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When you're a Republican, of course!

It should be noted that however hyperbolic, comparisons to Hitler and fascism are not unknown in the American political debate. Rush Limbaugh has routinely called women's rights advocates "femi-Nazis," and references to "Hitlery Clinton" are a staple of right-wing talk radio. Republican power-broker Grover Norquist on NPR (10/2/03) compared inheritance taxes to the Holocaust.

Closer to home for Fox News, on the very same day that Gibson, Hannity and O'Reilly were talking about the Hitler/Bush comparison as evidence of the left's extremism, a column ran in the New York Post that described Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean as a follower of Josef Goebbels, referred to him as "Herr Howie," accused him of "looking for his Leni Riefenstahl," called his supporters "the Internet Gestapo" and compared them to "Hitler's brownshirts."

Replies: 3 Confessions

I agree that all this Hitler stuff is over the top. Nothing wrong with saying a Republican congressman has sex with dogs, though, right?

elavil @ 01/17/2004 02:17 PM CST


Well, if Republicans would stop talking about bestiality, people would stop speculating.

amyc @ 01/17/2004 03:17 PM CST


Well, um, I don't think I would, actually. It's something about the way they walk . . . .

elavil @ 01/17/2004 04:11 PM CST


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