Ron Paul's Disqualifying Racist Newsletters

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart writes that Ron Paul should be disqualified as a presidential candidate because of his connection to racist newsletters.

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In a blog entry at the Washington Post, columnist Jonathan Capehart castigates GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul for his alleged connection to racist newsletters. Capehart says he should be disqualified out of hand as a candidate for president of the United States.

I don’t even know where to begin, y’all. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) now sits atop the Republican field in the Iowa caucuses. He is the new flavor of the month, the new “Anybody but Mitt Romney” pageant winner and the latest front-runner who should be disqualified out of hand as a candidate for president of the United States.

Until now, we had no reason to pay too much attention to the Gold Standard-lovin’-war-hatin’ crazy uncle of the Republican field. But now that it looks like he could actually win the Hawkeye State contest (and possibly render it irrelevant from that day forward), previously known things are coming to light. And they’re ugly.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Paul literally attached his name to newsletters that published vile, racist statements about African Americans. Some of the greatest hits were compiled by the Atlantic in “The Story Behind Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletters.” 

Read Jonathan Capehart's entire blog entry at the Washington Post.

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