Exclusive Rich Iott Photos Demonstrate DC GOP’s Spinelessness
I've already taken sell-out, minority whip Eric Cantor and Session's NRCC to task for their spinelessness in the face of false charges levied by the Left against Rich Iott. Iott is within 5 points of knocking off the longest serving Democrat Progressive in Congress Marcy Kaptur according to recent polls.
There is nothing extremist about military reenactment as a hobby. And it takes both sides of the battle to conduct such an activity, which is popular in all fifty states. I've also posted a long list of reenactment groups focused on the German army. Do the feckless Cantor and Sessions now assert that those people are all Nazi sympathizers, too?
The Left doesn't bail on its candidates when they are unfairly attacked. And if that's what Cantor and Sessions advocate, perhaps because Iott isn't a long-time GOP insider, then neither man is qualified to lead anything having to do with the GOP. They are all too typical of the forever cowardly DC establishment GOP, more interested in what the Washington Post says about them, than the Republican base.
So, if TPM claims Iott is a Nazi supporter based upon nothing but reenactment photos, what to make of this photo with Iott in a Union uniform during a Civil War reenactment? Well, Cantor is from Virginia and Sessions of Texas likes to use his good old boy charm, maybe they aren't thrilled with how that one came out? I mean, fair is fair, right?
Or, what about WW I? I'm told that's Iott in the center below. My God, what is a then alleged fledgling Nazi doing fighting against Germany? Principled people fight for the truth and for accuracy, they don't cave in because they are afraid to fight what is no more than a silly PR battle. And if the GOP establishment today, especially Cantor and Sessions, lack the spine to do that, then they have no business in leadership, as I said.
Cantor should be disqualified from serving in the leadership of any next Congress given his despicable performance, demonstration of fecklessness and his willingness to tar a good Republican with the brush of Nazi for his engaging in innocent activity. I bet he would really throw a fit if the Washington Post used a picture of him in which, God forbid, his hair was mussed. We don't need apparent lightweights like Cantor pretending to be leaders. We need Republicans with backbone who aren't afraid to fight for what's right, as well as accurate. Both he and Sessions should be ashamed of themselves and apologize to Republican candidate, Rich Iott for their pathetic display of political cowardice.
Minority Leader Boehner is from Ohio, it's about time we heard from him, as well. Is he really qualified to lead, or is he going to turn tail and run everytime the Democrats attack him after November – just like it appears Cantor and Sessions will? I understand there are other photos of Iott during reeneactments, as well, I hope he never portrayed a Russian. This politically correct nonsense is far worse than any alleged McCarthyism ever was. And the GOP establishment shouldn't be caving in to it out of expedience. They are no better than the worst smear merchants on the Left for doing so.