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  •  mmm. that's good irony. (1+ / 0-)
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    isn't "a government that is more responsive to the people it represents" what the right and especially Libertarians are dead set against? don't they typically label that disparagingly "Big Government" and rage against it? Don't they advocate for less government or even no government? Don't they constantly tout "individual rights" and "freedoms" over the needs of "the people" and deny even the concept of "community?" Isn't "a government that is more responsive to the people it represents" exactly what Democrats and Liberals support and sometimes actually deliver? Isn't that what the "gifts" comments by Romney were complaining about, that a lot people got what they needed and wanted from their government (while a handfull of billionaires didn't) and therefore voted to continue that government philosophy by a strong majority? Isn't that what their biggest complaint about losing is based on?

    Oh wait...he means responsive to himself personally, and those who think like him, doesn't he?

    In other words, he means, "a government more responsive to the rich and powerful special interests it represents." The ones that Rand called the "producers" and NOT the masses of parasitic "moochers."

    ummm, Dr. Paul, I think you're thinking of an Oligarchy, you know like the form of government that we rebelled against to create this democratic republic. So what you're actually saying is we should never have "seceded" from Britain in the first place? We should have remained Loyalists? but wait a minute, your statement is attempting to defend secession as an "American Tradition"...

    I'm so confused...

    no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

    by srfRantz on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:56:52 AM PST

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