Skip to comments.Is Ron Paul Hero Or A Hack?
Posted on 12/29/2011 4:52:27 PM PST by joeclarke
Ron Paul is the neo Ross Perot, who almost sucked me in years ago when he talked about the "sucking sound" of businesses leaving the continental United States. Ross now has a business or two in Mexico. Ross Perot seemed a bit more stable, I'm sad to say, and for that reason, he grabbed 20% of the Repub vote which certified Bill Clinton as President. I backed away from Ross before voitng for Bush One when he started getting paranoid about the Black Panthers infiltrating his front yard and other groups who were going to "out" a member of his family as gay. Ron Paul has received support from prostitute groups, street drug dealers, and college students for his anti military involvement philosophies, which might require these same students to to be drafted into some future military action. You cannot tell these students, or many other libertarians that America is a great economic power, because it has been a great military power. That should be obvious.
Ron Paul has sort of implied that the states "should decide" which drugs should be legalized. Is meth OK? Coke? Hemlock? Opium? Ron Paul seems alright with allowing people to poison themselves with complete libertarian freedom. Opium dens were eventually banned in China, because the Chinese government could not afford to pay for the welfare (SSI and other welfare) that would eventually be required to pay the stoned addicts who had trouble getting gainful employment.
Although he has sort of denied that the United States was the mastermind of the 9/11 trajedy, Ron Paul's interviews on the infamous Alex Jones radio programs sort of belie that admisssion. Therefore, Ron Paul has also become a haven for 9/11 Truthers, who need a new "Truth" to rally behind. Ron Paul, like Jimmy Carter, has an unnatural disdain for Israel, and does not understand the need for Israel's friendship, at least, for some sort of balancing of power on the geo scale. I recently witnessed Mr. Paul slamming Michelle Bachmann on the Jay Leno show saying that, "She hated gays and muslims." Evidently, Michelle Bachman's former campaign manager thinks that those sorts of comments make Paul a winner.
Ron Paul is not a deep thinker. He has made several racist remarks, "Not in context," or "I did not read that," in several of his early newsletter publishings. He hasn't really repented of those like Newt, but then again, I am not sure Newt has really repented.
Is this what Iowans, or, indeed, much of America wants? I don't think so. He is a pro life obstetrician, who has delivered thousands of babies. That may very well be the reason why he cannot fathom sending men off to war, even when it is necessary. It would have to be difficult decision for a doctor.
If that's not enough to prove that Ron Paul has been a conundrum wrapped in a paradox, what possesed him to endorse both Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader?
It depends on the issue. I agree with him on cutting the budget and perhaps a couple other things. But on many topics he is definitely insane and sometimes dangerous. Sadly, he and Romney are the only ones on the VA ballot. If things don’t change I just may not vote at all... :-(
He's John Murtha light, The pride of the libertine party.
I think he’s a tar baby used by the GOP to help guarantee a RINO nomination.
Is it time to find another multi-trillion dollar neocon war to involve the USA in, even though we have not been attacked or threatened and neither have any of our allies?
War should be about defense policy and about response to an action, and not some phony false flag BS that is about unknown threats. A war response right now....right or wrong will put the USA economy and our now overstretched military and their families in a deep hole unable to ever be dug out, even if we go all guns and no butter.
If Israel feels threatened by Iran then let them attack and be blamed for a world depression because of $400 oil. They have the nukes and Iran doesn’t. Keep the USA out of it.
DING DING DING! No more calls, we have a WINNAH!
Crazy old Uncle Ron has been shut away in the attic, and a few seriously challenging ideas have been fermenting in his brain all that time.
While he manages to make sense about as often as I do (maybe even more), still, his isolationist view of the world, a “Fortress America”, is not a realistic response to the huge and frankly imperfect storm that is gathering in the rest of the world, one that the United States cannot avoid being a part of.
But he is exactly right in demanding that the elected officials return to a serious execution of the duties of office by following the Constitution. Some people have been studying the Constitution for years, looking for loopholes, and finding them, proceed to vast excesses in creating constructs that defy all logic, common sense, and historic usage.
Too bad we cannot have two presidents, one for the conduct of internal policies in America, and one for the international relations.
Oh, wait, we already have that. Barack Hussein Hussein, to carry out the oppression on the home front, and Hillary Rodham Rodham, to carry out the international intrigue and foment revolution everywhere.
No, he is really just nucking futs. Pat Paulson mixed with La Rouche.
Paul is a tool of the left - he helps them greatly - they love him.
Hack Yes. Hero. No.
I agree that we don’t still need troops in Japan and certain European countries, and many foreign wars are not good to get involved in, but I think Paul carries this stance way too far, for instance, saying that America should not have gotten involved in WWII. I also do not like Paul’s anti-Israel stance and his belief that America caused 9-11.
I’m going with fruitcake.
A wack....O !
Umm. It's not a case of 'several.' Race was almost like a Tourettes issue with him for period of about two decades. His newsletters would be talking about finances (always: BUY GOLD!), then race, then finances (BUY GOLD!):
And the media hasn't really caught on to what was really written in his newsletter yet. Not just 'blacks run fast when they steal your purse," which is what we've been hearing, but, if you want an example:
And he wasn't just talking about race. He was telling militas how to avoid government wiretaps and how to select their members:
Warning us about how the Massad may have been behind the first World Trade Center bombing (BUY GOLD!):
Warning us about the government disinformation campaign about the dangers of crack cocaine:
And, of, course, after those d*mn Trilateralists:
And please (please!) don't get him started on Martin Luther King. It wasn't an issue if he couldn't take some ad hominen shot at Martin Luther King.
Thanks for the above research and posting
You are correct. The fruit will be serving up the fruitcake called Romney.
bookmark for later
he’s a mash up of Lyndon Larouche and Pat Paulsen.
Placemark for Rpaul newsletter snips!
Someone sent this to me
Ron Paul is not anti-Semitic but is anti-Israel, former aide says
‘He wishes the Israeli state did not exist at all,’ says former senior aide; ‘He has zero credibility and should not be taken seriously,’ Paul camp responds.
By Natasha Mozgovaya and Haaretz
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Republican presidential candidate hopeful Ron Paul supports calls for the abolishment of Israel as a Jewish state, and the return of it, in its entirety, to the Arabs, though he is not an anti-Semite, Eric Dondero, a former senior aide of the libertarian Texan congressman, wrote in a blog, on Monday.
He wishes the Israeli state did not exist at all, Dondero wrote in his blog on RightWing News His view is that Israel is more trouble than it is worth, specifically to the America taxpayer.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks at a Town Hall Meeting at the Historic Clinton Engines Building in Maquoketa, Iowa, December 22, 2011.
Photo by: Reuters
He sides with the Palestinians, and supports their calls for the abolishment of the Jewish state, and the return of Israel, all of it, to the Arabs.
“Eric Dondero is a disgruntled former staffer who was fired for performance issues,” CBS news quoted Paul spokesman Jesse Bentons response to the column. “He has zero credibility and should not be taken seriously.”
A recent Public Policy Polling telephone survey of 597 likely Republican caucus voters in Iowa found Paul leading with 23 percent of the vote, followed by 20 percent for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and 14 percent for Gingrich, making Paul the leading candidate in the Republican race for the White House.
Pauls views on Israel are already known to many. These views led the Republican Jewish Coalition, a organization of Jewish Republicans to exclude the Texan congressman from a debate they held in the beginning of December, explaining ,” there is no reason “to allow Paul to pretend he is anything but an extremist who is far outside of the mainstream, especially when it comes to issues concerning the U.S.-Israel alliance.”
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