Frank Rich, NY Times, for his op-ed on slurs and threats thrown at a few Democrats by some loons:
How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama to Hitler knows so little about history that it doesn’t recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht.
For those inclined to think that that's a remotely relevant analogy, Kristallnacht was a government "coordinated attack on Jewish people and their property, 91 Jews were murdered and 25,000 to 30,000 were arrested and placed in concentration camps. 267 synagogues were destroyed, and thousands of homes and businesses were ransacked." It's a slanderous comparison.
MARK THOMPSON: Yeah, this is crazy. And they're suggesting ... the Republicans are defending themselves by saying this is happening on both sides. This is not happening on both sides.
REP. GRAYSON: Well, I think that's what they said about the burning of the Reichstag, if I recall correctly.
What we're seeing here are continuing efforts on the part of some left-liberals to use the ravings of a small fringe to delegitimize any dissent (and to fund raise). (See prior post Politicizing Threats.)
Indeed, at this point, an observer with a predilection for conspiracy theories would be wondering whether these efforts are being coordinated by dark forces. <TONGUE IN CHEEK>My money's on the Free Masons and the Trilateral Commission as being at the center of the vast left-wing conspiracy.</TONGUE IN CHEEK>