This clown could come out in a white hood and the drooling morons who support him would still stand by his side.
Trying to head off mounting controversy, Texas Congressman Ron Paul apologized Friday for decades-old racist and homophobic newsletters that were sent out in his name.
While the GOP presidential hopeful issued the mea culpa, his said the hate-filled screeds were not the work of his pen.
“[T\]here were multiple ghost writers involved and he does not know who penned the particular offensive sections,” campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said in an email to Reuters.
“Ultimately, because the writing appeared under his name and he should have better policed it, Dr. Paul has assumed responsibility, apologized for his lack of oversight and disavowed the offensive material.”
The congressman, who is leading in many polls in the early voting state of Iowa, has come under fire in recent days for the newsletters. They were published under a handful of titles, including Ron Paul’s Political Report and Ron Paul’s Freedom Report, during his time and in out of public office during the late-1980s and early 1990s.
“We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men; it is hardly irrational,” one declared.
During the 1992 Los Angeles riots, another Paul hate-sheet read: “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”
Others took aim at AIDS patients. One screed alleged a conspiracy between the federal government and the homosexual community to minimize the disease’s impact. Another accused people with AIDS of enjoying “the attention and pity that comes with being sick.”