Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mike Huckabee Launches Outreach To Jewish Community

Fox News' huckster Mike Huckabee wants a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the missing e-mails of the IRS because, he argues (beginning at 2:16 of the video available here from Media Matters)

They can investigate us, they can charge us, they can convict us, and they can punish us all in one stop.  This is the one agency in federal government where there is not the usual checks and balances of having to go to various entities and prove the evidence and show there is a probable cause and present it to a jury of your peers.

Huckabee prefaced his comment with "The reason this is more important than some other federal agency, Neil, the IRS is the closest thing the U.S. has to a Gestapo."  Although no historian, the former Arkansas governor probably heard probably heard that it was not uncommon that

Anyone foolish enough to say something risky or tell an anti-Nazi joke in mixed company might get a knock on the door in the middle of the night or a tap on the shoulder while walking along the street. Letters were also sent out demanding an appearance at No. 8 Prinz Albrecht Strasse, the Gestapo headquarters in Berlin, to answer a few questions. The Gestapo prison center in Berlin (the Columbia-Haus) became notorious as a place where pedestrians strolling outside the building could hear screaming coming from inside.

Gestapo interrogation methods included: repeated near drownings of a prisoner in a bathtub filled with ice-cold water; electric shocks by attaching wires to hands, feet, ears and genitalia; crushing a man's testicles in a special vice; securing a prisoner's wrists behind his back then hanging him by the arms causing shoulder dislocation; beatings with rubber nightsticks and cow-hide whips; and burning flesh with matches or a soldering iron.

That is reminiscent of a typical income tax audit, as the video below (Lois Lerner not clearly visible) bears witness to:

Comparison of American institutions to the Nazis or of President Obama to Adolf Hitler are odious, perhaps even more so than the comparison of the plight of the Palestinians to the Holocaust.  Mike Huckabee and other politicians (virtually all, these days, on the right) appear unable to understand that there are millions of Americans- not all of them Jews- who understand the unparalleled threat to humanity posed by Hitler and his henchmen.

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