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Ron Paul and the Neo-Nazis, etc.

Ron Paul's surprising fundraising success lately is due in part to donations from people most politicians reject, as Andrew Walden reports at The American Thinker:


When some in a crowd of anti-war activists meeting at Democrat National Committee HQ in June, 2005 suggested Israel was behind the 9-11 attacks, DNC Chair Howard Dean was quick to get behind the microphones and denounce them saying: "such statements are nothing but vile, anti-Semitic rhetoric."


When KKK leader David Duke switched parties to run for Louisiana governor as a Republican in 1991, then-President George H W Bush responded sharply, saying, "When someone asserts the Holocaust never took place, then I don't believe that person ever deserves one iota of public trust. When someone has so recently endorsed Nazism, it is inconceivable that someone can reasonably aspire to a leadership role in a free society."


Ron Paul is different.


Read the whole article at the link above. Paul's campaign has neither returned, repudiated, nor blocked further donations and support from neo-Nazi and racist front groups, despite repeated questions from media sources.

Thanks to Scott Johnson of Power Line for the pointer.


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Kim du Toit has a good post... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Kim du Toit has a good post on the same subject at The Other Side of Kim blog. Good comments there too.

Ron Paul is the only candidate consistently supporting some Constitutional issues I support that the other parties ignore; unfortunately the rest of his platform is bat shite crazy, as are many of his supporters.

Be prepared for the usual RP supporters to come along and accuse you of 'hating the Constitution', Jim.

The person who owns the bus... (Below threshold)

The person who owns the business next to ours is a Ron Paul supporter, I mentioned something about white supremacists and he started shouting that they were going to save the country.

Ron Paul is a nutcase, and ... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Ron Paul is a nutcase, and his followers are even more nutty. What a bunch of wackjobs.

Whoa, $500 of over 8 millio... (Below threshold)
JohnGalt:

Whoa, $500 of over 8 million dollars from a nasty person. sure squares with your smear - That surprising fundraising success lately is due in part to donations from people most politicians reject" - That $500 really made all the difference.

Of course, none of the other republican candidates would go the african-american oriented debate (put on by Tavis Smiley), or the Arab-American conference. - Finally, Ron Paul polls highest among black republicans.

So what's your point ?

I think You need an awful l... (Below threshold)
914:

I think You need an awful lot of money to have a chance as the anti establishment candidate...

That is probably why it has not been returned? or repudiated assuming this is true.

So are You insinuating that Ron Paul is a "skinhead" in sheep's clothing?

For the record I am not supporting any candidate at this point.. think I will wait for some real debating........holding breath..

So the whole issue is based... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

So the whole issue is based upon a SINGLE $500 donation out of $8 million ? Seriously, this smells like a smear job. Poor form.

John Galt and _Mike_ ~ Rea... (Below threshold)

John Galt and _Mike_ ~ Read the article. Paul hasn't returned, repudiated, or refused the link for donations, nor the endorsements from these groups. It takes about a minute to make a clear statement about it.

If you or Paul's campaign doesn't like the question, go pound sand.

Was the donation in <a href... (Below threshold)

Was the donation in Liberty Dollars?

914:thin... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

914:

think I will wait for some real debating........holding breath..

Real debate can't occur as long as fabricated issues, such as this, are pushed ahead.

Jim A:

If you or Paul's campaign doesn't like the question, go pound sand.

It's not about 'liking' a question. It's whether the question warrants the attention it's getting vs other questions. If there's some legitimate indication that Paul is a racist, great... let's discuss it. However, this is a classic political smear and only serves to stifle discussion of other (real) issues.

I'll just add that reading this piece was reminiscent to a certain former-commenter/troll here (who's, oddly, now an author on a sister site and banned here) arguing that contrasting the reaction to Imus' 'nappy ho' remarks to rap lyrics constituted 'defending Imus' and made one a racist.

check out this article from... (Below threshold)
jp:

check out this article from the other day as well, very informative.

http://www.americandaily.com/article/20911

though I think the paultards are targeting this one, so might have Denial of Service attack.

very good, keep trying. Gets into the Google connections and how the majority of his idiots are Leftist kooks from deep blue districts. Zombie did a photo essay of an anti-war rally in San Fran. THose freaks have all converted to Ron Paul kooks

not only that, he's knowing... (Below threshold)
jp:

not only that, he's knowingly had his columns published in Neo Nazi publicantions such as American Free Press which denies the Holacaust ever happened.


just research Paul's votes on Israel related stuff in addition to his near anti-semitic rhetoric. He and Kucinich are only two that always vote against Israel and prefer terrorist outfits like Hezzbollah

since the paultards have th... (Below threshold)
jp:

since the paultards have that link down, here is key parts of the article:

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Where's all that money coming from?

At first, I assumed, and had even written, that Ron Paul's financial support was coming from the Libertarian wing of the Republican Party. Then I was corrected by former Ron Paul aide and founder of the Libertarian Republican Caucus, Eric Dondero, who also founded MainstreamLibertarian.com and hosts blogtalk radio show Libertarian Politics Live.

In an interview with Dondero, he emphatically complained; "Please refrain in the future from using the label "Libertarian Republican" in describing Ron Paul. Call him what he is: Some sort of populist leftwinger."

Dondero continued, "Since 9/11 Paul has become a complete nutcase conspiratorialist quasi-Anti-Semitic leftwing American-hating nutball."

