Ron Paul, 2012

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mcrain, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Anyone know where I can get a Ron Paul yard sign?
     
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    (Nevermind)
     
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    Serious? First stop would be his campaign site...
     
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    Like crosses? *rimshot*
     
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    Wow, that's not at all what I meant... :eek:
     
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    In lieu of yard signs, Dr. Paul also recommends hanging an effigy of a black person in your front yard.
     
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    Joke! Didn't you hear the rimshot?
     
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    Anti-capitolist? You bet. He hates the government and anything to do with it.
    Anti-capitalist? I think he is amongst the most free market of the bunch.
     
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    Fivepoint told me the tea party really wasn't racist, and that their grassroots efforts were purely driven by policy differences they had with the President. They apparently don't like deficit spending, unless it's being done by a Republican. They don't like Obamacare, unless of course it's Newt's or Romney's health care plan/proposal. They don't like tax increases, unless of course those tax increases are on the poor/middle classes.

    I don't make as strong an argument as he did, but suffice it to say that they aren't racists.

    [​IMG]
     
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    This is such old news and has already been covered many times already in this nomination campaign.

    I see it two ways -

    One is that it was 20+ years ago. Even if Ron did write or at least knowingly sign off on such writings - people do change their views over the span of 2-3 decades.

    The other is that he did profit considerably off these newsletters and that is really hard to defend - even if he wasn't aware of the racist content being published.
     
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    1. If so, he lied to you about being a racist.
    2. He profited off being perceived as a racist.

    Awesome candidate, but hopefully not a sign of where the GOP is headed.
     
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    3. He profited off being a racist.
     
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    What are the odds that Rand Paul's opposition to the Civil Rights Act isn't based on what his father taught him?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Free Market would solve all civil rights problems much faster AND more efficiently than any government could.
     
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    It's such a shame we didn't have a free market before the civil rights act. It must have been all those pesky government regulations that stymied the trade in cotton making slaves such a necessity. I'm sure it was somehow restrictions on the free market which led to separate water fountains, segregated schools, and the KKK.
     
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    You know, I think we're on to something here....
     
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    "Paul 2012: Libertarianism slowly makes you less racist*"




    *results not guaranteed
     
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    If you had to dig back 20 years for something that he may or may not have been involved in I would say he's better off than most. In the end though we will have one of the other "Republican" candidates as president or a democratic one who couldn't get congress to take a dump if requested.

    Stagnation vs. Crazy train ride hmm
     
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    As has been illustrated in so many threads in this forum, one not need dig too far back to realize that Paul is not a good choice. The reasons have been stated and quoted over and over, with many being recent issues.

    I'll take stagnation over a crazy train ride that would surely lead to hell any day.
     
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    $40 is for the 2' x 6' banners, the actual yard signs are only $6. He knows he is going to flame out, so he has to recoup his losses somehow.

    Personally, I am leaning toward Cthulhu, who has the best slogan: "Why vote for a lesser evil?"
     
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    Beautiful.
     
  23. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Not really.

    • Hamid Unocal is still Afghan president
    • A wave of Islamic fundamentalism has not really been observed to be the result of Arab Spring
    • Economic and financial conditions cannot reasonably be said to match up with the predictions, unless a lot of distortion is applied
    • "...Thousands of American troops and civilians will die...": American civilian casualties from the Iraq war have been negligible

    So far, I am not impressed by either Paul.
     

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