Cross posted to The Progressive Zionist
Yep, just when you think he can't get any whackier, everyone's favorite crazy uncle (not really) steps up his departure from the reality train that much more.
As if his economy destroying idea of cutting $ 1 Trillion dollars in the first year of his presidency is not insane enough. Or his wiping out the Departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, Interior, and Housing and Urban Development is not strange enough, Paul has decided to extend his flirtation with the "TEH CRAZY" just a higher notch.
What, you say that's not possible? I thought so as well until I read the this (over the squiggly thing).....
CNN is reporting that the Paul campaign has decided that reality is not something that he needs deal with anymore. How did he do this, well apparantly according to Ron Paul arch-Conservative asshat Rick Santorum (you know, of Google fame - heh) is VERY LIBERAL. Yep.... you heard me - Ron Paul says RICK SANTORUM IS VERY LIBERAL. Well you think I must be making this up.. right? Sorry, you can't make stuff like this up. Here is the story from CNN:
CNN) - Ron Paul dinged rival Rick Santorum Monday for being a "very liberal" candidate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator and staunch social conservative voted for too much spending during his time in Congress.
Speaking to CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash before a campaign event with his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the White House hopeful said his rival had taken positions counter to true conservative ideas....
Paul's son, (proving that he is a "chip off the old block") added this at a campaign stop:
"He voted to double the size of the Department of Education," Rand Paul said. "He voted to expand Medicare and add free drugs for senior citizens and he has voted for foreign aid. Those are not conservative principles. Seventy-seven percent of the American people are opposed to foreign aid and Rick Santorum has voted for it every time it's come down."
The Department of Education... Expanding Medicare and adding Free Drugs for Seniors! OH NOEZ NOT THAT....
Ok so let's see the guy "Uncle Ron" calls too Liberal (Santorum got an "88" out of "100" from the American Conservative Union only behind Jim DeMint and Ron Paul) expressed himself.
Apparently leading the charge against:
-- Legalizing Gay Marriage
-- Voting to abolish the Estate Tax
-- Voting to NOT extend the ban on Assault Weapons
-- Voted to Give congress the criminalize "desicrating the Flag"
-- Voted against Stem Cell research
You know "LIBERAL" positions like these.
I say to my conservative friends who are expressing concern about this bill, the most important thing in this bill, from my perspective, for conservatives is this plan allows for health savings accounts” -- which are tax-free accounts people can use to set aside money for medical expenses.
“Fundamentally, what health savings accounts will do is eventually change Medicare -- not today, not even five or 10 years from now, but over the long term, once health savings accounts become what I believe they will become, which is the method of choice that the vast majority of people in this country will do in the private sector,” he said. “This will be a very popular plan in which millions of Americans will participate, and it will fundamentally change the insurance market in this country.”
And here is more from the VERY LIBERAL Santorum(AHAHAHAHA I just love saying that - heh)
What we should be teaching are the problems and holes and I think there are legitimate problems and holes in the theory of evolution. And what we need to do is to present those fairly from a scientific point of view. And we should lay out areas in which the evidence supports evolution and the areas in the evidence that does not.
THIS is the guy Ron Paul says is "Very Liberal", Hence, the struggle between Ron Paul and Reality. Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to the Republican primary of 2012!