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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:25 AM

In early book,Ron Paul criticized AIDS patients, minority rights and sexual harassment

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In early book, Rep. Ron Paul criticized AIDS patients, minority rights and sexual harassment victims
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/30/in-early-book-rep-ron-paul-criticized-aids-patients-minority-rights-and-sexual-harassment-victims/

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has distanced himself from a series of controversial newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s that bore his name and included inflammatory and racially charged language.

As the newsletters burst into view, first during his 2008 presidential bid and again in recent weeks after he climbed to the front of the Republican race in Iowa, Paul has blamed the writings on ghostwriters. He said he was not aware of the "bad stuff," as he described it.

But one of Paul's own books, published solely under his name, contains several passages that could be problematic as he attempts to push his libertarian message into the political mainstream.

In his 1987 manifesto "Freedom Under Siege: The U.S. Constitution after 200-Plus Years," Paul wrote that AIDS patients were victims of their own lifestyle, questioned the rights of minorities and argued that people who are sexually harassed at work should quit their jobs.


Ron Paul Claimed An AIDS Patient Is ‘A Victim Of His Own Lifestyle’ In 1987 Book
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despite his denials, CNN’s Peter Hamby reports that Paul included many of the controversial ideas in his 1987 book, “Freedom Under Siege: The U.S. Constitution after 200-Plus Years.” That work — published under Paul’s name — attributed AIDS to the gay “lifestyle” and suggested that victims of sexual harassment should simply quit their jobs:

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/12/30/395881/ron-paul-claimed-an-aids-patient-is-a-victim-of-his-own-lifestyle-in-1987-book/

Ron Paul: Newsletters haven’t hurt me politically
http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/30/ron-paul-newletters-havent-hurt-me-politically/
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“It never hurt me politically, and right now I think it is the same case, but people are desperate to find something,” the GOP presidential contender said during an in-studio interview at WHO Radio in Des Moines.

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cal04 Dec 2011 OP
MuseRider Dec 2011 #1
w8liftinglady Dec 2011 #2
w8liftinglady Dec 2011 #3
abelenkpe Dec 2011 #4
ProSense Dec 2011 #5
Weisbergkevin Dec 2011 #6
w8liftinglady Dec 2011 #7
freshstart Dec 2011 #8
MisterP Dec 2011 #9
arely staircase Dec 2011 #10
Spazito Dec 2011 #11

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:45 AM

1. Must have been a ghost writer

he did not even read it .

This man is a Doctor. Anyone who is or knows a doc knows that NOTHING goes in or out of that office with their name on it that they have not read carefully. At least when he was practicing it was like that, I hope it still is.

He is not only all the horrid things we already know he is a liar and will say anything to get himself out of trouble. Not material for any office IMO.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:57 AM

2. This is on the CNN Politics page....

Methinks Paul doesn't stand a snowball's chance in Hell.
Mehopes,anyway.

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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:11 PM

3. ...and the paullites are responding... and so must we...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:41 PM

4. Victims of sexual harassment should just quit?

Thanks for standing up for women in the workplace Doctor.

Why any woman would vote for this idiot is beyond me.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:43 PM

5. How

"In early book,Ron Paul criticized AIDS patients, minority rights and sexual harassment"

...the hell does someone like this stay undercover for so long?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:27 PM

6. Paul has slipped in the polls the past week or so

 

He's toast.

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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:27 PM

7. holy crap- they've gone from 5 to 154 comments

...and they didn't even post mine yet.
Good grief.

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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:03 PM

8. oh, the paulites just don't get it!

They continuously claim the media is "afraid" of their guy. The media didn't dig half as much as they should have on Ron Paul.

The conservative caucus (of which Ron Paul was involved), worked with the KKK and the John Birch Society (which he is linked) to try to stop the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA.) I wonder how many of the women that "support" this clown know that.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=A7sqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WGcEAAAAIBAJ&dq=conservative%20caucus%20john%20birch&pg=4055%2C6213609

His name is right here:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YdIfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NNYEAAAAIBAJ&dq=ron%20paul%20shadow%20cabinet&pg=4123%2C986276

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:33 PM

9. life imitates Seinfeld yet again

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:51 PM

10. Can't wait for Greenwalds blistering attack

On Obama

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 05:03 PM

11. The more I read about him....

the more I am realizing what a despicable racist, homophobic, antisemitic, misogynistic piece of human waste he is.

How anyone of good conscience could do other than condemn his beliefs is beyond me.

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