Goodbye Obama, Hello Ron Paul

“Control the coinage and the courts, the rabble can have the rest.”

– The Princess Irulan in Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Last week was a good week for the so-called “constitutional wing” of the Republican Party, those indomitable Ron Paul people.  Okay, sure, the next presidential election is a long way off but a recent snapshot taken by pollsters shows a surprising opening for the Texas congressman, the man who says that the Federal Reserve should be audited.  The general public is moving toward Ron Paul, even if most of them don’t even know who he is.

According to a recent Gallup Poll 50% of all Americans don’t think Obama deserves re-election. Only 38% think he does.  65% think that most members of Congress don’t deserve re-election. Three of four Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the country. (As reported in USA Today, April 1, 2010.)

Meanwhile, 48% of Americans think that Sarah Palin is not ready to be president.  29% think she is.

And what gives the Ron Paul campaign an opening is how equally angry the public is with both political parties.  For the first time a majority of the public puts both Republicans and Democrats in the unfavorable column. (Ibid.)  A pox on both of their houses.  It is a complaint that Ron Paul has been making for years.

Some in the country now see the spending programs of the Obama administration as only “payoffs” to political constituencies.  Unemployment and the home mortgage crisis remain not only unresolved but untended.  Even the most cursory tweaks that could have helped the mortgage crisis were ignored as the administration rushed to get the candy off the shelves before they were thrown out of the store.

But again, all that doesn’t mean that voters like Republicans any better. More Americans still blame George W. Bush for the economic crisis than blame Barack Obama.

The new healthcare bill upsets Republican conservatives who see it as a gigantic lurch toward socialism.  Not to mention its trillion dollar price tag which comes on top of what they see as a massive political giveaway, labeled the “Obama stimulus plan.”   And Democratic liberals defend healthcare by pointing out that it only equates to the cost of the Iraq War. “Which is more important?” they ask, “The healthcare of the nation, or the personal war to avenge the Bush family honor?”  (See: Why Bush invaded Iraq.)

But Ron Paul, who says our wars in Islamic countries create ten new terrorists for everyone they kill, wouldn’t have had us involved in either one, a neat savings of $ 2 trillion, not to mention a few thousand lives.  And at least for the moment, polls back him up.  More than 50% still favor ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The greatest public anger still simmers over the bank bailouts.  And it represents a deep suspicion of anything establishment.  Peggy Noonan refers to a new “gilded age,” referring to a time when rich barons pillaged the economy and the American masses languished in poverty.  Theodore Roosevelt tried to break up the monopolies as one of the nation’s first “trust busters” and, ironically, FDR, his liberal Democratic cousin, made a similar effort.  A recent biographer entitled his book about Franklin Roosevelt as “A Traitor to His Class.”

What is appalling has been the shift of wealth from millions to a few, and the international looting of America.  This includes not only a shift of wealth to the Islamic, oil producing nations and the gigantic economic tilt toward China and to a lesser extent, India, but also the raid of the middle class within the US economy by other Americans.

Where has the money come from for these decades of $20-50 million a year salaries?  A recent figure determined that the median pay for even a corporate CEO is now $ 6.6 million.

The answer?  Millions of retirees and common Americans have paid for this gigantic shift in wealth as their IRA’s and retirement funds have dropped, manipulated by corrupt brokerages for the benefit of “insider” investors.  Several trillion dollars in real estate wealth has been wiped from the books, again a loss of net worth to the middle class.

What makes matters worse?  The rich don’t pay taxes, their political donations assure the right loopholes in congressional law.  The only revenues come from the middle class workers who have seen their net worth vanish and are now hoarding every dollar they get or using it to pay back debts.  And the Obama administration seems intent on taking their last scraps.  So the poor are next to suffer.

With a shrinking tax base schools and government run hospitals are closing their doors and goods and services for the poor are disappearing. The Post Office is again raising prices and will soon decide whether or not to cut out a day of delivery.  A survey of 155 bus and subway agencies found that 84% are considering cutting services and raising fees.  Now 15 states have put court employees on extended furloughs.  Jurors in Minnesota are now only paid $10 a day.  Swift justice, as in future healthcare, will only be luxuries for the very rich.

The country is ready.  The man who pulled an upset to win the straw poll at CPAC, need only pull another one at the Iowa Cavalcade, 15 months from now, to be thrust into national prominence.  The people are ready for some accountability.  But the Wall Street bankers and establishment leaders in the Boston-New York- Washington corridor are watching.  The Ron Paul CPAC victory sent shock waves through their ranks.  Don’t expect to see or hear about the Ron Paul revolution on the television news.  The people who stand to lose from accountability are not about to help his cause.

