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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Ron Paul deserves to be ‘blot out’


The new ad from Revolution PAC is pretty powerful. James Williams, a black man, talks about his efforts to get medical attention for his pregnant white wife at a Texas hospital in the 1970s. The crescendo comes when a young doctor named Ron Paul broke through the indifference of the staff to give them the help they needed. Their baby would be stillborn. And Paul paid their medical expenses. Then Williams extols the virtues of Paul — his honesty and willingness to take on the establishment.

He’s just an honest man and that’s something we need now in this day and time. It’s a lot of politics and no honesty. When you have honesty, well, people will try to do anything to blot you out. And that’s what they will try to do to him is blot him out because he will be honest. And they need more like him.

Revolution PAC is hoping that a black man coming to the defense of Paul will blot out the controversy surrounding the Texas congressman and the racists statements polluting newsletters bearing his name in the 1980s and 1990s. I would love for some of that Paul “honesty” in this matter. Here’s a refresher.

“Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
“We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational.”
After the Los Angeles riots, one article in a newsletter claimed, “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”

And then there was his wonderful 1996 observation of how “fleet of foot” black male teens can be when they rob you.

Paul, a man who wants to be entrusted with the presidency, owes the American people a clear accounting of how hatred came to be scribbled regularly in publications bearing his name and how he had no knowledge of it. His dismissive disavowal of the matter is beyond inadequate. As is the ad from supporters.

Many people wonder why I keep harping on a guy who most likely is in no danger of being elected. I do so because people seeking national office who are linked to views espoused in publications such as the Ron Paul Survival Report or Ron Paul’s Freedom Report should be held accountable. Folks might elect them anyway, but these people should not go unmasked or unchallenged.

By  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/29/2011

 
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