Republicans Reeling: White House Candidates And Congressmen Took Cash From White Supremacists

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

The Republican Party is being rocked by the news that three presidential candidates and several members of Congress took campaign donations from white supremacist group referenced by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof in his manifesto.

The Guardian reported on the donations that Earl Holt, the president of the Council of Conservative Citizens made to Republicans:

Holt has since 2012 contributed $8,500 to Cruz, the Texas senator running for the Republican presidential nomination, and his Jobs, Growth and Freedom Fund political action committee, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. On some filings Holt’s occupation was listed as “slumlord”. He has also given $1,750 to RandPAC, the political action committee of Paul, the Kentucky senator and presidential contender, and he gave $2,000 to the 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney.vA further $1,500 was donated by Holt to Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 Republican presidential primary runner-up, who is running for president again in the 2016 race and attended Sunday’s memorial service at Emanuel AME Church.


Holt has also distributed tens of thousands in campaign contributions among prominent Republicans in Congress, such as Representative Steve King of Iowa ($2,000), Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas ($1,500) and Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona ($1,000). He also gave $3,200 to the former Minnesota congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.

The Republican presidential candidates rushed to refund the donations, but their refunds can’t hide the larger point.

The hate speech and anti-immigrant policies of the Republican Party are appealing to racists. Rep. Steve King is a flaming racist who regularly demonizes immigrants. Sen. Tom Cotton has also engaged in the anti-immigrant rhetoric while calling for military action against Muslims in the Middle East.

Attention will focus on the donations to Republican presidential candidates, but this is a party wide issue. Republicans have spent years trying to divide the country along racial lines, and the racist chickens are coming home to roost.

Racists hear the Republican dog whistles loud and clear when it comes to President Obama and other minorities. The Republican Party is the anti-minority party. Republicans oppose equality and citizenship women, Hispanics, gays, and African-Americans. This platform has not only made it virtually impossible for Republicans to win the White House. It has also turned the GOP into the party of racist hate.

49 Replies to “Republicans Reeling: White House Candidates And Congressmen Took Cash From White Supremacists”

  1. These chuckleheads can deny their support of the White Supremacists all they want, the fact is that they are the White Supremacists kind of people, and the White Supremacists support them & their agenda.

  2. Republicans “reeling?” Why. They attract these hate group’s, and are among their most faithful and ardent donors. The “reeling” has more to do with being caught with their hands in the cookie jar and called out.

    The motto is you can receive donations from any group or organization, as long as you are not caught. The GOP lack morals. They are as unethical as Satan. They’d prostitute their women folk if it brought in enough cash.
    Why give the $$$ back now? They knew when they accepted the $$ who these groups represented prior to accepting the funds. Greedy, amoral sociopaths, is what they are, and that’s how they behave

  3. Don’t let it die. And don’t let it get buried in liberal blogs. If it does, they’ll take over, and that’s the end of pretending to be nice for them. We know what they really want, now, and if this country ever becomes the Fourth Reich,the name of this planet might be Venus (the real one, not the sweet pink cotton candy thing romantics imagine)

  4. You think that the campaign finance guys even registered these pittance donations? They never even knew they existed until this was pointed out by someone trying to fling mud.

    BIG OIL, PHARMA, LABOR, MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX….those are the money trails you should be concerned about. Not some inbred, hillbilly giving a combined $12000 to three candidates who probably won’t make it to the ballot.

    ..but far be it from me to squash your glee. Gloat away, this is why American politics is a circus every election. No substance, just sensationalism and reality TV styled idol worship…

    Back in the pen sheep….baaa baaaa baaaaaa!

  5. One of the victims was an 87 year old lady.

    Another was 74 and 70. Hardly “thugs, terrorists and rapists.”

    Dylann Roof I hope the realization that you threw away your life hits you soon.

