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Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ had quite a naughty April's Fool prank running yesterday:
In Bold Move, RNC Replaces Steele with Ron Paul

In a bold move to regain confidence among their conservative base, the Republican National Committee has replaced Chairman Michael Steele with GOP Congressman Ron Paul.
This could only be a joke of course.

While I'm given to understand that the Republican Party does find itself in quite a spot of trouble with respect to their "conservative base", the notion that they would ease it by picking as their chairman a man who went on the records by saying that when it comes to 9/11 America, basically, had it coming looks a bit funny indeed.

Funny as in freaky1.

And freakish even without mentioning the appalling hysterical show put on display all over the Internet by his followers (cultists?) during the campaign. I know as a foreigner in a foreign land I'm quite remote from the subtleties of domestic US politics but I did have a hard time distinguishing Paul's moonbats from Obama's moonbats.

Funny that. I mean, freaky.
  1. Yep, dunno about the "conservative base" but this definitely boosted his profile in the "truther base" and the straitjacket conspiracy community at large.

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4002 - Bruce

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You may be a foreigner in a foreign land, Diss - but you captured the essence perfectly. As my brothers in the southern part of our country would say ... "yup - right on the hicky-do!"

4005 - Proof

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  • Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA

"I did have a hard time distinguishing Paul's moonbats from Obama's moonbats." That's because Paul didn't have the spine to turn away anyone who professed to support him, no matter how odious they were. The skinheads and Truthers that supported Paul were scary, but the naïve isolationism that Paul professed was scarier still! Paul's adherence to the Constitution in domestic policies was (and is) his primary appeal to his cadre of loyal supporters. And yes, many of them are indistinguishable from moonbats!

4009 - unknown jane

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It's too bad really, because I do admire Paul for the ideal of upholding the Constitution (that's something I wish more Republicans would jump on the bandwagon with; that's my one major beef with the Republicans right now). But the dude did manage to attract a fair few from the lunatic fringe with some of his other, not so admirable or even sane ideas.

I think maybe it could have been a good wake up call to some conservative leaders though: there are a lot of people out there who are pretty disaffected with the Republican brand right now, simply because they don't seem to be all that concerned with upholding the Constitution (and most Dems are gung ho in attacking it, so somebody needs to ride to the rescue here).

4018 - tinga-tinga

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Not sure Ron Paul actually is a real person after seeing his apparent "campaign." His internet voting tsunamis were run by maybe two Red Bull-jacked basement apartment dwellers. And the media just doted on him as if they really thought he had important things to say ... which is preposterous - the media can't stand Republicans or conservatives so - another red flag. Kinda like an elaborate media "plant candidate."