Redefining Extremism: Ron Paul – the Sane Republican Alternative

As Herman Cain’s candidancy melts into absurdity, I hope that reasonable Republicans will take another look at the one principled candidate running for the presidency.

It is ironic how extremist has been redefined in American politics.

In 1964, Barry Goldwater was considered extremist in part because of his rhetoric implying that he could favor a preemptive nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.

In 2012, Ron Paul is considered extremist because he opposes a preemptive attack to wipe out Iran.

There is still time for Americans to wake up and recognize that endless war is the death of freedom and the path to ever greater national poverty.

Ron Paul is talking sense – as you can see at the interviews cached at Ron Paul Flix.

James Bovard



2 Responses to Redefining Extremism: Ron Paul – the Sane Republican Alternative

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit November 4, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Reasonable. Republicans. BUWHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH…..I see the Bovard Blog is keeping alive the tradition of Friday Funnies. Americans are not going to “wake up,” the snooze button has been glued in the “on” position for 6 to 10 decades (depending on whether you count the Progressive Era or the New Deal as the death of America).

    Americans don’t want sense. They want bread, circuses, and special favors for themselves and their groups.

  2. Jim November 4, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    The “reasonable” modifier was added after the first draft of this riff.

    Looking back on it, it does seem to narrow the pitch immensely, eh?