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The posts in play...

Not Ron Paul or Huntsman – Maybe Johnson, Maybe Obama
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A Very Merry Ron Paul Christmas
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The Ballot I Will Cast in the GOP Primary
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Holiday Wishes Addendum
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Jon Huntsman is the Perfect Republican Candidate
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GOP 2012: Worst Candidate Batch Ever?
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Ron Paul, Racism, and War
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The Lazy Anti-Politics of the Paulites
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The Best Things in Life are Free but Eat a lot
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The comments...

Affectionate at least. No, i'll still likely vote Paul in the primary. The general is the problem.

Liberty60

So freedom of religion intended by the Founders is only the freedom to choose which sect we want to belong to?

Stillwater
+ That's a fair criticism. And trying to explain the failure of the stimulus on political possibility grounds (ie., that a bigger stimulus would never have [. . .]
Tom Van Dyke

The affectionate and attentive EDK reader saw this one coming from a mile away, although not expecting it to arrive quite this soon.

Tom Van Dyke
+ Burt, Paul is wrong about the Constitution but you yrself missed "Supreme Judge of the world" in the Declaration.  Further, "creator" and "Divine Providence" combine [. . .]
Kim
+ Hell, we're ALMOST ready to regulate the coal plants under the Clean Air Act! Pittsburgh, worst air in the country. Smelled like rotten eggs last night. PA [. . .]
Kim

Ya, you're right. Hillary was right about the VRWC, too. Arkansas group and all that.

Hell, we got the tourists to prove it.

"Welcome home Beuregard" indeed!

;-P

Kim
+ 100%+1 I'd consider switching parties to vote for Huntsman in the primary. (switch back whenever something interesting is happening, of course...). I think having sane conservatives is [. . .]
dexter

There wjould also be a lot fewer birds.

Kim
+ You're willing to vote for a thief who steals money from ghetto schoolkids? *Disclaimer: one of those schoolkids tried to knife a very good friend of [. . .]
+ From that article: This month, American officials pressed the Iraqi leadership to meet again at President Talabani’s compound to discuss the issue. This time the [. . .]
Jesse Ewiak

Yeah, go to a Republican-leaning site that focuses on redistricting like redracinghorses.com and see what they think of Arizona being non-partisan.

+ I'm not convinced that a strong LP party, or other 3rd party, run will hurt Obama.  I can imagine a scenario in which people who [. . .]
Kim

agreed. that and he looks too polished, like he is a slicked up slimeball. Huckabee at least looked authentic (even if he sounded wired up)

Kim
+ About two or three governors actually do things. Texas (by virtue of their legislatures working 25% of the time or so...) and California (by virtue [. . .]
Brandon Berg
+ What exactly are the policy implications of the Ron Paul newsletters that concern you? A second Obama term might not be so bad if the Republicans [. . .]
Dollared
+ EDK, Thanks for your thoughtfulness and your basic decency and common sense.   Ron Paul is  a person to admire for some reasons, and considering him is [. . .]
Kim
+ Austin's a fine town. And texas ain't southern (leastaways, not most of it -- east texas, yes, hill country's german, north is mostly like Oklahoma). I've [. . .]
Kim
+ Blaise, The unions know a fight when they see one. So does Anonymous, and a bunch of other rabblerousing, distributed groups. May our change become legal, and [. . .]
Kim

Thanks!

Happy Festivus, Happy Eid, Happy Diwali, and Io Saturnalia!

Kim
+ Not so sure about AZ going red. it was surprisingly Blue last time, and the Latinos are increasing (maybe? actually, the folks I knew down [. . .]
Mike
+ I'm in the same boat as you, Kain. There's a better chance of the sun spontaneously going supernova tomorrow morning at precisely 8am GMT than [. . .]
Mike
+ "After months of heated public debate and intense legal wrangling, the commission voted 3-2 to make several tweaks to a draft map that had left [. . .]
Nob Akimoto

No, but it does show that who is in charge of the DOJ is VERY important. See: Texas and its current fight over redistricting.

Nob Akimoto
+ I'm very much aware of what Gerrymandering is. However, Arizona is one of the states that has chosen to go the route of a non-partisan [. . .]
Stillwater
+ It controls your food, your medicine, your travels, your brainwashing, everything. The state controls everything? Really? Is this maybe a convenient exaggeration to help make a [. . .]
Mike
+ In practice, Gerrymandering is a great way for the "our way or the highway" folks to ensure that the other side has no say. It's also [. . .]
Stillwater
+ Well, gerrymandering is further evidence that if something - anything! - has political value, it will be fundamentally exploited for political purposes. Even transmogrified into [. . .]
BradP
+ But I also believe that in a recession we need pro-growth monetary and fiscal policy. Obama isn't going to accomplish that, and what he has accomplished [. . .]
BradP
+ When this reader calls Paul “the one to give us back to ourselves,” who, exactly, does he think we’re currently in the possession of? Xenophobic warmongers, [. . .]
+ I have always thought of gerrymandering as a necessary evil.  On the one hand, every time I see it done it makes me a little [. . .]
+ Yes, gerrymandering is a very real problem. Frankly, I think we have too much politics in government. The GOP these past few years have certainly [. . .]
Mike
+ Gerrymandering is a large part of the problem. The control of state legislatures, and of the House of Representatives, has indeed quickly gotten to the [. . .]
Michelle
+ We fed them mostly dry food, then split a can between four at dinner (Mali didn't like wet food). As for litter boxes, when we lived [. . .]
Nob Akimoto
+ While presidential elections are important symbolically, I think a lot of lessons we're seeing since 2010 is simply that there's a lot of stuff that [. . .]
+ I don't understand how you can do it with five. Four cats is easy: One can, split into quarters, for breakfast. Two cans, split into halves, for dinner. Two [. . .]
Michelle

Nothing wrong with that. There's a certain balance in having an even number of cats.

Burt Likko
+ This, precisely. The Framers (at least most of them, most of the time) understood this. We should understand it today despite the superficial appeal of [. . .]
+ Colorado Law states that people are not allowed to own more than 4 cats. As a Libertarian, I usually would go off into a rant about [. . .]
+ Here, let me Google that for you. The quote is from 2003. The entire essay can be read at the charmingly-titled website "waronchristmas.com". Insofar as [. . .]
Sam M
+ "yet when people go to that restaurant they are serving everything from fried chicken to sushi" OK. But if people keep eating the food and keep [. . .]
Sam M
+ "Look at the people the GOP is floating for their presidential nominee and then tell me with a straight face that the conservative movement isn’t [. . .]
Michelle
+ What a sweet story. Thank you for sharing it. When I met my husband, I had two cats, who'd been with me for about ten [. . .]
+ Assuming Huntsman somehow got the nomination and the GOP united behind him he could have excellent odds of defeating Obama. I'd agree on that Elias. [. . .]
Mike
+ And yet part of the problem with the Republican-slash-"Conservative" line right now is that there IS no room for compromises, no room for consensus building, [. . .]
 
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