November 15, 2007
I love this quote from a McClatchy News Service piece on Ron Paul:
“‘He’s definitely an enigma,’ said Allen Cumbie, the head of the Democratic Party in Matagorda County, Texas. ‘I don’t even think he tries to get legislation passed that benefits this district … and yet he continues to be elected year after year. I don’t really know how to explain it.’”
Of course he doesn’t know how to explain, and can’t understand it—Senor Cumbie doesn’t understand any kind of politics except the pork-barrel, victimological politics of handing out the loot. When it comes to a principled defender of liberty, he’s stumped—which is why Ron is making such an impact and even cutting into the Democratic “base,” which is sick and tired of politics as usual.