100% All-Natural Composition
No Artificial Intelligence!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"Conservative" Fred Thompson: Believer in big government and lobbyist to dictators

This is the "unabashed conservative" with the "great conservative record" that is supposed to be the only legitimate candidate for President?

(I'm not going to say here who exactly described Fred Thompson as that, only that the person in question is, well... the biggest sell-out and loon that I've ever seen on the Internet.)

From ABC News...

Fred Thompson, a likely Republican presidential candidate, on Tuesday defended his work as a Washington lobbyist, telling The Associated Press that lobbying is an important part of life because "government's got their hands in everything."
This is precisely the reason why a lot of us aren't being fooled into supporting Fred Thompson and are instead backing Ron Paul for President: because government really does have its hands in everything. Paul has a record for doing his best to remedy that situation. Fred Thompson just rolls over and lets it happen (and makes a handsome profit from it).

Sorta makes Fred Thompson the John Edwards of the Republican party, when you think about it (if we're holding Thompson to the same standard that the GOP holds Edwards to).

But wait, there's more...

The actor and former U.S. senator from Tennessee added, "Nobody yet has pointed out any of my clients that didn't deserve representation."


He also was a lobbyist for deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was widely criticized for endorsing "necklacing," the gruesome practice of execution where gasoline-soaked tires are thrown over a person's neck and set ablaze.

In September 1991, Aristide said: "The burning tire, what a beautiful tool! ... It smells good. And wherever you go, you want to smell it."

"Necklacing" is why I couldn't help but loathe the Mandelas of South Africa: Winnie Mandela was a bigtime supporter of this execution method. It sickened me twenty years ago when I heard about it and it sickens me even more that a possible U.S. President would unapologetically represent a foreign dictator who enjoyed using it.

The only "conservatives" who could possibly support Fred Thompson, in spite of knowing about his love of big government and prostitution of principles for a buck, are the so-called "neo-conservatives". And they've brought enough problems to this country than for us to want them to have another four or eight years in the White House.


Anonymous said...

From ABC News...

Isnt Fred still on their payroll?