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.