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Ron Paul: Election shows U.S. 'far gone'
Washington Times ^

Posted on 11/08/2012 1:30:19 PM PST by TigerClaws

Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government. "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things." The video can be seen at http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ron-paul-on-fiscal-cliff-and-vows-to-compromise-MYkAiqYBTaiHwXZL9Tvxkw.html.

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1 posted on 11/08/2012 1:30:22 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Weren’t those optimistic, heady days of the Reagan Administration great? America believed in itself as the preeminent nation on earth, brimming with opportunity and hope.

Damn, how we’ve fallen.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 1:34:10 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: TigerClaws

We are now in ‘delusional-quicksand’... the “47%” now out-number the ‘rational’ ones. The airplane has been taken over by socialist-numb-inducing kamakazees.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 1:34:45 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: TigerClaws

To have a future, this country needs to separate into two entities. I simply can’t see it surviving as a dysfunctional 50-state entity.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 1:35:52 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: ScottinVA
With the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately attitude prevalent among voters and the media more in lockstep with Big Government than ever Reagan couldn't win today.

The entire system's gotta come down before any real reform can happen. It is the only way.

And come down it will, of its own weight.

5 posted on 11/08/2012 1:38:13 PM PST by skeeter
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To: TigerClaws
I cannot believe I agree with Ron Paul! It is a different and sadder country today. Obama et al have had two years already and have been working hard destroying our medical system. In four years it will be lost. America voted for ‘free’ healthcare and will get the most expensive and least effective medicine now. More's the pity.
6 posted on 11/08/2012 1:38:13 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: TigerClaws

He’s right. You listen to the conservative talk radio and TV shows and read the conservative blogs and a lot of them are melodramatic about the cliff. We went over it at some point during the Bush Administration. Too many people on the public teat and a tax system too weighted toward making the “rich” pay and having the bottom half pay nothing. Why the Hell wouldn’t they continue to vote themselves benefits and expect them paid for by tax increases on higher income people? Why wouldn’t they vote for Santa Claus? Spending is a moral issue. People used to believe that they should support themselves. When Welfare started in the 60s, there was shame associated with taking it, even among blacks. Now its just another government check to get.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 1:38:53 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: TigerClaws

I have to agree with the wacky Dr. Paul on this one.

It’s over, folks.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 1:45:26 PM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: ScottinVA
I'm pretty sure this nation will split, soon, more than two pieces.

Got ammo?

9 posted on 11/08/2012 1:51:54 PM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: TigerClaws

double post.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 1:52:35 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: TigerClaws

I be dern! “Can’t” never could do anything! - Ron Paul participated in the “entitlement” game for years, or else he wouldn’t have kept being re-elected by his constituents. Let’s see; run mouth or do something? Which will it be? - Running mouth will keep the attention coming.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 1:58:00 PM PST by Twinkie (REMEMBER BENGHAZI !!!!)
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To: TigerClaws

TEA Party File.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 2:02:20 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: ScottinVA

The era of big nations is over.

We’ll split into six, and the lawyers will streeeeeetch the process out since we all own so much in common.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 2:08:38 PM PST by warchild9
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To: TigerClaws

Wrong Paul is right this time.

You know what? I actually miss the Clinton years. That was the most conservative period in America I was around. Boy, what life was like before the Bush/Obama deficits, the DHS, the TSA, and Obamacare...


14 posted on 11/08/2012 2:09:52 PM PST by Cato in PA (May America reap the rotten fruit of the demon seed it's sown.)
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To: Cato in PA
In the Clinton era there was lively debate over the irrelevance of Presidential character and whether lying was good.

Eight years later, Obama’s character and truthfulness were rarely questioned outside of conservative forums.

Today, only the hopelessly gullible believe anything from our government.

Clinton defined deviancy down and we feel the effects to this day. Not conservative.

15 posted on 11/08/2012 2:29:30 PM PST by Jacquerie (Welcome to arbitrary government.)
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To: TigerClaws

I am not a big supporter of Ron Paul but he is right on this one.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 2:45:11 PM PST by kabar
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To: TigerClaws

I am not a big supporter of Ron Paul but he is right on this one.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 2:47:06 PM PST by kabar
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To: TigerClaws

Paul is right.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 2:49:46 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: TigerClaws

Far gone? More like just plain old “gone.” Period. It is time to organize the orderly dissolution so both sides may go on in relative peace. We are simply not of the same nation anymore, and that fact is made painfully obvious by the 50-50 split on almost every issue of consequence. Let the divorce proceedings begin, because the cohesive nation known as the United States of America has ceased to exist as anything other than a remnant legal structure. I want to be in fellowship with my own people, who share share my values...Americans, and leave Looter Nation to its own devices. Czechoslovakia proved it can be done without bloodshed. Yugoslavia, well....


19 posted on 11/08/2012 2:53:59 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: TigerClaws

The ship of state is down by the bow and is not answering the helm.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 3:03:41 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: ScottinVA
Or 1994. I remember Bill Archer in the House seriously moving to do away with the IRS. But that was when the USA was nation, a nation with a legitimate government.

We no longer have that. We're a banana republic with fixed elections.

21 posted on 11/08/2012 3:22:01 PM PST by jammer
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To: Twinkie

Let’s see your evidence. I think your as full of crap as your name implies.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 3:23:30 PM PST by jammer
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To: jammer

Well. Rude, crude and abusive to boot.

Ron Paul was re-elected time and again; he didn’t get there without delivering the goodies.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 3:39:39 PM PST by Twinkie (REMEMBER BENGHAZI !!!!)
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To: jammer

Well, snotty; just beat up on Twinkie and then run and don’t reply. Hit and run. Twinkie is HURT and has a big old “owie” bump on her little pointed Twinkie head.


24 posted on 11/08/2012 8:04:23 PM PST by Twinkie (OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE A MANDATE!!!!)
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