ANGRY SENIORS  2:27 pm December 22, 2011

Ron Paul Quits CNN Interview To Prove He Is Not a Racist (VIDEO)

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

Uh-oh, Ron Paul needs a nap! Poor old grampa crankypants walked out of an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger after she repeatedly asked him, as everyone has been doing for the last half-decade, whether he had read any of the murderously racist tirades of the attention-deprived libertarians writing for one of his eponymous newsletters in the 80s and 90s. You never thought it could happen, but apparently even Ron Paul gets tired of saying the word “NO” over and over sometimes!

From CNN:

When Borger asked him if this was a legitimate topic, he became testy saying, “Yeah and when you get the answer, it’s legitimate that you sort of take the answers I gave. You know what the answer is? I didn’t write them, didn’t read them at the time, and I disavow them. This is the answer.”

(PSSSST, RON PAUL: You know you’re still running for the GOP nomination, right? Say “disavow” a little more quietly.)

Ha ha and Wolf Blitzer looks so confused the whole time, like “why didn’t you just ask him about his eyebrow wigs?” That’s what Wolf would have asked about, come on. [CNN/The Atlantic]

 

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drpaul2012 December 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Dr. No never tires of saying "No!"

At any rate, he's at the "place black people in strategic spots at campaign rallies" stage way before the general election. This is unprecedented.
http://drpaul2012.wordpress.com

memzilla December 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

"Place black people in strategic spots at campaign rallies" means he'll hire them as security guards.

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

"Dr. No never tires of saying "No!"

Did he learn that from Ted Stevens, or was it the other way around?

user-of-owls December 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

You seem like a genial enough fellow, so here's a tip.

Do. Not. Blogwhore. On. Wonkette.

Although, now that I think of it, this could make for an interesting experiment. Next time you discover a virgin post, make sure to:

1-Whore yer blog;
2-Shout "FRIST!!";
3-Call Ken retarded.

It could be a sort of Emergency Broadcast System test, except to see whether there really even is such a thing as the mythical 'banhämmer' of yore.

drpaul2012 December 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Well hell, YOU could do that if yer really that interested to find out. If you get banned, I'll let everyone know what happened.

user-of-owls December 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I'm rubber, you're glue; banhammers bounce off me and kick on you.

Generation[redacted] December 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Is it Hate Whitey Day already? I still have my War on Xmas decorations up!

sbj1964 December 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Ron Paul is looking forward to a White Christmas.

not that Dewey December 22, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I typically don't Hate Whitey after Labor Day (although Columbus day and Xmas make that rather difficult some times).

PalinzADummy December 23, 2011 at 1:19 am

OMG, is it WarOnXmas already? I've still got my Dickcember decor going!

SheriffRoscoe December 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I guess we're going to have to "leave it there."

user-of-owls December 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

See, that's the problem with our US American ADD electorate. When we "leave it there," we always forget where the there was, when we "leave it there," where?

¿¿¿Like I was saying???

Blueb4sunrise December 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Oh really, as if you didn't know!

Hmmmph.

neiltheblaze December 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Wait. I thought John McCain was ol' grandpa crankypants.

HarryButtle December 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

McCain is Statler to Paul's Waldorf.

HistoriCat December 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Muppet libel!

elviouslyqueer December 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

No no. McCain is, and will always be, ol' Grandpa Crappypants. Just as Chuck Grassley is Grandpa Cornpants, always and forever.

flamingpdog December 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Is Lindsey Graham getting old enough to be ol' Grandpa Fancypants?

elviouslyqueer December 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

That's Grandma Fancypants, m'dear.

V572 the Merciless December 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm

He was hoping that his boyish charm and 1967 frat-boy haircut had you fooled.

Jukesgrrl December 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Grandpa Cornpants has been surprisingly silent given all the political folderol going on in Iowa. Did someone take away his Tweetie Machine or has he finally been diagnosed?

V572 the Merciless December 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

You mean Panamanian strongman Juan McCain?

tessiee December 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I suppose they could share, a la the Grandfatherhood of the Traveling Crankypants.

GunToting[Redacted] December 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm

So, Ron Paul is:

a) A racist
b) Someone who didn't bother to read the shit published in his own newsletters
c) A thin-skinned douchebag.

johnnymeatworth December 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

d) All of the above

Lascauxcaveman December 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

e) Katie

hollywooddood December 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

f. A career politician who throws Galt to the mindless fringe dwellers who gobble it up and then think themselves terribly clever for their ability to nod and grin vacuously at ‘deep insights.’

Crank_Tango December 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

h) Hitler?

DaRooster December 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Yep.

