Dear Fans of Ron Paul: This is Noxious.

A bumper sticker available for purchase at Ron Paul's Web site. This is the sort of thing one would expect to find at the Obama campaign site.

The not-Mitt race for the GOP nomination is swinging wildly. Bachmann had her day in Ames, but those seeds were sewn on rocky ground. Cain was dogged by allegations of infidelity and inappropriate behavior. Perry stumbled through the debates. Gingrich hasn’t fully fallen yet, but he’s teetering and his numbers are cooling off. Ron Paul is gaining momentum and rising in the polls. Could Ron Paul take the nomination? A thousand times: no.

He’s wonderfully pro-life. He is a sure vote against profligate spending.* He is a racist and has a pretty low opinion of Jews and celebrated when David Duke nearly won a Senate seat.

Wait what?


But don’t take my word for it. Read about what was published under his name.

A sample:

Citing reports that 85 percent of all black men in the District of Columbia are arrested, Paul wrote:

“Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal,” Paul said.


We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.

And on Jews:

By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government.

And his limp-wristed (look it up: it means weak) attempt to distance himself from all this was merely “I didn’t write it, a staffer did, and it would be too confusing to explain it away beyond that.”

Not a direct quote, but an apt paraphrase. And utter nonsense since every noxious word was printed under his name.

I was not a fan of Ron Paul before this, seeing his foreign policy as utter lunacy in a world of a global economy, ICBMs, nuclear weapons, and non-linear warfare, but I had forgotten about this stuff.

And if you find yourself wondering why I and so many others are appalled at this sort of thing, well, that’s terribly unfortunate. If you comment, I or a site administrator will likely approve your comments, but I’m not going to engage in discussion about that topic.


*His votes against spending bills on limited-government, libertarian, anti-pork grounds are merely symbolic since a) the bills are going to pass anyhow; and b) he already signed on to get his share of pork when they do.**


**We spell that: h-y-p-o-c-r-i-s-y.



  • BettyLiberty

    …and Bills of incredible importance and of enormous consequence to you and I get passed every day without ever having been read and fully understood by Congress.

    Ron Paul has repudiated those comments as not representative of his beliefs, disavowed them completely, and has taken moral responsibility for them being published. If you look at his youtubes, and transcripts of speeches, and his books, and 35 years of public life – you will see those are not his beliefs. More importantly Ron Paul’s actions, his voting record proves he walks the talk.

    The wars affect minorities the most
    The war on drugs affects minorities the most
    A corrupt judicial system affects minorities the most
    The corrupt prison industry – the Death Penalty is skewed to minorities
    Inflation of our currency, and Federal Reserve hijinks affects the poor the most

    Why would someone who’s such a right-wing racist hater want to change all that stuff?

    Ron Paul’s, and the Libertarian philosophy, is to stop viewing people as belonging to certain groups. No more black, white, Christian, Jew, gay, straight. Just INDIVIDUALS with equal, unalienable rights. Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.

  • MikeM

    Before I respond to the blog post, a few notes: I do not want to see Ron Paul become president. I don’t support his campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency. Pigs will fly in a frozen Hell before I will vote for him for president. My foreign policy views are hardly non-interventionist. I have been actively involved in supporting America’s support for Israel. I have used the phrase limp-wristed many times, never having anything to do with homosexuality……..With all of that out of the way, bothered as I am by Paul’s ascension in the polls, this all seems a little unfair. The fact that a newsletter bearing his name has included some offensive articles may speak to a lack of the attention to detail necessary to be the executive of the government of the country with the world’s largest economy and the commander in chief of the world’s most powerful military, but it does not really speak to his morality and it certainly doesn’t indicate that he agrees with the statements. There’s no record of him making racist statements, himself, and well over a decade ago he denounced those made in his newsletter and has continued to do so since. It makes a mockery of our electoral process when we insist on trying to shoot down every candidate for office by parading around mistakes they made decades ago……Also, one’s opinion of the Israel lobby, the appropriateness of the relationship between the US and Israel, or Israel’s own policies doesn’t say anything about one’s opinion of Jews. The Israeli government does have a lot of influence in Washington, and they encourage us to pursue expensive and controversial policies which we need to evaluate without launching into charges of bigotry… I strongly support most of those policies, but plenty of fair-minded people have very different views. There are a lot of Jews who aren’t big supporters of Israel’s policies or American support for them. Ron Paul’s current positions provide plenty of grounds for opposition without drudging up decades old documents that he didn’t write and adding in spurious charges about his “opinion of Jews.”

  • Joannie

    Thank you Tex for setting the record straight for me on his views about same-sex marriage. I really appreciate it, because if that is not an issue I could support him as President because I agree with him on most of the other issues. As far as the topic by the author goes as being a racist check out this link I just saw on his website, Ron a very interesting video of him being interviewed on CNN. It is under the headline “Ron Paul Leads In Iowa, How Can We Bring Him Down”



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