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July 18, 2007

Even Democrats (Pretend To) Object To Keith "Truther" Ellison's Reichstag Fire Remarks

Wedge issue: How to pretend to be moderate for the moderates while embracing Trutherism to curry favor with the Truthers?

Answer: Have selected Democrats denounce Ellison's conspiracy theories, while the rest stay silent.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the lone Muslim lawmaker in the House, compared the attacks to the burning of the German Reichstag, or parliament, in 1933 - noting that the fire put Hitler "in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."

The remarks - which closely mirror the propaganda of fringe 9/11 conspiracy groups - drew sharp rebukes from several of Ellison's House colleagues. "I disagree with President Bush on many things, but comparing him to Hitler is outrageous," fumed Rep. Elliot Engel (D-Bronx). "I think these conspiracy theories about 9/11 are off the wall."

Ellison now says he shouldn't have used the Truther's favorite historic analogy.

Meanwhile CAIR claims that the War on Terrorism "has caused more harm than the terrorists ever could have imagined," and of course screams about "Islamophobia."

Good analogy of CAIR to the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League, a creature of the Mafia which never tired of claiming that the Mafia didn't exist and to even mention such a fiction was to engage in the worst racism against Italians.

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