Erick Erickson Reviews “Liberal Fascism,” Hilarity Ensues
“Time and again in Mein Kampf, Hitler makes it clear that he believed his greatest gift to the party wasn’t his ideas but his ability to speak,” Goldberg writes. I’m reminded of that story Harry Reid tells about Obama where Obama said he, Obama, had a gift. “A real gift, Harry,” he said. It was oration.
This is not to make an Obama=Hitler comparison. It is just to note that like most good demagogues, Hitler and Obama both know the public is more interested in the silver tongue and the Greco-Roman columns as a backdrop than they are in the substantive policy positions.
So true. Is there anything more Hitler-like than acknowledging the importance of speechmaking and theatrics in politics?
Politics is just like show business.
How can a president not be an actor?
Back to Erickson.
According to Jonah Goldberg, the Nazi Party was “in favor of universal education, guaranteed employment, increased entitlements for the aged, the expropriation of land without compensation, the nationalization of industry, the abolition of market-based lending . . ., the expansion of health services, and the abolition of child labor.” Which party platform does that remind you of. [sic]
Scary, isn’t it? Totally unlike the 100% all-American, freedom-loving GOP’s pro-child labor platform which also includes abolishing all public schools and eliminating Social Security.
Need more proof that Democrats are the political offspring of the Nazis?
The Nazis banned trade unions, favored extremely low taxes, built a national highway system, and of course, increased defense spending.
Suck on that, libtards.