I agree that Ron Paul is the only rational choice for Republican leader, but it’s a shame that the party isn’t really a clasic libertarian party, with his ideals. It’s a party riddled with evangelism, authoritarianism, social conservatism, and hypocracy.
As hilarious as it is to claim that Obama thinks The Government or The Rich are responsible for an individual’s well being, I think that’s very far from his stance. I’ve read many pieces from him extolling the virtues of personal responsibility, and self reliance.
Romney has two outstanding virtues. Firstly, he is electable, and second he isn’t 0bama. If he strays off the reservation, there are two groups to push him back. A Republican Congress, and the Tea Party.
Obama told the clergy that Jesus Christ would support his policy to increase taxes on those mean philistines who don’t suffer unto the poor as the president does.
“I wake up each morning, and I say a brief prayer, and I spend a little time in Scripture and devotion,”
“I don’t stop there. I’d be remiss if I stopped there, if my values were limited to personal moments of prayer or private conversations with pastors or friends,” he said. “I must try to make sure that those values motivate me as one leader of this great nation.”
Sheesh – doesn’t sound like rational economic analysis there!
Of course I can’t really exploit this angle – as fun as that might be – because we all know it’s being done with a wink and a nod, as John Kass of the deep, deep blue Chicago Tribune, explains further:
See how the presidency transforms a man? Only a few years ago, he had much different views, saying Americans frustrated with the bad economy were religious and “bitter.”
“They cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” reasoned Obama.
You could just hear the old secular Obama thinking about those superstitious fools, making excuses for them, those clodhoppers holding on to their shotguns, then putting on clean clothes Sunday to enter those special buildings.
You know, those special buildings with the crosses on them. Where the clodhoppers gather and kneel and pray to their deity. So sad, how these frightened peasants are compelled to cleave to such comforting rituals, eh?
But that was the Old Obama at a fundraiser, and cameras weren’t invited.
Heh, heh, heh. But he has words for his fellow scribes (dupes, rubes):
The president knows he can’t satisfy everyone. Some will think him cynical. But I remember the light in the eyes of many of my colleagues when he campaigned, how bright and shiny their faces were as they gazed upon him, tingly and full of hope, writing their stories about the transcendent figure before them.
I thought actually that Ron Paul would believe that the nose should wipe itself, that it was none of his business if the nose ran, that all support should be withdrawn from the nose, and that the nose should only be wiped if it contracts pneumonia and threatens to kill him. And even if that happened, it would be the handkerchief’s fault for threatening to wipe the nose in the first place.
Blair: nope. MY nose, and by implication, YOUR nose, not just “a” nose floating independently through the ether. Simple private property rights issue: your nose is your property and your responsibility. Let your nose run if you like but don’t start sneezing snot all over me and then DEMAND it is your RIGHT to an endless supply of FREE tissues I must pay for. The government will bill me the price of a handwoven handkerchief made from Egyptian silk and laced with the finest of gold thread and give you one single square of 1-ply recycled toilet paper. Just use your sleeve if you have no other options or ASK me NICELY for a tissue.