Hitler slaughtered millions of innocents.
Donald Trump builds golf courses.
Ergo Trump is Hitler.
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It happens every election. The Democrats compare the Republican candidate to Hitler. They’ve been doing it since at least 1968 when leftist Gore Vidal dropped the comparison during his public debates with conservative William F. Buckley.
This year the left is particularly eager to use the disgusting tactic.
They fear Donald Trump and have nothing to show for the last seven years except pain, riots, poverty and destruction.
Columnist Leonard Pitts compared Trump to Hitler for at least the second time this weekend.
He wants to make sure the label sticks.
From The Miami Herald:
Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. I likened Ryan to Franz von Papen, a German politician who helped Adolf Hitler rise to power under the naive delusion that he could control him.
A handful of Trump fans found that. as one put it, “a bit of a stretch.” One guy expressed his skepticism through the time-honored expedient of the triple punctuation mark: “Hitler???”
Not that their dubiousness is unreasonable. In recent years, Hitler and the Holocaust have popped up in political debate as routinely as dandelions on the lawn. One man said having to tack a “No Smoking” sign on his building was like being a Jew forced to wear a yellow star; another claimed popular anger over the excesses of the rich was reminiscent of Kristallnacht.
Almost by definition, Hitler and Holocaust comparisons trivialize that era and reveal the ignorant insensitivity of those who make them. But the key word there is, almost.
Because for the record, I’m not the only one who sees the shadow of Germany in the 1930s over America in the 2010s. Once again, a clownish demagogue bestrides the political landscape, demonizing vulnerable peoples, bullying opponents, encouraging violence, offering simplistic, strongman solutions to difficult and complex problems, and men and women who bear more moral authority on this subject than I ever could see something chilling and familiar in him.