From the daily archives: Saturday, October 9, 2010

Modern notes that Mandel’s racist ad hasn’t been “cycled out” as he claims.  And today, this piece is hitting swing households in Ohio.  Exact same script as the ad.

It really is sad to see a once promising young man turn into such a parody of all that is repulsive about Republicans.

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Josh Mandel on Friday called up the Dispatch and said that his campaign was pulling this ad:

But Mandel refused to give a reason why.

And for good reason.   It turns out that the ad wasn’t pulled by the campaign.  It’s scheduled run was slated to expire Friday.  According to the Boyce campaign, Josh Mandel, nor his campaign, called a single station about the ad to tell them to cancel it. 

So, why did I just see this ad on the air today?

Seriously.  In Cincinnati, I just saw the ad that Mandel said I wouldn’t see […]

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Scrubbed more like it.

Talking Points Memo reports that Iott had been listed as a “Contender,” just a level below its targeted candidates “Young Guns” program.  Overnight, that changed.  Some webmaster was called in to scrub Iott from their website.

As Josh Marshall points out, the situation was not one where Iott was just a re-enactor.  The difference is that this particular “troop” used rather romanticized and glowing terminology to describe this SS brigade, which was, in fact, as much involved in atrocities as any other.

[W]hen you read the descriptions of the Nazi party […]

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You know, I’ve heard of Civil War re-enactors, but Nazi re-enactors?

From The Atlantic:

That second guy from the (far) Reich?  Yep, that’s Richard Iott—dressed in a SS uniform… with, a bunch of Nazi re-enactors.

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 […]

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