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Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government.
"We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things."
Mr. Paul, who is retiring after 12 terms in the House, said voters on Tuesday rejected Mitt Romney because he had opposed the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler....
The Republicans are never going to have a winning candidate in the future unless they stop prostituting themselves.
Bob Herbert wrote: I think the Republican Party is accurately defined as a party that looks out for the interests of the very wealthy. The Democratic Party less so, but I think they look out for the interests of the wealthy, too, before they look out for the interests of working Americans.
three weeks ago those prepared in new york we crazies. now they are wise givers of hope. 20 yrs ago ron paul was nuts. now we see he was a wise counselor offering sound judgement in a time of total irrationality
I knew we were finished back in the early 90s when I got my first job, which caused me to want to generously donate to charities as anonymously as possible, until certain family members read me the riot act regarding how much tax-refund money I'd lose if I didn't report all my giving to the IRS (!!!).
Here I was trying NOT to be like the pharisees of old, blowing the trumpet to announce their "generosity", while Uncle Sam was doing and continues to do his level best to try to get me to be like them. Tempting me with my own earnings.
Uncle Sam not only wants your money but also the "credit" for "helping you", Joe-citizen, to be more "generous" with your (or is it their?) money.
Marty wrote: Neil, His reduction of executive power would have been a huge change.
Maybe in areas of executive privilege, such as our current unconstitutional foreign wars, but a President cannot repeal laws w/o the consent of Congress. And it is the laws that are the primary problem.
Party shenanigans or not, Paul had no chance. Think about it: If by some miracle he *was* elected, he would've faced both Dem & Repub opposition to his ‚Äúextreme‚ÄĚ (i.e., Constitutional) ideas about shutting off the welfare spigot (some local Repub candidates accused Dems of threatening Medicare), & would've been checked at every turn by both the Supreme Court & Congress.
America's (& Europe's) epitaph: ‚ÄúGod gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.‚ÄĚ Rom. 1:28
Or for anyone impressed by classical pagans instead, ‚ÄúWhom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.‚ÄĚ
its a little late now, SA et al to play Ron Paul clips.
his vote was prevented at the republican convention.
then after the vote of the delegates and cohn's of the nation was denied, when they are told their vote doesn't count, then they are told its their vote that caused the prochoice, progaymarriage, proamericandetention, proeschatologicalforeignadventures, progovcoorporate merger candidate to not be elected.
those with biblical understanding refused to lead.