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Monday, February 5, 2018

Old Nazi Runs for Congress

As a Republican.
Like most candidates running for Congress, Arthur Jones has a campaign website.

It outlines the Republican candidate’s education background, his stance on issues and how to donate to his campaign to represent the Illinois’s Third Congressional District.

It also lays out Jones’s unapologetically racist and anti-Semitic views.

In a section called “Holocaust?” Jones describes the atrocities as a “racket” and “the biggest, blackest, lie in history.” Under another tab titled “Flags of Conflict,” he lists the Confederate flag first and describes it as “a symbol of White pride and White resistance” and “the flag of a White counter revolution.”
Apparently, the filing deadline for a primary candidate in Illinois was December 4, 2017.

So the GOP is stuck with having a Nazi running as one of their official candidates this year.

You can expect a lot of hay to be made of this.

11 comments:

Deadstick said...

I expect Godwin's Law doesn't apply if there's an actual Nazi involved...

Jones, Jon Jones said...

He may be just waiting for the buyout

B said...

No, He has a history with Chicago politics. Got into it with a reporter about 20 or so years ago. He says he's a Republican, but AFAIK, hasn't gotten a dime from the Republican Party in Illinois.

He's just a bunch of hot air. He's running in a district where no Republican could win anyway, which is why there is no other Republican candidate.

This ain't his first try at politics.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

"Should this be used against the Republican Party? Sure, if you’re into taking whatever comes your way and incorporating it into ruthless propaganda for your party. Ironically, that would be Naziish"

Comrade Misfit said...

NJT, the guy is an actual Nazi. He espouses Nazi beliefs *and* he was a member of the American Nazi party.

What do you think the reaction would be from the Republicans if a card-carrying Communist was running for Congress on the Democratic ballot. Here's a hint: It'd be about all you'd hear about on Fox for a month or more.

Deadstick said...

NJT--

"Should this be used against the Republican Party?" Yes, if the Republican candidate is a Nazi. They have the right to sit out the election; if they'd rather run a Nazi than nobody, they own it.

dinthebeast said...

I might be less supportive of using this Nazi as political ammunition if he was the only Nazi in the Republican party, or if the support for Nazis was coming from lower in the party structure than the president.
Just another in a growing list of characters that we liberals have tried for decades to warn the Republicans against inviting into their party, and getting called names for our trouble while being ignored.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Someone has to say it.

I hate Illinois Nazis.

CenterPuke88 said...

Deadstick, the issue there is the Republican Party can not endorse a candidate, they can’t stop them from running as a “Republican”. In some places the parties have that control (I believe Alabama may allow that at the local level), but judging by the Republican comment said on this, Illinois is not one.

That being said, ever since Newt started this insane shit, anything that can be weaponized, will be weaponized. The civility was removed from politics in the 1990’s, and the results seem to suggest that might just have been an inflection point for American Democracy.

Deadstick said...

CP88--OK, then they get a pass if they disown him.

Comrade Misfit said...

The dog-whistling to the white supremacists and Nazis began with Nixon and Reagan. Trump dropped the dog whistle and picked up an air horn.