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February 13, 2011

YAF Rejects Ron Paul

It's been a blessed three years since we've had to hear from or about Rep. Ron Paul or his racist, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Unfortunately, he's back on the national stage after paying for a couple hundred college students to go to CPAC.

As I wrote the other day, his paid-for followers were the most classless group of people at CPAC. They frequently interrupted the speakers with yells of "war criminal", "draft dodger", and "show us the shekels." And they greeted Ron Paul's paean to isolationist disengagement with glee.

That was too much for Young Americans for Freedom, which promptly expelled Paul from their advisory board.

“YAF’s concerns with Rep. Paul stem out of his delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe anti-war movement,” the press release declared. Specifically, they’re upset about Paul’s “journey into the anti-war left by laying the blame on America for the unprovoked attacks of September 11th. Additionally, Rep. Paul has not condemned the 9/11 ‘Truther’ conspiracy theorists that support him, and he has repeatedly insisted that the United States not bring justice to those who have murdered thousands of our civilians and soldiers at home and abroad.”

YAF's national director added:

"Rep. Paul is clearly off his meds and must be purged from public office. YAF is starting the process by removing him from our national advisory board. Good riddance and he won't be missed," added Marks.

Young Americans for Liberty, the successor group to "Students for Ron Paul 2008", promptly responded, "Nuh uh! We're the group of the future."


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