‘Puter freely admits that he completely agrees with some of Ron Paul’s ideas. ‘Puter likes some of Rep. Paul’s notions on the economy, which you can find here on his campaign’s official website. rep. Paul is for balanced budgets, offshore drilling and ending unfunded mandates.
But from there, his platform goes off the tracks. Rep. Paul supports “[l]egalizing sound money, so the government is forced to get serious about the dollar’s value.” Great. Let’s undo the foundation of our economic system during a horrible recession so Ron Paul and his merry band of deranged libertarians can get their goldbug jones on. This is a singularly horrible idea.
Rep. Paul is also for “[e]liminating the income, capital gains, and death taxes.” So we’ll just fund ourselves through tariffs, excise taxes, sales taxes and a VAT? Government should be as limited as is feasible, and commensurate with maximizing personal freedom. Destroying government through cutting off all funding isn’t libertarian, its anarchist.
‘Puter’s leaving aside for now Rep. Paul’s dangerous notions on eliminating the Federal Reserve, adopting an isolationist foreign policy and ending both birthright citizenship and the welfare state. Each of these areas is in sore need of reform, but to call for outright abolishment is to marginalize one’s self and one’s followers.
‘Puter’s certain he will get reams of email explaining in minute detail on how many levels he is wrong about Ron Paul. ‘Puter’s even hoping to receive some deranged email in ALL CAPS exclaiming that RONPAULISTHEBESTESTCANDIDATEEVERAND’PUTERISASTOOPID POOPYHEADWHOKNOWS NOTHINGABOUTTHEREALWORLD.PAULISSO MISUNDERSTOOD!! YOUMUSTRECOGNIZEHISBRILLIANCE!!1!eleventy!!
None of this trenchant criticism will change ‘Puter’s mind.
Ron Paul is irresponsible and fundamentally unserious about the problems facing the world today. Running off to your bedroom and plotting about how things would be different if only the jocks understood your brilliance is not a winning formula.
Ron Paul is the Right’s equivalent of a college professor. Both live in the world of ideas. Both are politically marginalized, so their grandest plans have no chance of coming to fruition. As such, they are insulated from the consequences of their disastrous ideas and free to continue to spout dangerous nonsense.
This is why ‘Puter refuses to take Ron Paul or his most militant followers seriously.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.