63 responses to “Ron Paul Defends Obama on BP Oil Spill, And Himself on Owning Gold”

  1. Ragnar Danneskjold

    And if the government had not been subsidizing oil for all this time, then the entrepreneurs of the free market, with no disruptive government subsidies or regulations, would have worked hard long ago to develop alternative fuels and other sources of energy to fuel cars, others would have developed cars to run on them, and development and availability would have made these things widely available to the consumer. Without the distortion from the government, the big oil businessmen, not wanting particularly to build huge oil rigs for cost effectiveness concerns, might now be solar panel tycoons or who knows what. In a sense, the overwhelming pressures of an unregulated capitalist economy would have prevented a catastrophe such as this.

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  2. PollyandCrackers

    There is a media blackout and BP and the government are censoring what you see and what you know about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    Learn more: http://site.pollyandcrackers.com/blog/2010/06/28/us-government-and-bp-ignore-health-issues-censor-and-blackout-media-lie-to-public-concerning-gulf-oil-spill-disaster/

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  3. fred the protectionist

    Yes, Ronulans, put your fiat dollars where your mouth is and invest in Gold. Ron Paul did it, so can you.

    »crosslinked«

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  4. Forest

    I can’t believe Ron Paul called the unmitigated BP disaster ‘an oil leak’.

    Just goes to show the continuing twisting, so we don’t blame Obama, but it is still all the government’s fault because it simply exists.

    Yep, if only BP was self-insured private company (which is their right) then they would have a real reason to not allow safeguards to fail.

    Oh, wait… They are self-insured… They did have all the reason in the world… And private industry AGAIN failed to, by any stretch of imagination, assess risk.

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    1. Citizen

      BP plugged the leak that Big Government lead by the Big Ego where clueless how to fix in the first place.

      Hey Forest and Fred your new motto … In Gov We Trust

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  5. Bottomline

    If congress pushes Cap and Trade on the Gulf small businesses in the Fishing, Tourism,Transportation, and Oil Industries will go under and the people of the Gulf Coast are already suffering.

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  6. SoldierofVerity

    May want to put your headphones on for this one. Listen to the fluxuations in the sound quality during the duration of the clip. Why is the sound quality so crappy? It’s not just recorded on low volume, but those sounds deffinitely change.

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  7. Citizen

    I’m not much of a “conspiracy theory” nut… BUT

    What if the Obama Regime arranged the explosion?
    What if this they did find evidence on the wreckage that indicated a detonation device was present?

    It just seems ALL TO CONVENIENT for the big push for Cap & Tax legislation.

    An investigation may reveal some surprises, we’ll see

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    1. Forest

      Citizen says: “It just seems ALL TO CONVENIENT for the big push for Cap & Tax legislation. ”

      Yes, saying that actually does make you a “Conspiracy Theory” nut…

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  8. anyusmoon1

    He’s very clear about “government staying out of the way” and “not acting as though they have the answers (or money) to solve every problem”.

    Owebama will take advantage of every emergency to get his agenda through, regardless. :-(

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  9. spol07

    If BP was only concerned about profit then they would fix the damn thing ASAP. Do you know how much money and reputation they are losing every minute?

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  10. Lukeor

    Idiots wanted to see Obama go down and photo op. Ron Paul is completely right about this.

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  11. blueshoals

    Essentially… Right now, the Government is a clumsy, incompetent boss that these companies will never listen to.
    Money talks, though. If investors and partners, the ones who actually “write the paychecks,” were in charge, you bet your sweet ass shit like this never would have happened. The company would have been so afraid of losing money that their safety regulations and contingency plans would have been much more effective.

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  12. majikninja07

    hopefully the government will call shenanigans on bp and use the law to make them pay all of the costs

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  13. CodeWarriorx0539

    When gross devastation occurs the government should step in…. beyond monetary there is an ethical responsibility. Laise a faire works brilliantly when the risk is only to mitigated to product design but when natural disasters or huge man made disasters occur the government needs to step in. Governments role should evolve to emergency situations only but with out rules businesses will not bring up safe guards nor will insurance companies… and then chaos will be the interim rule of law…

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  14. DrAnswersPhD

    Paul is completly wrong in this video.

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  15. BMovieWackiness

    Legit lol at BREAKING NEWS: I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE CRAMER’S ADVICE ON GOLD

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  16. samtart

    Go Ron, he is speaking always from principile and not partisanship
    we all could learn from him.

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  17. momerath42

    “Breaking News: People should be liable for the harm they cause.” :P~

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  18. ORVX

    RP is being true to his principal, the thing is, liberals set the presidence with Katrina, they also are the ones that want bigger gov in their heart. Republicans are mostly pandering partison’s that are trying to play the LIBERAL game. FYI, this accident DID happen under gov watch, but the point to be made is that BIG GOV can’t and won’t fix shit, more then small gov & more free markets.

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  19. anyusmoon1

    *smiles* @ 22CaliberHitters He’s very clear about “government staying out of the way” and “not acting as though they have the answers (or money) to solve every problem”.

    Owebama will take advantage of every emergency to get his agenda through, regardless. :-(

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  20. borat443

    Ron Paul Rocks, Paul and Ventura 2012

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  21. starcatcher7777

    Accident? Are you going back to your bottom shelf Alum Foil Hat ?

    a BP engineer to describe the doomed rig as a “nightmare well,” according to internal documents released Monday.

    The comment by BP engineer Brian Morel came in an e-mail April 14, six days before the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that killed 11 people and has sent tens of millions of gallons of oil into the gulf !

    WHAT A TAINT YOU ARE RON PAUL !

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  22. daggerinu64

    ron this was staged for carbon tax didnt ou here him make the speech called INTERNATIONAL ORDER and watch the knowing movie with nicholas cage it predicts the oil spill and has the same picture

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  23. marniespeaks

    this was criminal on both sides and those people should be charged

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  24. ronheri

    Dr. Paul is the voice of the teaparty, the voice of free people of the world. His views have not changed over all his years in politics. He personifies what is good and just in humanity. He is a true God send for a country and his revolution will not be stopped. Republican vs Democrats is a diversion; what is really going on is good vs evil; tyranny vs freedom. We love Dr. Paul.

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    1. Ben

      “His views have not changed over all his years in politics.”

      Just last week, he changed his mind about don’t ask don’t tell. He used to support the war in Afghanistan. He even voted for it. He changes his mind all of the time.

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