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Ron Paul Defends His Position That People With AIDS Should Have Higher Health Care Costs

In 1987 in his book Freedom Under Siege Ron Paul wrote “The individual suffering from AIDS is certainly a victim, frequently a victim of his own lifestyle, but this same individual victimizes individual citizens by forcing them to pay for his care,”

On January 1st, 2012 Paul defended that statement in a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace . When asked if he still supported this position, Paul steadfastly maintained that people with AIDS often got the disease because of their personal behavior. He added that the financial burden for their care should not be placed on “innocent” people. Paul would not deny people with AIDS health care insurance, but he would let the market and insurance companies sort it out, which of course would mean HIGHER health care and prescription costs that many cannot afford now.

By the same token I should no longer have to pay taxes for schools because I do not have children and those with with unhealthy diets who develop heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol or hypertension, smokers who develop lung disease, athletes who break bones, and the elderly who visit the doctor more to prolong their lives should have higher health and prescription costs as well.

Ron Paul should not be allowed to run for President Ron Paul let alone be allowed to be in public service as a “Doctor” his remarks are so inhumane and abominable that they stand against the hippocratic oath. 

Ron Paul is a dangerous crazy old bastard.  Nothing more, nothing less.

Watch the Fox News interview at POZ.com  (comments begin at 3:08)

National Organization For Marriage Takes Credit For Ron Pauls Loss In Iowa

Brian Brown-shirt of the National For Marriage who was caught recently on camera roughing up a reporter from Mother Jones at a Newt Gingrich campaign function took to the pages of the NOMBlog today so that NOM could “personally” take credit for Ron Paul’s loss at the Iowa Caucus Primary last night.

NOM congratulates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney for their photo-finish in Iowa. Both these candidates, along with Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are champions for traditional marriage. It’s especially satisfying to see Senator Santorum, a longtime friend and champion for the family, come from behind to mount such a successful campaign. The strong showing by both Santorum and Romney shows that supporting marriage is not only the right thing to do, it is the politically smart thing to do. This is a lesson that Ron Paul may be learning the hard way. Paul suffered a big loss by finishing third in Iowa, a state he was expecting to win. NOM aired television and online ads that were highly critical of Paul’s unacceptable stance on marriage, including his belief that civil marriage should be abolished altogether. No doubt our ads, along with tens of thousands of telephone calls and grassroots work with our thousands of supporters in Iowa were a factor in Ron Paul’s poor showing. We will continue to point out Paul’s unacceptable views on marriage to voters in upcoming states.”

NOM spent about $74,000 on anti-Paul ads through the end of December 2011, according to their disclosures with the IA Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. (Expect it in reality to be more since NOM are known liars)

But actually Ron Paul came in third, and that was mostly due to his racist and anti-gay whack-a-doodle newsletters being exposed while the rest of the gung-ho anti-gay contingent tanked pretty badly INCLUDING NOM’s favorite Newt Gingrich.  But don;’t expect Brian Brown to tell you that.

Ron Paul: I Didn’t Write The “Bad Sentences” In My Whack-A-Doodle Newsletter

 ABC’s Jack Tapper sat down with Ron Paul yesterday and brought up Pauls whack-a-doodle homophobic and racist newsletters that Paul made over a MILLION Dollars hawking in the late 90’s.  

 Paul admitted he wrote parts of the letters – the economic bits – but insists he never penned the “bad sentences” that warned of a “coming race war” and of a “federal-homosexual cover-up on AIDS.”

I wrote a lot of part of the letter, and I’ve never said I didn’t. I wrote some of the — you know, the economic parts. I was not the editor. I was the publisher. And there were some very bad sentences put in. I did not write those. I did not review them,”

I don’t think anybody in the world has been perfect on management, everybody that’s ever worked for them. So, yes, it’s a flaw. But I think it’s a human flaw.”

The truth is that Paul’s writings on AIDS were later printed in an ad his campaign ran in the New York Times. So some of the same propaganda bullshit that’s in the newsletter appeared in a campaign ad. Or don’t the campaign ads reflect his views either.

The author of those newsletter worked closed with Paul. Paul knows that his co-editor (and Paul was listed as editor contrary to his current claims) Lew Rockwell wrote those things. Paul is still closely tied to Rockwell and his bigoted agenda. 

So Paul expects us to believe in all that time he NEVER read one copy of his own newsletter? 

 Pfft. Even old dogs remember every tree they piss Ron Paul is no different.

Singer Kelly Clarkson Attacked By Fans After Twitter Endorsing Ron Paul For President

Former American Idol Winner and Gold and Platinum Album singer Kelly Clarkson found herself hitting some sour notes among fans last night when she publicly endorsed Ron Paul for President via Twitter.

Clarkson tweeted “I love Ron Paul,” said Clarkson. “I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”

Amost immediately fans attacked Clarkson over Ron Paul’s newsletters which contained racially insensitive and anti-gay rhetoric and survivalist propaganda.

