I don’t want to sound hysterical, but is the Witherspoon candidacy the first overtly outright move of a newly invigorated movement that is dominated by individuals with obvious and open toes not only to the racist Council of Conservative Citizens but others as well. As alarming is the fact that one of Witherspoon’s first fund-aisers and backers was none other than Marcus Epstein, who has extensive CofCC, KKK, white supremacist and Neo-Nazi ties, On Thanksgiving Day the SC Hotline Press made the exclusive announcement that Witherspoon was indeed going ahead with his plans to betray the GOP and run against Lindsey Graham.
The premier group among these neo-Confederates is the Council of Conservative Citizens who were largely unnoticed prior to Senator Trent Lott being outed as an honorary member and staunch supporter of the group.
In the 1950’s South racism was the norm. In Mississippi it was perpetuated by a group called the “White Citizens Council” and a racist infrastructure that was unparalled and virtually impossible to destroy. Robert “Tut” Patterson was the founder of the White Citizens Council and together with a handful of other small businessmen and shop-owners, as well as Mayors and other white community leades the organization grew to a membership of over 250,000 in and out of Mississippi. The group prided itself on their ability to threaten and harass those who advocated civil rights. The Council was a segregationist organization and they often wielded a heavy hand and quite a bit of power within the communities.
The White Citizens Council was often referred to as the “Uptown Klan” as it appeared that sheets and hoods had been discarded and replaced by suits and ties. The ideology of this group was much like that of the Klan believing that whites were superior and “uppity Negroes” had to be kept in their place. According to the Sisters of Selma website, “Uppity blacks found themselves jobless, black professionals had credit, insurance, or license problems, and all blacks who tried to register to vote were placed on a blacklist.”…”
SUPPORTED BY TANCREDO, BUCHANAN
Buddy Witherspoon, whom I profiled several weeks ago, is formally announcing his unprecedented decision to run against Senator Lindsey Graham. Witherspoon, duly elected by the South Carolina Republican Party’s State Committee to serve in the honored position as a member of the Republican National Committee is going where no Republican has gone before, and betraying both the GOP, SC, and his seated Republican Senator. The move Witherspoon is making is UNPRECEDENTED in the history of the Republican Party, both in South Carolina and NATIONALLY. His dishonorable decision is one for the record books. Witherspoon only recently denounced his White Supremacist (pro KKK) ties to the Council of Conservative Citizens. For more of a background on the CofCC and their racist past, Left of Center has one of the best profiles I’ve found to date.
WITHERSPOON’S WHITE SUPREMACIST SUPPORTERS
In a further duplicitous maneuver, Witherspoon is utilizing the services of Marcus Epstein, of Team America Pac, controlled by another ultra conservative Republican, Tom Tancredo. As if to also further prove Witherspoon’s ultra conservative WHITE SUPREMACIST leanings, Epstein is a columnist for Vdare, ruled over by Peter Brimelow and his neo-Nazi ties. (Michelle Malkin is a columnist for Vdare.) Epstein’s anti-Semitic writings can be found on the pages of Vdare. Epstein’s Robert A. Taft club has been sited by the SPLC as an organization with extremists ties. Epstein has also appeared on The Political Cesspool radio show. The Political Cesspool is noted for its ties to the CofCC, Stormfront (a white supremacist, neo-nazi leaning organization that is the sister organization to the CofCC) and to outright individuals who are noted members of the neo-Nazi party. Also, Epstein is tied to the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Austrian Scholar’s conference.
RON PAUL CONNECTIONS
In my earlier article about Witherspoon, I pondered the Ron Paul connections. In the SPLC piece about Epstein and The Taft Club, the SPLC’s hatewatch blog wrote…
It is quite obvious to me that there are extensive Ron Paul ties (and all that entails) to the Witherspoon candidacy. Epstein and Jared Taylor CofCC’s piece by James Edwards of the neo-Nazi leaning Political Cesspool.
Ultra conservative gone bad, Pat Buchanan is raising money for Witherspoon.
TEAM AMERICA PAC
Ironically, even Tom Tancredo and his Team America Pac are no longer trying to hide their white supremacist and neo-Nazi ties. Ironically, while I was working my way through their site, I was suddenly greeted by “Downtime” Under Construction.
They feature commentary by:
Peter Brimelow – Neo-Nazi ties
Marcus Epstein – Neo – Nazi ties
Steve Sailer – Neo – Nazi Ties
Southern Political Report
WITHERSPOON NOT ONLY CHALLENGER
According to Dan Hoover, Lindsey is also being challenged by Tim Carnes and several other also runs. At least they will be splitting the Ron Paul, KKK, Neo-Nazi, Libertarian, “Christian” Conservative, and other nut case votes.
All of this leads me to ask, what the H – E – DOUBLE TOOTHPICK is going on in South Carolina? Check out Voting Under the Influence from Feb of this year.
Then we have Nazis parading on the steps of the SC State Capitol in Columbia in April. While this Oricus posting reflects TJ Ready and Arizona, it reflects the state of affairs in SC. It also goes to show that this sort of nasty thing is breaking out all over, and they are no longer trying to hide their affiliations.
This is not the South Carolina Republican Party I grew up in, or the one presided over by Henry MacMasters a decade ago. I can’t imagine someone like Witherspoon being allowed to even be involved on a local level up through the 1990’s. If, when I was a county chair in SC, I had known that someone like Witherspoon was involved in my county, I would have exposed him.
The Secessionist Movement is big in SC.