A New Batch of Ron Paul Newsletters for Your Reading Horror

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what's a few sentences of racism between racists?

The New Republic unleashed a new selection of newsletters Tuesday allegedly penned by Republican candidate Ron Paul, and they are just as bad (or maybe worse!) than the first. The congressman recently said of the first batch that “only 8 to 10 sentences” contained “bad stuff.” Not true, but if it were, he’d have a hard time keeping to that estimate with this batch, in which entire paragraphs can be written off as verbal diarrhea of the most racist, sexist and otherwise close-minded variety. If there’s any question as to who authored the stuff, Paul could just come out and say so. As it stands, most are under the impression that either Paul, or his former chief of staff Lew Rockwell masquerading as Paul, is the author. Paul may want America to be free, but the “America” he is/was speaking of is very small, very white, and needs to see a psychiatrist.

Some “highlights” from the current crop:

  • A segment called “Race War?” from the June 1990 issue of Political Report warns that a race war might be imminent due to “the victimization mentality created by the civil rights movement, where every black failure is a white crime. If there is indeed this sort of trouble ahead, it is just another reason why every honest American should be armed.”
  • “Today, gangs of young blacks bust into a bank lobby firing rounds at the ceiling…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” — a riff on bank robberies from the September 1992 issue of Survival Report.
  • “Were there, as some people now say, two bombs that went off in the building? And might the government have the wrong man? Who doubts the possibility that the government – which lied about Waco and Ruby Ridge – may also be covering up true information and planting false information about the Oklahoma bombing?” — a conspiracy theory on the Oklahoma City bombing from the September 1996 Survival Report.
  • “Any organization hated by the IRS and the Trilaterialist Time magazine has got to have something going for it!” — a defense of the Church of Scientology in the June 1991 issue of the Political Report.
  • “AIDS can be transmitted through means other than sexual intercourse and blood transfusion, specifically saliva, tears, sweat, feces and urine” — from the March 1987 edition of the Investment Report. In the same document, the author also called for the repeal of “federal laws which force schools to accept students known to carry a fatal, communicable disease, and businesses to employ adult victims as ‘handicapped.’”
  • “[Magic] Johnson may be a sports star, but he is dying because he violated moral laws” — from the December 1991 issue of Political Report.
  • “[T]he criminal ‘Justice’ Department wants to force dentists to treat these Darth Vader types under the vicious Americans With Disabilities Act” — a proclamation that AIDS patients (“Darth Vader types”) should not be allowed to visit the dentist, in the November 1993 issue of the Political Report. The author also adds, “[W]e all have the right to discriminate, which is what freedom of association is all about, especially against killers.”

Lots more (with links to the offending newsletters) here, unfortunately. [The New Republic]

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231 comments

  1. Dr_Zoidberg

    Yeah, Ron Paul! Keep those AIDS people from sweating all over your race war while on your way to the Scientology center!

  2. i_AM_ready

    Karma's a bitch. Write a ton of hateful, racist crap, and 20 years later your eyebrows fall off.

  3. BaldarTFlagass

    “only 8 to 10 sentences” contained “bad stuff.”

    Misquote. He actually said "8 to the 10th."

  4. ElPinche

    This explains the fake eyebrows. All those times putting on and taking off that dang klan sheet puts the wear on a lil racist's eye whiskers.

  5. memzilla

    Of course, this treasure trove of racism, homophobia, and wingtardity can only mean that Ron Paul will get more GOP votes in South Cackalacky.

  6. Goonemeritus

    The author also adds, “[W]e all have the right to discriminate, which is what freedom of association is all about”

    I certainly agree I for one choose not drink from the same water fountain as Paultards.

      1. Negropolis

        Actually, on second thought, don't get on that bus. For the love of god, stay off that fuckin' bus.

  7. OneYieldRegular

    I'm going to have to totally revise my notion of reincarnation, as the current model doesn't fully explain what Strom Thurmond is doing in Ron Paul's body.

  8. SorosBot

    How dare you assert than Ron Paul wrote, supported, or even knew about the existence of the racist, homophobic and just plain crazy columns printed under his name in the Ron Paul political report!

