Look, anytime CNN gets pimp-slapped, I grin like Obama reading Das Kapital. But come on, man:
During a campaign stop here Monday morning, Mr. Paul’s staff abruptly cut off a brief interview with the CNN reporter Dana Bash when she asked about his ability to connect with voters in New Hampshire.
A top aide to Mr. Paul, Jesse Benton, could be seen — and heard — shouting at Ms. Bash as Mr. Paul walked away from Ms. Bash.
“This is junk,” Mr. Benton said. “We’re stopping.”
Ms. Bash, who was interviewing Mr. Paul a few feet away from a group of reporters, had posed a timely question: a few hours earlier, a middle-aged woman had become angry with Mr. Paul for not spending enough time talking to voters at a crowded diner in Manchester.
The woman, an Obama voter last time who said she was open to voting for Mr. Paul, even approached Mr. Paul’s S.U.V. as he prepared to drive off and began shouting at him through the closed car door to return to the diner and meet her and her mother.
Ms. Bash had asked Mr. Paul to talk about the episode, prompting Mr. Benton to intervene.
In an exchange captured on camera, Mr. Benton and Mr. Paul told Ms. Bash that it was the news media’s fault that he could not talk to more voters at the diner, because a gaggle of cameras had formed around the candidate in the narrow restaurant, restricting his movements.
“You the media did this to her,” Mr. Paul said of the woman in the diner. “She should have been furious with you.”
So it’s CNN’s fault that Paul took off instead of meeting with voters?
This is what gets me about the Paulistinians. They whine about how their guy is getting a media boycott, and when the MSM finally does examine him and want to talk to him, he punks out…and naturally, the braindead Paulistinians support him when he does. Paul could mow down a busload of special needs schoolchildren, and the Paulistinians would argue that the little snot-nosed neocon b#stards had it coming to them.
Ron Paul: Yeah, I had a lot of racist and anti-Semitic stuff in my personal newsletters, but I only wrote the non-racist parts of the newsletters and not the “8-10″ sentences you don’t like. Yeah, those were written by…um…someone else.
Quick primer, for those who haven’t been following…
Ron Paul wrote a series of newsletters back in the day that dealt with economics, foreign policy, and…those darned blacks, gays, and Jews. Details:
For years, Ron Paul published a series of newsletters that dispensed political news and investment advice, but also routinely indulged in bigotry. Here’s a selection of some especially inflammatory passages, with links to scanned images of the original documents in which they appeared. …
There are examples of his bigotry and paranoia at this site, and a helluva lot more than what he says:
PAUL: Well, the newsletters were written, you know, a long time ago. And I wrote a certain portion of them. I would write the economics. So a lot of what you just mentioned… his would be material that I would turn in, and it would become part of the letter. But there were many times when I didn’t edit the whole letter, and things got put in. And I didn’t even really become aware of the details of that until many years later when somebody else called and said, you know what was in it? But these were sentences that were put in, a total of eight or ten sentences, and it was bad stuff. It wasn’t a reflection of my views at all. So it got in the letter, I thought it was terrible, it was tragic, you know and I had some responsibility for it, because name went on the letter. But I was not an editor. I’m like a publisher. And if you think of publishers of newspapers, once in a while they get pretty junky stuff in newspapers. And they have to say that this is not the position of that newspaper, and this is certainly the case. But I actually put a type of a newsletter out, it was a freedom report, investment, survival report — every month since 1976. So this is probably ten sentences out of 10,000 pages, for all I know. I think it’s bad that happened but I disavowed all these views, and people who know me best, people of my district, have heard these stories for years and years, and they know they weren’t a reflection of anything I believed in, and it never hurt me politically. Right now, I think it’s the same case, too. People are desperate to find something.
Check out the first link. That’s a boatload more than “8-10″ sentences.
Allah sums it up best:
The question isn’t whether Paul’s a racist, it’s whether the racist elements in the newsletters point to a more broadly paranoid worldview that Paul does appear to hold in some respects.
