This is a story so incredible, even I couldn’t make it up. Tony Zirkle, a candidate in the Republican primary for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District seat gave a speech to a rather unique audience, the Nationalist Socialist Worker’s Party, or the Nazi Party. The speech, which centered on the trafficking and prostitution of young white females, is a staple of Zirkle’s many runs for public office. I don’t know if suggesting that we should honor Hitler is also part of his platform, but it seems to fit. And when asked about it, Zirkle mentioned that he had spoken to two black journalists about it as well (the Nazi party is white supremacist), and that he would be happy to talk about it to the following as well: "If the Black Panthers or the Jewish Zionists want me to speak about these issues, I'll do it."
This kind of attitude of racism and anti-Semitism is simply un-American. To his credit, it was a fellow Republican opponent for the primary, Luke Puckett, who brought this meeting to the attention of the media, and stated, “I can't believe, in 2008, someone could have such backward opinions." The point of mentioning this isn’t to paint the Republican Party as pro-Nazi, racist, or anti-Semitic; quite the contrary. owever, when your party promotes discrimination and intolerance (however unintended it may be) in its platform, candidates like Mr. Zirkle are always going to pop up. It’s not a real shocker that he has yet to win a single race.
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