Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Death by Association?

"The son of Rep. Congressman Ron Paul, is planning a run for Senate in Kentucky." -Susan Crile Huffington Post 7/28/2009

"Rand Paul: Ron Paul's Son or Clone?"- 5/2009

Dr. Rand Paul, the son of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, announced Thursday night..."- Lauren Cornreich CNN Politics 5/15/2009

I could go on, but you get the idea- Rand Paul is Ron Paul's son. Amazingly, anyone who has been watching Kentucky politics is well aware of this.

I was sitting at home today, listening to the radio when the 12 0'clock news bulletin came on. WKYT talking head Bill Bryant gave passing mention to Rand Paul formally announcing his run for Jim Bunning's Senate seat and then flippantly added that Rand was hoping to cash in on his father's name recognition. The statement made me bristle so that I sat down to my PC immediately and emailed Mr. Bryant to ask his source. I asked him to verify that Rand Paul or his campaign had made that statement or to reveal where the "information" had come from. As of the time of this entry, no response from WKYT or anyone for that matter. I will be sure to keep you all posted when [if] I receive one.

The news is everywhere. We can't escape it. And most people agree that we are being spoon-fed by a propaganda machine no matter the channel. Whether or not we like the taste is irrelevant. But this statement, made by a WKYT reporter, concerns me as indicative of a much grander scheme.

Sun Tzu says that when an opponents forces are united, attempt to divide them. To paint Rand as being under-wing of his father, a well-known politician, implies that Rand is benefiting from his father's connections and getting a boost from Daddy to get his foot in the door. They are hoping to lash him to the stigma of the Republican party with regard to inherited wealth and social status in the midst of an already raging culture war. To those following his campaign, Rand Paul is grassroots, tea parties and genuine outrage. This early attack strikes at the heart of his campaign in a back-handed, insinuative manner. The whore of the liberal agenda, yes MSM I am referring to you, is already laying down her machinations.

I am not here to endorse any candidate, but I have seen that the character assassinations are already beginning and the mainstream media are operating without fear of condemnation. It's obvious why 2010 election prospects are already drawing the attack dogs. There is MUCH at stake, more than ever before in our lifetimes.

  • Be aware of the tactics.
  • Look for what is not being shown and listen to what is not being said.
  • Review your incumbents voting record if they have one. If not, do your own research about their political views, their associations and their influences. Don't rely on the "honesty" of their opponents ads. [Should I even have to say this?]
  • Most importantly, do not allow your mind to be made up for you. Do not allow your voice to be silenced.

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