Ron Paul Can’t Withstand The Scrutiny Of Being A Front-runner

December 15, 2011

Why do Paulbots lash out and attack so viciously every time someone says something negative about their candidate? Perhaps they need to do everything they can to prevent scrutiny. The fact is he would never stand up to it were he taken seriously as a potential nominee. If he does want to be taken seriously, it's time for him to answer for this garbage.

Here, according to Reason, was a potential Republican nominee for president who had for whatever rationale acquiesced to having a newsletter sent out under his name that used the most vile of racist language.

To wit, this from the May 22nd Dallas Morning News in 1996:Dr. Ron Paul, a Republican congressional candidate from Texas, wrote in his political newsletter in 1992 that 95 percent of the black men in Washington, D.C., are "semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

And this, from the Houston Chronicle on May 23, 1996:…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.

And this from the Austin American-Statesman, also on May 23, 1996:Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions.

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  1. Ragspierre says:

    Hell, I doubt the old fruitcake can withstand the demands on his mean old carcass…

  2. There’s that (totalist) cult mentality- you’re either for ‘em or against ‘em, just like the GW Bush these Libertarians purport to hate so much
    Not that anyone will ever have to worry about a Paul nomination: with “There’s no Medicare in the Constitution!” just this week it appears he’s still doing his damndest to try and scare-off any 2012 GOP voters the Ryan plan missed.
    As is so typical of cults, the fate of ‘outsiders’ don’t seem to matter much to the paulbots (they’re all bad and inferior to The Leader- so screw em), and in this case, that includes 90% of the Republican Party -along with pretty much all the rest of the country.
    So quit egging him on, Iowa… time to get serious already.

  3. sickofrinos says:

    the gop needs help. someone call call 911

  4. Ragspierre says:
    Well, he should kiss his ass good-bye, but…
    Ronulins will continues to worship at that creaky old alter, I’m afraid.

  5. Ragspierre says:

    I just had a mild flash of insight…
    How does Ron Paul differ from Jeremiah Wright in his view of US foreign policy?

  6. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) is a good Representative to the United States Congress and is a good advocate for libertarian views on public policy positions- but he should in no way be considered for the office of the President of the United States of America. This means that he should not be encouraged or supported in any effort to do so through support in straw polls, campaign donations, or nice comments online, and that he should not fan any sort of flames for a Paul Presidency by running. He should drop out of the race for the Presidential nomination of the Republican Party and not even hint or flirt about running for President again…
    Read more and the full post that this clip is from at:

  7. john henry says:

    I would say that factually the statement about 95% of black men in DC being criminals is wrong.
    The statement about 5% having sensible political opinions is factually wrong but not far off. 10% of blacks do not vote the straight Demmie party line. One could say that voting the Demmie ticket is not a sensible political opinion. So he is off by 5 points (95 vs 90 actual) But “sensible” is objectively true. Voting the straight Demmie ticket is not in their rational best interest on a number of levels for a number of reasons.
    As for blacks committing crimes out of proportion to their population numbers? Is this not factually true? My understanding is that it is but it is something that would be easy enough to check. Blacks make up about 13% of the US population. What percentage of violent crimes are committed by blacks? Is it more than 13%? If so, Paul is factually correct.
    John Henry

  8. Rael says:

    NO MORE WARS! Ron Paul r3VOLution 2012

  9. dixie says:


  10. bud says:

    I’ll expand on the comment from John Henry…
    “from the May 22nd Dallas Morning News in 1996:Dr. Ron Paul, a Republican congressional candidate from Texas, wrote in his political newsletter in 1992 that 95 percent of the black men in Washington, D.C., are ‘semi-criminal or entirely criminal.'”
    Notice anything about that quote? Only the “semi-criminal…” is a direct quote. The rest of it is… what? A paraphrase? The DMN reporter’s interpretation of what he interprets from a multi-sentence paragraph written by Paul? A summary provided to the DMN from a political opponent? The clear fabrication of a “reporter”? (I’m sensitive to this, having been misquoted myself in such a way as to imply the opposite of what I actually said.) I’m suspicious of partial quotes, especially in entertainment advertisements or *any* political article.
    BTW, I wouldn’t vote for RP for President, but this just says “smear” to me.

  11. Tennwriter says:

    I’m actually agreeing with John Henry here.
    And no, I’m not a RP guy. Go Rick Santorum! Its just that I want to be fair, and I don’t want to create an atmosphere where we cannot say hard truths.
    The ‘semi-criminal’ bit is the most eye-raising, and Bud makes a good point there.
    On a similar note, I read someone critiquing Ron Paul for saying …claimed…something about secular fascism….well…GM Takeover was sure not done by devoted Baptists….
    Now, if RP is arguing that Secularism leads to Fascims thats a harder, but probably good argument to prove.
    I suspect that RP is severely problematic, but a lot of the attacks aimed at him have been a bit lame.