Politicians Who Take Contributions from Hate Groups

This piece is the end of a series on how white supremacists have been infesting the Republican Party much longer than the advent of Donald Trump. Please take the time to read previous articles in this series.

 

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The truth is far scarier than the media portrays. Donald trump is not the new face of the Republican Party. He is merely the end product of over thirty years of planning. Republicans have been progressively veering hard right. They have become political hacks with no concept of reality or humanity. Their ideology is all they have and in an effort to stand out, each candidate has pushed the proverbial envelope a little further, and then further still. Republican policies now so closely mimic those of white nationalists and other hate groups that they stand a chance of being labeled as such themselves, and I would argue that the shoe fits in more than a few of these listed. They are on the edge now. Either they put their clown car in reverse, or they go over the cliff. (Ron Paul with Grand Dragon of AL KKK, Don Black and son. Pic via: ronsupporters.com)

It seems we are all afraid to say that these candidates are racist. Their response when called out on their racist, sexist and homophobic policies is to claim that we are intolerant of their intolerance. This is not an argument. It is meant to turn the tables and accuse the accuser. It is meant to devalue your position.  Some argue that it is part of their religion to discriminate. That may be true but there is such a thing as the separation of church and state, or at least there used to be. If your religion says you should discriminate, then your religion is bigoted and not those refusing to allow you to impose it on others. If a candidate’s policies mirror those of white supremacists, then they agree with said racists. They envision a racist in a white hood running around lighting huge crosses on fire while screaming the N-word. But there are different levels of racism, and these new fangled racists are the kind that have put their hoods away but still hold the values, rhetoric and issues of those hooded men.

There is no excuse for accepting and not returning or donating any funds from these known hate group leaders. None.

I’ve been collecting data for weeks now in a frantic obsession to know if hate groups were supporting political candidates. It’s one thing to assume or have an opinion, but I wanted some facts. Hard facts. This all started after reading about the Charleston, SC Mother Emanuel church shooting when The Rachel Maddow Show connected the shooter, Dylann Roof,  to the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) and then connected the CofCC to Republican political donations. After that aired and more media outlets picked up the story, Republicans were like keystone cops trying to rid themselves of the white nationalist group’s money that all came from the CofCC president, Earl Holt. They claimed over and over that they had no idea who Holt was. Really? Strange since the CofCC has been in politics since its inception. Holt is very well known and even has a radio show.

I wondered about the other board members of the CofCC. And that led to wondering about other hate organizations. And that in turn led to countless hours staring at databases and many pads of yellow paper for notes. Eventually I logged all the data into an Excel spreadsheet to better understand the patterns. I researched every person and organization listed as a hate extremist individual or group with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). I found over 650 political contributions via the Federal Election Center (FEC) records and FollowTheMoney.org. As the name implies the FEC contains records for federal candidates and FollowTheMoney will have state and federal.

Then I had to figure out why they donated. Where did their ideals align? Did they align? As I mentioned in my last article, the CofCC platform is almost identical to the current Republican Party platform. Both white supremacists and these candidates listed are against a woman’s right to choose, against women earning equal pay, want to deport Muslims and most other immigrants, demand the end of separation of church and state and allow prayer in schools. They are against gay marriage or any gay rights, affirmative action, quotas and social welfare programs. They believe in the “America First” philosophy touted during WWII by anti-Semitic, racist Americans who did not see the Nazis as so much of a problem and thus argued for America to stay out of the fight. By the way, “America First” is also one of Donald Trumps mantras. These republicans will not admit their racism, yet their policies are the exact same as these known hate groups’.

Patterns. The majority of republicans listed themselves as Tea Party members or were endorsed by the Tea Party. In fact, republicans should just change their party name to the Tea Party. The old school republicans could have their party back. All candidates that received contributions agreed with these hate groups on a variety of issues, and that is why the groups donated to their campaigns. Even some of the racist members of these groups have run for office.

Below you will find my results. It is rather lengthy; I am extremely thorough. I’ve honestly struggled with how to display this information for you so that you will be able to readily grasp the reality of the situation. Mind you this is merely the tip of the iceberg. These are the ones I could easily find and cross reference. I will explain a little about each group and it’s members and then list prominent candidates who have gladly taken their money. Lastly I will give the long list I’ve developed. Some of these candidates have passed, some are no longer in office. A small few are even democrats, libertarians and others. But I believe it’s important to list them so you can see how pervasive and systemic the infestation of white supremacy has become in the Republican Party. You should also note that these records extends from 2000 to today. This is not a new phenomena, but more of the same for republicans.

The following is a list of extremist hate organizations and board members as found on IRS documents and a description of the contributors as found on the SPLC website unless otherwise indicated. There are many members of these groups that are not listed simply because they do not make political contributions.

