Thursday, March 6, 2014

For Her Next Trick, Hillary Will Recite the Multiplication Table


Hillary Clinton Shows How To Correctly Compare A Situation To Hitler And Nazi Germany

Former Secretary of State, and presumptive 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton was at a fundraiser for the Long Beach Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday night. During the event, she discussed the situation between Ukraine and Russia at length. These were Mrs. Clinton’s first statements since the Ukrainian crisis flared up. In her remarks, she mentioned that there were parallels between that of Vladmir Putin and Russia and what Hitler and Nazi Germany did in the 1930s in the run-up to World War II.
“Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 30s. All the Germans that were … the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”
Clinton was referring to the justification that Germany used to invade other countries or areas like Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia in the late ’30s. Hitler stated then that he was concerned for the well-being of ethnic Germans and that he was looking out for their best interests. Therefore, Germans in Europe needed the protection of the German government and military, meaning countries with significant German populations needed to be annexed.

Clinton feels that Putin is using a similar justification to invade and occupy the Crimean region of Ukraine....
Whew! Read the rest HERE if you think you can take it.  Now, is it just me, or do we seem to have lowered the bar a little? Yes, what she said made sense. Sort of what you think politicians should do when it comes to things like this. Maybe it makes up for her Benghazi baloney. But I know high school students who could have made the same, highly obvious comparison. Maybe politicians in general make little sense, and it's a case of not how well the bear dances, but that it dances at all. I mean, the idea of a country asserting its right to protect its co-ethnics in other countries isn't new, and wasn't new with Hitler. It probably wasn't new to the Sumerians.

I suppose the idea is that we should be enthusiastic about her because she knows what any halfway-educated person knows about Hitler. Before I get excited about her, I'd like a few more examples of her extensive historical sophistication. I'll bet she could explain about how slavery was related to the Civil War. Or how taxation was important in the American Revolution.

Somehow I feel like I've been reading an endorsement of Lisa Simpson's candidacy for the student council.

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