NSFW (Not Suitable For Work) alert -- the links in this piece contain images and video that portray very provocative racial and/or sexual content. Not a good idea to view at work unless you know no one's watching (uh, yeah right!).
A Republican candidate for congress in NW Indiana, Tony Zirkle, was invited to speak at a meeting of the Nationalist Socialist Workers Party in Chicago. Yes, that's right, the Nazis. He told a radio station afterward that he didn't believe the attendees were of the Nazi mindset. After all, the don't call themselves the Nazi Party, but the Nationalist Socialist... yeah, you got it. There was huge picture of Hitler mounted on the wall behind the lectern, everyone was wearing swastika armbands, and the entire place erupted into a rousing rendition of "Deutschland Uber Alles" when Zirkle ended his speech with "Sieg Heil" (OK, that was a joke).
He also claims that he went there to witness for Jesus. Ummm, nice gesture, Zirk, but do you think that voters will understand? I mean, he told the group that he would go anywhere he was invited. "Why, I even spoke on an African-American radio station in Atlanta once." Oh no he didn't just equate Nazis with African-Americans!
Please read the story when you get a chance. It's almost too unbelievable to be happening in 2008. I'm just flabbergasted.