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Rand Paul hires Ron's Nazi donation defender as new Campaign Manager & gets David Duke endorsement

Memo to Rand Paul, the jig is up.

A few days ago I posted about how Nazis and White Supremacists are campaigning for and donating to Rand Paul's Senatorial campaign

Paul named a former campaign consultant Jesse Benton as campaign manager for the November election. Benton worked for Paul's father, Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, when he ran for president in 2008.

usatoday.com

Now here is the juicy part. It turns out that Jesse Benton was the guy who was the lead point man in issuing the non rejection of Ron Paul's Nazi donation that he received from Don Black, who is notorious as an ex KKK grand wizard and founder of the white supremacist website Stormfront.org

For more info on The Ron Paul Campaign and its Neo-Nazi Supporters I advise one and all to go to this link, where TheAmericanThinker.com has an in-depth reprt on the subject, but the key part as pertaining to Ron Paul's old national communications director who is now Rand Paul's new campaign manager is quoted below.

Finally on October 30 Paul's campaign came back with a non-response. In a phone interview with the Lone Star Times, Ron Paul national communications director Jesse Benton was non-committal about removing the donations link from Stormfront.org. After a week of internet controversy, the best Benton could come up with is:

"We hadn't thought of these options but I'll bring up these ideas with the campaign director. Blocking the IP address sounds like a simple and practical step that could be taken. I doubt there is anything we can do legally. Tracking donations that came from Stormfront's site sounds more complicated. I'm concerned about setting a precedent for the campaign having to screen and vet everyone who makes a donation. It is important to keep in mind is (sic) that we didn't solicit this support, and we aren't interested in spending all of our time and resources focused on this issue. We want to focus on Dr. Paul's positive agenda for freedom."

Perhaps frustrated by the weasel words, Lone Star Times asked Benton: "Bottom line- Will the Ron Paul campaign be rejecting the $500 contribution made by neo-Nazi Don Black?"

Benton's response:

"At this time, I cannot say that we will be rejecting Mr. Black's contribution, but I will bring the matter to the attention of our campaign director again, and expect some sort of decision to be made in coming days."

The final answer to the question "Did Ron Paul return Neo-Nazi Don Black's money?" was NO!

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has received a $500 campaign donation from a white supremacist, and the Texas congressman doesn't plan to return it, an aide said Wednesday.

Don Black, of West Palm Beach, recently made the donation, according to campaign filings. He runs a Web site called Stormfront with the motto, "White Pride World Wide." The site welcomes postings to the "Stormfront White Nationalist Community."

"Dr. Paul stands for freedom, peace, prosperity and inalienable rights. If someone with small ideologies happens to contribute money to Ron, thinking he can influence Ron in any way, he's wasted his money," Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said. "Ron is going to take the money and try to spread the message of freedom."

msnbc.com

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You see, this is the perfect job for Jesse Benton in a lot of ways. For one thing, he has a lot of practice explaining away the crazy shit said by Ron and Rand Paul. For another, he has lots of experience with explaining away all of the truthers, Bilderberger/NewWorldOrder conspiracy theorists and White Supremacists who support and fund Ron and Rand Paul's campaigns for public office. And that leads to this next bit of news which I am just dying to hear Jesse Benton explain away . . .

At David Duke's website (which I will NOT link to, but if you are curious for proof google "David Duke Rand Paul") you can see how much former KKK grand wizard David Duke and his white supremacist minions support Rand Paul.

With articles like "Zionist racist Rachel Maddow and Rand Paul" and posts that are adorned with "I SUPPORT RAND PAUL" pics, it is not hard to say who the David Duke crowd is backing.

So, I guess this means Rand Paul won't be returning Neo Nazi funds or denouncing Stormfront.org anytime soon, huh?

Now, here is what I want to see happen, and hopefully, you'll agree with me.

#1. Will someone in the national media PLEASE start asking Rand Paul and Republicans in the Senate about the white supremacists and nazi's funding and supporting Rand Paul's Senate campaign?

#2. Will the people who do NOT want to see Rand Paul in the Senate stop for a moment and make a donation to the Jack Conway for Senate campaign? We put together over a million dollars the day after Joe Wilson shouted YOU LIE at President Obama, certainly we can put something decent together to keep Rand Paul out of the Senate.

Donate to Rand Paul's Senate opponent Jack Conway HERE

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As for Rand Paul, even Mitch McConnell is telling Rand to STFU. Why let Mitch have all the fun when we can send Jack Conway to the Senate.

Act now, before the guy David Duke thinks will make a good Senator gets their first.

and kudos to Rachel Maddow again. Keep going Rachel! The FAIL is strong with this one.

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Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com

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Connecticut Man1 on May 27, 2010 - 07:42

Beyond Rachel, KO and Ed. Asking him about the people who support and donate to Paul's campaign opens up a can of worms for quite a few politicians that most of the traditional media would like to pretend are mainstream. Though I am sure, just given both of the Pauls' more extreme libertarian views, that they have a lot more supporters at stormfront and other racist sites compared to some of the other GOPers I could think of.

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MichaelCollins on May 29, 2010 - 00:16

If things don't work out in the campaign, there's always this:

David Duke Offers ‘Antisemitism 101’ at a Ukrainian University

This is the largest University in the Ukraine and it puts David Duke on the adjunct faculty.  The fruits of the "Orange" Revolution are on public display here.  If anyone wonders why Russia put the Ukraine under their boot with the recent energy accord, this is exhibit #1.  The place is, how shall I say, odd.

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