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Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones becomes Republican nominee in Illinois

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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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A neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier garnered more than 20,000 votes and won the Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois on Tuesday night after running uncontested.

Arthur Jones, 70, announced his congressional candidacy earlier this year, prompting the Republican Party to disavow him.

According to preliminary polls, 20,339 people cast their ballot for Jones, who has a long history of white supremacist advocacy and was once a member of the American National Socialist Workers Party.

Jones will likely run against incumbent Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski, who has held the seat for more than a decade, according to US media projections.

In the past, Jones unsuccessfully ran for public office several times, including bids for US House of Representatives and Chicago mayor.

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Let me just start this off by saying that there's no way Jones will actually win the election. That seat has been held by Dems for quite a while. I also don't intend for this to be a condemnation of the Illinois GOP, or the GOP in general. They have distanced themselves from Jones for a while now.

What is disturbing is that 20,000 people went out and chose to vote for the Nazi. That's more votes than 2014 primary winner, Sharon Brannigan, got in that primary. Yes, he was running unopposed so anyone going out to vote in the primary had no other choice. At the same time Jones' past wasn't exactly kept a secret. When it became clear that Jones was going to run opposed the national media ran stories on him. The Chicago Tribune ran multiple stories talking about Jones' past as head of the American Nazi Party.

People that vote in primaries, especially Congressional primaries, tend to be a more informed voter. So the vast majority of those 20,000 people knew Jones' history and still thought it was worth the time to go to the polling station and vote for him, even though he was going to win automatically.

It's also worth mentioning that in Illinois Congressional primaries are open. So these people can't even use the excuse of exercising their right to vote. If they wanted to vote but didn't like the fact that Jones is a Nazi they could've voted in the Dem primary for one of their two candidates.

While the actual election is still months away this has already shed a disturbing light on modern American politics. Either politics in this country have become so partisan that people would rather vote for a Nazi that's a member of their own party instead of voting for someone from another party; or there's a lot more white supremacists out there than we actually think.




posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

I figured its be SJWFRONT vs. STORMFRONT, which has a whole obligatory 'whats with the selective outrage over selective racism' bit, but no wonder GOP doesnt care about that slot with Dan Lipinski being "one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress" who 'has repeatedly argued that the Democratic Party is moving too far to the left'. Meanwhile, like the people of Chicago would ever vote GOP. en.wikipedia.org...

What about a "third party" candidate (something actually worth talking about)?



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: Xcalibur254

I figured its be SJWFRONT vs. STORMFRONT, which has a whole obligatory 'whats with the selective outrage over selective racism' bit, but no wonder GOP doesnt care about that slot with Dan Lipinski being "one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress" who 'has repeatedly argued that the Democratic Party is moving too far to the left'. Meanwhile, like the people of Chicago would ever vote GOP. en.wikipedia.org...

What about a "third party" candidate (something actually worth talking about)?



Right, something actually worth talking about.... Unlike the actual neo-Nazi officially representing the Republican party in Illinois. Gotcha.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

I find that most people who vote, even in primaries, know very little about the people that are voting for.

They probably just want to vote, his was the only name available, so that checked the box with his name.

Though no doubt there were people who support his disgusting beliefs.

I am amazed at many of the scumbags on both sides that people vote for
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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254
He was the only Republican on the ballot so he likely mostly got party line votes. He and any republican in this district will get crushed in the general election.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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im unsure how anyone is shocked that 20k people, out of several million, cast a vote for him.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:31 PM
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Why is it the republicans bring out the worst of people? He's a neo-Nazi, what could go wrong....This kind of stuff is what will make me lose my support for the GOP and go independent.

No one in their right mind would allow a white supremacist to hold an elected seat. The same could be said of an ANTIFA extremist running for the Democrat ballot. Who the hell picks these people?

Are the voters or people that nominate these scumbags really that dumb?
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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: WarPig1939
Why is it the republicans bring out the worst of people? He's a neo-Nazi, what could go wrong....This kind of stuff is what will make me lose my support for the GOP and go independent.

No one in their right mind would allow a white supremacist to hold an elected seat. The same could be said of an ANTIFA extremist running for the Democrat ballot. Who the hell picks these people?

Are the voters or people that nominate these scumbags really that dumb?