    1. Negligently_Joe

      I'm sure it's just that it was secretly his long-time chief of staff, and that he's merely so incompetant at vetting, overseeing, and, you know, leading his employees of a podunk newsletter press that he kept the guy around for a few decades!

      Oh, and that he's totally still a racist homophobe conspiracy nut either way. I mean, he didn't publicly defend this shit for a decade by accident, after all.

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    "his former chief of staff Lew Rockwell masquerading as Paul, is the author."

    Lew Rockwell? Or perhaps… George Lincoln Rockwell?

  10. Serolf_Divad

    Here's a scary thought: Ron Paul's defenders justify these racist newsletter by claiming that Paul was merely trying to bring rednecks into the Libertarian movement. I'm not sure how succesful he was, but I do know that Paul has succeeded in bringing a bunch of neo-hippies into his movement by advocating drug legalization and opposing foreign wars.

    So yeah, I'm speaking to you, Ron Paul loving hipster stoner: you're being played for votes the same way Paul went after redneck skinheads.

    1. Loaded_Pants

      Well, to be fair, many of those neo-hippies were probably just little babes when these newsletters were printed & are still too idealistic to realize that there are some cynical candidates who will play them to get votes.
      These are the same people who think, as they endlessly & repetitively remind us, that Ron Paul "challenges the status quo".

      Don't stop believin', I guess.

      1. GOPCrusher

        They're the same stupid assholes that when you point out that anyone that has been re-elected 12 times to go to Washington, is in fact part of the government that they hate, respond that he's fighting it from the inside.
        Yep, the Congressional Record is chock full of Paul victories.

        1. Negligently_Joe

          Yep, the Congressional Record is chock full of Paul victories.

          OH GOD HE'S A RIGHT-WING KUCHINICH THEY EVEN LOOK THE SAME

          …well, at least Kuchinich has a hot wife.

  11. Baconzgood

    “[T]he criminal ‘Justice’ Department wants to force dentists to treat these Darth Vader types under the vicious Americans With Disabilities Act”

    The plaque is strong in this one.

    1. Chichikovovich

      That's not all the Justice Department is doing with dentists Ron. And since you're sitting there,I just want you to answer one question: Is it safe?

  12. BarackMyWorld

    The congressman recently said of the first batch that “only 8 to 10 sentences” contained “bad stuff.”

    Keep in mind, that's 8 to 10 sentences on Ron Paul's scale of "bad stuff." That's like a completely different meter of bad than normal humans use.

  13. nounverb911

    "A segment called “Race War?” from the June 1990"
    Newt seems to be carrying on in Paul's footsteps nicely.

  14. CliveWarren

    Do you remember when Randy Marsh got that Wheel of Fortune answer horribly wrong? This fucker would have yelped out the same answer with twice the gusto when there was nothing but N_ _ _ _ _ _ on the board…

  15. Baconzgood

    AIDS eh? DIDN'T THIS GUY GO TO A MED SCHOOL? I KNOW HE ISN'T A "REAL" DOCTOR (NOT LIKE DR. NICK), BUT STILL HE HAD TO HAVE SOME MEDICAL TRAINING.

    1. mavenmaven

      He went to Med School in the days when it was easy for a nice white person to get in, since they excluded Jews and other minorities in those days (and Asians didn't exist yet). And he's an obstetrician.

      1. Chichikovovich

        Very true. If you look at the list of alumni of the non-quota-using University of Michigan from the 1930s/1940s/1950s you find a lot of very impressive out of state people. And you notice some patterns in those out-of-state people: Arthur Miller, James Earl Jones,….

        Who would have guessed that if you seek to recruit the most talented of two huge pools of students and your competitors significantly restrict admission to those same pools, you will end up with some very remarkable students.

    2. PsycWench

      Well, there was a physician in 1851 who wrote at length about how "Negro slaves" were happiest when treated like children. When they tried to escape it was usually due to a mental illness caused by treating them as your equals.

      I think Ron Paul may have had this guy as a med school professor.

