He’s quite fond of comparing political opponents to the Third Reich, as Dana Milbank points out:
His most famous episode came in 2005, when Democrats criticized Senate Republicans for threatening to do away with the filibuster. “The audacity of some members to stand up and say, ‘How dare you break this rule?’ — it’s the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, ‘I’m in Paris. How dare you invade me? How dare you bomb my city? It’s mine.’ ”
That same year, Santorum published a book, “It Takes a Family,” in which he tied fetal genetic testing, evolution theory and embryonic stem-cell research to Nazism. He quoted with approval the view that diagnosing and aborting fetuses with genetic malformations “can be considered an earlier phase” of the “German negative eugenics movement.”
Of the Darwinian view of a “purposeless universe,” Santorum wrote that “the Nazis built their pseudoethics with its grim logic on precisely this Nietzschean cosmological view.” Embryonic stem-cell research, he added, makes him “wonder if we have merely been momentarily delayed in our slide” toward the Nazi ethics.
The Nazi comparison is typically the first refuge of an extremist.
Perhaps Russell Simmons should have consulted one of his “fierce gatekeepers” before writing this:
Keith Olbermann has given voice to the voiceless, sanity to the madness, truth where lies are now a daily part of our political discourse. He felt passionate enough to contribute innocently as an private individual to three campaigns that he cared about.
If he goes we lose the Edward Murrow of our generation, the voice that spits truth to power and vested interests. I have devoted my entire adult life to truth telling. Without Olbermann, MSNBC can’t survive — and the voice of progress will fall to the dark ages, when one unholy church dictated a fictional version of the truth.
Re-instate Keith Olbermann now. I will personally pay his campaign contributions.
Don’t let this voice get lost when it is needed the most.
That would be the same Keith Olbermann who compared President Obama’s deal on tax cuts to Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of the Nazis. Olbermann compares a lot of people to Nazis, which I’m pretty sure Edward R. Murrow never did.
“We conservatives dislike government and we have the candidates to prove it.”
Nice to hear a conservative admit the obvious. Sadly, O’Rourke is in the minority.
This week we learned a Republican nominee for Congress from Ohio likes to dress up in Nazi uniforms for “historical re-enactments.” Tea party favorite Rich Iott claims he meant no offense, and, unsurprisingly, some conservative apologists are lining up in his defense.
I’m sure they wouldn’t mind me and my buddies dressing up as Taliban to re-create the stoning of 11-year-old girls. On second thought, maybe I’ll just send out some racist spam with attachments of women being fucked by horses.