Ron Paul, Do You Not Have An Obligation At This Point to Run for President?

by | Apr 6, 2011 | Headline News | 35 comments

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    Dylan Ratigan, one of the few mainstream hosts we can stand to watch because he actually brings to light the core issues facing America, recently spoke with Dr. Ron Paul (R-TX) about the budgetary and fiscal problems facing the country. As is generally the case, Dr. Paul takes a common sense approach on the budget, highlighting that, while republicans and democrats in Congress debate over billions, our debt is adding trillions of dollars every year. Consider that on March 31, 2011 we were about $76 billion below the budget ceiling. Within two weeks, we’ll have exceeded that ceiling, which clearly demonstrates that cuts of $10 billion, or $50 billion or even $500 billion are mere peanuts with respect to what is actually being spent by our federal government on a regular basis.

    Ron Paul, unlike those republicans who have masked themselves behind third party movements yet continue to do more of the same, actually adheres to the Constitutional principles from which the original Tea Party movement originated. Tackling such fundamental issues as government accountability, an end to corporatism and legislative corruption, monetary policy and restructuring or elimination of the Federal Reserve, spending within our means, foreign policy, and individual liberty, the good doctor is without question one of only a handful of federally elected representatives who we could call a statesman and not a politician.

    It’s no wonder, then, that Dylan Ratigan asks what millions of other Americans would undoubtedly ask if they were to find themselves in the company of Ron Paul:

    Do You Not Have An Obligation At This Point to Run for President?

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      1. Comenius

        Ron Paul is too old. Rand Paul will have a chance on ’16 if Obambi is reelected.
         
        In france, Le Pen got old and gave the helm of power to his daughter (he only has daughters), who is becoming a credible candidate over there.
        Rand Paul 2016 will be a more viable slogan.

      2. Geoff

        2016 is way too late.  Prob too late as of yesterday.

      3. Sheldon Plankton

        While I agree with quite a lot of Ron Paul’s philosophy, analyses and humble personal style, he will never be allowed to be elected president.  Moreover, Rand is not fit to shine Ron’s shoes.

      4. European American

        Only as an Independent. Dump the “Republican” stigma.

      5. NunJoBizness

        Ron Paul might be a bit old, but he IS very healthy and takes great care of himself. That being said, as much as I like him – I don’t think the PTB will allow him to be elected. If we don’t get a viable candidate to run against Dumbo Ears, we are finished as a country. I can only imagine the havoc ole Purple Lips will bring upon us another 4 years….gives me chills. Gun rights taken away, amnesty for 20+ million illegals, etc. ….

      6. Jack Boots

        The other day when I heard Dufus was running again for pres, a
        chill went down my spine.  Could it even be POSSIBLE this clown
        would stand to be re-elected?  Can you believe he’s even got the
        gumption to try?  Notice the HYPNO-DISC as part of his campaign
        persona?  Oh, no, please, NO,  say it isn’t so, please…….

      7. Stop being sheep

        Obama cannot take rights away, he can infringe but he cannot take away what is not his to give.  Stop playing the victim.  The people are the power not to government.

      8. Havok

        Dylan Ratigan is still a dick.

      9. RafterManFMJ

        Ron Paul’s new book, “Liberty Defined” releases 19 April. I would suggest you do as I’ve done, and pre-order it from Amazon. Price is 13.15.
        Pre-reviews read well, looks like it is a hella good libertarian manifesto.

      10. BJ

        According to a young 12 year old girls research, if you want to know who the next puppet will be, just look and find out if any of the front runners are related to John “Lackland” Plantagenet, a king of England and signer of the Magna Carta. If there is, then that person is the only one who possibly has a chance to beat the current puppet.
         
        http://www.ksbw.com/r/21404492/detail.html

      11. GA Mom

        Personally I think Ron Paul is what America needs.  Unfortunately I’m afraid the young adults won’t think he’s sexy enough or charismatic enough.  They are too stupid to vote for substance. 

        You know who I’m talking about, the college students & the young working adults who enjoy 25% unemployment.  Heaven forbid they go vote for someone who might help our grave financial situation.

      12. GMAFB

        Who gives a shit if Ron Paul runs?  He ran last time…also ran away with all the campaign money too — he’s just like all the rest, a career politician.  If you think voting matters, do you really believe they’d let you do it?  Give it up, the gubermint is dead, the country is dead and it ain’t commin’ back.  The only way to fix this mess is to start over — from scratch.
         
