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Examining the Ron Paul Newsletter that is About to Hit Prime-Time

Republican Presidential hopeful Ron Paul and his supporters have complained that the media has been ignoring Paul. And they are correct. Despite fairly high placement throughout the primary debates, Paul has been asked very little and had few moments in the debates in which to answer questions. And Paul and his supporters have rightly criticized the media for largely ignoring his campaign.

All of that is changing and Paul is probably wishing for a little less attention now. Be careful what you wish for!

As Ron Paul and Mitt Romney emerge as the only 2012 GOP Primary Candidates on the Virginia Republican Primary Ballot, and Paul is rising in the polls in Iowa, perhaps even with a possibility of winning the first primary in the Nation, all journalistic guns now turn their attention to Ron Paul and his “problem” issue.

And this is one problem that Paul does not want to talk about and his supporters refuse to consider. But it is something that is not going to go away. And refusing to address the situation properly and immediately is what got Herman Cain into trouble.

First, let’s take a look at an interview Paul did with CNN where he became clearly irritated about the question and tried to disavow the newsletters that were published in his name. I know, it’s CNN, but this is a small sample of what is in store for Paul from ALL media outlets and he clearly has no answer. After the clip, we will examine the newsletter bit by bit.


The first problem Ron Paul has with disavowing any connection to the newsletter is a big one, and it is at the end of a solicitation letter for the paper. And, unfortunately for Paul, it is his signature at the end of the letter that solicitation for his newsletter (and money – tax-deductible no less, a government subsidy).

That puts Paul’s denials into a different perspective. The Sargent Schultz “I know nothing” defense Paul is using pretty much fails to satisfy inquiring minds with that stamp of approval and authenticity at the end.  I don’t know about you, but if my signature appears at the end of a document, I want to make sure I know everything it says, because either signing it or allowing my signature to be used on a document indicates that I agree and authorize the content of the document. And the fact that Paul pocketed a reported million dollars from the letters is also a significant fact.

Let’s move on to the comments in the letter itself and see exactly what these letters said that has people calling Paul a racist, conspiracy nut and homophobic.


Here, the Paul Newsletter is talking about the newly redesigned US Currency that makes it harder to counterfeit the bills. A number of changes were incorporated into the designs including adding colors other than green. At this point, it may be time to bring out the Aluminum foil hats before you read this and make sure your money is not anywhere nearby… listening!

The fact that anyone could believe this is really out there. You hear people describe Ron Paul as bat-s**t crazy fairly often. Many of them have probably not even read this.

And here is more about the diabolical Federal plan to use this new money as a spy device.

And then we get to the part where Paul is called a racist, homophobic, Israel-hater.

It is really hard to read something like that and not wonder what is wrong with the writer.

And recall how Rahm Emanuel said “Never waste a good crisis“?  It seems that the Paul newsletter agrees. The letter promises information on how you can make money from the diabolical scheme and impending race wars and other disasters to come.


And one of the things you notice right away is that this letter is written in the first person. I , me, etc. Not he or Dr. Paul. If Paul did not write these, they definitely were intended to make the recipient believe that they were directly from him and it was his knowledge and experience that the reader was actually being solicited on. So, if Ron Paul neither wrote them nor read them (at the time) yet he pocketed the million dollars, or whatever the sum was, then this was a fraud on an unsuspecting potential buyer which may be worse than the bizarre content itself.

If someone uses a “ghost” writer to actually write an autobiography, that is one thing. A person may have an interesting and compelling story, but without a skilled wordsmith to put it down on paper, the story might not be worth reading.

But selling a newsletter purporting to be the culmination of Paul’s years in Congress and his expertise as a physician goes beyond ghostwriting. Many may even consider it fraud.

So, it may not matter if Paul wrote this or even read it. If he allowed his signature to be used on this, his name and experience to be the impetus behind the sales pitch, then he owns the content for better or worse. Only a lawsuit at the time for wrongly using his name might absolve him of these letters.

He can deny it all he wants, but if you buy his “know nothing” plea, then you must also think Eric Holder is completely without blame in the Fast and Furious scandal for the same “know nothing” defense.

Disavowing these newsletters is simply not acceptable. And completely unbelievable.

Both Ron Paul and his followers will have to do better, though I suspect that is not going to be possible under the scrutiny yet to come.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

5 Responses to “Examining the Ron Paul Newsletter that is About to Hit Prime-Time”

  1. Sara says:

    Excellent post, Tom! You always do such a good job in the way you present the evidence.

    Ron Paul was one of my top two choices as recently as a few months ago. But further research that turned up things like this told me that while he may hold many positions that I really like – he isn't the right guy to be our President.

    College students and young people idolize him, true. But Congress isn't made up of young people and college students, and there is nothing that would lead me to believe he would have the support in Congress to be a good leader. And right now our country is in need of someone who believes in 'tea party principles' – but is also a good leader, and able to sell the country on why those principles are the best solution. That is not something he is very good at – or else he wouldn't be called a 'lone voice' in Congress.

  2. M Lee says:

    The articles were published by a think tank that was set up by Dr. Paul. They published thousands upon thousands of articles. I believe Dr. Paul's explanation and that at most he is guilty of mild negligence for not reading every word that was published under his name. His message of freedom does not mesh with the hateful words and I believe him to be a very principled man.

    Unbiased reporting though, very thankful for that.


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