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Is Ron Paul Racist?
WNYC ^ | January 02, 2012 | Ron Christie

Posted on 01/03/2012 2:43:35 PM PST by presidio9

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has come under withering fire on the presidential campaign trail in recent days over allegations that a newsletter he edited years ago contained racist commentary. I am a firm believer in former President Ronald Reagan’s commandment not to speak ill of a fellow Republican, but racism has no place in our society today, and Paul’s comments on race should disqualify him from holding the most powerful job in the world.

Many of the inflammatory comments in the Paul newsletters were published in the 1980s and 1990s. That these disturbing remarks came under such headings as “Ron Paul Political Report," "Ron Paul Survival Report," and "Ron Paul’s Freedom Report” leaves me unable to reconcile Paul’s present disavowals.

For example, in a December 1989 Paul newsletter that was quoted by James Kirchick in the New Republic, a prediction was postulated, “racial violence will fill our cities [because] mostly black welfare recipients will feel justified in stealing from mostly white haves.” Or, another Paul letter opined, “I think we can assume that 95 percent of the black men in that city [Washington, D.C.] are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”

These are not comments to be dismissed or explained away as an off-the-cuff remark by a politician taken out of context. To me, they represent something deeper and far more disturbing—a conviction that blacks are pre-disposed to be violent and seeking to enrich themselves at the expense of whites.

On the eve of the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses on Tuesday, Congressman Paul is in a statistical dead heat with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the lead. Does Paul represent the mainstream thinking of the Republican Party of the 21st Century? I think not. I just hope others take the time to investigate Paul’s statements on race (to say nothing of his belief that the U.S. brought 9/11 upon itself due to our foreign policy) and conclude that he is the wrong leader at the wrong time to lead America for the next four years—or ever.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: extendednews; jameskirchicki; newrepublic; paulestinians

1 posted on 01/03/2012 2:43:37 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

To the headline: yes.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 2:45:02 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: presidio9

He is also a flaming anti-Semite, suggesting Israel was behind the 2001 WTC attacks!

With their up and down campaigns, other candidates have been the “Flavor of the Month.”

Paul is “Seasonal Fruit.”


3 posted on 01/03/2012 2:47:03 PM PST by MindBender26 (Don't bother me with the small stuff. I'm too busy trying to save the Republic from Obamaism)
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To: presidio9

Is Ron Paul Racist?

(Yes. Yes he is.)

I am a firm believer in former President Ronald Reagan’s commandment not to speak ill of a fellow Republican, but racism has no place in our society today, and Paul’s comments on race should disqualify him from holding the most powerful job in the world.

(Not sure what the 11th commandment has to do with RoPaul. Because if anyone believes that this kook-wad is a Republican - they need their head examined. Paul is a Libertarian. See tagline)


4 posted on 01/03/2012 2:47:19 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: presidio9

I don’t know but if his name was on the newsletter and he was profiting from it, I don’t see how he cannot take some responsibilty for it. He is clearly ducking the issue.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 2:47:54 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: presidio9
Is Ron Paul Racist?

Yes.

Next question...

6 posted on 01/03/2012 2:48:03 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: svcw

And crazy...


7 posted on 01/03/2012 2:48:22 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: svcw

He’s not racist, a bit of a wing nut, possibly an anti-Semite(but not a traditional racist). What he is is terribly naive. Much of what he stands for is constitutional governance, his foreign policy is crazy.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 2:49:41 PM PST by waynesa98
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To: presidio9

9 posted on 01/03/2012 2:51:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: presidio9; wardaddy

Obammy has several books on the subject of racialism. Is only black racialism allowed?


10 posted on 01/03/2012 2:53:33 PM PST by Idabilly (Tailpipes poppin, radios rockin, Country Boy Can Survive.)
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To: svcw
Of course he is.

The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul

He's also a philandering waffler who would believe in his core principles if he could only remember them...lol.

Clicking over to drudge to freep the caucus poll right now.

Imagine how much better things would be had McWhatshisname won last time.

Go team go!

11 posted on 01/03/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by Chunga85 ("Foreclosure Fraud", TARP, "Fight Club Lawyer", Bailout)
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To: waynesa98
his foreign policy is crazy

That makes any other accusations anyone cares to make about him true.

12 posted on 01/03/2012 2:57:13 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: presidio9

Ron Paul is either a racist or a fool or both. If he did not know what was being sent out in his newsletters, he is a fool though maybe not a racist. If he knew the content of his newsletters before they were released, he is clearly a racist.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 2:59:55 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: presidio9

Why doesn’t somebody just ask him?


14 posted on 01/03/2012 2:59:55 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: presidio9

Ron Paul is either a racist or a fool or both. If he did not know what was being sent out in his newsletters, he is a fool though maybe not a racist. If he knew the content of his newsletters before they were released, he is clearly a racist. But then both of the Obamas are racists, so is it really a big deal?


15 posted on 01/03/2012 3:00:41 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: presidio9

Are racists paulists? You betcha. Now why is that?