  1. Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) – The more genteel Klu Klux Klan. This group was the inspiration to Dylann Roof, the young man who murdered 9 Mother Emanuel parishioners in Charleston, SC. This group has many ties to republican politicians. They believe in a white, Christian America. No gays, Jews, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, feminists or liberals are welcome.
    • Earl and Kathleen Pendelton Holt III – Longview, TX. President of CofCC. Earl enjoys ranting about minorities on his radio show out of St. Louis, MO. He opposes the mixing of races and calls the Holocaust a lie. He has been featured on white nationalist sites such as StormFront and American Renaissance.
    • Col. Robert L. Slimp – Columbia, SC. CofCC board member and former Army Chaplain. Slimp writes for the CofCC’s paper the Citizen Informer.
    • Leonard R. Wilson – Townley, AL. Deceased. Wilson was the AL Chapter Director for the CofCC, an attorney, state commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and member of the White Citizens Council of Tuscaloosa, AL. He also served in both the republican and democratic state committees and was an AL state delegate in 5 Republican National Conventions. 1
    • John and Brenda O. Casteel – Newport, AR. Board member. Owner of Casteel Insurance Company. He was Jackson County’s Republican Chairman until his racist comments forced him to step down. 2
    • Sam G. Dickson – Atlanta, GA. Board Member. Dickson is an attorney and has represented Klan members. He’s fond of speaking at American Renaissance and CofCC conferences where I assume they discuss how much they hate gays and blacks.
    • James Edwards – Bartlett, TN. Board member and radio show host for The Political Cesspool, a white nationalist show where he pontificates about being a bigot. He is also a member of the American Freedom Party.
    • Arthur Furniss – Hornlake, MS. Board member of CofCC.
    • Cheryl and Roan Garcia-Quintana – Mauldin, SC. Board member. Though Roan is Cuban born, he hates immigrants and would like them all to go home to their native countries. Roan is a former Reagan administration appointee. He was also on SC Governor Nikki Haley’s re-election campaign but was asked to resign when democrats discovered he was a member of the CofCC. He ran for SC Senate but came in second. Roan also worked at Georgia’s Department of Education and taught at the University of SC.
    • David Macko – Solon, OH. Board member. Macko is a retired Key Bank adjustor and wannabe politician. He runs under the libertarian ticket and loses. He is the current committeeman for the 14th OH Congressional District and Secretary to the Central Committee of the OH Libertarian Party. He enjoys protesting outside the SPLC offices shouting that less than 1 million Jews died of starvation and disease in the Holocaust. 3
    • Ray Martin – Trinity, AL. Board Member.
    • Sonny Thomas – Springboro, OH. Member and advocate for the League of the South. Sonny is also a member and founder of the Springboro Tea Party and has an internet radio show. He enjoys long walks around Springboro’s school board meetings waving a large confederate flag and yelling about his dislike of African Americans.4
    • Phillip L. White – Sebring, FL. Board member.
    • Ron Wilson – Easley, SC. Board member. Former Commander-in-Chief of Sons of Confederate Veterans. Former Anderson County council member. Former SC Board of Education member.
    • A.J. Barker – Clemens, NC. Board member. Owner of A.J. Barker Window and Sliding Company. He is also a contributor to the CofCC newspaper, the Citizen Informer.
  2. League of the South (LOS) – A neo-confederate organization started by southern university professors. With a plethora of chapters throughout the southern states. This group is among the most popular of the white nationalist groups. LOS is fond of placing billboards along highways that advocate the South succeeding from the U.S. No they are not joking. They believe in an all-white, Christian nation however that may come about. They are anti-immigrant and anti-gay as well. They also believe African Americans had a better quality of life under slavery than today. This was also a sentiment echoed by Donald Trump when he said that African Americas have never been worse off in America than now.
    • Ford E. Carl – Laurel, MS. Member of LOS. Carl is an attorney who represented Sam Bowers, the Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the KKK, when he murdered Vernan Dahmer in 1966. Dahmer was a civil rights activist and president of the NAACP in Forest County, MS. Bowers also murdered Andrew Goodman, Michael Scherner and James Chaney near Philadelphia, MS is 1964. Carl has admitted to being a Klan member during the 1960’s.
    • Thomas E. Woods – Auburn, AL. LOS founding member. He is a Harvard and Columbia alum, historian, political author, libertarian and racist.5
  3. American Freedom Party (AFP) – Formerly known as the American Third Position (A3P). According to the SPLC, this group was originally started by “racist southern California skinheads.” They are known for their anti-immigrant and all white nation stance. They are politically active and attempt to gain power by running candidates from the presidency to local offices.
    • Virginia Abernethy – Nashville, TN. Director of AFP and former Vanderbilt University professor. She prefers to be called a segregationist as opposed to a white nationalist. She is also an associate of the CofCC. She advocates abolishing affirmative action, quotas, all government laws regarding racial discrimination and social welfare programs because she feels they encourage immigrants to have large families.
    • William Daniel and Lois Johnson – L.A. and La Canada, CA. William is the president of AFP. He is an attorney that has tried many times to get elected to various government offices. He wrote an amendment to the Constitution called the Pace Amendment which states that all non-whites, citizens or not, will be deported. He was also chosen by Donald Trump to be a delegate at the Republican National Convention. When the press recognized him, they stated it was an error and asked him to bow out. He did but Trump continued to accept his donations of money and “in-kind” donations in the form of robo-calls and ads from the AFP PAC called the American National Super PAC.
    • Scott V. Reid – Park Forest, IL. Member of AFP of Illinois.
  4. StormFront.org– SPLC considers this website to be the first internet site to promote hate. The site claims that America is being ruined by Jews who control Washington D.C. and the media. “White people, for a long time, have thought of our government as being for us, and Obama is the best possible evidence that we’ve lost. This is scaring a lot of people who maybe never considered themselves racist, and it’s bringing them over to our side.”
    • Don Black – West Palm Beach, FL. Founder and owner. Black was a member of David Duke’s KKK group during the 1970’s and became the Grand Dragon in Alabama. He even organized protest marches in defense of Robert Chambliss who was convicted of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four young African American girls.
  5. VDARE.com – This site contains “articles by prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites.” It has a predominantly anti-immigrant focus but all hate is welcome as they don’t like to discriminate. It is considered the intellectual racist website.
    • Peter Brimelow – Litchfield, CT. Founder. Brimelow is an English immigrant who hates immigrants. He is responsible for spreading the idea amongst republicans that they should concentrate on the white vote to win the 2016 presidential election. He stated that the Tea Party movement was evidence of this.
  6. California Coalition for Immigration Reform – Now known as the National Coalition for Immigration Reform. This is a virulent anti-immigrant group.
    • Barbara Coe – Huntington Beach, CA. Deceased. Coe was the founder of this group and also a member of the CofCC. According to the SPLC, she often referred to Mexican immigrants as “savages,” and stated that Mexico was attempting to take back parts of the U.S. She also blamed liberals for this.
  7. The Robert A. Taft Club (The Taft Club) – A white nationalist group. It was reported that Ron Paul spoke at a meeting.
    • Marcus Epstein – McLean, VA. Epstein is the executive director of the Taft Club, Pat Buchanan’s The American Cause and Tom Tancredo’s Team America PAC. You can find his racist rants about white supremacy on literally every racist website. He has described blacks as having “psychopathic personalities.” You name it, if it’s not white, male and Christian, he hates it.
  8. WorldNetDaily.com – This site is considered an “anti-government” website. Readers can find articles about the Obama birtherism conspiracy started and spread by Donald Trump. They really, really hate Obama and blame him for everything from America not being Christian enough to gay marriage to the end of the world possibly coming. Whatever they don’t like, it’ Obama’s fault.
    • Joseph Francis Farrah – Centreville, VA. Founder. He believes that gays, liberals, blacks, Muslims, immigrants and non-Christians are leading America to destruction.
  9. H. L. Mencken Club – This is the club for elite white nationalists. They like to gather and discuss topics such as immigration and misandry. Pat Buchanan, Peter Brimelow and the founders of many other white nationalist websites, newspapers and radio programs speak at Mencken meetings.
    • Paul E. Gottfried – Elizabethtown, PA. Gottfried is a former humanities professor and current president of the M.L. Mencken Club, labeled a notoriously racist group by the SPLC. He contributes columns to white nationalist sites VDARE.com and American Renaissance.
  10. The Social Contract Press – This organization mostly publishes articles that are anti-immigrant. They promote the deportation of all Muslims and Hispanics, and demand that Congress make English the official language of the U.S. Any article or book written that espouses the inferiority of non-white races can be published by The Social Contract Press.
    • Wayne Charles Lutton – Poteskey, MI. Editor for Social Contract Quarterly. He hates gays, immigrants and anybody who isn’t white. He has spoken at the CofCC, The Institute of Historical Review (a Holocaust denial group) and has written for the Occidental Quarterly (white nationalist website). According to the SPLC, he is fond of making up statistics to prove his racist points.
    • John Tanton – Poteskey, MI. Former ophthalmologist. He runs The Social Contract Press and founded The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA. These organizations have formed the current conservative policy on immigration. They openly advocate for the importance of America remaining a “European-American majority.” That just means white. FAIR members have actually testified before Congress on immigration issues.
  11. American Border Patrol – This group is basically a bunch of unemployed, racist, old white guys who have nothing else to do. Their views of Mexican immigrants being criminals, drug dealers and rapists were echoed by Donald Trump when he announced his presidential bid.
    • Glenn Spencer – Hereford, AZ. President. He has tried to bar children of undocumented immigrants from going to school and receiving assistance of any kind. He also subscribes to the theory that Mexico is trying to regain parts of the U.S. Not to discriminate, he enjoys attending the white supremacist groups as well.
  12. Institute for Historical Review – A faux intellectual group that denies the Holocaust and defends Nazis.
    • Mark Weber – Newport Beach, CA. Director. Weber began his racist career as an editor for a neo-Nazi newspaper. He mostly gives interviews discussing his belief that the Holocaust was created by Israel to justify their policies, attacks Anne Frank’s diary as not being true and states that testimony given by Jews from concentration camps cannot be trusted.

