Thoroughout the Ron Paul Campaign there have been questions regarding allegations of racism and anti-Semitism. Now, more information regarding Ron Paul, darling of the "You Kids, Get off my Lawn" and the "I Plan to Blow Up the U.S. Government" Party in the U.S. (/snark) and those who are blind one issue voters has just been further exposed for the serious nuttiness that encompasses his isolationist leanings.
First and foremost with Ron Paul, there is his utterly insane domestic policy which promises to destroy the economy (Cut $ 1 trillion from the U.S. Budget in Year One), cut out the Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, Interior and Commerce.
Then there is his past association with racist drivel written in the Ron Paul Report and other places. Though he says he disavow's that did not happen until he was called on it. Of course this is thoroughly debunked in the WaPo who herein did a nice job calling out Paul's racist associations.
Paul offers implausible explanations for why so many derogatory statements made it into his publications, insisting he knew nothing about them. It’s hard to believe that a man who wants to oversee the entire U.S. government — albeit a smaller version — would provide zero oversight of his publications, or even bother to read them from time to time.
The Texas congressman has to take responsibility for the newsletters that bear his name, or at least acknowledge negligence as the former head of the company that produced them. He earns three Pinocchios for failing to do so.
THREE PINOCCHIOS - Significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.
So now what comes to light... 'I wouldn't send US troops to fight Nazis'
Oh yeah... the one thing that most current Democrats, Republicans, and Independents can agree on was how important it was to defeat the Third Reich. Now, given that we have history to tell us what actually happened Ron Paul still says:
Following a controversial revelation by a former aide to the congressman, saying that Paul "wishes Israel didn't exist," another blogger said Tuesday that in 2009 Paul went on the record as saying that if he were the president of the United States during WWII he "wouldn't have risked American lives to end the Holocaust."
Journalist Jeffrey Shapiro posted a 2009 interview he held with the GPO's leading candidate, in which Paul clearly states that if it were up to him at the time, saving the Jews from annihilation in Europe would not have been a "moral imperative."
"I asked Congressman Paul: If he were president of the United States during World War II would he have sent American troops to Nazi Germany to save the Jews? And the Congressman answered: No, I wouldn't."
All I can say is WOW! saving the Jews of Europe would NOT have been a moral imperative? REALLY?
This is the guy leading the Republican field in Iowa. A guy that would have turned a blind eye to the Third Reich.
How anyone who claims to support Paul can call themselves "progressive" is ridiculous. Holy Moly...