Carson: Biggest Fan Of Nazi Metaphors In Politics
Often, the metaphor-maker will quickly back off said metaphor. Carson, though, in both his volume of Nazi comparisons and his refusal to back down from them, is the exception. He simply doesn’t shy away from holding up Nazi Germany as a dire warning of the slippery slope America is on…
Carson talks about Hitler on the campaign trail so much that his campaign is apparently trying in vain to get him to stop. Campaign manager Barry Bennett told ABC News they’d rather Carson find another go-to-analogy. Bennett, though, explained it’s really not Hitler that Carson keeps talking about, but rather “how a general population kept their mouth shut.” Bennett at the same admitted that Carson has been talking about Hitler for years to make his case…
Carson, as he often does, is trying to have it both ways. He’s not comparing the United States to Nazi Germany; he’s just repeatedly warning that a certain set of circumstances that currently exist here are somewhat similar to what happened in 1930s Germany.
And you can bet he’ll keep saying it.