A swastika appears on the school bulletin board in John James' campaign ad.
John James — the Republican running against Democrat Debbie Stabenow for Michigan's Senate seat in November — released a 30-second TV spot earlier this month. Titled "Ready to Serve," it features shots of blighted buildings, embattled military vets, failing schools — and, for some reason, a prominent shot of a Nazi swastika in the foreground.
The swastika appears tacked to a hallway bulletin board as James' narration says the words "failing schools." We suppose it could be part of some sort of school project about World War II. Then again, many Republicans have been increasingly and openly cozying up to so called "alt-right" white nationalists and Neo-Nazis in Trump's America.
Leyland “Lee” DeVito is the editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times since 2016. His writing has also been published in CREEM, VICE, In These Times, and New City. He once asked porn star Stormy Daniels to spank him with an issue of Metro Times. She obliged.