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Ron Paul "crazy, hateful, fringe lunatic,monster,sicko". Lovely Article!

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The article

itself, says it's not a discussion of Ron Paul:

Just to preempt non sequiturs, this isn't a discussion of Ron Paul, but of the irrational use of the "crazy" accusation in our political discourse and the effects of its application.

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If returning to the gold standard is unthinkable, is it not just as extreme that President Obama claims an unchecked power to assassinate, without due process, any American living abroad whom he designates as an enemy combatant? Or that Joe Lieberman wants to strip Americans of their citizenship not when they are convicted of terrorist activities, but upon their being accused and designated as enemy combatants?

He goes on to note that "these disparaging descriptors are never applied to America's policy establishment, even when it is proved ruinously wrong, whereas politicians who don't fit the mainstream Democratic or Republican mode, such as libertarians, are mocked almost reflexively in these terms, if they are covered at all." Indeed, this is true of anyone who deviates at all -- even in tone -- from the two-party orthodoxy, as figures as disparate as Dennis Kucinich, Noam Chomsky, Howard Dean or even Alan Grayson will be happy to tell you.

The reason this is so significant -- the reason I'm writing about it again -- is because forced adherence to the two parties' orthodoxies, forced allegiance to the two parties' establishments, is the most potent weapon in status quo preservation. That's how our political debates remain suffocatingly narrow, the permanent power factions in Washington remain firmly in control, the central political orthodoxies remain largely unchallenged.

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I only got through about 4 pages of the comments, but a surprising number are rational and rather "on board" with RP. Especially considering this is SALON we're talking about.

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

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ALL those voters. IF YOU are labeled come over here. I accept ALL AMERICANS. Not just intellectuals. Or just those who think they are intellectual.

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For a man of the Left, Greenwald nearly

matches RP is sheer guts to challenge his own base and voluntarily stand with the principled "crazies."

Oh, the bounds of wit. We should use more.

Amusing quotes at Kitco News this morning. Captured many right here:

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