Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Paul & Clinton Meltdown?

This speaks for itself. (See UPDATE I for the Love For Ron Lobby response)


“This story is old news and has been rehashed for over a decade. It's once again being resurrected for obvious political reasons on the day of the New Hampshire primary.

“When I was out of Congress and practicing medicine full-time, a newsletter was published under my name that I did not edit. Several writers contributed to the product. For over a decade, I have publically taken moral responsibility for not paying closer attention to what went out under my name.”

Excuse me, but did Ron Paul, who wants to be POTUS, just say that he wasn't paying enough attention when some fall guy was plastering the nation with hate, racism and anti-Semeticism in his name? Geez, is that supposed to make me feel better?

Ron Paul Newsletters Unearthed: Claim MLK a Gay Pedophile, Praise David Duke, Speculate 1993 WTC Bombing Was Mossad Job...

Ron Paul Bigotry Revolution

I might add, on a personal note, that as a libertarian with significant sympathy for Paul’s platform, I initially viewed claims of his past history of racism skeptically. But the evidence is so overwhelming that the defense of Paul is now, itself, indefensible.

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

“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.”

“If this walking bomb had gone off, it would have demolished the House Chamber and most of the congressmen in it. Yet this attempted terrorist attack was buried by the media. Why? Because the perpetrator was an undoubtedly mad Israeli, furious over alleged slights to his country… [T]he Israeli lobby deep-sixed the story, and no one outside of Congress ever head about it.”



MAG: Clinton campaign faces a 'cash crunch'...

UPDATE: Below are the first 15 comments on the NR site with the story about Ron Paul mentioned above. The NR is not the point here really, it is the response of Ron Paulians who haven't a clue. I truly hope Paul's quotes are out-of-context, misquotes or whatever the Ron Paul Lovein Lobby is saying these days, but they can't claim that about their comments pasted all over the inner tubies.

Posted by Ken
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Unfortunately, your information is simply that propaganda that is misleading, inaccurate, and definitely with a political agenda. I am ashamed that I read your entire post. Moreover, you contradict yourself. Van Meses was a jew- so how can Dr. Paul be an anti-Semite. Do ytou research thoroughly without a political agenda and you will see that your are way off. Thank you very much but no thank you. Note: I am Hispanic and I despise smears.

Posted by teplukhin2you
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THANK YOU, Mr Kirchick. Nice to see TNR back in the muckraking business-- Ryan Lizza's shoes are being filled. Appreciate especially your diligence in actually getting away from the modem and schlepping out to Lawrence KS to comb through old newsletters and do what we expect journalists to do. ------------------------------------------------------ Doesn't fully atone for this abortion of a website revamp, but you guys are making a start. I'll renew my subscription.

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Posted by Chris
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Ah, the old Ghostwritten Newsletter Smear with some guilt by association thrown in. Must be that time of the month... So how is being a Giuliani shill going for you after that 4% in Iowa? Bad? It appears so.

Posted by lavaman
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Where's your bibliography? I'd like to know the exact name, issue number, article title, etc. that each of these quotes were taken from.

Posted by Tom Demas
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Yeah.. Paul's a closet racist...sure...dude you surprise me..I thought you guys although misguided policy wise would at least acknowledge that Paul has been consistent philisophically.

Posted by TJ
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I thought all of these accusations had already been delt with?

Posted by paul
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haha that's all you got. Your bark was bigger than you bite.

Posted by danimal
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"Anyways, I don't think Ron Paul is a homophobe; I'm just cynical and enjoy getting supporters of political candidates riled up. If you were a Giuliani guy I'd have called him a fascist. But I must say, the Ron Paul supporters are the most enthusiastic of the bunch!" http://gays-for-ron.blogspot.com/2008/01/jamie-kirchick-i-dont-think-ron-paul-is.html

Posted by Antony
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Horrible photo... Paul looks angelic, not like this ultra-close distortion.

Posted by Lucinda
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I come from Hispanic decent and have met Dr. Paul. With that said how dare you say these things without research. This is not what the man stands for. Why don't people in the media realize all he wants to do is follow the constitution?

Posted by Richard
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If he's a minority owner, then it's impossible that he wrote this. It's like blaming the Forbes Family for everything written in Forbes Magazine, or blaming Opera for everything written in O magazine!

Posted by ralphnelle
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Outstanding investigative journalism.

Posted by S. Kristol
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I see a lot of inference and innuendo, but not much in the way of solid evidence. Is it because I haven't learned the secret language or don't have the my receiver tuned to the right transmitter?

Posted by Bob
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Or..... You could just be a rabid Romney supporter who likes to take things out of context in ad-hominem attacks against someone you see as threatening to take support away from your focus-grouped neo-con wannabe candidate.

Read all 432 comments listed if you can. If you can, maybe you should vote for "Lovey", aka Ron Paul.

New Jersey Apologizes For Slavery

New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery

Geez, I knew New Jersey's population had aged, but I've never met anyone here in Ohio old enough to have practiced slavery.