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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:58 PM
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Anyone watching Ron Paul on Colbert?
Its strange he's getting a lot of cheers from Colbert's audience. A lot more than most conservatives do. I'll admit I do agree that we should audit the fed.
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elias49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:01 PM
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1. Many like him for his anti-war positions.
But he's a fruitcake, of course.
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:05 PM
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2. Yeah, I've always viewed him as a bit of a fanatic.
He's principled to be sure and that is something to respect, but his principles are dead wrong and dangerous.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:07 PM
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3. I'm not sure if I've ever seen someone booed on Stewart or Colberts shows.
Also, libertarians might have bought their way in there after they found out he will be there.
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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:12 PM
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4. I Preferred His Interview With Borat
What does it tell you when Ron "Libertarian" Paul can't even secure the Libertarian Party nomination?
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:16 PM
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6. One of two things.
He's either A. A bad candidate, which seems odd for a 3rd party to worry about since they know the won't win anyway.B. This ties into what I was saying before, 3rd parties tend to go for ideological purity because they figure they can't win so they might as well be pure. If that is the case and Ron Paul didn't get it than perhaps he is fake libertarian?
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:13 PM
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5. His Randian followers fill the audience.
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:35 PM
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7. Ron Paul's popularity disturbs me
Yeah we should audit the FED n end the wars. I hope the people who cheer when he says these things look closer at what he's all about.

Cause it's not pretty
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:52 PM
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8. Democrats could learn a lot from his stances on war and the drug war...
I couldn't disagree with him more on economics, obviously.
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