I was at a Republican congresswoman's fundraiser this week. You will not believe what happened.Submitted by Neverquit on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 14:15
I live in a wealthy Florida neighborhood, homes start here at $700,000 and up and one of my neighbors invited me to a fundraising event for a congresswoman. I accepted just to get a feel for what wealthy private citizens are looking for.
As she spoke I was just listening and some of what she said was good but I could see most of it was pandering and talk about the Democrats and Obama, I would roll my eyes when she spoke about the Constitution, etc. etc. I think you all get the point.
I felt out of place because of my views and my support for Ron Paul.
Then came the open question and answer session with the congresswoman. This is where it got interesting.
The room was silent for almost 30 seconds when she asked for a question, so I popped up and said what are your plans for our economy. I got the political answer as usual and after hearing it I couldn't help myself any longer. Thinking I was either going to be laughed at or thrown out.
I said, one of the biggest threats to our country is our economy and no Republican presidential candidates are talking about cutting anything expect for congressman Ron Paul who has proposed 1 trillion in cuts his first year as president, the other candidates are talking about tinkering with the tax code, but we don't have a taxing problem in this country we have a spending problem.
These 40 or so people erupted in cheers after my comment, the congresswoman was silent as these people cheered and the look on her face was priceless.
Then the discussion about illegals came up, people were throwing out ideas and myself feeling more confident then I was originally I said, fixing the problem with illegals is easy, WE END THE ENTITLEMENTS to them and they won't have an incentive to come here, why wouldn't people flock here if we just give them, medical care, housing, food, money, schooling, etc... I said it is no wonder they want to come here.
Then the congresswoman said to me but what do we do about deporting them, we can't possibly deport all the illegals. I responded: We won't have to deport them, if we take away all the free benefits they receive they will leave on their own, again the room erupted in cheers.
After she left, we all stayed and had cocktails, my neighbor made a comment to the room, would anyone like to ask [MY NAME] some questions because he made some great points tonight. They surrounded around me and said, "How did you come to the conclusions you did tonight?" I said they aren't my ideas they are common sense brought forward by Dr. Ron Paul, these are his positions and I happen to agree with him.
BRACE YOURSELVES FOLKS. Many said yes I like that guy (Ron Paul), some even said tell me more about Ron Paul, I had the full attention of 40 or so wealthy Republicans and spoke for the rest of the night about Ron Paul and his positions, I never dreamed it would end up this way.
We are winning, but we must win in a civil and intellectual manner. I assumed these people were neocons -- I WAS WRONG, they listened and became educated.
Over all it was an incredible night for liberty and Ron Paul.
UPDATED: The moral of this story, never assume anything, if you don't try you will not succeed.
I guess that's why they say that assumptions are the mother of all F**K ups, I think they are correct.