10 Reasons to Love Ron Paul 2012

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Anti-war, pro-pot, anti-tax, libertarian, foe-of-foreign-aid cranks unite!

Teabagger No-bi Wan Kenobi Ron Paul has announced he's running for president again.

"Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for 30 years," the 75-year-old said this morning on Good Morning America. "So, I think the time is right."

What's to love?

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1) He opposes capital punishment.

2) He supports expanding ballot access to third-party candidates.

3) He opposes the War on Drugs.

4) He opposes "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

5) He opposes the Patriot Act and torture.

6) He opposes government I.D. cards.

7) In 2009, he was one of two Members of Congress who pledged to reject U.S. government pensions.

8) He was one of four Republicans who last month voted against the GOP's so-called "Path to Prosperity" budget proposal.

9) He called Ronald Reagan a failure.

10) Nolan Ryan is a pal.

OK, so there is his love of guns and opposition to abortion, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and healthcare for all. And, though he later denied making them, there were the racist, creepy and homophobic first-person writings in the newsletter bearing his name. Nobody's perfect. But with Newt already in and Trump close to tossing that thing growing on his head into the ring, Ron Paul comes off downright respectable.

Welcome back, Dr. No.

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Michael McNew
Michael McNew

The one thing about Ron Paul is that he is committed to what he believes and is out to help the average guy -- which is more than you can say about many of the people "serving" us in Washington DC.  In fact, many of our representatives seem to fit this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...  The really sad part is that as we a  culture allow the media to sell us candidates the more likely political psychopaths will come to power.

George Washington
George Washington

Please please please Mr. Paul in 2012 for Republican Nom and President.

He is the only candidate who would do EXACTLY what he haspreached/campaigned on, as his 22  year track record strongly supports.

Mr. Paul’s platform “creates jobs!”

Mr. Paul's plans put America back on track with jobs created by theattractiveness of a re-regulated dollar to Constitutional Standards.  Thisimmediately negates most of the inflation which means the dollars "buyingpower is increased." 

This extra "buying power" folds back into the economy and repeatsitself as people with extra money usually tend to spend it in some way oranother.

I digress;

Mr. Ron Paul for 2012 Republican Nom and President

Thank You 

George Washington
George Washington

If I may, please;

Mr. Ron Paul 2012!

The only politician who puts the NATION FIRST and HIMSELFLAST.

Please seriously check his record out and learn hispoints.  Listen to this man speak andplease make your own sound decisions.

Regan said, “what to ask is am I better off now than 4 yearsago. Is food cheaper now than 4 years ago? Are taxes lower now than 4 yearsago? Is the job situation better than it was 4 years ago?”With Ron Paul’s 2012platform, You, it, and they would be. Thank You for Your time

 

Ron Paul 2012! 

sandee
sandee

What I like about Congressman Paul is that he answers questions truthfully, and the answers may not be what you want to hear. So instead of automatically writing this man of high integrity off, maybe people should do more research into why he stands firm on his opinions. It is so easy to declare somebody as a nut, loon, whack-job, but really, this man appeals to the younger demographic because he challenges them to not accept what they've been told without research and debate. Always question, and if something seems "off", investigate. Too often politicians tell us what we want to hear...it's so easy to flip-flop....for his long-time desire to halt out-of-control spending and bring our troops home, this man gets my vote. 

George Washington
George Washington

 Ron Paul 2012 for Republican Nom and President Please

Thank You, American to American

gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

Check out his six-point plan for immigration. There's a sampling of the buffet of reasons to loathe Paul.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Being anti-choice is an automatic FAIL for a potential presidential candidate as far as I'm concerned. Just look at the blows a woman's right to choose is taking in South Dakota at this very moment and ask who in their right, pro-choice, mind would vote for a person who advocates giving individual states MORE power to decide the issue.

Kaonashi
Kaonashi

 He thinks abortion rights, affirmed by the Supreme Court, should be left up to the states.  Any other rights he'd like to delegate away?

Gwuc4
Gwuc4

Coker, "I somehow dropped it" are your words.  Surely, if you can fix "barring/baring" to bearing after publication, you can remedy this little hick up.  Just add an 11th reason as per your reply and change the title to 11.  Or you can tack it place of Nolan Ryan.  If you really want to really hit the man's character include the youtube footage of him speaking with a mouth full o' food! PS the whole hip journalist who shrugs off his typographical errors only works on longer, error-free pieces.  PPS What kind of character assassination piece is this?  Compared to proper yellow journalism this is drivel!  You could at least mention that for everything he's been right on, the man still can't generate even 10% of the vote!  That's proper mockery, G.

Jeff
Jeff

You lost me at 'teabagger'. Send me a picture of you and I'll put you in a nice Nazi outfit and paint a cute little mustache on you. Maybe you would prefer something with a hammer and sickle, Stalin had a nice mustache too. Did your hair stand up? Did I make you angry?

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Thanks for the offer, Jeff, but I already have the sideways landing strip 'stache and only wear my Nazi outfit to church on Sundays.

Guest
Guest

 END THE FED!

Jimothy
Jimothy

That so called Racism of his is debunked by Ron the Man in this videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Ron would wipe the floor clean with any debate against any presidential candidate.

11) Ron Paul wants to End The Fed

PatriotMark
PatriotMark

White owned business should have the right to allow only white customers...black owned businesses to allow only black customers. You get the best service from a store with people who share the same backgronds. If a white owner wanted to allow racial mixing, that's OK too, but should not be a requirement 

guest392
guest392

Loveof guns? You mean he supports the Second Amendment and a citizen's right todefend himself. He also opposes the Federal government’s involvement withsetting abortion laws. This would take the issue to the state level where itbelongs. He doesn't like the Civil Rights Act because it takes power away fromthe States. He may not care for the homosexual community's personal lifedecisions but he is the only congressman who has routinely defended their rightto liberty. Healthcare for all is only possible through more wealth which isthe opposite of what our current governments' policies have brought to fruition.

Skid
Skid

"He opposes capital punishment" Are you ignorant or just fucking retarded? He is pro-death penalty. Check your facts again asshole.He opposes capital punishment" Are you ignorant or just fucking retarded? He is pro-death penalty. Check your facts again asshole.

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

He had been pro-death penalty but has said his years in Congress changed him and he know views it as financially irresponsible,  unreliable since innocents are some times killed, and unfair because blacks are three times more likely to be executed. But I admit that's as of 2009. If he's flip-flopped since then, show we where and I'll remove it.

Finneganirishman
Finneganirishman

He was pro capital punishment until the late 80's but since then he has been against it. 

Gwuc4
Gwuc4

Cherry-pick much?  Didn't bother to mention that he was one of the few to vote AGAINST IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN back when it was "unpatriotic", aka he was against Americans dying BEFORE it was popular (a la Clinton, McCain, etc.).

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

I originally had him anti-war at No. 1, but it looks like I somehow dropped it. Sorry about that. Make it 11 reasons.

Gwuc4
Gwuc4

How convenient for you. A case of simply dropping a rather insignificant detail (considering our current state of affairs) of his political record.  Reasons #7 and #10 are clearly much more important. 

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Please start a conspiracy theory with me at the center of it, G. My ego needs the boost.

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi
NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

Neocons only want 4 more years of Obama's protection ... 84% Reject Official 9 11 Story

Eric
Eric

Was the newsletter "barring" or..."baring" his name?Othewise, a fun article... 

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Actually, it was "bearing." My editor caught it earlier, but I did not have a chance to change it until just now. Thanks for the nice works, er, words.

Eric
Eric

"Otherwise". 

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