Ohio congressional candidate defends ...

Ohio congressional candidate defends Nazi re-enactments

There are 64 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 10, 2010, titled Ohio congressional candidate defends Nazi re-enactments. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Republican congressional candidate from Ohio, countering criticism from a House GOP leader, said Monday that he did nothing wrong by wearing a Nazi uniform while participating in World War II re-enactments. Rich Iott told The Associated Press in an interview that he took part in the historical re-enactments to educate the public, and does not ...

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Justice

Rochester, MN

#1 Oct 11, 2010
Sounds like this guy is getting railroaded to me!
Huckabucks

Maple Grove, MN

#2 Oct 11, 2010
I'm a Democrat, by and large. This is a non story. I hate election season

“Things can only get better”

Since: May 08

Minneapolis

#9 Oct 11, 2010
Okay, so the media prints something that took place over a period of a few years that attempted to connect a [gasp] Republican with Nazism. Then, a knee jerk reaction from an entrenched politician who believed it was in their best interests to make the ridiculous statement he made.Is it any wonder that informed people have such a low opinion of politics in general?
There are idiots on both sides of the fence as inidcated by the post from obama rebuked and Mr Democrat. It's high time the reasonable among us took back our parties and relegated the fringes back to where they belong, on the fringes.
Mike

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Oct 11, 2010
Seriously, is capitalizing an "L" that hard?
fixenall

Monticello, MN

#11 Oct 11, 2010
i would like to see what the moron beck thinks of this story
Constitution

Redondo Beach, CA

#12 Oct 11, 2010
It is easy to separate the thinking dems from lemmings on this forum. Those that have posted here that this should be a non-story have a clue, while those that see it as anything else have outed themselves as party ideologues getting led around by the nose.

This congressional candidate did nothing but a reenactment, using it as a teaching moment on the horrors of Nazi Germany, and what can come of dictatorial powers in the wrong hands. He was not attempting to justify any Nazi actions, nor paint Nazis in a good light. In fact he was doing just the opposite. Again, a teaching moment.

To demonize this guy is akin to demonizing an actor for a movie role, yet a bunch of halfwits who cannot think for themselves are going to attempt to turn this into a political talking point.

Thanks to the dems that get it and have let their opinions be known.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Oct 11, 2010
Mr Democrat wrote:
LOL!
Republicans running around in WW II Nazi uniforms! Why am I not surprised?
Hey, elephants, if the swaztika fits, wear it!
Excellent Post! And funny too hahaha.
And this cult want the hill back,OMG!
Smoke n Mirrors

Waterloo, Canada

#14 Oct 11, 2010
Hitler, Ahmadinejad, Sanchez and Rev Wright....all Jew haters and socialists, what's that all about?
ivan

Rochester, MN

#15 Oct 11, 2010
If I'm reading this right it is GOP leadership that is angry with one of it's own. Nowhere did I see the DFL mentioned in the story. I side with the guy who did the re-enactment, how do you do a re-enactment without the bad guy? He was wearing the uniform as a part of acting, not from some real American Nazi thing. Shame on the GOP leadership for sugesting anything else. How foolish to make something out of this nothing story!
ForReal

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Oct 11, 2010
It's not a partisan matter. Any adult that likes to play dress up/make believe on the weekend has issues.
observer

United States

#21 Oct 11, 2010
Stephen Canavan wrote:
Petty as hell, but the dumbocrats have nothing else to campaign with.
I think Cantor is part of the Repub leadership - sounds like the lack of "ideas" is on the conservative side per your own claim?
Dr Obama

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#22 Oct 11, 2010
O hi Obamath :-0000
Perspectives

Warwick, RI

#23 Oct 11, 2010
Hitler did about the same thing to the Jews as Obama is doin to the poor and middle class
ForReal

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Oct 11, 2010
Seeker wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like the one who is doing the president imitaion?
I see you also have trouble separating reality from fantasy.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Oct 11, 2010
Constitution wrote:
It is easy to separate the thinking dems from lemmings on this forum. Those that have posted here that this should be a non-story have a clue, while those that see it as anything else have outed themselves as party ideologues getting led around by the nose.
This congressional candidate did nothing but a reenactment, using it as a teaching moment on the horrors of Nazi Germany, and what can come of dictatorial powers in the wrong hands. He was not attempting to justify any Nazi actions, nor paint Nazis in a good light. In fact he was doing just the opposite. Again, a teaching moment.
To demonize this guy is akin to demonizing an actor for a movie role, yet a bunch of halfwits who cannot think for themselves are going to attempt to turn this into a political talking point.
Thanks to the dems that get it and have let their opinions be known.
Spin,Spin,Spin,lie,Lie Lie, I didn't know that you were a fool,a idiot I knew about!!!!
aLL OF YOU REPUBLICANS still love and admire Hitler! but you are to scare to admit it why? I read on another blog,that he was the only person that was in the so-call enactment hahaha a one man show.
Constitution

Redondo Beach, CA

#26 Oct 11, 2010
Once again, light is shed on the American political problem.

One after another, a president teams up with congress to foist one continuous failed economic policy after another on us, and when the failure occurs they steal from the taxpayers to fund another bailout, TARP, stimulus project, or round of quantitative easing. The only ones to benefit are the politicians and favored corporate entities that share in the money grab.

The military industrial complex continues to run its imperialistic war campaign at battlefields around the world costing one life after another, again while using money hijacked from taxpayers to fund our Department of Offense.

America's infrastructure continues to crumble, while the tax revenues that are collected to keep it together are spent who knows where.

Politicians continue to fund their opulent lifestyles, on our dime, while millions of Americans struggle to find work, pay their mortgage, and feed their families.

Politicians continue to stomp all over the constitution that was set up to keep them from running roughshod over our freedom to live without government interference.

And the issue of the day is........a congressional candidate who wore the uniform of a Nazi not in support of the movement, but in an effort to teach kids about the horrors of it all. And it is turned into a political moment by some ignorant politicians along with a bunch of nitwits that turn it into something that is not. And many of these people vote.

No wonder we keep getting the same old, idiotic government. Apparently we deserve it.
Constitution

Redondo Beach, CA

#27 Oct 11, 2010
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
Spin,Spin,Spin,lie,Lie Lie, I didn't know that you were a fool,a idiot I knew about!!!!
aLL OF YOU REPUBLICANS still love and admire Hitler! but you are to scare to admit it why? I read on another blog,that he was the only person that was in the so-call enactment hahaha a one man show.
Please cite one post where I stated that I was a republican.
Tropical Minnesota

Superior, WI

#28 Oct 11, 2010
Mike wrote:
Seriously, is capitalizing an "L" that hard?
There is no L to capitalize. His name is Iott, with a capital I.
crayz unox3thongy

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#29 Oct 11, 2010
:-000000h, up grade yo 3D-LED/hideaf=TV.org yet?:)
crayz unox3thongy

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#30 Oct 11, 2010
Perspectives wrote:
Hitler did about the same thing to the Jews as Obama is doin to the poor and middle class
welcom to Hilton Hotel chews gum is nono!:)

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