This man Ron Paul is an oddball. His foreign policy beliefs are very different.
However, the candidates had better stop attacking each other and concentrate on the failures of Obama. They bicker and discredit each other unnecessarily.
Wow oh wow! That's so beautiful!!!! I'd love to hear that set to music- but just the words alone are enough. Thank you for sharing that Rshill! You are blessed with words- and I am blessed by you. Thank you :-)
I have read several books and countless statements by Congressman Paul, and there is absolutely no consistency between those writings and what is in those newsletters. The writing style itself is obviously that of another person. Unfortunately, I doubt that the person who actually wrote those newsletters will ever come forward.
Remember Ron Paul is the one who openly admits he is to the left of Barack ''socialist mop'' Obama.
Rush does an excellent analysis..!
TinFoilHat RonRobots of the world....UNITE!
Most people are just not intelligent enough to understand what Dr. Ron says. He is NOT condoning slavery, he is just pointing out how very screwed up we are today.
Looks like Bachmann had no problem with these alleged racist letters by Paul
The only candidate that will gain from these allegations will be Obama. the DNC cannot wait to play the race card on any one of the GOP candidates.
Where was the racism ? now the race card is being played by conservatives ? NICE Have you ever been to DC ?
A liberty candidate can't be racist, noone is buying it...sorry. Try another angle.
The premise of the newsletter scandal is a poor one.
From the 1970’s to the 1990’s, various newsletters were published which bore the name “Ron Paul” in their titles. A vast number of the newsletters were printed without even having been read or reviewed by Ron Paul. Much of Ron Paul’s support comes independent of him or his official organization. For example, Dr. Paul was not personally responsible for the 2008 Ron Paul Blimp, the Tea Party ’07, or the various "money bombs" that catapulted him to stardom. Likewise, past supporters have published their own ideas on subjects, independent of Ron Paul’s involvement or approval.
It would be wrong to hold Mitt Romney responsible for the polygamy of Mormons in the 1800’s. It would be wrong to hold Barack Obama personally responsible for all the statements made by his ignorant supporters. Likewise, it would be wrong to hold Ron Paul responsible for the opinions or statements of all the individuals that share some of his political philosophies.
So then you are telling me that he sent out newsletters written in first person to his constituents that they were led to believe that he was writing to them when he really was not even reading some of them. Sincerity. That to me is worse than the phraseology that was used that is offensive. We are talking at the beginning of his career for some. What a disconnect.
Very funny, to think that a liberty candidate is racist is the height of stupidity. I'm not buying it, sorry.
And speaking of songs ;-) Here's an early Christmas song for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4xbQDV9HtM&feature=related
Aww! Hope you two have a great time!! And yes, it's a tought time around here on the night shift, but I'll do my best sir! :-) Night Brother!
Why is it that conservatives are investigating another conservative in order to defame him? Do you ever see leftist doing this to one of their own? Maybe that is why they win.
Ron Paul is not a Republican. He is a ''sudo Republican'' he has jumped ship so many times he has his own assigned gangplank for entry and egress.
As to him being Conservative that is highly debatable. Remember it was Ron Paul who left the Republican Party because he said Ronald Reagan was a Conservative Warmonger.
In last nights debate he even admited to Neil Cavoto that he is to the left of Barack ''Socialist Mop'' Obama. How conservative is that??? NOT!
Better watch it TheRightScoop. The tinfoil hat brigade will be out to get you now!
They are warming up their RonRobots to flood the thread and provide truely wasteful information about how wonderful Ron ''the old NutBag'' Paul really is.....
So lock your doors tight and pull down the shades real good.
hide yer kids, hide yer wife! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtZfW2z9dw
Limbaugh: New Ron Paul Campaign Ad On Iran – Parody
I suggest anyone who wants to know the truth should read this expose. Unfortunately this is a poor smear job.
Though its a day late and a dollar short, I'm glad to see somebody's finally addressing something I'd known about for YEARS. Its also funny how many comments are here addressing anything else BUT Rumpelstiltskin's racism, and how more and more proof is coming into the light that he should've been Robert "Sheets" Byrd's roommie and BFF.
Honestly, the racism doesn't bother me (not that I like it because I don't). But believing in racist thoughts and acting on them is not equivalent. So long as he intends to TREAT everyone with respect and dignity, even if he doesn't BELIEVE they deserve it, I don't care how he feels. Then again, I struggle constantly with racial biases in my own mind, so perhaps I'm a bit biased. I'm working on it though. I'm probably going to make a lot of enemies for this post, but I find it helps to talk about it. Sorry if I've offended.
But the way he treats Israel REALLY scares me. They have a military, yes, and they can defend themselves against any enemy out there. But when an ENTIRE continent wants you dead, it's really important to have the backing of a MORE POWERFUL continent to help you out. Turning our backs on Israel is LITERALLY a Death-Sentence (most likely a horrible, painful, and terrifying death) for the Israeli's, and I for one would strongly consider going to fight with Israel should that ever come to be (assuming they'd have me).
I agree about Israel and I don't want another reluctant supporter in Israel, I want a true ally for our next Prez. Ron Paul doesn't believe in Ally's and would treat an Iranian the same as a Canadian. Felt the same way when I used to be a Democrat!
His racism would bother you if it was directed toward you, which it isn't. I didn't approve of Obama, in part, because of his overt racism; I will be mentally honest enough to put Rumpelstiltskin by the same yardstick. Just as I didn't care for Slick Willy's philandering, I can't like that of Gingrich. His hatred of Israel is just another element of his racism and bigotry, however, like I said: if you were black or gay, I'm sure you'd take his racism a lot more seriously, and your eyes would open as to how much of a threat this guy really is, not to just Israel, but to any American that doesn't look like him, especially people with the poor grace of being born black.
As for prejudice, many people of his generation are. They grew up in a very different environment than we have. The man who just married my grandmother is prejudiced, but I would not call him racist. He's about 7 years older than Paul.
I don't think it was racist. He was obviously making a judgement based on some sort of statistic at his disposal (which may or may not have been true). If he had said: "All blacks should be lynched", THAT would be racist. Or "Blacks score worse on standardized tests because their genetics are inferior" would be racist. But his statement that "95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal" (which was obviously an exaggeration), I believe, was based on some sort of data point, and then his statement was taken out of context to make him look like a racist. I don't support Ron Paul at all, but I don't think those statements make him a racist. Definitely prejudiced, but not racist.
One of these days, I'm going to write a long, sympathetic Ron Paul post, bashing all the other candidates and calling you all Neo-cons! Then, after all the Paul-Bots "like" it, I'm going to edit the post and call Ron Paul a big dummy! That outta be worth a few giggles around here! LOL!
Don't you know that Romney and Bachmann are tied for most conservative: