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.
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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.
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