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Drunk Drivers and Barry Manilow for Ron Paul 2012: VIDEO


Introducing Ron Paul's latest presidential campaign endorsers: a drunk windbag under arrest on the National Geographic channel, and Barry Manilow.

Said Manilow: “I like him. I like what he says, I do. I like what he says. I think he’s solid. I agree with just about everything he says. What can I tell you?”


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  1. I think Barry just LOST quite a few fans!

    Posted by: d | Sep 16, 2011 1:32:12 PM

  2. I think at worse he should of just endorsed Fred Karger and he could of still kept his integrity and still keep many of his fans.

    Sadly Obama backstabbed many of his supporters.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Sep 16, 2011 1:55:52 PM

  3. Barry shouldn't allow close-up photos. I'm reminded of the movie "Death Becomes Her".

    That said, perhaps Barry wouldn't be so enamored of Paul's statements if he didn't already have a bajillion dollars and actually stood a chance of needing some of that social safety net. But then again, that's Libertarian thinking for you. Solipsistic, deepy selfish, and thoroughly bratty.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Sep 16, 2011 2:14:04 PM

  4. Well, Barry, you'd better crank up those AIDS concerts once again, because Ron "let 'em die" Paul wants to cut off all federal assistance.

    Posted by: Karl | Sep 16, 2011 2:14:13 PM

  5. thanks Matt Munson for that drive-by Obama bashing on a thread that has nothing to do with him. Any gay person who thinks not voting for Obama is going to do anything but lose us some of our recent hard-fought Federal gains (DADT repeal, govt non-defense of DOMA etc) is either clueless, not paying attention, or stupid. Or maybe, MM, a troll coming in to drop stinkbombs and then slink off into the troll gutter.

    Posted by: antb | Sep 16, 2011 2:29:10 PM

  6. ANTB, you can blindly support the less obvious evil of two evils if you want, but don't expect thinking people to follow you down that path. Your lack of understanding of Barry's first term is appalling, but it does explain why you would support him at this point.

    Believing that all Americans are equal is NOT too much to ask of the President of the United States of America.

    Posted by: ohplease | Sep 16, 2011 2:42:47 PM

  7. Not exactly a troll. But I know Im not exactly a RPG thrower like Tank. Im just annoyed that the president doesnt have the testicular fortitude to stand up against ignorance, prejudice and fear in North Carolina, just because he wants to win their electoral votes.

    Its just ironic that either we will get discrimination and a good economy. Or equality and a crap economy.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Sep 16, 2011 2:45:26 PM

  8. Barry Manilow: Step AWAY from the Juvederm syringe!!

    Posted by: peterparker | Sep 16, 2011 2:47:46 PM

  9. I just had to indicate that "ANTB" is correct!

    Any LGBT person who votes for a Republican needs to have their head checked!

    And don't worry, with Republican president, they shall have clinics for that in the concentration camp you will be assigned to...!

    Posted by: Brains | Sep 16, 2011 2:48:03 PM

  10. Wait, that's Barry Manilow? I thought it was Nancy Regan

    Posted by: RONTEX | Sep 16, 2011 2:58:40 PM

  11. Now I have one more reason to hate Barry Manilow.

    Posted by: Red | Sep 16, 2011 3:07:55 PM

  12. What can we expect from a self-loathing closet case to vote for a republican? Civil Libertarians are still republicans, make no mistake about that. Ron Paul supports DOMA and will NEVER be president or VP. So in the final analysis, gay civil libertarians and their fellow scumbag tea partyers will vote for two antigay candidates, Romney or Perry just so the smarter African-American doesn't get another term even if it means tanking the economy.

    Posted by: Robert in NYC | Sep 16, 2011 3:09:20 PM

  13. This is pretty representative of the Ron Paul fanboys. They're all a bunch of psuedo-intellectuals who don't have the foggiest idea about the dangerous agenda Paul would advance if he were actually President.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Sep 16, 2011 3:16:53 PM

  14. Typical responses from the unemployed gay community about Barry Manilow. Fact is, Ron Paul is not the worst candidate, he actually has a pretty good record on gay rights, his views on the Middle East wars is absolutely correct, and he has many views that when investigated are not unreasonable. Unfortunately, he backs himself into a corner because he really is committed to his beliefs.

    Posted by: matt | Sep 16, 2011 3:31:40 PM

  15. Without sounding ageist, Ron Paul's time has come and gone. He will be 77years old in 2012. Why is anyone wasting their time on him? Now, Barry Manilow, no more close ups!

    Posted by: KMC | Sep 16, 2011 3:59:45 PM

  16. Ron Paul wants to eliminate Judicial Relief. So, henceforth, anyone who is discriminated against, segregated, unjustly imprisoned will have no recourse but to accept their lot in life.
    He also wants to eliminate both social security and medicare and force people to rely on "charity" if they are in need.
    Finally, he wants to basically get rid of the federal government. So, no more EPA, no more FDA, no more US Supreme Court, no more federal laws overruling possibly discriminatory state laws (like 'Jim Crow').