Paul may or may not be racist, anti-Semitic, or a conspiracy nutjob. But the fact that he attracts so many of them and doesn’t discourage them nor distance himself from them (and in fact flirts openly with them) says a lot about his judgment and of the kind of person that these unsavory miscreants think he is.
OK, I just laid the bait for the Paulistinians. Let’s see how many of them bite!
IAEA: Iran on cusp of nukes; Ron Paul: Iran isn’t even close to nukes, and we should be friends with them!
Intelligence provided to U.N. nuclear officials shows that Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome key technical hurdles, according to Western diplomats and nuclear experts briefed on the findings.
Although the IAEA has chided Iran for years to come clean about a number of apparently weapons-related scientific projects, the new disclosures fill out the contours of an apparent secret research program that was more ambitious, more organized and more successful than commonly suspected. Beginning early in the last decade and apparently resuming — though at a more measured pace — after a pause in 2003, Iranian scientists worked concurrently across multiple disciplines to obtain key skills needed to make and test a nuclear weapon that could fit inside the country’s long-range missiles, said David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector who has reviewed the intelligence files.
GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul says “offering friendship” to Iran, not sanctions, would be a more fruitful to achieving peace with Tehran.
The Texas congressman says fears about Iran’s nuclear program have been “blown out of proportion.” He says tough penalties are a mistake because, as he says was the case in Iraq, they only hurt the local population and still paved a path to war.
When asked on “Fox News Sunday” what he would do to deter Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions, Paul said “maybe offering friendship to them.”
Yeah, the weirdbeards and mullahs will love us and stop funding terrorism if we just play nice with them. It’d be like the last three decades never happened.
Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll. Big deal? I don’t know.
Ron Paul finishes second in IA. The Paulestinians will likely crow about this.
Rick Perry formally announces his entry into the 2012 field.
Pawlenty drops out. He could be a good pick for VP for Perry or Romney, though I doubt the latter would pick him after his “Obamneycare” quip. Rumor has it that the MN GOP is recruiting him to run for the Senate next year against unaccomplished freshman Amy Klobuchar.
You’d like to think that at 39% approval, B.O. loses to any of these people, despite Debbie Whatshername Schmuck’s absurd assertions to the contrary that he’s in “remarkably good shape“. Only time will tell.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Paulnuts will try to polish this turd:
Ron Paul says he would not have authorized the mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, and that President Barack Obama should have worked with the Pakistani government instead of authorizing a raid.“I think things could have been done somewhat differently,” Paul said this week. “I would suggest the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed. We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he’s been in prison. Why can’t we work with the government?”
Asked by WHO Radio’s Simon Conway whether he would have given the go-ahead to kill bin Laden if it meant entering another country, Paul shot back that it “absolutely was not necessary.”
“I don’t think it was necessary, no. It absolutely was not necessary,” Paul said during his Tuesday comments. “I think respect for the rule of law and world law and international law. What if he’d been in a hotel in London? We wanted to keep it secret, so would we have sent the airplane, you know the helicopters into London, because they were afraid the information would get out?”
Let’s see: if bin Laden had been holed up in a London hotel room, we could have counted on, with 100% certainty, cooperation from the British intelligence services and military. However, we had evidence that Pakistan’s intel may not have exactly had our best interests at heart and concealed OBL for years now. So you can forgive a rational being for thinking that maybe, just maybe, it wouldn’t have been a wise decision to send our playbook to the opposing team seconds before kickoff.
If Dr. Paul cannot see the difference between the “London hotel vs. Pakistani palace” scenario, then he has absolutely no business being commander-in-chief. Dude, how sad is it that B.O. has more street cred on national defense than Republican Ron Paul?
Here’s something that ought to drive the Paultards nuttier than they already are: Ron Paul (R-TX) is endorsing Congressman Don Young (Porkster-AK) in an Alaskan GOP primary. For those of you who don’t recall, Don Young is the author of the quarter-billion-dollar “Bridge to Nowhere” pork proposal in Alaska, and is currently under federal investigation.
