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"Two white supremacists speak at CPAC panels discussion on “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity.”

I had just finished watching a History channel documentary called "Black Tankers", the story of the 761st tanker battalion to serve in WWII. They were the first African American armored unit to serve in the war and fought in Patton's 3rd Army at the Battle of the Bulge. They received the highest honor a unit can receive, the Presidential Unit Citation, like the Tuskegee Airmen.

In interviews with surviving members of the unit they spoke about the racism they had to over come to get to fight for this country and how it vanished on the battle field, but how shocked they were when they came home and nothing had changed.

After recalling several incidents, one of them intoned while sadly shaking his head;

"My county tis of thee
Sweet land of bigotry"
I felt horrible for those guys and thought about the current opposition to the Dream Act and thought to myself that we can not let that happen again.

Then I turned on the Ed Show and there was a segment about how two white supremacist were at CPAC on a panel discussion on “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity.”. They were there with Romney, Newt, and Santorum, as well as leading members of congress... yet no one said a word about these guys.  

So I went and searched the names of these guys and found dozens of hits on civil rights websites. I believe in free speech and would never seek to silence anyone... no matter how abhorrent their ideas are to me.

But the idea of having these guys on the same stage as Presidential candidates... and no one objected... not one of them or the attending members of congress so much as batted an eye over sharing the stage with these bigots.

White Supremacists Showcased At CPAC Conservative Conference

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Two white supremacists are set to speak at panels at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference that will also feature speeches by Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

The first white supremacist is Peter Brimelow the owner of the website VDare, which is labeled by the SPLC as an anti-immigration hate website. VDare has featured the works of noted white supremacists, Jared Taylor, Sam Francis, Virginia Abernethy, Kevin MacDonald as well as conservative pundits, Michelle

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The other white supremacist is Robert “Bob” Vandervoort who spoke on a panel called “High Fences, Wide Gates: States vs. the Feds, the Rule of Law & American Identity.” Vandervoort works for the site ProEnglish.com and also was the organizer for Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance which met regularly with the Chicago Chapter of Council Of Conservative Citizens.

American Renaissance is white supremacist organization run by notorious racist Jared Taylor that organizes a conference of racists including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan including David Duke and Stormfront owner, Don Black. The Council Of Conservative Citizens is another white supremacist organization.

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Never mind all the debate about Newt's use of "dog whistle" racist rhetoric in his campaign speeches... now it is out in the open for all to see. What is curious is how none of the MSM reported this except the ED show.  

This sure ain't your daddy's republican party any more! They used to denounce them, but now they have gone mainstream in the GOP:

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Update... This story is bigger than I thought!

E-mails Show Meetings Between Ron Paul And White Supremacists

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New emails released by the hacker group “anonymous” prove that Ron Paul met with white supremacist supporters, Jamies Kelso and Bill Johnson. Kelso is the former assistant to notorious white supremacist Klansman, David Duke and the owner of several white supremacist sites. Kelso is also a friend of Stormfront owner and Don Black as well as a moderator for his site.

Bill Johnson is the chairman for the white supremacist American Third Position Party. In 1989 he wrote a book that advocated repealing the 14th and 15th Amendments of the Constitution and deporting all non-whites from America. Ron Paul had previously endorsed Bill Johnson for for a seat on the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2008. Paul would retract his endorsement after Johnson’s racist views were made public.

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“Anonymous” Reveals Close Ties Between Ron Paul And Neo-Nazis

“Anonymous” claims to have recovered emails from Kelso that prove that Ron Paul has regularly met with members of Jamie Kelso’s neo-Nazi political party American Third Position and even was on several conference calls with their board of directors. Here is a statement from “Anonymous” from one of the neo-Nazi websites they shut down.

In addition to finding the usual racist rants and interactions with other white power groups, we also found a disturbingly high amount of members who are also involved in campaigning for Ron Paul. According to these messages, Ron Paul has regularly met with many A3P members, even engaging in conference calls with their board of directors. Ron Paul’s racist politics and affiliations are already well known, being viciously anti-immigrant, anti-abortion and against gay marriage — not to mention having authored the racist “Ron Paul Papers” and receiving financial support from other white power groups (pictured with Don Black from stormfront.org)

Hard to believe Ron Paul draws some support from the left and the occupation movements, especially now that it is confirmed Ron Paul hangs out with straight up racist hate groups.

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I wonder what they taught Dr. Ron Paul in med school... eugenics?

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