New batch of racist, homophobic Ron Paul newsletters surfaces; but hey, he did great in the S. Carolina debate (VIDEO)


You've heard of the gift that keeps on giving? This is the stink bomb that keeps on stinking: Welcome to Ron Paul's racist newsletters, part two, but never fear, Paul says, “probably ten sentences out of 10,000 pages” were cringeworthy. Besides, he says, he didn't write 'em, someone else did. But you know what, Ron? You allowed those someone elses to write them under your name.. 

Via TPM:

[A]s TPM has reported and a new collection of Ron Paul newsletters posted by The New Republic confirms, racism, homophobia, and fringe conspiracy theories seem more like the newsletters’ raison d’etre than a rare aberration. In fact, even short promotional letters for the publication name-checked many of the most toxic passages.

One newsletter warns "honest Americans" to be "armed" and ready for all that violence by all those evil dark-skinned people.

“Today, gangs of young blacks bust into a bank lobby firing rounds at the ceiling,” one issue read, continuing: “We don’t think a child of 13 should be held as 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.”

Another issue from 1993 defended Marge Schott, who used to own the Cincinatti Reds, after she notoriously referred to her players as “million-dollar niggers.”

And don't get me started on the anti-gay rants. Key to all of these is irrational fear, which is what drives the despicable messages, warnings, hatred, and lies.

Read about all of that as well as conspiracy theories and more irrational concerns here.

Our posts on the first batch of stinky newsletters here.

To those "progressives" who see Ron Paul as a reasonable alternative to President Obama, please take a good long look at this story. His tacit approval speaks volumes.

Maybe that explains why he did so well in last night's debate in South Carolina at which the audience was, well, rabid (h/t: @Starfleets). He's their guy:

H/t: @mal2091


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  • Oh Jacob, you sound awfully defensive. Truth hurts doesn't it?

  • The comments you labeled as racist didn't sound racist at all. It was like reading a  study on blacks growing up in the hood. You're reaching and it's pathetic. The little snip you made before the quote sounded more racist that the quote!

  • If RP is all about peace then please explain why he voted for ground troops in Libya. That doesn't seem very peacelike to me.

  • baffled

    i don't get it, i read all the highlighted sections and...  i don't get how it's racist or homophobic.  is this supposed to be sarcastic or ironic?

  • peace out

    Thanx for your understanding of my peace post...I like and respect you and that is why I fight the very difficult fight for peace to be discussed as a moral issue before other issues which affect maybe ?% of americans and result in very few deaths compared to the dead iraqi children, afgan children, and soon to be iranian children if someone doesn't speak up!

  • Oh my NWOrebel, you apparently haven't bothered to read our guidelines, nor were you brought up very well. We don't allow name-calling in Comments. Come back when you've learned some manners.

  • NWOrebel

    Why do you sound like (EDITED BY ADMIN).

    Nice try, NWO. Love, Laffy.

    You got a warning. Next time you'll be banned.

  • Did you read my post? Nowhere did I say he was, nor did the original TPM post. The newsletters were in his name, he could have spoken out against them, or put a stop to them. Anything that's in my name gets scrutiny from me, and I would be held responsible, as he is here.

    As for his anti-war position Peace Out, many of us agree with that. I don't see anything in this post or any other in which anyone has come out against him for that. It's his other positions that make him look bad, not his anti-war ones.

    Read our posts before making assumptions, Ron Paul defenders.

  • Anonymous
  • peace out

    Blah, Blah, Blah...bloodcurdling neocons like bill kristal post on arianna responsible for kristal's warmongering???  What is it about a PEACE candidate that irritates you so much?  Don't you realize that we also kill dogs and cats with these indiscrimate bombings...Even if you don't care about human life, don't you have compassion for the pets in these countries or do you consider the pets legitimate targets too?