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By Emma Rosenthal

Ron Paul’s bizarre following among self proclaimed progressive activists provides a bit of a conundrum. As with activists hope-notized (as Cindy Sheehan would say) by Obomber, it seems this fantasy relationship comes down to a mixture of wishful thinking and clever Madison Avenue Branding. Brand RON PAUL, is an amerikan hero, standing up to the power elite.  The reality is, despite his differences  (due to his isolationist politics) on current foreign policy, he’s very much a part of that elite, with a long history of racism, sexism, corporatism, anti-environmentalism, anti-labor  and opposition to any collective social responsibility including social security, education, health care and welfare. It’s all there, not only in documents dug up from his past, but also on his own web pages, which harken to a myth amerika that is pure, white, crime free and male dominated. (There are no people of color featured at all in any of the pictures or references!!!!) What Amerikkka is that?

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“In a document dump that includes private forum messages, emails,
organization notes another other information the group found numerous connections between Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and (white supremacist American 3rd Position Party) A3P. According to the documents, Paul himself regularly met with many A3P members, engaged in conference calls with their board of directors and engaged in a “bridging tactic” between A3P and the Ron Paul Revolution.
Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cb5_1372379074#U76T2xwsmOT0kuVM.99

 he’s ron paul and he approves this message! wants to bring the troops home now to militarize the border, end birthright citizenship (deport ME NOW!–grandma slipped in as a 9 yr old!) and disallow all visas from “terrorist nations”. what the hell is a terrorist nation? IS HE RACIST YET?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T-iJKwskH4

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http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/152192/5_reasons_progressives_should_treat_ron_paul_with_extreme_caution_–_%27cuddly%27_libertarian_has_some_very_dark_politics?page=entire
This article, unfortunately ignores Paul’s deplorable position on immigration (see above), and never really looks at his position on labor rights and education. (cafe intifada).
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www.alternet.org

He’s anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education, and that’s just the start.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/26/eric-dondero-ron-paul-racist-homophobic_n_1170054.html?ref=tw

www.huffingtonpost.com

As more evidence surfaces that Ron Paul knew about the racist and homophobic messages of the 1980s and 90s newsletters he published, a former senior aide to the congressman has come forward with a lengthy statementattempting to absolve Paul of racism while detailing shocking incidents involving Paul and gay supporters.
For 3 days we had a great time trouncing from one campaign event to another with Jim’s Gay lover. The atmosphere was simply jovial between the four of us. (As an aside we also met former Cong. Pete McCloskey during this campaign trip.) We used Jim’s home/office as a “base.” Ron pulled me aside the first time we went there, and specifically instructed me to find an excuse to excuse him to a local fast food restaurant so that he could use the bathroom. He told me very clearly, that although he liked Jim, he did not wish to use his bathroom facilities. I chided him a bit, but he sternly reacted, as he often did to me, Eric, just do what I say. Perhaps “sternly” is an understatement. Ron looked at me directly, and with a very angry look in his eye, and shouted under his breath: “Just do what I say NOW
 because gay ppl never use public restrooms? (Cafe Intifada)
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readersupportednews.org
Here’s a selection of some especially inflammatory passages, with links to scanned images of the original documents in which they appeared.’ The New Republic
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http://newsone.com/nation/case​y-gane-mccalla/ron-pauls-racis​t-newsletters-revealed/
http://newsone.com/nation/case​y-gane-mccalla/opinion-ron-pau​l-is-a-white-supremacist/

newsone.com

“There are several pieces of evidence tying Paul to both white supremacists and right wing conspiracy theorists. One connection that ties Paul to both Neo-Nazis and conspiracy theorists, is his close connection to the John Birch society. The John Birch Society is a group that has been called, paranoid, radical, racist, and extremist, and believes in a Jewish/Freemason conspiracy to transform the world into a communist “New World Order.””
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Ron Paul’s Campaign Page                                                                  http://www.ronpaulforcongress.​com/html/candidate.html check out Ron Paul’s Amerikan Dream. Not a single person of color on his entire candidate web page!!!! Lots of great endorsements, though– from Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman and “right to life” organizations, too.

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http://www.vdare.com/pb/070912​_paul.htm This links to an interview Paul granted VDARE. VDARE is a white supremacist web magazine, named for Virginia Dare, allegedly the first white child born in America, who along with her colony, vanished in the Amerikan wilderness.- E. R.                                                                                                                                       VDARE.com: 09/12/07 – Ron Paul: “I Believe In National Sovereignty”.                        www.vdare.com   Content from VDARE.com – A webzine devoted to the National Question.
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http://www.dailykos.com/story/​2008/01/15/437394/-BREAKING:-R​on-Pauls-Klansman-Kampaign-Koo​rdinator

www.dailykos.com

“As voters in Michigan go to the polls to vote in today’s primary, volunteer coordinators for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are working hard across the state. One of these is Randy Gray, a 29-year-old resident of Midland, Michigan whom the Ron Paul 2008 Michigan Campaign Web site lists as the Midland County coordinator for the Ron Paul campaign. Gray’s campaign profile page, a cached version of which can be seenhere, doesn’t go into much detail; there’s a picture of Gray with the candidate, along with Gray’s statement that “I support Ron Paul because he is in the fight for freedom.” The page contains no mention of one of Gray’s other roles: organizer with the Knight’s Party faction of the Ku Klux Klan. ”   (Apparently after this article was published, Gray was removed from the Paul campaign.  But really now, either Paul’s campaign knew exactly who this man was and hoped to get away with this alliance, or didn’t do a very good job of vetting their campaign committee.  Google much?-E.R.)
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http://www.elisehendrick.com/?​cat=39

www.elisehendrick.com

“While Madison Avenue managed to transmogrify the centre-right Obama into a supposed stealth leftist, Ron Paul’s PR has managed to make a potential Left ally out of a far-right white supremacist who courts the favour of the sort of people Trotsky once suggested should be ‘acquainted with the pavement.  However, much less has been written about this continuing strategic cockup than the subject deserves.”
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http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/08/17/is-ron-paul-a-white-supremacist-absolutely/

www.addictinginfo.org

For some reason, people don’t want to admit that Ron Paul is a career racist. It’s time to get over it and embrace the reality that is Ron Paul: White Supremacist.
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THE REAL RON PAUL http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/88421/ron-pauls-racism

www.tnr.com

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Last fall, Rand Paul briefly caused a stir when he suggested that his libertarian principles would require him to have opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Paul danced around the subject, refusing the let himself be pinned down.
THE REAL RON PAUL: http://sisterescape.blogspot.com/2011/05/really-my-man-really.html

Sister Escape: Really, My Man? Really??
Well, he wasn’t done. The next day, he went on his “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is unconstitutional” rampage. This is nothing new. In the past, he has repeatedly argued that the bill is an infringement on people’s property rights and “individual liberty.” Yes, the same landmark bill that ended segregation in schools and public arenas. How terrible that the government intervened with people’s freedom to discriminate in their hiring practices!
sisterescape.blogspot.com
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blogcritics.org

So it boils down to this: either Ron Paul had no idea what was being written in his newsletter over a five-year period, and when he was asked about it by the newspapers, he chose not to deny that he wrote them and deliberately allowed his staff to believe that he wrote them, or Ron Paul wrote those articles in his newsletter and then later realized that by exposing his own racism, he might well cost himself any real chance at the White House.Read more: http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/a-quick-investigation-into-ron-pauls/page-2/#ixzz1W2xiH6pn____________________________
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/29/scitech/main20098876.shtml

www.cbsnews.com

Campaigning for GOP Presidential nomination, Paul calls evolution “a theory” in `07 video
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