See, Ron Paul is a former big-L Libertarian but has been in Congress as a small-l libertarian Republican. One of Paul’s alleged pet peeves is pork. Supposedly, the libertarian in him despises pork with a bitter passion. Actually, that’s one of (if not the only) things I’ve liked about Paul. It’s been a staple of Paul’s public image, since he has voted against numerous bills and budgets that had more pork than a Rosie O’Donnell cookout.
Well, guess what? Paul’s a fraud! Though his anti-Semitism and his batshiite crazy ways may not have embarrassed Captain Kook’s supporters, one would think this just might do it.
In addition to his hypocrisy on pork via his support for Young, there’s also this:
By endorsing Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) for reelection over his principled conservative challenger, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) has put “pork ahead of principle,” Richard A. Viguerie said.
Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, said the endorsement is “completely inconsistent with everything Congressman Paul has said that he stands for. But, unfortunately, it is consistent with his record of pork-barrel spending for the folks back home in his district.”
Viguerie noted that, according to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle, Paul “is trying to nab public money for 65 projects, such as marketing wild shrimp and renovating the old movie theater in Edna that closed in 1977 — neither of which is envisioned in the Constitution as an essential government function.“
All of Paul’s pork requests are here.
You drank the Kool-Aid, Paulnuts…you were Jim Jones’d real good.
While Capt. Crazy courts the racists, anti-Semites, and other hate groups, Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr tells them to take a long walk off a short pier. From LGF:
LGF kudos to Libertarian candidate Bob Barr for doing what Ron Paul wouldn’t: telling the neo-Nazis to drop dead.
The Barr campaign is not going to be a vehicle for every fringe and hate group to promote itself. We do not want and will not accept the support of haters. Anyone with love in their heart for our country and for every resident of our country regardless of race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation is welcome with open arms.
Tell the haters I said don’t let the door hit you on the backside on your way out!
Barr doesn’t stand a hubcap’s chance in Detroit of getting elected, but I give props to the guy anyway.
I’m stunned that Capt. Crazy hasn’t yet tied the Myanman cyclone with the war in Iraq, considering that the loon does that with every other topic. From the LA Times:
This week when a Congressional resolution came up for a vote merely offering “condolences and sympathy” to the people of Myanmar affected by the recent deadly cyclone, Ron Paul, the doting grandfather, the millionaire, was the only member of the entire House of Representatives to vote “No.”
The Myanmar resolution, like all those goofy pieces of symbolic legislation, would…
… have done absolutely nothing for the stricken millions. Not even provided one paper towel. It’s a cheap publicity trick that elected legislators waste countless hours on each session.
Such worthless resolutions don’t even get much publicity anymore. And, to put it in blunt political terms, exactly how strong is the Myanmarese vote around here anyway?
So Paul’s symbolic stand against symbolic silliness looks good.
Look, maybe Dr. Doofus feels like I do about resolutions, that they’re nothing more than political gimmicks that accomplish nothing and waste time. If so, this was a vote on principle, and he should be commended for not voting on something as silly as an empty resolution.
Come to find out that Paul has voted in favor of similar empty resolutions to congratulate the University of Kansas football team for a swell season and winning the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl, to laud the Louisiana State football team for, golly, winning the 2007 Bowl Championship Series and to celebrate the New York Giants for their come-from-behind victory in Super Bowl XLII.
Got that? Myanmar’s cyclone victims can go to hell, but can we give it up for the Kansas, LSU, and NY Giants football teams?
When they’re not busy courting conspiracy nuts, anti-Semites, Aryan Nation vermin, and other miscreants, the Ronulans spend their spare time doing things like this:
Virtually all the nation’s political attention in recent weeks has focused on the compelling state-by-state presidential nomination struggle between two Democrats and the potential for party-splitting strife over there.