    Ron Paul is probably the worst possible candidate one could elect to the Presidency.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Sep 16, 2011 4:03:48 PM

  17. I'm not blindly supporting anything Ohplease. And I'm well aware of the President's shortcomings. But show me any Repug candidate who could be nominated and elected - any one at all - and I'll show you a candidate who would make Obama look like a queer activist. I personally don't know any "thinking people" who can't see that in the dark.

    Posted by: antb | Sep 16, 2011 4:07:57 PM

  18. Ron Paul has a "good record on gay rights" as long as gays don't want the same rights as everybody else. Not to mention that in the bigger picture, in practice libertarianism is just another word for anarchy.

    Posted by: antb | Sep 16, 2011 4:11:13 PM

  19. Ron Paul does not have a good record on gay rights. And he's too old. And he will never get the nomination in a million years. And Barry Manilow looks more like a plastic lesbian every day.

    How that turned into what Obama has or hasn't done in NC is beyond me. (The administration spoke out against the NC amendment, BTW--but anyone who thinks he's going to campaign on that, when the focus is expected to be on jobs, is nuts.) Gay rights will be better under Obama than under any plausible (i.e. not Ron Paul) Republican candidate. Facts can't be disputed. And the NC bigots, majority Republican of course, are responsible for their own bigotry--Obama has zilch to do with it.

    Posted by: Ernie | Sep 16, 2011 4:23:00 PM

  20. I hadn't realized that Manilow was quite that stupid -- or that much of a Barbie doll.

    Posted by: Hunter | Sep 16, 2011 4:28:10 PM

  21. They're not called "Paultards" for nothing...

    Posted by: DRoseDARs | Sep 16, 2011 4:32:42 PM

  22. O you sweet things...no one believes RP would ever get the nomination that is so beside the point...you all go to your robotic answers: if someone says something you don't like, as in Barry Manilow, you attack him because he looks like Mr. Potato Head. Ron Paul is certainly not the worst Republican candidate, and frankly, anarchy sounds like what we are experiencing now. I don't agree with RP on everything, but i don't automatically cancel his views out because he's old, he's republican,he's crazy. He repeatedly points out that if anyone wants to get real about the budget, end the wars...that works for me, why doesn't it work for you?

    Posted by: matt | Sep 16, 2011 4:55:39 PM

  23. Wow, I have to say that I am really surprised by the ignorance being written here by so many people and the lack of being open minded to someone other than a Democrat even if what he says supports your position. If you watched the debates, which you can easily do on You Tube, you will see exactly what Ron Paul says about gay marriage and other "controversial" social issues. The thing I like about Ron Paul is that he is very clear and to the point. The government should have no say in what we do in our personal lives. The reason he supported DOMA is that it gave the States the right to decide the law and not the Feds but he also stated in that same debate that in the end he believes it is a private issue of religion and private contract, not the government at any level and does not feel his personal standards should be imposed on anyone else. That to me is probably the most logical stance on this issue that I have heard in a long time and quite frankly and way better than anything a Democrat has said. Gays will have a lot more rights under Paul than Obama.

    Posted by: Poocheroo | Sep 16, 2011 5:07:51 PM

  24. "Gays will have a lot more rights under Paul than Obama". Well, that's the best laugh I've had all day. Yep, we would all - gay or straight - have the right to kowtow even lower to our corporate overlords. Oh and of course we would all have the right to hear the Republicans laugh when we died because we didn't have health insurance, like they did at the debate you reference. Because you know, those people deserve it. And then we would have the right to have our civil rights put to a vote and subject to the whims of low-information voters with an imaginary friend. Wow - what a paradise that Paulian presidency would be pooch, I can't believe anybody would not be open to that.

    Posted by: antb | Sep 16, 2011 5:53:32 PM

  25. "Gays will have a lot more rights under Paul than Obama."

    How's that? If that's the case, name them. Specifically. Ones that have any chance of becoming reality.

    Because he believes marriage is "a private issue of religion and private contract"? Sorry, that does nothing for gay couples. On principle one could wish that the government get out of the marriage business (giving it over the church, swell idea!!!!), but anyone who thinks straight people are going to give up the 1000+ benefits of marriage that are only via the government are insane. The only way that gay couples will be equal to straight couples is if DOMA is repealed and the federal government stops excluding gay couples from civil marriage rights and responsibilities. Since Paul defends DOMA and supports the so-called Marriage Protection Act, which would prohibit federal courts from hearing cases questioning the constitutionality of DOMA, he is--in the real world--an advocate for discrimination.

    Ron Paul's candidacy is as dead as Michelle Bachmann's so it's all kind of irrelevant, but this pretense that faux-libertarianism is good for gay rights is ridiculous.

    Posted by: Ernie | Sep 16, 2011 8:19:08 PM

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