Thursday, September 28, 2006

Santorum: Nazi Comparison? I'm Shocked!

"Senator Byrd's inappropriate remarks comparing his Republican colleagues with Nazis are inexcusable. . . . These comments lessen the credibility of the senator and the decorum of the Senate. He should retract his statement and ask for pardon."
--Sen. Rick Santorum, March 2, 2005, on the Senate Floor.


"The audacity of some members to stand up and say 'How dare you break this rule' . . . . It's the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.' "
--Sen. Rick Santorum, May 19, 2005, on the Senate Floor.


(h/t to Dad's Day Off for the image)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok. Let's see.

Said incident occurred 18 months ago.

Said incident never actually called or compared anyone to Nazis. If you read the quote that's pretty clear.

Regardless, said Senator apologized for his remarks.

NEXT!

r Moshki said...

When ar a loss, compare your openents/enemies with Hitler.

Flush Flim-flam-Baugh wrote the book on it: "Feminazis, anti-smoking nazis," etc.

A Big Fat Slob said...

Anon.

You are correct. He never compare the Democrats to Nazis -- he said they were like Hitler. A distinction in which I am still digging to find the difference.

And yes, he apologized, as did Byrd.

But the point remains, and remains missed -- Santorum's continuing hypocrisy, cynicism, and insincerity.

If he held his outrage against Byrd in his heart, it would have been imposible for him to have made the very same comparison only a few days later -- it would have been out of his character. As it was, it was all too within the character of this professional pretender of outrage.

He is a fraud and we in Pennsylvania have grown tired of his act. He'll soon be sent home to Virginia.