Friday, December 23, 2011

Ron Paul, a Racist, a Homophobe, and an AntiSemite


Twenty years ago, Ron Paul did something that is coming back to haunt him. Ron Paul needs to answer to critics for being a racist, a homophobe, and an anti-Semite. I think the media is trying to keep things in check with the GOP primary. Prolonging who gets the GOP nominee is big money for television.

(Reuters) A direct-mail solicitation for Ron Paul’s political and investment newsletters two decades ago warned of a “coming race war in our big cities” and of a “federal-homosexual cover-up” to play down the impact of AIDS.

The eight-page letter, which appears to carry Paul’s signature at the end, also warns that the U.S. government’s redesign of currency to include different colors — a move aimed at thwarting counterfeiters — actually was part of a plot to allow the government to track Americans using the “new money.”

The letter urges readers to subscribe to Paul’s newsletters so that he could “tell you how you can save yourself and your family” from an overbearing government.

The letter’s details emerge at a time when Paul, now a contender for the Republican nomination for president, is under fire over reports that his newsletters contained racist, anti-homosexual and anti-Israel rants.

Reports of the newsletters’ contents have Paul’s campaign scrambling to deny that he wrote the inflammatory articles.