Rich Iott's Nazi romanticism

The Atlantic has an interesting story on how Rich Iott likes to pretend like he's a Nazi.

Iott, whose district lies in Northwest Ohio, was involved with a group that calls itself Wiking, whose members are devoted to re-enacting the exploits of an actual Nazi division, the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking, which fought mainly on the Eastern Front during World War II. Iott's participation in the Wiking group is not mentioned on his campaign's website, and his name and photographs were removed from the Wiking website.

Iott says he does not recall exactly when he joined the Wiking group (his name appears on a unit roster as far back as 2003), but did so with his son "as a father-son bonding thing." He says his name and pictures were removed from the Wiking website not out of concern that they would harm his political career, but because he quit the group three years ago, after his son lost interest.

Iott participated in the group under his own name, and also under the alias "Reinhard Pferdmann," which has also been removed, and which Iott described as being his German alter ego. "Part of the reenactor's [experience]," Iott said, "is the living-history part, of really trying to get into the persona of the time period. In many, not just in our unit, but in many units what individuals do is create this person largely based on a Germanized version of their name, and a history kind of based around your own real experiences. 'Reinhard' of course is 'Richard' in German. And 'Pferdmann,' 'pferd' is a horse. So it's literally 'horse man.'"

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Who's the British RAF collaborator? Seriously, when it's all said and done-the democrats are going to be seriously routed in a couple weeks! By 60-70 seats in the House, and 10 in the Senate. Keep digging, dems! Who knows, you might even find the Holy "Gavel". Besides Witches and Nazis, now I'm waiting for a couple hob-goblins, and a racist, sexist, homophobic leprechaun, to add some balance to the situation.

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cool..I've actually seen one a kubelvogen(sp?) the small German Army truck. Pretty sharp. The living history side of this is great. A lot of reenactors are used as extras in movies because their uniforms are so authentic. Even Tom Hanks has used them...German....gasp and Japanese... gasp reenactors.

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http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-maher-and-the-atlantics-joshua-green-inv...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_A9UV7tdVM

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LMBO...............................

with a Negro by my side ...Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

- Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944

And just in case that name doesn't look familiar to some of you, I'll be more than happy to help fill in the blanks. Mr. Byrd became Senator Byrd (D-WV) in 1959 (he served in the House fro/ 1952-58) after spending early adulthood as the leader of his local Ku Klux Klan unit. I don't think the late Senator was just getting dressed up and reenacting history (or what would have been history at that time). He was playing for real.

please explain to me how reenacting history, regardless of the side being portrayed, somehow suggests that Mr. Iott is unfit for office? Though these two situations are completely separate; the people of West Virginia didn't feel that Senator Byrd was unfit for office and the Democrats didn't see any problem in making a man, who didn't just reenact history but actually took part in it, both the majority and minority leader in the Senate. Besides shouldn’t we be using the issues to determine if someone gets elected? Senator Byrd was obviously given that courtesy, so why not Mr. Iott?

And can't we all agree that historical reenactments and uniforms are not the reasons for unemployment at almost 10%. It is the big spending, big government liberals who strangle the real job creators in the private sector. And that's the clear difference between Mr. Iott, a man who knows how to create jobs, and Ms. Kaptur, someone who whole-heartedly believes in the power of the earmark (coincidentally just like the late Senator Byrd).

Tell me, if Iott "knows how to create jobs", then what jobs has he created (anew) with this alleged knowledge? Cite your sources, too. I'll wait.

I'm sure there are a couple libtard "reporters" who can thank Iott for their checks...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

QUOTES FROM “REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER" Oct 8, 2010
"He said he actually got involved with this with his teenage son, a ‘father and son bonding thing.’ I guess the Boy Scouts were all filled up."
- Joshua Green regarding Candidate Richard Iott (R-OH) being involved in a Nazi re-enactment group

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Anyone have a pic of Byrd(D.WV)in his sheets?

Rich Iott showed contempt for civil rights when Black Santa was yanked from Toledo’s Food Town Holiday Parade
http://www.laprensatoledo.com/Stories/2010/100810/rich.htm
GOP House candidate Rich Iott showed contempt for civil rights when Black Santa was yanked from Toledo’s Food Town Holiday Parade
Op Ed by Alan Abrams, La Prensa Senior Correspondent

A shameful and long suppressed display of bigotry at a Seaway Food Town sponsored Toledo Holiday Parade in the 1990s during the reign of OH-9 district GOP candidate Rich Iott as the former company’s president and later CEO, casts new light upon why the ultra-right wing Tea Party favorite deflected a question about his support for the 1964 Civil Rights Act in a Sept. 27, 2010 televised debate with incumbent Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.
More than a decade later, the event still remains a bitter pill to swallow for Jessie Peck, the Toledo air personality and actor whose Soulful Santa was a community icon of Toledo urban radio station “The Mix” (WIMX 95.7 FM).

Peck was ordered off the station’s float and out of the parade by Food Town officials backed up by Toledo Police officers simply because he was dressed as a black Santa Claus. (MORE)
http://www.laprensatoledo.com/Stories/2010/100810/rich.htm

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More Lies from the Liar dogpile. The Holiday Parade had ONE SANTA CLAUS...He was always in the Last Float and because Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas who was WHITE!!!! the Food Town Holiday Parade had a.... WHITE santa.

