Stewart blasts Cohen for Nazi comparison

posted at 12:55 pm on January 21, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Jon Stewart gave Steve Cohen a lesson in rhetoric and in hyperbole last night in condemning the Tennessee Democrat’s use of a Nazi analogy to attack Republicans on the floor of the House this week. Stewart demolishes Cohen’s argument that lying somehow equates to Nazi propaganda, pointing out that lying isn’t what made the Nazis Nazis. In a hilarious five-minute riff, Stewart also blasts Cohen for his non-apology apology, offered yesterday in an attempt to defuse the situation after some of his colleagues refused to defend Cohen’s unhinged rant (via The Right Scoop):

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Meanwhile, Fox had a discussion on the topic of Democratic civility with Steve Hays, Charles Krauthammer, and NPR’s Mara Liasson:


Liasson says that she tunes out anyone who uses Nazis as a comparison to anything not related to genocide, and that’s probably a good rule of thumb. But Krauthammer points out that Democrats’ “hate speech”, in a literal sense, never got the media finger-wagging that they insist on delivering now. Chris Wallace then notes that a progressive group has scheduled a protest against a Wal-Mart developer and used the dreaded cross-hairs symbol for their flyer:

Hayes calls all of the above part of the double standard of the mainstream media. Stewart, at least last night, didn’t buy into it. Good for him.


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Stewart uses his tirade against Cohen as a vehicle to promote the idea that the Republicans are lairs about ObamaCare.

I am surprised that you fell for this Ed.

IronDioPriest on January 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Krauthammer points out that Democrats’ “hate speech”, in a literal sense, never got the media finger-wagging that they insist on delivering now

Well there’s a difference between some idiot among Democrats who no one outside of TN has ever heard of and a high-standing, widely followed leader of the right, like Glenn Beck, who pulls out the Nazi card every week. Not sure how you can see parity between those two.

bayam on January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Yup,toneing down the Rhetric!!

canopfor on January 21, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Occasionally, Stewart is incredibly funny.

percysunshine on January 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM

This would all be resolved with temporary(wink, wink) restriction of semi-auto pistol mags to 5 rounds. There,..I said it.

a capella on January 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Our generations Edward R Murrow. Sad, but strangely true?

portlandon on January 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Stewart uses his tirade against Cohen as a vehicle to promote the idea that the Republicans are lairs about ObamaCare.

IronDioPriest on January 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM

At no point does he affirm Cohen’s view that Republicans are liars, only the possibility that they may be liars. Geez, give the guy credit where credit is due. He’s been more and more objective lately.

MadisonConservative on January 21, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Liasson says that she tunes out anyone who uses Nazis as a comparison to anything not related to genocide, and that’s probably a good rule of thumb.

It’s actually pretty dumb to do that because the Nazis did many other things besides genocide, and we shouldn’t ignore all of that instructive history because most people don’t know squat about Nazis.

But having said that, Nazi comparisons are usually not useful no matter how accurate they are because people like Liasson will ignore them and insist that the only thing Nazis did was genocide.

If you want an example of a militarily weak totalitarian country getting its way through through intimidation, find another comparison I guess. No more Chamberlain metaphors people!

forest on January 21, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Thanks for nothing, Stewart.

Eren on January 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Representative Steve Cohen: vanguard for the new civility.

kingsjester on January 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Come, come now, dear righty wingnuts.

The Wal-Mart protest flyer does not contain an image of crosshairs. That’s a depiction of the sun, with the concentric lines and crossing perpendicular lines merely representing the sun’s bright, happy brilliance, that’s all.

You folks are much, much too sensitive. But, then again, if you filthy lying Nazi Commie Pol-Potheads would simply shut your mouths and maybe curl up and die while you’re at it, we peaceful and trustworthy progressives could get some good done for this country.

/Steve Cohen celebrity impersonation by FlameWarrior

FlameWarrior on January 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Good to know I am not a Nazi but still a lying liar, thanks for that Stewart. Guys like Cohen are exactly how Obama gets a bump in the polling. Stewart makes a parody of him and the left seem so much more centrist.

fourdeucer on January 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM

bayam on January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Even if it were true about Beck, which it’s not, Cohen is an elected Congressman who represents all Americans, Beck is a pundit with no political power over any of us.

