There seems to be a ghost candidate running against Ron Paul and surprise! It’s the media. The media has been helping the other GOP candidates pull ahead while trying their best to push Ron Paul back. The only problem is they really don’t have any dirt on him so they have to make stuff up and spin other things. It really is quite comical to watch but if you value your Constitution and your Bill of Rights it can be frustrating.
In a Washington post article, writer David Fahrenthold points out more or less that Ron Paul hasn’t been able to get much legislation passed and therefore wouldn’t be able to get anything done as President. Really? The writer goes on to spin Ron Paul’s positions and says he is not lobbying enough. You can always tell when media becomes desperate because they resort to this. I give it an E for effort but an F in trying to join the effort to smear the Congressman. The writer also actually says at the end of the article that Ron Paul inserts speeches into the record and does not give them. What? You can go on YouTube and find many speeches like this one or this one! Just type in Ron Paul floor speech.
Congress right now has only a 5% approval rating as of December 31st 2011, so I think it’s safe to say Ron Paul not being on board with the poor legislation that has been passed is a good thing wouldn’t you? Mitt Romney was never elected to Congress so we don’t know how he would have voted but he did sign a health care bill as Governor of Massachusetts similar to the one President Obama signed. Newt Gingrich was the house minority whip and speaker from the late 80’s to mid 90’s and voted for NAFTA, supported the GATT treaty, voted numerous times to raise the debt ceiling, supported federal money to be spent on abortions, voted in favor of the Brady bill, and the list goes on. There are way too many to list. I have nothing against Newt Gingrich, to each his own, but couldn’t this writer from the Washington post find someone other than Ron Paul to pick on?
Rick Santorum hasn’t really voted on anything significant except yes on the Patriot Act every time. He didn’t get re-elected in 07’ but the congress at the time he was “passing legislation” had a rating in 2001 of about 47% which was high because of what had happened on 911 and spiraled downward to just about 17% when he left office. To brag about passing legislation in that time frame isn’t saying you did anything good.
Many members in Congress are afraid to go against the Washington machine. Ron Paul has stood tall, never wavering his belief in the Constitution and never voting against it. He has never voted to raise taxes and never voted to send our jobs over seas. He is very content to be voting alone on most of these issues. If he is elected President I’m confident that many would no longer be afraid to vote the other way. If he is elected President, things like the health care bill would actually be repealed. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. The major media would never tell you this because they work for the machine.