According to the immutable principles of Godwin’s law, "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."
Apparently, the rule also applies to presidential campaigns…
Texas Gov. Rick Perry today compared the GOP's quest to defeat President Barack Obama to one of the deadliest battles of the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944.
"This election is about stopping a president of the United States and his administration that is abusing the Constitution of this country, that is putting America on a track to bankruptcy," Perry told a hotel ballroom packed with more than 200 volunteers.
"It is a powerful moment in Americans' history, and you are on the front lines," he added. "This is Concord. This is Omaha Beach. This is going up the hill realizing that the battle is worth winning."
If the GOP’s fight to unseat the President is like D-Day and the Battle of Concord, then that makes Obama both Hitler and King George III. Rick Perry probably would have picked a third figure, but there are no world leaders named "Oops."
Actually, Perry’s not too far off. I think we all remember from history class that time Hitler tried to give Germans universal health care and green energy options. Or the time King George oppressed his American subjects by trying to cut the payroll tax.
The proper analogy here isn't WWII or the Revolutionary War; it's Pearl Harbor. No, not that Pearl Harbor. I mean the gaffe Newt Gingrich made by comparing his inability to get on the Virginia ballot to the slaughter of thousands of American soldiers at Pearl Harbor. Perry should really quit while he's
aheadbehind and leave the garbled, hyperbolic historical analogies to a pro.
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