So, Ron Paul was on MTP (WTF?) yesterday. Duncan Hunter doesn’t get any bigtime talk-show exposure before the Iowa caucus, but the man with the blimp gets some MTP time.
Of course, the Ronulans go nuts. But why? “Well, Paul doesn’t vote for earmarks! He’s a libertarian!”
But how does Paul explain all of those earmarks he secured for his district? Because he knows the bill will get passed, and he makes sure he gets his pork just like everyone else. It’s a clever tactic– make sure you’re looking like you’re tough on spending by voting no, but he injects all of his pork into the budget “just in case”. If he was serious about controlling spending, he wouldn’t include the earmarks at all. But he knows how the system works, and he knows that regardless if he votes no, everyone else is going to vote yes, and he gets his funding as well.
So I’m calling him out on it just to prove he’s not the atypical Washington politician everyone thinks he is. He’s a porker like the rest of them. He gets his special interest funding for his district. So don’t think that Ron Paul is the solution to fiscal responsibility. He’s been playing the system all this time to make you think he’s fiscally responsible, when he’s just gaming the system to make himself look good.