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Nazi tries to rehabilitate his image

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018

* Ted Slowik at the Daily Southtown

Arthur Jones, the Republican nominee for 3rd Congressional District, tries to downplay his past affiliations with Nazis. […]

“I’ve got a winning platform,” said Jones, 70, of Lyons. “If (the GOP) would get behind me we would beat Lipinski.”

Jones mirrors the Republican platform on many issues. He holds a hardline view on immigration. He supports 2nd Amendment gun-ownership rights. He has a conservative view of gay rights and believes Congress should repeal Obamacare. […]

In many respects, Jones resembles the populist and nationalist views of President Donald Trump. Both seem to appeal to voters who feel grievance and resentment.

“I support 90 percent of what he’s trying to do,” Jones said of Trump. “We’re both getting attacked by radical leftists.”

* But he reminds me a little of the LaRouchies who ran as Democrats

I reached out the league’s Chicago chapter to ask about Jones and his attempts to distance himself from his Nazi affiliations.

“Arthur Jones, who proudly displays Holocaust denial, xenophobia and racism on his blog and website, has a long history of hateful, extremist and anti-Semitic views,” ADL Midwest Regional Director Lonnie Nasatir replied in a statement.

“For example, in 2009, he protested the opening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and continues to espouse absurd conspiracy theories questioning the deaths of millions of Jews. He has spoken publicly at numerous neo-Nazi rallies and events, expressing xenophobic policies based in racial and religious hatred. He is by every definition an anti-Semite and unrepentant bigot.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

33 Comments
  1. - DaleyMail - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 11:45 am:

    Good luck. The cat’s already out of the bag. You’re a nazi, dude!


  2. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 11:48 am:

    –“I support 90 percent of what he’s trying to do,” Jones said of Trump.–

    So does David Duke and the other neo-Nazis.


  3. - Education First - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 11:53 am:

    “I’ve got a winning platform,” said Jones, 70, of Lyons. “If (the GOP) would get behind me we would beat Lipinski.”

    Does he know he is not running against Lipinski?


  4. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 11:55 am:

    ===Arthur Jones, the Republican nominee for 3rd Congressional District, tries to downplay his past affiliations with Nazis.===

    Yes…by talking about his current affiliations with Republicans. That’ll work.


  5. - Nearly Normal - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 11:55 am:

    By your words and actions shall ye be known. ‘Nuff said.


  6. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 11:57 am:

    - Education First - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 11:53 am:

    Might want to check your CDs…


  7. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 11:59 am:

    I hate Illinois Nazis.


  8. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:07 pm:

    Let ‘em raise their salute. We lift our leg in response.


  9. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:08 pm:

    Weird that Trump seems to attract these sorts of Very Fine People. /s


  10. - Completely Speechless - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:10 pm:

    Does anyone else have a problem with the Tronc giving this guy a platform to try to “rehabilitate” his image? That’s nearly as repugnant as Jones’ own beliefs.


  11. - get real - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:14 pm:

    Just another passive-aggressive attack on Trump by the failing tronc. “Oh look, the Nazi has a lot of things in common with the President.” Total b.s.

    The only thing to say is, the nut is a Nazi. Don’t vote for him. Instead we get this dishonest nonsense to pursue the paper’s real political agenda.


  12. - get real - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:16 pm:

    And never mind that Arthur Jones has attacked Trump in the past for having “too many” Jews in his family and Administration. Heaven forbid tronc would mention that inconvenient fact.


  13. - illini - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:18 pm:

    You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still —


  14. - PJ - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    All good, Arthur. Trump supports 90% of what you’re trying to do too.


  15. - lakeside - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    –“I support 90 percent of what he’s trying to do,” Jones said of Trump.–

    Yep. Checks out.


  16. - Last Bull Moose - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:22 pm:

    Let’s keep the fringe elements on the fringe.

    They are already too far into government for my comfort. Both from the right and the left.


  17. - FormerParatrooper - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:23 pm:

    Nazi. No place in America for you, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. As much as I miss my Grandfather I am glad he is not here to see this. He fought Nazi scum in hope’s they would be eradicated.

    Unless he goes to the holocaust memorials and pays respects to the victims and stands against the ideology that brought the holocaust, he has no way to “rehabilitate” his image. Even at that he would be suspect. If he garners more than one vote, that would be a sad reflection of society. I figure he would vote for himself to get that vote.


  18. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:29 pm:

    Nazi. The end. No more discussion required.


  19. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:40 pm:

    ==We’re both getting attacked by radical leftists==

    That implies that he thinks the hoardes of Republicans disavowing him are radical leftists.

    It’s hilarious that this guy is attempting to play the victim.


  20. - PJ - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:48 pm:

    ==Both from the right and the left.==

    We have a President who actively espouses fringe conspiracy theories and believes them over his own intelligence agencies. I’m not sure how it’s possible to make a “both sides” out of that. Some Democrats believe in universal healthcare, I guess?


  21. - A guy - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:49 pm:

    I wish we’d never bother talking about this creep.


  22. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:50 pm:

    ‘Oh look, the Nazi has a lot of things in common with the President.’ Total b.s.

    Total b.s.??

    The Nazi explicitly said he supports “90 percent” of what Trump’s trying to do.

    At most it’s 10% b.s.

    – MrJM


  23. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 12:57 pm:

    ===Just another passive-aggressive attack on Trump by the failing tronc===

    The Nazi was favorably comparing himself to Trump. Sorry you were so triggered, snowflake. /s


  24. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 1:00 pm:

    ==appeal to voters who feel grievance and resentment==

    If the voters driving the current electoral train we are on find appeal in people like Arthur Jones then we’ve got more problems than we realized.


  25. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 1:06 pm:

    –I wish we’d never bother talking about this creep.–

    Why, do you want to see him elected? He needs to be talked about often and loudly.

    If you guys had talked about him, perhaps you would have taken the baby steps it would have taken to keep from being the elected GOP nominee.


  26. - Illinoisvoter - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 1:36 pm:

    Jake and Elwood Illinois needs you back. Ran into
    Kenneth Yerkes doing volunteer work in the 6th and
    running as a write in candidate for the third
    congressional district. Is there a story?


  27. - Amalia - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 1:54 pm:

    Nazi tries to rehabilitate his image is an amusing headline. I also hate Illinois Nazis.


  28. - Skeptic - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 3:23 pm:

    But he’s “substantially similar” to other Republicans, so what’s the big deal?
    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)


  29. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    =Why, do you want to see him elected? He needs to be talked about often and loudly.=

    That is the perfect strategy. Keep ‘em talking, nothing like the cleansing properties of sunshine.


  30. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 4:50 pm:

    I never thought I would have to say..I hate Illinois nazi’s too!

    #Some words don’t deserve capitalization


  31. - JoanP - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 5:50 pm:

    And then there’s this:

    “He thinks Congress should pass a law allowing segregation. He proposes a “neighborhood amendment” that would allow people in a community to restrict non-white and non-Christian residents to no more than 10 percent of the neighborhood’s population.”


  32. - BlueDogDem - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 5:59 pm:

    ….
    Both seem to appeal to those feeling grievance and resentment. That ’seem ‘ word tells it all.


  33. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Jul 31, 18 @ 6:45 pm:

    Both seem to appeal to those feeling grievance and resentment. That ’seem ‘ word tells it all.

    Our ears are open for your alternative explanation for their concomitant political assent.

    – MrJM


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