Bill Montgomery's Adolf Hitler Analogy: The ADL's Bill Straus Is Not Amused

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What is it with Republicans and Nazis? It used to be, several decades ago in hippie times, the word "fascist" was bandied about so often by lefties that it lost all meaning.

These days, seems like every time you turn around some GOP putz is calling someone a Nazi.

Teabaggers love calling President Obama a Nazi, oblivious to their own bigotry toward our Commander in Chief. Republican state Representative Brenda Barton is merely the most recent nudnik spouting this nonsensical cliche.

Now County Attorney Bill Montgomery wants in on the Nazi game, dropping a Hitler reference while denouncing a lawsuit by the ACLU of Arizona against an idiotic legislative ban on something that doesn't exist here in Sand Land -- women having abortions because of the race or sex of the unborn child.

The suit was recently dismissed by a federal court judge for lack of standing by the plaintiffs.

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Monty drops the H-bomb on the ACLU, the NAACP, and the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

"No reasonable human being in this country," Monty told reporters during his regular Wednesday press conference, "even with the current state of the abortion case law from the Supreme Court, would ever with a right mind or a healthy conscience, find that that kind of decision making is appropriate.

"It reflects the same basic approach to eugenics that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, developed back in the '20s. And that -- there's a Hitler reference for you -- that was later adopted by the Nazi regime as part of their efforts to create a master race. Margaret Sanger also was in favor of abortion in order to limit minority populations in the United States.

"So you can see the perverse closing of the circle here by the ACLU to then want to challenge this law and try to use members of the minority community to do it. It's unconscionable and it shows just what I would say is an unholy belief in abortion for any reason at any time and I don't think our society can bear that cost."

I called Bill Straus, the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona's regional director, to see what he thought of Monty's logic.

Needless to say, he was not amused.

"There is no excuse for the Hitler, Nazi, Holocaust comparisons to anything contemporary," he told me. "The Holocaust is so singular."

Sure, there are bad people and bad events in the world, he said, but none of them quite live up to Adolf and the Final Solution.

"I know that Bill Montgomery is very proud of his military record," Straus offered, "Number one, he is very intelligent, and number two, having served in the military, I would think that it would be very clear to him that these comparisons do nothing to further the goals of the person making the expressions."

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DNichols
DNichols

Montgomery is a Joke.

After letting his Border Patroling Date, Chris Simcox off the hook for Child Molesting, I don't give a damn about his pretend moral about abortion.

Montomery, and Arpaio coddle and or ignore Child Molesters, especially thier Peronal Racist Pals!

In my view Montgomery, and Arpaio are as worthless as the Child Molesters they coddle, and ignore!

To: Justice in Arizona?!!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

MontyPug is exactly like Goebbels: Loyal to der Fuhrer Arpaio, loyal to the Republican Party, and able to tell lies often enough they become truths.

I wonder if MontyPug is of German descent, had relatives slaughtered by the Nazis or knows someone whose relatives were slaughtered by the Nazis.

(Sorry if I offended anyone of German descent).

rickaz59
rickaz59

Is Montgomery LDS, or does he just choose to live in Mormonville because there are so few blacks and non-Cuban Hispanics out there in Gilbert?  In either case, I think we should remind him that when Margaret Sanger was advocating eugenics, his LDS friends were advocating white race superiority.  Mormons, Nazis -- what's the difference, really?  

Mahira863
Mahira863

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yourproductsucks2
yourproductsucks2 topcommenter

liberals feel they corner the market on Nazi epitaph. lemons berating repubs for something he does daily when referring to arpaio is laughable.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Recall that a fellow Republican of Monty's U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, on two occasions (as reported in media) had his concubines get abortions. That took balls, seeing as he is opposed to abortion for any reason.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

It's funny how republicans are so fond of comparing anybody who doesn't agree with them to "Nazis" while at the same time taking full,advantage of the strategy used by Hitler's propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels-- "Tell a lie often enough, and people will come to believe it's the truth."

Fox News has practically made it an art form.

Jukes
Jukes

Apparently Rep. Barton and her friends have never thought about what the REAL Hitler did to members of his opposition party who defamed him in public.   

Arrest was inevitable for people who worked against the ascension of Adolph Hitler, including simply refusing to do physical labor to assist the Nazis.  The Gestapo was first created to carry out punishment to German citizens resisting the Nazification of their country.  Approximately 32,500 death sentences ordered for political reasons; 20,000 of the victims were communists (something the Teapublicans ALSO accuse Obama of being).

How many criminal sentences of any kind have been handed out by the Obama Administration to its opposition?  

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Jukes lol i know some people that came here from Poland while the Commies still were in control of it..they laugh their asses off when they hear the right call Obama a communist. and i quote "those morons dont have the first clue what that is" 

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