Skip to comments.Ron Paul Takes Swipes at GOP Rivals, Says Michele Bachmann ‘Hates Muslims’
Posted on 12/18/2011 1:16:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Ron Paul has gone Hollywood.
Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday, the presidential hopeful took a swipe at his GOP rivals telling the crowd that Michele Bachmann hates Muslims.
When asked by host Jay Leno what he thought of his rivals, Paul shook his head, slowed his voice and said, she doesnt like Muslims, she hates them, she wants to go get em in reference to the comments Bachmann has made on the campaign trail over her willingness to attack Iran over its suspected nuclear program.
Bachmann, who is campaigning today in Iowa, rejected Pauls comments.
Of course I dont hate Muslims, Bachmann told ABC News adding thats an absolutely outrageous statement.
...With all due respect to my colleague, I think Ron Paul would make a very dangerous president because he doesnt understand this threat, Bachmann added.
The comment was especially surprising for Paul, who up until now has shied away from personal attacks.
The comment even left the audience and host Jay Leno momentarily stunned.
In reference to Rick Santorum, Paul said he cant stop talking about gay people and Muslims.
.....Paul used the rare late night appearance to elaborate on some of his libertarian leaning positions such as getting rid of federal drug laws in favor of state regulations.
...Paul walked out to a standing ovation by the mainly youthful audience. The fact wasnt lost on Leno who noted that he drew lots of support from young people.
Young people are principled, said Paul adding that after a while you get mixed up.
Paul added that the federal government should protect the right to do with our own body what we want.
....The Congressman again said he has no intention of running on a third party ticket but added he hasnt ruled it out.
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If you are not a Christian, then I guess it’s fine to hate Muslims.
I don’t hate muslims, I just don’t want to be beheaded by them.
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