Ron Paul’s attempts to deny his involvement in the creation of racist newsletters that bear his name are becoming increasingly hard to reconcile with reality.

But people close to Paul’s operations said he was deeply involved in the company that produced the newsletters, Ron Paul & Associates, and closely monitored its operations, signing off on articles and speaking to staff members virtually every day.

“It was his newsletter, and it was under his name, so he always got to see the final product. . . . He would proof it,’’ said Renae Hathway, a former secretary in Paul’s company and a supporter of the Texas congressman.

A person involved in Paul’s businesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid criticizing a former employer, said Paul and his associates decided in the late 1980s to try to increase sales by making the newsletters more provocative. They discussed adding controversial material, including racial statements, to help the business, the person said.

“It was playing on a growing racial tension, economic tension, fear of government,’’ said the person, who supports Paul’s economic policies but is not backing him for president. “I’m not saying Ron believed this stuff. It was good copy. Ron Paul is a shrewd businessman.’’

The articles included racial, anti-Semitic and anti-gay content. They claimed, for example, that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “seduced underage girls and boys’’; they ridiculed black activists by suggesting that New York be named “Zooville” or “Lazyopolis”; and they said the 1992 Los Angeles riots ended “when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.’’ The June 1990 edition of the Ron Paul Political Report included the statement: “Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.”

Not just racism, but racism for profit!  The Klan would be so proud…

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4 Responses to Ron Paul: Racist to the Core

  1. randy says:

    Do some research first. all ready been debunked found the REAL author

    • Phil Scarr says:

      Hilarious! That’s from local station Fox19 in Cincinnati. I’m surprised you didn’t find a story from WKRP! What a joke.

      An op-ed from a little local TV station and that’s what you’re putting your faith in. Talk about desperate. You think the opinion of one little fleeb at one little station counters the mountain of racism seen and approved of by Dr. Paul? Well, good luck to you then.

      I’ll stick with the Washington Post story. Ron Paul is an unmitigated racist fuckstick.

  2. Steven Reynolds says:

    randy, nobody here said Paul wrote them. Just that he approved them, which is just as bad.

  3. Phil,

    I don’t want to argue with you anymore about Ron Paul, so in the future I think you should argue with this guy.

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