The 1979 film Being There came to mind recently after I heard Ron Paul utter more of his irrational ideas on foreign policy — the gist of course being that the jihadist enemy wages war because of us “being over there.” In Being There, Peter Sellers plays a middle-aged, simple-minded gardener who hasn’t had any real contact with the outside world. After his benefactor dies, he has nowhere to go and so ends up wandering the streets of Washington, D.C. By literal accident, he enters the world of powerful Washington insiders who mistake him for a man of profound intelligence and introduce him to those in power.
No matter what he says, no matter how absurd, they believe it all to be profundity, even leading some to consider him a serious presidential candidate. And so it is with Ron Paul, that no matter what he says, he is still considered by some to be a serious presidential candidate. The most recent revelation about Paul’s destructive foreign policy ideas comes from an ex-aide to Paul who says, among many claims, that Paul opposed any military reaction to the attacks of 9/11.
I’ve created over a dozen Ron Paul cartoons and graphics within the last year and I’ve posted them all in the proceeding pages with the below making its debut here at PJ Media. Based on everything Ron Paul has said about the threats we face from the jihadist enemy, and his never mentioning the victims of the attacks against America, what would a President Ron Paul say and do if the enemy were to set off a nuke in America?
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