By Brad Friedman on 5/19/2005, 3:31pm PT  


"The audacity of some members to stand up and say, how dare you break this rule. It's the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.'" --- Future Ex-Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) on the floor of the U.S. Senate today, comparing Democrats to Adolf Hitler in regards to their interest of retaining the 214 year old Senate Fillibuster rules.

RAW STORY has the full quote.

Shadow TV has the video.

Atrios has the context (MoveOn.org has been under fire by the wingnuts for hosting an ad submitted by someone else to their "Bush In 60 Seconds" which compared Bush to Hitler, and which MoveOn.org immediately removed. The RNC has been hosting it and using it for months since then).

Atrios also points out this recent quote from Santorum:

"Senator Byrd's inappropriate remarks comparing his Republican colleagues with Nazis are inexcusable," Santorum said in a statement yesterday. "These comments lessen the credibility of the senator and the decorum of the Senate. He should retract his statement and ask for pardon."

Would you like some crow with that hubris, Senator?

Finally (though we suspect we'll be hearing more about all of this soon!), Blogenlust has still more on Republicans and their phony Hitler Outrage.