Democrats: Here’s How to Force President Obama to Debate Endless War, Indefinite Detention, SOPA and Other Assaults on Our Freedom, and the Out-of-Control Federal Reserve

We voted for Obama because we wanted change.

We voted for Obama because he promised to end Bush’s perpetual wars, clean up the mess which Bush’s financial tzars made, and restore the freedom and liberty which Bush attacked.

Instead, Obama:

  • Has appointed the very Wall Street insiders who helped cause the financial crisis to top posts. See this, this, this and this.

As I pointed out in September, Americans overwhelmingly want:

  • The Federal Reserve to be reined in if not abolished
  • The never-ending, open-ended, goalpost-moving wars to stop and the troops to be brought home
  • Our liberties to be restored, and the martial law indefinite detention idiocy to be reversed

As I pointed out in October:

Obama – just like the other pimps in D.C. – has institutionalized fraud as an official (if unspoken) party platform.

Americans want our liberties restored, our troops brought home, and the Fed reined in. But Obama has implemented plans for war throughout the Middle East crafted by the Neoconservatives a decade (or more) ago, and gotten us into 7 (oops …8) wars, attacked our liberties even more than Bush and allowed the Fed to dramatically expand its powers.

Americans didn’t want bailouts, but Obama helped to facilitate trillions in direct and hidden bailouts.

Obama doesn’t support the 99%. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

And as I wrote last month, Obama was heckled by Occupy protesters for allowing police brutality and mass arrests of the peaceful protesters, and because:

Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.

Forget Partisan Politics: Demand a Real Debate

Forget what you’ve been taught … the mainstream Democrats and mainstream Republicans are virtually identical on all core matters. Obama, Gingrich, Romney and the whole sorry lot are for more war, for further crackdowns on our Constitutional liberties, and for giving the Federal Reserve all of the unchecked power that it wants.

Don’t fall for the old divide-and-conquer trick.

Whatever you may think of Ron Paul, he has consistently championed three core American for three decades. Paul has consistently argued for the following three positions which Americans overwhelmingly favor:

  • Stop the never-ending, open-ended, goalpost-moving wars
  • Restore our liberties, and stop the march towards martial law, indefinite detention idiocy, and the crack down on the Internet
  • Rein in or abolish the Federal Reserve

None of the other Republican (or Democratic) candidates support these positions, the mainstream Republican party hates Paul (changing the rules of the game to try to keep him out), and the mainstream media has done everything it can to try to squelch debate on these issues.

Unless Paul wins the nomination, the debate will involve a pro-war, anti-liberty, pro-Bernanke Republican versus Obama … in other words, a non-debate on the issues Americans care about.

How to Guarantee a Real Debate

Even if you intend to vote for Obama in 2012, you want him to have to answer debate questions on these issues … and you want the mainstream media to have to discuss them.

How can you do this?

Initially, Obama has the Democratic party nomination locked up. So Democratic primaries are not an issue.

So register as a Republican for one-year only to – as Huffington Post notes – ensure that Ron Paul gets the GOP nomination.

Even if you’ve never done so before and never will again (we all know how bad the mainstream Republican party has been!), register one time as a Republican to vote for Paul in the primaries.


If Paul gets the nomination, then he will debate President Obama in the election itself. Then 3 of the issues that are important to all of us – ending the stupid wars, restoring freedom on the Internet and in the real world, and reining in the out-of-control Fed – will finally be discussed.

Whether or not you want President Obama to be re-elected, we all want him to be forced to answer tough questions about endless war, the ongoing drift towards a police state, and the unaccountable Fed.

Helping Ron Paul get the GOP nomination is the way to do so.

Click here for state-by-state instructions.

Note: While many progressives and liberals like Ron Paul, this essay does not focus on actually trying to elect him, only to force a real debate of the issues so that President Obama has to address them.

Category: Think Tank

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6 Responses to “Banks Got Bailed Out … We Got Sold Out”

  1. Greg0658 says:

    off the cuff 1st – I like the idea of the socialist invasion :-) to force the debate and oust the wacks & capitalisters
    2nd – as commander in chief of the Army & the business of the USA .. I wonder what a CEO would do if his factory was amassing a demonstration or using his internet connection for _ … I should take more time to polish this 2nd item on those bullet points above (we’ll see – it does matter right?)

  2. Congratulations
    This is exactly the right path.

  3. realgm says:

    I support Ron Paul, but I am not American, so I try to convince my American friends to follow Ron Paul and vote for him. Unfortunately, they are too busy watching sports, working, dreaming the American dreams and completely ignore what’s happening in the world and the reality.

    As much as I hope I can help my friends to recognize what’s happening, I can’t help if they are ignoring the economy and politics.

    I hope Ron Paul would become the President of the US and get it back on track because the rest of the world really need a strong US on the right path.

  4. molten_tofu says:

    I love Washington’s blog, but frankly this suggestion is asinine. By cherry picking 3 or 4 of Ron Paul’s more progressively minded positions, you can make him look great. The same could be done for many politicians, including Obama. At the end of the day, though, Ron Paul’s sources of inspiration are god aweful and would lead to even more of the unintentional negatives that the Obama optimism created – I believe that Objectivism and Austrian economics are staggeringly naive about how people behave. Funny, since that’s the charge they usually level at others.

    I would never put a man like Ron Paul even close to getting close to the controls. Tangential thought: what the hell is wrong with everyone?

  5. theexpertisin says:

    With our system of checks and balances, I would prefer an honest eccentric such as Paul over the elitist incompetent Obama.

    Of course, having to choose between the two speaks volumes for the quality of those seeking our highest office.

  6. Eric says:

    I have been a huge Ron Paul fan for quite awhile. I agree with most everything in Washington’s blog. Unfortunately he’s a unloved by the media and the rich powerful interests who control politics in this country. The best we can hope for is that Paul does well enough to force Romney and the mainstream Republicans to take some notice.

    Its also possible that Paul becomes a third party or independent candidate which would allow him into the direct debate with Obama.