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We have finally discovered the one line a Tea Party candidate cannot cross. ;)


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rgusmc1
Oct. 14th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
You know, I'm definitely not a fan of the Tea Parties. My post about their view of the Constitution pretty much sums up my feelings about them. Having said that, the free-for-all we've seen in the media attacking this guy really disgusts me. WWII reenactments are a valid and educational form of entertainment. And the fact is that to have a reenactment, people have to be willing to be the Nazis. There's a HUGE difference between a guy dressing up in a Nazi uniform for an event like that and a guy dressing up in a Nazi uniform because he supports their actions and ideology.

Implying that this guy is a Nazi sympathizer because he wore the uniform for a reenactment is like implying that guys who dress up like Confederates for Civil War reenactments approve of slavery, or like saying that members of the 501st agree with genocide. It's ridiculous, and only makes me think poorly of the people pointing fingers, not of the guy wearing the costume.
mishlai
Oct. 14th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, what he said. The whole thing is dumb, and our inability to focus on issues during elections, our sheer eagerness to be swept up in the Jerry Springer drama of personal attacks, is a big part of why politics is so broken.

This doesn't matter.
bonnie_halfelvn
Oct. 14th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
No, it doesn't. But image matters very much, especially to the Republicans. That's why they have such a large walk-in closet.

But you know, sometimes all I have the strength to do is point and laugh.

If any of these people make it into our government, I won't be laughing.
bonnie_halfelvn
Oct. 14th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
As a costumer, I understand the whole reenactment thing. There were civil war costumes from both sides at a local event I went to recently. Whether this guy is racist, I don't really know.

My point in putting this up is that this appears to be the only thing any of the Tea Party/Republican candidates have done that seems to be causing any of the more mainstream Republicans to distance themselves.

Anti-gay ignorance is perfectly OK, as is a complete lack of knowledge about the Constitution these people profess to love and defend.
rgusmc1
Oct. 14th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I completely agree with you. I think party politicians, both Republican and Democrat, get so caught up in winning elections that they lose sight of ideals and basic sanity.

The whole thing's a mess.
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