On the eve of the Iowa Caucuses, one last candidate make a jump

Well, another day, another chance to look into the Ron Paul universe.  Take it away, Prison de la Planet!

The assertion that Ron Paul is the not only the least conservative candidate in the 2012 GOP field, but also the most liberal is beyond ridiculous. In fact, Ron Paul is not only the most conservative candidate, he is officially the most conservative member of congress and more conservative than any senator or president, not only today but dating all the way back to 1937.

Geez Louise.  That’s quite a rubric for a rather uninteresting item.  Who’s number two, you might ask?


Hey!  I know him.  I think.  Wasn’t he — yeah, the man… John Birch Society President.  So, there you go… if you go ahead and define Larry McDonald as the mark of the John Birch Society… Ron Paul is to the right of the John Birch Society!

Though, the desire to assert this flies in the face of that “Destroying the Left — Right paradigm” idea that these guys are always talking about.


After being interrupted by Occupy protesters during a veterans rally in Des Moines, Iowa yesterday, Ron Paul praised the movement, compared it to the Tea Party and declared that he was the only GOP candidate who could bridge the two causes and instill real change in Washington.

That doesn’t sound like the Ron Paul of 1990.


Having said this, I will make one comment: it’s obvious to me that the Libertarian Party would be a lot bigger than it is now if its image were perceived as more libertarian and less libertine.

Damned Hippies!

I am bluntly surprised that I don’t see anything in the Prison Planet lineup of stories ripping the Mainstream Media Conspiracy for propping up the candidacy of Rick Santorum — who is the latest in the long line of Not Romneys to be said to “surge” in the polls for a possible Iowa victory.  If he pulls something off, I get the feeling he will just be goddamned lucky to have been last in line — arbitrarily last in line, I might add — behind Bachmann, Perry, Caine, and Gingrich… and with just enough gumption to be the “Not Paul”.

I first noticed the “Santorum Surge” with a National Review post “Maybe it’s time to take a first look at Santorum”.  And so it goes.

He has a few days to “surge” onward.  Still a few more points to go.

Clean for Paul.

If I were advising the Paul campaign, I’d suggest a few other rules for their kiddie corps, such as hiding their dog-eared copies of Atlas Shrugged and learning to change the subject when voters ask about the candidate’s views on foreign policy. But in any event, it’s interesting, and a bit depressing, too see the experience of yesterday’s youthful lefties being put to the service of a cause in which both McCarthy and Dean would be thought of as among the Slavedrivers of Collectivism. 

Yeah.  If those are the Clean for Gene folks, is this analogious to the Chicago Protesters of the DNC Convention?

Five Occupy protesters were arrested Thursday outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of presidential contender Ron Paul as the group continued its protest against Republican candidates and President Obama.

History repeats itself as farce, don’t it?

Meanwhile, looking ahead to New Hampshire… The Free State Project will raise Paul to… a good second place, I’d say.
And Virginia, thank you wonkette:
 so this Super Tuesday they will be requiring voters to sign over their souls with a promise to support the eventual GOP nominee in the general election as a condition for being able to cast a ballot in the primary. Since the state has an open primary and Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were the only two candidates organized enough to qualify
All right.  You must vote in the general election for the winner of a contest pitting the two candidates that have the largest unfavorables in the Republican Party electorate.

So, to review the Republican Nominating Fight…
They’re all a bunch of nuts.  Thank you.

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