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Ron Paul Praised Anti-Semitic Magazine On Congressional Letterhead
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Posted on 01/29/2012 10:49:52 AM PST by mnehring

When Ron Paul is photographed smiling with a well-known white supremacists, when Ron Paul is described as having frequent meetings with neo-Nazis, when Ron Paul refuses to return money sent to him by Aryan Nation lawyers, when Ron Paul speaks before the Robert A. Taft club – a group with ties to white supremacists, and when Ron Paul either supervised or wrote consistently racist political newsletters from which he earned financial profits, Ron Paul supporters have an quick explanation: Ron Paul didn’t actually know anything about any of these activities. They claim that, over the course of several decades, Ron Paul just kept on accidentally hiring people (people whose names he says he cannot remember) who wrote racist articles that then Ron Paul falsely claimed to be his own. They claim that it’s just an accident that Ron Paul has been keeping money sent to him by white supremacists for years. They say that neo-Nazis who say that they have seen Ron Paul at many neo-Nazi meetings over the years are just a bunch of liars.

Ron Paul supporters have no explanation for the fact that no other presidential candidates have such a long and rich history of contact with radical Nazi sympathizers.

Yesterday, The New Republic revealed a new set of documents from Ron Paul that ought to settle the matter among people of open minds. The documents are newsletters, letters, and other documents than span the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and contain support for crazy conspiracy theories such as the Trilateral Commission, extreme sexism, homophobia and radical racism. The documents gathered by The New Republic also make it clear that Ron Paul talked to people about his newsletters quite often, and that he read the newsletters, in direct contradiction to his recent assertions. It strains credulity for Ron Paul to claim that rogue individuals were inserting bigotry into Paul’s publications, under Paul’s own name, without his knowledge, for such a long period of time.

congressional letter about the american mercuryOne particular document among those newly release by The New Republic caught my attention. This document is a letter written by Ron Paul, signed by Ron Paul, on Ron Paul’s official congressional letterhead. The document is no form letter. It is written in direct response to the specific points of a previous correspondence, with Ron Paul expressing personal opinions from his own experience. In the article, Ron Paul thanks a constituent, Amos R. Bruce, for sending him a copy of The American Mercury magazine.

The American Mercury is an extreme right wing publication that has for years included frequent expressions of racism, sexism, and holocaust denial. An article currently featured by The American Mercury calls the idea that six million Jews were killed by the Nazis a “Zionist Fraud”. The publisher of The American Mercury at the time of Ron Paul’s praise of the magazine was Willis Carto, a proponent of anti-Jew conspiracy theories who once declared, “If Satan himself, with all of his super-human genius and diabolical ingenuity at his command, had tried to create a permanent disintegration and force for the destruction of the nations, he could have done no better than to invent the Jews.”

Ron Paul supporters may struggle now to come up with elaborate explanations of this letter, saying that it’s just a coincidence, or that it isn’t genuine, or that Ron Paul didn’t mean to praise antisemitism, but just to praise particular ideas expressed by antisemitic publications. Even if they succeed in these particular efforts to defend Ron Paul, they have failed to grapple with the immense size and scope of the growing pile of evidence that Ron Paul has had consistent ties with racism and other forms of bigotry for almost his entire political career.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: americanmercury; antisemitism; apauling; apaulogia; apaulogists; nazisforpaul; paulistinians; rino; ronpaul
I thought the American Mercury was long dead but a quick Google search found them alive and kicking and even worse than I remember. Their cover story today is about how 'non-Jewish whites are more evolved and should separate themselves'.... Wow!
1 posted on 01/29/2012 10:50:04 AM PST by mnehring
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To: SJackson; BlackElk; Absolutely Nobama; RaceBannon

Ping,
Thought this old racist magazine from the 1930s was dead decade ago but it is still around and guess who is praising it.


2 posted on 01/29/2012 10:53:43 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Ron Paul is a highly seductive nut.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 10:57:09 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: mnehring

“...ought to settle the matter among people of open minds.”

That sure doesn’t include out the average Paul cultist.


4 posted on 01/29/2012 10:58:39 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

typo correction:
That sure doesn’t include the average Paul cultist.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 10:59:37 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mnehring.
When Ron Paul is photographed smiling with a well-known white supremacists, when Ron Paul is described as having frequent meetings with neo-Nazis, when Ron Paul refuses to return money sent to him by Aryan Nation lawyers, when Ron Paul speaks before the Robert A. Taft club -- a group with ties to white supremacists, and when Ron Paul either supervised or wrote consistently racist political newsletters from which he earned financial profits, Ron Paul supporters have an quick explanation: Ron Paul didn't actually know anything about any of these activities.

