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

  1. proteanview

    He makes a good point. Too bad so many political hacks (including Paul fans) are unable to see it this way.

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  2. 22CaliberHitters

    This oil spill was an inside job and Obama will pass a Carbon Tax because of this

    I think this is classy of Dr. Paul, but I think he’ll regret sticking up for Obama once Barry passes that Carbon tax

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  3. bigc028282

    NO?? He’s responsible for the National Security Strategy” with “INTERNATIONAL ORDER” in it. For WE THE PEOPLE securing CHINA’S mineral investments in Afghanistan. Barry’s a POS.

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  4. bradq

    Go Ron Paul!

    »crosslinked«

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  5. katey1dog

    Good on you Ron!

    Paul/Ventura 2012

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  6. MutantKush

    Oil spill= Feds fault

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  7. ExquisiteDoom

    Ron paul has said it himself, with private property and a proper economic feedback mechanism we wouldn’t be in this mess then does a 180 and says government shouldn’t be blamed. There is a problem here. Either you have private ownership or government, how can you not blame government? Same thing for obesity, ever since the government got involved into fighting obesity, the levels of obesity have increased. Wether it’s direct or indirect doesn’t change the cause. Ron is conflicted

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    1. EndtheFed

      Ron is not conflicted. In fact, he is supporting his principles consistently here.

      Blaming Obama for an oil spill accident lies on the assumption that the government is able to protect us from every single thing, including “acts of god” (see Paul’s Katrina reference). Such a mindset becomes justification for increasing the size and scope of government.

      Ron is not conflicted here because he is supporting his view that private property and free market mechanisms are preferrable solutions to ineffective government regulation and interference, yet he is also supporting his view that government is not the answer to every problem or accident (and therefore Obama should not be blamed for the accident itself).

      The government can be blamed (as Paul indicates) for creating the moral hazard that lead to the unsafe conditions of the well. This is because government created the cap on liability which removed the incentive to operate safely. Installing a billion dollar shut-off hatch is seen as a bad business decision when your liability is capped at under a billion dollars. As Rachel Maddow pointed out on her show, an eerily similar accident occured in the 1970s, so it is clear that government has not been able to operate as an effective watchdog.

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  8. neonsilkworm

    I wish I had half the wisdom and knowledge Ron Paul has when it comes to proper role of government. Individual freedom and a government limited to the confines of the constitution are principles one can be proud to fight and die for. He woke me up in 2008 – I will now ALWAYS vote for liberty, not who’s got a better shot at winning or some media darling.

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  9. Firebirrd85

    This guy is my president, for real. Thank you RP.

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  10. hendersonn11

    i disagree with dr paul on this one, i dont like offshore drilling because this is the kind of stuff that is bound to happen and i hope he changes his mind on it.

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  11. yakyakyak69

    Let the locals handle it!

    EVERY TIME the federal gov’t get’s involved it all turns to CRAP! ObaMao cares more concerned about defending his union base and promoting cap & trade crony-corporatism than he cares about the gulf coast.

    If ObaMao cared about the gulf coast, he would NOT have waited 50+ days to do ANYTHING and would have called for international help day ONE!

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  12. miketonon

    The issue I see is, did HARRP or a similar technology cause or magnify alot of our weather related disasters? Also, was this done intentionally by BP or a connected party?

    I’m all for a free market, but that only works if we have a true and complete free market. I’m also very much in support of what Ron Paul stands for.

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  13. myhipsi

    Their stock has plummeted since the first day of the accident. They will pay billions for all the damage done including the 11 people killed in the original explosion. They are being scrutinized wherever they do business all over the world, which will ultimately raise their cost of doing business in the future. Why in the hell would they do it on purpose? What would be their motivation for doing so?

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  14. SamuraiCommando

    The gov allowed the drilling. So the people are thinking correctly on the most part.

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  15. FarangBalls

    The oil leak is a distraction from the horrid things going on in Washington.

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  16. jayrod59

    That’s my Ron Paul, saying all the right stuff. What a great man he is.

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  17. AngryPenguin27

    I got into an argument with somebody today about what Dr. Paul talks about here. I don’t understand how the president has become responsible for every little thing that goes wrong in this country. Even fighting obesity has become an issue in the White House. This is crazy. The president’s job is to command the Armed Forces, defend the Constitution, and act as a diplomat. What ever happened to concerns being addressed by state governments and the private sector through the courts?

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  18. leafwatch

    BP was given permission by the government to drill, so it was not criminal in the sense of acting outside the laws. Problem is, governments are not abstract, pure agencies; they are big bureaucracies run by self-interested people — not the most moral, wise, insightful, knowledgeable, truthful, principled among us, far from it. So if we depend on these flawed bureaucrats to make all the decisions, we are always going to find corruption, waste, carelessness, cronyism, and stupidity

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  19. lucasboden

    Rand Paul should learn more from his father rather than just using his family name to get elected.

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  20. CurtHowland

    “There are limits to what governments can do.”
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    What other politician EVER says that?

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  21. JoeyPencils

    RP 5 stars…Erin 111! she is hotter than Cramer’s bald spot in July…but back to RP…nice analogy with the newspaper owner and the 1st amend.

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  22. awarepatriot

    This man NEEDS to be president!

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  23. awarepatriot

    What on Earth is Obama supposed to do about the oil spill? Get a sub & stop it? Does the govt even have equipment to stop it? LOL.

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  24. Intervene

    Go Ron Paul!!! Excellent as always

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  25. followwheremarygoes

    i think bp did do it on purpose

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  26. chestersimpson

    the real question is how much is gonna come out…. figure out how much is down there…. on sept 11 09 O_o…. the ny times posted a story about bp finding a huge oil field under the gulf.. In the story “BP declined to estimate the size of the new reserve, but a company executive said that it could be bigger than the three billion barrels of oil equivalent, combining oil and gas stocks”. If it can be stopped then it needs to, there is no time for bickering about political position. fix it now

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  27. LibertaerUeberAlles

    Can we clone him?

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  28. nonaCbarC

    LMAO.
    You are such a moron bitch. Dr. Paul buying gold & advocating gold is called sincerity or true conviction. Sps I tell ppl to buy gold or tell ppl that I believe in the gold standard, but sps I don’t buy gold. Then what does that make me?!!! LMAO. This is what the collages produce these days. LMAO.

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  29. nepheleim

    BP is a British company. They don’t answer to the state or the federal government.

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  30. metsone

    they did commit a criminal act.

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  31. rockhuddy

    BP answers to the Rothschilds. I’m guessing that this spill will continue to get worse for a long time and that the media coverage won’t stop. They’ll use it to pass cap and trade.

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  32. jcompt666

    Man, I HATE politicians, but I loves me some Ron Paul!

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  33. mikebcnu

    Its a TRAVESTY that this man is not president

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  34. k3v1av

    The states are to take care of their land the states need to keep BP responsible if they can’t then the Federal Government should step in. Like it was prior to the depression STATES TRUMPED the feds. This is why our country is known as the United States of America. Not the federal states of America.

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  35. trekkerperson

    Its the mindset of the masses. “Give me” and “do something” are the common insights into their mind. Liberty is the path. RP is the future.

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