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Huffingtonpost: Ron Paul On Elizabeth Warren: 'She's A Socialist'


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/elizabeth-warren-ron-paul-socialist_n_1081962.html

Texas Rep. Ron Paul called Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren a "socialist" Tuesday in a series of Republican presidential candidate interviews hosted by ABC News and Yahoo!.

Warren drew attention earlier this fall for a video of her speaking to supporters refuting Republican arguments that Democrats were waging "class warfare."

She said: "No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own -- nobody." She said even a factory owner who became wealthy used public goods like roads, police and fire, and public education. She added: "Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."

ABC News' Terry Moran asked Paul why Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren was wrong in her comments. "Because she's a socialist," said the libertarian-leaning House member. He added, "her whole argument is absolutely wrong" because "governments are always destructive in the creation of wealth," according to The Hill. When pressed on whether public education was socialist, Paul said, "When the state runs things, that's a socialist thing." He added, "I preach home schooling and private schooling and competition.

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I'm not completely with Paul on this one, either. I think that making sure everyone has a certain level of education does so much more good than harm that it's worth the government inefficiencies. Now, I obviously want there to be as many choices as possible, but that's another topic for another thread.

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I wish the words "Socialist", "Marxist", and "Nazi" were replaced in American Politics with the word "Smurf".

Then lets see how stupid people sound saying it over and over to get others fired up.

I gotta say, the second that word "socialist" comes up I think "Idiot" and write off whatever else the speaker has to say. Rarely do I feel like I'm missing anything worthwhile. I don't always agree with Paul but I expected better of him.
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I gotta say, the second that word "socialist" comes up I think "Idiot" and write off whatever else the speaker has to say. Rarely do I feel like I'm missing anything worthwhile. I don't always agree with Paul but I expected better of him.

Even if the person speaking has 100 points to make and 99 of them are excellent, dropping the "Socialist" bomb just smurfs up any cred they have on the other points. They are totally smurfed going forward. Even that smurf, Bachmann said it so much that its lost all meaning.

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Sigh...if Ron Paul is against her then I guess I'm for her.

Seriously, if public education, roads, etc are Paul's definition of socialism then he's more bat crap crazy than I thought, because he's effectively reduced socialism to mean "anything that people do as a group not seeking profit", what a tool.

Warren is one of the only voices today in politics actively standing between the corporations and the people, I wish we had more like her!

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