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Sat May 16, 2020, 10:56 PM

Lawmaker claims Hitler was not white supremacist after comparing coronavirus measures to Nazi rule

Source: The Washington Post


Hannah Knowles and Candace Buckner, The Washington Post
Published 6:52 pm PDT, Saturday, May 16, 2020

The uproar began when an Alaska lawmaker emailed all 39 of his statehouse colleagues to compare health screening stickers to the badges that singled out Jews during the Holocaust.

"If my sticker falls off, do I get a new one or do I get public shaming too?" Rep. Ben Carpenter, a Republican, wrote Friday, sharing his dismay at a new requirement for legislators returning to the Alaska Capitol amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Are the stickers available as a yellow Star of David?"

The backlash was swift: "Ben, this is disgusting," one Jewish representative wrote back in emails first posted by the Alaska Landmine. "I don't think a tag that we're cleared to enter the building is akin to being shipped to a concentration camp," responded another. The leader of the state House's Republican delegation said Carpenter should apologize.

"Can you or I - can we even say it is totally out of the realm of possibility that covid-19 patients will be rounded up and taken somewhere?" he said later in an interview with the Anchorage Daily News, arguing that officials are overreacting to the coronavirus with limits on people's liberty. "People want to say Hitler was a white supremacist. No. He was fearful of the Jewish nation, and that drove him into some unfathomable atrocities."

Read more: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lawmaker-claims-Hitler-was-not-white-supremacist-15275607.php





Rep. Ben Carpenter

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Reply Lawmaker claims Hitler was not white supremacist after comparing coronavirus measures to Nazi rule (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2020 OP
sfstaxprep May 2020 #1
Journeyman May 2020 #2
mr_lebowski May 2020 #3
SCantiGOP May 2020 #7
Solly Mack May 2020 #4
agingdem May 2020 #5
Jamastiene May 2020 #6
rmac3075 May 2020 #12
Jamastiene May 2020 #16
cayugafalls May 2020 #8
BlueIdaho May 2020 #9
GulfCoast66 May 2020 #10
The Magistrate May 2020 #11
mwb970 May 2020 #13
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #14
Thekaspervote May 2020 #17
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #15
Hortensis May 2020 #18
Stuart G May 2020 #19
paleotn May 2020 #20
Mickju May 2020 #21
lonely bird May 2020 #22
niyad May 2020 #24
lonely bird May 2020 #27
greenjar_01 May 2020 #23
Grins May 2020 #25
mpcamb May 2020 #26

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:58 PM

1. How Come He's Not Part Of Drumpf Administration?

Stevie Miller should definitely give him a call.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #1)

Sat May 16, 2020, 11:01 PM

2. Who's to say he hasn't passed the audition? . . .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 11:14 PM

3. OOOOOH ... Hitler was just a-skeerted of Jewish people ...

NOT a 'white supremacist' or anything like that!

NOW it all makes sense. It's really their fault, being so scary and all!



Oh, and I guess he never said 'Aryans' are the 'superior' race?

Didn't execute any blacks either?

OOOOOR wait ... maybe he did, but ... he was just scared of them too.

What a f***ing moron.
This is the DU member formerly known as mr_lebowski.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #3)

Sat May 16, 2020, 11:40 PM

7. So he was just standing his ground?

Some truth to the guy’s point that he wasn’t a white supremacist; he didn’t even like all white people, just Aryans.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 11:15 PM

4. Wow. That comment is all kinds of wrong. All kinds of

ignorant. It's layer upon layer upon layer of anti-semitism.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 11:19 PM

5. what's this jewish nation bullshit?

my parents were holocaust survivors...what I really despise is any of these self-righteous very white very racist assholes referencing Nazi anything...there are no comparisons...each atrocity is a nightmare in and of itself...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 11:30 PM

6. I'm so sick of people diminishing what the Nazis did.

Being asked to stay at home and goof off for a couple of months is not taking away any liberties or freedoms at all. It is nothing like any of the atrocities the Nazis did. Give me a fucking break.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #6)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:57 AM

12. nation

He replaced race with nation and threw in the atrocity bit to prove he is not a bigot

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Response to rmac3075 (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:36 AM

16. That stuff never works.

They always try that, but it never works.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:02 AM

8. That's the onion right? Can't be real.

Oh shit, he is real.

