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  •  Ron Paul and the Maharishi (2+ / 0-)
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    What a shame.  Over the past 38 years I have more often voted for those who are  liberal.  I have been always been a registered Democrat and wouldn't even consider voting for a Republican candidate for president or pretty much any other office, especially since the neocons took control of the Republican party when Reagan was elected.  

    But now what choices do we have?

    Hillary who is part of the elite, war-mongering neocon faction, Obama who changes his mind every two or three days on issues.

    I could have voted for Kucinich or Edwards but that possibility is gone.

    And the Republicans:

    Romney, a member of cult and who supports outsourcing American jobs, McCain who is about as stable as an empty beer bottle on a roller coaster ride, Huckleberry who is a reconstructionist and off in the distance Paul.

    Given the choice of the above I would vote for Ron Paul hands down.  I agree with maybe half of what he supports but at least when he says the sky is blue I don't run outside and make sure.  Can't say the same thing for any of the others.

    Ron Paul is one candidate who would be so unusual, so radical that it would put a halt to almost everything the neocons are trying to do, help undo much of the damage they have done and would give our country and Americans time to think and evaluate where we are headed.  Unfortunately, so many people are blinded by party loyalty that the chance of America recovering from the communitarian neocon damage is no longer a reality.

    I used to blame Republicans for being blinded by political party preference but now I see some Democrats are just as guilty.

    God help our country.

    •  good bye women's choice, (9+ / 0-)

      social security and much of our infrastructure.

      Everyone in corporate America is terrified of John Edwards & Dennis Kucinich ..... Thom Hartmann

      by lisastar on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 02:33:43 PM PST

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      •  the only good thing about paul (3+ / 0-)
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        is that he's splitting up the republican party.  Other than that he's possibly splitting it into a direction that would further cede control of our government into corporate america.

        REMINDER!! ASK OFF OF WORK TO GO VOTE ON FEB. 5th!

        by siamesewonka on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 02:45:55 PM PST

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          •  at about 15 mins in (0+ / 0-)

            Paul defends Standard Oil Company.  I don't think I've ever seen someone as ignorant as paul have so much support from so many people.  And..hmmm...doesn't support impeachment because there's not enough evidence!  WTF.  the purpose of impeachment is to gather evidence via independent prosecutors.

            REMINDER!! ASK OFF OF WORK TO GO VOTE ON FEB. 5th!

            by siamesewonka on Sun Feb 03, 2008 at 10:02:58 PM PST

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            •  all the while... (0+ / 0-)

              defending unethical businesses like enron and massive profit guzzlers like tyco's exec and all ceo's.

              REMINDER!! ASK OFF OF WORK TO GO VOTE ON FEB. 5th!

              by siamesewonka on Sun Feb 03, 2008 at 10:04:15 PM PST

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              •  ok this is kinda a live blog? (0+ / 0-)

                what a dumbass!!!  19 mins in ron paul declares that the UN CAUSED OUR INVASION OF IRAQ!!  What a fuckin dumbass.  NO PAUL..we went into IRAQ with a "coalition of the willing"  hence the sarcastic jokes from colbert and stewart the last 4 years!  We went it alone with a handful of allies!!  And to think a Paul supporter told me the other day that "people just don't know what's going on, they should have to take a test before they vote to determine that they know what's really going on- they just believe anything anyone will tell them"...I just had to agree with him on that point with a humongous grin on my face.

                REMINDER!! ASK OFF OF WORK TO GO VOTE ON FEB. 5th!

                by siamesewonka on Sun Feb 03, 2008 at 10:11:46 PM PST

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      •  Good bye women's choice? (1+ / 0-)
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        What is that comment all about?

        •  Ron Paul (6+ / 0-)

          would overturn Roe v Wade.

          Everyone in corporate America is terrified of John Edwards & Dennis Kucinich ..... Thom Hartmann

          by lisastar on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 02:51:39 PM PST

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          •  And the New Deal (7+ / 0-)

            Goodbye clean water, workplace safety, child labor laws, consumer protection, and all the rest of it.

            Ron Paul is about selfishness.  That's why most people who know anything about his record support him.  Those who don't support selfishness as an abiding principle and say they like Ron Paul are ignorant of his record, probably contrarians just for the sack of being contrary, and if they refuse to accept that Ron Paul is a racist, rightwing crank, then they are also dupes and fools.  