CliveWarren December 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Яon Pau˩ can't be racist… Some of his *best friends* are racists…

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I guess the question of where did Rand Paul learn to want to repeal the Civil Rights Act has been answered.

Callyson December 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

d) A flip – flopper–Mittens, you've got some competition on your hands!

Goonemeritus December 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Ron Paul needs to lighten up he’s down to just the Daily Show and some shortwave outlets for electronic media.

Not_So_Much December 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Maybe Macaca could invite him as a guest to the next facebook chat?

Terry December 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

So, let's assume that he never read any of the newsletters that were going out under his name? What does that say about the man? What does it suggest about his management style? Could we expect that third parties would be writing things under his name that he won't be reading if he's elected president?

OneDollarJuana December 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Republicans should love RonPaul. His management style is just like Reagan's was.

nounverb911 December 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Paul likes to take six naps a day and raise taxes?

OneDollarJuana December 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

He doesn't pay much attention to his minions. And is apparently demented.

Biff December 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Cupping his ear in the windstorm created by Marine 1, pretending not to hear? It's OK, blimps are much quieter.

Moonbat December 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Exactly. Either he's a racist asshole, or he's so completely out of touch that he lets whoever write whatever under his name as long as he's getting paid.

Or probably both.

LetUsBray December 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

In other words, JUST like Reagan.

Jukesgrrl December 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm

He doesn't think society needs to help the schizo-homeless either, another way he's like The Great Communicator.

Sue4466 December 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

"Could we expect that third parties would be writing things under his name that he won't be reading if he's elected president?"

No, because Ron Paul will never be elected president. Otherwise, yes.

Toomush_Infer December 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

This is Liberty!!!!…

memzilla December 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

"I didn't read 'em… I read 'em… I only read some of 'em…"

Geez Ron, we're gonna call your campaign headquarters "The Waffle House." And you need more syrup.

poncho_pilot December 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

he prefers jelly.

anniegetyerfun December 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I see what you did there.

Callyson December 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm

But Beyonce's body is too bootylicious for him, babe…

PalinzADummy December 23, 2011 at 1:25 am

Now, it's true, he's gonna catch a lot more flies that way. But you have to ask yourself: who the hell wants to catch flies?

sbj1964 December 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

A racist Republican? I thought they just hated poor people,and the middle class.

V572 the Merciless December 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Those are their code words.

Gratuitous World December 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

someone should ask him about his birth certificate for the next 4.5 years.

AnHarmonica December 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha! No need to read any further. Nice.

mavenmaven December 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

How can he be responsible for what he said 10 years ago, he's so old he probably forgot what he said this morning.
He did, however, say "incendiary only to people like you", which I think is the biggest giveaway.

LetUsBray December 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

But holding Barack Obama personally responsible for things Jeremiah Wright said is completely fair because, you know, they're people like them.

ManchuCandidate December 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

It seems the only War Ron Paul's supporters (and probably Ron Paul) won't say no to is a good old fashioned race war.

SexySmurf December 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

You know who else had racist propaganda published under his name? (And at least he had the balls to take credit for it.)

CliveWarren December 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Andrew Sullivan?

RedneckMuslin December 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

David Duke? or was that Daisy Duke?

chicken_thief December 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Maybe everyone with "Duke" in their name, including "The Duke"? On second thought, maybe not Duke Ellington….

Gratuitous World December 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Andrew Jackson?

memzilla December 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Rush Limbaugh! Tell me what I've won, Don Pardo!

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm

George Wallace?

Studebaker Hawk December 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Henry Ford?

flamingpdog December 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

this guy?

Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said graceist propaganda.

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm
HarryButtle December 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Nathan Bedford Forrest?

AlterNewt December 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Rudyard Kipling?

anniegetyerfun December 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Walt Disney?

Negligently_Joe December 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Reagan!!! ::drinks::

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Tom Metzger?

Callyson December 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Rupert Murdoch?

Antispandex December 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Dr. Paul (future President for life) should not have to answer questions about stuff like this. Everyone should just trust him because he isn't a Washington insider. I mean, is it fair to ask him about things that don't have to do with his plans to make America great again? I didn't think so. Where are the softball questions like "What about his whole deregulation thing. How's that working out for us?"

MaxNeanderthal December 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

"I am Governer Ronald Paul,
My aura smiles and never frowns,
Soon I will be president.
Romney power will sink away,
I shall be fuhrer one day…."

Apologies to Jello…….

chicken_thief December 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I'm interested in hearing what he plans to do all day as POTUS once all the agencies are disbanded and we have no foreign policy.

anniegetyerfun December 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Soup. Snow peas. Nap.

