Monday, December 26, 2011


One of my less favorite Holiday traditions with my retired father in Arizona is his affection for FoxNews. But there has been a long-standing, occasionally violated, understanding between us not to discuss politics. I'm sure a few of you have similar arrangements. So while I tried to do other things, he watched Mike Huckabee being interviewed Sunday morning and heard him say a number of things about Ron Paul:
Huckabee blasted Paul on Iran, saying Paul's views were disqualifying and outside the mainstream.
Now, of course, there are many reasons which can be spelled out in black and white or in simple gold coins why Ron Paul will never be President and is on many issues, rather nuts. But his position on Iran and the bomb is completely sound and valid. While we may not want Iran to get the bomb because it would give them even more political leverage, it is not like they are going to use it to bomb Israel. Such an event would ensure their complete annihilation. The Iranian government may be kept under the control of religious conservatives, but not lunatics (that's reserved for U.S. Congressional districts). Yet, Paul's clearly accurate and logical statement proclaimed to be the one out of the "mainstream". It's going to be another long year. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

I cried because I was stuck watching CNN push Romney, until I saw a man stuck watching Fox pushing Romney.

pansypoo said...

i just had to endure fucking xmas 'music' and low information family. sunday was politics free. but they were the 99% who think they are in the 5% or are so don'r give a shit. but KITTY. kitty therapy.