Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Rock and a Hard Place

Have you seen the new Ron Paul ad - the one in which he slams the hell out of Newt Gingrich's hypocrisy?

Here it is:-

It's absolutely word-perfect in describing the professional lobbyist we'd wake up to find in the Oval Office one morning. Perfectly true that Gingrich is the pejorative essence of a paid hack politician, who'll say whatever his biggest financial backer wants him to say. In the present climate, to say that a Gingrich presidency would be Koch-backed would be an understatement. The Koch brothers and Dick Armey would make absolute certainty of that.

But the irony comes at the very end of the advertisement, when it's revealed that this is really a push for a Ron Paul candidacy, the last words seen on screen being "Ron Paul ... Restore America."

Goodness knows, I've no liking for Newt Gingrich. I remember his antics the last time he held power in Washington, and I'm certainly not enamoured of the fact that Arianna Huffington would be cosied up in the White House in some sort of advisory position as a mask to the fact she'll be putting use to the Presidential kneepads, herself; but Ron Paul's idea of "restoring America" is not my cup of tea either; and I would advise any person who's seriously thinking of abandoning the current President in favour of everybody's favourite hipster granddad, to take time and look at every measure Ron Paul supports. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

Then think about them and ask yourself if legalised pot and the troops withdrawn from all over the world worth backroom abortions, no government healthcare, the end of Social Security and free public education, as well as an unregulated Wall Street.

And that's just the beginning.

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