Psychoblogging In Boxer-Briefs. Hold Me.
In which I further irritate the already easily irritable Ron Paul supporters.
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spot on about paul
Could not agree with you more about the Ronulans – they have literally gone off the deep end – did you know they are now courting the anti-war Left in an attempt to grow their base? No joke – look at the HuffPo, the Left is going to help them destroy themselves.
I have several friends who are Ron Paul people – most are extremely reasonable; one is even a mentor. He still tries to bring me over to his camp – but no matter how heated it gets, he’s never been outright dismissive or insulting. On the other hand, he has a few choice nicknames for those OTHER supporters, and I can’t repeat those here in case kids are reading. So the reasonable ones ARE trying to distance themselves.
Oh, it’s ranty, and off topic, but… the one line that I keep getting told is that he’s the only candidate on the stage that is a Founder’s Constitutionalist. Bullhockey – if he was there in 1783, he’d have been an anti-Federalist. Or an Olive Branch petitioner, or something.
My issue with big “L” libertarians is that they assume that everyone in the world acts rationally. As if people never act against their own self interest, and as if national leaders never act against their nation’s own self interest.
The reality is that people do often sabotage themselves, causing them to act against their own self interest. Or people are simply crazy and act erratically and irrationally.
There are people in the world whose actions are a danger. And no amount of treating them as if they and their actions are rational will fix the problem. If *you’re* rational, you don’t believe a crazy person is rational, as well. You may speak to him calmly and play along with his delusions, but you never EVER take him seriously.
The trouble with the big “L” libertarians is they treat crazy people as if they believe them to be sane. That’s what makes people like Ron Paul dangerous.
I’m a little “L” libertarian because of the national defense thing and immigration. I’ve thought Ron Paul was nuts for at least the last ten years, and you’re right — if he’s the guy the Libertarian Party supports, then I weep for the cause of the LP in this country.
The sad thing is, I think that most Americans are fiscally conservative but perhaps socially moderate. Not socially liberal like liberals and Libertarians are, but moderate. To this point, the closest political movement to the attitudes of most Americans is the Tea Party, even though it isn’t a true political party. The focus of the TP needs to be fiscal conservatism, not social conservatism. We have plenty of time in the future to debate our attitudes on social issues — decades, in fact. But right now, we have to focus on the economy and jobs. Not fake government paper-pushing, seat-warming jobs, but real jobs which create wealth.
About Barry’s “Buffet” Rule…
If Barry O is talking about doing away with the Government’s all-you-can-eat “Buffet”, then I’ll be supportive. Raising Taxes so that more people can belly up to the bar just doesn’t make sense and simply reeks of an involuntary knee jerk from an obese body whose fingers can find the correct fat fold to itch!
Barry needs to propose a strategy that cuts pork out of the diet. Barry shouldn’t treat his special-interest constituents with sugary sweets that make their fangs rot anyway…just isn’t healthy and the empty calories are enough to make a diabetic go into a ketoacidosis coma!
Barry needs to get back to ONLY the basics. If Barry makes such a proposition on strategy, then we’ll all be so much healthier for it!
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