More Examples of the Ron Paul Newsletters

I would consider this beating a dead horse, but various encounters have underscored to me that a lot of folks who only having passing knowledge of this story have not actually looked at the newsletters in question and usually seem to assume one of two things (or perhaps both):  that a) there was nothing especially objectionable in the newsletters, and/or b) that it was quite easy to tell that Paul was not the author.

In the interest of the dissemination of information, here are more examples very TNRTNR Exclusive: A Collection of Ron Paul’s Most Incendiary Newsletters.

The bottom line continues to be:  either Paul wrote the newsletters or he allowed them to be written in his name.  In either event, he owed the electorate more of an explanation that a simple disavowal and a claim to be unfamiliar with the contents.

For those truly interesting in evaluating the situation for themselves, here are my previous posts on the subject:

Plus, I would recommend Doug Mataconis’ posts:  Ron Paul Doesn’t Want To Talk About His Newsletters Anymore and Ad For Ron Paul’s Newsletter Forecast Race War.

I sincerely think that anyone who really wants to form an informed opinion on this subject should take a look at the evidence.  On the other hand, those who want to rant about this all being a hit piece on Paul can have at it in the comments.

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  1. ErniePauLoveBot says:

    A recent post by Mr. Mataconis includes a clip from an old CSPAN interview which shows someone who looks like Ron Paul saying “I also put out a political type of business investment newsletter…”
    If one reviews the clip and looks very closely it is clear by the movement of the lips of the “Ron Paul” body double that this has been computer generated. Similar to the TV commercials that want us to believe that babies are speaking adult English. Or that cats and dogs can sing Christmas Carols.
    Just because Ron Paul’s name and phone number are on these mythical dredged up documents
    does not mean that Ron Love Paul had anything to do with them at all.

  2. Jim Henley says:

    This makes no sense! Doctor Paul has been quite clear that the biggest victims of race war are colored negroes hip-hop urban youth macacas African Americans.

  3. daddysteve says:

    I have a feeling you’re not done beating this horse.

  4. Johnny B says:

    Ron Paul is a LIAR — just like every other politician. he personally owned and profited from the entities which published his newsletters for 20+ years. just ask yourself a few questions:

    if Ron Paul claims ignorance, then why is he not OUTRAGED over how this happened?

    why doesn’t Paul want to find out who wrote these things under his name and give these names to the media?

    doesn’t Ron Paul’s lack of accountability in this matter lend questions to whether or not he would be an able president?