Democrats in Ohio are crowing with delight over photos of Republican Congressional candidate Rich Iott in the uniform of the Nazi's Waffen SS. What more proof could voters require that the Republicans truly are evil incarnate. Not to be outdone in hopping all over this, the #2 Repub in the House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, was quick to denounce the Nazi-loving Iott.
What was he thinking? What kind of nut-job would put on this dreaded uniform and parade around in it?
A historic re-enactor type person, that's who. That's right. Mr Iott isn't a racial supremacist. He doesn't hate the Jews. He's one of those guys who own replica uniforms, camp out in mock military encampments and re-create famous battles for fun and educational purposes. He's not a Nazi, he just realizes that someone has to be willing to be on the losing side or you can't show the battle.
I'm not sure who looks worse here, the Democrats for yelling about a guy who likes to dress up in costumes and run around with his buddies, or the Republicans who missed an opportunity to tell the Democrats "stop being dumb." Either way, both sides look ridiculous and are at risk of offending that key "nerdy guy with too much time on his hands" demographic.
Mr Iott, you still have my support, but if I find out you're a secret Confederate re-anactor who whistles Dixie and fakes a Southern drawl, or that you have put on a red-coat and pretend to be hanging out with Cornwallis and singing "God Save the King", or any other such nonsense......sir, if you've been mock fighting against this country for any other pretend army.....well....I just won't be able to vote for you. Because I'm from Oklahoma. So there!