Good old Uncle Ron got into some problems this week when it came to light that he was given a donation by the white supremacist Don Black, the head of Stormfront, and then refused to give back the money when confronted about this “un-influential” individual. Here is Paul with Don Black.
Well, the fanatical fringe support for Paul doesn't stop there. Over at Little Green Footballs, they have been exposing case after case in which Paul is courting some of the vilest portions of our society, in a very clear and calculated way.
At Vanguard News Network (another racist site), they had this to say:
“I have kept quiet about the Ron Paul campaign for a while, because I didn’t see any need to say anything that would cause any trouble. However, reading the latest release from his campaign spokesman, I am compelled to tell the truth about Ron Paul’s extensive involvement in white nationalism.
Both Congressman Paul and his aides regularly meet with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review, and others at the Tara Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, usually on Wednesdays. This is part of a dinner that was originally organized by Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis and Joe Sobran, and has since been mostly taken over by the Council of Conservative Citizens.”
This claim is corroborated atRon’s federal disbursement page.
It’s not just right wing idiots that back Paul. The 9/11 “Truther” movement has jumped right into his ship, and Paul has made no gestures that this disturbs him in the least.
Let’s not forgot how popular the man has become with the moonbats either. Not only has hard lefty Dennis Kucinich stated that he wants to run on the same ticket as Paul, but the totalitarian communists at Counterpunch also seem to have an affinity for this halfwit. I wrote a piece a few weeks back about how frequently you find pro-Paul comments at staunchly socialist and anarchist sites. It seems there is no stopping the crud that Paul can pull in from both sides!
To be fair, one should not condemn a candidate just because he may have some crazy supporters. Lord knows you won't have to look hard to find someone you don'tt like supporting your candidate of choice. But Ron Paul isn't just picking up a few crazies: he is getting huge portions of their movements. I am sure there are plenty libertarians backing Ron who don't subscribe to either radical fringe, but you must also recognize that the head-in-the-sand isolationism that Paul supports sure does keep odd bedfellows.
But wait, the Ron Paul forums say this is all a smear by “Zio-Nazis”! Those Jooos…… I knew it! (sarcasm off)
UPDATE: I should make it clear that I don’t believe Paul is a Nazi, or a Communist, or even a “Truther”. Hey may even hate all of those things. But he is none-the-less pulling these people into his camp in a significant way, and that should worry libertarians attracted to Ron.