December 26, 2011, - 5:36 pm
Ron Paul Refuses to Disavow Stormfront, Other Anti-Semitic, Racist Groups Openly Campaigning for Him
If Ron Paul wins the Iowa Caucuses, just over a week from now, it will be a very definitive sign that Iowans–particularly Republican Iowans–embrace and endorse Jew-hating bigots (just like when Jesse Jackson won the Michigan Democratic Primary in 1988). This isn’t about people from the opposite party crossing over to help elect the worst candidate. Ron Paul wouldn’t get far with just those. Nope. This is far more worrisome. Ron Paul is getting a big boost from the neo-Nazi Stormfront site and other openly anti-Semitic, racist groups. And Ron Paul is neither disavowing nor denouncing those groups and their support:
The American Free Press, which markets books like “The Invention of the Jewish People” and “March of the Titans: A History of the White Race,” is urging its subscribers to help it send hundreds of copies of Ron Paul’s collected speeches to voters in New Hampshire. The book, it promises, will “Help Dr. Ron Paul Win the G.O.P. Nomination in 2012!”
Don Black, director of the white nationalist Web site Stormfront, said in an interview that several dozen of his members were volunteering for Mr. Paul’s presidential campaign, and a site forum titled “Why is Ron Paul such a favorite here?” has no fewer than 24 pages of comments. “I understand he wins many fans because his monetary policy would hurt Jews,” read one. . . .
The white supremacists, survivalists and anti-Zionists who have rallied behind his candidacy have not exactly been warmly welcomed. “I wouldn’t be happy with that,” Mr. Paul said in an interview Friday when asked about getting help from volunteers with anti-Jewish or antiblack views.
But he did not disavow their support. “If they want to endorse me, they’re endorsing what I do or say — it has nothing to do with endorsing what they say,” said Mr. Paul, who is now running strong in Iowa for the Republican nomination.
(Emphasis added.) Get it? Paul is trying to pretend he doesn’t agree with these groups without expressly saying so because he, in fact, does agree with them and does want their support. Well, I would be “sad” about getting Nazi support, but I’ll accept whatever help they will give me. Nod, nod, wink, wink. More:
Mr. Black said Mr. Paul was attractive because of . . . his goal of eliminating the Federal Reserve, which the Stormfront board considers to be essentially a private bank with no government oversight. “Also, our board recognizes that most of the leaders involved in the Fed and the international banking system are Jews.”
Oh, and by the way, I don’t believe for a second that the bigotry in Ron Paul’s newsletters didn’t reflect his own views. In fact, one statement matches up quite well with what his former personal aide Eric Dondero told me over the weekend (and his staffers who wrote the newsletters, including the nutjob anti-Semite Lew Rockwell, supported David Duke).
Mr. Paul’s newsletters veered into language that would most likely appeal to Mr. Duke’s followers, including the suggestion in 1994 that Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, was responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Typical Ron Paul nuttery and Jew-hatred. And making excuses for Arab Muslims at every opportunity.
Then, there’s this:
[Edward H.] Crane of the Cato Institute [the libertarian think tank] recalled comparing notes with Mr. Paul in the early 1980s about direct mail solicitations for money. When Mr. Crane said that mailing lists of people with the most extreme views seemed to draw the best response, Mr. Paul responded that he found the same thing with a list of subscribers to the Spotlight, a now-defunct publication founded by the Holocaust denier Willis A. Carto.
[Reached by the New York Times,] Mr. Paul . . . said he would not have a problem seeking support from such a list.
It’s bad enough that Ron Paul is revered by so many tea party activists and attendees, now this White version of Jeremiah Wright could win the Iowa GOP Caucuses.
G-d help us all.
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