6 posted on 01/29/2012 11:00:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Proud2BeRight

/bingo


7 posted on 01/29/2012 11:03:43 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Except for the “highly seductive” part. :’)


8 posted on 01/29/2012 11:03:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: mnehring
AND this is in addition to some Paulistinian newsletter offering for sale the infamous and fraudulent: Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

What will Ron Paul think of next? Perhaps a specific defense of the blood libel on his Congressional letterhead?

9 posted on 01/29/2012 11:08:40 AM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: BlackElk

I’m trying to predict the Paultard’s excuses. It will be either:

1. The American Mercury isn’t racist, that is just PC talk by leftists.

or

2. Oh, the newsletters again, everyone knows Paul didn’t know about them and apparently his ghostwriter also had his congressional letterhead (which brings up a whole other issue).


10 posted on 01/29/2012 11:12:51 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Marcella

bookmark


11 posted on 01/29/2012 11:29:55 AM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: mnehring

They seem to have restarted in 2010.


12 posted on 01/29/2012 12:46:28 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: mnehring

“Ron Paul Praised Anti-Semitic Magazine On Congressional Letterhead”

Could you show us where in fact Paul has praised American Mercury? The letter (http://www.tnr.com/sites/default/files/Aug79Let.PDF) shows that Paul thanked Amos W. Bruce for sending a copy of an article, which Paul says he found interesting.
Another lie perhaps? If Paul is so bad, why do people have to lie about his positions?


13 posted on 01/29/2012 12:49:51 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: mnehring
I’m trying to predict the Paultard’s excuses. It will be either: 1. The American Mercury isn’t racist, that is just PC talk by leftists. or 2. Oh, the newsletters again, everyone knows Paul didn’t know about them and apparently his ghostwriter also had his congressional letterhead (which brings up a whole other issue).

or 3. Nobody cares about your incessant vanities as shown by the lack of replies to your spamming on FR lately. You used to be one of the better posters around here. Damn shame.

14 posted on 01/29/2012 12:52:08 PM PST by jmc813
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To: mnehring

It should be footnoted that the “American Mercury” was not anti Semetic or racist from its beginnings in the 20’s until it was bought out in 1952. Thereafter, it was despicable.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 1:02:09 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: incindiary

once again, here it is, this time on his own letterhead

you are supporting a racist anti-semite for president

you have been given the proof right here in his own letterhead document

his own


16 posted on 01/29/2012 1:52:18 PM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: JimSEA

You are right, unfortunately they keep talking about their founding as though those who started it would somehow condone what they have become.


17 posted on 01/29/2012 2:38:49 PM PST by mnehring
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To: RaceBannon
once again, here it is, this time on his own letterhead

you are supporting a racist anti-semite for president

you have been given the proof right here in his own letterhead document

his own

Is your Shift and Period key broken? I feel like I'm reading from a third-grader.

18 posted on 01/29/2012 3:08:48 PM PST by jmc813
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To: jmc813

is your sense of reading comprehension so flawed that you are the new post nanny on everyone’s grammar?


19 posted on 01/29/2012 5:05:57 PM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: jmc813; BlackElk

Hey, this little self-imposed grammar nanny named you in his home page! :)

http://www.freerepublic.com/~jmc813/


20 posted on 01/29/2012 5:42:28 PM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: mnehring; SunkenCiv; ml/nj; rmlew; All
...the Robert A. Taft Club, a group with ties to white supremacists...

I never heard of the Robert A. Taft Club, but I'm well-versed enough in American history to know that to the best of my knowledge, Robert Taft himself had never been associated with any racism or antisemitism, despite the fact that the chronology of his career in the US Senate overlapped the time frame of Nazi Germany and WWII, when such bigotry was more common and acceptable even in the US.

So if some white supremacists are indeed connected to the Robert A. Taft Club, they are tarnishing the man's legacy.

21 posted on 01/29/2012 5:50:00 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: mnehring
Here's the Ron Paul/American Mercury letter:


22 posted on 01/29/2012 5:50:24 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: mnehring

Anti-semitic or anti-semiOtic?


23 posted on 01/29/2012 5:59:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: justiceseeker93

He’s been dead a while, so he probably hasn’t been voting on the resolutions since, being a Pubbie and all.


24 posted on 01/29/2012 7:33:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: jmc813; RaceBannon; mnehring; NObama; Absolutely Nobama; Windflier
jmc813:

Hanging out sooooo much in Tijuana that you can't respond substantively? Not surprising. Are you just another Paulistinian?

25 posted on 01/29/2012 10:32:44 PM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: jmc813
or 3. Nobody cares about your incessant vanities as shown by the lack of replies to your spamming on FR lately.

I was thinking the same thing. My other thought when seeing this thread was: and Ron Paul kills kittens too!!! And he's an eeeeeevul overlord, who wants to take over the world!!!!!!!!111 [insert evil laughter here]

26 posted on 01/31/2012 1:05:20 AM PST by incindiary (Truth is treason in the empire of lies.)
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