Post Right Wing looniness here

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Seattle Husker, May 27, 2021.

  1. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    This thread may be just for @OUBubba and I.

    I fear this will just be a thread about Marjorie Taylor Greene mostly but here goes anyways. Her comparison of mask mandates and vaccines to Nazi Germany was egregious. Here is where she made the comparison.



    Today she says she didn't make that comparison and it's all a bunch of lies.


    Don't believe your eyes/ears. I'm certain her goal of getting into the headlines was achieved and she likely saw an uptick in political donations simply by being an idiot.

    The Auschwitz Memorial Museum has the best response. Oh what I wouldn't give to be there when someone explained the response to her.


    I couldn't agree more that antics like MJT and some on the left are a "sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline."
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    Last edited: May 27, 2021
  2. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    This will be a three way circle jerk.
     
  3. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    I wasn't expecting a 3rd but if you're volunteering...
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Who’s the third? I hope she’s hot!
     
  5. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    I think you need to go back to sophomore geometry.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  6. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    I’m getting out before you know who becomes #3. Sorry for interrupting your black panther party.
     
  7. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^Run, Forrest!
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    Hot like George Michael?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Hot Hot x 1
  9. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    MTG is a shitshow, and I hope she loses her congressional seat (preferably in a primary but I'd settle for a moderate Democrat over her). However, I can't get too outraged about her Nazi comparison, because we see stupid Nazi comparisons all the time in politics including by many who are attacking her for making one. I'm talking about partisan Democratic politicians and commentators, not Switzer and Husker who are above this sort of crap. (Yes, Switzer is actually too good for a few things - not many but a few.)

    My opinion is that Nazi comparisons are fine but only if the comparison is true and is actually based on something bad that Nazis did. Why the "bad" requirement? Because as a practical matter, a Nazi comparison is per se inflammatory and negative. If you support building nice roads and rail systems, you have something in common with the Nazis, but the moral judgment on the Nazis is in spite of their priority on infrastructure, not because of it, so the comparison is applicable but foolish. If you support a strong military or a national healthcare system, you have something in common with Nazis, but again, those aren't the bases for the moral judgment and culpability of Nazis. If you support treating people differently because of their race or religion, the comparison becomes a lot more appropriate. If you support the long-term incarceration or killing of others without legal cause or due process, the comparison becomes more appropriate. If you support aggressive war for the purpose of expanding your borders at the expense of another nation, the comparison becomes more appropriate.

    The reality is that the Nazis were uniquely bad (at least in the modern era), so the number of legitimate comparisons are very few and virtually nonexistent in the United States among people in the mainstream political parties. A vaccine logo is not like the yellow badge worn by Jews, and the comparison is ridiculous. However, it's no more ridiculous than saying the detention of illegal immigrants is like Dachau or Auschwitz or that slowing the rate of growth in Medicare is Nazi-like. My wish is that people just quit the comparisons as a political weapon and reserve them for that extremely rare occassion in which they are applicable and wise.
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Deez. Well done. Boom!
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    Godwin's law is becoming more common in the wild, especially by politicians hell bent on publicity. It's a lazy argument strategy, typically leveraged but the less bright among us.

    It was not appropriate to compare Trump to "Hitler" either. Yes, he had authoritarian tendencies but so do many strongmen leaders around the world.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Trump is a symptom, not a disease. It’s happening in many places.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    TDS is terminal though. Sorry bro.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    When asked why a Myanmar-like coup can't happen here Michael Flynn says "No, I mean it should happen here."



    That dude is a 100% certified loon and traitor.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  15. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    He was wrongly accused and prosecuted by the current government. I’d be pissed too.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  16. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    He should be in jail.
     
    • poop poop x 1
  17. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    They all should.
     
  18. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Should Hunter and Hillary be in jail? If you say no you are a hypocrite.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Look familiar?

     
  20. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    I guess if you could highlight their crime, sure. I love how Flynn is already crawdadding telling them to report that he didn’t say what he was recorded saying.
     
  21. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Hillary destroyed her computers and cell phones during an investigation. Hunter lied on a federal gun license application. Neither of those did it under the FBI threatening them with going after their family.
     
  22. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    HYPOCRITE
     
  23. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Then jail HRC. Hunter lied on an application? Like Jared did in his security clearance form (a bit more serious, no?)?

    hypocrite.
     
  24. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

  25. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

  26. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    If you find yourself defending a former US military officer who just said we SHOULD have a military coup in the US you should check your patriotism claims at the door.

    That is the antithesis of every life lost by our soldiers.
     
  27. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    A former military hero who was illegally prosecuted by the US Justice Department in the name of politics. That’s how dictators like Putin rule. The democrats lead by Obama have decided doing illegal things is okay if it gives them power.
     
  28. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

  29. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    He has feathered the nest now so that ANY charge that comes out against him after we got rid of the most partisan DOJ in history will be treated as "partisan" by the right. Just like his boss said every election that he was about to be involved in was "rigged" prior to the election, you know, only if he lost it.
     
  30. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Do you have evidence that the prior DOJ was the most partisan in history? I remember the one before it. They expressly stated they wouldn't go after blacks, unfairly went after police, used lies to push an identity politics narrative, and secretly, they thought, met with the target of a criminal probe (turns out that the probe was also half-assed) on an airport tarmac that also happened to be running for President.
     

Share This Page