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I was dying to do a Ron Paul cartoon.  I really believe Ralph Nader and Ron Paul would make the ultimate Independent team.  I don't know how Lesbians will appreciate me equating Libertarians to them, but who knows, there's gotta be a couple of them in the party.  And besides, I love to give Ron a mullett.  As for Bob Barr, he was an important Republican congressman from Georgia who just came out of the closet--JUST IN TIME for the Libertarian convention happening right now!

Originally posted to ddonar on Fri May 23, 2008 at 06:33 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  "L" Ron (3+ / 0-)
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    kyril, phatcat cane, voila

    . . . Hubbard?

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Fri May 23, 2008 at 06:41:10 AM PDT

  •  Love the cartoon... (2+ / 0-)
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    andydoubtless, voila

    especially the elephant...

    Are you syndicated or is it just a hobby?

    If Bill Clinton could be our first black President, why can't Barack Obama be our first female President?

    by wry twinger on Fri May 23, 2008 at 06:42:45 AM PDT

  •  Paul/Nader: not as unlikely as it sounds (1+ / 0-)
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    joe shikspack

    A few state-level Libertarian parties have started running fusion candidates with the Greens, like Kevin Zeese who ran for Senate in Maryland in 2006. Doubt it would be those two, but a national fusion ticket isn't unthinkable, especially if the war drags on.

    I know who Obama's veep will be. You can too!

    by slaney black on Fri May 23, 2008 at 06:52:14 AM PDT

  •  Ron Paul Still Rules.... (1+ / 0-)
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    NoVAVoter

    .....the only Congressman in the House who consistently votes for what's really best for the American people, in accordance with the US Constitution. Anti-Empire, Anti-War, Anti-Spying, Anti-IRS, the list goes on and on.

    Others, like Pelosi and every Republican Congressman consistently vote against the wishes and desires of the American people.

    Cheer for Obama, sure, he'll probably make an full attempt to really change things but until the deep corruption in the system has been rooted out and strangled, nothing much is going to change.

  •  I didn't realize banning all abortions (1+ / 0-)
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    FenderT206

    was in the best interests of the American people.

  •  Bob Barr, Tammy Baldwin, and me (0+ / 0-)

    In the Fall of 2000, I was in high gear in an effort to kill Censorship and "Secret Search Warrant" provisions of the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act which had unanimously cleared the Senate, and was pending in the House Judiciary Committee.

    I first persuaded my Rep, Tammy Baldwin, a Committee member to remove the Bill from the Consent Calendar, putting it on the non-expedited review track.

    Next stops were the Libertarian and Firearms boards, where I pointed out that the Secret Search provisions would impact firearms as well as drug investigations, and the censorship provisions provided a structure which, under a future Democratic Congress, could be applied to restrict discussion of firearms.

    A week later, Tammy was back in Madison, and asked "Ben, How did you get Bob Barr to call me?" It seems that thru the first 3 years of their service on the Judiciary Committee, he'd rebuffed all her efforts to engage him outside formal session, going so far as to turn his back when she'd try to approach him in the hallway, due to her sexual orientation.

    The objectionable provisions were stripped, the bill passed without them. Baldwin and Barr became friends, joined in a not very successful rearguard effort to amend Patriot.

    McCain: The best they could come up with.
    Masel4Senate 2012

    by ben masel on Fri May 23, 2008 at 07:15:37 AM PDT

  •  I kind of think of libertarians as allies (0+ / 0-)

    They're with us 100% on civil liberties, and if they were our most substantial right wing opponents, we would never have to worry about threats to abortion rights, habeas corpus, illegal wiretapping and spying, and we'd be able to end the insane drug war and close Guantanamo. Arguments over these things would be tabled forever. Unfortunately their economic ideology is the most reactionary, antisocial, self-aggrandizing horseshit i've ever heard. sometimes arguing with Libertarians gives me anger-induced heart palpitations. Still, I would rather be debating wingers with original ideas, who agree with about half our platform, than the yokel-centered corporatist neocons. I'm hoping libertarians pull out the internet strategy in full force in 2012 and kick the neocons out. At least they don't hate our freedom as much.

    •  Liberaltarians (1+ / 0-)
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      Mia Dolan

      Yes, I am conflicted with the "L" word.  On one hand, Ron Paul has a lot of balls for criticizing the war and guantanamo bay, but his tax policies would surely bankrupt this country.  As for his abortion policies, well just imagine what kind of judges he would nominate.  I kind of think of Ron Paul as Dennis Kuchinech (sp?) alter ego.  Eitherway I admire his ability to rub the status quo the wrong way.

  •  Ron Paul gets on Main Stream media and (0+ / 0-)

    he will not spew corporate media propaganda.

    This does not make him creepy.  This makes him honest.

    He is right on his main point that we cannot afford our bloated military and our wars.  He is also right that corporate America owns this government.  This is quite a bit to be right about.

    I am 100% for repealing the 2nd ammendment but I can respect Ron Paul.

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