82 responses to “Midterm Elections: Libertarian Renaissance – or More of the Same?”

  1. mexcurmudgeon

    Listening to the neo-con hacks between Dr. Paul’s segments is painful. Kneejerk reactions, anyone? Rational thinking would be a nice change on these talking head shows.

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  2. worseorbetter

    California voters are ‘idiots’. California is currently facing a 42 Billion dollar deficit and how many voters actually read the ballot proposals, or even researched them? My assumption based on the results is very few as we have not only relinquished more of our fiscal liberties, but our personal liberties as well. For the majority of voters who failed to do their homework, who’s decisions were based off the news media~ when the establishment rapes you remember: you reap what you sow.

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  3. shizont

    Its not enough to compromise from a position of “no” or zero. Chris Christie in NJ CUT state spending by 9%. Canada turned it’s economy around by CUTTING govt spending by 9% over 2 yrs and CUTTING Federal employment by 14%. Those are the end points we need to reach. Can you imagine–eliminating the NEA, how much of % of federal employment would that take care of?

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  4. steve0281

    Ron Paul only got 74% of the vote in his district? What the heck is wrong with the other 26%???

    »crosslinked«

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  5. christiansteinke

    Ron Paul, you even have supporters here in Germany.
    Applause from this side of the atlantic.

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  6. pretorious700

    The Republicans who won are not libertarians, they only talk the talk. When they get to DC, they will become another cog in the big machine.

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  7. Brycewchilds

    Ron Paul is a modern day hero!!! Thanks!!

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  8. edarotag84

    Democraps spend more than anyone, and most dems are pro illegal immigration, pro sexual deviants (gays), and pro keeping the poor minorities in their poor status forever. Wake up people Democraps only want to spend spend spend money we dont have

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  9. sdfkjllshadflhadfshl

    Wow, he got 74% of the vote. His district must be awesome. I have utmost respect for a district that can send a guy like Ron to Washington for so many decades knowing full well he will NOT bring you a dime of ear mark money. Bravo, you are true Americans.

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  10. hugolp

    Everybody sees you have been emotionally programed by your reaction.

    The fact that the banks could diversify because of the repeal of G-S was positive to the economy as the data shows. But hey, dont let facts get to you.

    The Gramm-Hill-Bliley Act did change the regulatory regime of CDS derivatives ONLY, from the SEC to the Fed. The rest were still regulated by the SEC.

    This is my last answer to you since you cant reason because you have been emotionally programmed. Good luck.

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  11. zionisimkills

    excuse me; glass Steagall seperated Retail banks from commercial banks, which made all the difference in the world, it prevented the retail banks from investing in Hedge funds, which where playing the derivatives game, that is one of the reasons som many banks needed the bailout, they played with the CMO’s , CDS’s, CDO’s which where all derivatives, WANKER.

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  12. hugolp

    I think that the FDIC reform aproved in the Gramm-Hill-Bliley Act was wrong. And one can discuss whether the reform on derivatives of that act was right or wrong. But my point is that is independent from Glass-Steagall Act, it just happens that G-S was repealed in the same act in 1999, but they could have been repealed individually.

    The issues you and zionismikills mention can be discussed, but they are not about G-S.

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  13. russkeller

    BTW I sympathtic to the Libertarian Cause. I’m more Anarchist than anything else now and used to be Libertarian but Libertarians seem to get caught in the same partisan trap as everyone else when it comes to following the party blindly. Government Interference Bad…. Blinding you from checking more thoroughly

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  14. russkeller

    Glass-Stegeal did have everything to do with the dirivitves just not directly. See After Glass-Steagall came the FDIC Government insurance of the “Lenders” to prevent another run on the banks. The Wall came down investment banks and lenders. Government now insures investment banks. It shouldn’t have happened but it did FDIC is the legal justification of the bailouts. Banks have some High powered law firms working for them.

