Ron Paul: Winning the Black Helicopter Vote


Ron Paul’s campaign (or is it a crusade?) is trying to engineer another “money bomb”–a one-day intense fundraising drive–on Monday, November 26. The last one, which was detonated on November 5, netted Paul over $4 million–an impressive sum for an outlying candidate who has refused to return a campaign donation from a neo-Nazi. One solicitation for this latest appeal captures the political culture of a slice of Paul’s libertarian constituency:

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Note the black helicopters–the symbol of anti-government, paranoid conspiracy theories. Yes, they’re coming for you….

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