But in the meantime, quietly, largely under the radar of most people, the forces of Rep. Ron Paul have been organizing across the country to stage an embarrassing public revolt against Sen. John McCain when Republicans gather for their national convention in St. Paul at the beginning of September. …
“Embarrassing” is right…but only to themselves.
Democrats aren’t the only ones who are throwing a temper tantrum at their party’s convention. Fortunately, the Paulbots are too few and too fringe to get worked up over, right?
No, this is not a overdue April Fool’s Joke.
Ben Smith just let me know that he heard a Ron Paul ad on KYW, a news station in Philly.
I thought Ben may have had a little too much wiz on his cheesesteak at first, but sure enough there is an ad.
Without mentioning McCain’s name, Paul paints himself as the true conservative and draws obvious contrasts on immigration, taxes, and campaign finance reform. No mention of the issue that has drawn so many to Paul, his opposition to the Iraq war (he does say he supports “a pro-America defense policy”).
Anybody want to wager what percent of the vote Paul pulls tomorrow in Penn? And, to you Paul’ites, are you doing any get out the vote stuff to supplement the ad?
The Bircheresque crank still has a pulse, it seems. It’s a darned shame that we don’t have anyone with his fiscal wisdom, i.e. spending money on a campaign commercial when he’s already been beat worse than a government mule, running the country, huh? Maybe he can use whatever money’s leftover to buy his Troofer minions a life.
As a follow-up to my post about Dr. Paul being a magnet for various nutbars and scumbags (as laid out by TNR), we now see where Krazy Ron’s Kook Minions are attempting to deny reality and blame their Jim Jones’ nuttiness on conspiracy theories. From the anti-Paul site Revolusion 2008:
Ever wonder what goes on inside the head of a Ron Paul supporter who isn’t a giant racist and actually has to rationalize supporting a blatantly lying candidate? Here you can have a look at how a Ron Paul supporters off the Ron Paul forums reacts to the revelations about the newsletters, tries to cope with it and adopts a “party line” which he doesn’t really believe himself.
It’s an instructive look not only inside the Ron Paul campaign but inside a mind warped by propaganda and finding no choice but to “learn to love big brother” in the form of Ron Paul.
It’s a story told in screenshots of how the human mind adapts to believing in lies.
You really ought to see the screenshots (pictures) to get a good feel for how Daron Westbrooke goes from “Wow, this is bad news!” to “Ron’s a victim of Th’ Man’s conspiracy!” Comedy gold, I’m telling you.
As one commenter there astutely puts it:
All we got now is the signatures, but the point is to repeat it over and over. we can make the thought reality.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it…”
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”
If Dr. Demented weren’t polling in the single digits, I’d be frightened at the guy. Instead, he’s just a bigoted Bircheresque crank with similar minions doing his bidding. The Paulnuts are a cult.
UPDATES AT BOTTOM.
I’ve been saying for quite some time that Dr. Doofus and his Merry Moonbat Legion are a cadre of conspiracy nuts, Aryans, anti-Semites, etc. Many of the literate and articulate Paul supporters (yes, they do exist) argued that he can’t be held responsible for the kooks that he attracts. I somewhat agree and disagree with that position (how Kerryesque of me, I know), but I’ve often wondered what is it about Crazy Ron that makes him appealing to these miscreants.
Perhaps now we know. From Pajamas Media:
A damning New Republic expose on Ron Paul shows the “libertarian” Republican candidate to be a racist, a homophobe and an anti-Semite. Will his diehard supporters continue to defend a man who called Martin Luther King a gay pedophile? Daniel Koffler, a former Paul sympathizer, has a compendium of the Texas congressman’s creepiest hits, pulled straight from his decades-old newsletter.
There’s more there, so please read it.
