The Horrendous Mr Jones

Hardly newsworthy: Arthur Jones, a retired insurance salesman in Chicago and three-time congressional candidate,  finished in last-place in the March Republican primary.

Newsworthy: He’s blamed his poor showing on a report by a local reporter who outed him as an anti-Semite and xenophobe.

Israellycool-worthy: He’s not denying his antisemitism, but is just pissed that the reporter focused on his Holocaust denial, and not his other valuable work against the Joooos!

Would you buy insurance from this man?

A 64-year-old retired insurance salesman in Chicago and three-time congressional candidate is blaming his last-place finish in the March Republican primary on a local reporter who outed him as an anti-Semite and xenophobe.

Arthur Jones, who has been known to organize “family friendly” celebrations at a local restaurant on Adolf Hitler’s birthday, believes he would have won the election had local reporter Lorraine Swanson not revealed his longstanding ties to neo-Nazis and objectionable views on the Holocaust and Israel at the end of February.

“Lorraine Swanson, you are very deceptive and cowardly to headline the story you wrote as if I was campaigning against the Holocaust. I care deeply about the way our country is being manipulated by the Jews and Israeli Lobby toward another war,” Jones wrote in an email to Swanson after her article appeared. “Yet you apparently care more about the damn Holocaust liars than you do about your own country. Your treason against America is revolting.”

On March 20, Jones received 3,851 votes, about 10%, in the Republican primary for Illinois’ third congressional district, currently held by Democrat Dan Lipinski.

“Philosophically, I’m a National Socialist,” admitted Jones, who said the only party he officially belongs to is the one he founded, the America First Committee.

On his campaign website, Jones accuses “racist criminal Zionist Israel” of carrying out a decades-long war against the Christian community in the Holy Land:

“This is UNACCEPTABLE [all caps his]. This cannot go on, but it is going on — hugely subsidized by the U.S. which gives more of our taxes to parasite Israel than any other nation on earth — more than $8 million dollars every single day.  The Israeli government than [sic] takes our money to fund AIPAC, the most powerful lobby in Washington, which turns around and buys off our politicians so that they can continue voting for Israel. Those who refuse to be bought off are scared off by the ADL which will smear them with the bogus anti-Semite tag.”

Jones also blames Israel and the American Jewish lobby for masterminding the 9/11 attacks and, in his interview with Swanson, called the Holocaust “the blackest lie in history” and a Jewish “international extortion racket.”

Don’t you just love how such a blatant antisemite has the chutzpah to complain people like him are labelled with the “bogus antisemite tag”? This is thanks to the acceptability of using criticism of Israel as a smokescreen for antisemitism. 

However, Jones is not clever enough to hide his hatred for Jews, unlike many others like him.

About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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