Why do we keep giving ourselves dilemmas? Life doesn't have to be this complicated. If the citizens of America cannot even agree on the simplest thing, the definition of marriage, and stick with it, then how in the name of heaven can we agree on anything? But that is not the reason I started pounding my keyboard this time.
It's the Ron Paul thing. Sometimes I wonder if Ron Paul lives in an alternate universe. I've watched him in debates. I've read his views. I even like his son, Rand Paul, in some ways. I follow Ron Paul's prescriptions along just so far, thinking he is sane, and then, BAM, comes the hammer....his unfathomable disregard for U.S. military strength. If you view the left - right biases in a circle, Ron Paul is where the right meets the left, conjoining at the nexus of Neverland meeting Nod.
From Rick Moran at American Thinker:
"The more dangerous the world becomes, the more Ron Paul wants the US to disengage, cut its military beyond what any other presidential candidate (except perhaps Dennis Kucinich) would support, while blaming America - and Israel - for most of the evils in the world. It didn't fly in 2008 and it will be even less popular in 2012 if Ron Paul were to embarrass himself and run for president again."
While Ron Paul is out there talking about how we are the problem and how we need to reduce funding for and shrink our military, President Obama is setting up the next World War by creating a coalition of enemy states in the middle east on the ridiculous ruse of "democracy." Between Obama and Ron Paul, the citizens of the U.S. might as well just play twiddly winks in their living rooms while the world crashes in. Just exactly who does Ron Paul think is going to protect the United States when the Caliphate organizes itself against Israel and the U.S.? The Boy Scouts? Ron Paul is becoming old....or is old. He is certainly old enough to have some inkling of what WWII was and how we got here. But he continues on his anti-military ranting without recognizing our vulnerability against rising China, Russia, and now the Islamic Caliphate. He might have a slight inkling on the financial side of things. But he completely blows it every time when discussing what he would do with our military.
CPAC got it wrong again. Voting Ron Paul the winner of the straw poll at CPAC says more about who has decided to infiltrate the Republican Party than who would be a strong President. Ron Paul is a Libertarian wearing a Republican tag. Libertarianism is not Conservatism. But libertarians have no where to go. They don't have a big enough base to be viable in national elections, so they weasel their ways into the Republican Party...just in the same way that big government RINO's have weaseled their way into the Republican Party.
And there lies the dilemma. The Republican Party can't seem to define itself. The Democrat party has defined itself as the Socialist Party. The Dems have weeded out most of the Blue Dog conservatives and has become nearly, purely, Socialist. So we know who they are. They know who they are.
But what does the Republican Party represent? From Lindsay Graham to Ron Paul and anyone in between? How nebulous is the opposition to Obama and the Democrat / Socialist Party? One of the handicaps that will keep Republicans from winning the White House is the non-definition of values and policies. At this moment, it seems the Republicans are all over the map and falling apart. It is as if know one really knows what Republicans stand for, so the only reason to vote for them is knowing and despising what Democrats represent. Well, that is not going to get it.
We do finally have some seriously good conservatives in Congress, thanks to a lot of hard work to get them elected last fall. But as far as Presidential candidates are concerned we have no one....not one good, solid, electable, conservative. The straw poll vote at CPAC shows just how weak the Republican alternatives are at the moment. I am still hoping someone will show up to save the day...but Ron Paul? You have to be kidding. Time for a reality check, and a lot of prayer.