In the discussion thread: It's strange that Ron Paul hasn't commented on President Obama's defense cuts. [View all]
Response to ProSense (Original post)
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:28 PM
msanthrope (36,913 posts)
3. Katha Pollitt made a trenchant observation regarding Paul and his faux anti-military stance--
"If Ron Paul was interested in peace, he wouldn't be a Republican — that party has even more enthusiasm for the military-industrial complex than the Democrats. For decades the GOP has turned every election into a contest over who is more macho, more nationalistic, more willing to do exactly the things lefty Paul fans excoriate Obama for doing. Paul doesn't get re-elected in his Texas district because of boutique positions like thinking Osama bin Laden should have been arrested, not assassinated."
Just how does Ron Paul get re-elected??? He brings home the bacon--requesting earmarks in bills that he know the Repukes have majorities on...so he can hypocritically ASK for money/earmarks/pork, but then deny he VOTED for them....
"This year Paul requested 65 earmarks, more than any other congressman in the Houston area, including money for the renovation of an old movie theater in Edna and wild shrimp marketing.
Paul's congressional district also has been among the top in Texas in receipt of federal assistance since 2000, receiving $31 billion from Washington, according to a study by the group OMB Watch. In the first nine months of the 2006 fiscal year, the district received $4 billion in federal aid.
His district, which hugs the Gulf Coast, and reaches into Brazoria County, receives a substantial amount of flood control aid.
Paul said that although he has requested earmarks, he did not vote for the final spending bills that include the special projects."
Ron Paul isn't going to say a damn thing to upset all the Houston-area defense contractors--not a thing.
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