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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ron Paul will be in tomorrow's debate

I just spotted this from Allah on Hot Air, and I had to chuckle. Brave man. Foolish, but brave:

I like to think they were leaning towards excluding him until the TNR story broke, at which point sure, Ron, see you there. If they’re going to prop his wretched ass up for another 90 minutes of free TV time, they might as well make him tapdance to earn it.

Any predictions on whether we’ll see contrition beyond the halfhearted “I take moral responsibility” soundbite loop he resorts to when asked about this? If he genuinely regretted it, he’d have come clean and made a show about retracting long ago. What we’re in store for, I suspect, is another digging-in along the lines of what he said in
this clip, implying that Nazis really aren’t any worse than military contractors when push comes to shove so shouldn’t the other boys on stage be apologizing too? The Paulnuts will love that but it’ll send the less “afflicted” Paul supporters off on an even more manic bout of squirming than we’ve observed the past two days. A tapdancing chorus line, if you will.

We won't see this or hear this. Fridays are our night out. (You guys have to take care of your better halves lest they find something, or someone, else to be with. Marriage is a two-way street.) But we will see this when we check up on it later tomorrow. If Chris Matthews has the fortitude to question him ,and not let him wiggle out of it, this could be good. But what the Hell are we thinking? This is Chris Matthews. Chances are, he'll let him have his two minute excuse, like the media allowed him before, and that'll be that.

But Paul supporters had better be thinking about this. If you continue to support this guy, you have no one to blame but yourselves, and don't expect us to give you quarter. If he refuses to acknowledge he made a mistake, if he doesn't disassociate himself form these people, then you support a man who endorses racism, bigotry, conspiracy theories (which have ZERO merit), and anti-Semitism. Think about that. Better yet, chew on that when the conservatives shun you for supporting such an ass. Remember, we drove David Duke from the Republican party for the same reasons, and anyone who runs against him for his House seat after he loses the primaries (and he will) should use this to nail his @$$ to the wall. There's no excuse in excusing this sort of rhetoric or behavior.

As I said in my piece yesterday, "The 'Sphere is waiting, Dr. Paul. As the 'Net was your primary source for support and money, you owe it to those in cyberspace to answer these questions definitively. You also owe it to your constituents in your Congressional district ..." He does owe the people that much. If asked, and he doesn't answer, he deserves to see his support disappear, and return to the obscurity he had before he stuck his head out into this race.

Publius II