Rapid Response Team Needed!Submitted by LibertyBaby on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 21:45
Big Name Journalists Lined-Up To Attack Ron Paul
Bill Schneider used to appear all the time on CNN, and on other TV Networks, as the "Election Expert" and Statistition for each and every election cycle.
I don't know how much he is on TV anymore, but they've trotted out his excellance now to pillory Ron Paul in a brand new Huffington Post article at: Ron Paul Will Never Be President
Here are some excerpts:
Ron Paul is something of a crank with extreme anti-government views. He wants to abolish the Federal Reserve system. And the federal income tax. And cut spending by one trillion dollars in the first year. And end all foreign aid (including aid to Israel). And bring home all U.S. forces stationed overseas.
He dismisses a nuclear-armed Iran as a threat to the U.S. He has said he would not have voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 2007, he was the only Member of the House of Representatives to vote against creating a National Archives exhibit on slavery and Reconstruction. He was also the only Member to vote against giving a Congressional Gold Medal to Pope John Paul II, Rosa Parks, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Paul published newsletters that included inflammatory contributions by white supremacists, anti-Zionists and far right extremists. The newsletters bore his name -- The Ron Paul Political Report, The Ron Paul Survival Report.
Paul ran for President in 1988 -- 24 years ago! -- as the candidate of the Libertarian Party. He got less than one half of one percent of the vote.
At age 76, he is never going to be President of the United States.
He may be tapping into a long tradition of Midwestern isolationism. In the 1930s, the Midwest was a hotbed of American First sentiment opposed to U.S. involvement in World War II (hint..hint). That sentiment never entirely died on the right. More recently, it has been joined by left-wing antiwar sentiment generated by Vietnam and Iraq. That strain of isolationism horrifies mainstream conservatives.
If Paul wins Iowa, he is unlikely to go much farther. The Republican establishment will stop him.
So Ron Paul is a dangerous pro-Hitler, anti-Israel, anti-government, anti-American, Isolationist, and Racist-White-Supremacist, and also a Crank! -- who will never be President regardless of whatever the hell happens in Iowa (who cares) ... that's the narrative here. Got it?
Say it enough times, and people will believe it.
The Ron Paul Campaign had better be prepared for this type of high-profile thrashing and ugly journalism, and have a plan in place to retake control of the narrative. It is serious stuff, and it requires a public counter-attack.
If they don't his Campaign will be wiped out.
. Mike Dukakis thought voters would never be duped by over-the-top negative attacks (by Bush I) and look what happened.
. John Kerry thought voters would never believe the swift-boat lies about his Vietnam record (Bush II) and look what happened.
. And when Bill Clinton defeated Bush in 1992, he had a Rapid Response Team setup to deal with all the potential attacks on a daily basis coming from Bush I. That's how he overcame the various smears (draft dodger, anti-american, unpatriotic, flag-burner, etc.). It didn't work, because Clinton re-took control the narrative before any political damage occurred. This is what you must do to survive.
Ron Paul and his campaign better recognize that this stuff is quite serious, and he cannot let the U.S. CIA-News Media define who he is.