Outrage!

I hadn’t intended to write about this episode. I expected others would do so. I was wrong, they aren’t.

An American veteran, a Navy SEAL, who described his experiences fighting in the Middle-East, a sniper who killed those attempting to kill our servicemen, was murdered by another veteran suffering from PTSD. Chris Kyle died. That in itself was a tragedy as were the circumstances of his death.

The statement by Ron Paul about Kyle’s death is vile. Ron Paul made this statement about Kyle via Twitter.

Ron Paul statement about Chris Kyle via TwitterI expected the Ron Paul apologists to come out in his defense and I was right. Paul’s twitter statement was discussed on our local radio this morning. The apologists were out in force. Their excuses fell into one of these categories: It was a false accusation against Paul, he didn’t really mean what he said, he was right and every serviceman who fought in “illegal” wars deserved a similar fate, and Kyle deserved being murdered because he was a sniper, a murderer, too.

I cannot describe my outrage. The twit from Paul was not false. It’s been tracked back to him and Paul has admitted sending it. Yes, he meant what he said and validated that through his later statements.

“Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences,” he continued. “A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.” — The washington Examiner.

Does Mr. Paul mean that all our servicemen, all those who have placed themselves between us and our enemies deserve a fate similar to Chris Kyle’s because our nation does not turn the other cheek to those to want to kill us?

Idiocy.

Even Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, distanced himself from his father’s statement.

Mr. Paul’s son, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, issued a statement to Breitbart News, in which he said, “Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country. Our prayers are with his family during this tragic time.” — The Washington Times.

The real tragedy is that Ron Paul is strongly linked to the Tea Party and other grassroot organizations across the country. I belong to a few myself. Ron Paul has just given ammunition to Karl Rove, the ‘Pub establishment and their liberal counterparts who work to marginalize us, conservatives, the grassroot organizers who do not march to their party line.

Like it or not, Ron Paul is the Libertarian poster boy. Whenever Libertarians are mentioned, Ron Paul is the image most non-Libertarians see. Yes, he ran as a ‘Pub candidate in the last election but his support came mainly from Libertarians crossing party lines and those in agreement with Libertarian philosophies. The Libertarian Party always seem to have these Foot-in-Mouth moments. They have been tainted by this statement as well. What is worse is that some of Paul’s proposals were very good. All that is now tainted by his abominable statement on Twitter.

I don’t remember who said, “God save me from my friends, I can deal with my enemies.” It certainly applies here. More appropriately, “God save us from Ron Paul, we have enough enemies without creating more.”

Quotes and Gaffs

Sometimes it is so easy to find a topic…unlike most of the time.  There I was, sipping coffee and thinking about Dave Ramsey’s comment earlier.  He was discussing the Facebook IPO.  As best as I remember he said…

“Using your Grandma’s money to buy an extremely risky tech stock in a highly hyped IPO is STUPID!  What’s worse is blaming someone else when you lose your money because you were stupid is stupid!”

It was his opening topic. He was discussing the various complaints because the stock went from $38 to $29 in about a week.  He said the demands for an investigation was trying to  blaming someone else because you were stupid…like suing because hot coffee was…hot.

It’s obvious Dave is a conservative. Everything he preaches against is a common trait of democrats and liberals. You’re fun to listen to, Dave.

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The next item is more serious. Much more serious. I supposed it could be filed under the topic, “How to lose friends and make enemies.” Obama just insulted 38 million Poles.

It’s not the first time he has insulted the Poles. A earlier incident occurred when he played golf instead of attending the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior Polish officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months before that, Obama arbitrarily canceled the Euro missile shield site in Poland when he kowtowed to Vladimir Putin who insisted the deployment threatened Russia.

The current flap was caused when Obama described the WW2 death camps in Poland as, “Polish death camps,” instead of Nazi camps.  What was worse was that he was reading off a teleprompter! Is the Obama White House so incompetent that NO ONE knew the difference nor of the impact such a statement would have!?

The Polish Foreign Minister immediately demanded an apology.  That should not be difficult for Obama.  He has had so much practice apologizing to our enemies—and our friends, due to other similar gaffs and insults.  As expected, the White House tried to dance, unsuccessfully, around the incident.

National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement, “The President was referring to Nazi death camps operated in Poland. The President has demonstrated in word and deed his rock-solid commitment to our close alliance with Poland.” — ABC News.

In response, the Polish Foreign Minister called the incident an act of “ignorance and incompetence.”

You know, Obama opponents couldn’t make up stuff like this!  Some folks in a forum tried to create a list but it keeps growing. Geez! What a boob!