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  15. XanatharEye

    420 PALiN 4 2012

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  16. dionusos2

    That idiot was wrong about Prop 25. It limited the threshold to pass the budget. We already have a prop that requires 2/3 to raise taxes and now with 26, a companion measure to 25, have a requirement of 2/3 to raise fees. These people lie when it’s convenient. And why no mention of Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, two business people who showed they had no grasp of how government works. I support the legalization of weed, but you libertarians need to stop smoking so much of it and get your facts

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  17. hugolp

    Glass-Steagal Act had nothing to do with derivatives. G-S Act was removed by the Gramm-Hill-Bliley Act, that modified other laws that had to do with some derivatives. But G-S Act had nothing to do with derivatives. So please, before calling names to people, make sure you know what you are talking about.

    And if you actually read economic texts instead of political texts you will see that with G-S the crisis would have been even worse. Removing it was positive.

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  18. blubot89

    Good segment. Wanted Paul to have the opportunity to chime in more about Justin Amash, and explain to the audience who he is though.

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  19. zionisimkills

    you another fucking idiot, Glass Steagall was the only thing keeping the door locked , preventing the abuse going on now. Bill Clinton signed this away. you are blessed to be in a country that allows any dipshit speak, if you ever wonder why we did not have the mortgage abuse ,CDS drivatives abuse it is because of Glass – Steagall, with it gone, the Wolves have been allowed to eat us out of House and Home literally.

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  20. russkeller

    I gotta be honest. This scares the shit out of me that so few people understand what happened. Yo know the wall between lenders and investment banks came down right? There’s some conflicts of interest that Glass/Stegeal was supposed to correct, those dont matter. After Glass/Steagall the books of Lenders were guaranteed by government.Now with Glass/Steagall removed, Investment banks have effectively guaranteed their books. Creating the Legal justification for the Bailouts

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  21. hugolp

    Then you have not look around much. Glass-Steagal was a big problem, because it forced banks to concentrate in some assets, making the downturns worse. If Glass-Steagal had not been repealed the crisis would have been even worse. Allowing banks to diversify their portfolios helped mitigate the crisis.

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  22. Paul Bratt

    Justin Amash is going places! He was in TIME magazine’s Top 40 Individuals Under 40. Now he wins decisively in the House and has a connection with such a powerful figure like Ron Paul. He could really be a great presidential candidate in the future

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  23. thebrattster

    Justin Amash is going places! He was in TIME magazine’s Top 40 Individuals Under 40. Now he wins decisively in the House and has a connection with such a powerful figure like Ron Paul. He could really be a great presidential candidate in the future

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  24. Stephanie Gibbs

    John Stossel, I’m disappointed! When you were asking the Dem about intolerance on the Dem side, you failed to point out that Pres Obama is one of the most intolerant people who have a vocal platform! You can hear the disgust in his voice when he talks about the wealthy business people and when he talks about punishing his enemies, who are Libertarians, Conservatives, or Republicans. Not very tolerant of other people’s rights!

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  25. MsSagibbs

    John Stossel, I’m disappointed! When you were asking the Dem about intolerance on the Dem side, you failed to point out that Pres Obama is one of the most intolerant people who have a vocal platform! You can hear the disgust in his voice when he talks about the wealthy business people and when he talks about punishing his enemies, who are Libertarians, Conservatives, or Republicans. Not very tolerant of other people’s rights!

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  26. thearchaicrevival

    thanks for the vid, keep up the good work.

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  27. thearchaicrevival

    thanks for the vid, keep up the good work.

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  28. rvborgh

    i agree…. he’s my rep :)

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  29. ConquerorWorm2012

    THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS A VAMPIRIC PARASITE DESTROYER

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  30. Bambalotta

    Ron Paul 2012!! Game On!

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  31. hcwcars1

    ron paul 2012

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  32. Bill Mills

    Justin Amash is the real deal. Future president!

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  33. doctormills

    Justin Amash is the real deal. Future president!

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  34. russkeller

    Quick Question to me fellow constitutional freedom lovers.

    Do you consider Glass/Steagall to be just more government intrusion hurting the economy?

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  35. freshdesh

    RON PAUL 2012!!! LET’S DO THIS!

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