Monday, March 20, 2017

McCain Republicans were Literally Hitler before Trump was Literally Hitler.

Back in 2008, CNN host D.L. Hughley was positioning the Republicans who nominated Current Model of Bipartisanship John McCain as the Literally Hitler of the moment.

//CNN host D.L. Hughley turned to the standard left-wing tactic of playing the Nazi card against Republicans on his program on Saturday evening: “The tenets of the Republican Party are amazing and they seem warm and welcome. But when I watch it be applied -- like you didn’t have to go much further than the Republican National Convention....It literally look[s] like Nazi Germany.” He went on to say that blacks weren’t welcome in the party: “It just does not seem -- like not only are we not welcome -- not only are we not welcome, but they don’t even care what we think.” He later described the GOP as “reactionary.” [audio available here]

The stand-up comedian-turned-TV host made the remark during a segment with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and Chuck D, a former member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. Unfortunately, Steele did not verbally react to Hughley’s Nazi characterization. Chuck D, on the other hand, expressed his agreement with the host about blacks supposedly not being welcome in the Republican Party: “I covered the Republican convention in ‘96 for MTV...and -- seriously, their agenda was totally somewhere else, which totally -- you know, didn’t have black people or people of color in mind.” He then expressed his belief that there should be more major parties in the U.S.

The CNN host then returned to characterizing the GOP: “A lot of the things I see Republicans do specifically are reactionary. They’ll go, you know what -- oh, they don't like Hillary? Let’s give them Sarah Palin. They voted for Obama. Let's give them Michael Steele, and the other guy who will not show who he is yet. And so, it is always so -- it is so plastic, that you go, wow, is this what they think?...That’s what seems so off-kilter to me.”//

A difference between that and the "go to Paris" comment is, obviously, that the comparison was not meant to be funny and it was not even a comparison since, according to Hughley, it "literally looks like Nazi Germany."


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