Actor/director Rob Reiner is onto something. In his appearance on Bill Maher‘s show last Friday, he noted that if you want anyone to pay attention to what you’re saying in today’s political discourse you have to compare someone to Hitler. So he did, comparing Tea Party followers to the Germans who uncritically ate up Hitler’s hate spiel. And it worked. Every conservative blog in the country is talking about Reiner’s comments–including, not surprisingly, the LA Times’ “Top of the Ticket” blog.
One of these days we’re going to do an all-Hitler day where every item we write has a Hitler reference or comparison of some sort. Perhaps our election coverage next week could use some Hitler sprucing…? Crazier things have happened. Stay tuned.