Nazism may have been an ideology to which the United States was — and to which the president is — implacably opposed, but it is hardly “senseless.” ~ Eliana Johnson, National Review Media EditorIf ever there was an opinion by a conservative spokesperson that deserves extensive repetition it is these words from an employee of the flagship publication of American Republicanism.
[The Nazi Party's] political leaders campaigned on a platform comprising 25 non-senseless points, including the “unification of all Germans,” a demand for “land and territory for the sustenance of our people,” and an assertion that “no Jew can be a member of the race.” ~ same woman, same publicationLet's see what National Review considers "sensible."
- The conquest of Germanic peoples in Austria, Sudetenland, and Poland.
- The invasion and occupation of France and Russia to obtain "lebensraum," living space.
- No German can be a Jew; no Jew can be German.
I have read three days of National Review Online (a painful activity) and found none at the magazine willing to contradict Ms. Johnson's position although I give credit to the readers who are nearly unanimous in their condemnation.
I won't say that Ms. Johnson is anti-Semitic, although her other writings show a clear hatred of Semite Arabs. Ms. Johnson does senselessly hate President Obama to the point that when the President criticized the Holocaust she felt the need to irrationally defend Nazism.
To Ms. Johnson, if Obama condemns the Holocaust then Hitler must have been right.
A gigantic hat tip to TeamSarah4Choice at Daily Kos for discovering this.