From Eric Dondero:
Texas Congressman Ron Paul is being featured at Politico.com this morning. The article is titled, "Republicans embrace Ron Paul on domestic policy." Toward the middle he takes a couple swipes at Sarah Palin, a potential rival for the GOP Presidential nomination for 2012.
As for soon-to-be departing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Paul dismisses her supporters as "more establishment, conventional Country-Club type of Republicans.”Ironically, Palin - a strident Barry Goldwater/Ronald Reagan Republican -has been attacked at times for being too aligned with the the religious right wing of the conservative movement, and at other times labeled a "populist." But this may be the first time ever that someone has called her a moderate Northeastern style Lowell Weicker, Lincoln Chaffee, Olympia Snowe, Nelson Rockefeller, "Country Club" Republican. And further, to label her supporters as "conventional," or "establishment"?
"I wonder whether she's energizing the 15-20 year olds," Paul muses. "That would be a question I would have. Because she doesn't talk about the Federal Reserve and some of these issues. She doesn't talk too much about personal liberties, civil liberties, getting rid of drug laws, attacking the war on drugs, punishing people who torture."
Worse still, he adds, Palinites are partisans: “If Obama was the only one who was guilty, they would be on his case all the time, but there is a lot of partisanship and I am probably less partisan and therefore she is going to appeal to partisan Republicans better.”
Note - For the record, there is no recorded instance of Sarah Palin ever being a member of a Country Club. In fact, in Alaska, there are numerous Hunting Clubs, Fishing Clubs, Swimming Clubs, and Boating Clubs, but only one single Country Club: Cottonwood Country Club in the Kenai. LR has not found any evidence to suggest that she, nor her husband Todd have ever been members of Cottonwood, nor any other country club in the Lower 48.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25109_Page2.html#ixzz0Lhx1sPYu
"Ron Paul, Hypocrite"
Another Blog has linked to and commented on this story. From Right Guy:
Ron Paul accuses Sarah Palin supporters of being country club republicans. That's funny (and patently untrue) because Ron Paul and his wife Carol are Lifetime Members of the Lake Jackson Country Club. It is located on Highway 332 in between Lake Jackson and Brazoria.If anything, country club republicans despise her. Read moreUPDATE!
Texas Palin supporter asks if Paul himself is a member of a local Country Club?
From Josh Painter, Red State & Texas for Sarah Palin:
Strange, we don't recall ever having been members of any country club, nor do any Palin supporters we know have such memberships. How out of touch with the people can Ron Paul be? In fact, most of the Palin backers we know are blue collar conservatives, not Rockerfeller elites. They are much more interested in the latest NASCAR standings than in who is currently leading the PGA.UPDATE!
As for the Palins themselves, it's unlikely that they belong to any country club. Golf is not their game. Sarah is a runner, and Todd is into snowmobiles, not golf carts. And with all that hunting and fishing they do, they have neither the time nor the inclination for the game of golf. Sarah and Todd both played basketball in their youth, and their kids are more familiar with the hockey stick than the nine iron. We have it on good authority that the Palin clan has been known to ski, however, Alaska being more of a place suited to the winter sports.
And if you were to check the membership rolls of the Lake Jackson Country Club here in Texas, I'd bet real money that you would find the names of Ron Paul and his wife Carol listed as lifetime members.
Paul was always a loose cannon. His loose lips tell us he's also a hypocrite.
Ron Paul disses Palin fans
Another GOP blog has linked to this story. GOP12 reprints the quote from Politico and then writes:
Among some of history's enduring mysteries are who shot JFK, the lost colony at Roanoke, and the outcome of a death match between Palinites and Paulites.UPDATE!
Ironically enough, Palin and Paul tied for third place in CPAC's 2009 straw poll.
Has Ron Paul Lost His Mind? Attacking Palin And Flirting With 9/11 Conspiracies
Another Blog has picked up this story. Blue Collar Philosophy blog:
I sort of flirted with liking Congressman Ron Paul, but recent comments by him have smothered that foolishness. We have Ron Paul calling Sarah Palin a "country club" Republican, which is nuts.UPDATE!
[Quote here from Politico]
And is if that was not absurd enough, Paul also seems to imply by his reaction to a question about 9/11, is that he thinks the government may be behind it.I hope Congressman Paul no longer seeks a higher office then the one he currently holds.
Washington State blog covers story
From Evergreen Conservative:
As if we needed evidence of Rep. Ron Paul’s extremist viewpoints, he goes out and proves it once and for all. Paul called Sarah Palin a ‘country-club Republican’, an absurd assertion. Sarah Palin has done far more than Ron Paul in invigorating and stimulating conservative grassroots.
This is just another example of an extremist dissing any position or person who isn’t 100% in lockstep with their beliefs, as I pointed out in my recent article. You may recall Gov. Palin being complimentary towards Rep. Paul during the 2008 primaries.
Hat tip to Blue Collar Philosophy who also has an extra video of Paul admitting to be a 9/11 truther, for more icing on the cake.