“Whatever one might say about the competency of this man while he was president, not one can deny that this was the last honest politician who continues to give of himself selflessly for the betterment of humanity.
Lest we forget, Reagan cut a deal with the Iranians to not resolve the hostage situation till after the elections so that he could take credit for it. Because Jimmy was incorruptible, the forces of Hades were unleashed to de-legitimize him and demonize him, to ensure his exit stage left.
Today, his outspoken defense of oppressed people everywhere, particularly in the middle-east, continues to draw the ire of special-interests that wish he would just go away.
Thank you, President Carter, for all that you have done and continue to do.”
caffeineod on Aug 23, 2010 at 23:34:53
“Jimmy Carter makes us all look good.....we are lucky to have him.....great post.”
RegLib2 on Aug 23, 2010 at 23:13:30
alongst on Aug 23, 2010 at 23:08:39
“The Iranians released the hostages the minute Reagan became president- because they knew they could not push him around like they did Carter. They were plain scared to death of Reagan !”
Orcas Island on Aug 23, 2010 at 23:01:55
“He inspires me. These petulant ankle-biters don't. They are cowards.”
“It must be nice to be Bolton - astride his steed, loftily sending other people's children off to fight wars for his favorite country - which the US isn't, apparently, while never having to smell the fumes of battle himself, nor risk a single strand of hair on any of his children who would never have to enlist for this task.
Never having to apologize for being wrong nor for the deaths of so many, ours and those of the enemies of the country with whom we battle in the false belief that the enemies of his country (which is not the US in his heart) are also the enemies of the USA.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice and... (Bush taught us, but I forget how the phrase ends...)”
RAMstein on Aug 18, 2010 at 14:42:02
“'Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.' Truly an all-time classic.”
BMcCue7 on Aug 18, 2010 at 14:26:54
“I agree with your sentiments.
And I think Bush ended that quote with some rock-n-roll lyrics.”
“I run a small business and I could expand if I could get a loan to carry us through these tough times. But, if the government is going to help me with money from my taxes, then why give the banks a cut merely for being the middle man and increasing the inefficiency - not to mention that the money may never get to me. Do what you should have done with the first bailout - give the money to the intended recipient - me. If they had given the money to the home owners in the previous bailout - they would have paid the banks and kept their homes - not to mention pumped more money into the economy as their debt burden was removed - and the housing market would not have collapsed either.
Do it right the second time.”
Mafdet on Feb 26, 2010 at 09:48:02
“That's what the push-back is all about. Those on Capitol Hill who are howling that the money needs to go through the SBA don't understand how the SBA works. They think it is a direct line to small business.
Aside from setting up a new grant program which would take months and probably cost millions, there is only one way to get money from the Federal Gov't and to us - THROUGH THE BANKS. If it is decided that the money will go through the SBA, you still have to apply through a bank, but you then have to meet two sets of criteria - the bank's AND the SBA's. Real companies, especially manufacturers, even in the best of health, don't qualify. Beltway Bandits and consulting firms do.
The best way to get the $30b in our hands is to give it as a direct cash infusion to community banks - just like the gov't did with the big banks.
A lot of people don't know that small banks were originally offered bail out cash, but there were so many strings attached to it that were not attached to the $ given big banks, that small banks couldn't take it. That's right. The gov't had time to make rules as to how small banks would handle the bail out cash - and a lit of them - but the big banks threatened to go ahead and fail unless no strings were attached to the cash, so we know how history”
“Sorry, I don't buy the argument that she is either stupid or spineless. Nobody gets to hold the position she does by being stupid, nor does a stupid person become the first female speaker of the house.
No, she is not stupid or spineless.
She is, either (a) Complicit in the crimes we are asking her to prosecute, or (b) bought off by some large sum of money (which is the same as (a)) or (c) being blackmailed - making her complicit after the fact - so the same as (a).
So all three hypotheses lead to the same conclusion - Pelosi is complicit in the same crimes as the Bush cabal.
God save us all!”
unionave on Aug 24, 2008 at 01:07:07
“I heard this comment on a liberal talk program . "the bush admin took her and other congressional members to see and showed them some of the illegal activities before she became Speaker" . The problem is that none of the congressional members did or said anything about what they saw or was shown at the time of the showing or when they received the info .”
“I think that the heading of this post is out of context. It is obvious that what Ron means when he says he doesn't know how to run the economy is that no one does, nor can.