Meanwhile, last week Democrat congressman Phil Hare told a hometown Illinois audience who questioned the legality of the new healthcare plan that he is “not worried about the constitution.”  When there was the predictable avalanche of outrage on YOUTUBE, the congressman quickly insisted that his comments were “taken out of context.”  Really?  What context would that be?

The Hare episode was a glorious metaphor for an incredible week for the Paulistas.  The television networks can refuse to mention “he who cannot be named” and others can steal his Tea Party and try to sell it to the candidate who makes the highest bid but Ron Paul has one advantage that the political spinners and operatives keep missing.  He is right on the issues.  And he has hardly changed his positions in a lifetime of public service.  This gives him an immeasurable advantage over Obama and Palin.  The country is moving to him, not the other way around.

And Ron Paul has one other ally.  “Events.”  Day by day, month by month, events are working, side by side, with Ron Paul, to prove him right and send his political star rising into orbit.

It was a big week for lovers of constitutional government.  The numbers are encouraging.  And it is all a good sign for America.

31 Responses to Goodbye Obama, Hello Ron Paul

  1. Doug Crowe says:

    Funny how the obvious (frustration over BOTH parties) creates an upswell for those with integrity.

    My only concern is that men and women of integrity have rarely risen to the upper levels of power where compromise seems to be a necessary attribute of climbing the ladder of the presidency.

    Ron Paul will have my vote AGAIN.

  2. tex2 says:

    Forget Ron Paul.

  3. doctor jones says:

    Ron Paul for the win down at the SRLC in New Orleans! And guess where Campaign For Liberty’s next regional conference is taking place this May? None other than the great state of Iowa! He’s preparing.

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  5. iiiyraegr says:

    I agree with Doug on the importance of the Cavalcade. However, I think in order for Ron Paul to win it, he will have to have established his electability with an unbroken winning streak at all straw polls between now and August 2011. For example, see http://www.dailypaul.com/node/130915

  6. David Black says:

    hey Doug, you’re sure stuck now. Your evangelical pals will never concede that the Middle East wars were a waste of $$$ so long as Israel’s destiny is at stake. Your LOSERtarian pals will never give up this silly crusade to elect a 70-something wacko like Ron Paulnuts. The teabaggers can’t get any respect outside the red states because they’re mainly a bunch of illiterate yokels driving pick up trucks and listening to country muzak or watching Glenn Beck. I guess I guess as long as you have your new ex-Commie pals in Russia climbing aboard your latest pyramid scheme, your own security is assured, no matter what happens here in the States. I have no problem with self-interest, as long as the person who chooses to be is up front about it. You, it seems, are not as forthcoming, but that’s how a salesman works, right?

  7. davide7 says:

    Another great essay, Doug. I posted most of it on the Huckabee website.

  8. David Black says:

    “The rich don’t pay taxes,”

    Patent bullsh–, doug.

    The top 1% taxpayers pay more than the bottom 90%.

    The top 1% of taxpayers (AGI over $364,657) earned approximately 21.2% of the nation’s income (as defined by AGI), yet paid 39.4% of all federal income taxes.

    You really need to stop pandering to these middle class schmucks and do your homework before publishing your blog entries.

    http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/10/top-1-pay-more-.html

  9. tex2 says:

    I think the small percentage of Jews who are also kikes need to pay all the taxes. Two examples that come to mind are Bernie Madoff and David Black! LOL

  10. joeydacat says:

    Additional taxes the middle class pays, not calculated in “Federal Income tax”:

    -Social security (government slush fund that just ran out in which benefits for anyone under 45 will receive little to none in return for their “investment”)
    -Property tax
    -Medicare (will be gone when boomers retire)
    -capital gains tax
    -gasoline tax
    -sales tax
    -cell phone fee
    -home phone fee
    -cable tv fee
    -gas/ electric fee
    -water fee
    -hazmat disposal fee

    Sorry, I’m sure I left a few out….too many (and too many hidden others) to remember them all.

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  12. rketman says:

    Ron Paul? Really?

  13. tex2 says:

    That was “brilliant.” LOL

  14. doctor jones says:

    @Tex, Rketman, I don’t understand why you’re so surprised Doug is hyping Ron Paul (who is worth every bit of it). Doug has been writing about Ron Paul for a while now cause he sees the light that some how you are missing. If you dislike Ron Paul so much why do you continue to come and lurk around this blog and take Doug Wead to be credible? If you actually do valid research into Ron Paul it’s next to impossible to not come over to his side of the issues. The good doctor just makes sense.

