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Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:43 AM

Is this 'too bold' of a statement to make about Ron Paul?

In an online convo at another site (has a politics board but not politically oriented) - I brought up Ron Paul's many statements in regards to black Americans over the years early last week.

Yesterday I posted the following in response to some of his vociferous defenders trying to explain away his writing and verbal manure over the years:

If it walks like a duck
Talks like a duck
Writes like a duck

It's a duck. It's very easy for a white woman to not be afraid. He doesn't intend to make such repressive laws that would force a white woman to be one of those step and fetchers in the help.

Your liberty - the whip at my back. Sorry but it's a duck to me.

And this precisely why some states can't be given the privilege of states rights. They had a hundred years to stand up straight and fly right and they couldn't be decent Americans and do the right thing. The things that Ron Paul hates? They had to be legislated because of people like him.

I can almost hear him saying: I don't dislike The Black Folk I just wouldn't want to have to treat one in my practice.



Someone said that was a pretty bold statement to make . . . she was all 'I've got the vapors' over it.

So - was it bold? I countered with:


So what if it's a bold statement. Ron Paul has made a lot of the years . . .

Turn about is fair play.

What? If he reads that he's going to cry like a little girl?

Why am I not allowed to point out that he's too wet to step on and too low to kick? The fact is - he is.


I'm a black woman. I was the target of the class of 1994. I hear dog whistles when I hear them. This man is one big dog whistle. And - I don't think I'm the only minority - let alone minority woman in America who thinks about Ron Paul just as I've written. When I read his words . . . when I see his video . . . when I see who he 'pals around with' and 'rubs shoulders with' - isn't it my statement obvious?

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quinnox Jan 2012 #1
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Lisa D Jan 2012 #3
JustAnotherGen Jan 2012 #4
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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:46 AM

1. That is very mild compared to

 

what is posted daily at DU about him. They must be very sensitive to consider that a "bold" statement.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:52 AM

2. You didn't say anything that was untrue. Some people can't handle the truth.

The RW said FAR WORSE and UNTRUE statements about Obama.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:54 AM

3. I love what you wrote.

This is my favorite line: "The things that Ron Paul hates? They had to be legislated because of people like him."

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:38 AM

4. You know I liken

Ron Paul's supporters to John Edward's supporters. . .

I was an Edwards support very early in 2007. But I can admit - I wasn't the best judge of his character. A man with great ideas about the plight of the poor and poverty in America - but one who could have been compromised.

Thus - I don't understand this foaming at the mouth 'protection' from his supporters in regards to his racist rhetoric over the years.

Look at Robert Byrd - who overcame his past via his record in Congress beginning in 1968. I cried when he died. I cried the same for him as I did for Ted Kennedy. But I cried for Byrd because when push came to shove - he got on board with the concept that all Americans are 'entitled' to due process and equal protection before the law - even if it WAS only to maintain his presence on the National Political Stage (as some of his detractors have argued). Having met him once - there was a warmth there and it's just my humble opinion that he did have a true conversion of the heart.

Ron Paul? He talks a good game about 'liberty' - but truthfully? It's only liberty for some.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:45 AM

5. You spoke the truth gently and made the case perfectly. I'm in awe of what you wrote and saving it.

Although I'd warn the white woman 'who got the vapors' that the truth shouldn't hurt, it should be liberating to everyone.

I think she's too afraid to speak up, so she's lost her 'liberty' already. If any of them want to make the case for 'liberty,' they need to understand they are in a group that actually espouse these values:

'How Freedom Became Tyranny'

Rightwing libertarians have turned “freedom” into an excuse for greed and exploitation.

http://www.monbiot.com/2011/12/19/how-freedom-became-tyranny/

It's an eye opener and those women should resist Ron Paul and his 'campaign for liberty' while they can still vote. Some of the Paul crowd want every amendment to the Constitution repealed except the first ten and don't mind saying they'll rescind the right of women to vote, too.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 12:16 PM

6. Amazingly kind, actually. I'd put it much more strongly. Your way is likely the superior

 

path. To me, Paul is a huge, multipurpose hater. Women, African Americans, Gay people, you name it, he hates it.

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