Dr. Ron Paul the winner of last night’s Republican Debate

Ron Paul wins another “debate.”

I wish at some point they were actually allowed to debate, not just exchange talking points. But Ron Paul is the only choice for President—if You Really Want Change.  And Fred Thompson announced he is running for the Presidency. What a snore. I have been watching him for several months now and no matter the amount of hype he always has the distinct ability to be wholly boring. He is, among other things, a victim of his own hype. Really, there is not a dime’s worth of difference between him and the other “leading” candidates. And after waiting so long to get into the race there is no way he could live up to the hype. Besides his tone is tiresome and his slow speech pattern makes me wonder if he is trying to decide what he thinks as he is speaking. But he is a politican so what did you expect?

The final numbers on Dr. Paul’s performance was that he won the debate with 33% of the text voters.

One of the first questions Paul got to answer was about his stance on the war in Iraq. When Dr. Paul rationally pointed how at least one of the six reasons we were attacked on 9/11 is our presence on the Arabian Peninsula and that al-Qaida had also made this well known (never mind the fact that this was covered in detail in the 9/11 Commision Report and scores of books) Chris Wallace earned his stake to the claim of the “blithering idiot” of the night award. Wallace, who is apparently a highly paid journalist, asked Paul, “Should the United States take its marching orders from al-Qaida?”

How much of a fool can you be?

A point I made to a friend while watching the debate is that it’s troubling to know these candidates, who are all well educated and 90% of them are trained as lawyers, are so ill-informed…imagine how far we have to go in educating the general public. To have these professional rhetoricians not even understand the basic concept that in order to wage war effetively against your enemy you must understand what motivates your enemy.

Dr. Paul, the lone voice of sanity among this band of schlemiels, again made the case for withdrawing troops. As usual, it drew a few giggles and smikrs from the usual suspects like, Benito Giuliani.

But back to Wallace’s point. Dr. Paul responded forcefully “No! We should take our marching orders from our Constitution” and then continued “We should not go to war without a declaration” by Congress.

Paul also had a very good exchange with Mike Huckabee in which he was often interrupted by applause. Dr. Paul said to Mr. Huckabee, “We have lost over 5,000 Americans over there in Afghanistan, in Iraq and plus the civilians killed. How long — what do we have to pay to save face? That’s all we’re doing, is saving face. It’s time we came home,” Paul said.

He followed up by saying, “…A few people advising this administration, a small number of people called the neoconservatives hijacked our foreign policy. They’re responsible, not the American people.”

To which Huckabee showed a stunning ignorance of individualism and the real history of our American republic.

Huckabee basically said if one of us has made foolish mistake we should all be required to pay the price for it. Huckabee said, “We can’t be divided. We have to be one nation, under God. That means if we make a mistake, we make it as a single country: the United States of America, not the divided states of America.”

So that means if 10, 20 or even 30 people make terrible mistakes somehow the other 290 odd million of us are equally responsible? Huckabee and six of the other candidates also displyed a very strange desire to worship the power of the president.

Dr. Paul followed up by saying, “No, when we make a mistake — when we make a mistake, it is the obligation of the people, through their representatives, to correct the mistake, not to continue the mistake.” Which was met with thunderous applause.

Dr. Paul was also on with Faux News’ Smirking Fool and attempted to educate Hannity with some history that was more than a few years old.

Just once I wish Dr. Paul would say, “History did not start on September 11th Sean. History didn’t start with Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990.” The Smiking Fool demostrated his pomposity by saying, ” Don’t worry, I’ll educate you.” To which I sincerly hope Paul will say one day, “Really Sean? That would be great.

Maybe you could tell me:

1) Why was Woodrow Wilson elected on the platform of “he kept us out of war” only to be in front of Congress six months later making the case for America to get into World War I?

2) What was the Brest-Liovsk Treaty?

3) What turned the war in the Allies’ favor?

4) How has the Versailles peace treaty responsible for much of the bloodshed in the 20th century and now into the 21st century?

5) Why was Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles so important?

6) Why have we been so heavily involved in the Middle East since 1919?

7) Why were we (the U.S. government) in favor of the fabled “red line” agreement?

To which the silence would be deafening. Well, except for some inaudible stammering and sputtering of sentence fragments. Which is not too far from the norm for Hannity.

Some viewers of the debate commented at the Faux News web site:

 “I sincerely believe that Congressman Ron Paul won the debate tonight. Since World War II the United States has not declared a war and since that time we have also not won a war. The idea that we can even “win” the war in Iraq is ridiculous because we never declared who it was against or what it was for.” — Luke (Florida)

“Love Huckabee…but Ron Paul represents the 1776 Gentleman Farmer – a man of common sense who loves this country. I’m changing my support to Ron Paul.” — Fred (Dacula, GA)

“Thanks for airing this debate. Ron Paul sure blew the doors off that place!” — Christian

“I feel that Ron Paul won this debate. He continues to stick to his principles and, in my opinion, gives the most honest responces. I felt that the the “frontrunners” — Romney, McCain, and especially Giuliani – avoided answering several questions truthfully and completely. The decision of who I will vote for is between Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee, with me leaning towards Ron Paul.” — Brian (Crossville, TN)

If you want to watch the highlights of the debate check it out below. Via Scott Horton 

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One Comment on “Dr. Ron Paul the winner of last night’s Republican Debate”

  1. Phil Says:

    Chris Wallace pledges allegiance to another flag and should be ashamed of himself.

    Sean Hannity is soooooooo stooooooo-pid.


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