  15. David Black says:

    dr. jones, you’re a gullible skateboarder generation idiot with no common sense. You’re simply pre-programmed, just like your fellow kids who are pre-programmed to follow to follow libs and socialists. Paulnuts in UNELECTABLE.

    Your idiocy even extends to understanding our dear Doug Wead. Don’t you get him yet? He doesn’t back or follow anything or anyone unless he can profit financially from it. That’s evident from his forays into Russia. No real conservative would have anything to do with a bunch of ex-Commie bastards who will never be our friends. They will always be our enemy.

    • Paigie says:

      ewwwww… you actually eat with that mouth? Derogatory name calling and all? This paulnut believes Ron is correct on the issues and has a 30 yr track record to back it up. Do us all a favor and grow up.

  16. doctor jones says:

    You’re reading a blog by someone you think is not a real conservative but a commie bastard…So who’s the idiot here?

    Secondly if you want to hate on my generation (I’m 26 by the way), I’d say it’s your baby boomer generation, which has given us the greatest debt in the history of the world, that was pre-programmed by the T.V. on how to think, act, and speak.

    My generation has the internet, the greatest platform for the market place of ideas in the history of the world. That is why MY generation is saying no to your destruction of the greatest living document, the constitution. We have chosen not to throw away the accumulated wisdom of ages unlike your generation. We are saying no to debt slavery. If you don’t want to be left behind I suggest you open those clinched fists that are clinging to your Medicare and get on board the liberty train!

  17. David Black says:

    Typical trait of your illiterate generation who spends more time on the computer (instead of reading books) is the fact that you can’t comprehend. Nowhere in my post to I call Doug Wead a “commie bastard.”

    By the way, kid, I pay for my own medical care. I have never contributed one dime to managed health care.

    My tax bill for this year will probably be more than you’ll make for your entire life. It’s people like me that’s been carrying people like you for all your pathetic lives. Keep noodling with hack musicians no one will ever hear. That’s the road to real success.

  18. doctor jones says:

    Books are on the internet now! You’re probably just too old to know I guess. In addition to the computer I spend long hours reading bound books too. Did you just criticize my record label? I guess we can’t have hobbies anymore either according to you. I live in New York and make a pretty sizable income as a real estate broker in SoHo but thanks for the offer to “carry” my pathetic life anyway.

  19. David Black says:

    Yes, that’s some career, bubbie, trying to move over valued real estate in the shittiest part of town. Two mil for a loft in a building with rats. That’s great. Do you know who buys that property? Coke heads and freaks who can’t afford to live uptown.

  20. doctor jones says:

    You are just a beacon of optimism and enlightenment. I’m young and having the time of my life. Btw who wants to live uptown unless they’re going to Fordham or Columbia.

  21. bprice109 says:

    WOW!! David Black, your an angry man and you sound tired, stressed and depressed!! Are you a lib? Libs like to sling mud at any that opposes them. You sure are slinging a lot of nasty mud like a lib!! Tone it down a little man!! Tearing apart people like Doug Wead is just stupid. Here’s a man who has served this country with Honor, is a renowned presidential historian and someone who to this day empowers and motivates people to better thier lives, without question, has more command of the issues than say you or I. Ron Paul may not be a perfect choice but who is? Hillary? Ron Paul loves the USA and has integrity which is certainly something the other side lacks. If your going to get angry, get angry about the crap thats taking place under Obama and his new deal American polit bureau(The US Congress).

  22. tex2 says:

    drjones,

    Who said I was surprised? I’ve read Doug’s previous promotions of Ron. Where did I say Doug was credible? Why do YOU try to keep putting words in my mouth? Ron has some good ideas, but he ignores the fact we’re early in the 21st century, not the 19th or 20th!

    Now David Black is an OLD, PESSIMISTIC, AND CLOSED MINDED KIKE, which makes him even more like Bernie Madoff! LOL

  23. The SRLC and the new poll out today showing him virtually tied with the President gives a little strength to the argument. Add to that his son’s big lead in any general election polling in KY and he can’t be dismissed.

    Personally, I lean more to Huckabee and the Fair Tax. Still, I would gladly vote for Ron Paul now that the wars are winding down. If my first choice doesn’t get in, I will keep my options open.

  24. tex2 says:

    David A. (to ensure you aren’t confused with the KIKE, David Black),

    It’s WAY too early to make predictions. We could be in and out of a couple of wars between now and 2012. I don’t think his son is as isolationist and “backward” as Ron. As I said above, Ron has some good ideas, just not enough to overcome the nutty ones. He also does not present himself very well, and we know image is sometimes more important than substance, just ask the Barry O followers. I voted for Huckabee the last time around, and would strongly consider him again.

