Democrats and Dictators
Carol Platt Liebau
9/15/2011 4:23:36 PM - Carol Platt Liebau
In a , James Carville advises him to: Panic; fire someone (a great way to highlight his mistakes and inexperience in hiring them initially); indict Wall Street financiers (great way to emphasize his anti-business credentials!) and turn hard left (again, great in a country that seems to be trending conservative).
But what's most interesting is the way Carville illustrates his point about firings. He writes: "For precedent, see Russian Army 64th at Stalingrad" (before going on to demean the tea party with predictable crassness). Setting aside the fact that Stalin was actually "firing" Lenin's people -- not his own -- one has to wonder: What is it with Democratic operatives and their admiration of totalitarian communist dictators?
What is it with some of the American left and their reverence for totalitarian communist mass murderers?