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Ron Paul Can't Win - So STOP Posting About Him!

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November 14, 2011 – Comments (29)

That said, Ron Paul will NOT get the Republican nomination, for the following reasons:

1) In a system where MONEY=DEBT (remove debt and our economy collapses), no one wants to think about changing the system.

2) No one wants to be told they're wrong.  Attacking Iraq, drone strikes in Yemen/Pakistan and the "they hate us because we're free" mentaility will not accept that we are the bad guys.

3) The Constitution is old, and relying on the wisdom of the Founding Fathers who didn't have to deal with Al-Qaeda or the lack of health care isn't good enough for Americans.  Americans now believe inventions are human rights (like new drugs and laser surgery) and are genuinely worried about terrorists killing Americans (whereby the Founding Fathers did NOT have to worry about British troops burning and occupying our capital in 1812, because that never happened and if it did happen, let's just forget that fact and move on).

4) Drugs are bad (except for the one's your doctor prescribes and Rush Limbaugh gets addicted to).  Stopping the drug war would basically be telling our children to take drugs.  Could you imagine if the most lethal drug known to man (marijuana) was legalized what it could do to the fabric of society?  Only a drunk would legalize marijuana.

5) Freedom doesn't work.  Dumb people make bad decisions, like signing a baloon mortgage contract, or DUMBER actually giving someone a $750,000 mortgage who can't pay it back.  The free market would have destroyed the stupid bankers and we need stupid bankers to make point #1 work (Money = Debt)

6) Obese people can not vote for someone who would tell private insurance company's they can charge more for obese customers.  You're basically ignoring 1/3 of the American electorate. 

It's true I'm a huge Ron Paul supporter, in spirit and donations, but look at the facts I outlined above and ask yourself - Why would anyone vote for such a man?  I can't think of one good reason.

29 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM, BroadwayDan (98.27) wrote:

6) Obese people can not vote for someone who would tell private insurance company's they can charge more for obese customers.  You're basically ignoring 1/3 of the American electorate. 

This is appalling. Can you verify this one for me? Thanks. Great post. 

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#2) On November 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM, FreeMarkets (90.30) wrote:

Verify what?  That 1/3 of America is obese or that private insurance company's would love to charge more money to a 45 yr old 350 lb male than to a 23 yr old fit woman?

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#3) On November 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM, EnigmaDude (82.91) wrote:

"the most lethal drug known to man" LOL!  You must have been stoned when you wrote that!

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#4) On November 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM, TheDumbMoney (53.33) wrote:

FreeMarkets,

Now YOU are part of the consipiracy to silence Ron Paul!!!

"David in Qatar"

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#5) On November 14, 2011 at 11:43 AM, buffalonate (94.75) wrote:

The funny thing about Ron Paul is that he is right but if we followed his guidance we would be screwed.  He wanted to end the fed.  If we do that then there is no one left to buy our bonds and the yield skyrockets and we default.  Is that what he wants?  We could balance the budget but who actually believes Washington could work together enough to do that.

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#6) On November 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Ron Paul doesn't sleep. He waits.

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#7) On November 14, 2011 at 11:48 AM, PeteysTired (< 20) wrote:

I heard Ron Paul is 7ft tall and fire flows from his finger tips :) 

buffalonate

The treasury doesn't need to make bonds.  We should just be honest and call it printing money.

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#8) On November 14, 2011 at 11:48 AM, FreeMarkets (90.30) wrote:

"If we do that then there is no one left to buy our bonds and the yield skyrockets and we default.  Is that what he wants?"

Ron Paul does not believe in ending the FED on Day 1 of the Presidency.  He would work on a new currency (probably gold based) and once that was in place, he would have the FED send a digital payment to all our creditors, then end that system (essentially screwing those creditors).

Personally, I'm not a fan of a commodity based currency, I'd rather see a Constitutional Amendment limiting the amount of TOTAL dollars in circulation (M3) based on the Census population.

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#9) On November 14, 2011 at 11:49 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

It's funny that someone calling himself *FreeMarkets* has such a dislike of Ron Paul.

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#10) On November 14, 2011 at 11:57 AM, BroadwayDan (98.27) wrote:

FM - my question was does Obamacare make it illegal for insurers to charge more for fatasses?

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#11) On November 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Ron Paul can get Blackjack with just one card.

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#12) On November 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM, FreeMarkets (90.30) wrote:

TheMiracleDJR "my question was does Obamacare make it illegal for insurers to charge more for fatasses?"

Richard Nixon's 1972 HMO Act made it illegal to charge more for obese people.  I don't believe that charging more if someone is obese would make the country thin, but I do believe that a good percentage of obese people (~20%) would see a line item each month taking an extra $250 as incentive to get to a healthier weight.

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#13) On November 14, 2011 at 12:11 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

 Even Ron Paul's enemy’s list him as there emergency contact.

