Editorial in Chicago Tribune by

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  1. Ben (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 2:34 pm

    First off Nikkos, I know you didn

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 2:46 pm

    Again, your comments are so non-sensical as to defy reply.

    First, read the editorial. Then, you’ll see that Americablog wass simply making a point about the current weakness of Frist, and the GOP at large. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Second, if you don’t know what happened in Germany in 1933, you really need some help. Americablog is referencing an often-overlooked fact about Hitler’s rise to power: Hitler did not break any German laws as he assumed control of Germany and put it on the path to WWII.

    None at all.

    I think most folks just assume that he was this violent guy that killed his way to the top. The truth is quite to the contrary, and is instructive: he used propaganda, manipulated the populace through lies and fear, set up all foreigners as the “other,” thus justifying their torture and murder, elevated those from the Fatherland to a pedestal above all other people…sound familiar?

    The real lesson of WWII is not that there are “evildoers” that must be killed at all costs.

    The real lesson is that inside each of us lurks the capacity to kill, torture, maim and murder.

    In many ways, the German people of the inter-war period were not unlike you and me- tey wanted to make a living doing a job they liked, they wanted to school and raise their families- they wanted to live their lives.

    Until a madman came along, and through the deft maipulation of our darkest innate fears, egged on by the lingering sense of shame and humiliation resulting from the inept conclusion of the First World War, aided and abetted by a cunning propaganda effort, and exacerbated by a poor economy, transformed an otherwise highly educated, highly scientific and highly respected country into a charnel house of death and destruction.

  3. Ben (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 2:52 pm

    Yes, I’m well aware of Hitler’s rise to power, so you’re history lesson, while appreciated, was a waste of both our time.

    The fact that he’s comparing Republicans wanting an actual vote on Alito to the rise of Hitler is meshugge.

    Do you think that Democrats should filibuster SCOTUS nominees? If so, why?

  4. nikkos (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 3:05 pm

    You say: “Do you think that Democrats should filibuster SCOTUS nominees? If so, why?”

    I think the minority party (Republican or Democrat) has a right to filibuster if it believes that the nominee put forth is an extreme choice. The burden is on the nominee and the nominating party to prove why they are worthy for a lifetime position on the highest court in the land, not the other way around.

    If you are so concerned about an up-or-down vote, please explain to me why Republicans killed the Miers nomination before she could even attend a single confirmation hearing?

    Again, you willfully misread Americablog: what he is saying is that if Frist tries to change House and Senate rules to suit his own ends, it would not be much different than when other certain people from a certain European country did the same thing, to what I hope we can all agree, were terrible ends.

    Do you need some sort of decoder ring, so that you can at least understand what the other side is saying? I may disagree with much of the arguments emanating from the right, but I at least take the time to understand them. Frankly, I could argue YOUR side of the argument much better than you have yourself.

  5. Ben (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 3:52 pm

    First off, you may be able to argue my point pretty well

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