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Is Ron Paul more Progressive than Obama?

I thought this was a pretty interesting article, if anything, may help convince "the left" to support Ron Paul..

http://counterpunch.com/davis04282011.html

Ron Paul: More Progressive Than Obama?

By CHARLES DAVIS

Ron Paul is far from perfect, but I'll say this much for the Texas congressman: He has never authorized a drone strike in Pakistan. He has never authorized the killing of dozens of women and children in Yemen. He hasn't protected torturers from prosecution and he hasn't overseen the torturous treatment of a 23-year-old young man for the “crime” of revealing the government's criminal behavior.

Can the same be said for Barack Obama?

Yet, ask a good movement liberal or progressive about the two and you'll quickly be informed that yeah, Ron Paul's good on the war stuff -- yawn -- but otherwise he's a no-good right-wing reactionary of the worst order, a guy who'd kick your Aunt Beth off Medicare and force her to turn tricks for blood-pressure meds. By contrast, Obama, war crimes and all, provokes no such visceral distaste. He's more cosmopolitan, after all; less Texas-y. He's a Democrat. And gosh, even if he's made a few mistakes, he means well.

Sure he's a murderer, in other words, but at least he's not a Republican!

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Please CUT THIS DOWN

to 3 pgphs for Michael's protection!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
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Excellent article...

Posted it at DailyKos...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/29/971321/-Is-Ron-Paul...

Though the comments are difficult read, I am hoping for at least one to be awaken to the message of liberty.

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

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ha

that didn't go over so well over at that extremist site.

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Thank you

This is a great article for ALL dems to read ponder on and become part of the rEVOLution.

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+

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Thanks! I seriously commend you and others like EricHoffer
(trying to do battle at Huffpo).

I must say, you are made of some remarkably stern stuff.

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Bump

Thanks!

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