It seems obvious, at least to me, that the establishment needed someone else besides Ron Paul to be a Tea Party candidate, since they anticipated that Michele Bachmann was not going to last very long, and it would be dangerous for them to have Ron Paul be the only top-tier candidate considered to be anti-establishment.
Rick Perry is now talking about some of the issues that Ron Paul has been talking about for many years, except he has been using harsher language. He said Ben Bernanke was committing treason, and called Social Security a Ponzi scheme, which of course, it is. He even used the term military adventurism; all of this while being portrayed by the media as a serious threat to Mitt Romney. The establishment wants to make sure those voters that are looking for an anti-establishment candidate, find one in one of their guys. I had a hard time believing, during the last debate, that Rick Perry actually believed what he was saying, though. When pressed about calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme, he didn’t even defend his position, but instead kept repeating the same phrase, as if reading from a script. If you pressed me on this, I would start by informing you of what a Ponzi scheme is. That it is a Ponzi scheme is fairly easy to prove. Continue reading