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  •  Assuming that he is a wacko (3+ / 0-)

    he is a wacko who is far from being any threat to the democrats. In fact, it is the GOP who want him out of future debates so that he will not confuse the GOP message.

    Democrats gain nothing by bashing Ron Paul but Repugs like Hannity and others are doing their best to marginalize his message so that their base won't get confused.

    Wacko or not, I think we should encourage Ron Paul to disseminate his message on Iraq especially to the GOP-leaning crowd.

    •  He's a threat to Democrats in his district (5+ / 0-)
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      clonecone, eugene, phenry, Mia Dolan, lams712

      We've been working hard to get him out of his seat.  The more air time, the more recognition, the more money, the more confused admiration, the fucking harder our job gets.

      "Why, Tom, we're the people that live. They ain't gonna wipe us out. Why, we're the people--we go on." Ma Joad, The Grapes of Wrath

      by rocketito on Tue May 22, 2007 at 08:25:36 AM PDT

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      •  The only Dem who could take Paul's seat (1+ / 0-)
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        lams712

        even if Paul wasn't running, is Zell Miller, who ... uh, oh wait, he's not a Dem any more...

        Face it, Ron Paul does not broadcast mind control waves in order to retain his seat in Congress. Let him keep on driving a wedge into the GOP base by splitting off those few percent that think like he does.

        •  He retains his seat by having "R" next to (2+ / 0-)
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          phenry, lams712

          ...his name on the ballot.  Very few people here even know who he is, beyond that.  Our percentages are rising here, and we're going to keep fighting until we win.  

          While you may blithely demand that he keep doing some mysterious damage to the GOP (he's popular among a few folks here at DKos, but no one else that I can see), I'm thinking in practical terms.  The more publicity he gets in this race, the more devoted to him many of his own voters are going to be. Right now, most could not pick him out of a lineup, and that helps.

          Anyway, I'm a believer in the 50-state approach, which tends to work, rather than the "let's watch endlessly while the GOP screws itself, heh" approach, which has disappointed us many times in the past.

          "Why, Tom, we're the people that live. They ain't gonna wipe us out. Why, we're the people--we go on." Ma Joad, The Grapes of Wrath

          by rocketito on Tue May 22, 2007 at 09:32:41 AM PDT

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    •  I Agree (3+ / 0-)
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      buddabelly, lams712, homoaffectional

      Out on the wild anarchy of usenet, I regularly lend support to messages from conservatives talking up Ron Paul. His candidacy is splittist on the agenda of the robotic Repubs. He works as an effective if unwitting agent provocateur in those debates.

      He's critical of Republican deficit voodoo economics, he's a thorn in the side of the radical religious right, he's against their foreign policy of empire-building. He'll never get the nomination, so we can only gain. Even Patrick Buchanan has endorsed him.

      Go Ron Paul!!!

      Chris Dodd is our man to stop the Huckabee stampede!!

      by GW Chimpzilla on Tue May 22, 2007 at 08:33:17 AM PDT

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