(No) Sympathy For The Devil

Ron Paul…you amuse me!  You are simultaneously the purveyor of patriotism, the doctor of doom and the titan of TeaBagistan!

Like Beelzebub, you have your good points; your sensible talk about wasteful spending on the so-called War on Drugs has seduced many a follower. Like Lucifer you can bring just enough light to convince your minions of your vast knowledge. But, like the Devil, you have horns…and they’re showing.  You just don’t want to own up to it.

I have (no) sympathy for you. We need people who are willing to work as part of a team, not continuously push the Ayn Rand ‘every man for himself‘ meme. It’s about continuing to build a nation — and though, like a broken clock, sometimes you’re correct, it’s not enough to keep many of us from viewing you as fundamentally flawed. Ok, I don’t think you’re actually the devil…but some of your views, and the behaviour of many of your supporters, is rather devil…ish.

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Songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones released this song, Sympathy For The Devil, on their 1968 album Beggars Banquet. Lyrics can be found here.

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