The Perfect Storm of Wingnuttery
Ron Paul and Alex Jones: Together again for the first time.
By Wells Dunbar,
11:41AM, Wed. Nov. 21, 2007
Like manna from black helicopter heaven, the Daily Kos alerts us to to a steamy crossover in the tin-foil hat universe:
John Zogby is polling for Ron Paul supporter and conspiracy theorist entrepreneur Alex Jones.Which makes perfect sense when you thing about it. As the only Republican candidate with a – gasp! – reality-based foreign-policy platform (i.e., getting us the hell outta Iraq), Ron Paul's made waves. But the rest of his platform is two-clicks away (or less) from Jones' paranoiac bloviation. The following:
"So called free trade deals and world governmental organizations … are a threat to our independence as a nation. They transfer power from our government to unelected foreign elites,"may sound like a rambling suited for your next survivalist potluck, but no – it's there in Paul's "On the Issues" page. But really, bravo to this synchronicity – what a rich, and heretofore untapped (to my knowledge), cross-demographic slice of crazy!
But wait – there's more!
"In their press release about the results of a new telephone poll, Zogby chose to marginalize Ron Paul by highlighting a demographic that was won by Rudy Giuliani, while largely ignoring the fact that the Texas congressman completely dominated almost every other aspect of the poll."Caveat emptor.