It’s pretty sad that we keep having to drive this point home again and again — but liberals are digging their political grave by casting a wide net like this.
Earlier this week, the Republican Party took a hit in Virginia, with Democrat Ralph Northam winning his gubernatorial bid against Republican Ed Gillespie by a comfortable margin. Now, it’s important that conservatives be intellectually honest with themselves about what this means — they can’t sit back and assume the Trump train will carry them to victory in 2018.
But, that’s not the issue here. This meme, shared by the ever popular The Other 98% on Facebook, essentially claims that Virginia voters rejected literal Nazism by going with Northam — the implication being that Gillespie is in the same category as the alt-right neckbeards who waved around swastikas in Charlottesville earlier this year.
By this logic, wanting to cut taxes and limiting the size and power of the state is somehow comparable with Germany’s National Socialism — a philosophy built around the idea of an all-powerful government.
Sadly, some things never change.
~ Facts Not Memes