I have no expectations that political candidates should know all members of these groups. It is impossible. However, all of these people that I’ve listed are in leadership positions. They are easily discoverable. There is no justifiable reason why candidates should ever take donations from these people. A list can be obtained from the SPLC or other watchdog groups. It is as simple as that. Unless of course, they agree with these groups and want to support their hate mantras.

Let’s look at the candidates with the biggest hate purses, those candidates that are relative in today’s politics and finally I will list all the donations I found so that you can search for your representatives. If you find them on this list, call them and tell them to not accept donations from known hate groups and extremist individuals. (All candidate information was obtained through OnTheIssues.org on December 3, 2016.)

  1. Ron Paul – Republican/Libertarian former U.S. House member representing TX and presidential candidate. The gold medal for most contributions received by a known hate group goes to Ron Paul. He opposed the Civil Rights Voting Act of 1964 and affirmative action. Ron is anti-immigration, against equal pay for women, for prayer in schools and against gay marriage. During the 1980’s, he sent out pamphlets with racist comments about African Americans. He raised over $1 million from these letters. His grand total is $26,454.40.
    • Virginia Abernethy (AFP)  – $4,951.20
    • Don Black (StormFront.org) – $500
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $500
    • Paul E. Gottfried (H.L. Mencken) – $300
    • Lois Johnson (AFP) – $2,300
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $7,000
    • Wayne Lutton (Social Contract) – $276.20
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $6,000
    • Scott Reid (AFP) – $1,000
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $1,130
    • Sonny Thomas (CofCC) – $197
    • Thomas Woods (CofCC) – $2,300
  2. Ted Cruz – Republican and Tea Party member, U.S. senator and presidential candidate. He is anti-gay, anti-immigrant, against equal pay for women and affirmative action. He thinks Planned Parenthood sells baby body parts for funding. Cruz is also for abolishing the Department of Education and social welfare. He returned or donated contributions made by Holt after Mother Emanuel shooting. Total contributions found are $16,600.
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $14,900
    • John Casteel (C0fCC) – $1,500
    • Glenn Spencer (American Border Patrol) – $200
  3. Tom Tancredo – Republican, former U.S. representative and gubernatorial candidate from CO. He believes in litmus tests for judges; they have to agree with his issues to be approved. Tancredo is against anything and everything non-white, non-Christian and non-male. He stated that Congressional black and Hispanic caucuses should be disbanded. He has spoken before many known hate groups and on the new white supremacist media outlets such as WorldNetDaily. Total contributions from these groups is $12,258.
    • Peter Brimelow (VDARE) – $593
    • Barbara Coe (CA Coalition of Immigration Reform) – $1,300
    • Marcus Epstein (Taft Club) – $515
    • Glenn Spencer (American Border Patrol) – $450
    • John Tanton (FAIR) – $9,200
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $200
  4. Donald Trump – Republican President Elect. Everyone knows his views align with many of these groups’ from abortion and women’s rights to immigration and civil rights. Total contributions from these known hate organizations is $10,091.
    • Paul Gottfried (H.L. Mencken) – $60
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $4,175
    • Phillip White (CofCC) – $56
    • American National Super PAC (AFP) – $5,800
  5. Rand Paul – Republican and Tea Party member, U.S. Senator from Kentucky and presidential candidate. Rand supports a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and denies that there is any discrimination against women based on their gender even though they don’t receive equal pay. He is against affirmative action and the Civil Rights Voting Act of 1964. He supports abolishing the Department of Education and TSA. Rand returned Holt donations after Mother Emanuel shooting. Total contributed by racist groups, $5,685.
    • Virginia Abernethy (AFP) – $500
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $200
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,500
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $2,150
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $385
    • Thomas Woods (LOS) – $200
  6. Mitt Romney – Republican, former governor of MA and presidential candidate. Romney is more towards the middle and I was frankly shocked to see any contributions from these groups to him. Total contributions are $3,500.
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,000
    • Katherine Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
    • Mark Weber (Inst. for Historical Review) – $500
  7. Rick Santorum – Republican, former U.S. senator for PA and presidential candidate. Santorum votes with his Bible. He supports white, male, Christian, “America First” policies. The only reason his donations are not larger is because he had so little time in office. Total donations are $4,250.
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,500
    • Mark Weber (Inst. of Historical Review) – $1,750
  8. Michele Bachmann – Republican and Tea Party member, former U.S. representative from MN and presidential candidate. Michele Bachmann aligns with Tancredo and even further right. Total money taken from known hate groups is $3,300.
    • Earl Holt (Cof CC) – $3,200
    • Glenn Spencer (American Border Patrol) – $100
  9. Eric Allan “Rick” Crawford – Republican U.S. Representative from AR.  Crawford aligns with Santorum on issues. Total money taken from CofCC is $4,325.
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $4,325

