Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Greatest Republican Idea of the Day (Ron Paul edition)

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Let's start a new and unabashedly ironic series: Greatest Republican Idea of the Day (GRID).

(Great because self-defeating and self-destructive, of course.)


Dick Scaife's right-wing rag is reporting that "[m]averick GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has booked an arena in Minneapolis for a 'mini-convention' that could steal some of John McCain's thunder just days before he accepts the Republican nomination."

Hey, what a great idea!

Could Ron Paul 2008 be the new Pat Buchanan 1992? Sure. Buchanan's a fascist thug, but Paul's a crazy racist libertarian -- he may be right about Iraq, but he's just as much an extremist, in his own way, as Buchanan (who's also a Nazi apologist who, with a new book out, argues that WWII was the worst war ever -- the U.S. shouldn't have gotten involved, and, presumably, the Holocaust shouldn't have been stopped). Buchanan is worse, I think, but Paul, who continues to have a large and committed following around the country, could be just the right thorn in the side of McCain and the GOP establishment (if the fascists of the christian right don't puncture them instead, still a distinct possibility).

So, yes, Ron Paul, go for it. Hold your mini-convention. Generate some buzz. Send a message to the GOP. And steal as much of McCain's manufactured thunder as you can.

Great, great, great idea.

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  • Michael,
    As a person who profoundly agrees with the Constitutional right to free speech, I applaud you. But I don't believe Dr. Paul is a racist in any way, especially after hearing Lindor, Austin TX NAACP president's comments about Dr. Paul. When you really think about it, why would the media marginalize someone like Dr. Paul to the degree it has? Maybe Paul is for "We the People" and could put an end (or at least have a better chance) to the corruption that has been constantly building in Washington for many decades. If the mainstream media is mostly controlled by corrupt corporations, do you think for a minute they'd put positive stories on about someone who could end their party? Again, thank you for exercising your Constitutional right on this blog. Have a nice day!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:34 AM  

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