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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 01:42 PM
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11. Indeed, Sir: You Are Right on all Counts
Not only is there no evidence Paul's supporters are a group worth pursuing, there is a good deal of reason to believe they are not only not worth pursuing, but unreachable even if pursued. Paul's support is comprised mostly of hard right libertarians, whose views of government and the social contract are utterly incompatible with the views of progressives and leftists. The more energetic among them tend to come from the militia and posse comitatus strands of the political fringes: people committed to delusional views of political life, subscribers to a panoply of conspiracist constructs, and in general wholly divorced from actual politics, and glad to be so.

"The enemy of my enemy is another enemy of mine."
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  -Online community flocks to Ron Paul Truth2Tell  Jul-08-07 12:57 PM   #0 
  - I think Obama has the power to reach them  Rosemary2205   Jul-08-07 01:06 PM   #1 
  - I disagree somewhat  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 01:12 PM   #4 
  - In my very small community, we recently had our festival.  rubberducky   Jul-08-07 01:08 PM   #2 
  - Well, try to appeal to the fact that he's against gov't meddling in Americans Private lives.  ShortnFiery   Jul-08-07 01:09 PM   #3 
  - I would add  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 01:21 PM   #7 
  - IMO, excellent analysis. Instead of running to the center, the democratic nominee  ShortnFiery   Jul-08-07 01:30 PM   #9 
     - Yep, thoughtfully and carefully is the key  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 01:43 PM   #12 
  - End patriot act and cut funding for War on Drugs loses lots of union support  Rosemary2205   Jul-08-07 01:47 PM   #14 
  - Unions based on spying on fellow Americans are WRONG - phase into service sector  ShortnFiery   Jul-08-07 02:04 PM   #21 
  - Yes, because that usually adds up to anti-social programs including,  jwirr   Jul-08-07 02:32 PM   #25 
  - my question is will he still run on the libertarian ticket?  LordJFT   Jul-08-07 06:32 PM   #35 
  - Support for him represents resistance to both the war and  Warpy   Jul-08-07 01:15 PM   #5 
  - yes, people---go for another republican----just go to sleep---... n/t  orleans   Jul-08-07 01:20 PM   #6 
  - Not my point  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 01:24 PM   #8 
     - (i know it wasn't your point...i was just making a comment about  orleans   Jul-08-07 01:46 PM   #13 
  - I think Paul's support is overstated  maximusveritas   Jul-08-07 01:33 PM   #10 
  - Indeed, Sir: You Are Right on all Counts  The Magistrate   Jul-08-07 01:42 PM   #11 
  - Not my experience  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 01:51 PM   #17 
     - If It 'Resonated With MANY Americans', Sir  The Magistrate   Jul-08-07 02:01 PM   #20 
        - Despite his longevity on the scene  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 02:41 PM   #27 
           - Lack Of Support Is Lack Of Resonance, Sir  The Magistrate   Jul-08-07 03:24 PM   #31 
              - right libertarians, gold-bugs, and racists  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 04:58 PM   #33 
                 - It Makes Them People Who Support Such A Person, Sir  The Magistrate   Jul-08-07 05:54 PM   #34 
                    - or ignorant of who they declare support for  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 08:01 PM   #37 
  - RE: Paul's monetary support  Progressive Friend   Jul-08-07 01:48 PM   #15 
     - Not true; He didn't raise more; He just has more in the bank  maximusveritas   Jul-08-07 02:33 PM   #26 
  - Young people won't take well to his anti-woman, anti-choice,  R_M   Jul-08-07 01:48 PM   #16 
  - Ron Paul, to the best of my knowldege is Pro-Choice - he'll just make you pay for BC and abortions.  ShortnFiery   Jul-08-07 01:53 PM   #18 
     - Ron Paul is anti-choice, completely and utterly.  boloboffin   Jul-08-07 02:20 PM   #22 
        - Thanks for keeping me smart. That sure doesn't mesh with "libertarian"  ShortnFiery   Jul-08-07 02:44 PM   #28 
           - No problem!  boloboffin   Jul-08-07 03:41 PM   #32 
           - neither do his anti-gay adoption views  LordJFT   Jul-08-07 06:34 PM   #36 
  - I am utterly unable to look at this guy's name and NOT read "Ru Paul." -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-08-07 01:59 PM   #19 
  - I was at an Air Show yesterday in MI  fujiyama   Jul-08-07 02:22 PM   #23 
  - Fringey guys like Paul always end up with a weird hodge-podge of fanatical support  wienerdoggie   Jul-08-07 02:28 PM   #24 
  - But sometimes  Truth2Tell   Jul-08-07 02:46 PM   #29 
  - Security tells people with Ron Paul sign to take it down during a Marlins baseball game  CGowen   Jul-08-07 03:00 PM   #30 
  - "question: How do the Democrats tap into these Ron Paul supporters"  depakid   Jul-08-07 08:54 PM   #38 

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