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Ron Paul: Democratic Party, GOP Are Both 'Dinosaurs'

Huffington Post: Outgoing Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) gave an exit interview to the Washington Post this week, capping off his career with a claim that he's driven throughout his 36 years in Congress: The two-party system is obsolete.

Responding to a question about a recent warning from his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), that the GOP was at risk of becoming a "dinosaur" if it remained unwilling to consider libertarian-inspired positions, the congressman argued that both parties were in fact on the brink of extinction.

“The whole government, and the Democrat party, the Republican party -- they’re all dinosaurs,” Paul said. “The principles are dinosaurs. The parties are going to linger because they’re locked in by law. You’re not allowed to compete; the laws are biased against us from competing. If you go third party you can’t get in debates, you can’t get on ballots.”

Paul went on to explain that he hadn't put any thought into a third-party campaign in 2012 because it was “absolutely not practical” to run outside of the two established parties.

The libertarian-leaning Republican has long fought the two-party system. In October, Paul declared that then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wouldn't be getting his endorsement, because the former Massachusetts governor represented a status quo perpetuated equally by both the Democratic party and the GOP.

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$&^%#! The ignorance of

$&^%#! The ignorance of Huffpost commenters.

Southern Agrarian

A while ago I commented on there

I have never laughed more at any sites than HuffPost.

On topic: Third Parties are NOT PRACTICAL! Changing the people's mind are more important! So those on DP advocating the nonsensical solution of third parties, start educating others instead!

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.

Concrete Dinosaurs

thoroughly mixed up and set like stone. (Unless someone can take a jack hammer to them-they are not likely to change))

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

the cat is out of the bag

and its no wonder why Ron seems so happy.. the whole debate has changed from nonsense to more relevant issues.

Cyril's picture

I love how the good Dr. Paul tells it like it is.

I love how the good Dr. Paul tells it like it is.

Coincidentally, "moving forward" (so to speak), I just made a post on a crazy (?) idea I've had for a while tickling my brain on "political parties" :

http://www.dailypaul.com/264614/a-draft-outline-of-and-idea-...

I will be honored to have constructive criticism, though it is, granted, very theoretical.

Peace.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Loved that twinkle in his eye

when he talked about "stirring up a generation" ... I actually LOLed when I saw him light up like that.

Love you Ron! :)

I wish that interview was about 30 minutes longer

Can't get enough

these silly comments

I got 100 bucks on the fact that a good chunk of these negative comments are from staff or hired staff at the Huffington Post. Id also like to add the fact that this media outlet being Canadian sickens me, for I know that we Canadians aren't this ignorant. We just want good beer, hockey, good pussy and that grade A kush ma nigga

P.S. Micheal allow us to swear!

I would disagree

If you remember, total write-in votes (including for RP) in the November elections were about 175,000. The progressive youth can come up with a more impressive number.

Also, you still cannot quit collectivist thinking - judging people based on a group, say Canadian. Especially ironic when criticizing the collectivist outlet.

the comments..

are disgusting. Nobody at HuffPo will have an intellectual debate on anything. It always resorts to hyperemo statements or name calling.

What a waste of a half hour of my life. I want it back!!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Yeah I no longer read comments on HuffPo

I just can't take it anymore.

Like the Nazi Party of Germany, people in the future will

wonder why contemporaries didn't rise up and kill them all.

What really is the difference? Democrats, Republicans, Nazi, etc., and all the supporters of the plunder and control, ruler/ruled system that we call government.

You might list some mundane distinctions, but these are meaningless compared to the human suffering these organizations based on social hierarchy inflict on the majority. They certainly are not about freedom and equality.

I really can't believe Ron Paul was suckered into being part of this atrocity.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

I really can't believe Ron

I really can't believe Ron Paul was suckered into being part of this atrocity.

We learn from our experiences. He knows it was always hopeless now.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

LMAO

"people in the future will wonder why contemporaries didn't rise up and kill them all."

I'm not advocating that, but I do understand the sentiment lol

LOL me too!

I read that line and immediately thought: "Yep. Makes sense to me."

I'm tired of govt. I'm tired

I'm tired of govt. I'm tired of everything. i want to sleep.

pgrady
f___ all forms of govt.

You are not alone

My energy has been LOW the past few weeks.

Sad - Dr. Paul is packing up and leaving.

Off into obscurity just like most of the country wants.

Bravo to his brave and unyielding efforts for liberty.

He sure had an impact on my life since I first discovered him 5 years ago.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Not quite riding off into the sunset...

Dr Paul already has a college campus tour planned for 2013 which will continue to boost his popularity and ideas among young people.

Furthermore, I've made an observation that since the Republican convention (when he was officially not a threat to Romney) he has been interviewed CONSTANTLY by the MSM. I mean, how many times have we checked in to the DP to see him in another interview? It seems that his wisdom is so respected and refreshing that even they can't resist asking for his thoughts.

Obscurity can wait. Ron Paul still has things to say.

"There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it." -Ron Paul

The state itself is a dinosaur

No political party can ever reform it into anything useful. Let's spread the word and help it to go extinct.

state is evil

State is acting to limit your freedom or take it all away.

State means wars never ending wars and taxes never ending taxes...F#.....

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Ron can be so cruel.

His reckless comments are making insulted dinosaurs roll in their graves!

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

LOL

:)

Brother Winston Smith
This beer is to you!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Oh my head...the comment

Oh my head...the comment section sucks over there.

*Shudders*

It's terrifying.

The ignorance is exhausting!

The ignorance is exhausting! I do cross over to the dark side from time to time just to set them straight . It tahrs a lot outta ya! I can't do it tonight.

Thanks for the link to the

Thanks for the link to the story, but to anyone planning to read their comments, prepare for an aneurism. All vitriol and venom.

Here's one of their mods:

"HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
BlackJeremiah
May cooler heads always prevail.
276 Fans

22 minutes ago ( 5:50 PM)
I like this "Paulbots" term people are throwing around. It might become the new "LaRouchebags," which I think I just made up."

Save yourself

Don't do it, don't read those comments lol

Or at least have a cold

Or at least have a cold shower nearby.

Ron Paul's Exit Interview

The most damaging interest group is "the Military Industrial Complex." That was the first group Dr. Paul mentioned as dangerous.

"The people who are inconsistent are the ones who run the legislative system."

"People on welfare(Food Stamps)get nothing compared to the Food Stamps for the wealthy. They get government contracts and special deals."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/video/thefold/ron-pauls-exit-i...

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz