Ron Paul: Well, You Know, the Money IS Pink, so I Was Totally Validated On That One
I am pretty sure Ron Paul just admitted that at least some of the insane conspiracy theory material in his newsletter was his. Dave Weigel notes that Paul was on Jan Mikkelson’s show today, and a caller asked Paul about the newsletters. Paul offered what is now at least his third or fourth different explanation for the content of the newsletters, which is that he | Read More »
Ron Paul: Know Who’s Really Behind Islamic Terrorism? The Jews.
One of the more insane claims in Ron Paul’s newsletters was that the Israelis were behind the WTC bombings in 1993: Whether [the 1993 World Trade Center bombing] was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little. This claim is of course so ridiculous and absurd that even Paul | Read More »
Still the Governors
Here we are, five days before the hawkeye caucii and I still have no idea who I plan to vote for when Tennessee’s turn rolls around on Super Tuesday. I cannot remember ever being undecided this late since I became legally eligible to vote. I have probably run the gamut with most of the rest of the GOP electorate in terms of at least considering | Read More »
Thursday Open Thread
Five days until Iowa. No one has the slightest clue what will happen there or how it will shake up the race. Right now five different campaigns could plausibly pull off a first place finish. What do you think will happen? Open thread.
“The Chickens of that Effort are Coming Home to Roost[.]“
The Huntsman campaign just released this video, which scores a pretty solid hit on Paul with the newsletter issue, ending with his embarrassing flight from the Gloria Borger interview: As we count down the final few days before Iowa, I also wanted to point out and hopefully tie together some of the remaining questions about the Ron Paul newsletters. This somewhat lengthy piece is definitely | Read More »
Wednesday Open Thread
Boy, it sure is getting dusty in here. Open thread.
Ron Paul is Crazy, Part 4,018,663
Know what I’m curious about? I’m curious as to whether there is any video out there of some citizen journalist shoving a microphone in Ron Paul’s face and asking him about some conspiracy theory – any conspiracy theory at all – and Paul just flatly tells the person asking the question that he’s being ridiculous. We already have Ron Paul on the record grousing aloud | Read More »
Ron Paul’s Base of Support: Not Republican
Via Ben Domenech’s Transom comes perhaps the least surprising news of the month. That news is that almost exactly half of all Ron Paul supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire self-identity as non-Republican. Without the support of these Democrats and Independents, Paul pulls roughly the same trivial level of support he got in 2008. This has some important implications for the state of the race. | Read More »
What, If Anything, Could Convince a Ronulan Not to Vote for Ron Paul?
The latest Ron Paul revelation of the day is that, apparently, he would not have sent American troops to Europe in World War II to stop the Holocaust. I mean, we’re getting to the point where this sort of thing isn’t even surprising anymore. To me, the key passage in this particular story is this: Paul then looked at me, and I politely thanked him | Read More »
What, If Anything, Could Convince a Ronulan Not to Vote for Ron Paul
The latest Ron Paul revelation is that, apparently, he would not have sent American troops to Europe in World War II to stop the Holocaust. I mean, we’re getting to the point where this sort of thing isn’t even surprising anymore. To me, the key passage in this particular story is this: Paul then looked at me, and I politely thanked him for his time. | Read More »
Monday Open Thread
We’ve been light the last few days, so here’s an open thread. If you have noticed any diaries that may deserve promotion, let us know. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.
On The Vander Plaats Alleged Pay for Play
I gather that this story (via Ace) has been getting a lot of attention over the last few days. People seem to be disgusted (and rightfully so) that a guy who is supposed to be a Christian leader has (allegedly) offered his endorsement for cash. First of all let me note that I have no opinion one way or another on the merits of this | Read More »
Ron Paul: The Andrew Johnson Candidate
Ron Paul likes to brag that he often votes alone (or nearly alone) in Congress. I suppose the spin that he’d like for you to put on this is that he alone in Congress stays true to his principles. I suppose that is one way to look at it, if you ignore the number of times he lards up appropriations bills with pork for his | Read More »
Ron Paul: RINO
Generally, I hate the word RINO. In modern political discourse it serves no purpose other than as an insult hurled at someone with whom the speaker disagrees. Accordingly, I try to use it as sparingly as possible and only when it truly applies – when someone really is a Republican in name only. Let me illustrate. People frequently use the word “RINO” as a pejorative | Read More »
About Those Racist Ron Paul Newsletters that He Didn’t Read and Completely Disavowed
First of all, let me apologize for all the Ron Paul stuff lately. Being a dumb yokel from Nashville who has never lived or worked in or near Washington, DC, I am powerless to resist the mind control rays from the Establishment, who have ordered me to continuously assault Ron Paul (or at least this is the answer to my posts that I most often | Read More »