What If Ron Paul Wins The GOP Nomination?

Yesterday, Ed Morrissey asked the question “Can Ron Paul Win?” The article include quite a bit of information about Ron Paul, none of it good. Ed brought up the racist articles published in Ron Paul’s newsletter (also check Flopping Aces for the old original info). Paul supporters will say “that’s old news”, and “he didn’t write them.” Ed ends with

….but even if he didn’t write them himself, he published them under his own byline, and made a profit on them.  As for them being 20 years old, well, you judge whether people will dismiss them as old news when Team Obama starts rolling out a Ron Paul Quote of the Day from the convention to the election.

When primary time comes along, it becomes 30 second sound bite time even more than normal. Just try to explain to the average voter, who doesn’t pay that much attention to politics, the nuances of those statements in a short time. They won’t believe the spin. They won’t buy it. They also won’t buy comments like this, which Ron Paul made on the 14th of December at a town hall, via The Right Scoop (which has the video)

How would I deal with the threat or the so-called threat of the Iranians, that they are going to disrupt the oil supply?

Well I’d be provoking them a lot less because they’re reacting to the provoking of the West saying “we’re gonna put on sanctions”. We have them surrounded with nuclear weapons and we’re claiming that they’re gonna build a nuclear weapon and there’s no evidence for this.

So we’re just looking for trouble. We’re building the war propaganda against Iran just as we did against Iraq.

Got that? Poor little old Iran is just looking to defend itself with military action against the mean old USA from the threat of …… sanctions. Oh, and Iran is building a nuclear bomb because the US and other nations have put sanctions on Iran. A little bit of Paul nuttiness.

But, wait, it gets better. Let’s jump in the wayback machine with Mr. Peabody, shall we?

Ron Paul Don Black

See that guy in the middle? His name is Don Black. Why is this important? He’s the founder of Stormfront, a notorious neo-Nazi “white power” website. Paul supporters have tried to explain that away. Good luck with that if he is the GOP nominee for the General Election, when Team Obama, his surrogates, Democrats, and 90% of the media is giving us 30 second stories on it.

Oh, and then there’s this from 12/19/2007

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has received a $500 campaign donation from a white supremacist, and the Texas congressman doesn’t plan to return it, an aide said Wednesday.

Don Black, of West Palm Beach, recently made the donation, according to campaign filings. He runs a Web site called Stormfront with the motto, “White Pride World Wide.” The site welcomes postings to the “Stormfront White Nationalist Community.”

Good luck explaining that away during a General Election with an opponent who is half Black. Stormfront backed Ron Paul, and directed members to donate to the Paul 2008 campaign.

Michael Medved had an open letter to Ron Paul back in 2007

Dear Congressman Paul:

Your Presidential campaign has drawn the enthusiastic support of an imposing collection of Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Holocaust Deniers, 9/11 “Truthers” and other paranoid and discredited conspiracists.

Do you welcome- or repudiate – the support of such factions?

Much more to the letter, one which Dr. Paul failed to answer.

The links to those people mentioned in the letter run deep, whether Paul wants them or not. But, he never refutes them.

Back in 2007, people were wondering if he had paid Truther and conspiracy nut Alex Jones $1300 for services. Paul also took a donation from Jones, and only returned a part of it. Paul was a constant on Truther radio programs. He’s blamed the US. He’s taken the position that 9/11 was our fault. Good luck explaining that during a General Election.

The information goes on and on and on and on (great old article at The American Thinker by Andrew Walden and one on the Trutherism by Ace). Ron Paul may have some really great ideas. And Ron Paul supporters can go on about him standing for the constitution, the only free market Republican, only liberty candidate, gold standard, he’s stopping world governance, etc and so on, and if you don’t believe in him, you are a traitor, a liberal, a progressive, hate freedom, and so on. But, good luck explaining it all away while insulting people who do not support Paul.

I’m not here to tell you who to vote for. But, you need the information necessary to make a wise decision. Ron Paul would get obliterated in a General Election. There are way too many negatives, too many open skeletons in the closet. The MSM pretty much ignored and covered for Obama in regards to Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers. Do you honestly think they will do the same for Ron, or destroy him?

More: Smitty at The Other McCain discusses Paul’s flirtation with Neville Chamberlain.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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8 Responses to “What If Ron Paul Wins The GOP Nomination?”

  1. Paul’s performance in debate last night proved he cannot win. The more he’s required to talk about foreign policy the more ridiculous he looks. There are at least 50 primaries and caucuses last time I checked.

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  2. david7134 says:

    Paul is the only honest politician in the Iran debate. He truthfully indicates that we can not do anything with Iran. Think through the situation, the establishment politicians are telling you that we should take a hard line with Iran. They are saber rattling over an issue that we have few options. I will remind you that Iran is in the Russian sphere of influence and is backed by China. So if we attack them in any manner, it will precipitate a world war. Or even worse, China will call in our debt.

    If Obama happens to win the election, no matter who we put up, I feel that it will cause an economic collaspe and likely a civil war. Look at Stormfront some time, they have a large number of visitors and supporters, I don’t approve of their policies and ideas, but they are mad and likely would not mind starting a rebellion.

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  4. Stix says:

    He lost any form of sanity last night in the debates and has no way of winning.

  5. Word says:

    China will call in our debt.

    The US issues a security that is for 5-10-30 years. Someone buys it.

    Said debt/bond cannot be CALLED IN. It is simply resold to someone else. When it matures the US Government must redeem said bond. Not before.

    No one can call in our debt. They simply repackage it and sell it to someone else. That is what makes the US debt essentially a NON issue and why politicians really are pandering to each base when the other guy is in charge and the debt is soaring.

    The problem is that said debt, while secure and safe from being “called in” continues to eat away at the money supply that could be used to fuel other things…….LIKE JOBS….what people fail to realize is that if the US is selling its services on the market……by issuing bonds….and people are BUYING these services……..this removes money from the market place and makes it harder to FIND capital in which to create jobs.

    The burden then becomes on the US government to create jobs……That is why we have 9 percent unemployment…….as the Obama Administration said quite sometime ago……

    Get used to 9 percent unemployment…..they know what they are doing and what they are doing they intend fully to do.

    create a mess….take money out of the market and use the US government to seize more of the market in attempts to control our economy for the ultimate nanny state nirvana.

    Ron Paul is the absolute opposite in this in every way to the extent that the US would end up in even worse shape the it currently is in because those same entitites that want to spend money WOULD NOT because of the uncertainty a Ron Paul presidency would create.

  6. Grekko says:

    I thought RP came across rather well in the debate. Does anyone here really believe another costly war is really in the best interest of this country. Israel has about 300 nukes, don’t you think they are capable of taking care of themselves? It certainly appears that way to me. They could turn Iran into a rather large glassed over parking lot. Is Israel our friend? Hell yes! But we don’t need to hold their hand like a child everytime they want to take a walk in the park. With our economy in a shambles, we have a much bigger problem right here in America, rather than finding dragons to slay overseas. RP is also right to say with over 12,000 diplomats, maybe it’s time we use them. It’s either that, or fire them all as a waste of taxpayer money. As for myself, I’d be more amenable to change if someone talked to me rather than having a gun stuck in my face.

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