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Forum Post: Honest Ron Caught In a Lie USA Today

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 22, 2011, 3:49 p.m. EST by GreedKills (1119)
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The "supporters" cried for months for the MSM to pay attention to Ron Paul, now they are. Sometimes it's best not to get what you wish for.


WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Paul has tried since 2001 to disavow racist and incendiary language published in Texas newsletters that bore his name, denying he wrote them and even walking out of an interview on CNN Wednesday. But he vouched for the accuracy of the writings and admitted writing at least some of the passages when first asked about them in an interview in 1996.

Some issues of the newsletters included racist, anti-Israel or anti-gay comments, including a 1992 newsletter in which he said 95% of black men in Washington "are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

Paul told TheDallas Morning News in 1996 that the contents of his newsletters were accurate but needed to be taken in context. Wednesday, he told CNN he didn't write the newsletters and didn't know what was in them.



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[-] 2 points by bill1102inf2 (357) 12 years ago

He didn't write the newsletters, whats so difficult for you to understand. If I were to use GreedKills as a name to write some disparaging crap and 10 years from now you ran for president would you stating that you didnt write that not be enough??

[-] 2 points by aahpat (1407) 12 years ago

When you climb to the top of a pile of shit you cannot expect to smell your freshest.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 12 years ago

Spot on!!!! Spot on!!!!!

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23796) 12 years ago

I haven't seen any journalist ask him who wrote this racist crap if he didn't. I also think that, secretly, Ron Paul supporters love this stuff, sick as it is. They pretend they're "libertarian" "come one come all," but it's b.s. Only rich white men are really invited.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 12 years ago

Any posters out there ever get caught in a lie in the past 20 years? If we banned all liars, there would be no one left to vote for. Let's at least elect people who only lie occasionally, not for a living as most members of congress. If they squirm when caught, that's normal, and may even repent, but beware those that slide easily off the hook, corruption is a foul lubricant.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 12 years ago

Mr. P is, and always was a career politician.

Somehow, all the calls for term limits, waltz right on by Mr. P, or almost any other "right wing", career politician.

When I remember that it was a republican that brought this law to fruition, it makes me sick to think that it forces some very effective people from office.

It's just another way the "right wing' weakens our Democracy.

The FACT that he has an (R) next to his name is just one more, in a long line of lies from the so called ( honest Dr. ).

30+ years of whining, and few actual accomplishments.

He needs to be raked over the coals even harder than his supporters have raked Obama and Clinton over the coals.

What goes around, comes around.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 12 years ago

Yes context is important and nothing should be taken out of context.

That being said.

Own up to what you have written or said, and if it makes a difference then present the full context. Easy!! Or should be, as taking things out of context is a very popular form of campaigning. Should be illegal ( defamation? ).

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Great posts.

[-] 1 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

classic flip flopping like a dumb ass politicians... he published some newsletter with strong pro racist writing... then when asked about it in Iowa he walked out of a press conference...

not the guy I want running the country...


"Racist newsletters put Ron Paul on the defensive for first time

Long-ago Ron Paul newsletters are getting attention for their inclusion of slurs against black Americans. The Texas congressman is also taking fire for his foreign policy views..."

~His campaign is over

[-] 1 points by thefutureisnow (223) from Newark, NJ 12 years ago

yea that,s kind of it for him if he had any honor at all even for his own racist views he would not have walked out he would have admitted it that dude has no honor and would probably have an even bigger hidden agenda then other candidates ,

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 12 years ago

The bigger agenda is Christian Reconstructionism, Look up Gary North and the man he endorsed for POTUS in 2008 Pastor Chuck Baldwin.


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

yeah. loves me some Paul


[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 12 years ago

Maybe the spam will cool down a bit around here soon....

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Maybe. I'm feelin' a wee bit hopeful. If it is all about wanting attention, then I would be more than happy to oblige.

[-] 0 points by thefutureisnow (223) from Newark, NJ 12 years ago

what,s that about ,

[-] 1 points by thefutureisnow (223) from Newark, NJ 12 years ago

yea well that,s what happens when people with hidden racist views try to spew them out onto society he should have kept his racist views hidden like the other racist freaks in Washington ,,,

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 12 years ago

What is really remarkable that Ron Paul has the nerve to think he is immune to ridicule like his followers believes he should be. Plus, I'm sure his followers did not question Cain's problem with the ladies one bit.

