Message to Ron Paul Fans: Grow Up

December 31, 2011

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Commentary- Do you see that Paul supporters? Commentary. That means it is Commentary. NOT a news article. It’s like the Opinion section of the paper, not the front page. Then again, that doesn’t matter to Ron Paul supporters. If it isn’t something that praises St. Ron Paul, it’s trash. It’s stupid. It’s someone who should “kill themselves”.

Personal attacks by Ron Paul fans

Yes. In the comments in the last article I wrote, commentators told me everything from me needing to f-word myself to killing myself…and everything in between, including having my tubes tied so I didn’t have any more children. Nice. Mature.

I thought I was being a little rough when I referred to Ron Paul supporters as being “rabid”. They proved to me I was right on. Thanks for proving me right.

I believe in the 11th Commandment. “Thou shall not speak ill of fellow Republicans.” But I can still talk about Ron Paul. Because he’s not a Republican. He’s so far right, he’s wrong. He’s even been described as “left of Obama” by some of my friends who are Democrats.

The aforementioned article has almost 300 more COMMENTS than WORDS in the article. Looks like I hit a nerve. You’d think I said that Dr. Paul eats small kittens for breakfast…and I’m surprised I haven’t been accused of it.

I’m amused that the commentators took the time to check out my background. Yes, I do volunteer for a Paranormal Group. I think it is fun and interesting. I have also served as Co-Chair of the Polk County (Des Moines, Iowa) Republican Party, and like almost everyone else in Des Moines, I have worked for a large corporation (we have many in the area, Principal, Wells Fargo, Nationwide, ING). But I think that just makes my background diverse.

My husband served in the Iraq war, and after finding out about it, a Ron Paul supporter told me that I didn’t serve, only my husband did. ANYONE who is a spouse of a soldier also serves. Whomever says that the wife of a soldier doesn’t serve, has never been a soldier, or a wife of one. The same Paul supporter responded with, “if you somehow died while he was overseas, would you get a military burial?” Because only a military burial equates to serving? Some soldiers choose not to have a military burial. Moron.

As far as the articles I’ve written, they include more than just the barn and crayon stains. You can read about Why I support Santorum, Why I like him for the caucus, Iowa GOP Voter’s reaction to the national security debate…and more. If you did as much research into my articles as you did my personal background, you would have found them.

My concerns with Paul’s positions

Even though this is an opinion piece, the Ron Paul supporters seem to feel the need for me to back up my opinion with facts. Here’s why Ron Paul is dangerous, again, in MY opinion.

  1. Ron Paul’s foreign policy is an epic fail. Example? Not taking Iran seriously. Dr. Paul’s lack of seriousness toward Iran shows a fundamental misunderstanding of international security. Iran is a country that doesn’t lend itself toward the kind of MAD balance of terror that gave balance in the Cold War. Iran, instead, upon getting nukes would be in a use’em or lose’em scenario. I can go through the game theory in more detail, but suffice it to say we either intervene in the Mid-East to stop Iran getting nukes, or you flip a coin to figure out if you have a major regional war in the Mid-East, potentially involving nukes.
  2. Eliminating the Department of Energy. I don’t know if Dr. Paul knows, but the DOE runs our nuclear program (there’s a little facility out at Los Alamos he may want to familiarize himself with.) Sure, Solyndra is a scandal that is terribly embarrassing to the Democrats, but let’s not toss the baby out with the bathwater here.
  3. Democrats may disagree with Republicans on appropriate military policy, but we all should honor our veterans. The way leftists treated vets post Vietnam is disgusting, and has no place in our political life. Soldiers and their families have a tough enough time without some idiot (or like I was subjected to, a Ron Paul supporter) undermining their sacrifice.

So there you go, Ron Paul supporters. Three talking points. As you know, I’m more than willing to have an open, yet mature dialogue. If you tell me to “kill myself”, it’s not going to happen. If you “plan to have your sister come and pound me in the ground”, it’s not going to happen. Maybe I’m the next Ann Coulter. And yes, I consider that a compliment.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kosmo
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 10:13:20

    Paul’s response to his newsletters from decades ago also concerns me.

    I understand that the words weren’t actually his, that they were ghost-written. But is he really so busy that he can’t be bothered to read the newsletters before they were published? If someone were ghost-writing for me, I most certainly would explicitly approve or deny anything before it went out the door. The risk of damage to reputation is too great (as Paul found out the hard way).


  2. Will
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 00:35:48

    I am willing to have a mature debate with you. Here is the way I see it. Santorum is not a leader. He lacks a certain intelligence about him and I compare him at the same level as I do Bachmann. He doesn’t have any ideas, except to bash gays. I am not saying I am a fan of the gay community, but at the same time I don’t care. He stated that in his opinion under the constitution we do not have a right to privacy. That is a huge no no in my book.

    Moving on to Romney. He has changed stances on issues so many times that I do not have a clue what he stand for. He is fake and even looks fake. When he speaks there is an insincerity in his facial expressions. There is a very informative youtube video about his change in stances called “Mitt vs. Mitt” if you would like to further research him.

    Newt Gingrich is a turd and really that is all I would like to say about him. I know in his past he was brought on ethic charges, but most were dropped. I don’t like his policies, especially his foreign policy and really that is my problem with the whole line up.

    I don’t like the idea of Iran having nukes, either. At the same time what bussiness is it of mine or ours and what gives us the right to dictate what other countries can and cannot have. Even if a country did possess the capability and they used it, the whole world would be at their doorstep. It is a weapon that countries have and dare not ever use. It was our foreign policy that created Iran to begin with and that kind of thing has happened a few times with our foreign policy.

    I am a veteran of six years. My dad was in for twenty-three years and my mom was in for six. I served my country and I care about my country. I am more concerned about us than anything else. Our focus should be here not there or anywhere else. We are so busy giving everyone else a reason to come after us that we have to spend too much defending ourselve from them. The insanity is the current foreign policy, not Ron Paul’s foreign policy.


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