posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 10:50 AM
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by Flatfish
How many crazy assed Texas politicians does this nation have to elect as POTUS before they realize that they're scraping the bottom of the
barrel in doing so?
Your only criticism of Ron Paul is that he comes from Texas.
I find that extremely childish and especially coming from another Texan..
Apparently, you have a deficit problem when it comes to comprehending the material you read. Either that or you just don't read things in their
entirety. I clearly stated two very obvious objections that I had to Ron Paul's positions regarding discrimination and Medicare in my post. Did you
not read them or did you just choose to ignore them?
Furthermore, unlike those who associate themselves with the republican party, I do not adhere to the practice of not opposing someone's views just
because they happen to claim allegiance to the same political party as I do or because they happen to come from my state. IMO, that type of blind
loyalty is only effective when utilized in sporting events and children's games. It should play no part when it comes to determining what is best
for this country.
The last good thing that I can remember coming from a POTUS out of Texas would be the signing of the Civil Rights Act by LBJ. On the other hand, LBJ
also lied about the Gulf of Tonkin incident and in doing so, escalated our involvement in the Viet Nam war which eventually cost us the lives of
58,000 young Americans.
I'm not saying that Ron Paul doesn't have some good ideas, ( a rarity among right wing conservatives) but the fact that some of his positions are
extremely repressive, IMO it will surely prevent him from garnering the votes necessary to become POTUS, including mine.