Thursday, February 08, 2018

Illinois GOP delegation denouces Nazi candidate for Congress--this is news?

Illinois flag with state
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Illinois' ignoble Republican Party was in its usual state--asleep--when a southwest suburban Chicago Nazi, Art Jones, gathered enough signatures to have his name on the ballot for the GOP nomination for US representative in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District?

Why couldn't the Republican Party in the Land of Lincoln find someone else to run? After Jones' petitions were verified as valid, why didn't the GOP find an acceptable write-in candidate?

Because the Illinois GOP sucks, that's way.

Oh, adding to the farce is this statement from the state Republican delegation:
"The Illinois Republican Congressional delegation strongly and unequivocally condemns the racist views and candidacy of Arthur Jones in the 3rd Congressional District. This is not who we are as a party or as a country and we urge civic-minded citizens to get involved in the political process to prevent non-party extremists like Jones from hijacking nominations."

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06)
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12)
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (IL-15)
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-18)
Wow. They oppose a Nazi. That's a bold step. Not.

Related post:

Jones Nazi debacle symptomatic of the failure of the Illinois Republican Party

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