George Allen and the CCC "Hate Group"

By: Lowell
Published On: 8/29/2006 6:17:50 PM

Is anybody out there still seriously arguing that George Allen isn't an outright racist?  Well, read  this, just published by The Nation magazine:

Only a decade ago, as governor of Virginia, Allen personally initiated an association with the Council of Conservative Citizens, the successor organization to the segregationist White Citizens Council and among the largest white supremacist groups.

...After speaking with CCC founder and former White Citizens Council organizer Gordon Lee Baum and two of his cohorts, Allen suggested that they pose for a photograph with then-National Rifle Association spokesman and actor Charlton Heston. The photo appeared in the Summer 1996 issue of the CCC's newsletter, the Citizens Informer.

According to Baum, Allen had not naively stumbled into a chance meeting with unfamiliar people. He knew exactly who and what the CCC was about and, from Baum's point of view, was engaged in a straightforward political transaction. "It helped us as much as it helped him," Baum told me. "We got our bona fides." And so did Allen.

Descended from the White Citizens' Councils...the CCC is designated a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. In its "Statement of Principles," the CCC declares, "We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called "affirmative action" and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races."

So how's Allen going to explain THIS one?  What, he thought the "CCC" stood for "Civilian Conservation Corps" or something?  And if you believe THAT one, I've got some good "caca" to sell you.

[UPDATE:  Here are some classic quotes from the CCC...courtesy of Wikipedia.

*"Each of the three major races plays a distinct role in history. . . . The whites were the creators of civilization, the yellows its sustainers and copyists, the blacks its destroyers." (, 12/98)

*Abraham Lincoln was "surely the most evil American in history," and Martin Luther King was a "depraved miscreant.+G- (, 12/98)

*"The Jews' motto is 'never forget, and never forgive.' One can't agree with the way they've turned spite into welfare billions for themselves, but the 'never forget' part is very sound." (Citizens Informer, Winter/97)

*"The presence [in Congress] of even one white person with our interests foremost in his mind is simply unacceptable to the issues-obsessed conservative race traitors. Texas Governor George Bush and his brother Jeb in Florida have manifested their self-hatred by embracing Hispanics ahead of whites. Somehow we must find a way to relieve whites of their self-hatred." ("Open Letter to White People,+G-, 12/98)]

Lowell Feld is Netroots Coordinator for the Jim Webb for US Senate Campaign.  The ideas expressed here belong to Lowell Feld alone, and do not necessarily represent those of Jim Webb, his advisors, staff, or supporters.


WOW... (Loudoun County Dem - 8/29/2006 6:24:47 PM)
...the hits just keep on coming...

"Oh them? Uhm, they're just part of my, uhm, old white guy collection."

And to Think (Mark - 8/30/2006 4:22:33 AM)
The Fairfax GOP has scheduled a meeting for GM BushAllen with some people on Sept. 9th: (courtesy WAPO Virginia Briefing)

Allen to Speak at GOP Rally for Ethnic Groups

Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) is scheduled to speak Sept. 9 at a rally for ethnic groups sponsored by the Fairfax County Republican Party, officials said yesterday.

Allen has been under fire for remarks to S.A. Sidarth, a Fairfax native of Indian descent and volunteer for Allen's foe, James Webb.

Sidarth recorded Allen on video calling him "macaca" and welcoming him "to America and the real world of Virginia." Macaca is the scientific name of a genus of monkeys, and it is a slur in some cultures.

Allen apologized to Sidarth. Fairfax GOP Chairman Eric Lundberg said Allen had been previously scheduled to speak at the rally. Link

I swear, they never run out of good ideas at Allen's campaign do they?

Read through what that Statement of Principles (DanG - 8/29/2006 6:27:50 PM)
It definitely sounds a to me.  Incredibly hard-core right.

