POLITICS, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS AND RON PAUL
By Betty Freauf
December 14, 2007
Who would have thought a conservative like me (and many of you) would ever be on the same page with the liberals in San Francisco who support GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul and the Brothel in Nevada who is allegedly raising money for him – or is that a hoax to make him look badly?
And recently liberal Randi Rhodes on Air America interviewed Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, a Counter Terrorism Specialist, conservative Republican with Libertarian leanings, a frequent speaker at the American Conservative Union as well as a writer for the American conservative magazine and looked forward to having him on her show again. “Meeting you has really been a gift,” she said in the closing moments of the interview. Philip was on her show to explain some more points about the dangerous Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. (HR 1955 & S 1959). After he left the air, she said, “You wouldn’t think we have any thing in common and yet we all do." The language in this bill is so vague it could mean anything.
I find it fascinating how many liberals and many conservatives in an effort to try to restore our rights are beginning to meet on “common ground” which is the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and it seems as though Ron Paul may be the catalyst - the common denominator causing people from both camps to begin to take seriously these documents and how both have been trampled on since the President Abe Lincoln era which began the dangerous dictatorial road to centralized government and it’s been so gradual most people did not realize we were losing our precious Republic.
Everything Ron Paul represents and activist Christian leaders have been trying to achieve since Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority is right under the noses of the Christian leaders. However, ones who still aren’t supporting Ron Paul are the Christian leaders like Pat Robertson who came out in support of Rudy Giuliani. Other Christian leaders have endorsed Huckabee from Hope, Arkansas where hometown folks keep shooting at the sign proclaiming Bill Clinton as their own. Will Huckabee be another “born again” Jimmy Carter?
On June 7, 2007 Laura Ingraham, a radio talk host and frequent FOX guest, was promoting sleepy old Fred Thompson but on 12/3/07 she says she likes Duncan Hunter and she chides Democrat presidential candidates for being “flip floppers?” She apologized that she had to keep Duncan Hunter off her polling list along with Tom Trancedo and Ron Paul because she only has a place for five names on her polling. What a lame excuse! Incredible! At the time, Ron Paul was ahead of both Thompson and McCain and yet Laura insists on putting Ron Paul on the non-qualifying list. She said on 11/29 “at some point people have to start getting off the stage because we just want to hear from people who have a chance of winning.” Who is this “we” stuff? Doesn’t she have a book titled Power to the People? So why is she trying to shove Ron Paul supporters off the stage? What hypocrisy? I refuse to buy her book, which gets promoted heavily on Fox and her own radio program.
While introducing Ron Paul at the Iowa Straw Poll, Master of Ceremonies Laura Ingraham referred to Paul’s cheering fans in front of the stage as “inmates” who had “left the asylum” and she laughed at Paul’s suggestion that President Bush allow private citizens to go after Osama bin Laden, (an obvious reference to Congress’ power to grant Letters of Marquee and Reprisal, a decree authorized in Art. 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that would allow private sources or bounty hunters to pursue bin Laden). She then mockingly inquired if anyone in the audience would like to volunteer and went on to add that the Discovery Channel would soon be broadcasting a new show Ron Paul: The Bounty Hunter. After President Bush’s “shock and awe” attack of Iraq backfired, for some reason Osama bin Laden was no longer on President Bush’s radar screen. The president is on record saying, “I don’t know where he is. I just don’t spend that much time on him.” Say what? Wasn’t it his crowd that hit us on 9-11 and suddenly President Bush is not interesting in finding this guy? Bush needed a boogeyman in order to have an excuse to attack Iraq and Osama bin Laden was it.
Following that disrespectful introduction, candidate Paul launched into a 15 minute speech, during which he declared, “Our campaign is all about freedom, prosperity, and peace.” As Paul’s “mosh pit” spectators filed out of the Hilton Coliseum to make way for the next candidate’s cheering entourage, Ingraham obviously had that speech line in mind when she derisively stated, “The peace train is leaving the arena.” She has insulted me and all other Ron Paul supporters.
Laura wants a candidate like Ronald Reagan but she must have forgotten President Reagan’s 11th commandment: Do not speak ill of another Republican. Laura Ingraham worked as a speech writer in the White House near the end of the Reagan administration. She rubs elbows with the elite crowd of perverts on the Potomac.
I’m continually amazed at how inconsistent people like Laura Ingraham are and how she and others rig the polls in their effort to thwart the Ron Paul campaign but what they intend as evil, God will use as good. It is backfiring. Thanks to the Internet, more and more people are hearing about Ron Paul and they like what they are hearing. In one of my recent articles I must have complained how the mainline media was not giving Ron Paul any coverage. Someone reminded he was getting lots of coverage – they were ignoring him on purpose and people already disgusted with the media pundits and conservative talk show hosts are turning to other venues. [Read]
A December 3rd note from Ron Paul told about the crowd outside after the last GOP debate that showed Mitt Romney had a few people but no other candidate did. Ron Paul enthusiasts on the other hand had about 500 supporters with all types of signs. The Los Angeles Times political blog noted the British also thought they had no problem with the Americans – until Yorktown.
The rubber meets the road, however, between the liberals and well-informed conservatives when it comes to the moral issues – all unconstitutional subjects and strictly state issues. Bill O’Reilly at Fox said many months ago that Air America was bankrupt and insinuated they’d soon be off the air - wishful thinking on O’Reilly’s part. I had never listened to Air America before so I decided to start checking them out before they went off the air as O’Reilly prophesized and they are still alive and well and countering not only many of the things O’Reilly and his neo-con ilk are spewing out but they are bringing to our attention things like the Violence Radicalization and Homegrown Prevention Act of 2007, another Big Brother surveillance bill. Fox and O’Reilly’s beautiful, blond long-legged harem are actually reporting on non-essentials – stories of no consequence as though they are trying to keep us detracted from what is really going on.
The liberals talk about the Constitution but many don’t really take it seriously. They like Ron Paul but don’t like his libertarian bent when it comes to their wanting ‘Big Brother’ taking care of us from the womb to the tomb, i.e. Universal Health Care.
So while other presidential candidates in both parties are getting most of the press and recognition, Ron Paul keeps flying under the radar and gaining momentum. Heck, Laura Ingraham on her December 3rd program has reduced her negative remarks about him to “Ron Paul is fascinating”. I used to listen to her every morning in Oregon from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. but lately I listen only on rare occasions. Has she called to the attention of her listeners why GOP Senators like Trent Lott and others are forcing their districts to have special elections to replace them? And why are they resigning before the end of the year? A new law to take effect on January 1st will not allow them to become lobbyists for a certain period of time after resigning so the dipsticks are jumping ship before year-end. Let’s face it folks, no one has been minding the store in Washington, D.C. for eons. With the exception of Ron Paul, most Congress people don’t even read the bills before they vote “aye.”
However, because the popular vote does not elect a president but the Electoral College does, and which most voters know very little about, Ron Paul will have trouble becoming our President. Ask Al Gore who won the popular vote (but not in his own state) but lost the election in 2000. Couple the Electoral College to the possibility of fraudulent voting machines and we see perhaps the “chosen son” of the GOP winning but the Ron Paul revolution has just begun. People are waking up. Mark Twain wrote, “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man and brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him. For then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” [Read]
I predicted in one of my earlier articles that the 2008 presidential race is going to be like none we’ve ever experienced before in America and that it was going to get ugly. The mudslinging has begun. May the best person win.
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Betty is a former Oregon Republican party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years but Betty gave up on the two-party system in 2004 and joined the Constitutional Party.
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