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  •  Ron Paul's appeal to the left.. (6+ / 0-)

    I think is pretty well confined to his pledge to cut the military's budget, the pledge to end the drug war, the pledge to audit or abolish the Fed, the pledge to end corporate welfare, the pledge to never bail out another bank, the pledge to end Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and all illegal surveillance, and the pledge to end prosecution of Wikileaks.

    (And gotta say, doing those things would be great for the US, and would free up a shit-ton of money. Unfortunately, the GOP would never allow any of these things to happen.)

    The racist, homophobic, anti-choice, school prayer shit is personally disturbing as hell of course, but policy-wise, he's a "states rights" man on all of these matters. Which is bad when you have a good federal government and bad states, and bad when you have good states but an evil federal government.

    I think Ron Paul is no more racist or evil than any other GOP candidate in the running. I think he's superior to the rest in that I don't think he's for sale.

    However, any liberal considering supporting Ron Paul should look at the WORST things he wants to do--like destroy Medicare and Social Security and Education and environmental standards, and let corporations run roughshod over the country (albeit without taxpayer help). Because those are the only things the GOP will let him do.

    If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

    by rhetoricus on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 12:30:54 PM PST

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      I think is pretty well confined to his pledge to cut the military's budget, the pledge to end the drug war, the pledge to audit or abolish the Fed, the pledge to end corporate welfare, the pledge to never bail out another bank, the pledge to end Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and all illegal surveillance, and the pledge to end prosecution of Wikileaks

      Isn't Paul in favor of the Citizens United decision?

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