Jacology: Ron Paul’s Extremist Problem

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KPLR11.com)— Campaign 2012 opens next Tuesday with the Iowa republican caucus. The latest poll shows Texas congressman Ron Paul in the lead in Iowa. But Paul’s past is coming back to haunt him, as Charles Jaco notes in Wednesday’s edition of Jacology.

Is libertarian Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul a racist? He says he’s not. But a whole lot of his supporters are. The American Free Press has printed goodies like, March of the Titans, The History of the White Race. The free press is asking followers to help pay for mailing copies of Ron Paul’s collected speeches to voters in the New Hampshire primary.

The head of the neo-Nazi website, Stormfront, says several dozen of his people are volunteering to work on the Ron Paul campaign. So why would that be? All you have to do is look at the political and financial newsletters Ron Paul put out in the mid-1990’s, between his terms in the U.S. Congress.

One was called the Ron Paul political report. That one called for white Americans to arm themselves because of an approaching race war. One pungent quote from the political newsletter, arm yourselves. The animals are coming. Then there was the ominously titled, Ron Paul survival report. It warned readers who were members of so-called militia groups to look out for federal snitches. This was only a few months before Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building and killed 168 men, women, and children.

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Ron Paul, as we noted, says he’s not a racist. He says he was so busy with his medical practice that he never wrote things in either the political letter or survival report. But he let that kind of language be published under his name. The newsletters also included goodies like blaming Israel for the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.

Ron Paul’s position on quite a few items, from opposition to the Iraq war to the legalization of drugs has won him lots of new fans. But now that attention’s being called to a lot of things written under his name, Congressman Paul has some serious explaining to do.

I’m Charles Jaco and that’s Jacology.

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