Republican Party candidate dresses as a Nazi

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Godwinned from the start, I guess being a witch looks quite good in comparison:


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    The Republican Party has now scrubbed him from their website:


    But does re-enacting the exploits of an actual Nazi division include an admiration of:

    Just curious.
     
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    Batley Townswomens' Guild re-enactment of Nazi War Atrocities?
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    Didn't that naughty Prince Harry do this once? What a bad boy.
     
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    Wow, just...are the Republicans beginning to realize what monsters they've created yet?
     
  5. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not sure how that's relevant or, if you know anything of the incident, how it's comparable. Regardless, it's not behaviour I would personally attempt to minimise or defend.
     
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    Though the GOP are wisely getting this guy as far from themselves as possible, I am torn between curiosity at what this revelation would do to his poll numbers and the near certainty that if I found out it would make me want to vomit.
     
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    A person of public note dressing up as Nazis because they think it's "funny" or makes a statement? Fairly revelant i think. He got much deserved stick for his prank, as I recall.

    If you cast your net wide enough you are bound to catch a few odd fish and that seems to be what the GOP has done. I don't think the Dems would have acted any different if they found a party hopeful doing the same thing.
     
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    I was going to see if their was any way to defend the guys action but after reading up on the group. Nope no way to do it.

    It would be one thing if they reenacted battle between the red army but they do not do that. At least then you could write it off as things like the Civil war reenactments but nope.

    This guy I do not feel is a good choice for public office. I have to question him choosing an SS group which had multiple people from that unit tried for war crimes
     
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    What evidence do you have that these pictures are real?
     
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    This is one of their candidates though. They've courted monsters and the hens have come home to roost. Maybe it's time they reeled in that net, don;t you think?
     
  11. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, he did. But I'm still not sure how it's relevant to this story. I don't see Rich Iott attempting to be "funny" or making a statement, except to express his admiration of Nazis, to the point of playing one on the weekends.


    The candidate has not denied that they are real. Besides, there's more... and video.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/...ent-weekends-playing-nazi-games.php?ref=fpblg
     
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    From what I can see, most of them are Tea Party material. All the GOP needs to do is distance itself from this movement.
     
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    They haven't done that though. They created it and seem to love it.
     
  14. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Your right; this doesn't look too cool.

    How do you see them as Tea Party material? You are not suggesting that this behavior is widespread among TP members are you? If so, can you please provide some evidence and statistics showing the prevalence of this behavior?
     
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    Gee, all I had to do was go to a few of their rallies to figure that out.
     
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    What did you see that at the rallies lead you to believe that TP members are doing things like Nazi role playing? I thought you all were criticizing them for holding up signs equating Obama with Nazism, which would have meant that the sign holders probably think that Nazism is a bad thing rather than something to idolize.
     
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    I saw racism and homophobia. I even talked to some of them. They were awful people you'd be ashamed to take home to your mom.
     
  18. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    What does this necessarily have to do with Nazism?
     
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    Oh gosh, I have no idea. :rolleyes:
     
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    Seriously, do you not think its possible for people to be racist and homophobic without being Nazis? All Nazis may be racists, but not all racists are Nazis. If they were, why did the US fight against them in WWII, at a time when racism and homophobia was much more prevalent than it is today?
     
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    I went to one and people where shouting how we should gas the liberal Jews who caused the crash to assist a [n-word] to gain the Presidency

    My reaction was to GTFO
     
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    Where was it and when? How many people were shouting that Jews should be gassed? One, maybe two? And how many people were there altogether? Thousands? You do the math, and I think it will be a tiny percentage who acted this way. This isn't tea party behavior as I understand it to be.
     
  23. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Oh dear.


    For those who don't know, The English Defence League is a violent far-right group, well out of the political mainstream in the UK... and has nothing to do with anything about 'small government'.
     
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    Of course he's gone!! There's no way the Tea Party will have anything to do with a National SOCIALIST!!!

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    As I pointed out in the short Thread about the EDL in May it is worse than them just having links with Tea party loons in the U.S.,they have strong links with actual fascist groups in the U.S. who are manipulating the direction EDL takes.It is a strongly hierarchal group where Lake and a few others (some present or past members of the BNP) call the shots.In the murky world of right wing extremism there are a handful of people who are using the anger of people in groups like the EDL and the Tea party to push forward their Fascist ideology.
     

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