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

After being re-elected what, 12 times, he still claims he isn't a Washington insider? Why, because when others see him coming, they say "Here comes that cranky old racist asshole, Ron Paul." and act like they don't see him?

nounverb911 December 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

It's finally time for Ron Paul to go Galt and starve to death with the rest of the Randoids.

SayItWithWookies December 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

When Representative Dr. Ron Paul is president, reporters will be able to investigate any issue they want and ask candidates any questions they want to. It might be difficult to hear them from the bottom of the well, however.

freakishlywrong December 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Gloria Borger should have gone medieval on his ass. Some needs to ask these lying, arrogant assclowns just who in the fuck they think they work for. Ginormous salary, and great benefits, all at the largess of the American people.
"I have a question for you, mother fucker, answer it or get the fuck out".

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm

"or get the fuck out."

Isn't that what he did? Can't watch, so I don't know.

anniegetyerfun December 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Yes, but it's so much more glorious when they are given two choices, and forced to make one.

DaRooster December 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

The problem lies in them avoiding/dodging anyone that would ask them actual poignant questions these days. Amazing how this is allowed.

elviouslyqueer December 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

The problem lies

And hey presto, Ron Paul's campaign slogan.

DaRooster December 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm

The Paulbrem Lies…

SorosBot December 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Ron Paul must think his supporters are incredibly stupid if he thinks they'd believe he wouldn't read the articles in a newsletter he published with his name on them. Luckily for him, his followers really are incredibly stupid.

LetUsBray December 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Plus they agree with the things the newsletters said.

Goonemeritus December 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Holidays shout out to all the Paultard readers of Wonkette. Fuck you guys I hope the Federal Reserve pisses in your punch bowl.

flamingpdog December 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

And may you get only frankincense and myrrh for Xmas.

Generation[redacted] December 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

And a card from Grandma with fiat currency inside.

flamingpdog December 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm

"Hey, you, Gloria, get offa my LAWN!!!1!

prommie December 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I wish someone would ask him about the eyebrow wigs, that was fucking strange. And whatever happened to the ReLoveution Zeppelin? Everything is better with Zeppelins. We were promised Zeppelins, dammit.

SheriffRoscoe December 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

And chickens in our pots! Well I have my chicken but no pot.

chicken_thief December 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm

If you happen to live in NV at least you'll be able to barter for health care. Or maybe some pot.

HarryButtle December 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Hey hey, what can I do? I gotta woman who won't be true. Hey hey, hear what I say. I gotta woman wants to ball all day.

(Not sure what that particular tune flashed in my mind when I read your post, but I decided to just go with it)

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

For years that song was unavailable unless you happened to have bought the 45 of The Immigrant Song back in 1970. Now? It's available on just about every LZ anthology ever made. hooray for the digital world.

HarryButtle December 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

You are correct, sir! I remember searching high and low and being unable to find that single when I was a lad.

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Although they were excoriated and mocked by critics for years, Zeppelin's music has remained with us and they are now widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative and influential bands in the history of music.

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Just watched Song Remains The Same on the Palladium Channel, the other night for the 90 Billionth time. Still enjoyable.

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I was going through my old albums the other weekend and there it was, the first album I ever bought, age 10, late 1969 or early 1970, LZ II. Fucking thing looks like I cut pizza on it.

prommie December 23, 2011 at 9:47 am

Spinal Tap, too.

MissTaken December 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Can't we all just agree that if you have to explain why you are not a racist, you are probably a racist?

SayItWithWookies December 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Ron Paul's not racist — he just gives racism a big subsidy in the free market of ideas.

Swampgas_Man December 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

What about all the rednex who insist NObama is racist against white folks? Doesn't the Kenyan Usurper have to prove he's not racist by giving in again and again and . . . Uh, wait a minnit, I think we have our answer.

Nostrildamus December 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Disagree. Rushbo said blacks are racist for voting for Obama. The choices are:
1. remain silent and accept the accusation of being racist;
2. explain why that behavior is not racist, thus proving you're a racist?

Racism is real, but discussion of it in America is totally fucked.

RedneckMuslin December 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

These newsletters are not disqualifiers for your average Republican voter.

MzNicky December 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Exactly. It was an appeal to DrPaul's perceived base.

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm

You should see the standard handout at a gun show.

phlox✔ December 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I disavow every stupid comment I've ever posted on teh interwebs. I neither wrote them nor read them.

Swampgas_Man December 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I only disavow comments I made on Shemuscle.com. It wasn't my brain talking.

