I have never liked Ron Paul, due mainly to his anti-American rhetoric. Like the far left, Paul blames America first, for every war and conflagration. I thought Ron Paul was nuts before I ever heard the term "neo-con," a term used for every conservative who doesn't hate his own country.
Ron Paul blames the United States for the Muslim attack of 9/11 and states that he does not blame Islam for it. Paul believes America is an imperialist empire. On foreign policy, Paul is probably closer to Code Pink than to Ronald Reagan. This is unfortunate, because on economic matters Paul is generally spot-on, i.e., he believes in laissez-fair capitalism. This is the strange dichotomy of the paleconservatives, who seem to be political schizophrenics: far left on some issues, far right on others.
Now David Horowitz has an article about Ron Paul at News Real blog. It appears that Ron Paul wants to end all aid to Israel. Paulites are loudly arguing that this is not evidence of Paul's anti-semitism, but I just don't buy it.
Read it all here.
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