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Showing posts with label Conservatives. Show all posts
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Friday, July 20, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Conservative Support, Love Of Russia And Closing In On Butina





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On the nonverbal weakness

The common thread among what follows is a sad and unsurprising reality. The GOP and millions in the nation have actually moved their existential affiliation quality of life (associations) to the backyard and potential dog chain of Putin and his Kleptocrat state: Russia.


Here is one example of the extent to which American's conservatives have aligned with a historic and ongoing enemy of the states. Putin and his enemy state are not friends of the US. Take a look at the horror of a mind laden with Republicanism and oozing with a love of Putin
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If you feel the image above is a one-off happenstance, think again. I suspect there are millions more in conservative America who display a US Flag while harboring sweet drippy thoughts of Putin and his world.

The Facebook Page Lab Pro Lib posted a graphic from Axios's Lazaro Gamio compiled a recent Survey Monkey poll of slightly over 2000respondents.

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SurveyMonkey online poll conducted July 16-17, 2018 among a total sample of 2,100 adults living in the United States. Margin of error of ±3 percentage points; Poll methodology.


The US can repel any invading force or nation when the prospect of invasion is military action. But, when one-third of the nation (considering the 2016 vote spit) is offering itself up as a fertile filled for the nation killing authoritarianism of the likes of Putin, even the US has a shaky third leg.

 The third leg of 63 million Americans came in third in the numbers which mattered in the 2016 General Elections.  Putin's fertile field.  Also notice the number which sits atop the count: the uncommitted, non-interested, non-voting, and foolishly gullible who may have fallen for Russian operatives. Operatives working in Russian Internet rooms ad Russians which are in the US as unequivocally as was clearly shown via the seven-year run of the FX TV series, The Americans.

If we combine thought of the images which we used to start his piece and the reality of the unfolding story of Russian operative Butina, the reality is dire and the danger to the nation is real. Following conservatives and their political party will prove a challenging going forward.

Now, let's take a look at an unfolding picture of a nation which millions in the nation find palatable. Our look at that nation is only possible via the gullible minds, sexual proclivities, and the reality of an American gun culture.  

Before we embark on another detailed and relevant segment from the Rachel Maddow Show, we will remind what flows has the GOP and America conservatives at its targeted subjects.

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The Maddow segment was, as expected, detailed and informative. If you did not view the MSNBC segment or prefer the visuals of an infographic on the matter, what follows may better suit your information absorption. The Infographic includes names delineated int he Maddow segment. 

Talking Points Memo



The common thread, guns, the GOP, conservatives, and Russians.

We also offer a quick look at another aspect of probable Russian influence on GOP politics and decisions from the current US President.

At the 5:07-minute mark of the following video Steve Schmidt, former GOP strategist and campaign adviser to John McCain's 2008 campaign, spoke on a Hardball panel about the danger inherent in Trump's love of Putin.  Schmidt speaks for a little over a minute and a half.



More?
We most definitely have a problem in American conservatism.  

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Shooting Survivor's Father Admits Doctored Email



Colton Haab’s dad admits omitting words in email about CNN town hall ‘scripted’ question argument
Colton Haab
On Valentines Day 2018, a lone gunman entered a Florida high school and killed students and teachers and wounded several others before leaving the building, visiting a McDonald's and walking around near a park. He was arrested without incident; no beatings no shooting, no rough stuff. While I recall Trump suggesting cops stop "being nice" to their arrest subjects, Iit seems Trump's concern doesn't span the full scope of criminals. (Just certain criminals).

Since the shootings, a few students have spoken out about failures of law enforcement and the federal government regarding providing safe schools for our kids. One student, Colton Haab, is a survivor of the mass killing. Haab joined others in speaking to the media but his interaction with cable news outlets carried (political or social) dynamics other survivors avoided or has no interest in pursuing. Colton Haab's father apparently has a mindset which differs greatly from the parents' of the majority of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schools student survivors.

Colton Haabs, father went public with an accusation CNN had changed the script of his son's TV appearance. Of course, you know what followed. The father's efforts to level "fake news" at CNN backfired via ensnaring Trump, other media, and Fox News (non media GP communications division).

