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  •  Not True (0+ / 0-)

    Ron Paul speaks before black audiences all the time. He was the only GOP candidate who accepted the invitiation and spoke before the NAACP during the Campaign.  He just recently spoke at an all black school in DC.

    He advocates for civil liberties, human rights, and individual freedom, far more than just about anyone in Washington, DC.

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    "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold, is for
    people of good conscience to remain silent."
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    by FreeSociety on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 09:39:44 AM PDT

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    •  No, It Is True. (3+ / 0-)

      What you cite is called "pandering." The racist remarks in his newsletters have been pretty well documented.

      "It's like they take pride in their own ignorance or something." - B. Obama

      by kefauver on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 09:43:22 AM PDT

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      •  Nope. You just misunderstand his whole point (0+ / 0-)


        "Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals . . . By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called 'diversity' actually perpetuate racism.

        Their obsession with racial group identity is inherently racists . . . we should understand that racism will endure until we stop thinking in terms of groups and begin thinking in terms of individual liberty."

                          --Congressman Ron Paul

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        by FreeSociety on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 09:49:12 AM PDT

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        •  No, I was Referring his Newsletter Excerpts (1+ / 0-)
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          "opinion polls consistently show only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions," that "if you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be," and that black representative Barbara Jordan is "the archetypical half-educated victimologist" whose "race and sex protect her from criticism."

          That's really nice, huh?

          "It's like they take pride in their own ignorance or something." - B. Obama

          by kefauver on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 09:54:39 AM PDT

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          •  Ron Paul did not write that. Staffers did (0+ / 0-)

            Whom he then fired.

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            people of good conscience to remain silent."
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            by FreeSociety on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 09:56:20 AM PDT

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            •  Ahh, the Staffer Excuse. (4+ / 0-)
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              Those damn staffers!

              "It's like they take pride in their own ignorance or something." - B. Obama

              by kefauver on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 10:00:01 AM PDT

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              •  Yep, the guy was fired (0+ / 0-)

                anymore questions?

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                by FreeSociety on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 10:11:51 AM PDT

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                •  Fired After Egg was on Paul's Face No Doubt. (1+ / 0-)
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                  Listen, you can spin your love affair for Paul any way you wish, but the bottom line is that the guy is a crazy hack. Oh, "he fired the guy" AFTER the fact. So it was okay until he got caught? The "progressive" thing to do would be to prevent it from ever being published in his name, if it indeed was "the staffer's fault!"

                  "It's like they take pride in their own ignorance or something." - B. Obama

                  by kefauver on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 10:18:32 AM PDT

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                  •  Ron Paul held the guy accountable (0+ / 0-)

                    Ron Paul would also hold War Criminals accountable to Law.

                    Obama won't do that.
                    Now that's really dropping the ball...

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                    people of good conscience to remain silent."
                         --Thomas Jefferson

                    by FreeSociety on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 10:43:01 AM PDT

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    •  I have seen videos of him (7+ / 0-)

      speaking in very racist terms, so regardless of what audiences he speaks in front of, I am not convinced he is not a racist.  He is absolutely an opportunist.
      Some of the things he espouses sound very good.  But he is an ultimate Libertarian and would like NO government assistance to anyone (except possibly the ultra rich) at all.

      JMO

      *the blogger formerly known as shirlstars

      by Shirl In Idaho on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 09:45:09 AM PDT

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      •  He's Exactly That - an Opportunistic Libertarian (4+ / 0-)
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        Does he have a couple "progressive views?" Sure, but they're outweighed by his crazy libertarian ideology. It would be like having John Stossel as President. Yuck!

        "It's like they take pride in their own ignorance or something." - B. Obama

        by kefauver on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 09:50:05 AM PDT

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        •  He wants to pull us out of the UN. (3+ / 0-)
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          Need I say more?

        •  Ron Paul won't get you killed (0+ / 0-)

          But Obama might...
          or spend all our money overseas until we are bankrupt.
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          Once again, the anti-War, anti-Occupation, anti-PatriotAct, anti-Wiretapping, anti-Empire, anti-NATFA, anti-DrugCriminalization, anti-Bailouts, anti-CentralBankMonopoly, anti-corporateSubsidies, anti-GovernmentSecrecy, anti-CIABlackOps, anti-RealIDCard, anti-Violence people (Like Ron Paul) are generally far more progressive than the type of Orwellianism that we have been currently getting.

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          people of good conscience to remain silent."
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          by FreeSociety on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 10:04:23 AM PDT

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