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  •  I'm not going Godwin. (7+ / 0-)

    If you want to talk about the late Kaiserin and Koenigin of Austria-Hungary, Kaiserin Zita, talk to me. ;)

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 07:39:49 PM PST

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    •  Today we got treated to another one of their (9+ / 0-)

      followers openly calling for assassination of the President as a political tool. I really have no trouble saying they're on the same tracks as Hitler was. Are they there yet? No, of course not. But they've got all the same potential for terrible wrongs. And that's what scares me, commonmass, that potential and the willingness of far too many average, decent people to let them proceed with it (and not just ironically)

      There are lies, damn lies, and statistics but they all pale in comparison to conservative talking points.

      by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 07:43:25 PM PST

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      •  It happened in Germany in the 1930s (1+ / 0-)
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        using the same playbook.  

        Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.

        There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

        by Puddytat on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 10:24:44 PM PST

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        •  Many of the same forces that drove Germany, (1+ / 0-)
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          Japan, Italy, and Spain towards fascism in the 20's and 30's are playing out again. Hell, they played out here in the 30's as well. Our saving grace was Hoover was a complete failure as a leader, he could have seized the opportunity of the country's collapse and declared war on some drummed up enemy. But we got lucky with his incompetence and FDR's brilliance. But while I see plenty of Hoover (or worse) wannabes in the right I don't see a lot of potential FDR's from our side. Could we get that lucky twice? I hope so.

          There are lies, damn lies, and statistics but they all pale in comparison to conservative talking points.

          by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 10:33:57 PM PST

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