Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Some Guy Tries to Defend Ron Paul

James W. Harris writes an essay in defense of Ron Paul. Here's a cliff notes version:

  • I do paid and volunteer work for a non-partisan group. And by non-partisan, I mean staunchly libertarian.
  • Ron Paul is the most honest and infallible candidate, because he says he is. And you can believe what he says, because he's so honest and infallible.
  • Ron Paul isn't a Nazi, he just likes to associate with them.
  • What's so bad about the gold standard? And please don't answer that question if you're not an Austrian economist.
  • The LA Riots piece was indeed indefensible, but I don't believe that Ron Paul wrote it. Please ignore the historical record where Ron Paul defended the piece, and took credit for writing it.
  • Other people believe Ron Paul. Why don't you?
  • I'm going to quote Kirchick out of context now and claim that he's reaching a conclusion that he doesn't actually reach, without recognizing the irony of my criticism.
  • Ron Paul was so busy as a public speaker that he didn't have time to read over his own material.
  • It's not like Ron Paul was the only conservative sending out racist newsletters back then. It was peer pressure!
  • Five years is an extremely short time period. Can anyone really expect Ron Paul to inspect his own newsletter once every 60 months?
  • Ron Paul isn't a bad person, he just follows really bad advice.
  • The fact that Ron Paul follows bad advice is actually a good thing, because it shows off just how determined he can be once he sets his mind to something.
  • If you add the word "clearly" to an assertion, it means that assertion is true.
  • If Ron Paul isn't racist on TV, then he couldn't possibly be racist in a private newsletter.
  • If something hasn't been recorded on audio/video, then it never happened.
  • Ron Paul can't be racist because he says that racism is an ugly form of collectivism. In much the same way that Ted Haggard can't be gay because he says that gay sex is immoral.
  • Ron Paul once signed a letter on behalf of a gay man. And we all know how carefully Ron Paul monitors his own signature.
  • Ron Paul likes Rosa Parks so much that he's willing to deny her a gold medal and insist that he knows what she would have wanted better than Rosa Parks herself would know what she would have wanted.
  • Ron Paul is Jesus.
  • Ron Paul is not a racist, because he's willing to fight tooth and nail for Rush Limbaugh.


MrBold said...

The more I read about Paulie philosophy, the more it scares me.

This guy wants to go back to the days of segregated lunch counters and the gold standard.

Frankly the only thing I think Ron Paul has learned in the last 30 years is that you should lie about your racist, homophobic, anti-semitic and creationist views in public but defend them in private.

Ron Paul = toast

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

I think this is the single best Paul post I've ever read, and the funniest. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I think you drink the Koolaid too willingly. The mainstream media is doing it's utmost to make Ron Paul look like a racist kook when the opposite is true. It's sad. He's the only candidate who will restore the Constitution to its former glory. As things stand right now, you have no rights anymore. ZIP. NADA. Nothing.

The local president of the NAACP has stepped in to defend Ron Paul. He has known the doctor for 20 years and insists Dr. Paul is NOT racist. I believe the interview with him is on YouTube:

“Knowing Ron Paul’s intent, I think he is trying to improve this country but I think also, when you talk about the Constitution and you constantly criticize the federal government versus state I think a lot of folks are going to misconstrue that….so I think it’s very easy for folks who want to to take his position out of context and that’s what I’m hearing,” said Linder.

“Knowing Ron Paul and having talked to him, I think he’s a very fair guy I just think that a lot of folks do not understand the Libertarian platform,” he added.

Asked directly if Ron Paul was a racist, Linder responded “No I don’t,” adding that he had heard Ron Paul speak out about police repression of black communities and mandatory minimum sentences on many occasions.

Dr. Paul has also publicly praised Martin Luther King as his hero on many occasions spanning back 20 years.

“I’ve read Ron Paul’s whole philosophy, I also understand what he’s saying from a political standpoint and why people are attacking him,” said Linder.

“If you scare the folks that have the money, they’re going to attack you and they’re going to take it out of context,” he added.
“What he’s saying is really really threatening the powers that be and that’s what they fear,” concluded the NAACP President.

Ron Lawl said...

Oh look, another conspiracy theorist. "I don't believe anything that the media tells me, that's why I get all my truth from Ron Paul and youtube! Youtube would never lie to me ever, I swear!"

Ron Paul is not going to restore the constitution. Ron Paul is to the constitution what Fred Phelps is to the bible. An opportunist, nothing more. Your point addressing Nelson Linder has already been addressed numerous times on this website, and the fact that the Paultards find it necessary to inform us of every single black person to have ever supported Ron Paul is demeaning.

Linder claims that he read Ron Paul's entire philosophy, and that Ron Paul has been taken out of context. Please explain the proper context for calling MLK a bisexual pedophile.

ucdgrad said...

You have to love the Paultards -- no matter how much evidence there is about RonPaul's nuttiness, it's never conclusive.