Thursday, May 19, 2005

Spread the Word: Rick Santorum Compares Democrats to Hitler

I love that when Conservatives attack people like Move On, for supposedly going overboard in their attacks of Republicans, they are always so successful in getting the media to brand liberal organizatons as extremists.

As Atrios pointed out, Republicans were so successful disparaging MoveOn, when they ran a contest asking people for 30 second advertisements about Bush. A few, out the loads of videos they received, compared Dubya to Hitler. This was all Fox News needed to brand Move On extremist, which they still do today.

And, if I recall correctly, Paul Krugman ran into the same BS when the UK version's cover of his book gave Dick Cheney an oil mustache that looked too much like a Hitler 'stache to some. The story was pushed into the media, all over Fox, etc. It was proof of just how much of an extremist Paul Krugman was.

Now, our good friend Rick Santorum, he who compared being gay to practicing beastiality, has compared Senate Democrats to... Adolf Hitler. Imagine, just imagine, the reaction if Harry Reid or Dick Durbin did this. We need to push this far and wide, and demand that the Media pays attention. (Please check out The Swing State Project for a full list of all the bloggers who are swarming over this.)

As Chuck Pennacchio says:
As an historian of Holocaust-era Germany, I find Rick Santorum’s comment to be offensive, divisive, and destructive. Rick Santorum should immediately issue a public apology, and then retreat with conscience to consider the lasting damage he has done to the United States Senate and to the memory of 12 million Holocaust victims.


His number is 202-224-6324. Call him tomorrow, and let him know how inappropriate his remarks were.

3 Comments:

At 10:10 AM, Blogger AlexC said...

Reid and Durbin? What about Byrd?
It happened in March.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger DanielUA said...

yeah, well, Byrd is not my Senator. Santorum is, at least until Jan 07.

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's quite a shame you don't know what he said...

 

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