Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:49 PM
alp227 (29,256 posts)
Top Conservatives Fund White Supremacist PAC
"Two prominent conservative movement officials who hold leadership positions for several right-wing groupsóRon Robinson and James B. Taylorórun a political action committee that donated thousands of dollars to a white nationalist organization, according to public records. And for several years Taylor was vice president of another white nationalist organization."*
Rob Robinson and James B Taylor, two legitimate cornerstones of the conservative movement also have very strong connections to a PAC concerned with white nationalism--also known as white supremacism and white power. As Cenk Uygur explains, these ties are in no way uncertain. ( The Young Turks, 1/29)
*Read more from Nick Baumann/ Mother Jones
Robinson and Taylor are each board members of Young America's Foundation (YAF), which cofounded the annual Conservative Political Action Conference and runs the conservative youth group Young Americans for Freedom. (YAF owns and manages the Ronald Reagan Ranch, trains conservative journalists, and calls itself "the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement.") And Robinson, YAF's president, is on the board of two other conservative groups: Citizens United, which brought the landmark Supreme Court case of the same name, and the American Conservative Union, which operates CPAC.
...Taylor, YAF's former executive director and a current board member, founded America's PAC in 1983. Both his and Robinson's names appear on America's PAC letterhead before and after the donation to the Martel Society. Since 2004, America's PAC has raised and spent over $5 million, giving donations to dozens of Republican candidates.
The Martel Society is named for Charles Martel, who stymied a Muslim invasion of Europe by winning the Battle of Tours in 732*. It was founded in 2001 by William Regnery II, an heir to a conservative publishing fortune and a "prime mover and shaker in white nationalism publishing," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks racist extremism. The Martel Society is best known for publishing The Occidental Quarterly, which is sort of the Nature of academic racism, and its sister online publication, The Occidental Observer. The Anti-Defamation League has characterized the Quarterly as "racist" and the Observer as "anti-Semitic ". The Observer maintains an archive of stories on the topic of "Jews and the financial collapse," and the Quarterly once awarded a $10,000 prize for books on the "group evolutionary strategies" of Jewish people. According to records America's PAC filed with the FEC, its donation to the Martel Society was a "grant." The Charles Martel Society did not respond to a request for comment.
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Top Conservatives Fund White Supremacist PAC (Original post)
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Response to alp227 (Original post)
Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:03 PM
DBoon (12,449 posts)
2. Next they will hire white supremacist prison gangs to provide "security"
as the distinction between "movement conservatives" and violent criminals continues to shrink
Response to cantbeserious (Reply #4)
Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:35 PM
another_liberal (8,465 posts)
5. Big Conservatives' donations . . .
Big Conservatives' donations of cash allow these groups to buy the trappings of legitimacy and maintain that deception. Without the financing they receive, the racist bigots might soon fade away.
Response to cantbeserious (Reply #6)
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:40 AM
another_liberal (8,465 posts)
7. After we take back the House . . .
After we take back the House next year, I would love to see a couple of Supreme Court Justices impeached. The time has come to clean that mess up.