Discourse

So Rick Santorum was on NPR this morning, talking about the “nuclear option.” In his discussion, he said that the Republicans weren’t chaning the rules, the Democrats already had, and that Democrats decrying the changing of the rules to “Adolf Hitler, standing in Paris, claiming the Allies were invading his country.”
I couldn’t help but think of the big rule of arguing on the internet: Once you bring up Hitler, the conversation is over, and you lose. Sadly, this will not likely be the case for Mr. Santorum.
Watching Santorum and his bold steps is like being that guy in The Dead Zone trying to stop the politician he knows will start World War III. I won’t be at all surprised if he runs for president in a few years.

Update:
The exact quote:
TO STAND UP AND SAY, HOW DARE YOU BREAK THIS RULE. IT’S THE EQUIVALENT OF ADOLF HITLER IN 1942 “I’M IN PARIS. HOW DARE YOU INVADE ME. HOW DARE YOU BOMB MY CITY? IT’S MINE.” THIS IS NO MORE THE RULE OF THE SENATE THAN IT WAS THE RULE OF THE SENATE BEFORE NOT TO FILIBUSTER. IT WAS AN UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT, AND IT HAS BEEN ABUSED. IN A SENSE, WHAT WE SEE HERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE UNITED STATES

from Raw Story, but I heard him say it on the radio

2 thoughts on “Discourse”

  1. Wasn’t it ‘an understanding’ since the days of like John Quincy adams? I’m sure in 8 years when the republicans have finally spent all their so called ‘capital’ and are a minority once again, they will be begging to reinstate the filibuster rule because the democrats were somehow responsible for letting it go away.

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