posted on May, 14 2012 @ 03:46 PM
Originally posted by tehdouglas
...I know we have plenty of Paul fans and haters here so take it for what its worth...[emphasis added]
I would just like to point out the stilted perspective of the OP. There are Ron Paul fans and then those of us who think Mr Paul is never going to be
President but is a useful gadfly & critic are characterized as haters.
I don't hate Mr Paul. I think he is a professional politician with a schtick that is particularly appealing to libertarians and conspiracy theorists.
But I am amazed at the lack of critical perspective focused on the man particularly at a site devoted to denying ignorance .
Mr Paul has been in Congress for years. It is often noted that he votes NO on bills that libertarians feel perturb or break the constitution or just
restrict liberty. But no one ever seems to comment on his blatant inability to PUT TOGETHER MAJORITIES for the things he believes in. Majority votes
are what move bills and what will be needed to set things aright. Brave solitary stands are heroic, romantic and Galtian as hell but they do not bring
Mr Paul has as a member of the House of Representatives been in the perfect place to make the sort of change he favors happen. The House is where all
tax bills must start. He could be the force behind what most of you would call the Fair Tax. He could be the force behind legislation closing those
DOD bases abroad. But he just has not been a leader on these issues. Why not?
Well, Mr Paul does not seem to be capable of compromise. He will not vote for the bills of other members that violate his principles or positions and
so has no hope of ever winning their votes for his. He just does not horse trade and as much as you may not like it that is
So when I say Mr. Paul would not be an effective President of the United States, it is not based on hate but on looking at his ineffective service in
the House of Representatives where he has been a loner not a leader.