Iowans, even die-hard conservative Iowans, should take another look at who it is they are supporting before they go to the polls next week.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) received an unwanted endorsement on Tuesday when Don Black, the founder of the white nationalist group Stormfront, told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur that he supported Paul’s presidential candidacy. [...]
“He’s clearly not a white nationalist, he does not have the same worldview we do,” Black told Cenk. “But we agree with his stand on the issues, which we believe are heartfelt, coincide with ours. I might prefer that he understand the racial issues that we deal with a little more than he does.” [...]
Black said he was convinced that Paul did not write the racist newsletters, which he described as “over-the-top hyperbole,” and that they did not reflect the congressman’s views. He described the racist language in the newsletters as “typical hyperbole, cutesy little things that somebody came up with, whoever it was, trying to appeal to Ron Paul’s paleo-conservative base.”
Ron Paul is not a white nationalist, but his views coincide with that of white nationalists. That's convenient.
Don Black is correct however. Ron Paul's stances on the issues do coincide with that of Black's white-supremacist constituency. A political base which Black himself admits the Ron Paul Survival Guide was tailored to. And whether Ron Paul wrote it or not, which all available evidence suggests he did, he still profited greatly from this core base of support.
If Iowans decide to nominate Ron Paul despite his radical views, or because of them, it will be an ugly day for America as well as the Republican party. Because the nomination of Ron Paul is a essentially a rejection of the Western Civilization conservatives supposedly hold so dear.