Tue
Jan 8 2008
09:46 pm

With over a third of ballots presently counted, Fred Thompson is 2nd to last in the NH primary behind Ron Paul.

Now, if you "google Ron Paul" as the spray-painted signs are so fond of saying, you may find this little trove, linking to writings such as this:

On anti-Semitism:

I'll believe establishment liberals are really committed to free speech when I see Norman Mailer and his cohorts wearing "I am Ernst Zundel" buttons and holding readings of his works.

(Zundel is a well-known Holocaust denier.)

On the growth of militias:

This radical new movement is a magnificent sign of the times, one of many indications that the central state faces massive resistance from average people and is losing its grip on political power ... It's the domination of Washington that is driving the militia and other heroic movements around the country.

On gun rights use:

"If you have to use a gun on a youth, you should leave the scene immediately, disposing of the wiped off gun as soon as possible. Such a gun cannot, of course, be registered to you, but one bought privately (through the classifieds, for example)."

On homosexuality and AIDS:

I miss the closet. Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities ... AIDS was originally called GRIDS - the Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Political pressure forced a name change to try to hid the origin of this plague.

On race relations:

A mob of black demonstrators, led by the "Rev." Al Sharpton, occupied and closed the Statue of Liberty recently, demanding that New York be renamed Martin Luther King City "to reclaim it for our people."

Hmmm. I hate to agree with the Rev. Al, but maybe a name change is in order. Welfaria? Zooville? Rapetown? Dirtburg? Lazyopolis?

But Al, the Statue of Liberty? Next time, hold that demonstration at a food stamp bureau or a crack house.

Boy, good luck in the NY primary. Google is forever, "Doctor."

Yes, please. Google Ron Paul. Google away...

It speaks volumes that the hapless Thompson can't put up even a one-point victory on this lunatic...

ETA: Yes, many of these writings are unattributed - but they do appear in a newsletter bearing Ron Paul's name. As ever, plausible deniability ---> improbable deniability as stuff like this keeps cropping up.

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JamesG's picture

I have a bit of a beef with

I have a bit of a beef with this post. Not its content, but the ease at which you claim you can find this via google.

I did exactly what you suggest "http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Ron+Paul"

I skipped the wiki pages because they could be "tainted" one way or
the other. I went through 5 google pages looking at either the url
or the summary (searching the occational page) and found NOTHING bad.

In reality I figured you'd have to be much more specific in your search than you claim.

So I tried being a little more specific.
"http://www.google.com/search?q=Ron+Paul+racist&hl=en&safe=off" -
aka "Ron Paul racist"

I get 1/2 way through page 2 of the google before I find something
that isn't a blog or a site I've never heard of (these sites were about 50/50 claiming he is or isn't). Finally comes up CNN

HALFWAY through the 2nd page of google to find a reputable
source, mostly non-biased? (Never mind the whole Clinton News Network fear from the 90's)

Really I'm saying this mostly just to point out its not as easy as "opening your eyes", but more importantly: Why isn't the main stream media talking about this even more? They LOVE stuff like this. A big headline "Ron Paul is crazy" will draw lots of readers.

Sure he's not a main contender but he's definately got draw. Is it that our media has been reduced to nothing more than doing google searches themselves?

Johnny Ringo's picture

If you have any doubts about Ron Paul!...

just read this.

R. Neal's picture

Ron Paul supporters are some

Ron Paul supporters are some of the most delusional and uninformed I have ever encountered.

So-called liberals like his anti-war message, but aren't aware that he wants to dismantle the federal government and eliminate entitlement programs that help their parents live in dignity and help keep them independent instead of living in their basements.

Conservatives like his "no tax, no government" message, but don't realize that eliminating most government regulation would enable predatory corporations to run roughshod over the delusional middle class voters who support him, and threaten our national security.

But I guess we'd all have guns to sort it out amongst ourselves.

metulj's picture

Endorsed by Alexander

Endorsed by Alexander Cockburn. Good enough reason to say: "Cuckoo Bananas."

True happiness is knowing you are a hypocrite. -- Ivor Cutler

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