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Newsletter excerpts offer ammunition to Paul's opponent..(96 Paul admits authorship)
Houston Chronicle Archive. ^ | 05/23/1996

Posted on 12/16/2011 10:49:15 AM PST by mnehring

Texas congressional candidate Ron Paul's 1992 political newsletter highlighted portrayals of blacks as inclined toward crime and lacking sense about top political issues. Under the headline of ""Terrorist Update," for instance, Paul reported on gang crime in Los Angeles and commented, ""If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be." Paul, a Republican obstetrician from Surfside, said Wednesday he opposes racism and that his written commentaries about blacks came in the context of ""current events and statistical reports of the time."...

...Paul continues to write the newsletter for an undisclosed number of subscribers, the spokesman said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1996; galvestonsnoopy; newsletter; rino; ronpaul; ronpaulbashing
It seems Paul has been lying about his newsletters being ghost written and his not knowing about it. In 1996, he admitted writing them and defended what was said in them and his camp said he 'continues to write the newsletter'.
1 posted on 12/16/2011 10:49:28 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Allegra; lormand; BlackElk; Absolutely Nobama

Busted Ping, Ron Paul has been lying about not authoring his newsletters. In 1996 when confronted with them, he admitted writing them and defended them.


2 posted on 12/16/2011 10:51:07 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

*BOOM*

se ya Paul!

on the plus side... they still have your room saved at the insane asylum!


3 posted on 12/16/2011 10:52:07 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: mnehring

I’ve read Paul’s newsletters.

Filled with typical neo-nazi/Black Hundreds conspiracy stories about evil Jewish cabals.


4 posted on 12/16/2011 11:11:12 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: mnehring
If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.

LOL! Those people sure can run !

5 posted on 12/16/2011 11:11:38 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: mnehring

I’ve been saying here for a couple weeks now that when Obama is done with using this useful idiot pollute the GOP primary process with his lunacy, they will haul out the newsletters to undermine him.

It really doesn’t matter if lied or not about authoring them. He chose the newsletter writers, he collected campaign contributions from their readers and let them be published under his name over multiple decades. That vile crap is owned by that kook whether he likes it or not.


6 posted on 12/16/2011 11:13:58 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

It’s not hard to find Paul’s neo-nazi followers, baseless attacks on Israel, and anti-semitic scribblings:

The Ron Paul Campaign and its Neo-Nazi Supporters

http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/11/the_ron_paul_campaign_and_its.html

Ron Paul: Gaza is a Concentration Camp, Israel is Starving Palestinians

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/36478_Ron_Paul-_Gaza_is_a_Concentration_Camp_Israel_is_Starving_Palestinians

Angry White Man
The bigoted past of Ron Paul.

http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/angry-white-man?id=e2f15397-a3c7-4720-ac15-4532a7da84ca


7 posted on 12/16/2011 11:21:39 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: mnehring

BTTT


8 posted on 12/16/2011 11:39:13 AM PST by TitansAFC (I will never, EVER, under any circumstance, EVER support Ron Paul over ANYBODY.)
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To: mnehring

“If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”

Ah, the “extra muscle in their legs” presumption, so prevalent in my dad’s side of our Texas family. Dad escaped...


9 posted on 12/16/2011 11:41:45 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: mnehring

I read the article and saw nothing that isn’t dead on true. What do you disagree with?


10 posted on 12/16/2011 12:03:42 PM PST by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: tickmeister

You should ask Ron Paul- he is the one who now is saying he never wrote them, didn’t know about them, and disavows what was written in them.

Apparently, he doesn’t want to be associated with it.

(was he lying when they were written in his name, when he said he wrote it in 96, or when he denied writing it in 2007 through the present)?


11 posted on 12/16/2011 12:08:18 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
OH NO! This may ruin his chances at the nomination. Too bad. /sarc
12 posted on 12/16/2011 12:19:39 PM PST by faucetman
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To: tickmeister
..however to be fair, I'll give you one example that demonstrates the flaws in Paul's thinking in these newsletters.

"We don't think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That's true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such."

This flies in the face of both the Constitution as well as the core of Conservative values. First, it completely opposes the concept of equal opportunity under the law and the equal protection clause. It is implying that the government should create separate categories of laws for separate classes of people based on the government's classification (in this case race). It does have the law judge a person based not only on that person's actions, but instead, partial judgment has already been rendered based on the person's race. According to Paul, because this suspect is black, he is already being held to a higher threshold of the law than a white person who is accused of the same thing. The law isn't judging action but who the person is.