Clarkson tried to clarify her position on Paul by tweeting. “I have never heard that he’s a racist? I definitely don’t agree with racism, that’s ignorant,” and “I love all people and could care less if you like men or women,” Clarkson again tweeted. “I have never seen or heard Ron Paul say anything against gay people?”

In the end Clarkson apologized to her fans for offending anyone but she did not change her position.

“I am really sorry if I have offended anyone.  Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.” 

One Tweeter perfectly summed up Clarkson’s evening in 140 characters.

“So @KellyClarkson just found out what happens when you don’t know your potential candidate. #EducateYourself #VotingTakesKnowledge

Ron Paul States Its Okay If Neo Nazis And Extremist Groups Want To Endose Him

Don Black, director of the white nationalist hate group Stormfront, (Think KKK Lite) and several dozen of his members were volunteering for Ron Paul’s presidential campaign and far-right extremists groups like the Militia of Montana are on record backing Paul as a “stalwart” against government tyranny…

The New York Times reports:

The American Free Press, which markets books like “The Invention of the Jewish People” and “March of the Titans: A History of the White Race,” is urging its subscribers to help it send hundreds of copies of Ron Paul’s collected speeches to voters in New Hampshire. The book, it promises, will “Help Dr. Ron Paul Win the G.O.P. Nomination in 2012!” 

(On the Stromfront Web Forum) “Why is Ron Paul such a favorite here?” has no fewer than 24 pages of comments. “I understand he wins many fans because his monetary policy would hurt Jews,” read one.

(Pictured above left.  Ron Paul and Stormfront Director, Dan Black.  Don’t they look chummy?)

When asked about the support from extremist and hate groups such as Stormfront which have with anti-Jewish, anti-black, and anti-gay views in an interview on Friday Paul responded:  “If they want to endorse me, they’re endorsing what I do or say — it has nothing to do with endorsing what they say,”

Mr. Black of Stormfront said that Ron Pauls newsletters helped make him a Ron Paul supporter. “That was a big part of his constituency, the paleoconservatives who think there are race problems in this country,”

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Video – Ron Paul: EVERYTHING Is Unconstitutional (Except My Insanity!)

Ron Paul (R-TX) emerging as the latest frontrunner in the Batshit Crazy Iowa GOP Presidential Caucus does not simply want to repeal most of the 20th Century, he believes that nearly everything America does is unconstitutional. ThinkProgress compiled video of just a few of Paul’s many claims that basic laws and essential programs violate the Constitution. A short list includes Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Reserve, income taxes, and even the dollar bill.

More Anti-Gay Propaganda Rises Out Of Ron Paul’s “Political and Survival Report”

Yesterday we posted about a 1993 – 8 page newsletter  by Ron Paul has in which Paul warned America of  a “federal-homosexual cover-up” to play down the impact of AIDS and ”coming race wars in our big cities”  reminiscent of the one dreamt up for “Helter Skelter” by Charles Manson the 1970′s.
 
Well The New Republic has done some digging through the Ron Paul newlsetters of the past and have come up with further anti-gay propaganda that Paul has published throughout the years.
*  The December 1989 Ron Paul Political Report contains entries on a “new form of racial terrorism,” cites former Congressman Bill Dannemeyer’s claim that “the average homosexual has 1,000 or more partners in a lifetime,” and quotes Lew Rockwell, president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, in the third person.
*  In January 1990, the Ron Paul Political Report cites “a well-known libertarian editor” who “told me: ‘The ACT-UP slogan on stickers plastered all over Manhattan is ‘Silence=Death.’ But shouldn’t it be Sodomy = Death’?”
*  The September 1994 issue of the Ron Paul Survival Report states that “those who don’t commit sodomy, who don’t get blood a transfusion, and who don’t swap needles, are virtually assured of not getting AIDS unless they are deliberately infected by a malicious gay.”
*  The June 1990 issue of the Political Report says: “I miss the closet. Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.”
*  A January 1994 edition of the Survival Report states that “gays in San Francisco do not obey the dictates of good sense,” adding: “[T]hese men don’t really see a reason to live past their fifties. They are not married, they have no children, and their lives are centered on new sexual partners.” Also, “they enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick.”
It turns out that this really is NOT a new story though.  The same reports about his “newsletter” being homophobic and racist were exposed back in January 8, 2008, the day of the New Hampshire primary and responding to the charges in a CNN interview, Paul denied any involvement in authoring the passages. Additionally, Paul’s campaign claimed through a press release that the quotations had come from an unnamed ghostwriter and without Paul’s consent.
 
Even if this is true and not just an excuse Ron Paul’s name was on these newsletters, he published them and had a responsibility to know what was in them before they went to Press.   
 
Paul also profited from these newsletters and the newsletter aggressively pursued the yellow jounalism strategy for financial gain.  Some estomates claim that Paul made over 1 Million dollars from the newsletters in the 1990’s alone.