Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Council on Foreign Relations Asks if Ron Paul Has a Foreign Policy Problem

Yes, the elitists think Ron Paul isn't warmonger enough to win. In a "2012 Campaign Roundup", the CFR states under the headline "Is Foreign Policy a Problem for Ron Paul?":
A common trope so far in campaign 2012 is the argument that Republicans have turned isolationist. Someone apparently forgot to tell voters in Iowa. Polls currently have Ron Paul running fourth there. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that what’s hurting him with many Iowa Republicans is his non-interventionist foreign policies...

The reservations that Iowans have about Paul’s foreign policy views are striking. Why? Because the Midwest has historically been a stronghold of isolationist sentiment in America, and Iowa is the most Midwestern of states. (Indeed, Hollywood delights in movies in which Iowans are reluctant to go to war.) So perhaps “isolationism” doesn’t quite capture the complexity of the debate within the Republican Party on foreign policy...

But by the end of their report, they hedge their bets and quote a CFR president emeritus, who thinks Ron Paul is one of the few who knows what actually is going on in the world:
Les Gelb, CFR’s president emeritus, worries that Republican presidential candidates are looking backward to a “bygone world of dire military threats” rather than forward toward the new truth of world politics—economics matters. Looking back at the CNN presidential debate last week, Gelb observes:

The real shocker was how all those candidates, save for [Ron] Paul and [Jon] Huntsman, almost totally neglected the now-central economic dimension of international affairs. Only those two noted the new reality of world politics—that economic strength now matters more than military might.

The gathering eurozone crisis may force the GOP presidential hopefuls to address the topic of international economics, regardless of whether they are ready to or not.


  1. They couldn't have quoted the poll that puts him first?

  2. The CFR will lose a lot of credibility if Ron Paul is elected and worse if he investigates the federal reserve and makes public the thievery that has been going on for the last 100 years.
    Their worst nightmare is an awakened electorate.

  3. (Indeed, Hollywood delights in movies in which Iowans are reluctant to go to war.)

    And what percentage of CFR members go off to war, especially in the front lines?

  4. How much longer will we continue our poisonous embrace of Keynesian economic policy in light of the failures of its policies?
    Where is any clear historic proof that it has helped provide a stable working economy having the widest distribution of wealth while preserving individual liberty?
    Is it moral or is it criminal to steal the property of a person without their permission?
    Is it appropriate and safe to allow a private entity whose decision makers are not screened (BOG) and not accountable to Congress, that meets in secret, decides and acts without public input or warning and who's mere words send markets into volatility, causing massive transfers of wealth to the privileged?
    Has the Federal Reserve cartel run its course to ineffectiveness or is it being exposed as a ruthless and conniving band of international thieves?
    The early Wednesday morning, November 30th 2011 decision to buy European debt brought on by overspending and borrowing was billed as a sort of bailout for the Euro. Do you really believe that public pronouncement? Perhaps one can think and look deeper!
    Are we witnessing the exposure of the New World Order's wretched teeth? How much human liberty will be torn from man's future by insatiable collectivism, corruption and graft?
    Is "New" the correct term for a bleak return to the system of lords and serfs?
    Should liberty ever be sacrificed on the alter of fear and safety?
    Who possesses the right to another man's time or labors?
    Are these unimportant questions in light of the world's present circumstances?
    Will they ever receive an honest answer by those most capable of changing history?

  5. A depressing post for us Ron Paul supporters Joe, but I'm afraid its all true. And the four commenters before me, all Ron Paul supporters like me, all seem to be in denial. I'm aware of one old poll that put Ron Paul competitively in second in Iowa, but none that have him winning. And after that minisurge of his that lasted less than a week, he is back to an uncompetetive 3rd or 4th.

    Don't get me wrong, I think his supporters are great. And it is amazing, considering what they have to put up with that they are so polite. But Ron is going to have to pull this one out of the fire himself in the next four weeks if he is going to win the nomination.