Ron Paul. 90s babies barely remember him, but the presidential nominee of the 1988 elections and former Republican Rep. of the U.S. Senate is still out here in these streets spewing utter horsesh*t. During a radio interview, Paul claimed that people who are against war, particularly the Black Caucus are against it because they want the funding for food stamps. Say what?
Here’s the full quote of what Paul said here:
“I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not—they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here.”
He then added that if all political parties were to get along and agree to use finances towards war-related matters instead of sanctions (which is a penalty for disobeying the law and the Black Caucus favors), in short language, we’d all be better off:
“So if you have the senators in Iran and then you put on sanctions, people by their very nature unify. If we were attacked by foreigners and you know, have a 9/11 you know, Republicans, Democrats come together because we see it as a foreign source. So you know, this undermines the dissonance in these countries. But the two areas — as a matter of fact the neocons claim the sanctions have done this wonderful good because that is what brought them to the table — but at the same time many neocons say we don’t even want to talk to them. But uh, I don’t believe that they do achieve anything.”
Paul. Just relax. Please! How are you going to speak on the technical reasons for why sanctions aren’t necessary right after delivering a low-blow comment referencing food stamps?
If you’ll like to consider our advice, stick to the issues at hand–in this case, political parties finding some common ground on war and foreign budgets–and leave behind such distractions like trying to squeeze a diss to a party that happens to disagree with you. It only devalues we want to believe you’re really trying to convey as as an observant politician.