Very recently I was asked why I hate Ron Paul so much. Now it’s partly his racist anti-Semitic attitude. Partly it’s his idiocy on foreign affairs. Partly it’s his extreme idealism about economics that takes reality and history and ignores them. And then there is his hypocrisy. But most of all it’s his followers.
Paulbots are insane. I understand focusing on your candidate’s strengths, that’s called intelligence. But to deny minor flaws in a candidate is intellectually dishonest…for instance, I will admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Mitt’s social policies, however, I don’t think that those will be his first priority as President and thus I’m not too worried about them. You ever hear a Paulbot say anything even that negative about Ron Paul. No, Ron walks on water.
Paulbots are psychotic. Facts have no meaning to them. You point out that Ron Paul’s newsletter was filled with numerous racist and Anti-Semitic statements. They either tell you you’re a liar (even when you have proof) or say that he didn’t write those, it was just someone who wrote for the newsletter. Okay that would mean that Ron Paul hired someone to speak in his name and was so poor an executive he chose vicious and unqualified people to work for him. So he can’t even run a small business, i.e., he’s certainly not qualified to run a country. And when the option is either Ron’s a racist or Ron is a bad leader it’s back to I’m a liar. Because Ron walks on water. Hallowed be his name. His will be done in D.C. as on Earth.
And trust me I’ve got a million other things about Ron I’m going to go over.
This kind of mindless adoration has been seen before. You saw it in Germany in the 1930’s. You saw it Russia in 1918. You saw it in the Manson Family. You see it in Twilight fans. And you definitely saw it in the Democratic Party from 2008 to the present. And each and every time this mindless devotion to a person, idea or thing that is devoid of real substance leads to only disaster, chaos, and destruction.
But most of all this blind devotion to Ron Paul has made each and every Paulbot in the country more sanctimonious than Rick Santorum on his worst day. For instance let’s go with this little article that seems to be attempting to go viral “Why I Am Endorsing Mitt Romney For President (And Not Ron Paul).” There is wit, there is snark, there is rude sarcasm….this article which tries to insult Romney is none of those things– this is ignorance and arrogance deluded into thinking it is wisdom and humor.
The poorly planned/researched concept is that this idiot lists twelve things under the guise of supporting Mitt Romney, instead supposedly he tries to insult Romney and show that really Ron Paul is not the second coming of Christ, he is so much better than that.
Problem is that in attempting wit the author shows himself to be utterly devoid of knowledge of anything other than talking points. The author will of course claim it’s satire…but satire is using humor to bring facts to light…this article against Romney is an attempt at humor to make fun of people for being so stupid that they believe that 2+2=4 (when every Paulbot knows it’s 3).
Let’s take a look at the 12 points.
1. Consistency – Mitt Romney has been unwavering in his public devotion to the principles and issues that would help to advance the political career of Mitt Romney.
Oh, I get it Mitt Romney’s a flip flopper and Ron isn’t. Except for the fact that Mitt Romney has changed his stance on one major issue abortion…and even that was more that he changed his priorities, he has always personally been opposed to abortion. All other flip flops are talking points by the left, Santorum, and Paulbots taken out of context or just outright lies as I have shown here.
Meanwhile it is a fact that Ron “Dr. No” Paul puts in massive pork (Billions of dollars over his very long political career) all the while decrying that very use of pork spending and voting against it (knowing that his pork money is safe even if he votes against it). That my friend is consistency. That is character.
Let’s see how the two stack up on the next point.
2. Flexibility – Unlike Ron Paul who has been ridiculously rigid in his defense of the U.S. Constitution, personal liberty, a balanced budget and the sanctity of life (so much so that he earned the nickname “Dr. No” in Congress); Romney has shown that he is capable of rolling with the punches, going with the tide, changing with the times, and bending with the breeze.
Yes, Ron has been strict in his defense of the U.S. Constitution (except for the fact that he thinks we should tax the rich which while it may now be Constitutional is clearly against the intent of the Constitution), personal liberty (unless it’s personal liberty for people outside U.S. borders, if you’re outside the U.S. borders tyrants can be running a 2nd Holocaust and Ron couldn’t care less) , a balanced budget (despite his numerous instances of pork spending) and the sanctity of life (again except if it’s outside U.S. borders). And in all of this time, 20 years in the House, unlike career politician Romney who has only served one term in one office, Ron has gotten exactly zero laws he proposed passed.
