Ron Paul: Democrats and Republicans are the same party

June 06, 2011|By Luke Broadwater

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate, was on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, and, as usual, the congressman skewered at least one sacred cow of American politics. 

Paul's target this time? The notion that Republicans and Democrats are diametrically opposed political parties. You know, the idea that they're bitter political opponents. They fight over everything. They hate each other. 

But the truth is, Paul said, they're the same party. 

"We don’t have a good democratic process," Paul said. "What happens if you come to the conclusion, as millions of Americans have, these parties aren’t different, they’re all the same. The monetary policy stays the same. The welfare system stays the same. The foreign policy stays the same. They get pretty disgusted. There is but one party." 

It's very difficult to watch how the changing of American presidents has almost no effect on most of this country's policies and not think that Paul is right. 

Watch the full interview below: 

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