4.29.2009

Nazi War Criminal & Jesus: Pat Buchanan's Obscene Comparison

Pat Buchanan. Racist. Anti-Semite. Xenophobe. This Nazi war criminal/Jesus comparison shouldn't surprise anyone.

From Menachem Rosensaft (via HuffPo):

Let us assume for a moment that an American public figure were to call Jesus Christ a Nazi war criminal. Can't you just hear the outcry, the denunciations from Church leaders and conservative Republicans? Let us assume further that the miscreant in question was a prominent television personality who regularly comments on the events of the day. How long do you think he'd last? The Catholic League would be picketing outside the studio. Rudy Giuliani would return from his political Siberia to organize a boycott. Heads would roll.

Well, this is pretty much what Patrick Buchanan did. The MSNBC political analyst and erstwhile reactionary candidate for the Republican presidential nomination has compared Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, who is about be deported to Germany to stand trial for his role in the murder of 29,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp, to Jesus.

I'm not kidding.

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