CBS Labels Ron Paul a “Meaningless Fruitcake” With “No Chance” Of Winning


Kevin Drum channels South Park’s Officer Barbrady: “Nothing to see here folks. Move along…”

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Despite a general begrudging acceptance amongst a large swathe of the corporate media that Ron Paul is a real contender for the Republican nomination following the hugely successful November 5th “money bomb” campaign, a CBS News op-ed piece today labels the Texas Congressman a “meaningless” “fruitcake” with “no chance” of winning.

The article is entitled Ron Paul, Fruitcake and its writer, Kevin Drum, attempts to make the point that anyone who even expresses an interest in the Congressman’s campaign is a “political infant” who needs to “grow up”.

In reality, it’s Drum who needs to grow up – his four paragraph whine reads like the literary equivalent of a baby throwing its toys out of a playpen. “Ron Paul raised a buttload of money yesterday. This doesn’t really change anything, and everyone knows it, but I guess it’s something to write about. So people are writing about it,” seethes Drum.

“But look: can we stop pretending to be political infants, even if we happen to be bored this week? It’s cheap and easy to take extreme, uncompromising positions when you have no actual chance of ever putting them into practice, so Paul’s extreme, uncompromising positions really don’t mean a thing,” writes Drum.

“They’re meaningless, and I wish grown adults who know better would stop pretending otherwise.”

“Seriously, folks. Can we all please grow up?” he concludes.

The words of Officer Barbrady from South Park come to mind – “Nothing to see here folks. Move along…”

On what foundation does Drum claim that Congressman Paul’s campaign is irrelevant? His growth curve and fundraising is outstripping any other candidate from either party and bookmakers are slashing his odds of winning the Republican nomination left, right and center.

Granted, the average geriatric Giuliani supporter cited in telephone surveys is going to keep Paul’s poll digits low, but the fact that he routinely trounces the opposition in TV and Internet polls and has been widely lauded for shaking up the debates is hardly “meaningless” as Drum claims.

What’s really happening here is that, whether wittingly or unwittingly, the establishment minions are terrified that their perch on the peanut gallery can be so forcefully undermined by a grass roots rebellion against the stranglehold of the elite – who carefully screen presidential candidates year after year – ensuring only establishment lackeys ever have a chance of winning.

What the Ron Paul Revolution has created is bigger than whether or not Ron Paul will win the nomination in 2008.

This is about setting a benchmark and getting a foothold in an otherwise stage-managed and contrived electoral process, and having a candidate of the people front and center who the corporate media cannot possibly ignore.

In that sense, the Ron Paul phenomenon is far from “meaningless” and Kevin Drum is the one who needs to “grow up”, for his political infancy betrays a complete ignorance of what is taking place.

In addition, if Ron Paul is so “meaningless” then why is Drum, along with an army of other establishment media stooges and Neo-Con cult members, wasting his time in attacking the Congressman?

In the words of William Shakespeare, Methinks this CBS hack doth protest too much.


5 Responses to “CBS Labels Ron Paul a “Meaningless Fruitcake” With “No Chance” Of Winning”

  1. Mike Grimes Says:

    I remember a similar editorial just prior to Minnesota’s governor election in 1998. These articles don’t get written about meaningless political figures.

    What people don’t understand is the system is designed to give America what they want, but the parties have learned that Americans don’t always go after what they want and thus we have candidates like John Kerry and Rudy Gulianni (both of whom should appear next to the term can’t win).

    Unfortanatly our media is in large part now to young to remember far enough back beyond the cookie cutter politics of the last decade plus. Candidates do come out of nowhere as a matter of fact the chances of a Huckebee or Paul winning the nomination on the Republican side are still better then any individual Republican “frontrunner ” becoming the next president even though Hillary Clinton is an easily beatable candidate.

    We can all credibly argue the merits of limited govrment, but for this to be published by a credible outlet is shocking not only in the credibility they demonstrate they see in the Paul movememnt, but also in the thought that the media still thinks it has power over the people.

    Based on my politics both Clinton and Gulianni are fruitcates but I’m not going to denie they are both strong contenders. And there supporters for the most part are reasonable people.

  2. Republicae Says:

    I tend to agree with you, the uninformed attack against Dr. Paul seemed to be more of a loud cry of desperation than anything else. It is very obvious that Kevin Drum has never read a single page of Dr. Pauls writings on economic thought, or the actual proposals that he submits as solutions to the extremely important issues this country faces on just about every conceivable level.

    It is also apparent that Mr. Drum is unaware that Dr. Paul sat on the U.S. Gold Commission in 1982 and has written several books on the subject and Austrian Economics. Mr. Drum has taken the easy way out by seeking to slur Dr. Paul and demean his knowledge on issues that Mr. Drum seems to be completely in the dark about.

    I suppose we should not be so surprised when such clamor is heard from such men.

  3. David Says:

    Sounds like the ranting of a desperate man who is afraid of a good change.

  4. Fed Up Says:

    People need to wake up. We don’t need another “dirtbag politician> Only Ron Paul can save this country!! MSM is going to get the surprize of their lives. Join the REVOLUTION!

  5. The Proletariat Says:

    The Proletariat revolutionstarts now !

    Now is the time !

    Contact your county officals and become a precienct officer for your district, this is how Ron will win this election.

    He needs only 270 delegates to the naitional convention to win the replublican parties nomination.

    Get involved in this and he will win !

    Its not hard..

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