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February 01, 2008

Ron, Bill, and Dan

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Thanks to Dan McCarthy for letting me know that 2Blowhards fave -- well, fave of this Blowhard, anyway -- Bill Kauffman has endorsed Ron Paul for President.

Bill and Dan and some other wonderful cranks and curmudgeons blogged together for a time last year as the Reactionary Radicals. Bill's next book can be pre-ordered here. Dan blogs at his own blog as well as at the Ron Paul blog, and he also works as a contributing editor for The American Conservative. Here's a fun Ron Paul video.

Writing for that leftie rag The Nation, Nicholas Van Hoffman says "There are times when Congressman Paul says things that are worth listening to." Ain't that the truth.



posted by Michael at February 1, 2008


"Bill Kauffman has endorsed Ron Paul for President."

Well, that proves he doesn't have a chance in hell!

Seriously, I love Kaufmann and his books. But isolationism is a lost cause. There's too much US money tied up overseas, and has been for a long long time. And money makes the world go round.

Posted by: Todd Fletcher on February 1, 2008 9:49 PM

Isolationism is a lost cause? When was this country ever "isolationist"? Minding your own business and not having military bases in 130 nations seems like a common sense idea. Empires are never forever and Dr. Paul is trying to make the point that waiting around for a disaster we can't cope with is a sorry excuse for a foreign policy. And wars never improve anything except the bottom line of the companies producing armaments. Oh, and the bankers. If the world can't get along without us, tough. We're already tapped out and it won't get any easier.

Posted by: Bob Grier on February 1, 2008 10:38 PM

ron paul isn't an isolationist.

Posted by: t. j. on February 1, 2008 11:40 PM

Best Ron Paul Video Eh-ver!

Also, save this date--April 15, 2008--for a bit of populist hell-raising:

P.S. Both videos are being censored by YouTube by freezing and resetting the view counts. The elites must be very frightened of Ron Paul and the Freedom Movement. Lets you know how long the hand of Sauron reaches. So if you like the vids, tell your pals and other freedom supporters.

Posted by: BIOH on February 2, 2008 2:42 AM

Von Hoffman at The Nation likes Ron Paul? So does Don Black at Stormfront. The convergence of the ultra-left and ultra-right has been coming for a while. Look at any current "peace" demonstration: theocratic Islamists marching with Marxists and retro-hippies.

Posted by: Rich Rostrom on February 4, 2008 3:53 AM

Hey Rich Rostrum,

Great job with that smear by association! Its almost as if you are trying to say that Ron Paul represents Stormfront or is associated with Stormfront, when he actually has nothing to do with it at all! Good God, that is soo intelligent! You are a polemical genius! Hey, patent that "smear by association" thing before somebody less intelligent than you steals it or something. You can't drop pearls like that on the ground for just any schlub to capitalize on.

What a contribution to the debate that is, that subtle name-calling thingy you do with the smear. Wonderful. Keep it up. Its real hard to see through and counter with facts. You make Ron Paul an easy sell that way. But more importantly, you completely discredit yourself. Thank you.

Posted by: BIOH on February 5, 2008 1:34 AM

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