Skip to comments.Ron Paul: In Your Straw Heart, You Know He's Right
Posted on 02/21/2010 6:39:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Still, if the GOP is interested in actually doing something more glorious than its multi-year FUBAR when George W. Bush and the Republicans were fully in charge of the federal government, they'd do well to listen very closely to Dr. No. However rotten Obama and the Dems poll, the GOP should never think anyone believes them when they say they are the party of small government and, for god's sake, we're well past the sad-sack culture-war days of various Republican geniuses like Newt Gingrich (4 percent!) talk up flag-burning amendments (the First Amendment is not a suicide pact with square pieces of cloth made in China!)and English-only rules (because, seriously, how can you be a real American if you don't speak the mother tongue of Great Britain?). Ron Paul pulled well in the Republicans primaries and among the youth of America precisely because he offered something distinct from the sad sacks he was running against.
(Excerpt) Read more at reason.com ...
An interesting editorial about Ron Paul’s surprise straw poll victory.
Ron Paul is the Benny Hinn of politics.
yeah, his 1% turnout last time bodes well for the party in 2012. Let’s look to VA, NJ and MA success for guide to winning elections, not a nutcase. Yes, Paul has a solid view of limited government, but his brand of libertarian conservationism is a major loser at the ballot box.
You want small government? Gold will be the only currency, and the army and police will be citizen volunteers bearing their own personal weapons. The Feds can run the post office and the customs house.
He;s right about some things and wrong about others.
We don't need a post office and who needs tariffs?
I thought he was a little like Lyndon LaRouche
Great. Another hippie driven surge for ru Paul. Should go about as well as Ross Perot’s second go around.
I don’t think we need a government-run Post Office any more.
total number of us dollars in circulation: $1.75 Trillion
total value of all worldwide gold: $5.4 Trillion.
I don’t see ever having gold currency (only) again.
[btw, European M3 money supply total value: is $8.625 trillion USD]
What surprised? 48% of the attendees said they were students and for some reason he has much support there.
There. Fixed it for ya.
Losertarians monkey wrenching the process and peeling off a flank of the GOP. Has are wRONg Paul’s results any different than the left’s Dennis Kucinich or Ralph Nader?
Not a fan of Ron Paul, but zt least they didn’t go with Romney again.
Hey, I like that! “Losertarians” It just fits so well!
parsy, who LOLing
Ron Paul is a nutty squirrel with incoherent ideas.
Having said that, he is more qualified than the current occupant - but so is Katie Couric.
He is far less qualified than Sarah Palin.
I agree with Gillespie that when the GOP does regain power than can’t act like liberals. Buying votes, worrying about what the MSM things about them, wild spending.
But I also agree with others that Paul is a nut. Nationally libertarians have a real problem as long as Islamo Fascism is on the hunt.
I just don’t get the Palin idolization. Sorry. But I do not think she is qualified at ALL to be president.
Of all the B$, oh sure, let ersatz “reason magazine’ make decisions in the electoral process.
Heck who needs national borders? A national language..pfft..overrated..Abortion..more please..
Off with ya.
The only thing I found interesting about the article is that it didn’t report that Ron Paul is nuts.
and just whom do you think is qualified to be President?
Murtha, Lauthenburgh, Byrd, and the rest of the old missed out on the good life....RETIREMENT
I agree and would love to see the USPS ended, but -unlike so much of what goes on in Washington these days- at least maintaining a post office is a enumerated power.
Doesn’t mean they have to do it. It works if UPS, FedEx and email are doing it.
(because, seriously, how can you be a real American if you don't speak the mother tongue of Great Britain?)
BECAUSE: Immigration and Nationality Act of 27 June 1952 (the McCarran-Walter Act) and subsequent amendments governs naturalization. Under this act, applicants must demonstrate basic ability in written English.
Mr. Nick Gillespie says:
talk up flag-burning amendments(the First Amendment is not a suicide pact with square pieces of cloth made in China!)
Suicide pact with the First Amendment? I'm not grovin' on that analogy.
It's about respect, respect for the men and women who have died under that flag
Respect for country, because that's what that square piece of cloth represents.
If you are angry at the USA, why would you want to destroy her or that which represents her?
Speak against the laws, congress, the President but to symbolically destroy the USA, it's disgusting?
I agree with Ron Paul on some things... some I haven't decided if I agree, or disagree, and some... I strongly disagree with.
Oh yeah I agree and would love to see them shut down, my only point was that -unlike that medicare prescription drug fiasco and “health care reform”- providing for the post office isn’t unconstitutional.
Palin is the best qualified conservative that is a potential candidate.
Paul is a fruitcake.
It wasn’t especially surprising, he usually does well in events like these. The Paulists somewhat discredit themselves by making a big deal out of it.
The conservative side has yet to provide a candidate for 2010 that will get me to start making phone calls or volunteer again. I sat at a headquarters until 745 pm election night in 2008. What I know about Sarah Palin right now - her consistent and useless knee jerk reactions every time anyone says anything about disabilities she does not agree with are doing her a disservice. I don’t want another rock star president, and while she performed well with her acceptance speech, and her debate against Biden - since then I haven’t seen anything great from her. After a while every time you show up and all you can say is “How’s that hopey changey thing workin’ out for ya?” (which she did not invent) then yes, you are a lightweight. By the way, I was one of those enamored by her and saw her twice. Let’s hear more from her on energy and foreign policy and weapons development and defense and homeland security.
How is she the best qualified?
These are serious times. We can't gamble in 2012.
I said Palin was the best qualified conservative.
Name one better.
He’s not running.
(sorry for the double-post!)
Neither is she.
If she does, and she is the nominee, we won’t see the White House for a long, long time.
and again, when she comes out and speaks she doesn’t really say anything.
She talks about
budget deficits being too big
All I see your posting history champion consistently is Gay Rights lol
Yep, knew you’d go and review my posts to see what I know and what I stand for. I did figure that out from your less than coherent sentence (a la Palin). Let’s talk about geting the economy strong. What does she know about a strong military? What does she know of DoD acquisition and why it takes so long to get a weapon system developed and fielded? Everyone talks about the budget deficits being too big, including Meg Whitman and Carly Forina. Michelle Bachman is WAY more suited to the presidency than Palin. Do you think the book Game Change was only about John Edwards? The best things about Palin are her shoes and her family. She is supposed to be the advocate now for children with special needs and their families; please point to me where she has attended any conference for children with special needs, understands the special education process. I’ve been living that process for 15 years - but I’m not “running for office” as you say she is - if she really wants to be a strong voice, then she should start advocating for children to get the education they are entitled to under IDEA (if she does know what that means).
>>We need a new political party. One where Ron Paul is welcome<<
haha, good luck with that.