Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) has been billing himself as “the one who stood with Reagan” because he endorsed candidate Ronald Reagan in the 1980 presidential race.
Mr. Paul has also described himself as frustrated and disappointed with the results of the president he endorsed. By way of Twitter pal James Carter, this clip of Congressman Paul on CSPAN, August 31, 1991:
If you look at the Republican platform in 1980 under Ronald Reagan, and the enthusiasm generated in 1980 that something would change, it’s awful disappointing to look three or four or five years later and find out that not only did things not get smaller, they got much bigger faster. We can support this by looking at taxes. They claimed taxes went down under Ronald Reagan, but they were raised six times under Ronald Reagan.
The deficit exploded. The national debt went from less than a trillion to over $3 trillion in that decade. Government debt is growing at 13.9 percent per year. So it’s awful frustrating to endorse the same old parties, Republican and Democrats, and never see significant change.
The video’s not embeddable, but the part above starts around 1:15.