Thursday, October 25, 2007

Unsavory Connections

Ron Paul is the darling among some of the far right Internet set, who race from blog to blog spamming polls and otherwise clogging the 'net with messages that Paul will win the nomination or other such blathering.

Ron Paul attracts a certain sort of person, and it's quite troubling. He's got the support of Alex Jones, who is a purveyor of conspiracy theories relating to 9/11. He's a crank of the first order.

That doesn't bother me nearly as much as this does.
A investigation has conclusively established that a leading figure in the American neo-Nazi / White-Supremacist movement has provided financial support to Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential campaign.

The individual in question is Don Black, the founder, owner and operator of Stormfront, a “white power” website that both professional journalists and watch-dog groups have identified as the premier English-language racist/hate-site on the Internet.
We're seeing that Paul has a following among the fringe right attracting the likes of Jones and Stormfront, a white supremacist group whose hatred and venom towards others, including rabid anti-Semitism, is well documented.

If he doesn't go ahead and repudiate these people, his campaign should be over. While I don't expect Paul to return the money in either instance, even though these guys are as fringe as they come, I do expect someone to bring this up at the next GOP debate, preferably when Paul goes into his inevitable rant on the US and 9/11 and all that jazz.

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