In just this past week alone:
- Heterosexual men nationwide came under attack when NFL prospect Michael Sam stepped out of the closet.
- The entire state of Nevada began tolerating the sort of debaucherous behavior that had previously stayed in Vegas.
- A federal judge in Kentucky forced Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell into a loveless relationship. Or something.
- For the first time, an openly gay Boy Scout ascended to Eagle Scout, and in doing so, endangered our national bird.
- And, in the former Confederate state of Virginia, lovers of the Constitution were (literally) sodomized by judicial fiat.
Meet The Press: 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney; Debate: "Science Guy" Bill Nye and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Roundtable: Republican Strategist Nicole Wallace, Julie Pace (Associated Press), Former Senior Adviser to President Obama David Axelrod and Chuck Todd (NBC News).Evening lineup:
Face The Nation: Former President of the American Meteorological Society Marshall Shepherd; President of the Heritage Foundation Jim DeMint; Michael Sam Roundtable: Michael Sam's Spokesman Howard Bragman, Cyd Zeigler (OutSports.com), Jarrett Bell (USA Today Sports) and NFL Player Donté Stallworth; Political Roundtable: Neera Tanden (Center for American Progress), Bob Woodward (Washington Post), David Sanger (New York Times) and Jonathan Harris (Politico).
This Week: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R); Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D); Climatologist Dr. Heidi Cullen; Ginger Zee (ABC News); Rebecca Jarvis (ABC News); Actor Kevin Spacey; Michael Sam Roundtable: Former NFL Player Chris Kluwe, Pete Thamel (Sports Illustrated) and Cyd Zeigler (OutSports.com); Roundtable: Jonathan Karl (ABC News), Alicia Menendez (Fusion Network), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal) and Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation).
Fox News Sunday: Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D); Republican Strategist Karl Rove; Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Kirsten Powers (USA Today), Kimberley Strassel (Wall Street Journal) and Charles Lane (Washington Post).
State of the Union: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Businessman Steve Forbes; Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee; Republican Strategist Kevin Madden; Corey Dade (TheRoot.com); Margie Omero (Purple Insights).
60 Minutes will feature: a report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive weapons system in history (preview); an interview with Russian businessman Bill Browder, who says he's had his life threatened as the victim of outrageous corruption perpetrated by the Russian government (preview); and, an interview with actress Cate Blanchett (preview).
On Comedy Central...
Jon Stewart weighed in on Michael Sam's prospects.
Tuesday: Actor Kevin Spacey
Wednesday: Director David O. Russell
Thursday: Ronan Farrow (MSNBC)
And Stephen Colbert nuked Bill O'Reilly.
Tuesday: Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene
Wednesday: Director Alexander Payne
Thursday: Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal
The GOP's great black hope, Dr. Ben Carson, urged his followers to remain vigilant against creeping progressivism.
Carson said one of the main goals of progressives was to "fundamentally change who we are," and part of that entailed "keeping a blanket of silence over the majority." Most Americans have common sense, Carson added, but are afraid to speak out because they might be targeted or investigated by the IRS -- a reference to the agency's 2012 targeting of tea party groups. It was later found that progressive groups were also targeted, but Republicans have nonetheless used the IRS controversy to cast the Obama administration as authoritarian.
Carson then likened the status quo to Germany under Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, teeing up what he later implied was the choice facing voters in the 2014 midterm elections.
"There comes a time when people with values simply have to stand up. Think about Nazi Germany," he said. "Most of those people did not believe in what Hitler was doing. But did they speak up? Did they stand up for what they believe in? They did not, and you saw what happened."
"And if you believe that same thing can't happen again, you're very wrong," Carson added. "But we're not going to let it happen."
Conservative writer Erik Rush believes that we've already crossed the rubicon.
The Obama administration is going to great lengths to silence the president's critics, claims WorldNetDaily writer Erik Rush. Rush writes in his column on the right-wing website, Thursday, "patriot groups," journalists, and outspoken government officials are subject to harassment by law enforcement and federal agencies, hacking, illegal search and seizures, and even, according to some hypotheses, murder.
"These are, however, not new tactics," notes Rush. "Prior to and during World War II, Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party employed the same sorts of tactics—although the technology was different—to silence the opposition. It is a matter of historical fact that disinformation, intimidation, sabotage and even murder have been widely employed by ascendant modern socialist and communist regimes."
And they're not alone...
President Obama's teabagging cousin, Dr. Milton Wolf—who is challenging Sen. Pat Roberts for the GOP nomination—also sees the parallels to Nazi Germany.
On his public Twitter account, @miltonwolfmd, Wolf has directly compared Obama and his party to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. "Other than killing Jews, what domestic policy of the Nazis do today's American liberals oppose?" he asked in an exchange last spring. He went so far as to analogize Obama's economic policy with the Holocaust a few months earlier: "Scapegoats of history: Hitler - Jews & gypsies. Mussolini - Jews & Bolsheviks. #Obama - Successful Americans. #tcot #p2 #gop." [...]
"I think I'm everything that's wrong with Barack Obama's America," he told the conservative RedState Gathering last year. "I've got a wife, a job, and a gun."