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Ron Paul's Guerilla Visions - He's Martin Luther to Republican Vatican

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On Tuesday night, Ron Paul defined his terms. His is an 'intellectual revolution' strikingly uninterested in advancing the interests of a Republican Party that doesn't serve his own (as though any of the other campaigns are anything else, but Paul is the one who makes no pretense about it). His revolution isn't even about displacing Barack Obama per se. Like the truest of believers, who has become belief incarnate in his own mind, Paul has more contempt for those in the congregation who are too treacherous and impure for it, rather than those outside the church like Obama who are immutably and definitionally damned. Paul thinks he's Martin Luther to a Republican Vatican, and if the white-hot zealotry weren't a clue about the Protestantism to come, his sheer personal weirdness ought to be.

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Not even worthy of further comment.... by Robert Tracey on Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 2:29:12 PM
I find this fascinating.  What specifically i... by Amanda Lang on Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 3:35:39 PM
The author portrays Paul as some sort of self serv... by Robert Tracey on Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 1:55:10 PM
The last line of the article says more about the w... by Vaikunthanath Kaviraj on Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 3:41:06 PM
Ron Paul fits into the Repubs the way Bernie Sande... by Richard Pietrasz on Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 9:39:22 PM