Shut Up, Fatty

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the once-Libertarian-now-Republican presidential candidate, was affable enough on

The Colbert Reportlast month

.

Now check out this old appearance on the Morton Downey Jr. Show where he whacks an audience member who calls for a government crackdown on drugs.

“The government can’t make you a better person,” Paul says, sounding a refrain that has served him well. “It can’t make you follow good habits.”

Then he draws blood.

“Why don’t they put you on a diet?” Paul tells the guy. “You’re a little overweight.” – Todd Spivak

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