List of all donations by hate group members to political candidates. (When you see the word “candidate” next to office titles, that means they lost the election.)

  1. Abbott, Greg – (R-TX) Tea Party member and governor
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  2. ACT RIGHT PAC – supports republican candidates.
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  3. Aderholt, Robert – (R-AL) Tea Party member and U.S. representative
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $1,000
  4. Akin, Todd – (R-MO) Tea Party member and Former U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $3,500
  5. Allen, George – (R-VA) Tea Party member and Former U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  6. American Freedom Party – white supremacist party
    • Lois Johnson (AFP) – $4,000
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $7,000
  7. Americans for the Preservation of American Culture PAC – white supremacist PAC
    • Ron Wilson (CofCC) – $2,300
  8. Angle, Sharron – (R-NV) Tea Party member and U.S. senate candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  9. Bachmann, Michelle – (R-MN) Tea Party member, former U.S. representative and presidential candidate
    • Earl Holt (Cof CC) – $3,200
    • Glenn Spencer (American Border Patrol) – $100
  10. Badnarik, Michael – (L-TX) U.S. representative and presidential candidate
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $2,500
  11. Baldwin, Charles – (I) presidential candidate
    • Barbara Coe (CA Coalition for Immigration Reform) – $500
  12. Barr, Bob – (L) presidential candidate
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $1,000
  13. Barrett, James Gresham – (R-SC) former U.S. representative
    • Ron Wilson (CofCC) – $3,000
  14. Baughn, Richard – (R-AL) former AL representative
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $100
  15. Bell, Jeffrey – (R-NJ) U.S. senate candidate
    • Earl Holt (Cof CC) – $500
  16. Bentley, Robert J. – (R-AL) governor
    • Arthur Furniss (CofCC) – $25
  17. Berg, Richard A. – (R-ND) former U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (Cof CC) – $1,ooo
  18. Bevin, Matthew – (R-KY) Tea Party member and governor
    • Earl Holt (Cof CC) – $500
  19. Branton, William Strobel, Jr. – (R-SC) former SC senate and SC representative
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $350
  20. Broun, Paul – (R-GA) Tea Party member and former U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (Cof CC) – $1,ooo
  21. Brown, Jeff – (R-TX) state supreme court justice
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $250
  22. Browne, Harry – (L-OH) presidential candidate
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $200
  23. Buchanan, Patrick – (R) Tea Party member and presidential candidate
    • A.J. Barker (CofCC) – $250
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $200
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $2,100
  24. Buck, Kenneth R. – (R-CO) backed by Tea Party and U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  25. Burton, Konni – (R-TX) backed by Tea Party and state senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $750
  26. CA Republican Party
    • Barbara Coe (CA Coalition for Immigration Reform) – $250
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $100
  27. Canseco, Franciso – (R-TX) Tea Party member and former U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,250
  28. Cassidy, William M. – (R-LA) Tea Party member and U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  29. Cavenaugh, Ronald – (D-AR) former state senator
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $150
  30. Chatfield, Lee – (R-MI) state representative
    • Charles Lutton (The Social Contract) – $50
  31. Chumley, Rob – (R-SC) state representative candidate
    • Ron Wilson (CofCC) – $1,000
  32. Coffman, Ronny G. – (R-AL) state representative candidate
    • Martin Ray (CofCC) – $100
  33. Coleman, Curtis – (R-AR) Tea Party member and gubernatorial candidate
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $300
  34. Combs, Tommy– (R-AL) state representative candidate
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $100
  35. Conner Bill – (R-SC) lt. governor candidate
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $100
  36. Constitution Party National Committee
    • Phillip White (CofCC) – $1,000
  37. Conway, John William – (D-KY) state attorney general
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $250
  38. Corbett, Larry E. – (R-AR) state representative candidate
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $150
  39. Corbin, Tom – (R-SC) state senator
    • Cheryl Garcia-Quintana (CofCC) – $2,000
    • Roan Garcia-Quintana (CofCC) – $2,000
  40. Cotton, Tom – (R-AR) Tea Party member and former U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,500
  41. Crawford, Rick – (R-AR)  Tea Party member and U.S. representative
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $4,325
  42. Cruz, Ted – (R-TX) Tea Party member, U.S. senator and presidential candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $14,900
    • John Casteel (C0fCC) – $1,500
    • Glenn Spencer (American Border Patrol) – $200
  43. Cuccinelli, Kenneth – (R-VA) Tea Party member and state attorney general
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  44. Davis, Thomas C. – (R-SC) state senator
    • Robert Skimp (CofCC) – $35
  45. Delay, Gunner – (R-AR) state attorney general candidate
    • Joh Casteel (CofCC) – $600
  46. Djou, Charles K. – (R-HI) former U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,000
  47. Ducey, Douglas A. – (R-AZ) Tea Party member and governor
    • Glenn Spencer (Am. Border  Patrol) – $100
  48. Eby, Philip R. – (R-TX) Tea Party member and former state representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  49. Emmer, Thomas – (R-MN) U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  50. English Language PAC – PAC demanding Congress make English the official language of U.S.
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $5,500
  51. Ernst, Joni K. – (R-IA) Tea Party candidate and U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  52. Farley, Austin – (R-TN) state representative candidate and Political Cesspool radio show host. Political Cesspool is one of the most listened to white nationalist shows. Farley was also celebrated by the CofCC.
    • Edward James (CofCC & Political Cesspool) – $600
  53. Few, Sheri – (R-SC) Tea Party member, state representative candidate and superintendent of public instruction.
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $170
  54. Fight for Tomorrow PAC – supports republican candidates.
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  55. Finchem, Mark – (R-AZ) Tea Party member and state representative
    • Glenn Spencer (Am. Border Patrol) – $125
  56. Finlay, Kirkman III – (R-SC) state representative
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $35
  57. Flake, Jeff – (R-AZ) U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  58. Forton, Mark A. – (Reform Party-MI) Tea Party supporter and U.S. representative candidate
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $1,000
  59. Frazier, Ed – (R-AL) state representative candidate
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $250
  60. Fuqua, Charlie – (R-AR) Tea Party member and state representative
    • John & Benda Casteel (CofCC) – $1,057
  61. Gilchrist, James – (R-CA) Minutemen (anti-immigrant group) and state representative candidate
    • Barbara Coe (CA Coalition for Immigration Reform) – $500
  62. Gohmert, Louis – (R-TX) Tea Party member and U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  63. Grace, Dorman – (R-AL) agricultural commissioner candidate
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $100
  64. Graf, Randall – (R-AZ) former state representative
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $250
  65. Grooms, Larry – (R-SC) state representative
