not a racist bone in his body

Pennsylvania GOP Now Just Straight Up Electing Actual Curb-Jobbing Nazis

Curb-jobbing is speechSo, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, new? Oh, just elected an actual neo-Nazi to your GOP Central Committee? Sounds like good times! Let us learn some stuff about Steve Smith (haha, probably not that Steve Smith), who has just been elected to your central committee with the rabid support of totally not racist Teabaggers.

Recruited into the neo-Nazi movement while he was stationed at Fort Bragg in the 1990s, Smith, of Pittston, Penn., has been active in an extraordinary array of white nationalist, skinhead, and neo-Nazi groups, including American Third Position, Keystone United (formerly Keystone State Skinheads), and the Council of Conservative Citizens. He is a former Aryan Nations member and former leader of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of White People, which was created by former Klan leader David Duke but is no longer associated with him. Smith also belongs to a Pennsylvania-based group called the European American Action Coalition (EAAC), which according to its website was formed in fall 2011 “by a few well known White activists in the great and historic state of Pennsylvania.”

Well, at least Steve Smith ain’t hidin’ it. He announced the certification of his election on WhiteNewsNow.

But surely, Southern Poverty Law Center, there is more?

In March 2003, he and two other [Keystone State Skinheads, which he cofounded] members were arrested in Scranton for beating up Antoni Williams, a black man, using stones and chunks of pavement. Smith pleaded guilty to terrorist threats and ethnic intimidation and received a 60-day sentence and probation.

60 DAYS? But why would they put such a patriot hero in jail for his political actions! Surely that is 60 days too many for an upstanding (now) GOP elected official hero! OPPRESSION! AMERIKKA! WORSE THAN CUBA! AND SO FORTH!

Now tell us about how the Tea Party is totally not racist please.

To advance his goals, Smith has distanced himself somewhat from his violent past and focused on political activism. As state chairman for American Third Position (A3P), a white nationalist political party that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule, he has for several years been working the crowds at local Tea Party gatherings, which he once described as “fertile grounds for our activists.”

Well, that’s good enough for us!

[SPLC via ThinkProgress]

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  1. Barb

    I read that the super fun Nazi couple who named their child "Adolph Hitler" lost custody of their kids. Something tells me they will be breeding four more to replace them.

      1. sewollef

        My next is gonna be named Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus.

        See, I'm not going for the silly names, I mean, come on…. Adolph? WTF.

    1. extreme_left

      I can see them having 12 more spelling out Adolf Hitler via the first letter of each spawn's name… just to show 'em.

          1. C_R_Eature

            Just one shard of the evil toxic fragments of the Nixon Administration, left to poison our Body Politic.

          2. MittBorg

            All those swine should have been tried and convicted and served time for their crimes. We wouldn't have this mess today if not for those schmucks.

          3. C_R_Eature

            Seriously. The only lesson Cheney, Rumsfield, Rove, took away from the Nixon Administration was "Don't Get Caught." If we had just hammered a lot of those bastards down, perhaps the lesson would have been "Crime Doesn't Pay"

            Or, at least, "It's not worth it".

  2. actor212

    Same county where three judges sold children into slavery juvenile detention facilities for a million bucks. Not surprising.

  3. poorgradstudent

    Between this and all the religious demagogues coming out as warm to the idea of mass murder, I think getting dual citizenship is going to be the next fashion trend among your liberals and minorities (and I mean actually doing it, not making non-committal Facebook posts about Canada and England or whatever.)

    1. randcoolcatdaddy

      Apparently, according to a friend of mine with dual US-Canadian citizenship, the US doesn't allow that now. If you got it in the past, fine, but, from now on, when you leave, don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

        1. DonnyKerabotsos

          I'm sure Marcus will valiantly block that door before it gets anywhere near She1y's ass.

      1. actor212

        Not true.

        You can have dual citizenship. What they did do was tighten the rules on renouncing American citizenship

        Used to be, you basically had to bomb an embassy to declare you weren't American.

        Now all it takes is an affirmative statement, apparently.

        Take me, for instance. I have dual Yurpeen-Amercian citizenship. All I'd have to do is say "I quit Amercia" and State would frogmarch me to JFK and stick me on a plane.


  4. nounverb911

    "received a 60-day sentence"
    Did he write a sequel to "Mein Kampf" while he was in the slammer?

  5. Tommmcattt

    "White Rule", huh? Isn't that a little short to measure with? I mean, 5.5'' is not that long, no matter how proud you are of it.

    I much prefer a "Black Rule".

    Heh. That was a long way to go for that, but worth it.

  6. imissopus

    Actually there are two wide receivers in the NFL named Steve Smith: the one the Editrix linked to and another who plays for the Giants. What a world.