What an ignorant racist pig.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:04 AM

9. Where's his gun? Isn't he supposed to be waving a gun around?

I thought that was part of the new GOP dress code.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:23 AM

10. Jewish Nation? Straight out of the White Supremacy playbook.

Fuck that guy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:48 AM

11. Where, Ma'am, Do They Find The Rocks To Turn Over To Show These Creatures In Daylight?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:07 AM

13. Dear God, how can there be people like this trash in MY country?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:51 AM

14. MAGAt's create their own science, and their own history

comes with being self-righteous and never doubting anything that goes on between the ears.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #14)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:49 AM

17. This!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:02 AM

15. Not only jews, but Hitler rounded up gays, lesbians, Romany, Poles, people of colour, misfits, etc


Rep Carpenter thinks the "master race" ideology is "fake news".

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #15)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:15 AM

18. Plus all those not of PURE GERMAN BLOOD were at best subraces,

whom the Nazis intended to enslave, such as eastern European peoples. Those they allowed to live. Naturally, they could not allow mixed-racial "mongrels" to continue to defile the purity of the German master race, and many of those were shipped to the death camps before they were stopped. Oh, and liberal activists, secular and religious, were exterminated also.

Carpenter's reduction of this reality to an (accepted and understandable) fear of Jews that Hitler merely over-reacted to is factory-whistle strength dogwhistle.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:24 AM

19. Hitler's troops killed millions of Russians too. Carpenter is too stupid to know he is stupid.

..Ben Carpenter much is too stupid to know he is stupid. He needs shut up. But he won't, because he is too stupid to realize that he is stupid. And he has now identified himself..in a very stupid way...of being very stupid.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:49 AM

20. Nazis light apologist ...

I've seen the same bullshit many times before. "it wasn't as bad as we're led to believe" "Hitler did some good things" "His ideas weren't all bad, just a little misguided in their implementation"

Now...."Hitler wasn't a white supremacist" Tell that to Jesse Owens. Not only was he a white supremacist, only certain white people made the cut.

Fact is, Nazis light apologists are invariably Nazis scum themselves, but are too chicken shit to fully admit it. Go ahead, whitebread, Alaska boy, go all national socialist on us. We all know you want to.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:45 AM

21. Sick fuck

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:46 AM

22. Is it me...

or are we electing stupider and more ignorant people to office in this country?

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Response to lonely bird (Reply #22)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:14 PM

24. The deliberate dumbing down of our education systems over the last 50 or so years has

Resulted in a dumbed-down electorate, which, in turn, elects dumbed-down pols.

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Response to niyad (Reply #24)

Mon May 18, 2020, 07:47 AM

27. Won't argue the point.

That is a big factor as is the failure of the media.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:00 AM

23. This is a lightly sanitized version of a typical Holocaust denial argument

The claim is that the Holocaust wasn't a genocide, but a widespread anti-partisan action that in some places got out of control. This is what he means by "not a white supremacist, but scared of the Jewish nation." It's absolutely despicable. This guy not only reads, but believes, pure neo-Nazi Holocaust denial materials.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:46 PM

25. Like the "I voted!" stickers I get after voting?

Like the unique lapel pins members of Congress wear to get into the Capitol?

Holocaust? And this guy got elected?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:45 PM

26. So that 'Master Race' thing was "SARCASM"? Uh, read some more, Ben...

You poor, sad excuse for what passes for leadership in the Republican Party.
(that's right, you guys own him!)

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