“School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town Hall after refusing scripted question.” @TuckerCarlson. Just like so much of CNN, Fake News. That’s why their ratings are so bad! MSNBC may be worse.
5:26 PM - 22 Feb 2018

Tucker Carlson and his typical Fox News style.

Colton Haab's first appearance


Carlson attempting to twist the knife on CNN.


And, conservatives had a few days of fun, fun, fun till facts took the story away.


CNN responded with a factual response. 

There is absolutely no truth to this story -- and we can prove that. CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night's town hall, nor have we ever. Those are the facts. 🍎

After a few days as frequently the case with conservatives their media, the truth came forth. Colton Haab's father literally doctored the email he reported as CNN censorship. It seems the father's effort to cast a fake news shadow on CNN ended with the shadow on Trump, other media and Fox News (non-media GOP communications division).

US News and World Report (AP Story)

Shooting Survivor's Father Admits Email Changes in CNN Spat

Oh, the sadness in watching conservative America drag us all into an abyss of social and political catastrophe is overwhelming.

Fox News Chief purveyors of Rightwing smut, Carlson and Hannity, also concede the story was bogus.




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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Quick Hit: Bill Moyers And The MInd Of The Conservative (VIDEO)




Must watch 1:54 minutes.....


Yes there is a mental difference in conservatives and liberals. We all know there is a difference, but it is worthwhile to see a learned social scientest speak from a position of knowledge and experience.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

GOP 2016: Scott Walker Cancels Event Appearance, Rumors Of The Koch (Money) Well Drying Up And Trump


UPDATE: The New Yorker is reporting the Kochs have given up to Walker.

Look. you cannot see the marionette strings!

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When I think of the field of conservatives who are vying for the GOP 2016 presidential nomination, I find little reason to wonder why Donald Trump is faring so well among conservatives. The field of candidates is almost comical and despite Rience Priebus's neutered management of the situation, the party's inner core isn't showing well. A fact that should not surprise and is indicated an ideology that is absent usefulness in circa 2015 America. As is the case with conservative ideology, people who subscribe are literally lost in a sea of regressive fantasy. They live in a social bubble and when coupled with numerous sources of mis-information America's conservatives are scrambling for a "hero." It seems Wisconsin's Scott Walker is not the hero of his past second place polling numbers.

As I think of Scott Walker, it is easy to see why the party hero is a New York City carnival barker who is rapidly showing the ridiculousness of reality television. Our penchant for seeking self-gratifying voyeuristic moments of fantasy television entertainment is slowly manifesting in poll results that favor Trump. An intriguing sidebar to Trump's impact on the campaign is his attracting polling numbers which equates to the probable loss of campaign cash to the more regressive of the 16 candidates.  There isn't one of the 16 GOP candidates who is more regressive than Scott Walker. And, Scott comes with another dynamic important to his money backers. He offers Koch brothers funded regression while sporting a Wisconsin gubernatorial track record that is literally unfathomable.

Have a look?


The economic record has resulted in a Walker slide down the approval ratings roller-coaster like a ride on Jackson, New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure, Kingda Ka. In late August, walker polled at 25% among a survey of Republican primary voters. More important, Walker recently polled among Wisconsin residents at the 39 percent level. Why would any worthwhile uber wealthy oligarch fund a veritable political loser?

Unsubstantiated reports of Koch brothers slowing the flow of campaign cash to the Walker campaign, have floated across the Internet over the past two weeks.  

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"Remember Barack Obama had never run anything in government before, and we see what a lousy president he's been," Walker said. "I've run things. I've actually got things done." 
"If you want someone who will fight and win... and get results without compromising common sense conservative principles, then I'm the candidate," Walker told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."
Walker says he will fight. What exactly would Walker fight for or against. Would he undertake to rid the nation of all public service workers? Would he become a clone of Bush/Cheney's charge into Iraq by chasing and destroying the nation's labor unions? His ill-advised comments about being qualified to takeout ISIS based on taking-down 100,000 union protesters was indicative of a childlike mindset as well as a candidate reaching for the weakest of administration fait accompli.  Walker would fight for any and every issue handed to him by the Koch brothers as first priority and all other (conservative agenda) matters on a secondary basis.

