Getting The Nazi Label Out Of US Domestic Politics
Glad to see national commentators on the subject.
Our own local offender, right-wing blogger and state legislative aide (to State Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin) Kevin Fischer, having been called out on his use of the "Nazi" label to slur the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, has managed recently to condemn the DNR without slapping on the Nazi label.
We'll see, as Kevin's recent invention of the phrase "matzo-skinned" to describe certain liberals makes it tough to give the guy the benefit of the doubt.
Sure, glad to see a national commentator publish something on the subject, but his treatment was not very satisfactory, in my opinion. Gerson seemed to fault both sides equally. To do so, he had to soft-pedal what Limbaugh has been doing and ignore the fact that Limbaugh has compared (biracial) President Obama to dictator (and racial purist) Adolph Hitler. Let's not pretend Limbaugh has just talked about policies.
And for another, he dismissed the "crypto-Nazi" putdown of Buckley as the "Vidal tactic" when Buckley was known to have white supremacist views. (Yes, I about Buckley's marriage.)
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