I am a long way from endorsing any candidate in the 2012 race. There are three guys I have already ruled out for myself, based on their funding and track record, but I have not made a final decision. I am a fan of Ron Paul's track record and his overall stance, but we still have a long way to go. I'm not one of these people who think he is some kind perfect shining light that will save us all. In fact, there are a few things he has done and said which I'm not happy about.
I can understand disagreeing with him on issues of foreign policy and the war on drugs. I happen to agree with him in those areas, but I can understand others objections. What I don't understand is the dishonest tactic to paint him and his supporters as antisemitic. Here is a perfect example of what I'm talking about:
It starts at about 3:40
Hmm? Neo-con is code for Jew? Where have I heard reasoning like this? Oh yeah from these people:
Let me ask the Tea Party folks a legitimate question. How is the left labeling you as a racist, and saying your opposition to socialism was code for racism any different than what Levin and his guest were saying about Ron Paul supporters. Before you comment with that one time you saw a Ron Paul supporter leave a comment on a website, let me remind you that the same logic is used to attack the Tea Party. Are there racist people in the Tea Party? Yes, any time you get a group that size you are going to have a few bad apples. Are there Ron Paul supporters who are antisemitic? Yes, but the overwhelming majority are not.
When I see antisemitic behavior, I call it out. I did it a few months ago on this very site:
This accusation that he and his supporters are antisemitic is just dirty politics. You can disagree with the man all you want on policy, but the hypocrisy of these antisemitic accusations needs to stop. GROW UP!