Never heard of Keith ellison, anti semite that not only got elected but almost won the leadership of the democratic party?

and no one picked this republican guy.

He ran unopposed in a district were no other republican ran because they have no chance of winning in that heavily deomcratic area.




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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: WarPig1939
Why is it the republicans bring out the worst of people? He's a neo-Nazi, what could go wrong....This kind of stuff is what will make me lose my support for the GOP and go independent.

No one in their right mind would allow a white supremacist to hold an elected seat. The same could be said of an ANTIFA extremist running for the Democrat ballot. Who the hell picks these people?

Are the voters or people that nominate these scumbags really that dumb?


Never heard of Keith ellison, anti semite that not only got elected but almost won the leadership of the democratic party?

and no one picked this republican guy.

He ran unopposed in a district were no other republican ran because they have no chance of winning in that heavily deomcratic area.





C'mon dude, you can do better than that. I thought for sure you'd tell us instead how its the Democrats fault a Nazi is running under the Republican banner (rather than your redirection above).

Why did he run on the Republican ticket (as opposed to some other party) do you think?



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: Grambler


Somehow this Nazi thinks its a good idea to take on the republican ticket knowing full well the damage it will do to the GOP image?


What party wants to be associated with an anti-Semite? They should've just let the democrats win by default, I know it would be wrong but it would be better than letting this dirt bag take the slot.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: WarPig1939
a reply to: Grambler


Somehow this Nazi thinks its a good idea to take on the republican ticket knowing full well the damage it will do to the GOP image?


What party wants to be associated with an anti-Semite? They should've just let the democrats win by default, I know it would be wrong but it would be better than letting this dirt bag take the slot.



Because as our Republican president has said , some nazi's are 'very fine people'. I'd call that a tacit admission of support (you know, of the 'good' nazi's & white supremacists/nationalists).

Trump's own words
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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
im unsure how anyone is shocked that 20k people, out of several million, cast a vote for him.


I am not shocked at all. I'll bet 19k out of those 20k just did it out of being pissed off and out of spite towards the nonsense an bs coming out of our government from both parties.

We have so called Nazi's on one end of the spectrum and bat snip crazy Progressives on the other end. If those of us in the middle don't take control as we can already see, more and more disenfranchised lost souls will continue to burrow in and pick a side.

This has been well orchestrated and anyone shocked that it is happening should toss out their boob tube and disconnect from anything coming from the government sponsored MSM.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: Wayfarer

originally posted by: WarPig1939
a reply to: Grambler


Somehow this Nazi thinks its a good idea to take on the republican ticket knowing full well the damage it will do to the GOP image?


What party wants to be associated with an anti-Semite? They should've just let the democrats win by default, I know it would be wrong but it would be better than letting this dirt bag take the slot.



Because as our Republican president has said , some nazi's are 'very fine people'. I'd call that a tacit admission of support (you know, of the 'good' nazi's & white supremacists/nationalists).

Trump's own words


Cute how you left the "some Nazi's" out of the very fine people quote! Guess your another mind reader on the dole?



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: Wayfarer

originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: WarPig1939
Why is it the republicans bring out the worst of people? He's a neo-Nazi, what could go wrong....This kind of stuff is what will make me lose my support for the GOP and go independent.

No one in their right mind would allow a white supremacist to hold an elected seat. The same could be said of an ANTIFA extremist running for the Democrat ballot. Who the hell picks these people?

Are the voters or people that nominate these scumbags really that dumb?


Never heard of Keith ellison, anti semite that not only got elected but almost won the leadership of the democratic party?

and no one picked this republican guy.

He ran unopposed in a district were no other republican ran because they have no chance of winning in that heavily deomcratic area.





C'mon dude, you can do better than that. I thought for sure you'd tell us instead how its the Democrats fault a Nazi is running under the Republican banner (rather than your redirection above).

Why did he run on the Republican ticket (as opposed to some other party) do you think?


Why does that question matter?

This stu[pid guilt buy association crap is getting old.

Why did the guy the shot steve scalise support Bernie and democrats?

Well I guess that proves there is something evil about democrats and Bernie.

Or..

It shows that there are nuts on all sides of the political aisle, and we shouldnt act like a party is to blame iof there is some nutr that idenifies with them.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Wayfarer

Do you have proof that everyone at charlottesville on that side were nazis?