Meanwhile Romney who holds the record for vetoes (over 800) just goes with anything anyone said. That’s right when the Massachusetts legislature wanted to nationalize healthcare and basically control the entire medical industry Romney let them…oh wait, no, he took the plan proposed by the hideously conservative Heritage Foundation and created Romneycare (which has nothing to do with ObamaCare) thus saving the private industry and the medical professional in his state. And then he vetoed every liberal change to the law. Did all of his vetoes get overturned? Yes. But he at least stopped them from killing healthcare in one fell swoop.
Like any politician in an executive position who has no power to legislate directly has he cut deals? Yes. Kind of what the Founders envisioned. (Since you Paulbots love to praise Ron Paul the Constitutionalist…maybe you could actually read it sometime along with the owner’s manual “The Federalist Papers”…you might enjoy No. 10 where Madison goes into detail of how the system is designed to at times create compromise. But, I know, reading is hard, and just chanting “RON PAUL REVOLUTION” is so easy…and really that chant does logically dismiss all argument against Ron.)
The fact is that Romney has always held true to his principles but realizes, unlike Ron, that getting half of what you want and making a deal is better than taking a stand and letting your opposition get everything and you get nothing.
3. Supporters – The top six donors to Romney’s campaign are banks (including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, etc.). Who knows what is best for the average American? Why, multi-billionaire bankers, of course. Obviously Romney’s supporters have the kind of deep pockets that can not only pay for his campaign, but also buy the kind of Congress that will make SURE that America will have another TARP bailout if we need it. On the other hand, 97% of Ron Paul’s donations come from individuals. His top three donor groups are the active military in the US Army, US Navy and US Air Force.
I love Ron Paul supporters, who are supposed to be libertarians, always hate banks and business on principle. Not because they’re currently corrupt and sucking off the government teat, but because banks are evil by nature. (When you combine this with the rampant anti-Semitism in Ron Paul’s beliefs, you have to wonder what percentage of Paulbots sleep with a copy of Paul’s Liberty Defined and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion on their nightstands).
And it couldn’t be the very engines of a capitalist economy and the investors who know how to create a good economy might be backing the true capitalist? Oh, no I forgot for people supporting a supposed follower of Austrian economics, Paulbots are often little more than socialist Occupy Wall Street whiners who want to engage in the class warfare of “Who knows what is best for the average American?” I thought we were capitalists who believe that a good economy benefits all. No, we should only care about the average American, only have laws to benefit the hoi polloi at the expense of the rich. Damn rich people. We’ll have none of those true capitalist laws that treat all equally.
Oh I like that 97% of Ron’s money comes from individuals. It’s true according to Open Secrets.org Ron has raised 37.7 Million from individual contributors (according to Open Secrets that’s 97% of his contributions.)
Meanwhile that evil evil Romney has only raised 97.1 Million from individual contributors or 99% of his cash. Wait…Romney is 2% higher on individual contributors. Clearly the people are on the side of Ron and not Mitt.
Also I would like to mention that from what I know it’s considered poor form in the military to donate under you own name, usually it’s done under the name of spouses so as not to give the appearance of military support from active duty members. But I’m sure it’s just cowards who are afraid of going to war. Yeah, I said it. If you’ re supporting a bigoted, anti-Semitic racist who would let the world burn and are in the service, you are a complete disgrace to everyone who died in that uniform. Oh by the way, this is also an odd statement in the light of Romney’s overwhelming support by veterans and his endorsement by 50 Medal of Honor winners (only 81 winners are alive). So please, don’t for a second spin facts to suggest that Paul is a man of the people and a darling of those who have served this nation (they deserve far better than to be associated with a little piece of shit like Paul) because he’s not.
4. Public image – With unrelenting national and international press coverage labeling him as the “frontrunner” (and now the “presumptive candidate”) Mitt Romney has tremendous credibility. He has pearly teeth, perfect hair, tailored suits and looks, well… “Presidential”. Ron Paul wears suits that could have come off the rack at J.C. Penney, has kind of a squeaky voice, talks for an hour without notes (let alone a teleprompter), and looks like your favorite uncle. You would never catch Mitt talking about things like “monetary policy”. Borrrrrrring!
