After hearing from a rational and reasonable Ron Paul supporter, Glenn was feeling pretty good about taking more calls from the supporters.
Didn’t take long for the more typical Ron Paul fanatic to surface on the phone lines. First the caller accuses Glenn of being bought and paid for by the Israeli lobby (which, interestingly, was conspiracy theory featured prominently in the racist Ron Paul Newsletters from the 90’s). After that failure he went on to an even bigger one. What started as a defense of Ron Paul’s foreign policy ended up being a declaration that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & Osama Bin Laden were ‘not crazy’ in any way shape or form. If you are a glutton for punishment – listen to the call in the clip above.
“Hey, Glenn, how are you?” The caller said. “I’m definitely a Ron Paul supporter, and I definitely believe that your interests are, for America are put after Israel’s interest and you’re operating on behalf of Israel and not America.”
“I believe you took your 30 pieces of silver for Israel over America,” he continued.
After accusing Glenn of being a paid member of the Israeli lobby, the caller went on to say that Osama Bin Laden was justified because Americans have “bombed his people and we killed his women and children with bombs and airplanes.”
Of course the biggest doozy?
“Osama Bin Laden and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, they’re not crazy?” Glenn asked him.
“No.” he said. He later added “What makes Ahmadinejad crazy? What makes him crazy?”
Needless to say, the call didn’t last much longer after that. Glenn thanked the caller and joked that he was doing a service to Ron Paul by spouting his his crazy rhetoric.
“This guy’s crazy, I believe uneducated, a conspiracy theorist, and a bigot,” Glenn said of the caller.