PalinzADummy December 23, 2011 at 1:34 am

Apparently, just thinking about them excited you so much, you, uh, fired off a repeat.

Generation[redacted] December 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I disavow what I'm writing right now.

samsuncle December 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

We really need to elect Ron Paul president so we can start a new dynasty of father/son presidencies. It has worked out well in the past so why not.

RedneckMuslin December 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm

What do you have against the Adamses?

chicken_thief December 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Seriously. Morticia was hawt and their Summer Ale is pretty good.

memzilla December 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Paul Il-Ron / Paul Jung-Ron 2012!

dadanarchist December 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

What's really going to hurt him is that he is becoming just as sad, petulant and whiny as GOP delicate flowers like Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Mittens.

PalinzADummy December 23, 2011 at 1:35 am

He always was. It's only being perceived, now that he's in the spotlight, for a change.

sbj1964 December 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Something you never here a republican say. " Not enough black people."

memzilla December 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Wrong, sbj. They say it when they're talking about privately-run prisons.

sbj1964 December 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

(Hear)I should proof read.They may say it when talking about the Football team they own.

DaRooster December 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Love the still shot…
Ron Paul is ahead of GinGrinch… must be an error

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Goddamit! I already used up my best snark on this story this morning when it was covered in the morning summary thread!

*rages around cubicle*

Fuck it.

"You go on the presidential campaign trail with the racist pamphlets you've had for 20 years, not the racist pamphlets you wish you didn't have."

drpaul2012 December 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Yeah, I blew all my good shit in a TalkingPointsMemo Paul thread. *sigh*

I know I could prolly reuse it all here but I hate repeating myself.

flamingpdog December 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

They prefer to be called African-American lightbulbs, thank you very much.

memzilla December 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm

We still need to see their electrical certificates.

MosesInvests December 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm

That's "lightbulbs of color", actually.

slowhansolo December 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

He was just upset because he heard there was a black family "dining" at the local Cracker Barrel.

tessiee December 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

It was less the dining and more that they didn't ask the waitress for motherfucking iced tea.

MissTaken December 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I can only imagine how warm and nurturing the good Doctor's bedside manner is.

"You want a prescription for birth control pills? You know what the answer is? No! The answer is no! I don't write the prescription, I don't read the prescription, and I disavow your refill. This is the answer."

Blueb4sunrise December 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

DIdn't watch….is Gloria Borger hawt??

Today's:
What do you think?
Do you use Twitter?

Y
N
What is it?

Yes, I think I use Twitter.
No, I don't think I use
twitter
I think I don't know what
twitter is.

DaRooster December 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

"No, I don't think I use twitter…"

No, I don't think, I use twitter.

(fixed)

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

"I've been around awhile, Gloria, and I've known Borgers before. And you, madam, are no Lucrezia Borger!!!"

Chichikovovich December 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

"And I should know, since Cesare Borger used to be my campaign manager, before that bastard Bush stole him away."

Biff December 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Nor a Victor.

SheriffRoscoe December 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

This is not the Ron Paul we've come to know, the candid and honest one who rains down warm piss on the wants and desires of debate attendees when the subjects turn to foreign policy, or marijuana.

Tundra Grifter December 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Geezers geeze – ya just can't explain it.

I really get a kick out of these people who think they can run for President of the good ole USofA and not answer any questions. Good night, you'd think they'd never been on a job interview.

Maybe they heard the right wing gasbags repeat "Yehbut nobody asked Obama about…" too many times.

Chichikovovich December 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Yeah, totally. Why isn't anyone asking Obama about white supremacist trash published under his name in his newsletters? Our liberal media strikes again.

SorosBot December 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Sort of like how "I'm not a racist, but…" is almost always followed by something incredibly racist.

Chichikovovich December 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Quite true. In fact, saying "I'm not a racist but…" is such an infallible signifier that the speaker is a racist that I'm surprised people haven't started prefacing it with "I'm not a racist but…".

As in for example: "I'm not a racist but: "I'm not a racist but it I notice that they don't have affirmative action for whites in the NBA." "

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm

JIMMER FREDETTE LIBEL!

poncho_pilot December 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

bitch set him up.

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

But have you ever seen a black libertarian?

Tundra Grifter December 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

No – because the life experience of most Black folks has been such that they fully understand the importance of the law. Fair, just and properly pursued, of course.

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Isn't Alan Keyes a libertarian or just your garden-variety psychopath?

HateMachine December 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Yes.

actor212 December 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

That's completely unfair! He had to go check his make up, powder his nose, adjust his hood!

Tundra Grifter December 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

This reminds of Sir Charles Barkley saying a newly published book misquoted him.

