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Author Ramesh Ponnuru
Ron Paul-hater

It is possible that Paul will come in first in a fractured field in the Iowa caucuses: Those caucuses reward intensity of support, which he certainly has. The notion that he will be the Republican nominee is too absurd to spend a moment contemplating.

You can read this hopeless article if you weant. Better reading are the 300-plus comments that tell a different tale.

And here’s another gem.
This author says Iowa is worried sick that if Paul wins then their whole political system will be ruined. What is wrong with these people?

Paul poses an existential threat to the state’s cherished kick-off status, say these Republicans, because he has little chance to win the GOP nomination and would offer the best evidence yet that the caucuses reward candidates who are unrepresentative of the broader party.

This is hilarity at its best.



  1. Jeroen says:

    Ron Paul is just another populist douchebag, we have one here in the Netherlands too called Geert Wilders.

    • LibertyLover says:

      You obviously don’t know anything about our Constitution if you think he is a “populist.”

    • Rick says:

      I like Geert Wilders. Sometimes you just need somebody who is brave enough to tell the truth. He has to wear a bulletproof vest and sleep in different places every night to protect himself from the religion of peace.

  2. I gave $500 to his money bomb…pissing off some of my friends.

    I am war weary as well as statist weary.

    Paul is the antidote for both.

    • Badda bing says:

      There it is, the alfie kiss of death. Ron Paul is as good as dead. You know your going to end up voting for Romney. At this point he’s the only one with a snowballs chance.

      As a side note I did fine this little piece on Pauls economic plan.

      http://tinyurl.com/74hszuw

      • Calvin Coolidge did similar things, shut down a third of government, lowered taxes…it led to the roaring 20′s from a depression.

        Get government out of the way, stop them from stealing and wasting money, and the economy will take off.

        Freedom works every time its tried…and yes, many will get richer…many will become filthy rich…that’s the point.

        A lot better than we all become equally poor, all having poverty as our equal outcome…except the statists who distribute the wealth…they eat well and live large.

        • Tj-the former catholic says:

          Good plan. We’ll let organized crime run the cities instead of the government. Much more cost effective.

          • McCullough says:

            The point is government is now organized crime…where the hell have YOU been?

        • Badda bing says:

          It could be argued that Coolidge’s policies led to the great depression.

          That however was not the point of the post. The point of the post is that every candidate alfie has professed his love for has gone down faster then a crack whore after a ten dollar rock. Shall we list them, Trump, Bachman, Cain, Gingritch, and now Paul.

          Paul has as much chance of getting the nomination as Obama does of being nominated grand klucker of the local klan. While every one claims that Paul is being ignored in the media. This is the best thing for him. When placed in the spotlight what skeletons are going to pop out of his closet? How about those racist comments in his newsletter that he didn’t make? Ron Paul is not a politician. While most would claim this is a good thing, it won’t get him the nomination. The GOP will hold their nose for Romney simply because the rest are such total fuck ups. The end result will be that obama will get a second term as people will go with the devil they know instead of the one they don’t. Hey Romney may not be Obama, but he’s still Romney.

          • GregA says:

            Bada Bing, you called it exactly. And the Republican party will deserve what they get. They have allowed themselves to be hijacked by extremists — they need to either: (a) begin to govern through compromise (which has been the American way since the founding fathers) and move more to the center; or (b) accept that they won’t be governing much at all (except for being as obstructionist as they can).

            They were able to get away with a negotiating strategy of bringing the country to the brink what sane people view as disaster, but that only works once or twice, and I think they’ll find that continuing with that approach gets you voted out of office.

        • Chuck says:

          You offer a false choice: Either some become filthy rich or we all become poor. Another alternative (as valid as the ones you list) is that the rich stay rich, enterprising individuals still get rich, the middle class becomes secure again in its savings and jobs (and therefore resumes spending), the poor are given a leg up, the economy improves overall, oh, and the environment continues to be protected, consumer goods remain safe, and minorities still retain their freedoms.

  3. NewFormatSux says:

    We have a visit from Jeroen, an advocate of submitting to Islam.

  4. Rich says:

    Ron Paul could serve as the inspiration/mentor for a younger, more charismatic presidential candidate. HELLO- IT’S A TELEGRAM FROM MR. GET-A-CLUE GUY. I love him and would certainly vote for him. I swear to God, when did our presidential election process become a contest among identical, soulless mannequins?

  5. #148--bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    McCullough==somewhere up there you said “The point is government is now organized crime…where the hell have YOU been?” /// I must say that captures our situation quite well. Ha, ha. I’m still recognizing how naive I am. I just thought our gov was corrupt, evil, and self seeking. But organized!!! Yes, organized criminality.

    Where are the new G-Men to to put them all in jail?

    Kudo!

  6. Rick says:

    Big money likes its tax breaks. Ron Paul advocates eliminating all of them. No wonder Bloomberg has sent out its journalism hit men.