On Up with Chris Hayes it was an uneventful program but one of the exchanges was very interesting. Elise Jordan, who once worked with Condoleeza Rice, when discussing the Republican presidential candidates, said that the Republican Party should pay heed to Ron Paul's positions on national defense and the war of drugs, along with his economic policies. Later Chris Hayes brought up the newsletters and said that no matter how you slice it Ron Paul is not qualified -- whether Paul believed what was in the newsletters, or didn't believe but allowed them any way, or didn't know what was in the newsletters with his name on them, Hayes said he's unqualified if any of these are true.
I've never heard Hayes or other liberals disqualify Obama for his long term relationship with Reverend Wright -- they just roll their eyes when it's brought up. But, no matter how they slice it, Obama's relationship with a bigot and racist should be just as damaging as Ron Paul's newsletters. The Left says that Obama didn't write the Reverend's sermons, but this is a weak defense. Obama sat in the audience for years while vile biogotry and racism spewed from the pulpit, and Obama also had a personal relationship with Wright, praising him before running for President. Distinguishing between types of racism and bigotry is a smoke screen, and this makes Hayes a hyopcrite on this issue..
Obama had his relationship with the racist, bigoted Wright and the racist Church up until 2008, when Obama then threw Wright under the bus, which also speaks to character. Ron Paul has not shown any signs of racist tendencies, and his proposed policies are good for African-Americans and other minorities. Aside from the newsletters, which Paul denies reading or approving, and which were written 20 years ago when Paul was working as a physician, Paul has not said or done anything that can be described as racist or bigoted. Obama's relationship with Wright up until 2008 was in Obama's name, and it is Obama's responsibility to accept his tacit approval of Wright's racist, bigoted message. The Left is totally hypocritical on this issue.
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