This is an entry that could be posted at almost any time because the
comparisons never cease. The most recent mass media example is from
Bill Maher's show on HBO
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher
compared first lady Laura Bush to "Hitler's dog" during his Friday
night cablecast, after flashing a parody photo of Mrs. Bush with a
black eye, as if she'd been a victim of domestic abuse.
After the photo display, Maher was challenged by guest panelist
Christopher Hitchens, who told him: "It must be to [George Bush's]
credit he got Laura Bush to marry him. She's an absolutely
To that, Maher replied: "Oh, come on. That's like Hitler's dog loved
him. That is the silliest reason ..."
Not the worst you've seen? Well, wait a few more minutes and someone is
bound to say something worse. This kind of characterization is not, as
some would have you believe, an isolated instance. Here's what you get
if you do a Google image search for Bush Hitler
That's the first page of 2,650 entries, and it's only the tip of the
iceberg. Try Google searches for Bush nazi, Bush fascist, Bush reich,
Bush adolf, and other permutations. Invariably you'll receive pages of
Photoshopped images like the one above.
But both sides do it, right? Wrong. Here's a Google search for Clinton
. It nets 109 images, many of them showing neither Clinton
nor Hitler. Or would the evil Republicans be more likely to depict
Clinton as Stalin? Here's that search
Just 32 images, almost none of
them a Clinton-as-Stalin likeness.
The reason for leftists' obsession with Hitler was extensively covered
by InstaPunk's precursor back in 2003
so there's no need to analyze that aspect of the phenomenon. What
remains is to illustrate the absurdity of the comparison on its face.
You see, Bill Maher thinks he's smart. He knows he speaks for hundreds
of thousands of the self-styled intelligentsia who can't look at Bush
without seeing the infamous toothbrush mustache. But Bill Maher and all
his glib, unthinking snob friends on the left are idiots. They make
their snide comparisons and repeat them and repeat them and repeat them
as if sarcasm becomes funnier and truer as it hardens into cliche. It
doesn't. What they're far too brain damaged to do is imagine what
Hitler would have done if he were in George W. Bush's shoes. That's
what we'll take a moment to do now.
1. After winning a close election (Hitler became chancellor with 33
percent of the vote compared to Bush's 50 percent in 2000), President
Hitler would have looked for the first excuse -- say, 9/11 -- to
terminate democracy in the country by declaring martial law and seeing
to it that the U.S. Congress never met again. There would have been no
legislation to create the Patriot Act or the Department of Homeland
Security. Instead, a secret and all-powerful gestapo would have hunted
down and killed all immigrants of middle eastern origin. Islam would
have been outlawed in the U.S. by edict. A draft would have been
implemented within days of 9/11 (and by 2005, the army would number in
the tens of millions). There would have been no presidential election
in 2004. All of the opposition leaders from former President Clinton to
John Kerry to Howard Dean to Hillary and all their propaganda flacks
would have been jailed or caused to permanently disappear.
2. President Hitler would never have attempted to gain the consent of
the U.N. if he planned to invade Iraq. Just as Chancellor Hitler
swallowed up Austria, President Hitler would have acted first and told
the U.N. to go to hell. (And weapons of mass destruction would have been found in quantity, by the way.) If criticism had persisted from the U.N.
headquarters in New York City, he would have closed it down or burned
it to the ground a la the Reichstag fire.
3. Anti-war protests would have been preempted by presidential decree,
with harsh penalties announced ahead of time for protesters and their
families. If actual protests had nevertheless occurred, they would have
been put down by the U.S. Army with ostentatious loss of life and
public hangings of the captured ringleaders.
4. There would have been no reporting from the front, only government
written propaganda. There would have been no Abu Ghraib scandal, and no
camera would ever have been permitted within a hundred miles of the
5. The entire mainstream media -- including everything from the NYT to
Bill Maher's little corner of HBO -- would have been seized by the
government and closed permanently or restaffed with handpicked toadies
of the government. Bill Maher would likely be dead or breaking rocks
with a pickaxe as he starved to death on minuscule rations. Maureen
Dowd and Molly Ivins would be dead or forced prostitutes for security
guards in press concentration camps.
6. Hollywood and show business in general would have ceased to exist as
we know it. Any surviving studios would be cranking out pictures
glorifying the President and promoting both the Victory in Iraq and the
subsequent wars with Iran, Syria, North Korea, and just possibly France and
Germany too. No American citizen would be safe in even uttering the
names of Barbra Streisand, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn,
Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, George
Clooney, Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks, Madonna, or the producers
of Law and Order
-- all of
whom would have vanished from the public eye without trace or
explanation. We would never have heard of Cindy Sheehan or Kanye West, who would have
known better than to say a word against the President under any
circumstances long before Hurricane Katrina.
7. No books bashing the President would ever have been published in the
8. If it proved technically impossible to find and silence bloggers who
insist on bashing the President, the Internet would be declared illegal
and ruthlessly destroyed.
9, Creating the kinds of images disclosed by a Bush Hitler Google
search would carry an automatic death penalty.
10. In carrying out his military ambitions, President Hitler would
already have used nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons against any
and all enemies, including civilian populations. The death toll of the
War on Terror would stand in the tens of millions.
This list could be extended indefinitely. But there's no point. The
left will never give up making such odious comparisons. That they can do so with impunity is absolute proof of how silly they are. But they're too
damn stupid to comprehend even that much.
thinks the libs have given up on the Hitler comparisons. She
needs a refresher.