      1. TheLifeSilica

        Don't worry, this is alive and well. I'm an expat worker in a delightful Middle Eastern country that shall remain nameless, and they loves them some cheap in-home labor here.

        One of my coworkers was having (legitimate) problems with his maid, and went back to the agency from which he hired her.

        "She's lying to us about a few things and demanding a raise, even though we're paying her twice the usual amount."

        The response he got:

        "Ah, you see, sir, that is your problem. You are treating her too nicely. Lock her in her room and feed her only rice. You can't treat them as family."

        Yay!

  16. elviouslyqueer

    It also advertised a book, Big Sister is Watching You, which “tells the true and horrifying story of the witch-lesbo-feminists who are running America.”

    I knew it! Oprah is the new Bilderberg Group!

      1. Loaded_Pants

        Given the amount of craziness among the GOP, I'd say it's Fairuza Balk running America.

        "I drink of my sisters, and I take into myself… all the power of Manon."

    1. Callyson

      Running America–if only. I wish one or ten of those witch-lesbo-feminists would go medieval on the Paultards…

  17. Texan_Bulldog

    I assume Ron figured he'd never get the blah vote anyway, right? Some of this stuff makes Newtie sound multicultural.

    1. Loaded_Pants

      Newt would put the blah kids to work. Ron Paul wouldn't even try to bother, recognizing their inherent laziness & necessity for a life of crime. The toilets wouldn't get clean & cleaning supplies would just go missing.

  18. Extemporanus

    Yet another innocent little case of the invisible left hand not knowing what the invisible right hand was doing.

  19. CountryClubJihadi

    Sounds like someone might be getting a golden shower by a gun-toting 13 year old with a toof-ache.

  20. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Well, other than the Scientology paragraph, I don't see much difference between what went out under Paul's name and an average hour of FOX News today. He was prescient.

    Heck, post most of those paragraphs on NRO, and you would be hard press to tell they are twenty year old Conservative rants, and not from last week.

    1. NYNYNYjr

      He's ruined blimps for everyone.
      Why doesn't someone interview this Lew Rockwell guy? What does he say?

  21. chicken_thief

    “[Magic] Johnson may be a sports star, but he is dying because he violated moral laws” — from the December 1991 issue of Political Report.

    The good Lawd is sure taking his time with this one – over 20 yrs later and Earvin still looking good and will probably outlive us all.

  22. iburl

    This stuff is so old, it's from a time when most Ron Paul voters hadn't even learned to use all-caps and call people "SHEEPLE!" yet.

  23. StarsUponThars

    "We all have the right to discriminate …" Free at last, huh Ron? I'm exercising my right to say that Ron Paul is a foul shriveled bowel impaction festering in the poop chute of America.

    1. OneYieldRegular

      It has its news side, its popular culture side, and, as its very, very long hypotenuse, its sucky side.

  24. BaldarTFlagass

    I wonder if the dude on the left side of that picture thinks he is going to score with the chick on the right side of the picture.

  25. Baconzgood

    The "vicious" ADA. "VICIOUS" ADA? Man this guy is fucking riding the crazy hovercraft into crazy town on un-leaded crazy gas.

    1. Chichikovovich

      Paul was writing quickly and forgot to capitalize the "v". Congress doesn't want people to know this, so it's hardly talked about, but after passing the ADA, they found that most people with disabilities were being accommodated, but aggressive, hostile, violent people with disabilities were still being excluded. So they had to pass the Vicious Americans With Disabilites Act (VADA).

      I can see Paul's point on the dentist's behalf here – who wants to stick their hand in the mouth of a human pitbull?

  26. fuflans

    dr paul may be hating on blacks, gays, the feds and darth vaders, but he sure as shit knows not to mess with scientologists.

  27. MzNicky

    Yeah, so? What's the problem, all y'all whiny-ass libtards? This is the sort of stuff we in the glorious border state of Tennessee hear every day from our esteemed leaders. Wussies!

    1. Mumbletypeg

      I was wondering how he gets re-elected. Then again a.) I don't know much about the district he represents; b.) he is charismatic, which goes a long way for crazee-'muricans.