I want to emphasize that the original piece was written by The New Republic, who we know stood steadfastly by the slanderous anti-Iraq work of fiction written by fabulist (and since discredited) Scott Beauchamp. As such, feel free to take the original story with a huge shaker of salt. That said, LGF makes this point better than I ever could:
The Only Man Who Can Save America tries to save himself from The New Republic’s article: Ron Paul Statement on The New Republic Article Regarding Old Newsletters.
“This story is old news and has been rehashed for over a decade. It’s once again being resurrected for obvious political reasons on the day of the New Hampshire primary.
“When I was out of Congress and practicing medicine full-time, a newsletter was published under my name that I did not edit. Several writers contributed to the product. For over a decade, I have publically taken moral responsibility for not paying closer attention to what went out under my name.”
The problem for Dr. Paul is that there was a lot of this stuff. It stretches credulity to the breaking point to believe he had absolutely no idea what was being published in his name for that long. Doesn’t pass the sniff test.
And the newsletter isn’t the only source of the odor. There are Dr. Paul’s numerous appearances on the whacked-out conspiracy radio show hosted by 9/11 Troofer Alex Jones—and there are all those Nazis and New World Order types hanging around, who somehow, somewhere got the impression that Ron Paul was their kind of candidate.
I’ve laid out the bait for the Paulbots. Let’s see if I can catch any with it.
UPDATE (1/08/2008 – 9:02 P.M. EST): If you can put up with a couple of F-bombs, go over to Ace and see him completely annihilate the apologists who try to argue that Dr. Nutso didn’t write this claptrap himself. Awesome!
The Hildebeast came in third, behind Obama and the Silky Pony. Anytime a Clinton loses, especially a Marxist b#tch like Shrillary, that’s a good thing. But she’s like Freddy Kreuger…she never dies, so don’t go to sleep.
Schmuckabee won, Romney came in second, Thompson came in third, and McCain came in fourth. Will the MSM now get off of McCain’s “surging momentum” jock?
Rudy was a blip on the radar screen, and looks to be that way in New Hampshire. He’s going for broke in SC and FL. I’ve only been following politics for about 15 years now, but can anyone tell me who has flamed in both IA and NH and lived to win the nomination? Bush got killed in NH by Johnny Mac in 2000, but he had won IA before that and then SC right afterwards.
Doctor Kook Magnet (aka Ron Paul) came in fifth. That’s what $20 million in a quarter buys you? Master fundraiser Howard Dean raised crazy bucks in late ’03 for his ill-fated 2004 campaign, and he similarly flamed out. Something about crazy people, money, and Iowa that just don’t mix.
I have returned, so suffer, moonbats! Anywho, I’m busier than a tornado in a trailer park, so here are some news bytes with which to begin 2008:
Daytona Beach may be getting snow. Geez, I’m 90 minutes north, and I can’t get any of that stuff. Here’s wondering if Daytona is going to get any global “warming” love tonight and tomorrow.
Obama has more support from Yale students than does Her Highness, a Yale alum. Then again, college students don’t vote in large enough numbers, so read into that what you will.
Schmuckabee’s campaign manager say Mitt Romney has “teeth I want to knock out“, which I do suppose is worlds better than saying “he sure got a purty mouth, don’t he?” (cue Dueling Banjos). That doesn’t seem very Baptist minister-like, now does it?
Point to ponder: if 84% of Americans are satisfied with their own personal lives but are worried about other people’s sense of well being, why do polls show that people are worried about the direction of the country? If I’m doing well and so are nearly 9 in 10 of my countrymen, wouldn’t I be worried about nothing?
When he’s not busy blaming America for everything under the sun, including the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Bircheresque crank Ron Paul has a knack of separating fools from their money. Bloomberg.com has a puff piece about Captain Crazy’s fundraising prowess. Color me unimpressed that a dude who manages to raise $20 million can’t get over 7% in the polls. I guess currying favors with Troofers, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, and other societal vermin can only get you so far.
