When I saw Lawrence O’Donnell’s piece on Ron Paul last week, I was going to do a writeup on it as I know way too many liberals who like to think he is the ‘real deal’ when it comes to being a libertarian and left of the center. True progressives do not follow the libertarian way as there are too many issues that they would overturn that affect all our civil rights and that is wrong. I have written on this subject before and so have many other true lefties on this subject as to why Libertarians are wrong as far as we lefties believe. But I will say that Infidel’s two posts on this subject are great reads and explain well the difference between lefties and libertarians…but I digress.
Anywway…He isn’t even close folks. His views on few issues, like being anti-war and personal drug use are libertarian, but in the final analysis, he really isn’t even fucking close.
He is a racist for starters. Do not make me explain why on this issue, as it’s been beaten to death by both the Corporate and the Alternative Media. His position on women’s reproductive rights, birth control and..my personal favorite… just having sex in general should curl the hair of anyone that truly believes they are left of center or even a libertarian. Watch the short video below of O’Donnell ripping Paul a new ass on the critical issue of women’s reproductive rights…and…how sex is a bad, immoral pleasure.
If that isn’t enough, then perhaps Sam Seder’s show from January of this year below will convince you as to why supporting Ron Paul is a bad idea and not worth your time, if you are left of center and consider yourself a proud leftie. The interview is with Tim Wise. It’s worth the listen…especially for all you Ron Paul fans. Paul really has just a few issues that lefties agree with him on.
Below is the Blacking It Up piece referred to in the above video:
Liberals/Progressives need to stop ignoring the bullshit Ron Paul spouts on other important issues. Agreeing with him on one or two issues it NOT enough to support him, it just isn’t. The man is a loon on so many other issues it’s fucking pathetic. He’s the guy that believes we should all be allowed to carry a gun when we fly so as to deter the terrorists from hijacking the plane…give me an effin break!
Plus, as a Doctor of Women, a gynecologist ..which he is…to be against womens reproductive choice is just horrible and disgusting…not to mention he thinks that sex, for any reason other than procreation, is wrong and makes me nauseous, not to mention it’s friggin laughable in this day and age.
Ron Paul is NOT your guy folks…not when you take all the issues and put his views up against them. Sure, he says the right things when it comes to being anti-war, baling out the banks, and legalizing drugs..but the vast majority of his beliefs just don’t cut it…sorry, but they don’t. So quit ignoring his stances on all the issues…consider the man as a whole…because you will not like what you hear.