Ron Paul’s Board Includes Obama-Lover and Terrorist Supporter Who Compared Tea Party to Nazis

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I would add 9/11 Truther, but there’s only so much room in the headline to list all his many virtues. Let’s start with the obvious one. Here is how Eric Margolis, a member of the Academic Board of Ron Paul’s new Institute for Peace and Prosperity, greeted the election of Barack Obama.

Americans did not `liberate’ Iraq, but they certainly liberated their own nation last week by sweeping the Republican Party from power. One prays America’s long nightmare of foreign aggressions, fear, religious extremism, and flirting with neo-fascism is finally at an end…

A forward-looking Democratic Party that represents America’s increasingly mixed racial future is triumphant… As a senior Republican rightly remarked, `Obama has run the best moderate Republican campaign since Dwight Eisenhower!’ Democrats occupied the political center while the Republicans were left with the wilder fringes of the right and far right.

Strangely enough, Eric Margolis claims to be a true Republican, despite having all the conventional views of a New York leftist about terrorism (Blame America First), Republicans (fascist hicks) and banks (the biggest threat to the country).

Like so many RINOs, Margolis insists that he’s the follower of some old Republican Party who has been left behind. And how does he feel about the Tea Party movement?

He’s not a fan.

What we ended up with today is a rump of the old Republican Party made up of hicks and holy rollers, as I call it sometimes, exaggerated but certainly the party has been taken over by its very Southern and heartland “influence”, it’s narrow-minded, it’s inward looking, and increasingly, as we see with Governor Palin and other Congressmen, it’s speaking to the lowest IQ level of American voters and has become a dumbed down party that appeals to fear and prejudice…

Look at Germany in the 1930s, everyone turns to extremist groups, right now it’s turning to the far right of the Republican Party. It is mounting an extremely vicious hate campaign against the president, much of which is just arrant hate propaganda…

People have a right to be angry, but throw in angry racists who don’t like Obama because he’s a man of color and people who just hate Democrats and Klu Klux Klan people and every kind of kook on the extreme right and you mishmash them all together and you get the Teabag movement…

The Republican Party may indeed split. I think that would be a very good thing. I would like to see all the right-wing crazies shipped off to North Dakota and to rant fulminate in the cold out there and leave Ron Paul’s sensible supporters.

When the Republican Party has been reduced to the ranks of sensible people who believe the Rothschilds were behind September 11 and that Muslim terrorism is America’s fault, then things will truly be ready to turn around.

Eric Margolis is deeply concerned about the scourge of Islamophobia

The White House and media were quick to blame Muslims who hated America’s lifestyle and values, launching the concept of “Islamic terrorism” – i.e. that the Muslim faith, not political issues, prompted the attacks.

This dangerous canard has infected America, leading to a rising tide of Islamophobia.

That tide always seems to be rising. Like the tide of Global Warming, which Margolis is also concerned about.

Canadian conservatives from Alberta share the same retarded notion with their Republican soul-mates that massacring helpless, defenseless animals with high-powered weapons is somehow manly and patriotic. It’s not. It’s cowardly, uncivilized and shameful in our day and age. Trophy hunting and killing bears should be banned. So, too, shooting corralled animals for sport.

Al those who think hunting is a fine sport should see the gripping film, Predator, which gives a sense of the terror felt by hunted animals.

And those who think game shows are fun, should watch another Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, The Running Man. And anyone who is okay with computers has to go see The Terminator.

In response to the Boston Marathon massacre, Eric Margolis reprinted his article calling for Chechen independence and applied his Truther leanings to the Muslim terrorism there.

FSB chief Vladimir Putin was catapulted into power by the anti-Chechen hysteria caused by the mysterious bombings. Two years later, the eerily similar 9/11 attacks would similarly turn George Bush from a non-entity into a hero, and provide a pretext for the US to invade Afghanistan and Iraq…

The world ignored these violations but paid rapt attention to another crime, the death of over 300 Russian child hostages in the still murky school massacre at Beslan.

Very murky. You can never be sure who really murdered those children; the Muslim terrorists or Dick Cheney.

And Eric Margolis is rather predictably sympathetic to Chavez and Al Qaeda terrorists at Gitmo.



This is the sort of “academic” influence that will help define Ron Paul’s Institute for Peace and Prosperity. And if it happens to be mostly indistinguishable from the left, so is most of Ron Paul’s foreign policy.

  • Judenlieber

    Ron Paul is irrelevant now.
    What I want to know about is the character and background of RAND Paul and his associates, who may or may not have any relevance to the future of this country.
    I'm hoping that THIS acorn may fall further from the tree than most.

    • Ar'nun

      It doesn't. He is a younger more careful version of his daddy.

    • MC1215

      Ron Paul still has his cult followers and are disrupters to our American system and to Conservatives.

