Friday, June 25, 2010

Latest Republican outrage.

Does anyone remember when conservatives freaked out when someone not associated with posted a video on their web site that compared George Bush to Hitler? Does anyone remember that? I certainly do.

The leftist extremists now in charge of the Democratic Party are either so desperate or delusional they are now comparing this nation to Hitler’s Third Reich and the president to Hitler himself. Voter Fund has sponsored a commercial "contest" encouraging people "to help us find the most creative, clear and memorable ideas for ads that tell the truth about George Bush's policies." Two of those submissions ran on the site and directly compared President Bush to Hitler and this nation’s policies with the Third Reich's.

Upon seeing the ad, one has to ask, do they really believe this garbage? Are they so ill that they really think this, or are they so ill that they don’t believe it but are willing to subject this nation to the accusation? Either way you look at it, it is beyond the pale, to say nothing of obscenely absurd.

As the quote above demonstrates, it was a full blown grand mal epileptic fit on the part of the right wing that lasted over two weeks and the fallout lasted for years.

So, what do we have now? We have Glenn Beck comparing Obama with Hitler on a weekly basis. But that’s apparently fine. And we have an elected congressman from Texas quoting a column that compares President Obama to Hitler, on the floor of the House of Representatives! And that apparently is fine!

There’s a brilliant man named Thomas Sowell. And, um, I didn’t vote for Barack Obama in 2008, but I sure would have voted for Thomas Sowell. This man, well, his article says quite a lot. His editorial, um, says here — and it’s just been posted this week — but it says, “When Adolph Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920’s” — and I’m quoting from Thomas Sowell in his editorial:

‘leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics. Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler’s rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions. ‘Useful idiots’ was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.’

And this isn’t in the article — this is my comment — but we do have useful idiots today, who are heard to say, ‘Wow, what we really need is for the president to be a dictator for a little while.’ They know not what they say.

Let’s say it all together now. It’s O.K. If You Are A Republican.

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