Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ron Paul Sets One-Day GOP Fundraising Record

Not bad for a guy who has "no shot."

Who knows?

13 comments:

gappingandyapping said...

Too bad he is so Anti-War or I would vote for his free market ideas. But then again I might be living under a veil or some shit like that.

Dinosaur Trader said...

We should be out of Iraq and really protecting our borders.

Think about all the money we shelled out to go blow shit up over there while thousands of illegals are crossing our border HERE everyday.

I like Paul... he's an independent thinker and that's what we need now more than any party-line-toeing Democrat OR Republican.

However, I don't dispute the fact that you may, indeed, be living under a veil soon.

-DT

Flatwallet said...

He's so Anti-war. Is that so bad? I recommend that everyone vote for him. He had the balls to take that fake Gulliani head on. That hacks claim to fame is 9/11. I'm sorry but if you were the mayor of NY City with half a brain and the entire world willing to help you out and the fed government taking it so seriously, how could you fuck it up?

I think all the candidates are political hack except for Paul. He's the only one who has the balls to say the truth and provide a solution.

It's really time to change course in this country. No more special interests, we need to take care of our business and ensure our longevity through peaceful means.

tapeworm said...

i'm not sure what the fascination is with this drag queen becoming president

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.crossdressing.pl/pics/pic_rupaul2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.crossdressing.pl/main.php%3Flv3_id%3D197%26lv1_id%3D2%26lv2_id%3D49%26lang%3Dpl&h=263&w=300&sz=63&tbnid=LcKDYxc_-4FBHM:&tbnh=102&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dru%2Bpaul%26um%3D1&start=2&ei=08oxR9iMPIn2gQTlxfWiAQ&sig2=_LlKBv5XBiks-3SNxpiADw&sa=X&oi=images&ct=image&cd=2

UWSvamp said...

Has anyone bothered to actually read his stance on issues other than the Iraq war? This guy's a little scary - wants to repeal the Brady Handgun Act, doesn't want to renew the ban on assault weapons, doesn't think abortions are ever medically necessary. His vague ramblings on immigration also sound a little too much like the anti-immigrant hate speech that has been so prevalent since 9/11.

The guy is creepy. Next, please.

Dinosaur Trader said...

uws,

I'll take a principled lunatic over the double-speak we've been getting for the last 20 years.

We need some type of change. Who else is worth voting for? They're all liars! At least RP seems honest, even if some of his positions are wacked. None of his crazier shit would get past the Congress.

Meanwhile, I have to find out where he stands on the environment... it's still early. Lots to learn. I haven't endorsed any candidate yet, although CNN calls me every day to ask...

-DT

Flatwallet said...

Yes we have bothered. How about your current congress and administration letting the ban lapse back in 2004 and not renewing it. So If the ban is not in place currently, what difference does it make.

Assault weapons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_assault_weapons_ban

Brady Handgun Act:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_Campaign

These laws are so porous, we might as well not have any of these laws. Don't get me wrong. I don't think we should be allowed own guns in general. However, this country has much bigger issues and if those aren't take care off then people owning hand guns will be the least of our problems.

Lets consider these issue;

Free Trade: anything but free, we have lost a ton of really good jobs because of these agreements. Not to mention the intellectual capital which spurs innovation. In addition stuff from China gets taxed at 7% while our stuff gets taxed over there at 30 - 40%. Hmm free for who.

Big Government: Nothing work over there any way. Why have many of these offices that don't work.

Bottom line we need to fix our problems and mind our business.

UWSvamp said...

Right, he says no big government and says he values personal freedoms...except when it comes to a woman's right to choose. Let's just worry about our problems - fuck the rest of the world. Except, we live in a global economy and we need to work with our neighbors. Don't get me wrong - I hate NAFTA & CAFTA and many of the other free trade agreements - beyond what they've done to the U.S. economy, they've caused massive economic disruptions in Central and South America. I don't believe that the answer is to build a 700-mile long double fence, as RP wants to do, and literally block ourselves off from our neighbors. Are we going to build a wall along the Canadian border, too?

Oh, and on guns - yes, our current laws are porous, but RP blames the rash of school shootings on the fact that people lack handguns to protect themselves - it's on his website.

Dr. "I've delivered 4,000 babies" may have a few good ideas, but not enough to overlook his faults.

Dinosaur Trader said...

UWSVamp,

Like I've said, I haven't yet "endorsed" Ron Paul. But listen, a wall is already being built! And it's the weak, lame democrats who approved it! A wall is a big waste of money, as thousands of illegal immigrants go straight through our border crossings every day. It's silly.

I'm personally tired of driving around and seeing scads of young guys from South America looking for work... they don't belong here. If they are here legally, then "Welcome to America" if not, go home.

As for his views on abortion, I don't agree with them, and neither do I agree with his views on gun control. That said, I agree 100% with his stance on Iraq, he's one of the few who haven't wavered. That means a lot this election cycle.

And the sad fact is, the Democrats suck. There's no leadership there. They are weak idiots.

Who are you supporting?

-DT

UWSvamp said...

At this point, I'm not supporting anyone - I'm not thrilled with any of the choices.

I'd rather see scads of illegals looking for work than scads of legals sitting on the street corners drinking beer all day and then returning to their subsidized housing at night, which is what I see all day, everyday. Send a truck into the city to pick up all these lazy people who ask for handouts on the corners and on the trains - see if they'd be willing to cut grass or paint houses for $$...somehow, I doubt it.

I like that RP distinguishes current immigrants from our immigrant forefathers by saying that the forefathers were "legal" because "they had no place else to go". Immigrants today do? I guess their lives wherever they're from must have been fantastic - no wonder they risk life and limb to get here so that they can bust their butts for less than minimum wage and send money to their loved ones back home. Now it all makes sense!

We need real immigration reform, not walls and fences. Yeah, the dems sucked and still do, but that doesn't mean I'm going to settle for a gun-toting xenophobe.

Dinosaur Trader said...

I don't think that just because there are "lazy legals" doing nothing that we should welcome "hard working illegals" with open arms.

Also, my grandparents entered this country legally... in fact, none of the people I grew up with entered this country illegally. I think the flood of "illegals" is a somewhat new phenomenon. I could be wrong... you tell me.

And like I said, I'm against the whole "fence" idea. I think it's silly.

I wish we had never invaded Iraq and instead focused on the borders here. We could have also given everyone health insurance and doubled our teacher's salaries with the money we've blown over there... it's depressing to think about.

Instead, we're blowing tax money over there and blowing more tax money on illegals here.

-DT

Owen said...

I'm with ya DT.

RP is the least shitty choice at this point. Voting for anyone else is voting for more of the same. He's is the closest we've had to a libertarian candidate with an actual chance. Yeah he doesn't agree with abortion, but he's not about banning it at the federal level either. He's a huge proponent of states rights and the constitution as written. Thats more than we can say for Bush(domestic wiretaps anyone?)

They call him Dr. No, because that's how he votes. It's what this country needs, at least for a time. Someone who will get rid of some of the bullshit rather than just stack it up higher. Ever notice that the solution is never less laws?

Flatwallet said...

Amen Owen...Amen