The Unpardonable Sin: The Ron Paul Blunder
Truth About Bills ^ | 12/21/2011 | Mark Mayberry
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:12:33 PM by Mark Mayberry
Has Ron Paul committed the unpardonable sin?
It is no secret that in politics the infamous “race card” trumps all. We have seen it used time after time.
Most recently it has been used by Eric Holder to answer the question (at least in his own mind) as to why there is such a resounding cry for his resignation or impeachment.
Before him was Jeremiah Wright who so eloquently told his church that Obama would make a better president because Hillary Clinton didn’t know what it was like to be a black man in a society run by rich white people.
It is fair to say that the “race card” will continue to be the high card in political poker for years to come.
Ron Paul is now going to get to experience this first hand with his newfound seat at the head of the Iowa Caucus polls. In recent days many media outlets have picked up on a little known skeleton in the closet of Mr. Paul.
Ron Paul published a series of newsletters in the 1980’s and 1990’s that apparently were full of very racist and inflammatory rhetoric. A recent report from the Business Insider has provided a list of newsletters and the remarks made within them. The newsletters in question were:
• Ron Paul’s Political Report • Ron Paul’s Freedom Report • Ron Paul Survival Report • The Ron Paul Investment Letter
The comments below seem to be the most notable:
• “Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
• “We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational.”
• After the Los Angeles riots, one article in a newsletter claimed, “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”
• One referred to Martin Luther King Jr. as “the world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and who “seduced underage girls and boys.”
• Another referred to Barbara Jordan, a civil rights activist and congresswoman as “Barbara Morondon,” the “archetypical half-educated victimologist.”
In my opinion this is the final nail in the coffin of Ron Paul and his campaign. Who knew that his vetting would end so quickly? I figured it was only a matter of time before Ron Paul would get hit pretty hard. Ron Paul has enjoyed a certain amount of invisibility during this campaign. This is largely attributed to the fact that all the viable candidates were not going to waste time and resources to take down the little fish. Now however with Ron’s new poll numbers, the crosshairs have fallen on him.
It is now exposed that Ron Paul committed the unforgivable sin. He has been implicated in racism. He has gotten away with everything else. By everything else I mean the fact that he has no actual strategy for anything except ending the wars and ending the Fed. However, being a white guy from Texas, he will never wipe off the stain that recently showed up on his campaign.
I agree with Phil Klein when he says, “Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have both attacked each other for what was written in their respective books. If either of those books had included a number of overtly racist statements, their candidacies would be over before they started.”
Paul has been able to avoid this so far but now it is going to come to light. It is still early in the story but you can guarantee that his recent rebuttals of “it was twenty years ago” and “I didn’t write it” are not going to save him from the wall of bad press that he is speeding towards.
Ron Paul is also about to deal with statements that he personally made as well. The second unforgivable sin, Israel Bashing. Ron Paul gave an interview to the Iranian news agency in which he refers to the Palestinians as not the aggressors and ripped off. Add this to his affiliation with The John Birch Society and his glowing review of them during his keynote speech at their 50th anniversary celebration.
My views on these people and Ron Paul’s views are irrelevant to the facts at hand. These are just my observations. Ron Paul is going to be painted as a racist and anti-Semite and that is something, ladies and gentlemen, that he will not come back from.
As a final thought I would like to know what Ron Paul supporters think of this and if it has changed their view of him. All though I doubt that it has since most people follow Ron Paul like the North Koreans follow, well followed, Kim Jong-il. I want to know, what can he do to lose their support?
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- Prison Planet.com ” CNN Lobs Veiled Charges of Racism at Ron Paul *Video* (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletters Cause Problems, Walks Out On Interview (lezgetreal.com)
- The Story Behind Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletters (mykeystrokes.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Twilight Zone: USA Today Story About Ron Paul Leading In Iowa Headlined ‘Ron Paul Still Not in Lead’ (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” CNN Poll: Ron Paul Most Popular Republican Amongst Non-Whites ~ “So much for the “racist” smear” (gunnyg.wordpress.com)