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Illinois GOP Candidate: Holocaust Never Happened, Obama Illegal

Illinois GOP Candidate: Holocaust Never Happened, Obama Illegal

If you’re looking for evidence that the racist right is mainstreaming now in the Republican party, look to Illinois where a congressional candidate who believes the “Holocaust never happened” and that President Barack Obama is an “illegal alien” is hoping to win the Republican nomination.

Raw Story interviewed an aide to candidate Arthur Jones who explained why Jones was running as a Republican. “He can’t see himself in the same party with an illegal alien like Obama or a homosexual like Barney Frank or all these abortionists and all these people that want amnesty for illegal aliens,” he continued. “To run as a third-party candidate or an independent candidate in Illinois, you need 5,000 signatures, which means you need double that just to get on the ballot.” the aide said.

Jones is a former member of the Nationalist Socialist White People’s Party is competing against Jim Falvey and Richard Grabowski for the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional District of illinois currently represented in Washington by Democrat Dan Lipinkski.

Just because Jones is running as a Republican doesn’t mean the party is per se sympathetic to white nationalism. But the fact that more and more of the fringe hard right find tolerance within and a pathway to more national prominence in the Republican party should give conservatives pause. Their presence is doing nothing but lurching the party further and further to the right and, as we’re witnessing right now, potentially into irrelevance.

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3:28AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

The poor fool!
Try and get the book: "Six million did die, the truth shall prevail", by Arthur Suzman and Denis Diamond. Then you won't believe it is all lies!

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/the-world-remembers-the-holocaust-slideshow.html#ixzz1t2wwrI9W and read my comment - Estelle Oelofsen

Nobody is so blind as the one who does not want to see.

7:51PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Juliet D, and Eternal, I salute you.
Irrelevance may be the proper place for the GOP, but my gracious, what kind of imbecility will fill the void!?
I had a cousin, in my father's generation who lived with his concentration camp number tattooed on his wrist!! Holocaust deniers are phenomenal examples of the human capacity for self delusion.

3:22AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

SO, the White Supremacists are standing a candidate for the Republicans nomination for Illinois...

It will be interesting to see if the neo-Nazi's actually do get up over there, won't it..

10:33PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Just what we need - another racist, antisemitic, and idiotic neo-con in Congress ....

4:45PM PST on Mar 8, 2012

... crazier than a shithouse rat...

3:40AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

What next ourt of this lunatic, Chrystal nacht?

12:02AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

That is scary.

7:54PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Thanks for posting.

11:35AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

This is really funny, considering that his district is actually in Cook County, where so many people from Eastern Europe who lived through the Holocaust live today.
He's also Catholic. He's going against the church's official position when he denies the Holocaust, just as Santorum goes against the church's teachings on evolution, and the Pope's plainly stated concern about global warming. US Bishops are so quick to speak out on topics that are not their concern; why aren't they denouncing these "cafeteria Catholics?"

4:54PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Let's just chalk this up the "limbaugh syndrome." Racism, sexism, and anti-elitism for anyone who is not rich, white and regunant.

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