I worked for the guy for 12 years as his personal assistant/travel aide. I can honestly say I never heard a racist word come out of his mouth in that entire time.
There were only two instances in that entire time that could be categorized as possibly "homophobic." But that's it.
Paul is in no way an Anti-Semite as many charge. He has no problem with Jews in the United States. He is however, passionately opposed to Israel, and wishes the State would not even exist. He sees it as a burden on the US taxpayer and too much of a hassle for our foreign policy.
There's many lies being spread by both sides these days, the diehard Paulists, and the liberal media. Nobody wants to bother to get the facts straight. Doesn't fit either one of their agendas.
Bottom line: Ron Paul is not a racist, or bigot or anti-Semite. But he does personally feel uncomfortable around homosexuals, (as do a huge number of older folks), and he most certainly opposes Israelis, (not Jews!).
Eric Dondero, Fmr. Senior Aide
US Cong. Ron Paul (R-TX)
And for those of you who don't know Eric Dondero, he positively detests Ron Paul's foreign policy and bashes Ron Paul on a regular basis. I don't know that I've ever heard him say anything nice about Ron Paul, other than the typical "he's solid on domestic policy" preface to a rant about how loony Ron Paul is and how he should be no where near the White House.
If any Republican would be inclined to pile on with the racist accusations, it would be Eric Dondero, and if any Republican would have the credentials to do so given his close association with Paul for many years, it would be Eric Dondero... and yet Dondero says he has never heard Ron Paul utter a single racist word.
Curious, isn't it? Ron Paul isn't exactly known for self-editing, not on camera in front of millions of viewers, and therefore certainly not in private among close associates. And Eric Dondero, who can't stand Ron Paul, and who even takes his jabs at Ron Paul's foreign policy in the comment above, publicly claims that he never once heard Ron Paul utter a racist word.
So can we just talk about the issues now? Instead of this drivel that Ron Paul did not write? ...unless you're calling Ron Paul of all people, a liar ...which would be stupid of you.
Editor in Chief, THL
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