First, it was Senator Tim Johnson who compared Republicans to the Taliban. Then it was Argus Leader executive editor Randell Beck, known to frequent the local yuppie coffeehouse with Tim Johnson, who said "If Hitler were alive today, he'd have his own blog." In response, one wag noted that "According to Godwin's Law, an Internet discussion-group dictum that long predates blogging, when one side in an argument invokes Hitler, it proves he's lost." Well, today we're seeing abundant proof that the liberals in South Dakota have lost the argument. Dailycaucus.com, touted as the left's answer to the Dakota Blog Alliance, has posted a cartoon comparing Senator-elect John Thune to Hitler and Ku Klux Klan. The cartoon is below:
From Taliban comparisons to Hitler comparisons, I think the Democrats and their fellow travelers in the local media in this state are headed for a steep decline, and apparently have no wish to be taken seriously any time soon. Of course, David Kranz, the dean of South Dakota political reporters, who eagerly reports on those who say stupid things about Stephanie Herseth, will no doubt studiously ignore this development.