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $100
  66. Grow Our House PAC – supports republican candidates
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  67. Haley, Nikki – (R-SC) governor and just appointed as UN Ambassador for Trump Administration
    • Roan Garcia-Quintana (CofCC) – $100
    • Sonny Thomas (CofCC) -$18
  68. Harris, Rodney – (R-AR) state representative candidate
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $100
  69. Harvell, Dan – (R-SC) Anderson County republican chairman
    • Ron Wilson (CofCC) – $1,000
  70. Hayworth, J. D. – (R-AZ) supported by Tea Party and former U.S. representative
    •  Earl & Katherine Holt (CofCC) – $1,100
  71. Heller, Dean – (R-NV) U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  72. Hoekstra, Peter – (R-MI) Tea Party member and former U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  73. Hoggard, Billie Sue – (R-AR) Craig County republican chairman
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $100
  74. Holt, Jim – (R-AR) former state representative
    • John & Brenda Casteel (CofCC) – $500
  75. Hooper, Perry O., Sr. – (R-AL) deceased AL supreme court chief justice
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $100
  76. Hubbard, Jon M. – (R-AR) Tea Party member and state representative
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $450
  77. Huckabee, Mike (R) presidential candidate
    • Mark Weber (Inst. for Historical Review) – $1,500
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $200
    • Ron Wilson (CofCC) – $1,000
  78. Hugo, Timothy D. – (R-VA) state representative
    • Joseph Francis Farah (WorldNetDaily) – $500
  79. Hunstein, Carol W. – (R-GA) state supreme court justice
    • Sam Dickson (CofCC) – $1,000
  80. Hunt, Guy – (R-AL) deceased, state senator
    • Ray Martin (CofCC) – $100
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $300
  81. Hutchinson, Asa – (R-AR) governor
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $1,100
  82. Hutchinson, John K. – (R-AR) former state representative
    • John & Brenda Casteel (CofCC) – $500
  83. Jeffrey, Christina – (R-GA) state representative candidate
    • Virginia Abernethy (CofCC) – $250
  84. Johnson, Gary – (L) presidential candidate
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $1,550
  85. Johnson, Ronald Harold – (R-WI) Tea Party member and U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,250
  86. Jordan, Henry – (R-SC) gubernatorial candidate
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $200
  87. Keet, Jim – (R-AR) former state representative and state senator
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $500
  88. Kelly, Tavish – (R-MS) U.S. representative candidate
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $500
  89. King, Steve – (R-IA) Tea Party member and U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,500
  90. Kokesh, Adam Charles – (R-NM) former U.S.  representative
    • Thomas Woods (LOS) – $2,000
  91. Lamm, Dorothy V. – (D-CO) U.S. senate candidate
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $750
  92. Lawson, William T., Jr. – (R-NC) U.S. representative candidate
    • Thomas Woods (LOS) – $250
  93. Lee, Mike (R-UT) Tea Party member, U.S. senator and possible judicial appointment by Donald Trump according to Heritage Foundation
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  94. Leland, Jim – (D-GA)  state representative candidate
    • Sam Dickson (CofCC) – $200
  95. Libertarian National Committee
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $3,656
  96. Libertarian Party of Ohio
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $234
  97. Liljenquist, Dan (R-UT) Tea Party member and former state senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $250
  98. Lipscomb, Albert – (R-AL) former state senator
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $100
  99. Lonegan, Steve – (R-NJ) Tea Party member, former Mayor of Bogota, NJ and U.S. senate candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  100. Love, Mia – (R-UT) U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  101. The Madison Project Inc. – Tea Party group
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $250
  102. Mandel, Josh – (R-OH) supported by Tea Party, U.S. senate candidate and current Ohio treasurer
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,500
  103. Maness, Rob – (R-LA) Tea Party member and U.S. senate candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  104. McBerry, Thomas R., Jr. – (R-GA) gubernatorial candidate
    • Phillip White (CofCC) – $500
  105. McCain, John – (R-AZ) U.S. senator and presidential candidate
    • Mark Weber (Inst. for Historical Review) – $500
  106. McCoy, David – (R-AR) state representative candidate
    • John & Brenda Casteel (CofCC) – $500
  107. McDaniel, Chris – (R-MS) Tea Party member and U.S. representative
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $2,700
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,500
  108. McDowell, Gary J. – (D-MI) former state representative
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $400
  109. McGarr, Edward T. – (Constitutional Party-UT) state representative candidate
    • Phillip White (CofCC) – $100
  110. McMahon, Linda – (R-CT) U.S. senate candidate and large Donald Trump donor
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,500
  111. Melvin, Albert Anthony – (R-AZ) former state senator
    • Glenn Spencer (Am. Border Patrol) – $320
  112. Miller, Joseph W. – (R-AK) Tea Party member and U.S. senate candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  113. Milligan, Dennis – (R-AR) state treasurer
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $500
  114. Mississippi Republican Party
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $225
  115. Missouri Republican Party
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $50
  116. Moore, Roy S. – (R-AL) former state supreme court
    • Ray Martin (CofCC) – $175
  117. Mosely, Chad – (R-AR) state representative candidate
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $2,100
  118. Mourdock, Richard E. – (R-IN) Tea Party member and former U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,500
  119. Nader, Ralph – (Green) presidential candidate
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $2,000
  120. National Conservatives Campaign Fund
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $250
  121. National Republican Campaign Committee
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $300
  122. National Right to Life PAC
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $250
  123. Neumann, Mark W. – (R-WI) supported by Tea Party and former U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  124. Nightingale, Chelene – (I-CA) gubernatorial candidate
    • Barbara Coe (CA Coalition for Immigration Reform) – $350
    • Glenn Spencer (Am. Border Patrol) – $100
  125. Nunnelee, Patrick Alan – (R-MS) deceased, U.S. representative
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $500
  126. Oberweis, James – (R-IL) state senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  127. O’Donnell, Christine – (R-DE) Tea Party member and U.S. senate candidate
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $200
  128. Park, Robert D. – (Reform Party-AZ) U.S. senate candidate
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $2,000
  129. Paul, Rand – (R-KY) Tea Party member, U.S. senator and presidential candidate
    • Virginia Abernethy (AFP) – $500
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $200
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,500
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $2,150
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $385
    • Thomas Woods (LOS) – $200
  130. Paul, Ron – (R-TX) Tea Party member, former U.S. representative and presidential candidate
    • Virginia Abernethy (AFP)  – $4,951.20
    • Don Black (StormFront.org) – $500
