Why do certain Republicans insist on calling those they disagree with socialist? Could this be why conservative candidates for president are becoming a weird national spectacle in 2012, and why conservatives just suffered a severe shellacking in Ohio? When Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Finance: Lawmakers grill Equifax chief over hack | Wells Fargo CEO defends bank's progress | Trump jokes Puerto Rico threw budget 'out of whack' | Mortgage tax fight tests industry clout Michelle Obama is exactly who the Democrats need to win big in 2020 Wells Fargo chief defends bank's progress in tense Senate hearing MORE and public schooling are socialist, he is way out of line with mainstream USA.

Here is Ron Paul's problem. I have praised him for saying that there are valid grievances by those who believe that some wealth is unjustly earned by those who game the system. But then Paul turns around and takes libertarian ideology to such an extreme that he becomes an advocate for policies giving unjust windfall profits to those who game the system.

Is Dr. Paul with the 99 percent, or the 1 percent? He cannot say the 99 percent have valid grievances, and then advocate policies that champion the corruptions of the system that is stacked against the 99 percent.

Elizabeth Warren is one of the great capitalists of our generation. Those she criticizes are the great anti-capitalists who do not favor free enterprise, they favor a rigged system of crony capitalism where consumers get stiffed.

Do Dr. Paul, conservatives and Republicans favor mortgage rip-offs, credit card terms that normal people cannot understand and financial abuses against veterans and military families? Elizabeth Warren is both right and capitalist in calling for change and reform.

It may be an irony of history that Elizabeth Warren ultimately wins her Senate election, and saves control of the Senate for Democrats.

Just look at the landslide defeat of the right in Ohio for the shape of things to come.

Just look at the fiasco campaigns of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE, Rick Perry and now Herman Cain to understand why the right has no serious leaders at the presidential level.

Regarding Ron Paul, sometimes I agree with him and sometimes I do not. When he says that Elizabeth Warren and public schooling are socialist, he is way out there on the outer-space right, and he can do much better than that.