Nah, say it ain’t so.
Ron Paul is not having the best holiday season. First the media discovered racist, anti-Semitic newsletters that went out under Paul’s name in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Then the New York Times did a story about the support Paul draws from white supremacists and anti-Semites.
Now there’s former Paul staffer Eric Dondero purporting to describe the ins and outs of Paul’s positions on everything from Israel (it shouldn’t exist) to Hitler (we shouldn’t have fought him) to 9/11 (U.S. authorities may have known about the attacks) to Afghanistan (we shouldn’t have invaded). He calls Paul’s foreign policy “sheer lunacy.”
Or, as the conservative Weekly Standard summarized in hits headline: “Ex-Aide Says Ron Paul Is a 9/11 Truther & Isolationist Who Thinks U.S. Shouldn’t Have Fought Hitler.”
In his 2,100-word piece, posted at RightwingNews.com, Dondero says he held several campaign and Capitol Hill posts with Paul from 1987 to 2003. At his own website, LibertarianRepublican.net, he said he was revealing much of the information for the first time. “Much of what I have to say will not please the liberal media hacks. Though, the Ron Paul diehards will find much objectionable, as well,” Dondero wrote.
Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton, in a statement circulated to the media, called Dondero “a disgruntled former staffer who was fired for performance issues. He has zero credibility and should not be taken seriously.”
Dondero’s position as a former colleague of Paul’s, gave him a good look at the philosophy and mental process of a bat-shit crazy loon.
The ‘disgruntled, performance issues’ crap usually rears its ugly head whenever an heretofore faithful sheep leaves a flock. In this case, the apostate is simply affirming what observers already know; Paul’s foreign policy ideas are just plain fucking stupid, he’s anti-Israel, and his followers are on the lunatic fringe. Dondero downplays Paul’s anti-Semitism, explaining: “…Ron Paul has no problem with (Jews). In fact, there were a few Jews in our congressional district, and Ron befriended them with the specific intent of winning their support for our campaign.” In spite of Paul’s abject hatred of Israel, we’re supposed to believe that some of his best friends are Jews. What chutzpah.
The best entertainment comes in the form of the Paulbots’ rush to defend their leader and excoriate critics. Read some of their comments at the Rightwing News site where Dondero posted his commentary.
A few of them popped up to comment on a post I did about Paul back in June of last year. I can hardly wait until they see his one.
- Ex-Aide Says Ron Paul Is a 9/11 Truther & Isolationist Who Thinks U.S. Shouldn’t Have Fought Hitler (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Ron Paul: U.S. Shouldn’t Have Fought Hitler Just to Save Jews From Holocaust (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- Ron Paul: I Wouldn’t Risk US Troops to Stop the Holocaust