Ron Paul, the presidential candidate? Ron Paul, the racist homophobe.

Dear Mr. Ron Paul:

Remember when all that hoo-rah came out in 2007 about some rather unpleasant writings, attributed to you, that were made public? It was from a publication called The Ron Paul Political Report.

Contained within were spews such as:

“Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among blacks in this country. Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty, and the end of welfare and affirmative action…. Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the “criminal justice system,” I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.(emphasis mine)

and

“University of Texas affirmative action law professor Barbara Jordan is a fraud. Everything from her imitation British accent, to her supposed expertise in law, to her distinguished career in public service, is made up. If there were ever a modern case of the empress without clothes, this is it. She is the archetypical half-educated victimologist, yet her race and sex protect her from criticism.” (again, emphasis mine)

You claimed that the material was not yours; you maintained that you didn’t write any of it, and that someone had attributed it to you without your knowledge.

Okay. Despite the fact that different sources quoted the same material, it was not out of the realm of possibility. Fair enough.

But wait! Now it turns out that there wasn’t just one issue of your report. There were years of such reports, under various names, and all published by organizations that you either founded or in which you were a stakeholder. Writer James Kerchick found multiple issues in the archives of the University of Kansas and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Here is some more of your drivel contained within:

June 1990: “The Pink House? What an outrage that, for the first time in our nation’s history, the organized forces of perversion were feted in the White House…. 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. They could also not be as promiscuous. Is it any coincidence that the AIDS epidemic developed after they came ‘out of the closet,’ and started hyper-promiscuous sodomy? I don’t believe so, medically or morally.”

and

October 1990: 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.”

For someone who espouses a liberterian philosophy, you sure sound like your garden-variety homophobe and racist.

And you want people to vote for you? Really?

(Muchas gracias to La Spouse® for the tip.)
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4 comments on “Ron Paul, the presidential candidate? Ron Paul, the racist homophobe.

  1. Joe Black says:

    As a black man following Ron Paul very closely, I can honestly say he is furthest from racist as any of these candidates, including Obama. He has supporters from every walk of life, black, white, Hispanic, Jewish, gay and straight. To put these allegations against him is utterly ridiculous. I will continue to support and campaign for Paul because he is someone I know I can trust. And he’s refuted these claims over and over again:

    • givesgoodemail says:

      He can say all he wants, now that his perfidy has been uncovered.

      Unfortunately for him, the publications exist and are publicly known, no matter what sort of disclaimer he makes.

      “It’s time to move on.”
      Yes, it is, Mr. Paul. It’s time to move on to a candidate that doesn’t spew hate, and doesn’t equivocate about material with his name plastered all over it. (How dare he refuse to discover who said such things in his name — if indeed he didn’t write them.)

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