Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What, again?

I usually had to wait two or three days, even during the Bush administration, before Republicans showed their ass. Wow, not any more. It's almost like the right wing of the GOP is streaming stupidity around the clock.

Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh reported on Obama's senior thesis, leaked to Time's Joe Klein, saying that the Constitution was flawed and didn't provide for economic freedom or the redistribution of wealth.

Except, it was a hoax, written by a self-proclaimed satirist. But that didn't stop El Rushbo from showing his ample ass. Watch this from Olbermann's show:

Yes, Rush Limbaugh has proven, once again, that Al Franken was right all along. Rush is a big fat idiot.

So, while Obama's fake senior thesis gets coverage on Rush's show, almost no one has mentioned this from Pat Buchanan.

Some of you may remember Pat's speech at the '92 Republican Convention. Michael Kinsley said at the time that he preferred the speech in its original German.

Pat has been caricatured for years like this, as an apologist for Hitler, or so I thought. Turns out, what Pat thinks about Hitler is far worse than I had imagined. Pat thinks Hitler was a dove and it was the allies who bullied us into WWII. This is from Pat's blog:

"... Because Hitler wanted to end the war in 1940, almost two years before the trains began to roll to the camps. "

That's right. Pat makes the assertion that if it hadn't been for Britain and the U.S. (for the record: Hitler declared war on us on December 12th, five days after Pearl Harbor) then those Jews would have never been sent to the camps.

The Holocaust is all our fault, see? That's Pat's position. There's more lunacy on his blog. Go read it yourself if you have the constitution for it.

And this guy is a regular on MSNBC, the liberal cable channel.

Holy fuck.


Gerard Saylor said...

I have to agree with him a little bit (without reading Buchanan's post). I think Hitler would have been happy to stop fighting the West in 1940. He already had France and the rest, why deal with the English? Stop fighting the English then so he could better prepare to invade them later. I'm betting he would have liked a little breathing room to reorganize before continuing on with plans to kill all the Jewish and Russians he could.

Dirty, filthy, rotten, stinking Nazis.

Montana said...

So Rusky does not fact check? Wow, what a surprised.

Oh, and when contronted that he was punked, he defended himself by saying "we stand by the fabricated quote because we know Obama thinks it anyway"

After so many years of mis-labeling and mis-characterizing others he gets smacked down by the NFL "Not For Limbaugh". Great job NFL.

Gary M said...

Holy shit.
What kind of bizarro world does Buchanan live in where this kind of logic passes for rational thought? Even if he were accurate and the Allies were indeed the big,bad bullies, Hitler's response in the form of the Holocaust only proves that a lasting peace with Hitler was not a possibility.
I'm surprised Buchanan even acknowledges that there was indeed a Holocaust.
What an asshat...

dean said...

Leaving Buchanan's lunacy (and Limbaugh's godawful stupidity) aside, the frantic craziness in the comment thread on Buchanan's post is... awe-inspiring.

Sometimes I think that we in the west are doing ok. We have made advancements in medicine, engineering, law... and then I read some fucking loon like Buchanan, and I remember that this nut was reasonably close to being elected President, and I despair.

How can reasonable people prevail against so much willful stupidity?

Gerard said...

I avoided the comment craziness on Buchanan's blog until Dean's above mention.

I just scanned through a few comments there by "Jason" who seems to be trying to prove that the Jews were in control of Germany and ultimately at fault for everything.

‘The one man who most embodied the potential death blow to Germany was Samuel Untermeyer. This was the culmination of a worldwide boycott of German goods led by international Jewish organizations...Hitler saw the tremendous danger posed to Germany by Communism. He appreciated the desperate need to eliminate this threat, a fact that earned him the immense hatred and animosity of the Jewish organisations and the media...leading revolutionaries who convulsed Europe in the final decades of the last century and the first decades of this one, stemmed from prosperous Jewish families.