I think this is political suicide, don’t you?

A congressional candidate appeared last Sunday at a birthday party for Adolf Hitler.

“I told (WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind.) in the beginning that I’d speak to any group that wanted me to speak,” Tony Zirkle, a candidate for the Republican nomination in Indiana’s  2nd district, tells The News-Dispatch, adding: “I’m keeping my promise. I’ll speak to any group. (The National Socialist Workers Party) was interested in the targeting of white people for prostitution.”

The lawyer addressed 56 “white activists” at a meeting in Chicago, according to the paper, which published a photo that shows him standing in front of a large portrait of Hitler.

“Some people are going to impute motives and say things that I mean, but many of these people have never even talked to me. So their ability to say what I intended is not very credible,” Zirkle tells the wire service.

Asked if he agrees with the Nazis’ racist ideology, the News-Dispatch reports that Zirkle demurred, saying “he didn’t know enough about the group to either favor it or oppose it.”


What’s odd is that surfing around for comments, I see people give the unruly advice of testing his “Will speak before anyone” idea with the absurd idea of approaching him as members of NAMBLA.  As though, you know, a Nazi group positioning him in front of a picture of Adolf Hilter weren’t as ridiculous enough.

Beyond that, I am trying to figure out what information Zirkle could possibly be given to guide him to an opinion one way or the other about Nazis.   Maybe he needs to see the Indiana Jones movies.

2 Responses to “I think this is political suicide, don’t you?”

  1. Bill White Says:

    I’m sure it shocks you to learn this, but National Socialism is not an unpopular ideology, except among moonbat bloggers, and Zirkle didn’t hurt his candidacy, except among the party establishment.

    Not that you’re someone in a position to see that, but try talking to the white working poor about how terrible it is to be “racist” sometime, and see what they say. Also tell them you are going to cut off all social support for them and cut their wages while shipping their jobs to Mexico. If you walk out of a poor white neighborhood alive, I’d like to hear your views then.

  2. revenire Says:

    each time cheney celebrates his birthday i hear they have a cake with a swastika on it and lynne cheney sings german nazi war songs to dick…

    yeah, that’s right

    and when newt gingrich had a party he wears swastika pantyhose — that is what my sources tell me

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