You may remember that in Tom DeLay’s new book, he compares liberals to Hitler. Why? Because he was prosecuted for violating campaign finance laws. (If I understand the history correctly, this is precisely what Hitler did to his enemies.)
It turns out DeLay is eager to stand by and amplify on these remarks. Here he is being interviewed by David Goodman of the show “You Are Here” on Emerson’s radio station WERS today:
DELAY: I am so outraged by this whole criminalization of politics. It’s not good enough to defeat somebody politically. It’s not even good enough to vilify somebody publicly. They have to carpet bomb you with lies and made up scandals and false charges and indicting you on laws that don’t exist. … It’s the same thing as I say in my book, that the Nazis used. When you use the big lie in order to gain and maintain power, it is immoral and it is outrageous…
It’s the same process. It’s the same criminalization of politics. it’s the same oppression of people. It’s the same destroy people in order to gain power. It may be six million Jews. it may be indicting somebody on laws that don’t exist. But, it’s the same philosophy and it’s the same world view.
You can find a little more from the interview (about Nancy “Hanoi Jane” Pelosi and how Democrats are helping to “kill more Americans”) on my site.
(Many thanks to David Goodman for sending this around.)