Thursday, August 25, 2011

Neocons Off Their Rocker on Ron Paul

Never in my life have I seen such fear of a candidate -
Key Republicans in Iowa -- and around the country, too -- are genuinely baffled by the Paul phenomenon. They understand (and share) many of Paul's views on the Constitution and limiting the size and scope of the federal government, even if they think Paul sometimes goes too far. What perplexes them is Paul's take on foreign policy, especially the threat of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.

"Why wouldn't it be natural that they might want a weapon?" Paul asked at the Fox-Examiner debate. "They'd be given more respect. ... What's so terribly bad about this?"

As for sanctions against Iran, Paul said, "Countries that you put sanctions on, you are more likely to fight them. ... I say stay out of their internal business."

The crowd in Iowa State University's Stephens Auditorium included a large group of Paul supporters who broke into loud cheers every time Paul spoke, including when he gave his views on Iran. "That audience goes nuts," Limbaugh said the next day. "I think, 'Oh, my gosh, what am I watching here?' "
The Real Effect
Yes Mr. Limbaugh, may the heavens forbid that we actually return this country to a limited government. In practice, we are witnessing many things all coalescing here:
  • Ron Paul is a person of character, you may disagree with it, but his character is genuine unlike most of those on the Hill.
    • His character has continuously and faithfully espoused many key government policies for decades, chief among them his economic view of the destabilization of America.
  • Many people have grown wise to the fact that what Paul has been discussing is the truth and in turn trust him. This is fairly unique.
  • The neo-conservatives have kidnapped the liberty banner to hide behind and constructed a faux wall of freedom to mask their collectivist leanings.
  • People (especially those under 40) are growing wise to the neocon ploys and realizing that the Republican Party will not save them.
    • This has essentially split the party into two bases
      • Neocon - Primarily baby boomer and older - This group is obsessed with "preserving" things the way they are. This is evidenced in their continual support for anything that sounds like old fashioned Americana. (Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, zoning, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, etc...) They have predicated most of their worldview into a belief that they are the greatest generation. They created American prosperity, American superiority and the American Dream darn it! They have spent a good portion of their lives stealing from others, therefore they rightly fear the wave of reciprocity that is coming.
      • Tea Party - Primarily those under 40 - This group is obsessed with restoring American liberty to what it once was. They view liberty as the chief engine of the prosperity that the neocons cling to.

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