Ron Paul: ‘They Call Me Extreme – They’re The Extremists!
Congressman tells CNN how the establishment is running scared
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
During an interview with CNN last night, presidential frontrunner Ron Paul explained how the establishment is finding it more and more difficult to portray his ideas as “extreme,” pointing out how his viewpoints are becoming part of mainstream thinking as the real “extremists” in charge continue to follow the same course even as America’s economy crumbles.
Asked why the media obsessed about Michele Bachmann while ignoring Ron Paul completely despite the fact that Paul almost beat her in the Ames straw poll, the Congressman said that the establishment was running scared.
“They’re afraid of me, they don’t want my views out there, they’re too dangerous, we want freedom and we’re challenging the status quo, we want to end the war, we want a gold standard, and their view is that people just can’t handle all this freedom, they want dependency, they want socialism and welfarism, so I think they don’t like to hear our views, but I think we’ll make the best of it and we’ll do very well,” he said.
Paul responded to host Piers Morgan’s assertion that Democrats were hyping Paul’s campaign as a means of dividing Republicans in order to pave the way for an Obama victory by pointing out that polls show he would have the best chance out of all the candidates of defeating Obama in a head to head race.
“I would slash into Obama’s civil libertarian viewpoints, he doesn’t really follow through on belief in personal liberties and he does not support ending the wars, he expanded the wars….so I think the establishment doesn’t want the status quo challenged and would be very opposed to me,” said Paul, adding that the leadership of both parties are in full support of continuing the wars and the Federal Reserve.