Mario Piperni on Ron Paul

Ron Paul’s Constitutional Hood

December 30, 2011 By

If the character of those whom we attract is any sign of who we really are, then it just got a little uglier for Ron Paul.

“Everybody, all of us back in the 80?s and 90?s, felt Ron Paul was, you know, unusual in that he had actually been a Congressman, that he was one of us and now, of course, that he has this broad demographic–broad base of support,” Mr. Black said on his broadcast yesterday.

Mr. Black is a former Klansman and member of the American Nazi Party who founded the “white nationalist” website Stormfront in 1995. He donated to Mr. Paul in 2007 and has been photographed with the candidate. Mr. Paul has vocal supporters in Stormfront’s online forum. Mr. Black has repeatedly said he doesn’t currently think Mr. Paul is a “white nationalist.”

In addition to Black, Paul has also drawn the endorsement of David Duke, former KKK Grand Wizard, anti-semite and all around pile of scum who finds Paul’s anti-Israel shtick appealing.

“So, I would vote for Ron Paul at this moment because he’s one of the few candidates who have policies in this regard and this realm that I wholeheartedly support, and that’s why I’d vote for him.”

Is Paul bothered by the fact that avowed racists endorse him?  Apparently not.  His take is that people like Black and Duke are endorsing his policies as opposed to Paul endorsing what the racists say.  True but would a true non-bigot not be alarmed (or, at the least, concerned) that racist hatemongers are attracted to their policies?  Not Ron Paul.

Then there’s gay activist Dan Savage’s take on Paul’s bigotry as he compares it to Rick Santorum’s.

Ron is older than my father, far less toxic than Santorum, and, as he isn’t beloved of religious conservatives, he isn’t out there stoking the hatreds of our social and political enemies. And Ron may not like gay people, and may not want to hang out with us or use our toilets, but he’s content to leave us the fuck alone and recognizes that gay citizens are entitled to the same rights as all other citizens. Santorum, on the other hand, believes that his bigotry must be given the force of law. That’s an important difference.

Fair enough but one can make the argument that Paul’s real interest in this matter has nothing to do with individual’s rights and everything to do with states’ rights. A Dish reader explains:

Essentially, Paul has no interest in leaving anybody alone. He only wants to get rid of one government scared into submission by oppressive douchebags and replace it with 50 governments scared into submission by oppressive douchebags.

You can run from your past but hiding is another matter…

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