Ron Paul: ‘Angry White Man’

TNR has a piece on Ron Paul today that should be a wake up call on “The bigoted past of Ron Paul.” Here’s a quip:

Paul’s alliance with neo-Confederates helps explain the views his newsletters have long espoused on race. Take, for instance, a special issue of the Ron Paul Political Report, published in June 1992, dedicated to explaining the Los Angeles riots of that year. “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began,” read one typical passage. According to the newsletter, the looting was a natural byproduct of government indulging the black community with “‘civil rights,’ quotas, mandated hiring preferences, set-asides for government contracts, gerrymandered voting districts, black bureaucracies, black mayors, black curricula in schools, black tv shows, black tv anchors, hate crime laws, and public humiliation for anyone who dares question the black agenda.” It also denounced “the media” for believing that “America’s number one need is an unlimited white checking account for underclass blacks.” To be fair, the newsletter did praise Asian merchants in Los Angeles, but only because they had the gumption to resist political correctness and fight back. Koreans were “the only people to act like real Americans,” it explained, “mainly because they have not yet been assimilated into our rotten liberal culture, which admonishes whites faced by raging blacks to lie back and think of England.”

Ron Paul has released a statement on the TNR piece but the story is catapulting and as Paul never really had a shot in hell at the presidency, this could be the end for his campaign. See also the “Selections From Ron Paul’s Newsletters.” It’s pretty ugly, damning stuff that TNR has dredged up. Ugly and damning.

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3 Responses to Ron Paul: ‘Angry White Man’

  1. Rich Paul says:

    Just so you know, none of that trash was written by Dr. Paul. One of the articles references was published in a newsletter which carried Dr. Paul’s name, and the editor who wrote it was immediately fired. It is hard to respond to most of the other stuff, because it mostly seems to be “guilt by association” stuff.

    If Ron Paul is a conspiracy theorist because he was interviewed by Alex Jones, he must also be a Mormon because he was interviewed by Glenn Beck, a Liberal because he was interviewed by CNN, a neocon because he was interviewed by Fox News, and a comedian because he was interviewed by Jay Leno.

    Is that really the best these guys have?

  2. Rich Paul said the “editor who wrote it was immediately fired.”

    Apparently he was very, very busy before he was “immediately fired” because he sure did write a lot. 🙄

    Thanks for sharing.

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