Conservative Hypocrisy? No One Could Have Anticipated…

2 comments June 24th, 2010at 11:33am Posted by Eli

This is great.  Nitpicker collects a whole bunch of National Review quotes full of outrage against MoveOn for comparing Bush to Hitler (and by MoveOn, of course we mean a couple of anonymous make-your-own-campaign-ad contestants whose entries were taken down as soon as MoveOn became aware of them).  My personal favorite is by the guy who wrote that book about how liberals are just like Hitler:

…in polite and supposedly sophisticated circles in America today it is acceptable to say George Bush is akin to a Nazi and that America is becoming Nazi-like. Indeed, in certain corners of the globe to disagree with this assertion is the more outlandish position than to agree with it.


I don’t say this because I feel a passionate need to defend George Bush. I would make the exact same points if Al Gore were president. I would make the exact same points if anybody running for the Democratic nomination were president. This has nothing to do with partisanship. It has to do with the fact that such comparisons are slanderous to the United States and historical truth and amount to Holocaust denial. When you say that anything George Bush has done is akin to what Hitler did, you make the Holocaust into nothing more than an example of partisan excess.

That’s awesome.  As Nitpicker points out not only has Jonah not “[made] the exact same points” now that his fellow conservatives are comparing Obama to Hitler, but he wrote an entire book that does exactly what he claims to find so nonpartisanly despicable.  I can’t wait to see Jonah’s incoherent and snotty rationalization of his epic hypocrisy, but I probably never will.

Entry Filed under: Media,Obama,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


  • 1. Charles  |  June 27th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Go easy, Eli. If they didn’t have hypocrisy, what would they have?

    Besides truckloads of money, a subservient media, and most of the corrupt sitting judges, I mean.

    It’s a wonder they even get a word in edgewise in the national conversation.

  • 2. Eli  |  June 27th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Well, when you put it like that, I guess it does sound kind of unfair…

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