Ron Paul Is A Sly Dog, Slippery Politician

At first glance, Ron Paul comes off as this idealist guy, up there just talking from his heart about what he thinks is right. He may appear misguided to some. Some may disagree with him, yet perceive he is a good politician, unlike those sleaze bag candidates he is running against. This perception is the furthest from the truth.

Ron Paul is also a sleaze bag politician. He may even be worse than some of the others.

Let’s start with his earmark spending.

He leads his district in earmarks.
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Now this is where it gets interesting. This is where he turns into a sly dog, slippery politician. In one breath he argues doggedly for putting them in the bill. He talks with great passion about why they should be included. LINK

Look at the passion and logic he uses for including these earmarks in the bills. You’d think a man with a passion to put the stuff in the bill, the endless justifications to put it in, you’d think he would vote yes! But instead he votes no.

Does this seem like the actions of someone who isn’t a sly dog, slippery politician? If you’re for something, then you vote for it. If you’re against something, then you vote no. Paul is trying to say yes and no at the same time.

Most politicians get raked over the coals for changing their opinions over time. Paul is worse! He is politically schizophrenic and tries to have two opposing opinions at the same time. He’s not voting for something after he votes against it. He’s voting yes while voting no! But it doesn’t end here.

This guy can’t decide if he’s a Republican, Libertarian or an Independent. His first five terms in Congress were as a Republican. Then in 1988 he had a chance to run for president as a Libertarian. So he sends a letter of resignation to the GOP and runs for president as a Libertarian. A few years later he decides to run for Congress and what does he run as? A Republican of course. In 08 he’s running for president as a Republican, but he won’t rule out a run on a different party. LINK This reeks of political opportunism to me. He’s even admitted he’s running as a Republican this time because it’s more politically expedient. Easier to get on ballots and be seen in debates.

To top it off, Paul proposed term-limits, but then served ten terms in Congress. He has fun explaining this one. LINK

Ron Paul is indeed a sly dog, slippery politician. He tries to vote yes and no at the same time, chooses party affiliation based on what works best for him and he is both for and against term-limits.

Why does all this matter? Because much of his following comes because he comes off as a non-politician. He’s got that whole Mr. Smith goes to Washington mojo thing going for him. Ron Paul is anything but a Mr. Smith. He’s more like “Mr. Average Politician”. He’s not Doctor No. He’s Doctor Yes\No\Maybe and totally politically-schizophrenic. Can such a man be trusted?

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One response to “Ron Paul Is A Sly Dog, Slippery Politician

  1. Okay, you must honestly have a seventh grade education. Learn how to argue. A politician represents a constituency. His constituency’s tax dollars are given to the government and they decide how to give some of it back through the process of earmarks. His constituency asks him to put earmarks in the bills so he complies hoping to get money back for his people. He votes no because he doesn’t believe in the process, but doesn’t want to make his people suffer just because he doesn’t. He knows the money will be used for earmarks anyways so he might as well fight for his constituency. I’m guessing you don’t even know what an earmark is, but you will probably tell me after you go look it up on wikipedia. Partisan attitude like yours and the one that has consumed all of America is politically ignorant. Think about it. He toes the line between Libertarian and Republican since there is a spectrum within parties. This is probably a concept that is tough for you as well. It’s his supporters making him continue to run if he doesn’t get the Republican nomination. He doesn’t want to be in politics. His supporters make him. I went to his campaign
    HQ and his office told me they made him run for president. You are so ignorant it is disgusting.

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