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Democrats are Subtle

9:02 AM, Jul 1, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Last week, Sarah Palin, a former vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party and grassroots darling who serves in no elected or official capacity, tweeted a link to a Thomas Sowell column that included a reference to Nazi tactics. Democrats were outraged that she seemingly endorsed the comparison Sowell made. A casual Google search turns up a mere 51,000 links on this incident.

Today, the actual Vice President of the United States sent out this official, presumably planned and edited e-mail on behalf of the DCCC:

Comparing GOP tactics to the fast-striking forces of Nazi Germany, Biden warns in a message sent by the DCCC today: “As things heat up, you can expect House Democrats will be hit with a GOP blitzkrieg of vicious Swift-Boat-style attack ads, Karl Rove-inspired knockout tactics, thinly veiled attempts at character assassination and tea party disruptions.”

And while the GOP is mounting a blitzkrieg, Democrats are the allies.

“Our Democratic allies in the House need your help, and the President and I hope we can count on you to come to their defense so we can hold onto our Democratic Majority and continue moving American forward in a new direction,” Biden writes in the appeal.

The egregious mixing of metaphors may actually be more offensive. Either way, I look forward to copious mainstream media coverage of Biden's comparison.

Robert Gibbs will be very surprised to hear about this.

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