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Another Republican ‘Young Gun’ Might Be a Nazi!

Is it possible that there are two Waffen SS soldiers that are also members of Hitler’s most elite unit, the Republican “Young Guns”? The Democrats say so, on The Politico, so maybe! Let’s have a look:

Democrats are accusing Arizona GOP congressional candidate Jesse Kelly of “Nazi ties” because he accepted an endorsement from a controversial anti-immigration group — and Kelly’s campaign is responding with equal fury, saying there is a “special place in hell” for people who make allegations of anti-Semitism.

At issue is an endorsement from the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC, an anti-immigration group that Arizona Sen. John McCain’s spokesman condemned as “backed by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and anti-Semites” after it endorsed McCain’s primary opponent, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. A Monday story in The Hill newspaper pointed out the ties.

National Democrats seized on the news. “Another [National Republican Congressional Committee] Young Gun candidate, another Nazi tie — it should come as no surprise,” said Andy Stone, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, in a press release Monday morning. Stone was referring to Rich Iott, an Ohio GOP congressional candidate who has dressed as a Nazi in World War II reenactments and is a member of the NRCC’s program to advance candidates in competitive districts.

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63 comments

    1. CapnFatback

      The only real problem with a Nazi tie is that it always tries to annex my French-cuffed shirts.

  1. JMPEsq

    Silly Wonkette, we all know from RedState, Free Republic, Breitbart and various trolls that the Nazis were a bunch of liberal socialist big government supporters, not immigrant-hating white supremacist conservatives.

    1. mookwrthwilson

      Just like the Chinese are all Republicans because it says republic in the country's name…and John Howard of Australia is a pinko leftist because he is a member of the Liberal Party…NAMES MEAN THINGS!!!

    2. Lost_Teabaggers

      Yes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is such a lovely country what with the beheadin's and all…that means also the USSR was a union of republics behaving in a social way…so also a Republic that wingnuts could get behind. I love playing the "what's in a name" game with wingnuts who call the Nazis socialists, also you have to omit the little "national socialism" title which makes the nazis as socialist as economic libertarians are liberals.

  2. TimeCubist

    "there is a 'special place in hell' for people who make allegations of anti-Semitism."

    Anti-Semites themselves get a free pass, though.

    1. ph7

      Simon Weisenthal said he'd go wherever he needed to go to find Nazis. A special place in hell seems like a good place to look.

      1. Lost_Teabaggers

        Not really if you consider that the nazi party also for a time recruited jews after Hitler got out of prison…he apparently laughed about how clever he was to convince the lambs to come into the lions den…er, wolf's lair. Of course John Hagee's CUFI group and their little future plan is as diabolical as the final solution was…actually, more so because it involves hatred and slaughter disguised as religious faith and prediction whereas the nazi's didn't try to hide their hatred and revulsion. CUFI by the way has many Jewish people working for it and has ties to the Likud…so apparently people can overlook the barbarous, simmering hatred under the surface so long as it seemingly (look at jewsonfirst.com for details about what happens when Hagee is confronted by Jews who disagree with him) remains that way…a blueprint for the rise of fascism in this era if I ever saw one…and look, wingnuts already have authoritarianism, nationalism, borderline misanthropy and ethnocentricity down pat.

  3. BaldarTFlagass

    Wait a minute here. ALI-Pac? Isn't "Ali" a Muslim name? Being endorsed by Islamos is even worse than being backed by Nazis, if you're a Republican, innit?

  4. Kidneys4Sale

    It's like Hitler said: "The person who hates with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor."

  5. BerkeleyBear

    Actual Nazi uniform wearer? Check

    Candidate happy to take the money/endorsement of the Aryan Brotherhood, pre-incarceration version? Check

    Black (at least on the outside) war criminal candidate who uses questionable firearm safety standards and likes to hang out with criminal bikers? Check

    If Iott, this bozo and West all get elected, the Republican House Caucus meetings could turn into a scene so bloody even Tarentino says its over the top. But on the plus side, neilist would be kept busy commenting on calibers and damage assessments.

    1. Krugmanic Depressive

      But with no Sally Menke to edit it, we won't know who shot whom with what. (I am still sad.)

  6. Mumbletypeg

    I call shenanigans. At 29, this guy is an actual young gun. Which precludes him from entering that special place in this Young Gun hell posse.

    1. SmutBoffin

      My Old Lady's stepmom is a German immigrant, born in the generation immediately proceeding DubyaDubya 2. She also thinks the Holocaust is one big, uh, exaggeration. The basement of her house is plastered with photos of her relatives, smiling away in their Nazi finery.

      Kinda takes the cheer outta Christmas visits…

      1. axmxz

        To be fair, a lot of people couldn't help being in the Nazi party. It was sort of gently encouraged for everyone to be in it, or else.

        / has an Austrian-American liberal professor friend with a big ole' Nazi pedigree.

        1. SmutBoffin

          I can't fault anyone for having party members in their family tree, of course, but this lady's attitudes and decor would not be acceptable in Europe. Is yr. professor friend a Holocaust denier or anything like that?

          1. axmxz

            Oh, I don't mean to say her opinions and pride in the actual Nazism of the family are okay; however, for some people this is a legitimate issue without a good resolution. I mean, there are a lot of offensive regime uniforms out there worn by people who bore no specific guilt for anything and who were genuinely loved by their families. A lot of my friends' family photos feature Stalin-era uniforms. What are you gonna do…

      2. ttommyunger

        Be glad you have family in the “family”; if the Teabaggers take over it could mean extra food rations for you and yours.

