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Friday, September 5, 2008

The Vet that Heckled McCain During His Acceptance Speech?

posted by on September 5 at 9:29 AM

He was a radical righty and not, as he was no doubt described on FIX News, a radical lefty

Well Iíve been a Ron Paul supporter since the beginning of this campaign. Since before this campaign started, actually, Iíve been a fan of Paul. So Iíve got a lot of friends in the Ron Paul crowd. And heís got a lot of delegates in there. More than the Republican Party is willing to admit. And the fact that I got into there is proof of that. One of Paulís alternate delegates got me a guest pass.

He plans to vote for Bob Barr in November.

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He plans to vote for Bob Barr in November.


Posted by Mike in MO | September 5, 2008 9:39 AM

Love it! Dissent is essential to an honest government, and this guy got the point across.

Posted by P to the J | September 5, 2008 10:03 AM

Ron Paul is basically a libertarian, which would make his supporters economic righties but (rather extreme) social lefties.

But you knew that.

Posted by w7ngman | September 5, 2008 10:15 AM

@3: That's why I always liked the libertarian political plane; it describes things so much better than the virtually useless left/right spectrum.

Posted by Greg | September 5, 2008 10:26 AM

' What the Republican Party is doing with their take on the war in Iraq is spinning it in such a way that itís about victory or defeat. But they canít face up to the fact that you canít win an occupation. In an occupation, everybody loses. What weíre calling for is an immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces in Iraq.'
bob barr excepted, we accept him one of us..
we accept him , one of us.

Posted by reverend dr dj riz | September 5, 2008 11:01 AM

All former GOP conservatives should vote for Bob Barr.

Noone in their right mind would vote for McSame after eight years of failure and 38 years of his being a DC insider, a beltway patriarch.

Even if Obama is a better choice for the nation ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 5, 2008 11:07 AM

They're not actually social "lefties" though. They should be, but they're not.

Posted by Captain Jack | September 5, 2008 12:33 PM

That construction? It's getting old.

Posted by Your blog, right? | September 5, 2008 1:22 PM

Ron Paul is great. He's the only one who calls the Fed, big money, and big oil to task.
Only one.

Democrats=Republicans. 1st one steals with big government, second one with big business.

Posted by GK | September 5, 2008 3:41 PM

#9? In a libertarian world, big business would not only be just as bad as today, but even worse. There'd be NO constraints on big business.

I don't mind a libertarian argument, but that's it's somehow anti-business is just too bizarre to let sit there.

Posted by DF | September 5, 2008 5:09 PM

@10 Not necessarily. I don't speak for all libertarians, but it's in-line with libertarian thought to:

* Oppose limited liability for corporations
* Favor some governmental method of internalizing externalities, e.g. carbon taxes
* Never ever subsidize big corps or make laws which prop them up, or otherwise give them handouts or bailouts

Now how these add up relative to lower taxation and limited anti-trust action is the point of debate. But the point is that it is debatable.

Posted by Empact | September 5, 2008 5:37 PM

Thomas Frank noted in his new book that Libertarian think tanks don't seem to be financially self-supporting. However, when they need sponsors, they tend to find them.

Posted by Amelia | September 5, 2008 8:09 PM

Self-proclaimed "Libertarians" voted for Bush in 2000 and in 2004. Yes, their platform regarding civil rights looks good on paper, but they always value tax breaks and the 2nd Amendment over privacy and civil rights.

They may say that they'll fight for civil liberties, but they will sell-out the 1st Amendment to protect their guns and money every time.

Their priorities are out of wack in my opinion.

Posted by Tracy | September 7, 2008 7:27 AM

just dropping in to say you were BRILLIANT on bill maher. brilliant!

Posted by teach people not books | September 7, 2008 4:33 PM

@14 ditto. Powerfully brilliant.

Posted by alion | September 7, 2008 10:29 PM

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