66% Oppose Iraq War
The reasons are so easy to see. First, the vast majority of Americans do not have a clue how our socialist economy manages to function. By a wide margin they have no idea what a "fiat" money system is or that inflation is when our crooked government in collusion with bankers print up extra money whenever they want some more. All they know is when things are good the president is running our economy correctly so let the good times roll and stay the course. But when things are bad Americans blame the coach. We're all guilty of it, Tomas Estrada-Palma included. When Joe Gibbs called that illegal double timeout in a game earlier this year giving the opposing kicker a chip shot to win the game - I called for Gibbs' head. Then he goes and gets us into the playoffs. But football is a simple game and an economy an infinitely more complex thing with incalculable variables impossible to quantify. The president doesn't run the economy - he can only make it harder to run for us or leave it be to blossom. Voters can't vote against George Bush in November. But the economy will be in such dire straits by then they surely will not vote for one of George's neocon allies. Of course with the Democrats even more solidly in control of Congress after next election the economy will finally collapse under the weight of their new taxes on gas and the like as well as because new regulation and busy-body unconstitutional federal "oversight."
The other reason nominating one of the neocons will cost the Republicans the White House in November is opposition to the war. I agree that staying the course in Iraq is wildly popular in the ruling neocon wing of the Republican party. Unfortunately, the libertarian wing of the party, Democrats, independents and third parties all oppose the war by a wide margin. Over all that averages out to 66% opposition. There is no way a pro Iraq war candidate can win in November unless there is a miraculous reconciliation amongst the Iraqi people, American military occupiers, Al Qaeda occupiers, Iran, Turkey, etc. by late summer of this year. More plausible, unfortunately for some great brave young Americans, is there will be a big set back. Republicans could find themselves saddled by then with a neocon nominee and a military disaster that includes too many dead G.I.s for America to accept. Remember the Tet Offensive in Vietnam?
Because of his 100 percent opposition to the war Ron Paul is the only Republican who can win in November. His call to immediately pull the troops out of Iraq and elsewhere is not only very popular but it will actually help our economy. All the billions spent overseas pissing off those who hate us will boost our economy while diminishing theirs. His tax policy will cause the US economy to surge back to the top of the world players. Here is the hard part to get him into the White House. As soon as you make Ron Paul your nominee the MSM will try to savage him about his economic policies. But what Dr. Paul advocates is sound economically and not that hard to understand if you take a minute or two to think about it. Every attack by the MSM would give an opportunity to show how they were wrong and always have been about our form of government and the economy. All of this dialog will also help bring in more Republicans into Congress on Ron Paul's coattails.
But win or lose the genie is already out of the bottle. The future will prove the Iraqi war a dismal failure and our economy will be a basket case. Americans will remember the Ron Paul Republicans and that we warns of just these sort of consequences following unconstitutional follies. You all had better expect a whole bunch of Ron Paul Republicans running for local, state and federal government office next time around. By then Americans should be ready to listen to some sensible policy changes being offered by these young Ron Paul Revolutionaries.