Bill White has posted a claim that Ron Paul attended a dinner at the restaurant Tara Thai with him and others whom SPLC and others call white nationalist and white supremacist.
Bill White appears to have posted his claim Dec 20, 2007
“Ron Paul Lies About Lack Of Involvement With White Nationalists”
Both Congressman Paul and his aides regularly meet with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review, and others at the Tara Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, usually on Wednesdays. This is part of a dinner that was originally organized by Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis and Joe Sobran, and has since been mostly taken over by the Council of Conservative Citizens.
I have attended these dinners, seen Paul and his aides there, and been invited to his offices in Washington to discuss policy.
There is an FEC Filing from the Ron Paul campaign with a Tara Thai expense dated December 15, 2007. When was it posted?
This report on Tara Thai says
Tara Thai 314.59
Generated Sat Dec 15 18:58:38 2007
This link is from Charles Johnson at who credits one of the LGF lizards (Hat tip: Render.)
Thus it is conceivable that White found this report and used it for the Tara Thai. There may also be previous dinners at Tara Thai and Ron Paul on previous reports as well. In fact, there is one for second quarter filed in July 2007.
Tara Thai 143.70
Generated Sun Jul 15 14:43:58 2007
These two Tara Thai dinners, in the December 15 and July 15 reports, appear to be purchases by the entire table not one person. It doesn’t make sense that Ron Paul’s campaign paid for the dinner alleged above by White, he would have paid his own or someone else would have paid. (Note that it was LGF that linked to that expense, not White.) These appear to be dinners by the Ron Paul campaign staff who paid for their entire dinner with a check from the campaign.
There is a third report for First Quarter 2007
Tara Thai 39.14
Generated Sat Jul 14 20:04:04 2007
Thus White could have found these reports from July 14, July 15, or December 15, 2007 and used Tara Thai based on those.
search Ron Paul “Tara Thai”
4001 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
The Ron Paul campaign used the following address for the 3rd quarter report:
3461 Washington Blvd Suite 200
Arlington, Virginia 22201
This address is also listed for mail for the Ron Paul campaign.
3461 Washington Blvd., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201
It is .2 miles from this Ron Paul address to a Tara Thai restaurant:
So the Tara Thai restaurant is a short walk from Ron Paul’s campaign address as of the third quarter filing. They may have had an office there and still filed the first and second quarter reports using the Texas address, 837 W Plantation Dr
Clute, Texas 77531.
Articles or posts on this story
Justin Raimondo is very good on this here:
Secondly, the man who organized the dinner meetings “Commander” White refers to, Peter Gemma, has this to say:
“I ran those dinners – Ron Paul was never there… If Bill White ever came to the meetings, he didn’t use his real name – he doesn’t even get the name of the restaurant correctly.”
His article or others cited have provided links below.
SPLC bio of Bill White
William A. White, 26 | SILVER SPRING, Md. (from 2003)
In late 2003, White moved to Roanoke, Virginia,
Ref on related stories trying to tie Paul to the white right.
More corroboration of the neo-Nazi’s claim: Extremist Group Announces Speech by Congressman.
SPLC on Robert Taft Dinner organized by Marcus Epstein for Ron Paul to speak:
SPLC is trying to prevent whites, whom they seem to target , from associating with whites. They are smearing whites meeting with whites to make whites afraid to meet with or talk to whites. That is the opposite of freedom of association.
That is the reductio ad Civil unRights that PC leads to. Ron Paul pointed out in Meet the Press that you don’t have to submit to home invasion.
The SPLC idea is that if whites meet with whites, the Nazi White Nationalist White Supremacist Bound is passed and this proves they are plotting a white supremacist comeback. Any meeting of whites is suspect in the SPLC inverted rights world.
The SPLC has a comment thread that has many comments that disagree with SPLC on this story.
=Ron Paul on Meet the Press
See Vanishing American link above for link to Meet the Press Transcript (also below) and Youtube link as well.
Note that it was LGF that claimed the Tara Thai expense by Ron Paul supported the claim of Bill White.
== More detail here
The expenses show that none of the meals was on a Wednesday. This was the alleged day of the meal.
This entire article is draft and preliminary. All statements should be restated as questions or hypotheses. All other disclaimers apply. Comments and corrections welcomed.