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A comprehensive introduction to Bob Barr

ABC News: McCain Spoiler? Bob Barr and the '08 Puzzle



I'm sorry, but the gaystache really has to go...

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A goatee might be in order?
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Couldn't hurt. On a more serious note, I am now leaning heavily toward Ron Paul as a write-in. The more I learn about Barr, the more disturbed I am by his past and the whole born-again libertarian thing. It's just been too dramatic and it was too recent. I don't trust him and I can't forgive some of his past actions. For example, he was the number one top dog in the charge to impeach Bill Clinton, now he wants to impeach GW Bush. He's a firebrand and a radical, and seems to lack the steady hand I would like to see at the helm of our nation.

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The guy is a first class weasel. I think he probably has a "brown baby".

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He does appeal to Nazis and wishy washies
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The guy is on the comeback trail, he blew it with the Religious Right, of which he used to goosestep for, when it was found out he paid for his second wife's abortion, and he seems to have a hard time keeping track of his sworn statements and his lies:

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So, now he is a "libertarian", since being a religious fascist has become passe for him.

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He does appeal to Nazis and wishy washies
Huh? Is that statement supposed to reflect sound judgment?

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Example of the difficulty I have with Mr. Barr...

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But why is that surprising? This is exactly what the PATRIOT Act said, and you voted for it. Didn't you read it?

I was probably one of the very few who did read it. I forget what it was called before some brainiac came up with the acronym USA PATRIOT Act—Uniting and Strengthening America, blah blah blah—but I read it very, very carefully. And I had tremendous doubts. I had worked on the 1996 antiterrorism bill that the Clinton administration proposed, and there were tremendous similarities between the two. In 1996, I had led an effort to remove several of the provisions that were way too broad, and we were successful. But many of those same provisions resurfaced in the PATRIOT Act. So all sorts of red lights went off.

Then why did you vote for it?

Well, I worked with the administration to remove some provisions and alter others, and I also received personal assurances from the administration that they would not seek to expand those powers further—that they would use them only for bona fide terrorism investigations, and they would report fully and accurately to Congress on how it was being used. And they went back on it all. I learned that you cannot take the word of this administration. In every one of those areas, they went back on it.

Do you feel like you were blinded by 9/11?

That certainly was a problem for the majority of the members of the House. Most of them never even looked at the bill. They just got caught up in the hysteria—this notion that the administration had come to us with a special request. Which was bogus, because most of the provisions in the PATRIOT Act, they had presented to us previously.

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Why wouldn't it?

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Huh? Is that statement supposed to reflect sound judgment?
LOL, I am just giving him some of Obama's medicine
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