Now that Ron Paul is the frontrunner in Iowa, the neocons in the Republican Party can no longer ignore him—which only means they’ll start attacking him. The most obvious attack? That he’s not a real Republican!
That’s what disgraced ex-Navy Chaplin Gordon Klingenschmitt said on his radio program:
Ron Paul is to the left of President Obama on social issues: he wants to legalize marijuana, he wants to support homosexualizing the military and repeal DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, he is all about homosexual marriage. This is a man who claims to be a Republican but he’s a RINO, he’s a Republican In Name Only, because Ron Paul is openly a libertarian. He’s not part of the Republican Party, he’s wrong on all the issues that we care about as the church. So, because he’s so far left of even President Obama, he’s gathering support from Democrats.Only Democrats support Ron Paul? I guess that’s why I’ve seen so many “positive” reviews about him on moonbat sites such as AlterNet, Daily Kos, and Huffington Post.
In Iowa, the only reason Ron Paul is polling so high is because he’s getting crossover votes from the left-wing. And there are people who are trying to sabotage the Republican primary, they want to elect a Democrat, at least in his social conservative policies, Ron Paul is a Democrat, or is a libertarian. He’s anti-church, anti-Christian, anti-Israel, pro-homosexual, pro-marijuana, everything that we don’t believe in, the Democrats do believe in; everything that Ron Paul believes in, the Democrats do believe in.
I think that’s why they’re lining up and they’re trying to make it appear as if in the Republican caucuses in Iowa and in the different places around the country, that Ron Paul actually has some Republican support. I think he doesn’t. Ron Paul does not have any Republican support. Everyone who is a Ron Paul supporter is not a Republican, they are either a Democrat or a libertarian trying to take over the Republican Party.
Oh wait. Those articles weren’t positive. They were negative! Democrats don’t like him. And neither do Republicans! (That must mean he’s doing something right!)
But Gordy does have a point: Ron Paul isn’t a Republican. He’s a conservative!
Unlike the neocons, who preach about limited government but never really practice it (as the eight years under Bush painfully showed), Ron Paul has remained consistent with his principles. He has opposed preemptive war, warrantless wiretaps, torture practices, crony capitalism, bank bailouts, drug prohibition, indefinite detention, and internet censorship—in other words, everything the Republicans have supported!
The Republican Party has failed to be the conservative party. It has failed to stand for limited government and fiscal responsibility, despite harping on such principles in their rhetoric. Aside from Ron Paul, it has failed to produce a conservative politician since the late Barry Goldwater. If the Republican Party wishes to redeem itself as the American conservative party, one that truly stands for a limited government, it must nominate Ron Paul as their presidential candidate. Failure to do so will only lead to its inevitable destruction.