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USA Republican Tea Party Candidate Dresses as Nazi

Rich Iott, the Tea Party-supported GOP nominee for Congress in Ohio's 9th District, is part of a group that likes to don German Waffen SS uniforms and participate Nazi re-enactments, Atlantic journalist Josh Green revealed on "Real Time with Bill Maher."

The group, called Wiking, acts out exploits from the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking, an actual Nazi division, which fought on the Eastern Front during World War II .

Iott, who confirms his involvement with the group, denies any belief in the principles of Nazism.

"It's purely historical interest in World War II," he told The Atlantic.

Iott can't remember when he joined the group, although his name appears on a group roster from 2003. He says he participated in the group with his son "as a father-son bonding thing."

While Iott neglects to address Jewish voters he might have offended, he does address veterans in an e-mail to the Atlantic: "Never, in any of my reenacting of military history, have I meant any disrespect to anyone who served in our military or anyone who has been affected by the tragedy of war. In fact, I have immense respect for veterans who served our country valiantly, and my respect of the military and our veterans is one of the reasons I have actively studied military history throughout my life."

Once again we can see that the Conservative movement has gone insane.
Oh my, how horrific reenactors! Can you also believe that there are people who dress up like slave owning confederate soldiers for reenactments too. There are also African Americans that dress up as slaves for reenactments too, I mean how disrespectful. It maybe surprising to you but their are those that can look at history and learn from it instead of being blindly offended by it.

I find it so funny how you seem to dig up the most one sided BS stories, you can't ever even consider that there is a middle ground. Nothing is ever black and white, and that applies to politics more than anything else. It really saddens my heart to see extreme cons, and libs like yourself who blindly follow whatever they are fed.
How does this dribble relate to world news?
Good question jwellsy. But wonder whether Hitler would have been impressed with the outfits. Sort of an insult to Nazis as well I would imagine! Smile
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