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1 cinesimon  Mon, Jun 24, 2013 4:24:06pm

Same old same old. If a right winger doesn’t agree with something, then he(and occasionally she), considers it the height of intellectual argument to compare it to an monstrous figure or policy from history . Nazis & Hitler, Mao, Stalin, slavery and segregation - among others.
No honest, substantive attempt is made to justify their bizarre & childish smear - they simply think it’s self evident, and there’s no need to explain what the hell it is that they mean. They really do think that.

Yes, Bush & Cheney were compared to Hitler by a vocal minority of Democrats and liberals. Here, also, is a very common practice amongst self-described ‘conservatives’: the ‘Jimmy did it too, mommy!’ defense.
But here’s the thing: there really is a substantive case for that comparison: Bush invaded Iraq based on dishonesty, ego and a conviction of religious superiority. Not unlike Hitler’s invasion of Poland.

2 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jun 24, 2013 5:14:31pm
There is no principled distinction between the University’s assertion that diversity yields educational benefits and the segregationists’ assertion that segregation yielded those same benefits…

Unbelievable. And disgusting. And incredibly disturbing that someone who could write that sits on the highest court in the country.

3 Skip Intro  Mon, Jun 24, 2013 5:44:55pm

Pierce left out the preceding paragraph of of Thomas’ rant, where he compared Affirmative Action to slavery.

4 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Tue, Jun 25, 2013 2:26:58am

re: #2 Talking Point Detective

Unbelievable. And disgusting. And incredibly disturbing that someone who could write that sits on the highest court in the country.

Thomas’s background is actually interesting in this regard. After he got out of law school, with an amazingly good record, he had a lot of trouble getting jobs because, he felt, people assumed he was an affirmative action student.

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