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Old 11-07-2012, 01:07 PM  
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GOP in Deep Trouble, Ron Paul Looking Good

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November 7, 2012
GOP in Deep Trouble, Ron Paul Looking Good
Posted by Ryan W. McMaken on November 7, 2012 01:35 AM

Romney lost today to a guy who is overseeing a horrible economy, prosecuting unpopular wars, and who can barely string 5 words together without a teleprompter. This was the best the Republican Party can do. Not only are the Republicans evil, they're evil and contemptible losers, which is far worse.

The biggest losers tonight are of course people who value peace and freedom, but we would have also lost if Romney won. The GOP is right up there in the loser category, however. The GOP lost seats in the Senate, and did little to improve its position in the House. It has served up two ridiculously bad nominees in a row, claiming "electability" and then going down in flames.

Rand Paul certainly came out of this looking very bad as well. He fell in line behind the party masters, banking on some advantage to be gained through an endorsement of Romney. He ended up just looking politically unsavvy and unprincipled. There is little to be gained either, from playing ball with a Party that as inept as the GOP at this point.

It's not beyond the realm of possibility that the GOP may actually show sign of disintegration in the next several years. The GOP has ceased to present any sort of actual alternative, and worse yet, it can't run a winning candidate. Once that happens, the coalition that makes up your political party will begin to fall apart.

The Ron Paul movement is a big winner here. The GOP told the libertarians in the party to get lost, and the GOP paid for it. Interestingly, both Iowa and Nevada, where Ron Paul supporters gained control of the state party, both went to Obama after the Romney campaign actively fought to disenfranchise Ron Paul supporters. I guess the GOP got what it wanted there.

There is exactly one movement that offers any real opposition to the status quo, and it ain't the conservative movement, which is on life support and entering a permanent vegetative state. Ron Paul's libertarian movement, brimming with well-educated young people, is the only thing left standing. The GOP operatives who predicted a big victory tonight just look pathetic.

On foreign policy, if it proves to be true that Obama is truly reluctant to engage in the mass murder of Iranians, that may be a victory there all by itself. Time well tell on that one.

And finally, when the economy enters a deep recession in a couple of years (or sooner), it will be good that Obama will be in office. You all know how it would have gone otherwise: After a couple of years of Romney misrule, the media will decide that Romney was the candidate of "free markets." Then, mired in a depression, our wise overlords will declare that "we tried that free market thing, and look what happened."

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #16
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Yeah I was piddeling arround yesterday and on the TV and Some where in I I'm Rand Paul we need Todd Akin to help help blah blah blah. That was not a good idea
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #17
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #18
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If Republicans can't beat Obama, what hope do they have?
They can if they don't put up a white mirror image of hopebama and say look it's not Obama!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #19
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #20
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #21
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Ron Paul has some really good ideas especially with the economy and budgets but the dude is a quack and his military views are way off.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #22
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Ron Paul has some really good ideas especially with the economy and budgets but the dude is a quack and his military views are way off.
This kind of thinking will get us nowhere, that's how we got Mr. Left of Center Mitt Romney.
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This kind of thinking will get us nowhere, that's how we got Mr. Left of Center Mitt Romney.
What that Ron Paul is a quack. Because he is that. I'm sorry it offends you Paulites but its the truth. Its not what he stands for, because most of its really good. But him personally, he is a quack.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #24
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All kidding and partisanship aside, this whole election cycle was a teachable moment for my daugthers. The fact that so many people tie their future to the identity of who is elected at the federal level (president and congress) is a giant red blinking light that too much power has accumulated in Washington.
You should hear some of the students my daughter rooms with—"look at all the things Obama has done for you." Barf!

That and some voted solely on social issues! As if RvW was gonna get overturned.

Wait 'til they can't find jobs.
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What that Ron Paul is a quack. Because he is that. I'm sorry it offends you Paulites but its the truth. Its not what he stands for, because most of its really good. But him personally, he is a quack.
Quit projecting.
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This kind of thinking will get us nowhere, that's how we got Mr. Left of Center Mitt Romney.
I hate to tell you this, but the GOP didn't lose the election because Romney was too far left.
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Yeah I was piddeling arround yesterday and on the TV and Some where in I I'm Rand Paul we need Todd Akin to help help blah blah blah. That was not a good idea
It's a great idea. Rand needs to reach the Christian Conservatives.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #29
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What a dumb ****ing thing to do.

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I can't even tell my wife this because she will NEVER vote for him again for the rest of her life just because he supported Todd Akin. She can't stand that guy. And I know she's not the only one who would've voted for damn near anyone against McCaskill. Better hope this gets forgotten, or not reported. This could haunt Rand for years.
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