      Rand plays it both ways. Rand is a libertarian but markets himself not as full on as his dad.
      An expedient person I would not want running a hot dog stand let alone near 1600

  • truebearing

    Margolis is a deranged, ranting fool. Most of Paul's supporters are. His blitherings evince an ideological salad where anarcho-capitalism, Marxism, Republican conservatism, and paranoia all somehow work together in harmony. He is insane or incredibly dishonest — most likely both. His mauderings make a corkscrew look straight.

    • Aaron

      Margolis is a donkey…
      A french citizen, desappointed by the United States policy since a long, long time…..

  • Omar

    Eric Margolis is an embarrassment to the American public. Obviously, he is a radical leftist, considering the fact that he's on the Ron Paul (Mr. Isolationist) board. I am sick of Margolis and others of his ilk insulting Republicans and conservatives, falsely calling the GOP the "far right". Margolis is nothing like Eisenhower. Ike recognized the totalitarian threat that the free world faced during the Cold War. His "military-industrial complex" speech simply meant that America shouldn't have a military government. I am also sick and tired of leftists like Margolis falsely accusing the Tea Party movement of being "racists", "bigots", "Islamophobes" and "Nazis". Apparently, Margolis doesn't know that the Nazis were anti-capitalist, totalitarian monsters (Margolis also doesn't know and/or care that radical Islamist extremists repeat Nazi propaganda lines against the Jews). The Tea Party simply calls for limited, responsible government and a free-market economy. Why doesn't Margolis discuss about how the Democratic Party has moved to the left and far-left? The GOP is the center of the political spectrum, while the Democrats have gone much more to the left since the New Left movement took over the Democrats' party agenda in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Why doesn't Margolis talk about how the leaders of the Occupy Wall Street movement (as well as the movement itself) are Communist totalitarians who have no respect for America's democratic system and free-market economy. Why doesn't he talk about how OWS includes violent anarchists and angry mobs who have no regard for the rule of law? Obviously, Margolis supports the OWS movement because he views the violent extremists in OWS as Gandhian pacifists, when that is far from the case. The American people need to isolate Margolis as much as possible.

    • Silver Gonzales

      Eric Margolis is a retarded Canadian Jewish ( I am sorry to say ) leftist who is ready to bash Israel on any station any time.

      I have seen this piece of garbage on and have heard him enough times on the Michael Harris show on cfra in Ottawa. Another left wing puke who hates the 266miles by 71miles country known as Israel.

      I always suspected that Margolis, Ron Paul, Michael Scheuer and many others are all on a muslim payroll.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    It is natural for this man as a part of the destroy America party RHINO section to denigrate
    the Tea Party as they are Americans with mostly standard political and patriotic values.
    We are being squeezed by totalitarianists all day long and the Tea Party may be the
    only cohesive force in America to right the wrongs and return us to our moral values.
    We need and overhaul of all branches of Government and truck loads of pink slips for
    every last leftist and free passage out of America along with thier lovers the Islamists.

  • marios

    Margolis even not RINO but he is one of many cynical hypocrites, opportunists who use political Party for their own benefit in specific time. He is typical leftists who support WH and Dem's establishment to destroy our country from within. Only with their help Islamists succeeds in our country and around the World. It is really interesting question is Rand Paul much alike his father or he is different? Hope we can find answer on this issue in this probably the most trustworthy site. Please Mr. Greenfield, watch Rand Paul and provide us with your analysis. So far, I think Ted Cruz is the best among new conservative politicians.

  • Ar'nun

    So in one caption he starts by calling Conservatives "retarded", then misspells "All" and goes on a pretentious rant about how if the system fails and the grocery stores close he would starve to death and finishes it off by recommending the educational video "Predator"… Too funny!!!

  • Questions

    Eric Margolis is a frequent columnist for He's not really a Leftist, but rather an Old Right neo-isolationist who shares many of the same assumptions of the Left about America's place in the world. Former Congressman Paul's placing him on the board of his new think tank thus is no surprise. Margolis, though born in the U.S., lives primarily in Canada.

    • MC1215

      PaleoCon is the title and the same mindset that enabled the Nazis in the 1930s

  • MC1215

    Ron Paul can't be exposed enough for his combination of Radical Left to Neo Nazi belief system.
    Paul also has on his board the Radial Left Democrat, Dennis Kucinich.

    The cult following of Paul is dangerous, his interviews, comments, etc. of blame America
    for 9/11, Benghazi and the list is long along with Blame Israel for Hamas and every other
    attack on Israel.

    Ron Paul is a disrupter and views the Nation and World the opposite of Conservatives

  • patriothere

    This site is antisemitic. Eric Margolis is jewish.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      So is Noam Chomsky.

      • Cathy

        Race/Nationality is not the issue. The issue is ideology.

