Changes tune after Giuliani dissing and revelations of past racist remarks.
(BNN - May 26, 2007 - Lake Jackson, TX) - In an effort to revive his fledgling presidential bid, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) has responded to charges of being a racist and in bed with the 9/11 Truth Movement.
In an impromptu interview with BNN correspondent Stone Farmcracker, Paul admits to being insensitive to racial minorities in the past. Some of the quotes uncovered:
"If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."I want apologize to anyone I may have offended, Paul said. I really should have referred to them as 'people of color' instead of 'black.'"
"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 said.
...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."
"We don't think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That's true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such."
Paul also responded to charges that he has been in bed with 9/11 Truthers and supporting 9/11 conspiracy theories claiming Bush was behind the attacks of 9/11.
I apologize for giving the impression that I in any way support 9/11 Truthers. I really meant to say I support 'people of difference.'"