#1 Ron Paul being equated to religious fanaticism...07-04-2011, 01:19 AM
sorry, I'm feeling like a Paulistinian today :DIf you want to see my political views, check out my profile. i have them on my wall because there wasn't enough room in the info section.
07-04-2011, 01:19 PM
In short, you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. The best you can do is not squeeze anymore of it out. The generational pendulum will swing and the zeitgeist with it. What Mr. Paul & Co. are doing, despite their good intentions, is at best remaining part of the conversation (which I actually think is good) and at worst partaking in a different flavor to the hope and change Kool-Aid thing and expecting different results than their counterparts on the Left.
At the end of the day, Paul's real and material impact on the course of this nation will be just exactly what I think he deep down knows it is: A voice from atop a soapbox crying to any who will listen, "Don't forget how this all came to be!"
In that, I think he has been a positive influence (especially on young people). However, if that message is taken to mean, 'We can and must go back there', as it has been by so many of his faithful who believe more than they understand, it is no different than Obama's faithful who believe more than they understand thinking that we can get to Utopia by hoping for it.
You can never get where you are headed by hoping everyone is headed the same way, and you can never get back to the home you remember.
Last edited by Articulate_Ape; 07-04-2011 at 01:21 PM."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
07-04-2011, 02:04 PM
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The fact of the matter is Ron Paul is a loser of the worst sort. He cares not for the conservative/Republican cause. As a matter of fact, I hope he is excluded from the rest of the debates.
And for those who have "conveniently" forgot, Ron Paul, in his typical fit of stomping his feet, endorsed Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader in 2008 when it became apparent he wouldn't get the nominee.
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07-04-2011, 05:56 PM
In the midst of a budget and a monetary crisis, I still feel Paul is the best candidate. None of the other candidates convey to me an understanding of how the operation of the Federal Reserve works and why the quantitative easing solutions won't work. He certainly doesn't take advice from the Keynesian dominated field in academics.
07-04-2011, 06:01 PMIn most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
07-04-2011, 06:02 PM
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07-04-2011, 07:19 PM"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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