For decades liberal Democrats have tried to pin the label “Nazi” on conservative Republicans. Today violent beatniks in the streets wave ugly signs with Trump’s image depicted as Hitler.
It seems new Nazi vile comes spewing out of liberal mouths every few days, even by high-ranking Democratic elected officials and office holders.
Over the years we’ve seen a lot of this kind of vitriol.
Congressman William Clay of Missouri said President Reagan was “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.”
John Burton, the California state Democratic chairman, compared Republicans to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie…Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it.” Paul Ryan told “a bald-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.” To his credit, Burton apologized.
South Carolina’s Democratic Party chairman, Dick Harpootilian, compared the Republican governor Nikki Haley to Adolf Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Governor Haley held a press conference recently from the basement of a building in Charlotte, site of the DNC. Harpootilian responded that Haley “was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun.” Harpootilian also said she should “go back to wherever she came from.”
Keith Ellison compared George W. Bush to Hitler, and 9/11 to the destruction of the Reichstag: “9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows … it’s almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire. After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country (Hitler) in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted.”
George Soros said Bush had the “supremacist ideology of Nazi Germany.” The “Bush administration and the Nazi and communist regimes all engaged in the politics of fear. … Indeed, the Bush administration has been able to improve on the techniques used by the Nazi and communist propaganda machines.”
And, of course, “Trump is Hitler” comparisons are nearly endless, everything from being Time “Man of the Year” (as Hitler was in the 1930s) to his inaugural having, in Chris Matthews’s words, a “Hitlerian background to it.”
This is the unhinged left front and center.
Let us examine the merits of this claim, that conservatives are more closely aligned with National Socialists than liberals.
Hitler was a Darwinian evolutionist.
Hitler used uniformed henchmen, his infamous Stormtroopers, for intimidation and to disrupt opposition meetings.
Hitler did not believe in constitutional government or the rule of law.
Hitler did not believe in a Bill of Rights to protect German citizens from the government.
Hitler did not believe in any individual rights, including the right of free speech and free expression.
Hitler did not believe in laissez faire economics and the concept of free markets.
Conservatives believe in God and the intelligent design of the Universe.
Conservatives believe in the rule of law and constitutional government, with a strict interpretation of Constitution.
Conservatives believe in individual liberties safeguarded by the Bill of Rights.
Conservatives believe in laissez faire economics, that government should keep its hands off the private sector.
Conservatives also believe in peaceful gatherings and cleaning up after rallies are over.
So, just a basic observation will show that Conservatives sure do suck at being Hitler and the Nazis!
We can agree, though, that Nazi comparisons are wrong and should never be used by anyone against political opponents. But while we are on the subject and considering the facts, which group would align itself more closely with the Nazis?
And, by the way, which US political party actually placed US citizens in concentration camps? Only one, and word to the leftwing nuts in the street: It wasn’t the Republicans.