Paul Ryan’s SOH website features symbol that seems soooo familiar, but it’s not what you think

Over a feature video that reads “We will deliver” (which is scary enough), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s website also features a familiar image:

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Turns out, that looks an awful lot like this image:

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Which just happens to be the symbol of the German Reich. Another version of this symbol, with the eagle looking the other way, is the emblem of the Nazi Party. As one blue checkmark wryly remarked on Twitter: How could they Nazi that?

UPDATE: BuzzFeed reports that the logo’s been around in some form or another for centuries, so perhaps this time, the Third Reich stole something from us.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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