I’ve been openly supportive of Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) campaign for President.
I was willing to overlook his strong opposition to the war because of his positions on immigration (especially where he stands on “anchor babies [against]), taxation, and government spending. I applaud much of his restrictive views on the legitimate scope of Federal power.
But after watching last night’s GOP debates, I’m done supporting this man in way or fashion. In fact, I’ll actively work against him — not just in this campaign, but any additional re-election campaigns he might pursue here in Texas.
Why the sudden shift?
Because until last night I had no idea that Paul had joined the “blame America for 9-11″ crowd. When asked about his comments on non-interventionist policies, he responded:
Have you ever read about the reasons they attacked us? They attacked us because we’ve been over there, we’ve been bombing Iraq for ten years.
Ron Paul is a fucking idiot. They didn’t attack us because we are “over there”. They attacked us because we’re not them. And it’s the same reason that they’ll continue to attack us even after we’ve left Iraq. Because they hate us; because we’re not them.
The moderator then asked “Are you suggesting we invited the 9/11 attacks?”, and Paul said,
I’m suggesting that we listen to the people who attacked us and the reason they did it.
Uh huh. Let’s listen to and try to reason with these barbaric animals. That’ll work. As long as you’re willing to concede dhimmitude.
Iowahawk gets it:
They hate us for who we are, what we are, and everything we represent. Unless we’re willing to push the self-destruct button on America, there’s not a damn thing we can do to turn off their hatred, and i’s silly AND dangerous to think otherwise.
Much kudos and respect to Mayor Giuliani for sticking his foot up Ron’s ass, though.
I’m not quite as mad as Ace — but close:
Fuck Ron Paul.
If I ever see this cocksucker in person, I’ll take a swing at him.
Giuliani called him out and invited him to withdraw the remark. He refused.
It’s pretty easy to vote against everything when you’ve decided to not actually be part of an actual working, governing majority.
The minority party always has the most fun because it gets to do nothing but posture. Ron Paul has made a career of being a minority party of one.