Michigan young Republicans apologize for Hitler/Holocaust-themed Valentine


#1

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


#2

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.


#3

Republicans. Keepin’ it classy. Oy!


#4

I mean - this obviously calls for Schwabacher.


#5

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.


#6

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


#7

“We don’t condone this.”

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


#8

I did Nazi that joke coming at all.


#9

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


#10

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


#11

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


#12

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.


#13

I’m shocked—shocked—that… etc.


#14

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


#15

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.”


#16

What type of anti-Semitism do they condone?


#17

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.”


#18

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?


#19

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/


#20

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.