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Answer to: Ron Paul can't get his bills through Congress...

I saw this over at Facebook and wanted to share it here...

"Criticizing Ron Paul for not passing bills in Congress is like criticizing a nun in a whore house for not turning tricks. He was there to stop the "whoring," not become one!" ~ Blake Buffington

Blake Buffington:
https://www.facebook.com/blake.buffington1

Stop by and say hi and maybe share this great quote as well.

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Update. When posting this, I didn't add although I was thinking it at the time that this wasn't really for "public consumption" but to (hopefully) get folks here thinking along these lines.

Down below, Poq has edited this into what I think is perfection...

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This always baffles me.

This always baffles me. People tirelessly complain about congress and corrupt politicians, yet when they're presented with a politician with integrity and values who fought against the system from the inside, they complain that he didn't become corrupt and go along with the flow.

What kind of logic is this?

My answer to that was...

"If you look at Ron Paul's bills, they allow Americans to keep their rights and freedom. If you look at most of the other bills, they allow lobbyists to take away your freedoms for their own profits.

Since the majority of Congress members are bought by lobbyists, the bills that get passed are catered to them since individual Americans like you and me can't pay off Congress."

We can just vote them out, but the cycle continues regardless."

Dr Paul had many co-sponsors

Dr Paul had many co-sponsors on his audit the fed bill

Answer?

"No wonder CONgress has an 11% approval rating."

It is like someone trying to get you to change your religion.

The congress insiders have their own religion and it is greed, Ron Paul does not have greed as his religion.

or

The congress insiders have their own religion and it is the status quo, Ron Paul does not have the status quo as his religion.

Then ask them also, what bills should not have passed, show them that this is just a attack with no merit, a talking point pushed by the establishment.

He should say-

-Everyone on this stage agrees that we have major problems now, which I can't be associated with because I voted against those things, and we would have alot less of them if you would of listened to me.

NO, he should never say

NO, he should never say "would of" since that is a meaningless statement unless you meant to say wood of..but that makes no sense either..
IT is would HAVE..helping verbs! Not contractions..geeze. If English is not your first language you need a course in it.

yet if you read "would've"

yet if you read "would've" and "would of" aloud you can't tell the difference, so his answer gets the point across regardless---which is the point of communication.

With this kind of people in

With this kind of people in congress, I would be suspicious of Paul's bills if he had been able to get them passed. Look at the crap these people have been able to get behind.

http://www.truthinexile.com/2012/01/13/ron-paul-never-got-an...

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Found it on Facebook from someone that used the suggestion ... I think it works:

Criticizing Ron Paul for not passing bills in Congress is like criticizing a nun in a whore house for not turning tricks. He was there to stop the "whoring," not become one!

Please enjoy, "RON PAUL And All That Jazz"
http://www.dailypaul.com/176606/ron-paul-and-all-that-jazz
Central Pa, Lycoming County, Williamsport

Didn't read the thread

... only the suggestion to fill in the blank. Oh well to early.

Please enjoy, "RON PAUL And All That Jazz"
http://www.dailypaul.com/176606/ron-paul-and-all-that-jazz
Central Pa, Lycoming County, Williamsport

poq's edit nailed it I think.

poq's edit nailed it I think.

Also keep in mind that I and many others are quite happy with his "No" votes on unconstitutional bills.
That said, we should have a Constitutionalist President that can recognize unconstitutional bills and veto them simply because most in Congress have no clue how to write Constitutional law.
We saw a couple days ago that Romney isn't that guy after he deferred to Ron Paul on a Constitutional law question.

He would sign an executive order

cancelling all previous executive orders.

/\ speculation...

We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. - Stefan Molyneux

You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing. - Alan Watts

Probably a little rough for national telivision

I like it and it's brutally right on the money, but I'm not saying that to grandma.What's something similar but more family friendly?

"Criticizing Ron Paul for not passing bills in congress is like criticizing a ______ in a _______ for not ________. He was there to stop the ______ not become one!"

Fill in the blanks like a mad lib or adjust it accordingly! We need a noun, place, action, action. Go!
[edit: I got one!]
How about this:

"Criticizing Ron Paul for not passing bills in congress is like criticizing a cop at a bank robbery for not filling his own pockets. He was there to stop the robbers not become one!"

I love this version!

I love this version!

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

This is why I love the DP

And why I posted this here. Knowing/Feeling it could be improved upon and become "Approved for all Audiences."

Thanks Poq. That's the ticket right there. Banks, being robbed, honesty, crooked cops... It's all there!

Thanks again. Reposting right away.

If Ron Would say that on TV the next times he's asked

He would win in a landslide!

"Criticizing me for not passing bills in Congress is like criticizing a nun in a whore house for not turning tricks."

Congress has a 9% approval rating...

...because they don't pass the bills we want, and they do pass the bills we don't want. Ron has been on the people's side in this argument for 30 years, not the rest of Congress'.
In addition, we all know how bills get passed in DC, you comprimise your morals and you allow additional spending and special interests to corrupt the bill, so it only vaugly resembles the original. Ron Paul is uncorruptable so he doesn't allow special interests to change his bills, just to get them passed. Congress has 9% approval rating because the people want congressmen to do business the way Ron does, not the other way around.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

terrific context - 9% approval rating from Congress

That speaks volumes. You know this is gonna come up again from some of the other candidates.
Another idea would be for RP to have a ready list of bills he's authored that haven't seen the light of day. Simple ones that make complete sense. Wasn't there a bill where he proposed requiring a certain amount of time before being able to vote for a bill? I'm sure he has literally hundreds of common sense, simply worded bills that he could talk about congress not passing.
Great point snakepit22!

Perfect

Yeah, it's hard to get bills passed that benefit the 99% when nearly all of them are working for the 1% of the 1%.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

hell the democrats

havent passed a budget in years........ i think that should be a good talking point