Thursday, December 27, 2007

So many lies


and so little time to refute them. With less than 2 weeks before the Iowa Caucus I noticed a substantial increase in attempts to smear Rep. Ron Paul with everything from Racism to being a Bush Supporter. At every turn I put the facts forward at various popular blogs. Over at Crooks&Liars (where I'm now banned)the most popular lie repeated over and over was that Rep. Ron Paul votes "99%" of the time along with the Bush administration. Anybody who even takes a glance at Rep. Paul's voting record would know this is not true. But hey if it's on Crooks and Liars it must be true!

The most ugly and unsubstantiated smear has been that Rep. Paul is a Racist. Even the New York Times, joined in. They just repeated the lies ( or was it "Top Level" linked information? ) without any investigation. This is the NY Times retraction (notice there is no apology for the harm done )
"Editors’ Note: The post below, which appeared on The Medium on Monday, contained several errors. Stormfront, which describes itself as a “white nationalist” Internet community, did not give money to Ron Paul’s presidential campaign; according to Jesse Benton, a spokesman for Paul’s campaign, it was Don Black, the founder of Stormfront, who donated $500 to Paul. The post also repeated a string of assertions by Bill White, the commander of the American National Socialist Workers Party, including the allegation that Paul meets regularly “with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review and others” at a restaurant in Arlington, Va. Paul never attended these dinners, according to Benton, who also says that Paul has never knowingly met Bill White. Norman Singleton, a congressional aide in Paul’s office, says that he met Bill White at a dinner gathering of conservatives several years ago, after which Singleton expressed his indignation at the views espoused by White to the organizer of the dinner. The post should not have been published with these unverified assertions and without any response from Paul."

Like I said in earlier posts, as the Ron Paul campaign grows the lies thrown at him and us (oh yeah we are all Racists according to many "Liberal" Commenters) will also grow. I really don't hold out much hope that the American People will refuse to swallow the pablum fed to them. The Nation is just one big case of Stockholm Syndrome. But, I gotta try. With Ron Paul supporters being banned at Redstate, Wonkette, Crooks and Liars, along with the Racist smears by Jesus General, Ornicus and the NY Times it is easy to see that many are scared of Rep. Ron Paul and his supporters. A Ron Paul Presidency will ask a lot of the Citizens. The 1st one will be to take the bottle out of the mouth and put on Big Girl and Big Boy pants. Yeah, scary, but don't you think it's time Americans grew up?

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