Monday, December 19, 2011

Ron Paul's Greatest Hits

Oh, he's sooo mainstream, as evidenced by quotes from the Ron Paul newsletter (written and edited by... Ron Paul):

• "Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks" read a typical article from the June 1992 “Special Issue on Racial Terrorism"

• Racial apocalypse was the most persistent theme of the newsletters; a 1990 issue warned of “The Coming Race War,” and an article the following year about disturbances in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was entitled “Animals Take Over the D.C. Zoo.”

• Paul alleged that Martin Luther King Jr., “the world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours,” had also “seduced underage girls and boys.” The man who would later proclaim King a “hero” attacked Ronald Reagan for signing legislation creating the federal holiday in his name, complaining, “We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”

• No conspiracy theory was too outlandish for Paul’s endorsement. One newsletter reported on the heretofore unknown phenomenon of “Needlin’,” in which “gangs of black girls between the ages of 12 and 14” roamed the streets of New York and injected white women with possibly HIV-infected syringes. Another newsletter warned that “the AIDS patient” should not be allowed to eat in restaurants because “AIDS can be transmitted by saliva,” a strange claim for a physician to make.

• Paul gave credence to the theory, later shown to have been the product of a Soviet disinformation effort, that AIDS had been created in a U.S. government laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

• Three months before far-right extremists killed 168 Americans in Oklahoma City, Paul’s newsletter praised the “1,500 local militias now training to defend liberty” as “one of the most encouraging developments in America.” And he offered specific advice to antigovernment militia members, such as, “Keep the group size down,” “Keep quiet and you’re harder to find,” “Leave no clues,” “Avoid the phone as much as possible,” and “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

• In a March 2009 interview, Paul entertained [a] claim that NORTHCOM, the U.S. military’s combatant command for North America, is “taking over” the country. “The average member of Congress probably isn’t a participant in the grand conspiracy,” Paul reassured the fevered host, essentially acknowledging that such a conspiracy exists. “We need to take out the CIA.”

• In a January 2010 speech, Paul announced, “There’s been a coup, have you heard? It’s the CIA coup” against the American government. “They’re in businesses, in drug businesses,” the congressman added.

This is a presidential candidate?

Can you imagine what Barack Obama's billion dollars would do to Ron Paul and his KKK, Stormfront, racist, and antisemitic background should he somehow gain the GOP nomination?

Ron Paul is a flat-out loon that legacy media likes to promote as a legitimate candidate for one reason and one reason alone: to damage the GOP.


24 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, those weren't 'typical', there were about 10 objectionable statements over the years and they are repeated over and over. Ron Paul also never wrote them, there was an independent editor. The NAACP district chief for his district said Ron Paul is not racist, and no one has a single instance of him, personally, ever saying a racist thing. In fact, while those letters were written he was practicing medicine, caring for some of the poorest women in Brazoria county. Since he wouldn't accept medicare or medicaid, he gave discount and free services, because he also refused to turn anyone away for inability to pay. These women were of all races.

Pretty inconsistent racist.

directorblue said...

Bulls***.

"Paul's campaign wants to depict its candidate as a naïve, absentee overseer, with minimal knowledge of what his underlings were doing on his behalf. This portrayal might be more believable if extremist views had cropped up in the newsletters only sporadically -- or if the newsletters had just been published for a short time. But it is difficult to imagine how Paul could allow material consistently saturated in racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and conspiracy-mongering to be printed under his name for so long if he did not share these views. In that respect, whether or not Paul personally wrote the most offensive passages is almost beside the point. If he disagreed with what was being written under his name, you would think that at some point--over the course of decades--he would have done something about it."

So he was too incompetent to manage a tiny newsletter bearing his name, but would make a super president?

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bastard/2009/12/ron_paul_fanatics_go_ape_over.php

The_Bad said...

As conservatives, we do not accept a nonsense excuse from Eric Holder about not knowing. Why should we accept a similar nonsense excuse from Ron Paul?

Sorry - not going to accept it as an excuse. Never once has a statement been made in my name without knowledge/approval of it.

Hogwash.

Brian said...

I would like to see the supporting evidence, proof, or where I can find it. Links, authors, is it available for inquiring minds or are we supposed to take someone else's word for it? Thanks

Joe Mudd said...

I'm all for giving Paul a shot if he
is nominated. I think he would do a stellar job as compared with the current tragedy even though Director
blue is so understated in opposition.

locomotivebreath1901 said...