16 posted on 01/03/2012 3:05:14 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: presidio9

Christian, married for decades to the same wonderful WOMAN, white, Conservative, Tea Party backer, former military, gun owner and retired former private business owner here and someone eric holder and obammy say is a racist because I do no like obammy?
Ok!!!


17 posted on 01/03/2012 3:06:01 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) You'd be mad as hell to if you were married to that wookie bitch little fag that he is)
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To: tacticalogic

Only to the less informed. Personally I’d love to get back to his idea of the 10th amendment governance. The problem with libertarians comes with the globalization of trade.


18 posted on 01/03/2012 3:06:46 PM PST by waynesa98
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To: presidio9

If half the things that he has been quoted on are accurate, he has disqualified himself, utterly.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 3:11:10 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: SpaceBar
Why doesn’t somebody just ask him?

Some porky Miss Smartypants for ABC (I think) tried that last week, and he took his microphone off and left in the middle of the interview. The Paulestinians are at their cutest when they say the MSM has been purposely ignoring their candidate.

The fact is that for 20 years this schemer has been consistently avoiding any question he does not want to answer, and any questioner he thinks might ask one.

They run around saying he's pro-life, but he has a 56% rating from NRTL.

20 posted on 01/03/2012 3:19:26 PM PST by presidio9 (www.catholicscomehome.org)
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To: presidio9

21 posted on 01/03/2012 3:34:41 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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Is Eric Holder racist?


22 posted on 01/03/2012 3:43:37 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Joe Boucher

Ron Paul IS NOT a conservative.
Calling our military terrorits and praising that traitor Manning as a patriot IS NOT conservative.
He supports OWS, how can he also support the Tea Party.
Yes, there are other racists around but this thread is about Paul


23 posted on 01/03/2012 3:46:34 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Ron Paul IS NOT a conservative.
Calling our military terrorist and praising that traitor Manning as a patriot IS NOT conservative.
He supports OWS, how can he also support the Tea Party.
Yes, there are other racists around but this thread is about Paul


24 posted on 01/03/2012 3:46:42 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Chunga85

Yea, I have seen the link, so what.
Paul is a racist, Paul is an anti- Semite, Paul is a blame America first kinda guy.......why doesn’t he just go to the green party and be done with it.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 3:48:17 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: svcw

too funny...thanks


26 posted on 01/03/2012 4:08:28 PM PST by Chunga85 ("Foreclosure Fraud", TARP, "Fight Club Lawyer", Bailout)
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To: presidio9
One question is "is Ron Paul racist?" Another question is "is Ron Paul nuts"? Because on December 29, Ron Paul Msaid that there were 'eight or ten' 'bad' sentences in all of his newsletters. We've seen the sentences about blacks running fast after stealing purses, and the similar articles. I have parts of 50+ newsletters, with little snippets like these:

(note the New World Order nonsense above the racist stuff)

There are waaaaay more than eight or ten sentences like that.

And he was obsessed with Martin Luther King, Jr. Do the countless references like these count against the eight or ten 'bad' sentences?

Now, we haven't gotten into the Trilateralist warnings in all the newsletters. Or the warnings, as a medical doctor, that the government may have created AIDS. Or that you can get AIDs from kissing someone. Or though the skin. Or the suggestion that the Mossad was being the first World Trade Center bombing. Or that the government is involved in a disinformation campaign to convince you that crack cocaine is worse for you than it really is. But he's nut. How many other U.S Congressmen were giving advice to militias?

Are those sentences among the 'bad' eight or ten?

So do you think he's racist after you take out eight or ten sentences? Is he nuts if you only take out eight or ten sentences from all of his newsletters?

27 posted on 01/03/2012 5:04:58 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: svcw; presidio9; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BroJoeK; rockrr; GOPsterinMA; ...

No he’s just and idiot who let other people write stuff an put his name on it without even reading it cause all he cared about was the profit from selling newsletter subscriptions. That’s even more pathetic than if he actually was a racist.

It’s claimed that the likely author, Lew Rockwell, isn’t racist either. He was just cynically trying to “sell libertarianism to hicks”, allegedly. That’s also more pathetic than actually being racist.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 9:08:32 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Chunga85

He’s stepping on the missues?


29 posted on 01/03/2012 9:09:53 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

The funny thing is the MSNBC progressives : Sharpton, Maddow and Schultz, are telling their liberal viewers that Paul is a racist.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 9:29:09 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Impy
>> an idiot who let other people write stuff and put his name on it without even reading it cause all he cared about was the profit <<

Aww, cut him so slack. So did the pretty boy Marilyn Monroe boinker that delusional freepers claim "would be a Republican today" ;-)


Ehh whatta mean you haven't finished th' latest Kennedy tome! Mahr books by Jack Kennedy means mahr profits for the Kennedy's! Ehhh if I wasn't so goddam bizzy getting a lay with mob girls, I'd have half a mind to get off thee yacht and give you a spanking! Why does daddy dearest pay yer salaries if you can't pump out a'nutter Pulitzer Prize winning novel in a week??

31 posted on 01/03/2012 9:57:11 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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