Thursday, June 14, 2007

Why Are They So Crazy for Ron Paul?

There aren't that many Ron Paul supporters... Paul is just way, way, way down there on the polls, nowhere close to me in even his wildest dream. But his supporters certainly are intense about him. For the life of me, I can't figure out why.

Last night, after we tried and failed without the blue pill (note to self: get re-fill ASAP), Jeri and I snuggled up to watch TV, and we paused on The Colbert Report, thinking it was Nightline. I thought I liked that Colbert fellow, until Jeri told me he was making fun of Republican talk folks. And then he interviewed Ron Paul. Watching it, I had to say -- I just don't see it. He doesn't have any reasonably faked masculine swagger, and he came across as this goofy overaged kid who takes our fake "small government" talk much more seriously than the rest of us do.

Why is he even allowed in the party?


nathanlahue said...

Fred Thompson is a neocon globalist not unlike McCain.

Although Fred Thompson is tougher than McCain and Giuliani on border enforcement, which isn't saying much seeing how they line up with Barack Obama, he had a rather lackluster record on immigration while in the Senate. As one commentator notes: "Overall, Americans for Better Immigration gives [Thompson] a career grade of C; on chain migration, C; visa lottery, C-; reducing unnecessary visas, F; on reducing asylum fraud, C-; on reducing amnesties, D; and on interior enforcement, C+. Although he was tough on border control, he was lacking in almost every other area."

Fred Thompson also supports affirmative action, and ideologically worships free trade, regardless how much it harms America. Historically, conservatives have opposed free trade, but Thompson, like others, has been "neoconned" into backing it.

He furthermore is a "fellow" at the American Enterprise Institute, one of the largest (and most sinister) neocon think-tanks, which demonstrates where his true loyalty lies. If you did not receive the Burkean memo, the transformation of the Middle East to liberal democracy is Jacobin, not conservative. There is not a single thing conservative about the membership of AEI. They are neocon / neoliberal globalists.

Why are neoncons backing Thompson? Ideally, being ex-Trotskyites themselves, neocons would prefer a liberal candidate, like McCain, Giuliani or Romney. But they see that conservatives deplore these candidates, and now are going to try to peddle Fred Thompson, who is just socially conservative enough and just tough enough on the borders, even if it is feigned, to woo naive GOP voters. But let's hope this nefarious neocon plot fails.

Let's pray that the more real conservatives learn about Fred Thompson, the more unacceptable he will appear. Use your BRAIN America, and not fall for sharply dressed, full set of 'sexy' hair (Romney/Edwards), nor for someone who 'Acts' on TV.

A Dean of a College I know was touting a large RUDY sign. I asked him why Rudy, and he said, "Because he's from MY state...I gotta support the home team!". This guy has a MASTERS DEGREE and TEACHES! He has no friggin clue. I encourage all of you to not vote on 'popularity' but rather on who is the best candidate for the job. Fred Thompson will KEEP US IN IRAQ FOR A LONG LONG TIME according to his Fox News interview. Please research for yourselves America. It should make you puke if you truely knew who some of these people are.

Ron Paul isn't a Neo-Con and is for the Constitution. Thats why we are crazy for him.

gigi said...

Fred Thompson’s Inner Circle
Seems not to be part of GWB’s administration, nor the Neocons, nathan. I am still feeling this guy out, but some of your comments don't seemed to be backed up with anything, but paranoia, especially of Jews.

In an attempt to provide some clarity amid the Fred fanaticism, we have culled out Thompson's Inner Circle, the small group of individuals advising the former Senator as he moves inexorably toward a run for president.
A few notes before we start. The Thompson team lacks anyone from the upper echelons of George W. Bush's campaigns; former Republican National Committee Chairmen Ken Mehlman and Ed Gillespie as well as former White House political director Sara Taylor are the biggest free agents out there. One other obvious absence from Thompson's current team? A top-rate media consultant.
Here's a look at Thompson's Inner Circle:
*Jeri Thompson: No one has more say over Thompson's budding presidential campaign than his wife. Jeri Thompson has a substantial political resume of her own, having worked at the Senate Republican Conference as well as the Republican National Committee. She and Thompson met in 1996 and were married in 2002.
*Ken Rietz: A former deputy chairman at the Republican National Committee, Rietz has made his name over the last few decadeds in the public relations world. Rietz retired as CEO at Burson-Martsellar in March and is now the head of National Media Group -- a company that includes the media consulting firm handling former Gov. Mitt Romney's (R-Mass.) television ads.
*Tom Collamore: LIke Rietz, Collamore's ties are more with former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush than the current Administration. Collamore was staff secretary for then Vice President Bush and was part of his presidential transition team in 1988. Collamore spent the 1990s esconsed in the private sector, serving as vice president of corporate affairs at Altria.
*John/Jim McLaughlin: The brothers McLaughlin became free agents when Senator (and presidential candidate in waiting) George Allen (R-Va.) lost his re-election bid last fall. The polling duo has handled survey research for a number of big name clients including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.).
*Mark Corallo: The de facto spokesman of the campaign to be, Corallo has a long history in the Washington press world. Corallo served as the spokesman at the Justice Department before forming a crisis communications firm with Barbara Comstock -- a close adviser for former Gov. Mitt Romney's (R-Mass.) presidential campaign.
*Philip J. Martin: Here's what we know about Martin: he is a longtime friend of Thompson, is leading the candidate's early fundraising drive and is a successful businessman. Other than that, he's a mystery man.
*Bob Davis: Davis is the current chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party and a close associate of Thompson. Davis served as state director for Thompson for much of the latter man's time in the Senate and is one of the campaign's anchors in the Volunteer State.