I don’t think the Tea Partiers really care much about foreign policy, except they hate foreign aid, and they believe in huge defense spending increases.
Remember, the Tea Party BEGAN as a movement in support of Ron Paul. But early on the movement was co-opted by the Republicans, who have morphed it into the We Hate Obama Party.
Tea Partiers want smaller govt. and tax cuts. But what they really want is what Republicans have promised since Reagan–to balance the budget without having to give anything up, to balance the budget by spending MORE and taxing LESS. In 30 years, the Republicans have somehow failed to make good on this promise. So they co-opted the Tea Party to pretend ‘We’re not those nasty old Republicans who promised but didn’t deliver! We can really do what Reagan promised!’
Ron Paul didn’t make those promises. Libertarians always release a list of every govt. program they plan to cut or eliminate, and how much that move will save. They release this just before every election. This is one reason you don’t see a lot of Libertarians getting elected. Paul ran as a Republican, but his program was honest and straightforward, not just promising tax-cut candy at the expense of a mushrooming national debt. You can have anything you want, but you can’t have EVERYTHING you want. That’s why the Tea Party abandoned him.
NO, many frustrated Americans who have joined the Tea Party realize, we cannot stand against big government at home while supporting it abroad. We cannot talk about fiscal responsibility while spending trillions on occupying and bullying the rest of the world. We cannot talk about the budget deficit and spiraling domestic spending without looking at the costs of maintaining an American empire of more than 700 military bases in more than 120 foreign countries. We cannot pat ourselves on the back for cutting a few thousand dollars from a nature preserve or an inner-city swimming pool at home while turning a blind eye to a Pentagon budget that nearly equals those of the rest of the world combined.
Ron Paul believes the Tea Party is not about “left” or “right” like a lot of political pundits make it out to be. It’s about the constitution, and limited government. o_O
The TP is financed by the Koch brothers- oil billionaires who have an atrocious safety and environmental record. They control the message through their many Tea Party websites and Pacs.
Their father was a founding member of the John birch society.
I am betting Ron Paul rejects what the TP has become. It started out as grassroots anti govt, anti tax, but has morphed into a Christian right big business organization, even if many followers do not realize it yet.
They should ask themselves who is paying for all the hype, events, venues, signs, tee shirts, etc. and why the talking points among their leaders, Palin and Beck are the same.
beck has publicly thanked the Koch’s.
Not rejected but there are a lot of people that disagree with that particular policy. That even includes his son who is running in Kentucky. But you have to understand that not every politician is in lock step with each other. The Tea Party gets behind a variety of candidates that have mostly the same core values and plans but there is not exactly a play book.
That is one of the things, ron paul is not a neocon like many of the tea party members. he wants to cut government influence everywhere, even defense *gasp* He is one of the only decent politicians alive today.
Technically he doesn’t consider himself an isolationist.
He considers his foreign policy “non-interventionalist”. Which simply means we (the U.S.) do not pre-emptively invade other countries on a whim. We defend ourselves, but we don’t start wars.
Also, it’s quite fked up how Ron Paul supporters had the original idea of the “tea party” (circa 2007) and it got hijacked by Fox News and the rest.
More than likely.
I saw a website for something called , The Constitution party. It was Neo-Con rhetoric to the letter.
“Minding your own business” was called isolationism by Pres. Wilson and his conies who wanted to get America involved in the madness of Colonial Imperialism like the Euro trash were overdosing on.
Probably. He’s more of a libertarian than a neo-con.
No. The Tea Party has no views on that.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ONLY!
It sure isn’t his racist views, he fits right in there.