Ed Driscoll

NY Sun On Ron Paul:

Last year, Bret Stephens wrote in Opinion Journal, “How do you spot an anti-Semite? Ask about Israel”.

In the New York Sun today, Ryan Sager writes, “For all those getting really excited about anti-war, libertarian Republican Ron Paul, it’s worth noting that he’s pretty racist and also an anti-Semite”:

The Houston Chronicle story linked above contains quotes from a newsletter Mr. Paul put out in the 1980s and 1990s. It includes quotes referring to blacks as crime-prone and “fleet-footed.”

Mr. Paul also wrote that “By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government” and that the goal of the Zionist movement is to stifle criticism.

Regarding Paul’s infamous moment in Tuesday’s debate, Jonah Goldberg adds:

If you actually listen to more authentic voices than bin Laden