Mark Levin, conservative talk radio host, has no kind words for the people who support Ron Paul. Take a listen to him talk about how they spam his social media sites and engage in other well known yet annoying behaviors:
My favorite part about Mark Levin's analysis of Ron Paul supporters is that many of them engage in outrageous conspiracy theories and promote anti-Semitism:
"A lot of the people who follow him are truthers, conspiracy theorists behind 9/11. A lot of them are Israel and Jew haters, not all of them obviously. I’m not saying that, but you should see the stuff we had to pull off our sites, so I’m told. Again, I don’t want to accuse everyone of that. That would be ridiculous.”
If you don't know who Don Black is, you should. He's the founder of the white supremacist website stormfront.org. Its just shocking for any politician, in this day and age, to be standing next to a well known member of the white supremacist movement.
Of course, Ron Paul sees no problem with having a photo taken with a well known racist and has never returned a $500 campaign donation given to him by Don Black. When this issue was raised, Ron Paul tried to act like the issue was no big deal.
Not only does Ron Paul have questionable ties with racists groups, but so does his son Rand Paul.
During the 2008 election, it came to the attention of the media that Ron Paul had a newsletter in his name that contained a lot of hateful language towards homosexuals, African Americans and Jews.
Ron Paul denies that he didn't write these racist stuff and that he was unaware that these racist and anti-semitic articles were being written under his name but takes "moral responsibility" for it anyways. However, one blogger isn't buying into Ron Paul's explanation:
"Rep. Paul is trying to say that the words above weren’t written by him (but rather someone else helping him with his newsletter), but c’mon. Let’s be serious. If they appeared in his newsletter attributed to him then he’s responsible."
Even if Ron Paul himself didn't write the anti-semitic, racist and homophobic articles, there is strong and compelling evidence that Llewellyn Rockwell, who worked as the Texas Senator's congressional chief of staff from 1978 to 1982, and was a vice president of Ron Paul & Associates, wrote these bigoted rants.
However, Eugene Volokh, a prominent lawyer and blogger, notes that even if you buy the excuse that Ron Paul was unaware of what was being written under his name, there is other compelling evidence of his bigotry:
"To me, the most important part of the article is not the possiblity that Rockwell wrote the newsletters but the fact (mentioned only in passing) that Paul apparently supported Rockwell and Murray Rothbard's political strategy of appealing to white racial resentment as a strategy for gaining support for what they called "paleolibertarianism" (a combination of libertarianism and paleoconservatism). According to Sanchez and Weigel, Paul even went so far as to abandon his planned 1992 presidential bid in order to support Pat Buchanan's candidacy, which Rothbard and Rockwell had endorsed. It is difficult to imagine an American political platform much more inimical to libertarianism than Buchanan's combination of protectionism, support for economic regulation, nativism, racial resentment, thinly veiled anti-Semitism, and extreme social conservatism. Unlike the newsletters, Paul's apparent embrace of Buchanan's candidacy and the Rothbard-Rockwell racialist political strategy can't be blamed on the misdeeds of ghostwriters whose work Paul was supposedly unaware of."
With all the of well documented and throughly researched evidence of Ron Paul's bigotry, Micheal Medved wrote an open letter to Ron Paul asking him to affirm or deny his affiliations with bigoted and fringe conspiracy groups:
"Dear Congressman Paul:
Your Presidential campaign has drawn the enthusiastic support of an imposing collection of Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Holocaust Deniers, 9/11 “Truthers” and other paranoid and discredited conspiracists.
Do you welcome- or repudiate – the support of such factions?
More specifically, your columns have been featured for several years in the American Free Press –a publication of the nation’s leading Holocaust Denier and anti-Semitic agitator, Willis Carto. His book club even recommends works that glorify the Nazi SS, and glowingly describe the “comforts and amenities” provided for inmates of Auschwitz.
Have your columns appeared in the American Free Press with your knowledge and approval?
As a Presidential candidate, will you now disassociate yourself, clearly and publicly, from the poisonous propaganda promoted in such publications?
As a guest on my syndicated radio show, you answered my questions directly and fearlessly.
Will you now answer these pressing questions, and eliminate all associations between your campaign and some of the most loathsome fringe groups in American society?
Along with my listeners (and many of your own supporters), I eagerly await your response.
Respectfully, Michael Medved"So far, Ron Paul has never responded to Medved's letter.