In this editorial he states:
"Ron Paul's core of true believers (every political partys got them, the way every denomination has got its hard-shell devotees) came out in force to give the country doctor second place. Not bad.
Second place is about as high as a long time ideagogue can hope for in a system that puts practice above theory, results before obsessions. Which is the genius of the American system and the key to its remarkable continuity (with the unfortunate exception of that unpleasantness in 1861-65). Hard times are the health of fleeting figures on the American scene like Dr. Paul, and this is his 15 minutes of fame. There have been worse times (the Great Depression), and worse radicals (Huey Long) than the good doctor. He's an honorable man with, unfortunately, a few fixations, maybe more than a few, at the center of his politics.
Ron Paul is a familiar enough type--populist, money crank, isolationist--who makes regular appearances in the American drama, an outlier who can be almost charming as long as he remains an outlier, an eccentric actor in the wonderful world of American public opinion rather than someone shaping it...."
What this anachronist doesn't realize is the genius of the American system is broken, hijacked by corporations, lobbyists, and political corruption as never before. The government systematically lies to the people (911) and we are sick of it. Since when is the US civil war considered an "unpleasantness" not as bad a period of our history as the Great Depression? And is Ron Paul an "ideagogue" and an "outlier" in the same vein as Martin Luther King was?
Paul Greenburg is the pulitzer-prize winning editorial page editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hell, he can't even write a proper sentence. Maybe he'll get a nice cozy 4x4 room in his local FEMA camp someday. What an asshole.
....a good start....
(prayin' for better times to come)
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