Obviously the people who are extolling him have never had the misfortune of living in his district.
The guy who:
-Voted for Claudette aid but not Ike aid, because he had to appease his national constituents and did not care that Gilchrist and Bolivar looked like nuclear bombs hit them because he got famous.
-Called for NFIP premiums to be lowered with the Flood Control and Modernization Act but said we shouldn't pay for Katrina because he's totally not racist. Oh, and the NFIP was not billions in the hole after the 2005 hurricane season, and is a program a small-government libertarian would support.
-Had a newsletter that his Democratic opponent got a hold of in 1994 that said blacks were notoriously "fleet-footed" and cited bogus statistics from the Department of Justice. When the Victoria Advocate asked his office to disclose the newsletter to refute it, he refused. Did I mention he's not racist?
-The Houston Chronicle and the Victoria Advocate always endorse the other guy running against him.
-Says he doesn't vote for earmarks but got a bunch of pork barrel spending for shrimpers in Lake Jackson.
Ron Paul is the ultimate Machiavellian politician, because he has the appearance of virtue without actually having it.
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