What’s behind all the frothing attacks on Ron Paul, the “scary racist”? As Jack Hunter says, “Let’s cut the crap”:
The GOP establishment’s main beef with Ron Paul is his foreign policy. This ideological chasm is the subtext to most attacks on Paul from the right. To their credit, some of Paul’s critics are man (or woman) enough to confront the congressman on this subject directly. Paul welcomes these challenges and wants his fellow Republicans to debate what a true conservative foreign policy should look like. But the members of the Republican establishment do not want any such discussion. In fact, they fear it.
It’s not just the “GOP establishment” that fears and loathes Ron Paul. Charles Johnson, the liberal interventionist at Little Green Footballs, has also piled on Paul, and he’s joined by the multicult storm troopers at One People’s Project.
What do these three seemingly divergent groups have in common?
They’re all totalitarian wannabes, that’s what. They know that only an all-powerful central government can feed their endless appetite for control over others. And an aggressive foreign policy is the prerequisite of an aggressive domestic policy.
The good news is that their fear is very real. Ron Paul’s success is a direct rejection of big government. With 64% of Americans now viewing the government as their greatest threat, and active duty military personnel backing Ron Paul more than any other candidate, vital support of the warfare-welfare state is rapidly evaporating.
So no wonder the chickenhawks and their leftist allies are screaming “Racist!” at the top of their lungs. It’s their last resort, and they know it.