Thursday, January 31, 2008

Woody's turning in his grave: Arlo endorses Ron Paul

I heard this when briefly listening to one of the idiot, ring-wing radio hosts and thought it was just a joke, but I checked it out and it is sure enough true.

Arlo Guthrie, son of the legendary folksinger and songwriter, has endorsed Ron Paul for President.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Arlo said

“I love this guy,” Guthrie declared in a press release issued by the Paul campaign. “Dr. Paul is the only candidate I know of who would have signed the Constitution of the United States had he been there.”
Really? It's just as likely that Ron Paul would have opposed the Constitution and supported the Articles of Confederation.

It is clear that Ron Paul has allied himself with racists, that he supports a reactionary interpretation of the Constitution, opposes unions, and anti-discrination legislation, social security, the TVA, the Grand Coulee Dam.

It's hard to think of anyone more removed from the spirit of Woody Guthrie than Ron Paul.

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