Cheat-Seeking Missles

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Quote Of The Day: Trotskyite-Paulite Edition

"If I may quote Trotsky of all people, this Revolution is permanent."
-- Ron Paul in an email to supporters

Uh, Ron ... the revolution wasn't permanent for Trotsky. Did you miss that part? It kind of fizzled out after creating untold human misery. Sort of like the misery you'd create as president, pulling us back into our borders to let the evil in the world spread unchallenged.

Anyway, Paul's pulled the plug. In the email he doesn't say he's dropping out of the race in so many words, but he does say he's letting most of his campaign staff go and is concentrating on the Texas primary ... not the presidential primary, mind you, the primary for his House seat.

Seems Paul's a bit concerned that his constituency down home is no longer his constituency.

I do like that Paul stakes out the extreme position for free markets, so we sane free-marketeers have a better shot at maintaining a sound economic policy. And what was his now sleepy campaign if not a free market venture?

He's raised multiple millions, spent little of it, and now is going home to Texas. And across America, Paulites are looking at their wallets and wondering ... Why did I send that nutcase my money? When did I become part of the whacked-out five percent?

hat-tip: memeorandum

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