This is off the scale disgusting. (Kathy Gerber - 8/29/2006 6:35:43 PM)
... and I just ate....

xpost (Kathy Gerber - 8/29/2006 6:41:06 PM)
Lowell, I do hope you are cross posting this one.

yeah, this needs to be everywhere (DanG - 8/29/2006 6:53:28 PM)
I've heard a lot about Allen's racist crap, but this one is a new one to me, and a lot of other bloggers.  This culd be like tossing gasoline on a fire.

I'm busy sending it around... (Lowell - 8/29/2006 6:53:35 PM)

kos has a front-page story on this (teacherken - 8/29/2006 9:06:48 PM)
with credit to Lowell

How did that @#)$&%# (lwumom - 8/29/2006 6:47:43 PM)
make it this far?

Now how is Wadhams going to explain (summercat - 8/29/2006 6:57:43 PM)
this one away?  What a bunch of sickos.

RE: The "Master Race" (JPTERP - 8/29/2006 7:08:24 PM)
Why is it that the biggest proponents of White Supremacy always look so degenerate?  Those guys in the middle of the photo aren't going to win a beauty contests.

I just choked on my gum. (kevinceckowski - 8/30/2006 11:01:59 AM)
Too funny.

They are also misogynists (Teddy - 8/29/2006 7:15:56 PM)
Part and parcel of the White Rose Cavaliers and the CCC is extravagant courtesy toward honorable white ladies who know their place and who fawn over the macho belly bags you see in the photo... they also have unrelenting contempt for any pretensions females make toward "thinking" and having a place in public political life.  Of course, this is carefully cloaked by good manners and tradition, but whenever a serious challenge to male supremacy shows up, they are viciously vindictive in response, just like their response to the lesser, "colored races."

Macho Belly Bags (kevinceckowski - 8/30/2006 11:05:07 AM)
...Teddy, where do you get this stuff?

I'm crying!

EVERYONE!!!!! (drmontoya - 8/29/2006 7:18:56 PM)
Allen's wikipedia entry needs to be updated. and watched to see if allen folks take it off.

But if this is public info, which it is with the pic it needs to be on wikipedia.


picture on allen's front page.. (drmontoya - 8/29/2006 7:22:25 PM)
of his web site..

it's disgusting.


Which one? n/t (Mark - 8/30/2006 4:01:20 AM)

This is strike two (Eric - 8/29/2006 7:45:27 PM)
when it comes to Allen's arrogant stupidity.

Strike 1: He looks directly into a video camera held by someone who works for his opponent and uses a racist slur against that person as if he thought he could get away with it.

Strike 2: As governor, GOVERNOR, he associates with a racist group and allows his picture to be taken with that same group.  This wasn't a high school indiscretion - he supposedly was representing all Virginians at this time.

Does he somehow think he is above the unwritten rules that govern public officials behavior?  Or that he is so important that no one should bother about his personal choices?  These are the sort of things that you just can't believe someone in his position would do. 


Stupidity?  Arrogance?  Ego?  Uncontrollable Hatred?

I don't know.  Unbelievable?  Yes.  BUT IT HAPPENED.  Again.  Wow.

BRAVO !! Great Work, Lowell (Al Rodgers - 8/29/2006 8:01:35 PM)

They have an 'In Memoriam' page... (Loudoun County Dem - 8/29/2006 8:06:11 PM)

Lester Maddox was a charter member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, present at our founding meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Lester Maddox this is from his wikipedia entry:

In 1944, Maddox, along with his wife, Virginia Cox, used $400 they had saved to open up a combination grocery store/restaurant. Building on that success, the couple then bought property on Hemphill Avenue off the Georgia Tech campus to open up the "Pickrick" restaurant.

Maddox made the "Pickrick" a family affair with his wife and children working side-by-side with him. The restaurant became known for its simple, inexpensive food, including its specialty, skillet-fried chicken.

