller venue. His excuses were no different than Clinton or Obama's.
How can anyone argue anymore that he could lead this country, when he failed to run his Howard Stern-newsletter? He's just another government leach who knows nothing of what actual Americans face or what it's like to run a real business.
At the end of the day, reputation aside, Ron Paul isn't that far from Obama. They are both failed community organizers, with socialist tendencies.
He’s a Nutjobian
1st of all, he’s a Nut.
After that, he’s an isolationist.
I can think of reasons, but none of them are good.
He may be a kook but at least he isn't a blogpimp.
I prefer Lunatarian.
Paul is a kook, fringe idiot.
He is a “Blame America First” Libertarian!~
He’s a Jefferson/Jacksonian Democrat, not a Lincoln Republican.
Most Freepers wouldn’t recognize their ideas in the 1860 platform of Abraham Lincoln, either, which was hugely in favor of a federal government subsidized railroad.
Ron Paul is a visitor from space.
“RuPaul is for RuPaul, and no one and nothing else.”
Are there any politicians about whom that cannot be said?
I make no distinction between Libertarians and libertarians. And nowadays - its hard to tell them from Republicans.
But one thing is for sure. They are NOT conservatives. See tagline. I’ve had it up for months.
A stopped clock is right twice a day, as is Congressman Paul; but I consider him more of a LooneyToonian. Th-th-th-th-that’s all, folks!
I supported Fred Thompson in the primaries until he bailed. I then worked as McCain’s Campaign Manager in the area that I live in. I’m Conservative.
Thank you for the title gunner.
He's also a libertarian.
He claims to be a Libertarian who found it expedient to claim to be a Republican to get elected.
I would caution that the real question and choices should be:
Is Ron Paul:
A. A Libertarian?
B. A Republican?
C. An Isolationist?
D. A nut bag?
My choice is D
:...but at least he isn’t a blogpimp.”
I didn’t notice that - thanks for pointing it out.
I’ve gone around calling myself a conservative since Ronald Regan, now I discover I’ve been a libertarian all along, ‘Thank God’ now I know! let freedom ring!
Ron Paul is a Libertarian. Libertarians have been unsuccessful in building a party so they invade the GOP and try to subvert it to their agenda in the same way that they invaded New Hampshire to try to take over the state government. There is a definite pattern with these folks and a strong sense among them that their ideology will be embraced once forced down everyone’s throats by any means necessary. If you want a look at what a Libertarian “victory” looks like take a good look at Maryland.
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