It was his autobiography.

ShaveTheWhales December 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Didn't P-Rick do the same thing, essentially?

OT, do you think "essentially" deserves the same status as "also, too", essentially?

Tundra Grifter December 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

STW:

Literally.

SorosBot December 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

The strategy of running away from tough questions surely makes Mr. Paul look strong and courageous to voters.

Biff December 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Did he teach the move to Sharrrrron, or did she teach it to hom?

chicken_thief December 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

At least he didn't flip off the lights as he left the room.

RadioYKWE December 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Wolfy says two days in a row: "I didn't exactly hear what that guy said…I know he used a bad word."

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Well, he's certainly set the "gold standard," if you will, for old-folks tantrums.

slowhansolo December 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

The saddest thing about this episode is Leslie's goggling unbelief at a minor flash of real journalism. Gloria better watch her ass before viewers start getting the wrong idea.

Chichikovovich December 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I think Borger needn’t worry. It’s always within the rules to hector and humiliate marginal candidates without a hope of winning. That’s why, for example, you saw people like Joe Scarborough, who had been reviling Gingrich and the very idea of his candidacy from the point of view of “I was a Congressman at the time I saw the horror, the heart of darkness….” Then during that brief moment that Gingrich was the non-Romney of the week, Scarborough started backpedaling and looking for Gingrich-puffery to spout. It is a challenging moment for Washington stenographers whenever it isn’t clear if the rules permit dumping on someone. Are they a sideshow or a Serious Candidate respected by Very Serious People? What shall I do, what shall I say.

Now if Borger goes after Romney that way on the subject of how he can call himself a “job creator” given that Bain made its money in the job destruction industry, or about his “I can’t have illegals, I’m running for president” remark, she’ll be sharing the evening polar bear report desk with Ashleigh Banfield in Gimli Manitoba before the week is out.

Chichikovovich December 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I think Borger needn't worry. It's always within the rules to burnish your fake credentials as a "hard-hitting investigative journalist" by hectoring and humiliating marginal candidates without a hope of winning. That's why, for example, you saw people like Joe Scarborough, who had been reviling Gingrich and the very idea of his candidacy from the point of view of "I was a Congressman at the time I saw the horror, the heart of darkness…." turn and start backpedaling and looking for Gingrich-puffery to spout during that brief moment that Gingrich was the non-Romney of the week. It is a challenging moment for Washington stenographers whenever it isn't clear if the rules permit dumping on someone. Are they a sideshow clown set for face-pie-ing or a Serious Candidate respected by Very Serious People? What shall I do, what shall I say?

Now if Borger goes after Romney that way on the subject of how he can call himself a "job creator" given that Bain made its money in the job destruction industry, or about his "I can't have illegals, I'm running for president" remark, she'll be sharing the evening polar bear report desk with Ashleigh Banfield in Gimli Manitoba before the week is out.

littlebigdaddy December 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I have always found Gloria Borger hawt. Never more so than when she is dressing down a douchebag like that.

poncho_pilot December 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

didn't he take money from White Supremacist groups or something, too? i mean, that doesn't logically mean you are a racist if you do so but it does look like you don't care enough about the racism issue to turn away their money. whatever, i guess. but you should expect people to be upset by that.

littlebigdaddy December 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Brave Sir Robin ran away.
("No!")
Bravely ran away away.
("I didn't!")
When danger reared it's ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
("no!")
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
("I didn't!")
And gallantly he chickened out.
****Bravely**** taking ("I never did!") to his feet,
He beat a very brave retreat.
("all lies!")
Bravest of the braaaave, Sir Robin!
("I never!")

flamingpdog December 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Ron Paul – free market or slave market?

Banelm December 23, 2011 at 3:30 am

Here, let the invisible hand of the free market tighten those leg irons for you. There ya go, much better… Off ya go to auction now!

poncho_pilot December 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

this must be some of the Ron Paul consistency i've grown to love. as a qualifier, i also find the character of Don Quixote to be wonderful. doesn't mean i'd vote for him, either.

imissopus December 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Don Quixote? Sounds like an illegal Messican or some such.

poncho_pilot December 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

he came all the way here to work on a windmill farm.

flamingpdog December 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I thought he went Dutch with Pancho.

poncho_pilot December 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

i understand the confusion. what happened was Michael Steele took them to a lesbian bondage club. there were fingers plugging dykes involved but they weren't in the Netherlands. and Steele paid for everything. their pesos were no good.

