Effective immediately, new users may *not* shill for Ron Paul in any way shape, form or fashion. Not in comments, not in diaries, nada. If your account is less than 6 months old, you can talk about something else, you can participate in the other threads and be your zany libertarian self all you want, but you cannot pimp Ron Paul. Those with accounts more than six months old may proceed as normal.
Now, I could offer a long-winded explanation for *why* this new policy is being instituted, but I’m guessing that most of you can probably guess. Unless you lack the self-awareness to understand just how annoying, time-consuming, and bandwidth-wasting responding to the same idiotic arguments from a bunch of liberals pretending to be Republicans can be. Which, judging by your comment history, you really don’t understand, so allow me to offer an alternate explanation: we are a bunch of fascists and we’re upset that you’ve discovered where we keep the black helicopters, so we’re silencing you in an attempt to keep you from warning the rest of your brethren so we can round you all up and send you to re-education camps all at once.
Attention, Pat: You are a liberal pretending to a be a Republican. I wish I could be surprised by their choice, but I’m not. I don’t even like Ron Paul that much, and I think it’s ridiculous.
All of my libertarian friends on our listserv are resurrecting the old 1960s “Fuck the Right” rhetoric of anarchism (I don’t agree with it, but I certainly feel sympathy for them). Perhaps, one day, the Right will realize that, however annoying they may be, libertarians can’t be treated like this and expected to tow any party lines.