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« on: April 19, 2012, 11:42:07 am »
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http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/gop-senate-candidate-raese-compares-no-smoking-sign-to-jewish-star-patches.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

Republican businessman John Raese, who is running yet again for the Senate from West Virginia, has now stepped up the tea party-style rhetoric: comparing no-smoking signs to the Star of David patches that Jews were forced to wear on their clothes in Nazi Germany.
While he was at it, Raese went further back in time and compared President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Cuban strongman Fidel Castro.

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"I donít want government telling me what I can do and what I canít do ó because Iím an American. But in Monongalia County, you canít smoke a cigarette, and you canít smoke a cigar, you canít do anything,Ē Raese said.
And I oppose that, because I believe in everybodyís individual freedoms, and everybodyís individual rights to do what they want to do. And Iím a conservative and thatís the way that goes.

But in Monongalia County now, I have to put a huge sticker on my buildings to say that this is a smoke-free environment. This is brought to you by the government of Monongalia County. OK?
Remember, Hitler used to put Star of David on everybodyís lapel, remember that? Same thing."
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 12:01:28 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 12:10:29 pm »
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Can't the party find someone with an IQ higher than that of a peanut?
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 03:16:47 pm »
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Can't the party find someone with an IQ higher than that of a peanut?

This is the West Virginia republican party.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 03:31:04 pm »

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"Remember, Hitler used to put Star of David on everybodyís lapel, remember that? Same thing."

Everybody's lapel, was it?
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 03:37:40 pm »
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So Raese is now pro-drug legalizaton? Good for him!
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 03:48:03 pm »
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Considering WVa has one of the highest smoking rates in the country, it sounds like a bad business move. But I'm sure the seven Jews who live in West Virginia weren't going to vote for Mr. Raese anyway.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 04:10:57 pm »
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There's no chance of him being nominated again, presumably?
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 04:28:02 pm »
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There's no chance of him being nominated again, presumably?

He's the only Republican who filed.
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 04:34:40 pm »
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There's no chance of him being nominated again, presumably?

He's the only Republican who filed.

Losing four Senate races is really special.
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 06:13:13 pm »
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Massive lolz.

Does the WV seriously have no-one better?
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 11:46:22 pm »
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Can't the party find someone with an IQ higher than that of a peanut?
wrong Virginia.
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 12:25:53 am »
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lol wut
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 12:40:43 am »
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Too bad Manchin isn't much better.
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 09:22:56 am »
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Too bad Manchin isn't much better.

No.  Manchin is a hyper-conservative Democrat from West Virginia (and don't get me wrong, I don't like him either).  Raese said no smoking signs were the same as when the Nazis forced Jews to wear Star of David patches.  As bad as Manchin can be, arguing that he is almost as bad as Raese (especially after this incident) is ridiculous.
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2012, 05:30:29 pm »
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Looks like he's fanning the flames!
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 11:09:32 pm »
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He made another Nazi reference today.
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