Monthly Archives: December 2007

My predictions for the New Year

- In March, Democrats in Congress will propose an amnesty bill for illegal aliens that includes free college tuition if they register to vote.  The more conservative and pro-business Republicans will counter with a plan that will also include free Univision hook-ups to illegal immigrants who wear an American flag pin.

- Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center will stumble upon information revealing the resurgence of the KKK, the Nazi party, and KAOS.  At a tense news conference, she will announce how these groups have allied in a conspiracy to deface Kwanza decorations throughout southwest Montgomery.  Alerted just in time, the FBI nabs the conspirators red-handed.  The inspiring story will be made into a Hallmark movie entitled, “How Heidi saved Kwanza,” starring Angelina Jolie as Heidi and Brad Pitt as Mark Potok.

- A syndicated Neocon columnist will argue in March that the US needs to bomb somebody, and soon.

- A syndicated liberal columnist will argue the US should preemptively arrest home-grown extremist groups, including Al-Qaeda-in-New Jersey, the Teutonic Skinhead Knights, and all Christian churches.

- Ed Sebesta, who pursues “neo-Confederates” the way Wile E. Coyote pursues Roadrunner, will discover that a leading fashion designer long rumored to be part of the vast “neo-Confederate” movement subliminally incorporates Confederate themes into his clothing.  Maybe Ralph Lauren.  Or Larry the Cable Guy.

- Despite DC’s best efforts, including invading and occupying Moslem countries, imposing economic sanctions, and propping up despised military dictators, the Middle East will grow increasingly unstable.  And just as mysteriously, US prestige will continue to drop throughout the region. 

Latest From the Paul Campaign on FOX Forum

I really don’t understand this. Either there is or there isn’t a forum, and Ron Paul is either invited or he isn’t. That should be easy for FOX and/or the NH GOP to confirm. Why is this so murky? I smell a rat. It seems like they are trying to keep this on the down low so they don’t hear from irate Paul supporters. By stringing this out they might be able to forestall an organized protest. Who knows? The saga continues.

Has Fox News Excluded Ron Paul? pt. 2

On December 27, the Associated Press reported: “The New Hampshire Republican Party is sponsoring a forum for Republican presidential candidates on Jan. 6, two days before the state’s first-in-the-nation primary.” Later in the article, the AP stated: “Participating in the forum will be Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson.”

On the evening of December 28, Jared Chicoine and Jordan Brown of our New Hampshire campaign staff met in person with Fergus Cullen the New Hampshire GOP chairman to discuss whether or not Dr. Paul would be invited to participate in the forum. Mr. Cullen confirmed there will be an event on January 6, but he could not confirm whether or not Dr. Paul would be invited. We also learned the event would not be a debate with an audience, but instead would be a forum in a closed studio with the candidates questioned only by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

A few hours after that meeting, we contacted Fox News seeking clarification. Later that night, we issued a press release while waiting to hear from Fox News.

On December 29, the Baltimore Sun featured a report by Jason George. Mr. George reported, “Calls and emails to Fox News spokespersons by the Tribune were not returned Saturday evening.

“An official at the New Hampshire GOP, which is co-sponsoring the event with Fox, said that Paul might still be included, but the planning for the debate was still coming together and it was ultimately Fox’s call.”

As of late afternoon today (December 30), we have nothing more to report.

Kent Snyder
Chairman, Ron Paul 2008

 

Ron Paul Says FOX is “Scared” of Him

And he is right.

“They are scared of me and don’t want my message to get out, but it will,” Paul said in an interview at a diner here. “They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative.”

Paul’s staff said they are beginning to plan a rally that will take place at the same time the 90-minute debate will air on television. It will be taped at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown.

America: A Shadow of an Empire

Regardless of the intentions of neoliberals and neocons, Americans do not have the willpower to maintain an empire. And this push towards “American greatness” will result in disillusion and decline.

Reviewing Pat Buchanan’s new book, Day of Reckoning, Chilton Williamson Jr. writes in the newest issue of Middle American News (Jan. 2008):

“…Americans, who for better than two centuries have been pleased to think of their nation as God’s country, have lacked nevertheless the haughty self-confidence and sense of racial, cultural and class superiority that allowed the European nation-states (Great Britain especially) to succeed at creating and managing their empires from early modern times until 1945. And nowadays, they lack it more than ever. What the would-be masters of American empire fail to comprehend is that their multicultural agenda works to undermine the cultural self-confidence that their imperial agenda requires for its successful realization. As a substitute, they offer capitalistic-democratism that is supposed to explain and justify American imperialism while giving the American people a new ideological confidence to replace their old discredited cultural assurance. But democratism is a poor substitute. Indeed, it is no substitute at all.”

Ron Paul’s Exclusion From Fox Debate Confirmed

Here is the link to the official Ron Paul campaign press release.

December 28, 2007 10:39 pm EST

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – According to the New Hampshire State Republican Party and an Associated Press report, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul will be excluded from an upcoming forum of Republican candidates to be broadcast by Fox News on January 6, 2008.

“Given Ron Paul’s support in New Hampshire and his recent historic fundraising success, it is outrageous that Dr. Paul would be excluded,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “Dr. Paul has consistently polled higher in New Hampshire than some of the other candidates who have been invited.”

