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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

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    Throwing the newsletters under the bus is hardly the same as throwing whomever wrote them under the bus.

    Furthermore, if they went out as unsigned editorial comment under his newsletter banner, then for all intent and purposes he 'owns' them. Too bad he took a walk on the fringe side in order to make money, but I can't feel any real sympathy for those who do that.
    This is about one person may than any other person involved besides Ron Paul - and that person is Lew Rockwell. If you understand why Paul is running in the presidential race and you understand who Rockwell is in the libertarian movement, the answer is quite clear why Paul refused to take the necessary action that he failed to take.
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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

    I read somewhere that Paul was "too busy" at the time to properly be aware of these newsletter's content. It wasn't Paul that said this, I think it was a person here on DP who was defending him, though I do not recall who.

    Anyway, that kind of stuck with me. It stuck with me as a really poor defense. I mean, if true, it's just another indication that... even without the racial aspect... the man is not qualified to be President. If he was "too busy" then, what the hell does he think being President is going to be like?

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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

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    Does anyone even know who wrote them? [...]
    At least one person does. I'd bet that Paul does as well.

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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    This is about one person may than any other person involved besides Ron Paul - and that person is Lew Rockwell. If you understand why Paul is running in the presidential race and you understand who Rockwell is in the libertarian movement, the answer is quite clear why Paul refused to take the necessary action that he failed to take.
    Yeah... Paul was not going to throw Rockwell under the bus. Or, unlikely to, I suppose I should say.

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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

    It's all about marketing. When The Ron Paul SURVIVOR report was published, it was aimed at Paul's core group of survivalists, militia types and assorted paranoid whack jobs. The language included in his newsletters was tailored to this audience and so utilized many of the coded terms and themes which resonated with them.

    Today, Paul is trying to market himself to a wider audience, so the newsletters prove problematical. The bigger issue here, one beyond the limited scope of whether or not a person believes his claims as to his responsibility for writing this specific article, and beyond his administrative oversight, is why he would gear his political newsletter to the survivalist movement in the first place?
    Understand his appeal to survivalists and white militias and you understand Ron Paul.

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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

    A pissed off brother...


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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

    Obama signed off on what he continuously heard from his spiritual minister, Rev. Wright, by showing up week after week.

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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

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    A pissed off brother...

    He is good. So far I like him.
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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

    No matter how you look at it, there is nothing... NOTHING... regarding this issue that speaks in Paul's favor as being President. So many potential negative aspects...

    1) He did indeed write them. Which means he is indeed a racist, and a liar, and would not represent all citizens equally.

    2) He did not write them, but did not check them either (per his claim). Think about this. Incredibly poor judgment. Is this the level of attention to detail that you want as your nation's leader? Note also that his lack of action years ago when they were allegedly brought to his attention suggests that this is a lie, as well.

    3) He did not write them, but a friend did in his name. If so, the fact that Paul is covering for a friend is more incredibly bad judgment... for someone who wants to be President.

    I learned a long time ago that what a politicians says in a campaign is pretty much meaningless. What they have done on the past is almost always the true indicator of what you will get in the future. As far as Ron Paul is concerned, if even one of the above points is accurate, would the same secrecy and cover-ups and cronyism happen in his administration? Probably so. He's shown that that's how he operates.

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    Re: Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters in the 1990s, associates say

    Meh. I think Paul is the elitists trump card. After we have ****ed up the world Ron Paul woo's and awwww's all the poeople who want a return to sane governence. Then he takes us out of the U.N. and a coallition of U.N. members goes against a "rogue" US nation. Then all the important US people jump ship to another country. Something sorta like "Operation: Paperclip". And all the people who helped forge human experiements for war product data are deemed "important scientests" and the 1,000's year war continues.

    Sorry to get all George Orwell on you thread :p

    I don't get the feeling that RP is a racist. I just dont feel it. But im not sure if he let racist material slide in for some agenda or not. Or maybe someone, somehow snuck it it on him? *shrugs* The world may never know.
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