Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ellison's got a fever... and the only cure is more cowbell

The New York Post describes a fair level of Congressional outrage over Rep. Keith Ellison's remarks comparing Bush to (who else?) Adolf Hitler:

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the lone Muslim lawmaker in the House, compared the [9/11] attacks to the burning of the German Reichstag, or parliament, in 1933 - noting that the fire put Hitler "in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."

The remarks - which closely mirror the propaganda of fringe 9/11 conspiracy groups - drew sharp rebukes from several of Ellison's House colleagues. "I disagree with President Bush on many things, but comparing him to Hitler is outrageous," fumed Rep. Elliot Engel (D-Bronx). "I think these conspiracy theories about 9/11 are off the wall."

Reps. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.) and Eric Cantor (R-Va.) wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying it was "intolerable that a Member of the United States Congress would choose to exploit the worst attack on American soil as a means of political rhetoric."

Ellison told The Post yesterday, "I have nothing to say about that."

That's a bold apology, Keith.

Meanwhile, Don Surber offers his comparison:

1. Hitler was an articulate and dynamic speaker. Lefties mock the way Bush says “nuclear.”
2. Hitler was a decorated combat veteran. Lefties call Bush a chickenhawk.
3. Hitler’s people set fire to the Reichstag to seize power. Lefties pretend Bush had something to do with 9/11.
4. Leni Riefenstahl paid tribute to Hitler in the film, “Triumph of the Will.” Michael Moore mocked Bush in “Fahrenheit 911.”
5. Hitler was a best-selling author who wrote, “Mein Kampf.” Bush was mocked for reading, “My Pet Goat...”

Read it all.

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