  6. Not surprised by them taking donations from these racists groups. Look at the Republicans/Tea Partiers in Congress who spread their hate of this President from day one. There is nothing he can do that they would ever help him with, to bring our nation forward, from the devastation they caused. This is what happens when a party is about power, money and greed. Fox News has constant 24/7 hate rhetoric, and we wonder why these young people do the horrible things they do, the Right promotes it day in and day out. Then when it happens they blame everyone but themselves,and people promote it by watching their channel. They feed off the hate and negativity. You can disagree without all the hate! This is not the party of years ago, nothing like it. Older Republicans like Powell, Gates, Kissinger, etc.need to speak out!

  7. The Party of Hate reeling? No, they’re not reeling, just scattering like roaches because the light was turned on revealing one of the many sleazy, disgusting groups that fund them.

  8. Since Nixon, the ‘Southern Strategy’ has been code for racism. Take away voter repression and turn the light on racists, then the Republican party is dead in the water … filthy water.

  9. C’MON! this is the GOP! they’ve been heavily recruiting the LILY WHITE racist american for DECADES! GET REAL! but EVERY TIME someone correctly identifies the republican party as a racist party, THEY have a MELT DOWN! they get so defensive and irrational, I typically laugh at them! Listen! for our resident republican TROLLS! who scream bloody murder whenever someone calls the GOP racist, WHY don’t YOU use some common sense! LOOK at YOUR damn party! LOOK at HISTORY!! ask yourself, WHY did MY party become the dominant influence in the SOUTH starting in the late 1960’s! WHY did MY party happily accept those DIXIECRATS!? WHY did REAGAN do his famous presidential speech in philadelphia, mississippi in 1980 about STATES RIGHTS?? BE HONEST! the ONLY reason the KLU KLUX KLAN isn’t 100% in support of the GOP is because the GOP has JEWISH individuals in it’s membership! STOP with ALL the juvenile denials! the GOP is as racist has SIN! OWN IT!!

  10. Yeah, because the white supremacist agenda JUST happens to be theirs and visa versa…LOL this news is PRICELESS…WINK

  11. These closet racists remind me of the criminal who expresses remorse at his sentencing. He isn’t sorry for what he did, only sorry he got caught.

  12. It’s disgusting but hardly surprising. Rand Paul had a guy on his staff who used to do a racist radio show. I believe he was called the southern avenger and wore a mask made of the confederate flag. When word got out, Randy defended and made excuses for him until the heat was too much. If they actually cared where the money came from, or the type of people that were on their staff, you wouldn’t hear about 3 or 4 of them with the same problem. These people know exactly who they want to give their money to. People that share their values!!

  13. I’m NOT letting this die, EVER!!!!

    Not ALL republicans are racist, but EVERY racist is a republican.

    I’m just waiting for that ignorant, uninformed, brainwashed TEAxASS red state mom to write something STUPID.

    How ignorant can she be????

    TEXAS HAS A F*** STATE BUDGET DEFICIT OF $27 BILLION, just because there’s a state amendment that requires a BALANCED budget, doesn’t make it so.

  14. I wonder how many other organizations that are deemed to be hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, have given money to republicans.

  15. LMFAO thanks @patremr, YOU single handedly verified my post! see ONLY LILY WHITE republican would just brush off how WHITE hate groups donate to to GOP by FOOLISHLY trying this smoke screen about donations from PHARMA- BIG OIL etc. etc etc! now ask your nurse to help YOU to the restroom! because YOU’RE full of $HIT!

  16. Surely no one is surprised of the revelations. It just came to light at an inopportune time. Racism is on the rise. We still need to keep fighting for civil rights.

  17. Maxie, mark my words that money is NOT going to be “given back”. There will be a 3rd or 4th party to handle the “transfer” but that money WILL remain with the candidates as well as the same racist agenda.

  18. Waiting for the inevitable right wing trolls to point out that the Democratic party are the “real racists” for opposing Civil Rights in the 1960’s. Or is it because the KKK was formed by Democrats 150 years ago? I can’t keep track.

  19. Is anyone surprised by this? Republicans are scumbags, so we should expect nothing less than this type of scumbaggery from them. Anyone–especially any woman, veteran, minority, or LGBT person–who isn’t part of the 1% and yet votes for a republican or teabagger politician is an absolute fool.

