Is Rand Paul a Neo-Confederate?


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A close aide to Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) who co-wrote the senator’s 2011 book spent years working as a pro-secessionist radio pundit and neo-Confederate activist, raising questions about whether Paul will be able to transcend the same fringe-figure associations that dogged his father’s political career.

Paul hired Jack Hunter, 39, to help write his book The Tea Party Goes to Washington during his 2010 Senate run. Hunter joined Paul’s office as his social media director in August 2012.

From 1999 to 2012, Hunter was a South Carolina radio shock jock known as the “Southern Avenger.” He has weighed in on issues such as racial pride and Hispanic immigration, and stated his support for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

During public appearances, Hunter often wore a mask on which was printed a Confederate flag (see photo above)

Prior to his radio career, while in his 20s, Hunter was a chairman in the League of the South, which “advocates the secession and subsequent independence of the Southern States from this forced union and the formation of a Southern republic.”

UPDATE: It says HERE that this same secessionist also helped then-Sen. Jim Demint, the South Carolina Republican, write a book.




  1. Who, besides a liberal wacko, cares?

  2. Hunter is okay by me. The South was within its constitutional rights in secession. Lincoln worked to provoke the war was not the benevolent sort he is made out to be. Study Robert E. Lee! All my ancestors, on both sides of my family tree, fought for Dixie, and I am not ashamed. This nation was created in an act of secession. To oppose the right of secession is to oppose the principles of America’s founding document, The Declaration of Independence!

  3. Apparently, “secessionist” is a leftwing cuss word, like “racist,” homophobe,” “xenophobe” and “Republican.”

    Well, Jack Hunter has recently announced that he is as pc as they come, Mr. Cunningham, and yet, somehow, I doubt you’ll forgive him. After all, you lefties never forgive a white who once committed a hate crime (pace Paula Deen), though you have no problem with remorseless, colored cut-throats.

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