      • Not Ovenready

        In the 90's I spoke to someone who worked with him and asked why someone with a Jewish sounding name was so anti- Israel. I was told one of Eric's parents is Jewish, the other is Muslim. (Another happy result of an-interfaith marriage. ) I remember that he was very pro Muslim during the fighting in the former Yugoslavia in the 90's.

        • Cathy

          Theodore Roosevelt – Immigration (1919)
          “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

        • Questions

          It's true. Margolis' mother is of Albanian ancestry. By Jewish law, then, he's not even nominally Jewish.

        • patriothere

          He's anti-israel because he's a decent human being.

      • patriothere

        The ADL even finds this site offensive. Now THAT'S saying something.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      And not that it matters significantly, but his mother was Muslim

      • Mary Sue

        wait. If his mother was muslim, he's technically Muslim, not Jewish!

        • Daniel Greenfield

          That's what I would say

        • patriothere

          Bobby Fischer was jewish but that didn't stop him from being anti-israel.

    • Silver Gonzales

      Margolis is born Jewsih but his religion is " Progressivism ". He is an enemy to the Jewish people.

  • cynthia curran

    Ron Paul mainly attracts John Birchers and Pat Buchnan supporters because they agree with him on the war but they diagree with him and his son on anti-immirgation. Both Paul's opposed e-verify.

  • Cathy

    Strangely enough, Eric Margolis claims to be a true Republican, despite having all the conventional views of a New York leftist about terrorism (Blame America First), Republicans (fascist hicks) and banks (the biggest threat to the country).

    April 25, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield


    “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Good point

  • Cathy

    Rinos/Progressives who run for elected office under the Republican banner are Obama plants. They said all the right words to gain Conservative support but then become one with Obama. Check their voting record. Think about Marc Rubio position on illegal immigration in 2009 and … then think about his position today … his position that will afford the Democrats over 11 million votes.

    Marco Rubio, 2009
    “I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws, if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going through the legal process, its a very clear signal of why go through the legal process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal process. And number two, if demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally.”

    • Cathy

      Think about it. Another Obama plant disguised as a progressive or … was there a recent backroom deal and Rand Paul sold his soul to the devil?

      Rand Paul filibusters CIA nominee Brennan on drones

      Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul launched a filibuster Wednesday against President Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan as a way to highlight extrajudicial killings and the potential use of drones in the United States.

      “I won’t be able to speak forever, but I’m going to speak as long as I can,” Paul said as he began an old-fashioned talking filibuster. The senator is delaying a vote on Brennan’s nomination.

      “When we ask the president ‘Can you kill Americans on American soil with drone strikes?’ it should be an easy answer,” he continued.

      • Cathy

        Continued …

        Sen. Rand Paul clarifies his position on drones
        Published April 25, 2013

        SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY.: If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in cash, I don't care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him.

        We shouldn't be willy-nilly looking into everyone's backyard and what they're doing. But if there is a killer on the loose in a neighborhood, I'm not against drones being used to search them out, heat-seeking devices being used. I'm all for law enforcement. I'm just not for surveillance when there is not probable cause that a crime is being committed.

  • Scott Tibbs

    The premise is silly. Forums attract all kinds. The implication that the views of an individual poster reflects the views of Ron Paul is just nonsense. When you get criticized in comments, does that mean the person doing the criticizing represents the views of Mr. Horowitz?

    (On a side note, I wish I could have seen him when he came to speak in my city, as I admire him a lot. Sadly, I was out of town.)

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It's not a forum. It's the academic board of Ron Paul's institute.,

  • Not Ovenready

    I remember back in the 80's Margolis often wrote in an anti- Communist mode and loved to throw Jews in general into the commie pot. Now he is no longer such an anti-red but has developed new sets of heros and villains for himself.

  • cynthia curran

    Look at Germany in the 1930s, everyone turns to extremist groups, right now it’s turning to the far right of the Republican Party. It is mounting an extremely vicious hate campaign against the president, much of which is just arrant hate propaganda…

    People have a right to be angry, but throw in angry racists who don’t like Obama because he’s a man of color and people who just hate Democrats and Klu Klux Klan people and every kind of kook on the extreme right and you mishmash them all together and you get the Teabag movement…
    The funny thing is that ROn Paul reads Spotlight which is in the white supremists group of things. Spotlight is against the Holsaut in fact Paul and Rand Paul followeres are more KKK since they are anti-war, anti-tree trade and while I support limiting immirgation they are more anti-Meixcan.

  • cynthia curran

    I mean Holosaut. Paul supporters are usually on the fringe of the right much worst than Tea Party folks. Chuck Baldwin land and so forth. So, he doesn't know what he is talking about.

  • Silver Gonzales

    What is his source of financing? Does writing for Lew Rockwell pay that much? Does ha have so many paying fans on his site?

  • mah29001

    What a twit the guy is, he's on Lew Rockwell's website and yet he praises Obama and yet they claim to be very "Libertarian".