Those quotes are just slightly more disturbing than many found in books 'written' by Barack Obama.

Yet, Barack Obama is our president....

directorblue said...

Brian, click the underlined link at top or any of the pictures for the background material.

Frankenstein Government said...

Thank you. I did. That caused about a twelve hour total investigation all nite- on line. I am putting together a piece- a fair piece on Kirchick and Paul.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahahahahaha, I love it! Give me more!!!! Lying about repeatedly debunked, 30year old newsletters, taken out of context, that even the original author of the hit piece acknowledges Ro, Paul didnt write is *REALLY* all youve got.

The funniest part is its not just the neocons who seem to think endless war is required, but also the hardcore progressives who realize Ron Paul will take the youth/antiwar/minority vote being the only one who actually is pursuing the change thats important - to a free people!

Michael said...
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Michael said...

Please cite evidence to support your allegations. I'd like to review them myself.

directorblue said...

I love the anonymous Paulbots who say there were only 10, they were taken out of context, etc.

As Jeffrey Lord says, Ron Paul and his followers are neo-confederates, ultra-liberals who are neither Republicans nor Democrat.

They're hateful kooks.

Bill said...

Amazing so called conservatives are NOW worried about black folks they usually LIVE NOWHERE Near.... This is it... the so called "greatest hits?" You can produce a NEVER ENDING list for obama with his racist associations, invites to the white house, past history, etc BUT because he is half black even he gets the pass.... You can find ANY politician with "something" at least one or 2 things... at least.... And stop the bull about when the obama team gets to deal with Paul they will wreck him.. Really? like blacks are going to vote for ANY Republican? Be serious... and latins? What percent for the Republican? 30% or a bit more tops... Jews? Went nearly 80% for obama last time.... Seems you blow off the neo con ideology that got us in the mess in the first place.... wars that maim and kill people, ludicrous amounts of money spent, a DO NOTHING approach to the illegal alien invasion, Free trade that has ripped a huge hole in this nation's job base.. Sorry, I have seen enough of neo cons.. BAD NEWS... Far worse than any few comments of paul over a long history of being a congressman or some newsletter.... I would rather go for Romney over a convinced neo con.. at least he may flip flop in the right direction... Incredible...

directorblue said...

Gee, Bill, you must be new around here.

I've been pillorying Obama -- rightfully -- ever since he entered the scene. Check out the right side-bar with pretty pictures and all.

Ron Paul is a racist, kook conspiracy nut who believes in national suicide.

No, we need a Constitutional conservative, not someone who believes in disarming America.

Santorum, Bachmann, Perry, Gingrich in that order.

bacontime said...

Oh Dear !!!
A swarm of Paulians coming to protect their tinfoil hat leader !!!

I would expect more Paulians here but they appear to be too busy goosing the numbers up for Iowa.

Michael said...

This is a trivial blog, so the "Ron Paul supporters" are making better use of their time elsewhere. No offense.

Unlike other politicians, Ron Paul accepts moral responsibility for the dissemination of the newsletters' contents. He did not write them, but the people managing the newsletter went too far.

For the first 5 bulleted points in the quoted text, I offer you this article. It provides another perspective on the intent of those newsletters:

http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-real-story-behind-ron-pauls-racist-newsletters-2011-12

Now your blog post is contrived. The deaths of those 168 people in Oklahoma City were unfortunate, but Ron Paul has explained his stance on the issues surrounding that tragedy.

It's interesting to point out that Ron Paul and Gringrich recently discussed this during a Republican debate. You can watch the video if you'd like at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es-hpxj01uQ

That was Mr. Gingrich's rebuttal?

"I don't want a law that says: 'After we lose an American city, we're sure gonna come and find you.' I want a law that says, 'You take out an American city, we're gonna stop you.'"

Gingrich didn't deny the sacrifices that such an illegal act would have on our civil liberties and constitutional rights; he simply phrased his response in a way that made it seem more "patriotic" than treasonous. Gingrich doesn't know what it means to love one's country.

Ron Paul detests the Patriot Act because it strips American citizens their right to due process. Consequently, the Patriot Act denied Timothy McVeigh his entitled rights. Ron Paul viewed this as an abuse of power by the federal government. Yes, what Timothy did was despicable, but we live in America: Everyone is entitled to due process under the Constitution. It's meant to protect us, not hurt us.