Championing that segregationist philosophy, The "Pickrick" soon became a thriving business. However, Maddox's refusal to adjust to changes following the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 manifested itself when he filed a lawsuit to continue his policies. He first prevented a trio of African-Americans from entering his restaurant by holding a gun at the entrance, then later defied a court order by proclaiming to another group of African-Americans, "If you live 100 years, you'll never get a piece of fried chicken here."

Unable to win his case, he became a martyr to segregationists by selling the restaurant to employees rather than integrating it. Many of his fellow citizens praised him for doing this.

Flabbergasted (PM - 8/29/2006 8:06:37 PM)
I knew about this creepy organization -- and Allen went so low as to be pandering to them.  Wow.  (And McCain, too, if you read the end of Blumenthal's article.)

This will help Webb, and for that I am happy.  But it is a sad day for Virginia.

PUT THIS ON DAILY KOS! (Dan - 8/29/2006 8:17:02 PM)
Time to spread this around.  This could be the nail in the coffin!!!

Uh,'s been on the front page of DKos (Lowell - 8/29/2006 8:18:14 PM)
for the past hour 45 minutes.

LINK (Rob - 8/29/2006 9:27:03 PM)

Kos links Lowell's post, so tidy up gang.  We have visitors.

Ummm (Dan - 8/29/2006 10:02:30 PM)
Yeah, I know Lowell.  Dude, I have been spreading this around all over my friend.  Sending it to friends and AYD's, as well as Peter Rouselott

Dan, that just plain sounds weird... (Eric - 8/30/2006 8:54:17 AM)
"I have been spreading this around all over my friend"



Tarred and Feathered? (Rick O'Dell - 8/29/2006 8:18:58 PM)
The thought that comes to mind is, "Birds of a feather flock together."

Media Coverage.. (drmontoya - 8/29/2006 8:46:30 PM)
Is anyone working on making sure the media get's this.

Damn everyone's on vacation too!!

Where's Keith Olbberman when you need him?

I sent it to most area reporters (Lowell - 8/29/2006 8:53:47 PM)
Let's see what they do with it.

What about.. (drmontoya - 8/29/2006 9:13:58 PM)
national coverage? I know it's a bad week for national coverage with everyone on vacation but it couldn't hurt right?

Just look at the five white worthies. (jwberrie - 8/29/2006 8:54:52 PM)
They certainly look like noble examples of  glorious white manhood.

Can we get this up at the Huffington Post? (Rebecca - 8/29/2006 9:21:11 PM)

It's up at Huffington Post. (Left Wing - 8/30/2006 1:19:12 PM)
Interesting comments:


Thread at Democratic Underground:


Don't forget about this (Rebecca - 8/29/2006 9:31:26 PM)
Allen Speaks at The Council for National Policy

"In May, after Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, the current frontrunner for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, made his highly-publicized pilgrimage to the Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, Allen had bigger fish to fry.

According to The Hotline Allen was a featured speaker at the Council for National Policy's recent 25th anniversary celebration in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

The Council for National Policy is a highly secretive group of top-shelf religious and secular conservative leaders who meet three times a year. Joining Allen was a host of major conservative leaders including Sandra Froman, president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, Michael Chertoff, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Edwin Fuelner, Jr., the president of the Heritage Foundation, Phyllis Schlafly, Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, and John Bolton, the US Ambassador to the United Nations.

The CNP has a history of keeping the press out of their affairs and insists that all speeches and conversations are "off the record," The Hotline reported. The secrecy policy was most in evidence when during the 2000 presidential campaign then-candidate George W. Bush spoke to the CNP and refused to release a transcript of his remarks to the press."

Allen is courting all the nut cases.

