December 22, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Congress, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, President, Race, Republicans, Ron Paul, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Ron Paul’s Dissembling About His Newsletters
-By Warner Todd Huston
Famed opposition researcher Andrew Kaczynksi has dug up the ultimate video proof that Ron Paul is a liar with his current claims that he had no knowledge about those racist newsletters that carried his name for so many decades.
Ron Paul has lately claimed that he had no idea that his newsletters were filled with anti-Jew, anti-black, even anti-Asian sentiment, not to mention more conspiracy theories than a season of a TV series hosted by Jesse Ventura. He has explained that he just never had much to do with those newsletters, he didn’t write them, and he doesn’t know who did so no one should hold the contents of them against him. He’s even getting testy over this issue as is evident from his storming off an interview with CNN just yesterday.
Yet in 1995 he was happily hawking his newsletters to C-SPAN audiences (at about 1:50 into video):
But along with that, I also put out a political type of business investment newsletter that sort of covered all these areas. And it covered a lot about what was going on in Washington, and financial events, and especially some of the monetary events. Since I had been especially interested in monetary policy, had been on the banking committee, and still very interested in, in that subject, that this newsletter dealt with it. This had to do with the value of the dollar, the pros and cons of the gold standard, and of course the disadvantages of all the high taxes and spending that our government seems to continue to do.
Are we expected to believe Ron Paul when he claims he never paid much mind to these newsletters, even after we see him hawking them on C-SPAN in 1995? Are we expected to believe that the millions of dollars he made from these newsletters deposited into his coffers came without his slightest interest in where it was all coming from?
But this late claim by Paul does not square with what he’s said in the past. In the past Paul admitted he wrote for those newsletters. But now he’s claiming he had nothing to do with them? So which is it? How can anyone believe him?
If you’d like to see a whole bunch of scans of these newsletters, the best online source is from the oddly named blog “Et tu, Mr. Destructo.”
In fact, I have to agree heartily with the blogger’s conclusions about Paul fan’s willful ignorance about Paul’s racist newsletters. “It’s fine to have convictions about things he [Ron Paul] believes in,” the blogger writes. “But when you voluntarily whitewash his record or choose to ignore it and champion him anyway, you are complicit in supporting the idea that racism and homophobia are morally inconsequential to the process of running for President of the United States.”
Couldn’t agree more, sir! Ron Paul does not deserve the accolades he’s received. It is embarrassing that he has gotten so much traction in these GOP primaries.
Also see a piece on this in the Illinois Review.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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