I have been documenting the many serious problems with a Ron Paul candidacy for years, from his sick propensity to blame acts of Muslim aggression on the USA to his unabashed support for the Ground Zero Mosque to his courtship (if not outright admission that 9/11 was an “inside job”) of 9/11 Truthers to his Daily Paul’s conspiratorial rantings about the Israeli Mossad.
I’ve also documented his orchestrated influence on CPAC and the straw poll by taking the Democrat/Labor Union approach of paying for his rabid, pot-smoking, college-aged supporters to attend the annual conference and stuff the ballot box. Thank goodness, this year Young Americans For Freedom finally gave him the boot.
Perhaps the most disturbing thing about Ron Paul is the blind devotion he inspires in his faithful supporters, none of whom can tolerate an iota of criticism about their guy, as evidenced by the comment thread following my Parcbench post from last year: Palin, Paulnuts and the Tea Party Movement.
Tea Party darling Sarah Palin, the woman who put money, time and support behind Tea Party Republican candidates in the lead-up to the 2010 midterms and continues to put Obama on the defensive? A shill of the NWO, of course, because she understands that Islamic Jihad is a very real threat to our existence.
Conservatives who recognize the need to resist Sharia Law, which is in direct opposition to the document that the self-proclaimed “Defender of the Constitution” claims to love so much? Why, Neo-Cons, of course. Which by the way, is an anti-Semitic slur. And don’t even bother trying to explain to the Ron Paulers that one of the limited duties ascribed to the federal government in the United States Constitution is the protection from enemies, foreign and domestic. They’ll tell you that Al-Qaeda is nothing more than CIA fantasy, as more than one of Paul’s Tin Foil brigade have argued with me in the past. Or that, in spite of the fact that Jihadists have been attacking Western Civilization for centuries, it’s American Foreign Policy to blame for their murderous rampages.
But don’t take my word for it. Let’s allow Ron Paul to speak for himself, shall we?
Ron Paul on the CIA:
Ron Paul on the Christmas Day 2009 Bomber:
Ron Paul on 9/11 Truthers:
Note: Paul continues to dance around the question as to why he continues to appear on Alex Jones, while allegedly denying he believes 9/11 was an “inside job”. He also decries “pre-emptive war” in his defense of the freak who once harassed Michelle Malkin with death threats.
I can hardly wait to listen to his whiny voice in the debates, decrying alleged American Imperialism and our ally Israel while promoting his wacky isolatism and foreign policy — a philosophy he shares with those as far to the left as Sheila Jackson-Lee and Dennis Kucinich. Here’s what he had to say about the latter in 2007:
Finally, here’s another video from the Giuliani vs. Paul battle with respect to Islamic Terrorism from the last presidential primary:
In all fairness to the Ron Paul faithful however, the Trump Chumps seem to be giving them some stiff competition when it comes to blind devotion — but that’s a topic for another post. I’ll say one thing for American politics: it sure draws out a colorful cast of characters. Too bad we’re living in perilous times that demand sanity, leadership and moral clarity, three qualities sorely lacking in Ron Paul for all of the reasons I’ve noted.