      1. Chet Kincaid

        Any fool can get elected to the U.S. House, but the fools among them don't usually make it to wider office outside of their comfy petri dishes of insanity/districts. Yet the eternal struggle to do just that provides endless entertainment (see Paul, Bachmann, Kucinich, etc.).

      2. Negropolis

        Of all the adjectives I've ever heard to describe him "charismatic" has not been among them. He's easily one of the most awkward humans you'll find, even just how he stands.

        1. Mumblety██

          I'm sure there's always a better way to parse it than my mumbletythoughts. The Ron Paul "mystique" or the "je ne sais quoi," whatevs. Most REpublicans I agree do not fall under "charismatic" to my thinking, as they are mostly bland or beige when they're not bloviating. Paul stands apart in his unconventionality, for one. Perhaps 'charismatic' is being too kind. There are numerous examples of past leaders and public figures who exuded a magnetic appeal despite being homely or awkward or ungainly by usual charm-school standards. I'd have called those charismatic operatives then, like unto your 'anti-hero' of literature, but now when regarding a fan base like Paul's (admittedly something I have yet to fathom as I was not reading wonkette nor much else about the whole Paultard/ reLOVEution, etc. when it's been referenced) I realize that the more transparently cult-personalities like Paul betray their machination devices and reveal handlers' aplenty at the wheel, the less people see through the facade in fact he reaps more followers than ever. Whether this speaks to his mastermind ability to manipulate or people are just more tool-like and gullible today than ever before, is beyond me.

  28. Generation[redacted]

    Just when Romney thought he had the South Carolina primary wrapped up, Ron Paul pulls out his secret weapon.

  29. PhilippePetain

    My father was a Bircher. This is all exactly what those guys would say about each and ever one of these issues. Verbatim.

    1. Fare la Volpe

      I'd be fascinated to hear more stories. Were you not allowed to drink tap water because the communists were sapping your precious bodily fluids?

      1. Loaded_Pants

        Her character "Rachel Tension" in "Too Wong Foo…" was supposed to start it! What with that Confederate flag-inspired dress! If that wasn't a sign of the coming Race War, I don't know what was!

    1. Generation[redacted]

      The Beatles on their White Album? Oh nevermind, that was just a scratchy record. The CD remaster is much more clear.

  30. Mahousu

    Considering that 20 years later, Magic Johnson is still very much alive, I guess the "moral laws" he violated weren't that serious.

    1. real_dc_native

      If violating "moral laws" is life-threatening then why are Newt and Rupert Murdoch still alive?

      1. horsedreamer_1

        I would like to think, when the end comes for Cheney & Ailes, it will be 60-pounds-of-feces-impacted-in-the-colon-like-John-Wayne gruesome. Ditto Gingrich & Murdoch.

    2. Loaded_Pants

      Not to mention that there are some people who became HIV+ in the mid-1980s who are still alive & have outlived various religious leaders/televangelists who said that AIDS was a punishment from God & that those who violated "moral laws" would be dead soon.
      God truly works in mysteriously (or, more accurately, "made up") ways.

  31. owhatever

    The liberal media lies about this. Neither I nor anyone affiliated with my campaign have ever seen those words. They just appeared out of nowhere. I mean, do you actually defend the Trilateralist Illuminati and roaming black gangs of bank robbers like Magic Johnson?

    1. Generation[redacted]

      Sauron ran a very successful private equity firm, until those pinkos from Rivendell taxed and regulated him out of business.

    2. widestanceshakedown

      I mean, really, why else would their creator have made them eye-level with my asshole?

    3. CapnFatback

      If that was in the newsletters, it was plagiarized. It's originally from The Misty Mountainhead.

  32. paris biltong

    Whatever he may advocate that "sounds" good – from legalizing drugs to ending wars – is rendered completely meaningless by these other inane ideas. Mussolini also made trains run on time.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      Every time the train is late, I will ponder on that and realize, I'm really not *that* eager to get to work.

      1. Negropolis

        Only slightly related, but Detroit bus system is in shambles, and it's been a huge issue there in the last few months. So, one of the dailies interviewed riders at random bus stops, and I swear that they asked someone how the current mayor was running the buses, and one of the interviewed replied "At least Kwame made the buses run on time." I laughed all day. Detroiters, you so crazy.