Ever since the Nixon/Kennedy debates, right, wrong or indifferent looks have mattered. It’s such a shame Romney lives in the real world…why would I want to support someone who is sane when I can back a person who doesn’t wish to demonstrate class, tact or self-respect when going in front of a national audience. Here is Mitt talking about monetary policy and his plans for dealing with economic policy for 160 pages! And yes I have heard Ron talk about monetary policy many times, however I don’t think I’ve ever caught him discussing monetary policy as if he actually understood it. (Ron might be interested to know the gold standard only works if A.) there is enough gold for the size of the economy, which there isn’t anymore and B.) it only works if all the countries in the world are on the gold standard as well…but Ron would have to know something about foreign policy, which he doesn’t).
So public image Mitt: Successful business man who is boring and knows what to do about the economy and has to have his handlers stop him from discussing his 59 point plan to solve the economy because they know it would bore most people to tears. Reality is the same as the public image.
So public image Ron: A selfless public servant who knows what he’s talking about. Reality: a lunatic who thinks the words “Gold standard” a magical spell that will solve everything. Try it “Gold Standard.” (No, don’t think that worked…?)
5. Freedom – Romney knows that the greatest threat to our freedoms are the “Islamo-fascists”. Not the Chinese, that manufacture everything that we consume and that we depend on to finance our national debt. Not the politicians, that treat the constitution like a blank piece of paper and the U.S. Treasury like their personal piggy bank. [It’s drivel on about the Chinese and how you’re an idiot if you think terrorists are a threat]
Of course Islamo-facists aren’t a threat. Ron Paul has said he wouldn’t have gone to war with the Nazi’s either.Ron doesn’t care about any form of evil overseas, not matter how horrific…and neither should you. Like Ron you should
be a coward and you should show all the empathy of those “Good Germans” who sat by and did nothing. And also remember Romney doesn’t care about the Chinese. Even though one of the 5 things he’s going to do on day one is impose sanctions for their illegal trade manipulations, and his grand standard for keeping budget items is “is it so important, so critical, that it is worth borrowing money from China to pay for it?” which to a normal human being who can read means he wants to stop borrowing from China. Yeah, Romney doesn’t recognize the threat of China…but Ron Paul is right to ignore the fascists who have promised to kill us all and who are trying to get a nuke. And in all likelihood – they would use it to obliterate Israel first and America second.
6 &7. Foreign Policy [I can’t even stand to copy this stupid shit at this point. Short version: Ron is right to end all foreign aid, where as Romney wants to just give bushel loads to everyone].
I’d love to see where these Paulbots think Romney has said he’s going to increase foreign aid. In fact, given his statement about deficits, I’m pretty sure Romney will try to cut a lot of foreign aid. Of course what this really all comes down to is aid to Israel. Paul and his supporters think it’s wrong that we give money and weapons to Israel which only prevents Iran from completing the Final Solution (a plan I’m sure just warms the cockles of Paul’s anti-Semitic heart). Sane people like Romney know you don’t let the one stable democracy in a region fall, good people like Romney know you have to draw a line in the sand on principle of what is right and what is wrong (hey wasn’t that point 1 of this idiot’s rant?), and people of character know you don’t betray your allies. Ron Paul is none of these.
8. National debt – Romney is against it. How do we know? Because he said so a whole lot of times in a very convincing tone of voice. And just as soon as he is elected president he will show us how we can eliminate the budget deficit without raising any taxes, eliminating any cabinet departments, reducing military spending, or cutting Social Security, Medicare, or any other popular program. How will he do this? Well he hasn’t explained his whole program but it has something to do with getting rid of all of those federal regulations that are smothering small businesses like Goldman Sachs.
Again, did you miss the 160 page plan? The 59 points in that plan? The statements that he will cut federal workforces through heavy attrition? The fact that he endorses the Ryan plan to solve Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security? The fact that he balanced the Massachusetts budget, with a hostile legislature, and without raising taxes with a liberal Massachusetts legislature (which I think, if he were Catholic, would qualify as miracles 1,2 and 3 if he was ever up for beatification)? Exactly where are you lacking details on how he’s going to get this done?
