Thursday, January 24, 2013

Free Speech and Double Standards.

Yup, it’s another political post.  Recently, Debe Terhar posted a picture from Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children to her personal Facebook page (now deleted). It attributes a quote of questionable sourcing to Adolf Hitler about disarming a populace to conquer them.  So of course Ohio Dems got their knickers in a twist demanding she be fired.  She knuckled under, apologizing for the post (made on her personal facebook page, and not in her position as head of the Ohio School Board.  Both her and Gov Kasich shouldn’t have backed down.  But I’ll give the Governor credit, he’s (professionally) telling the Dems to get stuffed.

I'm not going to get into the accurate sourcing of the quote, except to say some historians doubt the validity of the attribution.  It *is* undeniably true that he approved of the disarming of the Jews.  And the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising would have gone much better for the Nazis if they'd been kind enough to disarm.

A couple things.  First, she has a method of being ‘fired’ it’s called an election.  Y’know, part of that democracy thing.  Second, if the Ohio Democrats didn’t have double standards, they’d have none.  
After all, the whining is that the post compares Obama to Hitler.  Yet I didn’t hear any condemnations from the left of things like this, or this, or this.  Or maybe some of these classic hits.
Ohio Democrat party leader Chris Redfern (language warning)  Or Ted Strickland Or how about Sherrod Brown’s greatest lies.  I could go on, but I won’t.  Funny, since these examples are the Ohio officials speaking in their official positions, and the Democrats are silent.

Point is, I’ll take the whining Ohio Democrats seriously when they live up to what they demand of others.  If it wasn’t for double standards, they’d have no standards at all.

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