The Neo-Con smear campaign against Ron Paul has now passed the point of hysteria. Dr. Paul’s upset victory in the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was the tipping point. CPAC usually functions as tame, ‘Right’ gate-keepers for the Oligarchy. Their Presidential Straw Poll was supposed to favor ‘Plastic Man’ himself, Mitt Romney.
Young libertarians turned out in force for the conference. But they boycotted the session when Glenn Beck & Newt Gingrich were scheduled to speak. That’s because these 2 Chicken Hawks have been in the vanguard of the slime & smears directed against Ron Paul. This was the situation when the results of the Straw Poll were announced. THAT’s why there was booing. Fox News, the Neo-Con agit-prop network, amplified the boos in their coverage. And their mantra throughout the day was repeating how the Poll was ‘unscientific.’
To be expected, David Horowitz’s circle in internet blogs went absolutely ballistic. One Jeanette Pryor led off with a piece calling Dr. Paul “a Trojan Horse in conservative America.” She then went on to compare Ron Paul quotes against the Neocons with quotes from, you guessed it, THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION. Her piece, in fact, was entitled “Ron Paul and the Protocols of the Neo-Con Elders.”
Ron Paul’s no ‘anti-Semite’ even if ersatz comedian Ben Stein says so. So why the full-court press smear campaign? The Neo-Cons are the out-runners of the War Party. Justin Raimondo said it best:
“The economic facts of reality–that we CANNOT continue to fund an overseas empire without going bankrupt–conspire against any ‘conservative’ who wants to limit government AND mobilize massive armies to occupy VAST PORTIONS of Central Asia.
“In the midst of an ECONOMIC CRISIS such as has not been seen since the 1930s, the War Party is at a loss as to how to drum up enthusiasm for YET ANOTHER bout of Mideast adventurism.”
The Neo-Cons descend from the rotting entrails of the Trotskyite-Communist movement. Using ‘entrism’ tactics, they took one after another citadel of the classic Conservative movement. Their pickings included American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, NATIONAL REVIEW, and so it goes.
But a humble doctor from Texas threatens their strangle-hold on the ‘Mainstream Conservative Movement.’
David Horowitz and Mitt Romney: Eat your heart out. Maybe, just maybe, the GOP will return to its America First! roots.