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Danville: Congressional challenger Fitzgerald is open Holocaust denier

Original post made on Jul 10, 2018

John Fitzgerald, a Republican candidate vying to represent Danville and Alamo in Congress, has received national attention in recent days after reports by the New York Times and other news agencies revealed his history as a Holocaust denier.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 9, 2018, 2:53 PM

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 10, 2018 at 9:59 am

What a hateful person. I have always wondered why anti semites deny the holocaust. How do they reconcile all of the news footage? Bodies piled on top on one another? Accounts from survivors? Just the way this guys speaks, he can deny he is anti semitic all he wants, but it’s clear. And why deny the holocaust? Shouldn’t he be elated all those jews were killed? Anti semites are some of the dumbest people to walk the planet. What a bitter man.


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Posted by Jett Rucker
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Jul 10, 2018 at 11:42 am

Most of the authorized Holocaust narrative is false (including fake or coerced testimony and other "evidence." Bold speakers like Fitzgerald are sorely needed in the US today to free us from the yoke of guilt Israel has kept us under these 70 years now.

No hate - just the desire to be free and to know and say the truth.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 11, 2018 at 7:27 am

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.....yeah no.

Problem with today's politics is in nature's desire to preserve balance we have the extreme loonies on both ends of the spectrum running - they attract each other.

Give me any socially liberal fiscal conservative or any fiscal conservative social liberal and I'll likely support them.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 11, 2018 at 9:15 am

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PP, amen to that.


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Posted by SRC
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jul 11, 2018 at 9:38 am

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False or coerced testimony? evidence in scare quotes? What in the world are you talking about? There are reams and reams of photographic and first-hand testimony evidence of the horrors of the Holocaust, memorialized in museums throughout the world.

It is terrifying that we could have holocaust deniers within our own, presumably educated, communities. Unwillingness to learn from the past and be warned by the actions of previous fascist regimes puts us all at risk of allowing our own civil liberties to be taken for granted and eroded.


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Posted by Billie
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jul 11, 2018 at 1:01 pm

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Unfortunately, Fitzgerald isn't the only Republican running for a state or national office who espouses hate with their politics.

In North Carolina, Russell Walker, a white supremacist, is running for the state House of Representatives.

In Illinois, Arthur Jones, a candidate for the state’s 3rd Congressional district, boasts of his membership in the American Nazi Party and is another Holocaust denier.

In Virginia, Corey Stewart, an alt-right neo-Confederate, was the Senate primary winner for the Republican Party.

Paul Nehlen, who is running to replace Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, is a self-described “pro-White Christian American" candidate.

and hate crimes continue to rise . . .
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Posted by Resident001
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 12, 2018 at 10:01 am

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@PleasantonParent

“Give me any socially liberal fiscal conservative or any fiscal conservative social liberal and I'll likely support them.”

Social liberalism and fiscal conservatism do not go hand in hand. If a candidate is socially liberal, that means they will rely heavily on government funding for whatever programs need to be in place to maintain a socially liberal society. Socially liberal=big bucks government spending.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:19 pm

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Resident,
I understand your association, and may be a matter of semantics, but I think you're assuming socially liberal = Socialist. My statement around socially liberal is around personal choice (pro-choice, same sex marriage, environmental protections/regulations, global human rights support, open space protections, etc).


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Posted by Resident001
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm

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@PP

I understand what you are saying, I’m not equating socially liberal with socialism. A couple of prgrams you mentioned above, such as regulations, etc, these are run by the gov’t, and they are BIG business and cash cows. Taxpayer dollars with little to no oversite. We as a people, would be ready to boot EVERYONE if people were wise to how much gov’t waste there is, double dipping, redundant offices and programs, etc. there is a smart way to do all the things you list above but unfortunately our gov’t isn’t smart about it. Everytime I see a new ballot initiative, I almost always vote ‘no’, because all it means is higher taxes.

Bottom line, this guy is dangerous. I believe in free speech. At the same time, this guy scares me. His language is right out of the anti semitic playbook.

Edited for typos!


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 12, 2018 at 1:59 pm

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Got it - I do separate policy from execution, but understand and agree with your historic reference.

Agreed on the individual - even correcting for today's overly sensitive cultural tip toe environment, this guy's views have no place in steering policy.


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