Donkey Schoen: Dems’ Nazi charge gives foes ammo
By: Daniel Clark
Lacking any rational explanation for their belief that illegal aliens should be treated as pseudo-citizens, Democrats have resorted to a shallow comparison between Arizona’s new immigration law and the Third Reich. The bill, signed by Republican governor Jan Brewer, empowers the police to inquire about the immigration status of somebody they have already stopped for some other offense.
Instinctively, elected Democrats and other liberal activists have likened Brewer and her party to Nazis, simply by repeatedly uttering the phrase, “papers please.” That’s pretty funny, coming from the party that invented the Social Security card.
Until this latest round in the illegal immigration debate, comparisons to Adolf Hitler had been considered to be out of bounds. Anyone who used Nazi imagery with regard to domestic politics was ostracized from mainstream political discourse. Now the Democrats, with the help of the selectively judgmental news media, have rewritten the rules.
Well, if accusing American politicians of Nazism is suddenly fair game, then there should be no objection to our asking which side is Nazier. So, in the interest of accuracy, and with apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, here’s a series of hints that should help to answer that question.
You might be a Nazi if ï¿½
* your idea of patriotism is a fanatical devotion to the individual who leads your political party.
* your party aligns itself with, and secures taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, a blatantly racist and anti-Semitic organization whose founder, Margaret Sanger, devoted herself to the eradication of “human weeds.”
* you use the power of the presidency to take over a car company, fire its CEO, and set out on a campaign to destroy one of its competitors.
* you issue a report, in the name of national security, that characterizes practically everybody who disagrees with your policies as dangerous extremists who threaten the homeland.
* you believe that the government is responsible for the health of its citizens, and therefore should deter people from eating certain foods through punitive taxation, and government harassment of the producers and sellers of those foods.
* you’d like to ban the private ownership of firearms.
* you say that the biggest regret of your Senate career was that you voted in favor of preventing Terri Schiavo from being euthanized.
* you dictate to your countrymen such things as the mileage of their cars and the capacity of their toilet tanks, in the name of efficiency.
* you do everything you can to keep children trapped in government-run schools, where, not coincidentally, they are indoctrinated with your political beliefs.
* you are in favor of human cloning.
* you have appointed an unaccountable quasi-cabinet member you refer to as the “pay czar” — which is ironically less totalitarian-sounding than his official title, “Special Master of Compensation.”
* you plan to raise a “volunteer” civilian corps, equal in size and funding to the armed forces, and you hope to compel this voluntarism as a condition of the disbursement of student loans.
* you have seized monopolistic control of the student loan system on behalf of the federal government.
* you have appointed a “science czar” who once co-authored a book that proposed the creation of a “planetary regime” that “might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region,” and “would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.”
* you regularly summon corporate executives before Congress and, without accusing them of any legal wrongdoing, you scold them over their profits and their compensation packages.
* you think Sarah Palin’s handicapped son should not have been born.
* you cannot tolerate being in the same house with a bust of Winston Churchill.
* you’ve signed a non-aggression pact with the Russians, which isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.
* you become infinitely angrier at Jews for building homes than you’ve ever gotten at Muslim terrorists for blowing innocent people to bits.
It should come as no surprise that President Obama and the Democrats have so much in common with the Nazis, since “Nazi” is short for the “National Socialist” Party. It makes no sense for them to liken that party to conservative Republicans, whom they often criticize for their trust in the free market and their mistrust of big government. That they would do so, and thus invite far more valid criticisms of themselves, goes to show one more thing that Democrats and Nazis have in common. They aren’t nearly as brilliant as they think they are.
Daniel Clark is a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.
Daniel Clark is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author and editor of a web publication called The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press, where he also publishes a seasonal sports digest as The College Football Czar.