Morning Mix: Ron Paul, Racist or Cynic?


Another day, another poll showing Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading in Florida, despite taking some hits from both former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on everything from the Massachusetts health care law to tax returns.

Romney was also taking hits from Democrats who pounced on his ties to Medicare fraud allegations while at Bain Capital. This is either going to make Romney really toughened up for the general election or a crumpled shell of a candidate with all the heat he’s been under lately.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul on the other hand is pretty much skipping Florida, focusing instead on Maine. It’s probably a good thing to since most of the campaign media is focused on the Romney/Gingrich battle instead of reporting how Paul totally knew about all the racist and homophobic garbage peddled in his newsletters. In fact, he signed off on it all leaving the real question of whether he’s a racist or just another cynical politician looking to expand his base.

In news not-directly related to the campaign, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she is looking forward to life outside of politics. Clinton said she does not plan to serve in a second Obama administration but would stay on until the president would be able to nominate her replacement. Clinton’s tenure at the State Department has been a smashing success and this country is well served with her in office. While I don’t think this is the last we will have heard from Clinton, it is always bittersweet to see such amazing female leadership transition into life outside of public service.

2012 is shaping up to be the year when infrastructure and the environment finally get some real attention. The Obama administration made news with a major re-write of forest policy while Speaker of the House John Boehner made it clear Republicans will try and attach domestic drilling to infrastructure spending. So that will be fun.

Most importantly, a hearty congratulations to Care2 blogger extraordinaire Robin Marty and her husband Steve, daughter Violet and son Sebastian as they welcomed little Howie to their family yesterday. Our best wishes to the Marty family and we look forward to Robin’s sharp eye and analysis returning soon!


Photo from Gage Skidmore via flickr.


Jackie Agusta
Jackie Agusta4 years ago

He's probably a little of both :-(

Eddie O.
Eddie O4 years ago

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Eddie O4 years ago

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Eddie O.
Eddie O4 years ago

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Charles Wasserman

Ron Paul is neither racist or a cynic.
He is a man of great vision and honor.
I urge everyone to support Dr. Paul as the forty-fifth President of the United States.
The long term survival of our nation depends on it.

Tobe R.
Tobe R.4 years ago

I don't know why anyone bother to reply to Steven B[gone] comment. Stop replying to him let him wither away somewhere with his propaganda 101. He's the racist, he go around calling everyone names like he's the chosen shet from hell. Everyone is stupid except for his between the legs size nut-brain. He knows it all but nothing of Paul's position to return to the State the authority to regulate their own state's affairs as stated in the U.S. Constitution. Based on this fact which he didn't know he went on to admonishing those that do know. He talks about how lovely things are under Oba and growth in the economy but that growth only applies to the 1% which he does not belong too but thinks he does. Other say following the Constitution cannot be done now, we are no longer that United States. I say we are, and we might be the minority, that way things look, but we are just like Paul, we believe that's what this country is suppose to be. It's about personal responsibility and accountability--it is the Constitution of the United States which some declare is no longer applicable. The Constitution of the United States--this is this country. I support Ron Paul to keep alive the Constitution of the United States--the laws of this land which the anti-Americans living here are trying to nullify. So StevenB[ull shet] take your picture of yourself ugly selfish self out of here and shove it where it will do most good, in the top and bottom end where your hot air is escaping from.

Tobe R.
Tobe R.4 years ago

This Jessica betch is really after Paul, she scraping her underwear for shet to smear him. Racists this prejudice that for little bull shet she write can't compare to Paul's recently introduced Bill to repeal section 1021 in the NDAA to protect U.S. citizens, your underwear crap can't compare to Paul returning portions of his office budget money the U.S. Treasurer, him taking a reduced salary and will take a reduced pension when he retires, him voting to save American lives by not fighting other country's wars, him wanting to spend foreign aid money in America for Americans instead of other country's people, and most blacks can easily see the bs behind your kind of bull shet while little white skin you can't. Shut up and sniff your own underwear and stop waving it at us. The American flag has 50 stars, not one.

Nancy L.
Nancy L4 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Ron Paul 4th place out of 4 in the Florida primaries... oops he just beat out other.... LMAO

Debra Holliday
Debra Holliday4 years ago

OH BROTHER! I just read what all the muck was all about -- racism???? You've got to be kidding! The statement about the LA Riots were fact. He voted to give the medal to someone he deemed better at the time -- must have been hard to pick the best out of that list! IF everyone who ever said anything truthful about a bad sector of society was called racist -- I'm including those people who call some on welfare "lazy freeloaders" -- racist? or how about the sector on welfare that people call "white trash". My point is, nothing that was said was racist, it was only statements about "who" started the riots -- a black man -- and he did go back to his welfare home. Racist or truth? If it had been a white man who started it who lived in the same condition? No one would even care!