h/t to The Field Negro on this one…
Seems, some asshat over at Fox has compared Sen. Obama to Hitler. Crooks and Liars gives me audio. Media Matters gives transcripts. Sullivan spends a few moments to blame the caller for the comparison. Another caller calls in to…um, call Sullivan out on his BS and part of the conversation:
CALLER: — you would compare Barack Obama to Hitler, because we need leaders that can inspire us, to hope for the future. We need people like him.
SULLIVAN: I love the — I love his speech. I told you I sat there and I went — I’m going — I’m listening to his speech —
CALLER: Why would you bring Hitler in on it?
SULLIVAN: I didn’t. The caller brought Hitler in on it. The caller said he sounds like Hitler.
CALLER: Well, why would you even pick it up? It’s denigrating his character.
SULLIVAN: No, it’s not.
That’s all we need to know. Sullivan thinks that comparing Hitler and Obama is funny. He changes his reasonings throughout the phone but ends with:
SULLIVAN: I think — don’t you think I’ve made a very good point of the difference between his leadership speaking style and Ms. Clinton’s speaking style?
CALLER: Yeah, I think you do. If you had left Hitler out of it, you’d have had a perfect show.
SULLIVAN: All right, we won’t play Hitler any more, then.
CALLER: Oh, I —
SULLIVAN: One time — oh, come on, one more time? Can I, please, one more time? Just one more time? Then I won’t do it again.
Isn’t that precious?
Remember way back when Sen. Dick Durbin compared Gitmo to a gulag? The Republicans in Congress and all those dolts on Fox were besides themselves. They were pissing their pants and crying in their beers because the big meanie from Illinois upset them. Needless to say, Durbin caved and apologized. Remember all the other stupid bits of head exploding drama you’ve heard from the Republicans these past 14 years because they have no ideas and no willingness to actually make the government work for the people?
Now, I want you to remember the silence.