Thursday, November 15, 2007

Will Ron Paul Reject the Neo-Nazis?

Ron Paul's nutty views have attracted a strange crowd. Paul, a Republican Congressman from Texas, is running for President on a platform similar to the anti-war left. His winks and nods to the 9-11 conspiracy theorists and anti-neocon rhetoric has warmed the hearts of Neo-Nazis and other anti-Semitic groups (David Duke calls Paul "our king"). Any politician is bound to attract unsavory supporters. The difference with Ron Paul is that he is not distancing himself from these people. The American Thinker cites several examples, here's one:, a Neo-Nazi website is currently raising money for Paul's campaign:
"Whatever organization you belong to, remember first and foremost that you're a white nationalist, then put aside your differences with one another and work together. Work together to strive to get someone in the Oval Office who agrees with much of what we want for our future. Look at the man, look at the issues, look at our future. Vote for Ron Paul, 2008."

This was brought to Paul's attention over a month ago and he refuses to return the money. Maybe he just needs the money. But consider these comments by Paul in the Houston Chronicle:
"If you have ever been robbed by a black teen aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be... I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city (Washington, D.C.) are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."
Or this comment:
"By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government."
As a Republican, I am embarrassed by this man.

1 comment:

Rudi said...

I'm always skeptical of men with two first names.