Establishment Running Scared of Ron Paul
August 13, 2011
Even the establishment newspaper, the Washington Post, is now sheepishly admitting the obvious – Ron Paul is a front-runner in the race for the GOP nomination. The Post is still in denial, however. It says Michele Bachmann will come out on top. It predicts Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and Paul will tussle to become winners of both the debates and the Ames Straw Poll scheduled for later today.
The establishment is running scared of Ron Paul. In the past, it either ignored or criticized Ron Paul and his dogged insistence that the United States follow the Constitution, eliminate the Federal Reserve, return fiscal sanity to Washington, and bring home the troops. Paul’s stand on these issues resonate deeply with the American people, although you wouldn’t know it if you read the New York Times or watch CNN and Fox News.
The desperation of the establishment over the grassroots popularity of Paul became obvious when the former senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, attacked him during the so-called debate in Iowa last night. Santorum, as a clueless establishment script-reader, should have realized that attacking Paul has the effect of underscoring and strengthening his pro-liberty philosophy. During a previous debate, Rudy Giuliani learned this painful lesson when he feebly tried to challenge Paul on 9/11.
The behavior of Newt Gingrich last night revealed just how pathetic the establishment is as it frantically tries to co-opt Paul’s message. The former speaker of the House said the Federal Reserve should be audited, something he would have never dared to say if not for the fact Paul has done a remarkable job in exposing the private banker cartel and millions of Americans are now demanding it be audited, if not dismantled outright. Gingrich is not opposed to the Federal Reserve. He is merely attempting to turn the cause into another promise broken by an establishment politician.
“Gingrich spoke of the poor monetary policy of the Fed going back to the 90′s,” writes the Washington Times today. “This was quite amusing because there isn’t any evidence that Newt Gingrich has even had a position on the Fed at all before this election cycle. The Speaker’s comments on the Fed were taken almost word for word from other speeches given by Dr. Paul.”