        GMAFB – Apologies?  Nope, nada, none…

      13. VRF

        he would just end up like Kenedy..
        besides the presidents of this country havent been running the show for probably the last 40 + years anyways

      14. laura m.

        GMAFB:  I totally agree, the guvment is dead, and has been for decades when jobs left the country.  Now we have open borders.  It’s over folks and career politicians can’t fix it.  Retirees: be glad the best years have been lived and enjoyed, as younger ones have no future (exceptions are the wealthy and powerful movers and shakers)  VRF:  you’re right on, the decent ones  don’t stand a chance; voting is useless anyway so folks,  save your gas and stay home.

      15. SuzieQ

        Ron Paul is the only politician who can save America and save the world from the bankers who are the cause of all of today’s problems.  We need to back him 100%.  All the rest of the men and women who are expressing interest in the presidency (Palin, Trump, etc…) are phony and will provide more of the same garbage.  The world is headed toward complete chaos and enslavement, complements of the workers of iniquity. 

        Ron Paul for president.  Save America.  Save the world.  Ron Paul for president.

      16. c

        In the last election both candidates were approved and backed by the powers that be.
        The only way the American People can get a candidate that is not bought and paid for is to create a landslide event that can go against the bought network media, the mind dead followers, the bank money etc that will be thrown at this campaigne. They are sooo close to their beloved NWO so they won’t give up easlily. And it would be extreemly difficult to maintain that landslide event though out the entire campaigne.  It would require real news agencies like Fox and CNN to get onboard and give a huge amount of coverage to contradict the propaganda coverage that the big 3 networks would launch at this event. And it would take a heck of a lot of grace and prayers.

      17. Mike L

        @laura m.: The open borders is not the problem.  Lower wages in Mexico, China, India or Eastern Europe are not the problem.  Insanely high corporate tax is our problem here in America.  As it slowly crept up over the years, companies slowly crept out.  We have the highest or second highest corporate tax in the world.  Talk about motivation to go else where, most shareholders demand it so they can have greater profits.  I know as a shareholder I sure as hell do.  Just in my case my say as a shareholder is tiny so they rarely listen.
         
        Make the government run a balanced budget (oh look Ireland may have to borrow more money from the IMF to make interest payments this year, yeah that will help!) and lose most of our federal nanny state services, if individual states want them so be it.  All state/federal employees get a 401k just like the rest of us, the governments contribute no more then the AVERAGE of all businesses combined that contribute to their employees 401ks.  They also get a run of the mill health care plan, not the Cadillac thank you very much.  They can pay for that themselves.
         
        There is a good, sane start at least.  Yes corporations need to pay their share, but you’re not going to attract business with the highest tax rate available.  Even with the loop holes (which only a few massive companies actually benefit from) we’re still higher then the majority of countries.  Also too many regulations to keep businesses down doesn’t help either.  Rules should apply to ALL businesses not a select few.  And by no means am I defending the worthless big banks, blow them up.  Local banks are a different story since they didn’t get a bailout just the shaft.

