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Fri Dec 23, 2011, 01:29 PM

Is Ron Paul Toast after Racist Newsletter Firestorm?

Having now seen the texts of the newsletters and Paul's older and recent attempts at explaining them away, it would seem his chances have just gone down the tubes. Now, he may still have a good chance in Iowa and possibly win, but in the long run, no matter what his level of culpability is, I'd be amazed if he can survive this. His only chance is to make a very clear statement denouncing the newsletters, accepting some responsibility, and offer some type of apology. Maybe the American people will accept his explanation, like Texas voters apparently have.

I was here and survived the clawing and gnashing of teeth between rival candidate supporters during the 2004 primaries, and I fully expect to take some heat for this, but when language like this is in any way attributed to a candidate, whether it was yesterday, or 20 years ago, it's alarming, disgustful, and should not be swept under the rug.

Perhaps this gives Paul supporters a chance to address the issue and show why it shouldn't hurt his chances.

Prior to this I didn't have a real opinion on Paul either way, although apparently he seems to be the only candidate raising the issue and making sense on the legalization of marijuana. And don't forget that Trent Lott of the Greedy Ole Pricks party said not too long ago that America would have been better off if Strom Thurmond had become President, so you never know in politics, they may say we're all good with it and he's our candidate.

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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 01:30 PM

1. No, because his "base" are also racists.

But then, he never had a chance at the nomination anyway, so...

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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 01:30 PM

2. no, conservatives will like him more because of this


he will still do well in the primary


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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 01:32 PM

3. Support Ron Paul to keep the clown car in reverse!

 

Seriously - a long nasty GOP primary makes Democrats look better every day.

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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 01:56 PM

4. I think Iowa has enough borderline racist crazies to keep Paul on top

and that base in the Repub party is pretty deep, so I doubt if he is done.

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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 01:58 PM

5. The clown car is now going in circles.

The clown car in constant spin is a sure win for President Obama.

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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 02:00 PM

6. Ron Paul, maybe racist, maybe not, but #1 with racists for sure.

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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 02:04 PM

7. At this point, I'm making no predictions. I'm just

watching the clowns do their circus act. They're not good clowns, but they're the clowns who are performing.

Eventually, there will be just one clown left in the clown car. Then I'll start thinking about predictions.

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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 02:09 PM

8. The true believers...

...have already manned the barricades claiming:

The MSM is out to get him...
He has already explained that he didn't know or read what was in these newsletters that bore his name...
Sloppy journalism...
Fear of the establishment over a Ron Paul presidency...
Elites are attacking a "transformational" candidate...

Blah...blah...blah

So no, RP will still get the same libertarian die-hard votes and still has no chance of getting the RepubliCon nod.

He is the ConRight's equivalent to Dennis Kucinich.

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Response to FlaGatorJD (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 04:14 PM

9. This information will only help Ron Paul among Repukes

 

After all, it wasn't that long ago (32 years ago) that Reagan and Bush the older ran thinly veiled racist presidential campaigns and won. From my experience, America's white population does not like America's black population, and vice versa. Unlike many "Reagan Democrats", the Repukes will not shy away from their racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. beliefs.

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