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Ron Paul: Democratic Party, Republican Party Are Both 'Dinosaurs'

Outgoing Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) gave an exit interview to the Washington Post this week, capping off his career with a claim that he’s driven throughout his 36 years in Congress: The two-party system is obsolete.

Responding to a question about a recent warning from his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), that the GOP was at risk of becoming a “dinosaur” if it remained unwilling to consider libertarian-inspired positions, the congressman argued that both parties were in fact on the brink of extinction.

“The whole government, and the Democrat party, the Republican party — they’re all dinosaurs,” Paul said. “The principles are dinosaurs. The parties are going to linger because they’re locked in by law. You’re not allowed to compete; the laws are biased against us from competing. If you go third party you can’t get in debates, you can’t get on ballots.”

Paul went on to explain that he hadn’t put any thought into a third-party campaign in 2012 because it was “absolutely not practical” to run outside of the two established parties.

The libertarian-leaning Republican has long fought the two-party system. In October, Paul declared that then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wouldn’t be getting his endorsement, because the former Massachusetts governor represented a status quo perpetuated equally by both the Democratic party and the GOP.

“They represent a one-party system,” Paul said of similarities between President Barack Obama and Romney in an interview with CNBC. “Somebody said ‘why don’t we get a third party?’ and another one said, I think correctly so, ‘Why don’t we get a second party?'”

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  1. noillusions says:

    Too little, too late, Mr. Paul. You squandered a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy–for a second time! Thus, betraying, yet again, supporters such as me by not going third party; not exposing the vote fraud when they stole primary votes in Iowa and Maine and failing to denounce–as you do now, the two-party fraud. Then you had a national audience during the debates (where you couldn't be edited). Ron Paul, go home and don't remind us of your betrayal.

  2. URESAPresident says:

    He's right, except that this is a veiled pitch for Americans to convert to the Libertarian Party.

    I wonder if Fox News will ever start to agree and maybe start giving a box to the Third Position Party?

  3. Joseph says:

    I'm not sure about the fascination with Ron Paul; his austrian schtick is just a cold economist ideology, one that leads us deeper into the current system fucking us over. I don't see him having anything to do, really, with protecting white interests against non-whites and business interests. Where he does support something in white interest, it's largely coincidental.
    That said, he is dead on criticizing the two-party system. Then again, the greens or justice party would say the same thing, and most people recognize it to be the truth. The two-party system's worse than a one-party system; they can flat out undermine their base while pretending the other is somehow slightly more evil.

  4. Diane says:

    There's no way to get a fair election without strict photo ID laws. The GOP has done NOTHING about it. It's presently a joke!!

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