BOEHNER UBER ALLES  9:09 am October 19, 2010

Another Republican ‘Young Gun’ Might Be a Nazi!

by Riley Waggaman

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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MLHencken October 19, 2010 at 9:23 am

When I think Nazi Tie, I remember those scarves the Hitler Youth used to wear. So fashionable! It was like Boy Scouts, except evil.

SmutBoffin October 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

Well, evil-er.

V572625694 October 19, 2010 at 11:20 am

Did the Nazis expel atheists and gays like the Boy Scouts do?

JMPEsq October 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

Along with gays, yes.

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2010 at 11:50 am

"Expel" would be a pretty euphemistic term.

V572625694 October 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Hitler expelled 6 million! Okay, Boy Scouts = Nazis is a bit of a reach. Too soon, I guess.

CapnFatback October 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm

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

JMPEsq October 19, 2010 at 9:28 am

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.

mookwrthwilson October 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm

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!!!

JMPEsq October 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm

It's why the People's Democrat Republic of Korea is a thriving democracy!

LionelHutzEsq October 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Yes, filled with both Republicans and Democrats.

Lost_Teabaggers October 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm

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.

Badonkadonkette October 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

Well at least Dems will have Glenn and the Beckerheads to keep them company.

TimeCubist October 19, 2010 at 9:30 am

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

Anti-Semites themselves get a free pass, though.

ph7 October 19, 2010 at 9:53 am

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.

NidanGoju October 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Only one problem, Kelly's campaign manager is JEWISH.

Lost_Teabaggers October 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

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 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.

transfatz October 20, 2010 at 2:19 am

That's probably where the party is.

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2010 at 9:35 am

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?

LionelHutzEsq October 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Yep, 'cause NAZIs are at least white.

Kidneys4Sale October 19, 2010 at 9:49 am

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."

BerkeleyBear October 19, 2010 at 9:50 am

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.

Krugmanic Depressive October 19, 2010 at 10:08 am

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

Chet Kincaid October 19, 2010 at 9:53 am

The proper pronunciation of NRCC is "Nart-see."

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

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.

freakishlywrong October 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

They're not even trying any more are they?

ttommyunger October 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

Wake up 'Mericka: Freedom means free to be all you can be, even a fucking Nazi.

SmutBoffin October 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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…

axmxz October 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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.

SmutBoffin October 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm

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?

axmxz October 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm

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…

ttommyunger October 27, 2010 at 11:25 pm

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

PuckStopsHere October 20, 2010 at 12:16 am

Free at last, free at last. Great God Almighty we are free at last…

JadedDissonance October 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

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?

JMPEsq October 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

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.

JadedDissonance October 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

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…

Cicada October 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

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

transfatz October 20, 2010 at 2:43 am

Tories! We could re-cycle "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too".

JustPixelz October 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

"…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]

Naked_Bunny October 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm

There sure are a lot of people in Glenn Greenwald's comments who are going to Hell, I guess.

awesome_dude October 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

boehner uber alles = win

natoslug October 19, 2010 at 10:47 am

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.

EatsBabyDingos October 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

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.

Oblios_Cap October 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

“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!

Not_So_Much October 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

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…

jus_wonderin October 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I'd sure like a dorm fridge at the very least.

transfatz October 20, 2010 at 2:28 am

You probably won't need the hotplate and microwave.

MarionNYNY October 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Of course there's a special place in hell for people who make accusations of anti-semitism. They're usually Jews, arent' they?

bbqboy October 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

But there's great Pastrami on Rye.

finallyhappy October 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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

transfatz October 20, 2010 at 2:58 am

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)

LionelHutzEsq October 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

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

Carcuntz_R_Us October 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm

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

glamourdammerung October 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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

Gopherit October 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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.

mrpuma2u October 19, 2010 at 5:19 pm

GOP uber alles!

hagajim October 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm

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?

PublicLuxury October 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Fuckin' Nazis are everywhere. I think my neighbor is one. I'm gonna call somebody.

Thedongsofwar October 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Stop lying Riley! "Might" be a Nazi, lol as if there ever was a doubt.

Jukesgrrl October 20, 2010 at 1:36 am

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.

transfatz October 20, 2010 at 3:13 am

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

Pragmatist2 October 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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.

MLHencken October 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

A bit, perhaps.

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