Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Flyer: Fans of Ron Paul, this is your future.

I've been meaning to do this for a while, but I haven't had any to display until now. Anyway, in light of the recent election results, there will be some Paultards who will feel demoralized, and others who will feel that they need to work harder than ever. For the second group, here's a flyer that you can use to send them a message:
In related news, somethingawful.com just created a page called the Ron Paul Political Report: Kidz Page. It features some printable graphics for general mockery.

10 comments:

phh said...

Sir, you continue to provide a valuable service this election year, and I salute you.

MrBold said...

I hate to sound like a syncophant, but that's a mighty fine flier you created.

lenora fulani said...

Hahaha - I made the same connection:
http://www.metafilter.com/67958/The-Lunatic-Fringe

meh said...

It's hard to fault people for taking an interest in politics and passionate interests in their favorite candidates. I think America would be a better place if more candidates could find this level of enthusiasm. Instead of being so cynical about what others are passionate about, why not be passionate about what YOU believe in?

Ron Paul is not going to win any election. Your flier is both bitter and unnecessary. The fact that he is not going to win doesn't make his supporters wrong, and doesn't mean he was wrong. Paul had his strengths and weaknesses, he spoke from his heart and he truly believed in his word.

Let's not forget that Bush Jr has WON two elections, and that certainly didn't make him right, and certainly didn't mean his supporters were right. Quite the opposite.

The best man doesn't always win.

The majority isn't always right.

What is popular isn't always right.

Anonymous said...

dude.

comic sans? guh.

Ron Lawl said...

Actually, it's a font called "chalkboard."

FuckRonPaul said...

Seeing as there's no legal way to prosecute the Paultards for crimes against the internet, this transformation would be fine by me.

They can stand on street corners all day long for all I care - at least that way they're not polluting the internet.

Anyway, you can warn them all you want, but it won't matter.

A lot of Paultards will turn into street preachers - ranting against unions, praising tax evaders, and insisting that you take home a free copy of Atlas Shrugged and "make up your own mind."

Anonymous said...

The Reason article that links Lew Rockwell to the newsletters

http://www.reason.com/news/show/124426.html

is very interesting . Even if this new version of events are true ( I still believe Ronnie is all over it for all the obvious reasons already out there ) , the crippling blow I see to Ron Paul not knowing about the news letters can be summed up in 940 000 points , $940 000 per annum that is , never mind the interpersonal connections. I have also thrown this in at the comments section

http://www.reason.com/blog/show/124427.html#comments

You ain't squeaky clean. | January 16, 2008, 8:57pm | #
"Ron Paul may not be a racist, but he became complicit in a strategy of pandering to racists"

Exactly . And all this was a common secret amongst libertarian circles . So how good does Reason magazine look in light of this and the above quote when you consider comments by former Reason editor Virginia Postrel

"I do fault my friends at Reason, who are much cooler than I'll ever be and who, scornful of the earnestness that takes politics seriously, apparently didn't do their homework before embracing Paul as the latest indicator of libertarian cachet. For starters, they might have asked my old boss Bob Poole about Ron Paul; I remember a board member complaining about Paul's newsletters back in the early '90s. Besides, people as cosmopolitan as Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch should be able to detect something awry in Paul's populist appeals. (Note that by "cosmopolitan" I do not mean "Jewish." I mean cosmopolitan.) I suspect they did but decided it was more useful to spin things their way than to take Paul's record and ideas seriously."

"The disclosures are not news to me, nor is the Paul campaign's dismissive reaction a surprise. When you give your political heart to a guy who spends so much time worrying about international bankers, you're not going to get a tolerant cosmopolitan."

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You may also wish to see the comments of this gentleman at these times that I find interesting.

Eric Dondero | January 16, 2008, 8:07pm | #

Eric Dondero | January 16, 2008, 9:01pm | #

Ron Lawl said...

Meh, Enthusiasm is find. Blind, aggressive devotion is not. And the fact that Ron Paul is unpopular doesn't make him wrong, but it also doesn't make him right. By your logic, Charles Manson would make the best president ever, because he was unpopular, and because his followers were willing to kill for him.

Kris Overstreet said...

Thanks for inspiring a blog post- not about Ron Paul specifically, but what annoys me to this day about my recently-former colleagues in the Libertarian Party.