“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.”
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Advantage: Ron Paul
I never thought I'd say this, but I will be participating in politics this upcoming election cycle. After swearing off The System, I decided last night to amuse myself nonetheless by watching the CNN YouTube/GOP debate. My original motivation was to watch Nitwit Romney get his magic Mormon underwear in a twist in the event he was questioned by the snowman. So sue me; until last night politicians were only good for entertainment value.
Then something happened - something quite unexpected. I found myself impressed, not by the over-handled, over-hyped likes of Fred Thompson and Rudolph Guliani, but by rep. Ron Paul, the geeky-looking former obstetrical doctor who was the only one with the balls to answer his questions directly.
Of course, the effect of this was that they just stopped calling on him. The media no longer sees itself as Objective Observer, but as King-Maker eager to make or break the person they deem fit to lead the U.S. of A. So it won't do to give too much attention to the man they fear won't play their game.
This was evidenced all the more this morning when, on CNN, an opinion poll had viewers giving Rep. Paul the highest marks by viewers. The bimbo commentator instantly implied that Paul supporters had flooded the call lines and skewed the vote. On Fox, which is nothing more than an extension of the GOP Circle Jerk, it was even worse. Their morning show idiots didn't even mention Paul.
If Paul is making the media that nervous with his talk of stripping politicians of power to tax us to death, pulling our big American nose out of countries where it doesn't belong, and returning more choice to the People, that's the man for me. And it should be the man for you, unless you want to spend the next eight years watching this nation being driven off the proverbial cliff.
Of course, this support comes at a personal cost, since it means I'll have to agree with that annoying little Vox Day, but for balance it puts me even more at odds with Bane, who refers to Paul supporters as Flying Monkeys. To that I can only say that once the wings actually break through the skin on your shoulders, it isn't so bad. And flying above the political landscape lends a much better view than the one you'll get on your knees blowing the likes of Rudy Giuliani.