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Nas' worst albumNow why’d he do this: “Political observers across New York are asking today whether Erie County Executive Chris Collins has irreparably damaged his prospects for statewide office after he compared Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to Adolf Hitler and an Antichrist during a Saturday speech in Buffalo.” The best part is that Sheldon Silver is a Jew, and Jews are terrified of Hitler and Christians calling them Antichrists. No, wait. The best part is that Chris Collins meant this as a “joke,” when he called the Jew those awful names. No, wait. The best part is after the jump! Oh ho ho!

Apparently “Hitler” and “Antichrist” weren’t simply two arbitrary insults he happened to land on. He was strictly following some sort of ancient wingnut narrative:

Collins has already apologized for what he called “a poor joke,” delivered during a speech at the county Republican Party’s annual fundraiser in the Adam’s Mark Hotel.

That’s when the county executive referred to French seer Nostradamus’ prediction that the world would experience three Antichrists in conjunction with the Apocalypse, whose origin is the New Testament’s Book of Revelation.

Collins then said it’s generally accepted that the first was Napoleon, the second Hitler, and that he was “pretty sure” the third is Silver, an orthodox Jew from Manhattan.

Ha ha right, “generally accepted,” everyone knows this common old tale, where you’ve got Napoleon, then you’ve got Hitler, then who knows, maybe this Jew? No no, you’re supposed to laugh, that was the punchline! YOU KNOW LIKE NOSTRADAMUS’ INTERPRETATION OF REVELATIONS?

Collins’ gaffe clouds his political future [Buffalo News]

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  1. Why is Collins going with Nostradamus? Everyone knows that real, hard core anti-Semites embrace the Protocols of the Elders of Zion these days. He deserves to fail for being so out of touch.

    Also, Hitler was not the third Antichrist. It is Ryan Seacrest, and no one is doing a damn thing about it. Sneaky Antichrist.

  2. Does Chris Collins look anything like Orson Welles?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4ccoU7OCcQ&feature=related

    Thank you, Wonkett, for making me remember “The Man Who Saw Tomorrow,” a documentary that scared the hell out of me when I was 10 or so but now is useful mostly as a cautionary tale about the dangers of excessive weight gain. Seriously, Welles is roughly the size of Ganymede in this film. Jump to about 2:29 to see what I mean. Also, he seems to be wearing some sort of curtain as a bib? Dunno.

  3. Gosh won’t people be surprised when he turns out to be right, and 90 percent of the human population disappears. Bet they’ll want to hear what he says then. You betcha.

  4. “It was staggering,” said the Republican, who asked not to be identified. “It took my breath away. You just don’t say something like that.”

    Yeah, the gall of that man — asserting that the predictions of that doddering fool Nostradamus have any validity whatsoever. Why, it steps all over the authority of the great and noted seer John of Patmos — who clearly had the better shrooms.

  5. Why is this shit a “gaffe” when a Republic says it and a three day 24/7 loop in the news cycle when Biden sticks his foot in his mouth?

  6. Wait, so does this mean Collins is Obama? Or that the when the two combine their special anti-christy powers, they become a special super-strength Hitler? Anti-christ powers unite! Form of a politician!

  7. [re=444465]freakishlystrong[/re]: This should clear it up:

    Insane bigoted statement by a Republican who has never met a Jew and therefore imagines that any and all awful things may be said about them = “gaffe”

    Unacceptable truth inadvertently uttered by Joe Biden just before his next dose of meds or after his fifth cup of coffee = “unmitigatable affront to all that is holy and valued in the world”

  8. Okay, so you believe the anti-christ is a Jew. A male. A Jewish male. Fine. Way to narrow it down. Furthermore, the two clearest prophetical pamphlets the world has seen would be the book of Revelations and the writings of Nostradamus, so I can see how a person might draw such a conclusion.

  9. “It was staggering,” said the Republican, who asked not to be identified. “It took my breath away. You just don’t say something like that”

    “… I mean it’s not like Silver is a fag, taco bender, or camel jockey, he’s a Jew and we Republicans are trying to attract more of the hebes.”

  10. The Right is not really embracing Meghan’s facing painting of “NO H8” but they would be much better off if they embraced her duct-tape-on-the-mouth schtick.