If you have any doubt about the accommodating candidate for Wisconsin, watch as he un-artfully dodges CNN's Jake Tapper's efforts to secure an answer regrading special interest in the nation's capital.





Under the carnival tent of one Donald Trump and consistent campaign stumbles, Walker is fading among Republican candidates. When adjoined with rumors of dwindling Koch money, and a coming GOP debate we should be in for an interesting week in GOP politics.

Crooks & Liars is reporting Walker has cancelled an appearance in California. 


Walker Cancels Appearance At California Event

For months, Scott Walker was planning on headlining at the Republican state convention in California. On Friday, he suddenly canceled his appearance without explanation: Presidential candidate Scott Walker on Friday abruptly canceled his planned speech at the California Republican Party convention next weekend, according to someone involved with the event's planning who was not authorized to…
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Philadelphia Train Crash Due to "Gayness Factor"




While running through a few headlines over the weekend, I ran into the usual right wing bigotry from Fox News as feed to its viewers. I also ran across yet another example of white privilege, or the perception of such via a business owner, that illustrates a metastasized example of conservative racism. A couple of items from Crooks And Liars stand out as noteworthy in it level of shamefulness.

Sandy Rios On Train Crash: Engineer's Gayness A 'Factor'

Hmm. Since we're playing make-believe and all, let's suppose the engineer was a fundamentalist, God-fearing Christian and was so worried about a gay couple being on his train that he COULDN'T EVEN THINK STRAIGHT. Could we blame Jesus? Amateur train derailment investigator and Fox News contributor Sandy Rios told radio show audience today that the engineer…
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Two Studies With Very Different Results"; Is IQ Related To Social Views?


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We are posting a couple of Intelligence Quotient (IQ) related studies for your perusal. The first study is important and the detail of its importance is highlighted via reading related comments below the piece. Remember, you cannot get the full grasp of the first study without reading the closing remarks (Scroll down a bit after reading the study)

2011 Iahymnews....

New Study shows Liberals have a lower average IQ than Conservatives


08/10/2011 iahymnews

A new study conducted at Socialists shows that in America, Liberals have a significantly lower IQ than Conservatives. The study was conducted on 100,000 registered voters in 40 different states over the last twelve years, and has concluded its results.

The first part of the study lists the correlation between political beliefs and intelligence. Subjects of the study were chosen at random and requested to come to an unmarked van to take a test and answer some questions for a reasonable amount of money.

Of the 100,000 people, there were people from many doctrines, from conservative to liberal to marxist to fascist. Socialists came out on bottom, with an average IQ of 87. The second worst were Liberals and then Marxists, with 88 and 89 respectively. Conservatives received an average score of 110, which is significantly above average. However, the conservatives did not score the highest. The holder of second place were Communists with an average I.Q of 115, and the first place was apolitical people who did not follow any specific doctrine, who received a whopping score on average of 135.

 
 IAHYM News attempted to interview President Barack Obama on the new find, but he refused to speak directly. Instead, while walking down the strange hallway, he told correspondent Joseph Ducreux that the study
was ridiculous and false, but failed to provide any reason as to why or 
how the science of the study is at fault.
Hilary Rodham Clinton was also contacted, but she immediately hung up
the phone when she figured out that the study was being mentioned at all.
Other parts of the study included the daily activities of the various people based on their doctrines. Apparently, Liberals are five times more likely to commit a crime, steal or cheat on a test than anybody else except for Socialists, 52% of which have committed a major felony while being watched. Conservatives not only did not commit any crimes, but they actually prevented them, as the few events where a Conservative was threatened by a thief or mugger was hindered by a concealed handgun. Also, Communists are the most likely to commit rape or sexual assault, second to socialists.

The study was conducted in other countries as well, where 81% of Muslim Extremists admitted to following the Liberal doctrine and idolizing President Barack Obama. The study was conducted by a group of roughly 900 different scientists across the country over the past twelve years, each one taking on a little over a hundred people per person.

