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Dr. Paul on Maddow Show

May 6, 2009 by

Rep. Ron Paul had a very nice conversation with Rachel Maddow on topics ranging from the GOP to H.R. 1207 (bill to audit the Federal Reserve).

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

* Note: The part of the video directly concerning Dr. Paul begins at approximately the 3:05 mark.

For more information about H.R. 1207, including the full text and a list of cosponsors, is available here.

Should anyone wish to contact their Representative about this (or any other matter) this should make it a bit easier.


Inquisitor May 6, 2009 at 4:53 am

Wow she actually lets him speak.

Libertas est Veritas May 6, 2009 at 5:02 am

I was left with the impression that she should have intervened to keep Paul concise. Paul ended up repeating the same arguments several times during an answer, which wasn’t good for the overall flow of the discussion.

Haas May 6, 2009 at 5:08 am

Wow hes a champ!

Karlos May 6, 2009 at 6:51 am

I didn’t know where to post this, but I guess here is as good as anywhere else.

Just wanted to draw your attention to a sparkle of light in the dark heart of economic ignorance – The New York Times:


Arend May 6, 2009 at 7:14 am

@ Libertas est Veritas: like your sarcasm… :) as in: this wasn’t a discussion or debate but an interview wherein a journalist asks questions and the interviewee answers them to the extend they find necessary and/or are allowed to. I really couldn’t find repeating statements by Paul (maybe he said freedom too much?), and I know his opinions from oat to barley. A Ron Paul who is allowed to finish his sentences is kudo’s to the respective journalist, imho.

FarSide May 6, 2009 at 7:50 am

Half the time I can’t stand her, but I agree this was really good. I don’t think RP has ever had that much time to talk uninterrupted on MSNBC before.

Dick Fox May 6, 2009 at 8:39 am

As Paul points out he would never have been heard on the national stage if he had not changed to Republican. Likewise he would have never been on Maddow’s show if he had not been bashing Republicans.

If Paul would stick to economics he would build a huge following. All the other things he talks about allow his critics to move him into the kook camp.

Hendrik May 6, 2009 at 10:10 am

Yes, this was definitely one of Paul’s better media appearances.

RP has the right ideas but has been totally ineffective as a Congressman… working ever so politely ‘within’ the entrenched Capitol Hill power bureaucracy is demonstrably ineffective.

In Congressional finance hearings, even average bureaucrats like Ben Bernake easily deflect Paul’s mild & meandering criticisms.

I like RP, but we need much more aggressive & articulate representatives.

Lucas M. Engelhardt May 6, 2009 at 10:41 am

I need to stop listening to Ron Paul…

Every time I do, two things happen:

(1) I get slightly less pessimistic about government. After all, Dr. Paul did get elected.
(2) I want to run for office so that I can help the man out. Despite the fact that my time is probably better spent doing and teaching economics.

Nexus May 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I never even heard the term ‘Austrian economics’ before I got involved with the Paul campaign. Dr. Pauls’ campaign put a big spotlight on the liberty movement. And now, the good doctor is even drawing converts in congress. We all owe Ron Paul a huge debt of gratitude(which is the only kind of debt anyone on Capitol Hill should be running up) and our full support. He can’t do it alone.

Lysander May 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm

If Paul would stick to economics he would build a huge following. All the other things he talks about allow his critics to move him into the kook camp.

I guess Dr. Paul didn’t repeat it often enough. He favors freedom. His is an integrated philosophy.There is more to it than fudging around with marginal tax rates. If non-intervention seems kooky to you, you aren’t applying the principles of freedom consistently. Lol, and what is with the name Dick Fox?

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