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#14) On November 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM, TheDumbMoney (53.33) wrote:

FreeMarkets,

I 100% agree with you.  Charge the fatties more.  Seriously.

Best,

DTAF

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#15) On November 14, 2011 at 12:17 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

You're basically ignoring 1/3 of the American electorate. 

I've only been back in the States for a month, but I think you're being generous. I'd say more like 2/3rds, but I could just be a snob.

It's only a conspiracy theory if you don't agree (or are uninformed).

David

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#16) On November 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Oklahoma10 (< 20) wrote:

What kind of forum is this to go on and on about Ron Paul.  Are there just teenagers here?

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#17) On November 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Obesity is not always cured by force of will alone. Depending on the person it may take a something like a drug treatment program followed with a AA style support structure to help keep the weight off.

 

Amendment to #13:

Even Ron Paul's enemy’s list him as their emergency contact.

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#18) On November 14, 2011 at 12:27 PM, outoffocus (23.24) wrote:

Cato is cracking me up.  But anyway +1 rec.

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#19) On November 14, 2011 at 12:28 PM, FreeMarkets (90.30) wrote:

dumberthanafool - I actually heard on NPR this morning, a woman saying she felt she was 'voluptious', not overweight.  You have to listen to the story, it's not in the text.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/11/14/142255024/why-doctors-and-patients-talk-around-our-growing-waistlines

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#20) On November 14, 2011 at 12:36 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Ron Paul takes his salad dressing right on the salad, so there is no going back.

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#21) On November 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM, BillyTG (29.18) wrote:

FreeMarkets, this is the most depressing thing I've read this month. I agree with all.

People are stupid. People want to be manipulated into a fantasy. They will knowingly vote for confirmed psychopathic liars so long as those liars do it convincingly and come with nice hair and appealing styles. Our country is doomed. It will collapse from debt. Not just financial debt, but debt of health, debt of independence, debt of intelligence. No society can survive very long on this much fat stupidity.

Those of you who didn't know how fat the US is...Shame on you. WAKE UP!  The US is approximately 1/3 obese and 1/3 more overweight. We are a bunch of fat asses. The rest of the world is following our lead as we export not only inflation and corruption, but also genetically modified food that makes people fat.  It's positively disgusting and your continued support of our credit based, welfare system makes it worse, but that's for another post. CDC Map of fat Americans

FreeMarkets, some people believe that Ron Paul is "getting the message out there" by running. Some believe he is putting out healing ideas the country will need when it collapses/revolts, be it in 2012 or 2022. Some believe that he is setting the platform for his son's winning 2016 presidential campaign...

Ron Paul will be my selection for President, whether he's on the ballot or not. I will continue to support him and his ideas because it's the right thing to do. Shame on every single person who doesn't believe in liberty or who votes for a known corrupt liar, which is the rest of the candidates.

+1

 

 

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#22) On November 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM, mm5525 (< 20) wrote:

Great clip, BillyTG!

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#23) On November 14, 2011 at 2:02 PM, motleyanimal (60.08) wrote:

A few years back I recall Larry Kudlow lammenting that his show has become more political in content because Washington is now more important then Wall Street.

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#24) On November 14, 2011 at 3:58 PM, TDRH (99.52) wrote:

+ 1 for the post, but more importantly for catoismymotor's contribution;

"Even Ron Paul's enemy’s list him as their emergency contact."

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#25) On November 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM, smartmuffin (< 20) wrote:

If the media spent HALF the time actually discussing Ron Paul's positions on the issues as they did discussing how he couldn't possibly win, he'd have already won.

 It's a self-fufilling prophecy, and you really shouldn't do it, even if you're just joking or whatever.  I honestly know people who have NO complaint against Ron Paul but won't support him because "he can't win."

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#26) On November 15, 2011 at 2:15 AM, FleaBagger (28.28) wrote:

Cato - 

One more time: ...Ron Paul's enemies, etc. 

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#27) On November 15, 2011 at 9:17 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

FB,

Thanks. I had been up all night with the bambino. That made for excess typos and snark.

-Cato

P.S. - Ron Paul: Alien abductors have asked him, to probe them.

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#28) On November 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

He can't win. Unless he does :)

Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are in a dead heat as the top choices for Iowans likely to attend the Jan. 3 Republican presidential caucuses.

A Bloomberg News poll shows Cain at 20 percent, Paul at 19 percent, Romney at 18 percent and Gingrich at 17 percent among the likely attendees with the caucuses that start the nominating contests seven weeks away.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-15/romney-two-way-race-is-now-four-way-republican-dead-heat-in-iowa-caucuses.html

Beautiful

David

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#29) On November 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM, kirkydu (93.84) wrote:

hey Freemarkets

you do what with 23 year old fit women?

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