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: Wayfarer

originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: WarPig1939
Why is it the republicans bring out the worst of people? He's a neo-Nazi, what could go wrong....This kind of stuff is what will make me lose my support for the GOP and go independent.

No one in their right mind would allow a white supremacist to hold an elected seat. The same could be said of an ANTIFA extremist running for the Democrat ballot. Who the hell picks these people?

Are the voters or people that nominate these scumbags really that dumb?


Never heard of Keith ellison, anti semite that not only got elected but almost won the leadership of the democratic party?

and no one picked this republican guy.

He ran unopposed in a district were no other republican ran because they have no chance of winning in that heavily deomcratic area.





C'mon dude, you can do better than that. I thought for sure you'd tell us instead how its the Democrats fault a Nazi is running under the Republican banner (rather than your redirection above).

Why did he run on the Republican ticket (as opposed to some other party) do you think?


Why does that question matter?

This stu[pid guilt buy association crap is getting old.

Why did the guy the shot steve scalise support Bernie and democrats?

Well I guess that proves there is something evil about democrats and Bernie.

Or..

It shows that there are nuts on all sides of the political aisle, and we shouldnt act like a party is to blame iof there is some nutr that idenifies with them.


You are the one making the false equivalents. I never mentioned Republican's are nazi's because this many ran on the Republican ticket (that's something you assumed, so really you should be asking yourself why you believe that).

I asked you why you think he ran under the Republican banner and that misdirection is the best answer you've got?



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 03:01 PM
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posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: Wayfarer

Do you have proof that everyone at charlottesville on that side were nazis?



The counter protest was identified as white nationalists (which include the aforementioned groups in their ranks), as I also listed in my previous post.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: Wayfarer

originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: Wayfarer

originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: WarPig1939
Why is it the republicans bring out the worst of people? He's a neo-Nazi, what could go wrong....This kind of stuff is what will make me lose my support for the GOP and go independent.

No one in their right mind would allow a white supremacist to hold an elected seat. The same could be said of an ANTIFA extremist running for the Democrat ballot. Who the hell picks these people?

Are the voters or people that nominate these scumbags really that dumb?


Never heard of Keith ellison, anti semite that not only got elected but almost won the leadership of the democratic party?

and no one picked this republican guy.

He ran unopposed in a district were no other republican ran because they have no chance of winning in that heavily deomcratic area.





C'mon dude, you can do better than that. I thought for sure you'd tell us instead how its the Democrats fault a Nazi is running under the Republican banner (rather than your redirection above).

Why did he run on the Republican ticket (as opposed to some other party) do you think?


Why does that question matter?

This stu[pid guilt buy association crap is getting old.

Why did the guy the shot steve scalise support Bernie and democrats?

Well I guess that proves there is something evil about democrats and Bernie.

Or..

It shows that there are nuts on all sides of the political aisle, and we shouldnt act like a party is to blame iof there is some nutr that idenifies with them.


You are the one making the false equivalents. I never mentioned Republican's are nazi's because this many ran on the Republican ticket (that's something you assumed, so really you should be asking yourself why you believe that).

I asked you why you think he ran under the Republican banner and that misdirection is the best answer you've got?


Yes, your implication was not very subtle.

There is something about rtepublicans that attracted this neo nazi, so we need to focus inb that.

Its a old tactic and a dumb one.

Why did the scalise shooter support bernie and vote dmeocrats?

See how dumb this is?

But you go on and pretend you were not trying to smear republuicans by asking that question.



posted on Mar, 26 2018 @ 03:03 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: Wayfarer

originally posted by: WarPig1939
a reply to: Grambler


Somehow this Nazi thinks its a good idea to take on the republican ticket knowing full well the damage it will do to the GOP image?


What party wants to be associated with an anti-Semite? They should've just let the democrats win by default, I know it would be wrong but it would be better than letting this dirt bag take the slot.



Because as our Republican president has said , some nazi's are 'very fine people'. I'd call that a tacit admission of support (you know, of the 'good' nazi's & white supremacists/nationalists).

Trump's own words


Cute how you left the "some Nazi's" out of the very fine people quote! Guess your another mind reader on the dole?


I'm not sure I'd classify any part of this discussion as cute (nor your flaccid attempts at insults). My post above references the groups that Trump was remarking on. Its only your fault for not taking the time to read 2 sentences.




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