Tuesday, 15 November 2011, Pat Buchanan in “Return of the War Party” wrote,
The only way we could eliminate Iran’s nuclear program would be days of air and missile strikes. Iran could retaliate by cutting off oil exports and mining the Strait of Hormuz, tripling the world price, and hurling the European Union and United States into recession.
The U.S. intelligence community declared in December 2007,with high confidence that Iran was no longer seeking nuclear weapons. It has never rescinded that declaration.
Before America goes to war with Iran, let Congress whose members are forever expressing their love for the Constitution, follow it, and vote on war with Iran. And before we go to the polls in 2012,let’s find out if the GOP is becoming again the same old War Party that bankrupted the nation.”
Well here we are two and a half years later, and the Republican War Dogs are rabid with interventionist intent. That is, with the exception of Rand Paul who is gaining, literally by the hour, traction in America. Because of our two-party system, Paul must run as a Republican. As such, Mr. Paul will be running against entrenched party big wigs and the RNC. No problem, though. Here’s why.
In the new social media era, candidates can raise scads of money online with no help from the entrenched party leaders.
I think the leaders of both parties certainly including the forlorn and shopworn likes of the Clintons, the Bushes, McCains, Romneys, Reids, Boehners, and the failed-Marxist-tinged Obamas are tragically out of pace with America.
Look, in 2012 a totally unqualified income redistribution fellow won reelection by what sounded like a hefty 5 million votes. Notwithstanding that I, along with others, scored the count from the start as a fraud, it went into the books. OK, 127 million Americans voted. Had just 2.75 million voters ( 2.2% of the vote) swapped their vote, Romney (a neocon-centric, big government dinosaur) would have won the White House. Not to put the whole thing into a racial perspective, but African Americans voted Obama into the White House. I don’t know about you, but in my eyes Hillary Rodham Clinton is going to provide nothing but a snicker for many demographic groups. Talk about a low Democrat turnout. Remember the absolute trashing the disorganized and arrogant thing took last time out? And now she has Benghazi to answer for.
Throughout history, Progressive/Marxist thought has proved a disaster. Debbie and I are in France twice a year for a first-hand look at policy socialist style. Yikes, what a mess. So foul in fact that the fire-breathing, hardline anti-immigration, third-party candidate Marine Le Pen and her Front National in the European elections laid waste to the ruling Francois Hollande and his failed Socialist party.
America is now, as they say on NBA draft night, on the clock. I think the small government, anti-immigration, anti-fed, anti-Wall Street/Fortune Five Hundred, pro-Second Amendment, anti-Obamacare policies of Rand Paul form a winning hand. I count a lot of single-issue voters of all stripes as fed up with the two-party entrenched politicians.
Democrat or Republican nametags are not going to carry much weight in the elections of 2014 and 2016. What will count is voting for an American who actually appears to be on your side. Debbie and I long ago threw in the towel on the whole two-party lot. We are independents looking for… well the Rand Paul approach to a libertarian-based government advocating small government policies, states rights, and personal responsibility as envisioned by our Founders in the Constitution. And perhaps most of all, it is time Americans ended the policy of world hegemony and started minding our own business, our open borders, our rotten, and union-infested public schools, and started supporting the best interests of those who provide most of the new jobs in America—our small business owners.
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