Ron Paul: Hey, Sorry For All That Racist Stuff I Didn’t Write or Something

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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.”

Maybe Bill Ayers authored them for him.

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One Response to “Ron Paul: Hey, Sorry For All That Racist Stuff I Didn’t Write or Something”

  1. proof on 24/24/11 at 4:00 pm

    Even if he didn’t write them, the idea that he could not discover who wrote them is absurd. The newsletter had an editor. That person had to know who had written anything that appeared in the newsletter.

    The idea that any political or public figure would publish any anonymous screed tossed over their transom, without so noting it, is also absurd. If Paul was more than one phone call away from being able to find out who wrote what in his newsletters, then either both he and his editor are incompetent.