A reader writes:
I don't know why the bone deep and deliberate ignorance of some people still shocks me, but it does.
I've been to Dachau. I have walked through the gates with the words "Arbeit Macht Frei" and looked at the showers and the cramped bunks and the ovens. I have seen the dusty yard where prisoners mustered every morning. I now know that a place can retain horror and despair in its soil. You can feel the evil in the air even fifty years later. I have no idea how anyone survived with their sanity.
There are things for which there are no comparison, things like the Holocaust, rape, the death of one's child, and yet they are used with frightening regularity. 'This is like the holocaust'. 'He is like a Nazi'. 'This is akin to rape'. No. No. And no. There is no like or akin to these things and using them as political hyperbole shows a breathtaking lack of humanity. Not to mention an inability or disinclination to formulate a reasonable argument.
So the Dems' health insurance reform plan is equivalent to the poor, tortured souls who lost their lives in Dachau and the survivor who protests the comparison is the "Newest, most current tool of the sick, perverted, racist, anti-semetic Democrap party".
There are no words.
Indeed there aren't. And the GOP leadership, with the sole exception of Eric Cantor, says nothing.