Leftist Boddhisatva

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

A new low in election politics


Republican candidate in Virginia accuses Democratic candidate of being a Hitler sympathizer for his anti-death penalty views:
The Republican candidate for governor is drawing fire for campaign ads that suggest his Democratic opponent is so averse to the death penalty he would have spared Adolph Hitler from execution.

The radio and TV ads feature victims' relatives who tearfully recount the crimes that killed their loved ones and say they don't trust Democrat Tim Kaine to administer the state's death penalty.

Kaine, who says his moral objections to capital punishment are rooted in his Roman Catholic faith, responded with an ad pledging to carry out death sentences "because it's the law."
The Death Penalty is immoral. However, it is also a reflection of the morality of this country.

What disturbs me most, however, is the roping in of Hitler in order to make a specious rhetorical point. Hitler, mind you, killed himself in his bunker at the end of the Second World War.

2 Comments:

  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger BigBuddhaPuppy said…

    Well, if he isn't Hitler sympathizer, he is a communist, atheist, socialist, gay loving, sodomizer...

    As soon as the words Hitler come from anyones' mouth, vote for the other politican...

     
  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger Leftist_Boddhisatva said…

    I think that Godwin's corrollary is apt: whoever makes a hitler analogy in a non-relevant, specious rhetorical way loses.

     

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