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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

Well ok, I'll stipulate that people converted to pacifism by Ron Paul will remain pacifists indefinitely. How many people are converted, and how many of his supporters were already disaffected...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,948
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

It's a pretty silly exercise to think about how Ron Paul would actually behave in office, seeing as he can't possibly be elected.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 203
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Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

That requires the caveat that the president not care at all about reelection or the fate of his political allies in congress. Sure, a President Paul would formally have all kinds of power to change...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 03:12 PM
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Views: 17,948
Posted By Don Zeko
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,948
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

Even more Ron Paul: TNC has a must-read (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/01/the-messenger/250685/) on problematic leaders who stand for causes that would otherwise be ignored:
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

The arcane and boring aspect is the problem. The only monetary policy position with any populist energy behind it is Ron Paul's insane, economy-destroying hard money policy. If there were a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 203
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Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

I don't think that's a fair reading of the Drum piece at all. My take on it, and this expresses my views as well, is that Paul is an extremely bad representative of the good positions that he does...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 203
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Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

I don't worry about the Fed actually being abolished, but I do worry that the strident hard-money views of the Paulites are more likely push the Fed to raise rates than their strident antiwar views...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,948
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

I'm in agreement with this, but I'd add that Paul's political problems don't just stem from his non-mainstream positions. I'd explain what his bigger problems are, but it would be easier to just...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,948
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Be Seeing You (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

I've been reading and agreeing with all sorts of pushback on this point from Liberal blogs. I don't know who I'm reading that Bob isn't, but Mickey is definitely not making this up.
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