Dan Ruth: A Hitler lesson for Hasner
From Dan Ruth's Friday column on the St. Petersburg Times op-ed page on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner's Fourth of July letter: It is always a dangerous thing to attempt to connect the terror of Nazi Germany to the travails of American society. Kristallnacht is not the same thing as a partisan tiff over the debt ceiling. This holds true especially for Hasner, who is Jewish. You would think he would appreciate that associating the darkness of the Holocaust to America's economic challenges diminishes the horrors of Hitler's reign and dulls public sensitivities toward the history of World War II. But then again, Hasner would have to actually think.
Full column can be found here.