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JUL 09, 2013 - American Prospect

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I'm Shocked—Shocked!—That Rand Paul has ties to Neo-Confederates

  Gage Skidmore / Flickr During his 2008 presidential campaign, then Texas Rep. Ron Paul faced wide criticism for his newsletters—published as far back as the 1970s—which, at various points, were racist, homophobic, and anti-semitic. One newsletter from 1992 claimed that nearly all black men in Washington D.C. are “Semi-Criminal or Entirely Criminal”—while another from 1994 claimed that gays were “maliciously” infecting people with AIDS. Paul defended himself by saying that the newsletters were produced by a ghostwriter—with his name attached, and presumably, his consent—and the ... Read More

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