  33. Mumbletypeg

    I'm starting to wonder if Edwards' "Two Americas" assessment isn't ripe for updating based on the multiple manifestations of schiz-O found in the array of voices of these self-denoting "Republican"s.

  34. CapnFatback

    a proclamation that AIDS patients (“Darth Vader types”) should not be allowed to visit the dentist

    MEEE-OWWW! Sounds like someone's mad because his light saber didn't quite measure up.

  35. MzNicky

    Ron Paul … Ron Paul … I keep getting him mixed up with that other little old crazy fella who ran for president, whatshisname, Ross Perot, that's it. Hey, wait a minute — Same approximate height and weight, same crazy libertarian screwball ideas, same bigoted perspective — same initials! — OhMyGod!

      1. MzNicky

        Seems like I recall some unfortunate word choices from Perot, along the lines of telling black audiences about "your people." Maybe I'm wrong. It's happened before.

        1. Chet Kincaid

          Oh Jeez, I forgot about that whole NAACP thing. But I don't find anything Perot said then as offensive as everything Newt says whenever he opens his fat face, or the shit Paul put in his newsletter. At least Perot had the guts to get in front of the NAACP and make an ass of himself – which none of the current Republican candidates would dare do.
          http://articles.latimes.com/1992-07-12/news/mn-42

  36. MzNicky

    “[Magic] Johnson may be a sports star, but he is dying because he violated moral laws” — from the December 1991 issue of Political Report.

    And yet Newt Gingrich still roams the earth.

  37. Dudleydidwrong

    Reading that shit makes one wish for some way to fumigate this poor abused computer–and my foggy brain along with it. What a turd. Ronny, go away. Just go away.

  38. CapnFatback

    I think I finally have figure out why Paultards spell "love" backward. It's gotta be an upside-down cross sort of thing.

  39. Chichikovovich

    Any organization hated by the IRS and the Trilaterialist Time magazine has got to have something going for it!”

    And any organization endorsed by Ron Paul and Tom Cruise must really suck.

  40. ttommyunger

    Paul doesn't bother me, he's just another nut on the tree. What bothers me is that there are literally thousands, maybe millions of voting Americans who want him and his idiot son to make law and implement National Policy. That is scary, truly scary.

    1. real_dc_native

      What bothers me is that any of these five dingbats have gotten this far. If any of them are elected I'm moving to another country.

    2. Loaded_Pants

      It didn't surprise me when his spawn, Rand, won in KY. Active KY voters seem to be masochists.
      True story: Middlesboro, KY (a small town I'm familiar with because my family shopped/did business there when I was kid & my half brother still lives there) had a devastating flood last year. Randy boy visited it after the flood. I was thinking: Why the fuck is Rand showing up? He'd deny these people who lost homes & businesses the federal & state funds that could help them. Basically, he didn't really give a fuck. Just makes for a few good photo-ops to imply that he cares. But he doesn't. Fuck him and his daddy.

  41. Come here a minute

    Update that quote about two bombs at OK City and it could have been written in the past decade about WTC7. Never forget! (to find a conspiracy)

  42. mavenmaven

    He's a sick little fascist wannabee and his followers are even worse. His doing this well in this day and age is a stain upon America.

  43. CommieLibunatic

    That part about how black kids are as strong and fierce as white adults sounds suspiciously like something I heard about black workers around the turn of the 20th Century. Something about how a "cocaine-crazed negro" was so amped and enraged that (universally white) police were requesting bigger guns to take them down.

    I can't wait for that nugget to be recycled for modern consumption.

    1. SorosBot

      Now, he only hates Americans who aren't white, who are openly gay, who aren't Christian, and who have a vagina. Just them!

  44. ifthethunderdontgetya

    The New Republic unleashed…

    Don't look for similar efforts by The Neocon Republican against any other goopers.