It's that simple.
Its that non biased.
Its that nonprejudicial.
Accept that and get a life.

Those were the rules. Anyone else who wants to sponsor and put on a Holiday Parade can have a purple Santa if they want to.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

I am a Jew and I am offended by Iott.

I saw Rich Iott eating at El Camino Real. Shows he really supports narcotics-toting, gun-carrying illegals invading our country from its southern border. The tamales were ample proof.

Patience is a great virtue.

Let me begin by saying that as a historian I see significant pedagogical value in historical re-enactment, and that participants can learn a great deal about the periods and peoples they are covering. And no: I do not believe Rich Iott has any Nazi sympathies. Moreover, as a voter I have yet to decide whether I will vote for Kaptur (thus preserving the Toledo area's influence in the powerful House Appropriations Committee) or Iott (who at least talks about a return to fiscal responsibility).

That being said, there are few controversies that Kaptur operatives could dream up that would be as effective as the gift that Rich Iott provided them with these Nazi uniform photos. I can just imagine Kaptur campaign aides sitting around the table when word of the photos emerged:

"Let me get this straight: we have photos of Rich Iott in Nazi regalia? Not Photoshopped, right? Hmmm...... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

And so on.

Here is how this will probably play out: Iott will spend an entire week just before the election backpedaling and denying he is a Nazi. Kaptuir will take the high road, saying something like: "I have no reason to think Rich Iott is a Nazi sympathizer, and it is perfectly acceptable for historical re-enactors to wear period clothing, like Rich Iott and his son when they wore Waffen-SS uniforms for several years." She probably will not even put a loaded qualifier in there, like "Rich Iott needs to come clean to the voters about his views on the Nazis," because the photos are enough of a bombshell.

But the coverage from newspapers, television programs, radio talk shows, and Internet blogs and message boards will inevitably cement the terms "Rich Iott" and "Nazi" in the minds of voters. Military veterans and adherents of the various forms of Judaism will be the groups most likely to turn away from Iott, of course, but the word "Nazi" does not play well with very many voters. Just turning away a few thousand voters offended by pictures of Iott in a Nazi uniform is highly significant in an off-year election in which the total vote will probably be 220,000 or so.

What is going to hurt Iott more from this is the slowing of the money spigot in the remaining weeks. The last-minute cash that would normally be thrown at what seemed to be a fairly close race is going to drop off to a trickle, as no one likes to toss money into what is perceived to be a doomed campaign. Let's face it: for the next 3-7 days there will be thousands of news stories and blog posts with images of Rich Iott in a Nazi uniform, and only the most true-believing of Iott supporters are going to cough up cash as this story continues to circulate.

Prior to the Nazi photos I saw this race as something like a 53-47 Kaptur lead, but after the next week those numbers are going to move decidedly in Kaptur's favor, and I suspect Kaptur will wind up in the high fifties after Nazi-gate. Unless the Iott campaign has its own nuclear option, like a picture of Kaptur in a BDSM outfit or one of Kaptur tossing puppies off a bridge, Rich Iott is doomed. And the PMA scandal seems to have zero traction in this race, so Iott is wasting his time trying to beat this dead horse to pull the campaign plow.

wow.....looks like desparation is setting in.....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Zeitgesit:

If a candidate appears desperate right now, it is Rich Iott. I have not seen any polls released yet, but things look pretty grim based on the New York Times and their FiveThirtyEight Forecast for Ohio's 9th congressional district. They are predicting a 61-36 victory for Kaptur (margin of error at the moment is 8.9 percent) and they give Kaptur a 99.7 percent chance of victory.

Oh, and before you holler "liberal media bias," I should add that they consider Bob Latta to have a 100 percent chance of victory in Ohio-5, predicting a 68-30 victory.

I think "nail in Iott's coffin" would be a better metaphorical description than "desperation," but I realize that you are heavily invested (in a political sense) in Iott's victory, so I fully expect you to follow the advice of Steve Perry and Journey:

I have photos of Marcy throwing seven puppies off the High Level Bridge, but I promised her I would never post them

Patience is a great virtue.

Now this is tough. Should I vote for a guy who admittedly dressed up like a Nazi, a doughboy, a civil war soldier etc because of his interet in military history and an urge to spend time with his son, or for a woman who believes "One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very similar to those kind of atypical revolutionaries that helped to cast off the British crown", and has voted continuously to add to the national debt? This is a tough one.

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Not trying to, Billy, throw the thread off loop, but you have to admit the Germans had the coolest uniforms and helmets in WWII, and their Panzers were vehicles of destruction that remain unsurpassed. I can see Rich Iott standing tank-top.

Patience is a great virtue.

Someone has pictures of Rich Iott in a tank top? That could be even worse.

LOL

best take on the entire farce...

I always liked the World War 1 field marshal helmets. You know the one with the spike out of the top. Hey you think Richie Iott has a picture of him in one of those helmets? Man what I would give to see that one!

