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Thursday, June 25, 2009

24-Hour Dorman: Nix the Nazis

Excerpted from this post at 24-Hour Dorman

So the Nazis have goose-stepped back into our politics. Swell. ... Instead of simply dismissing this as an obviously warped and overwrought viewpoint, Democrats issued a statement calling it "hate speech." Oh brother. What do we call it when liberals fling "Nazi" at conservatives? And they do. Iowa Republican wonders why Democrats are
so much more incensed about this use of an "N" word then they were when state Democratic Sen. Jack Hatch, used the other really awful "N" word. So this is the state of our political discourse at this hour. Aren't you proud? I know I'm not. How about adopting a simple rule of thumb. No more Nazis. People on both ends of the political spectrum need to remember that trotting out "Nazi" to tar the other side says more about you than your rivals. It says you don't really understand history. It says you have so little to say of consequence that you decide the best way to get applause and attention is to start throwing swastikas. It says that you'd much rather pick fights than articulate ideas.

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