It all started with this post titled "Ron Paul Sucks" where I warned that some Dems might want to reconsider their embrace of Paul as their new darling.
I noted there that he was anti choice and anti Medicare. That brought in his Libertarian supporters.
Then my co-blogger, David DeAngelo, posted this on Ron Paul's HR 4379 bill which among other things said that the Supreme Court can't adjudicate "any claim based upon the right of privacy, including any such claim related to any issue of sexual practices, orientation, or reproduction..."
Translation: "I'm a straight white guy who's always had his rights in the Constitution and I want to make it easier to screw women, gays, and anyone who wants to do any sexual act that isn't male/female missionary position.
What some of you Libertarian dudes seem to forget is that most recently overturned state anti sodomy laws don't distinguish whether it's gays or straights having sex and that oral is also sodomy. (Part of me wishes these guys would have their dreams answered only to find the LOCAL police busting down their door to throw their sorry asses in jail when the wifey gives them a BJ on their birthday. Would they be screaming "states rights" then, do you think?)
Anyhoo, in the comments section of the HR 4379 post Fair and Balanced Dave gave some links to some extremely disturbing info on Ron Paul and the subject of race and his appeal to neo-Nazis.
Ron Paul started publishing a monthly newsletter in 1986 calle thed Ron Paul Political Report, but later renamed it The Ron Paul Survival Report.
In the 90's the newsletter contained
"Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action,"
"Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal,"
"...our country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists -- and they can be identified by the color of their skin."
"...complex embezzling" is "100% white and Asian;" and noting that
"If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."
Also, that he didn't think that "a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That's true for most people." But, he continues, "black males, age 13, that have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary, and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such."
Barbara Jordan was called a "moron" and a "fraud" whose accomplishments depended on her race and sex.
The newsletter also 'advises the readers to purchase two books that offer legal advice on how to safely move money across the U.S. border, how to "buy and sell gold privately without leaving a paper trail for the IRS to follow," and how to avoid transactions that "label you a money launderer." If you follow the advice, it will "make it difficult or impossible for bureaucrats... to know what you have and where you have it," and will allow you to "bulletproof from seizure those assets you can't hide."'
At first Paul claimed the quotes were taken out of context, then he later said they were ghostwritten by a staffer (feel free to read the context here, if you can stomach it).
I called into Honsberger Live with permanent (?) substitute host Chris Moore and read some of the above quotes. Later, I got the call from John McIntire to be to be on his show, which leads me back to the beginning of this post...And, this is where you make a note to listen in. ;-)