Dick Polman’s inanities in a Boston Herald article revisits the list of why leftists who love Big Government don’t like Ron Paul, telling Republicans –in an insulting way– why they should not vote for him. It exposes exactly the kind of inanities, to use his own word, of today’s oligarch-directed politics that passes for acceptable to lock-step media (note that I did not say “goose-stepping media”):
DON’T LET THE MEDIA TELL YOU WHAT TO THINK –READ BETWEEN THEIR LINES
It is an example of why Americans are sick and tired of being told what to think, who to vote for, who is electable and unelectable, and sick and tired of being told they can only choose between bad and worse for their elected officials.
That’s why I picked it as a good way to answer the author’s own inanities and show again why people are gathering to Ron Paul who represents what Americans already believe about basic principles, and who helps demonstrate how to apply them.
“RANK AND FILERS”
Dick says: “Most GOP rank-and-filers are apoplectic about Paul’s ascent — as well they should be.”
No, Dick, not “rank and filers”. It’s the Republican hierarchy in checkered pants who are worried as they play a round of 18 links. The rank-and-filers are the ones who are discovering than not only do they agree with most of what Ron Paul says, not only are they accepting that the rest of it makes sense, not only do they realize that Ron Paul is the one with the best mastery of all his subjects especially the ones that the nation needs right now. They have discovered the difference between an honest Joe –that is, an honest Ron Paul– and a professional politician.
JUST LIKE GHANDI, FIRST THEY IGNORED US, THEN THEY LAUGHED AT US, NOW THEY’RE FIGHTING US
Now that Ron Paul is poised to actually win the Number One spot in the Iowa caucuses, the author says Iowa doesn’t count for anything. That’s what they lockstep (I didn’t say goose step) Oligarch Media will say if it happens. They’ll say it doesn’t matter for the nomination or the election, never mind that Jimmy Carter won in 1976 and went on to win the Dem. nomination (like this guy admits), and never mind that’s where Dean flamed out most famously in 2004.
RON PAUL IS MAINSTREAM AMERICA, WHAT AMERICANS REALLY WANT: SOUND CURRENCY, SOUND FISCAL POLICY, RATIONAL FOREIGN POLICY, AND FREEDOM
Note that even though here he is, first in Iowa polls, and the strongest second in New Hampshire, and despite being the candidate who has the ONLY chance to beat Obama in 2012 according to several polls, this clueless Dick Polman still yet calls him “cranky fringe candidate”.
Hey, Dick, didn’t you get the memo? He’s not “fringe” anymore! And none of his colleagues call him “cranky”! We the people are NOT “fringe”!
THE GOVERNMENT IS A “SAFETY NET”!!?? WHAT?! WHO TOLD YOU THAT AND WHY DID YOU BELIEVE HIM?!
Mr. Clueless says he “wants to erase the safety net”.
Hey Dick, didn’t you get the memo? The “safety net” has been ruled hazardous to your retirement and your health, and has a multitude of holes in it! It’s so crowded it’s about to crash and burn!
THE OTHER CONGRESSMAN ALSO SAID, “I DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION”
—Yeah, they just worry about the next lobbyist contribution, I guess
And you admit that his reasoning is that it’s unconstitutional, but what does that matter, you don’t ask whether it is or not, you just want to know how it will play out in Florida!? I live in Florida, and tell you, the more I talk to people about Ron Paul, the more I see that just getting to know what he stands for attracts people like a magnet!
And don’t you remember? The old folks got MAD at the AARP representatives who came to town halls pushing Obama’s health scare opiate! They’re not fooled! I’m not fooled and I’m about to retire! Ron Paul says those who’ve paid in all their lives should get what they’ve expected, that the transition back to constitutionality should be tempered with reality and compassion.
GOVERNMENT FREEBIE PROGRAMS CRASH AND BURN: “WHAT, ME WORRY?”
What are old folks supposed to do when the dollar bubble bursts, as is inevitable? That’s the next bubble prediction from Ron Paul, who accurately predicted the end-to-end wars, the housing bubble, the financial crisis, that QE2 and printing money would not work.
PROHIBITION: HOW DID THAT WORK OUT FOR YA? HOW IS IT WORKING OUT FOR YA NOW?
Yeah, I once was a little nervous about “legalization of heroin” but guess what? Alcohol is addictive, still causes major pain and loss of life across the nation, and Prohibition DID. NOT. WORK.
And hey, didn’t you get the memo? Drug laws ARE. NOT. WORKING. NOW. EITHER.
And like Ron Paul says, at least with Prohibition the nation realized they had to have a constitutional amendment for it. Drug prohibition gets us crazy results like saying officially that marijuana is as dangerous as heroin (same FDA classification). Oh yeah, we don’t like heroin so we need the government to tell us we can’t have any.
I’m from the 1960’s so I can tell you it doesn’t work.
RACE CARD ON RON PAUL?? BRING IT ON!!!!
Where were these guys when Herman Cain was being lynched by a white mob? Using the black-on-white stereotypes that even Obama claimed affected his white grandmother?
Where are all these loudmouths on making the drug laws more fair for blacks and minorities? Where are they on the racism of the different treatment under the law of crack and cocaine? Hey Hollywood stars, “liberals”: how about demanding equal punishment for your cocaine sniffing as blacks get for crack?
