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Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Schadenfreude from a Ron Paul libertarian
LewRockwell.com blogger Ryan W. McMaken has a post up entitled "Note to turncoat former Ron Paul delegates." It goes like this:
To you Ron Paul national delegates who switched your votes to McCain at the national convention:
Are you glad now that you voted for the Big Loser McCain? How's that working out for you?
To all of you Ron Paul delegates at all levels who endured incredible abuse at the hands of the GOP:
The Party is a joke. You were right. They were wrong.
Rubbing it in. Expect a lot more of this, big government Republicans.
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But will it make a difference?
Posted by: Janet | 2008-11-05 5:12:07 AM
As a non-big government Republican I am disappointed in the GOP's recent slide into decadence. It is surely not the Republican party of the Contract with America of 1994. Still, what can we do? There isn't a third party in the States that can make a difference, practically speaking. And Ron Paul needs to learn to focus, anyway. Making the Civil War a campaign issue is 2008 is just dumb, and turns off GOPers who might be more open to him otherwise.
Posted by: Charles Martin Cosgriff | 2008-11-05 9:19:41 AM
Ron Paul does need to learn to focus, Charles, and he is not mainstream enough to lead the Republicans to victory -- but he does have a constituency of non-traditional Republican voters who would have voted for the party had Paul been treated with respect and his ideas, at least some of his ideas, adopted.
Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-11-05 11:02:06 AM
And I see once again Ron Paul is on the air today with his good friend: nutbar extreme Alex Jones.
Posted by: no twoof for you | 2008-11-05 2:37:36 PM
I'll agree with you, Matthew, that Dr. Paul should have been treated better, and some of his ideas need to be at least discussed. Sadly, I think we're either beyond the day, or far from the next day, when openness to them can be expected. I say that with no little regret, because I really, really wanted to support him and simply couldn't.
Posted by: Charles Martin Cosgriff | 2008-11-05 6:50:29 PM
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