      18. tekroanin

        NWO U.N. blue NAFTA DHS – COP KILLER
        Bye Bye American Pie…
        I shot and killed a NWO U.N. blue NAFTA DHS Cop with my .45 semi-auto black Glock today… a Disabled, Homeless, Cold and Hungry Veteran… I live by the river beneath a bridge… I deserve better than this… tsk, tsk, tsk…
        I had done my time… stood my watch upon the wall; a Guardian of Liberty… and after a fall… now a Stone Cold Cop Killer?  Running from the Ameri’kan Fascist Traitorous Law… why? why? why?
        The false NWO IMF homo druggy prostitute barry soetoro- a.k.a illegal president barack obama and AIPAC israeli jew controlled U.S. congress… stopped canceled my social security check the other day… on APRIL 8th, 2011… they broke america’s piggy bank… gave away the pennies to the banks and told me “sorry” none for you! You are Many! We are Few… MORE FOR US! None for You!
        I am a Disabled Veteran… I once Served My Country with Honor and Pride.
        I Murdered Killed a NWO U.N. blue NAFTA DHS Cop Today… why? why? why?
         I had robbed the local Korean corner store… while the radio on the shelf played “Bye Bye American Pie”…  I’d only pocketed a milk, hot pocket and a pie… ran by the Screaming Korean Clerk for the open sky… hopped on my ex Asshole Neighbor kids pink huffy bike… peddling in a crazed manic flight… hauling fast down the lane… making my one handed get away… thinking “bye bye american pie”… smiling in mirth… while with my other hand grabbing from my shirt, a half frozen Hot Pocket… then a crushed Moon Pie… shovin’ an munchin both in a hunger frenzy… my adrenaline and sugar high now kicking me into Over-Drive… I had gotten away … then I swore… “SHIT!”… it all dribbling down my beard… I thought to myself; I shoulda done like Ben Bernanke… acted like a greedy slimy Banker whore and taken more, more, more… for you see – IT’s ALL ABOUT ME! When I’m HUNGRY!
        Then down the way… my calves screaming in pain… I slowed down… a mistake… an A.P.B. an All Points Bulletin – had gone out – “All Patrols Be On The Look Out for a Crazed Bearded Hobo Bum, Riding a Stolen Hot Pink Huffy Bike Down Main Street!”; I’m screwed now… a NWO U.N. Blue NAFTA DHS Cop car pulled up behind, tires screeching… siren blaring , lights a twirling, screaming over the horn “PULL THE FUCK OVER!”
        At that time… I said to myself “Screw It!” an thought “I’m homeless cold and hungry”… this Asshole Cop isn’t gonna do me like “Rodney King”!… “The NWO U.N. IMF Greedy Banker Fuckers did this to me!”… “It is either Him or Me!” I skidded to a stop “swiiishhhh!”… planted my worn out combat boots upon the cool concrete of the street… reached into my sweat soiled pants waist… an pulled my cold heavy .45 Glock like slow dead weight… fingers numb… pointed and leveled it at the windshield of the NWO U.N. NAFTA blue Patrol Car… looking the Cop dead in the eye… I recognized him, he use to be nice to me, always smiling when we met on the street… Officer Friendly, now wearing NWO camo green Combat Gear, with U.N. sky blue Patches… once our neighborhood hero… here to “Protect and Serve”… now no more… now he is a DHS Federalized Thug… a NWO U.N. NAFTA blue Storm Trooper Whore… ordered by our illegal alien false president obama to “Punish and Enslave!”
        And while the innocent curious child side of me… kept asking… “why, why, why ?”… the newly found grown up tired Stone Cold Cop Killer in me… didn’t bat an eye… I aimed an pulled the trigger BLAM  BLAM BLAM 1,2,3… It was HIM or ME you MUST see… I emptied the entire clip right through the windshield… into the NWO U.N. blue NAFTA DHS Whore’s red screaming face!!!
        Empty inside… now that I had unleashed all my NWO New World Order – Bilderberg Debt Slave Hate!
        There I stood astride my stolen pink huffy steed… staring dead pan at the car’s brown vinyl covered rear seat, red blood, white bone chips and grey pink brain matter splattered over it. Staring through the shattered windshield and GAPING cavernous blood red hole that had been, Officer Friendly’s Red Raging New World Order U.N. blue NAFTA DHS Cop Face.
        There I stood… Humming to myself “BYE BYE AMERICAN PIE”… thinking “I’m still Hungry!”
         
        author after note:
        -Property of TekRoanin – final draft – a living work in progress – share with all pls – I encourage all Veterans to use this story poem as a template and tell us their own story – write their own and post on the web so they may be heard – dtp.
        { There are over 600,000 unemployed war trained experienced Homeless poor starving Veterans just like our “hero” above walking thru your yards and living in the woods of your neighborhoods!} Just think about that for a moment America… there are more Veterans joining our ranks every day from the Illegal NWO Global Domination Wars and Economic Debt Slave War here in America. JUST PAUSE THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE!  Scary???? Maybe a little.
        Wake up America, there are 1 million – 1,000,000 foreign troops and american traitor troops under the United Nations blue Flag, NAFTA blue Patch and IMF Bank Control right now; at this very moment here on American, Canadian and Mexican soil. Just waiting for our Illegal President Obama to call MARTIAL LAW! Upon which time they will crash the dollar, invade america and place you all; america under their U.N. NWO IMF military control. It’s either YOU or THEM!!! U.N. AGENDA 21 is here!!!
        NOW is the time to…
        Talk to family and friends…
        AMERICA IS A LIE owned controled by the family Rothschilds – The Bank Of England!
        YOU ARE NOT FREE! You are DEBT SLAVES!
        ARM UP STOCK UP PREPARE
        PREDITOR OR PREY THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
        And remember all US POLICE and SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS , NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ARE NOW FEDERALIZED UNDER FEMA, DHS, NAFTA -UNITED NATIONS blue CONTROL!
        They are not here to protect you! They are here to DisArm you – “Punish and Enslave!”
        To Force you all under their nwo one world IMF WORLD BANK government control – NWO Debt Slaves one and all!
        U.N. AGENDA 21 is here!
        … spread the word.
         

