reply to post by The X
Ooo Oooh!! Please go f**k yourself!!
Sorry, I've always loved hangman. That is all.
Seriously, though, comparing Ron Paul and Barack Obama is like apples and oranges. They have a few general similarities, but a wise man once said
"You shall know a tree by its fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit".
I like Ron Paul's fruit. And his fruit is always the same. I knew Obama's was rotten before the election...it changed, depending on what kind of
fruit Obama thought the people might like to taste.
And you speak of complicity - I would much rather people pay attention and find actual consistent and right-thinking politician to try to get into
positions of authority so they can try to turn the ship from its course, instead of these awakened souls just saying "Oh well, we can't do anything
about it" and letting the mainline politicians and old guard voters continue empowering the same old garbage we've been getting.
You think the problem's going to get better in any way, shape, or form if you simply stand aside and let them keep electing Bushes, Johnsons, and
Clinton types? No - but this is definitely exactly who you will likely end up with if you stand apart and let them carry on as they have.
In Paul, we have a potential game changer - someone who has shown himself to stand outside and against much of these problems (like Gravel, Kucinich,
and Nader - but they support heavy-handed government when it suits their pet projects...don't recognize proper limits), who, as far as we can tell
aside from being suspect just for the sake of such, actually is as disgusted with these things as we are, and wants a chance to change them - after
trying to do so for some time in congress.
When there is something worth TRYING to fight for, then fight I will. And in this fight, doing what you seem to be advocating is the surest way to
end up with what you say we should be expecting.
Just let it happen, without trying? Seriously? Think about it this way - all the people who pushed for Obama, sure, they got tricked...but would you
rather have had Mccain? Granted, we still ended up with evil, but in that split, I think we likely got the lesser.
Now imagine if that choice was between Obama and Paul, and Paul won - what, exactly, would you not like about a Paul presidency (especially compared
to any alternatives we have available) since his record runs laps around Obama's? Do you know enough about his platform and views on the issues to
have thoughts here?