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Forum Post: White Supremacist With Ties To Neo-Nazi Groups Elected To Pennsylvania County GOP Committee

Posted 2 years ago on June 1, 2012, 8:47 a.m. EST by BetsyRoss2 (125)
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Republicans keep great company:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/31/492796/white-supremacist-with-ties-to-neo-nazi-groups-elected-to-pennsylvania-county-gop-committee/

"Republicans in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania have elected Steve Smith, a lifelong white supremacist with close ties to neo-Nazi groups and groups like Aryan Nations, to the county’s GOP Committee.

The elections, which took place in late April, were certified by the committee two weeks ago, and Smith notified supporters of his victory last week by posting a message to the online forum White News Now.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented Smith’s participation with known skinhead organizations like Keystone State Skinheads, (now Keystone United) which he co-founded in 2001. And his racist activism extends far beyond violent rhetoric as well, into actual violence:

In March 2003, he and two other KSS 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.

Smith is also an active member of local Tea Party groups, a network that he used to gain support for his bid for the committee seat. According to the SPLC, Smith referred to the Tea Party as “fertile grounds for our activists.”

Luzerne County is hardly a small rural county either. According to the 2010 census, over 320,000 people live in Luzerne, many in the county seat of Wilkes-Barre, a large city of over 40,000 people. And in an interesting juxtaposition with the election of an anti-immigrant bigot, Luzerne County saw the nation’s largest county-level increase of Hispanics between 2000 and 2010."

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[-] 2 points by DoubleVoice (115) 2 years ago

Disgusting! At we least we now see the Republithugs' true colors.

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[-] 1 points by friendlyopposition (574) 2 years ago

I was shocked and dismayed to read that - so I thought it a good idea to go check it out, and see if I could find any more information. It turns out that the "ward" this guy was running in had 2 positions on the committee, and there were a total of 3 votes - all write in. It looks like he wrote himself onto the ballot, and won. Not a proud moment for the Republicans, but it also isn't as horrific as it is portrayed in the media.

Blog post : " Steve Smith didn't appear on the primary ballot and there were only 3 write-in votes for Republican committeeman in Ward 4 of Pittston according to the election results posted on the Luzerne County website. 2 slots are allotted to that ward and another person won the other one." http://gort42.blogspot.com/2012/06/white-supremacist-wins-write-in-for.html

ballot results (for what is it worth) http://www.luzernecounty.org/content/File/2012_GENERAL_PRIMARY_RESULTS/P_2012_UNOFFICIAL.HTM

[-] 1 points by Mowat (164) 2 years ago

What is causing the revival of Nazism?

Dr. David Duke is called "White Supremacist" by the main-stream media.

You need to check his website to understand what caused him and many "White Supremacists" to be what they are. Please see this link:

http://www.davidduke.com/?p=34321

[-] 2 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

David Duke is a white supremacist. At one he was the Grand Wizard of the KKK. He says non-white immigration should be halted. I don't believe that you could describe him in any other but as a racist and white supremacist.

[-] 1 points by BetsyRoss2 (125) 2 years ago

Are there any Democrat Nazis or skinheads?

[-] 1 points by FreedomReigns (72) 2 years ago

They're all "Zionazis". Nothing to do with being Jewish. Most Zionists see themselves as higher than any religion or race.

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[-] -1 points by BetsyRoss2 (125) 2 years ago

You can disagree with people of your own race. You can even disagree with people of different races, as long as you are voting against them for some reason other than "he is black."

Too many people are going to vote for Romney simply because Obama is black.

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[-] 1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

This is why I don't vote Republican...

[-] 0 points by GreedKills (1119) 2 years ago

Steve Smith is a Ron Paul supporter, a match made in hell!