Here's Some CNP source Information (Mark - 8/30/2006 3:49:18 AM)
Feb 2005 diary with excellent sources in the diary as well as the comments:


Another on concerning Ken Blackwell (R-OH) (running for Governor) and the CNP: (3-06)


A partial list of members as of 1998:

Right Wing Religious Leaders:

Dr. Tim LaHaye, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, James Dobson (Focus on the Family), Howard Ahmanson (Christian Reconstructionist), Rev. Donald Wildmon (American Family Association),  David W. Breese (Christian Identity), William R. Bright (International Christian Leadership University), Robert P. Dugan Jr. (National Association of Evangelicals), Robert Grant (Christian Voice), Haldeman "Hal" W. Guffey (International Ministries Fellowship), Sara DiVito Hardman (Christian Coalition of California), Seamus Hasson (Becket Fund for Religious Liberty), Donald Paul Hodel (Christian Coalition), James B. Jacobson (Christian Solidarity International), Bob Jones III (Bob Jones University),  Ed McAteer (Religious Roundtable, Inc.), Dal Shealy (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), John A. Stormer (I Chronicles 12:32 Ministries and authour of None Dare Call it Treason famous McCarthyite anti-communist screed), Jay Strack (Christian motivational speaker, former appointee to "Just say no" drug task force).

Right Wing Media and Communications:

L. Brent Bozell III (Media Research Center), Stuart W. Epperson (Salem Communications Corporation), Tracy Freeny (AmeriVision Communications, Inc.),Reed Irvine (Accuracy in Media), Mark Maddoux (USA Radio Network), Pat Matrisciana (Jeremiah Films), James D. McCotter (Media Management Group, Inc.), Liz McCotter (Channel 26 Orlando), Patrick B. McGuigan (The Daily Oklahoman), Sam Moore (Thomas Nelson Publishers), Thomas L. Phillips (Phillips Publishing International), Larry W. Poland (Mastermedia International, Inc.) , Gerry Snyder (member of editorial board, Valley Views, a conservative weekly newspaper),  Bill Tierney (Capital Communications, Inc.), George Uribe II (Uribe Communications and former political director of Alan Keyes for President).

Businessmen, Lobbyists, Lawyers and Political Consultants:

Gary Jarmin (Jar-Mon Consultants),  David Keene (American Conservative Union), Larry Klayman (Judicial Watch), Mark R. Levin (Landmark Legal Foundation), Christopher Long (Friess Assoc.), Edward A. Lozick (Nerts, Inc.), Edith D. Hakola (National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation), Carolyn Malenick (Triad Management Services, Inc.),  Thomas E. McCabe (Killion McCabe & Associates), Dana Meese (Deloitte & Tousche Consulting Group), Eugene Meyer(Federalist Society), Ralph Reed (Century Strategies), William Bradford Reynolds, Jay A. Sekulow (American Center for Law and Justice), Kyle Stallings (Permian Basin Acquisition Fund), Allen Stevens (Capital Insurance Services of Mississippi), Christine Vollmer (Aragua Services - K Street lobbyist), Jack Webb (Jack Webb & Assoc.), Somers White (Somers White Co.).

Funders of Conservative Causes:

Nelson Bunker Hunt (of the famed Texas based family of oil tycoons), Various members of the Coors' family (Beer Barons), Richard DeVos (Amway founder), Pierre S. duPont IV.

GOP Politicos:

Former Sen. Jesse Helms; Dick Armey and Tom Delay (GOP Congressional leaders); Gary Bauer, Ed Meese, William G. Batchelder III (Congressman), Dan Burton (Congressman), John Doolittle (Congressman), Robert K. Dornan,  Sen. D. M. "Lauch" Faircloth, Ernest J. Istook (Congressman), Sen. Jon Kyl, Sen. Trent Lott, Sen. Don Nickles, Tom Patterson (AZ State Sen.), Tony Perkins (La. State Rep.), H. L. Richardson (CA State Sen.), David C. Schultheis (CO State Rep.), Gov. John H.  Sununu, Gov. Tommy G. Thompson.

