Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: "Ron Paul puts on the Tinfoil Hat"
Posted on 12/16/2011 3:18:22 PM PST by seanmerc
Here is Ron Paul in the debate last night. This is Bret Baier. [SNIP] Bret Baier: "Congressman Paul, many Middle East experts now say that Iran may be less than one year away from getting a nuclear weapon. Now, judging from your past statements, even if you had solid intelligence that Iran, in fact, was going to get a nuclear weapon, President Paul would remove the US sanctions on Iran, including those added by the Obama administration. So to be clear: GOP nominee Ron Paul would be running left of President Obama on the issue of Iran?"
PAUL: You know what I really fear about what's happening here? It's another Iraq coming! It is war propaganda going on, and we're arguing... To me the greatest danger is that we will have a president that will overreact, and we will soon bomb Iran -- and -- and the sentiment is very mixed. We ought to really sit back and think and not jump the gun and believe that we are going to be attacked. That's how we got into that useless war in Iraq and lost so much in Iraq.
RUSH: Now, you may have astutely noticed that Ron Paul didn't answer the question. So Bret Baier, after the applause died down, said, "Congressman Paul, the question was based on the premise that you actually had solid intelligence as President Paul" that they got a nuke. We're not talking about being on the come. "I'm asking you about solid evidence they've got one, and yet you still at that point would pull back US sanctions -- and, again, as a GOP nominee, be running to the left of Barack Obama on this issue?"
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Maha Rushie is the greatest; however, I can’t get on anymore — try as I might.
I ask this all the time.
Bachman nailed it last night - the most dangerous and uninformed foreign policy ever conceived since Neville Chamberlain.
Yes, Rush thought that Bachmann got back into the mix with her performance in the debate last night.
I don’t get it either. He is certifiable.
Just when one begins to take him seriously he pulls out his ‘Prison Planet’ lifetime membership card and Illuminati decoder ring and grins like he’s listening to angels.
She also looked amazing.
But back on topic - Paul is the new LaRouche. He’s crazy, and his supporters are both fanatical and insane.
While I’m certainly not wanting a war with Iran, its nuts to think that there is no problem there. I just don’t know what needs to be done about them aside from nuking them first.
Anybody who thinks a war between Iran and Israel would stay between the two is an idiot. Its like saying that Hitler’s war was none of our business.
I agree. Bachmann did good last night. I think she will be rising again.
I just looked him up on Wikipedia. I didn’t realize that he’s 76 years old. Wonder how come the media hasn’t dwelled on that like they did with Ronald Reagan.
Just curious were any WMD’s actually found in Iraq? Do we really have iron clad intelligence coimg out of Iran?
Sane people have known for a long time that Ron Paul is loopy and shouldn’t be taken seriously. What bugs me is that the guy has so much support. According to polls, Ron Paul is in the ‘top tier’ of the GOP presidential nomination candidates. That’s ridiculous! I suspect that when actual votes are cast, Ron Paul won’t do so well. His statements on the Fox News debate (good moderators) should end the fantasy that this man is a serious person, except, perhaps, in his own mind. Frankly, Ron Paul is just taking votes away from genuine candidates that, whether you support them or not, are at least rational about the very real threat to Israel, the U.S. and the world from a nuclear Iran.
Because at least one third of Americans are idiots and have brain nerve damage that cannot be repaired.
Just to link to a few.
GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU ZIONIST NEOCON!!!
LOL On ‘The Five’ today, Gutsfeld (sp) remarked when talking about Paul in the debate last night, ‘Paul was his usual self. Never fails to say something that makes sense followed by something stupid. It’s like ordering steak topped by necco wafers.
I actually think he has support because people do not know who he really is. It’s like they are projecting who they think he is, without even listing to him or reading his words.
I have had conversations with these supporters, showed them links to his own words, and they refuse to beleive he actually said what is right in front of them. So weird.
When Paul started to response to Bachmann I thought he was going CAPTAIN QUIGG for a minute. I was expecting him to reach into his pocket any second for the steel balls.
Not really...they are just reliving their Ross Perot days....
Here’s the scary part: the Paulbots may have the best ground game in Iowa, and that’s critical to winning the caucuses. Frank Luntz was on Hannity this afternoon; he’s been part of more than a few political campaigns and said he was “stunned” at Paul’s level of organization, which will generate a big turnout at the caucuses. In fact, Luntz said he expects Paul to rise in the Iowa polls (contrary to what most pundits are saying) and might even win the caucuses next month.
