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Ron Paul interviewed on Bloomberg

September 4, 2009 by

It’s a good interview.


K Ackermann September 4, 2009 at 10:14 pm

OK. That was flat-out one of the best one-on-one’s with a politician I’ve ever heard. I don’t or want them to put their convictions aside, but when they can put politics aside and deliver candid answers, even to question about party, then you are listening to a rare person of power.

Another one is Bernie Sanders. Another one whom I like, even though he plays the partisan game is Lindsey Graham, and I like Dennis Kucinich, another partisan. Graham is a bit smarter. It’s too bad that I can’t say that every elected woman in federal office right now is a lying liar because that would sound sexist, so I won’t.

Paul said it himself that the parties are the same. Clinton was a corporatist, Bush was a corporatist, Obama is a corporatist. Everytime they spoon feed a the giant concerns the socialist pablum they crave, they burrow in a little deeper, and their product is worse. The smartest brains coming out of the universities right now are being gobbled up by the banks to figure out ways to legally pervert the free market and to leverage power. Not wealth anymore – power.

Regardless of party, politicians who can be counted on to do the right thing on the big issues have to be identified and encouraged to do the right thing with a show of support.

I feel bad that I dismissed Paul after watching the primary debates, but I should have known because the questions he had to respond to had nothing to do with anything real or important. If someone asked Albert Einstein who put the oil under Alaska, nothing he could say would make you think there might be a genius lurking there. That’s the media for you. The media already has Paul pegged as half nuts. His best strategy against stupid questions would be to take an article of clothing off while delivering a lecture on why this country is in decline, and how he will change it. The media would either start asking smart questions, or a lot of people would tune in to hear some smart, honest talk. Either way, we win.

jeffrey September 4, 2009 at 10:22 pm

I agree. It is a wonderful interview. He does a great job.

I was thinking the following. Most political followers are better than their leader, as Murray used to point out. The Taftians were better than Taft, for example.

However, Ron Paul might be the first case in history of the opposite. Paul seems much better than his followers, both in tone and substance.

Matt September 6, 2009 at 10:27 pm

I just listened to it! Thanks for posting. It was very good.

Ron Paul is the only one who makes sense. The other guys out there can say things that feel good or that speak to our wants and desires, but still, only Ron makes sense. (And Schiff, etc.)

I think that it’s great how the core of a lot of Dr. Paul’s thinking is Austrian economics. But just as important is the fact that he insists that liberty is one inseparable thing – not broken up into pieces like economic freedom and social freedom. These are two very important components.

Marcin M September 7, 2009 at 8:17 am

The time has come to gather us form across the world and organize an International.

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