Conservative apparatchiks:

Paul Weyrich (Free Congress Foundation, etc.), Howard Phillip (Conservative Caucus),  Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America ); Oliver North; Richard Viguerie (direct mail wizard), Morton C. Blackwell (Leadership Institute), Henry F. Cooper (High Frontier), Edwin J. Feulner Jr. (Heritage Foundation), Peter Flaherty (National Legal and Policy Center), Stephen Goodrick (National Right to Work Committee),  Lon Mabon (U.S. Citizen's Alliance), Raymond Moore (Moore  Foundation), Henry M. Morris (Institute for Creation Science), Grover Norquist, Phillip Olsen (Family Research Council), Phyllis Schlafly (Eagle Forum), John K. Singlaub, LaNeil Wright Spivy (Eagle Forum), Lt. General Gordon Sumner Jr. (Connected to various org. associated with Rev. Moon).(my emphasis)

The connections between all these people and Allen is undeniable. I highly recommend someone go over this and find something else that will stick to Allen. The CNP is everything of the worst; in other words, the GoOPer's finest.

Congratulations! Its up at (Rebecca - 8/29/2006 9:38:58 PM)

I don't see it up there (Dan - 8/30/2006 9:31:07 AM)
I don't see it on crooks and liars.

Scroll halfway down the page on crooksandliars. It's there. (RayH - 8/30/2006 9:37:47 AM)

More on the CCC (PM - 8/29/2006 10:22:08 PM)
Here’s more on the CCC from the Southern Poverty Law Center, including CCC’s link to David Duke:


"Don't say you're involved with us," Baum said [to David Duke]. "The politicians won't show up. We use these politicians. The main reason people won't become involved, they're afraid. But if they see important people, they'll become involved because they think the water's safe and there's no sharks out there."

In the end, Baum allowed Duke to sell his literature, but only until the politicians were to show up the next day. Duke on his own was not the problem. It was the bad press.

Despite Baum's protestations, the CCC's ties to Duke are longstanding. During Duke's run for Louisiana governor in the early 1990s, Baum and two other leaders wrote to council members to urge them to vote for Duke, according to The Riverfront Times, a St. Louis newspaper.

The links between the CCA [Citizens Councils of America, aka White Citizens Councils] and the CCC are not tenuous. In addition to Patterson, Baum was for years during the 1960s the White Citizens Councils' midwest field organizer. Bill Lord, the CCC's current Mississippi leader, was a regional CCA organizer. Baum and other CCC leaders have acknowledged that they built their group on the basis of the mailing lists of the old White Citizens Councils.

While the presence and degree of racism in the CCC varies from chapter to chapter, the Report found a significant number of members have been linked to unabashedly racist groups including the Invisible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan; the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan; the National Association for the Advancement of White People; the America First Party; and the neo-Nazi National Alliance.

In early 1995, Baum invited Vince Reed, who Baum knew as the head of security for the openly neo-Nazi Aryan Nations organization, into his St. Louis home. Taking Reed into a basement office and locking the door, Baum tried to recruit him to join the CCC's national board.

Unbeknownst to Baum, Reed was a law enforcement informant who has testified in state and federal courts, most recently against a group of Illinois terrorists.

"He wanted to talk about me coming over to his side," recalls Reed. "He says, 'I know you're an ambassador for [Aryan Nations leader] Richard Butler, but I can really use a person like you.' He told me his organization was really going forward.

"He was very serious, saying, 'Vince, the Jews are going to fall from the inside, not from the outside, and the niggers will be a puppet on a string for us.' And I said, 'Well, I see you're on the same side we're on.' And he said, 'Oh, yeah.'

He said, 'The power is not out there in the gun, it is inside Congress. You can battle for the rest of your life with guns and explosives, and you aren't going anywhere. We've got to do it from the inside.'"

Baum, while conceding he knew Reed, described his story as a "total lie."

