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The Nazi Party has hired a Lobbyist. No this is NOT snark. The concept of lobbying has officially jumped the shark. When a group that hates others for being born and is related to their parent group, a group that destroyed Europe and murdered millions in the process, feels it is safe for them to come out of hiding it is time to get rid of a Washington D.C. tradition.

The American Nazi Party registered its first lobbyist this week, disclosure records show.

John Bowles registered Tuesday with House and Senate offices to represent the “ANP,” which stands for the American Nazi Party. He plans to lobby on “political rights and ballot access laws,” according to the documents.

Bowles is not limiting his lobbying ventures, listing several “general lobbying issue areas” on the form, including civil rights, healthcare and immigration.

Contacted by U.S. News and World Report, Bowles said he doesn’t think he’ll have a problem getting meetings on Capitol Hill.  

What could the Nazis want to lobby the Congress about? "Political Rights and ballot access laws," according to the registration form, which also lists lists accounting, agriculture, clean air and water, civil rights, health issues, the Constitution, immigration, manufacturing, and retirement as "general lobbying issue areas." Who knew the Nazis had strong views on agriculture?

Bowles seemed genuinely puzzled when I asked him whether he really thinks that any members of Congress or Hill staffers would take a meeting with a Nazi lobbyist. "I don't see why not," he says, adding that he knows lobbyists rely on their credibility. "Of course I won't approach anybody in Congress unless it's a very interesting issue or law," he promises. "I'm going to be very careful about the issues I choose for this."

Just the fact that they are out of hiding bodes ill for not only lobbying as a profession but our society in general. Do you think Teahadists will have any qualms about answering a call from the American Nazi Party?
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