Ron Paul on Chris Kyle: "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword"


Former congressman Ron Paul and eternal Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) may not agree on much, but they both might be reconsidering their social media strategies, or basic skills of persuasion, after their Tweets from today. First, McCain:

So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space—wasn't he just there last week? "Iran launches monkey into space" news.yahoo.com/iran-launches-…

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 4, 2013

After which he tried to tamp down the ensuing outroar:

Re: Iran space tweet—lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 4, 2013

Then Dr. No came in with this bit about the recently murdered Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle:

Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense

— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) February 4, 2013

I think Jim Antle puts it best:

It sure would be nice to have a GOP foreign policy debate that didn't involve calling foreigners monkeys or insulting dead SEALs.

— Jim Antle (@jimantle) February 4, 2013

My book on John McCain here. Brian Doherty's book on Ron Paul here.