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Paul denies report that he approved newsletters
AP via SFGate ^ | 1/27/12

Posted on 01/27/2012 10:05:41 PM PST by SmithL

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Friday flatly denied a Washington Post report that he was deeply involved in the company that produced provocative, racially charged newsletters and that he signed off on articles.

The newsletters from the 1990s have dogged Paul for years, resurfacing as his presidential campaign gained momentum. The Texas congressman has denied writing the inflammatory passages — the articles included racial, anti-Semitic and anti-gay content — and said that he didn't read them at the time or for years afterward.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: didntdonuthin; didnthearnuthin; didntseenuthin; galvestonsnoopy; moonbat; newsletters; paul; paultarded; protocols; racist; ronpaul; wrongpaul

1 posted on 01/27/2012 10:05:57 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

And he mentioned several times he was drafted into the US Air Force. The Air Force does not nor ever has - drafted.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 10:13:45 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Have Regrets Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: SmithL

Lol.

I remember his antimilitary rant letters about the use of bulldozers and tank plows to clear trenches. He was on the morning talk shows at the time elaborating on his position.

The racial crud is likely the same.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 10:17:24 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SmithL

I wonder how fast the Paulbots will attack this thread?


4 posted on 01/27/2012 10:40:51 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: SkyDancer

And he mentioned several times he was drafted into the US Air Force. The Air Force does not nor ever has - drafted.
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There’s a decent blog I ran across that goes into this claim and it is pretty good.
http://stevebussey.com/wp/2011/12/did-ron-paul-lie-about-being-drafted/


5 posted on 01/27/2012 10:44:47 PM PST by Irenic
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To: SkyDancer

Doctors are conscripted under a differnet law, the so called “doctor draft”. The Air Force did draft doctors in past wars up to and including Vietnam.

http://www.airpower.au.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj09/spr09/podnos.html


6 posted on 01/27/2012 11:15:32 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: SmithL

Cool, Paul is polling what 10-20% in the GOP primaries? I think yall are doing a great job of pushing votes to Obama, keep up the good work.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 11:21:28 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb
I think yall are doing a great job of pushing votes to Obama, keep up the good work.

Is Obama the back up plan for Paul voters?

8 posted on 01/27/2012 11:32:31 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
Is Obama the back up plan for Paul voters?

How should I know? Folks that come out in mass and chant "End the Fed" holding hand made signs reading "The Liberal Media Lies" do not strike me as typical Obama voters but hey, that's just me. I would imagine that being vilified (Sarahs' word not mine) by the conservatives in the GOP they will probably do something other then vote GOP, where they are not wanted and Obama whom they apparently don't like. Your guess is as good as mine as to what they do. I just thought winning elections was about building a coalition of like minded, not banishing and ridiculing those you deem less than perfect.

9 posted on 01/28/2012 12:00:53 AM PST by jpsb
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To: ansel12

I own a little bar in Texas, and as a Freeper I do retail politics all the time. When talking politics with one of my customers, I try to find common ground, that is pretty easy to do, then once on common ground I tell them how my guy/gals agrees with something my customer supports. I don’t push it. I just plant the seed. When they bitch about whatever I blow that off and go back to finding common ground. It works. Now since I live in a heavily democratic town every now and then the entire bar will be up in arms against republicans, when I yell insults at them as loud as they yell at me. We all have a good time and the bar sells lots of beer. But finding common ground is the key to winning election, yelling and screaming is just having fun. But personal attacks, lies and smears cross the line. Even in heated debates at my bar I don’t go there.


10 posted on 01/28/2012 12:40:55 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb
Cool, Paul is polling what 10-20% in the GOP primaries? I think yall are doing a great job of pushing votes to Obama, keep up the good work.

I'm quoting you, is Obama your fallback plan then, since he seems to be the Paulbot second choice, according to you.

If you want common ground, then lay off promoting Paul constantly and help us defeat Romney.