    Their worst nightmare is a candidate for President doesn't want to blow up all the Ay-rabs. Luckily for Marty Peretz and company, this is Sparta America, and there's no danger of that happening.
    ~

  45. Chet Kincaid

    Magic Johnson is universally beloved, wealthy, creates businesses in minority communities, got to fuck all the women he wanted to, and is the picture of HIV-positive health with no death sentence in sight. Where is your God now, Tim Tebow?

    1. Baconzgood

      I don't care how many moral laws he violated. You know how many chicks he banged? Man I'm impressed he could find time to play 45 min on the court.

      1. MissTaken

        Speaking of players who banged, banged, banged I share my birthday with Wilt Chamberlain.

        And Kim Cattrell. I obviously have some very large shoes to fill.

  46. Extemporanus

    In Dr. Paul's defense, here's a DISTURBING VIDEO documenting why dentists should not be forced to treat Darth Vader types.

    "Do I have stitches? Do I have stitches…in my vent?"

  47. zappadoo76

    "…the civil rights movement, where every black failure is a white crime."

    That's Lew Rockwell, all right. He is a clever writer. And if you want him to write racist poison, he will do that cleverly, too.

    1. Loaded_Pants

      It wasn't the "Civil War" it was the "War of Northern Aggression". Didn't you learn that from being homeskooled?

  48. lochnessmonster

    Well, I was wondering how he initially got into office with this kind of stuff out there. Then I remembered he's from Texas.

  49. Guppy

    "black males age 13 (…) are as big, strong, tough (…) as any adult,"

    Which is why they worked so well in the fields, amirite?

    1. real_dc_native

      This is what happens when you turn them loose in the schools, greeting people and cleaning up the cafeteria.

  50. Thedongsofwar

    Breathe that Paul-Tard free air! It feels like every other website in existence can't express anything short of religious devotion about the man without a flying cube collective of Ayndroids invading the comments section..

  51. Wonderthing

    But..but…he looks like my grandfather! And he was against the Iraq war! And he's all cuddly as fuck! How could he possibly be a closet batshit crazy collection of racist cliches all rolled into a bundle of manure and placed in a punchbowl? Oh curse me for a fool!

  52. sharpinla

    Huh. Yet nobody has a single audio or video clip of him making a single racial comment in almost 40 years (Youtube has millions of videos…not a single one of him personally making a single racist statement). You only have words that anybody could have written.

    How sad for the desperate.

  53. sharpinla

    Ironic a website like this attacking Ron Paul with an ad on the right side promoting Obama and his "protection" and keeping the danger of mercury away from us…ignoring that the EPA approved BP dumping mercury into the Great Lakes. LOL

    Ron Paul delivered a mixed race baby in 1972. None of the other doctors at the hospital would do it so the hospital called him and asked him to come in to do the delivery. Now, being the racist that you all say he is, he sped to the hospital to deliver the baby without question. Unfortunately it ended up being stillborn.

    The "monster" then told the distraught couple (him black, her white) that they don't have to worry about the bill, racist Ron Paul said they have suffered enough and he will arrange to have the bill taken care of.

    You all are so confused it's rather sad. You listen to the wrong people. Enjoy your tyranny. It's done knocking on the door- it's already here.

  54. Data Exactly

    What did Ron Paul see looking up women's vajay-jays that turned him into this perplexed monster?!?

  55. Dr_pangloss

    Ron Paul: "I ran outa gas I had a flat tire I didnt have enough money for cab fare my tux didn't come back from the cleaners an old friend came in from outta town someone stole my car there was an earthquake a terrible flood locusts! It wasn't my fault I Swear to GOD!"

    Liberal Paultards: "Oh Ron."

  56. DahBoner

    Used to be the Klan had to hold their meetings in secret.

    Now, they get to hold their meetings right out in the open, in broad daylight, on FOX NEWS, Rush Limbaugh and in Ron Paul newsletters….

  57. sharpinla

    What a circle jerk of hilarious speech censorship. A bunch of delusional fucks on a pathetic board that have GROUP THINK. Three posts "not approved" yesterday. How does it feel to be a wonk website promoting mindless drivel providing no opposing points of view (can't have that or the people are brainwashed).

    Pathetic. I feel real sorry for you that this is your life.

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