Skip to comments.Smearing Ron and Rand Paul
Posted on 02/18/2011 7:24:57 PM PST by Ex-expromissor
Another day, another vitriolic and personal David Horowitz attack on a conservative who doesn't meet his purity test. Today he amplifies Gary Bauer's call to action against a proposal from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., to cut foreign aid to Israel.
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I agree with your take but check out the followers he has inspired. The ones I see on the internet are very anti-Israel. As many are left-libertarians as are right-libertarians. "Stop all foreign aid"--- To a certain extent that is code for "stop aid to Israel". They don't like Israel and have bought into the leftist/Muslim narrative on it
Left-libertarians are a confused bunch as a general rule. How one can be libertarian on the one hand and a near totalitarian statist on the other is a mystery, or should be to anyone with an ounce of logic in their system.
They’ve latched onto Paul because they’re reflexively “anti-war” and perceive him to be as well. In this, they are mistaken. He supported Afghanistan. If the dolts had ever bothered to look at what Paul actually advocates across the board, they’d hate him. They’re nearly the antithesis of one another.
We don’t have the capital to fund any nation. Boortz offered figures today on our deficit, claiming when broken down, each taxpayer owes about 1.7 million.
If his calculations are correct, I think we’re gonna need more taxpayers.
OMG... Arming the so called allies I have mentioned has created enemies... Not allies...
"Youre being simplistic"
Yes I am and you still don't get it!
" I know you dont like that implication but 6000 years of humanity prove you wrong. All countries are interwoven with each other, especially now. Withdrawing all aid borders on stupidity. It doesnt make up that much of our budget."
Hoo Boy... With logic like this... you are going to need a hell of a lot more than "Two Swords" pal... You're going to need at least a couple dozen to survive... let alone win any battles on this field...
I don’t understand why we have to provide money to our allies. If the alliance is mutually beneficial,why do we have to give them money? Isn’t the mutual benefit good enough? That’s what I don’t get about foreign aid. If they are truly our allies,why do we have to pay them? I don’t mean just Israel,I mean any allies to whom we send money.
I saw an interview of Ron Paul in which he was asked if he would have reservations about retaliating in kind if nuclear weapons were used against us. He said no.
There was another interview in which he said that if we have to go to war,Congress should declare war and then we should fight to win. I don’t know why the anti-war crowd clusters around him.
You are the perfect Paulbot.
I don’t agree with some of the gambits suggested by this observer, but he is pretty good at analyzing the global chessboard, and therefore worth a close look.
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The old quip about left libertarians is-— they simply are liberals who don’t like paying taxes.
“They don’t like Israel and have bought into the leftist/Muslim narrative on it.”
If you understand the Al Qaeda / Muslim Brotherhood program, you will realize that buying into their narrative implies great joy when the US pulls the plug on support for any of its client states in the historical territories occupied by Islam: whether Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Iraq, or traditional NATO ally Turkey. They also have designs on states like Algeria, Libya, and Syria, whose rulers are not congenial to their program. As the US pulls back, AQ and MB influence will grow and their potential for eliminating the secular rulers in the various client states, and those that are secular and less visibly “US pawns” will grow. They’ve made considerable progress in Turkey, and now Egypt, though there is ‘less than meets the eye’ so far in Egypt.
While the circumstances at first glance appear dire for most of the regimes, each of these states also has unique circumstances. While Tunisia can be considered a largely organic, successful uprising, for most of these states, the regimes retain the tools to suppress dissent, divide the opposition and maintain power. In others, those engaging in the civil unrest are pawns in behind-the-scenes power struggles. In all, the assumed impenetrability of the internal security apparatus and the loyalties and intentions of the army remain decisive factors in determining the direction of the unrest.
The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller “The Next 100 Years” now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skills that will be required by the decades leaders. The next ten years will be a time of massive transition. The wars in the Islamic world will be subsiding, and terrorism will become something we learn to live with. China will be encountering its crisis. We will be moving from a time when financial crises dominate the world to a time when labor shortages will begin to dominate. The new century will be taking shape in the next decade.
Nature abhors a vacuum and so does power. All our enemies will move in as we move out. Enemies such as Mulsim Brotherhood, China, Russia, Iran and Al Qaeda
Ron Paul would have us be purist libertarians begging on the free market for foreign oil and all foreign resources. Actually this is our current policy. Meanwhile China locks up oil and gas into long term contracts. Stupid and beyond stupid to depend on buying oil etc on the free market
Your response sort of begs the question ... why are we spending so much money and expending so much military might and so many lives, if Middle Eastern oil can be secured, "locked up" in your terms, via long term contracts? Which is the logical approach? The one you attribute to China, or what has been our own to date? And, has Rep. Paul made any indication at all that he would oppose it?
Not that I am aware. Many with libertarian leanings are naive about the world outside our borders, including those who seem to think this country and it's constitution could survive the free-for-all of unfettered immigration, legal or otherwise. You have a fair point in that. Contracts, however, international or otherwise are a legal and constitutional approach and would not be opposed.
Strange it certainly is, when China of all countries, would appear to be taking a more constitutional approach than the country to which that constitution belongs, wouldn't you say?
Ron Paul will never be asked that because this whole country has gone softie libertarian as far as seeing we get oil sent here. We used to manipulate and overthrow governments to see that this was done. All foreign oil used to be under contracts prior to 1973
No one here cares what I am saying. But I see the ChiComs being pro-active and doing what we used to do. Back when we were not infected by liberalism and behaved like a great power. Our oil majors coordinated with a patriotic State Department and CIA to see that we and our allies got oil from the Middle East as contracted. Today we depend on the beneficence of the free market but when supplies get tight or we have war then that mode of trade goes out the window
I guess we should continue supporting Middle East dictators... its been quite bipartisan.
....”And I read EVERYTHING... Nuff said... “....
Yes. You are quite well read.
And yet you STILL support Ron & Rand.
Since you are “so smart” please tell us all why neither Ron or Rand will ever get even 5% of the vote for president (and please try to do so in twentyfive insults or less).
It must be those “neo-coms”?
Or those who just “don’t get it”?
Or those who “stupidly beleave” that it is better to fight a middle eastern war in the middle east instead of Chicago?
Or those who “stupidly beleave” that those who live in glass house’s (ie. hang out with Alex Jones) are probably not real serious candidates for the the highest office in the land. (Nor a son who supports this).
Yes, quite well read indeed.
I figured the best way to deal with you was to let a little time pass before responding yet again. Soooooooo... how do you like your crow sport? Grilled? Baked? Good old Texas style BBQ? LOL
Call back when he is President. Sport...
Seriously, I think you got lost on your way to another website.
IATZ of the Paulbot!
Any Terrorist can mass murder for any reason and blame anything.
And there will always be Jerks like Ron Paul willing to blame fellow Americans for his own political gain.
In that way Paul is exactly like Truthers - you ZOTTED Fool.
Never forget that.
“Ron Paul is insane, and he lies a lot too”
"He shoulda armed himself..."
That zot is like a ‘pitcher’ post card. Glad your our gallon the job.
Hi, nice to see you. Thanks!
You’re so cute.
It’s a lot like my stream of consciousness.
I hear ya. Sigh...