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  •  Romney is the far bigger threat. (3+ / 0-)
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    Bluefin, trevzb, TrueBlueMajority

    He stands unequivocally for the 1% and their efforts to implode democracy and the middle-class. As a corporate pirate, he has vast experience destroying, productive, community-building enterprises for quick cash and massive poverty.

    Frankly, I would rather put up with the yodels of some racist assholes who can be easily marginalized, than the swift and utter extraction of the 99%s reaming wealth and suffrage, which will affords us no protection from those same assholes.

    •  I'd rather not put up with (or excuse) them, (2+ / 0-)
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      phenry, Matt Z

      and the fact that you and others are out here defending Ron Paul effectively un-marginalizes his racism.  Indeed, the very notion he'd be an opportunist flies right in the face of his extreme language, as the Atwater contrast, not comparison, demonstrates.  

      As far as economic policies, how is that a meaningful difference with Ron Paul?  Paul doesn't want to just end regulations, etc., he wants to pursue economic policies that would be explicitly contractive, tightening the money supply.  On other issues, I'd prefer Paul's views, but thankfully Obama falls between being a neocon and and isolationist.  Still, as Kevin Drum notes, at some point in every presidency, there's some unforseen crisis, and I think Romney would be able to handle, say, a Hurricane Katrina, while Ron Paul would watch people drown while lecturing us all on the proper role of government.  Huntsman would be more competent than Romney, but less competent or ideologically simpatico than Obama.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 12:51:13 PM PST

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      •  I'm not defending Crazy Paul (0+ / 0-)

        any more than you're defending Shady Romney, but is is intriguing how our choice of shit sandwich reflects the reality and depth of the divide in the Democratic Party.

        Racism, in this day and age, is easily isolated. Despite the attempts of the entire Republican Party to stoke a racist backlash, the influence of racism shrinks with each generation.

        However, the surest way to engender racists is to cut the knees off of the economy, which Romney and his Rove lead neoliberal gang are set to do as soon as they return to power.

        As far as crisis resolution, I see nothing that indicates that Romney is any more willing or able to handle crisis than George Bush: using them for political gain and personal profit at the expense of both the taxpayer and the citizen.

        •  this doesn't have anything to do (0+ / 0-)

          with the democratic party;

          Romney is not "neoliberal;"

          Romney is also significantly more accomplished than Dubya ever was -- this seems to be part of the objection;

          racism may or may not be easily isolated, but it isn't when something like Paul's position's don't make him complete persona non grata.  A few years ago, wasn't it worth France reelecting the corrupt Jacques Chirac when Jean-Marie Le Pen unexpectedly made the runoff?

          "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

          by Loge on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 10:22:23 AM PST

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