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Ron Paul, Legislative Hero

Jere21 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 4:54 PM
Charlotte, your effort is valiant, but your evaluation is flawed. If Ron Paul had gone to Washington and sponsored only 1 bill, of which 1 was passed into law, then his record would be something to be proud of. Instead, his record is 1 for 620, which you've shown is less than stellar. Ron Paul's deficit has always been leadership. No one has ever doubted his commitment, his zeal, or his dedication. But when it comes to leadership - Ron Paul has simply never had the ability to convince others to come around to his way of thinking in large enough numbers to make a difference in the Congress where he has spent so much of his life. It's a question of leadership - and in that measure, Ron Paul fails miserably.

Although I nightly hang upon every word Bill O’Reilly spews forth in his “Talking Points Memo,” I must take issue with Mr. O’s dour, pre-Iowa assessment of the magnificent legislative achievements of Rep. Ron Paul.

“Here is what you need to know about Ron Paul,” O’Reilly said. “He has spent 23 years in Congress. And only one of his proposed bills has been signed into law; 23 years, one law. And over that time period, Mr. Paul has sponsored 620 pieces of legislation. Again, only one was passed, the sale of the old U.S. customs house to the Galveston Historical Foundation....