Ron Paul and Churchill, Echoes of "Blood, Sweat and Tears”
RichardKanePA | 12.31.2011
Past politicians leveled with the America people such as Jimmy Carter. Winston Churchill managed to convey bad news and be inspirational while he did so.
Winston Churchill during World War II promised the British people that much hardship lay ahead, not the usual way for a politician to inspire. To claim Ron Paul is doing the same thing is stretching Churchill's message quite a bit, yet he is the closest thing there is to Winston Churchill in the 21th Century.
Jimmy Carter leveled with the American people on what he considered grim news on the environment as he raised the gasoline tax. Al Gore likewise had some grim news.
If one steps back one would realize that the environment, the debt and the economy are all serious problems. Ron Paul is a conveyer of bad news who at the same time allows the listener to feel good about themselves.
Both Ron Paul and President Obama don't play the blame game. From a distance one might claim that Ron Paul blames the Fed. But it is the Fed system he doesn't like, not spreading hate toward specific Fed officials. I wonder how many people are mad at both Obama and Paul at the same time for taking a lot of solidarity feelings, (or wet against the world) out of politics and international affairs.
There is a lot of scapegoating, blame whites and the other ways around. Blame the Muslims. Blame the Hispanics. Ron Paul goes along with the idea of a tight border without inspiring hatred of Mexicans, or that closing the border would give people their jobs back. Some Hispanics like that Paul would have this country interfere less in their internal affairs.
Again unlike other Republicans Ron Paul doesn't claim that if it weren't for an evil person in the White House, Americans would have their utopia back. He, unlike the others, doesn't spread hatred toward the President.
Without Paul, the Republican race would be between who could praise Israel the most and condemn Iran the hardest. War would be closer. Magically cutting more taxes on the rich would give people their jobs back.
President Obama's first instinct is to compromise. If Ron Paul does well Obama's compromises will be more positive. Obama likes to befriend his opponents and take them into his administration like he did Hillary. Most Republicans snarl at his every overture. Ron Paul as part of Obama's second term might stop Obama from constantly promising a better world real soon and get the Obama administration to start dealing with long-term planning.
If Ron Paul became President the economy would likely be already a disaster; and one total outsider with no seasoned advisers would have trouble doing anything. Obama of course would be willing to offer help without sabotaging the Ron Paul administration.
Ron Paul with his honest mouth brings reality to every thing he says. How is any US politician going to stimulate a lot of jobs next year if Europe is without them, without just giving out paychecks, then finding make-work assignments.
Almost all politicians including progressive ones try to create an image without saying anything specific that might turn someone off, unless they are in the middle of a scapegoating frenzy.
Politics is not only supposed to be a game for the purpose of choosing who will lead. But where people discuss the issues and hash out solutions with each other.
Obama's politics of hope makes one sit back and let Obama do ones thinking and create solutions for the rest of us. If the Presidential race becomes Paul vs Obama perhaps even Obama supporters will learn how to think again.
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Thank God that America had its forefathers and American has Ron Paul. Instead of giving donations to President Obama to prevent someone far worse taking charge, give them to Ron Paul to make Obama a better President, and to make Obama supporters and the supporter of other candidates start thinking for themselves again.