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Ron Paul Newsletter Scandal, Iowa, and Trump’s Revenge

Can Ron Paul’s “rock solid” caucus strategy save him from the negative incoming?

Paul’s PR troubles are real and the criticism deserved, but these types of things also can make die hard supporters of a candidate double down. Andrew Sullivan, who endorsed Paul, ended up spinning himself senseless today.

But could Paul’s troubles help Mitt Romney? Who knows, it could even give Newt a respite from the onslaught.

The New Republic has posted a compilation of his greatest worst hits on racism, bigotry and general wingnuttery.

Race

A Special Issue on Racial Terrorism” analyzes the Los Angeles riots of 1992: “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. … What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.”

The November 1990 issue of the Political Report had kind words for David Duke.

This December 1990 newsletter describes Martin Luther King Jr. as “a world-class adulterer” who “seduced underage girls and boys” and “replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.”

A February 1991 newsletter attacks “The X-Rated Martin Luther King.”

This is Ron Paul’s last stand and the godfather of the Tea Party movement is going out in a blaze. It’s been all the rage for Republican presidential candidates this year.

In other political news, in an early Christmas president to comedians everywhere, Donald Trump is now officially an independent. CNN’s headline is priceless: “Trump Dumps GOP.”

More like revenge, because there was no way Donald Trump was going to take the Newsmax Apprentice debate humiliation, delivered at the hands of the Republican establishment, without a rejoinder or giving them some time to sweat.

So, if Santa is listening I have one last wish for Christmas. You know what it is. I’ve been very good. Please.

ps-Enjoy the Usher video of Christmas music, because everything this time of year goes better with a seasonal soundtrack.

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