These were strong words from a former aide to Mr. Paul (from 1997 - 2003) and words worthy of investigation in my mind. So I decided to investigate, which in politics always means, follow the money.

Where is all that money coming from?

Upon investigation, it appears that Mr. Dondero is exactly right. Much of Ron Paul's money is not coming from mainstream Libertarians or Republicans.

Although he is running as a Republican, he actually has very little support from rank and file Republicans, as every national Republican poll confirms. But it turns out that he has very little support from mainstream Libertarians either. As Dondero pointed out, "Ron Paul is only attracting support from the leftwing side of the libertarian spectrum, virtually none of whom are Republicans."

According to official campaign fund raising filings posted at http://www.opensecrets.org, Ron Paul's top contributor is well known internet giant Google. Google, with Al Gore on the board of directors, has a long history of progressive political activism, both in the way they censor search results to bury conservative slanted stories, and in their campaign contribution habits, which is solidly Democrat, with the exception of Ron Paul.

Like Howard Dean before him, Ron Paul first grabbed headlines with his very hi-tech internet campaign, which is now easily explained by the fact that his largest constituency is in the computer tech community. It also explains how Paul supporters have perfected the art of "spamming" or "jamming" online polls, creating a false impression of bigger support while invalidating poll after poll. Other tech giants like Microsoft and Verizon top his donors list as well.

Among Ron Paul's top donor zip codes are of course parts of Texas, but also heavily liberal districts in Chicago (60614), San Francisco (94117), more than 80% of which supports Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer, and Los Angeles - Long Beach, which is his second largest donor area after Dallas.

What we have here is a candidate trying to win the Republican nomination by raising money from liberals across the political aisle.

This is why his fund-raising is not translating to improved poll positions

Here's where the Ron Paul campaign becomes dangerous

Because Paul supporters know that support coming from non-Republicans is not reflected in the Republican polls, they have started a campaign to promote party-jumping so that their anti-war supporter's from the left can vote in the Republican primary.

Twenty four states have "open" primaries, which means, one need not be Republican to vote in those Republican primaries. Ron Paul supporters are promoting both strategies - one in which Democrats, Independents, and members of other third parties can vote for him in "open" primaries where possible, and switch parties to vote for him where the primaries are "closed."

The mere notion that a Republican presidential candidate should be nominated by this strategy is insane and very dangerous to the entire election process. At a minimum, it is a demonstration of just what kind of people are behind the Ron Paul campaign, obviously, not constitutionally conscious people. I do not know if the Paul campaign itself is behind this effort.

The Daily Paul is openly promoting Change Party Affiliation to Republican to Participate in Primaries. "As you may realize, there are many people from across the spectrum planning to support Ron Paul: Libertarians, Constitutionalists, Green Party members, disenfranchised Democrats, and of course the disenfranchised Republicans. Many of these people may not realize that they NEED to change party affiliations to Republican to vote in the GOP Primary in many States." (A direct quote from the site)

So, how Republican is Republican candidate Ron Paul?

If he's funded largely by anti-war leftists, from Democrat stronghold districts and counting on Democrats, Libertarians and members of the Green Party to win the Republican nomination, not very...

How to Whip This Ron Paul C... (Below threshold)
Justaman:

How to Whip This Ron Paul Character and All His Wacky Followers.

Ron Paul can be defeated by ignorance. Ignore him if you can.

By lies. Misrepresent his positions whenever possible.

By word gaming. As Lenin advised, "First, confuse the vocabulary."

By contempt. Dismiss him as amusing and pathetic.

By smearing his supporters. Find the worst and spotlight them.
Call them a cult.

By consensus. Dismiss him with peer-pressure ridicule.

By false accusations. Spread them quickly and far.

By never discussing his policies. Change the subject to his person.

By the polls. Ask the right people the right questions and get the
answer you want.

By reporting his most unpopular votes. But don't report his reasoning.

By rudeness. Wreck any debate where his ideas are winning.

With all these tools, he can be easily defeated. Use them generously.


But Ron Paul cannot be defeated by refuting him in an honest and
courteous technical debate.
Avoid that.

Justaman ~ Nice cut and pa... (Below threshold)

Justaman ~ Nice cut and paste job. I see even a Ron Paul-bot can be trained to do that.

god I hate ron paul... (Below threshold)
bobbyusbombs:

god I hate ron paul

How sad to have come to a p... (Below threshold)
ZetaByte:

How sad to have come to a point in the hisory of the U.S.A., where, to advocate obedience to the Constitution (read: Supreme Law of the Land), is a "marginal idea," and "out of the mainstream." When you allow the government to ignore "their rule-book" in even one small area, you create a precedent that only gets worse. How many Ron Paul detractors, can honestly say they have EVER read that precious document? My desire is to force the federal government back into the box created for it, by the Constitution, and Ron Paul has a consisant record of trying to do just that. Read Article 1, Section 8, and consider the ramifications! BTW - and this will drive some out there crazy - he has also been married to the same wife, for almost 50 years. Doesn't this tend to indicate that he takes his promises seriously?

Thanks for posting this art... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Thanks for posting this article. It's nice to see that other folks are seeing the same thing that I am when it comes to the Ron Paul crowd. I recently dug a little deeper into the 9/11 conspiracy movement, which Ron Paul silently embraces, and found strong ties to Neo-Nazi organizations. They use the anti-American rhetoric of involvement in the Middle East as a springboard for their own hidden agendas. These folks represent a very dangerous minority of people.




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