||[Feb. 3rd, 2008|01:20 am]
This annoys the shit out of me:|
There is a poll on Fox News asking if Huckabee should stay in the race, and yet he's on their roster but no mention of the ONLY OTHER REPUBLICAN STILL RUNNING - Ron Paul.
The other day I was in San Antonio, and the hotel I was at gave everyone a USA Today - on the cover was McCain, Romney, Huckabee and Guiliani. This was before Guiliani dropped out, but Ron Paul had firmly whooped his as in every state and yet he was still on the cover, I think there was a single sentence in the article that mentioned Paul, and it was something to the effect of 'once ran as a libertarian, wants to get out of iraq and return to the gold standard' - talk about not getting the full picture.
The polls leading up to the primaries had Ron Paul at 3% and Guiliani smashing everyone without a chance - and now that liberal bastard McCain is leading??? WTF?
Paul is excluded from debates, he is given limited talk time, every single major news organization has ignored him - even though he has raised more money than any other 2 republican candidates combined, he's still the 'long shot'.
It just baffles me, simply baffles me, that they can even begin to call themselves fair and balanced or masquerade as a real source of news. Ron Paul barely shows up on news.google because it just aggregates major news sources and prints whatever is showing up most from the AP, so major news doesn't pick it up - smaller news doesn't report it, people with real desire to know what is going on without having to actually hunt it down don't have access and you end up with Hillary fucking Clinton in office because we didn't have a republican that we could get behind AND got ample media coverage for the masses.
For once I thought I was going to get a chance to vote for the person I wanted to be in office instead of the 'lesser of 2 evils' or "I'm not voting for so and so, I'm voting against blank". Remember kids, lesser of 2 evils is still EVIL. I don't want some corporate pandering bitch in office or some vapid moron who has no grasp of economics. Give me someone with substance and an irrefutable record of having ACTUAL REPUBLICAN ideals and that is the person I want to vote for.
I don't ask for much out of the government. Damned near nothing really. Protection from foreign invaders, a sound currency, and a vessel to which I can navigate my way to personal fulfillment and wealth with and I'll be happy. Freedom isn't just another word for nothing left to lose, it's what makes it so we can gain riches beyond our wildest dreams of avarice by way of capitalism and fair trade.
I'm going to bed.