Second, this flies in the face of the Conservative value of individualism. You are not a governemnt category, you are you. Your success or failure derives from your individual actions. It is liberals who put everyone into these little boxes and tell you that you are limited based on what box they decided to put you in.

That point of disagreement can be carried forward to a lot of the things written here. Paul is pulling the democrat or David Duke game of judging people based on their race, not on them as an individual.

13 posted on 12/16/2011 12:21:56 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Is Paul still alive? At his age it’s only polite to check on him every day.

Ron wants to take us back to his favorite time in his life, the late 19th Century. :D


14 posted on 12/16/2011 12:25:50 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: mnehring

Do you have a link to the actual newsletter?


15 posted on 12/16/2011 1:33:06 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

They were written prior to the internet however, there are scanned copies floating around and a good Google search will bring them up (The ones I’ve found are on unwelcome sites so I can’t post them here).


16 posted on 12/16/2011 1:50:36 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

My google searches have thus far lead to dead links on the newsletter quoted in the posted article.


17 posted on 12/16/2011 2:05:57 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj; LSUfan

Here you go. I forgot FReeper LSUFan did some great legwork in the last election, found some of them and scanned them himself.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1923893/posts

http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/LSUfanFR/?mediafilter=images


18 posted on 12/16/2011 2:10:35 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Nonstatist
Look boys, I found one!!!

For my next imitation, Jesse Owens!

19 posted on 12/16/2011 2:12:19 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: mnehring

My google searches have thus far lead to dead links on the newsletter quoted in the posted article.

The only pdfs’ I’ve found were in the wayback machine and most were dead links.

This article’s information is at least third hand and I’m trying to do some valid research. (The few pdf’s I’ve found were grossly misrepresented.)


20 posted on 12/16/2011 2:20:58 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: mnehring

Thanks for the links.


21 posted on 12/16/2011 3:00:22 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: mnehring

Ghostwritten articles from a newsletter circa 1996? Is that all? Got anything better or more recent?

Maybe he stiffed a waiter in 2001? Or picked his nose in 2003?


22 posted on 12/16/2011 5:29:57 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (The gop is as much a plantation for conservatives as the 'rat party is for blacks.)
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To: RKBA Democrat; mnehring

“Ghostwritten articles from a newsletter circa 1996? Is that all? Got anything better or more recent...Maybe he stiffed a waiter in 2001? Or picked his nose in 2003?”

C’mon, they’re trying hard to toss things at Ron Paul to see if they can get something to stick. They’re getting pretty desperate to derail him. Must be his politics sound pretty good to Americans if all they have is the leftist crap left, screaming “racist” and “crazy” and “senile.”


23 posted on 12/16/2011 7:04:01 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (Newt Gingrich, a great conservative? Before he was Speaker and had to walk the walk, sure.)
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To: LibertarianInExile

“They’re getting pretty desperate to derail him. Must be his politics sound pretty good to Americans if all they have is the leftist crap left, screaming “racist” and “crazy” and “senile.”

Exactly. This sounds less like principled opposition and more like white-knuckled fear. Not the fear that Ron Paul will do anything particularly rash, but the fear that he says what he means and he means what he says. And he says and means to cut the size and scope of government drastically.

My personal theory is that a lot of so called “conservatives” like the idea of conservatism in theory. But only so long as their own personal ox is not being gored in reality. They’re ‘conservative BUTS.’ They want to cut the size of government BUT for that piece of the pie that they feel is important.

The problem is, pretty much everyone has something that they think is important that they want to see money spent on. And it’s not the same thing. Some folks favor defense, others welfare, others agriculture, others law enforcement, etc. And it all adds up. So, when faced with someone whose solution is to simply take an ax to prety much all of these programs, they’re scared witless that their own pet priorities will fall under that ax as well.


24 posted on 12/16/2011 9:50:53 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (The gop is as much a plantation for conservatives as the 'rat party is for blacks.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Ghostwritten articles from a newsletter circa 1996? Is that all? Got anything better or more recent? Maybe he stiffed a waiter in 2001? Or picked his nose in 2003?

Which wife was Newt on at that point? What flip had Romney flopped on? So much to keep track of...

25 posted on 12/17/2011 11:47:40 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“Which wife was Newt on at that point? What flip had Romney flopped on? So much to keep track of...”

I hear ya. I can’t remember whether Perry trying to get algore elected at that point or not, either.


26 posted on 12/18/2011 6:14:28 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (The gop is as much a plantation for conservatives as the 'rat party is for blacks.)
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