Ron Paul rises above the GOP dog and pony showSubmitted by RPforPresident2012 on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 02:57
Ron Paul rises above the GOP dog and pony show
February 18, 2012 11:33 PM
Kathleen Parker’s Sunday Feb. 12 novella disguised as an editorial “The Power of Losing” waxes poetic about Romney’s front-runner identity crisis. Her premise is that the pressure of being at the top of the heap and the high expectations placed upon him are causing him to be someone he isn’t. She further predicts that if he loses the nomination, he will finally “find himself,” so to speak. Please.
All of this useless speculation, horse-race coverage and psycho-babble are the reason I am ignoring most of the mainstream media analysis of the presidential race. Why choose a candidate who is still trying to figure out what he believes when we have Ron Paul, who has not wavered in his commitment to sound finances, personal liberty and a federal government that obeys its charter, the Constitution. Far from being a lifetime politician or a wealthy businessman, Dr. Paul was first an Air Force medic and then a doctor who delivered more than 4,000 babies and never turned a patient away who couldn’t pay.
His keen interest in economics caused him to run for a seat in the House. Since then Dr. Paul has served 12 terms in Congress and without a single exception voted against tax increases, against every unbalanced budget, against raising the debt ceiling, against government bailouts, against the Patriot Act (which he says ought to be called the “Repeal the 4th Amendment”), against every restriction of gun ownership, and against the NDAA. Hel has introduced term limit legislation but has been denied by the rest of Congress and he does not participate in the congressional pension plan and paid junkets.
Ms. Parker unintentionally exposes this horse and pony show for what it is, a game in which the winner is the one who basically says what the audience in front of which he is currently standing wants to hear. Romney and Gingrich are certainly adept at that, with inconsistent voting records to prove it. To be fair, Rick Santorum comes closer to consistency and seems genuine enough. But as for me, the man who has never wavered in his commitment to the right of the American people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Dr. Ron Paul, has my vote. He truly is a man of integrity.