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08/07/2007 Archived Entry: "Ron Paul is doing even better than I thought"
RON PAUL IS A GRAVE THREAT to the status quo. So much so that the tactics used against him are changing, a full 15 months before the election. Claire reported a full month ago that Ron Paul requested many earmarks (registration required) in the current budget process. His explanation was succinct: "I don't think they should take our money in the first place, but if they take it, I think we should ask for it back."
Silver here. I find Dr. Paul's explanation convincing because of his impeccable record on opposing federal taxes and spending.
Yesterday the War Street Journal discovered this non-story, and attacked him in an editorial. The editorial page of the War Street Journal has long been little more than a mouthpiece for the bloodthirsty war criminals infesting the White House. The "editors," who might as well be fax machines printing dispatches from our veep's secret bunker, have no problem with the executive spending $2-3 billion a week in endless wars, but find fault that a libertarian congressman would dare to ask for some of his constiutents' money.
I find this extremely encouraging. Gandhi taught that "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Ron Paul has been ignored by the gatekeepers in the mainstream media, despite winning nearly every on-line poll, including ABC's poll on last Sunday's debate. Lew Rockwell points out that Ron wins when the poll is everyone on the planet with an internet connection. Dr. Paul was famously ridiculed by the thug Giuliani for daring to suggest that US government behavior might have something to do with the 9/11 attacks. Now he is being attacked by the mouthpiece of the neocons.
Ron Paul is the underdog, and there is no need to fear.
Posted by Silver @ 06:37 AM CST