Skip to comments.A Tea Party Conservative's Defense of Ron Paul...and His Supporters
Posted on 09/24/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT by Bokababe
I want to state at the outset that this essay is not intended to be an endorsement of Ron Paul. While I respect and admire many of his positions and his fidelity to the Constitution, I have strong misgivings about some of his stances on national security. If you could hear the debates between myself and my 20-year-old son, a passionate Ron Paul supporter, you would readily accept the sincerity of my disclaimer.
That said, as the political season has heated up, I've been surprised at the tone of the discourse as it relates to Ron Paul. In fact, I can hardly believe what I'm seeing and hearing from my fellow Tea Partiers and conservatives. My assumption that conservatives are more thoughtful and logical than my emotion-driven liberal friends has taken a bit of a hit....
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Many of Ron Paul’s supporters are anti-war, blame America first, stupid wet behind the ears twenty-somethings. They have a lot of growing up to do yet.
Bookmarked for later laughs.....
Any recordings of Paul mouthing his truther beliefs?
“I appeal to my conservative brethren to raise the level of debate and avoid the urge to use the same unfair tactics that our adversaries employ.”
Paul is NOT a Conservative he is a Libertarian. And as we have seen here, the Paulettes and Rombots are working hand in had to destroy Perry.
Check out the Libertarians for Romney:
Libertarians for Mitt is encouraging businessman, venture capitalist, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to seek the Republican nomination for President. Mitt Romney is not a perfect libertarian, nor does he claim to be. He is an economic conservative and social moderate. But he is the most libertarian-leaning candidate who can defeat statist Obama in 2012.
You forgot to add which I think is the biggest problem is they actually do not know who he is or how he has voted in congress. He has become something they want him to be.
So you've got to make sure that they shut their ears to you as you are shutting yours to them, and they never, ever vote Republican. That's your plan?
I love it when you post an article and ten seconds later people try to prove how smart they are by posting comments and never reading it.
“Many of Ron Pauls supporters are anti-war, blame America first, stupid wet behind the ears twenty-somethings. They have a lot of growing up to do yet.”
They’ll all be real solid citizens, though, once all drugs are legalized and we become an isolationist country.
Wait, they think Mittens is libertarian? Romneycare IS statism defined. Check out some of those comments on the blog, there’s no way these nuts are going to vote for anybody but Ron Paul even if they have to write him in.
“A Tea Party Conservative’s Defense of Ron Paul...and His Supporters”
“And as we have seen here, the Paulettes and Rombots are working hand in had to destroy Perry.”
As we have seen in the debates, he does NOT need their help.
Paul backs up his positions with explanations. His supporters either agreed with those positions beforehand, or adopted them in response to Paul’s arguments. Young adults can reason, but they’ll reject the mockery directed towards their candidate. Paul’s base should be viewed as students still willing to learn. The other candidates should take advantage of that.
I said it before, I’ll say it again: it’s not to the advantage of the candidates to mock Ron Paul. Paul’s bogus positions deserve a logical response the uninformed can understand. No sense alienating his supporters through ridicule. And the mockery is no substitute for expressing one’s understanding of the issues.
I only made an observation, nothing else. I don’t care if they vote Republican or not, that’s up to them. I just know that while, at that age, they think they know everything, they don’t.
My contention would be that many of them won’t vote Republican. They’re more likely to vote for the anti-defense liberal in the race and they’ll be quite smug as they do so. It’ll take life’s experiences to turn them around.
Who knows maybe Romney campaign put up the site.
They seem to be all over the page on issues, just like romney.
But their attempts to intimidate and shut everyone else up. Not to mention the constant lies and smears make them more and more marginalized by serious voters.
Actually I like us playing the role of world policeman.
If not us then who? China? Russia? Brics? No thanks!
However............we can’t play world policeman on borrowed money from China. For example we are fighting 3 wars in the middle-east to stabilize the region. Who is the main beneficiary? China! Why? Because China gets majority of their oil from middle-east. So we are going into debt FOR ETERNITY to China to protect oil supplies to China. Total stupidity!
Therefore, until our economy is fixed, our national debt is fixed, unfortunately I would have to go along with Ron Paul, at least on a temporary basis.
>> And as we have seen here, the Paulettes and Rombots are working hand in had to destroy Perry.
You can include some Conservatives in that alliance.
We haven’t been dealt the best hand, but I don’t think it’s a good reason to fold.
Being optimistic, hopefully the debates will help to shape up the weaker candidates with some long lasting Conservative views.
The Founding Fathers urged us to stay out of Old World conflicts. There is nothing "conservative" about ignoring their advice.
And in the end, Ron Paul will cling to a race he knows he can’t win but will succeed in helping to nominate a RINO one more time.
Frankly I’m starting to wonder if splitting the vote isn’t his goal.
Money is the big equalizer in Politics.
Lets face it some of the candidates that should be higher CAIN for example are hampered by lack of funds.
Sad but true.
I am a Perry supporter but if he doesn’t get the nomination I really don’t have any idea if I could actually pull that lever for Romney. But we must get Obama and his minions out of D.C. So I will keep praying for Perry. We shall see. some of us are going to need to make hard decisions. If the ususal fringe elements that sit out elections don’t get a clue. We could be facing a disasterous 4 more years of ZERO.OMG.