            The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

            by Dana Houle on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 02:54:41 PM PST

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          •  Funny I don't (3+ / 0-)
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            recall him saying that.  I know he is against abortion but he says the voters in each state should make the decision.  I agree with that 100%.  I am anti-abortion but I do not believe we should make it a crime.  The money we waste on immoral and unnecessary wars, supporting/bribing/controlling  other countries like Israel, Saudi Arabia and such would more than cover an improved adoption system and a system that would assist those who are considering an abortion for financial reasons and the like.  You make it illegal you don't accomplish anything.  As a Christian I leave it to HIM to judge afterwards if an  abortion is wrong for each who stands before HIM.  

            It is about time politicans realize it is not about a woman's right or murder... it is about the unborn and instead of spending hundreds of billions of dollars on wars and other countries we should use that money here to improve the system.  It's about time people in both political parties realize for politicians it is nothing more than a political football and the unborn is not important to either.

    •  If You're Considering Voting For Paul, I Say... (5+ / 0-)
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      ...that seldom has anyone picked a more apt DKos moniker.

      The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

      by Dana Houle on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 02:52:09 PM PST

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      •  I can't see any difference (1+ / 0-)
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        between your comment and those of the moron neocons over on libertypost.  They call me a liberal because I post facts that show neocons are the worst thing to happen to America since it was founded.  Then I come here and and those like yourself (assuming you are liberal) do the same thing.  Address the issues... stop the political war games.  It is about time people wake up and see that it is being used to destroy our economy, our freedom and our country.

        By any chance do you remember when the phrase "the BIG L" came about during the Reagan years.  It meant that liberals were bad, wrong, evil and the like.  It should have been obvious to anybody with a brain that this was the start of a new Hegelian dialectic effort to turn our country into another Soviet Union or dictatorship.  

        Conservatives and liberals have always had their differences but have usually been able to resolve them to the benefit of Americans.  Neocons are the enemy of both liberals and conservatives and it is about time both open their eyes and see what is happening.

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

        http://www.crossroad.to/...

        http://nord.twu.net/...

        •  Usually When People Say They Can't See... (0+ / 0-)

          ...such differences, what they're admitting is their own problems of perception.  The fact that you can't see a difference doesn't say anything about my comments, but it does demonstrate your inability to discern fundamental differences.  

          The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

          by Dana Houle on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 03:43:38 PM PST

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          •  Any time you want (0+ / 0-)

            to debate issues without the childish rhetoric I expect from the neocons just let me know.  People with your type of attitude are no different than those who support the neocons and you both are helping to destroy our country.

            •  Yes, I'm Just Like the Neocons (0+ / 0-)

              And you're not a silly, frivolous person pushing silly, frivolous canards that demonstrate an utter inability to think.  

              The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

              by Dana Houle on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 03:56:05 PM PST

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              •  I thought (0+ / 0-)

                it would be a waste of time trying to get you to debate issues and facts.  Those such as yourself have helped me understand how the bush administration and the small group of atheist Ashkenazim who run it have been able to get away with the crap they have pulled.

                •  dazed (0+ / 0-)

                  DHinMI is like that relative who, while being clever, gets drunk at Thanksgiving and starts calling everyone names and shouting. Usually the best thing to do is go home and let them sober up.

                  •  Hmmm (0+ / 0-)

                    Sorry for commenting. (0 / 0)

                    I just don’t think this is a very interesting blog post and most of the comments are sophomoric. See you later.

                    by anothergreenbus on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 07:04:09 PM EST

                    An hour later, and you're still commenting?

                    And I love the "it's not a very interesting blog" comment.  You registered at Daily Kos three years ago, and you're just now forming an opinion of the place, and act like it's just now you've discovered that we're not suckers and haven't fallen for "Ron Paul is teh awesomeist" schtick?  

                    The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

                    by Dana Houle on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 05:56:09 PM PST

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                •  Ahh, It's the Jews, Huh? (0+ / 0-)

                  NOW I see why you like Ron Paul.

                  The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

                  by Dana Houle on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 05:51:10 PM PST

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                •  Yes, of course. (0+ / 0-)

                  Its all atheist jews!

                  Go back home to Limbaugh dazed, you'll be happier there.

                  Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

                  by Nerull on Sat Feb 02, 2008 at 07:48:52 PM PST

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