I’m not sure if you’re trying to be a retard or if you actually are one.

Bishop on January 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Pretty funny.

I didn’t get the impression he was promoting anything other than to stop being a hypocrite and using hyperbole. At the end of the clip he even intimates that people who act like Cohen could be considered Nazis. Using their own rhetoric against them. Clever and funny at parts, which is when Stewart is at his best. When he’s spinning the lefty gears… not so much.

ConDem on January 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Liberals have a long track-record of this Nazi nonsense!

From Rush Limbaugh TV Show,Sam Gibbons(D)says,your a

“dictators” and saying, “I had to fight you guys 50 years ago.”

Comes in at (1:54 minute mark)

Rush Limbaugh TV- Democrats Freak Out After ’94 Landslide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo4mXkKQLjQ
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Congressman, “Father of USF” and Tampa legend Sam Gibbons turns 90
——–
I ask about my favorite Sam Gibbons story, born of frustration but making for great theater. In 1995, Congress was talking Medicare reform. Gibbons had taken the proposal home to study, folding over pages where he had concerns. By the end of the weekend, many, many pages were dog-eared.

But debate on the issue was cut off — “a very unkind thing,” he says — and cameras caught the scene after he left the room calling the other side “dictators” and saying, “I had to fight you guys 50 years ago.”

He says now he couldn’t come up with anything more intelligent at the moment, and smiles when he denies any actual yanking of a Republican necktie. The feisty ranking Democrat, CNN called him.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/congressman-father-of-usf-and-tampa-legend-sam-gibbons-turns-90/1066611

canopfor on January 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM

So they want to censor us , like the nazis.

the_nile on January 21, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Hey, why don’t Leftists ever use analogies from Stalin or Mao?

They were Statists just like the National Socialist German Worker’s Party, so why don’t they ever throw out those insults?

Chip on January 21, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Demonization of the Right,while running the narrative of
holier-than-thou,while they Rhetric-Full-Speed-Ahead,while
the MSM,paints them as angels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on January 21, 2011 at 1:20 PM

bayam on January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Beck uses people’s own words against them, or the words of the people they claim to admire and study against them. He doesn’t just point to Obama or the Dems and call them Nazis. There is a difference.

Except for Woodrow Wilson, he clearly hates him, but considering how Wilson was a racist, shouldn’t the left hate him as well?

Daemonocracy on January 21, 2011 at 1:21 PM

At no point does he affirm Cohen’s view that Republicans are liars, only the possibility that they may be liars. Geez, give the guy credit where credit is due. He’s been more and more objective lately.

MadisonConservative on January 21, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Yeah you are right, on second listen, he just said we may be liars.

fourdeucer on January 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Occasionally, Stewart is incredibly funny.
percysunshine on January 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Stewart is an eternal rectal polyp.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM

I may be wrong hear but it seems like some commenter may have select hearing loss. Jon Stewart clearly said you may be right about the Republicans lying … no where in his monologue did he take a position either way. Now I am not a big Stewart fan but his monologues lately have been funny, sharp witted and pretty balanced on the political scale. But thewn that is just one homo sapiens opinion.

JKotthoff on January 21, 2011 at 1:30 PM

You folks are much, much too sensitive. But, then again, if you filthy lying Nazi Commie Pol-Potheads would simply shut your mouths and maybe curl up and die while you’re at it, we peaceful and trustworthy progressives could get some good done for this country.

/Steve Cohen celebrity impersonation by FlameWarrior

FlameWarrior on January 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Very good Comrade!

These con wingnuts need to let their betters run their lives for them, after all we we’re way so smarter than them and all they want to do is speak their minds play with their silly guns.

Speaking of which, they really do need to just let set up a trade-in program of their scary gun with clips that hold waaaay to many bullets and exchange them for some nice safe one-shot flintlocks, nerf batons, whichever we think they Need.