  7. JadedDissonance

    It's time for a new crop of super-villains. I am tired of the same unfortunate, historical figures getting their names dragged through the mud. Why can't we allude to Confederate ties or Imperial Japanese links?

    1. JMPEsq

      With most of the Southern Republicans, you wouldn't have to allude at all to Confederate ties, just point at the racist flags in their office or on their statehouse; sadly their constituents mostly see that America-hatred as a positive.

      1. JadedDissonance

        I call for a "rooting out" of these separatist sympathizers. They have infiltrated the highest levels of government and I shall read off their names on the floor of Congress until they are publicly castigated and removed from positions of influence…

    2. Cicada

      Hirohito has too many syllables. It doesn't trip off the tongue when you're frothing at the mouth about the Socialist Menace ™.

  8. JustPixelz

    "…saying there is a 'special place in hell' for people who make allegations of anti-Semitism."

    LIke that asshole Matthew “In reply all the people said, ‘Let his blood be on us and on our children!’” [Matt 27.25]

  9. natoslug

    It's the liberal presumption of innocence before proven guilty that has misled us. With republicans of the last 40 years or so, you need to assume they are all closeted bad-touch knob-gobbling nazis until proven otherwise.

  10. EatsBabyDingos

    Let's ne honest, Nazi is short for National SOCIALISTs, which includes Obama, so its okay to hate black people if they are socialists. Or browns, greens, blues, yellows. Like the state song of Texas, "The Yellow Rose of Texas," which we all now know is about a light skinned black person who helped kill light skinned dark messicans in the Battle of Rio Taco.

  11. Oblios_Cap

    “There is a special place in hell for those who propagate terrible lies in order to clench to power and subject this nation to ever-growing governmental control over our lives and liberties. There is a special place in hell for those who would slander combat veterans who would have gladly been mutilated, subjected to chemical weapons and killed in defense of our freedom."

    The Republican Agenda has condemned that whole party to a special place in hell! And Saxby Chambliss apparently gets to be in two seperate special places.

    No time like the present, Saxby. Go!

  12. Not_So_Much

    I'm no anti-Semite, but I've always hoped my place in hell would be special. Maybe some nice curtains and a beanbag chair…

      1. finallyhappy

        If heaven is full of dumbo fundies and FOx news whores- I am happy to go to hell with my fellow Joos, the Gheys, the Muslins and whomever else the right hates

      2. transfatz

        Or black bread. With mustard, not wimpy-ass mayo. And a fresh dill pickle from that storefront on Houston street. And dairy restaurants too. I do miss NYC. It's good to know I've been bad enough to spend eternity there. (munchies)

  13. LionelHutzEsq

    I think everyone should have been suspicious when he announced that the Sudetenland had always been a part of Arizona.

  14. Carcuntz_R_Us

    I got all essited. I first read that as "… and Kelly’s campaign is responding with equal furry."

  15. glamourdammerung

    When the guy that submitted the anti-immigrant law goes to Nazi parades (complete with flags and uniforms), is this all that surprising?

  16. Gopherit

    There is not "might be" about it. Jesse Kelly is best buds these days with Guy Pearce and JT Ready. He's a junior brownshirt, with a loathsome fratboy exterior. I hate him with a passion that would ignite 1000 suns.

  17. hagajim

    We're all Nazi's now…even those of us who don't wear Nazi ties. Is it just me, or do the guys who love to call Barry Adolph's brother seem to be much more intriciately woven into the fabric-de-Nazi than any of the evildoing Dems?

  18. Jukesgrrl

    No snark here, he's running in my district. He's stupid and loathsome in every possible way. And he appears to have BOTTOMLESS pits of money for campaigning. His TV ads are on every program on every local station. My entire neighborhood is blanketed with huge white campaign signs — not touting Kelly, just slamming Rep. Giffords for her votes in favor of such hideous things as healthcare and criticizing her for not supporting 1070. The "Gabrielle Giffords Stole My Medicare!" type of thing.

    They're not even trying to get votes FOR Kelly, they're just trying to OUST Giffords, a conservative Democrat whose best achievement is a great record of supporting veterans. Other than being in the Marines, Kelly has no employment experience other than working for Dad, whose construction business is, ironically, supported in large part by government-financed building projects. His education: a high school diploma from Bozeman, Montana. He's lived in Arizona fewer than five years.

    He wants to abolish corporate taxes and replace them with huge sales taxes on individuals. He also supports getting rid of Social Security and every other useful, cost-effective entitlement program. He's pretty much the southern version of Joe Miller (including the no-love-for-Palin part). But the vast majority of his rhetoric is focused on our need for security from the evil Mexicans. To listen to him, my home is surrounded by gang-bangers waiting to kidnap me the minute I pull out of my garage.

  19. transfatz

    Holy Christine! I just saw this guy's skin-headed pics. He's got the Natz written all over him. Bizarre.

  20. Pragmatist2

    Republican who is a Nazi?
    Dog bites man.
    Nazis have to belong to SOME party. They are not going to run as Nazis. The swastikas would stand out in the Green Party. Democrats are kind of wussies. Al they got left really is the Republican Party.

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