Congressman Ron Paul has become the unofficial spokesman of a growing liberty movement. However many in the GOP establishment view the movement as a threat to their power. Ron Paul was reelected last election by an overwhelming margin but the establishment Republicans are looking to up seat him in the next election. Ron Paul says he has “drawn 317 cosponsors and passed through the House Financial Services Committee a bill to audit the Federal Reserve., and has “led the fight against bailouts, Obamacare and Cap and Trade”. He says “the national attention our efforts have generated, we have broadened the debate on foreign policy and are challenging the status quo idea that America must be the World’s policeman.”
Seven candidates have filed to run against him for congress, including three Republicans who he will face in the primary on March 2. He says “they will stop at nothing to tear down and destroy all we have worked for.” They have resorted to making nasty personal attacks. Paul says “these quotes come directly from his opponents’ campaign literature and websites:
Ron Paul wants to cut spending on our military industrial complex because he believes in a weaker foreign policy.”
“Ron Paul has become a complete nutcase conspiratorialist quasi-Anti-Semitic leftwing American-hating nutball.”
“Ron Paul is out of touch with this district and it is time for him to move on…Dr. No Must Go!”
Of Course these are all lies. Ron Paul believes in a strong military but opposed nation building and taking the founders advice of avoiding entangling alliances. He is very popular in his district and his last reelection proves that. However the GOP establishment will stop at nothing to discredit him because his movement threatens their power. Paul says “they will instead vote for big spending, eroding our Liberties and policing the world, while ignoring our crooked monetary system.”
Ron Paul’s son is running for US Senate in Kentucky, and is now the front runner against Trey Grayson who has the backing the GOP establishment and Wall Street. 23 Republican Senators held a $500 per plate fundraiser for Trey Grayson in Washington DC. Rand Paul declined to guarantee his vote for Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell as Republican leader who has campaigned for Grayson, who was a major supporter of the Wall Street bailouts and has a poor record on Constitutional liberties and illegal immigration. Trey Grayson is also the favorite of the powerful pro-Israel Lobby and in 2008 took an AIPAC sponsored trip to Israel. Despite the face that Rand and Ron Paul’s opponents have the party establishment’s support they are leading by grass roots support.