That barking moonbat host of the rarely watched show Hardball has officially jumped across the chasm of reality, not quite clearing it and plummeting to the icy depths of the Insanity River below. Chris Matthews was getting a woody over Her Highness, calling Shrillary “the sweetest, sexiest woman on this side of the planet“. Note to self: get a one-way ticket to the other side of the planet.
The nutroots’ “Only Man Who Can Save America” went on FNC to defend his decision to keep donations from the vilest of society’s miscreants. From Allah:
Red herrings galore in response to Cavuto asking why he won’t return the $500 donation he got from Stormfront degenerate Don Black. Answer #1: “It’s probably already been spent.” Fortunately, money is fungible. Answer #2: “I see no purpose for me to start screening everybody who sends me money.” No one’s asking him to screen everybody (although major donors would be nice). The fact of Black’s donation was handed to him on a platter by a third party. If outside agents are willing to screen for you gratis, why not avail yourself? Answer #3: If he gives the money back, that’s $500 Black has back to spend on Nazism. In that case, why not re-gift it to a third party? I hear the Wiesenthal Center does good work. Answer #4: “The real evil” is the military/industrial complex. I’ve heard his supporters float this turd of an excuse before and it never fails to irritate me, not because there isn’t plenty evil about special interests but because it requires them to suddenly become very obtuse about the unique contempt with which racism, especially of the white supremacist variety, is regarded in America. We can argue about whether this or that Pentagon project is necessary for defense or just a lucrative money pit for militarists; not much room for argument on Don Black, though. Taking his money is a way of saying yeah, he’s a pig, but not much more of one than Boeing is, really. And even a pig’s got a right to eat, no? A small legitimization but a legitimization nonetheless.
So why not dump the money, particularly given what a small drop it is in the ocean of dough Paul’s swimming in and how his refusal to do so has extended the shelf life of this otherwise unpleasant but minor story? No idea.
Dude raises close to $6 million in one day, and he’s got a tough time returning $500 to a neo-Nazi? Boy, now that is the kind of principle (not to mention money mismanagement) we’ve come to expect from elected officials, huh?
Captain Crazy and his Merry Morons are giddier than Larry Craig in a bathroom stall at The Blue Oyster Club at the amount of jack they drew in the other day: $5.5 – $6 million. With that kind of fundraising prowess, dude may finally crack double digits in the polls. Then again, calling Christians “fascists” isn’t gonna score the Bircheresque crank many brownie points in a Republican primary, now is it?
There are those who are certain that a candidate’s ability to raise money quickly will translate into electoral success. Two words for those folks: Howard Dean. He raised a boatload of dough in 2003 and early 2004, only to flame in every state (save Vermont). The same thing will happen here, without question.
The Bircheresque crank blamed America for the rise in power of commie/socialist dictators Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro in Venezuela and Cuba, respectively. During the Hispandering session (the Spanish-speaking GOP debate) the other night, Capt. Crazy laid this down:
PAUL: But let me — let me tell you — let me tell you why — let me tell you why we have a problem in South America and Central America: because we’ve been involved in their internal affairs for so long. We have been meddling in their business.
We create the Chavezes of the world, we create the Castros of the world by interfering and creating chaos in their countries, and they respond by throwing out their leader.
MODERATOR: Thank you, Congressman.
The “Blame America” mentality is seen every day on the left, but as Paul shows, they don’t corner the market on it.
Mainstream Republican libertarians might be gung-ho for Paul’s small-government idealism, they might adopt Glenn Reynoldsish skepticism of the homeland security bureaucracy, and even John McCain has lately made a thing of ripping the military-industrial complex, but there is no way — I repeat NO WAY — they will embrace Ron Paul if he continues to blame America for 9/11 and imply that America is acting illegally in defending itself around the globe. Even if they aren’t the biggest fans of the war, most people that are available for Ron Paul on the right are by temperament patriotic and will never vote for someone who sounds like Noam Chomsky.
