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Posted by on Mar 1, 2009 in Politics | 5 comments

America: Fascist and Socialist!

Ron Paul at CPAC:

“We now have moved a major step in the direction of socialism,” Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) said Friday, adding: “We are close to a fascist system where the government has control of our lives and our economy.”

It sounds funny, but when you think about, the full name of the Nazi Party was the National Socialist German Workers Party. Who says fascists can’t be socialists, too?

Anyhow, not surprisingly, the WaPo’s coverage of CPAC amounted to a compilation of the most ridiculous and/or politically incorrect things anyone said there, plus a brief dismissal of conservative ideas as “little more beyond the notion of keeping government limited and ‘unleashing the power of freedom’ in the lives of Americans.”

And I shouldn’t forget a third essential point: Reprinting conservative self-criticism that echoes liberal talking points:

Huckabee sounded a populist note: “We’ve got to get the word out that the Republican Party is not just a haven for rich white guys who want to get richer.

This article belongs in the official MSM textbook on how to trivialize a subject while pretending to provide objective coverage.

Cross-posted on Conventional Folly