But I Thought Smart Liberals Never Said This Sort of Thing?
According to Tim Noah, Michael Tomasky et al, real liberals, smart liberals — i.e. liberals like them — never ever compare Bush or Republicans to Nazis. I do hope they open with both barrels on Gary Hart:
Historians of early 21st century American politics will remark the degree to which radical forces, usually called neoconservatives, perverted language as recommended by the National Socialist Party in 1930s Germany… Open up entire electronic networks, such as Fox, and chains of radio stations, such as Clear Channel, and buy enough newspaper chains, and make all these media available to pre-programmed neoconservative ditto heads, and sure enough a subculture will emerge which distrusts its own government and believes that an entire political party is not to be trusted.
This has all happened before. And where it has happened, authoritarian government emerges….