Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Ron Paul You Don't Know

Look, I get it. Ron Paul hates the Iraq War and US foreign policy. But no one in good conscience could support this guy for president when you actually know where his beliefs on other subjects lie. He is truly frightening, and the fact that so many people are giving him money says that either there are millions more racist scumbags like him out there; or that fair-minded and fed-up people are being duped by the disingenuous Congressman. I guess I'm hoping it's the latter.

The truth behind all of the Ron Paul rhetoric is finally coming to light. The New Republic has the goods here. This guy is a half-step away from being Timothy McVeigh. I guarantee McVeigh was a subscriber to the Ron Paul newsletter back in the 80s.

Here are a few choice gems from Ron Paul:

On the end of apartheid in South Africa, Paul says it was a "destruction of civilization" and "the most tragic [to] ever occur on that continent, at least below the Sahara"

On Rev. Martin Luther King, Paul calls him a "serial philanderer" who "seduced underage girls and boys."

Paul supported the candidacy of former KKK leader David Duke for the legislature in Louisiana.

Here's the good Ron Paul discussing people with AIDS, "they enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick."

He refers to Israel as a "national socialist state" and advances the idea that the Mossad was behind the first World Trade Center attack in 1993.

Ron Paul supporters will say that Paul, himself, did not write these newsletters and that he used a ghost writer to pen his hate-filled rants. I doubt that. Regardless, this stuff was published under Ron Paul's name and Rep. Paul has never disavowed the newsletters and the ideas presented in them. How much better would it be if he just funded the distribution of this crap without actually knowing what it said? That is someone you'd support as president?

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