Today, at a rally in Trenton, N.J., a union leader compared Gov. Chris Christie (R.) and Democratic state legislators to Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. The picketers were protesting a deal currently under review by the state legislature to make public employees contribute more to their health insurance and pensions.
“Welcome to Nazi Germany!” Chris Shelton, vice president of Communication Workers of America District 1, told the crowd. “We have Adolf Christie and his two generals [Democratic state legislative leaders] trying to make New Jersey Nazi Germany. Are we going to let them?”
The crowd groaned its disapproval.
“In Nazi Germany, the first thing they did — the first thing that the Nazis and Adolph Hitler did — was go after the unions,” Shelton warned. “And that’s what Christie and his two generals are trying to do in New Jersey.”
Shelton later concluded: “It’s going to take World War III to get rid of Adolph Christie.”
Video of this charming gentleman's thoughtful soliloquy is below:
Shelton's Hitler/unions line isn't even fresh material -- although comparing leaders in both major parties to Nazis may break new ground in the annals of unhinged histrionics.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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