Posted by Redmond
Anyone starting to get the feeling the Tea Party is nothing more than fish in a barrel? Honestly, I almost feel bad for them – and then I remember all the racism.
The following are the words of Rich Iott, Republican/Tea Party nominee for Congress in Ohio’s 9th District, who happens to really love himself some Nazi reenactments. Perhaps a little too much. The Atlantic by way of digby:
Nazi Germany had no problem in recruiting the multitudes of volunteers willing to lay down their lives to ensure a “New and Free Europe”, free of the threat of Communism. National Socialism was seen by many in Holland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and other eastern European and Balkan countries as the protector of personal freedom and their very way of life, despite the true underlying totalitarian (and quite twisted, in most cases) nature of the movement. Regardless, thousands upon thousands of valiant men died defending their respective countries in the name of a better tomorrow. We salute these idealists; no matter how unsavory the Nazi government was, the front-line soldiers of the Waffen-SS (in particular the foreign volunteers) gave their lives for their loved ones and a basic desire to be free.
Does Godwin’s Law count if there are actual Nazis involved? What’s the ruling on that?