Republicans, Ron Paul Was Your Only Hope

October 8th, 2008 11:02 pm  |  by  |  Published in Activism, Bailouts, Bob Barr, campaign for liberty, Constitution, Economics, Election, Foreign Policy, Free Market, John McCain, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Media, Neo-con, Obama, Philosophy, Politics, Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Socialism, Taxes, War  |  11 Responses

You laughed at him. You made fun of him. You called him extreme, a gadfly, a kook, and many other trite terms of marginalization. His only crime was the truth in stark contrast to every calculated, vacuous platitude uttered by his Republican opponents. Now I can’t help but imagine Ron Paul sitting in his easy chair surrounded by gold and silver bullion smiling knowingly saying, “Who’s laughing now, bitches?!”

No, that isn’t Ron Paul’s style, as we learned from the debate where Paul whispered, “Make, fun buddy”, under his breath in reaction to yet another moronic insult emanating from somewhere between Mitt Romney’s sculpted sideburns. Ron Paul is a man deserving of integrity and respect at work in the sea of extreme buffoonery that is Washington DC.

Nothing illustrates such an assertion better than the last few weeks of having to listen to every pundit and politico tell us why we all had to fall in line behind a bailout bill that no one wanted to pass and no one was sure would work.  But the sky was falling and the wolf was around the bend so pass it we must. America, our government didn’t listen to us. We have no representation anymore. The last vestige of capitalism is nearing death. We are on the road to economic slavery.

On the right side of the road hops a satanic, grinning Johnny McCain sounding off “1-2-3-4 I support preemptive WAR, my friends. 5-6-7-8 , Sarah Palin is my running MATE, my friends”.

On the left side of the road stands an evil, laughing Barry Obama repeatedly shouting “1-2-3-4 I will tax you a whole lot MORE. 5-6-7-8 What else can we REGULATE?”

Meanwhile, the rest of us toil away trying to decide which of these media-anointed left-right reddish-blue piecemeal frankenstein candidates deserve our vote. We already know the answer. Neither of them.

For some reason, this is not good enough for a majority of people to direct their vote toward a third party candidate. The me-too masses are drawn magnetically to two candidates they dislike so much that the only way either can earn a vote is to be viewed as less damaging than the other one.

Since everyone now knows that I’m voting for Bob “freakin’” Barr they always corner me with “If you had to pick between Obama and McCain, which would you choose?” I answer, “Your question is idiotic. I don’t have to pick between feces and excrement because there are other choices out there.”

I almost feel sorry for those that feel shackled to only two choices. That is especially true this year, and even more true if you are a Republican. John McCain is a weak candidate. If the Republicans wanted to have a fighting chance on November 4th they should have nominated the gentleman from the 14th district in the great state of Texas, Dr. Ron Paul.

Sometimes, in order to fix something, you need to rebuild it from scratch. The Republican Party has been torn to shreds by neoconservatism and the big spending of compassionate conservatism. If Obama wins in November, and I think he will, Ron Paul will be standing ready to help rebuild the Republican Party. Maybe this time the Republicans will swallow their wounded pride and listen to the man.

Truthfully, I don’t believe they are that smart now and may never be, but perhaps after November 4th they’ll be more willing to engage the issues rather than insult the truth.

Responses

  1. ChrisK says:

    October 9th, 2008 at 9:32 am (#)

    Haha, I’m laughing so hard at:
    Johnny McCain sounding off “1-2-3-4 I support preemptive WAR, my friends. 5-6-7-8 , Sarah Palin is my running MATE, my friends”.

    I agree with your analysis. I think this election will lead to a reinvention of the Republican Party. I’d really like to see the rise of a new party or two to major party status in place of the Pacaderm Party. But I think the Republicans are so entrenched in the money of politics that it may well stick around, but require a decade of reinvention and rebranding of the party to become any kind of a player in national politics again.

  2. steshaw says:

    October 9th, 2008 at 10:50 am (#)

    Here here. Just not sure if Ron want to run again – pretty sure he mentioned it in one of the interviews I saw on YouTube. Over here in Australia, I wish we had someone remotely as stand-up as him in the political arena.

