Video: Ron Paul, Bircheresque crank

I’ve got nothing to add to Ace’s post. Just wanted to make sure people head over there and watch the clip so they’ll have it in mind the next time this guy’s taken seriously by his fan club at Reason magazine or certain newstainment shows that really ought to know better. How he managed to parlay his Bircheresque crankery and cult-hero status among bottom-feeding Internet conspiracy theorists into a spot in the Republican debates is beyond me, but I guess there’s always room for someone who can work up a good head of steam about the Federal Reserve.

Here’s an example. No need to listen to the whole thing, just the part between 1:30 and 2:00 if you’re counting up or 4:30 and 4:00 if you’re counting down. The man he’s chatting with is Alex Jones, one of the leading lights of the Truther movement and a crackpot so well and fully cracked that he believes Cho Seung-Hui might have been a government assassin brainwashed by the CIA to perpetrate the VTech massacre as a pretext for rolling back Second Amendment rights.

This wasn’t the first time Paul appeared on his radio show, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

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Jazz Shaw 8:01 PM on December 06, 2022