Don’t get me wrong; the winner in Iowa is almost never the GOP nominee, and Paul’s chances of winning the nomination are approximately zero. But it’s a sideshow the GOP doesn’t need, and it it means the eventual nominee will have to spend more time and effort beating back the lunatic fringe in his own party—not that I believe many of Paul’s volunteers are actually Republicans or conservatives.
Because the media loves the sideshow...to them, there’s nothing more entertaining than a GOP presidential candidate running to the left of Obama on foreign policy. They will gladly include Paul as long as he keeps running, even if he’s 80, 84, 88 or even 110. From their perspective, there’s no way Paul could be suffering from dementia, as long as he’s reciting some of their talking points.
You didn't know that?
Yes. Several iraqi artillery shell casings that were not fused were found to have traces of sarin on them. Also, this little gem: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/t/secret-us-mission-hauls-uranium-iraq/
Good point. You have just nailed it.
Do we really have iron clad intelligence coimg out of Iran?
Taht they are enriching uranium past the 20% needed for power? Absolutely.
That they are building IRBMS and developing ICBMs? The Iranians are showing these off.
On April 22, 2009, Ross Perot was made an Honorary Green Beret at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, that also honored the OSS, Alamo Scouts and the First Special Service Force, elite World War Two units that were inducted into the "1st Special Forces" Regiment.
In May 2009, he was appointed an honorary chairman of The OSS Society. On October 15, 2009, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point awarded him with the distinguished Sylvanus Thayer Award.
On Oct. 2, 2010, Perot was given the William J. Donovan Award from the OSS Society at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. He is the 26th receipent of the award.
Just prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the government of Iran imprisoned two EDS employees in a contract dispute. Perot organized and sponsored their rescue. The rescue team was led by retired U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Arthur D. "Bull" Simons. When the team was unable to find a way to extract their two prisoners, they decided to wait for a mob of pro-Ayatollah revolutionaries to storm the jail and free all 10,000 inmates, many of whom were political prisoners. The two prisoners then connected with the rescue team, and the team spirited them out of Iran via a risky border crossing into Turkey.
Perot became heavily involved in the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. He believed that hundreds of American servicemen were left behind in Southeast Asia at the end of the U.S. involvement in the war, and that government officials were covering up POW/MIA investigations in order to avoid revealing a drug smuggling operation used to finance a secret war in Laos. Perot engaged in unauthorized back-channel discussions with Vietnamese officials in the late 1980s, which led to fractured relations between Perot and the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. In 1990, Perot reached agreement with Vietnam's Foreign Ministry to become its business agent in the event that diplomatic relations were normalized. Perot also launched private investigations of, and attacks upon, U.S. Department of Defense official Richard Armitage.
Whether you agree with his actions or not whether he was crazy or not he was hardly a Ron Paul. He spent a lot of his own time and money trying to help POWs in Vietnam.
This simply does not make sense...sounds like the equivalent of flailing of the arms to make noise to distract from the fact you aren't answering the question or responding to the points made by another candidate.
As I told my wife Ron Paul probably because of his own experience or personal philosophy pushes for a world as he does as to what should be among nations. He surely lacks an understanding of how the world outside of his small world that seems to not affect him in Texas actually operates. I sometimes believe that Paul’s resolution of Pearl Harbor would have been to tell the Japs not to do it again before discussing their beefs. Young folks who live in their own one sided and time limited world really don’t see a need to be forceful against danger or aggression and fit Paul’s idea of the world. Of course their own actions are not such as shown by ‘Occupants’.
You may also be correct T. I was thinking more in the light of mind set of supporters. Projection.
So R, I may have missed you point completely then.
paulbots are a very strange lot, living in some other world for sure.
About Switzerland and Sweden, I do not know specifically, however there have been over 10,000 acts of islamic terrorism since 9/11, so yea Paul they do get around.
The drone thing, has anyone said we are going to war over it, I mean BHO is making nicey nice with Iran, isn’t that what Paul wants?
Compared to "One World Order - I quit the NRA" GHW Bush or used-car salesman Clinton he looked good to me.
