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Kenny Golden Endorses Ron Paul for Speaker

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Yesterday, while being endorsed by something called the Modern Whig Party (seriously!), 2nd CD independent candidate (vs. Rep. Glenn Nye and Republican nominee Scott Rigell) Kenny Golden endorsed Ron Paul for Speaker of the House.  The only problem with Ron Paul is that he’s about as extreme as you can get in American politics. A few of his ratings from Project Vote Smart: ZERO from NARAL Pro-Choice America; ZERO from Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund; ZERO from the Humane Society; 8% from the NAACP, 100% from the Eagle Forum; F from the National Education Association; ZERO from the American Association of University Women; ZERO from the League of Women Voters; ZERO from the League of Conservation Voters; ZERO from the Children’s Health Fund; ZERO from the American Public Health Association; ZERO from the AFL-CIO; ZERO from the Military Officers Association of America; ZERO from the  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology; ZERO from  NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby; F from the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy; F from the  Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; ZERO from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; ZERO from the American Association of University Women; etc., etc.  

Plus, let’s not forget his “decades worth of obsession with conspiracies, sympathy for the right-wing militia movement, and deeply held bigotry against blacks, Jews, and gays.” Other than that, he’s a great choice for Speaker of the House. Nice job, Mr. Golden!

  • averageguy

    Dr. Paul is a reasonable choice, likely being one of the few in Congress that has read and understands the intent of the Constitution.  He is also a proponent of small federal government, and legally declared wars.  I don’t need the opinion of others, nor their biased “ratings” that require pandering to earn to figure out he’s a better option than many in the GoP.

    In my 17 years of following politics, I haven’t seen examples of your claimed bigotry.

  • Teddy Goodson

    and an advocate of Austrian economics, the gold standard, and “personal responsiblity,” however that is defined. In other words, he actually has a consistent and coherent philosophy and is much admired by plenty of people, especially in the “investing class” because of his ruthless advocacy for untrammelled capitalism and exploitation of the world’s resources by entrepreneurs. I think he was a rational Tea Party thinker before there was a Tea Party; I do not consider him to be on the “right” so much as, yes, an old-time Whig in modern dress, so it’s no wonder the New Whigs endorsed him. In a way, he represents where the Republican Party has been heading since Reagan, and he’s a hero to many rising younger Republican activists. Dangerous, therefore.

  • kindler

    That’s not too reassuring, considering that the Whigs gave us some of the worst presidents in history (Millard Fillmore, John Tyler, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor) and the party ultimately broke up right before the Civil War over half of its members’ fond support for slavery.  

  • turbocohen

    Another widespread rumor.  The NAACP in no uncertain terms has stated on several occasiona that Ron Paul is not a racist.  The rumored antisemitism, neonazism and white supremacism stigma was from all the rumormongering by zealous media outlets that became widely accepted because the lies were so often repeated.. Extreme groups did endorse but they did not represent Dr. Paul as far as I could tell..  Then it was accepted as unquestionable truth when Dr. Paul stated he would cut aid to Israel and the Republican Jewish Congress candidates forum banned him, which was later exposed as a behind the scenes RJC outreach to the GOP establishment.  I ended my membership over this and other disagreements I have with the organization.  

    Personally I know the Israelis overwhelmingly despise Obama and many who know of Paul like his defense posture.  Dr. Paul’s jewish supporters such as myself envision a better perception of Israel as an ally of the US as opposed to an outpost in the middle east if our state dept were not so deeply involved with influencing Jerusalem’s national affairs with US dollars.  Dr. Paul also understands all too well that Israeli aid from the US presents additional risks for Israeli and US mutual interests by feeding the broad perception that Jews wield too much influence over U.S. foreign policy.

    Here is some good reading http://www.jewishjournal.com/e

    Avoid no question and answered honestly.  That is what is so lacking in our political leaders and the gop and dem media assault on Dr. Paul points up why so few have the courage to risk being marginalized.

    Look in the dem and gop pasts..  Where there ever groups they should have distanced themselves from but did not in order to gain votes?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

    I stand by my comments and links.