  25. doctor jones says:

    @tex there’s a LARGE difference between isolationism and non-intervention

  26. tex2 says:

    Really? Care to explain, especially in light of today’s interconnected world?

  27. doctor jones says:

    @tex

    When Dr. Paul talks of non-intervention he is saying yes to trading with countries. He is saying yes to international travel. He is saying yes to talking diplomatically with countries. On the other hand, he is saying no to foreign aid, and no to military support, and choosing sides in conflicts between two countries half way around the world.

    Now I’ve heard the argument, we are the richest country in the world and we have a responsibility to the affairs of lesser nations. That could be so if it were true but the bottom line is we borrow and print all of our money today and are currently bankrupt. To suggest we have the money to even participate in the affairs that do not concern our national defense is far-fetched and just patently untrue.

    Secondly to choose certain nations to blindly support, i.e. Great Britain, Israel, South Korea etc. because they represent what we think is our way of life, in regions that democracies are few and far between is a recipe for disaster because then we are held accountable for any actions those countries take albeit just or not. There’s history that dates back centuries between people of these regions that most Americans are not familiar with and it’s really none of our business to settle the affairs of those people, but only the citizens of their respective regions.

    I understand countries like South Korea love for us to have stationed troops in their country to defend against North Korea. Why would they raise and learn to defend themselves when we’ve conditioned them for more than half a century to depend on us? You and I should spend our hard earned taxpayer money to defend South Korea? Three decades after the end of the Cold War?

    Non-Intervention suggests we not isolate ourselves from the world, but to not make unconditional allies that will entangle and bankrupt this country. Plus when we involve ourselves with unstable countries such as Iraq (to fight Iran) and Afghanistan (radicalize them to fight the Soviets) blowback ensues.

    WW2 was the only justified war, the last declared war this country ever fought. If we got back to the constitutional foreign policy of entangling alliances with none and only fighting combat when a congressional declaration has been made, we likely wouldn’t be bankrupt today.

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  29. tex2 says:

    When Dr. Paul talks of non-intervention he is saying yes to trading with countries. He is saying yes to international travel. He is saying yes to talking diplomatically with countries. On the other hand, he is saying no to foreign aid, and no to military support, and choosing sides in conflicts between two countries half way around the world. —> You are naive. Ever hear of Neville Chamberlain?

    Now I’ve heard the argument, we are the richest country in the world and we have a responsibility to the affairs of lesser nations. That could be so if it were true but the bottom line is we borrow and print all of our money today and are currently bankrupt. To suggest we have the money to even participate in the affairs that do not concern our national defense is far-fetched and just patently untrue. —> We are NOT currently bankrupt. We are headed in that direction, but we are NOT currently bankrupt. How do YOU define “national defense?” Muslim terrorists setting up training camps in Iraq? You are naive.

    Secondly to choose certain nations to blindly support, i.e. Great Britain, Israel, South Korea etc. because they represent what we think is our way of life, in regions that democracies are few and far between is a recipe for disaster because then we are held accountable for any actions those countries take albeit just or not. There’s history that dates back centuries between people of these regions that most Americans are not familiar with and it’s really none of our business to settle the affairs of those people, but only the citizens of their respective regions. —> If the U.S. is not involved, then it opens the door to China, Russia, North Korea, etc. Again, an attractive option, but naive.

    I understand countries like South Korea love for us to have stationed troops in their country to defend against North Korea. Why would they raise and learn to defend themselves when we’ve conditioned them for more than half a century to depend on us? You and I should spend our hard earned taxpayer money to defend South Korea? Three decades after the end of the Cold War? —> The South Koreans are very capable of defending themselves, but not against North Korea AND China. Ever been called naive before?

    Non-Intervention suggests we not isolate ourselves from the world, but to not make unconditional allies that will entangle and bankrupt this country. Plus when we involve ourselves with unstable countries such as Iraq (to fight Iran) and Afghanistan (radicalize them to fight the Soviets) blowback ensues. —> No ally of ours is unconditional. Never has been, never will be. We didn’t radicalize Afghanistan, we armed them. They radicalized themselves, and had outside help as well.

    WW2 was the only justified war, the last declared war this country ever fought. If we got back to the constitutional foreign policy of entangling alliances with none and only fighting combat when a congressional declaration has been made, we likely wouldn’t be bankrupt today. —> WWI wasn’t justified? How about the Civil War? Revolutionary? War of 1812? It would be nice if every war was a clear as Hitler, but that simply isn’t reality, unless you’re naive. Are you?

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