  7. FNMA

    It's about time my home state starts to catch up to those slacker assholes in Arizona and Mississippi and Alabama and…oh, fuck it…

  8. BornInATrailer

    I found the 60 days a little hard to believe. This seems to indicate they just intimidated him; 3 guys yelled stuff and threw a brick (and I guess missed?).

    So not only skinheads but enormous pussies as well.

  9. SorosBot

    It's Luzerne County, out there you'll find lots of people flying the flag of treason, and it's home to the small town of Hazleton, which was the first to try to start their own immigration policy and passed their own racist anti-immigrant law before Arizona went statewide with theirs. Not a surprise at all.

  10. OkieDokieDog

    Nothing is sadder than the oppressed white man in Amercia.

    Seriously, these Neo-Nazi fuckers are sad, and sorry assed excuses for Americans. Read a history book, ya dumbfuck..

    1. edgydrifter

      This is true. If you're a white heterosexual male in Pennsylvania and you still feel like you're getting the short end of the stick, you kind of suck at life.

  11. randcoolcatdaddy

    Sixty days in jail? Why down here in North Carolina, they'd give him a $50 fine an his own local radio talk show.

  12. James Michael Curley

    He and his brother used to take turns dancing with Adolph while the band played "Night of the Pottston Flood."

  13. DustBowlBlues

    I promise never to be away from wonkette (do I have to quit using all the names for wonkette from the old days?) and it is totally different, with a lot of RED. What's up with that?

    Here in the Dust Bowl, electing a racist would be standard, because of, you know, Jesus, so I don't actually see anything that needs commenting about.

  14. edgydrifter

    Further proof that liberals are the real racists for pointing out obvious racism.

    1. OneYieldRegular

      There you go, always politicizing things by mentioning that a self-proclaimed white supremacist is a white supremacist.

  15. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    But…, but…, FOX News insists that the 'baggers and GOP don't have a racist bone in their bodies. They can't be wrong, after all, the word "news" is in their title.

    1. YasserArraFeck

      They're technically right – all of the Baggers/GOPpers racism is in their cold hearts and small minds – their bones are neutral.

    1. moar_plz

      I don't know. When I think of tea party, I think of 400lb women with 3 missing toes (and counting!) riding on Hoverrounds and hooked up to oxygen tanks.

  16. DustBowlBlues

    Thank gawd for the edit feature. I almost made that "to never be." With all these un and under employed English majors reading the wonkette, they would probably lobby the Editrix to have me ban-hammemred.

    1. Jus_Wonderin

      I wouldn't. You are loved. However I iz one of those that kent spell r prufree.d

  17. OurHoboSenator

    Always knew Steve Smith was a racist when he put that puck off of Grant Fuhr's leg into his own net…

      1. GlowneyHouse

        Roberto Clemente played there. That buys a lot of forgiveness (at least for me.)

      2. SorosBot

        Well there's a little thing called the United States of America that was created here.

    1. YasserArraFeck

      Actually, I'd be fine with PA congealing with OH and WV, and forming the By God Nation of RedNeckisTardistan – and then just fucking off

  18. Callyson

    He announced the certification of his election on WhiteNewsNow.

    So, there *is* an official Whine news source, besides FOX News? Thought so…

  19. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    I'm sure Jonah Goldberg will be discussing why he must be a closet Democrat shortly on NRO.

  20. johnnyzhivago

    BTW, one small point, if the County Committee in PA is similar to the way it works in NJ, you could probably get elected with a half dozen votes. It's broken down by voting district and most people skip over it because they have no fucking idea what it even is.

    The one power these groups have is to pick replacements if there is a resignation on a town or county board (assuming it's a Republican seat). Other than that they are just the suckers who get stuck putting up and taking down yard signs.

  21. OldWhiteLies

    I'm thinking of starting a business that caters to caucasians wishing* to experience minority status and ostracization firsthand.

    We'd send you up to Toronto Ontario in the cheapest of airline class available. Then you'd get flown up to an extreme north Inuktitut village in Nunavut Canada, via the least comfortable, coldest, old crate of bush plane available. There you would experience extreme everything; having to fend for yourself essentially while you work hard to gain any trust or kinship with the village's inhabitants.

    Only problem I'm having with the business model is that the Inuktitut are just such nice folks that they aren't quite keen on this whole ostracizing thing – but they'd do it for the laughs. Still in negotiations. The other option is of course some long lost tribal experience in the deep of Africa or perhaps South America – but the only problem I'm having with that is that it just seems such a shame to clutter up their lives with any outsiders. Hmmm.

    * otherwise "unwilling" participants would be received with glee; as we would provide all the necessary duct tape and burlap sack hoods and just enough necessary sustenance during the flights up to make it all they dreamed.