The libertarian philosophy considers each person an individual, not as a “group member”. We are all members of the human race, and that’s that. There is only ONE “race”, and that is the HUMAN race.
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT? RON PAUL IS AGAINST ALL JIM CROW LAWS THAT SEPARATE US.
And the old “desegregating” Civil Rights Act. Hey Clueless, if a black church wants to exclude whites (yes, there are lots of blacks who do talk that way, ask Tony Evans), or if the Black Muslims want to exclude whites, I say okay, go for it. If Malcolm X wants to say whites can give money but won’t have a say in his organization, that’s also fine with me.
Martin Luther King’s battle was against Jim Crow laws and illegal secret wars against legalized Jim Crow segregation and he stood for equal treatment under the law. NONE of the candidates represent this as much as Ron Paul. Big Bad Brother government oppressed blacks under Jim Crow, and now the government hug of Nanny care is hugging them literally to the death of dependence.
THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT UNQUESTIONABLY CAN BEAT BARACK OBAMA
Remember only four years ago they were calling Ron Paul “unelectable”, never mind he’d been reelected to Congress in his district a dozen times? They never imagined that he could win even the Republican nomination, because, they said, his ideas were so different from what we were supposed to think was Republican Party thinking.
But zealous writers in Big Government Media don’t always bide by the obvious truth, so in the face of the obvious fact that Ron Paul is winning over voters by the tens of thousands in Iowa and by the hundreds of thousands and even millions across America, they still keep repeating what they hope will be a self-fulfilling prophecy. It worked for them before sometimes, but it has quit working.
SMALL GOVERNMENT PURITY
At least the writer gives him that: small government purity that has “inspired a growing fan base”. Then he mentions the four years of preparation by his followers in Iowa for this, but forgot that Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, and the rest have been in and out too.
They’re starting to pull out the heavy scare munitions too now. Telling Iowa that if Ron Paul wins, it’s all over for their credibility. The guy hopes that you forget that in his first paragraph he already said that the Iowa caucus process is “inane”. Although it’s obvious the only reason he really and truly thinks it’s inane is that voters are warming up to Ron Paul and he might actually get the Number One spot there.
The guy is full of unintended complements about Ron Paul:
Who else in that motley crew has accrued an army of enthusiasts?
But then the writer shows that he does not understand Ron Paul’s message at all, and he does not understand why people like him and his honest constitutional consistency and his ideas:
But those enthusiasts won’t like what I now feel compelled to say: Paul will peak in Iowa. Anybody who thinks the traditionally hawkish GOP will actually nominate someone who wants to get tougher with Israel and go easier on Iran, is smoking or shooting the stuff that Paul wants to legalize.
See, they just don’t get it. He doesn’t understand. “Traditionally hawkish GOP” does not define the rank-and-file. George W Bush had to campaign against nation-building in the 2000 season, but became the hawkish president.
He also lives in the land where people can believe in two contradictory things at the same time. If you ask him about Obama’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Libya, and whether one should consider Obama as “hawkish”, he’ll say no. Cue the cuckoo clock.
And he doesn’t understand something else that is different about the Ron Paul phenomenon. Ron Paul says nothing just to tickle somebody’s ear. This very point is an admission by Ron Paul’s enemies that he does not pander, and that the people he is winning to his cause are convinced by the logic of the ideas, and not the other way around.
It is like Ron Paul has said, his campaign and message has infiltrated the language of the other candidates, even, like the demand to audit the Fed, and rhetoric about the Constitution. Raise your hand if you think Newt Gingrich will push hard to audit the Fed. Really? Both of you?
Meaning, rather than peak in Iowa, Big Media will be forced by a Ron Paul win, to do one of two things: (1) treat him with the same respect that their audience and voters show him and let his message filter to the voters and do what they should have been doing –the watchdog role they claim but have not fulfilled, OR (2) prove that they care nothing for the truth, they care nothing for being fair, and are tools of the government-media complex.
MUSCULAR PRESENCE ABROAD
Hey Dick! Maybe the Republican Party bosses have believed in a “muscular presence abroad” but they are NOT rank-and-file and certainly not the average American. When people hear that the USA has troops stationed in over 100 countries around the world, they are shocked! And when they hear Mr. Paul say we should bring them home and spend that money here in the USA instead of abroad, they cheer and cheer!
And when they realize that almost eight years in Iraq and Afghanistan have gotten us nowhere, and Iraq has kicked us out in favor of snuggling up to Iran, and when they are reminded that the United States gives TWICE as much aid to Israel’s enemies as it does to Israel, they’re shocked! Repelled!
One criticism is on the button when the writer says the Republican Party thinks “America can do no wrong”, but that’s the other candidates, but people listening to Mr. Paul are waking up to the fact that it is true that American foreign policy of interventionism everywhere is bad foreign policy and has a blowback element. Intelligence officials of the previous Republican administration and this one have said Ron Paul’s description of blowback as a major catalyst for animosity against America, is very much accurate.
And then the guy closes with the race card again. Not news, but they’ll keep bringing up that one.
Before getting in a twist about that, go ask almost any black what they think about Ron Paul’s position of condemning the racism of the drug wars. And what they think about his intention to pardon every non-violent drug offender from the first day in office. There is a reason the media is refusing to mention that one. If they wanted to scare off Republican voters, they would play that one up, except that if they did, then black folks would start paying attention.
And since Ron Paul is the MOST anti-racist candidate, I say Bring it on!