(be patient- I'm typing on my phone again because Alec gave the entire family the stomach flu for Christmas)
Here's what I'd like to know from the Ron Paul zealots-
How the Sam hell would that crazy little bedbug manage to make good on even a 100th of what he's squawking about?
Because according to the Word of Ron Paul, lapped up like liquid manna by his rabid followers, a Ron Paul presidency WOULD bring us-
-ending the war on drugs- make it all legal
-ending the Fed
-ending the "entitlement programs"
-giving big business full protection and support
-giving people full freedom of choice, unless you're female or gay (which doesn't even make him Libertarian, but whatever)
-hauling all our troops home
I'm not saying a few of those aren't damn good ideas, but it's a very ambitious list, in a deluded "I can reach the moon and serve it up on crackers" sort of way.
Yanno the last time I heard and saw such fervent promising was during Barack Obama's campaign- and yes I believed him and yes I voted for him.
Because done correctly and with the strength of conviction, that stuff could've really happened.
On accounta he had (presumedly) the backing of his party. The only obstruction he should've faced was the Republicans.
What happened was he caved- made deals with the devils and the devils screwed him (I coulda told him how that was gonna go). Top that off with the infusion of the batshit crazy tea party electees who don't give a rat's ass about anything other than getting Obama out of office so would vote to make the National Lunchmeat baby bunny bologna if Obama voted against it and you get what we got now- a fucking mess.
But I digress...
My point is, Obama took office with his party behind him.
Both parties (and most voters) think Ron Paul is an odd little man who wants to be dictator, not president.
I can say that because without substantial support from at least ONE party, the only way he'll be able to do even one of his sweeping promises is by literally taking over the country and hamstringing both House and Senate- to become dictator of the steaming pile of shit he envisions turning this country into.
I'd just as soon that doesn't happen, thanks anyway, Paulbots.