  20. I have a suggestion for these candidates who are so “shocked” at finding out their donations come from white hate groups, but I doubt if they will do it.

    Donate that money to the Southern Poverty Law Center. If by law they are not allowed to do that, donate the same amount of their own money to the SPLC.

  21. @Brianna, great post and you’re right, the republican TROLLS will go into their typical misunderstanding of HISTORY! these idiots get off bringing up that the democratic party founded the KKK over 140 yrs ago but these AS$HATS completely ignore 1963!! they totally forget about JFK!! they totally go brain dead about LBJ and the civil rights movement!!” they completely ignore how the SOUTHERN democrats “DIXIECRATS” jumped ship to the GOP! republicans are typically VERY ignorant people, that’s why they congregate at FUX NEWS

  22. The sad reality is that these racist rednecks will all get re-elected again and again. We can only hope that the American people finally wake up and vote the Republican traitors into a meaningless minority.

  23. Right.. like each Candidate himself, checks EVERY contribution that is made… and “slumlord” as occupation??
    This smells more like a SMEAR SET-UP,,, who would list that, as their “occupation”?

  24. Question: What to make of a party whose entire strategy now consists of trying to scare the electorate, collect as many enemies as possible, sell themselves out to Cheap Labor Conservatives, and purge their ranks of all who comprehend the value of moderation?

    Answer: In a nutshell, the GOP is a Koch Addict and in full flight from reality. The question is how hard a bottom will it hit.

  25. Wow! I had said if Hillary gets the nomination I would stay home and not vote. These clowns are going to make me hold my nose and close my eyes and vote for Hillary. This is disturbing.

  26. The sooner all monies – ALL MONIES – from everyone: individuals, corporations, super-pacs, relatives, businesses, foreign nations, friends, – EVERYONE, – the sooner politics and greedy,lying, cheating, corrupt politicians will be more honest, trustworthy, credible, sincere, and working for their constituents, the states and nation as a whole – rather than those with big money to donate, corporations with big money to lobby and bribe politicos so they can continue their programs of hate, bigotry, hypocrisy, lying, cheating and divisiveness. I find it very interesting that not one member of the senate of the house has even touched, spoken of or issued any action regarding campaign reform and political reform- WHY WOULD THEY SHOOT THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGG???? However, I also find it very interesting that just about every other email sent to my address is a request for a donation or contribution (THANK GOD FOR THE DELETE KEY!!!!!!!!!)

  27. Oh, but it’s okay with you that Clinton/Gore campaign of 1992 used the Confederate battle flag as their official campaign slogan, right? Such a ridiculous argument. What’s sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander my friend.[WINK]

  28. Excuse me? I remember that campaign very well; I had just come to upper Florida; and I never saw any such thing. How old are you?

  29. Virginia Foxx , Rep. NC, took tens of thousands of dollars from Corinthian College who defrauded thousands of students. Did she give the money back?
    They are no more than prostitutes and parasites on our society.

  30. All donations must be recorded, how much and who it came from. Campaign Finance Law. They knew where the cash came from and don’t let anyone tell Ya different. Besides, ignorance has never been an acceptable excuse for breaking the law.

  31. Ten Black Folks Who Didn’t Get The “Republicans Are Racists” Memo:
    1 Alan Keyes – conservative political activist, author, former diplomat, frequent candidate for public office
    2 Allen West, Lt Col. (FL) – US House of Representatives
    3 Alphonso Jackson – United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    4 Artur Davis – former Democratic Party member of the United States House of Representatives for Alabama’s 7th congressional district from 2003–2011 joined GOP in Virginia.
    5 B. J. Penn – Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installation and Environment)
    6 Ben Carson, MD, – Republican presidential hopeful
    7 Boyd Rutherford is elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
    8 Brian C. Roseboro – Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets, also served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance
    9 Charles E. James, Sr. – Director of Federal Contract Compliance
    10 Clarence Thomas – U.S. Supreme Court

