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Billionaire Compares ‘War on Rich’ to Jews and the Holocaust

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Meet Thomas Perkins. 

He’s a Silicon Valley venture capitalist; a uber-iconoclast billionaire; founder of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; and international village idiot. Why? Dude was feeling miffed one day because his tea didn’t come with his daily copy of Barron’s (so, I’m sure he fired the help) and took it out on the Wall Street Journal. 

In fact, the letter to the editor he wrote was entitled: Progressive Kristallnacht Coming? Not cheeky enough for you uneducated peons? Try the slug in his article:

I would call attention to the parallels of Nazi Germany to its war on its “one percent,” namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the “rich.”

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Hey, Politicians: Enough with the Nazi References!

Sometimes we wonder whether politicians should be required to take classes in public relations before they assume their elected positions in congress. So many of them seem to have missed basic rules of public decorum such as:

We hate to pile on a sad old man, but Maryland representative Roscoe Bartlett made a statement this week that easily trumps Todd Akin’s infamous “legitimate rape” quip as the dumbest political soundbite of the year. We can barely make out what he’s saying in this video, but his point seems to be: I hate federal student loans, and by the way there are a lot of Germans in America right now, so if we keep giving them federal student loans then we run the risk of creating a slippery slope and facilitating a new Holocaust. Yeah, that’s about it. Skip to 3:35:

Lest our readers think that Godwin’s law only applies to one of our two major parties, this week’s Democratic National Convention also included not one, not two, but three Nazi references. Read more