Ron Paul Shits in the Saint Ronnie Punch Bowl

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At around 9:30 last night, I tweeted something I tweet everytime I watch an episode of the GOP Presidential Candidate Survivor show:

Once again, we’ve gotten to that point of the GOP Debate I hate where Ron Paul starts to sound sane.

Then, about 10 minutes later, Paul said this:

Are you all willing to condemn Ronald Reagan, for exchanging weapons for hostages out of Iran? We all know that was done.

Thunk.

And then Santorum, proving he’s the stupidest of a really dumb presidential field, tried to answer.

Santorum: Iran was a sovereign country, not a terrorist organization, number one.

Paul: Oh they’re our good friends now.

Santorum: They’re not our good friends but they’re a sovereign country. Just like the Palestinian Authority is not the good friends of Israel.

So in one fell swoop, Santorum effectively sanctioned anything Iran did–such as plotting to kill a diplomat in our country–because they’re a sovereign country, misstated that the PA, rather than Hamas, negotiated the prisoner exchange, and suggested that the PA is a sovereign country.

And then Paul went on to note that the detainees at Gitmo are “all suspects, you haven’t convicted them of anything,” to boos from the crowd.

I’ll admit it. Ron Paul was, racism and corporatism notwithstanding, utterly sane in these few minutes. In fact, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a politician lay bare the stupidity of our political class like this.

(FWIW, Newt went on to sheepishly confirm that it was true, to which Paul responded with the most impish grin.)

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bmaz Maybe the Greeks don't want/need those EU freaks
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emptywheel @JeffLandale You could just make them write online more. Enforced tweeting ought to cure them of that space profligacy.
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bmaz @NewEnglandDevil I'd never!
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bmaz You mean like Dan Balz?? https://t.co/CnnAUgbjvG
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bmaz .@NewEnglandDevil You have not seen Donald Trump's dick pics?? That is simply because they are too small.
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bmaz USA Fuck You Americans Act. But, hey, I am sure I am far too intemperate for these kind of suggestions. https://t.co/ddGpWqAYQA
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emptywheel @JeffLandale Old people who write primarily on dead trees do, for readability. But they're dying out quickly.
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emptywheel BTW: I loathe ref to USAF as "Freedom Act" more than its other ridiculous names. Gonna have to come up w/new nickname.
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emptywheel @dametzger I think they're beyond embarrassment, which is why they should be mocked out of existence.
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JimWhiteGNV I assume that even though an Iran deal appears imminent, McCain and Lieberman will call for bombing Iran as deadline passes.
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bmaz And don't let the "aw shucks" persona fool you oh so brilliant DC Politico types, Favre seems genuinely far more intelligent than Trump.
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bmaz I mean, sure, Favre waffled on retirement+sent a dick pic, but he didn't raid+plunder US Bankruptcy system for his survival and "success"
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