11 posted on 01/28/2012 12:55:55 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

I am not promoting Paul, I am defending Paul just like I defended Sara, Cain and Newt. You only see me making pro Paul posts in Paul bashing threads. Paul is my congress man, I live in his district here in Texas am I do not like seeing him smeared.


12 posted on 01/28/2012 1:03:20 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

I used to live there as well, and grew up in the area, why would you defend him putting out his newsletter?


13 posted on 01/28/2012 1:10:01 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
One more whiskey and cigarette then it is time for bed.

I like Paul but I like Newt too. I am a small government guy, Newt or Paul that's it, either we win with Newt or Paul or we are screwed. Right now Newt has the Mo, so I am "Go Newt Go!"

Newt is way smarter then the Paul bashers. And Sarah is too. Both Newt and Sarah in their own ways have been reaching out to Paul voters. Read what Sarah has said about Paul, watch the debates where Newt and Paul compliment one another and don't attack each other. It is as plan as the nose on your face that small gov proponents like Newt and Sarah need Paul and his 10-20% of GOP voters. It is not about personalities it is about issues.

Sarah talks about Paul

“You’ve got to give it to Ron Paul. Whether you agree with everything he says or not, at least he is one there in Congress trying to make our President stick to the law and understand that Congress does have a role to play in these foreign policy decisions that are made and Ron Paul, I think hit the nail on the head, when he came out and said Obama had better be careful when he interjects himself and our country in other nations’ business.”

(Ron Paul) is the only one who has been so adamantly passionate about doing something about the suffocating debt, about doing something about reining in government growth and actually slashing budgets - $1 trillion a year, he’s been specific about until we get our hands around this…

"The GOP had better not marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters after this, because Ron Paul and his supporters understand that a lot of Americans are war weary and we are broke."

I still sense his desire to be more of an isolated-type country and not be as aware and active on the international scene when it comes to protecting our allies like Israel and doing all that we can. That is my hesitancy there still with Ron Paul's candidacy. However, on the domestic front, he is the only one who has been so adamantly passionate about doing something about the suffocating debt, about doing something about reining in government growth and actually slashing budgets - $1 trillion a year, he's been specific about until we get our hands around this - I respect that. I appreciate it. His austerity measures that he wants to see Congress adopt in order to rein in government and let the private sector actually grow and thrive and hire more people.

“You know the endorsement that I’m most interested in?” Palin asked Bolling. “Ron Paul’s, to tell you the truth.”“He’s the one that Americans need to listen to when it comes to dealing in reality about this bankrupt path that we are on,” she said.“So Ron Paul’s endorsement – not saying he won’t get the nomination, but in case he doesn’t – who it is that he chooses to endorse will give us a clear indication of who is on the right path with domestic spending that needs to be addressed. I’m very interested in hearing what Ron Paul thinks at the end of the day.”

14 posted on 01/28/2012 1:30:33 AM PST by jpsb
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To: ansel12

I think the news letter deal is a smear, Paul apologized for it, took responsibility for it but say he did not write it. That is good enough for me. I can post the interview if you like.


15 posted on 01/28/2012 1:33:51 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

I am not a national politician talking on TV and running for office where annoying the wacky fringe people is not wise unless you have to do it.

I am here at freerepublic, and as stormfront knows since I have seen my name over there (stormfront despises freerepublic), we don’t have to pretend to like the racist, nutball, con man, Ron Paul.

I detest con men and those who exploit the weak and those susceptible to cultish leadership.

There are many common reasons that I dislike Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.


16 posted on 01/28/2012 1:40:36 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: jpsb

Paul is a liar, there is no doubt that he wrote his newsletters, and as soon as he is no longer useful to the left, then the media will quit letting him play innocent.

There has never been any truth to Paul’s bald face lying about his newsletters. We covered this years ago here at freerepublic.