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Up next...IOTT attends German-American festival!!!!

Oh the horror!

Notice the spin even in the title..."dressed up as Nazi"....these are simple german military uniforms with a notible absence of "nazi" regalia...no SS bages...No swastika's....

Many people in the 9th district are quite proud of their German roots....I predict the libtards will overplay this and it will backfire with voters....

The libtards will screech and wail.....and most people will think..."wait a minute....anytime you make a movie about WW2 someone has to dress up like german soldiers"....

As pointed out above....even Tom Cruise...

Big fuckin deal...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Get a life Libtards!

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Glenn Beck another Nazi want-a-be. Truly unstable people!

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"What's with the Extreme Right Wing fascination with Nazis?"

We're just trying to understand what makes a socialist tick....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Not that I should have or need to defend the cover of Glenn's book, but anyone with half a brain should be able to see the parody in Glenn being attired as the "Book Czar".

My bad, I must have momentarily forgot who I was talking to because your party sees absolutely nothing wrong in their fascinations of Mao, Castro and Chavez.

You forgot Che and Arafat.....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

My fave, President Nasser of Egypt, the guy who got Syria, Jordan and some other Middle East buddie to wage unprovoked war in 1967, only to have their asses kicked within a week by the Israelis. I know they tried again in '73, got their asses kicked again, but since then they haven't fucked around with that tough-assed little country, leaving it to terrorist orgs. to try to inflict damage. Go, Israel!

Patience is a great virtue.

I admit not being able to read or think critically but what does Robert Byrd being elected in West Virginia have to do with Rich Iott dressing up like a Nazi in Ohio? So Robert Byrd was a Klansman, do you think that the white people in West Virginia would not vote on him based on that? They voted him into office not the Negro of that era. Remember the Jim Crow laws in effect in West Virginia during that time? Read your history, oh I forgot they left that part of history out.

Then again, what does one have to do with the other?

Ok I'm just trying to get this straight.

Woman with an anti-Obama sticker on her car = racist

Klansman Democrat who was reelected as recently as 2006 = only elected due to Jim Crow laws..... in 2006.

Or we could just say if you're a Republican you're a racist. If your a Democrat there's no way could you ever be a racist.

Oh, that Klansman Democrat filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act supported by Dr. King, history leaves so much out!

MikeyA

you were the one who admitted to not being able to read and/or think critically. So first and foremost, let me thank you for proving that so spectacularly. As I had written, Mr, Iott performing WWII reenactments and Senator Byrd being a member of the Ku Klux Klan were separate, hence the difference between reenacting history and actually being a part of it. Therein lies the issue though, because if Mr. Iott's activities somehow make him "unfit" for office then where is the justification for Senator Byrd being fit to be elected over and over and over again?
And while I understand that it may be difficult for the resident race hustler to reference elections that don't involve the words "white people", "Negro" and "Jim Crow", I was hoping you might regale us with your knowledge of history and tell us how many times Senator Byrd was up for election when it wasn't just the "white people in West Virigina" voting. Please also remember (as pointed out by some others as well) that Senator Byrd not only opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but also the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But hey, he was all for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (probably had something to do with an election in 1970).

I can only imagine what would have happended if Senator Byrd, instead of wearing the white sheets as symbol of what he stood for, only wore them as a reenactment of that time period. A travesty on the highest levels surely would have ensued...

WHITE RACIST DEMOCRATS voted byrd into office. Read your history you liberal, racist bigot. If you don't think byrd was a disgusting piece of crap, you have a screw loose. He had no business serving in the Senate. He voiced his hate and his racist, hateful words are well documented. Has Mr. Iott said anything that would make one believe he's a nazi sympathizer? Keep posting. You are an example of the liberal idiot. You vote for the man who does nothing but keep you down. You believe government is the answer. Well I believe my rights come from God and only God. No man has power over me. What a sad life you must live relying on the pittance the government gives you. Get some self-respect.

You are just stupid.

Did you know that purnhrt is banned from GlassCityJungle.com for making threats?

MikeyA

don't even get it started because I really don't have the time for you and your silliness. But if necessary I will take the time. If you weren't such an astute partaker of these blogs you would know that Pamela didn't just land on this blog uninformed. I was not banned from GCJ and you know it. I didn't threaten anyone and you know it. You just want to start stuff from whereever you are fighting "a war" in your war uniform. Probably a re-enactor..........

Your post "Did you know that purnhrt is banned from GlassCityJungle.com for making threats?" is just a tittilater to get stuff started, probably because you don't have anything else to do....so sad....SMH....

Question purnhrt, if I'm "just a tittilater to get stuff started, probably because you don't have anything else to do"

then what is this? "Pamela, Pamela.....................
Submitted by purnhrt on Sat, 2010-10-16 15:07.
You are just stupid."

or
" are fighting "a war" in your war uniform. Probably a re-enactor.........."

All I was doing was exactly what you did to Pamela. I think the kitchen might be a little too warm for you right now.

MikeyA

I don't do kitchens!

You have such an inflated view of you own self worth....go play soldier.....or go play, Soldier. You pick.........

Marines are not soldiers. I play Marine.

MikeyA

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