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Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet
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Posted on 09/21/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet By Justin Sink - 09/21/11 12:02 PM ET

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says he would consider putting the liberal congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in his Cabinet if he wins the presidency in 2012.

Paul said his libertarian political philosophy helps him connect with some on the far left — including Kucinich, who shares Paul’s general anti-war stance.

Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a "Department of Peace."

"You've got to give credit to people who think," he said.

"Being pragmatic is about forming coalitions," Paul said at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. "I probably work with coalitions better than the other candidates. I don't think I've said anything negative here about the president."

Paul’s bid for the GOP nomination has yet to catch fire, though he enjoys perhaps the most passionate following in all of politics. He has had difficulty elevating himself to the top tier of candidates and complained that the media is not taking his campaign seriously.

But the congressman said he’s playing the long game, and values bringing political change over winning the presidency.

"Politics doesn't drive me as much as economic policy," Paul said. "We're in a big mess, personal liberty is under attack."

Paul said his presidential campaign is more about an "educational effort" of libertarian philosophies than a reflection of his personal ambition.

"There are a lot of people who just don't want to hear this," Paul said. "Very few people understand this, they don't have an understanding of how free markets work."

The congressman said the fact that other Republican candidates are talking about the Federal Reserve or rolling back entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare are victories for his campaign. Paul also says his campaign — coupled with a financial crisis that has brought into question the stability of the American economic system — is changing the prevailing attitudes of voters.

"It requires a lot more education and a lot more inroads," Paul said. "But absolutely, I think the whole country has come this way."

And yet Paul continues to struggle in the polls, hovering around 9 to 10 percent of Republican primary voters. While his showing is consistently better than some candidates who have garnered more attention, he is unsure of how he will propel himself to the top of the field.

"The supporters believe it's possible, I don't know," Paul said. "There's no reason to rule out the fact this can explode. Something has to give here."

Paul attributed some of the problem to the media, arguing that significant campaign milestones and rallies were underreported. And he acknowledged that as a candidate, he is responsible for delivering his message in a way that voters can appreciate.

"It partially is my fault, and I think that's what I work on most, refining my message," Paul said.

But Paul rejected the idea that he should adopt a more pragmatic or conciliatory strategy that would enable him to either grow his base among those skeptical of some of his views — particularly in terms of non-interventionist foreign policy — or achieve smaller pieces of his domestic policy goals legislatively.

"If you give up your principles, you're not being very pragmatic," Paul said.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birdsofafeather; denniskucinich; kooksinish; kucinich; libertarian; paul; paul4alqeda; paulkucinich12; paultard; paultards; ronpaul; spotthelooney
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Two wing nuts......
1 posted on 09/21/2011 9:53:22 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d put Dennis Kucinich in a Cabinet...

...provided it had a sturdy lock.


2 posted on 09/21/2011 9:54:57 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Sub-Driver

Okay Paul supporters let’s hear it. Ever notice you never see Ron Paul and Lyndon LeRouche in the same photo?


3 posted on 09/21/2011 9:55:44 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOLOL .. Take that, Paulians!


4 posted on 09/21/2011 9:55:52 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Two left wing nuts......
5 posted on 09/21/2011 9:56:26 AM PDT by svcw (Do liberals get brain freeze if they eat ice cream to fast? (probably not, no brains))
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To: Sub-Driver

And Barney Frank? Surely Bawney has a role in helping to legalize drugs.

See tagline. I’ve had it up for a few days. I despise libs. Of any sort.


6 posted on 09/21/2011 9:56:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gonna need Nurse Ratchet to keep an eye on all of them.


7 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:03 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn’t Kucinich a member of the Workers Party? A communist organization.


8 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:06 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Sub-Driver

If this doesn’t finally once and for all rid us of the Paulites then what will it take?


9 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:12 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: Sub-Driver
Yup, two wing nuts ~ to lock that cabinet down good and tight.

Hey, Kucinich doesn't share Paul's position on war ~ he's actually FOR THE OTHER SIDE!

And, he hates Jews ~ all kinds of Jews ~ even Arabs ~ if they "look like" Jews.

Ron gets carried away with Jew haters every single time.

10 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm sure all the "Ron Paul is the ooonnnnnnnllllyyyyyyyy one who understands the Constitution" types will be by to rationalize this.
11 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:28 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And to prove his sincerity, the congressman inserted his tongue in an electric socket.
12 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Allegra
ping


13 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:28 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t worry; they’ll be along shortly to tell you just how principled Paul is for such a statement, and that we’re just a bunch of Neocon fascist warmongers anyway.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 9:58:03 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Two peas in a pod-—like Forest and Bubba.

What more reasons do we need not vote for this loon?


15 posted on 09/21/2011 9:58:47 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Sub-Driver

16 posted on 09/21/2011 9:58:58 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Sub-Driver

The number one rule of political viability...

Best to keep your mouth shut and let folks wonder, than open it and remove all doubt.

At least Paul is brutally frank. He’s not viable, but at least he doesn’t mince words.


17 posted on 09/21/2011 9:59:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: Sub-Driver
How about Secretary of "Piece"?


18 posted on 09/21/2011 10:01:20 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Sub-Driver

There you have it!


19 posted on 09/21/2011 10:01:33 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a “Department of Peace.” “

So much for the Constitution, keeping Govt within its limits, getting rid of useless agencies and fighting left-wing nuttery.


20 posted on 09/21/2011 10:01:33 AM PDT by WOSG
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To: All

put queer spinach in his cab?


21 posted on 09/21/2011 10:01:58 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Sub-Driver

... even though he’d probably fit in the credenza...


