History repeats itself.
I recall a presidential election some years back, where a populist-speaking Texan had bewitched the people with clever quips and a strong grassroots following built on the problems of fixing a runaway government with Quixotic notions. The people and the pundits were sure he was a shoe-in for president given the choice at the time, but he suddenly imploded in a paranoid ball of delusion and whacked-out rhetoric that showcased to the country that he was not quite ready for anything but a straight jacket.
However, the damage was already done.
Running as a third party candidate, he split the GOP vote and handed the 1992 election to an Arkansas Adulterer with less than 50% of the returns and transformed the White House into a Red Light Disctrict for Interns and Communist Chinese campaign contributions.
Now, nearly 2008 – we again have another populist-speaking Texan, bewitching the disaffected masses of both parties. But this time, the populist is beguiling the folks with an anti-war/Blame-America-First and pull-out-the-troops-worldwide/keep-to-ourselves message. That message has galvanized a grassroots circus of Bong-toking Libertarians, MoveOn.org Clintonistas, Far Out Mao Leftists, Angry Anarchists, Code Pinkos, Stormfront Neo-Nazis and a few Conservatives that are convinced Ron Paul is bigger than Jesus and the only hope to save Mankind from the evil neocons that came from outer space…or Israel. PT Barnum would blush with such a display of characters, but Ron Paul understands how to sucker the disgusted and disappointed, and accepts them all as family for liberty. Like any Ringmaster that knows the value of exploiting a bearded lady for cash donations or ticket sales, he is comfortable bunking tigers, pythons and elephants together for the Big Top.
In the center ring, Ron Paul pretends he doesn’t know anything about the neo-Nazi trapeze artists somersaulting cash to his campaign, or the efforts of the unisex unicycle surrender monkeys at moveOn.org infiltrating his meet-up groups and rallies. Ringmaster Ron insists his mob zombie throngs are devoted to his ideals of returning the country to a 17th century Constitutional ideal, when it is clear to any outside observer that it is his anti-war organ grinder that calls the mobs like a Pied Piper with music that resonates like an out-of-tune accordian with the circus faithful he has drawn to his parade.
Being surrounded by Libertarian clowns, Marxist beasts and assorted political freaks among the average voters mesmerized by the spectacle Ron Paul makes of himself, it is I suppose, no surprise that delusional paranoia sets in and is shared by his mob. They are ready to torch a network to the ground if they perceive their messiah is being short-changed in a debate or spoken against in a blog or op-ed column, and this past weekend was a great example of how whacked-out and delusional this circus actually is.
Late last week, the net lit up in a fury of rage and fireworks that would just about blind the onlooker, over the supposed exclusion of Ron Paul from a Fox News Debate scheduled for January 6th before the New Hampshire Primary. As is usual for the Mob Zombies, the signal went forth from someone at command, and like locusts they decended in wrath of God rage upon Fox News and various forums and blogs to browbeat political enemies with stilts and batons and balloons declaring “sacriledge!” along with epithets against Fox News unfit for reprint except on Adult Pay sites.
Joining the chants of death and dismemberment for daring to keep their messiah from saving the country, the Ringmaster himself had harsh words for Fox News when he exclaimed “They are scared of me and don’t want my message to get out, but it will. They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative.”
But what appeared to be righteous rage was in reality, a carnival barker and his delusional monkeys that went beserk because they forgot the Ringmaster put the banannas in his pockets. The display of lunacy and out of control instant rhetoric was clown troupe comedy reminiscant of the 1992 paranoid breakdown of Ross Perot as it was learned today that the debate Ron Paul never confirmed he would attend, was cancelled in total three weeks ago. (UPDATE: WND Source has since updated it’s story and now says there WILL BE a Fox News Debate in NH, and that Ron Paul has not yet been invited, though the NH GOP is negotiating with the network)
And not because Fox New is afraid of Ron Paul, contrary to the bold claims the Big Top ringmaster proclaims.
I find it instructive that the first words out of Paul’s mouth is again an instant diatribe mantra shared by the MoveOn.org Left that instantly castigates anyone not letting them have their way as a war mongering neocon. Fox News is apparently propagandists for this war and not Conservatives because they did not invite the messiah candidate and forgot to remind him he never RSVP’d.
Makes about as much sense as a mini-car filled with clowns demanding to run America’s foreign policy.
I recall seeing this circus show once before, where a populist-speaking Texan had bewitched the people with clever quips and a strong grassroots following built on the problems of fixing a runaway government with Quixotic notions. The people and the pundits are sure Ron Paul is a shoe-in for president, but methinks the sudden implosion in a paranoid fit of delusion and whacked-out rhetoric, just showcases to the country that Ron Paul not quite ready for anything but a straight jacket, or a top hat and whip.
Ron Paul excluded from debate? Not exactly
Candidate claims Fox is afraid of him, but forum canceled
WASHINGTON – Ron Paul is steamed about being excluded from a New Hampshire debate scheduled to be televised by Fox News.
“They are scared of me and don’t want my message to get out, but it will,” Paul said of Fox News Network. “They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative.”
The challenge got some attention on a slow Internet news day yesterday, with many websites still carrying the story. However, not all is what it appears.
There is no debate.
No one is invited.
It was canceled.
Somehow, Ron Paul missed the memo.
There is no New Hampshire GOP presidential debate scheduled for Jan. 6. The event was officially canceled three weeks ago. Ron Paul was, indeed, invited, but never committed to attending before the event was canceled because of the close proximity with the ABC event.
UPDATE STORY 1-1-08
This is apparently still in-flux and being negotiated. Fox News has no advertisement or mention of this debate on it’s web page which is curious. Regardless of whatever is actually going on with this event, it is still interesting to me that the first words out of Paul’s mouth last week was that Fox News is nothing but war propagandists and not Conservatives. I guess that’s the new Knee Jerk comeback for every single time there is an assumption he is being slighted.
Right behind the Stormfront mantras of shouting “Neocons!”.
Ron Paul not invited to Fox News forum
N.H. GOP negotiating with network to include other candidates
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Contrary to earlier reports, the Fox News Channel is hosting a Republican presidential candidate forum in New Hampshire, and, so far, Rep. Ron Paul has not been invited.
WND previously reported the event was canceled three weeks ago, but New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen confirmed today the forum is scheduled for Jan. 6.
The New Hampshire GOP is co-sponsoring the event, to be held at St. Anselm College in Goffstown, N.H., just two days before the crucial primary.
Candidates who have received invitations are former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson.
Cullen said the New Hampshire Republican Party is negotiating with Fox News to have as many candidates as possible participate in the event.
“Limiting the number of candidates who are invited to participate in debates is not consistent with the tradition of the first in the nation primary,” Cullen said in a statement today. “The level playing field requires that all candidates be given an equal opportunity to participate – not just a select few determined by the media prior to any votes being cast.”
Cullen said the New Hampshire Republican Party is calling “upon all media organizations planning pre-primary debates or forums for both parties to include all recognized major candidates in their events.”
Paul said Saturday that Fox News is “scared of me.”
They “don’t want my message to get out, but it will,” he told the Boston Globe’s Primary Source blog. “They are propagandists for this war, and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative.”
Last night, Paul spokesman Jesse Benton told the Chicago Tribune’s Jason George the campaign remains angry and in the dark.
“We have not heard anything else today,” he said. “[Fox] continues to ignore our calls.”