He’s still a magnet for anti-Semites, Troofers, and various other nutbar miscreants. Yet another example, from LGF:
Crazy uncle Ron Paul has gotten an almost complete pass from the mainstream media for his associations with 9/11 Troofers and other crackpots of almost every stripe, so why shouldn’t he continue going on the radio show of raving lunatic Alex Jones? Ron Paul Courts 9-11 Troofers on Alex Jones Show…Again.
Just don’t insinuate that Paul himself is crazy, despite him not distancing himself from these bat$hit crazy cretins. If you think somehow this is a reflection on Paul, his small-yet-loyal band of Kool Aid chuggers will get madder than Hillary at a Marine Corps ball.
The Bircheresque crank’s minions got a little visit from the feds in Indiana. From CNN:
Federal agents raided the headquarters of a group that produces illegal currency and puts it in circulation, seizing gold, silver and two tons of copper coins featuring Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Agents also took records, computers and froze the bank accounts at the “Liberty Dollar” headquarters during the Thursday raid, Bernard von NotHaus, founder of the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act & Internal Revenue Code, said in a posting on the group’s Web site.
The raid comes eight months after von NotHaus filed a lawsuit in federal court in Evansville seeking a permanent injunction to stop the federal government from labeling the Liberty Dollar an illegal currency.
The U.S. Mint issued a warning this year that the Liberty Dollar violated the Constitution and warned consumers against using them unsuspectingly.
Paul’s campaign said it had not authorized production of the Ron Paul dollars.
I know, I know: just because this von Nuthouse guy is yet another example in a whole slew of examples of kooks, krazies, and miscreants attracted to RuPaul‘s campaign doesn’t mean that it’s a reflection on Paul in the slightest…right?
From Allahpundit, regarding the Bircheresque crank known as Ron Paul:
“Ron Paul will take money from Nazis. But he won’t take telephone calls from Jews.”
“And the next time he’s tempted to label Rudy Giuliani a ‘fascist,’ perhaps he should pause and consider who actual, self-described fascists are supporting for president.”
How long will it take before one of Captain Ron’s Ships of Crazy descends here to tell me how awesome Paul is and how he is the “Only Man Who Can Save America”?
For those of you who don’t know, Truthers (or, as we normal Americans derisively call them, “Troofers”) are the barking moonbats who think that Bush engineered 9/11 for (insert paranoid asshat reason here). The head of the Troofer movement is certifiable nutbar Alex Jones, who actually has a radio show. (Sidebar: if he really thinks the government’s out to shut him up from “exposing the truth about 9/11″, how does he explain the fact that they allow him to have a radio show?)
Republican presidential candidate and Bircheresque crank Ron Paul routinely goes on Jones’ radio show for some mutual man-love. Now, we find out that the 9/11 Nutter donated $2,300 to Paul’s campaign. But hey, just because Paul lowers himself into the gutter with Jones, and just because Jones would donate $2,300 to Paul, and just because Paul won’t condemn the Troofer “movement” like Bubba did, does not mean that Paul is a Troofer, m’kay? I mean, I’m sure Jones would gladly plunk down $2,300 to any other politician who subscribes to the heresy that 9/11 was committed by jihadist camelhumpers and not Bushrummy McHitlerburton! For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was sarcasm.
As Ace superbly states it:
I don’t completely buy that a candidate isn’t responsible for his supporters. If a campaign attracts so many malcontents, racists, anti-semites, paranoids, America-haters, conspiracy-mongers, and political pornographers, well, I assume there’s a reason for this grand crossing-the-streams of weirdness.
Besides the fact that he’s chugged a pitcher of Crazy Juice, here’s a reason not to consider the Bircheresque crank who indulges the lunatic fanatsies of Truther moonbats:
He thinks that mall security guards are more competent at their jobs than the Marines are at theirs. ‘Nuff said.
- "hate crimes"
- 9/11 Commission
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- Air America
- al franken
- Al Sharpton
- ambulance chasers
- Andrew Sullivan
- animal rights wackos
- Ann Coulter
- Anthony Weiner
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