/Steve Cohen celebrity impersonation by Chip

Chip on January 21, 2011 at 1:32 PM

I am surprised that you fell for this Ed.
IronDioPriest on January 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Yeah.
I understand Allahpundit’s partiality to this smarmy, unfunny creep given his pseudo hip Manhattanite sensibilities but I am surprised as well at Ed’s gullibility here.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I saw this earlier this morning,ahem,
remember the Gestopo guy,from Raiders
of the Lost Ark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Separated at Birth: Nazi/Nazi Hunter Edition
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Separated at birth: Nazi hunting Democrat Rep. from Tennessee Steve Cohen, and Major Arnold Toht, the evil SS agent from Raiders of the Lost Ark:

http://dougpowers.com/2011/01/20/separated-at-birth-nazinazi-hunter-edition/

canopfor on January 21, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Well there’s a difference between some idiot among Democrats who no one outside of TN has ever heard of and a high-standing, widely followed leader of the right, like Glenn Beck, who pulls out the Nazi card every week. Not sure how you can see parity between those two.

bayam on January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Let me see if I can help. First its obvious that you don’t watch Beck because if you did you would know how far from the truth your statement is. Secondly Beck is a commentator on “cable tv”, not a paid federal employee. You do know that one has to pay for cable tv right? You also know that the Congressman is paid with “our” tax dollars and needs to remember that before inserting his foot in his mouth. I must admit though, this will make a great campaign commercial for his Republican or Independent replacement in two years.

And just for clarification you’re the only one making a comparison (parity) between Beck and Cohen, nice try.

The truth is that no one on the left had a problem with civil discourse before say, November of last year. Pretty much says it all right there.

New Patriot on January 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Did anyone else notice that the clip Jon Stewart showed of the ranting Cohen was edited so that it left out the words that I set off in bold below:

“You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing.”

Was Stewart trying to avoid showing that Palin actually used the term “blood libel” correctly, and that Cohen was perhaps using that term too broadly?

Ira on January 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Liasson says that she tunes out anyone who uses Nazis as a comparison to anything not related to genocide, and that’s probably a good rule of thumb.

I beg to differ. The Nazis were much more than just the perpetrators of the Holocaust – everything about them was evil, and we can learn much about how liberal politicians operate if we learn these well.

The Nazis were but one example of evil, ruthless fascists. The Holocaust is just one (many would say “natural”) outcome of that hideous political ideology, due to its anti-Semitism and Superman eugenics stance, coupled with their fierce nationalistic and militaristic foundation. If we forget what else they did – the were Socialists, after all – then we will not learn all the lessons that these failed totalitarian states hold for us (remember Mussolini and Tojo, even Franco to a lesser degree).

Hugo Chavez is able to do what he has done for a number of reasons, one of which is that the evils of fascist totalitarian political ideology is not taught sufficiently – often there is an over-emphasis on the Holocaust and its horrors, without examining the underlying toxic ideology.

Remember: the Holocaust could happen in ANY totalitarian regime, and has in all Communist regimes. A fantastic book which covers this, and relates fascism to liberals is Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism.

Your rather flippant statement, agreeing with this moronic NPR hack, is encouraging us to not learn ALL the lessons history has for us. The old saw is true: if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.

DINORight on January 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Ira on January 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Good catch!!

New Patriot on January 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Liasson says that she tunes out anyone who uses Nazis as a comparison to anything not related to genocide, and that’s probably a good rule of thumb.

Another problem with Liasson’s rule of thumb: Cohen’s statement did have to do with genocide. He directly compared the Republicans’ statements about a healthcare to the Holocaust. This made his statement even more invalid, not less so.

forest on January 21, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I’m not sure if you’re trying to be a retard or if you actually are one.

Bishop on January 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM

That’s rhetorical….right??

BigWyo on January 21, 2011 at 1:44 PM

This is what the left aims for. Period.

Civility for thee…to benefit thier narcissistic charlatan prince and his horse.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

I’m not a Jon Stewart fan, but I did laugh at the marching, brown shirt, and baby analogies.

Rose on January 21, 2011 at 1:53 PM

F Stewart and F the Daily Show. I picked up one of their “comedy” books (one of which I believe is a text used in schools) and opened to a random page. Lo and behold, it’s a page with their “guide to Christianity” in a section on World Religions. On the same page as Jesus is a picture of Hitler, which is also supposed to represent Christianity. F them with a pineapple.

The Mega Independent on January 21, 2011 at 1:53 PM

The truth is that no one on the left had a problem with civil discourse before say, November of last year. Pretty much says it all right there.

