Friday, June 25, 2010

Hitler rap

You know what you hardly ever hear anymore? A really good Hitler rap. Back in the old days, from what I've been told, if you wanted to demonize someone, you could just compare them to the Führer - however tenuously - and voilà, the deed was done.

Gosh, those were the days. Now, of course, such comparisons usually cause one to be typecast as someone fringey that you would not want to share a beer with even if they were buying. But all that might be changing thanks to the Right's overripe sweetheart Sarah Palin, who has tweeted her recommendation to Red America that they read Thomas Sowell's latest scholarly column comparing Obama to Adolf.

That's one degree of separation, Ms. Sarah, and while you can technically say that you never compared the two, I think even your admirers are capable of understanding the meaning of 'wink wink nudge nudge', and just maybe before long disgruntled citizens across the nation will be able to pull the H-word out of their ass without breaking a sweat.

Of course I read Sowell's piece. Here's how it begins:

"When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics. Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler's rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions."

OMG, that sounds just like Sarah Palin's strategy! But am I going to compare her to Hitler? No way, the Führer had a mustache and Palin is just an opportunist who has been able to hook into the zeitgeist of the conservative movement, a group that vaguely visualizes the Teutonic madman as the face of the bad side of the good old days. But it's a bold strategy, Ms. Sarah. If you do decide on a presidential bid, I suppose it's got to be a lot easier to run against a cardboard cutout like Adolf Hitler than against a real live person.


  1. This was inevitable and is all Todd's fault; he dresses up like Hilter in the bedroom.

  2. That Hitler guy, when they compare, do they mean ADOLF or his half-brother Willy? They should be more specific, it's like saying "Kennedy" and you don't know which one they mean.

  3. You are soooo misinformed. Sarah does have a mustache. It's just one of those landing strip things (just like Hitler!), and she hides it underneath her leather panties, when she chooses to wear them.