So Democrats Are Like Nazis, Nazis Who Fuck Dogs:
The fatal flaw, which should have been mentioned a long, long time ago, in Dick Cheney's formulation that American soldiers would be "greeted as liberators" in Iraq is this: back in World War II, the famous images of American soldiers being showered with flowers, candies, and pussy are from France. Now, if you paid any attention in history class, children, France, a sovereign nation, had been invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany in 1940 in an effort to extend the Third Reich throughout Europe. When, in 1944, American troops defeated the Germans there and forced them to withdraw from France, the nation of France was returned from its outside occupiers to the French people, and thus the French were understandably jubilant. When the United States invaded Iraq to "liberate" it, the situation was not, in the least, analogous, in part because Saddam Hussein was an Iraqi. Was a dictator toppled? Sure. But no occupying power was ejected from the country. And there was no previous state apparatus to return to. Only chaos, motherfuckers, only chaos. And, well, shit, occupation.
So, like, Senator Rick Santorum, representing the batshit insane people of Pennsylvania, he of the famous "fags-and-dog-fuckers-are-the-same" line (or words to that effect), took to the Senate floor yesterday, and vomited out that Democrats using the filibuster rule to block extreme judicial nominees is "the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.'" Left Blogsylvania naturally exploded, and why not, since Santorum had so recently condemned Robert Byrd for simply invoking policies of Hitler in a debate over the filibuster rules in March.
Santorum directly compared Democrats to Adolf Hitler (and if you watch the video of Santorum speaking, you can feel the chill as you watch his dead eyes and realize that there is an extremely stupid man flailing about, trying for the life of himself to be relevant). Byrd was offering a warning about unchecked single party rule:
"Witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends. Historian Alan Bullock writes that Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law. Hitler needed a two-thirds vote to pass that law, and he cajoled his opposition in the Reichstag to support it. Bullock writes that 'Hitler was prepared to promise anything to get his bill through, with the appearances of legality preserved intact.' And he succeeded.
"'Hitler's originality lay in his realization that effective revolutions, in modern conditions, are carried out with, and not against, the power of the State: the correct order of events was first to secure access to that power and then begin his revolution. Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.'
"That is what the nuclear option seeks to do to rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate."
You notice that subtle difference? Byrd is saying that the will to unobstructed power is the path to tyranny. Santorum said Democrats are like Hitler. Byrd is using history to create context and signal a threat. Santorum is saying that to use rules to block a few extremist judges is like taking over a country and deserving a bombing from other countries.
To extend Santorum's "logic," one would have to say that any time a country takes over a sovereign nation, that country should not be suprised if others want to attack it. Huh. So, like, say, the United States invaded and took over, say, Iraq, and, say, Jordanians or Syrians or Saudis, in "collaboration" with Iraqi insurgents, start to blow shit up, the U.S. would be foolish, like Hitler in Paris, to say, "How dare you bomb me. This nation is mine."
Or maybe one could say that if the leader of one's party creates a trumped-up threat as a pretense to invade and occupy another nation, like, say, Hitler with Poland or, say, Bush with Iraq, one would be best not to mention Hitler or Nazi Germany at all.
Or maybe we could just say this: Fuck Rick Santorum, the dim-witted savage who forced his living children to fondle a prematurely born dead fetus that was supposed to be Santorum spawn number 4. He's merely the loudest virus in the disease of the body politic, a tick on the American vein that needs to be yanked off and popped.