New Patriot on January 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM

They can dish it, just not take it. It’s also a big distraction from the meager economic and financial facts.

The fools are the U.S.American people who fall for it. May all the media who live in O’s anus suffocate in there. They are professional derelicts.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM

That was pretty awesome.

John the Libertarian on January 21, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Mr. Hays’ observation that talk of “civility” surfaces when conservatives/Republicans are on the ascendent is telling. “Civility”, in my Berlitz lefty totalitarian/common citizen phrasebook translates to “shut up, wingnut!”.

As Rush and others have pointed out, lefty totalitarians can’t explain their through-the-looking-glass notions, and so quickly attempt to close down any discussion. Worked with Trotsky…with Zinoviev…with Bukharin…n’cest pas?

Another fundamental thing in today’s talk of “civility” as a speech chiller involves the self-image of the parties involved. Lefties all want to be the guys on the barricades, waving their flags passionately, a’ la 1848…or they want to be standing in the Studebaker next to Fidel, motoring into Havana as Batista jets to Miama (or Paris or whatever).

Conservatives, today at least, all want to be Ronald Reagan…if there’s any “all” that can ever be applied to today’s conservatives, a disparate lot. Ronald Reagan was ever the civil guy…inviting you to go to Hell, his tone making you look forward to the trip.

…so, they chill free speech by calling conservatives rude…because it works! Conservatives don’t want to be seen as rude…or coarse…or juvenile. They want to be seen, ideally, as if they’re waiting for the sculptor to arrive to measure them for a profile on a coin.

“It’s the dime for you, Mr. Pawlenty. Excellent choice.”

Puritan1648 on January 21, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Mara says the civility lasted about a week. She must have been in a coma that week. The civility lasted for a few seconds after the shooting – the time it took leftists to start blogging, writing, and broadcasting their blood libel.

RINO in Name Only on January 21, 2011 at 2:03 PM

…another observation:

Apparently the lefty totalitarians miss Alan Grayson so much that they’ve now designated another of their number to take his place.

Separation anxiety sets in quickly, apparently.

Can’t be without a self-righteous bomb-thrower, I guess.

Puritan1648 on January 21, 2011 at 2:04 PM

No, no, no Republicans aren’t Nazis. That’s crazy. Republicans are just lying a**hole doucheba*gs.

And we’re supposed to praise Stewart for this?

angryed on January 21, 2011 at 2:07 PM

angryed on January 21, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Was I sleeping through a minute or so of that vid? Because, and I don’t consider myself a Jon Stewart fan by a long shot, he never said that. He simply said “call them douchebags and a**holes if you like, or assbags and doucheholes” instead of resorting to Nazi analogies.

Ryan Anthony on January 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Stewart uses his tirade against Cohen as a vehicle to promote the idea that the Republicans are lairs about ObamaCare.

I am surprised that you fell for this Ed.

IronDioPriest on January 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM

A liberal like Stewart is never going to actually give Republicans a fair hearing so we can take that as given without “falling for” anything. Where Stewart deserves credit is in actually calling Cohen out for being such an incredible a-hole. I didn’t expect that from Stewart so… good for him.

Having said that, I still think Stewart is a smug liberal clown. But I repeat myself.

landshark on January 21, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Call me simple-minded, but on the whole, I thought that Stewart was spot on about Cohen. I don’t care what Stewart personally believes, but at least in this case, he was intellectually honest enough to call out the jerk of the hour.

And isn’t that what we want in the first place when discussing topics that are not universally agreed upon?

itzWicks on January 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Stewart uses his tirade against Cohen as a vehicle to promote the idea that the Republicans are lairs about ObamaCare.

I am surprised that you fell for this Ed.

IronDioPriest on January 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Of course. But I’m not surprised. The Left has their viciousness, and the Right has their cluelessness. And the dance goes on. We’re supposed to be grateful they’re only implicitly smearing us for one thing rather than explictly attacking us for another.

