Skip to comments.Is Ron Paul A Useful Idiot?
Posted on 08/27/2011 9:38:01 PM PDT by mnehring
You saw it here first, folks!
Over at the American Spectator, the great Jeffrey Lord writes that almost to a person prominent pre-Ron Paul non-interventionist Paulist politicians of the 20th century were overwhelmingly not conservatives at all. They were men of the left. The far left.
From three-time Democratic presidential nominee and Woodrow Wilson Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan to powerful Montana Democratic Senator Burton K. Wheeler to FDRs ex-vice presidential nominee Henry Wallace to the 1968 anti-war presidential candidacy of Minnesota Democratic Senator Eugene McCarthy to 1972 Democratic presidential nominee (and Henry Wallace delegate in 1948) George McGovern, non-interventionists have held prominent positions in the American Left that was and is the Democratic Party.(emphasis added)
What was unique about Wallaces 1948 Progressive Party campaign was how it was completely controlled by the secret Communist Party agents that surrounded Wallace, despite the fact that he was not a Communist. Lillian Hellman, who despite her denials was indeed a secret member of the Communist Party, admitted as much in her 1976 book Scoundrel Time:
During the early autumn of 1948, four or five of us [leaders of the Progressive Party campaign] were eating lunch together on the day of a large evening rally. When lunch was finished Wallace suggested that he and I take a walk. When we had walked for a while, he asked me if it was true that many of the people, the important people, in the Progressive Party were Communists. It was such a surprising question that I laughed and said most certainly it was true.
He said, Then it is true, what theyre saying?
Yes, I said. I thought you must have known that. The hard, dirty work in the office is done by them and a good deal of the bad advice youre getting is given by the higher-ups. I dont think they mean any harm; theyre stubborn men.
I see, he said, and that was that.
What is clear is that the Communists who, of course, did mean harm were able to drive the campaign of a non-Communist due to their influence. And Wallace knew it, despite his public denials. As Arthur Herman pointed out in National Review when Hubert Humphrey complained about the prominent role Communists were playing in the election, Wallace blithely told him to go talk to the Russian embassy it had more influence over his campaign officials than he did.
So if it can happen to Henry Wallace, why cant it happen to his Republican mirror, Ron Paul? On Thursday, Mark Levin had Jeffrey Lord on his show to talk about his article (listen to it here, here and here), where they discussed all the crackpots and neo-confederates that surround Ron Paul in his inner circle. What would a group like think of, say, Israel?
Well, on his own website, we find that: On January 9,  Ron Paul addressed Congress to voice his opposition to a House resolution expressing strong support for Israel in its invasion of Gaza, and branding Hamas as a terrorist organization. It goes on to proudly highlight that he went on Press TV (the Iranian state propaganda channel) and Russia Today (KGB-TV basically, with its paid agents promoting and even doing fund-raising for Ron Paul).
Anyone who has spent time around his supporters know what they think of Israel, and likely had to hear the anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that are so widespread in his little cult. What is their influence? Why doesnt he denounce them? Also, such a denunciation would have a devastating impact both the national and international crackpot communities that sustain anti-Americanism, as the great Cold War era defector and former KGB General turned American Patriot Ion Mihai Pacepa explained. Wouldnt that be in our national interest, Dr. Paul?
Yes, he is
A Genus on domestic libertarian thought but a foreign policy moron
Ron Paul has to hide some of his crazy liberaltarian ideas to be in the GOP, it must be killing him not to yak about those things. The worst thing about Paul is his wacked out crackpot supporters.
A ‘Genus’, eh?
He’s not very useful, but he’s definitely an idiot
If this weren’t true, could you still support RP for the Republican nominee? No, sir! None of this matters..what does matter is he cannot win.
That about sums up Pasulites in my opinion, not that the poster is one.
How bout auditing the federal reserve and ultimately eliminating it?..
A stopped clock is right once a day if its discredited once a day.. called names and pilloried..
This clown doesn't have a prayer. Everyone of his advocates on this and other forums are people who would surely vote demoRAT otherwise.
Click the Ron Paul keyword and see the articles I posted last night. He seems to have a loose tongue when chatting with our enemy’s state press, Iran’s Press TV.
And no he's not my candidate of choice. If he were to be elected both parties would engage in a full-time onslaught of neutering him. He would receive very little support from his own party or the media. Being a very ineffective president.
Yes, he’s a useful idiot.
And a useful moron.
I saw some of that. You’d think he would have heard of the internet by now. This guy is like Lyndon LaRouche in my opinion. Then again some “social libertarians” are simply drug abusing perverts.
of crock pot -— crystal meth cookers
You should ask Paul about that. Although he has talked about it, he has held the power position(Chair of the Monetary Policy committee which has oversight of the Fed) to actually do something since January and he has done jack and squat other than giving his attention to running for office. As Shakespeare said in Hamlet, words, words, words... about as useful as a coffee shop philosopher. He has shown he only wants to talk but doesn't have either the desire or knowledge of how to actually put it into action. And this guy wants to be Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. Ha.
Nail on the head!
There is little useful about him.
At what point did we think the RuPaul was useful?
Some find him useful. Iran’s state media loves to interview him and quote him for their own purposes.
At least the American people look at him as just an old nut job.
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