March 19, 2008


Paul slighted by the 'neoconservative' GOP (Ralph Z. Hallow, March 19, 2008, Washington Times)

Ron Paul says the legions of newcomers his presidential campaign brought to the Republican Party are getting the cold shoulder from John McCain and from the party.

The Texas congressman says neither he nor his supporters have heard from Mr. McCain or Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan since March 4, when the Arizona senator accumulated enough delegates to clinch the party's presidential nomination.

"I don't think they want them," Mr. Paul told The Washington Times, adding that indifference doesn't surprise him because the party's establishment has deserted traditional conservative principles for big government and foreign intervention.

Amoral isolationists are better suited to the Democratic Party, as its Latino and black Christians are natural Republicans.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 19, 2008 8:10 AM

A Roman legion was 4-5000 heavy infantry led by a senator or provincial governor. A Ron Paul legion is twelve underemployed libertarian anti-Semites led by John Derbyshire.

Posted by: Mike Morley at March 19, 2008 8:53 AM

I don't think they want them.

Actually, I don't think Paul's constituents want him. Wonder why....

In any event, would it be a stretch to claim that many Paulistas will be either voting Democrat or sitting this one out.

Think of it as tough love for the party that allowed itself to be hijacked (by Trot Jews, no less).

Posted by: Barry Meislin at March 19, 2008 9:02 AM


You'll want them on your side when the black helicopters come for you!

Posted by: oj at March 19, 2008 9:23 AM

Y'all crack me up.

100s or 1000s of new people brought into the political process, and ridicule is all you have to offer?

Gee, let's not try persuasion or discussion.

Here in the corrupt republic of Illinois, we've found some of these Ron Paul newbies quite receptive to other arguments on limited government, and we don't need to debate the war when we can talk about the state carreening toward bankruptcy.

It's amazing talking to them. They aren't racists, more than half of them are prolife, and they are motivated to get out and organize (a lost art among so-called 'conservatives' in IL).

Good thing I have all of you to set me straight. I can now comfortably kick them off the bus.

Posted by: Bruno at March 19, 2008 10:00 AM