      1. OldWhiteLies

        Point taken – but DRC still leaves one too close, in my opinion, to civilization. Go take a peek at a map of Nunavut.

        1. HogeyeGrex

          True, but in the DRC they might be closer to their ideal of free-roving small arms for everyone.

    1. MosesInvests

      Parachute them into the highlands of Papua/New Guinea, someplace where there are still cannibals.

    1. edgydrifter

      More like a dog siren, but one that can be heard by everyone. Just a regular bigass air-raid siren, basically.

    2. comrad_darkness

      I think they swallowed the dog whistle. Now they have to shout with that distant squeaky noise like in the cartoons.

    1. YasserArraFeck

      "Third Position" (whatever that is) is merely a fantasy for the typical lard-ass 'Merkin, who's too broken-winded and obese to manage anything more than flat on his back, hoping that his equally flabby mate can find his ween and not crush him while attempting the straddle

  22. SayItWithWookies

    As state chairman for American Third Position (A3P), a white nationalist political party that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule…

    It's almost as though these so-called white nationalists have no idea that a completely non-caucasian bunch of folks had the run of these two whole continents for 13,000 years before their racist-ass ancestors showed up. But I guess you build a fictional nationalist movement with the racist motherfuckers you have, not the racist motherfuckers you want.

    1. weejee

      Never quite understood the certainty of these bozos. Then again, I doubt they'd be wanting to discuss Heisenberg's principal over some pinot either.

  23. An_Outhouse

    There seems to be more groups than there are neo-nazis. Can't they all agree on who to hate? Power in numbers, people.

  24. MissTaken

    To advance his goals, Smith has distanced himself somewhat from his violent past and focused on political activism. As state chairman for American Third Position (A3P), a white nationalist political party that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule

    Not quite succeeding on that "distancing himself somewhat from his violent past" thing-a-ma-jig, now are we?

    1. SorosBot

      No, see, he's now a totally peaceful white supremacist who wants to have the police beat non-white people instead of lynch mobs.

    2. HogeyeGrex

      distanced himself

      You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  25. glamourdammerung

    Remember when the Republicans pretended to not embrace outright Nazis?

    Also, Ron Paul libel. Also.

  26. glamourdammerung

    By the way, A3P is the same group in a story here a week or two ago about that poor non-racist "whites' rights" group that got attacked by folks that hate white supremacists– er, I mean got attacked for no reason at all.

  27. Goonemeritus

    One nice thing about the Tea Party is their fondness for bumper stickers and crazy lawn signs. Prior to this movement you would have to be around a person while they were drunk before they would demonstrate blatant racism.

  28. barto

    Steve, you can't claim your non-racist medal until you utter the words "Some of my best friends are black." There, that outta do 'er.

  29. elburritodeluxe

    He'd better be in favor of tax cuts or the Republicans will toss his ass out of there!

  30. OneYieldRegular

    At least the GOP has taken responsible action to counter the racism within its ranks by forcefully coming forward to denounce it and by distancing itself from people like Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio. Wait, what?

  31. pdiddycornchips

    After the revolution, human voters in Luzerne County will not be eligible to vote. They'll be replaced by spider monkeys imported from Peru. Spider monkeys are far better at deductive reasoning.

  32. rickmaci

    This guy should have been run out of the room when he showed up. While we can snark at this all we want, the horrifying reality is the Republicans have given cover to a white supremacist neo-Nazi convicted hate criminal. Yes, the GOTeaP may reap what they have sown, but in the end so will the rest of us. The Wiemar like responses of the Democrats in the face of this demonic tide have been hapless and ineffectual, and in the case of some complacent to the point of being complicit. I have no faith in the future.

  33. fuflans

    this is kinda OT but did anybody here fucking boehner yesterday? talking about how committed the republicans were to job creatin and growth as he tried to defend that stupid gender selection anti-abortion bill?

    i involuntarily laughed out loud.
    then repeatedly banged my head against the counter.

  34. LiberalMantra

    Pennsylvania Uber Alles? Look for the victory banquet serving beer and deep-fried Twinkies.

  35. arcadesproject

    I remember saying somewhere in these blogs, maybe a month after O's inauguration, when so much shit had already gone down, that O and the Democrats had created a power vacuum which would be filled by the hardest of the hard right nasties. And I was right.

  36. Schmegeg

    Sixty days? He should have written a biography while inside, but is probably illiterate, so nevermind.

    But at least this one isn't a lying dogwhistle chickenshit like Romney, or Rove, or any of the other Leaders. But otherwise a very dangerous person.

  37. PhillipMarlowe6

    American Third Position (A3P)
    So, there's something else beside missionary and doggie?

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