MOVEON'S BUSH=HITLER ADS
By Ed Driscoll · January 8, 2004 12:46 PM · Bobos In Paradise · The Making of the President · The Reich Stuff · The Return of the Primitive
How much play are they getting in the mainstream media? Not very much, says Brent Bozell.
Meanwhile, equating the 43rd president with the leader of the Third Reich speaks volumes about the person making the comparison, says Edward Feser, in Tech Central Station.
It's also a unique form of Holocaust denial, as Jonah Goldberg wrote back in September:
By the way, I don't say this because I feel a passionate need to defend George Bush. I would make the exact same points if Al Gore were president. I would make the exact same points if anybody running for the Democratic nomination were president. This has nothing to do with partisanship. It has to do with the fact that such comparisons are slanderous to the United States and historical truth and amount to Holocaust denial. When you say that anything George Bush has done is akin to what Hitler did, you make the Holocaust into nothing more than an example of partisan excess. Tax cuts are not genocide, as so many Democrats have suggested over the years. (For example,. during the Contract with America debate, Charles Rangel complained that "Hitler wasn't even talking about doing these things" that were in the Contract with America. In other words, the Contract with America was in some way worse than what Hitler did. At the end of the day, that is Holocaust denial.)Maybe Godwin's Law should really be law.
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