Two things you will NEVER get from the Left: equability and honesty. To a Leftist, every moment of political rhetoric is an opportunity — to attack.

rrpjr on January 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Here’s a very perceptive and important take on Stewart vs. Cohen from John Nolte:
http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/jjmnolte/2011/01/21/in-which-i-defend-a-congressman-who-called-me-a-nazi-from-jon-stewart/#more-438736

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Yeah you are right, on second listen, he just said we may be liars.
fourdeucer on January 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

All propaganda is calculated to be a double-edged sword: the more insane it is, the harder it is to isolate precisely WHICH lie you want to address.

Saying that all people who oppose Socialism are “Nazis” because we are liars is like saying that we all beat our wives because we are pedophiles.

Collectivist propaganda couldn’t possibly work if it were largely accurate, but contained an occasional falsehood – that would be way too easy to dissect. That’s why every sentence that every liberal propagandist says is, by design, a snake pit of utterly asinine assumptions. It can take any rational person hours to completely unravel even a single thread from that Gordian Knot of institutional deception.

The only way to attack such rabid and gnarled hyperbole is to pick ONE of their lies at a time. Sometimes it’s hard to pry loose the single craziest and most patently hypocritical part of any given Große Lüge, but I think Stewart made the right call on this one.

Of course Stewart could just as easily have said “If you want to SAY they are liars, then just SAY they are liars,” instead of saying “maybe” people who that believe government-controlled healthcare is actually government-controlled healthcare are all liars. But Stewart sincerely believes that we are.

John Stewart may be a barking moonbat; but at least he’s a barking moonbat who hates Nazis more than he does Republicans. And that puts him head-and-shoulders above most of the liberal media.

logis on January 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM

I would like Jon to explain what he thinks is a lie.

I mean really. There has been hyperbole on both sides, but everything the Republicans have claimed can be backed up by line and page reading of the bill itself…and everything the Democrats say dissolves under the most basic examination.

You would think someone like Stewart would do a little deeper thinking and figure that out and start to make fun of the whole bill.

With cover like Stewart could provide for sensible Democrats who probably know this but can’t do anything…we could start to enact real reforms that would help the situation. But as long as the left is allowed to pretend that this bill is it… real reform is a long long way off.

Nothing helpful or real in healthcare reform can happen until honest dealers like Stewart start telling the truth about it.

Okay is this an obvious message to Jon Stewart? Yep. He said he reads Hot Air and I think he is the one guy in the entire country who could actually make progress on this.

We need to reform health care. Democrats gave it a shot and failed. And until that failure is ridiculed and put behind us no progress can be made.

Jon? What say you?

petunia on January 21, 2011 at 2:35 PM

A few years ago the mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, another Cohen, said that they should shout down their opposition until they could no longer be heard. He got re-elected a few times until he was thrown out for spending $180 million on a new high school.

pedestrian on January 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Was I sleeping through a minute or so of that vid? Because, and I don’t consider myself a Jon Stewart fan by a long shot, he never said that. He simply said “call them douchebags and a**holes if you like, or assbags and doucheholes” instead of resorting to Nazi analogies.

Ryan Anthony on January 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM

You don’t read between the lines very well.

angryed on January 21, 2011 at 2:37 PM

A few years ago the mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, another Cohen, said that they should shout down their opposition until they could no longer be heard.
pedestrian on January 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Again, that is exactly what the Brown Shirts did.

logis on January 21, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Well there’s a difference between some idiot among Democrats who no one outside of TN has ever heard of and a high-standing, widely followed leader of the right, like Glenn Beck, who pulls out the Nazi card every week. Not sure how you can see parity between those two.

bayam on January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Glenn Beck pulls the Nazi card every week? Give us one specific example.

Regardless, one is sworn to uphold the laws of our country, and one is a talking head on TV. Which one should be held to the higher standard?

hawksruleva on January 21, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Liasson says that she tunes out anyone who uses Nazis as a comparison to anything not related to genocide, and that’s probably a good rule of thumb.

Oh, right, and those Crazy Eyes never saw any labor camps or so much as heard that they even existed. Not a clue. Never thought of such a thing. Couldn’t happen. So says Crazy Eyes.

Lourdes on January 21, 2011 at 2:50 PM

A few years ago the mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, another Cohen, said that they should shout down their opposition until they could no longer be heard.
pedestrian on January 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Again, that is exactly what the Brown Shirts did.

logis on January 21, 2011 at 2:46 PM

You win the comments section, “Nail On The Head Hit” award.

