Calif. Democratic Party Chair: Paul Ryan Is Like Nazi Joseph Goebbels

Locker9/03/2012 2:48:48 pm PDT

re: #6 celticdragon

If the comparison is valid, then you defeat the first part of the statement. I will agree that it is not helpful to make that connection in this case, but the “Big Lie” is actually being used with effect at this moment and the Calif Dem Chair is actually not the first person to point this out. I suspect he will not be the last either. The fact that it is being used successfully is frankly terrifying because it demonstrates that tribalism and magical thinking are trumping actual empirical facts that should be self evident.

When a polity can be manipulated in this way, bad things happen.

A said if you can analyze it… people aren’t analyzing what is being said when “Nazi” is invoked. It produced a specific reaction. You know it. He knows it. We all know it.

Find a better way to express yourself and demonstrate an idea than calling someone a Nazi.