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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 02:07 PM Dec 2011

Still Freaking Out Over Ron Paul? Stop Hyperventilating Already and Put Some Goods on the Table [View all]

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In case you forgot, we've been here already. 2004 and the Democratic Party's version of Paul got fucked over by the Koch Brothers and their co-horts at CNN, and don't you worry, it'll happen again.

Paul strikes a chord in independent voters who are sick and freaking tired of our troops and resources being forced to scramble to control other parts of the world for the financial gains of the 1%.

Paul strikes a chord in people who are tired of talking about womens' rights, gay rights, minority rights, education reform, medical reform, this and that reform, and want the issue of our basic fucking democracy addressed and addressed now, while we still might have a national treasury to work with.

You don't need to worry about Ron Paul. You need to worry about independent voters who will stay home if we don't see light at the end of the tunnel.

What have you got to offer, DC?

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I hope you don't actually believe any of that shit. TheWraith Dec 2011 #1
Unrec. Why promote republicans here? FSogol Dec 2011 #2
Who's Promoting Paul? NashVegas Dec 2011 #17
It very carefully doesn't, but it does try to justify his views/followers (poorly) as reasonable. PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #19
Paul strikes a chord alright Cali_Democrat Dec 2011 #3
"the issue of our basic fucking democracy addressed and addressed now" arcane1 Dec 2011 #4
I second that question. What is Paul saying about "basic fucking democracy"? muriel_volestrangler Dec 2011 #23
Another Pro-Paul OP? MineralMan Dec 2011 #5
People who are tired of talking about women's rights, gay rights, minority rights...? peacebird Dec 2011 #6
A hearty unrec--and to quote EarlG, "Fuck Ron Paul." nt MADem Dec 2011 #7
Agreed. But not literally - he has spread his toxic DNA too far already LeftishBrit Dec 2011 #42
Sigh I have the same worries as well. But no one on the left seems willing to do what it will take Puregonzo1188 Dec 2011 #8
On One Hand NashVegas Dec 2011 #14
So why are DC Dems trying to shut it down? abelenkpe Dec 2011 #25
I'm not a DC Dem; I'm a Brit to the left of almost all Dems... LeftishBrit Dec 2011 #47
I don't recall Kucinich ever leading any of the polls in 2004 Hugabear Dec 2011 #9
Ron Paul is a racist, homophobic asshole. hifiguy Dec 2011 #10
ron paul was RIGHT... MarianJack Dec 2011 #11
Corporate rights over human rights is basic democracy? ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #12
Paul strikes a chord with the most selfish of our society. PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #13
aPaulogists! MarianJack Dec 2011 #15
But he strikes a chord with other people as well. People who should be (and are our allies). Puregonzo1188 Dec 2011 #32
I don't think they are ALL racists in the Montana Militia, I think some are deliberately ignorant. PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #36
I think you're confusing "hyperventilating" and "discussing". LanternWaste Dec 2011 #16
And They Are Wonderful, Glorious Wedge Issues NashVegas Dec 2011 #21
Ron Paul's constitutional claim is that fed Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid must be abolished muriel_volestrangler Dec 2011 #27
Still claiming you don't support him? UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2011 #39
It's surreal this far out from 2008. AtomicKitten Dec 2011 #49
Wow... Spazito Dec 2011 #18
WTF? Ohio Joe Dec 2011 #20
LIBERTY!* PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #22
You're really trying to compare Dean and Paul? Scootaloo Dec 2011 #24
Jesus Baldheaded Christ WilliamPitt Dec 2011 #26
To quote EarlG William769 Dec 2011 #28
Most Ron Paul supporters I've encountered Kermitt Gribble Dec 2011 #29
You're tired of talking about women, gay, and minority rights? frazzled Dec 2011 #30
If they are sick of talking about gay rights, they could just stop fighting them, it is they who Bluenorthwest Dec 2011 #31
bullshit OKNancy Dec 2011 #33
Sorry, No Sale. nt Old and In the Way Dec 2011 #34
The only people Paul strikes a chord with are the Birchers... Major Nikon Dec 2011 #35
Oh, jeez. Iggo Dec 2011 #37
I'm not freaking out over Ron Paul -- but I do not want to see his supporters on DU. moriah Dec 2011 #38
This is a Democratic website. JDPriestly Dec 2011 #40
How do you propose talking about "our basic fucking democracy" EFerrari Dec 2011 #41
bigotry and greed arely staircase Dec 2011 #52
Chomsky said it best: arely staircase Dec 2011 #43
.... spanone Dec 2011 #44
So women's rights, gay rights and minority rights aren't "basic fucking democracy"? marmar Dec 2011 #45
Poster Planted & Rotting. A-Schwarzenegger Dec 2011 #46
By that, you mean... WilliamPitt Dec 2011 #48
Something very like that. A-Schwarzenegger Dec 2011 #51
No, he's just pining for the fjords cthulu2016 Dec 2011 #53
EarlG put some goods on the table. A-Schwarzenegger Dec 2011 #54
Basic fucking democracy? LeftishBrit Dec 2011 #50
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