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Washington Times dings Cruz: There are no Nazis in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a prayer vigile organized by the Christian Defense Coalition outside the White House September 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Cruz and members of the coalition called for the release of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini from an Iranian prison where he has been held for over a year. Credit: Getty Images

The Washington Times, which is nothing if not the most severely conservative newspaper in the country, is asking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is nothing if not the most conservative guy in the Senate, to tone things down a bit.

From a Monday editorial:

“If you go back to the 1940s,” Mr. Cruz told the Senate during the 21 hours on his feet last week, “Nazi Germany, look, we saw in Britain, Neville Chamberlain, who told the British people, ‘accept the Nazis. Yes, they’ll dominate the continent of Europe but that’s not our problem. Let’s appease them. Why? Because it can’t be done. We can’t possibly stand against them.’” ...

Analogies, like adjectives, can be fun, but they’re nearly always excessive, as every wordsmith knows. So enough with the Nazis. Nobody in Washington is a Nazi ... Mr. Cruz was actually talking about not giving in to intimidation, which is always a needed admonition. That should be the correct focus of the argument.


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