Reporting from New York City, this is John Bowling.
©  IAHYM News Network, 2011

Closing Comment

Oh yeah, and everything in that bullshit you just read is completely and totally false. There has been no such conclusive study, and all of the “Finds” are based on public paranoia. Chances are good that if you are a conservative, you were empowered by this new find. 
If you, even for a second, thought this find might be true, you are probably an idiot.

Yet another study with opposite findings ;-)


Millennial Media

The media saturated generation Y

Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand?

Lower cognitive abilities predict greater prejudice through right-wing ideology.
The first study? Well, you simply have to throw a bit of humor in your life from time-to-time. 
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Libertarianism: PRRI Survey, Murray Rothbard, Lew Rockwell, Ron Paul, The Kochs And A Recipe For Plutocracy

We at the TPI vehemently disagree!

Regardless of the perception US Libertarians are divided socially and politically, the ideology has a conservative lean that provides very fertile ground for American Plutocracy. The ideology has major money-brokers in the Koch brothers and their (secretive) Billionaires Donors Club and has a fissure into a lack of racial diversity.  Any learned person would be blind if they did not recognize via digging deeper bigotry and racism embedded the existential comings and goings of Ron and Rand Paul (document-able in his case). Despite concerted efforts to divest and separate from republicanism, I do not find enough daylight to separate modern libertarianism from common conservative republican ethos. In some cases the light is so slight libertarianism almost seems as far-right conservative doctrine. Factually, speaking, I have yet to meet a libertarian that did not come across as a conservative. If there are truly liberal conservatives, they must co-exist in a secretive society away from most publications and never on camera!

There are many schools of thought on libertartianism. The one major criticism I  can muster is, all that I read seems to avoid factoring human behavior as a critical outcome of theory.  One publication that garnered my attention is an Institute of Humane Studies publication read on US libertarianism. I feel the material is palatable and similar in content to my admittedly biased paradigm when it comes to the most visible aspects of libertarianism. 


The Institute of Humane Studies defines "libertarianism' as follows:
The libertarian or "classical liberal" perspective is that individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary."
The Institute's definition lends itself to serious scrutiny and questioning. What manifests "as much liberty as possible?" What level of government is the minimum level to maintain any degree of ordered in society?"

"....as much liberty as possible."  How about the liberty to run around naked with an expectation people will not report you to the authorities? More seriously, how about the liberty to deny a people access to facilities and services based on race, gender or sexual orientation?  All prospects that inordinately benefits the white male (See PRRI survey data below).

"....as little government as necessary."  Does Somalia serve as a good enough example?

The Institute of Humane Studies
Other libertarianism definitions

According to Libertarianism: A Primer by David Boaz, Free Press, 1997. 
Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others. Libertarians defend each person's right to life, liberty, and property-rights that people have naturally, before governments are created. In the libertarian view, all human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.


According to American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition, 2000.
NOUN: 1. One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.
The Challenge of Democracy (6th edition), by Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey Berry, and Jerry Goldman
Liberals favor government action to promote equality, whereas conservatives favor government action to promote order. Libertarians favor freedom and oppose government action to promote either equality or order.

On Monday October 29, Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) has published the results of a 2700 participant survey on American Libertarianism. The survey in aggregate seems to confirm my stated premise. A quick read of the press release excerpt below, shows deep connection with hard core right-wing politicians, support for Tea Party politicians and a demographic composition that mirrors the GOP. We have extracted a few passages and data from the exhaustive PRRI Survey.

Public Religion Research Institute

Survey | 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in America (full pdf report)

Excerpt
Compared to the general population, libertarians are significantly more likely to be non-Hispanic white, male, and young. Nearly all libertarians are non-Hispanic whites (94%), more than two-thirds (68%) are men, and more than 6-in-10 (62%) are under the age of 50. 

The party affiliation of libertarians skews significantly more Republican than Democratic. Close to half (45%) of libertarians identify as Republican, compared to only 5% who identify as Democrat. However, half of libertarians identify as politically independent (35%) or identify with a third political party (15%), including roughly 1-in-10 (8%) who identify with the Libertarian Party. Roughly 4-in-10 (39%) libertarians identify as part of the Tea Party movement, while 61% do not. 

