Newly Uncovered Videos, Letter Show GOP Presidential Hopeful Ron Paul Promoting Racist Newsletters Earlier Than He Claimed to Have Known About Them.

I really didn’t plan to write about GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, but his racist newsletters, but this is a hot mess that I just can’t ignore. I have always felt that Ron Paul and his son, Rand Paul, are two wingnuts. As they say, the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. Back to the issue of the newsletters — I am still amazed that this issue flew under the radar during the 2008 presidential campaign. He was a candidate, though, no-one really took him serious then, but the slate of Republican candidates is so bad that someone with connections to racist rhetoric is a front-runner in Iowa. That’s just bad and the Republicans ought to be worried.

Ron Paul seems to have forgotten that once a conversation is recorded, it’s out there for life. He has long denied having any knowledge of what was published in the racist newsletters sent in his name until 10 years ago, but newly resurfaced videos show him promoting those newsletters much earlier. This is all coming from the same person who wrote a letter in 1993 warning of a “coming race war.” If this is the best the Republican Party has to offer, a throwback to the dark days in America’s history, then they are in worst shape than we all thought.

Read The New Republic’s collection of Ron Paul’s racist newsletters: