Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Truth Shall Cost You Votes

Ron Paul may be absolutely correct when he told Jay Leno last night that Michele Bachmann "hates Muslims" but let's be honest here:  hating Muslims is a requirement for winning the GOP primaries.  That revelation won't hurt Bachmann one iota.

When asked by host Jay Leno what he thought of his rivals, Paul shook his head, slowed his voice and said, “she doesn’t like Muslims, she hates them, she wants to go get ‘em” — in reference to the comments Bachmann has made on the campaign trail over her willingness to attack Iran over its suspected nuclear program.

The comment was especially surprising for Paul, who up until now has shied away from personal attacks.

The comment even left the audience and host Jay Leno momentarily stunned.

That's some funny stuff right there, especially coming from Ron Paul, Avowed Racist.  Perhaps that's why he's stayed away from the personal stuff until this week, but he's in striking distance in Iowa and he knows it.  He needs to shave off every point he can from the also-rans.  And really, what are the other Republicans going to do?  Deny hating Muslims?  Accuse Paul of being a racist?  I'd like to see that happen.

I'm betting however that Paul pointing out this "unfortunate" fact about Bachmann is going to hurt him.  Racists don't like being reminded they are racists.

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