May I ask what Ron’s plan is? Oh I forgot he’s going fire everyone (yeah I’m sure he’s going to get Congressional support for that), audit the Fed, and of course …”Gold Standard” (Maybe it works better if you wave your hands like you’re performing a magic trick while you say it). Yeah, I’m sure that will work real well.
9. Immigration – Romney is the only candidate who has had the guts NOT to come out with a firm stand on this thorny issue.
I don’t even get this one. Romney has been for tighter border control, against the Dream Act, against tax payer money to illegals, opposes amnesty, is for self-deportation (which is working even right now) and guest worker programs for as long as I can remember.
What’s wrong with that common sense plan? This idiot is just making crap up at this point.
10. Charisma – Romney has tons of it. Almost as much as Obama. Why is this important? Because in 2016, when the national debt has soared to record heights and unemployment is still in double digits it will take a lot of “charisma” to convince the voters to put him (or any other Republican) back in office.
I have no comment. The stupidity of this speaks for itself.
11. Economy – Romney is a businessman. [Edited because I can only inflict so much idiocy on you, the link is at the top if you want to read it all]
Yeah, Romney is a businessman. One of the most successful in modern American history. And if you took even 30 minutes to actually do research instead of trade in propaganda platitudes and talking points you would know he has business and executive experience, that he knows how to surround himself with competent people who both give good advice and do their jobs well. On paper this is everything you want in a leader.
Now if there are specific problems you have with the 160 page plan and it’s 59 points, fine, I am more than willing and eager to engage in real debate, but this socialist claptrap has no place in serious discussions.
The genius then goes on to explain how the entire economy is made up of the Fed and banks. That’s it. There are Special Ed. children in elementary school that have a deeper understanding of the economy than this twit.
And then of course TARP. Evil evil TARP. And because Romney said he supported it, clearly he can’t be president. Yes TARP was a horribly conceived and horribly executed program…but to do nothing as libertarians seem to
suggest would have been equally stupid. For years government conspired to force the financial sector to give out all those crappy loans (and yes they did force and threaten them with criminal and civil lawsuits if they didn’t give them out) so while the financial sector is not exactly saintly and has more than enough blame to go around on its own, the government is equally at fault. But the libertarians argue that after you’ve stabbed someone in the kidney it’s their responsibility to heal themselves. Huh? Yes TARP should have been drastically smaller and shorter, it should have been more targeted and not an industry wide panacea, it should have probably been designed to cure the shock wave after one of the major banks went belly up to prevent a panic not preventing them all from failing, but you know what, not doing anything would have been as bad if not worse. And yes Bush, Congress and the Fed deserve a lot of blame for not doing a more limited plan, but that does not mean an outsider who had no say at any level of the decision making process should take the blame for supporting what may be the lesser of two evils. So I can’t fully hit Romney for being pragmatic and saying, yes we need TARP.
12. Electability – Romney is electable.
This last one boils down to saying you can’t get Romney elected without Paul supporters. Give into us now. Sadly reality, which has little value to Paul supporters, tells a different story. I go one of the most accurate polls in America on a likely voter poll. Romney wins if Paul runs, Romney if Paul runs…the polls tend to show that Romney is going to win with or without Paulbot support….in fact Paul pulls more votes from Obama than he does from Romney. Go for it Ron run!
Now, one may ask why I feel the need to insult Paul supporters so much. Paul supporters think it’s because we think we need them for Romney to win. We don’t.
I hit Paul supporters because they are the blind following idiots as this article has shown. It lacks facts. It lacks reason. It lacks research. It lacks wit. And there is no way on God’s green Earth that I would ever be able to convince this lunatic, no facts, no reason, no words would ever convince him that he is backing a lunatic. And I go back to my first point this is the devotion that got Obama in office…it won’t work for Paul, but the Democrats will try to pull from this business hating pacifist crowd next time…so every conservative needs to stop thinking Paulbots, especially the ones on the fence, not as funny little lunatics but as people who need to be challenged. Because if those Paulbots who are on the fence are not shown facts and reason now, you can damn well expect them to follow whichever charlatan the Democrats run in 2016…to hell with the fact that the economy will have rebounded under Romney.