I can’t think of anything more annoying than the gravitas of the Ron Paul supporters (heirs to the Swiftboating shills of the 2004 election). These fuzz-heads Google Ron Paul’s name three times a day (this will help them find my piece: ‘Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul’) and they’ll comment on every web site that mentions him. If what is said is critical (they see it as derogatory) they will instantly become venomous and launch ad hominem attacks on the writer: kind of like what neo-cons did not that far back to ‘libs’ and John Kerry supporters. They go to every Internet presidential poll and vote for him repeatedly and then insist that America is madly in love with the man, because he won a poll they rigged by mobbing it.
Lorenz might not get too hammered with the Paulies scrambling to spin Ron Paul’s bizarre defense of earmarks – as long as they’re his own:
“I put them in because I represent people who are asking for some of their money back,” said Paul, who likened it to taking a tax credit. “I’m against the tax system, but I take all my tax credits. I want to get their money back for the people.”
The Daily Background has video of Ron Paul spinning like a top.
James Joyner lays out crazy bait with Ron Paul Loves Earmarks.