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“Why Ron Paul’s Twitter Is Getting A Little More Interesting” (open)

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CAPTION: Yes, Ron Paul, some veterans with PTSD go to the gun range for therapy.

Ron Paul, a former representative in Texas, has also written “racist or homophobic passages,” according to sources via Fox News.

“Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.” (from Fox News.)

This is a sick and twisted remark by Ron Paul. He wrote that “‘Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’” Paul tweeted that treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.

Ron Paul “has been attracting negative attention all day for a tweet he sent Monday morning regarding the death of former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle” at the hands of Eddie Ray Routh, a Iraq War veteran. Ron Paul, who is 77, now runs his own Twitter feed, according to Buzz Feed Politics.

Mediaite reported that:

Ron Paul was once protected by both aides “trained in press relations and friendly journalistic outlets” that were pleased to “leave the most incriminating statements on the cutting room floor.”

It seems that Twitter has allowed for “a unique level of intimacy with America’s elected representatives.” There is probably “too much intimacy, as former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) demonstrated on Monday with a supremely ill-advised tweet” in which he has attempted “to raise awareness about an important issue with a remarkably offensive 140 character eulogy of a fallen Navy SEAL. (From an article by Mediate.)

The tweet outraged people on Twitter, particularly conservatives. Commentary editor John Podhoretz called it “appalling”; “you really are vile,” tweeted Republican strategist Rick Wilson. (Buzz Feed Politics)

Paul’s tweet seemed to prompt the return of the Ron Paul Newsletters Twitter feed, which was active during his presidential campaign and tweets quotes from the controversial newsletters published under his name in past decades that frequently included racist or homophobic passages (Paul and his aides have maintained that he wasn’t the author of the newsletters). It had been laying dormant since March.

“Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.” (The quoted sections are from Fox News.)

We would like to hear your views on Ron Paul’s outrageous remarks. By the way, I recently wrote an article about former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

  • nimei576

    tinyurl.com/cnaff79.

  • http://police-state-watch.blogspot.com/ JTWilliams

    This outrage is absurd! Chris Kyle was not just a veteran- he was a self-proclaimed hero who shot people in the back, and then had a whole newscorp. press tour to tout his twisted heroism. If you have a brain, you realize that Ron Paul was addressing this individual, who made up a supposed confrontation with Gov. Jesse Ventura. Ventura filed suit against Kyle (who had no witnesses to this supposed knockout punch). Chris Kyle was the spokesman for a vile strain of American militarism. He can be your hero, but he aint mine!

  • HELENK2

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/04/Rand-Paul-responds-Ron-Paul

    Senator Rand Paul responds to ron paul. ” Chris Kyle was a hero”

  • getfitnow

    I saw this over a week ago.American feminists once again remain silent, proving that their movement is nothing but a politically motivated fraud.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273308/Sheikh-Abdullah-Daoud-Saudi-cleric-sparks-outrage-calling-baby-girls-wear-burka.html#axzz2Jw3mAo3L

    • HELENK2

      there is really something mentally wrong with these people. I have never heard of men being so afraid of women as this bunch. Apparently they have no self control what so ever and it is the female’s fault.
      sick twists

  • getfitnow

    Key words: “…if they are BELIEVED to be…” — Not “if they are proven to be”. That should frighten everyone.Time to gird our loins.

    http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16843014-exclusive-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-drone-strikes-on-americans

  • stodghie

    i found it interesting this accused killer indicated he killed for the truck in a comment to his sister. that doesn’t fit too well with the story this poor “hero” killed due to mental issues. at least it gives the story another slant to consider.

    • Sanshiro123

      I agree that it looks like a pre-planned, political hit. At least the people I have known with PTSD tend to shy away from violence or confrontation, get flustered very easily, and are almost the opposite of cold blooded killers. The mastermind may have killed him using an ex-Marine with PTSD for cover for obvious advantages.

  • HELENK2
  • TeakWoodKite

    Late night reading
    http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/020413_DOJ_White_Paper.pdf
    DOJ White paper memo on the continuing story of Rocky Road,…. I mean John Yu… I mean the OLD…

  • HARP2

    Study Suggests Neanderthals Died Out Earlier Than Previously Thought

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/04/study-suggests-neanderthals-died-out-earlier-than-previously-thought/

    THEY JUST BECAME LIBERALS.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Suggest all they want. I am more concerned about the DNA that filled the gap in time after the Neanderthals died out … hate to think Obama is the result of a missing link in the gene pool.

  • HARP2

    NBC EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department Memo Reveals Legal Case for Drone Strikes on Americans

    A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S.
    government can order the killing of American citizens if they are
    believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an
    associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2985343/posts

    • no_longer_a_democrat

      So, if Bush had done this, would the American MSM then care?

      I remember the dimocrats bitching and moaning about privacy and how it was unconstitutional to monitor incoming telephone calls to american citizens from international known/monitored terrorists.

      So now Soetero and the dimocrats are doing even more than Bush, and not a peep from the hypocrites like Amy Goodman on Democracy Now, what a load of hypocritical sanctimonious pathetic lefty people.

  • HELENK2

    the uncalled for remark was just sickening. Any respect for that man I just lost. Those that live by the sword have protected his skinny a$$ for many years.
    little man = little mind

  • Popsmoke

    This is what iam talking about….
    http://touch.latimes.com/#story/la-na-nn-chris-kyle-sniper-truck-20130204/

    “Kyle took veterans to gun ranges as part of his own style of therapy — to some, controversial. At a Sunday news conference, Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Routh’s mother, a schoolteacher, may have reached out to Kyle to get help for her son.”

    And i will revise my last remarks… We lost three heros and that includes the shooter…

  • Popsmoke

    Paul is right about one thing. Treating PTSD at a range is not a really smart idea. Of course Paul could have said it better as well. While folk like Kyle are a necessary fact of life in the military. Lets remember that lionizing a sniper is also not a smart thing these days.
    Unfortunately, we lost two brave souls…

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    This may get me some down arrows, but I have to admit, when I first heard they were helping a fellow veteran with PTSD at a shooting range, I didn’t get it, I didn’t understand how this is valuable in the recovery process. I asked a veteran friend of mine, and he explained that he sort of helps confront emotions so they can be controlled.

    So, then I understood the process, in terms of what Mr. Kyle was helping with with regards to the ex-Marine who fatally shot him. but I suppose then the next question I would ask is, don’t they have to have some level of mental stability before the recovery starts? I mean if the veteran, this shooter, was so severely mentally scarred, then should he even be on the shooting range, with those weapons, if he is so scarred that he cannot be trusted with weapons. Maybe once he gets a bit better, then take him to a shooting range so he can continue to recover more. But until then, don’t have near those weapons with others nearby.

    So, in that sense, I do get what Ron Paul was trying to say about treating PTSD on a shooting range.

    However…. what Ron Paul said next is beyond reprehensible, “live by the sword, die by the sword”, wth??!?! they were at a shooting range, not some war zone

    Ron Paul always does this, he makes some sense, and then he goes off on some lunatic rant, erasing any sense he made before.

    RIP Navy Seal heroes. Very sad tragedy.

    • akaPatience

      I agree with you!

  • HARP2

    By the way Paul. Many police officers have to go to the shooting range before they can go back to duty after such incidents.

    • Popsmoke

      Ummm what does not have to do with this? This kid was not going back into action…and if it was deterimined he suffered from PTSD that would have been the very last thing the military would have done….

  • HARP2

    So we can expect Ron Paul to die of stupidity ?