Skip to comments.Is Ron Paul a Conservative Republican or is Opposition to the Fed Something Else?
Posted on 12/06/2009 9:15:17 AM PST by Anarchydeluxe
As a former conservative turned free-market libertarian, I have always been intrigued by Ron Paul's strong advocacy for the free market. After all, conservatives claim to stand on the same principles. So, I found it quite odd during the Republican presidential debates of 2008 when all of the other candidates actually had answers for how they would better "run" the economy. Having lived in Russia, China, and Europe, each candidate's answer scared me to death. Had they somehow missed the memo about how planning economies doesn't work, has never worked, and never will work? Cold War, anybody? The proper answer should have been that no president can or should try to "run" the economy, which Paul thankfully pointed out. It was at that moment, combined with hearing a Republican presidential candidate bash the free market and greed on Wall Street (failing to mention, of course, the government's own role in that) and watching George W. Bush abandon any pretense of a free market ideology, that I had a revelation about the modern Republican Party. Paul was the only true free-market representative on the Republican stage, and other Republicans viewed him as a threat. Fox News certainly treated him like a joke. But why? And what happened to the Republican Party, the natural home of free-market principles?
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I consider him to be more of a conservative libertarian.
Neither; he is a distraction.
Abuse will begin in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
I am **CONVINCED** that Fox News is part of the leftist "controlled opposition". That they treat Ron Paul and his ideas as some sort "joke" and that his supporters are "nutz" is all part of the carefully scripted plan.
For me the epiphany came with Fox's complete blackout on news regarding Obama's eligibility. They have for years consistently refused to report on homosexual outrage stories. If the only access to news were Fox conservatives would still believe that homosexuals are the warm and fuzzy characters seen in TV sit-coms.
Now Fox is continually reporting 24/7 on how the health care bill is a slam dunk. This is absolutely certain to demoralize the opposition to this massive take over of the economy and our freedom.
So?...Why are we surprised that Fox treats Ron Paul as a joke and his supporters as nutty Don Quiote wanna-bees?
We should also be very wary of the Clear Channel guys: Rush, Beck, Hannity...etc. They do a good job of ignoring important issues too.
Ron Paul is a Paleo Con. Free Republic is run by and mostly home to Neo Cons and Establi Cons. Paul sounds like WW2 conservatives, who opposed American involvement and the entire new deal. And the Fed. Goldwater oppposed most of the civil rights movement.
Freepers are pro Palin. We don’t know her stand on the Fed or the New deal or affirmative action or much of anything else.
But only if you think that our banking system in this country *isn't* controlled by an international financial oligarchy.
Ron paul is an odd duck- one one hand, he’s dead on about certain issues, then he turns around and says some of htem ost off the wall stuff you could imagine-
Say what you will about Paul. I said some of it once also. I can not think of a man I would rather see as president of the USA right now. We need to tuck in our foreign obligations and get our fiscal house in order. He is a strong advocate of capitalism. I tend to like most conservative politicians that are ridiculed by yhe elite press. This also includes Palin.
You may be on to something about FOX.
Neil Cavuto seemed to be the only one that gave/gives Paul respect when interviewing him on monetary issues.
Be willing to bet if a real conservative, no BS, news station started up, it would clean FOX’s clock just like FOX is doing to CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the BS networks.
Ron Paul: Some very good stuff... Some Libertarian stuff not at all to my liking.
I think he is sincere and smart, but I wouldn’t vote for him against a true conservative.
Why? Was Thompson a joke? He was apparently most Feeepers choice. He ran a lame campaign and brought forward no issues. David Brooks on MTP said Palin was a joke. I thought it wasa BS comment by him . Let’s try to talk about the issues these people support.
What do you consider libertarian about Paul? Who do you consider a real Conservative and why?
I’m very curious to see who you’d consider a true conservative. Someone better suited than Ron Paul.
The deeper we go into the republican-democrat abyss, the wars, health care, cap and trade, the FED, the smarter Ron Paul seems to me. I used to think that his foreign policy was in the tinfoil hat realm but the longer the wars last I now believe he is absolutely correct. This after having spent 24 years in the Navy 1960/1984 in the go to war mode.
You don’t remember the presidential nomination debates he had when running?
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