Originally posted by captainnotsoobvious
As I am sure many have said (I can't wade through more pages of delusional Paul stuff) there's no way in hell Kucinch would EVER do this as he
disagree with Paul MORE than he agrees with him.
The only place they really (sort of) agree is in foreign policy.
I am a Kucinich supporter and while I like Paul the best of the Republicans, he's clearly not electable (like Kucinich) and a bi-partisan candidacy
would be crush by BOTH the Republicans and the Dems.
I guess I support it, as it would guarantee Obama a win, and he's better than any of the options (including Paul, whose Libertarianism is pretty
dangerous, honestly), but it doesn't matter; Dennis wouldn't go anywhere near this. They differ on SO many things. So so so many.
12-1-2012 by captainnotsoobvious because: (no reason given)
I agree with Captainnotsoobvious completely, although we differ somewhat in our evalution of the two individuals (I hosted a fundraiser for Dr. Paul
the first time he ran for president in 1988
and have been a supporter of him ever since, while I think that Dennis Kucinich is a
crypto-socialist whose beliefs in things like "chem-trails" puts him firmly in the nut-bar side of reality).
Such an ill-advised pairing of the two men only serves to underscore the silliness of the "left-right" dichotomy that so many people buy into.
Dr. Paul, being a libertarian, believes in limited government and individual freedom.
Quite a few lefties (Mr. Kucinich is a prime example) believe in some
freedoms (especially lifestyle ones); and tend to abjure foreign
entanglements (especially inconvenient ones). But these same lefties have no problem with a big nosy government which will steal your money and your
right to arm yourself, make contracts and have control over your own property.
Quite a few righties (pick ninety percent of the Senate and House Republicans) also believe in some
freedoms (especially economic ones); but
these same righties have no problem with a big nosy government which will involve us in militaristic adventures and steal your right to medicate
yourself, have sex with whomever you wish, and protest peacefully in the streets.
Both the 'lefties' and the 'righties' (or, (as they like to style themselves, "progressives" and "conservatives") are both, underneath all the
blow-hard bluster, just two different sides of the same corporate fascist, welfare-warfare statist coin.
A Statist pig like Kucinich has more in common with other Statist pigs like Jim DeMint or Rick Santorum that he does with Dr. Paul. Paul believes in
personal freedom and liberty, period. The other individuals, when you get right down to it, both want a big nosy goverment to carry out their
disparate "left" and "right" agendas.
A pox on them both!