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Galraedia

(5,032 posts)
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 03:53 PM Jan 2012

Ron Paul And His Insane Supporters Get Skewered By Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann took Ron Paul and his crazy supporters who put out a bizarre racist video about Jon Huntsman to task in his Worst Persons segment.

Here is the video from Current TV:

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/worst-persons-ron-paul-joe-arpaio-and-new-hampshire-state-reps-kingsbury-twombly-and-vita

Olbermann said, “They’ve decided to attack the real threat to Congressman Paul’s chances in the New Hampshire primary former governor former ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman by implying he is an agent of the Chinese government. Seriously, like the movie they call their video Manchurian candidate.” After showing an edited form of the video, Olbermann said, “He has a daughter adopted from China, and another adopted from India. Ron Paul has Rand. And Ron Paul’s making fun of Huntsman’s kids?”

Read more: http://www.politicususa.com/en/ron-paul-keith-olbermann

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DevonRex

(22,541 posts)
3. Some things he says can sound
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 04:29 PM
Jan 2012

appealing until a person understands that worldview. We should work to make that clear so that the innocents and ill-informed aren't sucked in.

Truthfully, the fact that he's a republican was enough for me to be against him. I expected him to be racist and I expected him not to like social programs. I even expected a degree of homophobia.

What I didn't expect was the extreme degree of his homophobia. It shocked me to my toes. And it made me realize that he is no ordinary republican bigot. He is evil but he wraps it up in a sweet sounding quiet voice. I don't believe he didn't know that the minister on his website is for the death penalty for LGBTs. Yesterday a blogger posted his antismitic statements. We are now into Third Reich territory, with gays and jews being the targets once again.

Galraedia

(5,032 posts)
4. Ron Paul likes to hide behind his so-called "libertarian" beliefs.
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 04:39 PM
Jan 2012

Ron Paul is a State’s Rights activist. He is not a Libertarian, atleast not in the classical sense. It’s not so much that Ron Paul is against laws that limit liberty, It’s just that he is against the federal government making those laws. He implicitly supports laws that limit liberty, but hides behind the guise of State’s rights to absolve himself of any ideological or moral responsibility. For example, he doesn’t have an issue with banning same sex marriage at the state level, although this is a basic violation of an individual’s right to enter into contract with another individual. Another example is the Drug Laws. It’s not so much that Paul is opposed to drug laws on principle; he is just opposed to drug laws at the federal level. But if MS for example decided to give people 10 yr prison sentences for the first possession of a dime bag of weed, Ron Paul would support that decision.

Ron Paul has pushed for a bill to reduce the power of the federal courts in interpreting religious rights. He believes the separation of church and state only applies to at the federal level – specifically to congress. Therefore if the state of Texas wanted to adopt an official religion or ban certain religions or teach religion at state schools, it is within their right to do so as a state. His “We the people” act” was aimed at reducing the power of the federal government in matters of religion, sexual orientation and marriage.

Ron Paul has done a great job of hiding behind libertarian rhetoric and has fooled a lot of people. But the more you examine his philosophy, the more you realize that he doesn’t really advocate for liberty or to get the government off our backs, he just wants to transfer the power of the federal government to the states.

 

NSojac

(19 posts)
5. "the fact that he's a republican was enough for me to be against him"
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 04:43 PM
Jan 2012

I think that much is evident, Devon.

UTUSN

(70,883 posts)
8. R#12 & K for, if Keith is on the outs with Current/GORE as the gossip goes, might as well
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 04:58 PM
Jan 2012

support him while he's still around.

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