Jack Hunter responds to American Spectator smears: Ron Paul and ConservatismSubmitted by complexphenom on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:16
In a recent column, Jeffrey Lord warned that Ron Paul's presidential bid was secretly a "Neoliberal Reeducation Campaign." Writes Lord: "the Paul campaign is not just a campaign for president. This is a campaign -- a serious campaign -- to re-educate the American people…" For Lord, Paul's alleged reeducation mission means passing off liberal ideas as conservative. This is amusing -- because this is precisely what self-described conservatives of Lord's ilk have been doing for years.
Imagine that there never was a President George W. Bush, and when Bill Clinton left the White House he was immediately replaced with Barack Obama. Now imagine Obama carried out the exact same agenda as Bush -- Medicare Plan D, No Child Left Behind, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars -- the whole works. Would conservatives have generally supported Obama as they did Bush -- or would they have rightly criticized the most big government president in our history at that time?
Despite his glaringly statist record, did Lord ever consider Bush a "neo-liberal"?
Lord's response to Jack's response is revisionist garbage. Don't forget to leave your coments on their site folks!
American Conservative Mag weighs in on Lord's misrepresentations: http://www.amconmag.com/larison/2011/08/24/no-ron-paul-is-no...
Thanks Brutus56 for making us aware!