Former Staffer Doubles Down on Ron Paul as Conspiracy Theorist

January 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm (9/11, Conspiracy Theory, Eric Dondero, Ron Paul, Truther, Yid with Lid)

Truther?

Last week we mentioned how former Senior Aide to Ron Paul, Eric Dondero, had claimed that his boss has expressed that “Saving the Jews” From Hitler was none of our business.  During his piece, Dondero also claimed that Paul was a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.  Here is a recap:

He immediately stated to us staffers, me in particular, that Bush/Cheney were going to use the attacks as a precursor for “invading” Iraq. He engaged in conspiracy theories including perhaps the attacks were coordinated with the CIA, and that the Bush administration might have known about the attacks ahead of time. He expressed no sympathies whatsoever for those who died on 9/11, and pretty much forbade us staffers from engaging in any sort of memorial expressions, or openly asserting pro-military statements in support of the Bush administration.

Now, in an exclusive post at Yid with Lid (a terrific site by the way), Dondero has reiterated such claims, and is calling out the media on not pressing Paul on the matter.
Responding to Jake Tapper’s interview with Paul, Dondero writes:

What Tapper should have followed up with, was simply asking Paul if he ever posited the theory that Bush “may” have known about the attacks ahead of time. Notice how Paul adds the caveat “About the conspiracy – of Bush [definitively] knowing about this.” That’s not how it went down in Ron’s offices in the 9/11 immediate aftermath. It was Ron often couching his terms with “might have known,” or playing devil’s advocate as in the case of “what if.” This of course, gave him just enough wiggle room to claim that he never said that’s exactly what happened back then, or as he is doing presently.

Dondero claims that the real conspiracy however, lies in Paul’s response to events immediately after 9/11 which raise the most concerns.  On the resolution to send American troops to Afghanistan: 

I maintain, as I have from the beginning of this, that it was Ron Paul’s immediate reaction after 9/11 that is the largest of the scandals. The media has yet to press him on this. What I said a week ago, and I say here today, is that practically our whole district staff strongly objected to his threatening to vote against the resolution to go into Afghanistan. Up until the very last minute.

Read the rest here… 

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Did Ron Paul Claim "Saving the Jews" From Hitler Was None of Our Business?

December 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm (2012 Election, 9/11, Eric Dondero, GOP, Pearl Harbor, President Obama, Presidential Campaign, Ron Paul, Truther)

Nutty

A former Senior Aide to Ron Paul between 1997-2003 is claiming that the GOP hopeful has made some insane statements regarding U.S. policy toward Hitler in World War II.  Even more insane than his usual comments about U.S. foreign policy.

Via Eric Dondero at Right Wing News:

Ron Paul is most assuredly an isolationist. He denies this charge vociferously. But I can tell you straight out, I had countless arguments/discussions with him over his personal views. For example, he strenuously does not believe the United States had any business getting involved in fighting Hitler in WWII. He expressed to me countless times, that “saving the Jews,” was absolutely none of our business. When pressed, he often times brings up conspiracy theories like FDR knew about the attacks of Pearl Harbor weeks before hand, or that WWII was just “blowback,” for Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy errors, and such. 

This is why Ron Paul has no credibility.  Countless Republicans say the same thing when it comes to his credentials – Paul’s fiscal policy is sound, but his isolationist views are dangerous.  Not to mention his Truther views.  To go along with his Pearl Harbor conspiracy theory:

He immediately stated to us staffers, me in particular, that Bush/Cheney were going to use the attacks as a precursor for “invading” Iraq. He engaged in conspiracy theories including perhaps the attacks were coordinated with the CIA, and that the Bush administration might have known about the attacks ahead of time. He expressed no sympathies whatsoever for those who died on 9/11, and pretty much forbade us staffers from engaging in any sort of memorial expressions, or openly asserting pro-military statements in support of the Bush administration.

Go ahead Paulbots and defend away.  The fact remains that he is the ONLY candidate who could not defeat Obama in 2012.  He is mildly insane, and the Obama camp would play off of that while adding a touch of ‘Old White Guy’ vs. ‘First Black President’ racism for kicks.

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