      19. ruralMOdad

        If anyone thinks there is a better option for president please advise.  This country is going down because we have 2 political parties that believe whole-heartedly in a welfare system…democrats have the moral inculpability of helping out the poor AND the big corporations, while the republicans believe in only helping out big corporations.  Ron Paul believes in no advantage to either group, which is exactly what this country needs.  As a scientist, I believe this country is in desperate need of natural selection from an economic perspective…I believe that is called capitalism.  The neo-cons and liberals are giving us the choice between emperialistic mercantilism (tax payer supported corporate domination and profits) or socialism (tax payer supported individual and corporate profits).  This is all at the expense of our middle class.  Neglecting our infrastructure (energy grid, transportation system and education) to benefit the wealthy is what third world countries do…

      20. Ryan

        RAND PAUL IS THE ONLY CHOICE! He is more polished than his dad, but didn’t fall far from the tree! Ron Paul is tainted…

      21. Grayfoxgreen

        Ron Paul looks like the best of what’s being made available by the PTB.Still,I wonder what he’s doing over at the FED.Haven’t heard much as of late(that just means the media hasn’t reported it)from him.Mr.”big Ears” looks less and less of a serious choice.now I begin to wonder if it matters at all who runs given that the Federal/State Debt “tsunami” is gaining speed and power as we post.I have to say I was wrong(yes,yours truly hoped for better)as to when the Worldwide Collapse will arrive and what form it will take.Sooner than 10-20 years to be sure.A lot sooner it seems.I just wonder if even the NWO will be to shape how it all goes down.Some things (like what happened in Japan)get beyond the control of even those created them to start with.
        Best to All
        GFG

      22. durango kidd

        Havok: Dylan Ratigan is not a dick. We need a lot more people in positions like his to speak the truth to the PTB, like he does. Have you ever heard any other MSM person call the “gangster banksters”, “gangster banksters”? Not me. He does!
         
        I advise you to watch his show for awhile before making a judgment like that about him. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
         
        Dylan Ratigan ROCKS!

      23. durango kidd

        Mike L: I understand what you are saying about the high corporate tax rates, but don’t believe the BIG BUSINESS lie. The stated tax rate for them is not the actual tax rate for corporations or GE would not have gotten away with paying no taxes last year.
         
        Open borders are a very serious problem for America. I suggest you read http://shtfillegalimmigration.blogspot.com for an insightful perspective of what Illegal immigration is doing to this country, who is behind it, and why. When you finish that. Start on the Illegal Immigration Links provided, especially the last one about the victims of Illegals.
         
        I think you will come away with a new perspective.

      24. JANE

        The last time Democrats proposed a budget with hundreds of millions of dollars in PORK SPENDING.  Judge Andrew  Napolitano, Foxnews analyst, interviewed Ron Paul, he said he already voted for the bill – WITH HUGE HUGE PORKS FOR LIBERALS.  But, the next day the Republican party was be able to stop that bill.
        .
        This time liberals will be promoting Ron Paul and Rand Paul (or even Michele Bachman) on its rival’s ticket, because they will be easy to defeat.
        .
        We did not hear anything from Ron Paul and Rand Paul when the Republican party (needed their help) was fighting about the “BUDGET CUTS FOR WASTE & FOREIGN AID.”  Why were they so quiet all that time?

        ______________________
         

        You see how difficult it is just to cut very little, and the government almost shut down.  And they are the ones who did all the spending and blaming Conservatives for not having the buget in control when Dems have majority – Dems control Senate House and the White House, and the Republican party controls the lower house.  
         

      25. Political Atheist

        I like Ratigan most of the time but this is ridiculous! Dr. Paul isn’t OBLIGATED to do anything. what a turd. What a shitty thing to say.

      26. durango kidd

        PA: I think Dylan was just trying to get Ron Paul to commit to running while on his show. Wouldn’t anyone want that coup? I mean, he could have just said, “Are you going to run for President?”
         
        Dylan is a savvy guy and one of the good guys looking out for Americans even if he isn’t wearing a white hat. I have watched this guy for years off and on and he knows his shit; not like the talking heads on the other shows. He is not a talking head.
         
        Putting it to Paul the way he did, I think put more pressure on Paul to commit. It didn’t work.

