Is anyone REALLY surprised? Ron Paul’s Former Secretary Confirms That Paul Proofread His Newsletters

Marie/M2M2K™-#1ConservativeGuru 2012/01/29 10:36:16

Hat tip goes out to Bruce Cohen of the Stop Ron Paul 2012 group on Facebook.

Ron Paul has served in Congress for 23 years. In today’s electoral
system, 12 successful campaigns for Congress mean two things…yes, the
voters like him, but he is also good at raising the necessary money to
get elected, an exercise that unfortunately requires politicking. Yet
his followers would have you believe that Paul lives in a rarefied world
where he keeps his fingers clean and his morals pure.

If you are still convinced that Paul is above the dirtiest, most
disgusting and pandering kind of politics, perhaps you’d listen to his
former secretary and current follower, Renae Hathway.

During the 90s, Ron Paul’s office released a series of
newsletters, many of which were highly inflammatory and racist, with
quotes such as these:

“If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.” – Ron Paul, 1992

“Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal
justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the
black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” – Ron
Paul, 1992

“We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of
23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been
raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big,
strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as
such.” – Ron Paul, 1992

“What else do we need to know about the political establishment than
that it refuses to discuss the crimes that terrify Americans on grounds
that doing so is racist? Why isn’t that true of complex embezzling,
which is 100 percent white and Asian?” – Ron Paul, 1992

Paul’s campaign doesn’t deny the existence of the newsletters, just
his involvement. As it turns out, Paul might not have written the
newsletters but according to Hathway, he did read them and in fact, he
proofread them. From the Washington Post:

“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.

The Post also reports that:

It is unclear precisely how much money Paul made from his
newsletters, but during the years he was publishing them, he reduced
his debts and substantially increased his net worth, according to his
congressional and presidential disclosure reports. In 1984, he reported
debt of up to $765,000, most of which was gone by 1995, when he reported
a net worth of up to $3.3 million. Last year, he reported a net worth
up to $5.2 million.

They quoted an anonymous source within Paul’s organization:

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.’’

So it’s not clear that Paul actually believes the racist tripe
printed in his newsletter, but he was all about taking responsibility
for it when he was collecting the checks. At worst, he’s racist. At
best, his values are on the auction block, just like the politicians he
holds himself above.

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  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/01/29 14:10:00
    It's not credible that Paul would allow those newsletters to go out under his name, yet have no idea what was in them.

    Any more than it was credible that 0bama sat for 20 years in Jeremiah Wright's church and never heard him say "God Damn America", or anything like it.

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  • Herb 2012/01/31 20:36:12
    they won't belive you it a propaganda ploy lol.
  • Aurora 2012/01/31 17:55:54
    No surprise, but tell that to his supporters, they will say you just don't understand his statements.
  • Prairie Wind 2012/01/31 08:34:41
    Prairie Wind
    And Paul blames someone from The John Birch Society as being his "ghost writer" .. sure.. maybe Mrs. Paul believes you .
  • mowerman-back to bust libs 2012/01/30 04:39:00
    mowerman-back to bust libs
    No surprise to me and his name is on the top line
  • Dee 2012/01/30 02:55:35
    It's very hard for me to believe that if someones name is on a newsletter that they don't bother to read it.
  • mach-1 BL-106 2012/01/29 21:55:59
    mach-1  BL-106
    Great Info! Paulbots are delusional..... That is the long and short of it...
    His true colors have been covered up well....SOUND familiar?
  • mustangluver 2012/01/29 21:30:15
    ROF....He doesn't know when it's time to say byebye...
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/01/29 17:46:23
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    No surprise here!
  • Rore73 2012/01/29 17:10:02
    People that keep slinging crap about candidates shouldn't be too surprised when they are informed that they stink!
  • Palpatine [Anti-RP2012] 2012/01/29 15:57:59
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2012/01/29 15:28:37
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    If they thought Ron Paul was a real contender these newsletters would be everywhere and it would be a huge story. Since they don't consider him as such it's been mainly ignored. That's what RP supporters won't admit.
  • Serenity Gracie ... 2012/03/01 18:33:23
    The newsletters haven't been "ignored" - they've been brought up ad nauseum since at least the 2008 election campaign.

    The actual writer was revealed - google investigative reporter Ben Swann, or check his Facebook page. Ron Paul was no longer in office during the period of those newsletters. He was back home in Texas practicing medicine.

    Regardless, ck out Ron Paul's voting record, his speeches, books etc - for decades he has railed against the racist drug war and the laws that are prejudicial against minorities. (See also the recent book The New Jim Crow re racism in the drug laws)

    Ron Paul is the only candidate actually fighting against the Nazi policies that are becoming part of America's laws (Patriot Act, NDAA, ACTA etc)

    People who do not want freedom & liberty (at least, they don't want it for EVERYone!) will continue to smear Ron Paul. Luckily, there are enough Americans out there fighting for the rights of everyone - including the rights of those same people - that we have a chance of a Ron Paul presidency and a return to Freedom & Liberty.

  • hooda 2012/01/29 15:28:03
    At a time when our candidates should be addressing the problems our country faces, we are bogged down with arguments on who has mutual funds invested in Fannie and Freddie, is Bain Capital an evil entity of the 1 percenters, did Rick Santorum take his dead child home, and did Ron Paul know what was in a newsletter written 15 years ago, based on he said/she said reporting...all the while, this type of bickering within the Conservative movement has seen a steady uptick in 0bama's numbers. What Independent voter would look at this chaos and think the Republicans can handle running the country, when they can't even get control of the nominating process? We are doing Debbie Wasserman Schultz' job for her at this point, and it will give 0bama four more years if we don't stop.
  • Dan (Politicaly Incorrect) 2012/01/29 14:20:53 (edited)
    Dan (Politicaly Incorrect)
    Ron Paul is a Neo-Confederate. He believes in the Articles of Confederation and He hates Lincoln.
    Ron Paul Neo Confederate
  • Serenity Dan (Po... 2012/03/01 18:36:31 (edited)
    I don't know if Ron Paul hates Lincoln, but Lincoln was an avowed racist. Lincoln made it clear that his motive for abolition of slavery had nothing to do with concerns of prejudice, shown, for example, by this statement in a speech he gave in 1858:

    “I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races—that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this, that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” -- Abraham Lincoln, Charleston, IL
  • Dan (Po... Serenity 2012/03/09 11:24:41
    Dan (Politicaly Incorrect)
    There are many things I agree with Ron Paul about. But his foreign policy does not make sence with the current Global climate. With drawing our troops and closing our bases is insane. When China is making deals to open bases and expanding it's military. Your last comment is noted.
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/01/29 14:10:00
    It's not credible that Paul would allow those newsletters to go out under his name, yet have no idea what was in them.

    Any more than it was credible that 0bama sat for 20 years in Jeremiah Wright's church and never heard him say "God Damn America", or anything like it.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/01/29 12:54:14
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    Uh oh. No Paul supporters here. :)
  • Heffeweizen 2012/01/29 12:40:03
    No surprise. I know of no politician who is squeaky clean and apparently Paul is no different. He got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, this time around.

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