That's our Hitler!!!
In my earlier posts I've mentioned Christine O'Donnell and Carl Paladino of Delaware and New York respectively. Thankfully the two of these fools lost in their efforts to become elected to office but unfortunately this post is in regard to a tea party candidate who did in fact win. The candidate that I'm speaking of is Rand Paul the current Senator of Kentucky and son of Ron Paul.
Recently, Paul made a statement regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He claimed that he did in fact agree that the government should be involved with the prevention of institutional racism such as segregated schools, buses etc but he did say he had a problem with one aspect of the Civil Rights Act - anyone else just get hit in eye by a big red flag? Specifically, Paul claimed that had he been around during the passing of the Civil Rights Act he would have suggested a few changes. He claimed that a private business or institution should be able to reserve the right to discriminate and/or segregate based on race as this right is protected by the First Amendment of our nation's constitution. I was relieved to discover that many many republicans immediately distanced themselves from Paul and claimed that he should be withdrawn from the race but was incredibly disturbed however not entirely surprised to find that the Tea Partiers and Sarah Palin continued to support Rand thoroughly. In a statement to clarify/defend his earlier WTF worthy statement Rand said:
"I don't want to be associated with those people, but I also don't want to limit their speech in any way in the sense that we tolerate boorish and uncivilized behavior because that's one of the things freedom requires is that we allow people to be boorish and uncivilized, but that doesn't mean we approve of it. I think the problem with this debate is by getting muddled down into it, the implication is somehow that I would approve of any racism or discrimination, and I don't in any form or fashion."
Is it just me or wouldn't it be a better idea to avoid making such unbelievably fucking dumb claims that you don't have to claim to not be a racist (or a witch -cough-O'Donnell-cough-). Well, he said he's not associated with those people and doesn't wish to be so I guess that clears that up.....actually it doesn't, not at all in fact. You see there has been another little bit of controversy swirling around Rand lately which also involves.....wait for it....racism!
Running a political campaign is no doubt a costly venture so I guess it's good to have a few friends with money who're willing to lend a helping hand, but what if that hand just got finished thumbing through a copy of Mein Kampf, would that pose a few moral or ethical delimas? You'd like to think so wouldn't you? Apparently not for Mr. Paul who has recieved money for his campaign from not one but several white supremacist, white seperatist (supremacist light), and Neo-Nazi organizations and individuals. Here is a short list of a few people who've either been associated with Rand Paul and his campaign or donated money to it:
Chris Hightower-worked for Rand's campaign. Former death metal band member who had racist epithets and photos on his MySpace page for over two years before they were deleted including a charming anecdote detailing a trip to a mall dressed in KKK garb and a photo posted on Martin Luther King day of an African-American man being lynched with a caption reading "Happy Nigger Day". Sounds like a real sweetheart, huh?
Virginia Abernethey-self described white seperatist; she doesn't hate black people she just doesn't think they should live in the same country as she does. She is a member of the Conservative Citizens Council which has its roots in a white hate group from the 1950's; one of its founding members was also the defense attorney for Martin Luther King's murderer. They're basically neo-nazis with teeth and 5th grade+ reading levels. On the CCC website it is shamelessly asserted as fact that African-Americans are genetically inferior to white people and that interracial marriage/immigration is turning the US population into a "slimy brown" mess. Virginia donated money to the Rand Paul campaign.
Don Black- former KKK grand dragon and Neo-Nazi founder of Stormfront.com, a Neo-Nazi website. Don donated money to Rand's campaign and petitioned for fellow his Nazis to donate as well.
As it turns out Rand's father Ron Paul also accepted money from Nazis during one of his own campaigns including Don Black as well. He even took the time to take a picture with the former Grand Dragon.
I find it hilarious that these Tea Partiers hold up pictures of Obama dressed as a Nazi with a Hitler moustache at their idiotic rallies because they don't agree with his financial policies but they fully support a man who is supported by Nazis and other white supremacists financially.