Thursday, June 23, 2005

Nazis Are Bad

Nazis are really bad, and everyone knows it. Which is why Senator Dick Durbin is taking flak for comparing the goings-on at Guantanamo to Nazi atrocities. But Stephanie Miller (talk show host extraordinaire) has pointed out that the Republicans making so much out of his comments have still never apologized for similar comments, including comparing Democrats to Nazis during the last presidential campaign. Check it out.

2 comments:

Devo said...

B2, I agree totally. Hypocrisy alert is going crazy in my brain. I can't even hear anymore, the siren is so loud. The Green Knight did a post that mentions many of the prominent Republicans who have recently perpetrated the Nazi reference in regards to Democrats for various reasons. Rick Santorum even did so a mere couple of months ago when he was trying to kill the poor, defenseless Filibuster!!! My, what short, selective memories these Republicans have...

someguy said...

B2: As a registered Republican myself, I have to admit that most of these cases are embarassing. Anybody who invokes Nazism in debates about taxes or the environment is a moral moron. A sure sign of the degradation of political discourse is that everyone gets to be Hitler/a Nazi for fifteen minutes.

The only exceptions I might make are with the cases involving abortion and fetal (only fetal) stem cell research. This is my Catholicism speaking; yet I don't think the parallels with Nazi "medicine" are totally out of line. However, this is a standard I apply across party lines, as a fair number of Republicans are in favor of both.