Santorum vs. Colmes
Rick Santorum appeared on Hannity & Colmes this evening to talk about the Senate’s condemnation of the attacks on Gen. Petraeus, but Alan Colmes wanted to talk about something that happened over two years ago. That’s the liberal strategy after all – change the subject!
Senator Santorum said the following in May 2005:
Some are suggesting we’re trying to change the law, we’re trying to break the rules. Remarkable. Remarkable hubris. I mean, imagine – the rule has been in place for 214 years that this is the way we confirm judges. Broken by the other side two years ago. And the audacity of some members to stand up and say, ‘How dare you break this rule?’ It’s the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying: ‘I’m in Paris. How dare you invade me? How dare you bomb my city? It’s mine.’
Did Santorum go too far in mentioning Hitler? Maybe. That’s why he later said it was a mistake to do it.
According to Colmes, Santorum’s remark was just as bad as MoveOn.org’s. Not surprisingly, Colmes didn’t read the entire context, in which you can see that Santorum’s metaphor was intentionally exaggerated in order to show the ridiculousness of the situation. I’m not comparing Santorum to Jesus Christ, but he is fond of using exaggerations as well in order to make a point.
I don’t recall MoveOn.org ever saying that they made a mistake in calling Gen. Petraeus a traitor, either. As far as I know, they stand by that kind of language. Fortunately Santorum was able to get around Colmes’ constant interruptions long enough to tell us what a bunch of extremists those MoveOn folks are. The Senate Democrats who didn’t vote to condemn their ad are nothing but a bunch of cowards who are afraid to offend their far-left base. How can Hillary and Obama stand up to al Qaeda if they can’t even stand up to a bunch of moonbats?