Slander is standard in politics in politics, but ultra-loony blogger Pamela Geller goes too far this time. I’m quite sure most of you have heard of Gellar, who is best known for actively bashing and demonizing those dirty Mooslims. I can’t blame her, though — everybody has to make some sort of a living.
Anyways, recently she has taken a very active role in falsely smearing both Ron and Rand Paul (especially since this year’s CPAC). Her outrage seems to have been triggered by the Pauls’ support for a spending bill cutting off foreign aid to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and *whispers* Israel.
Geller took to her blog to disgustingly call both Ron and Rand Paul “imposters,” while reserving the title of “notorious anti-Jewish state hater” for Ron. She writes:
The US House of Representatives is now considering a government spending bill to fund the US government through the remainder of the year. Imagine that: when the world is teetering on the brink of major meltdown, the notorious anti-Jewish state hater, Ron Paul, wants to cut Israel off at the neck. His son is cut from the same anti-semitic cloth. I am no fan of these two imposters. Considering the billions and billions we send to our enemies, Paul wants to start with Israel?
The bill includes $3 billion in security assistance for Israel in addition to funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” rocket defense system. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) plans to offer an amendment that would eliminate Israel’s security assistance. If this amendment were to prevail, Israel’s aid would be stripped out of the bill. As a result, Israel would receive NO foreign aid for the remainder of fiscal year 2011.
Now, with our current financial crisis and a broken economy, wouldn’t it be a wise thing to do to cut off foreign aid? Being the “honest” person Geller is, she intentionally fails to add that Congressman Ron Paul ( and Senator Rand Paul) supports ending foreign aid to all nations, not just poor, defenseless, nuclear Israel. Geller, of course, is not shy for her support of Israel. In fact, one of the main reasons why she considers herself a Republican is the Republican Party’s stance on Israel:
It galls me that the Jews I fight for are self-destructive, suicidal even. Here in America (and the world over), Israel’s real friends are in the Republican Party and yet over 80% of American Jews are Democrats. I don’t get it. The conventional wisdom on the Left is that Israel is an oppressor and her actions are worse than the world’s most depraved and dangerous regimes. Chomsky, Finkelstein, Soros–these men are the killers.
Now, any sane individual would know that Ron Paul is not anti-semitic at all. His position on Israel — and all foreign countries — is based on non-interventionism, something the founders deeply supported. In fact, Dr. Paul’s position on Israel is quite simple and can be seen here.What is especially ludicrous is Geller’s charges of Rand’s anti-semitism, despite the fact that Rand has vocally supported Israel before.
Also humorous is the designation of both Pauls as imposters, when in reality they are strict constitutionalists. Geller’s preferred politicians are not surprisingly the likes of former Defense Secretary — and war criminal — Donald Rumsfeld and ultra-hawk/neoconservative John Bolton. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. After all, none of these men (and other political figures she supports) are real conservatives at all. Her choices are strictly based on fighting “global jihad” and the illusive “conspiracy fact” — as she often states — that proponents of Sharia Law are plotting to take over the universe…and, sadly, she is not being sarcastic. Notice that Geller doesn’t care to blog about the shameful renewal of the PATRIOT Act or the Fed’s tyrannical power over our economy. Rather, she’d prefer to use what little value is left in our dollar to fight endless, nonsensical wars.
Yet despite this and similar slanders, the Pauls’ political influence is certainly on the rise. Geller and her ilk will continue to try delegitimize the liberty movement and its leaders, but ultimately they will fail. While few of our political leaders yet recognize the destructive consequences of our overblown interventionist foreign policy, the youth understand that we are on an unsustainable course — and we are the future.Published in