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the above clip is from an interview he did with

the Concord Monitor in Aug. 2011.

Ron Paul extended interview - Concord Monitor 8/18/11
Uploaded on Aug 19, 2011

Ron Paul sits down for an hour long interview with the Concord Monitor editorial board in New Hampshire on August 18th, 2011. The interviewers have a mostly liberal ideology.

Every time I see Doc's exchange with the dude in above video, I'm reminded what a gentleman Dr. Paul really is.

Whenever that Marxist douchebag with Timothy Olyphant like drawl proceeds to question the Doc's efficacy as a political figure, he does so based on the premise (if he has any premise, other than regurgitating every liberal arts major a-hole trope I remember from college) that unless you helped pass a legislation that became a law, you're not 'successful,' in his eyes, precisely because as a statist more legalese in Fed. Register is apparently a mark of a functional nation, when the Doc's metric is by how many he can repeal. But more importantly, how many minds he may be able to inspire to pursue their own individual path.

And, the douche continues, as if the Doc's own very sense of self-worth should be defined by the criteria that he wants to beholden him to, ie. "So how is that working out for ya?" as if to really ask:

You know, the whole-'Not being able to pass a bill that becomes a law, as a demonstration of how you effective you'll be as the President?'-thingy?

By that idiot logic, IF I were the one being interviewed that way, it would take everything to prevent me from rebutting with:

"How is that working out for me," you ask? Well, I guess as much as you not working for NYTimes, seeing as how to someone like you, writing for a nobody newspaper in a nobody town must make you a legitimate 'journalist' right? Yep. It's working out pretty well.

Anyhoo, that aside, IMO, the Concord Monitor interview is one of the best interviews he's ever done, post-2007: he was clear, forceful, assertive. On the plus side, one of the ladies there covering the Doc's campaign, Sarah Palermo, was rather cordial & fair-ish to him, during the interview, and in the post write-up:

Paul: Limit military to national defense

Monitor staff
Friday, August 19, 2011

History is an excellent teacher, and though her lessons can be painful, Americans had better start listening up, says Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

If not, the 6,000 soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan will have died for nothing, he said in a meeting yesterday with the Monitor editorial board.

"I'm hoping and praying we can get a message out of this, learn a lesson. If you don't change your viewpoints, if you don't understand history . . . they will have died in vain. We thought we learned our lesson in Vietnam," he said, but war "is constant, it's endless, it's killing. How many more people have to die before we wake up and admit that those people should not have died? If we would have only had the proper policy, those (soldiers) would have been alive today."

The proper policy, Paul said, is to keep our military limited to national defense, not intervening in other nation's affairs.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul