A discussion with Teo-Con on Ron Paul's Foreign Policy.Submitted by robrigo80 on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 17:52
In a discussion over the Al-Awaiki assination I recieved this response from a Tea Party guy I know.
"Well, honestly, I believe democrats have no respect for constitution and believe in complete government control. If bush did it, the press would go crazy. Like I said, i agree with Ron Paul on alot but I feel he doesnt show sympathy when he talks about 9/11 victims. I understand his positions but he makes it sound like they deserved it. Personally, I like Ron Paul much better than someone like a Michele Bachmann."
I want to take the opportunity to point out something I think is very telling, as to why Ron Pauls Foreign Policy doesnt seem to resonate with everyone. Notice what this Tea Partier said;
"I feel he doesnt show sympathy when he talks about 9/11 victims. I understand his positions but he makes it sound like they deserved it."
I made the point about sympathy and the perception that Paul sometimes tries to justify the attacks of 9/11 a few weeks ago on another thread. We have to realize that perception can be reality. Paul needs to adjust his message on foreign policy.
When discussing the causes of suicide terrorism Paul MUST STATE UP FRONT that he has the greatest sympathy for the victims of these attacks, and that he voted for the use of military force to get those responsible. He must also be clear that AS PRESIDENT, he would do whatever it takes to keep the American people safe in so long as it abides by the Constitution.
I believe that adding this to the script on foreign policy may help him resonate more favorably with the Republican Primary Voter.
P.s. Someone send this to Jesse Benton.