Nuke the News: We’re All Clear Ron Paul Is an Unelectable Nut, Right?

Posted on December 22, 2011 11:00 am

* Man, I am about done with politics for the year? How about you?

* Let’s just say it again because it can’t be emphasized enough: Ron Paul is an unelectable nut, and if you don’t understand that, you’re a crazy person. Do we really have to bring up the racist newsletters written in his name (racists and anti-Semites love Ron Paul and he seems quite keen not to discourage them… along with truthers)? CNN brought them up, and Ron Paul’s reaction? Run away!

And then there is that blame America first impulse that has no place in the Republican Party. For instance, his instinct was to proclaim Wikileaks traitor Bradley Manning as a hero.

And do you know he’s previously endorsed Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney for president?



And if you don’t understand that, you have no place in politics.

Still, I kind of hope he wins Iowa so we can’t once again make fun of how stupid and pointless these early primary states are.

* New poll actually shows Romney leading in Iowa, and he’s spent nearly no time there. The guy has good organization. I find I’m slowly starting to think to myself, “This Romney guy is actually pretty good.” It’s like the end of the book 1984. “I love Big Brother!” If you can’t change things, might as well take the bullet to the brain and embrace them.

* Newt Gingrich told a gay person that if your number one issue is gay marriage, he’s probably not the candidate for you. And this is news? Well, other outlets portrayed it as, “Newt tells gay people don’t vote for him!” I guess you don’t need basic comprehension to be a journalist (technically, I’m a journalist). Would have been nice for Newt to remind the guy that Obama is “against” gay marriage too… or at least too much of a pandering coward to pretend otherwise.

* North Korea is saying they got condolences from Jimmy Carter for the passing of Kim Jong Il, and Jimmy Carter has not said otherwise. I know it’s unprecedented, but can we deport an ex-president? He doesn’t even seem to like this country, so he might actually want that. Maybe Norway will take him; they did give him a peace prize.

* Complex molecules have been found on Pluto. This would be a really interesting discovery… if it were found on a planet. But since it was found on Pluto — that nothing rock floating somewhere — who cares?

* Wisdom of the Day from Shelby Fero:

“There are no stupid questions.” – someone who’s never watched a movie with my mom

* Tonight in the MAACO Bowl, 7th ranked Boise State (11-1) plays nothing ranked Arizona State (6-6) who fired their coach. Yay the BCS system and the awesome bowl match ups it produces! Boise State is moving their football program to the Big East (Idaho is East of some things) which is currently an automatic qualifier in the BCS, but that will probably be stripped soon. Well, half the fun of rooting for BSU is seeing them try but never get the respect they deserve. Underdogs!

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60 Responses to “Nuke the News: We’re All Clear Ron Paul Is an Unelectable Nut, Right?”

  1. Scooter says:

    >Oh, if only someone in the current crop of Republican candidates had actually done anything in the past, like have balanced the federal >budget… Wait. Something. Someone. But who could I be thinking of?

    This is from the updated praface of O’Rourke’s Parliament of Whores, speaking about when the Republicans under Gingrich took over congress under Clinton’s Presidency:

    “The fun of “governing,” it turned out, lay in running the government, not dismantling large parts of it; the pleasure of holding power vanished when power was given away. So they didn’t. “Discretionary spending”-the part of the budget that Congress actively controls-actually dropped the first year of the Republican Congress. But spending increased the following year, far beyond the rate of inflation, and continued to increase thereafter. In fact, the annual margin of spending increases got bigger each year the Republicans controlled the House of Representatives. From 1996 to 2000, the Republican Congress actually spent $187 billion more than the Democratic Congress of 1994 had planned to spend over the same period.”

    Also, Newt Gingrich thinks FDR was the greatest President of the 20th century. His philosophy of what governments should and shouldn’t be allowed to do is no different than Obama’s. They both want the government’s fist up our poopers. They just differ on where to tickle us after it’s in there.

  2. Basil says:

    Scooter :
    Yeah, imagine if Republicans nominated someone who admired FDR. Oh, the terrible times that would follow!

  3. Scooter says:

    I’d vote for any generic candidate who believes in genuine freedom over Reagan too.

  4. crazyjetguy says:

    Can we have two presidents? A foreign policy president – and a domestic policy president That would solve the problems most people have with him.


  5. Scooter says:

    I could not be more on board with that idea, crazyjetguy.

    Although the actual libertarian party’s likely candidate is actually much more moderate on foreign policy than Ron Paul. Too bad he has even less of a chance.

  6. Nicki says:

    Although the actual libertarian party’s likely candidate is actually much more moderate on foreign policy than Ron Paul. Too bad he has even less of a chance.

    Are you talking about Gary Johnson? If he does get the LP nomination, he’ll get my vote.

  7. Alex C. says:

    CrazyJetGuy: I’ve been saying that for years… though I’m sure it would end up with two presidents trying to get larger governments… seperate congressess… etc etc. Rather have one guy screwing up 50% on each issue than two guys screwing up 100% of the time on everything.

  8. Scooter says:

    “Are you talking about Gary Johnson?”

    That’s the one. I wish he was standing where Ron Paul is standing. At least.

  9. Nicki says:

    Scooter, me too. I supported Gary when he first announced, and I still do, and I think it’s a damn shame he never got any coverage or traction. He’s a more successful executive than anyone else on that stage.

  10. miriam says:

    People who vote for Gingrich are also crazy. His mouth is unconnected to his brain. He’s all about being smart. I call it half smart, and not the good half.

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