  32. Ten More Black Folks Who Missed The Memo
    11 Clark Ervin – Inspector General of the United States Department of Homeland Security
    12 Claude Allen – Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, Director of the Domestic Policy Council
    13 Claude M. Bolton, Jr., Major General – United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
    14 Colin Powell, General – the United States Secretary of State
    15 Condoleezza Rice – Advisor of the National Security Council, also United States Secretary of State
    16 Constance Berry Newman – Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
    17 DeForest Soaries – Secretary of State of New Jersey
    18 Dwayne Sawyer – Indiana State Auditor
    19 Eric M. Bost – Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services
    20 Eric Motley, MD – Deputy Associate Director, Office of Presidential Personnel

  33. Ten More
    21 Francis X. Taylor, Brigadier General – Coordinator for Counterterrorism, also Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security
    22 Gerald A. Reynolds – Chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights
    23 Herman Cain – Republican presidential nomination in 2012
    24 J. C. Watts – US Congress (OK) – later, Chairman of the House Republican Conference.
    25 Jendayi Frazer – Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
    26 Jennette Bradley – Lieutenant Governor of Ohio before being appointed in 2005 – the Ohio State Treasurer
    27 Jennifer Carroll – Lieutenant Governor of Florida
    28 Joe Rogers – Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
    29 John O. Agwunobi, Admiral – United States Assistant Secretary for Health
    30 John W. Shannon – United States Under Secretary of the Army

  34. Ten More
    31 Kay Coles James – Director of United States Office of Personnel Management
    32 Ken Blackwell – Ohio Secretary of State
    33 Larry D. Thompson – United States Deputy Attorney General
    34 Leo S. Mackay, Jr. – Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    35 Lurita Doan – first female Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration
    36 Lynn Swann – Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
    37 Mia Love (UT) – US Congress House of Representatives
    38 Michael Powell – Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
    39 Michael Steele – Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, first African American Republican National Committee chairman
    40 Pierre-Richard Prosper – United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues

  35. Ten More
    41 Randy Brock – Vermont Auditor of Accounts
    42 Randy Daniels – Secretary of State of New York joins the GOP.
    43 Reginald J. Brown – Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
    44 Roderick R. Paige – United States Secretary of Education
    45 Ronald J. James – Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
    46 Ruth A. Davis – Director General of the Foreign Service
    47 Stephen A. Perry – Administrator of General Services Administration
    48 Tim Scott (SC) – US House of Representatives, later United States Senator
    49 Vernon Parker – Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights
    50 Will Hurd (TX) – US Congress House of Representatives

  36. What do you mean they would prostitute thier Womenfolk,! The pressure that is put
    on Women of Republicans who are driven to
    portray this Goodie Two Shoes and act like thier panties never get dirty feel the role
    of Tea Partiers & Faux Religous Right!There may be an instance where a black man
    caused a problem in church,but I have never seen or heard of a black man go to a church and kill 9 people cause they didn’t have same beliefs.

  37. @laurla, WTF? NO, I don’t remember the Clintons using a confederate flag in ANY campaign setting and neither do YOU! because if you did you would have provided a link! RIGHT? @laurla, this is a site for ADULTS talking about politics, so just run along there snoopy.

  38. I agree. I’m glad that that little punk didn’t kill himself, because now he can watch the results of his putrid actions!

    Instead of promoting his racist hatred, his actions are the REASON that flag is coming down. He is the reason Walmart will now stop selling racist symbolism in its merchandise. Hell, even NASCAR just announced that because of the punk, they endorse tearing down that damned flag.

    See what you’ve done, Dylann? You’ve caused the exact OPPOSITE of what you intended, you punk.

  39. Yep Francie. He calls himself the “Southern Avenger,” and his hero is John Wilkes Booth.

    If these racist punks could get a shot off to kill President Obama, they would do it in a heartbeat.

    Even with all the problems in the Secret Service organization, they’ve protected this President, so far. It worried me every day that someone will try to kill him, especially in the South. (Both he and VP Biden will attend the funeral service of Senator Pinckney in South Carolina.)

  40. Some desperate whackjob faked a button. The idea is to show Clinton Gore ‘did it too!’

    Grade school ‘clever.’

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