Attention GOP: It's Ron Paul or None at All!

December 20, 2011 5:08 PM ~  
Now that Ron Paul is leading in Iowa polls, the Establishment GOP is out in full force to smear, discredit, and ignore this man. They are going so far as to say that the Iowa Caucus doesn't really matter. Even the governor of Iowa is saying that people should pay no attention to the caucus in his state.
Leading Republicans, looking to put the best possible frame on a Paul victory, are already testing out a message for what they’ll say if the 76-year-old Texas congressman is triumphant.

The short version: Ignore him.

“People are going to look at who comes in second and who comes in third,” said Gov. Terry Branstad. “If [Mitt] Romney comes in a strong second, it definitely helps him going into New Hampshire and the other states.”

In addition, so called "conservative" news sites are posting Ron Paul smear stories at an astounding rate. The man that they ignored for so long, then dismissed, is now the recipient of attacks that more resemble the typical liberal attacks on conservatives. Without giving them any links, here are some headlines from RedState and others:

  • Yes, Virginia, Ron Paul is a 9/11 Truther (and a Coddler of Racists)

  • Who Wrote The Ron Paul Newsletters?

  • From the Mail Bag: Ron Paul, Is That You?

  • Ron Paul is the new Howard Dean

It goes on and on. Frankly, it's disgusting. Think about what this man stands for: freedom, individual liberty, less government.

This is the treatment he gets?

Well, here's the deal, GOP: either Ron Paul is your nominee for President, or you're going to get 4 more years of Obama. It's really that simple. You think you can treat this man like this and then expect his supporters to vote for your candidate? Guess what? We're not like that. We're not unprincipled political hacks who care more about party than principles. We vote for liberty, not for the Republican "team."

So go ahead, ridicule and attack Ron Paul, and give Obama four more years. It's your choice.