Playing dress up

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
October 9, 2010 9:13pm CST
Rich Iott a Republican is running to serve the 9th district of Ohio which is in the Northwestern area of the state. He is a member of the Ohio military reserves and has never said that he tried witchcraft when he was in high school or had a date at a Satanic alter. He does like to play dress up, don't worry conservatives he doesn't dress up as a women just as a member of the German Waffen SS. I know you were probably worring up to this point. He is even apart of a little club of Waffen SS reenactors called the Wikings after the 5th SS Panzer division know as the Wikings. I guess all the GI reenactment clubs were all filled up. There is even a picture of him with his friend, is that not the most precious thing you have ever seen? If Iott and his buds were in Germany or Austria they would be arrested but thankfully he is in America. Oh by the way he is one of those Tea party candidates. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/10/why-is-this-gop-house-candidate-dressed-as-a-nazi/64319/
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• United States
10 Oct 10
This is just one in a long line of screw ups for Rich. He also claimed to be a veteran when he really was in an all volunteer state none armed defense group that would assist in disasters. They also have NEVER been called to action, though we have had MANY natural disasters in our area. He also claims to be a job creator even though he sold the business that he inherited to a larger company, which he became a board member of the company, who later went under costing the area 5,000 jobs. He takes NO responsibility for the lose of those jobs, even though he was on the board when it went under. And he said that they didn't listen to him, but he NEVER quit the board in protest, he just continued to take the money until it dried up. Pretty sad.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Sounds like he is a piece of work, well a piece of something else but that would not be appropriate for the mylot censors.
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• United States
11 Oct 10
When asked about the dress up, he talked in depth about how impressed he is with what the Nazi's domination of Europe, and how such a small country could destroy an entire continent.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Oh well that explains everything.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
10 Oct 10
Yep. Isn't he great? They left out the fact that he was asked during the debate if a bill like the Civil Rights Act came up for him to vote on would he vote for it. He wouldn't answer the question instead he said that the Constitution was written the way that we should be living. Yes I'm paraphrasing but, it was basically what he said. I'm glad his opponent is a moderate.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
10 Oct 10
Well heck anyone running against him is going to be a moderate.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
12 Oct 10
I think his opponent's name is Marcie Kapture and she is a moderate from what I've heard and seen. Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
12 Oct 10
I really like her. She takes time in the communities when she is in Toledo. She does local parades and stuff. She's made some votes that I was like whoa is she a Republican? LOL
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
12 Oct 10
Historical re-enactments, which is what Iott was participating in, often require...well...acting. When people re-enact the civil war, someone has to play the part of the confederates. That means they've got to dress up and act the part. That doesn't make them racist slave-owning rebels in real life, nor does it mandate any sympathy for confederate values. Frankly, I think blowing this situation out of proportion is only making his opponents look bad. If all you can do is poke and prod at a guy's love of history, you really don't have much to go on, you know?
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
12 Oct 10
But he is dress up as a member of the Waffen SS. They were nothing like a member of the Confederate army. They weren't even like the Wehrmacht. I am guessing you do not know about the horrible war crimes they did or what their role was with in the third Reich?
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
12 Oct 10
Which does what to prove that he sympathizes with what they did?
• United States
12 Oct 10
Latrivia, Rich went on in great length how impressed he was with how Germany being such a small country could take over an entire continent. He is more than just an re-enactor, his own words make him something more. I also have NEVER heard of ANYONE re-enacting any WWII battles. But, that is what happens when you are rich, and have nothing better to do with your time.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
12 Oct 10
Can you imagine if someone had written a movie script with all of the characters we've come to know during this election cycle? They'd have been laughed out of the studio and told it was just too unbelievable! Even so, this guy has gone too far even for this crew! I'm surprised there are some who are defending him or don't think it's a big deal. To me the very idea of putting on a Nazi costume and impersonating one of those horrid people makes me physically ill. Did you see how he claims he got involved with this group so he could take his son for some "father and son bonding" or something to that effect? And Paladino thinks Andrew Cuomo is an unfit father for taking his kids to see a Gay Pride Parade! Annie
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
14 Oct 10
Yeah associating with guys who pretend to be Hitler's personal storm troopers is good father son time yet associating with gays who are celebrating their sexuality is unfit fatherhood?
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
15 Oct 10
I guess some of us are missing something, right? Annie
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
12 Oct 10
It's hard to know how to respond to this discussion. I can't find what Iott's position on the issues is. As far as his SS Panzer reenactment goes, I don't have any opinion about that one way or the other. Does he endorse Nazism or has he endorsed it? I have a friend who does American Civil War reenactments. When he dresses as a northerner, does that mean he's against states rights; and when he dresses as a southerner, does that mean he's for slavery? It doesn't mean either and I would imagine it's the same for Rich Iott.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
12 Oct 10
He is not dressed up as a member of the Germany military but the Waffen SS.
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