      27. JANE

        Folks, is this a stupid statement or what from Political Atheist …. “Dr. Paul isn’t OBLIGATED to do anything. what a turd. What a shitty thing to say.”

        Ron Paul has been paid a lot of money and benefits from your tax-dollars during his long career as a politician, during his 80 years of age. 

        And he never said thanks to you, to Mac or to me.  

      28. JANE

         “Edit the fed”, “Cutting foreign aid”, “ Destroying middle class by excessive printing and borrowing of money” – although they actually don’t print, they just notify the recipients of how much they will receive, these are not my slogans, but they are Ron Paul’s and Rand Paul’s.

        I just point them out and question them why.  Because the father and son team have been using them every time they’re campaigning. 
        _________________

        But when it comes to actually cut the budget, Ron Paul and Rand Paul just shut up.  That makes them opportunist and hypocrite. 

        _________________

        Paul has lost twice, once as a Libertarian and once as a Republican. The Donald said Ron Paul will loose and just take away the Republican Party’s votes. 

        Donald said he would never do that to the Republican party,
          Ron Paul will do this, just to serve this purpose. 


        Paul also told MSNBC that he accepts Obama’s internet birth certificate, and there should be no more drama about it.

        ~~

      29. Jonny V

        Jane, face up to the truth.  Obama WAS born in the USA, and Ron Paul (or his kid) is a lifelong politician, no different from anyone else.  The Ron/Rand team are in this for themselves and no one else.  All you die-hard republicans need to learn how to quit begging, it really doesn’t look good, at all.

      30. JANE

        Jonny V,  you seem unable to comprehend what you read.  I only responded to liberal’s insults, unless you are the one doing the insulting. 

        Regarding the birth certificate, Donald Trump and many others are questioning Obama’s birth location, you liberals need to prove it to the American people; not me.

        No one is begging, you guys are the ones who constantly sell agenda and are the ones who beg people to buy your BS. I have nothing to sell, as I said I was just responding to liberal’s insults .
        ______________________

        Here are the requirements which all candidates must meet before running for the highest office of this country:
        The President and Vice-President are elected every four years.
        1-     They must be native-born citizens of the United States (so the elected candidate does not sell The USA down the river.)


        2-     They must have been residents of the U.S. for at least 14 years.
        3-     They must be at least 35 years of age
        4- A person cannot be elected to a third term as President.

         

        Can you  write a check without a ID?
        Can you apply for a job without proving proof of who you are, and without providing all the real documents?
         

      31. Jonny V

        Jane, I’ve been fairly quiet around here lately, so it’s unlikely that it’s my insults you’re referring to.  Furthermore, I don’t really fit anyones’ descriptions of “liberal”, unless you count liberal doses of firearms, military service, and construction work.  

        You people with ultra hard right wing views (always bashing the “liberals”) are, in fact, begging, and it’s really sad.  It sounds pathetic.  On the one hand, you people get up here and talk about how there really is only one political party, and then you post up about how bad the “liberals” are.  It’s childish begging, pure and simple.

        Karen says I need Paxil.

        Donald Trump is a grandstanding idiot looking to rev up the ratings for his failing reality show that features a bunch of washed up idiots hawking cheap pizza on New York sidewalks.  He knows that Obama is in fact, a citizen, but that there are many thousands of sheet-wearing racists out there who will never accept him (because he’s black) and so he’s doing the “birther” routine and pretending to be thinking on running for president (fat chance).  Donald Trump is Ross Perot ‘lite’.  If he runs, Obama wins for sure.  DT knows less about foreign affairs and domestic policy than the average idiot posting up crap on YahooNews.  His very first interview with a real reporter will expose him as being even dumber than Sarah Palin.  His ass will be on the sidelines when the election season gets underway. 

        As for your last two questions, “yes” and “yes”.  You most certainly can write checks with no ID, and anyone can apply for a job with none.  I get beaners all the time acting like I’m from Mars because I want to see their SS card.  Then, they really freak when I call and check the number.  

        I’m doing my bit for king and country.

      32. JANE

        Here’s you’ve been bashing not just Trump, but also his wife and she is not running, and you know the things you said about them are not true:


        Jonny V  
        April 1st, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:
        “Trump picked Marla Maples for his 2nd wife, and now has some chick from the foreign mail order brides for his 3rd wife.

        Trump runs a marginally crappy reality show, is not a very good business man, and is not in any way qualified to be POTUS.”
        ___________________

        – Trump met his wife at a fashion show.

