Thursday, December 29, 2011

More reasons why I (still) won't support Ron Paul.

The more I see Ron Paul gaining steam, and the more people I know personally begin to profess their love for Ron Paul, the more I feel compelled to voice my staunch opposition to him.

I know I am not the only one who feels like their head is spinning, and sometimes downright sickened, by this year's GOP candidates, their campaigns, and the upcoming Iowa Caucuses.

I will admit, I was sucked in by a few GOP hopefuls who appeared to have potential and promise. Rick Perry, the Texas Governor turned intoxicated retard. And Herman Cain, the successful businessman and orator...who turned out to have a little too much personal baggage with the ladies. Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich also enjoyed short lived rises to the top and horrific crashes to the bottom. I never had any real interest in either of them.

Which leaves us with 3 candidates with less than a week left before the Iowa Caucuses begin. Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and a guy who has been under the radar for a while and punctuated on the devastating failures of the other former front runners...Rick Santorum.

To any freedom loving conservative who supports defending America, Rick Santorum is the obvious choice.

To liberal Republicans and moderates, there is Mitt Romney.

To liberals, anarchists, Truthers, right wing extremists, and libertarians who have no desire to defend America, there is Ron Paul.

And so I get to the main body of this post. Why I (still) won't support Ron Paul.

Julian Assange and the Wikileaks scandal
In December of 2010, the Wikileaks scandal involving Army private Bradley Manning and Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange was full blown in the media worldwide. Manning had sold top secret US military documents to Wikileaks that included sensitive information that put US servicemember's lives at risk, as well as compromising missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. How did Ron Paul react? Ron Paul defended Julian Assange saying, “In a free society we're supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.” Paul also referred to Bradley Manning as "a true Patriot" and "political hero".

Views on Israel and Palestinians
Anyone who has ever listened to Ron Paul speak knows he is clearly anti-Israel. Take it from Eric Dondero, who has worked for Ron Paul since 1987. “He wishes the Israeli state did not exist at all. He expressed this to me numerous times in our private conversations. His view is that Israel is more trouble than it is worth, specifically to the American taxpayer. He sides with the Palestinians, and supports their calls for the abolishment of the Jewish state, and the return of Israel, all of it, to the Arabs.” Need I say any more? See this, this, this, and this. If you believe in supporting Israel as an ally, you simply don't support Ron Paul.

Blowback and WWII
Again, Dondero says this, "he strenuously does not believe the United States had any business getting involved in fighting Hitler in WWII. He expressed to me countless times, that ‘saving the Jews,’ was absolutely none of our business. When pressed, he often times brings up conspiracy theories like FDR knew about the attacks of Pearl Harbor weeks before hand, or that WWII was just ‘blowback’ for Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy errors, and such." Don't take his word for it though. Ron Paul himself, when asked whether he would have sent troops to fight Nazi Germany in response to the Holocaust said, "No, I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t risk American lives to do that. If someone wants to do that on their own because they want to do that, well, that’s fine, but I wouldn’t do that." And here is something as simple as supporting military actions in World War 2, and Paul, like he so often does, refusing to agree.

Refusing to go after bin Laden
Following the raid and killing of Osama bin Laden, Ron Paul, instead of supporting the actions and commending the SEALS like any normal American, said this, "It was absolutely not necessary. What if he had been in a hotel in London?" For any American victory, Ron Paul has an antidote.

Denial of Islamic terrorism
 In response to Michele Bachmann calling out Islamic terrorists, Paul said,
she doesn’t like Muslims, she hates them, she wants to go get ‘em”. What kind of pro defense Republican attacks another Republican for vowing to defend America? Watch this video where Paul refuses to acknowledge Islamic suicide bombers, shifting the blame to America yet again. And watch this, straight from his own website.

Bill Maher supports Ron Paul

Ron Paul's words of wisdom regarding 9/11
On, of all days, the day before the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Ron Paul posted this on his website, saying the war on terrorism has only made things worse. He does not even support the idea of attacking the Taliban in Afghanistan following 9/11. Listen to Ron Paul's anti American diatribe when asked about 9/11. Here is Paul declaring the war in Afghanistan as "illegal".

Views on Iran
Iran has repeatedly denounced the United States and Israel as evil nations with threatening words of war.
"A world without America" they say. "We will wipe Israel off the face of the earth" they say. "We should offer friendship to Iran", Ron Paul says. He even went on Iranian state TV to spout his support for Hamas and hatred towards Israel.

If you agree with Ron Paul, that Israel should not exist, and is the source of the world's problems, along with the United States, victimizing poor Muslims for decades now, and that we should be friends, even with the most despicable of nations, then it would make sense to support Ron Paul.

If you have even the slightest bit of backbone, and hold libertarian conservative beliefs and ALSO believe that evil does exist in the world, that America is not the cause of all the world's problems, and that America should be defended from evil nations then it is ever so clear that Ron Paul is cut from the same cloth as Barack Obama.


Gorges Smythe said...

Though your description of Ron Paul supporters is a bit over-blown, he does have his down-side just like everyone else. For the first time ever, I fear that I may not be voting for the office of president in the next election, simply because there may BE no "lesser of two evils" to be found. I voted for the lesser of two GREAT evils the last time around and was so sickened by doing so that I left the Republican Party for good.

RightKlik said...

Linking at RK.

@GS: Has there ever been such a lousy line up of losers running for the GOP nomination?

Chuck said...

Pope Ron Paul the First would also like to befriend the North Koreans, the Worldwide Nazi Movement and every other low-life presence on Earth while screaming from the top of his whiny little voice that America should never have any allies in the world. He'll win precisely what he deserves to win...nothing.

Unknown said...

As I have always said, if RP was President after WWII, we'd be knee deep in Soviets now. His supporters froth at the mouth over him. Reminds me of Chris Mathews tingle up the leg giddiness. Their claim to Irans threat to Israel is "Ahmadinejad never said he would wipe Israel off the face of the earth" But when providing proof that he did and even Irans ally, Russia condemned it, they refuse to except it.

Anonymous said...

God Help Us if Ron Paul gets the nomination.

Anonymous said...

Santorum?? Seriously??? He is the biggest hypocrite in the contest. He continually votes FOR big spending, tax increases, war funding, and has no problems with murdering anyone who is tan. He claims to be some devout Christian when all of his views are a polar opposite of Christian philosophy. He's a war monger and servant of Israel. Why would someone put the words "Santorum" and "conservative" in the same sentense? Oh yeah, because they are uneducated!

The Ron Paul haters are ignorant on wars and why they are fought. My guess is you pansies have never fired an automatic weapon at another man and watched him bleed out in the sand. The federal reserve needs ended. These undeclared wars need to end before the bankruptcy of the US treasury defaults. Ron is 100% correct on monetary policy and unless someone stops the FED corruption we'll all be in soup kitchen lines, including the morons who vote for Romney and Santorum.

Hack said...

In 1938, people like you ridiculed Winston Churchill as being a warmonger. You and your God Ron Paul are a modern day Neville Chamberlain. Keep up the good work siding with worldwide evil.