Ron Paul Wants to Party Like It’s 1900 [Updates I & II]
I was going to post a Message of Hope for the North Coast Roasties, but first I must present ...
Gibbertarians are Still Crazy Fucks [via TPM]:
Taking his anti-government ideology to its logical extreme, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) told NBC News’ Jo Ling Kent today that there should be no national response to Hurricane Irene, and that government responses should revert back to how they were over 100 years ago. “We should be like 1900, we should be like 1940 1950 1960* ... I live on the gulf coast, we deal with hurricanes all the time**.”
But in the version of the interview that MSNBC released on its websites this weekend — see the video above — the network edited out the remark Ron Paul had presumably intended to be their lede. The statement MSNBC omitted was this:
RON PAUL: The government’s not responsible for your safety, that’s why we have a Second Amendment.
UPDATE II: The Last Word gives Paul’s “In good ol’ days, folks didn’t have or need no federal gubbermint assistance,” blather the painful beating it deserves. Watch [via C&L]:
*Off you go then. We’ll stay here. Don’t bother to write.
**Fine, next time the people who voted for your ass can deal with them sans federal assistance. Ayn will be so proud!
A request for the next Tag update: Dr. Dipshit. Works for this numbskull, his son, Coburn and a couple of others.