Laughing all the way to the political bank!

January 7, 2008

CBS News’ Joy Lin writes of the Fox News candidates forum:

…Mike Huckabee sounded off on how politicians in Washington, D.C. had spent beyond their public mandate. He then threw in a line about money printing that could have come out of Ron Paul’s mouth. … “We sent them there to cut spending, and they didn’t do it. They’ve spent more money than has ever been spent. Guess where that money is coming from. Your pocket,” Huckabee said. … “Just remember this, when government says we’re giving you things, remember before the government can give you something, the government has to take it from you first. And the handling charge is extraordinary.” … “We need to say no to government spending when it’s wrecking our grandchildren’s futures. Nine trilllion dollars worth of debt on your credit card that somebody transferred to the next several generations. That’s irresponsible. And what’s their answer? Spend more. Print more, spend more.” .. Interestingly, Huckabee’s words sound like an issues statement on fellow candidate Ron Paul’s campaign website. …

So even though he has been largely ignored by media, mocked by the political establishment, and laughed at by his colleagues, Ron Paul is winning the war of ideas? Wonderful! I doubt the good doctor would want for more.

From the CBS News comment sections:

“First, you know, a new theory is attacked as absurd; then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and insignificant; finally, it is seen to be so important that it”s adversaries claim that they themselves discovered it.” –William James (–Posted by heart4wisdom at 08:10 AM : Jan 07, 2008)

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