We've all heard bits and pieces of Ron Paul's fabled internet candidacy, and how there are many seemingly intelligent people lining up to support him. His ubiquitous, handmade signs are popping up all over, and plenty is being made on his recent online fund raising "success". I think Paul is being cleverly marketed as a "rogue" Republican, who is more of a third-party kind of guy. Kinda like Nader, without the liberal leanings.
Before he is forever consigned to the "dustbin of doomed candidates", I think it would be worthwhile to see his policies deconstructed in a particularly forceful (and foul-mouthed) manner.
An Open Letter to Paultards: Check Your Motherfucking “Facts” or Shut the Fuck Up.Read the rest here.
by NICK FARR, Wonkette Commenter General, Anti-Paultard Alliance (an unpaid position… in case that wasn’t clear, Nick! - Ed.)
There are three things that supporters of Ron Paul seem to have in common:
1) Fundamental mistrust of the government and peripheral institutions.
2) Lack of willingness to understand history, basic economics, government finance, accounting and monetary policy.
3) A pathological belief that Ron Paul will fix everything if/when he is elected President.
What do these three things add up to? An absolute fucking inability to engage with reality.
To some degree, every politician claims they’ll change things. They’ll overlook some inconvenient facts while promising supporters how fucking great it’ll be when they’re elected. They don’t just make shit up, pander to conspiracy theorists and somehow pull a few million dollars out of stoner zombies and gun-nut paranoids on a goddamned pseudo-holiday from another fucking country....