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Friday, September 30th, 2016

MCCAIN SHOULD KNOW BETTER

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Says Ron Paul: “John McCain’s statement in favor of keeping troops in Iraq for 100 years or longer puts him out of sync with the majority of Americans, who want our troops to come home. Further, his comments recklessly put America at risk as such a statement will likely serve as a recruiting tool for Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, who appeal to radicals and incite violence against Americans by claiming that the US desires to occupy the Middle East indefinitely.”

Also of interest: the leading receiver of contributions from the military? Yep, Ron Paul. Amazing, isn’t it?

  • http://www.meaninglis.com Lis

    These racist quotes published in the Ron Paul Report:

    Order was restored to Los Angeles after the 1992 riots when blacks went “to pick up their welfare checks.”

    “If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”

    “I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city (LA) are semi-criminal or entirely criminal”

    “We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers.”

    “The criminals who terrorize our cities — in riots and on every non-riot day — are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are. As children, they are trained to hate whites, to believe that white oppression is responsible for all black ills, to ‘fight the power,’ to steal and loot as much money from the white enemy as possible.”

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    That was debunked months ago. Google it up. The guy who wrote the TNR article Kirchick, google him too.

  • dhaab

    Actually, these reports about Paul’s newsletters came out 10 years ago. Paul fervently refuted the charges then and talked extensively about how it happened without his knowledge. And guess what? The voters in Texas believed him and have continued to elect him into office for the past 10 years. Can you say “Swift Boat Veterans”?

    All this does is show how quickly Americans judge others without any knowledge of who they are and what they stand for. Ron Paul has never uttered a racist remark in his entire life. In fact, he has stated many times that Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks are two of his heroes.

  • shocker.

    Let’s not be so quick with things like “Ron Paul has never uttered a racist remark in his entire life.” Unless you are Ron Paul’s mother, I wouldn’t say something like that.

    I believe Ron Paul when he says he doesn’t agree with the things that were written in his newsletter. But guess what? They were written in a newsletter that had his name on it. At times, they were written in the first person, as if he DID write them. Some of these were going out for decades.

    There’s something very wrong about that. At some point, don’t you think somebody who knew Ron Paul would have brought it to his attention? How can something like that continue to be circulated without somebody saying, “Hey, Ron Paul doesn’t believe these things! Who’s writing this stuff? Hey Ron, check out what they’re writing in your newsletter!”

    Maybe these newsletters continued to be circulated right under Ron Paul’s nose. In that case, what kind of President would Ron Paul really be?

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    “But guess what? They were written in a newsletter that had his name on it. At times, they were written in the first person, as if he DID write them. Some of these were going out for decades.”

    I could easily do the same thing to you and you wouldn’t know about it–right? It’s really feasible that I could write The Shocker Report, mail it to 1000 people monthly and you would have no idea about it. Would you then, be held accountable for those reports and what was written in them? Do you think you should be?

  • dhaab

    Some good points, Shocker. BUT those things weren’t being written for “decades”. Not sure why you think this, but it is completely false.

    In case you missed it, the NAACP Austin Chapter President came out in defense of Ron Paul, citing his twenty year relationship with Dr. Paul? Why would you trust an unsigned, obscure newsletter over this sort of personal testimony (which has been coming from all of Dr. Paul’s acquaintances)? Besides, Dr. Paul is plainly not indifferent to the well-being of African American’s, especially considering his position on the drug policy and death penalty.

    As for your argument about what kind of President he would be, I would think he’d be a hell of a lot better one than any we’ve had over the past 20 years.

  • shocker.

    OK, both of your points are taken gentlemen. But Zoner, did Ron Paul at any time have anything to do with those newsletters? Did somebody just come up with an idea to have a Ron Paul Report without consulting him?

    Let’s say you called me tomorrow and said “Hey, I’m going to start doing a Shocker Report tomorrow, spreading your words of wisdom to the masses.” Assuming I approved of this, I would be sure to look at every newsletter before it went to press, and certainly sure to read each one that was sent out there! That’s my name, and I’m responsible for it!

    Now if somebody was just doing this Ron Paul Report on their own from the get go, then you are correct. It could have gone on without his knowledge, and I feel bad for the man.

    And dhaab: I got the decades info from the initial story that came out about this. But Zoner has said that the article was discredited, so if my dates were off I apologize. But still, there were multiple newsletters with this hate stuff in it – that was my point.

    Either way, I don’t think Ron Paul is a racist. I just think he demonstrated poor judgement in the matter.

  • dhaab

    Totally agree on his poor judgment and I’ve never defended him on that part of the story.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Here’s what Paul says on the subject:
    “The quotations in The New Republic article are not mine and do not represent what I believe or have ever believed. I have never uttered such words and denounce such small-minded thoughts.

    “In fact, I have always agreed with Martin Luther King, Jr. that we should only be concerned with the content of a person’s character, not the color of their skin. As I stated on the floor of the U.S. House on April 20, 1999: ‘I rise in great respect for the courage and high ideals of Rosa Parks who stood steadfastly for the rights of individuals against unjust laws and oppressive governmental policies.’

    “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 publicly taken moral responsibility for not paying closer attention to what went out under my name.”

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