Reagan = Aircraft carrier , Paul = leaky canoe. Media knows he will sink so why bother. But man they feared and hated Reagan.
In answer to your question: Rush Limbaugh takes Ron Paul seriously because Paul’s foreign policy—a foreign policy which is not in the interests of the globocrats who have abused our country’s resources and sovereignty, turned us into a bankster bailing-out paradise, and used our military as a big stick for multinationals and the U.N.—is the foreign policy most Americans support. Most Americans don’t want us in foreign wars unless our soil or our citizens are attacked. We don’t want to pay for the defense of other countries when those countries have their own means to do so (e.g., Korea and Germany) or aren’t our supporters in the first place (e.g., Kuwait and Saudi Arabia). Most Americans want our borders secured now. And all that scares the living crap out of the globocrats who set up this foreign policy of military mission bloat, shrinking national sovereignty, and transferring of power by treaty agreements to international bodies, all moves unapproved by popular accord but by sneaky back-door lobbying and legislation. The power players have spent many years and untold trillions to establish their view that our country’s thousands of troop postings abroad are all that keeps America safe. Rusty Limbaugh is a guy that these folks can call in the chips with whenever they really, really need a mouthpiece.
This is just Rush showing his yellow stripes again. I saw the same noise from others on Fox this morning. Ol’ crazy RP, look, he’s crazy, etc., etc. I suspect Rush and the amen corner of the national press will be making up more tinfoil hat crap right up until the election so as to drive away potential RP votes. God forbid we get a proven constitutionalist into office, and ruin the interests of Limbaugh’s clients with a foreign policy that stops our American military from being used as a police department for multinationals. That, of course, is why members of the military actually support Ron Paul via donations nearly ten-to-one over his closest primary competitors).
And it’s not as if there was ever any doubt Limbaugh would come out swinging against Ron Paul if Paul struck fear into the heart of the globocrats. Rush carried water for Bush the Elder back in the day that a far better option, Pat Buchanan, was running against that globoweenie, and he pushed for Romney against McCain—ROMNEY, the proven leftie who’s better than McCain because...well, because Rush said he was.
Rush is gutless anyway, because he COULD endorse a real conservative candidate when it might make a difference (Bachman, now, for example) but doesn’t. Instead he just dances around with the not-Romney crowd and now the not-Ron-Paul crowd and refuses to pick a date. What a complete wuss.
See my reply to TE...
You understood what I was saying...
>>> Do we really have iron clad intelligence coimg out of Iran?
You have the public pronouncements of the mullahs and the little nut job running the place - take them at their word. They want Israel wiped from the face of the Earth. And a President Ron Paul would let them.
Given the average age of a PaulTard that seems unlikely.
Or, Rush recognizes insanity when he sees it. With RP it’s hard to miss.
Kooks make for good comedy
Limbaugh never endorces in the primary.
Limbaugh does not take Paul seriously because Paul is delusional.
Most Americans understand defense, well those who do not support Paul anyway.
Who is the constitutionalist you are talking about?
What military supports Paul, paulbots say that and can show a few people that do, but I can tell you that my family who is in the military (special forces, Navy, Air Force) think he is a nut case.
Of course Limbaugh fears Paul, Paul is dangerous and delusional, anyone with a thinking brain can see that.
Just to name a few items.
It’s insanity. They’re all “Paultards” and “Paulbots” and loopy. That must be it. I bet you all convince a lot of people thinking about Ron Paul as a primary candidate to vote your way. Good work there! /sarc
It’s comments like yours, insulting the man instead of addressing the man’s politics, that made it so easy for me to vote Republican back when Reagan was being called senile, crazy, and fascist. So keep up the good work, get those independents rushing into your big tent!
And fwiw, I didn’t support Ross Perot and most Paul supporters I have met weren’t even able to vote while Perot was a factor. But this ‘crazy’ crap was leveled against Perot, too, and Perot has turned out to have been pretty prescient regarding the results of NAFTA and our national debt. I think that’s maybe the biggest failure your ‘insanity’ comments have when you spout them about Ron Paul—he’s been ‘crazy’ so long an awful lot of the folks behind the podiums up there are sounding like him. When all you’ve got is the “he’s got a wacky foreign policy” critique in an election that turns on domestic policy, I guess people like y’all are in deep $#!#.
The guy doesn’t “MIND” Iran getting DA BOMB...