Top Republican Senate candidate wants Jews removed from America


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/04/top-republican-senate-candidat.html


#2

Understudy poster boy for RWNJ Weekly. When they get tired of running covers of Trump, they occasionally use this guy.


#3

And the count is what, two actual Nazis running for the Republicans?


#4

(3) Whosoever publicly or in a meeting approves of, denies or downplays an act committed under the rule of National Socialism of the kind indicated in section 6 (1) of the Code of International Criminal Law, in a manner capable of disturbing the public peace shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine.

German Criminal Law
Section 130 - Incitement to hatred

https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_stgb/englisch_stgb.html#p1246


#5

He seems nice.


#6

Misleading title. Republicans have disowned him, and he clearly identifies as a Nazi. The fact that no actual republicans are mounting a challenge to Diane Feinstein doesn’t make this guy a “Top Republican.”

Plastering this nobody all over the internet just normalizes this fringe views.


#7

Two open Nazis.


#8

Honest question here, I don’t know California election law.

Can the Republican Party in California block his name from appearing on their primary ballot?


#9

Hmm. I didn’t used to think so; but maybe there are cases where birthright citizenship should be revoked.


#10

I’m sure this has absolutely nothing to do with the resurgence of right-wing populism around the world. It’s not like any leaders of major nation-states indulge in anti-Semitic stereotypes or blame things on Jewish conspiracies, right?


#11

I have never understood why today’s crop of Nazis feels the need to cleave so strongly to Adolf Hitler. White supremacists have demonstrated ample sophistication in identifying and responding to Trump’s dog whistle politics. Knowing that broad swathes of people in this country and elsewhere see the Nazis as bêtes noires, why pledge allegiance to them? Why claim Hitler as the second coming? Doesn’t doing so vitiate any coherent policy position they might have? Or is hatred just its own policy, monolithic and hermetic?


#12

Xenophobia is the only position they have


#13

My guess is that critical thinking and self-examination are not their strengths.


#14

Yup, one might say they are stoically xenophobic. I’m here all night.


#15

I suppose we can be grateful that they are not doing a better job of stealthing their ideology or cloaking it with respectability, but it’s not as though they are blind to the concept:

and:

and no doubt many more. So why publicly pledge allegiance while running for office? smh


#16

State and national Republicans have disavowed this guy. Done everything up to and including the GOP version of Bell, Book, and Candle on this guy (they sprinkle the ashes of Milton Friedman on golf clubs or something).

They legally can’t boot him off the ballot. I’m not sure what else they could do, short of a drone strike.


#17

Top Republican Senate candidate who doesn’t stand much of a chance? Huh?


#18

It’s so embarrassing when someone takes your ideology to its natural conclusion instead of using dog whistles.


#19

He’s polling at 18%, though, roughly half of Feinstein’s number and roughly double that of the third place candidate.

Those aren’t numbers I expect when I hear “fringe.”

The GOP may have disowned him for now, but there’s no special reason to think he’ll disappear.


#20

Note: this is a different Republican Nazi candidate to the one in Illinois.

Roger That!