Thursday, March 03, 2005

Speaking of old, senile extremists ...

By now most of you have heard (no thanks to the MSM) that Sen. Robert Byrd, D-WV and a former Ku Klux Klansman, this week opined about the similarity between the Senate changing procedural rules regarding filibustering of judicial nominees to ... uh ... yes ... Hitler's Germany.

Here's the bomb that Byrd set off in the Senate Chamber:

"Hitler's originality lay in his realization that effective revolutions in modern conditions are carried out with, and not without, not against, the power of the State. The correct order of events was first to secure access to that power of the State, and then begin his revolution. Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality. He never abandoned the cloak of legality. He recognized the enormous, psychological value of having the law on his side."

Captain Ed hit the following towering shot into the stands regarding the Byrd controversy:

"Byrd, with his attempted filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is the last person who should be standing in the well of the Senate, calling anyone a Nazi. Why the Democrats have defended this doddering old embarassment for decades is beyond any explanation but the most base and cynical: he votes the right way. Republicans shunned Trent Lott for waxing nostalgic for an old Dixiecrat on his birthday. Will the Democrats do the same for the lunatic who has befouled the political environment with this intellectually, morally, and historically bankrupt foolishness?"
Man, you'd have to be a Klansman to think Hitler was so benign. Oh, yeah. I forgot ...