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For a certain segment of the Ron Paul fanbase, no evidence of his disseminating hateful, paranoid material will ever be enough. Citing James Kirchick's piece in The New Republic wasn't sufficient, because Kirchick could have just been "making everything up." Then, when I and others posted copies of "The Ron Paul Political Report Special Issue on Race Terrorism," that too wasn't convincing.
Congressman Ron Paul's defense for the startlingly racist material published in his newsletters in the 1980s and '90s is, essentially, that he didn't write the material and he didn't know it was there.
Also, how many people are named Ron Paul anyways? What if it's a different one?
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by AzureSky
It doesn't matter if he answered the question a million times...he is running for President of the united states. Not everyone heard his answer 10 years ago.
His frustration and refusal to continue to answer speaks volumes about what his true feelings are about these newsletters.
They were written by him or a close associate, they were written by his on company, they were written under his name, he made a TON of money off of these newsletters.
YES, he needs to answer this questions ANYTIME someone wants to ask him about it...doesn't matter if it is a million times...he needs to answer it. And until he reveals ALL information about who exactly wrote them and why he was so incompetent in reviewing and approving his own damn newsletter...I say every reporter that interviews him should ask him this question.
Well, did obama or any other president have newsletters? or politician i should say? How many politicians would take the time to read newsletters their company makes.. But anyways, it doesn't matter to me. I cant vote for him. I wish i could though. And i think i read somewhere that when the newsletters were written, he was being a doctor at the time, delivering babies and such. I dunno
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
In the end what if he is racist?
It only becomes a problem if he votes with racist ideals.
Voting against a racist institution like affirmative action doesnt make one racist. In fact supporting affitmative action makes one racist.
I'd rather have a libertarian bigot in office than an authoritarian non-bigot. A libertarian bigot is by definition benign.