This is a quote from the Decision of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding McVeigh's case:

"McVeigh claims that he was denied due process of law under the Fifth Amendment and his right to trial by an impartial jury under the Sixth Amendment because the jury pool was flooded with negative pretrial publicity, especially media reports that he had confessed to his lawyers that he had committed the Oklahoma City bombing. McVeigh argues that the pretrial publicity amounted to both presumed and actual prejudice."

You can visit it here at

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/mcveigh/mcveigh10thcircuit.html

The Patriot Act empowers the government to work outside the limits set forth by America's founding fathers; it allows them to take away our liberty and prosecute those believed to be against the interests of the U.S. government. Moreover, Ron Paul stated last month that he thinks the Patriot Act is unpatriotic "because it undermines our liberty."

Source: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/resources/quotes/ron-paul-in-opposition-to-the-patriot-act-at-the-cnn-national-security-debate

Everyone must be tried fairly; that's Ron Paul's stance. The accusations that he doesn't care about America is due to the media perpetrating him as an enemy. No, far from it, Ron Paul is following the rules that govern America; he's following the Constutition.

"You can still provide security without sacrificing our Bill of Rights." - Ron Paul

What's the point of the last bullet? What's the context of that discussion? You read it once and took it at face value?

Your article lacks credibility. Want us to take you seriously? Cite your sources.

directorblue said...

@Michael:

Unfortunately, Ron Paul's former campaign manager and senior aide (from 1987 to 2003) said Paul is lying about the newsletters.

Furthermore, Paul's leftist national security posture is a disgrace and represents an effective form of national suicide.

Paul isn't a Constitutional conservative, because every founder believed in national security, which includes pre-positioning power to key places around the world.

Michael said...

@directorblue:

Coincidentally, I did read that article today.

"He does confirm that Paul associates wrote the newsletters (including Lew Rockwell, the controversial ex-Paul chief of staff) but insists Paul himself was fully involved in the approval process.

...

Jean McCiver edited them for clarity and grammar out of the Houston office on Nasa Blvd. Ron was merely a figurhead.

But he did read them, every line of them, off his fax machine at his Clute office before they were published. He would typically sign them at the bottom of the last page giving his okay, and re-fax them to Jean to go to the printer."

I have a question for you. Who saw Dr. Paul read "every line" of those newsletters? It couldn't have been Jean because Dr. Paul needed to "re-fax them to Jean to go to the printer." This is hardly incriminating evidence, my friend.

Here's an idea: give Jean an opportunity to provide a fax receipt. That'll validate his claim.

You post one link and think your views are justified. That's comical.

The_Bad said...

"This is a trivial blog, so the "Ron Paul supporters" are"...

...leaving 500+ word diatribes on "trivial" blogs.

You guys crack me up. Thanks for the snicker.

directorblue said...

One link of hundreds. Here's another one from tonight showing what a twisted fool Ron Paul is:

Ron "The Only Man Who Can Save America" Paul: Gender-Conflicted Sociopath and Traitor Bradley Manning Is A "Hero" and a "Patriot"
—Ace


Bradley Manning gave all the sensitive intelligence he could to WikiLeaks, which of course outed it all, in stages. The last bit outing -- of the real names of our agents working in hostile countries, against their own governments or terrorist groups which have the favor of the government -- was supposedly an "accident," but that information was outed all the same.

People have been killed, obviously.

Because Bradley Manning was all butthurt or something.

Bradley Manning is a narcissistic, sociopathic coward and traitor with the blood of murder on his delicate little hands.

But that's not the Bradley Manning Ron Paul knows.

No, Ron Paul sees the "hero" and "patriot" in him.

--Link

Michael said...

@The_Bad:

haha, I was being sarcastic. I do appreciate having an open discussion with directorblue.

Michael said...

@directorblue:


http://rt.com/usa/news/paul-wikileaks-information-whistleblowers-301/

Ron Paul was quoted saying,

"In the same way we get information from groups like WikiLeaks confirming the fact that we actually went into Iraq and there was no Al Qaeda, no weapons of mass destruction, it was all a gimmick to get us into a war that we didn’t need to be in,' Paul added.

The best way to prevent this kind of dilemma for us getting the information after the fact, is we should have the information before the fact,' said Paul. 'That is we should never go to war without a full examination and a declaration of war."

The_Bad said...

Yeah, I know. Still struck me as funny.

Zilla/MJ said...

linked here:

http://zillablog.marezilla.com/2011/12/christmas-with-sickies-of-resistance.html