Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ron Paul Offers His Hand To John McCain-- As A Fist Right Across The Jaw


Ron Paul is a Republican congressman from east Texas. If his constituents want to re-elect him in November, they'll find him on the GOP line under John McCain and John Cornyn. And for all his supporters' bluster about how independent Paul has been, his voting record screams "Bush rubber stamp." Forty-five Republicans-- including notorious rubber stamps like Heather Wilson (R-NM), Don Young (R-AK), Deborah Pryce (R-OH), both reactionary Diaz-Balart brothers (R-FL), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Randy Kuhl (R-NY), Rick Renzi (R-AZ) and Frank Wolf (R-VA)-- have voted less in lockstep with Bush in the past 2 years than Paul.

Today, however, Congressman Paul is making a gigantic and very principled, brave stand against the rotten out innards of the Republican Party he once joined and still caucuses with.
With a range of third-party candidates at his side – including the Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr, independent candidate Ralph Nader, the Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin and the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney – it’s unlikely that Paul will pick just one to support. But his spokesman said to expect “something of an endorsement,” with “a real effect on this fall’s election.”

We do know he'll be on the November ballot in Montana (on the Constitution Party line) in November. He could throw the state's 3 electoral votes to Obama, who is already polling well there. But that is hardly an announcement with "real effect" on the election that he's promising. According to scuttlebutt (and yesterday's Moonie Times) he's going to recommend that Americans vote for any of the third party candidates. Claiming to have an advance copy of his remarks, he's expected to say that "the strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two party system. This can be accomplished by voting for one of the non-establishment, principled candidates." Having met quite a few Paul supporters, my guess is that they'll do exactly what they're told.


The McCain stooge slated to take over the Treasury in a McCain and/or Palin administration, Phil "Americans Are Whiners" Gramm, tried pressuring Ron Paul into endorsing the decrepit and malicious warmonger he vowed to never back. According to the McCain-biased A.P., Paul announced at a press conference this morning that Gramm had called him and said, "You need to endorse McCain." Paul, of course, refused.

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At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Bil said...

Libertarian is sounding like what little is left of the Grand Ole Party that was fiscally conservative, supported states rights and didn't lead optional invasions into countries without WMDs or botch unnecessary occupations.

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous me said...

“a real effect on this fall’s election”

The only endorsement that could have any effect would be of Barack Obama. Now THAT would make news. Anything else would result in a collective "So what."

At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Bil said...

IMO Barr, who makes more sense than 4 more years of Bush, could really hurt McCain in swing states in the West and South. Barr is conservative and among other things led the impeachment of Little Bil in the Congress.

He was out early with a pledge to not pour any money into the ridiculous Georgia situation. Are bloggers the only ones who know Georgia attacked Russia?

At 10:56 AM, Blogger An Alaska Girl said...

We don't have time for Ron Paul.

People we need to focus on the differences between Barack Obamas plan and John McCains plan. There are only 56 days left until we vote. Obamas plan is about helping working class America. The issues are the economy, jobs, health care, foreign policy, energy and the environment. Look at the position each candidate has on these issues then decide. The only people who will lose will be us.

At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Paul always has been completely insane. His rabid followers are even worse. This nation will be better off when this lunatic retires from politics and spends the rest of his days trying to plant tomatos in concrete. What a wackjob he is.

At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Bill said...

"Obamas plan is about helping working class America. The issues are the economy, jobs, health care, foreign policy, energy and the environment. "

That's not Obama's plan..that's his lie.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Courtney Beadel said...

Unless either McCain's or Obama's plan includes investigating/stopping the Federal Reserve (you know, that PRIVATE company that prints US money then sells it to congress [American taxpayers] with interest -- oh, and they also control inflation and such...), stopping the war in Iraq and NOT leaving thousands of American troops and our kajillion active Middle East bases, and rejecting the egregious assault on our constitutional rights that was brought on by the Patriot Act and now the FISA bill (plus many more), I cannot and WILL not support either of them.

Oh, and if you think Obama is so great for our future, what do you say about his voting for the FISA bill - one that he had previously vowed to filibuster?

Yeah, total BS. I'll probably vote for Baldwin or Barr or maybe Mickey Mouse, but it sure isn't going to McCain or Obama.

At 12:28 PM, Anonymous said...

Say NO to McBama!

Say NO to Republicrats!

Say NO to Establishment media outlets!

Say NO to bipartisan trashing of the Constitution!

Cast a protest vote for a 3rd party presidential candidate of your choice.

Tell everyone why you will vote against the lesser of two evils.

Tell everyone who you will vote for.

Tell everyone what you think.

Be heard:

"The strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two party system... This can be accomplished by voting for one of the non-establishment, principled candidates." - Ron Paul

At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would most definetly be re-energized if Ron Paul would throw his hat in with Bob Barr! This would be one hell of a ticket and would most definetly take in a very large block of millions of smart thinking and concerned voters. People are completely fed up with no where to turn. This would change that! I was leaning towards the lesser of the two evils with Obama, but this would totally put me in the Libertarian camp and a reopening of my pocket book! Let's restart the rEVOLution!

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its funny to see the blind make comments like "Ron Paul is a wack job."

Now instead of throwing mud and name calling which is all that seems to happen between the Dems and Reps, why don't you shed some light into why Dr. Paul is a "wack" job?

When you talk to a Paul supporter they tend to know more about the political goings on than the blind loyalists that continue to follow the pied piper of destruction with the two "major" parties that have continually failed the American populace. It does not take a Rhodes Scholar to see that this country is in bad shape. All you have to do is look around daily. Not real hard. Wake up America. Muslims do not hate us because of our lifestyle they hate us because we have occupied their land and we try to play world police and dictate to the world what they can and cannot do. Our money is crap compared to what it once was and we continue to pile legislation on top of legislation making it harder and harder to live life.

For god sakes look at the facts for yourself. Dont rely on the media to tell you the truth because they wont. Do the research. Look at the laws that once protected you and look how they have become invasive and unhelpful to most Americans trying to make a living.

Time to change. Get the crooks outta Washington. Now that would be change...

At 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Third party candidates should be allow to participate in the debates.

The big business and government deals on such issues as cheap labor (border fence, immigration visas and illegal immigration); how to deal properly with the economy and inflation; and what part of the government should be funded such as FDA and Homeland Security whose budgets have been cut so much that cannot function need to be addressed.

These issues are not discussed to any degree by the media. Could it be the media is big business?

You may not agree with the ideas of Ron Paul and others but the should be discussed.

At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain's age.

A MUST SEE If it were not true, there would be civil action against the makers, not
threats toward the tv station that airs it...

This is the ad that Barak Hussein Obama is doing his best
to get banned and has threatened stations that air it.
I guess that old adage, the truth hurts, is pretty

Much is made of McCain's age.
Has anyone brought up the fact that Obama smokes and both of his parents died
at an early age?

Plus Biden has had two brain aneurysms which could have killed him.


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