The Robert A. Taft Club, a group headed by a man with a network of racist connections, has announced that a U.S. congressman, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), will address the group this Thursday at a restaurant in Arlington, Va. The Taft Club is led by Marcus Epstein (right), who serves as the executive director of both white nationalist Pat Buchanan’s The American Cause and the Team America PAC, which is run by Buchanan’s sister, Bay Buchanan. Epstein writes for the anti-immigrant hate site vdare.com and he advocates for white supremacist organizations. He is especially fond of American Renaissance — a white supremacist journal that has suggested that blacks have “psychopathic personalities” — and attends the journal’s biannual conferences. In 2006, Epstein invited the head of American Renaissance’s parent organization, Jared Taylor, to speak to the Taft Club on the issue of “Race and Conservatism.”
You can read the SPLC analysis here.
Think this is an isolated occurrence? It’s not. Sadly, this is part of a larger pattern of support among the extreme, racist far-right for Ron Paul. I’m too disgusted by this video to embed it on my blog, but you should watch it to see how Ron Paul’s crazy views work to attract hateful people.
This excerpt from Alternet says it all:
Perhaps people like Big Ed and other imbeciles who mindlessly repeat how refreshing is this loon from Texas ought to take a moment or two and acquaint themselves with his long and consistent voting record. If that’s too tedious for you… well, STFU about Ron Paul. There’s a reason– a really good one– he’s being supported by the Nazi fringe of far right politics.