[Vision2020] Fw: Mr. Paul’s Discredited Campaign

Nicholas Gier ngier006 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 13:40:32 PST 2011

The best argument against abolishing the Fed and allowing the states to do
everything is the current Euro Crisis.  If the European Central Bank had
the political will and the powers of the Fed, then the Euro would be in
much better shape.

This solution is strongly supported even by the free market Economist

I cannot understand why any reasonable person would support Paul for
president, let alone any of the other candidates, including a now
completely right-wing Romney.


On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Paul Rumelhart <godshatter at yahoo.com>wrote:

> **
> I'm beginning to believe that Ron Paul is our only hope to stop the
> downslope this country is on.  For example, the Transportation Security
> Administration just got an extra $7.85 billion in funding for 2012,
> including several hundred million dollars of funding for whole body
> imagers.  This passed both the House and the Senate.  Does anyone here
> actually believe that terrorism is a personally actionable danger?  Do you
> change your behavior at all due to the threat?  Do you think all the
> security theater is worth the money?
> Ron Paul is about the only guy out there that votes against this kind of
> crap.  Pretty much everybody else, (R) or (D), votes it in.  All they seem
> to argue about is who is getting the pork.
> As I see it, your choices are 1) the same old shit, but next year having
> slipped even farther away from rationality or 2) this one bat-shit crazy
> dude that might actually try to do something about it.
> One thing I've noticed this year is that Ron Paul is actually getting
> press.  There was a massive grassroots campaign for him the last couple of
> elections, but nobody in the media would take him seriously as an actual
> candidate.
> The fact that they have started the smear campaign means that there is
> actually a chance of getting him in office.
> My advice?  Don't vote for the person that looks like the most responsible
> Dad, or the guy that looks like he's someone you could have a beer with, or
> the one that looks like a he's a successful lawyer.  All of those guys are
> going to perpetuate the power grab that has been going on for the last few
> decades.
> Vote for the dude that puts the fear of God into the others.  Vote for the
> one that will work to decrease their power, not the others that only want
> to increase it for personal gain.
> Sure, he's a bag of mixed nuts sometimes.  But he's the only one with half
> a chance to shake things up a bit.
> This should be a fun election year.
> Paul
> On 12/28/2011 11:35 AM, Art Deco wrote:
>   [image: The New York Times] <http://www.nytimes.com/> **
>  Reprints<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/opinion/mr-pauls-discredited-campaign.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha211&pagewanted=print#>
> **
> ------------------------------
> December 27, 2011
> **Mr. Paul’s Discredited Campaign** ****** **
> ****
> Ron Paul long ago disqualified himself for the presidency by peddling
> claptrap proposals like abolishing the Federal Reserve, returning to the
> gold standard, cutting a third of the federal budget and all foreign aid
> and opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
> Now, making things worse, he has failed to convincingly repudiate racist
> remarks that were published under his name for years — or the enthusiastic
> support he is getting from racist groups.
> Mr. Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas who is doing particularly
> well in Iowa’s precaucus polls, published several newsletters in the ’80s
> and ’90s with names like the Ron Paul Survival Report and the Ron Paul
> Political Report. The newsletters interspersed libertarian political and
> investment commentary with racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and far-right
> paranoia.
> Among other offensive statements, the newsletters said that 95 percent of
> Washington’s black males were criminals<http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/12/22/v-print/133898/paul-walks-out-of-interview-over.html>,
> and they described the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as “Hate
> Whitey Day.” One 1993 article<http://www.tnr.com/sites/default/files/January1993.pdf>appeared under a headline lamenting the country’s “disappearing white
> majority.” Other articles suggested that the Mossad, the Israeli
> intelligence service, was responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center
> bombing, praised the Louisiana racist David Duke and accused some gay men
> with AIDS of deliberately spreading the disease<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/us/politics/ron-paul-disowns-extremists-views-but-doesnt-disavow-the-support.html?ref=politics&pagewanted=all>,
> “perhaps out of a pathological hatred.”
> A direct-mail ad<http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE7BM03320111223>for the newsletters from around 1993 warned of a “coming race war in our
> big cities” and said there was a “federal-homosexual cover-up” to suppress
> the impact of AIDS.
> Mr. Paul, who, beginning in 2008, has disavowed the articles and their
> ideas, now says that most of them were written by others and that he was
> unaware of their content. Even if that were the case, it suggests a
> stupendous level of negligence that should force a reconsideration by
> anyone considering entrusting him with the White House.
> When the newsletters first became an issue during his Congressional
> campaigns in the 1990s, however, he did not deny writing some of them<http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2011/12/26/fifteen_years_ago_ron_paul_wasn_t_claiming_somebody_else_wrote_his_newsletters.html>or knowing about them.
> Mr. Paul has never given a full and detailed accounting of who wrote the
> newsletters and what his role was in overseeing their publication. It’s
> especially important that he do so immediately. Those writings have
> certainly not been forgotten by white supremacist and militia groups that
> are promoting his candidacy in Iowa and in New Hampshire.
> The Times reported on Sunday<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/us/politics/ron-paul-disowns-extremists-views-but-doesnt-disavow-the-support.html>that dozens of members of the white nationalist Web site Stormfront are
> volunteering for the Paul campaign, along with far-right militias,
> survivalists and anti-Zionist groups. Don Black, the Stormfront director,
> said his members were drawn to Mr. Paul by the newsletters and his
> positions against immigration and the Fed (run by Jews, Mr. Black said),
> even if Mr. Paul were not himself a white nationalist.
> Mr. Paul, saying he still hopes to “convert” these supporters to his
> views, has refused to disavow them or to chase them out of his campaign. If
> he does not do so, he will leave a lasting stain on his candidacy, on the
> libertarian movement and, very possibly, on the Iowa caucuses.
> ** ******
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