Skip to comments.Ron Paul, old coot who warned of economic turmoil, thinks he was right
Posted on 03/10/2009 5:14:19 PM PDT by pissant
Remember Ron Paul? Congressman Ron Paul?
The long-term libertarian-like representative from Texas who's even older than McCain? The guy with a leased blimp who sought the Republican presidential nomination last year and came within something like 1,000 delegates of upsetting the Arizonan.
Paul lasted a lot longer than Romney, who had to write off some $40 million of his own dough.
And Paul's hundreds of thousands of dedicated supporters way-outraised that preacher Huckabee who's now all over Fox News, which, btw, is the network that barred Paul from its New Hampshire GOP debate because he had no chance. Although, to be fair and balanced, Paul had done better in Iowa than Giuliani or that D.A. Thompson guy, what's his name Frank or Fred. Thank goodness Fox protected its viewers from this Texan, who used to be an ob-gyn.
So Paul marched all the way to St. Paul, past that ex-New York mayor, who the mainstream media said was the certain GOP nominee until he wasn't; Giuliani made it only a few hours past Florida.
Here's how silly Ron Paul is: He set a budget for his campaign and lived within it. Flew commercial. Stayed at Super 8's. No motorcades.
In fact, he ended with no deficit, which is how he thinks the federal government should operate.
In point of fact, Paul ended his campaign with a surplus. Can you imagine anything so silly in this day and age?
(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...
Your buddy is getting good press in the LA Times?? Whoa Nelly
Paul called the meltdown years ago.
Ron Paul Ping!
That old kook. He is right on the money. Unfortunatly a lot of old coot conservatives still are being led to slaughter bey the Republican Party collaborators.
Wonder how many, knowing what we know this very minute and the nature of King Barack the Quack, would vote for the “old coot” now?
Ron Paul would be a really good guy, except for when his screws seem to come undone ... If it weren’t for those periods he would be a leader.
***You can listen for yourself on the video below. But in a nutshell, here’s the craziness Paul peddles: “We should be cutting spending. We should be trying to live within our means and not just try to spend our way out of a recession that was brought upon us by too much spending and too much borrowing and too much printing-press money.”***
Man what a kook!
And if he had ovaries and no Y chromosomes, he'd be a woman.
I thought Ron Paul’s prognostication was that we’d have runnaway inflation as a result of all this.
Sometimes I think Ron Paul’s only problem is that he only speaks the truth - and we American’s have become so accustomed to being lied to that we’re get a little uncomfortable with that.
Cool, a paleo hater. You should post the thorazine pic. That’s always a compelling argument.
He was right and I like what he has to say about many things. It is just where he jumps in with the kook parade that I can’t follow him.
Ron Paul may be an old coot to the LAT, but if he replaced Obama as President tonight, the Dow would be around 4000 points higher tomorrow before the opening bell ceased ringing.
RP is completely wrong when it comes to foreign issues. RP would rather ignore the rest of the world for as long as humanly possible. RP is fine on most economic issues, but he’s always been too controversial on most of the other issues, with his Libertarian slant.
Ron’s got a few other problems as well. But when it comes to gov’t scope and spending, he’s my kind of guy
Down a ways, it said — “Paul warned all during his campaign about a looming economic disaster if government just kept growing and growing and printing more money like Republicans and Democrats wanted. Many said he was loony. His noisy followers too. Today, just because the old geezer predicted correctly, Paul thinks someone will listen to him? Get real!
Paul was on Bloomberg TV on Wednesday, and he absolutely amazed the reporters by patiently explaining that we got into this national financial whirlpool by spending too much government money, and so the solution was probably not to spend even more government money. Ever heard anything so wacky?”
Well, this problem did not start during the campaign of Ron Paul (i.e., government spending). We’ve been in debt in this country, overall, for decades. The so-called “prosperity” was no more than “fake money” — i.e., money that wasn’t ours, but borrowed and “thus” — we lived “high on the hog” for a while — looking real “prosperous” in this country.
I posted something about an interview on a radio about someone saying how he’s been warning about the coming disaster for at least a decade or more and how foreign interests now own most of our country.
He was also saying that Obama just received an “ultimatum” from Europe that the U.S. had to give up its sovereignty and come under the jurisdiction of a world-body financial system (and also give up our currency as a world currency) — “or else” — which meant that they would no longer help us fund the debt. And that would cause a *crash* bigger than what we’ve seen so far. They gave Obama — 100 days — for his answer, before the “or else” kicks in...
The article posted is at...
Update on Global Government [Europe gives Obama a 100-day Ultimatum]
And if your Aunt had balls she'd be your Uncle.
Ron Paul has been dead on the money a lot more often than any other "main stream" Republican including President Bush.
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