What is it with ben- NLS (Doug Garnett-Deakin - 8/29/2006 11:01:37 PM)
He cross posts this and purposefully shortens your claim to "He knew exactly who and what the CCC was about ". And that's it, leaving out the Baum quote. That's very Fox News of him. Sorry Ben, but true.

Baum Quote (PM - 8/29/2006 11:34:12 PM)
Mr. Baum will be getting lots of media calls.  Wonder what he'll say about Allen.

I've read a lot of Blumenthal and he's a careful, good journalist in my opinion.

The Nation (thegools - 8/29/2006 11:04:16 PM)
has picked up the story:


The nation.. (drmontoya - 8/30/2006 6:51:37 AM)
launched the story.

I saw it on RaisingKaine (thegools - 8/30/2006 4:36:07 PM)
I thought they broke the bad

"Klan Float", anyone? (Matt in VA - 8/30/2006 12:12:02 AM)
just kidding, that's an awful idea.

How would you make (kestrel9000 - 8/30/2006 7:51:04 AM)
a "Klan Float?"
two scoops of vanilla ice cream, a gallon of root beer, and a Klansman?
Sometimes I just can't help myself.

Wowza (DukieDem - 8/30/2006 1:38:10 AM)
Some interesting reading over on their website, I think you should all take a gander to see where Pat Bucanhan gets his talking points from. Truly despicable to think there are still people like this in our country.

On the bright side, they do take a strong stand in favor of the environment and don't mention offshore drilling, so maybe if Felix would just follow all of their advice he wouldn't be so bad ;)

Another summary (Kathy Gerber - 8/30/2006 6:18:35 AM)
ADL has an overview of this group at

Racist quote comparison of George Allen and Warren Jeffs! (Mitch Dworkin - 8/30/2006 7:14:02 AM)
I cross-posted this on Gen. Wes Clark's blog with some additional comments:


Please look at this racist quote from fugitive Warren Jeffs who was captured on Tuesday and then ask yourself if there is much of a difference in the racist attitudes from Jeffs and from the people (the CCC) who George Allen likes to keep company with:



Katrina: One Year Later; Fugitive Polygamist Leader Captured

Aired August 29, 2006 - 22:00   ET


JEFFS: You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth or rude and filthy, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.


COOPER: Some of the words there from a sermon by Warren Jeffs. You can add a racist to the list of things that Warren Jeffs is now known for.

Look at the picture of Allen with the CCC, read about Allen's association with the CCC, and then ask yourself if "you can add a racist to the list of things that George Allen is now known for" by the same standards that Anderson Cooper is using to describe Warren Jeffs from his racist quote above?

Could an RKer who is adept at... (Loudoun County Dem - 8/30/2006 8:14:50 AM)
...researching campaign donations check to see if Felix has ever received money from the CCC or any of its officials? Maybe start with the three in the picture (Fred C. Jennings, Gordon Lee Baum, and Tom Dover).

I personally believe that this won't leave the blogosphere (DanG - 8/30/2006 10:04:26 AM)
I don't think this is going to leave the blogosphere, because for it to be "true" in media terms, Baum would have to confirm it.  If it IS true that Allen knew what he was doing, why would Baum hurt his pal?  And if it's not true, why would Baum hurt the candidacy of the conservative candidate?

No, I doubt this makes the news.

You may be right (Eric - 8/30/2006 10:14:48 AM)
about this not leaving the blogoshpere.  Probably the biggest single factor, media wise, in the macaca incident was that the whole thing was caught on video.  Not only is it undeniable proof, but it's also something that can be shown on TV and the internet (i.e. everyone gets to watch).

This story has a photo.  Not bad, but not nearly as good.  And the meaning behind the photo can be called into question - as it has on NLS.

Given Allen's behavior when it comes to racism he should provide an explanation.  But I'm also not going to hold my breath on that one, because if he does address the matter he would risk turning it into a news item himself.

Then again, given how well they handled the macaca incident, it wouldn't surprise me if they did shoot themselves in the foot.  Certainly hope so.