Wonkette has recently informed me that Ron Paul has been caught with his pants down with yet another white supremacist wrapped firmly around his manhood. This time, it comes in the form of Bill Johnson, a candidate who Ron Paul previously endorsed in the run for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge. Bill Johnson is the leader of a Ron Paul Meetup group. He also wrote the Pace Amendment, which reads:
"No person shall be a citizen of the United States unless he is a non-Hispanic white of the European race, in whom there is no ascertainable trace of Negro blood, nor more than one-eighth Mongolian, Asian, Asia Minor, Middle Eastern, Semitic, Near Eastern, American Indian, Malay or other non-European or non-white blood, provided that Hispanic whites, defined as anyone with an Hispanic ancestor, may be citizens if, in addition to meeting the aforesaid ascertainable trace and percentage tests, they are in appearance indistinguishable from Americans whose ancestral home is the British Isles or Northwestern Europe. Only citizens shall have the right and privilege to reside permanently in the United States."Ron Paul's entire defense of the newsletter accusations all boiled down to the idea that racism was antithetical to Ron Paul's politics, and therefore, Ron Paul is completely incapable of racism. Meanwhile, people like Bill Johnson manage to undermine that premise time and time again, leaving Ron Paul with no defense remaining. Is anyone genuinely surprised to discover that Ron Paul's racist and factually incorrect anti-immigration ads would also appeal to white supremacists? Unfortunately, Ron Paul lives in a bizarro libertarian world where the only real racism is reverse racism, and the only real racists are the minorities.
Johnson campaign manager, Holly Clearman, also happens to be the woman who Ron Paul assigned to work as State Coordinator for the entire state of California, the largest and one of the most diverse states in the entire country. And the person who Ron Paul assigned either was too stupid to realize that she was promoting a blatant racist, or she knew all along, but didn't care. Either way, it doesn't speak very well of Ron Paul, or his judgement. The biggest problem is that Ron Paul is a man who is arrogant enough to believe that he understands the problems and solutions with racism better than the actual minority groups who experience it, and yet, he can't even spot the blatant racists within his own campaign. A campaign of people who he claims should be incapable of racism to begin with. Ron Paul's ultimate solution to racism is blind faith that the problem will work out on its own, so long as we do nothing. How has that been working out so far?
Just like Ron Paul tried to defend his past newsletter writings with his flimsy ghostwriter excuse, he's now attempting to defend his Bill Johnson endorsement as something that somehow slipped through the cracks of a usually foolproof procedure. Unfortunately, the fact that his state coordinator was actively managing his campaign suggests that this was no mere oversight. Let's add "endorsements" to the long list of things that Ron Paul is either too incompetent or too evil to manage, right before "exit strategies," but right after the "economy."
Johnson has been active in the Ron Paul for president campaign (he says his views on race now are identical to Paul's) and is relying on Paul supporters to rally for him. They just might do it, making it more important than ever for voters to act -- and to choose Bianco.The Paultards have attempted to rationalize the electoral failure of Ron Paul, by insisting, "It's not about the man, it's about the movement, and the rEVOLution," without ever being clear on what the "movement" actually entailed. Well, there's your answer.