The Washington Examiner’s Timothy Carney wrote a piece saying GOP will take off the gloves if Ron Paul wins Iowa, (“Just like they did to Pat Buchanan in 1996” as buchanan.org points out.) And the New York Times and The Weekly Standard opened the ball with a revival of attacks based on the Ron Paul Letters of the 1980s, an attack that was made in 2008 by the New Republic.
- The Company Ron Paul Keeps, Weekly Standard, by James Kirchick December 26, 2011]
- New Focus on Incendiary Words in Paul’s Newsletters, By Jim Rutenberg And Richard A. Oppel Jr., NYT, December 19, 2011
We covered the Kirchick attacks when they happened during the last election. The Ron Paul letters would not be a big deal in a society that actually believed in political debate. What's going on now is simply rampant Politically Correct hysteria.