Tonight I made myself do something I ordinarily would avoid like the plague - I watched the second Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News. I did this for exactly one reason - to see Ron Paul stand up to a bunch of warmongering corporate shill clones, the kind the GOP is so good at churning out these days.
The big moment of the night took place when Ron Paul was doing what he does best - speaking the truth about America’s dangerously wayward foreign policy and the ongoing blowback we continue to experience from it. The instant he stopped speaking, Rudy Giuliani, aka Adolph Mussolini, indignantly countered, first with a bit of a strawman twist on what Ron actually said; secondly, stating he had never heard anyone suggest such an outrageous idea that American actions could possibly have been a factor in 9/11; and finally, calling for a retraction of the statement. Sadly, yet predictably, this elicited wild applause from the red state crowd. Naturally, Ron Paul stood his ground and went on to further elaborate his position in his usual plain-spoken manner.
Not surprisingly, 50% of the face time in the debate had already been handed out to the media darlings, Giuliani, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. And as soon as the post-debate spin room action began, Sean Hannity and his cast of guest pundits, including failed GOP gubernatorial candidate from Maryland, Michael Steele, went into overdrive belittling Ron Paul and pushing the idea that it is now time to whittle the field down to the “serious” candidates. Steele went as far as saying “it’s over” already for Ron Paul.
Moments later, the early results of the viewer text message poll came on to the screen. Ron Paul… top of the list, baby! It was sweet justice to see these slimeballs squirm when confronted with the reality that their best efforts to portray the honorable Dr. Paul as a joke were now revealing them to be the real joke. The people aren’t buying their shit and I’m loving it.
Throughout the post-debate show, each candidate was invited over to visit with Hannity and Colmes to share their thoughts on the whole affair, with Hannity salivating over each of the usual suspects. When Ron Paul finally got his turn, Hannity turned up the heat, and in true O’Liely form, proceeded to interrupt him seconds into each attempt to respond to a question. What a pathetically biased disgrace.
Indeed, Ron Paul is still a huge long shot in this race, but I intend to fully enjoy every opportunity he has to thumb his nose at the establishment.Print This Post