Understand that when I say I “teeter back and forth on Ron Paul and mostly I’m not on his train,” I mean that I would have a more difficult time voting for him if he were to win the Republican nomination, than let’s say Gingrich or Romney. The true tea party candidate would be either Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum.
I teeter to Ron Paul when I get so frustrated with the Republican Party or Politicians, which happens a lot with the likes of Speaker Boehner and the ignorant, spineless Republicans in supposed control of the House. I say to myself, “Serves the Republican Party right that Ron Paul is advancing in the polls. Maybe that’ll scare them enough to get on the ball and practice political warfare to win.”
The Republican Party does not know that they are in a political war with the Democrats, i.e. leftists, liberals and progressives, and that the stakes are WE-THE-PEOPLE’s loss of the American way of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am also highly suspect, that many of them do know what is going on, but are genuinely not interested in “taking back” this country. Instead, they are genuinely interested in gaining and maintaining power only for themselves and their close alliances within the Party. But, such is the true nature of politics, always has been. It is only once in awhile that a truly noble statesman appears. This is because man, at his core, is a “dirty scoundrel.” A noble statesman is pushed aside by scoundrels and only noticed if WE-THE-PEOPLE acknowledge him. And, I don’t mean Ron Paul. Not by a long shot.
I listened to Greta Van Sustern’s interview of freshman Congressmen Grimm and West right after the House decided it was going to OK Obama’s two-month extension of the tax cut. These two looked like little boys whining to their mother, “but Obama said he wanted a one year extension of the tax cuts, Mom! He lied.” [Sniff, sniff, boo hoo!]
There was no mention from either of them, even after putting their tails between their legs, that what Obama was truly against was jobs for the middle class, a better life and opportunities for the middle class, and even oil for America and thus security for all Americans. Obama was against the one-year extension because of the Canadian Keystone oil project the bill supported. Where was this argument on the conservatives side during the negotiations? This would have made Obama look bad.
Here was their opportunity on national TV to put Obama down, to show the public that Obama was working against the middle class, was working against national security, but yet, they didn’t take it. Why?
When I asked a fellow middle-of-the-road Republican (not tea party Republican) about this, he said the public doesn’t care. He was serious about his statement, too, because I asked him again. Same answer. When I tried to tell him, yes, the public does care about jobs, about oil, about security, he just kept telling me I was wrong. What??!!?? In other words, I guess he supports Boehner, Grimm and West’s non-mention of the Keystone project, jobs and oil. Wow! Are they screwed up or what?
Yeah, serves the Republican Party right if Ron Paul gets ahead. But, I’ll tell you, Ron Paul scares me. Even more so, I think. A topic for the next blog.