17 posted on 01/28/2012 1:44:10 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: SmithL

If Paul allowed his name to be put on a publication without knowledge of what was being put in that publication, it shows he is irresponsible and not a good choice for president.

If he knew what was being published, and didn’t make a move to stop it, then he was tacitly approving it.

If he is lying now, which I suspect, then that is a problem as well.

There is no way to spin this so it doesn’t make Paul look bad, and considering some of his more recent anti-Semitic, pro-terrorist statements, that supports the idea that he had full knowledge and also fully approved the objectionable content.

As good as he is on fiscal matters, Paul should never be president, nor will I ever vote for him.


18 posted on 01/28/2012 1:45:31 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind
I have a difficult time judging people. If a man or human errs on the side of evil, even so slightly, are they eternally damned? I hope not for I know evil too. But an even better question might be, is it more evil to cast a repentant man as evil, even thou he has confessed his sins and seeks G*d forgiveness then it is to deny forgiveness? Shall we cast out all that have transgressed but are repentant? Who amongst us is so pure that they shall not also be casted out by a mob that seeks not goodness and forgiveness but power by a perversion of His desire to bring us all sinner and saint to His grace.

God's gift to us is a chance to be with Him in heaven. The only thing that matters here on Earth is that you use this time to gain entry into the Kingdom of Heaven. Do not bare false witness, please I beg of you, don't.

19 posted on 01/28/2012 2:41:57 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

Anyone dumb enough to vote for Paul will probably vote for Obama, anyway. You would have to be that stupid!


20 posted on 01/28/2012 3:03:26 AM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: jpsb
Cool, Paul is polling what 10-20% in the GOP primaries? I think yall are doing a great job of pushing votes to Obama, keep up the good work

Paulbots are never going to vote for a Republican. They did not vote for one last time and it does not matter who wins this time they will not vote Republican. They are pro-gay dopers who hate our military and will support the candidate who praises our enemies the most.
21 posted on 01/28/2012 3:31:46 AM PST by John D
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To: John D; packrat35; ansel12

There is not much more I can say, I said it all in 21 on this thread, I pray that we survive. Good luck and God bless.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 3:42:19 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

oops 19 not 21, it has been a long night, forgive me the mistake, thx


23 posted on 01/28/2012 3:51:49 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Hugin
In any case he was not drafted to serve in Vietnam. I read where he left the service shortly before the big buildup there. in 1965 just as the Vietnam War was getting serious, Ron Paul left active duty and spent the rest of his career in the Air National Guard.

Then in 1968, when the Vietnam War was at its height, Ron Paul resigned his commission and left the service.

24 posted on 01/28/2012 7:30:03 AM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Have Regrets Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: Irenic
In any case he was not drafted to serve in Vietnam. I read where he left the service shortly before the big buildup there. in 1965 just as the Vietnam War was getting serious, Ron Paul left active duty and spent the rest of his career in the Air National Guard.

Then in 1968, when the Vietnam War was at its height, Ron Paul resigned his commission and left the service.

25 posted on 01/28/2012 7:30:57 AM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Have Regrets Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: SmithL
just found this. Kind of funny it was on his site for 3 years: The Protocols of the Elders of Ron Paul (Update: Screen Shot Added)

It’s not just the newsletters of years ago. According to Adam Taxin of the NY Jewish Examiner, Paul’s website has been publicizing and distributing the infamous anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Meetings of the Elders of Zion for the last three years! Writes Taxin: The website for “Campaign for Liberty”, an organization started by “Republican” anti-Israel Presidential candidate Ron Paul, has, since late 2008, been featuring a page offering the opportunity to purchase the notorious forged anti-Semitic book The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. As word spreads of this, inevitably Paul’s campaign will take down the page and claim the situation was a mere innocent mistake with which Paul (who of course hopes to lend his managerial skills to the entire nation) had nothing to do, a la the controversy over his newsletters in the 1990s. This of course despite the fact that the page with the link has now been up for over three years.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/01/26/the-protocols-of-the-elders-of-ron-paul/

