Apr 7, 2010
ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, will come before Congress in the next week or so; this week's Q Syndicate cartoon anticipates opponents' arguments. The current fad among conservatives is to play the Nazi Card (or the Socialist Card, or both), whatever the topic is.
Now that President Obama has sign the Nazi Health Care bill into law (Nazis being well-known health care advocates), it's only a matter of time before the next Big Issue receives the same Republican-Fox-News-Teabagger treatment. If not ENDA, they'll soon be calling Immigration Reform, Nuclear Arms Treaties, or the next Supreme Court nominee to be part of the Democrats' Nazi plot to impose socialism on us all. (Or a socialist plot to impose Nazism on us all. It's so hard to keep their arguments straight.)
I heard Glenn Beck claiming the other day that Net Neutrality was a socialist plot to shut him up. Because, of course, the socialists have been anticipating for the last several years that Glenn Beck would become a Fox network star and net neutrality would somehow shut him up. I used my TV remote to shut him up well before he ever got around to explaining how he requires Net Bias to keep talking.