Bil and I joke all the time on this site about the Ron Paul supporters. He's polling at around 6% nationwide among Republicans, and yet if we say anything about him on this site his supporters come out of the woodwork, most of whom have never commented before, and set us straight on the subject.
Well, here we go again. Ron Paul's gotten some interesting endorsements lately, definitely not the kind he wants, I'm sure:
Stormfront.org, a white supremacy web site, as well as others, such as WhiteWorldNews.com, have actively supported Paul's bid for the presidency, including directing donors to his campaign. Stormfront has also endorsed Paul for president.
"Once in a great while a presidential candidate is presented to us. A candidate who not only speaks to us, but for us...I am supporting Ron Paul in his run for the presidency," the Stormfront endorsement says. The endorsement praises Paul's plans to reduce taxes, close the borders and eliminate trade deals, such as NAFTA.
"Whatever organization you belong to, remember first and foremost that you are a white nationalist," the endorsement continues. "Put your differences with one and other aside 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."
On Oct. 4 Will Williams, a former leader of the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, posted on the neo-Nazi Vanguard News Network that white supremacy supporters should support Paul for president.
"Till then I recommend folks get involved in the Ron Paul 'revolution' and work with political activists in your communities who are attracted to his anti-globalist message," Williams wrote. "Be disciplined. Blend in; find common ground with them and artfully radicalize those who are receptive and avoid those who are not. ... Most of you would be surprised at how many good people can be exposed to a, let's say, 'pro-majority' message among the remarkable groundswell of fed-up, mostly white Ron Paul supporters -- many, early on, from the 9/11 truth movement. They are finding their backbones as they are exposed to more and more hidden truths, especially about the hidden hand of Jewry behind every foul venture."
Gee, isn't that a shining endorsement?
The Paul campaign is saying that they don't know why these people are supporting him and that they don't really care since they're going to use the money to support Paul's completely non-racist campaign (except for some of his explicitly racist past statements, of course). But the real question isn't what the money's going to be used for, but the reason that these people would donate it to Paul in the first place. I don't see white supremacists lining up to donate to Dennis Kucinich.
I wonder how this is going to get played out in the larger media, if it will at all. But something tells me that there won't be the same "What a great endorsement! This will help him among Values Voters!" pablum that was given to Giuliani when he got Pat Robertson's endorsement.