As I have remarked in the past, it is becoming increasingly hard for anybody to parodize the Left, because they do such a marvelous job of self-parody that it's almost impossible to exaggerate their nuttiness. Justin Frank provides an excellent example
:One "F" word that is not used nearly enough these days is fascism. It was first addressed by a psychoanalyst in 1933 at the dawn of Nazi Germany. There is no doubt in my mind that the US is heading down a road similar to that traveled by the German people and their leaders between 1933 and 1938.
This is not the case in current American politics. Members of Congress seem unable to reach across the ever-widening chasm between Democrats and Republicans. That division has become a gulf and is the root of the most dangerous gulf war of all - that between large segments of our population. And it is fanned by unanswered expressions of hatred from the right wing. This is also typical in the rise of fascism. Demonizing becomes the norm and somehow is tolerated by fellow Republicans who simply, for example, turn Tom DeLay into a victim as when Rep. Reynolds (R-NY) said "you won't have Tom Delay to kick around anymore". Demonizing persists and is tolerated even by those who are its wrongful victims. And the longer Democrats continue to tolerate the intolerable; they are giving permission for the demonizers to proceed.
Now isn't that amazing? Dr Frank (he's a psychoanalyst, or should I say psycho analyst) compares the current situation in the US to Nazi Germany, and then has the gall to complain that Republicans are demonizing their opponents?
Was it a Republican who said this:"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
Why no, it was Howard Dean
, current chairman of the Democrats. While we're on the Vermonster, here are some of his other thoughts
:Dean has suggested that they are "evil." That they are "corrupt." He called them "brain-dead" during a stop in Toronto -- and while the Terri Schiavo case was still in the news. He has tagged Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) as a "liar." Last week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that he mimicked a "drug-snorting Rush Limbaugh" at an event there.