Sen. Marco Rubio proves yet again why he's not ready for primetime. We expect a lot of over the top rhetoric coming from the GOP primaries with the clown car in overdrive, but Rubio's use of the Nazi party to equate that to extremist jihads is so damn idiotic. The idea that the Democratic party has to use GOP talking points on anything - ever - especially related to terrorism is nonsense. And the fact that Fox News conservatives love the notion that Obama's weak on ISIS because he refuses to say "radical Islam," is quite sad and pitiful.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You saw Secretary Clinton there did not want to use the words “radical Islam,” your response?
RUBIO: I think that’s – I don’t understand it. That would be like saying we weren’t at war with Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party but weren’t violent themselves. We are at war with radical Islam, with an interpretation of Islam by a significant number of people around the world, who they believe now justifies them in killing those who don’t agree with their ideology. This is a clash of civilizations, and as I said at the debate earlier this week, there is no middle ground on this. Either they win or we win. And we need to begin to take this seriously. These are individuals motivated by their faith.
Now for his Nazi reference. It's always a sign of weakness when a political opponent uses the Nazi card out of context and this is no different. First of all, all of Germany was attacking the planet in an unconscionable war and there weren't hundreds of millions of Germans that started their own countries, who didn't subscribe to Hitler's ideology to be offended. Germany was controlled by Adolph Hitler and I wonder if Rubio has ever heard of the Night of the long knives?
...it was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when the Nazi regime carried out a series of political murders. Leading figures of the left-wing Strasserist faction of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), along with its figurehead, Gregor Strasser, were murdered, as were prominent conservative anti-Nazis (such as former Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher and Gustav Ritter von Kahr, who had suppressed Adolf Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923).
Most Germans were only worried about not disappointing the Fuhrer.
Of course not all Muslims are not members of violent jihadist groups, but there is a global jihadist movement in the world, motivated by their interpretation of Islam, in this case Sunni Islam, in the case of ISIS, and it needs to be confronted for what it is. This is not a geopolitical movement. It’s a religiously oriented movement.
As I said, Rubio can call terrorists whatever he likes, but that's his choice. isn't America the land of choices, the land of the free?