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CPAC 2012 welcomes white supremacists and Nazis after tossing them out in 2011

How times have changed. Last year, white nationalist Jamie Kelso attended CPAC looking for European-American allies in his quest to keep America genetically pure and lily-white. However, his potential young recruits weren’t having any of it:

Check out the video.

As Ed Morrissey reported on Hot Air:

A group of young attendees, and a few older conservatives as well, at first politely rebuff Kelso’s racist arguments, and then begin aggressively arguing with him in the hallway. Ron Paul supporters told him four times to take off his Campaign for Liberty button and paraphernalia.

The Daily Caller reported that Kelso “got an earful from some conservative activists who sent him packing” and “let him know that racism is not welcome in the conservative movement.” It was heartening to see young conservatives take a stand against the kind of bigotry that has no place in modern conservatism.

That was 2011. CPAC 2012 has revealed that the paleoconservatives are still firmly in control.

The conservative gay rights group, GOProud, was banned this year, but two prominent white nationalists were allowed to appear on a panel opposing multiculturalism.

And they were hardly sent packing. Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa fawned over Peter Brimelow, founder of the white nationalist site VDARE, saying, “I read your books!” Tomorrow, white nationalist Bob Vandervoort is scheduled to appear alongside two other Republican members of Congress.

Romney closed his Swiss bank account to avoid prosecution

Why did the Romney's really close the $3 million account at UBS?

Romney campaign headache

Malt, who oversees Romney's blind trusts, acknowledged during a conference call with reporters that he decided to shut down the Swiss account because he worried it could create a headache for Romney's campaign. "It might or might not be consistent with Governor Romney's political views," he said.

I think Romney is lying about closing that account.

Romney wants to appear as if he was being extra considerate about closing down the account - but there is more to the story.

Under pressure from federal authorities, the Swiss bank UBS is closing the hidden offshore accounts of its well-heeled American clients, potentially allowing their secrets to spill into the open.

In a step that would have once been unthinkable in the rarefied world of Swiss banking, UBS will shut about 19,000 accounts that prosecutors suspect have gone undeclared to the Internal Revenue Service.
To those who think the timing does not work - that article is dated 2009 and the Romneys closed their account in 2010 - need to understand that the process took a while in Switzerland. Not all accounts were forced to close until 2010. Here's an article from June, 2010 which shows that UBS was not allowed to pass on the data without parliamentary approval.

After all, if Romney was so concerned about the optics of having a Swiss bank account, then why would he maintain the one in the Cayman islands?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s newly released tax return shows sprawling international financial interests, from Bain Capital entities based in Luxembourg to a Goldman Sachs fund in Dublin. It discusses a foreign currency transaction and details foreign tax credits.

But one of Romney’s biggest foreign investments is sheltered from U.S. taxation, partly because it is based in the Cayman Islands.
So --we find this interesting chain of events:

-- RMoney had a Swiss bank account.

-- The IRS pressured the Swiss to close accounts being used solely to avoid paying US taxes.

-- The Swiss did that.

-- RMoney closed his Swiss account but kept his Cayman Island accounts.

Just like the rest of us, right??

I mean, I moved all my money from Switzerland to the Caymans back in 2010 -- did you?