Those oh-so-sophisticated Democrats!

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S.C. Dem. Chair Compares GOP Gov. to Hitler’s Mistress

11:43 AM, Sep 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER

South Carolina Democratic chairman Dick Harpootlian compared his state’s Republican female governor, Nikki Haley, to Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun this morning at a breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina.

South Carolina’s the State reports:

S.C. Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian, never a loss for a quick quip, tossed a few stinging one-liners at the Wednesday delegation breakfast.

On Gov. Nikki Haley participating in daily news briefings in a basement studio at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: “She was down in the bunker a la Eva Braun.”

Braun, along with her lover Adolf Hitler, committed suicide in a bunker as World War II was coming to an end.

The comparisons of Nazis and Hitler to the Republicans seems to be an emerging theme from this Democratic convention. Yesterday, a top Democratic delegate from Kansas compared Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to Hitler. The day before, a Democratic delegate from California compared Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels.

Comedy gold. Maybe, just maybe, if the Democrats had an actual record of achievement on which they could run, they’d dispense with the Nazi comparisons. Their biggest problem is that that is all they have.

10 Comments

  1. Anecdotal, therefore meaningless.

    You’re really scratching for an issue in desperation, aren’t you Mr Editor.

    But I don’t really blame you, after that mostly lily white male catastrophe that happened last week put on by your unrepresentative party.

    The combination of Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama have already assured President Obama of a second term, assuming that we can overcome the Citizens’ United and voter suppression which your formerly grand old party have thrown up against us.

    And we have not even had the speech of President Obama yet to provide a contrast to that piece last week which Romney faked his way through.

    So your party ought to begin to strategize your behavior for the next four years, because the unpatriotic/sore-loser obfuscation/do-nothing approach should no longer be a choice, assuming you folks have learned your lesson.

  2. WW wrote:

    So your party ought to begin to strategize your behavior for the next four years, because the unpatriotic/sore-loser obfuscation/do-nothing approach should no longer be a choice, assuming you folks have learned your lesson.

    If President Obama is re-elected, our strategy is clear: since Republicans will still control the House of Representatives, and will probably control the Senate as well, we should pass our own budgets, and not what the President wants, cut spending drastically, refuse to pass any enabling legislation that ObaminableCare needs, and block all of his judicial nominations. We should do everything possible to prevent further leftward movement of our government and marginalize the President as much as is constitutionally possible.

  3. Right, that is tantamount to a declaration of war by Republicans on most Americans.

    If Republicans do that, the election of 2014 will finish you radicals off once and for all! I like to think there are more intelligent, reasonable, and patriotic Republicans still left who will have some influence.

  4. Are not our Representatives independently elected officials? Are they somehow subject to the authority of the President and obliged to vote as he instructs, or do they have the independent authority to vote as they told their constituents they would vote?

    Perhaps you think that this is Venezuela, where the President can rule by decree?

    Cutting spending drastically is necessary for the survival of our republic, to prevent the economic collapse that decades of liberal spending policies have brought to our doorstep, the economic collapse that has already hit Greece and threatens other democratic European countries.

    It is said that, in our system, the President proposes and teh Congress disposes; I would like to see the Congress dispose of President Obama’s agenda as completely as possible.

  5. “Are not our Representatives independently elected officials? “

    No, actually they are not. 90% of the Congressional Districts are drawn by gerrymandering, hardly independently. This is one of the great problems of our so-called democratic processes. The electoral college is another. The filibuster is one more. Voter suppression is another, an new on brought on by radical Republicans who are unwilling to honor democratic processes when they are not in their favor.

    “Perhaps you think that this is Venezuela, where the President can rule by decree?”

    I do not want any President to rule by decree, but when you Republicans create a dysfunctional Congress, and a politically corrupted SCOTUS, the only representative government left is our POTUS. What is he to do? Your party is trying mighty hard to set us up as a plutarchy, one in which the wealthy are powerful enough to control our government. This should alarm you, Mr Editor. But it does not, as you encourage this movement toward a Republican based plutarchy considering the policies and leaders you currently support.

    “Cutting spending drastically is necessary for the survival of our republic, to prevent the economic collapse that decades of liberal spending policies have brought to our doorstep, the economic collapse that has already hit Greece and threatens other democratic European countries.”

    Doing this will have us going the route of the UK, resulting in decreasing GDP, increasing debt, increasing unemployment, and increased social unrest. We are not Greece, not even close, but you would have us think otherwise of ourselves. Simply put, as I’ve said before, we need to gradually increase taxes, and increase stimulus to create jobs, and gradually reduce spending by becoming more efficient in what we do. We need none of this “drastic” stuff you favor, else recession, as in the Euro countries. Don’t you see this, Mr Editor?

    “It is said that, in our system, the President proposes and teh Congress disposes; I would like to see the Congress dispose of President Obama’s agenda as completely as possible.”

    That is radical and stupid, Mr Editor. Drastic changes like you favor produce a plethora of unintended consequences and hardships, again as in the UK. There are better ways, as already discussed.

  6. I do not want any President to rule by decree, but when you Republicans create a dysfunctional Congress, and a politically corrupted SCOTUS, the only representative government left is our POTUS.

    This dangerous line of thinking will lead to just what Dana suggested, a Chavez like quasi dictatorship. Just because you hate Republicans doesn’t make the current Congress any less legitimate, they were duly elected by the people just like all the previous ones. And your hatred of Republicans means you now hate the Supreme court, never mind it just upheld Obamacare thanks to that turncoat, Roberts. Indeed, Perry, you seem consumed with hate for your political opponents.

  7. Doing this will have us going the route of the UK

    Better that than Greece. Indeed, the UK has chosen its present path precisely because they’ve seen what happened in Greece and don’t want to follow their example.

  8. Right, that is tantamount to a declaration of war by Republicans on most Americans.

    The Left has declared war on America. Why should we not fight back?

  9. Since “most Americans” stand fully opposed to Obama and Perry’s agenda, the Republican Party cannot be at war with “most Americans” since the Republican Party and “most Americans” hold the same positions.

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