Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Ron Paulies invade Irvine Valley College


     Rebel Girl sent me these photos of today's appearance at IVC of the Ron Paulies. Apparently, they set up a booth, offered the usual arguments, and distributed the usual colorful propaganda.
     Among Cave People, Dr. Ron Paul has a special role—he deserves a particularly pointy stalactite—owing to his relative honesty and forthrightness. Sometimes, you almost want to like him.
     He's a Flintstonian Don Quixote, tilting at windbags. The Tea Partiers sometimes claim him because of his isolationism, nativism and hatred for redistribution of wealth, I guess. But he's too genuinely into the freedom thing to be trusted by most of the Tea Brained. And, of course, he's utterly unacceptable to the Big Money GOP old guard.
     Mostly, though, he serves to make his right-wing Tea-Pandering competitors look dodgy and impure. So I do hope he hangs in there!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love that - "tilting at windbags" - you guys can write!

Anonymous said...

They never attracted much of a crowd and the one student in my class who showed up with as stack of stuff (bumperstickers! buttons! pamphlets!)seemed to be confused about Mr. Paul.

Anonymous said...

Wow - the college made the Dallas Morning News for this post! Watch out - now Rick Perry is going to come and pray at us!

Anonymous said...

"Sometimes, you almost want to like him." - Perfect!

Anonymous said...

The Ron Paulies did better business than the guy with the free Bibles . Can't wait until Mittens' troops show up.

Anonymous said...

If you really want to tease the Paulies (raised in the church, I prefer "Paulists"), mention Eugene McCarthy. Or, if you really want to get them flustered, mention another ostensibly anti-war candidate, George McGovern. The weird cult of the always strategically confused Mr. Paul depends on the apparent attraction of his totally irreconcilable and ahistorical analysis, the pick-and-choose triumph of our consumer satisfaction voting model, the I-vote-for-the-man-and-not-the- party, I'm "independent" first-time self-esteeming voter who knows not a thing about where the country has been for the last fifty years. Just sayin'!

Anonymous said...

The Paulies reminded me a bit of the Lyndon LaRouchies, remember them?

Anonymous said...

When I look over the last 50 years or so, I see that we voted into office the following:
1. A General aka Eisenhower
2. A rich political family son aka Kennedy
3. A dead Presidents wannabe aka Johnson
4. A crook aka Nixon
5. A Warren Commission fool aka Ford
6. A peanut farmer aka Carter
7. An actor aka Reagan
8. A CIA agent aka Bush
9. An oversexed saxaphone player aka Clinton
10. The dumb son of a CIA agent aka Bush
11. A community organizer from inner city Chicago aka Obama

I say screw 'em, let's give 'em the teabagger!

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