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $500
    • Paul E. Gottfried (H.L. Mencken) – $300
    • Lois Johnson (AFP) – $2,300
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $7,000
    • Wayne Lutton (Social Contract) – $276.20
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $6,000
    • Scott Reid (AFP) – $1,000
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $1,130
    • Sonny Thomas (CofCC) – $197
    • Thomas Woods (CofCC) – $2,300
  131. Pearce, Russell K. – (R-AZ) Tea Party member and former state senator
    • Glenn Spencer (Am. Border Patrol) – $250
  132. Pickering, Charles – (R-MS) former U.S. representative
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $500
  133. Portman, Bob – (R-OH) supported by Tea Party and U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $250
  134. Putnam, Joshua – (R-SC) supported by Tea Party and state representative
    • Ron Wilson (CofCC) – $1,000
  135. Raese, John Reeves – (R-WV) endorsed by Tea Party and U.S senate candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  136. Reed, Greg – (R-AL) endorsed by Tea Party and state senator
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $50
  137. Reeves, Charlotte – (R-MS) U.S. representative candidate
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $700
  138. Rehberg, Dennis – (R-MT) Tea Party member and former U.S representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  139. Republican Party of Arkansas
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $16,172.40
  140. Republican Party of Iowa
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $1,000
  141. Risch, James E. – (R-ID) supported by Tea Party and U.S senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  142. Roberts, William – (R-AL) supported by Tea Party and former state representative
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $50
  143. Romney, Mitt – (R-MA) former governor and presidential candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,000
    • Katherine Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
    • Mark Weber (Inst. for Historical Review) – $500
  144. Rossi, Dino – (R-WA) former state senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  145. Ryan, Paul – (R-WI) U.S. representative and current Speaker of the House
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  146. Sabrin, Murray – (R-NJ) U.S. senate candidate
    • Thomas Woods (LOS) – $2,300
  147. Sanford, Marshall C. – (R-SC) Tea Party member and U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $250
  148. Santorum, Rick – (R-PA) Tea Party member, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,500
    • Mark Weber (Inst. of Historical Review) – $1,750
  149. Sasse, Benjamin – (R-NE) supported by Tea Party and U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $2,000
  150. Schaefer, Matthew – (R-TX) state representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $250
  151. Senate Conservatives Fund
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,500
  152. Sharpe, Charles R. – (R-SC) former state representative
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $100
  153. Simpson, David – (R-TX) Tea Party member and former state representative
    • Earl & Katherine Holt (CofCC) – $3,500
  154. Smith, Steve – (R-AZ) state senator
    • Glenn Spencer (Am. Border Patrol) – $100
  155. South Carolina Republican Party
    • Roan Garcia-Quintana (CofCC) – $320
  156. Spence, Ronnie C. – (R-AR) state representative candidate
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $200
  157. Stoker, Michael Brian – (R-CA) state representative candidate
    • Mark Weber (Inst. of Historical Review) – $1,000
  158. Stone, Sydney J., Jr. – (L-OH) state representative candidate
    • David Macko (CofCC) – $200
  159. Stribling, Ken – (R-MS) state representative candidate
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $700
  160. Stumbaugh,, Mickey Darrin – (R-AR) former Cabot Mayor and state representative candidate
    • John Casteel (CofCC) – $1,500
  161. Stutzman, Marlin – (R-IN) Endorsed by Tea Party and U.S. representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  162. Tancredo, Tom – (R-CO) Supported by Tea Party, former U.S. representative and gubernatorial candidate
    • Peter Brimelow (VDARE) – $593
    • Barbara Coe (CA Coalition of Immigration Reform) – $1,300
    • Marcus Epstein (Taft Club) – $515
    • Glenn Spencer (American Border Patrol) – $450
    • John Tanton (FAIR) – $9,200
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $200
  163. Tankersley, Joe – (R-SC) state representative candidate
    • Ron Wilson (CofCC) – $250
  164. Tea Party Express
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $800
  165. Tegerdine, Joseph – (R-MS)  state representative candidate
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $400
  166. The Guardian Fund – supports Republican candidates
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $250
  167. Thomas, David Lloyd – (R-SC) former state senator
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $50
  168. Thrasher, John – (R-FL) former state senator
    • Phillip White (CofCC) – $100
  169. Tillis, Thom – (R-NC) Tea Party member and U.S. senator
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  170. Traditionalist Workers Party – white nationalist party
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $979
  171. Trump, Donald – (R) president elect
    • Paul Gottfried (H.L. Mencken) – $60
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $4,175
    • Phillip White (CofCC) – $56
    • American National Super PAC (AFP) – $5,800
  172. U.S. Immigration Reform PAC – PAC’s president is Mary Lou Tanton, wife of John Tanton
    • John Tanton (Social Contract Press) – $32,500
  173. Vaughters, DeeDee – (R-SC) Tea Party member and state senate candidate
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $30
  174. Verdin, Danny – (R-SC) state senator
    • Sam Dickson (CofCC) – $100
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $50
  175. Walker, Scott – (R-WI) Tea Party member, governor and presidential candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $3,500
  176. Wallace, George, Jr. – (R-AL) public service commissioner candidate, state treasurer candidate and lt. governor candidate
    • Arthur Furniss (CofCC) – $100
    • Ray Martin (CofCC) – $100
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $500
  177. Wallace, Lisa – (R-AL) wife of George Wallace and state treasurer candidate
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $1,000
  178. Webb, Don – (R-NC) Tea Party member and state representative candidate
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500
  179. Webb, James – (D-VA) former  Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, former Secretary of the Navy and former U.S. senator
    • Carl E. Ford (LOS & KKK) – $400
  180. West, Allen B. – (R-FL) Tea Party member and former U.S. representative
    • Joseph Francis Farah (WorldNetDaily) – $2,300
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $1,000
  181. Whitaker, Bob – (AFP) presidential candidate
    • William D. Johnson (AFP) – $2,000
  182. Wilson, Ron – (R-SC) CofCC board member. Former Commander-in-Chief of Sons of Confederate Veterans. Former Anderson County council member. Former SC Board of Education member.
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $200
  183. Windom, Steve – (R-AL) former state senator and lt. governor.
    • Leonard Wilson (CofCC) – $100
  184. Wingate, Ken – (R-SC) state senate candidate
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $50
  185. Witherspoon, Walter P. – (R-SC) former National Executive Committeeman of SC Republican Party and U.S. senate candidate
    • Robert Slimp (CofCC) – $500
  186. Womack, Shawn A. – (R-AR) former state senator and state representative
    • John & Brenda Casteel (CofCC) – $250
  187. Zinke, Ryan – (R-MT) U.S, representative
    • Earl Holt (CofCC) – $500