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TBe-m3VHhIkJ:www.campaignforliberty.com/profile.php%3Fmember%3Dfreeamerican+To+try+and+discredit+me,+to+neutralize+me+and+to+get+the+link+to+the+Protocols+of+the+Elders+of+Zion+off+my+site.+He+stepped+into+the+picture+after+the+ADL&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari

26 posted on 01/28/2012 9:21:41 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: jpsb

They’re not going to vote for the GOP if Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 9:24:55 AM PST by PghBaldy (RonPaul's “Campaign for Liberty”, selling Protocols of Elders of Zion for 3 years ...)
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To: SmithL; lonevoice; Absolutely Nobama

Perhaps a useful thread....


28 posted on 01/28/2012 9:32:58 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: jpsb; Fresh Wind
If a man or human errs on the side of evil, even so slightly, are they eternally damned? I hope not for I know evil too. But an even better question might be, is it more evil to cast a repentant man as evil, even thou he has confessed his sins and seeks G*d forgiveness then it is to deny forgiveness? Shall we cast out all that have transgressed but are repentant? Who amongst us is so pure that they shall not also be casted out by a mob that seeks not goodness and forgiveness but power by a perversion of His desire to bring us all sinner and saint to His grace. God's gift to us is a chance to be with Him in heaven. The only thing that matters here on Earth is that you use this time to gain entry into the Kingdom of Heaven. Do not bare false witness, please I beg of you, don't.

Don't you make your living from the fruits of the bar you own and run?

Christians sometimes go to bars in weakness, but they aren't proud of it, because bars are for the more private pleasures, the darker impulses, the place of the other side, where we indulge the passions that we hope God isn't watching us indulge and be seduced by.

To be the overlord of all that action, the boss man, the gold collecting host and enabler of the drunken play palace, and then to play the holy man, the morally superior to those on this thread, when pushing a racist, Stormfront hero, and con man?

Well, maybe it does fit in the Ron Paul bizarro world.

29 posted on 01/28/2012 10:26:32 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: SmithL

Sure, Ron. Whatever.


30 posted on 01/28/2012 11:55:20 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ansel12
I see, lol, owning a little beer joint in Texas makes me immoral. hmmm? I'll have to think about that. At one time not very long ago my little community of 2500 or so has 57 beer joints, lol we are down to about 5 or 6 counting the VFW and the American Legion. A beer joint only sells beer and wine not hard liquor. So I think, once again you've jumped to another wrong conclusion.

Curious why are you so big on judging everyone? Looking for dark secrets. I'm not the one castings stones and while I admit I am not a very good Christian I am a Christian and everyone in my world including my customers knows it. As for money the beer joint makes very little but it does keep food on the table for 2 single moms, one 76 year old grandmother and 1 56 year old man that is no longer able to shrimp for a living. As for me I am a retired xNASA kinda guy living on a fixed income of not a whole lot. Property taxes are starting to hurt but hopefully I'll be bale to keep up with them.

Hope to see you on a thread we can find a little common ground.

31 posted on 01/28/2012 1:35:01 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb
I see, lol, owning a little beer joint in Texas makes me immoral. hmmm?

LOL, It meant nothing at all, at least not worth mentioning, until you tried the Holy man, holier than thou, preacher routine to push the racist, stormfront guy, devoting yourself to the bar business, is not the act of a pious, holier than thou, devout man that you tried to use as a bludgeon to push your distasteful bigot, rascist of a con man.

32 posted on 01/28/2012 1:58:35 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: jpsb
Shall we cast out all that have transgressed but are repentant?

Has the surrender monkey ever asked for forgiveness for blaming America for 9/11, or for condemning our military for trying to keep America as safe as possible? When Cut and Run starts condemning the terrorists who want to destroy America as much as he condemns our military who want to protect us I will take another look.
33 posted on 01/28/2012 3:18:28 PM PST by John D
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