  3. Victory4Liberty says:

    October 9th, 2008 at 3:23 pm (#)

    Ron Paul supporters well-positioned in battle for the soul of the GOP
    see:
    http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/1488834-ron-paul

  4. Rosco1776 says:

    October 12th, 2008 at 4:12 pm (#)

    Title should read, Americans, Ron Paul Was Your Only Hope!
    Vote third paty, everyone!!

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    October 13th, 2008 at 6:23 pm (#)

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  6. Susan says:

    April 3rd, 2010 at 11:20 pm (#)

    Whenever I get junk mail from McCain or the GOP that contains a survey, there is nothing I like better than writing a note outlining why "the GOP just does not get it", that there is no way I will ever vote for McCain or Romney or their ilk, and that the only reason why I registered as a Republican was to vote for Ron Paul in the California primary – it has nothing to do with my love for the party. And then I enclose my note with the unanswered survey in their postage-paid reply envelope and mail it back to them.

    I have gotten so short-fused when it comes to politics it's not funny. Politicians turn my stomach.

    I don't think Ron Paul will run again. He may have lost the battle in 2008. But I think he will end up grooming the generals to win the war.

  7. Susan says:

    April 3rd, 2010 at 11:20 pm (#)

    Whenever I get junk mail from McCain or the GOP that contains a survey, there is nothing I like better than writing a note outlining why "the GOP just does not get it", that there is no way I will ever vote for McCain or Romney or their ilk, and that the only reason why I registered as a Republican was to vote for Ron Paul in the California primary – it has nothing to do with my love for the party. And then I enclose my note with the unanswered survey in their postage-paid reply envelope and mail it back to them.

    I have gotten so short-fused when it comes to politics it's not funny. Politicians turn my stomach.

    I don't think Ron Paul will run again. He may have lost the battle in 2008. But I think he will end up grooming the generals to win the war.

  8. Susan says:

    April 3rd, 2010 at 11:20 pm (#)

    Whenever I get junk mail from McCain or the GOP that contains a survey, there is nothing I like better than writing a note outlining why "the GOP just does not get it", that there is no way I will ever vote for McCain or Romney or their ilk, and that the only reason why I registered as a Republican was to vote for Ron Paul in the California primary – it has nothing to do with my love for the party. And then I enclose my note with the unanswered survey in their postage-paid reply envelope and mail it back to them.

    I have gotten so short-fused when it comes to politics it's not funny. Politicians turn my stomach.

    I don't think Ron Paul will run again. He may have lost the battle in 2008. But I think he will end up grooming the generals to win the war.

  9. wattas says:

    December 24th, 2011 at 7:07 am (#)

    Ditto on politics making me ill. How have we not advanced past the 2 party system yet in the year 2011?!

  10. Chris says:

    December 30th, 2011 at 10:30 am (#)

    This would be sound analysis if you actually got the part on Obama right – he hasn't raised taxes and even caved on higher taxes for the rich when the GOP opposed them. Now he has embraced tax cuts via the payroll tax extension, which many in the GOP opposed. There is plenty to criticize Obama for – his about-face on the Patriot Act, his warmongering in Libya and Afghanistan, his foot-dragging on Iraq, etc., etc. But he isn't a tax-and-spend socialist, he is a corporatist – as Paul pointed out. Please get your facts straight so that you don't undermine your own analysis.

  11. Mark says:

    February 12th, 2012 at 3:44 am (#)

    It looks as though Republicans are going to do the same this election, too. They had two chances to elect this man and create their utopia, but went for the pro-war and national athem pandering politicians instead. Most Republicans talk a big game, but when given the opportunity to act on their beliefs, they turn into closet liberals. Remember, Republicans, you had your chance.

    Not like it matters. If Mitt gets elected and doesn't turn this country around –and he won't– Republicans will just blame everything on Obama. Much as the Democrats are currently doing with Bush. Both the left and the right are too blinded by bias to acknowledge failures in their policies. It's always someone else's fault.