I was listening to one of the Republican radio stations yesterday, and they were interviewing a Ron Paul disciple who....well, let's just say that this particular Paulista didn't have much media savvy.
The conversation went something like this:
Republican Host: Ron Paul's campaign spent more money to earn fewer electoral votes than any other campaign in history.
Paulista: That unh....may be true. But unh....Ron Paul is the only one bringing these types of....unh.....things to the unhhhhtention of the Unhhhhmerican people.
Republican Host: Like what things?
Paulista: Things like....unhh....there aren't two different....unh....political parties, just two factions within the same big government group.
Republican Host (outraged): So tell me, how many Republicans voted for Obamacare? How many Republicans voted for the Wall Street "reform" bill? None ! None ! None ! How can you say that there is no real difference between the Republicans and the Democrats ?????
I didn't try to listen any more after that because the screaming was too loud. (I was doing the screaming.)
The appropriate answer to this question, of course, is the answer that Ron Paul would have probably given. "How many Republicans voted for TARP? How many Republicans voted for Porkulus? How many Republicans voted to bail out the banks and Wall Street?"
Host: Unhhhh.....Enough Republicans from "safe" districts voted for them for the bills to pass?
And then Ron Paul would have probably said "And how many Republican votes were needed to pass Obamacare and the Wall Street reform farce?"
They don't always get what they want. They get what they need.
Speaking of which, here's the funeral scene from The Big Chill.