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Libertarians make up a smaller proportion of the Republican Party than other key conservative groups.  Only 12% of self-identified Republicans are libertarians, compared to 20% of Republicans who identify with the Tea Party, 33% who identify with the religious right or conservative Christian movement, and 37% who identify as white evangelical Protestant. 

Libertarians also constitute a smaller proportion of the Tea Party movement than other core conservative groups. Aboutone-quarter (26%) of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement are libertarians, compared to a majority (52%) who say they are a part of the religious right or conservative Christian movement, and 35% who identify as white evangelical Protestant. 

Libertarians are composed of a disproportionately high number of white mainline Protestants (27%) and religiously unaffiliated Americans (27%). Only about 1-in-10 (11%) libertarians identify as Catholic, and no libertarians identify as black Protestant. 
GOTW.102913.Libertarian 320x414 Survey | 2013 American Values Survey: In Search of Libertarians in AmericaGenerally speaking, libertarians are more opposed than white evangelical Protestants, those affiliated with the Tea Party, and Republicans overall to government involvement across a range of economic policies, such as raising the minimum wage, Obamacare, and increasing environmental protections.
  • Nearly two-thirds (65%) of libertarians oppose increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.00 an hour, as do 57% of Americans who identify with the Tea Party. By contrast, 57% of Republicans overall and 61% of white evangelical Protestants support raising the minimum wage.
  • Nearly all (96%) libertarians have an unfavorable view of the 2010 health care law, compared to 83% of white evangelical Protestants, 78% of Tea Party members, and 89% of Republicans.
  • On the issue of passing tougher environmental laws, libertarians and Tea Party members are generally aligned in their strong opposition (73% and 74% oppose), while white evangelical Protestants and Republicans overall are also opposed but with less intensity (62% each opposed).
Unlike economic questions, on which libertarians are generally aligned with other conservative constituencies, libertarians have a more distinct profile on social issues.

  • Nearly 6-in-10 (57%) libertarians oppose making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion, a proportion identical to the general population. By contrast, strong majorities of Republicans overall (58%), Americans affiliated with the Tea Party (58%), and white evangelical Protestants (68%) favor making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion.
  • Seven-in-ten (70%) libertarians favor allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their lives. Americans who identify with the Tea Party are closely divided on this question (49% favor, 51% oppose). By contrast, strong majorities of Republicans (58%) and white evangelical Protestants (70%) oppose this policy.
  • More than 7-in-10 (71%) libertarians favor legalizing marijuana. By contrast, approximately 6-in-10 Republicans (61%) and Tea Party members (59%), and nearly 7-in-10 (69%) white evangelical Protestants, oppose legalizing marijuana.
  • Unlike most other social issues, libertarians remain socially conservative on same-sex marriage. While a majority (59%) of libertarians oppose same-sex marriage, they are significantly less opposed than Republicans overall (67%) and than other conservative-leaning groups such as Tea Party members (73%) and white evangelical Protestants (80%).
Methodology in brief:


The survey was conducted among a random sample of 2,317 adults (age 18 and up) living in the United States and who are part of GfK’s Knowledge Panel. Interviews were conducted online in both English and Spanish between September 21 and October 3, 2013. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. 
PRRI  Survey Press Release: Linked (a worthy read)

Excerpt
Notably, libertarians hold more negative views of Democrats than they hold positive views of Republicans. Nearly 9-in-10 (89 percent) libertarians have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party, including nearly two-thirds (64 percent) who have a very unfavorable opinion of the party. A majority (57 percent) of libertarians have a favorable view of the Republican Party, but a substantial minority (40 percent) have an unfavorable view of the GOP.


Among voters who identify with or lean toward the Republican Party, support is spread fairly evenly across the potential 2016 presidential field in a head-to-head question. Eighteen percent prefer Governor Chris Christie, 18 percent prefer Congressman Paul Ryan, 15 percent prefer former Governor Jeb Bush, 14 percent prefer Senator Marco Rubio, 11 percent prefer Senator Rand Paul, and 11 percent prefer Senator Ted Cruz.

