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.

20 comments:

Hyway said...

Hi, Morgan. I work with your sister and she is always sending me links to your blog. I enjoy your writing. Like you, I have recently become a fan of Ron Paul. I don't think he has a realistic chance of getting elected, but I still intend to vote for him if he wins nomination or write him in if he doesn't. the reason I am commenting is that I thought you might like to read a comprehesive list of RP's positions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul

Many people turn on to Paul due to his stance on a favored position of their own (the war in Iraq, taxes, our monetary system, etc,) but will be shocked to find out that he is opposed to most of their other positions. His number one guiding principle as an member of Congress is that the federal government has overstepped their boundaries and usurped the rights given the States by the US Constitution. This means less money spent on every federal programs on both sides of the aisle. My kind of guy.

Morgan said...

Oh geesh. Andrea's sending people here? Dear Lord, please tell me it's one she respects. ;-)

Just kidding. Andrea is a doll, and she really needs to start a blog. She's as opinionated as I am, smarter and very, very funny.

Thanks for the Wikipedia link. I agree with a lot of his points, too, especially his non-interventionist policies. Plus, the Moonlight Bunny Ranch supports him, and let's face it: If you've got the sex trade on your side I'll vote for you on that score alone.

Paul's all about getting us out of Iraq, and getting the government out of our bedrooms and wallets.

One of my main concerns is the health care crisis, and I was quite impressed with what Paul had to say here:

http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Ron_Paul_Health_Care.htm

But alas, I agree with you. While I will stump for Paul, I don't think he'll get elected. The Machine will rally against him, I fear. And call me a conspiracy freak if you want, but I think someone would kill that man before allowing him to ascend to the presidency. Dependency of the masses means control for the Elite Select, and as Gandalf the Wizard said, "There is only one Lord of the Rings, and he does not share power."

Morgan said...

Oh crap. It just occurred to me that it wasn't Andrea who referred you to me, but Carla. Hyway should have tipped me off.
So let me correct the record by saying that Carla is smarter than both me and Andrea put together, far too smart to waste her time blogging. She's prettier than we are, too, damnit.
Either way, welcome.

laughingwolf said...

out in loopy lair land [my domain] i get little info on rp, or almost anything else to do with my american pals, but he sounds like the man to put the u.s. of a. back as a true world leader... go paul!

if you can, twist the arms of both your sis, carla and 'hyway' to blog... i'd love to read more by them! [not that i'd stop reading you, of course ;) lol ]

Hasemörder Kønig said...

The Rabbitslayer, The Vox and The Hippie all like the same guy. These are strange days...

Morgan said...

I challenge that assessment on several points. I haven't read the Rabbitslayer in ages and am unaware of his political views. And I cannot be Vox Day because at 5'1" I am much taller.

thimscool said...

Strange days and strange bedfellows.

I'm in the bed too. RP is the guy that makes the most sense to me. I will certainly vote for him instead of (to protest) Hillary. I'd probably hold my nose and vote for Obama or Edwards, but I will not vote for that woman.

Morgan said...

If Paul isn't a candidate, I might vote for Obama. But I would not vote for Edwards, who lied to the residents of N.C. when he was sent to the Senate. And I would never vote for Hillary. She's too controlling; the way she's trying to control the media is just a taste of what she'd try to do to the American people if she ever settles her ass in the Oval Office. Any woman who would vote for her based on gender alone should have her ovaries recalled.

laughingwolf said...

hey morg... you can blame me for introducing my friend nicole to your site, she's in winston-salem ;) lol

Morgan said...

Wuff, let's hope she won't be too mad at you. :-)
Winston Salem, huh. I was just up there picking up a pony a few months ago. I think she's in another poster's neck of the woods. Right, Baby Daddy?

laughingwolf said...

she's not that kinda gal! :P lol

Morgan said...

Wuff, I wasn't referring to you as Baby Daddy, but another poster who lives near your friend - Luke. He and his wife just had a little girl. :-)

laughingwolf said...

i know you did not refer to me, morg... i keep telling folk i ain't as lukid as i stoop! :P lol

i meant she won't be mad at me for introducing her to you, or however that goes! ;)

Morgan said...

lookid as I stoop...LOL..you always start my day with a smile, Wuffman.

thimscool said...

That's one weird ass doggie in the pic, Morg. What does it eat?

laughingwolf said...

good, that means i can make both nicole and you smile :) lol

wallycrawler said...

Ron Paul is only as powerful as the corporate Republican Party he backs. Ron Paul's run at the Presidency only means more North American jobs lost, the eventual decline of our society, union busting and the end of the middle class. Ron Paul runs in the same circles as George Bush and the rest of the nimrods selling-out America and it's future. Even say'n that he can't win anyway!

There is a way out'a all this...None Of The Above! There must be a strong third party in the United States. The grass roots opposition against the government must start immediately!

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Morgan said...

Thimscool, that's Storm. He eats hay. And cats. ;-)
He might as well be a dog, though. We take walks together several times a week. Keeping up with his trot is good exercise. Dog walking is for normal people.

Wally, good to see you here!! In some respects, you are correct. I don't think anyone can be part of the system without some of it rubbing off on them, but I think it says a lot of Ron Paul that the media and the conservative establishment seem scared shitless of the guy. If he were truly just another Republican, it seems that he'd be more well received than he is. From what I can see, both his party and the media are doing as much as they can to either ignore him or dismiss him. I happen to think it's going to be pretty hard to do either if regular people continue to rally to his campaign.

lodestar said...

One thing is very certain...this will be an interesting election cycle...the country is ripe for a third and even fourth party...

Whether it's Ron Paul, or Michael Bloomberg...or whoever the hell knows...I'd sure like to see the status quo shaken up...

We should quit referring to administrations as 'the government' because this government is of the people, by the people and for the people...not for the oligarchy and the vested interests of corporate cronies.

I also would like to be referred to as citizen...not 'consumer', thank you very much.

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Roland said...

I would be nice to see a shake up in the status quo.
And in reference to Wally's comment about the Republican party, it sadly applies to the Dems as well.
But the pen (or in this case, TV news camers) is mighter than the sword (direct honest answers)
Or at least it looks that way, so far.