Dump Ron Paul, Already

by Sal on February 24, 2010

in Election 2010,Election 2012,Politics

I realize that I am basically inviting trolls with this, but here it goes.  The GOP and the Conservative movement need to dump Ron Paul.  Yes, he has enthusiastic and well-organized supporters.  Yes, in some ways he espouses the principles of our founding in ways that other elected leaders are afraid to, and he’s very consistently pro-life, which are all good things.  But face it, he’s a nut.  From his foreign policy isolationism to his hypocrisy on spending (he’s an earmark king), to his views on the Fed.  Hmm.  About those views on the Fed:

Now, I’m no fan of the Federal Reserve.  I think it has too much power without a whole lot of accountability.  However, I think it should be reformed, not dismantled, and the accusations that Paul makes are just…out there.  He’s our Dennis Kusinich, but a lot less amusing at debates.  The fact that he won the CPAC straw poll is a damn shame, and doesn’t help the credibility of the Conservative movement.  He has three primary challengers now, and hopefully one of them will take him down.  This isn’t because I have anything personal against Ron Paul, but I’d just prefer that our movement, which is already disadvantaged by the bias of the State-Run media, doesn’t need a certified nut job to give them even more fodder.

H/T: Hot Air

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sams February 24, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Professor Bob Auerbach of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (and an economist at the House Financial Services Committee for eleven years assisting in oversight of the Federal Reserve) brought these issues to light in a book published by a university press:

In Deception and Abuse at the Fed, Robert Auerbach, a former banking committee investigator, recounts major instances of Fed mismanagement and abuse of power that were exposed by Rep. Gonzalez, including:

* Blocking Congress and the public from holding powerful Fed officials accountable by falsely declaring–for 17 years–it had no transcripts of its meetings;
* Manipulating the stock and bond markets in 1994 under cover of a preemptive strike against inflation;
* Allowing 5.5 billion to be sent to Saddam Hussein from a small Atlanta branch of a foreign bank–the result of faulty bank examination practices by the Fed;
* Stonewalling Congressional investigations and misleading the Washington Post about the6,300 found on the Watergate burglars.

Auerbach provides documentation of these and other abuses at the Fed


“Police who searched the room the Watergate burglars used found $4,200 in $100 dollar bills, all numbered in sequence. Proxmire asked the Federal Reserve Board where the money came from. As he explained in a letter to the late Rep. Wright Patman (D-Tex.), chairman of the House Banking Committee: “I got the biggest run-around in years. They ducked, misled, lied, and gave me the idiot treatment.” – Milwaukee Sentinal



spinnikerca February 24, 2010 at 11:53 pm

In addition to the back story in the comments above, see the links in the comment section to this article. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/83517-bernanke-calls-ron-pauls-allegations-absolutely-bizarre

Ron Paul had good reason for his questions. Once again, we shouldn’t have to wonder about the answer, the Fed should be transparent enough that we KNOW. Audit the Fe d under HR 1207 and S 604.

After this, the least Bernanke owes Ron Paul is an apology…. AND an audit.

P.S. At least you allow comments.. Some of the cowards don’t.


Rick February 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

You realize that the Fed is not a government established organization, but a private one? And as such has really distabilized the monotary system.

BTW, didn’t know there were real conservatives in the Colonies.


Virile March 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm

“The fact that he won the CPAC straw poll is a damn shame, and doesn’t help the credibility of the Conservative movement.”

And it is this attitude that explains why the “conservative” movement is completely DEAD! Guess what NEO-CONS… You lost. The liberals have won because of your idiotic war-mongering and foreign interventionism.(And no Dumbo, you are not “isolationist” because you don’t believe in interventionism.) Thank you for your blubbering drivel though, its nice to see you NEO_CONS cry. :)


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