Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Will Other Shoe Drop On Ron Paul

Weeks after Charles Johnson at LGF and others exposed Ron Paul's background as being unseemly at best, and downright scary at worst, Matt Drudge came around to posting a link to The New Republic's expose on the same subject. Pajamas Media has more (TNR is suffering from a Drudgelanche as they are currently unable to keep up with the demand - their link is here should it be available).

When LGF exposed this stuff, no one really paid attention, but for the Paul followers who smeared LGF (and left their mark on this blog) for being everything under the book. Their usual claim was that we're doing nothing more than smearing the one person who can save America - ignoring the factual evidence, photographs, and other information that has never been rebutted by the Paul campaign itself.

TNR publishes essentially the same story, and gets Drudged, and will likely get picked up by hundreds of other media outlets because they're realizing that Paul and his followers are not quite right in the head?

Something is wrong with that picture.

One has to wonder whether this will put an end to the Paul campaign as word gets out that there are serious issues with Paul. To wit - the following comes from one of Paul's old newsletters where he espouses racist sentiments:
“[O]ur country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists—and they can be identified by the color of their skin.”

“I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that city [Washington, D.C.] are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”

“We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, but it is hardly irrational.”

“The riots, burning, looting, and murders are only a continuation of 30 years of racial politics.”

“The criminals who terrorize our cities—in riots and on every non-riot day—are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are. As children, they are trained to hate whites, to believe that white oppression is responsible for all black ills, to “fight the power,” and to steal and loot as much money from the white enemy as possible. Anything is justified against ‘The Man.’ And ‘The Woman.’’”

“My friend waved to the tiny [African-American] child, who scowled, stuck out her tongue, and said (somewhat tautologically): “I hate you, white honkey.” And the parents were indulgent. Is any white child taught to hate in this way?” [As a matter of fact, Paul has appeared on a radio program called “The Political Cesspool,” which has featured the neo-Nazi twin pop stars Prussian Blue. –ed.]

“But this is normal, and in fact benign, compared to much of the anti-white ideology in the thoroughly racist black community. The black leadership indoctrinates its followers with phony history and phony theory to bolster its claims of victimology.”

“Korean-Americans, hated by blacks, never riot, and in fact are some of the most productive people in America (the reason for black hatred).”

“The cause of the riots is plain: barbarism. If the barbarians cannot loot sufficiently through legal channels (i.e., the riots being the welfare-state minus the middleman), they resort to illegal ones, to terrorism.”

“We must not kowtow to the street hoodlums and their sanctimonious leaders.”

“Regardless of what the media tell us, most white Americans are not going to believe that they are at fault for what blacks have done to cities across America. The professional blacks may have cowed the elites, but good sense survives at the grass roots.”

“Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among blacks in this country.”

“Blacks have ‘civil rights,’ preferences, set-asides for government contracts, gerrymandered voting districts, black bureaucracies, black mayors, black curricula in schools, black beauty contests, black TV shows, black TV anchors, black scholarships and colleges, hate crime laws, and public humiliation for anyone who dares question the black agenda."
He dabbles in a wide range of conspiracy theories, which is certainly why he got the attention of Alex Jones.

Of course, set all this with the backdrop that Paul may pull in another 10-11% of voters in New Hampshire today.

It's a little difficult to distance yourself from those newsletters claiming that you didn't know what was in them when you've got Paul's personal information in them, including holiday greetings from Ron and his wife Carol. To be fair, someone who knows Paul's personal information could have written it and not Paul himself, but Occam's Razor cuts in the other direction - that Paul did know what was going on.

I keep going over this and I keep coming back to what I wrote back in December that the GOP needs to kick Paul to the curb.

Others weighing in on the latest about Paul and his newsletter: Stop the ACLU, Blogs of War, Hot Air, Roger L. Simon, and Confederate Yankee.

Ann Althouse who notes that Paul now denies that he said those things, but admits that he didn't pay attention to what went out under his name. How exactly is that supposed to instill any kind of confidence in Paul's abilities as a leader or his integrity?

I thought that Michael Totten skewered Paul badly, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. John Podhoretz rips him a new one:
Ah, so the Ron Paul Political Report featured articles expressing views a man named Ron Paul found abhorrent, did it? This is reminiscent of the hilarious denunciation by Charles Barkley of his own ghostwritten autobiography. The only difference is that Charles Barkley was a basketball player at the time, while Ron Paul is a sitting member of Congress and a candidate for president of the United States. If he did know about what was published under his name and he’s lying about it now, he’s a blackguard as well as a disgusting public figure. If he didn’t know, he’s a pathetic buffoon who sold his own name to racists and intellectual thugs. Not sure which is better.


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