Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pretending That Ron Paul Doesn't Matter Won't Make Him Go Away

I have read many articles lately that blast Ron Paul.  More times then not the authors of those article are either lying, exaggerating or just misinformed.  The media continually tells us that Ron Paul is anti Israel and is a 9/11 truther that blames the people of the United States for 9/11.  This only scratches the surface of all of the exaggerated accusation and/or lies that are told about him.

I am sorry but Ron Paul is right on almost every political point including foreign policy.  Rush a few days ago called his financial proposals good but his foreign policy wacky.  He went on and on about how wacky it is but never said why it was wacky.  There are forces in our country that do not want Rep. Paul to become president because he is the only one that will bring us back to a constitutional government with no apologies.   

- Michael

In a mostly brave, mostly sensible editorial posted Wednesday evening at National Review Online, the editors of the conservative movement's flagship magazine took an emphatic stand against the rise of Newt Gingrich, listing his specific character flaws, laying out how he has demonstrated them recently, and explicitly urging GOP primary voters to back a different candidate. Who? The editorial argues that Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum are all worth another look, meanwhile making brief cases against the remaining Republican candidates.

Rick Perry "has seemed curiously and persistently unable to bring gravity to the national stage," the editors argue, while Michelle Bachmann has demonstrated poor judgment with some of her rhetoric. And the brief against Congressman Ron Paul? Here's the whole argument: "Representative Paul's recent re-dabbling in vile conspiracy theories about September 11 are a reminder that the excesses of the movement he leads are actually its essence."

It nearly made me spit out my drink.

The implication is that Rep. Paul is a 9/11 truther -- you'd think, reading that one sentence, that Paul stated or implied the U.S. government either orchestrated or had foreknowledge of the attacks. In fact, Rep. Paul responded to the September 11 attacks by voting to authorize an actual war against its perpetrators; and as anyone who is even passingly familiar with his worldview knows, his controversial opinion is that Islamist terrorists attack the United States partly because they are furious about the quasi-imperial role America plays in their countries. The blow-back theory is itself controversial, but it is obviously different from 9/11 Trutherism.  Read More>>

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