The absolutely, in-no-way-racist Republican Party in equally non-racist Luzerne County, Pennsylvania have decided to prove how awesomely non-racist they are by electing actual neo-Nazi and lifelong white supremacist Steve Smith (ha, no not that Steve Smith) to the county’s GOP Committee, thanks to the rabid support of the Teabaggers, who naturally also don’t have a single racist bone in their likely obese bodies.
Heil Luzerne! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Via the Southern Poverty Law Center:
Recruited into the neo-Nazi movement while he was stationed at Fort Bragg in the 1990s, Smith, of Pittston, Penn., has been active in an extraordinary array of white nationalist, skinhead, and neo-Nazi groups, including American Third Position, Keystone United (formerly Keystone State Skinheads), and the Council of Conservative Citizens. He is a former Aryan Nations member and former leader of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of White People, which was created by former Klan leader David Duke but is no longer associated with him. Smith also belongs to a Pennsylvania-based group called the European American Action Coalition (EAAC), which according to its website was formed in fall 2011 “by a few well known White activists in the great and historic state of Pennsylvania.”
And being the good, upstanding, unabashed white supremacist that he his, Steve naturally announced the certification of his election on where else but the online forum WhiteNewsNow. What a mensch!
Hmm, but what other lovely deeds has America’s newest Republican Grand Wizard accomplished to qualify him for such a position?
In March 2003, he and two other [Keystone State Skinheads, which he cofounded] members were arrested in Scranton for beating up Antoni Williams, a black man, using stones and chunks of pavement. Smith pleaded guilty to terrorist threats and ethnic intimidation and received a 60-day sentence and probation.
60 DAYS? What the deuce?? Why on God’s once-green Earth would they lock up such a patriotic race hero and current elected GOP official hero simply for fulfilling his God-given responsibility to destroy the dark menace, one innocent black man and discarded piece of rubble at a time?
Is this AMERICA or RED CHINA here, people?
So now that Steve’s days of bludgeoning black people with everyday constuction materials are long gone, please remind us how totally not racist the Tea Party is…
To advance his goals, Smith has distanced himself somewhat from his violent past and focused on political activism. As state chairman for American Third Position (A3P), a white nationalist political party that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule, he has for several years been working the crowds at local Tea Party gatherings, which he once described as “fertile grounds for our activists.”
All that’s needed now is a sprinkling of Santorum!
[image via Think Progress/Wonkette]