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  •  No one group has a lock on idiotic hyperbole, (14+ / 0-)

    but seems to me that I see more of it coming from libertarians and right wingers. Every time I see something or someone compared to Hitler, Stalin or Mussolini--or the Holocaust--I have this urge to shoot the monitor.  Now we have Republicans comparing this fiasco of their own creation with great battles of WW1?

    I lived through those days, and remember them as though it was yesterday. Those who make such comparisons are either logic challenged, history challenged, or both. There is simply no excuse for someone who has more than a third grade education to make a false equivalence fallacy of this magnitude. It is an insult to those who fought and died. Those slugs don't even give up their fully staffed exclusive spa and gym.  I am sure Willie and Joe would have something to say about that.

    Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer

    by Otteray Scribe on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 06:43:47 AM PDT

    •  Only thing the GOP has learned is the NAZI tactics (1+ / 0-)
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      The GOP is not the NAZI. No comparisons.

      The GOP strategy is to use the NAZI tactics of propaganda doctrine against American citizens.

      Those tactics are what is the heart of the GOP War Plan for destroying all that is not like them. Whether that is all non-Murdoch media, the Democratic Party, U.S. Government, Public Schools, Unions, Communities, Churches (destroying from the inside), state and local governments, and voters rights. Close ones eyes to those facts does not stop them from using those tactics against their enemies, everyone not of the GOP.

      If the GOP were not following the same tactics used before and during WWII they would have been thrown out of all offices already and allowed to disappear from public memory.

    •  I think you mean the great battles of WW2 (1+ / 0-)
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      ... Now we have Republicans comparing this fiasco of their own creation with great battles of WW1?

      I lived through those days, and remember them as though it was yesterday. ...

      WW1 ended in 1918.  If you remember the battles of WW1 as though it were yesterday, you would almost have to be over 100 years old -- perhaps as old as 110.

      That's not impossible, and I'd really respect that (and love to meet you, too, because I'm just a little over half that latter age and a history buff, too).

      But you are talking about WW2, aren't you?  "Hitler, Stalin or Mussolini--or the Holocaust?"

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