"Running" the economy means "manipulating the money supply by printing money" as the fed does. He has been consistent about his aversion to the Federal Reserve.
In a nation run by a president who doesn't know how to run anything (from even before he became president), leave alone running the economy, it is pretty disingenuous to aver that this statement from Ron is "worrisome".
Far too many of the posts on HuffPo seem to find the most negative spin possible whenever reporting on Ron Paul. It is sad to see an internet blog go the way of the mainstream media.
I may not agree with all of Ron Paul's viewpoints (and I don't). However, like many millions of Americans, his message of freedom resonates in the core of my being. In his own words, it is the message and not the messenger that deserves reportage.
Like the mainstream media, HuffPo tends to focus on the celebrity personalities rather the substance of what they represent - as evidenced by their front page highlights of Britney , et. al.
The "Ron Paul Revolution" is less about Ron Paul (he is certainly the catalyst) but more about the message that unifies so many across this nation - and in this respect it is as historic as the original American Revolution.
May I, respectfully, suggest to HuffPo that they focus on this revolution of ideas rather than sound bites.”
AERO on Dec 31, 2007 at 23:16:37
“Ron Paul scares the crap out of status quo Republicans and Democrats. That's what I really like most about him.”
“That is not the certainty that I am talking about.
You state that "We couldn't do it because... ...would do it until you killed them..."
I am not disputing that they were cruel people doing all those things and more.
But, how do you assert with such certainty that they could not be bought off? How do you know the limits of their greed?
After all, they primarily exploited the slaves for profit by increasing the wealth of their plantations at low cost, so money was definitely a factor in the slave trade - all other human attrocities notwithstanding (and I am certainly not even remotely condoning those).
I think that saving 600,000 lives (most of those lives were not those of slave owners, but common people like me) would have been worth a lot more money than whatever the cost of buying those slaves and setting them free.
So, Ron's suggestion that this might have been one option (and perhaps there are others) to have considered rather than the militaristic one, is hardly a racist statement. It is thought-provoking in today's atmosphere of global violence, not the least of which emanates from our own shores, as diplomacy takes a back-seat to beligerant rhetorics and war-baiting.”
Galvestonians for Dr. Ron Paul on Dec 26, 2007 at 01:41:45
“What a really interesting post you made. I thought it was very insightful and you did not get all that from Ron, either.
I appreciate you Debunking lil miss anthrope.
It hasnt responded back and it wont.
It is rude that way..
It will NEVER admit a mistake or allow you to know your right, about ANYTHING...
Most self serving commies wont!
Oh the injustice of it all!
Good post, nice placing the trolls in the corner, too!
“His point, for those who chose to listen, is that other countries managed to eradicate slavery without a civil war - why couldn't we? He is not arguing that the end of slavery is a good thing, but instead questions if the only way to achieve that end was the death of over 600,000 Americans. He gave the option of buying and releasing slaves as an option - just one of many options, arguing that the cost of such a venture would have been much less than the loss of 600,000 lives - but we chose (albeit with the South initiating the attack) to take the martial route - as we tend to do even to this day as the only solution to our problems.
As Ron frequently states, don't focus on the personality of the messenger, but on the substance of the message, which in this case abhors the frequent call to arms as the only considered solution in a world made more violent by our actions (not forgiving the violent actions of others, either).”
“A compassionate letter such as this is merely window dressing. The underlying message is patently false and is what is wrong with the Democratic party today. Statements such as "there aren't enough votes for impeachment" are bull! Impeachment requires a simple majority. Even if there is no subsequent trial in the senate, the sunlight shed during the investigation should in itself be very powerful.
That notwithstanding, Nancy Pelosi has no authority to take impeachment off the table - it is not hers to decide. Impeachment is the only tool that the constitution gives us to right the wrongs of the current crisis. How else do you deal with a Whitehouse that rejects subpoenas and is in gross contempt of congress?
Cindy Sheehan speaks for me and probably for the majority of Americans when she holds Nancy's feet to the fire and challenges her to do the job that we elected her to do.”
“It always irks me when someone in the MSM asserts "He won't be elected", as if they hold the decision authority on that. What's to say that the outrage in the country won't result in a grassroots rebellion against more-of-the-same and finally cause the people to snatch power back from those whom we have conferred and who now rule us?”