        – Trumps wife is not a mail order bride as you said,  “from the foreign mail order brides”.   She is a famous American model.

        – Trump’s shows have been sucessful through all these years.  He fired people and even famous celebrities from left to right. 

        ________________________________

        1.  How come all your  postings are bashing Republicans and accusing them of begging, and you’re telling me you are Republicans? hmmmm

        2.  You like Ron Paul, bashing the Republican party but he is still running as a Republican candidates.  And even switching from the Libertarian party to the Republican party … such a hypocrite.  That fits the definition of Conservative SHILL.  

        3.  Everybody knows the Republican party has plenty of Republican Shills, and Foxnews also has alot of Conservative Shills – Go Figure!!!

        .

      33. JANE

        I, myself NEVER have to prove who I am, it’s irrelevant.  Im not lying and going the attack mode, so I don’t have to go through a lengthy explanation to explain who I am.
        .
        You know Tom Hanks put on military uniform, and says he is a General.  And I’m an Admiral …..  LOL …. See how easy it is for a person to lie, when they want to? 

        I AM FOR THE PERSON WHO CAN WALK THE WALK, NOT FOR “SNAKE OIL salesman” or “PEAK OIL salesman.”  so don’t waste your time to convince me who you say you are, and who cares?
         

      34. Jonny V

        Jane; I never said I was a republican.  I don’t have any respect for either party.  The fact is that none of them are going to do what’s right for the American people, so why sit around pining for it?

        As far as Trump goes…..Well, he has made a fortune, lost a fortune, and made it back again.  That’s the end of the good news.  Bad news, he likes to dump his wives when the get a little older (just like Gingrich), and his show has had declining ratings for a couple years now.  Also, some of his former business associates (accountant types) are starting to come out, and that is really gonna look bad.  With the 16 hour days that filming TV shows require, the fact is that “the Donald” is not well informed on issues, he doesn’t have time to be.  What he most likely has are a bunch of staffers around him telling him what a great president he would be.  There is some cold water on the way.

        The fact is that Obama is a pants-pissing incompetent idiot just begging to be fired from his job.  The problem is that the republicans have yet to put up a good candidate.  Romney is their front runner.  Are you fucking serious?!  Romney?!  He let some other man berate his wife on a plane and sat there like a little pussy and said nothing.  Is this who you want? (I hope not anyway).

        There could be “a new burst of freedom” (stole that from Durango Kidd), but it won’t come from the republicans or the democrats or from ron paul either.

        Just to make you feel better, here are some hard words about “liberals”.  These fuckers in the O administration hired that bag of shit Tom Vilsack (from Monsanto) to run the USDA, and they’re going all out to get rid of organic food with the bill from that one liberal hosebag up in vermont or wherever.  I don’t want my food full of GMO’s or pesticides or any oil based fertilizers.  I hate the fact that these week-kneed fucks have failed to get spending under control or reduce our military adventures in the rest of the world.  We do not need to be the worlds policeman.  We do not need any more aircraft carriers and we don’t need to be sending out any more foreign aid to anyone (including Isreal).  

        Jonny V
        April 22nd, 2011 at 10:22 am
        Laura, GA Mom, SmkyMtnLady, and Nonanonymous, that was exactly my point.  There is no difference between Obama and Bush, or between Clarence Thomas and Sonja Sotomayor, or between Bohner and Pelosi.  It’s all a big shell game and every time one party gets voted out, it’s actually GOOD for them.  They’ll be voted right back in next time.
        Speaking as a former political candidate (also), I can say with good certainty that there are very few things in life that are as totally worthless as your vote.  Not because the vote itself is worthless, but because the only people who are going to get elected to any office above the level of Volunteer Fire Commission in this country are going to be fully sold out to the bankers and lobbyists as a prerequisite of getting elected.  You have no choice but to vote for someone who is already sold out.
        I saw the other day that Rand Paul has already filed for re-election for his six year office.  In previous threads on this board, I backed off of some criticism of Paul because others here thought he was sure to do the right thing.  It is now plainly apparent that he is nothing more than a career politician.  The sold-out label applies to him, his dad, and every elected “official” in this nation, period.  They are ALL equally worthless.

      35. Nick

        @GAmom: I’m sorry but you’re sorely mistaken. I’m twenty. I have supported Ron Paul for a long time, as with almost all of my friends, as well as all family in the military. I’ve never heard one young person say that he’s “too old.” I’m purely observing, but you’re making assumptions.

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