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During a campaign stop in Concord late last month, Paul was asked for his thoughts about Occupy Wall Street. Unlike other GOP candidates who have denigrated the protestors, including Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann, Paul defended the movement and attacked those who used ad hominem attacks against it. “In many ways, it’s a very healthy movement,” said the Texas congressman. He went on to push back against absurd criticisms of the movement: “I’m not one to say, ‘why don’t you get a bath and go get a job and quit crybabying.’ I don’t like that at all.”
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by links234
You describe yourself as an American Socialist. Why are you for Ron Paul? Oil and water don't mix?
Is it possible your supporting him because you think Obama can beat him easier than the others?
Or is the term "American Socialist" below your name satire?
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
It's funny how people ridicule RP for taking a non-interventionist, anti-war, anti-bureaucratic, pro-freedom stance on the issues, but even some of his own supporters will join in on the ridicule when it comes to OWS.
RP is being consistent in his view of freedom and how the people are allowed to assert that right. Just because RP does not perpetuate the "dirty-hippies poopin' in public" rhetoric does not mean his agenda of personal rights and freedom is any less effective.
Clearly, some people need to re-evaluate precisely why they support RP, and apply that to their ideology.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
If Dr Paul is trying to break out of the shadows for the majority of the public he needs to vote for him, I can think of better ways to do it. It's crazy statements like this that have put him in the obscure position he's in. Things like this...and disbanding the FBI...or abandoning every ally we have in th world with a full withdrawal of all forces from overseas peacetime garrisons. There may be something to each of those points he's made...but the way he says it. Wow... He could suggest the most logical thing in the world, but there are days Ron Paul's method of delivery would hav the most ardent supporter of whatever the idea may be, questioning their own backing after a comment from him.
C'mon Ron..The nation needs ya. Please engage brain before mouth. The public just won't give the time of day unless the statements make sense to the MAJORITY that win an election..not the minority that make him feel loved.
edit on 5-12-2011 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction.
Originally posted by The Old American
He's not going to lie. He's going to live day to day with the integrity he has, and not kowtow to the GOP party line. He will always speak from the heart, and he will always speak truthfully. If it torpedoes his candidacy, then shame on America for not listening to reason.