Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bob Barr Tells The White Supremacists Where To Stick It

As previously mentioned on this page, Republican/Libertarian Ron Paul had become the favored presidential candidate of white supremacists in the US this year. Although of course libertarianism and fascism are about as far apart as two political ideologies can be, white racists admired Paul’s promise to cut all aid to Israel and end government programs such as affirmative action. Paul caught some flak for refusing to return a $500 donation given to him by Don Black, former Klansman and current owner of the white supremacist webpage Stormfront. Now that Paul has all but officially dropped out of the Republican race, some questioned if Bob Barr, another Republican/Libertarian, might pick up some of this support from the radical right. Barr recently won the Libertarian nomination for president, meaning that his name will appear on the ballot in most states. After a white supremacist columnist recently endorsed the Libertarian candidate, Barr’s campaign manager responded with a rather strongly worded statement:

“We do not want and will not accept the support of haters. Tell the haters I said don’t let the door hit you on the backside on your way out!

Anyone with love in their heart for our country and for every resident of our country regardless of race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation is welcome with open arms.”

As might be expected, the folks at Stormfront are not pleased.
Hats off to Barr for taking the strong stand that Ron Paul was unwilling to, but you have to wonder if he just alienated one of the few demographics in America that might have actually gotten behind his candidacy.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Extreme Politics Goes Semi-Regular

As regular readers of this blog may have noticed, I don’t post here as much as I used to. When I first started writing this thing three years ago (jeeze, has it been that long?) I was unemployed and morbidly interested in extremist politics. These days, I have a steady job and stay pretty busy. And while I’m still interested in the subject, I have moved onto other hobbies as well, so I can’t say this is my main interest anymore. As a result I’ve decided to stop regular posting. I will be writing up pieces whenever I come across what I consider to be a particularly interesting story, which could range from once a week to once a month or less. In the meantime, fell free to email me at extremepolitics * hot/mail dot com with any ideas for future posts.