  11. Ok, I get it. 78% of Jews voted for Obama so every stupid low level GOPer decides to insult us. Dumb GOP county chairs in Sc and some New York wanker. I would say that if this guy is running for elected statewide office in NY- he has pretty much lost- there are a few of us in that state.

  12. [re=444479]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: OMG. Mr. PsycGirl is the anti-Christ!! And here I thought he was just grumpy before the first cup of coffee i the morning.

  13. And I saw when FOX opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the cable-news networks saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white man: and he whom the rich had nominated had done some blow; and a microphone was given unto him: and he went forth embarrassing, and to cause embarrassment.

  14. Wow. Yankee Republicans must have decided to step up their game in order to remain relevant in a Confederacy-Dominant scandal environment.

  15. [re=444508]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: It’s a sin that shit’s not satire. Bibleman uses his two-edged sword of scripture? OMG that’s good.

  16. I like how the criticisms all come from “anonymous Republicans” at the dinner. You know there’s a problem with the party base when the officials are afraid to publicly criticize a comrade’s statements that are not just offensive, but batshit insane.

  17. Wasn’t Stalin supposed to be one of the anti-christs too? So let’s see, we’ve got Napoleon, Stalin, Hitler, Obama and Silver as our three anti-christs. Someone needs to tell Nostradamus his counting sucks.

  18. What’s a good Republican doing believing in the Satanic rantings of a French probably-gay sorceror, anyway? Sola scriptura, bitches.

  19. [re=444507]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Not surprising, since the hardcore Armageddon/Rapture believers are pretty much all Protestant. The Catholic church, at least, accepts a metaphorical reading of most of the more ridiculous sections of the Bible; though not the virgin births or ritualistic cannibalism.

  20. Okay, so all you big city-types in places like New York, always making fun of our wingnuts in the Midwest and West from your ivory towers, perhaps you can remember this before condemning our states in the future?

    You can still make fun of the South, though, ’cause they’re all dumb rednecks and inbred racists.

  21. here’s his page

    http://wwww.erie.gov/exec/?about_us.html

    I will refrain from “involved with Boy Scouts…” commentary:

    “Collins is active in the community, volunteering extensively with the Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America. He was chairman of the 2001 and 2005 National Jamboree Committee for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America, and is serving as chairman for the 2010 Jamboree. The County Executive also served as chairman for the 2007 World Jamboree. He is a past Vice President of Administration for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council and has served on the Executive Board for many years. Collins served as Cub Master for his son’s Cub Scout Pack and is currently Assistant Scoutmaster for his son’s Scout troop in Clarence. He was named Horizon Citizen of the Year by the Greater Niagara Frontier BSA in 2005.”

  22. [re=444601]Doglessliberal[/re]: Well, that explains things. The BSA is so inbred with the Mormons that this behavior is seen as perfectly normal…

  23. He thought he was being cutting edge for a Republican when he accused someone other than Barack Obama of being the Hitlerian-anti-Christ.

    I thought he was, too.

  24. [re=444703]snideinplainsight[/re]: They’re apparently all part of one big Anti Christ Liberal Union, otherwise known as the ACLU, which you surely know is a secret society of the Jooz.

  25. [re=444575]JMP[/re]: I have to thank the inimitable Jeff Rowland for this one, but that whole Banana Argument is easily followed up with “You know what else fits right in the human hand? A cock. It’s proof that God exists, loves you, and wants you to be super gay.”

  26. That Nostradamus, always trying to get one for the Gipper! I like that pigeon drop thing he invented, too, and the one where you start to pay, then ask the cashier to break a five. He was fighting Irish all the way — but I also liked his Italian colleague, Cosa Nostradamus, who made offers instead of predictions and always seemed to beat the spread. There may have been some people he did wrong, but we can’t find any.

  27. [re=444459]Formerly Preferred[/re]: That “documentary” freaked me out to, “Cannibalism by 1999!!!!” gasp, antichrists, nuke u lar war, all the good stuff making my 10 year old self have trouble sleeping, if he only could have predicted Palin (beast with two backs and fashionable glasses) or the horror of olestra…..

  28. I’ll say this about Sarah Palin, she made these borderline insane politicos believe it’s okay to air the bastard crazy right out there for all to see. Helps clean house, it really does. So, thanks for that, Sarah. Credit where it’s due.

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