The GOP's Nazi Problem They're VERY MAD You're Talking About!

2018 State and Local Elections

Republicans get very mad whenever someone compares them to Nazis and white supremacists, but there's a lot of Republicans who are actual Nazis and white supremacists. And they're on the November ballot with an R next to their names.

Take Arthur Jones: He's an actual Illinois Nazi running against the "two-party, Jew-party, queer-party system." Jones ran unopposed to become the Republican nominee for the Illinois 3rd. Local Republicans had ample opportunities to pull any number of levers in the state political machine that could have derailed his candidacy, but they ultimately decided it wasn't worth the money.

Instead of keeping a homophobic Holocaust denier off the ticket, local Republicans were content to condemn Jones, and hope that nobody noticed him between now and November. But when Politico checked in on Jones after Republicans declined to challenge the signatures on his petition for candidacy, Jones responded by saying, "I snookered them. I played by the rules, what can I say?"

This prompted Sen. Ted Cruz, an authority on bigotry, to call Jones a "bigoted fool" and suggested people vote for the Democrat. The lesson here is to never forget your dog whistle.

Last week the North Carolina Republican Party pulled its support from Russell Walker, the Republican nominee for state House District 48 -- but only after the SPLC found Walker's website where he asks, "What is wrong with being a White Supremacist?"

You may remember Walker from last year. After suing to force a local court into putting Confederate flags up, Walker was so enraged by his loss that he blurted out a racial slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr.

The state GOP reportedly asked Walker to step down, but he declined and won the Republican nomination, defeating his primary opponent with 824 votes. Walker's hometown newspapers, The Highlands Newspaper of Highlands, North Carolina, and the Raeford and Hoke County News-Journal, are no stranger to his anti-semitism and racism. After years of refusing to print "unapologetic misogynist and racist" letters, the News-Journal had to write an editorial explaining why there was a racist nut standing outside their office with a sign advocating white supremacy.

clipping via Highlands Newspaper

Since Trump hasn't made it great again, whenever anyone makes a passing reference to Republicans engaging in tactics pioneered by Nazis, an army of trolls in suits storm from the sewers to test the limits of Godwin's Law.

The GOP recently chastised Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray for saying that the Republicans had been scapegoating people "like Nazi Germany" during a campaign stop. Rather than take stock of Cordray's statement, they decided to whine.

Maybe don't run actual Nazis?

If the GOP really cared about not being seen as the party for Nazis and white supremacists, they wouldn't let Rep. Steve King get away with refusing to apologize for retweeting a Nazi sympathizer, or espousing white supremacist views on national television. They wouldn't have tiptoed around Trump's defense of the "alt-right" after Charlottesville, or allowed him to continue pushing birtherism or create literal internment camps for refugees. It's only when it's politically expedient that Republicans denounce one another for blowing their dog whistles too loudly. Instead of taking out the trash rotting inside their party, they're hoping that nobody notices it's overflowing with garbage.

[Washington Free Beacon / Charlotte Observer / Politico]

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Dominic Gwinn

Dominic is a broke journalist in Chicago. You can find him in a dirty bar talking to weirdos, or lying in a gutter taking photos.

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Once upon a time... about ten years ago, a group of entirely ridiculous men burst onto the scene wearing stupid hats and telling men that wearing stupid hats and telling men that walking up to women in bars and insulting ("negging") them would get them laid. This did not last long, as women also had televisions and computers and were completely aware of these tricks as well, so when some ass came up to us in a bar and said "Hey, nice nails, are they real?" we would laugh and laugh and loudly announce "Oh my god, this guy just tried to neg me! Can you believe that shit? HEY EVERYONE, THIS GUY JUST TRIED TO NEG ME!" and then refer to him as "Mystery" the whole night.

Most of the men who tried that shit only did so a few times before realizing that it wasn't going to work, and thus moved on to other things. Perhaps things that did not involve furry hats and coming off as a huge creep. We may never know, because I would assume that those who tried it are now extremely embarrassed and would never, ever admit to this to us.

Still, there were a few men willing to eat that shit up, as well as some grifters willing to take advantage of that. Said grifters tended to be extremely misogynistic and seemed more like they were teaching men how to be as despised by women as they were than teaching them how to actually be liked by women.

Some of them, like Roosh V, a creepy weirdo who actually does live in his mom's basement, actively encouraged men to rape women who were intoxicated to the point of being obviously unable to consent.

However, even that branch of the PUA tree is wilting away. Many "self-help" style PUA forums like Nextasf and RSDnation are shutting down or have already shut down. In March, Chateau Heartiste, a batshit crazy PUA turned White Nationalist/Alt-Right blog was shut down by Wordpress. This week, rape advocate Roosh V (whom you may recall once called yours truly a "Wonkette typist/clown face, would not bang") announced that he was renouncing his PUA ways and devoting himself to Jesus. He explained to the forum he manages that he would no longer be allowing anyone to discuss premarital "fornication."

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'Baby Geniuses' star Jon Voight took to Twitter early this morning to proclaim his undying love for Donald Trump, probably because there is no one left in his life who will listen to him talk about this, or anything else, in person. In this video rant, Voight encouraged members of the Republican Party, whom he apparently thinks are the only real citizens of the United States, to stand by Donald Trump and "acknowledge the truth" that he is the best President since Abraham Lincoln.

Part ONE:

People of the Republican Party, I know you will agree with me when I say our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy. For he's battling the left and their absurd words of destruction. I've said this once and I'll say this again. That our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers, and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln. I'm here today to acknowledge the truth, and I'm here today to tell you my fellow Americans that our country…

Oh no, not our absurd words of destruction!

Part DEUX:

is stronger, safer, and with more jobs because our President has made his every move correct. Don't be fooled by the political left, because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph. So let us stand with our president. Let us stand up for this truth, that President Trump is the greatest president since President Lincoln.

Does Jon Voight not know there have been... other presidents? Can he name them? Because really, it does not sound like it. Does he also not know that a very big chunk of the Republican Party actually does not care very much for Abraham Lincoln? Namely those defenders of Confederate statues that Trump called "very fine people?" Also, did he intentionally diss their beloved Ronald Reagan?

Who can know? Who can even tell what he is trying to say or why he is trying to say it. He doesn't appear to have tweeted much since 2016, so I'm guessing whoever's job it was to keep him from tanking his career quit. Either that... or after filming the seventh season of Ray Donovan, he found out it's going to be canceled or his character is getting killed off or something and he is now free to be a jackass? I don't know, I haven't watched the show, although my parents are very into it and mad that I haven't watched it. Literally all I know about it is that it has something to do with Boston, because they keep mentioning that to me like it's a selling point.

It seems useless at this point to note that the people who scream their faces off about how bad it is for Hollywood celebs to support liberal causes, and how they should keep their politics to themselves, etc. etc. make a way bigger deal than normal people do whenever a Big Time Hollywood Celebrity like Jon Voight or, uh, Scott Baio, supports their cause. Mostly because they're the only ones who have elected a reality TV star and the star of Bedtime for Bonzo (who by the way, also once practically ruined a perfectly good Bette Davis movie with his bad acting. Which is not to say that Dark Victory is not fantastic and probably the best thing to watch if you want to sob your face off, but he was very bad in it.) to run the country.

But we might as well do that anyway, because it actually never stops being funny.

[Jon Voight Twitter]

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