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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:55 AM

A GOP Congressman Retweeted A Self-Described "Nazi Sympathizer.' His Party Did Not Rebuke Him.

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Source: Washington Post

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa is drawing scrutiny after sharing a social media post from a British white nationalist who has described himself in the past as an admirer of Hitler’s Germany and a “Nazi sympathizer.”

King, whose racially inflected comments on subjects such as immigration and Western culture have drawn headlines for years, retweeted the British white nationalist Mark Collett, who had shared a statistic from Breitbart News on Tuesday morning about opinions of “mass immigration” in Italy.
“Europe is waking up,” King wrote, above Collett’s tweet. “Will America … in time?”

King’s retweet drew outcry from liberal commentators and websites for its substance, as well as the relative silence of his Republican colleagues in the House. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who has rebuked King in the past, did not immediately return a request for comment sent to his office.

The Republican Party has found itself with a resurgent and increasingly visible extremist wing, empowered in part by Donald Trump’s election on a spate of racially charged policies and rhetoric. In Virginia, Corey Stewart, who has championed the Confederate flag and called a Republican congressional hopeful known for tweeting racist and anti-Semitic statements a “personal hero,” will be the party’s nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine after winning its primary this week.
And other candidates with ethnically charged viewpoints have sought the party nomination in races elsewhere...More..

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Rep. Steve King (R), Iowa

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Reply A GOP Congressman Retweeted A Self-Described "Nazi Sympathizer.' His Party Did Not Rebuke Him. (Original post)
appalachiablue Jun 2018 OP
msongs Jun 2018 #1
SergeStorms Jun 2018 #2
Hortensis Jun 2018 #4
Norbert Jun 2018 #3
paleotn Jun 2018 #5
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:27 AM

1. Iowa. whatta place to vote for this guy nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:59 AM

2. The "Tea Party"....

brought all of this on for the GOP. The Republican hierarchy didn't address those shit-heels when they had a chance, and now they're out of control. Nazi sympathizers and white- trash supremacists now control the party. Nice going, GOP! They're all yours, and your party is dying because of them. It's now the party of Trump, racists, white nationalists, Nazis and xenophobic mouth breathers. What comes after this? Satan worshiping? Oh, they already worship Trump, don't they? Never mind.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:52 AM

4. The Kochs created the Tea Party to serve them.

And when it got out of control and threatened to interrupt profits by shutting down the government (mostly social conservatives who obediently added the anti-debt ideology they were fed to their zealotry), the Koch alliance withdrew their support and it collapsed. They did, of course, continue to fund those legislators they wanted to keep.

Agree with your anxiety over the resurgence of far-right evil, though. The Kochs and their ilk are heavy in that also. They began using great wealth to move the whole nation strongly right back in the late 1960s/1970s, and this is absolutely part of the result.

Steve King's district has been electing him in spite of this white nationalist stuff for 14 years and likely will this one also. Makes me feel I'd be afraid of my car breaking down if we drove through there.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:41 AM

3. At some point sanity must take over

and this idiot will get voted out.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:44 AM

5. This is the Rethuglican party...

For all practical purposes, this is who they are, white nationalist Nazis, racist white supremacists, religo-nut theocrats that Gilead would be proud of and every combination of the 3 you can imagine. Anyone with any sense of decency has left the building.

And this is exactly what will destroy them as a party. In 30 years they will be nothing but a bad memory.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:33 AM

6. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142082983 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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