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A Uniter, not a Divider
Posted by: Dale Franks on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ron Paul's creepy selection of campaign supporters gets a complete rundown over at The American Thinker.

I haven't seen that many Nazis come together since Nuremberg.

On the other hand, as Prof. Reynolds notes, there are a number of Jews in his corner, too.

That's a pretty wide net for a politician to be casting.
 
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Written By: Richard Nikoley
URL: http://honestylog.com
Ron Paul’s creepy selection of campaignsupporters gets a complete rundown over atAmerican Thinker.

I haven’t seen that many Nazis come together since Nuremberg.

On the other hand, as Prof. Reynolds notes, there are a number of Jews in his corner, too.
Boy, won’t THOSE be awkward dinners to fundraise over...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
I think it’s a bit lame to attack someone not for his views or his statements, but because of who happens to claim to support him. It seems pretty trashy to try to suggest some kind of association between Paul and these types and then say "Ron Paul’s creepy selection of supporters...," making it sound like he’s choosing them. I suspect it was just careless wording on your part, but it makes it sound like you’re accusing Paul of choosing to have these guys in his corner.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
"Selection??"

It would be more apt to say "collection" of supporters.

No matter what Ron Paul does, unless they vet 100% of donors, there is liable to be some nutty bunches of votes in there.
 
Written By: Keith_Indy
URL: http://asecondhandconjecture.com
Erb, when a large, solid chunk of your support comes from Nazis and the KKK...you have to start raising eyebrows. No one has claimed or even suggested Paul is one himslef, but rather that his positions attract that crowd.

It’s no less than when we point out the crazies over a KOS who have taken over the Dems or when Prophet Pat Robertson opens his mouth.

The difference? Though KOS may own the dems financially and the loony right scream very loud, neither group claims more than 5-10% of the either party’s base. The vast majority of Dems and Republicans are regular, everday folk.
 
Written By: Joel C.
URL: http://
"... when a large, solid chunk of your support comes from Nazis and the KKK ..."

Where, exactly, are you recieving your facts to make that particular statement. Yes, he has recieved money and claims of support from several organizations, but as of yet, I’ve yet to see any evidence to support those groups constituting a "solid chunk."

 
Written By: AbjectDisappointment
URL: http://
No matter what Ron Paul does, unless they vet 100% of donors, there is liable to be some nutty bunches of votes in there.
It goes with the territory of advocating for freedom, liberty, and hands off. It’s true that these whack jobs aren’t really interested in freedom, but they’re whack jobs and it’s never been much of a secret that many of them are attracted, for whatever reason(s), to libertarianism.

To not recognize that by the editors of a blog that claims to be "libertarian" is quite revealing, in my view. I just have to wonder what lies about Paul are going to drop next, just to save face for a war that ought never have been.

 
Written By: Richard Nikoley
URL: http://honestylog.com
I think it’s a bit lame to attack someone not for his views or his statements, but because of who happens to claim to support him. It seems pretty trashy to try to suggest some kind of association between Paul and these types and then say "Ron Paul’s creepy selection of supporters...," making it sound like he’s choosing them. I suspect it was just careless wording on your part, but it makes it sound like you’re accusing Paul of choosing to have these guys in his corner.
Any other candidate, Republican or Democrat, would normally be expected to publicly disavow these groups. And it doesn’t take much effort either.

He won’t disavow them because he wants their money. Why he will take their money at the cost of his electibility is a mystery if you assume he really wants to be elected.

Now you can say he will take their evil money and put it to good use. It doesn’t matter. It sets a precedent to make it acceptable to take money from these type of groups. Then these groups donate more and more. And more and more candidates start accepting money from these groups. And then we are no longer talking about chump change. Serious levels of money will become genuine influence.
 
Written By: jpm100
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Erb, when a large, solid chunk of your support comes from Nazis and the KKK
First, it isn’t a large chunk of his support. He gets mostly libertarian support, and I suspect that the money and support going to Paul is mostly from Republicans and Democrats who see both parties as spending money too quickly and being too eager to either deny freedom or get involved in pointless big government projects (be it social welfare programs at home or attempts at social engineering of cultures in places like Iraq).

It’s like they’re afraid of Paul, can’t take him on in terms of issues and statements, so they want to smear. There is a lot I disagree with Paul about — though I respect him as a man of principle, much like I also respect Pat Buchanan, who has suffered similar unfair attacks, often from the Left.

(Yes, I know what’s coming next, I’ll be accused of being anti-semitic because I saw something nice about Ron Paul, who has a few radical right wing loonies supporting him, and Pat Buchanan, who has opposed US policy towards Israel...)
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
(Yes, I know what’s coming next, I’ll be accused of being anti-semitic because I saw something nice about Ron Paul, who has a few radical right wing loonies supporting him, and Pat Buchanan, who has opposed US policy towards Israel...)
No, I think you’re one because of your worship of Jimmy Carter.

This isn’t even on the RADAR...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
afraid? afraid of what? Ron Paul was a laughing stock when he ran the last time, and he’s considered the ’Kucinich’ of the Republicans. Republicans are about as ’afraid’ of Paul as Hilary is of the Breck Girl.

But there are certain things which cannot be ignored. When the Right gets lauded by Abortion Clinic Bombers, they go out and disavow them. When the Left gets lauded by Bin Laden, they go out and disavow him.

When Paul gets lauded by KKK members and Nazis, he....quietly...accepts their money...

Oh.
 
Written By: Joel C.
URL: http://
Huh. When you add among his supporters some Jews, Nazis, gays and Christians, the old joke about "Jewish Gay Nazis for Christ" becomes reality!
 
Written By: John
URL: averagegayjoe.blogspot.com
Criminals and Chinese spies support Hillary. Big corporations line the war chests of Republicans. The slick-marketed big-city lawyer-candidates are beloved by the wealthy, whether Left or Right.

Ron Paul is liked by so many types because he really the kind of candidate who can bring a new unity to these United States.

Furthermore, while K.K.Klansmen, neo-Nazis and other unseemly types are intellectually dishonest, only an intellectual moron would associate their unseemly views with Ron Paul’s. Yet even if I disagree with their views, I’ll fight to the death for their right to free speech. And so will Ron Paul. So they like him.

Jesus attracted sinners and tax-collectors, for "It’s the sick who need a doctor." Maybe they, like more and more average Americans of ALL stripes, have come to realize we need Dr. Paul. Actually, people need Jesus, especially KKKmen and gay Jewish Nazis.

This sinner has seen the light! So I’m going with the Doctor from Galilee, er, Galveston.
 
Written By: Chris Kelly
URL: http://prayfortheprez.blogspot.com/

 
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