Certain Ron Paul supporters were recently offended when he was excluded from a poll at the popular blog, Little Green Footballs. Therefore, in the interest of fairness, I have included him in this simple multiple choice test. Just to be fair. Right?
Who wrote that, “If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”
A. “Jimmy the Greek”
B. Fisher DeBerry
C. Robert Byrd
D. Ron Paul
Although my first inclination would have been “Jimmy the Greek” who made reference to blacks having “An extra bone in their feet.” Which got him fired from his job. Fisher Deberry, former head football coach at the United States Air Force Academy said, “… Afro-American kids can run very, very well.” He retired the following year. Ninety year old Robert Byrd, former KKK member, is the longest serving member of the United States Senate. If you voted “D” you are correct! Next question:
Who wrote, “Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action.”
A. Michael Richards
B. Mel Gibson
C. Rush Limbaugh
D. Ron Paul
Michael Richards? Well I’m not going to repeat his comment. Mel Gibson, who is such a religious extremist he thinks his own wife is going to hell? Wrong. Rush Limbaugh, while entirely correct in his assessment of Donovan McNabb, got fired from his sportscasting position at ESPN for suggesting, “the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.” If you voted “D” you are correct! Next question:
“Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
A. Marion Berry, former Mayor of Washington, D.C.
B. Paris Hilton
C. Don Imus
D. Ron Paul
Marion Berry? While the former crack smoking Mayor of Washington, D.C. should be the most knowledgeable about that cities crime statistics, there is no evidence that he made the comment. And, by the way, he was re-elected Mayor after serving his sentence. Paris Hilton? While she is about to “enjoy” the criminal justice system on a first hand basis, she confines her DUI driving to the West Coast. Sixty seven year old Don Imus got fired for calling some young women, “nappy headed ho’s,” and has little to do with this question. I just didn’t want to leave him out. If you voted “D” you are correct!
Update: To the Ron Paul supporters that wish to convey that these words were not written by Ron Paul:
In a 2001 interview with Texas Monthly magazine, Paul acknowledged that the comments were printed in his newsletter under his name, but explained that they did not represent his views and that they were written by a ghostwriter. He further stated that he felt a “moral responsibility” to stand by the words that had been attributed to him, despite the fact that they did not represent his way of thinking:
“They were never my words, but I had some moral responsibility for them…I actually really wanted to try to explain that it doesn’t come from me directly, but they [campaign aides] said that’s too confusing. ‘It appeared in your letter and your name was on that letter and therefore you have to live with it.'”
Yes, his newsletter, with his name on it. He has to live with it.