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Ron Paul Was Never A “Birther”

Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul has cleared the air on where he stands on questions surrounding the “natural born” status of US President Barack Obama by saying he never paid it any mind, and that prospective presidential candidate Donald Trump is desperate for attention in bringing it up.

“Is there something to it [the so-called "birther" issue], based on what you have heard?” MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked the fiscal conservative Paul on April 19. “Is there any question that our president isn’t legitimate?”

“From my viewpoint, obviously not, because I never bring it up,” Paul replied. “So I’m going to leave it to talk show hosts and to Donald Trump, and let you guys argue it out.”

Strangely that answer wasn’t clear, or good enough, for Matthews. “No, no, but, no, be a — no, be a little more — no, this [answer] is a dodge,” Matthews said. “Is there anything to it?”

“Not that I know of,” Paul said.

Finally Matthews conceded: “You’re not a birther, sir. Thank you. We have given you the stamp of approval. You’re not a birther.”

Appearing on ABC’s The View this Monday, Paul added to his opinion on the issue by saying that Trump, who has shot to first place among potential Republican presidential candidates, “was desperate for an audience. And he got his audience.”

Trump was roundly booed last February at the annual CPAC convention for telling the audience filled with Paul supporters that the Texan could “never become president.” Paul later won the convention’s straw poll for most favored presidential candidate for a second year in a row.

Paul said he will make a decision on whether to run for president a month from now.

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  1. NewsGuy says

    IMO Trump did all this media blitz to draw attention away from, and limit the momentum of, a potential Ron Paul presidential run.

    And, if Paul should run, Trump may too, just to ruin Paul’s chances.

    And, if Paul wins, which he might, Trump could go 3rd party, claiming he is the “real” voice of Republicans and conservatism, and the GOP has been “hijacked” by Paulites (implying all sorts of crazy things that Ron Paul is not party to).

    • Philoctetes says

      And if that happens, Obama is guaranteed to win because the Republican vote will be split in half.

      • Philoctetes says

        In 1980, John Anderson, a liberal Republican running as an Independent third- party candidate for President, siphoned more votes away from Carter than Reagan.

  2. Aunt Jane says

    Paul is too smart to get drawn into that mess. Problem with him as a candidate is that he is 75 years old or about that. Personally I think that is too old to take on a job with that much stress. Being president makes an old man out of a young man.

  3. UF says

    You live in a dream world if you think Ron Paul has any hope of a presidential bid. If you want to see 4 more years of Obama then run Ron Paul. It would be a sweep, just like the Thunder is trying to do to Denver tonight at 10 pm (in the NBA playoffs).

    • caiusmartius says

      Do you have any idea what the NBA stands for? Think about it UF. Speaks more to your Deviant sexual needs than to anything else. You double gated Punk. If you have needs that perverse, get sent to prison. You get all you want. Ha, probably more than you can handle.

      What you are is wrong. As wrong as two boys Fu__ing. Don’t forget to use Listerine.

  4. ted says

    If Paul runs he will get a load of he democrat vote, so no need to worry about spitting the republican vote

  5. Aryan says

    It’s starting to look like the right-wing Americans will never learn as they’re busy to allow the stooges of the left, aka RINOS, to let Obama slip into his 2nd term in 2912. Sigh….

  6. galtgulch says

    Ron Paul missed an opportunity to discuss the Constitutional issue regarding presidential eligibility. The issue has to do with the original meaning of the concept “natural born citizen” as understood by the founders. They didn’t define it because it was widely understood at the time to mean that both parents had to be American citizens. They relied on Vattel’s Laws of Nations:
    http://www.birthers.org/USC/Vattel.html
    Ron Paul must know this but chose not to bring it up.

  7. UF says

    Example of Racist remarks that Ron Paul made in the 90′s in a Newsletter he sent out:

    “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,”

    “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,”

    Paul also wrote that although “we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers.”

    Other statements by Ron Paul:
    Paul reported on gang crime in Los Angeles and commented, “If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”

    Stating that lobbying groups who seek special favors and handouts are evil, Paul wrote, “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.

    Now I realize that many of you here don’t have a problem with these statements but the mainstream press will. It will crucify him, make him out to be a whack job. I seriously doubt that Ron Paul is electable.

    • rusrs says

      Please present evidence to counter his claims, as they are statistically true. We have banned all study and research into the matters however and will instantly demonize anyone who brings up pesky things like facts into the argument. Blacks run faster? Check. Commit more crimes relative to their population distribution? Double check. Zoinist lobbyists have a huge presence in washington? Yep, that one is also true. So lets all crucify the man for making factual statements, FUN!

  8. M says

    How would Trump ruin Ron Paul’s chances of winning? Ron Paul isn’t going to win.

  9. kristielopez says

    Not growing weary of Rand Paul- his ideas on balancing the budget are a good start http://bit.ly/g9d3So

  10. prous says

    And he will never be president, the guy is in a dream world, running this guy against obama is like putting a screen door on a submarine.

  11. Montana says

    Our president had already showed his US birth Certificate to;

    1. Get a US Passport; http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2008/03/20/obamas_passport_files_hacked/

    2. Become a US Senator;

    I feel sorry for all the little Birthers, It’s not their fault; it’s your families’ fault that taught you that you were better than other people based on race, creed ethnicity, color, nationality or sex, in short they engrained in you their hate (what a legacy).

    But you know at some point you need to grow up and act like an adult and think for yourself and distinguish what is true and what is BS.

    But there is where the little Birthers find yourself because we all know it was never about a birth certificate or grades, because we all know you want to go around wearing white sheets, burn crosses and hang people who are not like you, we know that your growth is stunted in your hate, and hate is what this is all about, you will never win anymore, and I feel sorry for all of you.

    I can only imagine when our President is re-elected what you phonies will lie about next. Oh, and just know, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it’s a duck, the little Birthers are a bunch of racists!

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