Ron Paul has released the following attack ad against Rick Perry, in which he depicts himself as a Reagan Republican and Perry as a Gore-supporting Democrat. Watch it and then I’ll explain how it exposes the essential hypocrisy of “Doctor No”:
Did you notice how the ad shows shot after shot of the good doctor posing with Reagan as if they were comrades in arms, and claims that he “stood with Reagan”? Well, as it happens, Ron Paul quit the Republican party in 1987 and said he was doing so because of Ronald Reagan:
Knowing this administration’s record, I wasn’t surprised by its Libyan disinformation campaign, Israeli-Iranian arms-for-hostages swap, or illegal funding of the Contras. All this has contributed to my disenchantment with the Republican Party … I therefore resign my membership in the Republican Party and enclose my membership card.
Here are a couple of facts that the good doctor leaves out of his slimy ad. Rick Perry was a Democrat when he supported Gore in 1988 (23 years ago). And, if you’re offended by that, let me remind you that Ronald Reagan himself was once a Democrat before he saw the light.
Both Perry and Reagan eventually realized that the Democrat Party was drifting ever leftward and abandoning the principles that had once made it great. So, they switched to the party that more closely followed their ideals and those of the founders.
One more thing: Ronald Reagan would never have run an ad like this against another Republican. He would have considered it a violation of what he called the “Eleventh Commandment.” Ron Paul is, and always has been, a fraud and a hypocrite.