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March 02, 2005

ADL Attacks Robert Byrd

I was wondering when the ADL was going to get pissed off with the left's usage of Hitler == Bush logic. Looks like Byrd is getting nailed over his latest remarks. This may put Dean in the spotlight as there will be a lot of people looking to see if the DNC will formally renounce Byrd's remarks.   The interesting thing is that Byrd was not making a direct comparison as is so often done by anti-Bush folks, although his explanation is rather weasly - it's pretty obvious what he intended.  Given Byrd's KKK background, he seems to be an easy target for the ADL to make their point with. 

More info here with some background.  Also, here is an article that discusses the growing movement of the Jewish vote from Democrats to Republicans.  Byrd's comments won't help Democrats.  He might also consider not following DigitalRoom's How to Win An Argument which points out that when being out-argued, one can't go wrong with the proverbial:

Compare your opponent to Adolf Hitler.

This is your heavy artillery, for when your opponent is obviously right and you are spectacularly wrong. Bring Hitler up subtly. Say: "That sounds suspiciously like something Adolf Hitler might say" or "You certainly do remind me of Adolf Hitler."

UPDATE: to those who asked, yes I am a programmer, ergo the use of a double equal.  It was entirely unintentional though - just habit.

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