Ex-American Nazi Party leader runs unopposed for Republican congressional primary in Illinois

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  1. Mac'nCheese Suspended

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    A holocaust denier and ex-Nazi leader is running unopposed for the republican nomination for Congress in Illinois. Its probably a slam dunk for any Democrat who wins since this is a Dem county and no Repub wants to waste their time. but you think the GOP party would run anyone just to not have a Nazi on their ticket.



    "A known Holocaust denier and former Nazi leader is the only Republican running for the GOP nomination for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

    "The Chicago Sun-Times described candidate and retired insurance agent Arthur Jones as “an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist.” He admitted to the newspaper that he was a former leader of the American Nazi Party and that his current group, America First Committee, bars Jewish people from joining.

    "Jones’ campaign website, ArtJonesForCongressman.com, includes a section titled “Holocaust?” that features photocopied pages for typewritten fliers that describe “the Holocaust racket” as “the biggest, blackest, lie [sic] in history.” He suggests that “a few professional concentration camp survivors” promote the conspiracy, an idea which appears to predate the modern concept of “crisis actors” paid to enact “false flag” attacks that trick the public into believing atrocities have happened."


    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/ex...ed-republican-congressional-primary-illinois/
     
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    I thought Robert Byrd was a Democrat and also dead?
     
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    I'm sure Trump will back him - and double down on it because he wants/needs the seat. I mean - after doubling down on a sex offender or two - what harm could there be backing a Nazi/Holocaust denier.
     
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    In all fairness, this is a Democratic gerrymandered district. He has zero chance of winning.
     
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    Yup. there's always one post like that. You guys are so predictable.
     
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    I'm all out of outrage...too much. Illinois? We'll see...
     
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    The Trump supporters have a predictable knee-jerk reaction in defending their racist politicians.
     
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    At least the post didn't say Byrd voted Clinton in 2016. lol
     
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    I'm pretty sure the chair of the Illinois RNC has denounced Jones, I'd also wager a guess they haven't given him a dime. The man has attempted to win the 3rd congressional district primary 7 times and lost. The RNC had him removed in 2016 for issues with his signatures. But please don't let facts get in the way of trying to tie a man like Jones to the republican party. It's amazing the lengths some will go to paint a certain picture. :rolleyes:
     
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    He's not winning (nor would a non-racist Republican win in this district). It's still a failure of the Illinois state GOP to let him get on he ballot without even token opposition.
     
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    You missed the memo, most of the racists switched parties after the Civil Rights act in the 60’s.
     
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    All I did was say I would figure that the GOP would run someone so they wouldn't let him be the face of the GOP during this race. Your fake outrage is funny though.
     
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    Is he running as a Republican?
     
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    Did Bernie Sanders run as a democrat? Is he a democrat? How do you stop him?
     
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    I used to think that. Back when I had faith in the American voter. Now I think that anyone, including Satan, could win and Jesus is being gerrymandered out of his district.
     
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    Im sure he will win, and our supreme leader will be proud.

    If Democrats have trouble competing with child molesters, felons, and racists, anything is possible. The most concerning part is these people are elected by VOTERS. Says a lot about America.
     
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    Look - I personally don't care. But the guy is running as a Republican and he's not a good candidate. If he was a democrat or independent, my posts wouldn't differ. He's not bad because he's a Republican. He's bad because he's associates with Nazis and denies the holocaust. But I won't be surprised if Trump endorses him. He cares more about a vote in Congress than anything else. He would likely prefer to have this person vs a Democrat. Do you disagree?
     
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    It's rated at D+06 by Cook Political Report.

    Other seats in the delegation:

    Illinois 1 D+27 Democratic
    Illinois 2 D+29 Democratic
    Illinois 3 D+6 Democratic
    Illinois 4 D+33 Democratic
    Illinois 5 D+20 Democratic
    Illinois 6 R+2 Republican
    Illinois 7 D+38 Democratic
    Illinois 8 D+8 Democratic
    Illinois 9 D+18 Democratic
    Illinois 10 D+10 Democratic
    Illinois 11 D+9 Democratic
    Illinois 12 R+5 Republican
    Illinois 13 R+3 Republican
    Illinois 14 R+5 Republican
    Illinois 15 R+21 Republican
    Illinois 16 R+8 Republican
    Illinois 17 D+3 Democratic
    Illinois 18 R+15 Republican
     
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    Again, how do you stop someone from running as a X if they have the necessary signatures? Answer that question. What legal grounds does one stand on? Are we really that naive to think simple because someone runs as X (when the chair of that party has denounced him and hasn't given a dime to his campaign) that makes them a democrat or a republican? Look I'm in Illinois, we've had a fair share of democrats who've done time, come out and get on the ballot and WIN. I'm not stupid enough to just look at what party banner someone is running under without considering if the party itself endorses the candidate before I start hanging that stink around their neck.

    As far as what Trump does, lets wait to see if he endorses him. We can sit here and speak in hypotheticals until we're blue in the face.
     
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    Where am I arguing about stopping someone from running. I haven't said a word. But he chose to run as a Republican. If nothing else - if you a Republican - you should be concerned (more or less than a Democrat) if it's the only person running from your party. No?

    Again - I don't care what party he's running with - he's not a good guy.
     
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    I think his point is valid. What is the GOP supposed to do here? Make someone run in a district that they can’t win simply to distract from the fact that a Nazi is also running in said district?
     
  22. Mac'nCheese thread starter Suspended

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    Yes. I would think that the bad press they are going to get from having a Nazi run under the GOP party could easily be avoided by just running anybody against him. Someone who has no interest in actually getting the job but wants to protect their party.
     
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    I'm simply not looking at it from a simplistic point of view. "OMG he's running as a republican." He could chose to run as a Socialist, unless Bernie Sanders himself supports him, I don't think by default of him running as a socialist does Bernie Sanders get hit with that stink.

    No he's not a good guy, the chair of the IL RNC and the entire IL Republican party has stated he's not a good guy. Again, how do you legally remove him from the ballot or stop him from running as a Republican? He's a socialist who clearly hates Israel, if that's all you knew about him which party banner would you guess he'd be running under?
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    Fake outrage, you made the thread. lol
     
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    Neither am I/ I never said anything had to be done to remove him from the ballot. I do home Republicans run someone else and/or someone else wins. Does that offend you?
     

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