Friday, January 21, 2011

Nazis in the House? Again???

We're gonna keep hammering on the issue of civility until you clowns get it right.

Occasionally, Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's The Daily Show could almost pass for a purveyor of serious news analysis. A certain congressman, within a week of an impassioned call for civility, compared Republicans to Nazis. Apparently that means anyone who looks or (in certain people's opinions) acts a little stiff or closed-minded, or simply puts a little too much starch in their button-down collars. That is why the term gets knocked around a lot by the same intelligensia which, if they really knew what National Socialism stood for in the 1930s and 1940s, would probably experience a conversion on such things as abortion, socialized medicine -- hell, socialized damn-near-anything!

Oh, and maybe even saying mean things about Jews.

Stewart himself probably doesn't know that, but he knows a cliché when he hears one. That is why we're indulging him again. Can we help it if the guy makes sense once in a while? (CONTENT ADVISIORY: Language.)

As a bonus, here is a sample of correspondence from Congressman Steve Cohen, Democrat of Tennessee, known by Iowahawk as "America's most dynamic metaphorist."

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