SOUTH BEND – Tony Zirkle, Republican candidate for 2nd District congressman, said he is willing to talk to any group that invites him, and that’s why he addressed a weekend gathering in Chicago of the American National Socialist Workers Party.
The occasion was a celebration of the 119th anniversary of the birth of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
That would be a pretty fun article by itself, but Der Zirklefuehrer didn't stop there. He also let them take pictures.
And that, of course, is awesome. Especially awesome here is the children's party store "Happy Birthday" strung across the table. But not nearly as awesome as THE FREAKIN' VIDEO OF HIS SPEECH.
For those of you not familiar with South Bend politics, this is another famous episode in the saga of the Zirkle:
Tony Zirkle says we should talk about segregating the United States by race.
So then you work out the percent of white people and give them a certain number of states. Same for blacks. Same for Asians and other hues of humanity.
Zirkle, who’s seeking the Republican nomination for Congress’ 2nd District, believes it’s worth debating.
“I’m not going to say which side of the debate I fall on,” Zirkle told The Tribune on Monday. But he did say the idea is worth looking into - that segregation could create a new sense of community.
Zirkle is known for suggesting controversial ideas, as in 2006 when he said there should be a debate over using the guillotine to punish "porn pimps" who prey on children.