Michigan young Republicans apologize for Hitler/Holocaust-themed Valentine

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/10/michigan-young-republicans-apo.html

As a graphic designer it’s a rare occasion to come across a printed document in which the use of Comic Sans is the least offensive thing about it.

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Republicans. Keepin’ it classy. Oy!

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I mean - this obviously calls for Schwabacher.

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I propose a substitute:

My desire for you
Exceeds my love of Yatzy
The only thing I desire more
Is to punch a neo-nazi.

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Fuggin Nazis, they’re taking over everything these days!

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“We don’t condone this.”

Bullshit. You’re terrible at hiding intent, and you got caught.

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I did Nazi that joke coming at all.

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Seriously, What the fuck is wrong with republicans? Shit like this is way too common.

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They can apologise all they want, but it won’t change the commonly understood notion that Young Republican clubs attract rubbish people as members.

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It reads like it was straight out of “The Producers”.

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It’s in bad taste, but this looks to me like someone trying to do a South Park style not-pc-and-that’s-the-joke joke. Misguided, yes, but I’m doubtful that this comes from a place of antisemitism. Hanlon’s razor and all that.

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I’m shocked—shocked—that… etc.

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The group apologised, saying it did not “condone this type of rhetoric or anti-Semitism”, with a snicker.

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I love this modern form of apology that is basically: “We’re sorry that we got caught publicly espousing the shitty ideas we actually believe.”

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What type of anti-Semitism do they condone?

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I’m sure that’s what the people behind this thought. “If Mel Brooks gets to make Hitler jokes then why can’t I? Also I think it’s grossly unfair that I can’t use the N-word but black hip-hop musicians can.”

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If this were a fraternity on campus, it would have been suspended by the school, and the national parent frat called in to investigate.

Why is a political club treated differently?

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I’m surrounded by Michigan Republicans. Just a few days ago it was this party secretary up in Marquette calling for extrajudicial killings to teach kids a lesson. Of course, he said “He didn’t mean it that way”… http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/05/gop-leader-apologizes-kent-state/97533372/

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Ahh, Michigan. I love the state for all the lakes and sand and stuff, but it is proof positive that the South is not just in the South.

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