Saul Anuzis, chairman of the Michigan Republican Party says wants to to bar Texas congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) from future GOP presidential debates. Anuzis intends to circulate a petition among Republican National Committee members, debate sponsors and broadcasters to keep Paul out of debates.
Although I don't normally agree with many of the actions of the Republican Party, I have to agree with them on this one. Ron Paul may be "anti-war" but only for paleokkkon and isolationist reasons--plus he is a vile racist.
Many progressives here at the 'kos are praising Ron Paul's running for the RethugliKKKlan nomination. It is quite a stark contrast for this "anti-war" candidate to run against nine other 'ThugliKKKlan candidates who are rabidly pro-war.
Giuliani had this confrontation with Paul at the Fox News debate:
Now, before we go praising Ron Paul for what seems to be a parroting of a progressive talking point in regards to Iraq and 9/11, it should be noted that Ron Paul is a vile, evil racist:
"If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."
"Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e., support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action."
I'm rather perplexed at the number of diaries of late complaining about the price of gas. $4 a gallon is NOTHING--they pay twice as much for that in Europe. And before you point out that places like Iran and Venezuela only charge 50 cents a gallon, it should be pointed out that these are prices subsidized by their respective governments. Basically, they lose money for every gallon that is sold. They also have a huge production surplus for which most is used for their export market, hence why they can afford to sell gas at a loss for their domestic consumption.
I may be taking an unpopular opinion here, but I see nothing wrong with oil companies making a profit because of the high prices. In fact, I hope they make even more money than ever before. Perhaps then the average American will be able to DEMAND that their representatives provide better public transportation. It might even force them to think more about energy conservation as well and take that issue seriously.