Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Now There's Your Average Idiot Conservative. And Then You Have The Kids Who Eat Paste.

I was revolted when I read or heard (maybe both) Rep. Bachmann's insane comparison of the budget/deficit issue to the Holocaust. Did not post on it. Put it on the back burner, though. Turns out Mike Huckabee was using the same shit-brained meme.

Now, the ADL has righteously come down on them like a Jericho II missile. Ye haw!

It is highly inappropriate to use America’s mounting debt crisis as another occasion to invoke Nazis and the Holocaust, particularly on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a time dedicated to memorializing, not trivializing, the six million Jews and millions of others who perished at the hands of the Nazis.

While we understand that there are legitimate concerns about the nation’s debt, they do not justify invoking these kinds of Holocaust and Nazi comparisons. Rep. Michele Bachmann herself acknowledged ‘there is no analogy to that horrific action’ that was the Holocaust, but she should have refrained from drawing such a parallel in the context of remarks about taxes.

We hope that Rep. Bachmann, Mike Huckabee and others will weigh their words more carefully and stop invoking this offensive analogy.

The ADL is Not Amused.

Hmm. Taking another look at the statement, I think my analogy to a ballistic missile is much exaggerated. And instead of just deleting that, I leave it up instead, for the teaching moment. It's one thing to make an exaggerated comparison. It's another thing to be completely insensitive, detached from reality and history, and when all is said and done, reptilian in the depth of repulsiveness. Said another way, now there is being tone deaf, and then there is being a despicable moron. Bachmann and Huckabee resemble that emotion.

And no. I don't really think that completely unforgivable, indefensible comparison is evidence of anti semitism. But it is evidence of how slimy and stupid and dangerous some people are.

And both want to be POTUS. Granted, my Jewish ancestors were likely all Sephardim, but I would need to take a DNA test to rule out having any Ashkenazi ancestors. So work with me here when I say, Oy vey!

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