Snyder continued, “Paul supporters should know that we are continuing to make inquiries with Fox News as to why they have apparently excluded Dr. Paul from this event.”

Chris Brunner of Lew Rockwell says don’t contact the NH GOP. It may not be their decision. It appears that it is Fox News’ decision.

The real issue of Pakistan

In the wake of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, there’s been the usual posturing and yapping about how “we” have to keep Pakistan from going over to Islamic extremists (extremists being defined as anyone who resists DC’s control over their lives), and how the country must be stabilized.  Great advice.

What many fail to understand is that Pakistan will never be stable because it is an artificial political entity. 

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Ron Paul on Evolution

When the question about evolution was asked in one of the early debates, Ron Paul did not raise his hand. (Huckabee, Brownback, and Tancredo did, if I recall correctly.) This bothered me somewhat. Well it must have bothered someone else, because they asked him about it. Paul stumbles around a little in his answer, but essentially gets it right. He is not a dogmatic naturalist and materialist and accepts a Divine role in our origins as all Christians really must.

I posted a comment on the linked to site. It is the site of a really obnoxious anti-Christian, dogmatic naturalist, crusader named Ed Brayton.

Ideas are only as good as the politicians that use them

I wanted to write this post right after Jim Gilchrist’s endorsement of Mike Huckabee but just hadn’t had the time until now. This also goes for the endorsements made by Bob Jones III, Paul Weyrich, David Keene, Tom Tancredo, etc.

We sit here and wonder why so many “conservative leaders”, using that term loosely, are endorsing candidates that 20 years ago they wouldn’t even think of backing. It says something about the destruction of the conservative movement but also how politics and how ideas relate to each other.

Dr. Fleming has wirtten about this in recent issues of Chronicles and I agree with him. It’s easy to think that ideas and ideology power politics but the reality is quite different. Ideas are only as good as the politicians willing to use them.

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Ron Paul to be Excluded from Upcoming Fox News Candidate Forum * NOT CONFIRMED

Editor’s Note: This has not been confirmed and was prematurely reported. Please do not bother the NH GOP until we know more. I do not want to totally erase the post because I don’t want to lose the comments. Just disregard it until we know more. Thanks.

You think they would learn. If this stands there will be so many more Paul supporters outside than any other candidate it won’t even be funny.

This forum is sponsored by the NH GOP. Perhaps they need to hear from us. Please be nice and no profanity. Remember you are representing Ron Paul.

fergus@nhgop.org

Paul Gottfried Slams the Republicans for Their Shameless PC Pandering

This is a brilliant article. Dr. Gottfried calls the Republicans on their willingness to pander to the PC Crowd that isn’t going to vote for them anyway. This is self-flagellating white guilt writ large.

At this point I’ve had it up to my ears with Reps, who can’t wait a decent length of time, or until they have finished the necessary work of appeasing the relative Right, before crawling on their bellies to the usual suspects. In my Pennsylvania congressional district I happily gave my vote to a politically correct Democratic feminist acquaintance of mine, after having heard our sensitive Evangelical Republican congressman, Joe Pitts, talk about his feelings of guilt toward blacks. There is nothing that sickens me more than these public displays of the “politics of guilt,” a distasteful subject and one on which I have done more research than I care to recall. Let the Democrats worry about reaching out to their proven constituency and providing all the bellyachers with give-away programs. Republicans should be doing what they claim to want for the rest of us, controlling our borders and otherwise getting public administration off our backs.

Coulter Slams the Huckster Again

This slam is savage but clever. Personally, I think making fun of Huckabee because he used to be overweight is out of line. On substance, however, she makes some good points.

Huckabee claims he’s against punishing children for the crimes of their fathers in the case of illegal immigrants. But in the case of slavery, he believes the children of the children’s children should be routinely punished for the crimes of their fathers. Huckabee has said illegal immigration gives Americans a chance to make up for slavery. (I thought letting O.J. walk for murdering two people was payback for slavery.)

Just two years ago, Huckabee cheerfully announced to a meeting of the Hispanic advocacy group League of United Latin American Citizens that “Pretty soon, Southern white guys like me may be in the minority.” Who’s writing this guy’s speeches — Al Sharpton?

Here Is Ron Paul’s Reply on the Lincoln Issue on Morning Joe

Paul does a decent job of defending his statement about Lincoln.

Guest host David Shuster is an obvious obnoxious idiot, but what amazes me is that he is making our point. Shuster is very clear that Lincoln went to war to “save” the Union and he wants Paul to concede that? Is he a complete idiot? That is what Ron Paul is arguing. It is shameful that realizing 620,000 died to “save” the Union doesn’t so disgust people that it settles the argument itself. But many people who fancy themnselves patriots have so mythologized the modern nation state that they think that is OK, a price worth paying.

Lincoln did not “save” the constitutional Republic that the Founders intended. He destroyed that Union. Instead he created a modern centralized Leviathan state. Ron Paul could probably do a better job of making this point.

Addendum: Paul also needs to make the point that the South did not “start” the War contrary to Shuster’s rantings. South Carolina had peacefully and legally seceded. Lincoln was attempting to reprovison a fort in what was by then foreign territory. This was an act of war, and the South had every right to respond. It was, however, a brilliant PR move for Lincoln who needed the South to appear to be the aggressors because many in the North did not favor war to prevent secession. It is a PR stunt that is still working on illiterates like Shuster even today.