BarackMyWorld December 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

At least Ron Paul wasn't the member of a church where the pastor once said "God damn America." Now that'd be REALLY embarrassing.

anniegetyerfun December 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

But that is REAL racism, because it shows that not all black people are grateful for everything that while people have done for them in the USA!

Lascauxcaveman December 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

In fairness to Dr. Paul, these are Libertarians we're talking about.

People campaigning for him probably just do whatever the hell they want, 'cause that's what being a Libertarian is all about, right? If the guy wants to get high, shoot his guns in the air and scream racist epithets, naked, in the street, how could Dr. Paul, in good faith, stop him?

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Well, if they are going to cover stories twice, we should be able to use our comments twice.

HistoriCat December 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I thought we had already established that this morning.

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm

"I see everything twice!!!"

hollywooddood December 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Christine O'Donnell?

imissopus December 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Okay old man, forget the newsletters. Now about your giving the keynote address to the John Birch Society at a dinner celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2008…

chascates December 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

First Trump, then Cain, then Perry, then Newt, then Paul . . .

anniegetyerfun December 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Bachmann was somewhere in there.

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Bible Spice will become the nominee through a process of elimination, then the fun will begin.

Jukesgrrl December 22, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Video is a bitch.

poorgradstudent December 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

To be fair, who could have predicted that someone who thinks we should return to pre-Great Depression economic policies would have insane, extremist followers?

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again!

ShaveTheWhales December 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

To poop on !!!!!

tessiee December 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Grover Norquist?

chascates December 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

And Wolf wouldn't have the cojones to ask him about eyebrow wigs.

poncho_pilot December 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

it's amusing to me that the Team Personal Liberty is the one that always wants to tell you to just shut up because they're right and you're wrong and you should do what they say.

and yes, i did try turning it off and on again.

Nostrildamus December 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Every time I think GOP presidential candidates are the stupidest people on the face of planet Earth, here comes Wolf Blitzer.

poorgradstudent December 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Also, too, I should admit I like the "idea" of Ron Paul. But it says a lot about how fucked up our politics are that someone like Paul can occasionally seem like the sole voice of reason just for saying that maybe building an authoritarian military state that pretty much exists just to funnel taxpayer money over to defense contractors is a bad, unsustainable idea. That doesn't make supporting the guy who has a hard-on for the gold standard and who'd let Mississippi build Marcus Bachmann Reeducation Camps for Homosexuals in the name of "liberty" a good idea, however.

Pithaughn December 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm

What about bright shiny 3-D objects that distract us from noticing that building an authoritarian military state that pretty much exists just to funnel taxpayer money over to defense contractors? I'll bet if some government did a study they would find out that the USA is the best at that or at least designing, importing and retailing them.

Mumbletypeg December 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

First Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, now Dr. Paul.
From her Ice Castle's snowbound study, the Thrilla from Wasilla must be watching these pathetic walkouts and thinking: "Amateurs!" — then looking up the word "incendiary" cause it sounds familiar.

Sue4466 December 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Old racist fuck says racist shit he published doesn't prove his racist ass is racist.

EatsBabyDingos December 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Needz moar Aqua Buddha. "New! From Aqua Velva-'Old Man in a Can!' For those days you feel less fresh and more moth ball-y"

Katydid December 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

How come there are enough Paultards to spam every damn comments section with the same damn comments defending "Dr. Paul," but he never gets any damn votes?

anniegetyerfun December 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

It's just one dude. I work, like, ten feet away from him.

ShaveTheWhales December 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Fucker's fingers must be flying.

anniegetyerfun December 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Frequently fapping. Also too.

SorosBot December 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Like with any cult, his followers are devoted, obsessive even, but few.

ShaveTheWhales December 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Well, except for the cult of You-Know-Who, and the cult of You-Know-Who-Else (pboh).

MissTaken December 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

It's hard to go to the polling station when you have to walk up the stairs from your mom's basement to get there.

El Pinche December 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm

It's the same sole asshole who spray painted a giant "Ron Paul 2012" on an over pass in Austin.

Jukesgrrl December 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Well, that's what you Socialists get for building overpasses.

RadioYKWE December 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Dr. Paul is not racist, but…

glamourdammerung December 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

How come there are enough Paultards to spam every damn comments section with the same damn comments defending "Dr. Paul," but he never gets any damn votes?

Because a lot of states do not allow felons to restore their voting rights.

SenileAgitation December 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

It's almost like you guys got tired of posting things or something. State Farm offers up to 40% off on auto insurance. Barney Frank's nips. Oliva Munn's tits (not even). As a distraught market research respondent once wailed, "bring back Hodgepodge!" I couldn't know it then, but that person was right.