  • Among libertarian voters who identify with or lean toward the Republican Party, Paul (26 percent) was the most popular potential candidate, while 18 percent prefer Cruz, 16 percent prefer Rubio, and 13 percent prefer Ryan. Fewer libertarian voters prefer Christie (10 percent) or Bush (6 percent).
  • Among Tea Party voters who identify or lean Republican, Cruz is the most preferred candidate (22 percent), followed by Rubio (18 percent), Ryan (14 percent), and Paul (13 percent). Roughly 1-in-10 Tea Party voters prefer Bush (11 percent) or Christie (12 percent).
  • White evangelical Protestant voters have less clear candidate preferences than libertarian and Tea Party voters. Among white evangelical Protestant voters who identify or lean Republican, top preferences include Ryan (19 percent), Christie (16 percent), and Bush (15 percent), while roughly 1-in-10 prefer Rubio (13 percent), Paul (11 percent), or Cruz (10 percent).
End PRRI Survey

As I think of libertarianism the following information comes to mind. We dug deep regarding Ron Paul's racist 1900s newsletters and located Lew Rockwell and Murray Rothbard comparable to a 105 millimeter artillery shell landing on granite hill side.

Lew Rockwell has since posited to separate libertarianism from far-right conservatism. His efforts fail to soak into my very biased mind.


Ron Paul and the roots of modern-day libertarian/conservatism.



Excerpt
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.....But in the 1990s and 1980s, anti-government sentiment was much less mainstream. It seemed contained to the racist right-wing, people who supported militia movements, who obsessed over political correctness, who were suspicious of free-trade deals like NAFTA. 
Rothbard had tremendous influence on Lew Rockwell, and the whole slice of the libertarian movement that adored Ron Paul.
But Rothbard and Rockwell never stuck with their alliances with angry white men on the far right. They have been willing to shift alliances from left to right and back again. Before this "outreach" to racists, Rothbard aligned himself with anti-Vietnam war protestors in the 1960s. In the 2000s, after the "outreach" had failed, Rockwell complained bitterly about "Red-State fascists" who supported George Bush and his war. So much for the "Rednecks." The anti-government theories stay the same, the political strategy shifts in odd and extreme directions.


As crazy as it sounds, Ron Paul's newsletter writers may not have been sincerely racist at all. They actually thought appearing to be racist was a good political strategy in the 1990s. After that strategy yielded almost nothing - it was abandoned by Paul's admirers.



Read more:  (Same link as above, provided here only for sake of attribution)


"Outreach to the Rednecks", the linked article provides what appears as a detailed expose about the genesis of the Paul Newsletter horrors. The newsletters apparently generated great amounts of income for the Paul organization.
Murray Rothbard
Murray Rothbard, libertarian theorist
At that time a libertarian theorist, Murray Rothbard argued that libertarians ought to engage in "Outreach to the Rednecks" in order to insert their libertarian theories into the middle of the nation's political passions.
Reason Dot Com: Who Wrote Ron Paul's Newletters
Excerpt  
The most detailed description of the strategy came in an essay Rothbard wrote for the January 1992 Rothbard-Rockwell Report, titled "Right-Wing Populism: A Strategy for the Paleo Movement." Lamenting that mainstream intellectuals and opinion leaders were too invested in the status quo to be brought around to a libertarian view, Rothbard pointed to David Duke and Joseph McCarthy as models for an "Outreach to the Rednecks," which would fashion a broad libertarian/paleoconservative coalition by targeting the disaffected working and middle classes. (Duke, a former Klansman, was discussed in strikingly similar terms in a 1990 Ron Paul Political Report.) These groups could be mobilized to oppose an expansive state, Rothbard posited, by exposing an "unholy alliance of 'corporate liberal' Big Business and media elites, who, through big government, have privileged and caused to rise up a parasitic Underclass, who, among them all, are looting and oppressing the bulk of the middle and working classes in America."

If this piece is in any way peaking your curiosity, or validating your previous perceptions of liberatrianism, you may want to read this Salon Dot Com piece.







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