Thursday, May 17, 2007
moderate voices are not welcomed
how far to the right do you have to go to be considered rethuglican these days? apparently, ron paul didn't get the memo. in case you haven't heard of congressman ron paul, he is the one being smeared by the neo con cabal of 'presidential' candidates in the most recent round of "debates" (aka rhetoric hours). what was it that has GOP leaders from all over jumping down this man's throat and the left blowing kisses in his direction? what was it that has the right circulating petitions to ban this man from future debates?
my guess is for the same reasons that they are so hot and bothered by my congressman's- maurice hinchey- sponsoring legislation that would force the FCC to enforce 'the fairness doctrine' in broadcasting. ron paul told the truth about america's foreign policy debacles and how they helped to contribute to the level of hatred that brought about 9/11. at no time did he say that americans were to blame for the attacks- but the rethugs- especially giuliani (aka america's 9/11 hero mayor of the century)- want you to think that he did. giuliani wasted no time pouncing and apparently, capitalizing on the misconstrued remarks, and as usual, the MSM spread the falsity instead of the real thing.
read the remarks-- here
i don't know ron paul- and i am not endorsing ron paul for president. i can honestly and truthfully say that i will never, ever in my life vote right wing. but, the man got shafted. he is a moderate rethug in a crowd of piranhaic neo cons and i have a feeling that he got eaten alive. these 'people' stop at nothing to advance their agenda of hatred and lust for power. romney wanted to 'double guantanamo' in a hypothetical '24' like situation. i cannot imagine him working for peace or a sensible solution to the debacle in iraq.
here is ron paul- using his own words in a 2003 speech in the house:
transcript (thanks to peacechick mary and sumo merriment)