Generation[redacted] December 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Let him die!

Guppy December 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

"it’s legitimate that you sort of take the answers I gave."

Much like most of his supporters, Ron Paul gets flustered when he's once again reminded that Jedi mind tricks aren't real.

MissTaken December 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm

He is the racist you are looking for.

El Pinche December 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

"Listen to non-racist Dr. Paul's non-racist lecture on Alabaster Rights from his non-racist newsletters at Niggerhead, TX! "

sbj1964 December 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Ron Paul did a Eric Cartman "Screw you guys,I'm going home!"

zappadoo76 December 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I read someplace that Lew Rockwell was the ghostwriter for Paul's newsletter. This does not speak well of Lew, who I thought was just a right-wing crank, not a racist.

DerrickWildcat December 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I already have enough reasons not to like him. This is like a, "yeah, so" discovery for me.

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm

The main issue I have with him, is when questioned about things he has said or done in the past, he gets all cranky.
And his followers are tinfoil hat wearing assholes.

DerrickWildcat December 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Ron Paul sounds inspiring for 15 seconds…and breathtakingly inane thereafter.

SayItWithWookies December 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Hey, it looks like the House Republicans have abandoned their principled stance against tax cuts for people who actually work for a living and are prepared to pass the 2-month payroll tax cut extension. http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/breaki
I wonder if John Boehner's crying. Or if the earth is revolving around the sun, or if clouds are puffy white things that float in the sky.

chascates December 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

CNN claims:
House GOP leaders agreed to a two-month extension of the tax break to allow time for further talks, sources say. They are scheduled to seek members' approval soon.

chascates December 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Oh gawd. From WashPost:
“I am the longest-serving teacher in the senior military, 23 years teaching one- and two-star generals and admirals the art of war,” Gingrich said at the most recent GOP presidential debate in Iowa.
That’s a grandiose way of describing a guest-lecturing gig, which is what Gingrich used to do twice a year for the Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, a seminar for promising young generals and admirals at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.
Gingrich’s adoptive father Bob Gingrich, a retired Army officer, told PBS’s “Frontline” during the mid-1990s that he had never regarded his son as military material. “He is very nearsighted. You probably know that he can barely see across the street without his contacts. He has two of the flattest feet that there ever was,” his father recalled.

RadioYKWE December 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

teaching one- and two-star generals and admirals the art of war

Hey, how'd that work out?

BaldarTFlagass December 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

You'd figure that by the time they'd got a star or two, they'd have already figured that shit out. In fact, you would think it would be a pre-requisite to getting that star.

elviouslyqueer December 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm

“He is very nearsighted. You probably know that he can barely see across the street without his contacts. He has two of the flattest feet that there ever was,” his father recalled.

Um, fap?

Pithaughn December 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Am I the only one who sweats like a virgin at a prisoner rodeo hearing the phrase "art of war"?

Nostrildamus December 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Ron Paul Quits CNN Interview To Prove He Is Not a Racist They Can Never Take Away Our FREEDOM !!!!!!!!

Toomush_Infer December 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm

This is stupid. Just because Ron Paul is crazy, does not mean that he has to put up with Gloria Berger, whining that she "has to ask the guestion…" because it's in her contract…. as it was yesterday and the day before regardless of his answers. I contrast this with the kind of non-speak speaking that all of the House Representatives have been getting away with this week, none of whom could remotely make an interview be about anything at all… at least wait until he's winning in more than one poll…

sbj1964 December 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Ron Paul Dr.Douh !!

SaintRond December 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Whiny little racist cocksucker.

BarackMyWorld December 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

He should do a Christine O'Donnell-style ad:
"I'm not a racist….I'm you. Just older, crazier, and running for president."

chascates December 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Hah! Rep. John Boehner: Opposing a 2-month payroll tax cut deal until now "may not have been politically the smartest thing."

littlebigdaddy December 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Needz moar blimpz!

GOPCrusher December 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

O/T But, Iowa Republiklans are asking for increased security for the upcoming Caucuses. They are expecting OWS to try to disrupt the process. They are also asking for increased cyber security to ensure hackers do not tamper with the results.
Paranoid much?

doloras December 22, 2011 at 6:04 pm

It's not OWS who would hack the results, it's Paultards they're really afraid of.

DR CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL WINS 147% OF THE VOTE IN IOWA!!! PATRIOTIC AMERIKKKUNS FLOCK IN FROM NEARBY STATES JUST TO VOTE TO END THE FED AND WELFARE FOR NIGRUHS!

SayItWithWookies December 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm

What, are they afraid all the liberal, black and urban Republicans are gonna show up and skew the caucus away from the crazy candidates?

