Attack On Paul As “More Left-Wing Than Obama” Is Laughable
Congressman is officially the most conservative politician of the last 70+ years
Fox News correspondent Dick Morris appeared on The O’Reilly Factor and Fox And Friends yesterday and attempted perhaps the most ridiculous smear against Ron Paul to date – suggesting that the Congressman is more of a left wing radical than Obama.
Describing Paul as “the most liberal, radical left-wing person to run for president in the United States in the last 50 years,” Morris added, “This guy is no conservative. This guy is a ultra, ultra left-wing radical.”
“I think it’s horrible!” Morris exclaimed. “Nobody else wants to dismantle the military, including Obama, but he does. Even Obama doesn’t want to repeal the Patriot Act but he does! Even Obama doesn’t say that we caused 9/11 and brought it on ourselves. But Ron Paul does. Even Obama doesn’t want to legalize heroin and cocaine, but Ron Paul does.”
Watch Morris’ comments below:
The assertion that Ron Paul is the not only the least conservative candidate in the 2012 GOP field, but also the most liberal is beyond ridiculous. In fact, Ron Paul is not only the most conservative candidate, he is officially the most conservative member of congress and more conservative than any senator or president, not only today but dating all the way back to 1937.
Out of 3,320 individuals, Ron Paul ranks number 3,320 (number 1 being the most liberal) in a Common Space Scores tabulation by distinguished political scientist Dr Keith T. Poole. The scores are computed from all the roll calls cast in the House and Senate for the 1937 – 2002 period.
To suggest that the other GOP contenders are more conservative than Ron Paul is truly laughable. Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney supported the banker bailout and Romney was the author of an almost identical proposal to Obamacare, while Michelle Bachmann, the so-called Tea Party (Taxed Enough Already) candidate, is a former tax collector. All candidates also endorse an aggressive militaristic foreign policy.
OnTheIssues.org charts politicians on their stance on every issue by collating news reports, speeches and roll calls. According to their charts, Obama is considerably more Liberal than Ron Paul – as if we needed to point that out in any case. Paul espouses a libertarian economic stance and conservative positions on social issues.
The smear attacks on Ron Paul have continued throughout the day, with the latest coming from Bloomberg Businessweek. Columnist Joshua Green once again drags up the long debunked “racist newsletters” non-issue and throws in a few more of the standard attacks against Paul such as ‘he’s an isolationist’, and ‘even if he wins in Iowa it won’t matter.’
A further Businessweek break down of Paul’s chances contends that the mild weather will likely scupper his chances in Iowa, and suggests he can only win if there is a blizzard.