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Ron Paul: You better be scared — very scared!

“I‘m afraid of violence coming. When you see what the government is preparing for, and the arrests and military law, and the demonstrations in the streets, some people aren’t going to be convinced so easily that you don’t owe them a living.”

—Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, Republican presidential candidate,
to a crowd in Bettendorf, Iowa, as quoted in a Reuters story,
Dec. 26, 2011.

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Ron Paul

Gold winger: Perennial presidential wannabe Ron Paul has a Midas touch that causes know-nothings and crackpots to fill his campaign coffers.

Through the looking glass, upside down and backward: All those people who turned out for peaceful Occupy demonstrations are a real menace, all right. The nerve of them, after bringing down our economy with their greed, recklessness and, worst of all, laziness.

At least that’s what this libertarian Texas crackpot would have you believe. Yet again, Paul is taking a break from filling out the GOP ranks in Congress, and earlier, publishing racist rants and conspiracy-theory screeds in a newsletter he claims he knows almost nothing about, to hit the campaign trail.

With money to spare, Paul works the crowds, spreading fear, loathing and patent nonsense to gullible know-nothings and loudmouthed know-it-alls alike.

If Republicans’ quadrennial no-talent contest didn’t have a Ron Paul in it, The Daily Show or Saturday Night Live would have to invent one.

In case you wonder how and why our country is in such a mess, contemplate who’s supplying Paul with the money for his many presidential campaigns, and showing up to hear him and cheer him.

Americans have nothing to fear from the 99-percent crowd, but plenty to be concerned about regarding Ron Paul’s willing dupes.

He’s not going to win the presidency next year, but his fruit-loop flock will be with us indefinitely.

Return to the gold standard, anyone?

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12 Comments

  1. The establishment have always feared the common man, whose role in their minds is simply to serve and shut up. The “Free World” Establishment feared Communism more than anything because if it had actually worked it would have meant the end of the world as they knew it. You bet there will be violence in America, fomented by the likes of Ron Paul. It will be the right pushing back hard to keep the masses in their place.

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    Dr. Paul is a LINO: his eagerness to criminalize women proves this. Paul is a libbercon, or as I prefer to refer to them, a Randiot. A quick check of his voting record will show you that this pig has bellied up to the trough himself, more than once.

  3. Tom Harper says:

    I saw an encouraging article — at Daily Beast I think — saying Ron Paul is a wrecking ball for the Republican Party. Whether he means his Libertarian rhetoric or not, the Pentagon/Prison-Industrial-Complex Republicans and the small-government Republicans are turning against each other and tearing the GOP apart. I hope this will happen.

  4. jim marquis says:

    I will really be happy if Paul wins in Iowa. The Republican party will tear itself apart trying to prevent him from gaining any more traction. And it totally serves them right, they brought this on themselves.

  5. S.W. Anderson says:

    Blog Fodder, the free world establishment feared communism because it was imposed ruthlessly by tyrants and oligarchs as a means of totalitarian enslavement. In the late 1950′s, the U.S.S.R. had more military-type state/border police manpower than the entire U.S. military. But the Soviet state/border police mission was to keep Russians in and foreigners out, not defend the country against invasion. (Granted, they could’ve been shifted to the Red Army, which was huge, had there been a need, but that wasn’t their primary mission).

    I think most people in the West with a clue opposed communism as an economic system because it goes against human nature. Small groups of volunteer types can live under communism, and have done so, for a time. Eventually, it always breaks down.

    J.R., another hustler backed by a bunch of true believers, IOW. Why am I not surprised?

    Tom, I hope so too, but realize it’s literally too much to hope for. Greed and powerlust are potent solidifiers for those on the political right. Just look at how willing religious right types appear to be to back Gingrich.

    jim, that would be a hoot. Just remember, winning the Iowa caucuses has virtually no bearing on who wins the GOP nomination or the White House.

  6. Dave Dubya says:

    Ron Paul and the few other so called “libertarians” of the Right are mere tokens. If any of their anti-drug war, anti-necon views were more widespread they would be cut out of the fold. The bottom line in “libertarian” and republican ideology is the same, absolute rule by the economic elite minority. Democracy has no place in their plutocracy, but they will never admit it.

  7. Octopus says:

    SW,
    I have good news for you. This just in from Cephalopod News Network:

    A black vulture was intercepted at Coragyps Altratus International Airport – clutching Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich under each wing. Suddenly, a TSA agent intercepted him and said: “Sorry, sir, only one carrion per passenger.”

  8. S.W. Anderson says:

    L.P., those items really are eye-openers. I have no doubt most of Ron Paul’ avid supporters know about a lot of that and approve. Not all, but most. And that is disgusting.

    Dave, that’s right, their philosophy is, “We’re all in this apart — every man, woman and child for themselves, devil take the hindmost.”

    Octopus, that’s the best laugh of the day. Thanks, I needed a good laugh.

  9. Demeur says:

    I’m with Jim on this one. I’d love to see Ron win Iowa. In fact I’d like to see a different candidate win in every state. How about Romney in New Hampshire and Gingrich in South Carolina? And folks don’t forget to write in Sarah Palin if your state holds a primary.

  10. Jack Jodell says:

    Both Ron Paul and his son Rand have a very twisted and unrealistic view of the world. Both wander into and out of sane positions on policies and issues, and neither can be trusted.

  11. S.W. Anderson says:

    Demeur, in division there is weakness, huh? I like it.

    Jack, I couldn’t agree more. That acorn didn’t fall far from the tree.