Biff December 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm

How the fuck do you hack a caucus? I hate the NV caucus with the heat of a thousand sunlamps, but at least you can't hack the sumbitch.

ShaveTheWhales December 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Who are they asking to provide this increased security? The Free Market?

Jukesgrrl December 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Some extra p under your Christmas tree for that one.

hebmskebm December 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

It never ceases to bring me joy that Ron Paul's Presidential campaigns bring in millions upon millions of hard earned Paultard dollars with no hope of ever amounting to anything. Who says the free market is the most efficient?

Radiotherapy December 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Aside from the state controlled liberal media pestering Fart Paul, the wingtard media is also trying to discredit the old coot. I'm trying to figure out who the teabaggers hate more, Paul or Romney?

Jukesgrrl December 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Where was John King? He would have handled the interview by locating Doc Paul's eyebrow wigs on his giant movable map. "See them from this angle, NOW, see them from THIS angle! Amazing, isn't it? Iowa voters are impressed."

ttommyunger December 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Gloria Borger, Ron Paul and Wolf Blitzer: perfect trifecta of numb-nuts.

Schmegeg December 22, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Every time I heat this guy, I wonder who his patients were? Imagine waking up from anesthesia and having this man foaming insane bullshit by the paragraph at you.

AnHarmonica December 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Who wrote this screed then? Was it a g-g-g-GHOST??

CthuNHu December 22, 2011 at 11:44 pm

You know who ELSE got tired of saying the word “NO” over and over?

BarackMyWorld December 23, 2011 at 1:13 am

AND Ron Paul's 15 minutes as frontrunner come to a close… Ron Paul allegedly signed ad warning of "race war."

One_Man_Band December 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

But but but… that letter that he signed himself and sent out on his own letterhead to promote his own newsletters from which he gladly accepted the profits doesn't reflect his real views!

Uh, uh, and even if he IS a racist it won't matter because he'll totally let all the blacks out of all the prisons somehow. For liberty.

gurukalehuru December 23, 2011 at 3:57 am

Ron Paul may be a crazy old racist, but he sure put that obnoxious fat lady in her place.

TheTimChannel December 23, 2011 at 6:03 am

If Paul ends the drug war, he will do more to improve the lot of minority citizens than any candidate. That is the reason the REAL racists are so determined to smear him for things that appeared under his name in a pre-internet Drudge Report format. The Prison Industrial complex, along with the Military Industrial complex, aided and abetted by a compliant press and trillions of Bankster dollars are duty bound to smear him at every turn. Don't let them fool you again. There are no WMD's, just the diseased minds of the 1%. Obama had his chance to do the right thing. He promised to focus on the pressing issue of this ongoing social destruction through continued prohibition. Instead of holding true to his word, he did the exact opposite. Ask California. To hell with the flip-floppers of all political ilk. Ron Paul is the only candidate running who doesn't suffer from the real political problems the rest of the field is consumed with. He's not bought and sold by the banksters or military industrial complex, nor do his positions change from polling cycle to polling cycle. Go Ron Paul.

Enjoy.

TheTimChannel December 23, 2011 at 6:19 am

There is a delicious irony in reading the rightwing attacks on Paul for being a racist, when their whole world revolves around keeping minorities fully employed (in the prison industrial complex).

You know why it's official that Ron Paul can win the presidency? Because BOTH the left and the right are attacking him now. We all know that is an official badge of honor these days. Also, he does well on Comedy Central. Game, set and match.

Enjoy.

SorosBot December 23, 2011 at 10:02 am

So you want a President who forces an insane economic policy on the US, wants to allow corporations to do whatever they want to fuck us over without regulation, hates freedom and wants to force women to give birth against their will, hates the Constitution, is a hardcore racist who wants to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and allow businesses to discriminate on the basis of race, and supports other horrible ideals just because he's good on two issues (war and the drugs)? Go fuck yourself.

tessiee December 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

"Marge, it takes two to lie; one to lie and one to listen." — Homer J. Simpson

Generation[redacted] December 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

You know who ELSE was Hitler? Hennnngh?

chascates December 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

i) Retired at the end of 2012 from public life

Two_Headed_Boy December 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Ron Paul's concentration camps were more subtle.

RadioYKWE December 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

These guys?

user-of-owls December 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

All three of those things were, at one time or another, capital offenses around here. I know, right?

Anyway, that was back when we were a warblog and couldn't waste time with potential traitors.

drpaul2012 December 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I appreciate the concern. If I get banned for stuff I'm not doing, I'll just have to learn to live with the shame.

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