Ron Paul a poor choice for GOP nomination?

After taking a call from an active Tea Party member in New Hampshire torn between Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul for her primary vote, Glenn took on a subject that is guaranteed to stir some feathers, Ron Paul.

Glenn has said many times he agrees with Ron Paul on a lot of issues, especially his domestic monetary policy. However, like many conservatives who like Ron Paul’s stance on The Fed and diminishing the size of the federal government, Israel and foreign policy is where Glenn draws his line of separation. Today, like Glenn has with all of the candidates, Glenn went in depth into Ron Paul’s political history. Like this caller, a large percentage of primary voters haven’t decided how to cast their vote. There is no perfect candidate, so voters have to decide which candidate agrees with them on the issues that are most important to them, and obviously, which candidate they can trust.

Glenn doesn’t play favorites in politics, and knows it’s not just where a politician stands on an issue, but the policies and paths they take to support that stance. Glenn brought up the subject of the military, saying “I am so done with being the policeman of the world.” A position many would equate with Ron Paul, the caller pointed out. But, Glenn backed his statement up with, “However, there is a logical way of doing things and then a strange way of doing things. Do you know at all about the committee that he co chaired with Barney Frank?” The caller hadn’t.

Glenn: “He co chaired a committee with Barney Frank. I'm looking for the information. Here it is. Co chaired with Barney Frank in 2010 and he was he had to put a committee together of 14 different people. He and Barney Frank put a committee together. I believe it was eleven of them were directly George Soros people. Now, I look at Ron Paul and I say, "Well, wait a minute. How did Ron Paul miss the George Soros connection?" How did a guy who is, as this article that I read this morning said, you know, many people that support Ron Paul can find a conspiracy in a glass of water. How can you miss eleven out of fourteen people being directly connected to George Soros and having his defense plan, the George Soros defense plan being the thing that he says, yeah, we're going to we're going to have these guys look into the military of tomorrow. That doesn't sound healthy. “

Stu also pointed out that, “It's difficult to have a position to the left of Barack Obama on national defense during a Republican primary. He's standing up for what he believes in. It's just so far George Soros and him on foreign on foreign affairs? Is there separation?”

Glenn: “There isn't a separation.”

While Glenn too is very sick of being the world’s “police man,” it’s hard to understand how anyone, much less a political leader, can say America shouldn’t have been involved in WWII. Glenn questioned that, “If he says we shouldn't have fought in World War II, then what should we have done? It’s not about going after the Nazis. He says, "Well, Europe is their own business and they should have taken care of themselves." Well, all right, that's cool and everything. But Japan declared war on us and then Germany declared war on the United States, and that's when we got involved”

With our politicians, there has to be a connection between their policies and their principals. There are a lot of issues that Ron Paul is great on at face value, but after looking at his actions that support them may make a voter change their mind. The example Glenn, Pat, and Stu used next was Ron Paul’s stance on pork.

Pat: “But if his principle is no pork, then the 14th Congressional District in Texas, Galveston and part of Houston, should have received not one penny in federal money, right? Not a penny.”

STU: “In theory, yeah. In theory.”

GLENN: “He'll put the pork into the bill.”

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: But then he'll vote against the bill

PAT: Knowing it's going to pass.

To a conservative voter looking for a candidate with more principals and sound policy, this may be a red flag. Ron Paul may have never voted for a bill with pork in it, but does that really hold water if he put the pork in the bill he voted against? How can he defend that to his supporters?

Pat: “And his answer to that, at least that I've heard is that's how the game is played. Well, I'm sorry, I don't want a game player. If your principle is one thing but you're doing another, you're not as principled as everybody thinks you are. “

TRUMP: The twilight hour of socialism has arrived

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The other day, at Florida International University in Miami, facing large American and Venezuelan flags, President Trump gave a rousing speech in Miami, including this line, the "twilight hour of socialism has arrived."

Trump went on to say:

Socialism is about one thing only—power for the ruling class. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who's up and who's down…and even who lives and who dies.

He then repeated a phrase that helped define his State of the Union address this year:

America will never be a socialist country.

Fittingly, Fox News posted an article yesterday exposing the overlooked evils of Che dangers of socialism that all too often disappear behind a flashy design on a t-shirt.

  1. Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence. In an interview, Guevara said, "in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph."
  2. Humberto Fontova, author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara," told Fox that Guevara created system that put gay people in labor camps. "The regime that Che Guevara co-founded is the only one in modern history in the Western Hemisphere to have herded gays into forced labor camps."
  3. Guevara opposed a free press: "In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: 'We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.'"
  4. Guevara made racist statements: Guevara went on to write: "the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving."

These are just some of the many historical examples of the failure of socialism. President Trump is right. If the frivolities of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Saunders catch on and spread, we could have an unbelievable problem on our hands.

Poor Jussie: His narrative is falling apart completely

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Here's how the media works now: Find a story that confirms their narrative, run it constantly and relentlessly. When the real story comes out, minimize exposure of the correction. Repeat.

We're seeing this pattern play out over and over again.

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And those are just the reactions on TV. It was just as bad, at times worse, in print and online. I'll give you one special example, however. Because, you know the situation is bad when TMZ is connecting the dots and seeing through this guy's story:

The sources say there were red flags from the get go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera. And there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed 'This is MAGA country' because 'Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.''

Here's the man himself, in an interview just days after the alleged beating…I'm sorry, the alleged "modern day lynching." Here he is in an interview with ABC News, complaining about people making up stuff:



Strong words, spoken by a man who, allegedly, created the whole narrative to begin with.

This compromise is an abomination

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Three decades ago, "The Art of the Deal" made Donald Trump a household name. A lot has happened since then. But you can trace many of Trump's actions back to that book.

Art of the Deal:

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

People laughed when he announced that he was running for President. And I mean that literally. Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner when Obama roasted Trump, viciously, mocking the very idea that Trump could ever be President. Now, he's President.

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.

This empire-building is a mark of Trump.

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The most recent example is the border wall. Yesterday, congress reached a compromise on funding for the border wall. Weeks of tense back-and-forth built up to that moment. At times, it seemed like neither side would budge. Trump stuck to his guns, the government shut down, Trump refused to budge, then, miraculously, the lights came back on again. The result was a compromise. Or at least that's how it appeared.

But really, Trump got what he wanted -- exactly what he wanted. He used the techniques he wrote about in The Art of the Deal:

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.

From the start, he demanded $5.7 billion for construction of a border wall. It was a months' long tug-of-war that eventually resulted in yesterday's legislation, which would dedicate $1.4 billion. It would appear that that was what he was after all along. Moments before the vote, he did some last-minute pushing. A national emergency declaration, and suddenly the number is $8 billion.

Art of the Deal:

People think I'm a gambler. I've never gambled in my life. To me, a gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines. It's a very good business being the house.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate passed the legislation 83-16, and the House followed with 300-128. Today, Trump will sign the bill.

It's not even fair to call that a deal, really. A deal is what happens when you go to a car dealership, fully ready to buy a car, and the salesman says the right things. What Trump did is more like a car dealer selling an entire row of cars to someone who doesn't even have a licence. When Trump started, Democrats wouldn't even consider a wall, let alone pay for it.

Art of the Deal:

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion.

He started the wall on a chant, "Build the wall!" until he got what he wanted. He maneuvered like Don Draper, selling people something that they didn't even know they wanted, and convincing them that it is exactly what they've always needed.