Friday, December 9, 2011

Ron Paul gets it right

I like Ron Paul. I like guys who go against the common idiocy, and his personal idiocy is anything but common. He'll never be President, of course, and he knows it, so we're safe from him. He's a pure Libertarian, which means he's a right-wing anarchist. The rest of the right wing, who claim to be against big government, really only want the current big government to be replaced by their big government so they can tell the rest of us what to do and make money. I picture a totalitarian right-wing United States as sort of a minimum-wage fundie-or-die coast-to-coast chain gang. Paul's idea of actual every-man-for-himself personal freedom will never fly with them. Or, frankly, with any of us who think if we don't hang together, we'll hang separately.

Another reason the righties don't like him, or maybe the main one, is that, batcrap crazy as he seems, he occasionally commits the biggest gaffe of all: sometimes he tells the exact truth, which is anathema to wingnuts on both ends, money and base alike.

Raw Story, links at site.

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday that President George W. Bush’s administration was actually happy after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011.

Speaking to about 1,000 students on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa, Paul explained that the Bush administration was eager to capitalize on the attacks.

“Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat,” Paul told the crowd, according to Politico. “That’s exactly what they’re doing now with Iran.”

“Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda have been explicit, and they wrote and said that we attacked because you had bases on our holy lands in Saudi Arabia, you do not give Palestinians a fair treatment,” Paul said before being interrupted by boos from the tea party crowd. “I didn’t say that, I’m just trying to get you to understand what the motive was behind the bombings.”

As you can guess, the neocons/Busheviks are not exactly thrilled with this, having spent ten years trying to hide the truth which was expressed in public in ten seconds. They're calling Paul crazy. Heh. The truth will set you free, which is the last thing they want because it will put them outta business.


Fixer said...

I betcha they all were doing the Dance of Joy in the Oval Office before the dust settled in Lower Manhattan.

Gordon said...

You know it. Hell, the bastards said ahead of time they "needed a Pearl Harbor". It's no wonder why there are "truther" conspiracists.

merlallen said...

Hell, I thought they were mighty happy too.