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Subtle politics in Alabama

“I am what the propagandists call a Holocaust denier, but I do not deny mass deaths that included some Jews. There was no systematic extermination of Jews. There’s no evidence of that at all.

“It’s time to stop pushing down the white man. We’ve been discriminated against too long.”
— the wisdumb of Larry Darby, the Dem candidate for Alabama state attorney general

I agree with Kathy @ Birmingham Blues — did the Alabama Dem Party have no idea about the little “problem” with Darby? It doesn’t sound like he is even remotely trying to fly under the radar with his views. (

A Democratic candidate for attorney general denies the Holocaust occurred and said Friday he will speak this weekend to a “pro-white” organization that is widely viewed as being racist.

Larry Darby concedes his views are radical, but he said they should help him win wide support among Alabama voters as he tries to “reawaken white racial awareness” with his campaign against Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson.

The state Democratic chairman, Joe Turnham, said the party became aware of some of Darby’s views only days ago and was considering what to do about his candidacy.

Did I mention that he’s polling at 12% in the race as of last month? I’m wondering whether that number will go up or down after this dustup in some circles, but Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson, his opponent in the Dem primary, must be pleased about all of this blowing up.

Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press, Darby said he believes no more than 140,000 Jewish people died in Europe during World War II, and most of them succumbed to typhus.

Historians say about 6 million Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis, but Darby said the figure is a false claim of the “Holocaust industry.”

…Darby said he will speak Saturday near Newark, N.J., at a meeting of National Vanguard, which bills itself as an advocate for the white race. Some of his campaign materials are posted on the group’s Internet site.

…”I am astonished as anyone has ever been that anyone is running for public office in Alabama on that platform,” said Tyson. “I do not take him as a serious candidate.”

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