[-] 1 points by alexrai (851) 12 years ago

I never actually cared which station the Cain train was parking in... what I found surprising about the whole fiasco was that some people seemed more concerned about that kind of trivial nonsense than the issues.

[-] 0 points by thefutureisnow (223) from Newark, NJ 12 years ago

it seems that there is a growing trend of scandal in the gop and every other party except Obama and the democrats, maybe its my imagination but that is certainly the way it seems , at least so far,

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 12 years ago

My point is Ron Paul supporters are hypocrites and would accept any dirt on other candidates but anything against Paul is lies. Even if it under his own name and matches his writing style in other books he authored over the years. He like his friend Alex Jones is an snake oil salesman to the highest order.

[-] 0 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

apparently he's a racist too

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 12 years ago

Not only Ron, Jesse Benton, Ron and Rand's campaign manager has ties to white supremacists like the Kentucky League of the South.


[-] 0 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 12 years ago


A recently surfaced video from 1995 shows the GOP presidential hopeful discussing controversial newsletters that he claimed this week he didn't even read until about 2001.

The Texas congressman has come under fire in recent days for the newsletters, called Ron Paul's Political Report, Ron Paul's Freedom Report and the Ron Paul Survival Report, which went out under his name in the late 1980s and early 1990s during his time in and out of office.

Some contained a series of racist statements, including, "We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational."

During the 1992 Los Angeles riots, another read, "Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks."

In the resurfaced C-SPAN interview, Paul — then out of office and trying to return to Congress — des

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

I do hope he gets the repelican nomination - it would be so much more entertaining than either of the other candidates.

Just think - then we could tar the entire repelican party with that racist whack job.

the scumbags

[-] 0 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

he will run as an independent

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 12 years ago

Ron Paul's Newsletter quotes on Twitter.


[-] 0 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 12 years ago


[-] 0 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

I understand now why he didnt support the civil war now... he wanted to keep his slaves; insert some amount of sarc... but him not supporting the civil war and now the racist news letter. Idk

[-] 0 points by alexrai (851) 12 years ago

My my, the anti-paul sentiment on this board is hitting the extreme. That must mean people are taking him more seriously, good to see.

I'm pretty sure he's said over and over that he believes people should be free to marry whoever they want. Its like his stance on drugs, the doesn't like them, but doesn't believe the feds should be telling people what to do. I've seen him speak against racism many times in interviews as well...

Anyway, its not like there is an alternative. You want the professional liar who is about to sign away the bill of rights, or the professional lobbyist instead?

[-] 0 points by jaktober (286) from Sonoma, CA 12 years ago

Here is a compilation of actual video of Ron Paul talking about how the Death Penalty, the War on Drugs, and the Judicial System is racist: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/195717

If you've watched the Debates, he even stood up against the racism of the Judicial System while the other candidates acted like there was no such thing.

I've also heard that a lot of Arabs are killed in the Wars overseas, last I checked Ron Paul wants to stop all of that. Just saying...

[-] 1 points by jaktober (286) from Sonoma, CA 12 years ago

What did you think of the Reverend Wright and John Ayers associations with Obama? I thought they were fairly irrelevant to tell you the truth. I was more concerned with the money Obama was taking from Banks and Corporations (Ron Paul's top contributors are active military personal). I was concerned that Obama had no problem with military interventionism, bank bailouts, and the war on drugs. He has no problem with capital punishment which executes blacks and Hispanics at a far higher rate than whites.

We don't elect Kings, we elect a President. They have three powers, command of the military during times of war, veto power, and the executive order. Everything else they do require the approval of Congress.

Bush's associates didn't bother me, his policies did. How he used his military command to wage war around the world, how Obama has continued the trend. Obama doesn't plan on vetoing the NDAA.

It isn't about electing the perfect candidate, it about electing the best candidate, the one that will stir our country in a better direction. You need to choose between the ones running, you can't support a hypothetical candidate.

So, are you supporting Obama? Romney? Gingrich?

I'm support Paul for the Primary. I also support Stein, Anderson and Mesplay. (Green and Justice Parties).

Who are you supporting? Or are you not going to vote? (if not, why not? Do you not think you should participate in the Democratic process with everyone else equally?).

[-] 0 points by FreedomIsFree (340) 12 years ago

Loving all the Ron Paul threads, Greed. Manna from heaven. You should give to his campaign, because without Paul, I don't know what you'd do with yourself!