1. They like to tea party.
2. They are forcing Ron Paul into a primary!
Wouldn’t it be funny of he lost?
“…The challengers Paul will face in the primary all claim to be active in the Tea Bagger movement, having organized local meetings and groups. Gerald Wall, Tim Graney and John Gay all warn Dr. Paul that he isn’t immune to the “anti-Washington” sentiments sweeping the Movement — nevermind that it was all his idea, and he’s been nothing if not consistent in his conservative political beliefs.
It paints an interesting picture, doesn’t it? It appears that this movement that claims to stand on rock-hard “conservative principles,” really stand in quicksand if they can turn their attack dogs on Dr. Paul. So it seems to me that this has absolutely NOTHING AT ALL to do with principles, but is really all about destruction of the system itself. The very system they are signing up to be a part of. Seems an understatement to call it “counterintuitive,” doesn’t it?
If this so-called movement does manage to run the board in elections in November, what could they possibly hope to accomplish? I’ve yet to hear a cogent policy plan from any of these people, including their Queen, Sarah Palin. They haven’t looked past the election. But elections are one thing. The ability to actually govern is quite another. And these clowns haven’t shown they have the intellectual capacity to understand the legislative process, let alone make it work….”
THERE IS MORE!
“…Ron Paul’s critics in his own district have expressed impatience with his national ambitions, his refusal to vote for federal aid to the district following Hurricane Ike, and his opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — a sore spot with many Republicans.
Ron Paul’s main campaign spokesman, Jesse Benton, has scoffed at allegations of ineffectiveness, stating that the vote against aid to the district was an expression of Dr. Paul’s consistent fiscal conservatism. Dr. Paul, like others in Congress, has the advantages of incumbency, including $1.9 million in the bank — an amount none of his challengers in either major party have approached. (Three Democrats are also vying for Ron Paul’s job.)
Dr. Paul takes the challenge seriously, though, having written in a letter to supporters that his opponents had “turned their attack dogs loose on me” … He went on to warn them that the anti-incumbent mood in the country could take him down as well. “While I think this development is a good thing,” he told supporters, “I am going to have to work hard to ensure I am not caught up in the same wave and swept out of office before our job is done.”
While Dr. Paul’s prospects for retaining his seat in the House are good, he and supporters appear to face a separate challenge for control over the TPM. However loudly she stated, “America is ready for another revolution,” the substance of Palin’s speech in Nashville was very much that of the GOP mainstream. She supported the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, for example, and engaged in sabre-rattling against Iran. On the other hand, she never mentioned the Federal Reserve or sound money — mainstays of the Ron Paul movement.
This suggests that the neoconservatives — “neocons” — who controlled the GOP during the Bush II years — have indeed hijacked the TPM and are drawing on its energy in their efforts to win back Congress this fall and, eventually, the White House in 2012. At the very least, with the Nashville convention that took on an appearance of mainstream GOP instead of grassroots populism, we may be seeing the beginnings of a power struggle within the TPM between supporters of Ron Paul and supporters of Sarah Palin….”