22 posted on 09/21/2011 10:02:01 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Sub-Driver
"Hey! Ron Paul! You promised ME the Secretary of Space Alien Affairs job, not that Kookcinich twerp!!"


23 posted on 09/21/2011 10:02:01 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only cabinet Dennis Kucinich should sit in is the one holding the tea cups. He is small enough both physically and mentally to fit.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Sub-Driver

... even though he’d probably fit in the credenza...


25 posted on 09/21/2011 10:02:34 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Sub-Driver
Ron Paul, the master of .........


26 posted on 09/21/2011 10:03:32 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Sub-Driver; Interesting Times
Paul said his libertarian political philosophy helps him connect with some on the far left — including Kucinich, who shares Paul’s general anti-war stance.

Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a "Department of Peace."

This guy is the crazy uncle in the Gop's attic. Why is the GOP allowing this nut in the Presidential debates?

Regards,

TS

27 posted on 09/21/2011 10:05:04 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Department of Peace

Dude, like how many rose petals can we pack into a B-1 bomber?
28 posted on 09/21/2011 10:05:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: thackney; Allegra

Kucinich in the Cabinet. Paul in the Closet.

And Jesse Ventura can stand guard on the front door so they don’t get out.


29 posted on 09/21/2011 10:08:59 AM PDT by shibumi (Goi! Rode, Goi!)
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To: Sub-Driver
More evidence that Paul is nothing but a Lefty interloper. He should pack up his brand of nit wittery and go back home to his drug den.


30 posted on 09/21/2011 10:09:30 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Now that's a ticket that would be "OUT OF THIS WORLD" .....

Seriously, GOP find a way to get this idiot off of your debate stage.

31 posted on 09/21/2011 10:10:40 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

32 posted on 09/21/2011 10:11:04 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I figured Paul just wanted to hit on his wife.


33 posted on 09/21/2011 10:12:02 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Sub-Driver
Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet

Kucinich as Secretary of Moons, Martians and Lucky Charms.

34 posted on 09/21/2011 10:12:30 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Attaaaaaaaaack Waaaaaatch! Vigilancia de Ataque!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The closest Ron Paul will come to staffing a “cabinet” is when he puts his looney pills in the thing hanging in his bathroom. “You go here, and you go over in this corner, and you hide over here.”


35 posted on 09/21/2011 10:12:30 AM PDT by pallis
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To: OB1kNOb

That guy is going to have a hard time shooting himself with that single action without the hammer pulled back.


36 posted on 09/21/2011 10:12:53 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: Sub-Driver

Ron Paul has some very good points.. as does Rick Perry..

The U.S. military does have too many bases and areas of operation around the world.. Germany as an example.. Turkey.. Libya.. England.. and places they should be but aren’t.. like the Mexican border..

The military budget should be increased in some areas and decreased in others.. paid for by a Decrease in the entire scope of the federal government.. by eliminating the energy, agriculture, education, and several other departments.. As an entire new tax structure should be “invented”... Federal government worker Unions should be eliminated completely.. and ALL States should right to work States..

Paul has a few good ideas to consider, as does many of the republican candidates.. Selecting one and not the others must happen but not ALL their ideas.. Hiring illegal aliens should be outlawed.. with severe penalty’s..

Rejecting ALL of Ron Pauls ideas is STUPID... some have merit..
The federal reserve should be AT LEAST audited.. because they are private (for profit) banks.. and are NOT FEDERAL AT ALL... except for a misleading “name”..


37 posted on 09/21/2011 10:13:14 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“And to prove his sincerity, the congressman inserted his tongue in an electric socket.”

I wish I knew how to do that ‘line through’ on words. I would strike electric socket, and add ‘Kooksinish’s a$$’.

Then it would be perfect!


38 posted on 09/21/2011 10:13:32 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Paul is so old, I’ll bet the last thing he hit on wore a girdle.


39 posted on 09/21/2011 10:14:18 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And Art Bell as Vice President.


40 posted on 09/21/2011 10:15:15 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: Sub-Driver

And Art Bell as Vice President.


41 posted on 09/21/2011 10:15:29 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only “Cabinet” Paul will ever have is where he keeps his meds...


42 posted on 09/21/2011 10:17:40 AM PDT by AnalogReigns ((since reality is never digital...))
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To: Sub-Driver


43 posted on 09/21/2011 10:20:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Laugh all you want and most of Kucinich’s positions rate laughter, but Kucinich is one of a tiny handful of pols who show any sign of understanding money and banking.


44 posted on 09/21/2011 10:21:25 AM PDT by steveshoveler
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To: Sub-Driver

Paul/Kucinich

The libertarian dream ticket? Yowza!


45 posted on 09/21/2011 10:23:05 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Sub-Driver

46 posted on 09/21/2011 10:24:58 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: hosepipe

I agree with Paul when he starts talking about the Fed. But he loses me when he gets on to just about any other subject.

I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day.


47 posted on 09/21/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Sub-Driver

Once again, the lid has been left off the nut jar.

Actually, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are the only politicians that can make me laugh.


48 posted on 09/21/2011 10:30:40 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: hosepipe
A complete rejection of LRon Paul for only one or a few of his completely DISqualifying ideas is entirely appropriate.

You do not give Palestinians(?)!, or osama bin laden(?)! a fair treatment ... blah, blah, blah

BOO LRon BOO.

49 posted on 09/21/2011 10:31:12 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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PLEASE, you did not say Ron Paul, the GOP Front Runner, in your headline.

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50 posted on 09/21/2011 10:34:38 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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