 

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Republicans Accept Money from Charleston Church Shooter Inspiration

This is dedicated to the memory of the Charleston Nine: Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman and Myra Thompson.

In my last few articles, I’ve been making the case that the Republican and Libertarian parties have become infested with white nationalist hate groups. It is a very serious accusation no doubt, but it is an accusation that the media can no longer justify ignoring. We now have elected a racist, misogynist, anti-immigrant bigot for our president. He in turn is filling his cabinet with more white supremacists, anti-LGBT activists, anti-immigrant proponents and misogynists. The following is just another example of how the Republican Party can longer claim to be the party of Lincoln when it comes to civil rights as it has been gradually evolving into the white nationalist party for decades.

It is entirely possible, and I would not condemn you for this as the media is busy covering every Trump tweet, that you are not aware that Dylann Roof, the accused murderer of nine innocent souls, was just deemed fit to stand trial. In case you’ve forgotten, Roof entered the Charleston, South Carolina Emanuel Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015 and murdered nine Bible study members simply because they were black. Roof maintained a website where he wrote that his attempt at starting a race war was inspired by articles he discovered on the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) website.

 

“The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these black on White [sic] murders. At this moment, I realized something was very wrong.” – Dylann Roof

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So what is the CofCC? It turns out that the CofCC is a large organization with many chapters throughout the United States. They not only maintain connections with similar hate groups in America, but with ones in Europe and various other countries. They are recognized as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Oddly enough, the CofCC considers both of these groups to be hate groups because they are intolerant of their intolerance. A sort of “I know you are, but what am I,” philosophy.

In fact the CofCC is the modern day KKK. They are the more genteel KKK in that they do not burn crosses or wear ridiculous costumes. They look like everyday white citizens yet they still espouse the same hateful anti-anything not white Christian bullshit heard from their KKK ancestors.  To be sure, they love the N-word and share the same ideology, but they are more inclined to use the system and make more subtle arguments to win over whites.

And this is where you start to notice the similarity of ideas and policies with our modern day Republican and Libertarian Party platforms. Even their conservative bruja mouthpiece Ann Coulter has stated that she does not find the CofCC to be a racist organization. Really? Yes, really. Notice how many of their beliefs are espoused by Trump and other republicans. This was taken from the CofCC newspaper the Citizens Informer from Vol. 45, #3, Sept.-Dec. 2012. Yes, 2012!

  • “America First” – “…no need to maintain political and military commitments to allies made during the Cold War…we cannot continue to support their defense budgets, guarantee their security, fight their wars or finance their governments and economies through foreign aid.”
  • “America First Trade Policy” – only policies that benefit the U.S. will be considered.

Now look at the rest of their platform. Notice the similarities with the 2016 Republican platform.

  • The U.S. is a Christian country. Its public leaders, government and people at all levels must be Cristian. Prayer must be allowed in schools and all public places.
  • They oppose all immigration that comes from non-white, non-western countries. All non-whites are to be returned to their countries.
  • They oppose any policy that would put a non-white above a white such as affirmative-action, the Civil Rights Voting Act of 1964 and desegregation.
  • There is to be no mixing of the races.
  • Only the traditional family of a Christian man and woman is to be recognized.
  • Homosexuality should be illegal.
  • All “hate crimes” are non-existent, not recognized as crimes.
  • Any justices that do not uphold Christian values are to be impeached and replaced.
  • Abolish the U.S. Department of Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Development, etc.
  • There is to be no social welfare for the poor, disabled or sick and elderly.
  • States rights.
  • Oppose all gun control.
  • Abolish political correctness and sensitivity training.

