So, Hank Williams Jr. compares Mr. Boehner and Mr. Obama enjoying a chummy afternoon golf outing to "Hitler and Netanyahu playing golf together..." and the media's all over it, intoning in a shocked murmur, "He compared the President to Hitler!!!!!1!"
Yeah. Except -- I've heard the quote several times now. He doesn't say who's who. Maybe he was comparing the President to Netanyahu, and the Speaker to Hitler; you can't actually tell.
As analogies go, it's pretty lame. Israel's current Prime Minister is the first one they've had to be born in-country and after the foundation of the modern state. He might as well have picked, I don't know, Emperor Nero and the present Pope as incongruous golfing buddies. Clumsy as it was, his attention appears to have been more on the foolishness of trying to paper over unresolvable conflict between two parties.
Amusingly, he's not the only public figure to invoke Nazis in politics -- Benjamin Netanyahu has done so repeatedly when talking about Iran.
C'mon, guys, are we going to have to make Internet trolls write you (at great length) about Godwin's Law?
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