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February 4, 2005
Janeane Garofalo, Airhead American

garofalosalute1.jpgKevin McCullough picks up on something I saw myself in MS-NBC's coverage of the SOTU speech Wednesday night. After Hours with Joe Scarborough had a number of odd commentators invited to debate the meaning of the event. Some were heavyweight political pundits, such as Pat Buchanan, Robert Reich, and Mike Barnicle. Unfortunately, they also invited two -- two -- commentators from Air America, including the seriously deranged Janeane Garofalo.

Garofalo could hardly contain her vitriol, even to the point where Ron Reagan got embarrassed and basically talked over her to keep her from making matters worse. I should have live-blogged it at the time, but I had put the computer away by the time she went to air. In the most intellectually and morally bankrupt display I've yet to see from the Left, Garofalo compared the ink-stained finger salute by new Congresspeople to a Nazi salute:

The inked fingers in the position of them, which is going to be a Daily Show photo already of them signaling in this manner [imitates Nazi salute as pictured], as if they have solidarity with the Iraqis, who braved physical threats against their lives to vote, as if somehow these inked-fingered Republicans have something to do with that.

Now, I know that this is the same idiot that declared the United States "doomed, doomed!" if we invaded Iraq, and that even pointing out her twaddle gives her more credibility than she deserves. However, it's worth noting that Garofalo intends on continuing the Bushitler/GOP=Nazis meme that the lunatic-fringe Left have been touting for two years now, to their own embarassment.

Quick history for Janeane:

* Nazis didn't allow the vote after they seized power, except for one plebescite after banning all other political parties.

* Nazis committed genocide on their own people (and lots of others, too).

* Nazis used internal security forces to "disappear" (Nacht und Nebel) their political enemies, not place them on a ballot for the masses to consider.

Now, what does that sound like to you? Does that sound like what happened in Iraq on Sunday, or what Janeane and her cohorts tried their best to allow Saddam to continue doing before March 2003? And which political party in the US supported the invasion and the elections?

Sieg Heil, Janeane. Don't forget to goosestep back to your next rally.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at February 4, 2005 12:01 PM

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