 

The CofCC is the new White Citizen Council from the 1950’s. They simply took the mailing lists from old groups and formed a group with a shiny new, not so racist sounding name. It is the most prominent white supremacist group for that reason; you can be a racist and not seem like one when KKK is not in your group’s name. But let me be clear in this, there is no valid argument for any politician to claim such ignorance. None. They have known who these bigots are for quite some time because both Republican and a few Democrats have been exposed as supporters or even members of this group for almost 20 years now.

In 1998, Bob Barr, former federal prosecutor, Georgia Republican U.S. Representative, 2008 Libertarian presidential candidate and 2014 Georgia Republican congressional candidate was outed by Thomas Edsall of the Washington Post as being a repeat offender for speaking at CofCC conferences. Edsell followed up his report with another bombshell, then Mississippi Republican Senator Trent Lott was actually a member. In 1993, Mike Huckabee, Republican presidential candidate agreed to speak at a CofCC conference but had a scheduling conflict. He sent a video of his speech instead. In 1994, after the media discovered he was once again the keynote speaker, he bowed out. Old Democrats such as Strom Thurmond and Dick Gephart were CofCC favorites too. And the list gets longer when you look at state and local officials. Each and every one of these men claimed to not know that the CofCC was a white supremacist organization. Apparently, we were born yesterday.

After the Charleston shooting, the media once again discovered that the CofCC had political connections via political donations. Elected officials had become smart enough to not show up at their conventions but still loved that money. Their president, Earl Pendleton Holt III, had given over $65,000 to many current and former Republican office holders. These included state and federal congressional members, state supreme court justices and even presidential candidates. In an effort to distance themselves from the avowed racists of the CofCC, some of these politicians stated they would either donate these tainted contributions or return them to Holt. Of course, they once again claimed ignorance as to the group’s racist rants.

Some, not all but some. I not only wondered if those some did as they promised, but which ones did not promise at all and why not. This also made me curious as to why only the donations by Holt. Surely there were other members of the CofCC that had made political donations.

I discovered that Republican and Libertarian PACS, committees and candidates have taken over $165,000 from known CofCC leaders. This does don’t include money donated to PACS that are legally allowed to hide their donors, AKA dark money. Most favored elected officials include Ted Cruz, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker, Michele Bachmann, Steve King and The Arkansas Republican Party. Perhaps you are thinking that $165,000 is not that much money considering the size of some political contributions. True. But if it’s not that much, then why not return or donate it?

Granted, I don’t expect politicians to be aware of every donor’s level of racism. I don’t even expect them to know every member of the CofCC. I do expect them to know the leaders and not accept donations of any kind. I do require that they denounce them. I insist that they refuse to speak at their events. It would only take a request to the SPLC and/or the ADL from the Republican Party for a list of names. In turn, those logging the donations for campaign finance recording could return the checks of known racists and anti-Semites. How hard is this?

I will gladly assist those seeking public office in identifying the leaders of the CofCC that like to donate to elected officials . The following is a list of their leaders obtained from tax filings with the IRS and their information as provided by the SPLC and the ADL:

  • Earl Pendleton Holt III – President. Lives in Longview, TX. Hosts the radio show Right at Night in St. Louis, MO and writes for The Blaze and Citizen Informer. Has stated that black people “are the laziest, stupidest and most criminally inclined race in the history of the world.”
  • Katherine Cook Holt – Director. Longview, TX. Wife of Earl Holt.
  • A.J. Barker – Board Member. Clemens, N.C. Owner of A.J. Barker Window and Siding Company. Once organized a protest at a Tyson chicken factory in North Carolina because he thought they were hiring undocumented workers.
  • John and Brenda Casteel – Board members. Newport, AR. Owner of Casteel Insurance Company. John was Jackson County’s Republican Chairman but was forced to resign for racist comments.
  • Sam G. Dickson, Esq. – Board member. Atlanta, GA. Editorial advisory board for Citizens Informer.
  • James Edwards – Board member. Bartlett, TN. Host of right wing radio show Political Cesspool.
  • Arthur and Betty Furniss – Board members. Horn Lake, MS. Betty is now deceased.
  • Roan and Cheryl Garcia-Quintana – Board members. Mauldin, S.C. Although Roan is Cuban born, he is rabidly anti-immigrant and is director of Americans Have Had Enough. He served in the Reagan Administration and with South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley’s campaign committee. She fired him once Democrats discovered he was a CofCC member but she kept his $100 donation. She is currently a Trump cabinet appointee.
  • David Macko – Board member. Solon, OH. Macko is a politician himself running as a Libertarian. He has been the Secretary and Treasurer for the Ohio Libertarian Party. He is also a member of the John Birch Society and the Oath Keepers.
  • Martin Ray – Board Member. Trinity, AL.
  • Robert L. Slimp – Board member. Columbia, S.C. Slimp is a retired Army Chaplain and joined the Dixiecrats under Strom Thurmond. He writes for the Citizens Informer, “If this state of affairs continues, a majority of the U.S. population will be non-European aliens, and then our country will be gone forever.”
  • Phillip L. White – Board member. Sebring, FL.
  • Leonard R. Wilson, Esq. – Board member. Townley, AL. Wilson has a long white nationalist history. He’s the Alabama state commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and a member of the White Citizens Council of Tuscaloosa. He also served on both the Republican and Democratic State Committees and was an Alabama delegate in five Republican Conventions.
  • Ron G. Wilson – Board Member. Easley, S.C. Ron is the former leader of the sons of Confederate Veterans. He is also a member of The League of the South, another modern day White Council group. He was an Anderson County, S.C. Board of Education member and owner of Atlantic Bullion and Coin. Through his company, he stole $60 million from investors and was sentenced to twenty years in prison.

 

Now obviously there are tons more, but these are just some of the main players of the CofCC. So, elected officials, if you receive a check from these people and you accept it, you are accepting money from a known white supremacist whose organization influenced Dylann Roof to murder nine innocent persons simply because of the color of their skin.

In the next post, I will list all their donations to local, state and federal politicians. It is incumbent upon these elected officials to return or donate all of the blood money they have received from the CofCC.