Ron Paul is an old Jim Crow, traditional racist political con-artist from Kentucky whose politics has changed with the political winds to keep himself re-elected, employed, sell his books, gets paid for political speeches and remain revelant among the Republican establishment and gullible young people who blindly love, praise and follow his radical Republican views that "differs" from his counterparts only in his way of speaking, delivery & tone, yet he's a Ronald Reagan "trickle down economics" disciple just like the rest of them.
Same way of thinking, different delivery.
Now he's been caught in a lie that he can't get out of or defend because he has to actual/factual proof that he didn't write/publish those newsletters eventhough he's saying that he didn't personally write them but readily admits that he knows about them, supported some of them and made money off them.
Exerpt: "When asked during an interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger whether he looked at them when they were published and decided they did not represent him accurately, he said "not all the time." Pressed on whether he read them he said, "Not all the time. Well, on occasion, yes."
And even if he didn't write those newsletters...his name is on them, his racist staff members probably wrote them and he did not exercise any responsibility/accountability to stop them from being generated among the public which tells me that in that past era of non-filtered "do or say whatever you want" "Whites Only" racism back in the day, Ron Paul probably could care less since he now always says (and probably said the very same back then) "I'm just telling it like it is".
Ron Paul IMO, is the same as the late South Carolina Republican senator Strom Thurmond.
A hard core, card carrying racist who ran for President as a segregationist States Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrat) candidate who hated Blacks and fought to eliminate the Civil Rights Act (filibustered by himself against the Civil Rights Act for 24 straight hours, 18 minutes in Congress non-stop) but once the Civil Rights Act passed, Jim Crow was eliminated and White racism somewhat took a temporary back seat, Thurmond outwardly changed his political tone somewhat knowing that being a hard core racist was no longer politically viable so in order to keep getting re-elected, he had to stubbonly cater politically to Black folk for his political career to thrive and continue.
And his hyprocrisy? Six months after Thurmond's death in 2003, it was revealed that at age 22 he had fathered a daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, with his family's African-American maid Carrie Butler, then 16. Although Thurmond never publicly acknowledged his daughter and kept her secret, he paid for her college education and passed other money to her for some time.
Ron Paul does the same exact thing, play to the current political crowd of gullible supporters, say the right things and use his grandfatherly influence and wisdom to keep his supporters, the voters and fans off-balance and thinking that he different from the rest.
All his fans have to do is look at his off-spring, Republican Senator Rand Paul (KY). who has no problem letting his racism flow and be known...and who raised/taught/groomed Rand Paul for a carer in politics? His old man congressman Ron Paul.
The apple does not fall far from the tree. Ron Paul's racist past has finally caught up with him.
Ron Paul defensive over past newsletters. Walks out on CNN interview.
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (CNN) - Presidential candidate Ron Paul was defensive Wednesday when pressed about controversial newsletters in the 1980s and 1990s that were in his name.
When asked during an interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger whether he looked at them when they were published and decided they did not represent him accurately, he said "not all the time." Pressed on whether he read them he said, "Not all the time. Well, on occasion, yes."
Paul, who had left Congress at the time and was practicing medicine, has repeatedly disavowed the controversial remarks in the newsletters.
"I've never read that stuff. I've never read - I came - I was probably aware of it 10 years after it was written and it's been going on 20 years that people have pestered me about this and CNN does it every single time," he said.
Among the racially charged comments contained in the publications was this one from 1992: "Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks." They also contained some conspiracy theories.
When Borger asked him if this was a legitimate topic, he became testy saying "Yeah and when you get the answer, it's legitimate that you sort of take the answers I gave. You know what the answer is? I didn't write them, didn't read them at the time, and I disavow them. This is the answer."
Existence of the controversial newsletters, which listed Paul as publisher and carried such names as "Ron Paul's Freedom Project," the "Ron Paul Political Report," the "Ron Paul Survival Report" and the "Ron Paul Investment Letter," got renewed attention in 2008 by a story in the New Republic and was followed up on by the Weekly Standard.
Paul can expect more scrutiny with the news he is at the top of some polls in Iowa, less than two weeks before the Jan. 3 caucuses.
During a swing Wednesday, he drew large crowds and enthusiastic responses to his anti-establishment message and calls for fiscal restraint.
Paul's campaign has hit Newt Gingrich hard in campaign commercials accusing him of "serial hypocrisy" for changing positions and using his influence to help build his consulting business.
When CNN asked him whether he would be willing to take down these ads because many Iowans have voiced displeasure with the negative nature of this year's campaign he said he would not.
"I don't consider them attacking him unfairly. I mean, it just points out the position he's been on. That's my job, to show what my opponents do. They flip-flop around and they change positions, and if the media won't do it, I should do it," he said in the interview.
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