July 18, 2006

We All Know the Nazis Are Liberal

Yes, at this point it is safe to say that the right-wing blogosphere has gone nuts. (Not that the Kos idiots are much better, but we're not talking about them right now). First, Malkin and Co. pretended as though an innocuous New York Times style section piece was actually a murder plot against Cheney and Rumsfeld. Other righty bloggers regularly take it as a given that the New York Times and the rest of "MSM" are "on the side of the terrorists."

Now, we have a post by Paul Mirengoff of Power Line who is, yes, comparing the Democrats to Goebbels. Because it's only those crazy leftists who compare Bush to Hitler. In the post, Mirengoff cherry-picks a couple of quotes from Democrats blaming Bush for the current MidEast war- and then suddenly equates that with (drumroll please) Nazi Germany. Because as we all know, criticizing the president is exactly like defending a genocidal and fascist regime...

"In terms of the style of its propaganda, this is a party in which Joseph Goebbels would feel at home."
Since the Democratic Party has, you know, Jews and blacks and Hispanics in it, I'd imagine that Goebbels perhaps wouldn't quite exactly "feel at home."

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 18, 2006 11:05 AM

Been hanging around Jerry Cohen lately? That blatant misrepresentation of the quotation is exactly what he would have done. I'm not saying that Mirengoff is right, but he was clearly only talking about one specific aspect of the Democratic party, not the totality of it. However, just to be clear, I do agree with the implied point, which is that Mirengoff is an ass.

Posted by: Maestro at July 18, 2006 09:40 PM
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