Nazism may have been an ideology to which the United States was — and to which the president is — implacably opposed, but it is hardly “senseless.” By the early 1930s, the Nazi party had hundreds of thousands of devoted members and repeatedly attracted a third of the votes in German elections; its political leaders campaigned on a platform comprising 25 non-senseless points, including the “unification of all Germans,” a demand for “land and territory for the sustenance of our people,” and an assertion that “no Jew can be a member of the race.” Suffice it to say, many sensible Germans were persuaded. (here)
No words… I just don’t get the kind of contrarianism going on…
You do get the point right…. suddenly, Nazism was sensical… Conservatives use the reductio ad Hitlerum non-stop to compare everything the President does to Nazism and now this?
- On ‘Senseless’ Violence (nationalreview.com)
- National Review: Say What You Like About the Tenets of National Socialism. Dude, at Least It’s an Ethos! (delong.typepad.com)
- National Review outraged that Obama called Holocaust ‘senseless violence’ (dailykos.com)
- The National Review Complains That Obama Was Too Hard On Nazis (addictinginfo.org)