Lourdes on January 21, 2011 at 2:52 PM

The actual history of the National Socialists seems doomed to be perpetually hidden from public knowledge…because it was a political party STARTED BY LEFTWING LABOR UNION MEMBERS in Berlin, or, rather, more specifically, disenfranchised “workers” (that means they were unemployed for the most part) who organized into labor unions to “ensure” they “got paid.” That means, arm-twisting. Which later led to other, more extreme forms of coercion, as we all do know by now, that last part.

Lourdes on January 21, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Indeed. Stewart has been on a roll lately.

Pablo Snooze on January 21, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Mara gets her talking points from Stewart maybe Jon should be the journalist.

Its heartening to see the astronomic hypocrisy of the left get called out.

I read so many disgusting liberal comments, that’s the sum of emotional logic, which portrays the oxy moronic left in its natural habitat, but I repeat myself.

Speakup on January 21, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Thanks. Nolte’s point is excellent. We should be defending Cohen from speech prigs like Stewart. Cohen’s hypocrisy is one thing, but he has every right to call me a Nazi.

rrpjr on January 21, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Well there’s a difference between some idiot among Democrats who no one outside of TN has ever heard of and a high-standing, widely followed leader of the right, like Glenn Beck, who pulls out the Nazi card every week. Not sure how you can see parity between those two.

bayam on January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

You think Glenn Beck has more power than Congress???? You don’t think a Congressmen’s words have power? You think a rodeo clown has more power? Your world is so mixed up… this is probably a waste of time but…

National Socialist Party… the right has been called Nazis for years. That is a huge lie. The Nazi’s were about the government controlling people, that is what the American left is all about.

And yet the lie persists, because it serves the politics of the left to label the right with the left’s own history.

Glenn Beck doesn’t try to shut up the left… in fact if the left did shut up he would have a very difficult time putting on a show.

Beck uses the left’s own words to reveal the politics of the left.

What Glenn Beck said about Nazi’s yesterday was that they actually had used an American produced propaganda manual to instruct them on how to lie.

The manual was produced by one of the leaders of the “American Progressives” of that era

Now those are verifiable historical facts… not lies.

He did not call American Progressives, Nazis. And he often says modern Progressives who laud them, don’t know their own history well enough to know the connections. If they did they may be more hesitant to claim the mantel Progressives.

I believe Beck, presumes that no American in their right mind would want to claim that history as their own… yet… people like you prove him wrong daily.

petunia on January 21, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Hitler, and Stalin two sociopaths fighting over who get to go through the dead eastern Europeans’s pockets.

Slowburn on January 21, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Your CIVILITY can KISS my TEA PARTY POSTERIOR!

Mutnodjmet on January 21, 2011 at 3:56 PM

bayam on January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Just like you, I have no idea what your talking about.

Krauthammer points out that Democrats’ “hate speech” never got the media finger-wagging.

TRUE

“there’s a difference between some idiot among Democrats no one ever heard of
and”
“high-standing, widely followed leader of the right, like Glenn Beck, who pulls out the Nazi card every week.”

Well lets see, one can write laws we all have to follow, is able to vote on laws we all have to follow, is paid by our tax dollars making him our employee.

And the other Talks on TV and Radio, can NOT write laws we all have to follow, can NOT vote on laws we all have to follow, and is not paid by our tax dollars.

DSchoen on January 21, 2011 at 4:06 PM

bayam on January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

So, I take it you’re a hardcore supporter of Emir 0Bama’s Auschwitz Memorial Healthcare Plan?

dmh0667 on January 21, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Does Mara Liasson remind anyone else of this alien head from Star Trek? http://www.flickr.com/photos/brickenrocker/2287833536/

Django on January 21, 2011 at 4:25 PM

MadisonConservative on January 21, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Jeebus, MadCon!!! Don’t you know better than to be objective??

ladyingray on January 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Occasionally, Stewart is incredibly funny.

percysunshine on January 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM

He does have some excellent joke writers, I’ll give him that.

slickwillie2001 on January 21, 2011 at 6:22 PM

I love Wal-Mart.

Observation on January 23, 2011 at 12:05 PM