Skip to comments.Why a Tea Party conservative now supports Ron Paul...including his foreign policy
Posted on 12/16/2011 7:48:40 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Ask any conservative about Ron Paul and you will usually hear the following statement: "I love him on fiscal policy but his foreign policy is naive and dangerous." You can also throw in the obligatory "He hates Israel." If someone had asked me about Paul from 9/12/01 through October of 2011, I'd have said the exact same things.
Something about my certitude always felt a bit uncomfortable, though, because I admired the "good parts" of Ron Paul (and later, his son Rand). Having participated in the Tea Party movement since its inception, and then witnessing the phony propaganda concocted to invalidate it, my BS meter began to pin whenever I heard (or spoke) harsh rhetoric denouncing Ron Paul. Since the contradiction bugged me, I decided to take the advice of my twenty-year-old son and read Ron Paul's book, Revolution. This required me to consider ideas which were once unthinkable. I undertook the mission with the promise to think outside my conservative box.
After reading the book, I came away with a completely different understanding of Ron Paul and his philosophy. I'm hoping my Tea Party compatriots, fellow conservatives, and all Americans will step outside their own comfort zones to do the same. It is vital that our nation seriously consider the important constitutional concepts and defense of liberty that Ron Paul espouses.
Today, the Middle East is falling to Islamic rule like a series of dominos. The supposed "friendly Arab nations" want our troops out of their land and threaten to side with our enemies. Our soldiers are hamstrung by politically correct rules of engagement that make them sitting ducks. Our economy is collapsing under the weight of our debt (a good portion of which goes to fund our worldwide military adventures),
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Must be a membeer of the decaffeinated Tea Party?
1. Because anyone can call themselves a member of the “Tea Party.”
2. Anyone can claim to be a conservative.
3. Mental illness.
4. Islamophilia (See #3).
5. Hatred of Jews/Israel (See #3).
The thing that really frightens me about this Ron Paul character is that he might run as an independent. We have enough people who are short on thought to throw the election to Obama by voting for independent Ron Paul. Apparently, the Ross Perot lesson was not received or was not understood.
Russ Paladino has been a Paultard for a long time. At that, he posts an article like this every few months, playing the ‘I just discovered Paul’ lie..
Sounds like those seminar callers to Rush. I used to support X but then I started listening to Gandalf...err, I mean Paul...
Thanks, I guessed that was the case. These pinheads are just too obvious with their make-believe conversions.
Would love to see him in cabinet.
The only reason that other countries want to attack us is because we have a strong defense.
Which is precisely what every Marxist/liberal sociology prof has been saying for generations, and is...
Precisely, 180 degrees incorrect.
No legitimate Tea Partier supports Paul.
He would be an ineffective president simply because congress would shut him down at every turn.
On the other hand, that might not be such a bad thing.
Ron Paul is not a conservative. As a matter of fact, I don’t know what he is. He is so far to the right, he is on the left. The universe is not flat.
Ron Paul is a Libertarian that could not win as a Libertarian so he joined the GOP. He is not a conservative. I want a conservative candidate for the GOP.
If it came down to it, I’d rather have Ron Paul than Mitt Romney.
What really frightens me is that he has a large youth following who have turned it into a cult. They all are worshiping at the alter of a guy ‘from the government who is here to help’. They weigh everything they believe about the government and the Constitution on what Paul says about it instead of picking it up themselves and reading it or grabbing the Federalist papers. They are worshiping at the feet of a career politician and are actually excited to send their money to someone in the government. They are selling their personal possessions and spending all their time in the service of him.
It really is a cult. Replace Ron Paul with Fred Phelps or David Koresh and the Constitution with the Bible and the the feel of the rhetoric would be indistinguishable.
They say it is just passion for ‘freedom and liberty’ but it has well crossed that line when they sacrifice their own individuality for a politician. They have long crossed the line from passion to obsession.
This whole meme that Paul is a Tea Party favorite is a canard. Last poll on this topic showed that Paul garners a whopping 7% support.
TEA PARTY SUPPORTER %:
Newt Gingrich 47%
Mitt Romney 17%
Michele Bachmann 8%
Rick Perry 7%
Ron Paul 7%
Rick Santorum 4%
Jon Huntsman <1%
Gallup Daily Tracking. Dec 1-5, 2011
This writer is a dopey Paultard.
the sad part is I actually got some Paultards to pick up the "I'm from the government and I'm here to help" phrase- they had no clue