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Originally posted by TinfoilTP
Excellent thread OP
The fanatic supporters will never admit to any faults in their God object of worship.
He can't handle it now, he will never make it to the general elections. This big racist Gorilla he's been carrying around on his back is finally going to drag him down. He will probably drop out after the next two primaries.
Shame it didn't happen sooner, would have saved us all from the fanatics daily insanity of making excuses for the guy.
Originally posted by imawlinn
Well judging by the 6 flags received thus far, at least 6 people on this site don't deny ignorance.edit on 21-12-2011 by imawlinn because: (no reason given)
The campaign took place during the period that, according to Kirchick, "Ron Paul" was making derogatory, anti-gay remarks in "his" newsletters. As it happens, I was running as an openly-gay candidate for the Virginia General Assembly. (It was my second run for that office after a previous attempt in a special election in January 1991. The same district currently has an openly-gay Democrat representing it in Richmond.)
During that 1993 campaign, Ron Paul issued a letter on my behalf, soliciting funds from libertarians and votes from constituents. (We sent the letter to both groups.) Dr. Paul (then a former Congressman) was aware I was running as an openly-gay candidate and he raised no questions, concerns, or objections. I hardly think a homophobic bigot would have sent out a fundraising letter over his own signature, endorsing (as the Washington Times stylebook would have it) an "avowed homosexual" for public office.
Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, who has known Ron Paul for 20 years, unequivocally dismissed charges that the Congressman was a racist in light of recent smear attempts, and said the reason for him being attacked was that he was a threat to the establishment.
Asked directly if Ron Paul was a racist, Linder responded "No I don't," adding that he had heard Ron Paul speak out about police repression of black communities and mandatory minimum sentences on many occasions.