The leader of the American Nationalist Socialist Workers Party has a post at a neo-Nazi site, the Vanguard News Network, alleging that Ron Paul has been regularly meeting with white nationalists. The post reads:
Ron Paul Lies About Lack Of Involvement With White Nationalists
I have kept quiet about the Ron Paul campaign for a while, because I didn’t see any need to say anything that would cause any trouble. However, reading the latest release from his campaign spokesman, I am compelled to tell the truth about Ron Paul’s extensive involvement in white nationalism.
Both Congressman Paul and his aides regularly meet with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review, and others at the Tara Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, usually on Wednesdays. This is part of a dinner that was originally organized by Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis and Joe Sobran, and has since been mostly taken over by the Council of Conservative Citizens.
I have attended these dinners, seen Paul and his aides there, and been invited to his offices in Washington to discuss policy.
For his spokesman to call white racialism a “small ideology” and claim white activists are “wasting their money” trying to influence Paul is ridiculous. Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position.
I don’t know that it is necessarily good for Paul to “expose” this. However, he really is someone with extensive ties to white nationalism and for him to deny that in the belief he will be more respectable by denying it is outrageous — and I hate seeing people in the press who denounce racialism merely because they think it is not fashionable.
Bill White, Commander
American National Socialist Workers Party
This report is via Little Green Footballs and those who are interested can follow the redirection there to see the original post (allowing me to refrain from giving them a direct link).While we cannot be certain of the validity of anything posted at VNN, LGF’s account of what is posted there is accurate. This could really be a case of a neo-Nazi who takes offense to Paul sharing his positions but denying them in public, or this could be a dishonest statement made with other motivation.
Under normal circumstances I might ignore such a post but Paul’s own behavior, and the behavior of his supporters, makes it impossible to ignore such a charge. If Paul had returned the contribution from Stormfront founder Don Black, if Paul’s newsletter didn’t include racist writings (which he subsequently said others wrote under his byline) or if I didn’t receive so many racist and anti-Semitic comments here in response to posts about Paul, I might be more tempted to give Paul the benefit of the doubt. Even if the claims here are not true, this demonstrates why it was a tactical, as well as ethical, mistake for Paul to refuse to return the contribution from Black (or donate the money to charity) once it was made public. Any serious candidate would have returned such a contribution, and Paul has more reason than most to need to disassociate himself from such organizations.