|Tea Partiers Sure Have Changed|
An election year already notable for its menagerie of extreme and unusual candidates can add another one: Rich Iott, the Republican nominee for Congress from Ohio's 9th District, and a Tea Party favorite, who for years donned a German Waffen SS uniform and participated in Nazi re-enactments.
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.
Someone explain this to me, please. You Teanuts show up at rallies calling President Obama a Nazi and you draw Hitler mustaches on his picture, but then you go out and dress up like a Nazi yourself, goose-stepping around and indulging in Nazi reenactment fantasies? And this is okay?
I don’t get you people. At all.