For decades it seems liberal Democrats have tried to pin the label “Nazi” on conservative Republicans. And I don’t mean the beatniks in the street waving ugly signs with George W. Bush’s image depicted as Hitler. I’m talking about high-ranking Democratic elected officials and office holders.
During the national conventions the last two weeks, new Nazi vile came spewing out of liberal mouths.
John Burton, the California state Democratic chairman, compared Republicans to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie…Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it.” Paul Ryan told “a bald-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”
To his credit, Burton apologized.
South Carolina’s Democratic Party chairman, Dick Harpootilian, compared the Palmetto state’s Republican governor, Nikki Haley, to Adolf Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Governor Haley held a press conference recently from the basement of a building in Charlotte, site of the DNC. Harpootilian responded that Haley “was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun.”
Unlike Burton, Harpootilian has refused to apologize, despite repeated calls from both parties. “Hell no. What am I apologizing for?” he told CNN. “This is fake. Nikki Haley is feigning [outrage]. There is not a sincere bone in her body.”
So, let us examine to merits of this claim, that conservatives are more closely aligned with National Socialists. True conservatives believe in constitutional government, with a strict interpretation of that sacred document, as well as the rule of law. True conservatives believe in individual liberties safeguarded by the Bill of Rights. True conservatives believe in laissez faire economics, that government should keep its hands off the private sector.
Did Hitler believe in constitutional government and the rule of law? NO. Did Hitler believe in individual rights? NO. Did Hitler maintain a Bill of Rights to protect German citizens from the government? NO. Did Hitler believe in laissez faire economics and keeping his hands off the private sector? NO.
Nazi comparisons are wrong and should never put used by anyone against political opponents, BUT, while we are on the subject and considering the facts, which party would align itself more closely with the Nazis?